Clubs and orgs fair fixes last year’s problems

Hundreds of freshmen and student leaders from various clubs and organizations packed a row of display tables as part of the Clubs and Organizations Fair held during new student orientation sessions between Aug. 16 and 25. Student leaders set up tables full...

University drops 1,431 students for non-payment

CSUN's Department of Admission and Records dropped 1,431 students from their classes on Aug. 17 after they failed to pay their student fees by an extended payment deadline, according to Robert Barker, university controller. In August 2004, 865 students were dropped from their...

Ralph Prator, 97, former president of SFV State

Ralph Prator, founding president of the college that eventually became CSUN, died Monday, July 25, in a retirement community in Camarillo at the age of 97. Prator was the president of San Fernando Valley State College when it was founded in 1958. He...

Greek recruiting not just a numbers game

With the start of another fall semester, Greek organizations on campus are geared up for what is often their busiest time of year for meeting and recruiting new members. Though some may view it as a pure numbers game, many fraternities and...

CSUN switches to online-only credit card payments

As of June 20, University Cash Services no longer accepts credit card payments in person in the Student Services Building, and CSUN students who make credit card payments online will be charged a 2.9 percent processing fee by a third party. As a...

We want our readers to have a say

The Opinion page is an important part of the Daily Sundial; so important, in fact, that there is a full time editor that runs it. That would be me. But what, you may ask, is so important about the Opinion page that they...

Creating a campus-focused Sundial

The Daily Sundial is an important part of this campus, but more importantly, the campus is an important part of the Daily Sundial. In trying to determine editorial policy for the Sundial this semester, we've tried to keep that in mind. A new slogan...

Bridging the wide communication gap

Alot has changed in the way that students pay their tuition and student fees. A new Cash Services policy states that students can only use their credit cards to pay fees online, unless of course, they use Visa, which is no longer...

CSU and academic student employee union sign contract

Successful negotiations between United Auto Workers Local 4123 and the California State University ended in the approval of a new contract for more than 6,000 academic student employees Aug. 1. Teaching associates, graduate assistants and instructional student assistants at the CSU now...

CSUN tries out two new freshmen programs

Summer Sundial Recently launched programs in Academic Affairs and Student Development will try to more adequately prepare new CSUN students for the transition into college and help stave off what have historically been poor first-year retention rates. The two most visible programs for first-time...