Nov. 10, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 13
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CSU Recognizes Former Teen Mom

Amanda Nuno became a parent at the age of 14. While many doubted she would even graduate from high school, the teen mom overcame many obstacles and recently was honored as one of the California State University system’s outstanding students.

Rev. Zedar Broadous

CSUN Celebrates Founding of the Africana Studies Department

CSUN recognized the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Africana Studies 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; a forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and a Black Wall Street Fair.

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Frank Lala

Frank Lala: a Dynamic Leader for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

CSUN Alumnus Frank Lala has been an inspirational force for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, particularly those who battle substance abuse, for the past four decades.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball Opening Night

Fri, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
The two-time defending Big West Champion CSUN Women’s Basketball team kicks off its 2015-16 season against St. Mary’s. The first 100 fans will receive a free T-shirt to pump up Matador pride for the upcoming campaign.

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Cloud Nine

Nov. 13-22
A time-shifting comedy of gender and sexuality that takes place in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era and in a London park in 1979.

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Peter Nero

Peter Nero: Gershwin in Hollywood

Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
This two-time Grammy winner conjures a bonafide American institution to celebrate Gershwin’s short life in Hollywood and his eternal life on screen thereafter.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Black Alumni Association Scholarship & Awards Brunch, Nov. 14

CSUN’s Black Alumni Association invites you to attend the second annual scholarship and awards luncheon. This year’s honorees include Harry Hellenbrand, CSUN’s former provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; Bibliana Bovery, alumna and national second vice president Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; LeRoy Geter, alumnus and retired associate director in Student Outreach and Recruitment; Johnie Scott, professor Department of Africana Studies; and emerita professor Marilyn Joshua Williams, first African-American chair of CSUN’s Department of Elementary Education.

Northridge Mall Hosts CSUN Kiosk During Holiday Season

Holiday shoppers at the Northridge Fashion Center are now able to buy CSUN merchandise. During the upcoming holiday season, this CSUN kiosk will offer mostly apparel, but also other items such as keychains, pens and notebooks, adorned with the CSUN brand.

CSUN Alumni Mega Mixer, Dec. 10

Join the Alumni Association and alumni from a network of more than 25 Alumni Association chapters in Westlake Village to connect and hear from CSUN Athletic Director Brandon Martin and other members of our athletic staff.


CSUN in the News


CSUN One of Two High-Impact Incubation Programs in North America 2015


CSUN Among Universities Highlighted: Shakeup for Future Planners

Financial Planning

CSUN Professor Talks About Shades of Prey for Predators

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