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Alyssa Galella to marry Daniel Aguiar

Aguiar will graduate in May with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Northridge, where he previously earned his undergraduate degree. He works at Neural Analytics, a tech startup in Los Angeles. -- Wilton Bulletin

Paul Krekorian Endorses Sahakian for Glendale School Board

Shant Sahakian is a proud parent, lifelong resident of Glendale, and product of Glendale public schools who is running for Glendale School Board District D. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and a longtime community leader. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of CSUN and UCLA Extension. He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are the proud parents of their young son, Raffi Sebastian. Learn more about Shant at -- Asbarez

California State University Campuses Lead the Way in Innovative Inclusion Efforts

Leadership at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) knows communication is key to ensuring the success of a diverse student body. That is why the university charges members of its Commission on Diversity and Inclusion with engaging various student and community populations in a “continuous feedback loop,” says Chief Diversity Officer Raji A. Rhys, PhD. This approach informs the university of what inclusive measures are working successfully and what areas may still need to be addressed. -- Insight into Diversity

Class act: From the San Fernando Valley to LA to Redlands, there’s lots of music on tap

Then, the Colburn Orchestra, one of the nation’s premier conservatory ensembles, appears at Cal State Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center on April 2 in a free performance. Ludovic Morlot, music director of the Seattle Symphony, will lead the Colburn ensemble in Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and Bizet’s “A Carmen Fantasy” as arranged by Frank Proto, with Mik-young Soung, double bass, as soloist. -- Long Beach Press-Telegram

CSUN's Daniela Gerson: This Week in Immigration Coverage: Extreme Vetting, Transnational Violence and Enforcement Watch

The following is part of a pop-up newsletter called “Migratory Notes” written by Daniela Gerson and Elizabeth Aguilera, who at a time of rapidly shifting policies, synthesize exceptional immigration journalism and highlight emerging practices to connect with multiethnic communities. It’s republished here with permission. You can follow along on Medium or subscribe here. Eddie’s Steak Shed’s owner is getting deported and his wife regrets voting for Trump, a cockfight sting operation leads to an immigration sweep, shutting down the jobs magnet, and the list of cities not cooperating with the feds is confusing many law enforcement officials. -- SeriouslyMedia

April 29: CSUN Honoring Distinguished Alumni

California State University, Northridge will honor three globally impactful alumni whose influential work has left an indelible footprint on their respective fields on April 29. -- SCVNews