Mar. 28, 2017
Volume 2, 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 working toward more drought-tolerant landscaping on campus.

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CSUN’s Aaron Miller received the prestigious Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award and earned a scholarship.

CSUN Graduate Student Wins Big at CSU Biotechnology Symposium

CSUN’s Aaron Miller took home the prestigious Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award and earned a scholarship for his work in CSUN’s General Chemistry labs at the annual competition in Santa Clara.

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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 Students


Apply for Scholarships for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Apply for scholarships by signing in with your MyNorthridgePortal Login, create a general application and provide two references for letters of recommendation, then get auto-matched to scholarships you can apply for. Upcoming application deadlines vary with opportunities, with most scholarship applications due on either April 3 or May 5. Contact with any questions.

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Cesar Chavez Day 2017

Campus is closed on March 31 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, a California state holiday. Classes will resume on Saturday, April 1.

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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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Fall 2017 Registration Announcement

Students may enroll in summer classes by obtaining the next available appointment through the “Summer Appt/Enrollment” link in myNorthridge Portal from March 28 through April 4.

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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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Recycle Mania Continues Through March 31

Associated Students (AS) Sustainability and Recycling is hosting Recycle Mania, an e-waste drive where the campus community is encouraged to participate by bringing in old and broken electronics to the AS Sustainability and Recycling office in the USU. Drop-off times are M-F, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and accommodations for large and multiple items can be made by calling (818) 677-4262 ahead of time.

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CSUN’s Kourtney Kutscher Goes Pro

A two-time All-Big West Conference honoree and a member of CSUN Women’s Soccer’s first-ever, regular-season conference champion in 2016, Kourtney Kutscher has joined the preseason roster with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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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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Nonprofit and Government Career Fair at CSUN, March 29

There will be more than 50 employers offering full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities to CSUN students and alumni. This event is a great way for Matadors interested in nonprofits and government agencies to network with employers, highlight their work and gain employment.

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Know Your Rights: Updates on the Changing Landscape of Immigrant Rights, March 28

Join us at the Ferman Presentation Room in the Oviatt Library for a workshop presented by the Loyola Law School Los Angeles - Immigrant Justice Clinic.

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CSUN on Social Media


Metro is Considering a Rapid Bus Line Serving CSUN


CSUN Alumnus Don Bostrom Worked on Engines for the NASA Saturn V


Representing on the Steps of the Capitol Building