Oct. 11, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 9
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CSUN Hosts Feria de Educación Celebration

On Oct. 15, CSUN will host the Feria de Educación, a daylong celebration of the power of education filled with Spanish- and English-language workshops and other activities designed to help parents get the most out of their children’s educational experience, including information about financial aid and to enlighten first-generation college students about higher education. The Feria is a yearly event organized by the CSU and Univision, hosted for the first time by CSUN. This FREE event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at locations across the campus, and the families of prospective college students are encouraged to attend.

Two CSUN professors pose for a picture.

New Student Program Aims to Increase Diversity Among Future Humanities College Professors

Students in the humanities can now apply to a new program called HSI Pathways to the Professoriate, which aims to transform the landscape of the professoriate by increasing the presence and visibility of Latino and Latina faculty members in the humanities. Ten qualifying juniors will be selected this fall for the first cohort of HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows.

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Students dressed as zombies participate in scavenger hunt.

Creator of 2015 CSUN Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt Recognized at White House

CSUN Emergency Preparedness Manager Jenny Novak has ensured that the university is prepared for all sorts of emergencies – including a zombie apocalypse. Her hard work was recognized by the White House with the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awareness to Action Award. Novak is planning for 500 participants for the 2016 scavenger hunt, which will take place on Oct. 25.

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Upcoming Events

Matadors will face Cal State Fullerton

Pride Night - Men’s Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton

Wed, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
CSUN will host a Pride Night as part of its match against Big West rival Cal State Fullerton. Attendees will receive free T-shirts and there will be information about CSUN’s Pride Center and other resources available on campus.

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Jokes for Votes coming to CSUN

Jokes for Votes at USU, Northridge Center

Fri, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Funny Or Die and NextGen Climate are bringing comedy and democracy together in a historic fashion. They’re also bringing the biggest comedians in the world to CSUN, featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Beth Stelling, James Adomian and more. The show is free and tickets can be obtained by visiting the AS Ticket Office in the USU. Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m.

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Woman in Mexican clothing.

Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles at VPAC

Sun, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Aida Cuevas’ 37 albums have sold more than 7 million copies and earned her the title “Queen of Ranchera.” VPAC has paired the solo artist with the trailblazing all-female Mariachi group, Reyna de Los Angeles.

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Focus on Students


All Students Must Complete Title IX Training on myNorthridge Portal

The purpose of the Title IX “Not Anymore” training is to promote a culture of respect, raise awareness and prevent sexual misconduct and violence on college campuses across the U.S. All new students will take a longer, initial course only once. Continuing students will take a short, online refresher course each year thereafter. A Title IX registration hold will block enrollment in winter and spring 2017 classes, so don’t delay. Log into myNorthridge Portal, find My Checklist and look for the “Not Anymore” link under Incomplete Tasks to complete the training and clear the hold.

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Career Center’s Fall Career Fair is Oct. 25

Employers have reserved their tables for this event and cannot wait to meet you. These employers will be offering full-time, part-time, and internship positions to CSUN alumni and students. Get a head start by researching the employers that you’re interested in on SUNlink.

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Art of Innovation Conference

CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics are co-hosting the Art of Innovation Conference, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm. on Oct. 14, in the Grand Salon of the USU.

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2016 Winter Term Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 winter term is now open. The winter term features academic-credit classes offered in a compressed format online and on campus between the Fall and Spring semesters. The online component runs from Dec. 24, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017. Face-to-face courses run Jan. 3-20, 2017. Anyone may register so long as they meet course prerequisites.

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CSUN Celebrates 12th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards

CSUN will honor four women who have made outstanding contributions to the community through their scholarship, activism and commitment to excellence at the 2016 Phenomenal Woman Awards. The event will also raise funds for the Gender and Women’s Studies Department.

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Former City Controller Wendy Greuel Becomes Executive-in-Residence in CSUN’s Nazarian College

Wendy Greuel has spent her life giving back to the community – whether serving on the staffs of the mayor of Los Angeles and the President of the United States or as an elected official herself. She will tap into that experience in her newest role as executive-in-residence in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

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CSUN on Social Media


CSUN Campus Store Grand Opening Kicks Off With Ribbon Cutting and Fashion Show


K-LOVE’s Omar y Argelia Discuss Feria de Educación on KCSN 88.5


CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison Attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference