Aug. 30, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 3
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President Harrison Starts the Engine on New Academic Year

Before the Fall 2016 semester got underway, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison took a look back at some of the best accomplishments from the 2015-16 academic year and looked ahead to more success in the coming year.

Seven of 22 LAUSD Teachers of the Year are CSUN Alumni.

Nearly One-Third of LAUSD Teachers of the Year Are CSUN Alumni

Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District recognized 22 educators as Teachers of the Year. Seven of the teachers are CSUN alumni, and all appreciate how their alma mater helped prepare them for their careers.

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Katie LaRue is CSUN's first Campus Care Advocate.

Campus Care Advocate Supports CSUN Community

CSUN’s first Campus Care Advocate, Katie LaRue, is starting her second full academic year as a supportive resource for CSUN students, faculty and staff. LaRue’s private office is located in the Klotz Student Health Center, where she already has assisted survivors of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

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Upcoming Events

Star Wars

Movie Fest — Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thu, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
The summer’s weekly movie fest concludes with the latest edition of the classic space saga. Food trucks will be available to attendees at 5:30 p.m.

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CSUN women's soccer takes on Ball State on September 2.

Women’s Soccer vs. Ball State

Fri, Sept. 2, 7 p.m.
The soccer season is now in full swing, so head to the Matador Soccer Field and watch the women’s team in action. Children 13 & younger wearing a team jersey or T-shirt receive free admission with a purchased adult ticket.

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Tyne Daly stars in Dear World at VPAC on September 30.

Tyne Daly in Jerry Herman’s DEAR WORLD at VPAC

Fri, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.
Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly steps into the role of mad Countess Aurelia in Jerry Herman’s musical DEAR WORLD.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Deans and Department Chairs Kick Off New Academic Year

More than 100 CSUN academic and administrative leaders convened to prepare for the 2015–16 academic year — and to equip themselves to welcome the largest student body in the university’s history — for their annual retreat.

2016-17 Professional and Personal Development Calendar

View our online calendar of Professional and Personal Development Programming to see the various workshops and events available to you this year. We’ve partnered with faculty, staff and departments throughout campus to help you connect the dots. Learn, Engage, Rise and Enjoy.

Save the Date: HR Benefits and Wellness Fair, Sept. 20

With open enrollment around the corner, plan to stop by the HR Benefits and Wellness Fair in the Student Recreation Center to learn about plan options, services and resources available to you and your family.

Helen Cox Named Sustainability Champion Award Winner

CSUN professor and Institute for Sustainability Director Helen Cox received the Sustainability Champion award at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. 

CSUN Theoretical Astrophysicist Brings International Collaboration to the Classroom

Theoretical astrophysicist Wladimir Lyra and students work to answer some big questions.


CSUN in the News


Entering College? CSUN Professor Sandoval Shares Some Great Advice for 2016

NBC News

The Silent Farewell Tour of Dick Enberg, Former CSUN Professor and Baseball Coach

Baseball Essential

CSUN Professor Davison Cites L.A. Coliseum’s Community Building Effect

Los Angeles Daily News