Feb. 14, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 25
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Oscar Nominee Viola Davis Headlines Black History Month at Big Lecture

Award-winning actress Viola Davis, who is currently up for the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Fences, delivered a powerful speech to a sold-out VPAC crowd. Associated Students sponsored the event, which had the crowd enthralled with Davis.

Autism advocate Temple Grandin spoke at CSUN.

Temple Grandin Speaks Out About Autism Advocacy at CSUN

World-renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin talked about her incredible life and journey toward acceptance as part of CSUN’s series Education on the Edge.

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CSUN Homecoming 2017 was the first large reunion on campus in nearly a decade.

Groundbreaking Research: New Building to Enable Multidisciplinary Research Collaboration

CSUN took the first step toward greater research success with the groundbreaking of the 10,000-square-foot Research Building 1, which will enable and encourage multidisciplinary research teams of faculty and students to collaborate on a wide variety of projects.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday fans at the CSUN men's basketball game are invited to take the It's On Us pledge to stop sexual violence.

It’s On Us Night: Men’s Basketball vs Cal Poly

Wed, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
With the season winding down, the Matadors look to finish strong against the rival Mustangs inside the Matadome. Fans in attendance will be able to take part in It’s On Us, an initiative encouraging people to take the pledge to keep men and women safe from sexual assault.

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CSUN baseball opens up the 2017 season on February 17 against Portland.

Season Opener: Baseball vs. Portland

Fri, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
The Matadors, coming off an impressive 33-22 record in 2016, take to the diamond for the first time in 2017 against the Portland Pilots. The first 100 fans receive a 2017 schedule poster.

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The Shaolin Warriors comes to CSUN's Valley Performing Arts Center on February 19.

Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues – at VPAC

Sun, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
Shaolin Warriors celebrates the art of kung fu, with mesmerizing skill, stunning movements and spectacular imagery. In a fully choreographed production, the martial arts masters offer insight into the warriors’ daily life and Zen philosophy.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN Alumnus is Personification of Grit

Alumnus Patrick Prager’s journey from being a non-traditional student to opening his own martial arts studio.

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Play 4 Kay: Women’s Basketball Joins Battle Against Breast Cancer, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Honoring the memory of the former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who passed away after a brave battle against breast cancer, the women’s basketball game against UC Irvine will raise funds and awareness for the Play 4 Kay initiative and its fight against breast cancer.

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CSUN Athletics Unveils Baseball Stadium Renovation Project

The project’s proposed features include a new entryway honoring Matador Baseball history, an expanded hitting facility, a state-of-the-art team building, chair back seating, some premium donor areas, new restrooms and concessions, and children’s play area and grass berm seating.

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CADV Professional Development Workshop, Feb. 25

CSUN alumni are invited to the Child and Adolescent Development Chapter’s workshop, titled Advocating For Children & Families Through Community Service. Sign up today for this worthwhile event, which also benefits the CADV Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

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Train Like a Pro Boxing Challenge, Feb. 20-25

All SRC members are invited to enhance their personal fitness with this full-body workout focused on key boxing skills that include shadowboxing, heavy bag, speed bag, jump rope and sparbar. Participants who complete the challenge workouts will also be eligible to enter a raffle to win boxing gloves, ear buds, jump ropes and more.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Student Shares Struggle to Balance Going to College and Working Full-Time

Hechinger Report

K-LOVE’s Dynamic Duo, Featuring Alumnus Omar Velasco, Share Their On-Air and At-Home Magic

LA Parent Magazine

Pathways to the Professoriate Program Helps Guide Latino Students from Ph.D.s to Professorships

Insight Into Diversity