The Sundial

Grant helps students get teacher credentials through college of education

Christina Toroyan

December 1, 2010

CSUN’s College of Education will implement a program that will help high-need students attain higher education to become teachers. Along with five other CSU campuses, CSUN will share a $3 million grant that will help students get their degrees. CSUN will get approximately $300,000, which will be...

Jazz ensemble students to perform on Tuesday

Christina Toroyan

November 28, 2010

Students from two jazz ensembles in the music department will have their first performance Nov. 30  at 7:30 p.m. at the Cypress Recital Hall. The Jazz “B” Band will be performing a modern set including compositions by Vince Mendoza, Mike Holober, Toshiko Akyoshi, Jim McNeely and others, under...

Argentinean restaurant has it all

Christina Toroyan

November 24, 2010

Great food, light music, comfortable candle lighting, great service and beautiful décor. 1810 Argentinean Restaurant has it all. And they offer it for a fairly reasonable price. 1810 is located in Old Town Pasadena. It’s perfect for a first or second date or even a 15th or 20th wedding annivers...

Black Friday attracts CSUN students to holiday deals, despite economy

Christina Toroyan

November 23, 2010

In social media today, Black Friday is associated with shopping, sales, long lines and chaos. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. “Last year was the first year I went shopping on Black Friday and I’m definitely going to wake up early on Friday to go again,” said Alexander Lasana, sociology ma...

Two CSUN alumni will be presenting their documentaries at the Cinematheque Theater Friday

Christina Toroyan

November 19, 2010

A professor has chosen to screen two CSUN student documentaries Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cinematheque at the Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall. Maria Elena de las Carreras, adjunct professor for the Cinema, Arts and Television Department, wanted CSUN alumni who have made documentaries to come...

Reinventing your workout routine

Reinventing your workout routine

Christina Toroyan

November 18, 2010

Question: Dear Life & Style, I joined a gym about six months ago, and have been going on a regular basis. Lately, I dread going to the gym because I find my normal routine boring and monotonous. How can I reinvent my gym experience while still practicing a balanced work out routine?” -Running ragged Advice: Having a balanced workout, esp...

Audit report examines student safety and learning outcomes

Christina Toroyan

November 17, 2010

CSUN is taking steps to resolve recommendations on an off-campus activities audit from the Chancellor’s Office. “An audit determines whether a campus is in compliance with the executive orders issued by the Chancellor’s Office,” said Jerry Luedders, assistant provost. “It is a way for the...

Five vacant A.S. Senate seats to be filled in Wednesday’s election

Christina Toroyan

November 9, 2010

CSUN’s A.S. Senate currently has nine vacant seats. “We don’t have our full number of senators,” said Dan Monteleone, A.S. Senate assistant director of elections. “Our student body is currently represented by 15 senators.” The Senate is composed of 26 voting members, two elected from...

Maureen Rubin is the new associate dean of Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication

Christina Toroyan

October 25, 2010

After spending 26 years at CSUN, Maureen Rubin has stepped into her fourth, and probably final, role in the university as the associate dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication. “I’m getting close to retirement age and it’s nice coming full circle and ending where I sta...

Aspiring fashion stylist has deep appreciation for art

Christina Toroyan

October 6, 2010

Most 23-year-old aspiring fashion stylists would flaunt working on sets with Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Cirque de Soleil. But humble, graduating senior Houri Mahserejian knows it’s nothing worth talking about yet. “I’m nobody right now,” Mahserejian said. “I just want to mak...

Greek philanthropy event raises money for terminally ill children

Christina Toroyan

October 3, 2010

Despite the morning heat, 12 fraternities and sororities prepared to face each other for the title of 3rd annual Turtle Tug award near CSUN’s North field on Saturday. Turtle Tug is a national philanthropy event sponsored by the members of Delta Zeta sorority, where teams of five members play tug-of-war o...

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