Feb. 16, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 24
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Anti-Establishment Truth Teller Kasparian Makes Forbes 30 Under 30

Forbes recently recognized a proud member of the anti-establishment — CSUN alumna and part-time lecturer Ana Kasparian, a young, opinionated digital media reporter for the YouTube generation — as one of its 30 Under 30 in Media.

Robert Townsend

Filmmaker Robert Townsend Encourages CSUN Students to Follow Their Dreams

Actor and comedian Robert Townsend visited CSUN for a screening of his satirical film, Hollywood Shuffle. Townsend, who is also an acclaimed director and producer, received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from CSUN in May 2015. His talk was part of CSUN’s Black History Month activities.

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CSUN PT Students Make a Difference With Help from Dodgers and Campanella Foundation

The CSUN Physical Therapy department celebrated its partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation, honoring 15 students who have earned scholarships. Helping these CSUN students is a way of giving back for the Campanella Foundation, as physical therapists played such a major part in the life of the late Hall of Famer after he was injured in a tragic car accident in 1958.

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Upcoming Events

Big week at the Matadome, February 17-20.

Big Week at The Matadome

Feb. 17-20
The Matadome will be plenty busy from Wednesday through Saturday, as the CSUN men’s and women’s basketball and men’s volleyball teams bring high-intensity action every one of those nights.

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Russian National Orchestra with Yuja Wang, piano at VPAC

Fri, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.
The Russian National Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Tour.

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flyer with Read to Lead


Fri, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
This student production in the VPAC’s Experimental Theatre features the classic Greek tragedy of a daring young woman who goes against the King to give her brother a proper soldier’s burial. Performances run through Feb. 28.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Education on the Edge Lecture to Explore How Big Data Can Transform Learning, Feb. 18

Candace Thille, founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University, will talk about how educators can use open, web-based courses and technology to improve the educational outcomes for students with diverse learning needs.

Black Alumni Association Co-Hosts: Faculty and Staff, Alumni and Student Talent Showcase, Feb. 26

Lend your talents to an amazing Black History Month event that will show students another exciting side of who we are. Join Department of Africana Studies professors Cedric Hackett, Aimee Glocke, Sheba Lo and other CSUN faculty, staff and alumni performers in this exciting showcase. Student performers are welcome, too!

EOH Alumni Event, March 2

CSUN’s Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Alumni Chapter invites alumni to its 11th annual technical symposium. The program will offer eight hours of Continuing Education Credits for CIH, CSP, REHS and other certifications.


CSUN in the News


CSUN is Second Nationally in Attracting Transfer Students

U.S. News & World Report

College Freshmen Surveyed About Political Activism

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Alumnus Brings People Together on Dodger Stadium Kiss Cam

Los Angeles Times