Nov. 1, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 12
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For Alumni Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett, CSUN Was a Place of Rebirth

It’s been 16 years since Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett came out as gay in their CSUN psychology class, and the successful entertainment power couple say their positive experience at CSUN helped restore their confidence when they needed it the most.

Parks Ranger CSUN Alumna speaks to the audience.

Alumni Park Rangers Return to CSUN to Celebrate National Parks’ Centennial

Four alumni of CSUN returned to their urban alma mater to help celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial and to encourage current students to follow them into careers at NPS.

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Student scholarship winners and administration pose for a group photo

Outstanding CSUN Students Celebrated at Northridge Scholars Reception

Commitment to scholarship, excellence, innovation and experimentation are among CSUN’s five values. CSUN celebrated the living embodiment of those values by honoring 20 outstanding students at the Northridge Scholars Reception.

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Upcoming Events

Matty the Matador mascot poses with women's soccer players

Women’s Soccer, Big West Tournament: CSUN vs. Long Beach State

Thurs, Nov. 3, 5 p.m.
The Matadors were crowned conference champions for the first time with their thrilling 1-0 double-overtime victory in their regular-season finale. Now they set their sights on the 49ers in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.

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Hansel and Gretel performance poster

Hansel and Gretel Opera

Nov. 3-6, various performances
The Departments of Theatre and Music bring you the final four performances of this fairytale opera based on the Brothers Grimm classic.

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Jose James headshot

José James presents: Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Thurs, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
José James makes his VPAC debut performing the music of Billie Holiday in a stripped down, intimate rendition of his album, Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSU Mega Mixer, Nov. 7

Extend your alumni network to include the entire 23-campus CSUN system by joining fellow Matadors and connect with fellow CSU alumni at the CSU Orange County Mega Mixer. This year’s event will be at a spectacular location — Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge in Irvine, which was opened by Top Chef New Orleans finalist Shirley Chung.

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Like CSUN Alumni on Facebook

Keep in touch with fellow CSUN alumni, get news on Alumni Association events and check out what some of our Matadors are accomplishing.

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Last Call: Biology Bash, Nov. 3

Reconnect with Biology alumni and faculty, see what our current students are up to and network. There will be student presentations and tours of Chaparral Hall, along with food and beverages.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN's S.K. Ramesh: EPICS in IEEE: Working Off Grid

Renewable Energy World

CSUN Men’s Basketball Picked Third in Big West

Los Angeles Daily News

Obituary: CSUN Alumnus Ron Grant, Oscar and Emmy-winning Composer, Dies at 72

Boston Herald