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, thrilling audiences throughout the Indian continent. Bring your own blanket or chair. Food truck 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 Faculty & Staff


Help Support New Food Pantries Serving CSUN Students

To help students who face food insecurity at CSUN, the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and the Women’s Research and Resource Center (WRRC) have opened food pantries on campus. Faculty and staff are welcome to donate food items. The pantry at the WRRC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The MIC pantry will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, and is located behind the CSUN Campus Store Annex. The entrance to the pantry is on Lindley Avenue.

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2017 Faculty Retreat

The 2017 Faculty Retreat will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Proposals to give a presentation at the retreat are now being accepted. The proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. For more information send an email to or visit the faculty retreat website.

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ToastMasters International Start-Up Meeting, Sept. 28

A chapter of ToastMasters International is forming for the CSUN campus. If you plan on joining or are interested in more information, please come to this meeting.

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Stellar Customer Service, the CSUN Way, Oct. 3

Join the staff of Student Outreach and Recruitment for a discussion on the foundation departments should establish in order to provide stellar customer service, and the tools and resources that should be available to students and staff on the front line so as to avoid or de-escalate unfortunate interactions.

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Going Solar – Everything you need to know, Sept. 29

Explore how going solar at home can save you money and represent your contribution to a greener environment. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Colleague's Room on the 2nd Floor Sierra Center Learn, about terminology used in the industry and the most important factors homeowners should consider in choosing a solar system.

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Service on Faculty and University Committees and Boards

Faculty who would like to be considered for election or appointment to positions in faculty governance, to standing or advisory committees of the Faculty Senate, or to various all-university committees and boards are invited to complete the university service form. To be considered for the spring faculty elections, please submit the form by January 23, 2017. For more information send an email to

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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