Dec. 6, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 17
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CSUN Student Music Groups Share Stage with World-Renowned Performers

The CSUN Symphony, Acasola and Jazz “A” Band experienced the performance of a lifetime accompanying System of a Down singer Serj Tankian, six-time Emmy winner Tyne Daly and nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis during their performances at the VPAC this semester.

CSUN alumnus and CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth has released a new book about his 400-year family history.

CSUN Alumnus Bill Griffeth’s Shocking Discovery Becomes Foundation for his New Book

In 2007, CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth published a book about his 400-year-old family history. Five years later, Griffeth, through a DNA test, discovered the man he thought was his father really wasn’t, setting the stage for his new book, By Faith Alone.

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The 33rd annual Powwow at CSUN.

Color and Culture Shine Through at Powwow

American Indian tribes from around the U.S. gather at CSUN’s Sierra Quad for a day of celebration at the 33rd annual Powwow.

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Upcoming Events

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah at VPAC.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah at VPAC

Wed, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street is among New York's most prized musical treasures. Led by charismatic conductor Julian Wachner, the choir and its sister ensemble, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, have a special relationship to the work, having presented its first performance in North America in 1770.

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CSUN Symphony at Plaza de Sol Performance Hall on December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

CSUN Symphony at Plaza de Sol Performance Hall

Thur, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
The CSUN Symphony Orchestra will perform featured works that ushered in the era of symphonic writing. Tickets, which can be purchased at the Associated Students Ticket Office, are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty/staff/seniors and $7 for students.

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CSUN men's basketball takes on Loyola Marymount University on December 10 at 7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount

Sat, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
The Matadors continue their tough non-conference schedule with a home game against the Loyola Marymount Lions. Forward Tavrion Dawson (15.4 points per game) and guards Kendall Smith (14.0) and Aaron Parks (13.4) are leading the team in scoring this season. You can also watch the game on the CSUN Sports Network.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN Winter Celebration, Dec. 15

Join in for some holiday fun for an evening that will feature a CSUN talent showcase, dancing, food and beverage stations, desserts, special winter photo booths and much more. RSVP deadline is Dec. 8.

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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. 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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The Footprint, Issue No. 25

Check out the latest edition of the Institute for Sustainability Newsletter, featuring students in a Sustainability 310 course gaining hands-on experience with materials management through two recent activities and much more.

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Matador Masters – A TOASTMASTERS Chapter for CSUN Faculty and Staff, Dec. 8

If you are interested in developing your ability to effectively and effortlessly speak in public, and build leadership and quick-thinking skills, join us for our next meeting to see how Toastmasters can help you.

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The Challenges of Finding Your Healthy Weight, Dec. 12

It is estimated that 45 million Americans diet each year without much success. If you’re tired of dieting and worrying about your weight, this session will help you learn how to make realistic lifestyle changes that will promote long-lasting weight loss without fad dieting.

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Matador Book Club – A Summons to Memphis, Dec. 14

Whether you’re a voracious reader or nothing-on-the-tube reader, join colleagues and new friends on Dec. 14 at noon in Oviatt 16 for a lively discussion of the 1987 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor.

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Asian American Studies and Politics Event, Dec. 8

Three CSUN alumni will be talking about the different roles they have had in politics, including community organizing, creating legislation and policies and supporting arts and local businesses. They will also be speaking about the relevance of Asian American Studies for careers in politics and small business.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Business Students Receive an Unexpected Gift (in Spanish)

La Opinión

CSUN Students, Faculty Get Diabetics Doing Squats

KPCC Southern California Public Radio

CSUN Professor Cedric Hackett, Students Examine Activism, Triumphs and Challenges of Black Men

LA Sentinel