Aug. 29, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 3
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President Harrison Kicks Off Academic Year with Clear Focus on Student Success

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison highlighted the numerous accomplishments of the university’s faculty, students and staff in her annual Welcome Address to the university Aug. 24 and presented the opportunities and challenges of the new academic year.

Faculty and staff hold up their CSUN Connects placards.

CSUN Looks to Connect Faculty and Staff with Students Through New Initiative

CSUN Connects is a new project, which aims to unite CSUN faculty, staff and students through statements posted by faculty and staff in places such as syllabi or email signatures. Examples include: “I am a first-generation college student,” “I started at community college” and “English is not my first language.”

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Provost Yi Li speaks to university leaders.

Deans and Department Chairs Focus on Boosting Student Success

Speaking to more than 100 university leaders, President Dianne F. Harrison and Provost Yi Li outlined strategies for helping more students graduate in a timely manner.

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Upcoming Events

Doctor Strange movie art.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: Doctor Strange

Thur, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Last chance to see a movie on the Oviatt Lawn for this year's AS Summer Movie Fest series. It’s Marvel’s Doctor Strange, a former neurosurgeon who embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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Outside hitter Aeryn Owens.

Women’s Volleyball: Pepperdine-CSUN Challenge

Aug. 31-Sept. 2
The Matadors open their home schedule by co-hosting a tournament with Pepperdine. CSUN hosts Weber State at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31, Pepperdine at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 and Northeastern at 1 p.m. on Sept. 2. Northeastern and Weber State will also play a tournament match in The Matadome on Sept. 1.

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Portrait of Cheech Marin.

Discounted CSUN Alumni Tickets to See Cheech Marin Host an Evening of Comedy

Thur, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Cheech returns to his old CSUN stomping grounds and brings some of the young guns of comedy with him to The Soraya for the third-annual CSUN Alumni Performance. Input the code CHEECH to buy $28 tickets.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Important Dates for Fall 2017

Here is a list of dates students need to know this semester.

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CSUN Welcomes Matadors at New Student Orientation

The Office of Student Involvement and Development welcomed 6,000 students who toured the campus and learned about the resources available to make their college careers a success.

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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. Click to view the nomination form.

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Engineering Welcome Back BBQ, Sept. 23

Here’s your chance to network with Engineering alumni and staff and be a valuable mentor to upcoming graduates in a relaxed environment. This free event, which is from noon to 4 p.m., will take place in the dorm housing pool area.

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Like the CSUN Alumni Facebook Page, Get Some Swag

Have you liked the CSUN Alumni Facebook page? Visit us now for the latest news, giveaways and alumni discounts and services. Participate in our contest today and win some CSUN swag.

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CSUN in the News


For Latino Artists in Sci-Fi Show, Including CSUN’s Beatriz Cortez, Everyone’s an Alien

The New York Times

Jack Kirby at 100: How Fans Can Celebrate the Man on the ‘Mount Rushmore’ of Comics

The Washington Post

CSUN’s Ashley Cruz Represents El Salvador With Pride

Hoy (in Spanish)

New Lowrider Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum Curated by CSUN’s Denise Sandoval