Feb. 23, 2021
Volume 6, Edition 16
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CSUN Football Great Rises Through NFL Coaching Ranks

Marcus Brady ’06 (Finance), the record-setting and last starting quarterback of the CSUN football program, was recently promoted by the Indianapolis Colts, becoming one of just four Black offensive coordinators in the National Football League out of its 32 teams.


Briefing to Explore Impact of Hispanic-Serving Institutions on Latino Student Success

What impact have Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) of higher education had on Latina/o student success in California and across the nation? That question and others will be explored on March 2 during a virtual gathering of public higher learning leaders hosted by the nonprofit advocacy group Excelencia in Education, California State University, California Community Colleges and CSUN.

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Vintage photo of Alfonso F. “Rick” Ratcliffe, former CSUN dean, holding an open book.

CSUN Pioneer Ratcliffe Was One of Nation’s First Black Engineering Deans

Alfonso F. “Rick” Ratcliffe served as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science for more than a decade in the 1980s and early ’90s. As one of the first Black deans of a non-HBCU engineering school in the nation, he was considered a role model for many young scholars aspiring to a career in engineering.

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Focus on Students


Cornel West: ‘Walking the Tight Rope: Addressing Racial Battle Fatigue,’ Feb. 26

Philosopher, political activist, social critic and author Cornel West helps CSUN continue celebrating Black History Month, while also engaging in crucial conversations elevating our Black community.

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Career Center Internship Week, March 1-5

Meet with industry professionals, discover internship opportunities, learn the tools to begin your internship journey to success on the job, navigate virtual job fairs, get your resume critiqued, and prepare for the upcoming Spring Career Fair.

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Virtual International Women’s Day Summit, March 4

This special Zoom event will feature Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman; United States Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright; Acumen founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz; and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Co-sponsored by CSUN Alumni and Visionary Women, in partnership with Women Moving Millions and Acumen, this summit will bring thousands of female voices together with a unified message of unity and hope.

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Black History Month Events Continue

Organizations across campus continue to hold virtual events celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community.

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Spring/Summer 2021 Graduation

March 5 is the last day to apply for a bachelor’s degree, in order to participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony and have your name published in the program. This year’s virtual ceremony will celebrate graduates from last year and this year (fall 2019 through summer 2021).

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