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Drop, Cover, and Hold On: How Los Angeles Preps for Disasters

Yes, we went to California State University Northridge (CSUN) last October for their second zombie disaster scenario that aimed to encourage students to take disaster preparedness seriously. It was great. They got several students morphed into zombies and gave others a location map with various points of interest where they could pick up items for their "disaster kit." At each station they got scissors, bandages, water, and so on, with a description of how and why these would be important. --PCMag

Connecticut community colleges add stackable robotics apprenticeship

Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, says she has found a deep disconnect between what hiring managers expect and the caliber of applicants. Employers want new employees to be able to learn on the job quickly, understand complex organizational structures, have analytical skills and exhibit higher-order thinking, she explained in a post for the EDUCAUSE Review. They also expect new employees to have a command of the discipline in which they have earned a degree, as well as an interest in staying current in their field through professional development opportunities. --Education Dive

CSUN Professor Discovers Evidence for Ancient American Coastal Migration

An international team of archaeologists, including California State University, Northridge anthropology professor Matthew Des Lauriers, received a grant from National Geographic for efforts in unearthing evidence that dates the arrival of Ancestral Native Americans to at least 13,000 years ago, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. --The San Fernando Sun

Santa Monica College Fair Draws 4,000 Students

SMC also sent 1,081 students to the California State University (CSU) system, officials said. In addition, it placed the most black and Latino students in statewide universities ("Santa Monica College Ranks First in UC Transfers for 27th Straight Year," December 17, 2017). Participants at this year's fair included UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, as well as California State University (CSU) campuses from Long Beach, Los Angeles and Northridge. --Santa Monica Lookout

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: A "New" Film From Orson Welles

Wednesday nights at CSUN celebrate women in media, and this week will honor several women who carved a niche for themselves in the field of animation. Shawna Mills (DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Cartoon Network), Sidney Clifton (Black Panther, Hellboy) and Ashlyn Anstree (DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, JibJab) are the special guests in an evening co-sponsored by Women in Animation. The event is free; daily parking permits on campus run $8. CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; free. (818) 677-1200, csun.edu. --LA Weekly

Another Online Tutorial or Another Semester; More Than One Path to the Director’s Chair

I woke up this morning feeling a little nervous. After six weeks of prep, my advanced studio video production students are beginning their first studio projects at California State University Northridge (CSUN). As I enter my 32nd year as a freelancer in Los Angeles, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to pay it forward — sharing my knowledge and experiences with the next generation of creators. --KCET

CSUN Psychology Professor and Filmmaker Dr. Luciana Lagana Wins Best Director Award in the Documentary Category at the 2018 Shawna Shea Film Festival

On Saturday October 6 2018, the Shawna Shea Film Festival announced its winners. The top award in the Documentary category went to California State University Northridge (CSUN) professor and award-winning filmmaker Dr. Luciana Lagana, who earned the Best Director award for her social impact feature documentary OFF THE STREETS FOR GOOD. This film -- written, directed, and produced by her -- was chosen as the movie to screen for free as a public service at the festival. --San Antonio Express-News

CSUN Psychology Professor and Filmmaker Dr. Luciana Lagana Wins Best Director Award in the Documentary Category at the 2018 Shawna Shea Film Festival

On Saturday October 6 2018, the Shawna Shea Film Festival announced its winners. The top award in the Documentary category went to California State University Northridge (CSUN) professor and award-winning filmmaker Dr. Luciana Lagana, who earned the Best Director award for her social impact feature documentary OFF THE STREETS FOR GOOD. This film -- written, directed, and produced by her -- was chosen as the movie to screen for free as a public service at the festival. --San Francisco Gate

ARVIS GREENE ALMOST LEADS VALEPA TO UPSET IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

While most European leagues have not started yet, most Finnish teams have played 3 or 4 matches in the Mestaruusliiga. Ford Store Levoranta Sastamala, known as VaLePa, was 4-0 in domestic matches heading into the opening match of the Champions League. Arvis Greene Jr., in his first season as a professional after playing his collegiate volleyball at California State University, Northridge, has been gotten to a hot start for VaLePa. The AVCA Second-Team All-American has scored 5.31 points per set in the domestic league. That is good enough for 2nd-most thus far in Finland. Making his first appearance as the underdog against Istanbul BBSK. --VolleyMob

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