Oct. 6, 2020
Volume 8, Edition 5
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CSUN Receives $3 Million Anonymous Gift to Support Armenian Studies

An anonymous $3 million gift will support CSUN’s Armenian Studies Program and provide scholarships to students. This is the second anonymous gift to the program in the last year, following a $2.1 million gift in 2019. The program focuses on Armenian culture and the impact Armenians and Armenian Americans have throughout the world.


CSU Welcomes Next Chancellor, Joseph Castro, with Livestreamed Conversation

New California State University chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro recently introduced himself via livestream to the 23 CSU campuses. When he takes the helm in January, Castro will be the first-ever California native and Mexican American to lead the CSU. Castro, who has served as the president of Fresno State since 2013, will succeed Chancellor Timothy P. White, who is retiring after leading the CSU since 2012.

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Two Emmy statues facing each other. Image by MISHELLA, Shutterstock.

Two CTVA Alumni Recognized with 2020 Primetime Emmys

Two CSUN Cinema and Television Arts alumni were recognized for their work in the television industry at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Arielle Kilker ’11 won two Emmys for her editing and producing work on the Netflix series “Cheer.” Six-time nominee Ryan Mallick ’10 was recognized for his editing work on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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Focus on Alumni & Community


The Chicano Moratorium’s 50-Year Legacy Continues

In 1970, demonstrators in East Los Angeles marched to protest the Vietnam War, where disproportionate numbers of Mexican Americans were killed and wounded. The event, known as the Chicano Moratorium, was attended by CSUN alumni, staff and faculty, who say the protest is echoed in the activism of today.

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Diplo Returns for Big Show 20th Anniversary Event

CSUN Associated Students Productions celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Big Show concert with virtual sets by the DJs Diplo and A-Trak. Big Show has attracted many big stars over the years, including LMFAO, Ludacris and Jimmy Eat World. View photos from this year’s event as well as Sundial coverage of previous concerts.

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CSUN Athletics Launches Matador Athletic Fund to Help Students Excel

The Matador Athletic Fund strives to provide the best experience for CSUN’s 300-plus student-athletes. Every donation positively impacts each student’s ability to excel, academically and in their sport, while honoring the history and tradition of CSUN Athletics.

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Health Administration Speed Networking, Oct. 8

Come meet other Health Administration professionals and students and learn about the chapter’s plan for this upcoming year.

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Building a Dynamic Resume, Oct. 22

Peter Bueza, Bank of America senior vice president of Human Resources, will show how to best highlight your knowledge, skills and abilities.

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