Nov. 3, 2020
Volume 8, Edition 8
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Introducing CSUN’s Next President, Erika D. Beck

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Erika D. Beck, the current president of CSU Channel Islands, to serve as CSUN’s next president starting Jan. 11, 2021, when Dianne F. Harrison steps away from the role after more than eight years.


CSUN Cancer Researchers Host CSU Conference

For the second time, CSUN is hosting an interdisciplinary conference for cancer researchers and others across the California State University system and beyond, providing an opportunity for researchers with specialized skills to join forces and possibly make new discoveries.

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CSUN criminology and justice studies student Devan Prince at the 2020 virtual Alumni Association Scholarship Celebration on Zoom.

Students’ Inspirational Stories Highlighted in Virtual Alumni Scholarship Banquet

Fifteen students were recognized with $2,000 scholarships at the 2020 virtual CSUN Alumni Scholarship Celebration, with funding coming from CSUN alumni. Each student gave a speech about their journey and how a scholarship impacts their higher education.

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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, you can share a tribute at the “A Farewell to President Harrison” website.

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Veterans Resource Center: Salute to Service

As we approach Veterans Day, join the VRC of the University Student Union for a weeklong, virtual “Salute to Service.”

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

Join a Zoom “conference style” webinar to learn about the ways in which our campus community is fostering student success during COVID-19.

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CSUN Act Now Post-Election Events

After Election Day, CSUN Act Now continues to promote engagement and civil discourse with free, virtual events, including a “Debrief on Democracy” with faculty experts, a “Civic Engagement Performance Slam” and “Harmonic Acoustic Sound Healing.”

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Mata-Tech Monday: Outlook Tips to Maximize Efficiency II, Nov. 9

Discover how to automate common practices and implement robust, powerful solutions that help you focus on the emails that matter most.

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Understanding How Medicare Works, Nov. 10 and 12

Learn how to know if you’re eligible and how Medicare coordinates with your CalPERS health plan, as well as when to enroll or switch plans.

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Marilyn Magaram Center’s Young Chef Series: Celebrating Fall Flavors, Nov. 13

End a long school day (for you and your child) with fun in the kitchen with this MMC series.

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HR Insights: Conducting a Successful Search Process, Nov. 17

Learn interviewing methods that maximize the flow and quality of candidate information so you can improve your quality of hire.

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The Future: Emerging Media, VR and the Spatial Web in Higher Education, Nov. 19

The Department of Cinema and Television Arts Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes futurist and augmented reality expert Zenka Caro, as well as other experts in the field, for a discussion on the future of education.

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