Mar. 14, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 29
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Gradfest and Other Important Dates for CSUN Commencement 2017

Hey seniors, if you’ve received a completed Spring 2017 graduation evaluation email and are planning on attending commencement ceremonies this semester, we want to see you at GradFest on March 15 and 16.

More then 5,000 people attended the 32nd CSUN Conference for people with disabilities.

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.

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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 students will master the art of the “pitch” for the semifinal event on April 4.

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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 Students


Last Day to Apply for Fall 2017 Graduation

If you have completed 90 units, you can apply to graduate for Fall 2017. In order to avoid a $10 late fee, students must meet with their academic advisor to review completed and incomplete degree requirements by March 17.

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Spring Into Wellness: Oasis Craft Creations – Handmade Flower Crown March 15

If you’re ready to make the ultimate hair accessory and fashion statement, swing by Oasis Craft Creations and design your own free handmade flower crown from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Outstanding Graduating Senior Award Applications

Each year, four graduating seniors are presented with the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in recognition of academic excellence, contributions to campus and community, and exceptional achievements or personal life circumstances that have been overcome. Eligible students must complete the application form, including a statement of qualifications, and submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff or administrators. At least one of the recommendations must be from a member of the CSUN faculty. Deadline for applications is April 3. For questions, please call (818) 677-2391.

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2017 Honors Convocation Nominations

CSUN will recognize outstanding graduates by inviting them to participate in Honors Convocation on May 13 at 6 p.m. To be eligible, graduates must be the recipient of a department, college or university award or scholarship that recognizes demonstrated excellence of an artistic, creative or athletic nature, or the display of unusual leadership ability or community service. Nominees must also possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on all coursework through Fall 2016. Nominations are being accepted through April 7.

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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 on Social Media


Spring Into Wellness Is Happening All Week At The Oasis


Did You Know the Windows on Chaparral Hall are Based on DNA Sequencing?


Take Part in the Matador Shirt Design Contest!