Jan. 26, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 21
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CSUN Alumna Diane Warren Receives Eighth Oscar Nomination

Alumna Diane Warren was nominated along with co-writer Lady Gaga for Best Original Song for “Til It Happens to You” from the film The Hunting Ground.

LACI CEO Fred Walti and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden

LACI@CSUN Ranked No. 3 Business Incubator in the World

This is the second consecutive year that LACI, which has partnered with CSUN to form LACI@CSUN, has been ranked in the top 10 university-associated business incubators in the world, rising from its No. 6 ranking in 2014.

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Robert Townsend

CSUN Celebrates Black History Month: Hallowed Ground

Acclaimed actor, director, producer and CSUN alumnus Robert Townsend will be among the featured speakers at CSUN’s Black History Month celebration.

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Upcoming Events


Men’s Basketball vs. UC Irvine

Wed, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
It’s a Red Rally Night, so let’s Pack the House! The first 1,000 fans receive a CSUN camouflage T-shirt. Wear your red for $1 Matadogs.

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Bobby McFerrin at VPAC

Bobby McFerrin with Special Guest Taylor McFerrin

Fri, Jan. 29, 8 p.m.
The award-winning singer, Bobby McFerrin opens up his 2016 tour at CSUN’s VPAC with a special performance with his son Taylor, a DJ, keyboardist and beat-boxer. This is the only performance on the tour featuring father and son.

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Fiesta Mexico-Americana

Fiesta Mexico-Americana at VPAC

Sun., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
A celebration of Mexican-American heritage featuring Los Lobos with special guests Ballet Folklorico Mexicano.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Community Leaders to Meet at CSUN to Tackle Human Trafficking in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 28

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will join members of law enforcement and community-based organizations, as well as officials from CSUN and Strength United, to explore ways to stop human trafficking in the San Fernando Valley.

A Comeback for All Ages at CSUN Alumni Fan Night

If you are part of the massive CSUN alumni base, and you were at The Matadome on Jan. 16, you saw a pair of competitive basketball games and in between enjoyed the special reception alongside fellow Matadors. Here are some photos from that evening.

CSUN Alumna Went from Pro Golfer to Artist and Voice for Animals

Former CSUN golfer Eva Yoe has gone from the links to becoming one of the most ardent advocates for animal rights in Hong Kong.


CSUN in the News


Wilbut Hits Game-Winning Three-Pointer in CSUN Victory over Cal Poly SLO


CSUN Students Provide Free Tax Preparation Assistance to Low-Income People

San Fernando Valley Sun

One-Woman Show Gives Voice to Children of the Holocaust