Dec. 1, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 16
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Movie Producer Michael Grillo Marvels in His Return to CSUN

CSUN alumnus Michael Grillo, executive producer of such films as Ant-Man and Captain America: The Winter Solider, recently returned to CSUN for the first time since graduating in 1971. The Marvel producer reflected on his career and how his alma mater set the stage for his success.

Native American dancers

CSUN Celebrates 32nd Annual Powwow

Native American singers, drummers and dancers put on a great show for attendees during one of CSUN’s most colorful and impressive annual events.

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Ashlee Guay and Camille Mahlknecht

Former CSUN Basketball Players Continue Careers in Europe

After leading the CSUN Women’s Basketball team to back-to-back Big West championships, Ashlee Guay and Camille Mahlknecht are playing professional basketball for Rutronik Stars Keltern in Germany, while Janae Sharpe is playing for Olimpia Brasov in Romania.

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Upcoming Events

A violinist

CSUN Symphony & Northridge Singers - John Roscigno & Paul Smith, directors

Wed, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
The performance will include a collaboration of the University Orchestra, University Youth Philharmonic, Northridge Singers and a faculty and alum soloist.

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A CSUN men’s basketball player

Men’s Basketball vs. Pepperdine

Sat, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
The Matadors look to catch the Waves on Youth Night, when kids age 17 and under receive $1 general admission.

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John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli: Dear Mr. Sinatra, A Swinging Centennial featuring Monica Mancini and Cheyenne Jackson at VPAC

Sat, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
John Pizzarelli, a world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, teams up with Cheyenne Jackson, a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter and performer Monica Mancini.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN Alumni Association Mega-Mixer, Dec. 10

The Aldabella Custom Crush Winery and Storage in Westlake Village is opening its doors and its bottles for CSUN Alumni on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the CSUN Alumni Association Mega-Mixer. This is a great time to network at a unique and fun location.

CSUN In Initial Stage of Potential On-Campus Hotel Development

The California State University Board of Trustees granted CSUN approval to begin concept development for an on-campus hotel project that could become a valuable asset for the university and the local community — at no cost to taxpayers.

Alumni Coach CSUN Students in Opera Patronage

A mentoring program, developed by the CSUN Alumni Association, paired alumni and students during a recent performance of alumna Michelle DeYoung, a world-renowned mezzo-soprano, at the Valley Performing Arts Center.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Luxe Marketing Expert Wins Book Award in France

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN Team Aims to Fight Valley Prostitution Through Urban Redesign

Los Angeles Daily News

Powwow Wows Crowd at CSUN

Los Angeles Daily News