Jan. 31, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 24
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From Hardship to Achievement – Student Receives CSUN’s Highest Honor

Tyler Pugeda, a double major in philosophy and mathematics who happens to be deaf, was recently awarded the prestigious President’s Scholarship due to his excellent work in the classroom.

Serafina Maulupe leads the CSUN women's basketball team and is looking ahead to life after basketball.

CSUN Women’s Basketball Player Serafina Maulupe Shoots for Her Goals On and Off the Court

Matador guard Serafina Maulupe is one of the hottest players in the Big West, earning Player of the Week honors for the conference. She’s also taking aim at some big plans for herself after basketball.

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Viola Davis' February 8 Big Lecture highlights CSUN's Black History Month events throughout February.

CSUN Celebrates Black History Month 2017

This year’s celebration, themed Africana Studies 360: Black Synergy, will highlight the similarities that unite black people – while also focusing on what makes people distinct as individuals. One of the highlights of the monthlong celebration is three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress Viola Davis delivering the Big Lecture on Feb. 8.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN's Passport Series is February 1 to 4.

CSUN Athletics’ Passport Series

Feb. 1-4
CSUN Athletics has brought back the Matador Passport Series, when fans in attendance at Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Volleyball games in the Matadome during the four days can have their passports stamped at each contest in the series to win prizes that include CSUN parking passes, MataMoney cards, CSUN campus store gift cards and exclusive game-day experiences.

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February is Associated Students Awareness month.

Associated Students Awareness Month

Feb. 1-28
February is Associated Students Awareness month. Get to know your student leaders, our AS services and programs, and learn how you can get involved. The first event kicks off with “Coffee Talk” on Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sierra Center and Arbor Grill, where students can enjoy some warm drinks and win free prizes.

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The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 perform at Valley Performing Arts Center on February 9.

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 at VPAC

Thurs, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
Combining forces for the first time, the Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 will create an unforgettable night. Between them, the two groups have 20 Grammy Awards and a range of styles that cover nearly every genre of popular music; from jazz to swing, from gospel to R&B.

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Focus on Students


Commit to be Fit This Spring

CSUN Kinesiology students and faculty will be helping students, faculty and community members reach their fitness goals this spring. Beginning on Feb. 6 and continuing until May 11, the program will be held Monday through Thursday. Orientation is on Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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Twenty-Nine Matadors Receive All-Big West Academic Team Honors

A total of 29 CSUN student-athletes received 2016 Big West Conference Fall All-Academic Team honors, meaning they had above a GPA of 3.0, were at least a sophomore academically and competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s games during the season.

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SRC Offering American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid Training

Beginning on Feb. 4, the SRC will be offering students and faculty the chance to become certified in CPR, AED and first aid training. For $50 a person, attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to cardiac breathing and first aid emergencies. All certifications are valid for 2 years from the date of your course completion.

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Adding and Dropping Classes Online

The last day to register late, add or drop a class, and change basis of grading using self service is Feb. 10.

Laugh Your Class Off at the USU, Feb. 3

De-stress from a long week of school by heading to the USU Games Room at 8 p.m. for a night of laughs, free food, great music and prizes.

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Student Academic Calendar

Make sure to bookmark the Student Academic Calendar so you can find dates for registration, instruction, holidays and deadlines at your fingertips.

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Acasola to Represent CSUN at 2017 Los Angeles A Capella Festival

CSUN’s talented a capella group Acasola will be competing in the 2017 LAAF Competition at Calabasas High School on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Last year, the group took first place in the competition against schools from all over California and will look to defend its title.

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CSUN on Social Media


Coach Reggie Theus Invites Matadors to Homecoming


Men’s Basketball Guard Tavrion Dawson named Big West Player of the Week


Need to Relax in Between Class? Head to the CSUN Duck Pond