Apr. 18, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 34
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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.

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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NCAA President Mark Emmert Visited CSUN.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Matador Nights is April 21 at 9 p.m.

Matador Nights 2017

Fri, April 21, 9 p.m.
One of CSUN’s biggest events of the semester is back. This semester’s Hollywood theme will feature live music, street tacos and churros, laser tag, carnival rides, mini golf and much more. Don’t miss out on this free event at the USU.

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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 Colombian rhythms.

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

USA Day: Softball vs. UCLA

Wed, April 26, 3:30 p.m.
With the season winding down, the Matadors have an excellent 25-15 record. The first 75 fans in attendance will receive a free CSUN USA Day T-shirt.

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Focus on Students


Silent No More, April 27

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. Students entering the promo code “CSUN” receive free admission to the show.

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Student Success Series Workshop: Graduate Education

This upcoming workshop, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Presentation Room, is designed to increase student success in graduate school and the job market.

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Celebrating Student-Athlete Success in the Classroom

CSUN Athletics celebrated student-athletes earning at least a 3.2 GPA at the 35th annual Varsity N Athletics Honor Roll ceremony on April 11.

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CSUN/JACL Solidarity Bus to Manzanar, April 29

CSUN’s Asian American Studies Department, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program and Muslim Students Association invite you for a one-day visit to the National Historic Site at Manzanar, where approximately 10,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Attendees will meet at the San Fernando Japanese American Community Center and must RSVP.

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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 University Student Union.

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CSUN on Social Media


A Kanye West Tweet Helps CSUN Graduate’s App Reach 150 Million Downloads


3, 2, 1, Takeoff! Watch CSUN’s CSUNSat1 Launch


A Visit to the Earth Fair