Jan. 10, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 19
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CSUN Model UN Team Takes First Place For Fourth Consecutive Year

Participating in separate competitions in Washington D.C. and Seattle, CSUN’s Model United Nations team once again took top honors against some of the world’s best teams while representing various countries and discussing topics such as global security, human rights and atomic energy.

CSUN students and faculty worked with the FBI on public service announcements on cyber crime.

CSUN Film Students, Faculty Team With FBI to Raise Cyber Security Awareness

CSUN students and faculty worked together with the FBI to create a series of public service announcements about trending cyber crimes. The PSAs are being shown in major television markets across the country.

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Two food pantries at CSUN helped supply needy students with food and essential food supplies.

Alumni, Faculty and Staff Make a Difference for Students by Donating to Food Pantry

When CSUN announced the opening of two food pantries on campus for students struggling to pay for food and essential home supplies, a number of CSUN alumni, faculty and staff reached out to help in any way they could.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN men's basketball takes on UC Davis on January 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. UC Davis

Sat, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.
The Matadors and Aggies have each won both of their Big West Conference games to start the season, with Kendall Smith leading CSUN with an average of 15.5 points per game.

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American Berserk is at Valley Performing Arts Center on January 14 at 8 p.m.

American Berserk, A Celebration of John Adams

Sat, Jan. 14, 8 p.m.
This performance traces an alternative set of musical roots for the ultimate American composer. Witty Creole fantasies, ragtime and jazz classics lead to the piano tour-de-force that gives the concert its name.

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Founders' Day is February 11 at CSUN.

Valley Staters: The Founders’ Day Luncheon

Sat, Feb. 11
If you’re a member of the Classes of 1966 or 1967, we will celebrate you. Reunite with Valley Staters while marking your 50th Anniversary milestone! Enjoy a luncheon at which CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will present you with a commemorative pin and induct you into CSUN’s 50-Year Club. Come celebrate this legacy of achievement along with fellow members of your class and faculty and staff who began their service to the university during the same years. Call for more information at (818) 677-1300.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Bob Hiegert Golf Classic, Jan. 30

CSUN Baseball broadcaster Ross Porter will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual tournament, with proceeds from the event going to benefit the Matador Baseball program.

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Homecoming 2017

Return home to CSUN, where we will celebrate all Matadors. Homecoming is a family-friendly event with numerous activities, including campus tours and showcases, alumni vs. students competition in the Matador Motorway, a kids zone, a CSUN Men’s Basketball game and more. Enjoy catered BBQ and the wine and beer garden while reconnecting with your fellow Matadors and the university. Buy your tickets today!

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Turning it Around: Connor and Spencer O’Neil’s Academic Journey at CSUN

Despite different destinations on the baseball field, brothers Connor and Spencer O’Neil’s stories parallel each other in one way: They made turnarounds in the classroom while at CSUN.

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CSUN in the News


Hollyweed Prank Inspired by CSUN Alumnus

Vanity Fair

Alumna Olympia LePoint on Hidden Figures

Huffington Post

CSUN’s Model United Nations is a Model for Success

KPCC – Southern California Public Radio