Aug. 8, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 50
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Five CSUN Alumni Honored as LAUSD Teachers of the Year

The Los Angeles Unified School District recently recognized alumni Roxana Brock, Grace Maddox, Jonathan Garcia, Dana Brooks and Ximena Rodriguez among its 2017 Teachers of the Year, which continues the trend of CSUN graduates being honored annually by the second-largest school district in the country.

Wall Street star Milton Berlinski is a Distinguished Alumni.

Wall Street Titan’s American Dream Began at CSUN

Milton Berlinski, who was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumnus, began his journey toward Wall Street success while at CSUN.

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CSUN will continue promoting a sustainable culture on campus.

The Sustainable Office Program Helps Promote a Sustainable Culture on Campus

The Associated Students Sustainable Office Program, a student-run initiative that aims to make offices at CSUN more environmentally friendly, is looking to increase participation in sustainability throughout the campus over the course of the 2017-18 academic year.

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Upcoming Events

The classic thriller <em>Psycho</em> is next up at AS Summer Movie Fest.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Psycho

Thur, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller is coming to the big screen at AS Summer Movie Fest.

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The SRC is offering a free one-week free trial over summer.

Free One-Week Trial Membership at the SRC

Aug. 14-20
If you want to take advantage of all the SRC has to offer without having to pay the summer fee, simply register at the SRC front desk for a free week before the fall semester starts. Due to a scheduled locker room renovation, showers in the men’s and women’s locker rooms will not be available during this trial period. Alternate showers will be provided at the Plaza Pool adjacent to the SRC.

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Come to the free CSUN-al Gardening class and find out all the ways to conserve water.

Water-Wise Ways for the Home Garden

Sat, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.
Come to the free CSUN-al Gardening class and find out how to conserve water in Southern California. Registration is required.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Volunteer to be a CSUN Navigator

CSUN Navigators are staff and faculty that welcome students during the first two days of the fall semester, answering questions and helping students find their way (navigate) to classes and other locations. All CSUN Navigators, even if you volunteered last year, need to attend a training session for this year.

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Nicole Wilson, CSUN’s Extended Education Emerging Leader

CSUN alumna and staff member Nicole Wilson has made a lasting impression on the CSUN campus. She is the co-creator of CSUN’s Near Peer Mentoring program and was honored with the Extended Education Emerging Leader for Extended Education award.

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Thompson Named Big West Nominee for Prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Nicole Thompson, a senior defender who was a key member of the CSUN Women’s Soccer team’s stalwart defense, is being recognized for great work on and off the field. She became the first Matador in team history to receive a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American Award.

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After 10,000 Miles, CSUN Alumnus Finds His True Calling

After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from CSUN, then spending 10 years on Capitol Hill, Shervin Boloorian left his job — and the country — to become a sound therapist in Bali. 

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CSUN Professor Curates Lowrider Exhibit at Petersen Museum

CSUN Chicana/o Studies professor Denise Sandoval is curating a new exhibit on lowrider cars from now until July 2018 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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New CSUN Study Finds it’s Easier to Kill From a Distance

CSUN psychology professor Abraham Rutchick conducted one of the first experimental studies on the effect distance has on a person’s decision to take a life.

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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 in the News


Hollywood Foreign Press’ Philanthropy Runs Both Broad and Deep


‘Potato Cartel’ Drove Up Prices Nearly 50 Percent, Says CSUN Study

Food & Wine

Teens from LA, Oxnard High Schools Garden and Compost at CSUN

Los Angeles Daily News