May. 9, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 37
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Outstanding Graduates to Receive Special Recognition at CSUN’s Honors Convocation

Of the approximately 2,100 graduates invited to take part in CSUN’s Honors Convocation on May 13, Wolfson Scholar Angelina Finau, Nathan O. Freedman Award honoree Maria Akopyan, Braulio Diaz, Kimberly Madhwani, Sunshine Williams and Roxxette Zepeda will be singled out for special recognition as outstanding graduating students.

The Sleepyhead team took first place at the second annual CSUN Bull Ring competition.

Sleepyhead Wins CSUN’s Second Annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition

Sleepyhead, an e-commerce sleep startup that sells boxed memory-foam mattresses and bed toppers, won the $20,000 first-place award at the final round of CSUN’s Bull Ring New Venture Competition, which was organized by the university’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

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Professor Kathleen Young went to Cuba to learn about the country's universal healthcare system.

CSUN Professor Returns from Cuba with New Insight into Universal Healthcare

CSUN health science professor Kathleen Young visited Cuba to investigate the country’s universal healthcare system.

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Upcoming Events

The CSUN Symphony performs on May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

CSUN Symphony Performance at VPAC

Wed, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
The CSUN Symphony will present Stravinsky’s monumental masterwork The Rite of Spring in a can’t-miss concert performance.

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The John Cassavetes film Love Streams is at the Armer Theatre on May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Love Streams at Armer Theatre

Thur, May 11, 7 p.m.
Filmmaker John Cassavetes and his wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart. This classic 1984 film will be shown for free in the Armer Theatre.

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Martha Graham and American Music performs at VPAC on May 13.

Martha Graham and American Music at VPAC

Sat, May 13, 8 p.m.
Featuring conductor Christopher Rountree and the Martha Graham Dance Company, this rare one-time performance will also bring together CSUN students, alumni, and select high school and community dancers to perform the 10-minute piece that will open the performance.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Congratulations Banner for CSUN Graduates

Continue the tradition of faculty and staff signing the banner to wish our graduates well after completing their degrees. Come to the Colleagues Room on the second floor of the Sierra Center May 9-11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day to sign this year’s banner, which will be prominently displayed on the Oviatt Library quad during graduation week.

Graduating Student-Athletes Honored at Senior Sash Ceremony

CSUN Athletics honored 85 student-athlete graduates at a special ceremony where seniors received red Matador sashes and Athletics medallions to wear at CSUN commencement ceremonies. They were toasted by the Matador Achievement Center staff as they celebrated their upcoming graduation.

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Fidelity Brown Bag Session and One-on-Ones, May 11

Fidelity has more than 68 years of investing experience, and as a leading retirement provider to higher education institutions, they’re committed to helping you meet your retirement goals. Join us at noon for an informational session or schedule a one-on-one for the afternoon.

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U-Pass Program Wins Efficiency and Sustainability Award

CSUN’s Associated Students was awarded the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards and will be recognized during the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on June 26-29.

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Earth Fair Promotes Sustainable Living

Students and community members of all ages came together on Bayramian Lawn during CSUN’s Earth Fair, which aimed to bring awareness of how to live sustainably and help the environment by combining art, music, education and sustainable initiatives.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Student Filmmakers Shine in Hollywood Spotlight

Los Angeles Daily News

A Desperate Housewife No More, Alumna Eva Longoria Is Diversifying Hollywood

LA Weekly

Three Matador Athletic Teams Recognized for Academic Excellence

My News LA