Oct. 18, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 10
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Feria de Educación Provides Pathway to College Success for Latino Community

In 2008, Univision and the CSU Chancellor’s office partnered to create Feria de Educación, which provides Latino families with valuable information about college preparedness. CSUN hosted this event for the first time on Oct. 15, attracting families both from the San Fernando Valley and beyond to aid young people wanting to learn about college applications, financial aid, careers through various majors and much more.

Three students standing behind a table with their matador products

CSUN Food Scientists Create Spicy Matador Blend and Matador Marmalade

CSUN food science students used their skill and creativity to craft food items with a uniquely Matador flavor.

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Alumni Association Scholarship Ceremony: An Evening of Bravery and Inspiration

It was an emotional night on Oct. 14 as recipients of CSUN Alumni Association scholarships told their courageous, inspiring stories.

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Upcoming Events

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Women’s Soccer vs Oklahoma

Sun, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.
The Matador defense, led by goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill, set the single-season school shutout record. Watch them take on No. 9 Oklahoma, as the first 100 fans will receive a free CSUN hand fan.

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FREE – Youth Orchestra LA at VPAC

Sun, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.
The 45-minute program, featuring works by Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak, will include a narrative and video component to illuminate the transformative power of music and community. Tickets are only available by visiting VPAC’s ticket office in person or by calling (818) 677-3000.

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China Through the Lens of Jon Thomson

Sat, Oct. 22, 12 p.m. to Sat, Dec. 10 12 p.m.
Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China. The photographs taken on these journeys form one of the most extensive records of any region taken in the 19th century.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Join the Association, Get Campus Store Discounts

If you’re not already a member of the CSUN Alumni Association, another reason to join is you can get a 10 percent discount on gear at the brand-new CSUN Campus Store.

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Jokes for Votes Delivers Laughs at CSUN

Comedians Kumail Nanjiani, Beth Stelling, James Adomian and Jordan Rock treated CSUN students and community members to some comic relief during the Jokes for Votes comedy show on Oct. 14.

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Justice Can’t Wait: Deaf People of Color Seeking Change Through the Arts Exhibition and Events

The Department of Deaf Studies will highlight and celebrate the experiences of Deaf people of color through a series of events that will take place Oct. 23 through Nov. 2 across the campus. Events include an art exhibition opening reception at the West Gallery, Afro Cuban Dance through ASL, Deaf Education and Families Project Family Fun Day, Deaf Jam Film and Discussion, and ASL Poetry Workshops.

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CSUN Marketing Professors Launch Campaign to Teach Elementary and Middle Schoolers About Online Privacy

The Youth-Driven Information Privacy Education Campaign (YDIPEC) launched in August to help young people and their parents learn to safeguard their privacy online. The campaign is the culmination of a yearlong grant awarded to CSUN marketing professors Kristen Walker and Tina Kiesler.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison Talks About Diversity and Inclusion on Panel at Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

CSUN Hosts Its First Latino Education Fair in Northridge

Los Angeles Daily News

A Primera Hora Highlights Impact on Young Latinos Through Feria de Educación (In Spanish)