Oct. 17, 2017
Volume 3, Edition 10
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CSUN’s El Nuevo Sol Wins Emerging Youth Voice Award

Student reporters for the Spanish-language journalism program’s first publication were honored by New America Media for their 22-story project — Trabajadores Jóvenes en Los Angeles (Young Workers in Los Angeles) — about millennial challenges and experiences in the workplace.

CSUN redshirt sophomore Kobe Paras dunks over two teammates.

Matador Madness 2017 is Red Hot

Matador Madness 2017 set the tone for the coming basketball season with introductions of the Matador men’s and women’s basketball teams and plenty of action on the Blacktop @ the Matadome on Oct. 13.

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Confetti rained on students at the Big Show festival.

Big Show ’17 Turns Oviatt Lawn Into Music Festival

Confetti, stage light-diffracting glasses and Dillon Francis headlined an event that one student said was “like having a mini-EDM festival on campus.”

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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.
Catch the Matadors and Anteaters in a battle for first place in the Big West Conference.

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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

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 Students


CSUN Helps High School Graduates Reach for 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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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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Upcoming Graduate Studies Deadlines for Thesis/Dissertation and Graduate Projects

Graduate Studies has a series of deadlines for the three-step process of preparing and submitting one’s thesis, dissertation or project. The next deadline is Nov. 3.

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Spring 2018 Registration

Students in good standing may enroll in 17 units maximum as soon as registration begins. Watch for a “get ready to enroll” message sent to your CSUN email box.

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QTPOC Conversations at the Pride Center, Oct. 23

Every Monday evening this semester, all LGBTQ+ people of color are encouraged to attend this dynamic event to empower one another and build community through discussion of relevant topics chosen by the attendees.

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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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Murder Mystery is Back with a Thrilling Night of Crime Solving at the USU, Oct. 27

Be a part of this exciting interactive evening of compelling crime and delicious food. The “murderer” could be anyone at the dinner, maybe even your date!

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CSUN on Social Media


Get Involved with CSUN’s 60th Anniversary Celebration


Good luck on your midterms, #Matadors!


Statement from President Harrison on Wildfires Affecting State, Sister Campuses