Sep. 27, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 7
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Booksteins Donate $5 Million to Nazarian College, Help Reach $25 Million Fundraising Goal

The big news revealed by CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics’ 50th Anniversary Gala was the $5 million donation by alumni Harvey and Harriet Bookstein. Upon CSU Board of Trustees approval, Juniper Hall will be renamed Bookstein Hall. The gift helped the college realize the $25 million campaign goal to change the face of business in Los Angeles and beyond.

CSUN officials and David Nazarian pose for a photo at the 50th anniversary gala.

CSUN Nazarian College’s Fabulous 50th Anniversary Gala

CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics celebrated its 50th anniversary and honored its Fabulous 50 alumni on a night filled with great news for the college, hosted by alumnus and CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth.

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Mayor Garcetti held a news conference to salute CSUN's improved efforts in adopting Metro U-Pass.

President Harrison Joined by Mayor Garcetti, Sen. Hertzberg and Metro to Mark U-Pass Success

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and State Sen. Bob Hertzberg visited CSUN to celebrate the success of the Metro U-Pass pilot program. Originally estimated to sell 500 passes for fall and spring semesters, the U-Pass has exceeded expectations with more than 1,500 sold in fall semester alone.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN women's volleyball and soccer players.

Doubleheader: Women’s Soccer vs. Sacramento State, Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Davis

Fri, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Get ready for an action-packed evening by attending the Spirit Night Fan Fair for free food, music and prizes in the F5 parking lot before the Matadors face off against Sacramento State in soccer and UC Davis in volleyball.

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Man plays Indian drums

FREE — Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India at VPAC

Thu, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
This free outdoor performance is an ensemble that is comprised of four master drummers from India, and has thrilled audiences throughout the Indian continent. Bring your own blanket or chair. Food trucks from Bollywood Bites will arrive at 5 p.m.

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VPAC performance.

CSUN Symphony Orchestra at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

Thu, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
The CSUN Symphony is regarded as one of the finest university orchestras in the Western United States. Under the direction of John Roscigno, the CSUN Symphony offers a full range of orchestral experiences, including choral, opera and musical theater performances.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Help Support New Food Pantries Serving CSUN Students

To help students who face food insecurity at CSUN, the Matador Involvement Center and the Women’s Research and Resource Center have opened food pantries on campus. Learn more about these resources for students and how alumni are welcome to donate to the pantries.

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Show CSUN Students Your Path to Success

The CSUN Alumni Association has created a corporate job-shadowing program that introduces current students to influential CSUN alumni. If you and your company would like to participate by hosting a group of students for a few hours, giving them an on-site tour and discussing your road to success, contact Mimi Edwards at or call (818) 677-7849.

CSUN Attorney Networking Meeting

The CSUN Attorney Networking Group alumni chapter is hosting a free event on Oct. 5 in Encino. Network, generate business relationships, share qualified referrals and work together to support, encourage and expand your circle of resources.

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CSUN Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule

Check out who the Matadors will be playing for the upcoming basketball season. Out of conference foes include UCLA, Stanford and Texas A&M.

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Scholarship Recognition Dinner Just Two Weeks Away

Please join the CSUN Alumni Association on Oct. 14 at The Odyssey in Granada Hills and help us recognize the 14 outstanding students selected to receive scholarships awarded by the association. Come to hear some inspiring stories or purchase a table and donate the seats to students.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Professor Speaks to Star Trek Character Spock’s Identity

The New York Times

Tyne Daly Talks About Her Dream Role, Starring in DEAR WORLD at VPAC

Los Angeles Times

Alumna Sonia Tower Appointed by President Obama to JFK Center Advisory Committee

The White House