Apr. 18, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 34
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NCAA President Makes an Impactful Visit to CSUN

NCAA President Mark Emmert met with Matador student-athletes and coaches, received a campus tour and experienced CSUN’s commitment to comprehensive excellence across the university during his campus visit.

Civil Rights activist Rev. James Lawson is teaching the Nonviolent Struggles, Civil Rights and Activism class at CSUN.

Civil Rights Icon Transmits Peaceful Protest Philosophies to CSUN Students

Rev. James Lawson, a colleague of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., returned to CSUN this spring to share his knowledge of nonviolent activism with students in his Nonviolent Struggles, Civil Rights and Activism class.

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David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg will featured at CSUN’s Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speaker Series.

Acclaimed Music Couple to Speak to CSUN Students About Entertainment Industry at Commerce of Creativity

David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg, writers of High School Musical’s hit song Stick to the Status Quo, will be speaking about the entertainment industry at CSUN’s Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Upcoming Events

Get a USA Day T-shirt when CSUN softball hosts UCLA on April. 26.

Faculty and Staff Day: Softball vs. Cal Poly

Sat, April 22, 1 p.m.
With the season winding down, the Matadors have an excellent 25-15 record. CSUN faculty and staff will receive free admission to the Matadors’ doubleheader against the Mustangs at the Matador Softball Field.

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Lila Downs performs at CSUN on April 22.

Lila Downs with Monsieur Periné at VPAC

Sat, April 22, 8 p.m.
Topping the charts for 20 years, Lila Downs and Monsieur Periné will stir a mix of swing, pop, salsa and native Columbian rhythms.

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Silent No more features the powerful stories of people dealing with hearing loss, coming to CSUN on April 27.

Silent No More

Thurs, April 27, 7 p.m.
After a sold-out production at Carnegie Hall, Silent No More comes to the Little Theatre for an inspiring, emotional and educational evening, as individuals with hearing loss share their powerful life stories. A Q&A featuring star Kathy Buckley and the rest of the cast follows the performance.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Community-Supported Agriculture Workshop, April 19

The Marilyn Magaram Center wraps up its spring series with a workshop on Community-Supported Agriculture and how you can be a part of it. In addition, learn how to shop smart with a pop up grocery store tour.

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Safer International Travel, April 20

Join James Merrin from the Klotz Student Health Center, who will share tips on preparing for a healthy trip and the travel resources and services available to staff. He’ll specifically address preparation, immunizations and staying well.

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Saving Money For College Through a 529 Program, April 24

Come and learn about ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan. Your earnings grow tax deferred, and distributions for qualified higher education expenses are tax-free. CSUN employees can make automatic payroll deductions.

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CSUN Rise: Maximizing the Identity System and Positioning Platform, April 25

Jeff Noblitt and Kevin Lizarraga will take a look at the launch of CSUN Rise and how departments throughout campus have effectively incorporated the message to positively impact the reputation and visibility of CSUN.

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The Hustle: Real Estate & Entrepreneurship, April 27

Hear from CSUN alumni panelists Paul Jennings, Gary Leff , Armen Haroutunian, Caryn Karpel and Real Estate Center Director Hilary Goldberg, as they discuss The Hustle, and what it takes to be successful in both real estate and entrepreneurship at the launch of the newly chartered CSUN Real Estate Center. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the USU.

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CSUN Engineering Students Win Back-to-Back ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenges

A team of 23 CSUN mechanical engineering students took home first place overall for the second year in a row at the 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge in Las Vegas.

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How to Improve Your Newsletter

Newsletter expert Jacqueline Boltik and CSUN Journalism professor Daniela Gerson break down what you need to know to make your newsletter take off.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN CubeSat Launches Into Space

NASA Space Flight

CSUN Student and Pro Gamer Looks for a Return to Smash Glory


CSUN’s Morales Speaks at Los Angeles March for Science