Feb. 7, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 24
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CSUN Receives $880K to Reduce Obesity Rates

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has awarded an $880,000 grant to CSUN dedicated to reducing obesity rates among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education-eligible populations in Canoga Park.

CSUN students help low-income people through VITA tax-preparation program.

CSUN Students Provide Free Tax Preparation Assistance for Low-Income Filers

Low-income individuals and families are now able to seek free assistance with state and federal tax preparation from CSUN’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic and satellite locations throughout the San Fernando Valley from now until April 15.

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CSUN Homecoming is this Saturday, February 11.

CSUN Homecoming: Celebrating All Matadors

Due to the weather, we’re taking the giant pinewood derby track of the Matador Motorway indoors to the SRC, where all races will take place on Saturday during Homecoming. Join us for the fun, food and festivities of Homecoming. By purchasing a car, you are also giving back and supporting the MataCare Fund for students.

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Upcoming Events

The CSUN homecoming men's basketball game is against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Game: Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara

Sat, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
CSUN’s big daylong homecoming event will be topped off with an important conference matchup between the Matadors and the visiting Gauchos.

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The Terry Piper lecture series features David Yeager on February 15.

Terry Piper Lecture Series: David Yeager

Wed, Feb. 15. 9:30 a.m.
This engaging discussion on mindset and student success is led by Yeager, a developmental psychology faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford.

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La Santa Cecilia comes to Valley Performing Arts Center on February 18.

La Santa Cecilia at VPAC

Sat, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.
From the heart of Olvera Street, this L.A.-based, Grammy Award-winning band exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Spring 2017 Faculty Senate Elections

Nominations for Faculty Senate positions are being accepted at the Feb. 16 Faculty Senate meeting. Another option to run for an open position is to submit to the Faculty Senate Office a petition with 15 faculty signatures by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Open for election are the posts for faculty vice president (one-year term), secretary (one-year term), CSU statewide academic senator (three-year term), senators-at-large (two-year term, six positions). For more information, contact Heidi Wolfbauer, X3263.

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Commit To Be Fit Is Back for Spring

Commit To Be Fit, the free fitness program for CSUN faculty, staff, students and community members, which is led by CSUN Kinesiology students under the supervision of CSUN Kinesiology faculty, is back for the spring semester. Meeting four times per week, Monday through Thursday, participants can elect group or individualized training.

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Two CSUN Students Intern at Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that produces the Golden Globe Awards, specifically sought out two CSUN students to intern at the popular award show, which saw more than 20 million people tune in.

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Pride Center Open House for Faculty & Staff, Feb. 14

All CSUN faculty and staff are invited to our special open house just for you. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there, 9 to 11 a.m.

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Data Security Awareness, Feb. 15

Managing data and keeping it secure is the responsibility of all employees. Ensuring that access to data is granted and removed according to policy, and that proper procedures in handling data are followed, is the responsibility of managers and supervisors. Join Senior Director and Information Security Officer Kevin Krzewinski for a discussion of current policy and emerging issues.

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CSUN in the News


Profile of CNN Correspondent, CSUN Alumna Barbara Starr

The Hill

CSUN Gets $880,000 Grant to Cut Obesity in Canoga Park

Daily News

L.A. Councilwoman Tackles Human Trafficking with Help from CSUN Researchers

KPCC, California Public Radio