June 2, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 25
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On a Roll: New CSUN Grads Celebrate at Car-mencement

In a first for the university, car parades rolled through campus celebrating CSUN’s newest graduates. Cars decked out with balloons, signs, photos and words of pride honked as they were greeted by faculty, staff and student leaders along their route. See pics and watch a TikTok of the festivities.


Outstanding Graduating Students Earn Special Recognition

CSUN’s 2021 outstanding graduating students include Jennifer Anderson and Daniel Bustos (pictured), named this year’s Wolfson Scholars, the top award given to a graduating senior or seniors; Natasha Feldman, recipient of the Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student; and Desiree Cuadra, Aditi Dwivedi, Denise Nguyen and Angelle Thomas, each named an Outstanding Graduating Senior.

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A diagram of an adaptable unmanned aerial vehicle designed by CSUN students.

Student Creativity and Talent on Display at
Project Showcases

Each year, CSUN students push themselves to new heights and create amazing designs and research presentations. Two recent virtual events — the CSUNposium for research and creative works and the College of Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Project Showcase — highlighted this great work.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN Update Summer Schedule

CSUN Update will publish less frequently over the summer and return to a regular schedule for fall. In the meantime, please visit CSUN Today, or check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest university news.

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CSUN Ranked Highly for Inclusivity by Campus Pride

CSUN recently received 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index. Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization that works to create safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The index was calculated by measuring how inclusive a college campus is to LGBTQ+ students.

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CSUN Ready: Free Course Materials for First-Time Freshmen

CSUN Ready is a federally funded program administered by the Campus Store that provides all digital e-books, courseware and print books to first-time freshmen at no charge. Please make sure to get your course material lists submitted to the Campus Store.

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Nominate a Colleague for a 2021 Recognition of Excellence Award

As part of this year’s Staff Service Awards and Recognition of Excellence Awards event taking place virtually July 14, nominations for nine awards are being accepted through June 11. Help us recognize the excellent work of our staff.

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Managing Multiple Priorities, June 10

Join us for planning, prioritizing and organizing tips to help you successfully manage multiple priorities and reduce the stress of a “normal” day.

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CSU and Kaiser Permanente Present: Building Confidence: COVID-19 Vaccinations, June 8

Dr. John Rott, regional assistant medical director at Kaiser Permanente, will speak about updates to our nation’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy and address several of the most frequently asked questions related to the vaccine.

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