Sept. 26, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 7
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Feria de Educación Inspires and Informs

Feria de Educación brought thousands of people to CSUN to show young Latinos about the power of education. The event, a partnership between CSUN, Univision and the CSU system, was filled with hope and inspiration, teaching young people about financial aid, college readiness and much more to make higher education more accessible.

Portrait of Cheech Marin.

Cheech Returns to CSUN

Cheech Marin is returning to CSUN on Sept. 28, and it’s sure to be funny. The king of counterculture (and CSUN alumnus) continues his elevation of Latino voices by bringing a group of comedians, headlined by Paul Rodriguez, to The Soraya (formerly VPAC). Discounts available for the CSUN community.

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Volunteers help clean up Reseda Boulevard.

Beautifying Community at Matadors Day of Service

What’s better than picking up a broom, rake or shovel on a Saturday morning, helping others in the process? That was the case for hundreds of volunteers who helped clean up CSUN and its surrounding community.

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Upcoming Events

Women's volleyball action.

Women’s Volleyball vs UC Santa Barbara

Fri, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
The Matadors face the Gauchos on Spirit Night/Neon Night in the Matadome. Free to faculty and staff members with up to three guests.

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Maceo Parker plays saxophone.

To Ray with Love, Starring Maceo Parker

Thur, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
The star funk and soul jazz saxophonist performs with the Ray Charles Orchestra and The Raelettes, the original girl group that provided backup vocals to Ray’s signature style.

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Go West movie poster.

Buster Keaton Film Double Feature: Seven Chances and Go West

Thur, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
Further appreciation of the great actor-director. In Seven Chances, Keaton must find a bride by 7 p.m. to get a $7 million inheritance. In Go West, a greenhorn (Keaton) heeds Horace Greeley, hops a freight train and befriends a cow named Brown Eyes.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Savings Plus Investing, Sept. 28

This workshop will help you make sense of the different investment options available to you in the state’s 401(k) and 457 plans. Find out how to evaluate your own time horizon and risk tolerance, and understand the difference between stocks, bonds and short-term investments.

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Free Legal Aid to Families with Undocumented Parents

CSUN faculty and students are teaming with legal nonprofit Bet Tzedek to provide free help for families dealing with immigration issues.

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Northbound Etiwanda Closed Starting as Soon as This Week

Northbound Etiwanda Avenue (West University Drive) will be closed between Prairie and Plummer Streets through early 2018.

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The Buck Stops Here: Cash Handling Training, Sept. 28

Join a cash handling workshop to increase your awareness of procedures and guidelines to follow for financial protection, as well as how to be prepared for an audit.

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Smoking Cessation Informational, Oct. 2

Kicking the habit is difficult for some people. CSUN wants to help. Come learn about resources available to help you stop smoking.

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Key Conversations in the Workplace, Oct. 3

A key conversation is a discussion between two or more people with high opinions and emotions, and possibly higher stakes. Learn how to engage in key conversations with confidence.

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DataJam Launches at CSUN, Sept. 29

The first-ever DataJam brings together graduate and undergraduate students across disciplines to manipulate, analyze, visualize data and compete for cash prizes. Keynote address from Ben Welsh, Editor of the Los Angeles Times Data Desk.

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Celebrate 48 Years of Educational Opportunity, Sept. 27

The campus community is invited to partake in trivia games, food from different student organizations and prize drawings. EOP is proud to host a celebration event to commemorate 48 years of continued student success.

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The Afterlife of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Words of Resistance, Sept. 28

Kazi Nazrul Islam was a poet, writer and revolutionary who lamented British rule in India, religious conflict and violence. Connecticut College Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies Sufia Uddin will address his legacy.

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The Stories Behind the Pictures: Post-Holocaust Images and Realities of Child Survivors, Sept. 28

Lecturer Beth Cohen will show photos that captured the arrival of children in America who survived the Holocaust, exploring the gap between what America promised and what child survivors desperately needed.

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Veterans Resource Center: Five-Year Anniversary Gala, Sept. 30

RSVP for an exciting night of food, drinks, dancing and live performances as we acknowledge those who have contributed to the VRC’s success and share our plans for the years to come.

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Adult Swim Lessons at the SRC

All CSUN students, faculty and staff interested in improving their swimming ability are invited to sign up for a four-week session beginning in October.

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CSUN in the News


A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art

The New York Times

CSUN’s Martin Pousson wins PEN Literary Award for Fiction, Chelsea Handler and Cecile Richards to Present at Awards

Entertainment Weekly

How to Prepare a Plan for Children to Go to College

Univision 34 (In Spanish)