Oct. 25, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 11
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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.

16th annual Big Show featured artists Lil Dicky, Louis the Child and BØRNS

Associated Students’ Big Show Rocks CSUN

Thousands of CSUN students came together to see musical artists Louis the Child, BØRNS and Lil Dicky transform the Oviatt Lawn into a colorful show.

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Homecoming returns on Feb. 11, 2017

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.

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Upcoming Events

Senior Day for Men's and Women's soccer team.

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 alumnus Ash Sobhe

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 at VPAC

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 Students


Spring 2017 Registration Made Simple with New Degree Planning Features

Registration is just around the corner, with early registration and waitlisting beginning Nov. 1. Planning your schedule has never been easier with the new and improved Degree Planning Tools in your myNorthridge Portal and the CSUN app. In particular, the Registration Planner helps create your preferred schedule in just a few seconds. Based on what options you select, you can generate every possible schedule combination and send your desired schedule directly to your enrollment shopping cart. Registration by appointment lasts through Dec. 11 and nonrestrictive registration begins Dec. 12.

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Title IX “Not Anymore” Training Required for Registration

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. To maintain a safe environment, CSUN staff and students are required to complete “Not Anymore,” an online, video-based, violence-prevention program. Students can complete this course by clicking the “Not Anymore” link under incomplete task in their checklist.

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2017 FAFSA Now Open

Students can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to qualify for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year. The California deadline for state financial aid is March 2, 2017 and the federal deadline is June 30, 2018. Be sure to review the major changes implemented this year. State financial aid is given on a first-come-first-serve basis and Cal Grant requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2017.

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CSUN FastPitch

FastPitch is a new venture competition where students have three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges and an audience, for cash prizes up to $2,000. FastPitch is meant to be a training ground for teams to prepare for the Bull Ring New Venture Competition in the spring. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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New Program for Future Humanities College Professors

Students in the humanities and related fields 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/o 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. 

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Carve Your Pumpkin the Matador Way

Show your Matatude this Halloween with some CSUN-themed pumpkins. Click Read More to download the CSUN and Matador stencils. 

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Celebrate Africana Studies Week

The Africana Studies Department welcomes you to celebrate the 47th annual Africana Studies Week from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The week kicks off with an Africana Studies Open House at the Campus Store lawn on Oct. 31. Students can also enjoy a keynote lecture by Dr. Anthony Samad at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Whitesett Room (SH 451). 

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CSUN on Social Media


Enter the October Challenge on Portfolium and Win Great Prizes


Show Your Matador Pride with Some CSUN-Themed Pumpkin Stencils


Carve Your Own Matador Pumpkins This Halloween