Dec. 13, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 18
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Nazarian Family Presents Laptops to Help Smooth the Road to Graduation

Philanthropists and business titans Younes and Soraya Nazarian presented 50 CSUN business students with laptops courtesy of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation as part of a larger effort to invest in student success.

CSUN Music program ranks in top 25 worldwide by the Hollywood Reporter.

CSUN Music Department Ranked No. 17 Worldwide

With notable alumni Diane Warren and Andy Summers, the CSUN Music program ranked among the top 25 music schools by The Hollywood Reporter for the third year in a row.

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CSUN is working with the CSU system to increase retention and graduation rates.

CSUN Implementing Strategies to Elevate Graduation Rates, Student Success

CSUN is continuing to raise the bar in conjunction with the California State University’s Graduation Initiative 2025, which aims to elevate retention and graduation rates across the nation’s largest public university system by the year 2025.

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Upcoming Events

The Hot Sardines at VPAC on December 17.

The Hot Sardines Holiday Stomp at VPAC

Sat, Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
The Hot Sardines, New York’s acclaimed ambassadors of swing, will deliver a white hot Christmas that will make your office party seem downright dull.

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CSUN women's basketball takes on Southern Utan on December 21.

Women’s Basketball vs. Southern Utah

Wed, Dec. 21, 2 p.m.
Head to the Matadome for a great afternoon matchup between the Matadors and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. Leading the Matadors this season has been sophomore sensation Channon Fluker (15.8 points per game) and talented guard Serafina Maulupe (12.4).

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CSUN Homecoming is Feb. 11, 2017.

CSUN Homecoming 2017

Sat, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.
You’re invited to CSUN’s biggest reunion in almost a decade. Reconnect with your friends and alma mater and enjoy a BBQ and the wine garden, compete in the Matador Motorway, and stay for a CSUN men’s basketball game. Tickets are on sale now!

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN’s Legendary Dean Ed Peckham Left a Wide and Lasting Impact

Edmund Peckham, whose influence on CSUN student life spanned more than two decades, oversaw student leadership/Associated Students, CSUN Athletics, Greek life, as well as the openings of the University Student Union and the Klotz Student Health Center. The former dean of students and vice president for student affairs passed away at the age of 92 on Oct. 31.

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Join Former Classmates for a CSUN Mini-Reunion

As part of the Homecoming celebration, University Student Union, Associated Students and University Housing are holding mini-reunions. If you were a part of these on-campus groups and want to join in the fun, email us at:

A Call to Valley Staters from the Classes of ’66 and ’67

If you are a Valley Stater who graduated in 1966 or 1967 and haven’t received info about the annual Founders’ Day Luncheon on Feb. 11, 2017, please contact us at We want to see you return to campus and induct you into CSUN’s 50-Year Club.

Niece’s Imagination Inspires CSUN Staffer’s Book for Children

Sahag Gureghian and Annie Morcos teamed up to create a children’s book based off the sketches of Gurenghian’s niece, Samantha.

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America Recycles Day Informs Campus on Importance of Recycling

Associated Students Sustainability and Recycling Services at CSUN hosted its annual America Recycles Day at the Bookstore Lawn. Several free items, made from recycled content, were given away such as bottles, notebooks and sticky pads.

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CSUN in the News


The Hollywood Reporter Ranks CSUN Music School #17

The Hollywood Reporter

California Positions Itself to Lead a Blue State Rebellion, Quotes CSUN Prof. Hogen-Esch

The Christian Science Monitor

CSUN Sustainability Center Under Construction

American School and University Magazine