My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: California State University-Northridge
Location: Northridge CA
Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge is located on 356-acres in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
When you look for campuses with a great theatre – Cal State Northridge name pops up because of its Valley Performing Arts Center.
The $125 million theatre was designed as a centerpiece for the university campus and opened in January 2011. It’s also LEED Gold certified and seats 1,700. A smaller 175 seat theater is also located within the theatre.
Cal State Northridge has an enrollment of over 40,000 students. Over 40% of the students who attend CSU-Northridge are identified as Hispanic.
In a couple of weeks the theatre will host Doc Severinsen. Doc Severinsen was a fixture on the The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. (l-r) Doc, Ed McMahon, and Johnny Carson.
Beginning in October 1962, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson ruled the night air for thirty years. On May 22, 1992, it came to an end and immediately after that Doc and his band began touring. The Valley Theatre will help him celebrate his 90th birthday later this month.