Feb. 14, 2017
Volume 2, 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 Students


Are You Looking for a Job?

Informative sessions about finding jobs, tips for a successful resume and much more will be covered at the USU, Grand Salon and Bayramian Hall 410 from Feb. 14-16.

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CSUN Baseball Kicks Off 2017 Season, Feb. 17

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 on Friday at 2 p.m at Matador Field. The first 100 fans in attendance receive a 2017 schedule poster.

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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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Baccalaureate Graduation Deadlines Approaching

Friday, Feb. 24 is the last day to file documents for Fall 2016 graduation. Undergraduate Degree Services closes at 4:00 pm. Friday, March 3 is the last day to apply for Spring or Summer 2017 graduation in order to participate in 2017 Commencement and have your name published in the program.

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CSUN on Social Media


Channon Fluker Repeats as Big West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week


Flowers are in Full Bloom at CSUN


Check Out Some Homecoming 2017 Photos