The Sundial

Web classes jump in offerings, popularity

Dessiraee Eleby

July 16, 2008

It is 7:25 p.m. on a Tuesday night and Patrick Beck is preparing to do homework for Humanities 101 before his online chat session is scheduled to begin at eight. The chat feature that professor Nancy Taylor uses reminds Beck of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The chat room forum has all of Beck?s classmate...

Speed racers finish in 10th

Dessiraee Eleby

July 16, 2008

The CSUN Formula-SAE ranked 12 out of 80 overall at the 2008 Formula SAE West Competition in Fontana from June 25-28. Project Manager Matt Powell, a 20-year-old junior business major, said the driving events are the team?s specialty. The team?s fastest finish was sixth place in the acceleration rac...

Speed racers finish in 12th

Dessiraee Eleby

July 5, 2008

The CSUN Formula-SAE ranked 12 out of 80 overall at the 2008 Formula SAE West Competition in Fontana from June 25-28. Project Manager Matt Powell, a 20-year-old junior business major, said the driving events are the team's specialty. The team's fastest finish was sixth place in the acceleration rac...

Web classes jump in offerings, popularity

Dessiraee Eleby

July 4, 2008

It is 7:25 p.m. on a Tuesday night and Patrick Beck is preparing to do homework for Humanities 101 before his online chat session is scheduled to begin at eight. The chat feature that professor Nancy Taylor uses reminds Beck of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The chat room forum has all of Beck's classmate...

A.S. senators approve annual campus budget after vetoes, recommendations

Dessiraee Eleby

June 27, 2008

The Associated Student Senate approved the 2008-09 A.S. budget for the second time at the June 24 Senate meeting. University President Jolene Koester recommended 13 item changes to A.S. budget and the Senate voted in agreement, but made two modifications to Koester's recommendation in her June 16 memo. ...

WALL-E may not speak, but he speaks to everyone

Dessiraee Eleby

June 27, 2008

Imagine if the waste, toxins and everything people have ever thrown in the trash covers the entire world, making it inhabitable for humans. Fast-forward to 2700 and you have the beginning setting of Disney and Pixar's new animation hit "WALL-E." Waste Allocation Load Lifter- Earth, also known as WA...

Black belt bruiser shows opponents the thunda’ with taekwondo fighting, dreams of Olympic gold

Dessiraee Eleby

June 21, 2008

Soccer or taekwondo? The answer for six-year-old Markie Keelan was simple. Whatever Jodi, her older sister, chose was what she wanted to do. Thirteen years later, Keelan, a 19-year-old CSUN psychology major, has a third-degree black belt in taekwondo. Keelan won five gold medals, three silver medals and...

A.S. rethinks veto of patrol staff Tuesday

Dessiraee Eleby

June 21, 2008

The Public Escort Service, also known as Matador Patrol, may lose two new positions if A.S. eliminates their funding for the 2008-09 academic year. A.S. senators will meet to discuss the issue on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grand Salon. The $15,000 budget account for the salaries and benefits of a new ...

Koester asks A.S. to reconsider vetoes of budgets for nine campus programs

Dessiraee Eleby

June 20, 2008

Senators of A.S. will consider CSUN President Jolene Koester's recommendations to restore funding for the budgets of nine campus programs on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grand Salon. Former A.S. president Adam Haverstock vetoed these funds in the proposed 2008-09 A.S. budget. The degree and magnitude of...

Speed racers ready to go

Dessiraee Eleby

June 20, 2008

Late nights and early mornings are spent in Jacaranda Hall as CSUN Formula-SAE, also known as Matador Motorsports, builds their formula-one style race car to compete in the Formula- SAE West competition from June 25-28. "Its pretty demanding," said Matt Powell, 20-year-old junior majoring in business,...

Dormitory construction under way for Fall ’09

Dessiraee Eleby

June 19, 2008

Demand for housing for college students is on the rise. CSUN housing aims to ease the demand by adding 396 more bed spaces for Fall 2009 semester students. Two new dormitories and a recreation center will be built behind Lindley Avenue and north of the Track and Field, said Tim Trevan, director of housin...

‘Galactica’ crew finds Hollywood

Dessiraee Eleby

June 18, 2008

The search for Earth nears an end for the remaining humans and Cylons in the "Battlestar Galactica" series. With 10 episodes left, the fan base is strong and tighter than ever. 'So say we all' is one of many phrases known to BSG fans, who gathered at the premiere of the mid season's finale, "Revelati...

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