Mar. 29, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 30
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Acasola Performs Alumna Diane Warren’s Til It Happens to You to Raise Awareness About Sexual Violence

When CSUN’s acclaimed a cappella group Acasola decided that it would perform the Lady Gaga hit Til It Happens to You for a student-made video, little did they know that they would later come face-to-face with the song’s writer: alumna Diane Warren ’78 (Music). Now you can vote for the video in a special contest created by Warren herself.

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Alumni Leaders to be Honored for Contributions to Their Fields

Classical music singer and educator Shigemi Matsumoto, Los Angeles developer James Ring, and finance industry leader Robert D. Taylor are great examples of successes in their respective fields after launching their careers with CSUN educations. Now they will be presented with one of the university’s highest honors — a Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Estela Mara Bensimon

Terry Piper Lecture to Explore Making “Race Talk” a Routine Practice on College Campuses

Estela Mara Bensimon, a national expert on methods to improve equity in higher education, will serve as the keynote speaker at CSUN’s annual Terry Piper Lecture Series on April 5, offering her perspective on “Making ‘Race Talk’ a Routine Practice on College Campuses.”

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Upcoming Events

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Softball vs. Long Beach State

Sat, April 2, 1 and 3 p.m.
The first 50 fans attending the first game will receive a free 2015 Big West Champion T-shirt.

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Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell at VPAC

Sat, April 2, 8 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin teams up with Sara Watkins, acclaimed solo artist and member of the platinum recording act Nickel Creek, and critical favorite singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell on the highly anticipated national tour, Use Your Voice.

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Magic Johnson coming to CSUN on April 4.

Big Lecture: Magic Johnson

Mon, April 4, 5:30 p.m.
The Laker icon and part owner of the Dodgers is one of the most powerful African-American businessmen in the world and a leading philanthropist. Johnson will pull from his entrepreneurial successes and personal challenges to motivate and energize students, faculty and staff at The Matadome.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN Mourns the Loss of EOP Director José Luis Vargas

José Luis Vargas ’74 (Sociology and Mexican American Studies), M.A.’75 (Educational Psychology and Counseling), the longtime director of the CSUN Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), passed away Saturday, March 19 after a brief illness.

Honors Convocation Nominations, April 15

The Office of Student Involvement and Development is accepting nominations in the category of Personal Achievement from faculty, staff and administrators for undergraduate and graduate students.

Understanding How CSUN’s Classification and Compensation System Works, April 6

This workshop designed for staff will discuss the factors that are and are not used in determining the appropriate classification, the types of reviews conducted in the classification process, potential reclassification impact(s) and classification appeal process. Also included will be a description of In-Range Progression (IRP) request processes.

Sixth Annual Orange Grove Pick, April 3

The CSUN Institute for Sustainability is hosting the annual orange pick event at the orange grove. All of the fruit will go directly to the hungry, which will help feed thousands of families.

Water Day 2016, April 4

The daylong, free event will include a discussion about the future of the Los Angeles River, and experts in environmental and occupational health will talk about where we get our water and water quality from New York to Haiti.

The Buck Stops Here: Cash Handling Training, April 7

Participants in this workshop will learn the CSU/CSUN guidelines that must be followed when handling cash, tips to protect yourself and the university, and how to prepare yourself and your department in the event of an audit.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Professor Comments on the Cities Doubling Down on Highways

The Atlantic

Cosmic Fractures: CSUN Professor Beatriz Cortez’s Simultaneous Realities


CSUN’s Tech Conference For People With Disabilities Takes Place In San Diego