Apr. 25, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 35
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CSUN to Shine the Spotlight on Hollywood’s Future Filmmakers at Showcase

CSUN students, faculty and alumni are invited to explore five cinematic stories and preview the talents of the next generation of filmmakers at CSUN’s s 27th annual Senior Film Showcase at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 3.

Professor Nayereh Tohidi teaches about being Muslim in America today.

CSUN Professor Ponders What It Means to be Muslim in America

Gender and Women’s Studies professor Nayereh Tohidi, director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, is one of many Muslims across the country who are grappling with what it means to practice Islam during a time when some politicians equate their faith with terrorism.

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CSUN engineering students show off their best work at the Senior Design Project Showcase.

CSUN Engineering Students Showcase Their Best Ideas

The College of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the eighth annual Senior Design Project Showcase, which featured student projects such as an automatic wheelchair, a concrete canoe and an electric bicycle.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN Baseball takes on Hawaii on April 30 at 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. Hawaii

Sun, April 30, 1 p.m.
Fresh off a three-game sweep of UC Riverside that saw them score 23 runs, the Matadors look to keep their bats hot against Hawaii in one of the final home games of the season.

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The CSUN Bullring finals are May 2.

CSUN Bullring Finals

Tues, May 2, 3 p.m.
RSVP for the finals of this year’s competition, featuring the student teams for Germ 3 Solutions, MyGymPals, Omnigreen, Sleepyhead and Tint, as they promote their business plans to launch their entrepreneurial ventures in CSUN’s version of Shark Tank. The 2016 winner Vibe Probiotics took home $25,000 to invest in its business.

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The 38th Annual TRENDS Fashion Show is May 7 at 6 p.m. at CSUN.

38th Annual TRENDS Student Fashion Show

Sun, May 7, 6 p.m.
TRENDS, a collaborative effort between the Fashion Show Production class in Family and Consumer Sciences’ Apparel Design and Merchandising program, and graduating student designers, will feature senior designers and pattern-making students presenting their best work.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


All Sports Day, April 30

CSUN Athletics would like to invite young people grades K-8 to attend this unique event to blend lessons of sports with life skills at the third annual All Sports Day. Each clinic will be taught by student-athletes and supervised by CSUN coaches. This free event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Honored Faculty Reception, May 22

The annual Honored Faculty Reception will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, USU. Faculty awards will be presented for Outstanding Faculty; Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship; Scholarly Publication; Creative Accomplishment; Extraordinary Service; and Visionary Community Service Learning. Emeritus professors and faculty completing milestone years of service will be honored. Refreshments will be served.

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Newly Admitted Students Explore CSUN

The annual Explore CSUN event gave newly admitted students the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with current students and get information about campus resources.

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Project D.A.T.E. Sexual Assault Awareness for Everyone Week, April 24-27

This week will consist of a variety of psycho-educational workshops, guest speakers, catered campus tabling fair, and a panel addressing the prevention of sexual violence and rape.

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CSUN PT Scholars Honored at Dodger Stadium

CSUN physical therapy students who were recipients of scholarships from a partnership between the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation were recognized on the field at Dodger Stadium in a pregame ceremony.

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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.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Professor: What ‘Personal Space’ Looks Like Around the World

The Washington Post

Scientific Research in Los Angeles Faces Trump Measures

Univision Channel 34 (in Spanish)

Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

Urban University