Mar. 21, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 30
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A Masterful Voice and Her Continuing Legacy

CSUN’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree Shigemi Matsumoto, the first star of the university’s opera program who went on to achieve international fame, conducted a master class for vocal arts students earlier in the month.

VARJAM gives CSUN student competitors the chance to show off their skills in virtual and augmented reality.

VARJAM Workshops Prepare Student Competitors with New Tools and Ideas

CSUN began preparations for the VARJAM competition with a daylong workshop to help students gain access to the tools and knowledge for creating virtual reality and augmented reality projects.

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CSUNSat1, the first stellar satellite being launched by CSUN, will take off on March 24.

CSUNSat1 Ready for Takeoff

CSUN’s first stellar explorer, the CSUNSat1, is set to launch into space on March 27 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It will head to the International Space Station, where it will be deployed into space in April 2018.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN will offer tips on how to grow a vegetable garden on March 25.

CSUN-al Gardening Class

Sat, March 25, 9 a.m.
Growing vegetables in the backyard (or front) is one of the most convenient ways to make your diet a little healthier. Come explore the endless possibilities of gardening your own vegetables at this free event. Registration is required. Contact to request a space.

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CSUN Women's Water Polo hosts Long Beach State on March 25 at noon.

Women’s Water Polo vs. Long Beach State

Sat, March 25, noon
The Matadors, ranked 21st in the nation, face off against the 49ers at the Matador Pool. Leading the way for CSUN this year has been junior Madeleine Sanchez with 49 goals.

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Buster Keaton’s The General will be performed at the Valley Performing Arts Center on March 25 at 8 p.m.

Buster Keaton’s The General at VPAC

Sat, March 25, 8 p.m.
Silent film and live music fit best together at VPAC, when Richard Kaufman returns to conduct the New West Symphony and Dennis James plays organ. Regarded as the greatest of all comedies of the silent era, The General is an action-packed adventure story set against the backdrop of the Civil War.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


An Evening With Cheech Marin, March 28

Join us for a spirited evening as CSUN’s 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree reflects on his incredible career in conversation with L.A.’s own Marisol Hernandez, lead singer of the GRAMMY award-winning La Santa Cecilia.

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CSUN Alumni Panel Discussion Series: The Business Side of Entertainment

Professionals from some of the top names in the entertainment industry will be on campus at CSUN on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. to take you behind the scenes, share their journey and tell you how they landed their dream jobs. This is a prime opportunity to make connections.

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Radiologic Sciences Alumni Chapter’s third annual Continuing Education Workshop, March 25

Imaging professionals are encouraged to come to CSUN and meet their annual fluoroscopy, mammography and digital continuing education needs.

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Matadors Unite in D.C.

The City Club of Washington is opening its doors to Matadors in and around our nation’s capital for a networking opportunity not to be missed. Join fellow Matadors and President Dianne F. Harrison at the annual CSU Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

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CSUN Athletics and University 76 Launch Partnership

CSUN Athletics and University 76 officially unveiled new Matador graphics at the gas station at the corner of Nordhoff Street and Lindley Avenue as part of the ceremonial launch of their partnership. With the partnership, CSUN students, faculty and alumni will receive a three cent per gallon discount with valid CSUN identification.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Alumnus Among Hollywood’s Dreamers Looking to Continue to Make an Impact

The Hollywood Reporter

CSUN Professor Contributes to Alzheimer's Research

Sacramento Bee

CSUN Leads the Scene to Keep it Green

SCV Today