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

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’s Innovative Mobile App Competition: AppJam

When creative director 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, and motivated 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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volleyball player

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 of 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 Faculty & Staff


2016 Outstanding Senior Award

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Senior Award. Four students will receive an award of $1,000 each in recognition for academic excellence, service to community and campus, and exceptional achievement or personal life circumstances that have been overcome. Winners will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 20.

How To Grow Your Own Organic Food and Make Your Own Compost, March 11

Interested in organic gardening and composting? Associate Professor Mario Giraldo will take you on a tour of CSUN’s organic garden and food composting operation and provide tips along the way. This workshop is sure to provide gardening inspiration.

Office Ergonomics, March 14

Come learn about ways you can tailor your workstation to better fit your body’s needs. An environmental and health specialist will discuss how small modifications to your workspace can make a big difference in how you feel.

Respect in the Workplace, March 15

LifeMatters will present a program on how to maintain a healthy work environment and foster positive and respectful co-worker relationships. Work teams and groups are welcome!

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 Works to Fight Food Waste and End Hunger

Read about what students are doing to help fight hunger in the San Fernando Valley while also helping to decrease campus food waste in this edition of the Sustainability Newsletter.


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