Mar. 16, 2021
Volume 6, Edition 18
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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.

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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.

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Focus on Students


Nominate Your CSUN Student Success Champion

Tell us about someone who has helped pave the way for you by going above and beyond to ensure you are supported. We are highlighting the student employees, student leaders, faculty members and staff who are deeply committed to helping students succeed. Please submit your nominations by April 5.

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Nazarian College Distinguished Speaker Series: The Business of Sustainability, March 24

The Nazarian College presents a panel of visionary CSUN alumni who will share how they built successful and diverse careers in sustainability, and how their work is leading innovation in renewable energy, carbon reduction, and data and technology to achieve decarbonization.

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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.

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The Breaking Points: Free Speech and Social Justice after Public Violence, March 29

The riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 sparked a public debate surrounding the First Amendment and its place in social justice. CSUN experts will discuss the aftermath. Questions that were posed by concerned citizens included whether there should be stronger limitations on the First Amendment, how to navigate freedom of speech while condemning hate, and how this translates at a public university.

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Summer 2021 Registration Appointments

Starting March 16, CSUN students can set their own registration appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to enroll in summer 2021 classes. Registration-by-appointment begins March 23. Starting April 1, no appointment is needed.

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Fall 2021 Registration

Academic advisement and registration for the fall semester aren’t far off. Check your CSUN email account for a reminder announcement on “next steps,” starting March 23. Then, get ready to enroll.

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