May 10, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 36
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Record 11,000 Earning Degrees in 2016

Approximately 11,120 graduating students, a university record, are invited to walk across a stage in front of CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library to the cheers of family members and friends as CSUN celebrates its 2016 commencement in less than two weeks.

Raji Rhys is CSUN's first chief diversity officer.

New Chief Diversity Officer Brings Extensive Experience to CSUN

Raji Rhys comes to CSUN as its first chief diversity officer and will work with students, faculty and staff to assure that the university’s operations are equitable, inclusive and use one another’s differences as creative fuel to help CSUN achieve its seven university priorities.

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CSUN’s Tseng College Honored with Prestigious World Trade Award

CSUN’s Tseng College, one of the largest providers of English-language and college-preparation instruction for international students in the United States, received the 2016 Export Achievement Award at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on May 3.

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Upcoming Events

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Senior Day: Softball vs. UC Davis

Sat, May 14, 1 p.m.
Cheer on seniors Allison Lacey, Maylynn Mitchell, Madalyne Handy and Ariana Wassmer as they play their last home game.

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Jewel with Special Guest Griffin House at VPAC

Wed, May 18, 8 p.m.
Picking Up the Pieces, which Jewel describes as a “singer-songwriter’s record,” is the project many have been waiting patiently to hear for years. With her vast and wide-ranging catalogue, which is rapidly approaching 1,000 songs, Jewel has indeed become one of the premiere singer-songwriters of our time.

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Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette

An Evening with Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette at VPAC

Thu, May 26, 8 p.m.
A tour de force of percussion and rhythm that glorifies the vibrational power exchanged between two greats — Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Congratulate Our Graduates — Sign the Class of 2016 Banner, May 10-12

Stop by the Colleagues Room May 10 through 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign a banner congratulating our 2016 graduates and wishing them well.

CSUN Academic Innovation Showcase, May 13

The Offices of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Development invite faculty and staff to attend a showcase featuring the work of faculty using culturally relevant teaching and high-impact practices. The keynote speaker is Eric Cooper, president and founder of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education.

CSUN Cultural Graduation Ceremonies

Matadors from various campus communities will celebrate graduation at ceremonies this month, including the Aztlan Graduation, Black Graduation, Rainbow Graduation and Veteran Graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies recognize campus diversity and commemorate them on a successful academic journey.

CSUN TRENDS Fashion Show is Designer’s Cut Above

With 12 senior designers and seven pattern-making students showcasing their work, and more than 60 models walking the runway, the 37th annual CSUN TRENDS fashion show provided several creative highlights for fashion fans.

CSUN Beats the Quake

CSUN students Beat the Quake in an earthquake-themed puzzle to learn about earthquake preparedness.

Faculty and Staff Summer Celebration, June 16

Have fun with your colleagues and enjoy dinner, bingo, basketball, Zumba, the rock wall, inflatables, facepainting and other games for the young and those young at heart.


CSUN in the News


CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center is Ready for its Second Act

Los Angeles Times

Serj Tankian on Personal Film Soundtrack, State of System of a Down and November Show at VPAC

Rolling Stone

Tom Petty’s Old Band Mudcrutch Debuts New Song, Announces Benefit Show at CSUN

ABC News Radio