May 3, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 35
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A New Way to Consume Probiotics Takes Top Prize in CSUN’s Inaugural Bull Ring

A business proposal for a new a way of delivering a healthy mix of probiotics and electrolytes while at the same time battling malnutrition and dehydration in children around the world took the top prize in the Bull Ring — CSUN’s version of Shark Tank. Bull Ring was introduced by the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

CSUN PT student scholarship recipients

CSUN PT Scholars Honored by Dodgers After Putting Practice to Work

CSUN physical therapy students who were recipients of scholarships from a partnership between the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation gave a helping hand on April 20 to middle school students at Elysian Park in the shadow of Dodger Stadium. And then on April 27, the CSUN students were recognized on the field at Dodger Stadium in a pregame ceremony.

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CSUN’s Africana Studies Honored with National Award for its Contributions to the Discipline

The National Council for Black Studies recently honored CSUN’s Department of Africana Studies with its Sankore Institutional Award for outstanding contributions to the development of Africana studies. The award was presented at the organization’s 40th annual conference in North Carolina.

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Upcoming Events

Dreamgirls at VPAC

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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Baseball vs. Cal Poly

Fri, May 6, 3 p.m.
Get to Matador Field early as AM 570 radio personality Petros Papadakis throws out the first pitch in a pregame ceremony featuring CSUN broadcaster and longtime Dodger announcer Ross Porter. Then watch the Matadors take on Big West rival Cal Poly in the first of a three-game weekend series. Make sure to wear red, as Red Rally prizes and promotions will be available at the game.

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2016 CSUN Graduate Exhibition

May 7-28
The exhibition showcases the work of graduate students earning a master’s degree in either art or fine arts. The works featured include sculpture, painting, photography, digital video, ceramics and illustration.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


What’s Trending in Nutrition for 2016, May 10

Join registered dietitian Ellen Bauersfeld of CSUN’s Klotz Student Health Center for a lively and informative discussion of what’s trending in nutrition these days. What’s hot and what’s not living up to the hype.

CSUN Academic Innovation Showcase, May 13

Join the Offices of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Development at a showcase of faculty from across campus working to close achievement gaps among our students and using Culturally Relevant Teaching and High Impact Practices. Eric Cooper, president and founder of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, will serve as the keynote speaker.

FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about the TRENDS fashion show, managing during critical incidents on campus and the Honored Faculty Reception.

Dreamgirls’ Star Delivers Riveting National Anthem at Dodger Stadium

Before starting a four-show run at the Valley Performing Arts Center, Dreamgirls star Moya Angela took center stage by home plate before a Dodger game to sing a powerful rendition of the national anthem.

Panel Discusses Ongoing Challenges Facing Porter Ranch

CSUN hosted panelists including Porter Ranch neighborhood representatives, advocacy group members, politicians and environmentalists to discuss the clean-up efforts and long-term effects of the Porter Ranch gas leak.

Glacial Balance Screening, May 6

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a free screening of this award-winning documentary, followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Ethan Steinman. The film is a journey from Columbia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by melting glaciers.


CSUN in the News


Fast-pitch Bull Ring Contest Names Top CSUN Entrepreneurs

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN CTVA Department Among Variety’s Schools On the Move


CSUN Alumnus Gives Kids a Running Start at Life