Apr. 4, 2017
Volume 2, 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.

Students Malachia Hoover and Brenda Velasco go from CSUN to Stanford Ph.D. programs.

Students’ Hard Work Rewarded With Acceptance to Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Malachia Hoover and Brenda Velasco, both of whom are part of NIH-funded research programs at CSUN, are heading to Palo Alto to pursue their Ph.D.s. at Stanford.

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

CSUN Celebrates Student-Athletes’ Strong Work in the Classroom

CSUN Athletics celebrated 81 student-athletes at the Matador Scholar-Athlete Honor Society Breakfast honoring student-athletes who receive Dean’s List honors with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the preceding semester.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN students can enjoy CARNAVAL on April 6.

CARNAVAL: A Celebration of Global Diversity

Thur, April 6, noon
All CSUN students are invited to explore an extraordinary variety of international culture through a day filled with exciting dance, music, live performance, crafts and delicious food from all over the world at the USU, Plaza del Sol.

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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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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 Students


Summer 2017 Registration Open to All

CSUN students can enroll in summer courses, all sessions, without an appointment starting on April 5.

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StrongMatador: TRX 40/40 Challenge

Come and pit yourself against the mightiest Matadors on campus as you race to complete as many TRX Atomic Push-ups and TRX Low Row reps at the StrongMatador Challenge from April 10 to 14.

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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 for which you can apply. Contact scholarships@csun.edu with any questions.

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Mentoring Opportunities at Dinner with 7 Matadors

Looking for advice on how to reach career goals post-graduation? Attend a Dinner with 7 Matadors! This program brings together CSUN alumni and students in a relaxed setting, outside of campus, while sharing a meal. Dinners will take place April 21 to 23, all starting at 6 p.m. To attend a dinner, please click below to fill out the application with as much detail as possible. You will be matched with an alumni host based on your responses. If you would like more information or have questions about the program, please do not hesitate to email ncrowd@csun.edu.

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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 games.

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Queer in Your Career, April 12

This event is specially designed for LGBTQ students to meet with LGBTQ professionals currently out in the workplace. Interested students are invited to this FREE event that will include a panel discussion, dinner and a Career Fair with LGBTQ-friendly companies.

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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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The Footprint, No. 30

Find out about CSUN students’ race to help villagers in Nepal, Earth Fair 2017 and much more in the latest edition of The Footprint.

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CSUN on Social Media


Countdown to Commencement is On


CSUN Students Push to “Ban the Bottle”


Ross Porter Takes Second Trip Around the Diamond Calling Matador Baseball