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Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

A dirty smoke detector inside the Oviatt Library caused the evacuation of nearly 3,500 students Monday afternoon, CSUN officials said. A smoke alarm inside Oviatt room 457 went off around 3:15 p.m. and officials removed all occupants within three to five minutes to a safe distance from the library. “We take every alarm seriously,” Interim Associate Dean Lynn Lampert […]

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CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

In a sequel to last year’s frenzy, campus administration has once again insulted the student body by serving us with yet another false dichotomy. Keep commencement at the Oviatt Library – allowing up to seven tickets – or sabotage 15 years of Matador tradition and move commencement to the North Field, offering a potential nine […]

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Oviatt Library’s Used Book Sale

Oviatt Library’s Used Book Sale

Friends of the Oviatt library invited students to buy books at low prices. Every student that buys a book goes towards new materials for the library.

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Banned Books Week Read-Out

Banned Books Week Read-Out

Students and faculty gathered in the AS/RS Viewing Room on September 24 to read and listen to excerpts from books that have been banned in the past. The event featured Craig A. Williams, author of “Mom, Have You Seen My Leather Pants?”

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CSUN students get answers to basic questions

CSUN students get answers to basic questions

Getting to know your campus is really important but it can also be confusing and difficult to learn for outsiders who don’t know anything about CSUN. CSUN is a commuter school and one of the nation’s largest universities with a very diverse student population. There were a total of 11,060 new undergraduate students as of […]

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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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