Jul. 18, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 47
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Introducing the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts

President Dianne F. Harrison announced earlier today that CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center has been renamed the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of a $17 million gift from the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of Younes and Soraya Sarah Nazarian and their family. The gift will support the programming and operations of the award-winning performing arts center, which has become one of the cultural jewels of the region in the six years since it opened. The gift is one of the largest in the history of the California State University and the system’s largest single gift to support the arts.

Alumnus Jon Sutherland has ran at least one mile a day for 48 years

Alumnus Jon Sutherland’s U.S. Running Record Started at CSUN

Forty-eight years, 195,000 miles and a U.S. record later, Jon Sutherland hasn’t stopped running. For nearly five decades, Sutherland has run at least one mile a day, many of which — 60,000 by his count — have come at CSUN.

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Alumna Patricia Maloney one of CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni.

CSUN Was a Launchpad for Distinguished Alumna Patricia Maloney

Before being named Aerospace’s 2005 Woman of the Year, Patricia Maloney was learning the tools to becoming a successful engineer. Now, she’s one of CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni.

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Upcoming Events

Rogue One is up next at CSUN Movie Fest.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Rogue One

Thur, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
In a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars came to CSUN! The upcoming AS Summer Movie Fest is bringing the force to the Oviatt Lawn so get there early.

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Volunteer for the CSUN Summer Harvest and help fight hunger.

CSUN Summer Citrus Harvest

Sat, July 29, 8 a.m.
Help fight hunger by volunteering to harvest fruit from the CSUN Orange Grove. Help pick as much fruit as possible and pack it into boxes to be donated to local food pantries. This opportunity is welcome to volunteers 5 years old and up, though children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment will be provided and volunteers must click the link to register.

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Tickets are on sale now so make sure to reserve the best seats!

2017-18 Music Knows No Borders

On Sale Now
Guarantee yourself a great seat for upcoming Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts shows by ordering your tickets today.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN is Rising in the #MyTopCollege Rankings

CSUN has climbed to No. 7 nationally in the Forbes #MyTopCollege rankings. There’s just one week left, so go to Twitter and Instagram and tell us why CSUN is #MyTopCollege.

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Alumna Jenny Windle Receives Lifetime Achievement Award With CSUN’s Helping Hand

Thanks in part to the knowledge she gained at CSUN, Jenny Windle received the Paul B. Clark Lifetime Achievement Award, an award given to individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the communications field.

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Foster Youth CSUN Students Receive Free Bicycles From LA Community

CSUN’s EOP Resilient Scholars Program and the nonprofit organization Bikes4Orphans teamed up for the first time to give away 17 bicycles to CSIN foster youth students.

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CSUN’s Channon Fluker Named to USA Basketball Women’s Under-23 National Team Training Camp

After becoming the first player in more than 25 years to lead the Big West Conference in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots, the conference’s 2017 Player of the Year earned an invitation to the five-day USA Basketball camp.

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CSUN Announces 2017 Women’s Volleyball Schedule

The Matadors’ first home game will take place on Aug. 31 against Weber State.  

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Fifth Episode of CSUN’s Behind the Cape Web Series Now Available

The latest installment of the CSUN Sports Network web series highlights the Big West Championships won by CSUN men’s and women’s soccer and women’s outdoor track and field, and features a report on CSUN’s trip to FOX Sports San Diego.

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New Student-Athletes Introduced to CSUN at Summer Success Program Kickoff

The fourth annual CSUN Student-Athlete Summer Success Program kicked off with 24 Matador freshmen being officially introduced to life as student-athletes.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Alumna: A Defender of the Constitution, With No Legal Right to Live Here

New York Times

Proliferating Partnerships Including CSUN’s Hotel Project

Inside Higher Ed

CSUN Rises to Number Seven #MyTopCollege