May 18, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 23
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‘The Future Is Bright Because You Will Be Leading It’:
CSUN Celebrates the Classes of 2019-20 and 2020-21

In an event unlike anything in its history, CSUN celebrated two graduating classes on May 15. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla was the commencement speaker at the ceremony honoring the classes of 2019-20 and 2020-21. CSUN is holding a series of celebrations for the students whose commencements were impacted by COVID-19.


CSUN’s New Graduates Are Ready for the Future

Each of the more than 11,500 graduates in the class of 2020-21 has a unique story. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are celebrating a milestone as they pursue their dreams. CSUN Today highlighted some of these remarkable stories.

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CSUN President Erika D. Beck, LA Times columnist Erika D. Smith and author Michael Eric Dyson.

Michael Eric Dyson Discusses Today’s Issues at CSUN, LA Times Event

CSUN partnered with the Los Angeles Times for a conversation with Michael Eric Dyson, one of the country’s premier intellectuals and the bestselling author of “JAY-Z” and “Tears We Cannot Stop.” In a discussion with moderator and Times columnist Erika D. Smith, Dyson spoke on racism, police reform, technology, cancel culture and more.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Recent Grad and Alumni Job Fair, May 27

The Virtual Recent Grad and Alumni Job Fair will take place live in Handshake, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This career fair attracts employers from a diverse range of industries and career fields.

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The Art of Salary Negotiation Webinar, May 27

When accepting a job offer, it’s important to learn how to negotiate a salary. This webinar will teach you how to negotiate a salary and compensation package that works best for you.

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CSUN’s Spring Dance Concert Goes Virtual

The top choreographers and dancers in CSUN’s kinesiology department are showcasing their talents virtually this year. Their annual spring dance concert, “Kinesis,” is available to watch via YouTube.

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CSUN Opera Puts on Immersive Show with Augmented Reality

The CSUN Opera’s newest effort is an online opera performance created with augmented reality, which allowed the company to breathe new life into the characters of Maurice Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges.” The pre-recorded performance can be watched on YouTube.

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CSUN Hosts USA Softball Women’s National Team

CSUN and the USA Softball Women’s National Team played a 10-inning exhibition game Sunday afternoon at Matador Diamond. The format featured members of Team USA playing alongside CSUN at times during the game.

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