May 17, 2016
Volume 1, Edition 18
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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.


First-Generation College Student Sets Example through Leadership

CSUN junior Bryan Gomez was recently awarded the Newman Civic Fellows Award by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 higher education institutions supporting civic engagement on campus.

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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

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Crunch TIme: Finals Week Stress Relief

May 17-May 19
From May 17 to May 19, head to the USU, Plaza del Sol from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for free breakfast, beverages and exam supplies!

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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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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 Students


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.

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.

CSUN’s Model African Union Earns Awards at Annual Competition in Washington, D.C.

CSUN's Model African Union team took home four awards at the annual MAU conference in Washington, D.C. Of the 42 colleges and universities competing, the Matadors won more awards than 39 of them.

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.

CSUN Grad Student Receives Support Then Gives Back

Vanesa Morales was helped early in her college career. As she progressed in her college career she began to mentor both high school and CSUN EOP students. 

CSUN’s Association of Retired Faculty Recognizes Student Research

Five CSUN student researchers were recognized and provided financial support for excellent scholarship and creative activity.


CSUN on Social Media


Sports Radio Host Petros Papadakis Throws out First Pitch at CSUN


Hashtag #CSUNGlobal Over Summer to Show Us Your Matatude


CSUN Showcases Robotics Projects at Third-Annual Rally in the Valley Event