Mar. 15, 2016
Volume 1, Edition 9
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GradFest 2016 Approaching for Graduating CSUN Students

2016 Commencement is quickly approaching for graduating CSUN seniors. Order your cap and gown and have all your graduation questions answered on March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Matador Bookstore Complex.

Soledad O ’Brien

Award-winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien Addresses Race and Opportunity in America at CSUN

Award-winning journalist and TV news anchor Soledad O’Brien’s presented a compelling talk on “Race and Opportunity in America,” at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center. O’Brien is one of today’s most renowned and respected broadcast journalists. During her career with CNN, NBC News and HBO, she has reported breaking news from around the globe and produced award-winning documentaries.

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David Nazarian Kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

Alumnus and visionary business leader David Nazarian ’82 (Business Administration) shared his success story and gave entrepreneurial insight and professional advice at the inaugural CSUN Nazarian College MBA Program's Distinguished Speaker Series event.

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Upcoming Events


Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ with Composer Stewart Copeland at VPAC

Wed, March 16, 8 p.m.
VPAC welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland from The Police. His current muse, the 1925 silent film Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ, remains a classic in the silent film genre, and he’s joined by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra to perform the score that Copeland wrote for the film. Student discounted tickets start as low as $12.

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Open Mic Night

Free Open Mic Comedy Show at USU, Games Room

Thur, March 17, 8 p.m.
Laughing is a great cure for stress! Head to the USU Games Room to enjoy a great night of comedy.

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CSUN Baseball

Baseball vs. Houston Baptist

Sat, March 19, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The CSUN Baseball team looks to continue its great season in a doubleheader against Houston Baptist at the Matador Field. The first 35 fans to attend the 11 a.m. game will receive a free CSUN hat.

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Focus on Students


CSUN Sports Network Adds Baseball and Softball Video Stream

Can’t make it to all the games? The CSUN Sports Network will stream nine live baseball and softball games for free on

Apply for Tanni Block Memorial LGBTQ Scholarship

This $1,250 scholarship serves to honor the memory of alumna Tanni Block by recognizing on-campus leadership, involvement and advocacy efforts that support inclusivity on campus, particularly with and for the LGBTQ community. Deadline to apply is April 1 (make sure to scroll to the second page of the Scholarships tab for online application).

Eva Brettler: Holocaust Survivor to Speak at CSUN

Eva Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, will be speaking about her experiences before, during and after the Holocaust in Sierra Hall 451 (Whitsett Room) on March 16 at at 12:30 p.m.

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. The deadline for nominations is April 4, and winners will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 20.

CSUN Hockey Club Caps Season With Championship Win at Staples Center

After defeating Loyola Marymount 5-3 at Staples Center, the club has seen a huge surge of recognition from the CSUN community.


CSUN on Social Media


CBS News President David Rhodes Speaks to CSUN Journalism Students


Have a Great Idea for a New #CSUN Shirt? Submit Your Design by March 29


CSUN Biology Department Saves Rare Research After Power Shutdown on Campus