April 28, 2020
Volume 7, Edition 29
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Nursing Students Join the Front Lines to Fight COVID-19

As hospitals shifted their focus and resources to face a surge of COVID-19 patients, CSUN nursing students helped fortify the community’s response. They are working inside several local hospitals, assisting with drive-up public testing, and helping local businesses screen employees before shifts.


Survey of CSUN Students Finds Strong Commitment to Returning in Fall

More than 90% plan to continue their path to earning degrees and return in the fall, according to a survey of currently enrolled students. With deep economic impacts from COVID-19, new degrees and certificates will help students stand out when the economy recovers.

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Shemar Moore of the show S.W.A.T. poses withbiology student Marisol Castorena on CSUN campus.

Spot CSUN on the Small Screen, Including in ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Office’

CSUN’s proximity to Hollywood and its picturesque campus make it an ideal set for feature films, TV shows, music videos and commercials. Thanks to streaming services, sheltered Matadors can “return” to CSUN from the comfort of their own living rooms — and hang out with stars such as Steve Carell, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Grab One of the New CSUN Zoom Backgrounds

The second batch of CSUN-specific Zoom video-conferencing backgrounds just posted, with photos and graphics showing off the CSUN sculpture, CSUN Library main entrance and a beautiful photo of the Matador statue at twilight.

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Students Can Apply for Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to apply for numerous scholarship opportunities, including an Alumni Association Scholarship. The application deadline for many scholarships is May 1.

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Virtual Attorney Networking Group, May 6

Join fellow CSUN alumni attorneys virtually for networking and a guest speaker. The goal of the monthly meetings is to build mutually beneficial social connections between Matador attorneys, to increase the potential for consultations and referrals.

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