Oct. 27, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 11
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LAEDC to Honor CSUN for Its Leadership, Contributions to Los Angeles

CSUN will be recognized next month by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) with a 2015 Eddy Award. The award honors those who have played leading roles in the development of the county’s economy and in the creation of well-paying jobs for its residents.

David Malone and members of campus and alumni leadership

Volunteers Celebrated at Annual Event

Alumnus David Malone and former psychology professor Richard Smith received the highest honors at CSUN’s 14th annual Volunteer Service Awards. In all, 37 people were recognized for their respective contributions to the overall success of the university.

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CSUN Experiences Significant Rise in Alumni Giving

Donations to CSUN have seen a steady rise, thanks to a dramatic increase in the number of alumni donations. CSUN closed fiscal year 2014-15 by receiving more than $19.5 million in gifts, which is an 82 percent jump from five years ago. This shows that Matadors are answering the call to help their alma mater meet the academic and technological needs of an expanding student population.

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Upcoming Events

A CSUN men’s team soccer player

Men’s Soccer vs. UC Riverside

Wed, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Cheer on your Matadors and support the 2015 senior class as they play in the season’s final home game.

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event flyer with skull

Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Oct. 29-31
Join the Department of Chicana/o Studies for celebrations that begin with a night of remembrance, reflection and a viewing of the alters/ofrendas. It continues with live music, food, art vendors and face painting for children.

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The Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet at VPAC

Thu., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.
Praised for bringing a new attitude to classical music, the quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of a varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Securing Student Success I: Understanding and Helping, Oct. 29

Who are our students? What are common misperceptions of the millennial student? What are recent developments in our demographics? Understanding current CSUN students, where they come from, and their general trajectory through their tenure at the university, positions us to better guide them toward success.

Fall 2015 Campus Night Safety Walk, Nov. 4

Connect with Environmental Health & Safety staff and colleagues from the CSUN community as we walk the campus and brainstorm suggestions on ways to improve the campus’ safety.

CSUN Celebrates the 46th Anniversary of the Africana Studies Department, Nov. 2-6

CSUN’s Department of Africana Studies will celebrate its 46th anniversary next month with a series of events, including a discussion led by the Rev. Zedar Broadous, former head of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the NAACP and member of one of the most prominent African-American families in the San Fernando Valley.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Biologist Talks about the Sounds Lizards Make

National Geographic

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Gives Voice to Her Armenian ancestors with VPAC Performance

Los Angeles Times

CSUN’s Sanchez on Historic Run for Women’s Soccer Team

Los Angeles Daily News