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 students receive a special $50 discount when using the code “EDU50” at checkout

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Receive the training to perform first aid on someone in need.

American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid Training

Sat, July 15, 9 a.m
Receive hands-on training that will prepare you for a variety of cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. For just $50 per person, you can learn the tools to save someone’s life. This training will be held at the USU, Thousand Oaks Room.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


2017-18 VPAC Tickets On Sale Now

Guarantee yourself a great seat for upcoming VPAC shows by ordering your tickets today.

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CSUN Faculty, Staff and their Families Have a Blast at Summer Celebration

CSUN faculty and staff came together to celebrate the completion of the 2016-17 academic year with an evening of food, games and mingling at the Student Recreation Center.

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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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