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.


CSUN Celebrates California 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.

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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 helped shape their lives.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN men’s soccer 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 arts.

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Event poster with a hotel and mountains in the background

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 Faculty & Staff


FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about smoking cessation, going solar and the 2016 Faculty Retreat presentation proposal deadline.

Finding Optimal Childcare and Schools for Your Child

Join a panel of experts in child development to hear how to select a high-quality, early childhood setting and learn about the benefits between alternative schooling situations (e.g., charter schools, home schooling, gifted programs) and traditional public education settings.

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.

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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