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CSUN student missing for two days

CSUN student missing for two days

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a CSUN student who has been missing for two days. Abdullah Alkadi, a 23-year-old full time student, was last seen at his residence in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard on Sept. 17 at noon, according to an LAPD press release. Abdullah Alakdi is Middle Eastern with […]

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Alumna, Tammy Bleck, shares how people can talk for a living

While most may dread speaking in front of a crowd, CSUN alumna Tammy Bleck, has made living out of it. She spoke about earning an income in public speaking, at the CSUN Alumni Association event in the USU Grand Salon on Sept 17. Beck spoke to students, alumni and guests about everything, from getting started […]

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Welcome to Wellness event spotlights resources for students health

Welcome to Wellness event spotlights resources for students health

CSUN students were able to get a respite from the rigours of class work and studying by attending the Welcome to Wellness celebration at the University Student Union’s Plaza del Sol today. The event featured workshops on anxiety, health, and depression management. Students were also able to find out about campus resources to assist in […]

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‘Red Folder’ project preps faculty to assist students facing crisis

CSUN Counseling Service’s Red Folder project is a new resource on campus created to provide faculty and staff with information on how to assist students facing a crisis or trauma, or who may be threatening to hurt themselves. Inside the Red Folder, resource guides, safety tips and emergency contact numbers, like CSUN’s Campus Helpline, Suicide […]

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Incoming CSUN students receive self-help information with Ray of Hope project

During the new student orientation, 6,000 incoming CSUN students were handed out information and resources on the Ray of Hope Project, an initiative created by CSUN’s Suicide and Prevention Awareness Program, which promotes safety on campus. The Ray of Hope Project informs students how to find help should they be in a crisis situation and, […]

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Letter from the Editors

To the CSUN community:   This special edition of the Sundial was published in hopes of raising public awareness about mental health and its effects on college students and the CSUN community. As chief editors of this issue, we have witnessed first-hand what tragedies mental health can bring when left unaddressed. Whether it is a […]

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A Call to Action

Dear CSUN Community, It’s that time of year again…Summer is winding down, Autumn is just around the corner, and our campus has burst with life again, with the start of the Fall 2014 semester. What you might not realize is that September is also designated as Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a major community health […]

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Educational Opportunity Program celebrates 45 years on campus

Educational Opportunity Program celebrates 45 years on campus

Students played games and ate food in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) today. Jose Luis Vargas, director of EOP, spoke at the event and said it’s important not only to celebrate the progress made with the EOP program, but to sustain that progress and continue to move forward. “We […]

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Optimal mental health is critical for academic success

For students lost among the responsibilities of acquiring an education, mental well-being may not seem a priority when compared to receiving a diploma. But in fact, college campuses are filled with high level stressors combined with a demanding environment, begging students to keep mental health at the forefront of their affairs. Maintaining optimal mental health […]

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CSUN lecturer’s story about his daughter’s struggle with schizophrenia

CSUN lecturer’s story about his daughter’s struggle with schizophrenia

    One minute she’d be extremely sweet and loving. The next minute she would become incredibly violent. And without any memory of what had just happened, she’d be fine once again. Michael Schofield, an English department lecturer at CSUN, and his wife first took their daughter, Jani, to a child psychiatrist at the age […]

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Wellness fair to welcome students with workshops, meditation, prizes

Healthy food options on campus and body esteem will be some of the topics covered during the second annual Welcome to Wellness event on campus next week. The day of health and wellness at the USU will include workshops, meditation refreshers, a free farmers market as well as raffles for prizes. Amanda Christianson, fitness coordinator, […]

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AS discusses student success fees, voter registration, enrollment at meeting

AS discusses student success fees, voter registration, enrollment at meeting

Student success fees, voter registration and student enrollment were some of the topics discussed at the Associated Students (AS) meeting today. Talar Alexanian, AS vice president, said representatives from the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office will be on campus Monday to speak about student success fees. The fee, known at CSUN as the campus […]

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