HR News Campus Updates & Events | November 2022

Engage with new and old colleagues and participate in new events, meetings, and workshops offered throughout campus this month.  We hope you'll take advantage of the information highlighted below.

Learn with Colleagues from Across the System | Registration Now Open for November Cross Campus Collaboration Classes


Many professional & personal development classes that were formerly in-person are now offered virtually. This gives us a unique opportunity to extend campus classes beyond campus borders and offer a new way to share professional development across the CSU!

CSUN HR has partnered with the following campuses to participate in a cross-campus collaboration and offer classes exclusively to other participating campuses:

Chancellor’s Office, Channel Islands, Chico, East Bay, Fresno, Humboldt, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, and Stanislaus

You can view the complete Fall 2022 line-up by selecting the following months; registration for each month of programming generally opens the week before the 1st day of the month.

Matador SUCCESS Series: CSUN’s Social Justice Legacy: EOP, Ethnic Studies, and the Path Forward | October 27

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022 

Time: 2:15 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. (reception to follow) 

Location: Noski Auditorium 

Please join us Thursday for the first event in the 2022-2023 Matador S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Series: “CSUN’s Social Justice Legacy: EOP, Ethnic Studies, and the Path Forward.” There will be a panel of guest speakers who will discuss the role CSUN’s students and faculty played (formerly San Fernando Valley State College) in the push for the state to make higher education both accessible and relevant to minoritized students and how this fight for social justice informs our current practices.  

Following the panel discussion will be an outdoor reception.  

We hope you can join us for our first in-person event since 2020! This is an open invitation to all staff, faculty, and students, so please invite your colleagues! You can access a printable version of the below flyer here

Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening | October 28

The California State University system has a life-changing and profound effect on its students, whose perseverance and success inspire us all. This year’s CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening theme, Transformational Change One Student at a Time, reminds us that even the smallest of actions have a big impact on our students’ lives.

We invite you to join us for an exciting virtual gathering where you will hear from our students, who will share their stories of success through the CSU – and highlight those who have helped them along the way. We will also share updates on our progress in reaching our Graduation Initiative 2025 goals. For more information, feel free to visit the GI 2025 Convening website here.


Food Drive Benefiting the CSUN Food Pantry | October 31 - November 4

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, CSUN Police Department K-9 Unit, CSUN Police Department, Office of Faculty Affairs, and Student Housing & Residential Life are sponsoring a Food Donation Drive for the CSUN Food Pantry.

The CSUN Food Pantry provide nourishment and basic necessities at no cost to CSUN students.

Donation Box Locations:

  • Sierra Hall (All Department Offices and Dean's Office)
  • CSUN Police Department
  • Office of Faculty Affairs (Valera Hall)
  • More locations to be announced

Donation Wish List

Canned Goods:

  • Soup, Beans, Fruits
  • Chicken, Tuna, Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce

Dry Packed Food:

  • Oatmeal, Cereal, Rice
  • Granola Bar, Pasta, Peanut Butter
  • Pancake and muffin mix (that only require water)


  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental Floss
  • Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap/body wash
  • Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream
  • Laundry Pods
  • Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Sunscreen (Daily Face Lotion)

Unable to drop-off in person but would still like to physically donate to the CSUN Food Pantry? Order through their Amazon Wishlist and have your selected item sent directly to them. Updated weekly, the Amazon Wishlist is filled with items we currently need at the Food Pantry.

17th Annual Liberation Based Healing Conference at CSUN | November 4 & 5

The Liberation Based Healing Conference taking place at CSUN November 4th and 5th aims to create a space centering on liberation-based practices that promote empowerment, accountability, reconciliation and healing among individuals, families, and communities.  The conference brings together social workers, therapists, educators and students, activists, organizers, and artists into community to cultivate a spirit of positivity, resistance, unity, and connection to fortify us in our efforts toward liberation and healing.

Liberation Based Healing Conference (LBHC) 2022 Volunteer Interest Form. Last day to sign up is October 25, 2022.

