HR News Campus Updates & Events | June 2021

There are even more ways for you to engage with the campus community.  We hope you'll take advantage of the information highlighted below.

Recognize a Colleague(s) | Nominations for the 2021 Recognition of Excellence Awards Due Friday, June 11

The Friday, June 11, 2021 deadline to nominate a colleague or colleagues for consideration of a Recognition of Excellence Award is fast approaching.  Make a Nomination Today!

The 55th Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards Event which will take place virtually on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, provides us the opportunity, through the Recognition of Excellence Awards, to recognize both staff members and teams for outstanding efforts made over the course of the calendar year. Those awards are the:

Recognize a colleague or colleagues who exhibit the Matador Spirit and help elevate CSUN - Make a Nomination Today!

The Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards Event also provides us the opportunity, through the Recognition of Excellence Awards, to recognize both staff members and teams for outstanding efforts made over the course of the calendar year. Those awards are the:

  • Presidential Award
  • Award of Merit
  • Alumni Award
  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Jolene Koester Team Award
  • CSUN Leadership Award
  • Student Assistant of the Year Award,
  • CSUN Community-Engaged Award, and the 
  • CSUN Sustainability Award - New This Year!

Descriptions and eligibility criteria as well as links to the nomination forms, are available at:  Nominations must be received by Noon, Friday, June 11, 20210.

Stay In The Know: Visit the Fall 2021 Planning Gateway Site Regularly

Remember, the Fall 2021 Planning Gateway website houses the latest updates on everything from academics to health and safety to student life. As always, planning is grounded in a commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our academic community while also providing our students with the opportunity to realize their educational aspirations and advance our academic mission.

Stay in the know and visit the page regularly.

Matador Employee Social Circle: The CSUN Book Club - The Trial | June 1

June 1, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us whether you've read the book, are half-way through, or haven't started it yet.

The book discussed for June 1 is "The Trial" by Franz Kafka. (This gathering was rescheduled from May 18th)

Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.

The group gathers approximately every six weeks on a Tuesday, at 7 pm. 




Learn more about the CSUN Employee Book Club here.



Student Recreation Center Opens in Limited Capacity | June 1

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) will be reopening in a limited capacity to students on Tuesday, June 1! We hope to allow faculty/staff access to the facility shortly thereafter.

Stay tuned for updates and please visit our website for more details

SRC & Oasis Wellness Center Summertastic Campaign | June 7th through Aug 13th

Summertastic campaign at the Student Recreation Center and Oasis Wellness Center from June 7th through Aug 13th.

June activities include:

  • Steps Challenge
  • Summertime Grind Challenge
  • Learn the Basics
  • International Yoga Day Celebration
  • And more….

Get Rewarded each time you attend a live-streamed a class at the Student Recreation Center or Oasis Wellness Center.

Classes are free to the community with over 40 classes each week to choose from. Participants can register up to 5 days in advance through our online booking system, MINDBODY (web or app). New users will be required to create an account first.

More information can be found here:

Supervisors, Help CSUN Student Employees Succeed! Participate in the From Here to Career: Career Readiness Program

Register today to join CSUN’s Inaugural Career Preparation Program!

CSUN invites supervisors of student employees to brighten the professional futures of their workers by participating in the From Here to Career: Career Readiness Program. During this 10-month employment development program, you will learn how to support your student while they explore and practice key concepts and strategies that will set them on a path to career success.

Starting in August 2021, participating faculty and staff supervisors of students will support working collegians with learning and applying career fundamentals through monthly check-ins and be asked to encourage students to engage with a variety of online resources. The time investment is 30 minutes a month. As supervisors, you will be given access to a toolbox of information and workshops that will help you gain knowledge about the skills employers are looking for in entry-level applicants. In addition, you will learn strategies that help students translate their on-campus work skills into post-college careers.

For more information, contact the Career Center at or 818-677-2385. Register both you and one (1) student today on the Career Center’s website to join the inaugural From Here to Career: Career Readiness Program, brought to you by CSUN’s Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Career Center, Human Resources, and the University Student Union.

You can access a printable full-size version of the From Here to Career flier here.


Free On-Demand Fitness & Mindfulness Classes

Over a dozen on-demand Fitness & Mindfulness classes are available on the SRC YouTube channel and over 30 different mindfulness and art videos are available on the Oasis Wellness Center YouTube channel.

Matador Employee Social Circle: The CSUN Poetry Collective | June 25

CSUN Poetry Collective

The CSUN Poetry Collective is a group of CSUN faculty and staff who meet once per month for a poetical break from our maddening world.  We spend an hour sharing our favorite pieces of poetry (both others and our own) and enjoying the company of colleagues from across campus.  Anyone is welcome to join, even if it’s just to listen.  If you would like to bring a poem to share, please do! 

Upcoming meetings:

Friday, June 25th, 12pm

Friday, July 23rd, 12pm

Friday, August 27th, 12pm

"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world..."  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Box Link to previously shared poems:


College Court Townhomes Available for Lease to CSUN Faculty & Staff | Within Walking Distance

There are units available for lease at The University Corporation owned CSUN Faculty and Staff housing complex College Court Townhomes. These units are leased exclusively to CSUN Faculty and staff. College Court Townhomes are walking distance to campus!

Units are approximately 15% below local area rents: Take advantage of available units -- now renting from $2,550 to $2,650.


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College Court Townhomes

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, plus a Bonus Room, 2 car garage

Approx. 1,650 - 1,850 Sq. Ft.

$2,550 - $2,650 / Month rent | Pet Friendly

For Leasing Details, Click: College-Court-Townhomes

Properties owned and leased through The University Corporation. For additional information, contact

Linda Turner
Associate Director, Real Estate
CA BRE License #01026150

The University Student Union Invites Faculty & Staff to Join In The Excitement Throughout June!

The USU has opened their events up for the entire CSUN campus community to keep everyone engaged and provide beneficial services during the pandemic. You can find additional information detailed on our calendar or webpage.


University Student Union


Student Recreation Center


OASIS Wellness Center

  • Computer Lab: Print Card Program

  • Computer Lab: Virtual and In-Person Lab
  • Computer Lab: Touch-Free Printing
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Yesterday's Struggles in Today's Times: A Juneteenth Program
  • SRC Reopening - June 1
  • Summertastic - RECreate Your Wellness, Jun 7 - Aug 13
  • Fit In 6 - Register on Wednesday, May 19
  • CPR Classes
  • International Day of Yoga

  • Oasis Reopening - More information coming soon!


PRIDE Center


Veterans Resource Center


DREAM Center

  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
  • GAYme Night
  • The Blend
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Movie Night Watch Party
  • Operation VOB (Veteran Owned Business)
  • Coffee Talks
  • Pride Month - Immigration Policies for Trans and Queer Folk
  • Undocu-Ally Training
  • Trivia & Naturalization
  • Financial Aid for Undocumented Matadors

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