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Semi-annual Fall Vendor Fair to offer goods set for next week

The Fall Vendor Fair is scheduled for Sept. 19-23. The Vendor Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Magnolia Walk, next to Bayramian Hall, formerly the Student Services Building. According to Vicki Allen, the Matador Involvement Center’s assistant director for student involvement, a variety of community businesses will represent the Fall Vendor Fair, including clothing, jewelry, banking services, cellular services and travel agents. “We have about 27 different vendors (that) will be here,” Allen said. The vendor fair takes place every fall and spring semester.

Luke Walton, Cheryl Miller to talk basketball at CSUN

Luke Walton, an NBA player, and Cheryl Miller, a reporter for NBA games on TNT, will to speak to students about their experiences as professional basketball stars on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Walton currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Miller led USC to the National Collegiate Athletic Association title and the United States women’s basketball team to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. She also coached USC and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center from 1 to 3 p.m. According to Vanessa Lee, the sports and recreation chair for the Union Program Council, both Walton and Miller will speak for about 25 minutes, and then they will do a question and answer session. Following the discussion, the two will sign autographs.

Citigroup offers new financial education workshop to students

Citigroup recently began the Credit-ED(R) Challenge, a financial education workshop, for college students. Citigroup encourages educators and facilitators to use the one-hour workshop it offers on-campus to help students start considering the responsibilities associated with money and credit card use. Students could become Credit-ED(R) certified if they pass the Credit-ED(R) Challenge Certification quiz with a score 70 percent or higher. The Credit-ED(R) Challenge is divided into four modules with videos and activities. The free financial education workshop is available to campuses across the country.

University Corporation holds 10 acre plot in Ventura County

The University Corporation, an auxiliary of CSUN responsible for providing certain commercial and administrative services to the university, is currently in possession of approximately 10 acres of unincorporated land in Ventura County. The UC purchased the land from the Conejo Valley School District in the second quarter of this year at a cost of $545,000. According to Tom McCarron, executive director of the UC, negotiations are underway to lease the land for agricultural purposes. “We felt it was an important purchase to provide for the future needs of the university,” McCarron said. There is a real estate fund set up by the UC board to allow the corporation to purchase land expeditiously, according to McCarron. He declined to speculate on any future utilization of the land in Ventura County, stating that such developments may not occur for a decade or more.

Corrections and Clarifications

In a photograph published Sept. 14, it was reported that some of the $7.3 million Bayramian donation will be used for construction on the new Valley Performing Arts Center. In fact, the entirety of the donation will be allocated for student scholarships, with some of the scholarships going toward students who will take classes and work in the new VPAC.

In “Living La Vida Greek,” published Sept. 13, it was reported that Sigma Lamda Gamma was founded at Iowa State University. In fact, the sorority was founded at the University of Iowa. The sorority is part of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council, which represents many official ethnic Greek organizations.