Jul. 11, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 46
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Mission Accomplished: CSUN’s CubeSat Launches

After NASA’s April launching of CSUNSat1, the university’s first stellar explorer, the satellite recently checked off the entire list of experiments required for “mission success.”

Say why CSUN is #MyTopCollege on social media.

CSUN Breaks Into Top 10 in #MyTopCollege Competition

Classes, friends and certain campus critters are some of the reasons why CSUN is #MyTopCollege, thanks to Matadors posting on social media. Help CSUN move into the top five by posting to Twitter @csunorthridge or Instagram @csun_edu while tagging our handle and #MyTopCollege.

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CSUN staff receive Patriot Award.

CSUN Staff Members Receive Patriot Award

U.S. Department of Defense officials presented sociology professor David Boyns and Associate Vice President of Academic Resources and Planning Diane Stephens with the Patriot Award for their support of Danielle de Asis, a CSUN employee who serves with the U.S. Army National Guard.

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Upcoming Events

Moana is this week's Movie Fest showing.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Moana

Thur, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Go for a journey on the high seas with the CSUN community during the latest showing of the AS Summer Movie Fest, Disney’s Moana. Head to the Oviatt Lawn early for the best seats!

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Expand you fitness portfolio by becoming a certified Spinning teacher.

Spinning Instructor Training at the SRC

Sat, July 15, 9 a.m.
Held inside the SRC’s Inspiration Studio, CSUN students, faculty, staff and alumni can expand their professional fitness portfolio and become certified to teach spinning classes. CSUN alumni who are SRC members receive a special $50 discount when using the code “EDU50” at checkout.

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Order your VPAC tickets today!

2017-18 VPAC Tickets

On Sale Now
Guarantee yourself a great seat for upcoming Valley Performing Arts Center shows by ordering your tickets today.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


We Want to See You on Vacation!

Wear some CSUN gear while you’re on vacation and send us a photo of you. We’ll use some of our favorites on our CSUN Alumni Instagram page (@csunalumni). And just for sending us a photo, we’ll send you a free CSUN luggage tag. Submit photos to alumni@csun.edu, and let us know where you are in the photo.

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Alumni Association Members Receive Hotel Discounts

Another reason to join the CSUN Alumni Association is that members receive up to 50 percent off at hotels like Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Omni, Drury and Westin. Discounts to other hotels are also available.

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CSUN Women’s Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

Coming off the program’s first regular-season Big West title, CSUN will host 10 games at Matador Soccer Field, starting on Aug. 20 against Pacific University.

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CSUN Men’s Soccer Announces 2017 Schedule

The reigning Big West Conference Tournament and South Division Champion Matadors will kick off the 2017 season hosting Siena University on Aug. 25.

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Potato Cartel Forced Americans to Pay Higher Prices for Their Fries

According to a report by CSUN business law professor Melanie Stallings Williams, U.S. potato-grower cooperatives in the early 2000s colluded to reduce the amount of potatoes grown across the country in an effort to increase profits.

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CSUN in the News


Weddings: After 20 Years, CSUN Alum Was Back on Her Radar

The New York Times

So You Think You Can Dance: Watch the Opening Number to The Academy Shot at CSUN

TV Line

Lowriders Park at LA’s Petersen Museum, Curated by CSUN’s Denise Sandoval

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