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Trip to rally against fee hikes set to depart Thursday morning

Associated Students will sponsor a bus ride to the California State University Board of Trustees meeting Thursday morning as part of a 23-campus unified movement against proposed student fee increases included in a possible 2006-07 CSU budget. According to Bryson White, A.S. director of political awareness, the bus will leave at about 7 a.m. to arrive in Long Beach, the site of the meeting, prior to the 9 a.m. Finance Committee meeting and the Board of Trustees meeting at 11 a.m. Any interested CSUN student can get a ride on the bus down to Long Beach. The California State Student Association, which works with voting CSU student trustee Corey Jackson to determine how he votes, discussed the trip to Long Beach at its recent conference at Humboldt State University. The 8 percent fee increase for undergraduates and 10 percent fee increase for graduate students is part of the proposed 2006-07 CSU budget. White said Jackson will vote yes on the fee increase for several reasons, but he added that organizers hoped a large student presence at the meeting could change his vote. White said Thursday’s rally will be more of a “mass of support,” not a protest.

– Ryan Denham

Fourth and final A.S. annual budget session set for Nov. 2

The fourth and final annual budget session for organizations or departments interested in being part of next year’s Associated Students budget process will be held Nov. 2. The session will be held in the University Student Union Thousand Oaks Room from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any group (student club or organization, university department, or A.S. department) that wishes to receive funding as part of next year’s A.S. budget allocations must send one representative to the Nov. 2 session if they have not already attended one of the three previous ones. A.S. representatives will be on hand to describe the budget process and provide groups with the materials they will need to apply for funding. No RSVP is needed, and attendees do not need to bring anything other than a pen to the session.

– R.D.

Matador Bookstore to host Sony PlayStation event today

The Matador Bookstore Complex will play host to the Sony PlayStation Locker Room Challenge On-Tour Vehicle, a traveling video game center, today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The touring truck is a 30-foot long “videogaming lounge,” according to a statement from organizers, and it will be parked outside the bookstore complex throughout the day. Students, faculty and staff can go inside the truck and play games on what organizers described as “cutting-edge Sony technology,” including PlayStation 2 consoles, PlayStation Portable kiosks, and a station for the new Sony EyeToy device. Game titles that will be available include NBA 2006, Gretzky NHL 2006, Gran Turismo 4, SOCOM 3 and The Con. Visitors will also be eligible to win t-shirts, rubber bracelets and game demo discs.

– R.D.

Corrections and Clarifications

In “Volleyball wins one, loses one,” published Oct. 25, a photo caption incorrectly identified the member of the women’s volleyball team featured. The player is No. 8 Harmony Burdine, not Hilary Brinkman. Also, the Oct. 25 Campus Voice feature should have been credited to Adam Davis, Daily Sundial staff photographer.