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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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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California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar will talk at CSUN on February 16.

A Gathering with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

Thur, Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m.
Justice Cuellar will talk about his journey to the California Supreme Court, as well as some of the issues facing the state’s legal system in the USU, Thousand Oaks Room.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Friday Morning Matadors is Back

Friday Morning Matadors is a unifying fitness movement for the CSUN community. The purpose and creation of FMM is to gather Matadors and their colleagues through fitness/wellness, develop camaraderie with school spirit and improve campuswide health. The program is designed specifically for CSUN students, faculty, staff and alumni at ALL FITNESS LEVELS. Take the challenge and join us every Friday at 6:30 a.m.!

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Business Writing: Clearly Communicating Your Message, Feb. 16

Join Associate Professor of English and Director, Business and Professional Communication Iswari Pandey for an insightful session on the importance of planning and drafting your communications to successfully convey your message.

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Project Management: Adding Value, Delivering Results, Feb. 21

Project Management is used to move us from our current state to a (hopefully improved) future state. These changes are typically managed as unique, one-time projects, but the underlying principles can help us in all areas of our work. Join professor Jonathon Hicks of Systems & Operations Management for a workshop on understanding the role of project management and how you can apply it to your day-to-day work.

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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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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 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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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