May. 23, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 39
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CSUN Commencement 2017, Celebrating Matador Success

Nearly 11,500 students – an all-time high – were invited to participate in commencement, starting with Honors Convocation on May 13 and going through seven commencement ceremonies May 19-22. They’re highlighted here in this photo gallery.

CSUN Marketing students took over KCSN's social media to help reach its millennial audience.

CSUN Marketing Students Bring Social Media Expertise to Help KCSN Reach Millennial Audience

CSUN senior marketing students are working closely with KCSN 88.5 FM and its social media accounts to expand the station’s millennial audience.

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Former West Wing staff Leah Katz-Hernandez presented at CSUN.

Former West Wing Staffer Presents to CSUN Community

Leah Katz-Hernandez, a volunteer for the Obama-Biden 2008 and 2012 campaigns who rose to become the receptionist for the White House, delivered a presentation about being female, multi-racial and deaf.

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Upcoming Events

Saving Nur at CSUN on June 4 at 10 a.m.

Free Movie Screening: Saving Nur

Sun, June 4, 10 a.m.
This 2016 documentary gives a unique perspective on the Palestinians of Gaza and the Israelis who help them. Following the screening, which will be held at the Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino, CSUN Jewish Studies faculty will hold a Q&A session.

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The CSUN Summer Movie Fest starts June 15 with the Lego: Batman Movie.

Summer Movie Fest: The LEGO Batman Movie

Thur, June 15, 5:30 p.m.
The fun doesn’t stop at CSUN once school ends. The weekly movie fest will kick off on June 15 with The LEGO Batman Movie and will go through Aug. 31. This free event, which will take place each week on the Oviatt Lawn, is open to the public and will feature a variety of food trucks.

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CSUN Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl is June 17.

Annual CSUN Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Sat, June 17, 6 p.m.
Treat yourselves this summer and watch the Moody Blues perform live at the Hollywood Bowl, which will conclude with fireworks at the end. Join CSUN alumni for a pre-concert picnic before the fun starts.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN Softball Receives Major Big West Honors

Senior Taylor Glover, who led the conference with a .412 batting average, 106 total bases and 73 hits, was named the Big West Conference Player of the Year. Fellow senior Katie Hooper earned Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors, junior Savannah Horvath earned first-team honors, Daphne Pofek made the second team and Jessica Alexander received honorable mention and a spot on the Big West All-Freshman team.

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CSUN Africana Studies Professor Retires After 33 Years on Campus

Johnie Scott will officially retire on May 27 after teaching in the Department of Africana Studies for more than three decades.

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Journalism Professor Kent Kirkton Receives Award for Social Justice and Civil Rights

For his efforts in promoting social justice and civil rights, Kent Kirkton, director of the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center at CSUN, was recognized by the Museum of Social Justice.

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CSUN in the News


Graduations Begin at CSUN, Where Spring Degrees Set a School Record

Los Angeles Daily News

Chico’s Lizard King: Alumnus Paul Benson

Chico News & Review

Former Foster Youth, Alum Demontea Thompson, Bends Toward Success

Los Angeles Sentinel

Educational Design Taking Lessons from Tech Firms

Building Design + Construction