May. 2, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 36
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2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards Inspire With Personal Stories of Excellence

A moving evening was highlighted by investment banking titan Milton Berlinski ’78 (Computer Science), STEM pioneer Patricia Maloney ’80 (Chemistry) and reality TV trailblazer Mike Darnell ’87 (Communication Studies) sharing how their CSUN education helped catapult them to accomplished careers.

CSUN 2017 honorary doctorates will be awarded to Michael Watanabe and Bill Griffeth.

Substance-Abuse Educator, Business News Anchor to Receive Honorary Doctorates from CSUN

CNBC financial journalist Bill Griffeth and President and CEO of Asian American Drug Abuse Program Michael Watanabe will receive honorary doctorates from CSUN during commencement proceedings.

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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros spoke to CSUN students.

Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros Speaks to Students About the Future of Urban Development

The former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development examined the contemporary urban economy during a lecture at CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

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Upcoming Events

The documentary 7 Days in Syria is showing at the Armer Theatre on May 5 at 7 p.m.

7 Days in Syria at Armer Theatre

Fri, May 5, 7 p.m.
This documentary shines a light on one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the 21st Century – an ongoing, six-year war that has displaced more than half of Syria’s population. This free showing is open to the public.

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Man of La Mancha is at the Valley Performing Arts Center on May 5-7.

Man of La Mancha at VPAC

May 5-7
Man of La Mancha tells the incredible story of Don Quixote and his pursuit of the impossible dream. His dream is every man’s dream and his tilting at windmills is every man’s adventure.

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Enjoy Matatude Taco Tuesday at the CSUN Baseball game on May 9.

Matatude Taco Tuesday: Baseball vs. CSU Bakersfield

Tue, May 9, 3 p.m.
Celebrate the final Tuesday home game of the season by receiving a free taco as the Matadors take on the Roadrunners.

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Focus on Students


Nearly 11,500 Invited to Take Part in CSUN’s 2017 Commencement

Eight commencement proceedings start up with Honors Convocation the evening of May 13 and continue May 19-22, with all celebrations taking place on the lawn in front of the Oviatt Library.

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Spring 2017 Final Exams

Finals week is May 13-19. Verify the date, time and location of each final exam with your professors before your last class meeting. The final day of instruction will be on May 19.

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Fall 2017 Early Registration

Get the most out of your academic advisement appointment by preparing with the E-Advising Degree Planning Tools.

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38th Annual TRENDS Fashion Show is Transcendent

Titled Transcendent, the annual TRENDS fashion show will showcase the creations from CSUN student-designers, who are also getting some help from alumni to launch their careers.

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Food Scarcity Discussion Aims to Break Stereotypes of Homeless Students, May 2

CSUN’s Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative will host a student food scarcity and homelessness event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the USU, Northridge Center. Students who are currently homeless or who have found themselves homeless during the academic year will share how they stray from homeless stereotypes.

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CSUN Advanced Acting and Directing Students Bring “Angels” to Life

CSUN’s most advanced acting and directing students have been hard at work this spring on a production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, which will conclude on May 7.

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Keeping California Great: Latino Political Influence in the Golden State

This free event in the Oviatt Library’s Ferman Presentation Room will feature a panel of legislators, academics and activists who will discuss the rise of Latino political power in California and what it means for public policy.

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CSUN Baseball Visits Challenger Little League

A group of CSUN Baseball players went to Northridge Little League, where they were given the opportunity to help out with a Challenger League game, which was created for kids with special needs to play baseball.

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CSUN Student Represents the Matadors on the Price is Right


Stop and Smell the Roses Before Spring Comes to an End!


Check Out These Photos From the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards