The Sundial

CSU Board of Trustees member observes how budget decisions affect CSUN students

Adria Brodie

December 7, 2010

CSU Board of Trustee member Henry Mendoza toured the campus Monday to gain knowledge about the culture of CSUN and observed how the faculty and administration responded to the needs of the students, said Conor Lansdale, A.S. president. During the vice president’s committee report Tuesday at...

A.S. funds BSU for Black History Month

Adria Brodie

December 1, 2010

A.S. voted to allocate $6,100 to Black Student Union (BSU) for Black History Month and for monthly workshops Tuesday. During the meeting, A.S. Director of Finance Vahan Khodanian said BSU would receive supplemental funding because the organization’s initial request made in late September was pending...

A.S. president looks to put a mobile kiosk in the Oviatt

Adria Brodie

November 30, 2010

A.S. President Conor Lansdale wants to put a kiosk in the Oviatt Library to serve as a connection between A.S. and the library and to expose students to issues and leadership. Although the project has not been formally funded, approved or implemented, senators provided Lansdale feedback during the A....

Study abroad presentation for A.S.

Adria Brodie

November 29, 2010

Have you ever thought about traveling outside of the country, or taking classes at another university, but did not know how to make it a reality or financially possible? A.S. senators got the opportunity to learn how they could spread their wings and take their education on the road, or rather via...

A.S. gives money for the completion of a Torah

Adria Brodie

November 23, 2010

CHABAD, a Jewish student-run organization at CSUN, received a $2,000 allocation from A.S. for the completion of a Torah, a scroll that has the five books of Moses handwritten on parchment paper. Jessica Krotin, 23, psychology major, addressed Senate members Tuesday during A.S. open forum and sai...

Library presentation continues

Adria Brodie

November 17, 2010

With just a few weeks left in the semester, I have decided to write the remaining A.S. blogs in an informal way to move away from a rigid reporting style to a more conversational tone. As readers, I think you deserve to have your information given to you differently on blogs from time to time. So,...

Oviatt Library will extend hours during finals week

Adria Brodie

November 16, 2010

CSUN students will have the opportunity to spend additional hours in the Oviatt Library to study during Finals week due to funding from the Campus Quality Fee. Marianne Afifi, associate dean of the Oviatt Library, said during a special presentation Tuesday at the A.S. meeting that the library would...

Town hall meeting to address students’ concerns

Adria Brodie

November 15, 2010

CSUN students will receive another opportunity to ask questions and address concerns about issues impacting their student life during a second Presidents’ Town Hall Meeting today. A.S. President Conor Lansdale said he is not sure what topics will be addressed during the meeting, but thinks students...

Students outraged over CSU Board of Trustees approved a five percent tuition increase for the spring semester

Adria Brodie

November 10, 2010

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a two-step tuition increase equaling 15 percent and adopted the 2011-12 budget requesting financial support from the governor and legislature in a boost of $379 million. Students will pay an additional $105 (5 pe...

Students protest tuition increase outside CSU Chancellor’s office

Adria Brodie

November 10, 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Students protested outside the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach Tuesday after they voiced their opposition for possible tuition and fee increases for the spring semester and the 2011-12 academic year. More than 20 students addressed the...

A.S. information updates from Nov. 2

Adria Brodie

November 3, 2010

CSU Budget Info A.S. President Conor Lansdale said he met with President Jolene Koester ad Dr. Watkins, vice president of student affairs and dean of students about the CSU’s agenda next week regarding tuition increase for the 2011-2012 year. The Board of Trustees will be meeting on Nov. 9 and 10 i...

Students to receive discounted VPAC tickets

Adria Brodie

November 2, 2010

The dean of arts, media and communication gave a special presentation Tuesday to A.S. members about the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) and addressed senators’ questions regarding parking restrictions, promotions and student ideas for program events. Robert Bucker spoke about discounted tick...

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