Oct. 4, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 8
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CSUN’s Jazz Studies Program Continues to Capture the Spotlight at Home and Abroad

Tucked in a corner of the classroom filled with desks, a piano, music stands and other musical equipment sits a bookcase haphazardly crammed with the dozens of first-place trophies, plaques and other honors bestowed upon CSUN jazz bands, and that barely starts to tell the story of the jazz talent that has passed through this program.

Alumna Stacy Payne helps families as a speech pathologist.

Alumna Stacy Payne Gives a Voice to Children and Gives Back to CSUN

Stacy Payne has impacted numerous families as a speech-language pathologist, but she’s also been an impactful Matador by hiring fellow CSUN graduates.

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A student presents his project to observers.

CSUN Celebrates InnovateLA With October Events

CSUN is hosting eight innovation events as a part of InnovateLA, a countywide celebration of innovation and creativity in the region. Enjoy coding challenges, hackathons, workshops, conferences and other events open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Women's volleyball on October 6 at 7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Hawaii

Thur, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Before the Matadors’ big game against Hawaii, free food, music and giveaways will be provided at the Fan Fair in the F5 parking lot. Also, the first 300 fans in attendance will receive a free neon T-shirt.

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<em>Pickpocket</em> at Armer Theatre on October 6 at 7 p.m.

CSUN Cinematheque: Pickpocket at Armer Theatre

Thur, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
One of Bresson’s most admired and influential works follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars and train stations of Paris.

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Kelly O'Hara at VPAC on October 14 at 8 p.m.

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at VPAC

Fri, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.
Kelli O’Hara returns to VPAC after scoring a Tony Award for her performance in The King and I. The New York Times calls her one of “our greatest re-interpreters of musical standards.”

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Katie Holloway Savors Golden Summer at 2016 Paralympics

Katie Holloway, a former CSUN women’s basketball student-athlete, and the Team USA Sitting Volleyball team made history at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio by winning the gold medal.

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Biology Chapter is Throwing a Bash

CSUN’s Biology Alumni Chapter is throwing its annual Biology Bash on Thursday, Nov. 3. Take tours of faculty laboratories, reconnect with past and present faculty, and network with fellow alumni.

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Black Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Brunch

Join CSUN’s Black Alumni Association as it honors and showcases students, campus leaders and distinguished alumni on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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CSU Mega Mixer at Top Chef Restaurant

Extend your alumni network to include the entire 23-campus California State University system! Join fellow Matadors on Monday, Nov. 7 and connect with fellow CSU alums at the CSU Orange County Mega Mixer. This year’s event will be at Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge in Irvine, which was opened by Top Chef New Orleans finalist Shirley Chung.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Ranked Third Most Diverse College in United States

Wall Street Journal

CSUN Business College Gets $5 Million Donation From Alumni Couple

Daily News

Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Other Comedians Tour California Colleges, Including CSUN, on Voter Registration Tour

Los Angeles Times