Mar. 16, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 18
Trouble loading? View this email online.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Including CSUN, Have National Impact on Student Success

New U.S. Senator Alex Padilla joined a virtual briefing looking at the impact Hispanic-Serving Institutions — including CSUN — have on Latinx/a/o students in California and across the nation, particularly through increased graduation rates. The briefing was a collaboration of CSUN, Excelencia in Education, the CSU and California Community Colleges.


CSUN Stands with Asian American, Pacific Islander Communities Against Violence

As the number of incidents of violence toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders spikes in California and around the country, CSUN leaders across campus stepped up to show support and offer a wealth of resources. “To our Asian American and Pacific Islander Matadors: We stand with you,” said CSUN President Erika D. Beck.

Read More +

Bonita J. “Bonnie” Campbell addresses a crowd at a podium.

CECS Pioneer Bonnie J. Campbell Influences Women in STEM

Bonita (Bonnie) Campbell’s influence as a woman in STEM is remarkable. At CSUN, she was the first woman to be hired in a tenure-track position and ultimately gain tenure as a full-time engineering professor in what is now the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She was also the founding chair of the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management.

Read More +


Focus on Faculty & Staff


Matador S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Series: Advancing Equity in a Climate of Resistance: Aligning Culture and Strategy, March 30

Closing equity gaps remains an elusive goal at most colleges and universities. In this address, Frank Harris III, a professor of postsecondary education and co-director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab at San Diego State University, will unpack the myriad institutional barriers that thwart systematic efforts to close equity gaps, and discuss strategies to move equity efforts forward.

Read More +

LifeMatters Webinar: Work-Life Harmony, March 17

Learn how to flow with responsibilities, to find the harmony and happiness in your life. Offered at 9 a.m. and noon.

Read More +

Matador Employee Social Circles: Stress Reduction, March 17

Learn ways to help manage your stress and revitalize your mind and body, to be more relaxed and focused.

Read More +

Trauma in the Time of Corona: Implications for Educators, Students and Our Learning Communities, March 23

Stanford professor Dr. Shaili Jain explores why understanding trauma and its impact on our brains, bodies and culture will be integral to our collective healing from this pandemic.

Read More +

Learn About the CSU Fee Waiver and Reduction Program Benefit, March 23

The benefit is available to eligible employees or can be transferred to an eligible family member. The fall 2021 application period is now open.

Read More +