Jun. 20, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 43
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CSUN Professor Wins American Theatre and Drama Society’s 2017 John W. Frick Book Award

CSUN theatre professor Hillary Miller will be honored at the annual Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference with the 2017 John W. Frick Book Award for her monograph titled, Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York.

CSUN Geography students have developed a drone program to help make the campus more sustainable.

CSUN Geography Students Take to the Sky With Drones

Students from CSUN’s Department of Geography, one of the largest such programs in the nation, are collaborating with CSUN’s Institute for Sustainability this year to implement a new drone program, which is expected to help develop strategies to make the campus more sustainable.

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CSUN gave Valley College President Erika Endrijonas a new direction.

CSUN Gave Valley College President Erika Endrijonas a New Direction

For her accomplishments as a college president and as a champion of gender equality, Erika Endrijonas was honored earlier this year as Los Angeles City Council District 2’s “2017 Pioneer Woman of the Year.’

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Upcoming Events

The International Day of Yoga is June 21 at the SRC.

International Day of Yoga at SRC

Wed, June 21, 7 a.m.
All SRC members are invited to join in a worldwide celebration of the ancient practice of yoga. Attend any of the seven yoga classes from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and receive a free giveaway, plus you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a yoga wheel or yoga mat.

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Selena is the next Summer Movie Fest feature, on June 22.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Selena

Thur, June 22, 5:30 p.m.
Head to the Oviatt Lawn and enjoy ’90s hit Selena. This free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of food trucks.

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The DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Workshop is June 24.

DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Workshop

Sat, June 24, 9 a.m.
Build your resilience and endurance with this innovative training workshop. Learn everything you need to know about this unconventional resistance training that features a high-quality and revolutionary training tool — the Ultimate Sandbag.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


2017-18 VPAC Single Tickets on Sale Now

Get your single tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 VPAC season, Music Knows No Borders.

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Alumna Emily Iland: Facing Autism, Fighting for Families

Inspired and driven by her son’s autism, Emily Iland graduated from CSUN’s master’s program in special education and became president of the Autism Society of Los Angeles.

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Come Join the Public Health Alumni Chapter Summer Mixer, June 28

The Public Health Alumni Chapter is hosting a fun summer social at Public School 818 restaurant and bar in Sherman Oaks. Network with fellow alumni and chapter board members and show your support for CSUN, the chapter and our students.

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Nominations Open for Matador Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for new members of the Matador Hall of Fame. Until Sept. 1, fans, alumni and supporters can nominate worthy applicants to be members of the 2018 class. 

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CSUN MBA Students Win Small Business Institute Project of the Year Award

Five students from the Master of Business Administration program at CSUN received first place for the Small Business Institute Experiential Learning Project of the Year Award in the Graduate Feasibility/Business Plan category, for helping a small business improve its operational workflow.

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Sign up for a CSUN Alumni Membership Today!

A CSUN alumni membership has numerous benefits that will serve you well this summer, such as car rental, hotel and theme park discounts.

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ATHLETICS BLOG: Follow the CSUN Student-Athletes’ Trip to Costa Rica

CSUN student-athletes arrived in Costa Rica for a two-week service trip in an effort to volunteer, learn about Costa Rica’s economy, culture and environment, and grow their camaraderie as Matadors. 

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The Footprint, Issue No. 33

Find out how CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison is among the 200+ higher education leaders who have declared “We are still in” the Paris Climate Agreement, where these leaders have vowed to continue meeting international targets for greenhouse-gas emissions.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN DEAF Project Marks 10 Years With Father’s Day Celebration


CSUN Professor Earns Book Award for Research into New York Theater During 1970s Fiscal Crisis

Los Angeles Times

Cheech Marin: “We Come in Peace and We Have You Surrounded”

Parade Magazine