A Message from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison


Welcome to the inaugural issue of CSUN Shine Weekly. I am delighted to introduce you to our latest effort to keep you — the greater university community — updated on the many outstanding programs and events offered here and throughout the region.

Delivered to you during the academic year, CSUN Shine Weekly will highlight news and information about CSUN’s diverse academic programs; faculty, staff, and student achievements; available services; and a current calendar of events that enrich campus life. I hope you find CSUN Shine Weekly beneficial and informative. We welcome your feedback at csunshineweekly@csun.edu.

In this issue, we showcase exciting athletics and cultural events happening on campus; take a look at the future of higher education; shine a spotlight on CSUN student Talar Alexanian, who is representing all of the 400,000-plus CSU students as the new Student Trustee on the California State University Board of Trustees; and feature other stories and clips of CSUN in the news.

On behalf of our students and the community we serve, thank you for helping to make CSUN shine with your continued support.


Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge