Oct. 17, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 10
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CSUN Physics and Astronomy Professors Chase the Great American Eclipse

Six CSUN professors from the Department of Physics and Astronomy traveled to the path of totality to observe the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979.

Bridge to the Future scholars presented President Harrison with a composite of their cohort as a thank you.

CSUN Gives High School Graduates Bridge to the Future

No matter how hard she and her mother dreamed it, going to college in the United States hardly seemed a reality for Eloisa Varela. That changed when Varela was accepted into CSUN’s Bridge to the Future program, which provides a tuition-free CSUN education.

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San Fernando High School logo.

CSUN and Project GRAD Los Angeles Roll Out College Empowerment Partnership with San Fernando High School

CSUN faculty and their community partners are taking the fight to boost college readiness and accessibility for Los Angeles teenagers to one of the largest public high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is a demonstration site for expanded teacher training, college counseling and parent workshops.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN women's soccer forward Cynthia Sanchez runs from a defender.

Women’s Soccer vs UC Irvine

Thur, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
Fans receive free admission with a clothing donation to benefit MEND, which helps relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving individuals the education and training that fosters self-reliance.

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DIAVOLO dancers in motion.

DIAVOLO: 25-Year Anniversary Marathon

Sat, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
The Soraya (formerly known as VPAC) celebrates a milestone for one of LA’s most innovative dance companies with an entire day of programming, starting with a free outdoor community festival at 11 a.m. At 7 p.m., the Great Hall performance features awe-inspiring pieces from three separate eras of the company’s history.

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Jewish musicians perform.

Jewish Music – The Soul of the People

Thur, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.
Cantor Kenneth Cohen of Temple Ahavat Shalom will present a brief survey of Jewish music and the cultural influences and diversity of its development at this free event.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Great ShakeOut: Earthquake Preparedness Day, Oct. 19

At 10:19 a.m., CSUN will test emergency alert systems to remind everyone to participate in a ShakeOut Drill. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., come to North Sierra Quad and learn about earthquake safety from CSUN’s Geology Department and the CSUN Department of Police Services Emergency Manager.

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Alumna, Great Wall Muralist Highlighted in CSUN Art Galleries

Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete highlights the collaborative processes and aesthetic innovations central to the world-renowned painter, muralist and CSUN alumna’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles.

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Call for Honorary Degree Nominations

Honorary degrees are among the highest honors CSUN can confer upon an individual. Nominations for Spring 2018 are due by Nov. 3.

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer, Oct. 19

University Counseling Services provides this training to help prepare those in position to recognize someone who may be in crisis. Faculty and staff are interacting with more students expressing symptoms of mental health concerns (i.e., anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, etc.).

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Maintaining a Proactive Approach to Personal Safety, Oct. 19

Participate in discussions on crime prevention practices and situational awareness using one’s cognitive and physical senses to help avoid or prevent a crime from occurring.

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Sustainability Day, Oct. 25

We have a full day of engaging sessions planned for this year’s theme of Sustainable Food Systems, in support of World Food Day.

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Backyard Composting Made Easy, Oct. 23

Join us to learn everything you wanted to know about the Dos and Don'ts of managing organic waste at home. Faculty member Mario Giraldo will share tips on how to save time, resources and food waste at the same time as keeping your garden soil rich and healthy. This session is free.

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Learning Can Be Fun and Almost Free – CSU Fee Waiver Reduction Program, Oct. 24

Interested in furthering your educational goals or transferring the Fee Waiver & Reduction Program benefit to an eligible family member? Attend this session so you can maximize this wonderful benefit to help achieve educational goals.

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International Travel 101, Oct. 24

In accordance with the CSU’s Foreign Travel Insurance Policy (2011), all CSU faculty, staff and students traveling internationally on CSU business must obtain Foreign Travel Insurance through Risk Management. Faculty and staff planning to travel internationally on CSU business should strongly consider attending.

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Workplace Violence/Surviving an Active Shooter Incident, Part I, Oct. 25

An increasing number of faculty, staff and students have raised concerns about safety with the rise in occurrence of shootings around the country. Part I of this two-part workshop is designed to familiarize staff and faculty with the range of university resources available when responding to potential issues.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN Master’s Student One of 8 Southern California Voice Contestants to Get the Coaches Spinning in Their Chairs

Los Angeles Daily News

After the 2016 El Niño, Coral Reefs in Moorea Are Thriving — Why?

National Science Foundation

Judith Baca Named Recipient of AASCU’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Alumna Pianist to Play Carnegie Hall

The Armenian Weekly