Apr. 19, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 33
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2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees Create an Emotional Evening

Influential CSUN alumni Shigemi Matsumoto ’68 (Music), Jim Ring ’70 (Psychology), ’72 (Urban Studies) and Robert D. Taylor ’82 (Engineering) each took the stage at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 16 to share their emotional and moving experiences after receiving one of the university’s highest honors — the Distinguished Alumni Award. The 18th edition of one of CSUN’s signature events, the Distinguished Alumni Awards, was a night of reconnection, of recollection and filled with Matador pride.

CSUN Engineering student with drone he invented.

Future Engineers Showcase Innovation

Unmanned aerial vehicles, a steel bridge, a social networking website for gamers, a concrete canoe and a human-powered tricycle — these were but a few of the many innovative creations developed by students in CSUN’s renowned College of Engineering and Computer Science, and put on display at the 7th Annual Senior Design Project Showcase.

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Explore CSUN for incoming students.

Thousands of Students Get First Taste of Campus Life at Explore CSUN

More than 5,300 admitted students and their families got a chance to see what it’s like to be a Matador at the annual Explore CSUN event.

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Upcoming Events

Matador baseball against Hawaii on April 24

Baseball vs. Hawaii

Sun, April 24, 1 p.m.
Cheer on your Matadors as they face conference foe Hawaii at Matador Field. Little Leaguers age 13 and younger who are wearing their uniform get in for free.

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CSUN Dance Concert ”Kinesis: Emerging Choreography”

CSUN Dance Concert Kinesis: Emerging Choreography

Wed, April 27, 8 p.m.
Kinesis: Emerging Choreography showcases the top undergraduate student choreographers and dancers. The performance will demonstrate diverse choreographic vision, passionate dancing and powerful performances.

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Don Giovanni at VPAC

Don Giovanni at VPAC

Thu, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
The CSUN Opera Program and Theatre Department present Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni, sung in Italian with English supertitles and accompanied by the CSUN Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Roscigno.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Transitioning From Peer To Supervisor, April 21

Among the biggest challenges for new supervisors or managers is coming into a team as the new person or supervising those who were once colleagues. Participants in this workshop will learn how to navigate changing relationships and create team dynamics to establish an open and positive work environment.

Stress Management Workshop, April 21

Join us to learn how to identify the things that stress us out and techniques for handling stress in an effective way. This workshop, open to all faculty and staff, is facilitated by Dr. Cristina Rubino and is structured as a research study.

Student Connection Panel, April 26

Interested in learning more about our CSUN students? Come listen to this panel of CSUN student leaders. This interactive presentation will allow faculty and staff to explore and ask questions about the motivations, needs and challenges that face our student population today.

CSUN Students Show Their Entrepreneurial Side at Bull Ring Semi-Finals

The Bull Ring competition, which is CSUN’s version of Shark Tank, was cut from 20 teams to five on April 7. The final five teams will compete for a grand prize of $25,000 on April 26 at 6 p.m.

Fire Safety in the Home and Wildfire Preparedness, April 27

Home fires are common in the U.S. and many times are preventable. Participants in this course will learn about fire safety and hazards in the home, including wildfire-specific preparedness measures. Tailored to fit the needs of Southern California residents, this workshop will help you prepare your family and home.

FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about the Big Read by Luis J. Rodriguez, Earth Day 2016 and the 2016 Honored Faculty Reception.


CSUN in the News


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Launches VPAC Residency With Stirring, Cinematic Dance

Los Angeles Times

Best Earth Day Programs Include CSUN’s Institute for Sustainability

CBS Los Angeles

CSUN Professor States No Increased Risk to California After Pacific Quakes