August 27, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 1

Cal State Northridge 2000-2001 Highlights

With more than 30,000 students and 4,000 employees on our 353-acre campus, CSUN is the intellectual, cultural and economic engine for the San Fernando Valley and beyond.

Facilities: CSUN finished the main portion of its $407 million earthquake recovery, completing the last new facility, Manzanita Hall-the Arts, Media, and Communication building.

Faculty:Biology professor Maria Elena Zavala was named one of the CSU system's outstanding professors, and received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Alumni: CSUN staff member and alumna Lauren Teruel was named Miss Deaf America for 2000-2002, the fourth CSUN student since 1990 to be selected for that honor.

Service: CSUN students, fulfilling the university's mission of community service, tutored more than 60,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students through various programs.

Athletics: The Matadors men's basketball team beat the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

Enrollment: For fall 2001, CSUN enrollment topped 30,000, its highest level in a decade, and the university received a record 25,000 applications from students seeking to attend.

Technology: CSUN's joint venture with MiniMed Corp. culminated with the opening of the company's $80 million headquarters complex on the university's North Campus.

The Arts: The College of Arts, Media, and Communication was named the best film school in Southern California by the Association of Independent Feature Film Producers.


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