Aug. 22, 2017
Volume 3, Edition 2
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CSUN’s Campus Care Advocate Supports Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Students 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.

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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Portrait of Gabriel Chavez.

Alumnus Repays CSUN With Scholarship for Military Veterans

Gabriel Chavez, who served in the Marines as an aviation radar repairman, received various scholarships that helped him earn a degree in Radiologic Sciences. Now he has created the Sergeant Gabriel Chavez Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to deserving CSUN student veterans.

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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 Students


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.

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Fall 2017 Classes Begin

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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Resources for Undocumented Students

The California State University is committed to ensuring academic opportunities are available to all the state’s students, regardless of citizenship status. Click to learn about the many resources available to undocumented students — from grants, loans and scholarships to legal and campus support services.

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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 after receiving the 2016 LAUSD Rookie Teacher of the Year award.

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LGBTQ Welcoming Event: Generation Pride, Aug. 24

Generation Pride at the USU Grand Salon is your chance to begin developing a supportive network of LGBTQ peers and allies. Learn about all of the services on campus designed to fit your needs as well as impactful involvement opportunities.

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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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Associated Students Fair, Aug. 29

Join AS on the Campus Store Lawn for fun and giveaways, including shirts, bottles, planners and hot dogs.

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Free LGBTQ Events at the Pride Center: Tuesday Talks, Thursday Coffee Nights and More

The USU Pride Center holds a different free, weekly event each night of the week. Tuesday Talks and Thursday LGBTQ Coffee Nights are open to all LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. On Monday evenings, QTPOC Conversations are a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ people of color. Wednesday T-Time discussion groups are a comfortable and safe space for students who identify as transgender, gender questioning, genderqueer or fit outside of the gender binary.

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Free Music, Food and Fun: President’s Picnic, Aug. 30

More than 8,000 students are expected to attend the back-to-school festivities of the annual President’s Picnic on the Bayramian Hall Lawn (off of Cleary Walk). To accommodate everyone’s schedule, activities will take place at two times, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

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Free Sports-A-Palooza Event, Aug. 30

Come to Matador Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and check out all the sport clubs that are available through Associated Students and find one that best suits you.

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CSUN on Social Media


Get Your Starbucks at Freudian Sip


Did You Watch the Solar Eclipse Yesterday?


President Harrison Comments on Charlottesville