Feb. 23, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 25
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CSUN Pushes for Better Transportation Options to Ease Campus Commutes

The CSUN campus sits in the middle of a transportation desert of sorts, devoid of subway or light-rail connections and sorely lacking in the number of rapid bus lines. CSUN leadership is hoping to change this — and benefit the surrounding Valley community in the process. University officials are advocating for Metro transit officials, legislators and business leaders to support efficient, timely transportation options for CSUN’s almost 50,000 students, faculty and staff. On March 3, CSUN will host a Valley Transportation Summit to discuss proposed transit solutions.

Cedric Hackett

CSUN’s First Black Youth Guidance Forum Inspires Advocates of Community Involvement

Most high school and college students spend their Saturday mornings at places other than a college campus. But as CSUN celebrated its first Black Youth Guidance Forum on Feb. 13, students of all ages gathered at the USU to learn about ways to pursue their higher education goals as members of the African-American community.

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Comics Symposium to Explore Breadth of Student Research in the Popular Medium

On Feb. 27, the Comics and Visual Culture symposium at CSUN takes the burgeoning field of comics studies to the next level by throwing the spotlight on student research that examines the interaction of comics and visual culture from diverse perspectives.

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Upcoming Events


Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara

Thur, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Before the Matadors tip off against the Gauchos, fans are encouraged to take part in the It’s On Us campaign. The first 500 people to take the pledge to stop sexual violence receive a free T-shirt.

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The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards at VPAC

Sun, Feb. 28, 3 p.m.
The rousing Royal Marines join forces with the Highland Dancers of the Scots Guard for a commotion in motion of band, bagpipes and kilts.

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Judge Loren Miller

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Symposium on Judge Loren Miller

Mon, Feb. 29, 3 p.m.
Amina Hassan will be speaking about her recent work, the biography of Judge Loren Miller, civil rights attorney and journalist.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


FYI: Faculty and Staff News

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about Black History Month celebrations at CSUN, a Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis and a Department of Police Services Self-Defense Workshop.

Saving Money for College Through a 529 Program - Scholar Share, Feb. 25

Join us for lunch and to learn about ScholarShare California’s 529 College Savings plan. California state employees have the opportunity to grow their savings through automatic payroll deductions that can be used at a wide variety of educational institutions.

Supporting LGBTQ Students on Campus - Panel Discussion, Feb. 29

Join Sarina Loeb, coordinator of the Pride Center and LGTBQ students for a panel on how we all can better support LGBTQ students on campus. Bring your questions for a fun and interactive discussion.


CSUN in the News


President Harrison: Valley Transit Plan Must Address CSUN’s Needs

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN’s Nate Thomas Takes a Look at Why the Oscars are So White

Capital Public Radio

Yuja Wang and the Russian National Orchestra Perform at CSUN’s VPAC

Los Angeles Times