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Professor’s Book Explores the Legacy of Los Angeles’ Black Panthers

February 9, 2015

Oviatt Library

It was one of the biggest shootouts in American history. Just days after Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was fatally shot by Chicago police, more than 350 Los Angeles police officers, including members of the department’s newly formed paramilitary unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), launched an early-morning raid Dec. 8, 1969, on LA’s Black Panther headquarters. Continue reading about Karin Stanford's book. Read more

Volunteers Honored at Annual Service Awards Events

November 22, 2013


California State University, Northridge officials presented awards earlier this month to 23 volunteers at its 12th annual Volunteer Service Awards, including the new CSUN for Life Award, which was given to Dick and Marcella Tyler; the Dean Ed Peckham Award, which was presented to emeritus professor Charles Macune Jr.; and the Dorothea “Granny” Heitz Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership, given to Harvey Bookstein ’70 (Accounting). Read more

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Unveils New Oviatt Library Learning Commons

October 25, 2013

LRC Ribbon Cutting

The Delmar T. Oviatt Library has been serving the California State University, Northridge community since its opening in 1973. On Oct. 3, CSUN officially opened the doors to a new era of the library when President Dianne F. Harrison; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand; Dean of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library Mark Stover; Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins; Vice President of Administration and Finance and CFO Colin Donohue; Vice President for Internet Technology and CIO Hilary Baker; and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies Elizabeth Adams officially unveiled the Learning Commons with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Learning Commons was built over the summer of 2013. Read more

CSUN Students and Alumni Receive Year-Long China Study Abroad Awards

October 25, 2013

China Scholars
For students wanting to experience life in one of the world’s most populated and fascinating countries, at no cost to them, California State University, Northridge has an option. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides students with funding to live and study for a full year in China. Funded by the Chinese government, the awards cover tuition as well as living expenses, giving CSUN graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline the opportunity to experience life in China. Read more

CSUN Alumni Reunite at Annual Founders’ Day Celebration

October 4, 2013

Founders Day 2013
For Jules Gruen ’63 (History and Physical Education), it was San Fernando Valley State College’s proximity to his home and small classes that made the campus so appealing. His father, Frank, had also earned a master’s in public administration from the burgeoning campus and had nothing but accolades for the kind of education he received. Read more

Clayton Kershaw Captures Campanella Award

September 27, 2013

Clayton Kershaw
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw—currently considered the best pitcher in Major League Baseball as a three-time All-Star and Cy Young award winner—is as much a winner off the field as he is on it. His humanitarian work is legendary, and that’s one of the reasons he was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Dodger’s Roy Campanella Award, which also also makes winners of the physical therapy students at California State University, Northridge. Read more

$100,000 Pledge Establishes Physics and Astronomy Scholarship

September 20, 2013

Paul Lee and his wife, Amy

California State University, Northridge Professor Emeritus Paul Lee and his wife, Amy, have pledged $100,000 to the university to establish the Paul and Amy Lee Scholarship Endowment in Physics and Astronomy, adding to the 10 awards and scholarships already available to CSUN students in the field.  Read more

CSUN Tops List of Enrolled International M.A. Students

September 20, 2013

Internatioinal Flags
California State University, Northridge has had a long-standing tradition of opening its doors to international students. Known for its diverse student body, CSUN is always looking to strengthen this tradition by working internationally.  Read more

CSU Chancellor Visits CSUN

September 13, 2013

Chancellor Visits CSUN

California State University Chancellor Timothy White visited California State University, Northridge on Monday, Sept. 10, as part of his statewide tour of the 23-campus CSU system.

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Encino Woman’s Club Continues 25 Years of Scholarships

September 13, 2013

Continuing 25 straight years of scholarship support for California State University, Northridge students, the Encino Woman’s Club has given four more students the means to focus on school rather than loans or working an extra job.With GPAs all over 3.25, these worthy students want nothing more than to succeed both in the classroom and in their careers that lie ahead. Read more

Opportunity to Donate to the Greg Jackson Memorial Scholarship

September 13, 2013

Greg Jackson Scholarship
ax deductible donations can be made to a newly-established scholarship fund honoring Greg Jackson, professor and coordinator of the Career Counseling Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge. Jackson passed away on July 12, 2013, after a brief illness. Read more

K-Pop’s Success Traces Back to CSUN Alumnus

September 5, 2013

S.M. Entertainment's Lee Soo-Man
The power of K-Pop, the shortened sobriquet for Korean Pop music, was demonstrated last year when K-Pop crooner Psy’s “Gangham Style” was blasting out of speaker systems across the country. The power of the genre long pre-dates that massive hit, but its roots can be traced to California State University, Northridge graduate Lee Soo-Man M.S. ’85 (Engineering). Read more

Bayramian Scholarship Is ‘Life-changing’

August 2, 2013

Wynnona Loredo

California State University, Northridge student Wynnona Loredo didn’t know her life was about to change when she opened a letter from CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center. Loredo expected the envelope to contain routine correspondence about her former job at the VPAC. Instead, she learned that she had received the $8,000 Mary Bayramian Arts Scholarship.
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Drown Foundation Gift Enables AppleCare+ Warranty and Tech Support for Students

August 2, 2013

Katelyn Fields iPad

When Katelyn Fields walked into the Matador bookstore on July 11, she had no idea her purchase would be a milestone in CSUN’s ongoing mission to reduce the cost and increase the quality of learning materials for students. Fields, an athletic training major who plans on graduating in 2015, was the first student to buy an Apple iPad as a part of the myCSUNtablet initiative, a new program that allows students to gain immediate access to e-books and other online learning tools for selected classes. Read more

Video: CSUN and Dodgers Partner in Internship Program

August 2, 2013

Dodgers CSUN Video

For 20 years, Dodgers great Roy Campanella and his family have supported physical therapy scholarships at CSUN, providing financial support to 40 students. In 2010, the Dodgers Dream Foundation decided to expand Campanella’s legacy by placing CSUN physical therapy students in internships with the Dodgers. Read more

State Budget Marks Reinvestment in the CSU

July 23, 2013

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signs the 2013-14 state budget.

The state’s reinvestment in the CSU became official last week as Gov. Brown signed the 2013-14 budget, which includes $125.1 million in new funding and $125 million reinstated from last year’s budget cut. Read more

Gunsalus Named New VP for University Advancement

June 10, 2013

Rob Gunsalus

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison has announced the appointment of Robert Gunsalus, a veteran university administrator with nearly 20 years of fundraising experience, as CSUN’s new vice president for university advancement. Read more

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