Nov. 3, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 12
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VPAC Named to LA Weekly’s ‘Best of LA 2015’ List

CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center has been a beacon for the arts in Los Angeles since it opened in 2011, hosting top-of-the-line performers, a State of the City address, and film and television productions. Many fans and local arts aficionados have taken notice, as LA Weekly has just named the venue in its Best of LA 2015 edition.

Cathy McLeod

New CSUN National Center on Deafness Director Advocates for a Strong Voice in the Digital Age

The National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at California State University, Northridge has been an important fixture on campus and a strong voice in the Deaf community for 50 years. Cathy McLeod, the new director, is starting the next half-century with big ideas to help the center empower students in the digital age.

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CSUN Celebrates Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a celebration that revolves around the appreciation of life and dead loved ones. CSUN’s Department of Chicana/o Studies helped to host the two-day celebration, Miccaihuitl, to help break myths and educate the community about the Mexican holiday.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Men's Soccer hosts conference tournament game.

CSUN Hosts UC Davis in Big West Men’s Soccer Tournament

Sat, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Rock the Red and make some noise as the Matadors host the Aggies in a hotly contested conference tournament game. On the line: A trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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Michelle DeYoung

Alumna Michelle DeYoung Returns to VPAC

Thu, Nov. 12, 8 p.m.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano returns to perform at her alma mater. Experience a performer who is considered to be one of the most exciting artists of her generation.

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Bang Bang!: the Works of Eva Malhotra

2015 Latin American Film and Art Festival

Nov. 12 - 15
The four-day event will feature lectures, live performances, an exhibit by interdisciplinary artist Eva Malhotra, as well as a film festival highlighting some of Latin America's most talented filmmakers.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Sustainable Alternatives for Your Lawn, Nov. 4

James Logsdon and Ruben Lopez of PPM will share updates on the campus’ “Brown is the New Green” efforts, and what you can do at home to have your yard be comfortable, sustainable and the envy of your neighbors.

Your Role in Supporting Transgender Students, Nov. 5

Interested in learning more about the “T” in LGTQ? Sarina Loeb, special assistant for diversity issues, will provide faculty and staff with simple tools on how to make classrooms and departments more welcoming and inclusive.

Student Resources: Guiding Our Students To Success – With a Little Help from Our DRES, Nov. 9

Join Jodi Johnson, director of DRES, for a discussion about the resources available to faculty and the services available to students with disabilities to help them succeed.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Hosts High School Journalism Conference

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Professor Talks About Day of the Dead Celebrations in U.S.

Fox News Latino

CSUN Professor Talks about Transportation Funding

The Hill