May 3, 2016
Volume 1, Edition 16
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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’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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CSUN PT scholarship recipients at Dodger Stadium.

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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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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CSUN baseball player

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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Crunch time

Crunch TIme: Finals Week Stress Relief

May 9-May 12 and May 16-May 19
It’s that time of year again! The stress of finals is here, and the USU has got you covered with free snacks, study kits, massages, therapy dogs and more! All next week students can head to the USU, East Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Focus on Students


Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

The last Saturday or Sunday classes for the 2016 spring semester will be on May 7 and May 8. The last weekday of formal instruction is Friday, May 13. Finals week is Saturday-Friday, May 14-20. Make sure to confirm your final exam schedule and location with your professors.

June 2 is 2016-17 Financial Aid Document Deadline

By submitting your documents by June 2, your fall enrollment will be protected until your 2016-17 financial aid eligibility can be determined. If you are not able to submit the required documents by the deadline due to circumstances out of your control, speak with a Financial Aid Representative for further instructions.

Results of CSUN Associated Students Election

Congratulations to the newly elected president and vice president of CSUN’s student government, Associated Students. Sevag Alexanian will be serving as the new president and Kenya Lopez will be serving as the new vice president. Together they ran under the slate “Matadors United,” and have strong plans to push CSUN to greater heights.

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.

A Conversation With Journalist and Creative Activist Kathy Eldon, May 4

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication together with the Department of Journalism present Kathy Eldon as the final speaker in this year's Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speaker Series. The event will be held at the Kurkland Lecture Hall in the VPAC at 4:30 p.m.

CSUN Recognized at California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Associated Students’ Sustainable Office Program recently won the Student Sustainability Leadership award at the 12th annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Awards Competition.


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Beat the Quake Helps Prepare CSUN Students in Case of Earthquake


Conan O’Brien Meets CSUN Women’s Water Polo Team


Jungle Book Composer John Debney to Perform Concert at CSUN on May 12