HR News Campus Updates | October 2017

As the Fall Semester gets into full swing, there are even more ways for you to engage with the campus community.  We hope you'll take advantage of the information highlighted below.

Influenza (Flu) Shot Clinic at Klotz Student Health Center | October 3

Faculty and staff can obtain a standard Influenza (flu) shot at the Klotz Student Health Center on October 3, 2017 between 10 a.m. and Noon.  The service charge is $20.

You may also call (818) 677-3666 to schedule an appointment.  Individuals 65 years of age and older may receive the standard flu vaccine; however, there is also a higher-dose alternative available. If you are interested in this option, please consult your personal health care provider.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created vaccine information sheets that address the risks and benefits of the influenza vaccine and many other vaccines.

The Oviatt Library & the Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering WISE present "She Started It" | October 4

CSUN's Oviatt Library and the Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering WISE invite you to a film screening and panel discussion of She Started It, with introductory remarks by CSUN President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison.

Launched in 2013, She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with entrepreneur and USC professor Tania Mulry; CSUN biochemistry professor Karin Crowhurst; engineer and entrepreneur Carolyn Casavan; and CSUN biochemistry professor Paula Fischhaber.

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For additional information about the Bonita Campbell Women in Science and Engineering Endowment, see  

Matador Athletics Faculty & Staff Appreciation Series: Soccer Double Header & Soccer Fair | October 5

Join Matador Athletics as the Women's and Men's Soccer Teams take on UC Santa Barbara.  Enjoy the Soccer Fan Fair in between events. 

The Men's Soccer Match is part of the Fall 2017 Matador Athletics Faculty & Staff Appreciation Series which includes six home events on campus. For attending four of the six designated games, participants will receive a #OneMatador Polo Shirt. CSUN Faculty and Staff members will receive free admission to each game and are invited to bring up to three guests.  All CSUN Faculty and Staff members are eligible to participate by checking in at each game using their CSUN ID. The Athletics Department will have a separate check-in area for participants at each venue in order to track attendance. Premium giveaway items will also be made available for each game, as applicable, at the Faculty & Staff Series check-in table.

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4 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

Free Matador T-shirt, First 100 Fans
Save ticket stub for admission to Men’s Soccer game

5:30 p.m. Soccer Fan Fair @ Parking Lot F5

Free food, music, games and giveaways

7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

Free Matador T-Shirt Giveaway, First 300 Fans

Serving and Protecting Minor Students (Under 18 Years of Age) on Campus | October 11

As part of Risk Management & Internal Audit's Risky Business Series, join Praesidium on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 for a discussion and training addressing the protection of minors.  This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of child sexual abuse in a university setting: how abuse and false allegations occur, best practices when interacting with minors, and how to report a range of concerns.

  • Recommended attendees include:
    • Employees and volunteers (state-site and auxiliary) working directly with youth programs: camps, clinics, academic events, childcare, tutoring, mentoring, outreach, etc.
    • Youth program leadership
    • Individuals working with minors in laboratories, internships, and research programs
    • Key campus stakeholders from Student Affairs, Residence Life, Athletics, Recreation, Conference and Event Planning, Admissions

This event is being offered twice:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Extended University Commons, EU 101
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Extended University Commons, EU 101
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2017-2018 Town Hall Series - How Can We Close Opportunity Gaps in Our Classrooms? | October 13

Please join us for the Fall meeting in the Town Hall Series on the Current Higher Education Environment on Friday, October 13 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Cypress Hall Recital Hall (CY 158).  We’ll have a conversation about pedagogical strategies that help close gaps in outcomes between students of color and their peers, and between first generation and continuing generation students.  Lunch will follow the conversation.

Friday, October 13, 2017
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Cypress Hall Recital Hall (CY158)

RSVP by 5 pm on Friday, October 6 by clicking

Matador Madness On The Blacktop @ The Matadome | October 13

Come Meet & Greet the 2017-2018 CSUN Men's and Women's Basketball Teams!





University Counseling Services Presents Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer | October 19

Join University Counseling Services for Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade, and Refer), a two hour training designed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide. This training is facilitated by University Counseling Services.

Faculty and staff are interacting with more students expressing symptoms of mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts, etc.). This training helps prepare someone who is in the position to recognize someone who may be in crisis. The training is focused on signs of distress and crises, and "provides innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training" 

University Counseling Services has received extremely positive feedback from the faculty and staff on campus who have participated in this training. They report feeling more knowledgeable and better equipped to serve in a gatekeeping role -- how to recognize a student in distress, how to talk with them about their concerns, how to offer hope, and how to refer that student to get the help they may need.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16, Garden Level
Facilitated by: Anne Eipe, University Counseling Services

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Couch to 5K for Breast Cancer Awareness Run | October 29

3 WINS Fitness, CSUN and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to present COUCH to 5K for Breast Cancer Awareness Run, on Sunday October 29th.  Join us!