Oct. 13, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 9
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A Powerful Voice Returns to CSUN: Michelle DeYoung

Three-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano and CSUN alumna Michelle DeYoung, a world-renowned opera singer who has graced the stages of some of the best-known opera houses in the world, returns to her alma mater with a special performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Nov. 12.

 Andrew Strauser

TLC’s Andrew Strauser: From CSUN to Hollywood

Not long after graduation from CSUN, Andrew Strauser struck gold in the entertainment industry. He worked his way up the proverbial Hollywood ladder to become vice president of talent development and casting for TLC, bringing personalities such as Cake Boss Buddy Valastro to the masses.

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Ethnically diverse CSUN students in cap and gown

CSUN Honored as a National Role Model of Diversity

CSUN has been recognized for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access, an organization advocating diversity in higher education, employment and research.

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Upcoming Events

fans at a game

Matador Madness

Wed, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Tip off the 2015-16 CSUN Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons at The Matadome. Free to all in attendance, this will be the first look at the Matadors, and fans can win a variety of prizes.

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Isabel Bayrakdarian

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian at VPAC

Thu, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian returns to her roots in a program featuring Armenian music through the centuries.

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A wall with words El Burrito and Mexican Food

“Sign Language” at CSUN Art Galleries

Sat, Oct. 24, 4 p.m.
The opening reception of the mixed media exhibition that brings together artists from Southern California’s Inland Empire.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Grand Opening of the Family Justice Center, Oct. 15

Congressman Tony Cardenas and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer will join officials from CSUN’s Strength United, the Los Angeles Police Department and Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Center for Assault Treatment Services on Thursday, Oct. 15, as they celebrate the grand opening of the Family Justice Center, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County.

CSUN Brings Fall to Families With Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Collaboration

As the leaves turn brown, CSUN recreation management students are working hard to create a colorful event for families attending this year’s Calabasas Pumpkin Festival.

CSUN To Host Resource Fair for Families of Children with Special Needs, Oct. 17

The Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center at CSUN will host its third-annual Family Focus Special Needs Resource Fair, one of the largest of its kind in Southern California.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Among Best Film Schools in Los Angeles

Hollywood Reporter

CSUN Expert Talks about Accessible Technology. Why Don’t Tech Companies Care More About Customers With Disabilities?


CSUN Alumnus Kevin Corcoran, a Child Actor Regular for Disney, Dies at 66

New York Times