May. 16, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 38
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Hard Work, Determination Pay Off as Nearly 11,500 Prepare to Graduate from CSUN

It took a lot of late nights, seemingly endless papers and projects, and the understanding and support of loved ones. The reward begins this weekend, when nearly 11,500 CSUN students participate in CSUN’s 2017 commencement on the steps of the Oviatt Library.

CSUN is developing a hotel and restaurant on campus.

CSUN Forms Public-Private Partnership to Develop On-Campus Hotel and Restaurant

CSUN has signed a letter of intent with Jupiter Realty Company to develop a Hyatt Place Hotel, which would include restaurant and conference space, on campus at no cost to California or the university.

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CSUN faculty presented high-tech teaching methods at the fifth annual eLearning Showcase.

CSUN’s Fifth Annual eLearning Showcase Highlights Innovative Technology Integration in Classrooms

Faculty members presented their high-tech teaching methods at the showcase, which highlights technology’s integration into class curriculums to enhance student success.

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Upcoming Events

The Tempest is coming to the Armer Theater on May 18.

CSUN Commencement 2017 Schedule

May 19-May 22
CSUN will recognize its 2017 graduates starting at 8 a.m. on May 19 with the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, and concluding with the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Science and Mathematics at 8 a.m. on May 22. All ceremonies will take place on the Oviatt Library steps and can be followed live on Facebook.

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The end of the CSUN baseball regular season is May 21 at 1 p.m. at Matador Field.

Senior Day: Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton

Sun, May 21, 1 p.m.
The Matadors bid farewell to seniors William Colantono, Fred Smith, Connor O’Neil, Dylan Alexander, Samuel Myers and Drake Atlee in their final game of the regular season against the visiting Titans.

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The popular Associated Students Summer Movie Fest returns June 15.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest

June 15-Aug. 31
The popular Thursday night movie series kicks off June 15 with The LEGO Batman Movie. After that there will be weekly movies on the lawn in front of the Oviatt Library, including such box-office hits as the new Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: Rouge One and Sing.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Honored Faculty Reception, May 22

The annual Honored Faculty Reception will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the USU, Grand Salon. 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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Fidelity Retirement Planning One-on-Ones, May 22

Sign up for a confidential one-hour, one-on-one meeting with a Fidelity representative to explore or check in on your current retirement planning strategies. Or, stop in at the Working Moms Brown Bag Lunch where Fidelity will be discussing financial planning.

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Debra Hammond Receives Women in Business Award for Lifetime Achievement

Executive Director of the University Student Union Debra Hammond was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Women in Business Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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Fashion Show Highlights Transcendent Work of Student Designers

The 38th Annual TRENDS Fashion Show was a showcase for the best work of graduating seniors in apparel design and merchandising.

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Graduating Student-Athlete Julie Haake Reflects on CSUN Career After RISE Awards

The Matadors held the third annual Recognizing Intercollegiate Student-Athlete Excellence Awards to celebrate the best of CSUN Athletics, as chosen by student-athletes, and graduating senior beach volleyball player Julie Haake looked back on her days in the classroom and on the sand.

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The Footprint, No. 32

Read about solar trees installed around campus, a student putting sustainability courses to use in Washington, D.C. and much more in the latest edition of CSUN’s sustainability newsletter.

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CSUN Women’s Track and Field Wins 10th Big West Title in Nail-Biting Fashion

Trailing UC Davis by less than a point, the CSUN women’s track & field team won the 4x400m relay by .09 seconds to claim its 10th Big West Conference title in program history.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Inks $52 Million Deal to Bring Hyatt Hotel to Campus

Los Angeles Daily News

What Should a College President Do in Year One?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Angelina Finau Honored as Wolfson Scholar

Matangi Tonga Online