Oct. 25, 2016
Volume 6, Edition 11
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Homecoming Returns to CSUN

CSUN will be celebrating its biggest welcome back to campus event in eight years when Homecoming returns to CSUN on Feb. 11, 2017. The day-long celebration will include a special Founders’ Day event, a barbecue and wine garden, reunion gatherings, musical performances, Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara and much more.

Matador Madness signals the return of basketball to CSUN.

Matador Madness Builds Excitement for Upcoming Basketball Season

High-flying dunks, long-range three-pointers and plenty of passion and excitement helped the CSUN Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams tip off the new season at Matador Madness.

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CSUN honors four women at 2016 Phenomenal Woman Awards.

CSUN Celebrates Four Inspirational Women at the Phenomenal Woman Awards

Actress and activist Amy Brenneman, muralist Kristy Sandoval, attorney and activist Mehrangiz Kar and food justice organizer Neelam Sharma each received the honor at the 12th biennial awards reception, which is hosted by CSUN’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN soccer senior days, Oct. 29 and 30.

Senior Day: Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Sat, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. and Sun, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
This weekend will be the last time seniors on the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams will suit up for a regular-season home game. The men’s team, who will play UC Riverside on Saturday, will graduate seven seniors while the women’s team, playing against Hawaii on Sunday, will be graduating nine.

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CSUN Entrepreneurship workshop is November 1.

Entrepreneurship Workshop - Make ExtraOrdinary Money to Build an ExtraOrdinary Life

Tue, Nov. 1, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Ash Sobhe, CSUN alumnus and Founder/CEO of R6S, shares his secrets on not only making money, but using that success to build a life that transcends mere wealth accumulation. Learn how to make more money than you ever thought possible, all while being excited to get out of bed in the morning and ultimately, building a life you’ll be proud to live.

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Vote or Die Laughing is November 1.

Vote or Die Laughing at VPAC

Tue, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
The 2016 election trail has been harrowing and hilarious. No better time to send in the clowns of political satire — Culture Clash! The boys are back in the Valley just one week before the election.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Attorney Networking Group, Nov. 2

CSUN’s Attorney Networking Group Alumni Chapter’s monthly meeting is at Lewitt Hackman, 16633 Ventura Blvd, 11th Floor, Encino, California 91436. The meeting is free and a great opportunity to network with fellow Matador attorneys.

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Biology Alumni Chapter’s “Biology Bash” is Nov. 3

The CSUN Biology Alumni Chapter’s annual event is at Chaparral Hall. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and past and present faculty. The event is $10, and food and drink are included.

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Hire a Matador

Discover how you can connect with CSUN talent and hire a Matador. Post jobs and internships, recruit on-campus or review student and alumni resumes online.

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CSUN in the News


Oviatt Library Cited — It’s Not Too Late to Save the Stacks

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Obituary: CSUN Alumnus Stephen Bollenbach Ran the Numbers for Hilton, Disney, Marriott and Trump

Wall Street Journal

CSUN’s VPAC Hosts Youth Orchestra Los Angeles: L.A. Phil’s Gustavo Dudamel — Teaching music took these students ‘from nothing to something’

Los Angeles Times