Mar. 14, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 29
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CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Draws Record Crowds

More than 5,000 people gathered in San Diego for the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference – and is the largest of its kind in the world – an event that explores new technology designed to assist people with disabilities.

The second annual Bull Ring competition is underway, with the semifinals coming April 4.

CSUN Bull Ring Competition Returns to Build Entrepreneurial Spirit

The second annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition, a contest where entrepreneurial CSUN students pitch their ideas for business startups, is now in full swing. From now until mid-April, CSUN faculty mentors will help students master the art of the “pitch” for the semifinal event on April 4.

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Graduating seniors can look forward to GradFest March 15 and 16, as well as other important dates.

Gradfest and Other Important Dates for CSUN Commencement 2017

If you know of any seniors who have received a completed Spring 2017 graduation evaluation email and are planning on attending commencement ceremonies this semester, those students are encouraged to attend GradFest on March 15 and 16.

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Upcoming Events

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to CSUN on March 16 at 8 p.m.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra at VPAC

Thur, March 16, 8 p.m.
One of Europe’s finest orchestras, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, led for more than 20 years by legendary Yuri Temirkanov, will perform the epic Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 at the VPAC.

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The Spring 2017 Biannual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session is March 17.

Spring 2017 Biannual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session

Fri, March 17, 11 a.m.
Students in the Department of Africana Studies will present posters on their work focusing on black men in the United States, with special guest Fluke Fluker of the Village Nation. The theme for this semester’s event is Roots of Resilience and Reconciliation.

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CSUN men's volleyball has its senior day and regular-season home finale on March 17.

Senior Day: Men’s Volleyball vs. Long Beach State

Fri, March 17, 7 p.m.
The Matadors will bid farewell to seniors CJ Suarez and Jakub Ciesla in their home finale against the 49ers.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Student Success: Preparing Your Teen for Life After High School, March 15

Join Associate Vice President for Student Access and Support Services Dwayne Cantrell for insight and the tools needed to help your teen navigate through this important time in life.

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Lane Ryo Hirabayashi – Executive Order 9066: Déjà Vu or Redux?

The Oviatt Library invites you to join for a buffet luncheon and presentation by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA. Hirabayashi will revisit the events that led to FDR’s signing Executive Order 9066 75 years ago. Admission is $20.

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Veterans Resource Center Celebrates Women’s Military History Week through March 16

In honor of the dedicated women and their sacrifices for our country, take part helping raise awareness of women in the military and partake in wonderful events.

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Living in Earthquake Country: Preparing for the Big One, March 21

Living in Southern California, it’s not a matter of if an earthquake will occur, but when. Will you be ready? This earthquake specific course will focus on what to do before, during and after an earthquake to ensure that you are ready.

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The Footprint, No. 29

Learn about CSUN students taking aim to ban plastic bottles on campus as well as the latest in sustainability news.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN to Fly First Space Satellite Mission: ‘It’ll Help Get us to Mars’

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN Geology Professor Digs into Aliso Canyon Fault

Los Angeles Daily News

Three Life-Changing Technologies at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Institute