Jan. 24, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 22
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Alumni Come Together to Support CSUN Dreamers’ Academic Success

Kenya Lopez is a past recipient of the Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award and currently CSUN’s Associated Students Vice President. She also has undocumented status, making her one of more than 1,400 CSUN students called “Dreamers.” Her goal is to fulfill the American Dream, just like her fellow Matadors. These students receive scholarships funded by alumni like Omar Velasco, of KLOVE’s top-rated morning show Omar y Argelia, who create this aid to give back to help the next generation reach for their dreams.

Chicana/o Studies professor Theresa Montaño was recently elected Vice President of the California Teachers Association.

CSUN Professor Theresa Montaño: Champion for Education, Advocate for Change

Chicana/o Studies professor Theresa Montaño is a seasoned K-12 classroom teacher, a co-author of two books, and was recently elected Vice President of the California Teachers Association. On top of that, she still finds time to mentor and teach students at CSUN.

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CSUN Homecoming is February 11.

Homecoming Is Coming Soon, Feb. 11

Get your tickets now for CSUN Homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 11. We are celebrating all Matadors with reunions, family friendly games, catered BBQ, a CSUN Men’s Basketball game, beer and wine garden, campus tours and showcases, and so much more.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Men's volleyball takes on Cal Lutheran on January 26 at 7 p.m.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Cal Lutheran

Thurs, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
The Matadors have opened the season with an impressive 6-3 start. Head to the Matadome to watch CSUN face off against non-conference opponent Cal Lutheran.

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Catch the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 on February 3 at 5 p.m. on the Oviatt Lawn.

Black History Month: Jackie Robinson Movie, Jazz and Food Trucks

Fri, Feb. 3, 5 p.m.
The Oviatt Library and Associated Students will be showing 42, the biopic about baseball legend and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson at 6 p.m. A jazz performance by CSUN music students will begin at 5 p.m. Food trucks will be present so attendees can have snacks and drinks during the movie. The free event will be held on the Oviatt Lawn, but if it rains it will be moved to the Ferman Presentation Room.

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The St. Lawrence String Quartet comes to the Valley Performing Arts Center on February 3 at 8 p.m.

St. Lawrence String Quartet at VPAC

Fri, Feb. 3, 8 p.m
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, founded in 1989, is one of Canada’s premier chamber ensembles. The quartet will provide the audience with a rich, intimate onstage experience.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Smoking Cessation Session - Now is the Time, Jan. 26

CSUN has been a smoke- and tobacco-free campus since 2015. Kicking the habit is difficult for some people. CSUN wants to help. Come to this session to learn about resources available to help you stop smoking and to discuss the process of smoking cessation.

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Incorporating Healthier Behaviors Into Your Lifestyle – January 30

Join Sandra Salute, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at the SRC, to discuss ways to make healthier lifestyle and behavioral choices using various tools. Start the year off on the right foot!

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CSUN Baseball Hosting Fourth Annual Bob Hiegert Golf Classic and Alumni Weekend, Jan. 29-30

This free two-day event, which is hosted by the CSUN Baseball team at the Matador Field, gives fans a chance to receive their first glimpse at the 2017 Matadors as they take on CSUN legends from years past in friendly competition. The weekend is capped off with hitting the links at Porter Valley Country Club, where CSUN Baseball broadcaster Ross Porter will be the keynote speaker before teeing off.

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CSUN Men's Soccer to Hold January Camp

The CSUN men’s soccer program, fresh off a 2016 Big West South Division and Big West Tournament championship, will be hosting an Identification Camp on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Matador Soccer Field. This camp is open to any interested high school and community college players looking to better their game.

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CSUN’s Taxation and Accountancy Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation by TaxTalent

CSUN’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems received high honors from college website TaxTalent.com. In its “2017 Tops in Tax Educational Survey,” the website recognized both the Taxation and Accountancy programs among the best in the country.

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The Footprint, Issue No. 27

The CSUN Institute of Sustainability newsletter is highlighted by President Dianne F. Harrison joining 234 university presidents and chancellors from 35 states in signing a Climate Action Letter to urge Washington D.C. and congressional representatives to accelerate progress toward a clean energy future.

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The Big Lecture: Viola Davis, Feb. 8

The Golden Globe winner discusses her career and how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions have all contributed to reinforcing her abilities as an artist and becoming a stronger woman. Tickets are $5 for students.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Alum’s L.A. Times Premieres at Sundance

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Whitsett Chair of California History on Understanding California’s Trump Country


CSUN Professor Proposes to Her Girlfriend at Riverside Women’s March


CSUN Geography Map Library Furnishes a Map of California for the Blind


Trump Overshadows Young Migrants’ Emotional Trip to Mexico, Including CSUN Master’s Student

Associated Press Big Story