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Student suffers seizure in Oviatt Library

Student suffers seizure in Oviatt Library

The LA Fire Department responded to a student who reportedly suffered a seizure on the third floor of the Oviatt Library. The incident occurred Thursday at 2:52 p.m. When paramedics arrived at the scene, the male student was lying down on the floor next to a study room. Paramedics responded to the incident at the […]

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Campus community celebrates grand opening of Learning Commons

Campus community celebrates grand opening of Learning Commons

The Oviatt Library’s Learning Commons was officially opened Thursday Oct. 3 as students and faculty enjoyed opening ceremonies and toured the new library upgrades.

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Faculty and students celebrate at the grand opening of the Learning Commons

Faculty and students celebrate at the grand opening of the Learning Commons

Thursday afternoon marked the official opening of the Library Learning Commons that was made available to students this semester. “I’ve been asked many times what is the Learning Commons?” Mark Stover, dean of the Oviatt Library said. “Well it’s a place for students to study, learn and explore. And they can drink coffee now.” The […]

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Learning Commons grand opening to come this Thursday

Learning Commons grand opening to come this Thursday

The Oviatt Library will celebrate the Grand Opening of  the Learning Commons Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Beginning last semester construction workers began to renovate the library. The entire entry of the library has been transformed and students are now welcomed to a redesigned floor, new study spaces, modern and ergonomic furniture and laptop checkouts. “It’s […]

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Oviatt Library renovations bring Learning Resource Center and new Learning Commons facility

Oviatt Library renovations bring Learning Resource Center and new Learning Commons facility

With the start of the Fall 2013 semester CSUN students were greeted with a renovated Oviatt Library. The revamped first floor of the Oviatt is now called the Learning Commons where new carpet, furniture, tables, study rooms and new sections like an IT Help Center have been built. “The library is more open, more bright, […]

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New Oviatt Library Learning Commons is a big hit

New Oviatt Library Learning Commons is a big hit

CSUN students discuss the renovations the Oviatt Library underwent over the summer as part of the larger Learning Commons project. The makeover included new study areas and a full-service Freudian Sip.

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CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White is coming to host his first town hall meeting at CSUN on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone else who wants to attend from within the community. All who attend will have the opportunity to ask […]

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Sighting of a suspect with a gun on campus

Sighting of a suspect with a gun on campus

  UPDATE 8:12: Police services has sent out a final alert that no suspect has been found. They will notify the community if anything changes and will continue to survey the campus. UPDATE 7:24: CSUN PD has said there has been no further activity to report, but if anything changes, the campus will be notified. […]

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Fire alarm causes evacuation in Oviatt

CORRECTION: The associate dean of the library is Mary Afifi, not Mary Finley. UPDATE at 2 p.m.: The fire alarm was set off by burned popcorn in the library’s kitchen, according to Christina Villalobos, public information officer for CSUN’s police department. Students were evacuated from the Oviatt Library today around 1:10 p.m. when a fire […]

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Symposium shows librarians how to incorporate technology

It’s time for libraries to move into the digital era according to speakers at the Oviatt Library’s symposium Revolution of Knowledge: The Digital Order of Things. The event, held Wednesday, was attended by librarians and educators from CSUN and other CSU schools. “It’s going to be important to think about the whole user experience as […]

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The ‘Harlem Shake’ comes to CSUN

About 150 students gathered in front of the Oviatt Library Monday afternoon to participate in a viral YouTube sensation known as the Harlem Shake. “I’ve seen the videos and thought they were really entertaining,” said Kanika Vig, public health major. “Once I saw the invite from CSUN students, I had to run to see what […]

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‘Fantastic and Strange’ displays science fiction books at Oviatt Library

The first Science Fiction magazine is on display at the “Fantastic & Strange” exhibition in the Oviatt library. Mark Joseph, a CSUN instructor in developmental mathematics department was surprised to find the Amazing Stories edited by Hugo Gernsback among the books at the exhibition.“You have to mention that they have the first Science Fiction magazine,” […]

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