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 Faculty & Staff


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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Working Parents Mid-Morning Brown Bag, Nov. 4

Gather virtually with fellow CSUN colleagues for a casual conversation about how you’re balancing working, parenting and self-care.

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Matador SUCCESS Series: Real Connections in a Virtual Community, Nov. 5

CSUN has had to rethink student services and create innovative new ways to foster authentic support and relationships with our students and one another in a virtual environment. Join a Zoom “conference style” webinar to learn about the ways that our campus community is fostering student success during COVID-19.

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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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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 students, staff, faculty and alumni.

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CalPERS One-on-One Retirement Consultations, Nov. 9

If you are ready to submit your CalPERS retirement application, secure a personal 30-minute phone consultation with a CalPERS retirement specialist.

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