May 17, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 37
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Wolfson Scholar Among Outstanding Seniors to Be Recognized at Honors Convocation

CSUN will recognize Wolfson Scholar Wendy Palatino and outstanding graduating seniors Devon Coombs, Stephanie Martinez, Laura Saldarriaga and Joshua Khabushani at Honors Convocation on May 20.

Rev. James Lawson and Harvey Bookstein

Civil Rights Pioneer, Business Leader to Receive Honorary Doctorates from CSUN

Acclaimed civil rights activist the
Rev. James Lawson and accounting industry leader Harvey Bookstein will receive honorary doctorates during 2016 commencement proceedings.

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David Stamps

Hard Work, Determination Pay Off for CSUN’s 2016 Graduates

It takes hard work, determination and long hours in the library to earn a degree and walk across the stage at #CSUN’s 2016 graduation ceremonies. Each graduate has a story all their own, here are five examples of excellence among the more than 11,000 graduate success stories.

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Upcoming Events

Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette

Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette at VPAC

Thu, May 26, 8 p.m.
This two-set concert introduces multigenerational phrasing of elevated frequencies that propels sound to the fourth dimension and beyond.

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Liszt Festival

52nd Annual Franz Liszt Festival at VPAC

June 2-5
CSUN is proud to host the 2016 American Liszt Society Festival, giving it the distinction of being the first institution in Southern California to present the symposium during its 52-year history.

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summer movie fest

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest

June 16-Sept. 1
The popular Thursday night movie series kicks off June 16 with the family hit Finding Nemo. After that there will be weekly movies on the lawn in front of the Oviatt Library, including such hits as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Admission is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be available.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Recognizing Merit 2016: Communication Disorders and Sciences Alumni Association, May 24

The Communication Disorders and Sciences Alumni Association will hold a special awards banquet to honor the outstanding 2016 graduates of the CDS department and distinguished alumni. The banquet included guest speakers, a silent auction and door prizes to raise funds in support of the Language, Speech and Hearing Center.

CSUN Alumni Annual Hollywood Bowl Night, June 18

We’re reelin’ in Matadors from all years for our annual event featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steely Dan. It’s also Hollywood Bowl’s Opening Night and there will be fireworks.

Whole Foods Strength Days to Aid Strength United

Two San Fernando Valley Whole Foods locations will host 5% Community Days on June 1 and 7, with the proceeds of pre-tax sales going to Strength United, one of CSUN’s community partners.

100 Citizens Going Statewide

CSUN’s 100 Citizens program has grown to help people living in multiple communities in Los Angeles. Find out how you could help expand this program to all 23 CSU campuses.

Alumnus Ash Sobhe and the Pursuit of Happiness

The CEO and founder of R6S took what CSUN gave him and combined it with his own talents and drive to create an ultra-successful marketing business. Then he decided to give back.

Summer 2016 Children’s Swim Lessons at the SRC

Swim lessons are available to the children and grandchildren of current SRC members. All swimming lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross guidelines and teaching techniques.


CSUN in the News


Billboard Names KCSN’s Sky Daniels No. 7 Rock Radio Programmer

Billboard Magazine

CSUN Professor Talks About Bending Tradition: How Mexican Artisans Craft Los Angeles


Tom Petty and Mudcrutch are Together Again — Upcoming Performance at CSUN

Los Angeles Times