Aug. 15, 2017
Volume 3, Edition 1
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BUILD PODER Celebrates Two Years of Increasing Diversity in Research

BUILD PODER, a program aiming to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students in the biomedical fields by training undergraduates in biomedical research and providing financial support, has tripled in size and empowered students to better their communities in its first two years.

CSUN welcomed more than 100 young people from the Dodgers RBI program to campus.

CSUN Shows Dodgers RBI Participants That College is a Possibility

CSUN hosted more than 100 young people from the Dodgers RBI program, offering a tour of the campus and informational sessions to spur interest in pursuing a college education.

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CSUN’s Matador Motorsports finished in seventh place against 110 schools and were quickly back at work.

After Terrific Finish in Summer Racing Competition, Matador Motorsports is Back at Work

In a summer competition that featured 110 schools from all over the world, CSUN senior mechanical engineering students finished in the top 10, ahead of UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA and more. The next crop of students are already hard at work preparing for next summer’s SAE competition.

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Upcoming Events

<em>La La Land</em> is up next at AS Summer Movie Fest.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: La La Land

Thur, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
See Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling perform City of Stars under the stars for this week’s AS Summer Movie Fest installment on the Oviatt Lawn.

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The defending Big West champion Matadors kick off the season against Pacific.

Women’s Soccer vs Pacific

Sun, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.
The road to a second straight Big West championship begins as the Matadors kick off their home opener against the visiting Tigers.

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The CSUN Art Gallery presents part two of an exhibition featuring artwork by 30 full and part-time CSUN faculty

Full and Part (two) Art Exhibition

Mon, Aug. 28, noon
The CSUN Art Galleries present part two of an exhibition featuring artwork by 30 full and part-time CSUN faculty in the Department of Art. This exhibition provides an opportunity to view contemporary work from artists active in their respective fields. The exhibit will be held at the Main Gallery until Sept. 23.

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Focus on Students


Fall 2017 Classes

Saturday classes begin on Aug. 26, while weekday classes start on Aug. 28.

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Last Day of Nonrestrictive Registration

Aug. 27 is the last day to drop all classes and qualify for a full refund (minus $10). Wait listing continues through Sept. 4.

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CSUN to Open Legal Clinic for Students

CSUN and Southwestern Law School have joined forces to bring a pilot clinic to campus for one year, starting in fall 2017. The clinic provides citizens and non citizens pro bono legal assistance on immigration issues.

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Sustainability No. 35

Learn about CSUN taking home two awards at the 2017 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference and how professor Claude Wiley practices what he teaches in the latest edition of The Footprint.

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Health Administration Alumni Chapter Networking Mixer, Sept. 22

Join your fellow Matadors at the Porter Valley Country Club for a fun evening where you can connect with professionals in the health field and with CSUN faculty. Discounted tickets are available for students to this great networking opportunity.

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Picking Oranges with Purpose

Students and community members came together at the campus’ historic Orange Grove to pick oranges to donate to local food banks.

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CSUN Professor Signals DC Comics Superhero in Pop-Culture Studies Class

CSUN professor Charles Hatfield has enlisted Batman for the class he will be teaching this fall, Studies in Popular Culture. The class will explore the Dark Knight in all media — music, TV, games, toys — giving students the opportunity to critically analyze transmedia marketing.

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CSUN on Social Media


New CSUN Shirts are Here!


BUILD PODER Students Show Off Their Research Projects


Can you Guess How Many Pounds of Oranges Volunteers Picked from the Orange Grove Last Week?