May 22, 2018
Volume 5, Edition 39
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More Than 11,500 Students Celebrate Academic Success at 2018 Commencement

CSUN set another all-time high for students participating in commencement, which started with Honors Convocation on May 12 and went through seven commencement ceremonies May 18-21. The celebrations are highlighted here in this photo gallery.


Works of Art Take Stage at 39th Annual TRENDS Fashion Show

When the very first model walked through the large golden frame dressed in a black leather outfit and a gas mask, guests knew they were in for a night of walking works of art at CSUN’s TRENDS Fashion Show. The annual show is organized by Family and Consumer Sciences’ Apparel Design and Merchandising students.

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A student raises his arm in celebration when his sumo robot pushes another robot out of the circle.

Fifth Annual Rally in the Valley Draws Crowd

LAUSD elementary students pitted Lego Mindstorm robots against one another in sumo matches, obstacle courses and other challenges at the fifth annual Rally in the Valley in the Matadome.

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Upcoming Events

Billy Porter in a fedora and cool jacket at the mic, in front of a purple curtain.

Billy Porter: The Soul of Richard Rodgers at The Soraya

Sat, June 2, 8 p.m.
The powerhouse performer, actor, composer and director earned a 2013 Tony Award for his performance as the drag queen Lola in Kinky Boots. His album Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers is a fresh take on the composer’s classics, from “My Funny Valentine” to “Edelweiss.”

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Fireworks over the Hollywood Bowl at night.

Annual Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Sat, June 16, 6 p.m.
Register for CSUN’s Hollywood Bowl Night, featuring the legendary Diana Ross, the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and fireworks! Come early with your picnic dinner and join other Matadors for a pre-concert picnic in our reserved Camrose picnic area.

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Dodger Stadium at night.

CSUN Night at Dodger Stadium

Sat, Sept. 1, 6:10 p.m.
Join your fellow Matadors in rooting on the reigning National League Champions as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. As part of the package, you will receive a dual-branded CSUN/Dodger cap and $5 of your purchase will be donated to CSUN for alumni programs and services.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Faculty and Staff Summer Celebration, June 21

RSVP to celebrate with your family and your colleagues the completion of another successful academic year. Enjoy dinner and games for the young and the young at heart. Wear your Matador gear! Stay on campus following the event for the Associated Students Summer Movie Fest, featuring Coco on the Oviatt lawn.

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Aztlán Graduation

Students, families, faculty and staff celebrated the achievements of student graduates at the Aztlán Graduation and Scholarship Reception on May 12. Here are photos from the celebration.

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Black Graduation Celebration

Students, families, faculty and staff celebrated the achievements of CSUN students at the Black Graduation Celebration on May 13 on the Oviatt Library Lawn. Here are photos from that special occasion.

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International and Exchange Student Graduation Reception

Students, families, faculty and staff celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s international and exchange student graduates on May 11. Here are photos from that celebration.

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Working With Millenials, A LifeMatters Webinar, May 23

LifeMatters presents this one-hour webinar discussing common misconceptions, and tips and tools on working side-by-side with millennials.

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Register Now to Take Part in the Colorful Choices Challenge; Begins June 4

Human Resources has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to bring you the next Healthy Matadors Wellness Challenge – Colorful Choices! With bountiful local fruits and vegetables available, it’s the perfect time to develop lifelong healthy eating patterns anyone can adopt. All faculty and staff are invited to register — on your own or as a team.

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CSUN in the News


Visit Vakifli, Turkey’s Last Armenian Village — Before It Disappears

The Daily Beast

Steve Allen Awards Honor Schools, Students and Educators

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Southland College Teams Honored For Academic Success

My News LA

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