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 the Feria de Educación, which provides Latino families with valuable information about college preparedness. On Oct. 15, CSUN hosted this event for the first time, 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.

scholarship recipients pose for a photo

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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students standing behind a table displaying 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 products with a uniquely Matador flavor.

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Upcoming Events

16th annual Big Show music event

Big Show 2016

Sun, Oct. 23, 1 p.m.
CSUN’s biggest music event of the year is this Sunday, and it’s not too late to pick up your ticket! This year’s Big Show features rapper Lil Dicky and EDM artists BØRNS and Louis the Child. The cost for students is $20.

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women's soccer

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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young students play in an orchestra

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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Focus on Students


Matador Madness 2016

Get your first look at the 2016-17 CSUN Men’s and Women’s basketball teams at the annual Matador Madness. Free food, games and prizes will be given out at the Matador Spirit Plaza starting at 6:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. the Men’s and Women’s teams will scrimmage in The Matadome.

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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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Spring 2017 Registration

Registration starts in early November 2016. Plan your schedule now using the online Registration Planner in the CSUN Portal and meet with your advisor. Early registration and wait listing begins on Nov. 1 and registration-by-appointment occurs through Dec. 11. Do you have the Title IX “Not Anymore” registration hold? Take the training and clear the hold today. Stay updated by checking your CSUN email.

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FAFSA Application for Spring 2017

Students can now complete their spring 2017 FAFSA application.

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Sustainability Day

The Institute for Sustainability would like to invite you to attend Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 19 in the USU Northridge Center, from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Speakers will present on sustainability topics, including water, energy and social justice. To sign up for the Sustainability Center's newsletter, The Footprint, email sustainability@csun.edu.

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New Program for 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 Latina and Latino faculty members in the humanities. The CSUN College of Humanities will select 10 qualifying juniors this fall for the first cohort of HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows. The application deadline for the program is at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. For more information visit www.csun.edu/humanities/pathways-professoriate.

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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 on Social Media


CSUN Welcomes the Community At Feria de Educación


CSUN Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins Reads to Children at the Feria de Educación


Creative Ways to Relax: This Student Spends Afternoon Between Two Trees on the Oviatt Lawn