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“Life is a Dream” is a different kind of performance

“Life is a Dream” is a different kind of performance

Abbey Seltzer

February 20, 2012

The difference between dream and reality can be a difficult line to distinguish. In “Life is a Dream,” the newest production by the theater department, the intricacies of this issue is brought to life by a well-rounded cast and incredible staging. Set on a round stage, with the audience on all sides, the actor...

CSUN graduate sentenced in the 2009 murder of his mother

Abbey Seltzer

December 7, 2011

A former CSUN student was sentenced Monday to 17-years to life in a state mental hospital for the 2009 murder of his mother. A judge ruled in October that CSUN math graduate John Soria, 26, had committed the second-degree murder of Carmen Soria, 47, but found him not guilty by reason of insanity. Carmen...

45th annual CMA Awards rock Nashville

45th annual CMA Awards rock Nashville

Abbey Seltzer

November 13, 2011

The 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridestone Arena in Nashville exploded within the first five seconds of the broadcast – literally. A much-hyped performance of “Footloose” by Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins featured heavy and explosive pyrotechnics and a swarm of dancers, shimmying along to the c...

HPV bill passed by Gov. Brown admirable but ineffective

HPV bill passed by Gov. Brown admirable but ineffective

Abbey Seltzer

October 30, 2011

A new bill passed by Gov. Jerry Brown permits girls ages 12 to 18 to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine without parental consent. The vaccine is administered in three shots over the course of six months and wards against certain strains of HPV and cervical cancer. While the idea at the hear...

Question of the Day: Should girls as young as 12 be able to get HPV vaccine without parental consent?

Abbey Seltzer

October 16, 2011

A new bill passed by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown permits girls age 12 to 18 to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine without parental consent. The vaccine is administered in three shots over the course of six months and wards against certain strains of HPV and cervical cancer. California minors...

Broadway stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Celia Keenan Bolger visit CSUN’s “Spelling Bee”

Abbey Seltzer

October 5, 2011

During the recent CSUN production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” more than just award-winning spellers were in attendance at the production’s six sold out shows, a rare but not an unheard of occurrence. “Days don’t come much better,” said Bill Taylor, theatre manager in an email. ...

Third annual Research Fellows Colloquium presents professors accomplishments

Abbey Seltzer

October 5, 2011

The Office of the Provost presented the Third Annual Research Fellows Colloquium, an exhibition of six distinguished faculty and their research, Wednesday. “The important thing about research is that it helps solve relevant problems,” said Mark Stover, dean of the Oviatt Library. “We often get dozens of applicants....

CSUN’s Little Theatre performs Tony-award winning musical

CSUN’s Little Theatre performs Tony-award winning musical

Abbey Seltzer

September 28, 2011

At CSUN’s Little Theatre, where the Tony-award wining musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is performed, the actors in the show are just as enthusiastic as their characters. By the Sept. 23 opening night, all shows in the first weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and the Sept. 28 show,...

Nursing department officially recognized by CSUN

Nursing department officially recognized by CSUN

Abbey Seltzer

September 28, 2011

CSUN is now home to an official nursing department, after a July upgrade from the program’s previous status as a subsidiary in the College of Health and Human Development. “The new nursing department gives us more visibility,” said Department Chair Dr. Marianne Hattar-Pollara, who submitted the propo...

UPDATED: CSUN gender-neutral single use restrooms to be publicized

UPDATED: CSUN gender-neutral single use restrooms to be publicized

Abbey Seltzer

September 28, 2011

>>>UPDATE 4:50 p.m. Sept. 28: The University Student Union (USU) will actively promote four single-occupancy restrooms in its facility, following a decision by the USU board of directors Monday. "In creating a gender neutral restroom we can provide an inclusive location for students,...

President Obama campaigns with contest to win personal dinner

President Obama campaigns with contest to win personal dinner

Abbey Seltzer

September 21, 2011

Will you have dinner with me? President Barack Obama would love to know.  His 2012 campaign has sent emails asking recipients to join the president for dinner. Obama’s campaign created a contest, the prize for which is a personal dinner with the president — after they donate to the campaign...

Southern California hospitals fined for noncompliance

Abbey Seltzer

September 19, 2011

The California Department of Public Health fined 12 hospitals, two in Los Angeles, for noncompliance with licensing requirement after an assessment of the facilities on Sept. 7. Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center was fined for failing to implement written polici...

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