Nov. 7, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 13
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Mayor Garcetti, Sen. Hertzberg Join With CSUN Students to Support Measure M

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California State Senator Bob Hertzberg visited CSUN on Nov. 3 to rally with students in support of Measure M, the ballot measure to increase public transportation investment in Los Angeles County.

U.S. Senate Candidates Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris Visit CSUN to Rally Young Voters

Both U.S. Senate Candidates Visit CSUN to Rally Young Voters

In the final days before the historic presidential election, CSUN students and faculty had a rare opportunity to meet, question and pose for selfies with California’s two candidates for U.S. Senate — Orange County U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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CSUN's men's and women's soccer teams won Big West regular-season titles in 2016.

Seasons of Success for CSUN Soccer Teams

In a first in the history of CSUN soccer, the men’s and women’s soccer teams both captured the regular-season Big West Conference championships. The CSUN men’s team hosts Sacramento State on Wednesday.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN men's soccer hosts Sacramento State in semifinals of the Big West tournament, November 9.

Big West Semifinals: Men’s Soccer vs. Sacramento State

Wed, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
After winning the Big West South Division regular-season title, the Matadors are hosting the conference semifinals in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

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George Takei comes to CSUN, Nov. 15.

George Takei Comes to CSUN

Tue, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
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. He’ll share stories of his incredible journey from being wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps for Japanese-American citizens 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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Chotto Desh performed at VPAC on November 20.

VPAC — Akram Khan Company’s Chotto Desh

Sun, Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
Chotto Desh, Bengali for “small homeland,” is a story of one young man’s dreams and memories, brought to life by interactive animations and the choreography of Akram Khan — recognized as one of Britain’s most important artists, and a contributor to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN’s 15th Annual Volunteer Service Awards, Nov. 18

It’s been a celebratory fall already for the CSUN David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, with both commemorating significant anniversaries with gala events. Now, three people with strong ties to those CSUN institutions will be honored for their dedication and service to the university, along with a host of other volunteers.

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Matador Book Club: The Girl on the Train, Nov. 9

Whether you’re a voracious reader or nothing’s on the tube reader, join colleagues for a lively discussion of this month’s book selection, the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.

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Smoking Cessation — Now is the Time, Nov. 10

We are now a smoke-free campus. Kicking the habit is difficult for some people. The university wants to help. Come to this session to learn about resources available to help you stop smoking and to discuss the process of smoking cessation.

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Register for the 2017 Faculty Retreat

The 2017 Faculty Retreat is on Jan. 18, 2017. The deadline to register for the retreat is Dec. 9. Please visit the Faculty Retreat website for information and to register. For more information, contact Heidi Wolfbauer at or ext. 3263.

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Service on Faculty and University Committees and Boards

Faculty who would like to be considered for election or appointment to positions in faculty governance, to standing or advisory committees of the Faculty Senate, or to various all-university committees and boards are invited to complete the University Student Form. To be considered for the spring faculty elections, please submit the form by Jan. 23, 2017. For more information, contact Heidi Wolfbauer at or or ext. 3263.

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Walkability Wednesday, Nov. 9

Hosted by CSUN’s Institute for Community Health & Wellbeing, Walkability Wednesdays take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday and feature guest speakers and walk leaders. This week, join Rob Gunsalus, Vice President for University Advancement and President of the CSUN Foundation, for a walk through campus and a discussion of “How Private Funding is Changing Higher Education.”

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Supporting Student Success I: Understanding and Helping Students, Nov. 16

Understanding the current CSUN students, where they come from, and what their general trajectory through their tenure at the university positions us to better guide them toward success. Join William Watkins, Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students, in a session to help staff and faculty consider how the CSUN student today is not the student of yesterday.

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CSUN in the News


System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, a CSUN Alumnus, Goes Classical With Symphonic Concerts in Northridge

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Students Rally for Measure M Transit Tax

Los Angeles Daily News

Vote or Die Laughing: Culture Clash Fires off Jokes at CSUN’s VPAC

Los Angeles Times