Mar. 8, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 27
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Valley Transit Summit Solidifies Support of CSUN Transportation Priorities

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and several other elected officials joined CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison and other university and student leaders on Thursday, March 3, in a discussion aimed at improving public transit access to CSUN and the surrounding community.

Richard Kaufman conducting an orchestra

Alumnus Richard Kaufman teams with Stewart Copeland on Ben-Hur Production at VPAC

Imagine this: The original Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ on the big screen, with a score composed and performed by Stewart Copeland of The Police and accompanied by the Pacific Orchestra — led by distinguished alumnus conductor Richard Kaufman. These elements will come together under one roof on March 16 at CSUN’s VPAC.

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David Reichelt

CSUN Alumnus and Game Developer of Color Switch Speaks at Appjam Kickoff Event

When CSUN alumnus David Reichelt ’13 (Theatre) worked on the development of his popular game application Color Switch, he had no background in coding. With a 4.5-star rating on iTunes and more than 5 million downloads, the addictive app has made it to the No. 2 game spot in the AppStore. On March 3, Reichelt spoke at the AppJam Kickoff event at CSUN about turning weaknesses and disabilities into advantages. He encouraged students from all majors to participate in this month’s AppJam competition.

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Upcoming Events

 Joshua Bell

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell at VPAC

Wed, March 9, 8 p.m.
For more than two decades, Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty.

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Joshua Bell

Men’s Volleyball vs. Hawaii

March 11-12, 7 p.m.
The Matadors are in action on Friday and Saturday against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Take part in the Red Rally before Friday’s game and receive free Matador gear!

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symbol for Pi

Pi Day Mixer Celebrates Women in Science and Technology

Mon, March 14, 5:30 p.m.
Join us for our Pi Day Celebration where you will hear from scientists, engineers, educators and other STEM professionals who will share insights into their careers.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception, March 14

Join fellow Matadors, CSUN President Harrison and CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on March 14 for an evening of networking at the exclusive University Club of New York.

Matadors in D.C. Unite, March 15

CSUN President Harrison welcomes all Washington D.C.-area CSUN alumni and friends to an exclusive reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington. Come mingle with fellow Matadors from around the Beltway.

Conference to Feature Latest Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, March 21-26

CSUN’s 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference is dedicated to presenting and exploring new ways technology can assist people with disabilities. It is scheduled to take place March 21-26 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

CSUN’s Dynamic Summer Programs Open for Registration

Parents looking for a dynamic summer experience can now enroll their children in programs at CSUN that provide activities including academic enrichment, sports, games, and arts and crafts.


CSUN in the News


A Valley Rail Line, Better Transit for CSUN students

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN’s Rothstein-Fisch Offers Insight on Book Club for Immigrant Mothers

Los Angeles Times

First CSUN Prize for San Fernando Valley Nonfiction Announced

Los Angeles Daily News