Nov. 22, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 15
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An Engaging Evening with George Takei

George Takei shared insights from Star Trek, his activism and early years in a Japanese-American internment camp at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center in a special evening lecture on Nov. 15. The event was sponsored by the University Student Union.

Fast Pitch winners

Fast Pitch Competition Brings Out the Best in Young Entrepreneurs

The second annual Fast Pitch event, an “elevator pitch” competition between 10 student teams, saw more than its fair share of innovative ideas, headlined by the grand prize winner WebApes, which is developing smart script internet code to help the visually impaired better navigate through websites.

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Alumni giving to CSUN continues to rise.

Support of CSUN Continues to Climb

CSUN alumni and supporters of the university set a new standard for giving in 2015-2016. For the third year in a row, nearly $20 million in gift commitments have been made to CSUN, putting the three-year total at $60.5 million, compared to $36.9 million from the prior three-year period — a 64 percent increase.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Women's Basketball Tournament on November 25 and 26.

2016 Radisson Thanksgiving Classic

Fri, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by watching the Matadors take on the University of Detroit Mercy at the Matadome. CSUN will also face either Michigan State or Delaware on Nov. 26.

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Striving for Human Rights in Iran VPAC event.

Striving for Human Rights in Iran

Thurs, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Academics, journalists, comedians and musicians will be gathering at the VPAC to draw attention to human rights violations taking place in Iran.

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Vienna boys choir performs at VPAC on December 2.

Vienna Boys Choir Christmas in Vienna

Fri, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
Get into the Christmas spirit early this year by enjoying classical masterpieces, folk songs and holiday classics performed by the illustrious Vienna Boys choir.

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Focus on Students


CSUN Men’s Basketball to Take Part in Wooden Legacy Tournament

Over the Thanksgiving break, the Matadors will compete in the prestigious Wooden Legacy tournament against Texas A&M on Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. The matchup will take place in Titan Gym at Cal State Fullerton. The following day, the Matadors will face either New Mexico or Virginia Tech.

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Thanksgiving Break

Classes will not be in session and university offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. In addition, there will be no instruction or other campus services normally available on weekends on Saturday, Nov. 26. However, some areas, like the Student Recreation Center, may be offering services during these dates, please call or check their websites for more information. The Department of Police Services will be staffed during the closure and can be reached at (818) 677-2111.

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33rd Annual Powwow, Nov. 26

Celebrate Indigenous Awareness Month by enjoying American Indian dance, music, food, crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sierra Quad.

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CSUN Night at the LA Clippers, Dec. 12

Faculty, staff, students and alumni can purchase tickets in specially designated sections to cheer on the Clippers when they play the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Sign Up for the Surviving the Entertainment Industry Webinar, Dec. 7

This 60-minute free webinar will include CSUN alumna Jody Prusan’s story from pursuing a job in entertainment to creating her own business. Presentation topics include: turning talent into a reality, taking risks, jumping in and rising up in this unpredictable industry, what talent managers and agents look for in talent (the “IT factor”) and how to adapt and use change for success.

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2016 Turkey Burn-Off Challenge, Nov. 21-27

The SRC invites students and all SRC members to deal with the effects of eating too-much-good-stuff on Turkey Day by simply staying in shape all week long with the Turkey Burn-Off Challenge.

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2016 Volunteer Service Awards Recognize CSUN Supporters

CSUN honored some of its most devoted alumni and friends at the 15th annual Volunteer Service Awards on Nov. 18. Top awards went to Phil Mundy, Sally Magaram and Daniel Blake, while champions for alumni chapters and the university were also honored.

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CSUN on Social Media


Matadors Outlast Huskies, 84-82


Winding Down Fall 2016


Chicana/o Studies Professor Harry Gamboa Jr. Among Notable Artists Photographed by Vanity Fair