Jul. 25, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 48
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Debra Hammond, Natural Born Leader

CSUN University Student Union Executive Director Debra Hammond has played a pivotal role at the university for more than 23 years. Recently, she received a Lifetime Achievement award for Women in Business.

After a successful acting career in the 1980s, Diane Franklin came to CSUN to pursue teaching.

CSUN Helps Provide New Direction for ’80s Cult Film Actress

After being featured in ’80s movies such as Better off Dead and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Diane Franklin came to CSUN to pursue a new passion.

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NBC 7 San Diego reporter Liberty Zabala learned the ropes at CSUN.

Passionate NBC News Journalist Learned the Ropes at CSUN

Liberty Zabala, a two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and weekend weather anchor for NBC 7 San Diego, got her start at CSUN’s Valley View News television station.

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Upcoming Events

Sing will be the next showing at AS Summer Movie Fest on July 27.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Sing

Thur, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Get ready to sing your heart out at the next installment of AS Summer Movie Fest!

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Volunteer to fight hunger at the CSUN Summer Citrus Harvest on July 29.

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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The SRC is having a free one-week trial from Aug. 14-20.

Free One-Week Trial at the SRC

Aug. 14-20
The Student Recreation Center is offering a free one-week trial membership to all CSUN faculty, staff, alumni and anyone else who is eligible to be an SRC member. To take advantage of this great opportunity, simply register now at the SRC front desk.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Join a CSUN Alumni Association Chapter

The CSUN Alumni Association has more than 20 alumni chapters that are free to join if you are a member. Alumni chapters offer networking and volunteer opportunities and are a great way to connect to your fellow Matadors.

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Radiologic Sciences 40th Anniversary Celebration

The celebration, which is on Sept. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills, commemorates four decades of advancing the radiologic sciences field through education. We hope you join us for an evening celebration connecting alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends

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Attorney Networking Group, Aug. 2

Generate business relationships, share qualified referrals and work together to support, encourage and expand your circle of resources at this monthly meeting. There is no cost to attend and dinner is provided.

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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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Nominations Open for Matador Hall of Fame

From now until Sept. 1, nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Matador Athletics Hall of Fame class.

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CSUN Students Dominate National DataFest Competition

In a competition involving students examining and analyzing large data sets, a team of five CSUN students beat 15 other schools, including CSU Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and USC at the 2017 American Statistical Association DataFest.

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Promoting Cycling and Transit, On and Off Campus

Mike and Kayla Kaiser share a passion for health and public service, which inspired their nonprofit organization, BikeCar101.

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CSUN in the News


Here’s What $17 Million Nazarian Gift Means for CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center

Los Angeles Daily News

Nazarian Family Donates $17 Million to CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center

Los Angeles Times

‘Immigration is Vital Content’ for Local Spanish-language Papers

Columbia Journalism Review