May 28, 2020
Volume 7, Edition 31
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The Inspiring Journeys of CSUN’s Newest Graduates

This May, more than 11,700 students were eligible to graduate, celebrating the completion of a major milestone in their educational journeys. Each student’s experience is unique. CSUN helped them find their voices, discover their passions, and realize what kinds of people they want to be. Here are some of their stories.


Cheers to the Class of 2019-2020!

With an in-person commencement delayed, the campus community came together online to celebrate the Class of 2019-2020. The university honored its graduates with a “Cheers to the Class of 2019-2020” virtual celebration, and dozens of seniors shared photos of themselves in caps, gowns and sashes — many of which are included here.

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A black-and-white portrait of rocker Joe Walsh.

Music Legend Joe Walsh Brings ‘Old-Fashioned Rock ’n’ Roll’ to 88.5-FM

After the pandemic grounded his summer tour with the Eagles, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh offered to host his own weekly radio show on CSUN and Saddleback College’s public, member-supported 88.5-FM, Southern California’s leading Triple-A (adult album alternative) format station.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Safe at Home, Graduation Parties Commence

Stay-at-home orders didn’t stop CSUN’s newest alumni from celebrating their big accomplishments at home with cake, flowers and balloons — and plenty of pride. One senior’s family even built a mini facade of the CSUN Library in their backyard, so they could hold their own ceremony at home.

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The L.A. Economy in the ‘New Normal,’ with LAEDC, June 2

Register for this webinar presented by Stephen Cheung, executive vice president of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and the president of World Trade Center Los Angeles. The discussion will include the pandemic’s economic impact, resources for businesses and individuals, and Q&A time.

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There’s Still Time to Register for CSUN Summer Classes

You don’t have to be a CSUN student to register for summer classes. This year, summer session is offered in a virtual format. Choose from more than 600 classes offered during three separate sessions. The deadline to register for the first two sessions, which started this week, is June 5. The third session begins July 8.

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CSU ‘Courses for Causes’ Offers Free Classes to Community Business Managers and Professionals

The challenges of the current times have people worried about the future. In response, the CSU is offering free, short-term classes available to anyone in the community. CSUN takes part by offering two courses from June 15-July 15: “On the Edge of Chaos – Leadership in an Age of Disruption” and “Budgeting for Non-Budgetary Employees in the Public Sector.” The deadline to register is June 12.

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Summer Training Helps Faculty Offer Engaging, Accessible Fall Courses

This summer, CSUN faculty members are taking the opportunity to better understand the most effective ways to provide students with a rich online learning experience. CSUN is offering numerous training courses to help professors take their remote instruction to the next level, helping ensure that students receive an engaging education this fall.

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