Sept. 29, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 7
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CSUN’s Commerce of Creativity Marvels at the Career of Jeph Loeb

Emmy Award-nominated writer and producer Jeph Loeb (above left), head of the television division for Marvel Entertainment, launched CSUN’s 2015-16 Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speaker Series.

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes’ Elevation to CSUN Alumni Association President

New CSUN Alumni Association President Carlos Fuentes has clear objectives for the future of the organization. Fuentes, a former student government leader and student-athlete at CSUN who for nearly three decades has been successful in the financial industry, is motivated to grow CSUN’s profile and increase pride among the more than 300,000 alumni.

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Christine and Owen Smith

Chris and Owen Smith Leave a Lasting Legacy

Chris and Owen Smith’s story is characterized by love. Both graduates and longtime professors at CSUN, they loved each other, their alma mater and their community. They passed away within 81 days of each other, but prior to their passing, they made sure to give back to the school and community that shaped their lives.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN men’s Soccer team player

Men’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

Sat, Oct. 3, 5 p.m.
The Matadors host the rival Gauchos in a Big West showdown on Youth Night, when kids age 17 and under receive $1 admission.

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The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China at VPAC

Sun, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.
Founded in 1958, this company has been dedicated to the innovation of and excellence in the circus and acrobatic art.

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Idiot’s Delight

Oct. 9 - 18
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Robert E. Sherwood is a comedic tale about an unlikely group of people stranded in an Alpine hotel with World War II looming.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


A Measure of Success: CSUN Alumnus Ty Tramblie is Pro Volleyball Champ

It was an underdog mentality — the same one that CSUN alumnus Ty Tramblie has embraced for most of his volleyball-playing career — that helped him win his first-ever AVP Pro Beach Volleyball title earlier this year.

CSUN Celebrates American Indian Day

CSUN hosted a two-day event to educate the campus and local school-age children about the history and culture of Native American people within and surrounding the San Fernando Valley.

CSUN Black Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Brunch, Nov. 14

The Black Alumni Association will award scholarships and recognize impactful campus and community leaders, including Harry Hellenbrand, Bibliana (Aldridge) Bovery, LeRoy Geter, Johnie Scott and Marilyn Joshua Williams.

CSU Chancellor’s Three-Year Review of President Harrison

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has sent a letter to faculty, staff, students, and community about the completion of CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison’s three-year review, which was initiated last year. Taking into account feedback from a variety of stakeholders, Chancellor White and the CSU Board of Trustees “are fully confident in the promising future of CSUN under President Harrison’s leadership.”


CSUN in the News


NASA Gives $1.3 Million Grant To CSUN Professor To Study Possible Soil Ties To Extraterrestrial Life

CBS Los Angeles

Megan Hilty Rocks VPAC

Broadway World Arts Meme

CSUN Comic Book Apocalypse: Design Influence and Inspiration in Jack Kirby’s Comic Art

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