Nov. 24, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 15
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Alumnus Andy Grammer on Why It’s Good to be Alive

The past few months have been a good kind of hectic for Andy Grammer. The singer-songwriter and 2007 CSUN music alumnus who brought us the hit song Honey, I’m Good released his second album, Magazines or Novels on Aug. 5, and he debuted on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in September.

Unified We Serve Food and Clothing Drive.

CSUN’s Unified We Serve Collects Food and Clothing for Local Families in Need

Hundreds of families in the San Fernando Valley will have sufficient food and warm clothing for the holiday season, thanks to CSUN’s Unified We Serve program, which collected more than 3,400 items this month for local residents in need.

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Giving Tuesday is on Dec. 1 at CSUN

CSUN Lends a Hand on Giving Tuesday

On Dec. 1, CSUN will be teaming up with internal and external organizations to participate in the nationwide Giving Tuesday event, where donations will be collected to help underserved families in the San Fernando Valley region and funds raised for CSUN student scholarships.

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Upcoming Events


Season's Greetings.

CSUN Holiday Celebration

President Dianne F. Harrison and the Cabinet cordially invite you and a guest to the CSUN Holiday Celebration, featuring a showcase of CSUN Karaoke talent, dancing, hors d’ oeuvres and desserts, a special holiday photo booth and much more. To RSVP, please click here.

Women's basketball tournament at CSUN

Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic

Nov. 27-28
The Matadome is the home to this competitive women’s basketball tournament, featuring CSUN, Georgia, Penn State and BYU. After BYU-Georgia tip off at 5 p.m., the defending tournament champion Matadors take on Penn State Friday at 7:30 p.m. The winners and losers from each of the games face off the next day.

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Powwow event

32nd Annual Powwow

Sat, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.
See the color and passion of American Indian dance, music, food, and arts and crafts right here at CSUN. This free event takes place on Plummer Lawn, with the grand entry taking place at 12:30 p.m.

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad with Ballet RED at VPAC

Sat, Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music and reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City salsa to music lovers worldwide.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN as a Sustainability Leader

Sustainability at CSUN is a campuswide effort that has enlisted involvement from everyone at the university. This video is a brief summary of several of the sustainability initiatives of the university, and it’s been entered in the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, which recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate change mitigation and resilience at college and university campuses. Vote for CSUN today.

Matador Bookstore Faculty & Staff Open House & Holiday Appreciation Sale, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

Looking for a gift for those special people in your life or new CSUN gear for yourself? Stop by the Matador Bookstore to take advantage of their Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale.

W-2 Form Mailing Address Update Information

Verify that your mailing address on file is current by Dec. 4 to help ensure that your 2015 W-2 Form is mailed to the correct address.

FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about the Freshman Celebration, Lunch Time Express discounts and the Tim Wise lecture.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Faculty Offer Food Safety Tips for Holidays

Daily News

Sign Language: Juan Delgado, Armando Lerma, Thomas McGovern and Carlos Ramirez at CSUN Art Galleries

Los Angeles Times

A Sus 18 Años, Claudia Ramos Muestra Su Valentía Con CSUN

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