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Geography department creates research fund in honor of behavioral sciences associate dean

Shaleeka Powell

March 5, 2013

A research fund has been created in honor of Dr. Darrick Danta, associate dean for the college of social and behavioral sciences, who died Feb. 15 in a mountain climbing accident. A memorial service will also be held for Danta Friday at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary at 1 p.m. The date for the university's memorial service for Danta is ...

Feminism club holds event in front of Sierra Tower

Shaleeka Powell

February 28, 2013

The F Word club had their first event this semester called "Who Needs Feminism" in front of Sierra Tower Thursday.Skylar Grogan, 21, junior gender women studies major and public relations officer for the club, said the club became The F Word this semester, but was previously called Gender Women Studies S...

From Watts to Harvard, CSUN Pan African Studies professor shares his journey

From Watts to Harvard, CSUN Pan African Studies professor shares his journey

Shaleeka Powell

February 26, 2013

Waking up and going to sleep to the sound of gunshots and police sirens was all he knew. He had witnessed gang violence on the streets and liquor stores on almost every corner. At times, he would even go to sleep on an empty stomach. No one would have ever thought he would become the first Africa...

Program allows CSUN students to study in U.S. states and territories

Program allows CSUN students to study in U.S. states and territories

Shaleeka Powell

February 17, 2013

The National Student Exchange (NSE) program provides students an opportunity to study in places such as Puerto Rico, New York, Florida and Alaska, where they learn how to adapt to a different culture. As an alumna of the NSE program at Prairie View A&M; University, Chrishaun Bradford, 21, a ...

Dream Act workshop helps undocumented students

Shaleeka Powell

February 15, 2013

Undocumented students who need help filing out their 2013-14 California Dream Act application can attend the Dream Act workshop Monday, Feb. 18The Dream Act, which took effect in January, grants undocumented students access to state financial aid and scholarships at public universities and community...

CSUN HelpLine helps campus community and San Fernando Valley

CSUN HelpLine helps campus community and San Fernando Valley

Shaleeka Powell

February 3, 2013

Everyday on campus, a group of volunteers for the CSUN HelpLine sit in a room answering calls come from individuals suffering from depression and relationship issues. They also come from people questioning their sexuality, contemplating suicide and victims of domestic violence. The callers, wh...

CSU rolls out expansion of online courses

Shaleeka Powell

January 30, 2013

With record enrollment highs and a potential increase in budget, the CSU system will offer online courses ranging from free no-credit classes to degree-completion programs.The CSU system will offer online programs with Cal State Online after Gov. Jerry Brown's newly proposed CSU budget requested $10 million be allotted to an online course expansion.Students who ...

Students engage in deep discussions at Tuesday Talks

Shaleeka Powell

January 30, 2013

[audio:https://sundial.csun.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TuesdayTalks.mp3] Students opened up and discussed issues they face at the Pride Center's first Tuesday Talks event. Tuesday Talks is a discussion group where students and individuals can come to the Pride Center and discuss topics relat...

Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center

Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center

Shaleeka Powell

January 29, 2013

Branford Marsalis, three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Tony Award nominee composer and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, will be performing with his Jazz Quartet at CSUN's Valley Performing Arts Center in the Great Hall, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. One of the most reverend instrumentalis...

Students laugh stress away with Laugh Your Class Off

Shaleeka Powell

January 27, 2013

Laugh Your Class Off, a free monthly comedy show with professional comedians, entertains students who may have had a long first week of school. Nelson Ventress, comedian and host of the 1st event of the semester, introduced professional comedians Chris Gardner, Hampton Yount and Allen Cunningham, wh...

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Shaleeka Powell

January 21, 2013

Newly hired state employees must pay 50 percent of their pension due to the Public Employee Pension Reform Act, which requires employees and employers to pay equal amounts of the employees' pension plan. The Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), or Assembly Bill 340, was signed by Gov. Jer...

Free and affordable services available for CSUN students

Free and affordable services available for CSUN students

Shaleeka Powell

January 21, 2013

California State University, Northridge offers numerous services to students at little to no charge, including access to a health center, recreation center, child care, and discounts to amusement parks. Klotz Student Health Center The Klotz Student Health Center provides free basic health care service...

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