Oct. 6, 2020
Volume 6, Edition 5
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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, Big Sean, Ludacris and Jimmy Eat World. View photos from this year’s event as well as Sundial coverage of previous concerts.


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.

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University Counseling Services Supports Matadors Through a Challenging 2020

In a year that has brought a series of challenges, University Counseling Services remains committed to assisting students in reaching their academic, career and other life goals.

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Focus on Students


AS Big Lecture: Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi, Oct. 15

Join a moderated conversation with actress, model and activist Yara Shahidi, star of the TV series ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish.’ Her dedication to reforming political issues led to the creation of Eighteen by 18 and Yara’s Club, platforms intended to empower and inspire others.

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The Chicano Moratorium’s 50-Year Legacy Continues in Today’s Activism

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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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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Spring 2021 Registration

Look for a spring registration notice in your CSUN email box starting mid-October. To preview spring dates, visit the “Registration Calendar.”

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Matadors Engage in Civics and Democracy Through CSUN Act Now Events

As part of a campus initiative dubbed CSUN Act Now, CSUN students, professors and administrators are hosting a series of voter engagement and civic education events leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3.

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Two CTVA Alumni Recognized with 2020 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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Campus Sustainability Month: Climate Justice Events

The CSUN Institute for Sustainability, Associated Students, and the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing are partnering with CSU campuses system wide to offer a series of events in October focused on climate justice. On Oct. 14, view a panel discussion with young movement leaders on climate justice and social justice. On Oct. 20, CSU Long Beach hosts a discussion with U.S. Senator Cory Booker about the importance of voting.

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Get Career Advice Through ‘Ask A Matador’ Mentoring Platform

Need career advice? Ask A Matador lets you ask questions of experienced professionals and helps you make connections with alumni in your industry.

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