Feb. 2, 2021
Volume 6, Edition 14
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President Beck Holds Listening Tour as She Takes the Helm

Erika D. Beck, CSUN’s newest president, is spending her first 100 days in office on a listening tour — meeting with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders — in an effort to understand the opportunities, and challenges, the campus faces.


CSUN Celebrates Black History Month Virtually

CSUN will celebrate Black History Month with numerous events that highlight the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community. The theme is “Celebrating Black Excellence: Resiliency and Creativity in the Digital Space.” On Feb. 26, renowned intellectual Cornel West of Harvard University will join the CSUN community for a virtual event.

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Group photo of EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program members in 2019.

EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program Changes Lives, Opens Doors for Former Foster Youth

Alumnus and notary pioneer Milt Valera and his wife, Debbie, recently committed more than $11 million for programs across the campus, including an endowment and scholarship for the EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program, which provides a safety net for college students who grew up in the foster care system.

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Focus on Students


USU Events Offer Something for Everyone

The University Student Union calendar is filled with events for students with a wide variety of interests. The “Swing Into Spring” Cultural Welcomes begin this week.

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Queer in Your Career, Feb. 15

Stand proud to stand queer in your professional aspirations, with help from the Pride Center. Three dynamic networking mixers, beginning Feb. 15, will help assist you to work with pride in your current and future career.

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Spring 2021 Late Registration

Starting with the second week of instruction, all classes require a permission number from the instructor or the department to add. Be sure to check your financial account balance and the payment deadline in myNorthridge Portal. The last day to drop or change grading basis online is Feb. 19.

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Fall 2020 Graduation

Feb. 19 is the last day to submit documents to confirm awarding of a bachelor’s degree for Fall 2020 graduation.

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Annual FAFSA Application

March 2 is the annual priority filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application. To be considered for all available financial aid funds in the upcoming fall 2021-spring 2022 academic year, you must apply by March 2.

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Nazarian College Bull Ring New Venture Competition Kicks Off Feb. 10

The application is now open to win $10,000 in the 2021 Nazarian College Bull Ring New Venture Competition (Virtual Edition). The workshop series kicks off next week and the application deadline is March 7. All current CSUN students are welcome to apply. Join the info session on Feb. 10 to learn more about the competition, receive a crash course in the startup process, and meet like-minded students.

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