Aug. 22, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 2
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CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the department’s strong relationship with the community, CSUN Department of Police Services officers have begun using body-worn cameras when in the field, which encourage respectful behavior by both officers and members of the public. The department has also conducted training for cultural sensitivity, has created an active shooter training video and is training a new K9 Labrador.

Sierra Hall, home of CSUN's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

CSUN Launches New Department of Criminology and Justice Studies

CSUN’s new program explores America’s criminal justice system and examines criminal justice practices around the world. Members of local law enforcement agencies, as well as advocates for criminal justice reform and victims’ rights, will contribute to the program.

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Paria Zandi, Campus Care Advocate, poses for a portrait.

CSUN’s Campus Care Advocate Supports Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Students, faculty or staff members who have been subjected to sexual violence, domestic abuse and stalking can visit Paria Zandi, who provides a confidential space for survivors to discuss their experiences, concerns and options.

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Upcoming Events

Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes in Space Jam.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Space Jam

Thur, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.
See Michael Jordan come out of retirement to help the Looney Tunes basketball team against the Monstars in this week’s AS Summer Movie Fest installment on the Oviatt Lawn.

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CSUN senior forward Jeremy Degraffenreidt makes a move on an opponent.

Men’s Soccer vs Siena

Fri, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
The reigning Big West Conference Tournament and South Division Champion Matadors open the season at home versus the Saints.

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Cheech Marin is coming to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.

Cheech Marin Hosts an Evening of Comedy

Thur, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Comedy icon — and CSUN alum — Cheech Marin is bringing some of the young guns of comedy with him to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the VPAC).

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Volunteers Needed for President’s Picnic, Aug. 30

Your help is needed to welcome new and returning students to the CSUN community. Activities will take place at two times, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on the Bayramian Hall Lawn (off of Cleary Walk). Click to sign up and help to make the celebration a rousing success.

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CSUN Helps Musician Become LAUSD Rookie Teacher of the Year

Composer Wes Hambright — whose music has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Idol and The Tyra Banks Show — credits CSUN for helping him become the 2016 LAUSD Rookie Teacher of the Year.

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Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit — panel discussion with comics creators Mark Badger and Tony Puryear, Aug. 28

Jack Kirby @ 100, an exhibit of comics and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the artist known for co-creating the Marvel Universe. The exhibit will run Aug. 25-Oct. 1. To launch the show, CSUN professor Charles Hatfield will host a panel with the comics’ creators in the Oviatt Library’s Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room.

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Nominate Your Favorite Athletes and Teams for the Matador Hall of Fame

Through Sept. 1, you can nominate the men, women and Matador teams that have distinguished themselves in athletics, either as undergraduates or after leaving the university.

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The Soraya’s Arts Education Series Teaches Beyond the Classroom

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as VPAC) Arts Education program provides K-12 students an introduction to the educational benefits of the performing arts. For the academic year 2017-18, the Student Matinee Series will feature seven performances, including the famous Yamato Drummers of Japan, flamenco dancers, African-American “stepping,” as well as other interactive cultural expressions from Mexico and Pakistan.

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Full and Part (Two) Art Exhibition

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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CSUN in the News


After Battling Prison and Addiction, Mother Stops Women from Returning to System

USA Today

Alumnus Hopes His First Book Breaks Barriers For Others Living With a Disability

Ventura County Star

CSUN Oasis: How to Create Healthy Learning Environments With Active Design

Building Design and Construction