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  • Men's Soccer team celibrates after a big victory.

    Men’s Soccer Beats UCLA, Rises to #13 in Nation

  • Volunteers planting in the CSUN gardens

    CSUN Cleans Up at Matadors Day of Service

  • People working in Canoga Park

    CSUN Project Transforms Canoga Park

  • students stand inside the new Mattys Closet

    Matty's Closet Opens

  • students walk to class at CSUN

    $3.8M For Materials Science Researchers

  • Celebrating 60 Years at Grand Reunion

    Celebrating 60 Years at Grand Reunion

  • The Soweto Gospel Choir singing joyously.

    Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

CSUN promotes equity with recorded name pronunciations

More than half of the 40,000 students at California State University, Northridge, are first-generation. Three thousand are international. And every one of them belongs, says Paul Schantz, director of web and technology services in the Division of Student Affairs for CSUN. “We want students to feel like CSUN is their home,” Schantz says. “And if you’re going to have any kind of relationship with somebody, you should know their name, and you should get their name right. That’s the first step in establishing trust with somebody.” -- University Business

Colleges face pressure to answer a basic question: What are students learning?

“We’re an industry whose primary value is prestige. And in part you get prestige by who you attract — what are the SAT scores of your incoming students,” said Richard Moore, a professor of management at California State University, Northridge, who has collected 15 years of data about where graduates of seven Cal State campuses ended up, to create a soon-to-debut public website showing how they did. “The game is set up around prestige. It’s not about effectiveness.” -- PBS News Hour

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

“We’re an industry whose primary value is prestige. And in part you get prestige by who you attract — what are the SAT scores of your incoming students,” said Richard Moore, a professor of management at California State University, Northridge, who has collected 15 years of data about where graduates of seven Cal State campuses ended up, to create a soon-to-debut public website showing how they did. “The game is set up around prestige. It’s not about effectiveness.” -- Hechinger Report

PAMELA WEIR-QUITON: 50 YEARS OF PLAY WITH WOOD

As a college student at California State University Northridge in the 1960s, however, she was an art major focusing on ceramics. Ralph K. Evans, the woodshop teacher, was her advisor. “At one of our consulting meetings, he said, ‘Look at you; you’re covered in clay. Why don’t you come into the woodshop and get covered in sawdust?’ I had picked him from the lineup of art teachers because he looked like Steve McQueen and I thought, ‘Well, I could probably do that for a class or two.’” -- Woodworkers Journal

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Presents American Spectacular October 5-7

Stephen Squires is a musician with a career that blends his passions for conducting, teaching, and performing. He received his musical training at the Preparatory School of the Eastman School of Music and the Crane School of Music, in his home state of New York. Mr. Squires earned his Master's degree in Instrumental Conducting/Trumpet Performance at California State University, Northridge. Further conducting studies were with Helmuth Rilling, Maurice Abravanel, Daniel Lewis, Tsung Yeh, and at the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Squires is Professor of Conducting in the Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University. His current professional appointments include Resident Conductor of the Elgin (IL) Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (Rockford, IL), Music Director of the Millar Brass (Evanston, IL), and Music Director of the Illinois Brass Band (Arlington Heights, IL). In addition, he is an accomplished recital accompanist, freelance trumpeter, and frequent guest conductor at educational festivals throughout the country. -- Fox Valley Magazine - IL

Tracy Lachica Buenavista’s charisma and commitment towards revolutionary mentoring and servant leadership

“All good teachers understand that the essence of teaching centers on human interactions, especially between teachers and students, but most college professors struggle with how to do this. Here’s one thing that Tracy [Buenavista] does each semester that amazes us. In the first class session, she has all students introduce themselves to her and their classmates. After 30+ students’ introductions, Buenavista goes row by row, reciting each student’s first name from memory. Through this one action, she lets each student know that she has taken the time to listen, to learn their name, and to personally welcome each into her class.” – A Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) student, as told to Prof. Glenn Omatsu, 2018 -- Asian Journal

2018 DC Back to College Night

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:30am to 7:30am

csun networking

We’re rounding up all Matadors in the Washington D.C. area to reunite for the California State Society’s annual Back to College Night on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Read more

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