Jan. 24, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 22
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Living the Dream

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.

CSUN professor Theresa Montano makes difference in students lives.

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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Taking a look at the important dates for the spring 2017 semester.

Important Upcoming Dates for Spring 2017 Semester

Here is a look at the important dates for students during the Spring 2017 semester.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Kickoff 2017 is January 26 at 11 a.m.

Spring Kickoff 2017

Thurs, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
Welcome back Matadors! Get ready for a great semester by heading to the USU, Plaza del Sol for free food, fun games and live music from DJ Mal-Ski and the CSUN Fasmode dance crew. All attendees will be eligible to win free CSUN gear and a Fitbit activity tracker.

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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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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 Students


Black History Month: Jackie Robinson Movie, Jazz and Food Trucks, Feb. 3

The Oviatt Library and Associated Students will be showing the movie 42, the story of baseball legend and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson. A jazz performance by CSUN music students and food trucks will be present at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m. The free event will be held on the Oviatt Lawn, but if it rains then it will move to the Ferman Presentation Room.

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Late Registration and Schedule Adjustment

Online, self-service registration continues through Feb. 10. Wait listing continues through Jan. 29. Beginning Jan. 30, permission is required to add all classes.

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CSU Fully Online Courses

Can’t find an open class you need to graduate? A fully online course at another CSU campus might meet the requirement. Spring registration is open now.

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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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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 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 on Social Media


Actress Viola Davis is Coming to CSUN


Rain or Shine, It’s Always Great to be a Matador


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