Aug. 1, 2017
Volume 2, Edition 49
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CSUN Distinguished Alumnus Is Trailblazer of Reality TV

Reality TV pioneer and Distinguished Alumnus Mike Darnell, the man behind such shows as American Idol, MasterChef and So You Think You Can Dance, got his start at CSUN.

CSUN hopes to encourage more girls to pursue majors and careers in the STEM field.

CSUN Looks to Attract and Nurture More Women in STEM Fields

Through programs such as Women in Science and Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers, CSUN faculty and staff hope to encourage more girls in middle and high school to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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CSUN climbed to No. 5 in the #MyTopCollege competition.

CSUN Finishes in Top Five of #MyTopCollege National Competition

CSUN is one of the nation’s most beloved colleges, climbing the charts to No. 5 in the 2017 Forbes #MyTopCollege competition.

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Upcoming Events

<em>The Breakfast Club</em> is up next at Summer Movie Fest.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: The Breakfast Club

Thur, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m
This week’s summer movie series is taking you to detention with this classic ’80s John Hughes film.

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Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts shows.

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 performances by ordering your tickets today.

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The Matadors hit the field for the first time in 2017 against San Jose State.

Women’s Soccer vs. San Jose State (Exhibition)

Thur, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
Get your first taste of Matador soccer as the defending Big West champions take the field for the first time in 2017 in an exhibition matchup against the visiting Spartans. Admission is FREE.

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Focus on Students


Graduation Document Deadline

Aug. 4 is the last day to file documents and confirm awarding of the Bachelor’s Degree for Spring 2017 graduation.

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Journalism Speed Mentoring: Meet the News Pros, Sept. 27

Connect with some of LA’s top broadcast, print, digital/online and public relations professionals (many of whom are CSUN alumni) and gain insight into how to break into the business and be a success in it.

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Matador Athletics Releases 2016-17 Annual Report

Take a look back at the Matadors’ past year on and off the field and check out the season summaries for each of CSUN’s 19 intercollegiate sports.

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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 and let us know where you are in the photo.

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CSUN on Social Media


At CSUN’s Orange Grove, Volunteers Pick Fruit for Food Charities


CSUN to Host 2017 Feria de Educación on Sept. 23


CSUN Alumni Memberships Can Get You Discounted Dodger Tickets