Sept. 12, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 5
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KCSN Becomes “The New 88.5 FM” in Historic Expansion; Sheryl Crow to Play Benefit Show

CSUN and Saddleback College announced an agreement between their respective public radio licensees in order to operate under the moniker “The New 88.5 FM,” the largest coverage expansion in public radio history, which will allow the acclaimed station to be heard from Santa Clarita to San Clemente. Multi-Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help celebrate with a benefit concert at the Fonda Theatre Oct. 23.

Manzanita Hall.

CSUN Dedicates Building Wing in Honor of Hollywood Foreign Press Association

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will formally dedicate a wing of Manzanita Hall, home to the school’s acclaimed Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA), in honor of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at a special dedication on Sept. 15.

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Abraham Rutchick portrait

CSUN Professor Makes Fascinating Discovery about Zoom

At this year’s eLearning Showcase, CSUN psychology professor Abraham Rutchick found that using Zoom, an app containing video and audio, in his class benefited students who couldn't make it to campus or had a far commute.

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Upcoming Events

Coastal Cleanup Day poster

Coastal Cleanup Day with CSUN EOH

Sat, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.
CSUN’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is looking for volunteers in the CSUN community to help clean Sunset Point Beach and save the ocean’s wildlife.

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Goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill

Soccer Weekend: Women’s Soccer vs. Grand Canyon and San Diego

Sept. 22 and 24
The Matadors look to continue their strong start to the season with a pair of home games against the Antelopes and Toreros.

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Cheech Marin portrait.

Cheech Marin Hosts an Evening of Comedy

Thur, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Comedy icon and CSUN alum Cheech Marin and comedian Paul Rodriguez are bringing some of the young guns of comedy with them to The Soraya (formerly known as the VPAC).

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


An Evening With Ross Porter, Oct. 3

CSUN alumni Richard Kaufman and Chris McGee join one of the most famous announcers in Southern California sports history, and the voice of CSUN Baseball, for an evening of sharing stories, with proceeds to be donated to the nonprofit organization Stillpoint Family Resources.

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CSUN Women’s Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule

The Matadors open at home against The Master’s University on Oct. 28, eventually opening home Big West Conference play at the Matadome on Jan. 11, 2018 against UC Santa Barbara.

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Move Out of Moodle to Canvas

Fall 2017 is the last semester to teach with Moodle here at CSUN. It is now time for CSUN faculty to reassemble all Moodle courses in Canvas. Starting in Spring 2018, Canvas will be CSUN’s exclusive virtual learning environment.

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Information Security After Equifax Breach

Given the recent announcement regarding the data exposure at Equifax here are some best practices and resources that may help if your information was compromised.

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CSUN Professor Publishes Book on Coping with Dysfunction

Inspired to write after participating in CSUN’s Faculty Early Retirement Program, Educational Leadership Program, Professor Richard Castallo shared 40 years worth of teaching experience. 

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Walkability Wednesday is Back, Sept. 13 

Join Provost Li as he hosts the kick off of this year’s Walkability Wednesday program and welcomes 3 Wins Fitness to discuss their progressive exercise program and their upcoming Couch to 5K to LA initiative.

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Healthy Dining on Campus, Sept. 14 

The Marilyn Magaram Center and Human Resources launch their Healthy Eating 360 series with Healthy Dining on Campus. Explore your options and discover how to eat healthy while on campus.

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Working Moms Brown Bag Lunch, Sept. 18 

Come learn about nutrition and several successful strategies that are designed to help you manage the challenges of providing healthy meals and snacks for your family. In addition, meal planning techniques will be discussed so that mealtime can be more relaxed. 

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Risky Business: Understanding Audit and Risk and Why They Matter to You, Sept. 19 

Internal Audit and Risk Management have planned a yearlong series of “Risky Business” programming. Join us at the outset to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Risk Management department and the Internal Audit Department and the Three Lines of Defense Model you can implement in managing audits and risks.

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CSUN in the News


L.A.’s Triple A Station KCSN Massively Expands Reach, Partnering With KSBR: Exclusive


KCSN-KSBR FM Merger Aims to Create New Southland Public Radio Powerhouse

Los Angeles Times

Box Jellyfish Will Destroy Future Oceans by Gobbling Up the Food

New Scientist