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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President Dianne F. Harrison signing the MOU

CSUN Signs MOU with American University of Armenia

The presidents of CSUN and the American University of Armenia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster scholarly and educational collaborations. The memorandum enables faculty and student exchanges between the two institutions, and encourages the development of joint teaching and research projects between CSUN and AUA faculty.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Basketball Opening Night.

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.
The 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 Faculty & Staff


CSUN’s 7th Annual Campus Clothing and Food Drive

Unified We Serve volunteers will be collecting food and clothes between Nov. 9 and 18 from campus departments, clubs, organizations, students, and faculty and staff to help those in need.

FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about the Latin American Film and Art Festival, a class on Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) for Women and a workshop on managing conflict in the work environment.

First-Time Home Buyer’s Seminar, Nov. 12

The University Corporation hosts their annual seminar and invites faculty and staff (bring your spouse, partner or friends) to learn about the in’s and out’s of purchasing a home in today’s real estate environment.


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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