Oct. 10, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 9
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CSUN’s Martin Pousson Wins PEN Literary Award for Fiction

The professor’s “fabulist” coming-of-age novel about a queer mixed-race boy in the bayous of Louisiana has won the 2017 PEN Center USA Fiction Award. Talk show host Chelsea Handler will present at PEN Center USA’s Literary Awards Festival this month.

Portrait of Edith Winterhalter

CSUN Alumna Named Among World’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women

CSUN Director of Administrative Services Edith Winterhalter, an alumna, will be honored by the Filipina Women’s Network at the 14th Annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Toronto.

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Portrait of Mike Curb

Legendary Record Mogul and Matador Mike Curb Sets his Sights on Preserving Music History

Curb’s name graces a record label — Curb Records — and his alma mater's CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. He reflects on his career and his efforts to preserve historic sites, including the first home Elvis Presley purchased in Memphis.

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Upcoming Events

A CSUN women's volleyball player dives for the ball.

Women’s Volleyball vs Hawaii

Sat, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Help “white out” the Matadome at this ESPN3-televised game.

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Juda Baca in front of her Great Way mural.

The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete

Oct. 14 - Dec. 16
An exhibition surveying the nearly 50-year career of mural making by alumna Judy Baca, Los Angeles’ premier muralist, mentor, educator and community activist.

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Flamenco musicians.

Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project

Sat, Nov 4, 8 p.m.
Ten-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary Paco de Lucía in this tribute performance.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Arts Alumni Chapter Presents: Beautiful Parts Gallery Event, Oct. 15

Beautiful Parts is the new Arts Alumni Chapter’s first gallery showcase. Celebrate with a reception for alumni and friends of CSUN. Please join us for art, conversation and refreshments.

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Communication Disorders & Sciences Chapter - Continuing Education Workshop, Oct. 14

This unique presentation develops the expertise of experienced professionals to successfully fulfill the rewarding commitment of mentoring students, new clinicians and assistants.

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Child & Adolescent Development Mentoring & Career Development Event, Oct. 21

Network with CADV mentors in a wide range of fields.

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Learn About Tax Credits and Deductions, Oct. 25

A tax expert from H&R Block will discuss little-known credits and deductions that will help educators get the most out of their tax returns.

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Call for Nominations: Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards for 2017

Nominate faculty, staff and administrators who have been exceptional mentors at CSUN. Deadline: Nov. 3.

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Accounting & Information Systems Alumni Chapter Presents: An Afternoon of Billiards, Oct. 28

Join us for friendly billiards competitions, Halloween costume contest and more.

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Host a Dinner With 7 Matadors

Your own personal success story can make a large impact on current CSUN students. Host them for a dinner at your home or at your favorite restaurant and share your journey with them.

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CSUN in the News


Q&A: Campus Conversation: Jorge Reyes Salinas, California State University Student Trustee

Los Angeles Times

With The Sound 100.3 Sold to Become Christian Station, Where Will Classic Rock Listeners Go?

Orange County Register

On the Wall Between Two Cultures, A Mural

Landscape Architecture Magazine

Accelerating Latino Success in Postsecondary Education is Focus for Excelencia

Diverse Issues in Higher Education