The Sundial

CSUN gets iconic “Grease” actress as a professor

Anastasia Atkins

December 9, 2010

John Travolta and Chicano studies professor Annette Cardona dancing on the set of the movie "Grease". Courtesy of Annette Cardona It wasn’t until she was an adult that Annette Cardona’s mother first bought her a Barbie doll. It was dressed in tight, cropped pants, a fitted sweater and a yellow s...

World music program now available at KCSN

Anastasia Atkins

September 27, 2010

CSUN’s KCSN now features the nationally syndicated music program “World Café.” The two-hour program, hosting a variety of music and artist interviews, airs Monday through Friday evenings starting at 7 p.m. Karen Kearns, KCSN general manager, said CSUN began broadcasting the program July 19. “Worl...

Peter Grego to step down as theatre department chair

Anastasia Atkins

September 1, 2010

Peter Grego flips hotdogs and burgers on the large grill outside Nordhoff Hall. Laughing and joking with the crowd of staff and students awaiting their lunch, Grego’s informal demeanor may seem atypical of a department chair.  In a bright red apron which reads “Caffe Grego,” a chef’s hat and...

Living Well Lounge helps students relax during the semester

Anastasia Atkins

August 30, 2010

Students feeling the stress of class work this fall can find some solace at the Living Well Lounge, located across from the Fitness Centre in the University Student Union (USU). The lounge, operated by the Klotz Student Health Center, is a free service to all currently enrolled students. “One...

Pursuing passion one song at a time

Pursuing passion one song at a time

Anastasia Atkins

August 25, 2010

When Tova Litvin graduated high school, she contemplated two options: Move to the UK and pursue science or to Los Angeles to write music. Litvin admits that deep down, she always knew she would pursue music. Born in Los Angeles, Litvin spent much of her childhood living abroad in various countries....

Cohort with the University of North Texas establishes master’s degree program in Library and Information Sciences at CSUN

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

Registration for the 2011 masters’ degree program in Library and Information Sciences begins in August marking the second time this program will be offered at CSUN. Oviatt Library officials established the program in 2009 in conjunction with the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Susan Curzon,...

Staff Awards and Excellence Recognition event honors CSUN administrators, staff service

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

Nearly 300 CSUN administrators and staff were honored June 3rd at the 44th annual Staff Service Awards and Excellence Recognition event. This year’s program, themed “Recognize, Refocus, Rise,” highlighted the contributions and achievements of employees from departments across campus in a two-h...

CSU Board of Trustees approves fee hike for students

CSU Board of Trustees approves fee hike for students

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

The CSU Board of Trustees approved a five percent increase in undergraduate fees for the 2010-11 academic year, requiring students to pay $204 more than last year. Board members also voted to increase fees for credential program and graduate students by 10 percent. The decision was rendered in response...

National Center on Deafness to host fourth annual Summer Institute

National Center on Deafness to host fourth annual Summer Institute

Anastasia Atkins

June 27, 2010

CSUN’s National Center on Deafness will host its fourth annual Summer Institute June 21 through 30 on campus. The event consists of a series of workshops for American Sign Language interpreters from CSUN and the surrounding community. “It’s intensive skills building training for interpreters...

Meatless Mondays

Anastasia Atkins

June 24, 2010

This past May the Pub Sports Grill announced it was hosting Meatless Monday, a day designated to an entirely meatless menu.  I passed by, saw the signs, and being the carnivore that I am, thought -- Hmmm, interesting. Turns out this Meatless Monday thing is part of a bigger trend, not about vegetarianism per say, but about helping ou...

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