Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Bianca Santillan

Director Shelley Ruelas commented on the new freshmen suites that CSUN is planning to build next year. Photo credit: Won Choi / Daily Sundial

CSUN’s USU Board of Directors (BOD) and student attendees discussed the construction of two new buildings containing 400 freshman suites that will take place next year.

The hour-long BOD meeting, held in the Grand Salon in the USU, touched on topics such as the freshmen suites’ second phase of construction.

This semester approximately 4,000 students moved into student housing. After construction is complete, students will be welcomed to the new buildings.

Paulina Galarza, senior public health major, sat in during the BOD meeting and is looking forward to upgraded facilities that the school is building in coming years.

“It’s nice to see that the school is expanding and growing,” Galarza said. “(I’m) graduating soon and hopefully when (I) come back we’ll get to see a whole different school.”

Attendees were also given time to share any announcements they wanted the BOD and other audience members to hear.

Matt Eickhoff, training and development coordinator at the USU, informed the board and audience about the upcoming “Work for the USU” informational session meetings. The three informational sessions will be available to students this week on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Thursday at 5 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Flintridge Room, across the USU Computer Lab.

“This is a Human Resource opportunity to reach out to all students to let them know some ‘insider tips’ about applying and interviewing,” Eickhoff said. “We’re refocusing our hiring efforts into hiring one-time per semester. This are all of positions that will be opening January 2014. We need to get the hiring process starting early.”