Nov. 29, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 16
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EOP Celebrates Mentors

EOP at CSUN celebrated its long tradition of “paying it forward” by honoring CSUN leaders Virginia Hyunh, Sharon Klein, Alex Ojeda, Frank Muniz and Jina Gonzalez at the 2016 Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards ceremony.

Many ways to support CSUN on Giving Tuesday.

How to Support CSUN Students on Giving Tuesday

You can give back to CSUN through donations of time, food or money on this national day of giving.

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The Northridge Mall has a dedicated kiosk for CSUN gear.

Shop for Matador Gear at the Northridge Mall

Matadors can gear up on CSUN merchandise such as T-shirts, hoodies, keychains, notebooks, mugs and much more at the Northridge Mall throughout the holiday season.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN basketball doubleheader on December 3.

Doubleheader: Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho State. Women’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

Sat, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Men’s team will open up the evening at the Matadome against the Idaho State Bengals. By showing your ticket stub from the opener, free admission will be provided to see the Women’s team against Eastern Washington.

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Fiesta Mexicana is at the VPAC on December 3 at 7 p.m.

Fiesta Mexicana: Feliz Navidad at VPAC

Sat, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Mariachi Garibaldi of Grammy Award-winner Jaime Cuéllar and the Ballet Folklórico de Kareli Montoya perform an evening of dance and songs such as Campanas de Belen, Amarga Navidad, Navidad de los Pobres and other iconic songs of the Christmas season.

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CSUN Music Holiday Concert at VPAC is December 6 at 7:30 p.m.

CSUN Music Holiday Concert at VPAC

Tue, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
The CSUN Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz “A” Band will perform holiday-themed pieces alongside some special guests at the inaugural Music Holiday event.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


3 Wins Fitness, 5K Walk/Run, Dec. 11

Join us for an on-campus 5K, with proceeds going to the CSUN Matador Care Fund. CSUN Faculty and Staff are just $5. And if it’s your first time, don’t sweat it. You can jump into training sessions run by one of our CSUN Kinesiology students.

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December Payroll Distribution

December pay warrants will be distributed in the lobby of Bayramian Hall on Dec. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. A form must be filled out and delivered to University Cash Services by Dec. 16. The form is available at University Cash Services or online below. A CSUN photo ID is required in order to release your pay warrant. Employees unable to pick up checks may authorize someone to do so, in writing. Include the name of the authorized person, the employee’s department, the last four digits of the employee’s Social Security number and the employee’s signature. Uncollected checks will be available for department pickup from noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. For more information, please contact University Cash Services at ext. 7222.

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Transitioning From Peer to Supervisor, Dec. 6

Whether you are aspiring to become a supervisor or manager, or whether you have served in that role for some time, you will find this workshop helpful. Join Director of Recruitment Services & Compensation Mika Williamson for a session that will help you establish and lead a dynamic team.

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Maintaining a Proactive Approach to Personal Safety, Dec. 6

Presented by Stacey Nowak of Police Services, this workshop is designed to enhance one’s personal safety through discussions on situational awareness using one’s cognitive and physical senses to help avoid or prevent a crime from occurring. 

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Strategies for Identifying Unconscious Bias, Dec. 7

Between our best intentions and our actions are “mind bugs” preventing us from achieving the impact we want in decision making, teamwork and talent management strategies. Join Chief Diversity Officer Raji Rhys and Director, Office of Equity & Diversity Susan Hua for a session that will explore powerfully practical strategies in the fight against these “mind bugs.” 

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Sustainable Alternatives for Your Lawn, Dec. 7

Join Assistant Director, Grounds & Events James Logsdon and Assistant Grounds Manager Ruben Lopez for a session on how to environmentally and economically reconsider the way we landscape our homes and communities.

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Campus Town Hall

Join in the conversation on Post-Election Discussion: Coming Together in Times of Uncertainty on Nov. 29 at noon at the USU Grand Salon.


CSUN in the News


VPAC’s Vienna Boys Choir Christmas In Vienna Among the Picks of the Week

CBS Los Angeles

California Climate Champion and CSUN Alumna Fran Pavley Has Host of Achievements

San Francisco Chronicle

CSUN Alumna Paula Abdul on Her Secret Childhood Dance Studio

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)