Nov. 1, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 12
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CSUN Prepares for Zombie Apocalypse (and Other Disasters)

Hundreds of students assembled kits to prepare them for the zombie apocalypse as part of CSUN’s second annual, award-winning Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt.

Coding and hackathon challenge winners pose for a group photo

Students Win Prizes and Awards at the Oviatt Innovation Weeks Celebration

Students showed off their coding skills and hacked their way into winning gift cards, certifications and other prizes at the Oviatt Innovation Weeks culminating celebration.

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Plan Your Spring 2017 Schedule with the New Registration Planner and Win Big

Planning your schedule has never been easier with the new and improved Degree Planning Tools in your myNorthridge Portal and the CSUN app. The Registration Planner helps create your proposed schedule options 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. Qualifying undergraduate students will be entered automatically into a drawing for a tuition scholarship or other prizes.

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Upcoming Events

Kutscher sisters with Matty the Matador

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

Thurs, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.
The Matadors were crowned conference champions for the first time during their regular-season finale against Hawaii. Now they set their sights on the 49ers in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.

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Jose James

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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The Young Turks on Fusion at CSUN

Wed, Nov. 9, 5 p.m.
TYT Network and FUSION are bringing the popular weekly, hour-long live show to CSUN as part of its nationwide campus series. Hosts Ana Kasparian, a CSUN alumna and journalism faculty member, and John Iadarola discuss the most current events grabbing the nation’s attention.

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Focus on Students


George Takei Comes to CSUN, Nov. 15

Experience George Takei, live on stage at the VPAC’s Great Hall, bringing a powerful and entertaining voice to issues ranging from politics to pop culture. You’ll hear all about his incredible journey from being wrongfully imprisoned as a child by the U.S government in its internment camps for Japanese citizens during World War II to Star Trek fame and becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights and marriage equality.

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Title IX “Not Anymore” Training Required for Registration

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. Students will have a registration hold placed on their account until the “Not Anymore” course is complete. Once you complete the training your hold should be lifted within 24 hours.

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Winter Term Registration

Registration for Winter Term 2016 is now open. Winter Term features academic-credit classes offered in a compressed format online and on campus between the Fall and Spring semesters. The online component runs Dec. 24, 2016 – Jan. 20, 2017. Face-to-face courses run Jan. 3-20, 2017. Anyone may register so long as they meet course prerequisites.

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We ♥ Our Veterans Week

Celebrate our Matador veterans with We ♥ Our Veterans Week from Nov. 6 to 11. Events include a 5K Fun Run, U.S. Flag Garden Placement, Veteran Ally Workshop, Veteran’s Resource Center open house, and the CSUN Students and Veterans Party on the Plaza.

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2017 FAFSA Now Open

Students can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online application 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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Application Deadline Approaches for Pathways to the Professoriate Program

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 HSI Pathways to the Professoriate is at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15.

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Asian Americans and Health: Part I AAS Professional Development and Career Series, Nov. 4 (PDF)

Asian American Studies invites you to learn about health issues in AAPI communities, as well as the relevance of an Asian American Studies background for a career in the nonprofit or in the field of health. Speakers include Scott Chan and Kyle Tsukahira from the Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance.

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Hansel and Gretel Opera

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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CSUN on Social Media


CSUN Night at the LA Clippers Set for Dec. 12


CSUN’s Kourtney Kutscher Scores Game-Winning Goal to Clinch First Big West Conference Title


Rainy Day Reflections on the Matador Statue