Jan. 17, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 21
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Oshae Rodgers Receives 2016 CSU Trustee Award

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

CSUN alumnus Andy Dischekenyan hiked the 2,650-mile long Pacific Trail.

Can a CSUN Degree Help a Person Hike the Pacific Crest Trail? One Alumnus Proves it

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

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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. 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. Students are encouraged to bring 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 p.m.
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 Students


Homecoming 2017, Feb. 11

You’re invited to CSUN’s biggest reunion in almost a decade. Make connections with CSUN alumni and enjoy a BBQ, compete in the Matador Motorway and stay for an exciting CSUN Men’s Basketball game. Discounted student 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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“Tuesday Talks” at the USU

On select Tuesdays beginning Jan. 24, all CSUN students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this weekly discussion group to engage in conversation on topics and current events relevant to the LGBTQ community from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Register for Spring 2017 Intramural Sports at the SRC

Students can now register to play in intramural sports for the spring semester through imleagues.com or the Rec It smartphone app. The semester-long fee is $7.

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CSUN on Social Media


NY Times: Value of a Degree is Rising


CSUN Wears Red on Tuesdays (Even on Rainy Days!)


The Return of Homecoming is Less than a Month Away!