Aug. 16, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 1
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Beatle Ringo Starr Drums Up Praise for KCSN

In a recent interview, legendary Beatle Ringo Starr singled out CSUN’s own KCSN, 88.5 FM, as his go-to radio station. He joins fellow Beatle Paul McCartney in singing KCSN’s praises.

Nature Index ranks CSUN in Top 25 among research institutions.

CSUN Ranked in Top 25 Rising Stars for Research

CSUN gained the largest increase in research publication rates in North America, according to a listing by the journal Nature, besting Stanford University, NASA and other research institutions. Articles in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, physical sciences, and earth and environmental sciences published in journals chosen by Nature were the markers.

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Alumna Amanda Zieve talks about doing lighting design on the Broadway smash Hamilton.

CSUN Alumna Lights the Way for Broadway Sensation

Amanda Zieve was the assistant lighting designer for the Grammy-winning Hamilton musical, which also won 11 Tonys and a Pulitzer Prize.

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Upcoming Events

Austin Powers showing at CSUN on August 18.

AS Movie Fest - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Thu, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Bring your family to the Oviatt lawn for the laugh-out-loud comedy starring Mike Myers. Food trucks will be available to attendees at 5:30 p.m.

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Step Brothers at Oviatt on August 25.

AS Movie Fest - Step Brothers

Thu, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Check out the hilarious comedy about two middle-aged losers still living at home who are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry. Food trucks will be available to attendees at 5:30 p.m.

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Soccer doubleheader on August 26.

CSUN Soccer Doubleheader

Fri, Aug. 26, 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Double up when CSUN women’s soccer opens up by taking on North Dakota State, followed by the men facing Tulsa later that evening. Children 13 & younger wearing a team jersey or Kid’s Club T-shirt receive free admission with a purchased adult ticket.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Matadors Represent CSUN in Olympics

Hafsatu Kamara, Lynda Morales and Katie Holloway are all Matador alumni representing their respective countries in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

CSUN Athletics Releases 2015-16 Annual Report

Take a look back at how Matador Athletics did on and off the field this past year. The report provides season summaries of each team, academic achievement and much more.

CSUN is a Partner in the National Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

President Obama announced a $70 million federal award to the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, which includes CSUN among universities partnering in this institute. The goal of this institute is to fuel industry growth and innovation nationwide, with funding geared toward developing advanced manufacturing technology, and a supporting workforce and education pipeline.


CSUN in the News


Metro Offers CSUN Students Discounted U-Pass for Fall 2017


CSUN Among Trio of CSU Campuses Looking to Keep First-Year Students in School

Los Angeles Daily News

Alumna Clariss Guce wins Symetra Tour’s Decatur-Forsyth Golf Classic