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My freshman year is over

In journalism school at California State University, Northridge, I was told that my first gig in the business would not be at a paper like the prestigious New York Times or the East Bay Times. -- Calaveras Enterprise

New Name for Performing Arts Center: ‘The Soraya’

The Valley Performing Arts Center, a 1,700-seat venue located on the campus of California State University Northridge, has been renamed the “Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts” in recognition of a $17 million gift from the Nazarian family. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Nazarian Family Gifts CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center $17 Million

The Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge received a $17 million gift from first-generation Iranian immigrants Younes and Soraya Nazarian last Tuesday, Jeffrey Fleishman of the LA Times reports. The donation is the largest single arts gift ever awarded to the state’s university system. -- Art Form

New Name for Performing Arts Center: ‘The Soraya’

The Valley Performing Arts Center, a 1,700-seat venue located on the campus of California State University Northridge, has been renamed the “Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts” in recognition of a $17 million gift from the Nazarian family. -- EIN Global Investing Today

Push for campus diversity focus of conference at SSU

“It’s encouraging to see these women,” said Marisol Castorena, a 20-year-old Cal State Northridge student majoring in biology and Chicano studies. She plans to go to medical school after getting her bachelor’s degree. -- Petaluma Argus Courier

Dolly Parton films, Voyager film/discussion among LA area movie screening events

Summer Movie Fest at Cal State Northridge: Associated Students at CSUN present the series. Movies begin at sunset. “Sing” (2016), July 27. Upcoming: “The Breakfast Club” (1985), Aug. 3; “Psycho” (1960), Aug. 10; “La La Land” (2016); Aug. 17; “Space Jam” (1996), Aug. 24; “Doctor Strange” (2016), Aug. 31. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. Food trucks or bring your own picnic; no alcohol allowed. Free. Oviatt Library lawn, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-2477. www.csun.edu/as/summer-movie-fest -- Los Angeles Daily News

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