Nov. 3, 2020
Volume 6, 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 Students


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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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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CSUN Library Stacks Up Virtual Resources for Matadors in Primarily Online Semester

The CSUN University Library may be closed for in-person services during this primarily online semester, but Matadors can still access an extensive selection of resources, including creative software and online programming.

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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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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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New Admissions and Records Site for Current Students

Admissions and Records has a new website for current students that makes it easier to find what you’re looking for.

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Radiologic Sciences Speed Mentoring, Nov. 12

Educators, administrators and professionals from the radiology field will mentor CSUN students, including those contemplating going into the field of radiologic technology.

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Psychology Mentoring, Nov. 14

This event will provide students the opportunity to talk to alumni mentors and learn about the various pathways for careers in psychology.

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

A panel of talented CSUN alumni with leadership roles in the entertainment industry will share their experiences.

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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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