Apr. 4, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 32
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KCSN’s Own Radio Legend Promotes the Legendary, the New and the Local

Sky Daniels (right, pictured here with Elton John and longtime Los Angeles Times rock critic and CSUN alum Robert Hilburn) has helped multiple radio stations reach national recognition, and in less than five years KCSN 88.5 FM has expanded its reach and is continuing to grow by continuing to showcase the talents of up-and-coming, local and established rock stars. From April 8 to 11, KCSN will hold its spring benefit drive so listeners can help support artists.

Don Bostrom graduated from CSUN in 1964 and launched a stellar career at NASA.

CSUN Alumnus Helped Develop Engines for NASA to Send Astronauts to the Moon

Shortly after graduating in 1964, Don Bostrom was testing F-1 engines for NASA. He credits CSUN for preparing him well for the rigorous responsibilities in the aerospace industry.

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CSUN teams up with Project GRAD to help first-time freshmen achieve math success.

CSUN Partners with Project GRAD and LAUSD to Foster Math Success for College Freshmen

Targeting first-time freshmen, the CSUN Michael D. Eisner College of Education joined forces this year with Ford Roosevelt and Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) in an effort to increase graduation rates for CSU transfer students and first-time freshmen.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN baseball and softball teams open up Big West Conference play at home on April 7.

CSUN Baseball and Softball, Big West Home Opener Doubleheader

Fri, April 7, 3 p.m.
The Matador baseball and softball teams are looking to make some noise in their Big West Conference home openers. The softball team will face off against Hawaii and the baseball team will take the field against UC Santa Barbara. To celebrate, the 100 first fans at the baseball game will receive a free T-shirt and the first 50 fans at the softball game will receive a free hat.

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In the Heights will be performed at VPAC on April 7-9.

In the Heights at VPAC

April 7-9
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. This Tony-Award winning musical is directed by Kari Hayter, with music from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Celebrate Doc Severinsen's 90th birthday at VPAC on April 13.

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band at VPAC

Thur, April 13, 8 p.m.
Grammy Award-winner and Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen joined VPAC’s grand opening celebration in 2010. Now it’s VPAC’s turn to celebrate him. Join us for Doc’s 90th birthday. He’ll deliver a blast certain to blow out every candle on his cake.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Attorney Networking Group, April 5

Join fellow CSUN alumni attorneys for dinner, networking and a guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this free event!

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CSUN Alumni Panel Discussion Series: The Business Side of Entertainment, April 5

Professionals from some of the top names in the business will be at the University Student Union, Grand Salon at 6:30 p.m. to take you behind the scenes, share their journey and tell you how they landed their dream job.

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CSUN SAAC Holding a Clothing and Food Drive to Benefit MEND

CSUN’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council is collecting clothing and food at 12 home games over the next two weeks as part of CSUN’s celebration of National Student-Athlete Week. The next chance will be on April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Matador baseball and softball game.

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Mentor Students at Dinner With 7 Matadors

Looking for a unique opportunity to give back? Host a Dinner with 7 Matadors, a program that brings together CSUN alumni and students in a relaxed setting, outside of campus, while sharing a meal. Dinners will take place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April, 23, all starting at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for alumni to share their experience with current CSUN students who want to learn more about life after graduation and what it means to be a CSUN alum. To fill out a host application, and find out more information, please click below.

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CDS Drag Queen Bingo, April 9

Play Bingo and win prizes while also helping raise funds for the Communications Disorders & Sciences Alumni Chapter at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood from 6 to 9 p.m.

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2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, April 29

Join us for the 2017 CSUN Distinguished Alumni Awards where we will recognize Milton Berlinski ’78 (Computer Science), Mike Darnell ’87 (Communication Studies) and Patricia Maloney ’80 (Chemistry). For tickets, tables, sponsorships and tribute ads, head to the Distinguished Alumni Awards website.

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CSUN’s Summer Camps Offer Kids a Chance to Play, Learn and Have Fun

Parents searching for innovative summer programs can now register their children for creative, fun and unforgettable learning experiences at CSUN.

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Nursing Wellness Day, May 6

The CSUN Nursing Alumni Chapter invites you to its “Nurses Wellness Day” event at the Oasis Wellness Center. Guest speakers will talk to attendees about meditation, fitness, nutrition and more. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

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CSUN in the News


Alum Cheech Marin, a Singular Renaissance Man, Talks about His New Memoir

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Microbiologist Explores the Magic and Mystery of Mushrooms

Los Angeles Times

California Eyes Teacher Pay Boosts to Keep Them in State

Los Angeles Daily News