Jan. 17, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 21
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Can a CSUN Degree Help a Person Hike the Pacific Crest Trail? One Alumnus Proves it Can

Andy Dischekenyan journeyed the 2,650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail from April to September — 171 days in total. Dischekenyan credits his time at CSUN for helping him complete this incredible journey.

CSUN student Oshae Rodgers received the CSU Trustee Award.

CSUN Sophomore Oshae Rodgers Receives CSU Trustee Award

Oshae Rodgers was awarded a 2016 CSU Trustee Award and scholarship for demonstrating superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.

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CSUN hosts the 20th Annual High School Art Invitational, where students from 40 local high schools display their art.

CSUN Hosts 20th Annual High School Art Invitational

Students from nearly 40 high schools across the San Fernando Valley are showcasing their paintings, sculptures, photography and more at CSUN’s 20th annual art invitational. The exhibition will remain open until Jan. 28 at the CSUN Art Galleries.

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Upcoming Events

It's Harry Potter night at the CSUN women's basketball game on January 21.

Women’s Basketball vs. Cal Poly

Sat, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.
It’s Harry Potter Night, and the pregame fun for all ages starts in the Leaky Cauldron (AKA: The Matadome Lobby) where fans can get a personalized acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a lightning bolt tattoo, photo booth fun and more. The first 100 youth under 13 will receive a wand! All guests are also invited to dress up in their best Harry Potter-themed attire. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes of the afternoon. Free tickets will be given to anyone donating new and unused pairs of socks, which will be donated to MEND of the San Fernando Valley.

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Hansel and Gretel is at the Valley Performing Arts Center on January 22.

Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat at VPAC

Sun, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.
The classic Hansel and Gretel fairy tale is a 60-minute musical appropriate for families to enjoy together, with lessons new and old that resonate just as they have for generations.

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Cassavetes Television Showing at Armer Theatre

Cassavetes Television at Armer Theatre

Thur, Feb. 9, doors open at 6:45
Cassavetes gained notoriety in 1955 as a vicious killer in The Night Holds Terror, and as a juvenile delinquent in the live TV drama Crime in the Streets. Cassavetes guest-starred in the crime drama, Decoy, and he also played Johnny Staccato, the title character in a television series about a jazz pianist who also worked as a private detective.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Homecoming 2017, Feb. 11

You’re invited to CSUN’s biggest reunion in almost a decade. Make connections with fellow CSUN alumni and enjoy a BBQ, compete in the Matador Motorway and stay for an exciting CSUN Men’s Basketball game. Tickets are on sale now!

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Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded CSUN a three-year grant worth more than $385,000 for a teacher-preparation project aimed at increasing the number of men who want to work in elementary education.

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CSUN Softball Releases 2017 Schedule

The Matadors kick off the new season on Feb. 10 in the Hillenbrand Invitational Tournament, and have their home opener on March 7. The team, which is coming off an impressive 34-22 record in 2016, will be led by a strong core of 12 seniors.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Ecology Professor Caitlin Fong Helps Answer: Can I Use Moss to Navigate?

Popular Science

Jacaranda Unleashes a Tribute to Composer John Adams That Goes a Little Bit ‘Berserk’ at CSUN’s VPAC

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Professor Larry Allen Explores the Effects Noise Has on Fish

Sport Fishing Magazine