Nov. 17, 2020
Volume 6, Edition 9
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CSUN President-Select Introduces Herself in Virtual Conversation

CSUN’s sixth president-select, Erika D. Beck, introduced herself to the university community with a virtual conversation with alumnus and CNBC anchor-at-large Bill Griffeth ’80 (Journalism), Hon.D. ’17. During their talk, Beck promised to listen to individuals at every level of the university and build a coalition to realize a brighter, just and more equitable future together.


CSUN Alum Doug Emhoff Set to Be America’s First ‘Second Gentleman’

With former Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect of the United States, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will make history as the first female vice president. And by her side, her husband, CSUN alumnus Doug Emhoff ’87 (Communication Studies), will also be making history as the nation’s first “Second Gentleman.”

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Actor Jamie Lee Curtis poses with CSUN alumnus Brad Bessey of Project Angel Food.

Emmy-Winning Producer, CSUN Grad Student Enlists Stars to Feed the Sick

After executive producing a star-studded telethon to help the nonprofit Project Angel Food raise money to prepare and deliver meals for individuals impacted by serious illness, Brad Bessey ’19 (Communication Studies) took on a new role as the organization’s first head of communications and talent relations.

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Focus on Students


CSUN Honors String Quartet Joins The Soraya’s Linda Ronstadt Tribute Airing Nov. 18 on KCET

CSUN student musicians, including the CSUN Honors String Quartet, joined Latin music stars Aida Cuevas, La Marisoul, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and special guests David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Sarah Watkins in celebrating trailblazing singer Linda Ronstadt in a televised special filmed at The Soraya, airing Nov. 18 on KCET. The show will later air on PBS SoCal and be available for streaming.

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Theatre Department Presents Streaming Performances

The Department of Theatre is providing streaming access to pre-recorded student performances of the plays “Lorca in a Green Dress” (Nov. 19-22), “Uncle Vanya” (Nov. 23-25) and “Pippin” (Dec. 4-6). Streaming will be free, but donations to the department’s fundraising campaign are appreciated.

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SRC: Turkey Burn-Off Challenge Begins Nov. 23

Join the SRC for this two-week virtual fitness challenge to enjoy some workout fun, burn those tasty holiday calories and earn valuable points for awesome prize raffles.

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Last Day of Fall 2020 Classes

The last day of formal instruction is Dec. 8. Final exams week begins Dec. 9. Confirm final exam times, locations (if any) and format with your professors before your last class meeting.

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Spring 2021 Nonrestrictive Registration

If you are a regular CSUN student, starting Dec. 9, there is no appointment needed to enroll in spring classes. Repeating courses previously taken at CSUN is permitted, but check with your academic advisor first.

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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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