Apr. 26, 2016
Volume 1, Edition 15
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Let the Good Times Roll: Bringing Mardi Gras to Matador Nights

Live jazz music, DJs, carnival rides, cajun food, palm readers and so much more transformed the University Student Union into the French Quarter at the Mardi Gras-themed Matador Nights on April 22.

Students wearing Matatude Tuesday shirts.

CSUN Rocks the Red With Matatude

CSUN students, faculty and staff are encouraged to show some Matatude every Tuesday by wearing red or CSUN memorabilia that promotes campus spirit.

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CSUN student Frida Herrera holding flower.

CSUN Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship at Clinton Global Initiative

CSUN nutrition and dietetics student Frida Herrera founded Let’s Grow Healthy, a community gardening initiative designed to decrease childhood obesity and promote healthy eating habits among children in Canoga Park.

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Upcoming Events

Beat the Quake

Beat the Quake: An Earthquake Themed Puzzle Room

Thur, April 28, 10 a.m.
This interactive preparedness event, which will take place at Sierra Quad, will utilize an escape room format that challenges groups to use teamwork to solve a series of puzzles in a constrained time period. Educational tabling focused on earthquake preparedness will accompany the puzzle room.

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Dreamgirls at VPAC

May 6-8
VPAC welcomes a long-sought dream: Broadway in the heart of the Valley! This tale of Motown’s rhythm and blues magic is the whole nine yards: sparkling song and dance, sophisticated staging and show-stopping performances.

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beach volleyball player

2016 Big West Conference Championship Spring Schedule

April 27-May 14
Many CSUN sports teams will be competing in Big West conference championship tournaments this week. The action begins on April 28 when the Matadors women’s tennis team takes on Cal State Fullerton. The beach volleyball and women’s water polo tournaments begin on April 29. Men’s golf tees off on May 2 and men’s and women’s track and field start on May 6.

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Focus on Students


Two Months Later: Porter Ranch Panel Discussion, April 26

Join us for an on-campus panel discussion covering the recent Porter Ranch spill, the impact of domestic environmental disasters on this year’s election and the role policy and innovation will take in cleaning up our country.

Special Celebration for Asian American Studies

The CSUN Asian American studies department celebrated its 25th anniversary with a night of honoring founders, faculty and outstanding students.

Envisioning California Lecture: Year of the Angry Voter, April 28

This free event, which is from 7 to 10 p.m. in Nordhoff Hall 121, will discuss the unprecedented nature of the 2016 presidential election.

American Islam and the Challenge of Islamphobia Lecture, April 28

This lecture, which is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the USU, Thousand Oaks Room, will examine the effects of Islamphobia on American Muslim communities, and will look to explain why negative representations of Islam still persist.

CSUN Celebrates Earth Day

CSUN Associated Students hosted its 25th annual Earth Fair to inform and spread awareness to the campus community on environmental conservation and current sustainability issues around the world and on campus.

The Pride Center’s Sex in the Library: Policy, Power & Privilege at Oviatt

All students are invited to attend this free lecture series on Tuesday, May 3 (4 to 7 p.m.) and Wednesday, May 4 (11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m.) in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room. The series will explore a dynamic, broad range of issues surrounding gender and sexuality.


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CSUN Celebrates Earth Day by Hosting 25th Annual Earth Fair


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CSUN to Receive Solar Energy Products from DC Solar Freedom