Currently, only a limited number of seats for Saturday, November 5th seats remain.

Admission is FREE for currently enrolled CSUN students!


Registration/Admission for CSUN faculty and staff is $100.

To get a discount available for CSUN Faculty/Staff, when you register use this access key: csfac

You can view a pdf of the following flyer here

Join Us for Mindfulness Mondays | November 7 & 14

The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing invites you to Mindfulness Monday! These events are Free and Open to All (staff, faculty, students, and the community).

Join us at 12:00PM PST on Zoom for a guided meditation:

                Monday, October 24th

                Monday, November 7th

                Monday, November 14th

Zoom Link:

Zoom ID: 826 7128 1245 | Password: wellbeing

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UCS Presents: QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff | November 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 |  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


You can view a PDF version of the following flyer herePDF icon

Collaboratoria Dance Concert: Three performances | November 9 & 10

The Department of Kinesiology invites you to Colaboratoria: Graduate Student, Alumni and Faculty Dance Concert.  The annual fall dance concert provides rich opportunities to integrate the art and science of human movement, in fact, psychophysiology data will be gathered during each performance. These performance events are supported by the Institutionally Related Activities program; this program is integral to the vitality of our dance programming at CSUN. 

HHD 2022-23 Research Excellence & Innovation Conference | November 17 & 18

The College of Health and Human Development (HHD) is hosting a conference to showcase the diversity of disciplines in the College. All HHD students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a variety of presentation formats including workshops, panel discussions, papers, live research spotlights, posters, performances, installations, and exhibits. There will be a keynote speaker, awards for presenters, and cash prizes for students. 

Presentations are limited to HHD, but this event is open to campus-wide and public attendance. Thursday, November 17, 9 am - 5 pm, Friday, November 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All attendees must registerFind Out More About the Conference

Police Services is Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink Patch Project and You Can Too

CSUN's Department of Police Services is participating in the Pink Patch Project, an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. And, you can too!

The project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness about the importance of early detection in the fight against the disease and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.  For more information, visit Pink Patch Project, or CSUN Police Services at x 7922.


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

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

  • Laugh Your Class Off

  • Noontime Concerts
  • Craft Corner
  • WISDOM - Sister Circle
  • Black Male Scholars - Barbershop Talks
  • Computer Lab - Tech Tips
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification in One Day
  • Welcome to Wellness


PRIDE Center


Veterans Resource Center


DREAM Center

  • Coffee Nights

  • T-Time
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Let's Talk
  • Deaf Queer Coffee Nights
  • Trans Empowerment Celebration
  • Kinky Karaoke


  • Elevate

  • Study Jam
  • The Blend
  • Game Night
  • Monday Night Football Watch Party
  • Military Connected
  • Salute to Service Week
  • World Cup Watch Party
  • UndocuProfessionals
  • Graduate School Exploration Workshop

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Save the Date - MDECOE Center for Teaching & Learning presents: Flourishing through Chronic Too-Muchness | February 23, 2023

In order to PLAN AHEAD for next semester's Education on the Edge event so that faculty can put this in their syllabi, the CTL is announcing the next virtual event for FEB 23 from 4:30-6pm. The topic is "Flourishing through chronic too-muchness" and will be VERY applicable to all CSUN students, professors, staff,  and .....well, everyone

You can view a pdf of the flyer here

MDECOE Center for Teaching & Learning Accepting Submissions for Publication in T-Care, an International Peer-Reviewed Newsletter

If you are interested in being published in one of our publications, the CTL is actively seeking submissions for the next issue of T-CARE. Share your practical strategies, your helpful resources, and your educational insights in this open topic call for submissions! Please email all submissions to You can find the guidelines for being a T-CARE author and check out T-CARE articles from the past at

You can view a pdf of the following flyer here

Read the Latest Issue of Insight Into Diversity | November 2022

The November issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is now available online and for download at This issue features the 2022 HEED Award Recipients.

Stay in the Know: Read the Latest CSU Leader

You can access the online version of the October 20, 2022 CSU Leader here.