Oct. 27, 2020
Volume 8, Edition 7
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Matadors Haunt These Halloween Movies and Shows

Matadors in the entertainment industry have cooked up plenty of hair-raising movies and shows in their cauldrons over the years. This spooky season is the perfect time to check them out. Our list includes “American Horror Story,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Young Frankenstein” — plus a very familiar face on Elm Street.


‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Discusses How to Be of Service, in AS
Big Lecture

Yara Shahidi, who stars as Zoey Johnson on the hit sitcoms “Grown-ish” and “Black-ish,” has been recognized by TIME Magazine and Forbes for her influence and activism. She recently joined CSUN students on Zoom for the Associated Students Big Lecture, encouraging her fellow young adults to be of service to their communities.

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CSUN psychology major Anthony Lawson.

CSUN Student Anthony Lawson Honored by CSU Board of Trustees

Anthony Lawson, a junior psychology major, received one of the California State University’s top student honors, as he was recognized by the CSU Board of Trustees as the Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. and Catherine Reed Scholar. Lawson, whose older brother was killed while away at college, now works for justice and to help others who have gone through trauma.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


An Invitation to Share Your Memories, a Farewell to President Harrison

As President Dianne F. Harrison prepares to step away from her post, we know many would like an opportunity to express gratitude and well wishes, as well as celebrate the legacy she leaves behind for California and all of us at CSUN. You can participate by sharing a tribute at the “A Farewell to President Harrison” website.

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Register for Winter Term Now

Whether or not you’re enrolled at CSUN, you can take a winter class as long as space is available and you meet course prerequisites. Winter Term will be offered fully online. Winter Term classes start Dec. 21.

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Black Matadors Got Talent, Nov. 6

Join the Black Alumni Association for the first “Black Matadors Got Talent” virtual event, a night filled with great performances from our community of Black Matadors. Whether you are a performer or just want to see a great show, we have the perfect night planned for you. Performances are open to alumni, students, staff and faculty.

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Veterans Alumni Chapter Networking, Nov. 6

Come meet other veteran alumni and students in a relaxed environment, in advance of Veterans Day.

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Register for the California State University-Interdisciplinary Cancer Meeting

For the second time, CSUN will host an interdisciplinary conference for cancer research — this time entirely online — for students, faculty, alumni, researchers and other members of the community across the California State University system and beyond. Register by Nov. 2 for the Nov. 6 meeting.

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CSUN Nazarian College Distinguished Speaker Series: The Business of Entertainment, Nov. 17

A panel of talented CSUN alumni with high-profile leadership roles in the entertainment industry will share their experiences, how they built successful and diverse careers in entertainment, and what it takes to make some of America’s most popular movies and television shows.

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