Feb. 9, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 23
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CSUN Launches The Bull Ring for Student Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and philanthropist David Nazarian ’82 (Business) is teaming up with businessman and fellow Matador Jeff Marine to create CSUN’s own version of Shark Tank, called The Bull Ring, in which students will compete for $50,000 in prize money by pitching their innovative ideas for new business ventures.

Lorraine Bradley and other panel members

Tom Bradley Film Screening Kicks Off Black History Month Celebration

The daughter of legendary Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was among a panel of experts who talked about his extraordinary life during an event that kicked off Black History Month at CSUN.

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CSUN students walking

CSUN Part of National Program to Increase Latino Faculty in the Humanities

Officials at CSUN are teaming up with their counterparts at the University of Pennsylvania to launch an unprecedented program to increase the number of Latino professors working in the humanities.

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Upcoming Events

basketball player

Men’s Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton

Wed, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
It’s Red Rally Night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free “Together We Rise” Matador Pride T-shirt and Sport Chalet Mystery Cards.

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Go green flyer

Let’s Work Together to Save Energy and Water

Thur, Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Head to this free workshop to learn how to save money on your electric, gas and water bills.

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An Evening with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane at VPAC

Wed, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
Jeffrey and his son Gabriel intended to stretch musical boundaries and celebrate the similarities embedded within contrasting musical styles.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN to Host Free Black Youth Guidance Forum, Feb. 13

Providing young people and their mentors — from parents and teachers to community leaders — with the tools needed to help clear the path to success for African-American youth, officials at CSUN are hosting a free, daylong Black Youth Guidance Forum on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Two CSUN Graduates Help Run the Show at SRC

Helping manage all of the fast-paced action at CSUN’s Student Recreation Center are two CSUN graduates — Sandra Salute, a Valley girl with a passion for fitness, and Kaila Lavin, an Arizona native who came to CSUN wanting to be a part of the birth of the SRC.

CSUN Alumni Career Q&A: Reality TV Insight with Michael Ambers

Reality and nonfiction TV producer Michael Ambers ’92 (Journalism) was recently a panelist at CSUN’s “Behind the Scenes: Entertainment Panel,” which featured a variety of entertainment industry professionals speaking about their experiences and giving advice to a CSUN audience. Prior to the event, he took part in this exclusive Q&A.


CSUN in the News


Exhibit Explores the African Ancestry of the Founders of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN University Student Union Director Receives CSU’s Highest Honor

Los Angeles Sentinel

Former Dodger Announcer to Call CSUN Baseball Games

Los Angeles Times