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 students at CSUN 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

Fri, Oct. 16, 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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“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 Faculty & Staff


CSUN Fellows Present Research at Annual Colloquium, Oct. 13

The fellows will examine a range of topics, including morals and ethics from an indigenous philosophy, cellphone security, and how culture impacts problem-solving and learning at CSUN’s annual Research Fellows Program.

Selling Yourself, Selling Your Ideas, Oct. 21

Every day we sell ourselves and our ideas. As a faculty or staff member, it is important to recognize the significance of your work, your ideas and yourself. And how to sell or convey this in an efficient and successful way.

Navigating the Audit Trail, Oct. 22

Join CSUN‘s Internal Auditor Howard Lutwak to understand the risks present in all aspects of the campus environment, and to gain a foundation of the business practices, policies and procedures in place to help you to minimize the risks in your area.


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