Mar. 28, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 31
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CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Have Made Lasting Impacts on Wall Street, TV, Science and Tech

CSUN will honor financial industry titan Milton Berlinski, reality TV trailblazer Mike Darnell and science and technology leader Patricia Maloney at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards on April 29.

CSUN is working toward more drought-tolerant landscaping on campus.

CSUN Makes Strides to Create a More Drought-Tolerant Landscape

CSUN is taking steps this spring to make the campus water efficient, with a water reduction goal of 16 percent.

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The Cesar Chaves Service Fair ill be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Matador Bookstore.

Cesar Chavez Service Fair to Offer Students Volunteer Opportunities

This event will honor the late civil rights and labor leader by encouraging community service and volunteer work among students, faculty and the community on March 30.

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Upcoming Events

Free performance of the Colburn Orchestra at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April 2.

FREE Performance: Colburn Orchestra at VPAC

Sun, April 2, 3 p.m.
Under the direction of music director and conductor Yehuda Gilad, the Colburn Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, performing at prestigious venues around Southern California.

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All student recreation center members can take part in member appreciation week, April 3 to 7.

Member Appreciation Week at the SRC

April 3-7
All SRC members are invited to this week full of special activities, raffles, and giveaways in gratitude for their membership and being part of Team SRC.

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Get a free taco when you come to the CSUN baseball game against Pepperdine on April 4.

Matatude Taco Tuesday: Baseball vs. Pepperdine

Tues, April 4, 3 p.m.
The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free taco while they watch exciting baseball.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


An Evening With Cheech Marin, March 28

In his long-awaited memoir, CSUN’s 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree and counterculture legend Cheech Marin writes candidly about coming of age as the wisecracking kid in 1960s Los Angeles, resisting the draft as a young man, and many other surprising journeys along the way to creating one of the most successful comedy acts of all time. Join us as Marin reflects on his incredible career in conversation with L.A.’s own Marisol Hernandez, lead singer of the GRAMMY award-winning La Santa Cecilia. There is a special discount for friends of CSUN by using the promo code: CSUNfriend.

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Visualize This! The Creative Side of Copyright

Join us as we discuss matters such as fair use, intellectual property, reuse, and the proliferation of online access as it applies to visual formats such as photography, comics, digital media - even 3D printing. A panel discussion will follow the presentations. A networking lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by March 31.

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Results From the Spring 2017 Election

Faculty Officers (one-year terms): Vice President of the Faculty, Terri Lisagor (Family and Consumer Sciences); Secretary of the Faculty, Kim Henige (Kinesiology). CSU Academic Senator (three-year term): Jerald Schutte (Sociology). Senators-at-Large (two-year terms): Deborah Cours (Marketing), William Garrow (Deaf Studies), Michael Neubauer (Mathematics), Whitney Scott (Child and Adolescent Development), Cheryl Spector (English), Holly Tonyan (Psychology).

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Smoking Cessation Informational, March 30

Kicking the habit is difficult for some people. CSUN wants to help. Come to this session to learn about resources available to help you stop smoking and to discuss the process of smoking cessation.

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CSUN’s Student Success Initiatives: Understanding and Playing a Role, April 4

Join Elizabeth Adams, AVP Student Success, and Kristy Michaud, Director of the Office of Student Success Innovations, as they give an overview of current CSUN Student Success Initiatives, including projects involving student support services, student engagement and belonging, teaching and learning, and streamlining the path to degree without compromising quality.

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You Can’t Take it With You: Estate Planning, What Happens to Your Real Estate, April 4

In this session, Tom Christopher an estate planning attorney, will talk about real estate and the most common mistakes in Estate Planning.

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Exploring the Instinctive Drives Tool: Exploring What You Need to Succeed, April 5

Before we can truly understand and take advantage of our strengths, we need to understand what drives and motivates us. The Instinctive Drives questionnaire helps identify what you need to be at your best in everything you do. Join us for a discussion of the ID tool and how you can use it to help yourself determine what you need to be successful on your own and when working with others.

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CSUN in the News


Metro Considering Rapid Bus Line to Serve CSUN

Curbed Los Angeles

CSUN Alumnus and Police Guitarist Andy Summers is Back With an Album All His Own

Orange Country Register

Dozens of Green Tech Under One Roof at LACI

CNN Money

Alumna is Helping Other Dreamers as She’s Caught in Her Own Immigration Nightmare

Los Angeles Daily News