The Sundial

CSUN’s Valley View News provides students with work experience

Gwenn Crittle July 21, 2010

Recent journalism graduate Allen Carter, 24, credits Valley View News for giving him the skills that helped him get a job in broadcast journalism after graduating. Carter worked on VVN as a reporter where...

First Lt. in National Guard receives CSUN’s First Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award

Gwenn Crittle July 21, 2010

Single mother to a teenage son, Leah McGowan, 29, has achieved success as a First Lt. in the National Guard and in May received her master’s degree in social work and was presented with CSUN's First...

Making a better life for me and my son

Gwenn Crittle June 29, 2010

When I graduated two years ago from a community college with my associate’s degree in journalism, my son was there. He even wore my graduate medal. I cannot wait for him to see me graduate from...

Leading by example

Gwenn Crittle June 24, 2010

It’s a hard job being a college parent. I made the choice to go back to school in January 2006. By then my son was 4 years old and a few months away from starting kindergarten. He knew his mommy...

Making time for a home cooked meal

Gwenn Crittle June 16, 2010

As a single college parent, I am working on balancing and sometimes compromising the value of home cooked meals with homework for both my son and I. Dinnertime has been a struggle during my school...

CSUN students to travel to Poland to learn more about the Holocaust

Gwenn Crittle June 15, 2010

Students from CSUN and Loyola Marymount University will travel to Poland to learn about the Holocaust. CSUN Associate Professor of English Dr. Dorothy Clark along with her colleague Associate Professor...

CSUN Librarian and professor in Chicano(a) studies dies

Gwenn Crittle June 15, 2010

Dr. Karin Duran, a librarian and professor in Chicano(a) studies died Friday, June 11, 2010, of complications from a stroke. Susan C. Curzon, dean of the university’s library, posted a statement...

A lesson in learning to let go

Gwenn Crittle June 9, 2010

Over the past weekend, my 7 year-old son learned how to ride his bike without training wheels. I did it mommy, he said. He rode his bike down the sidewalk and around the curve without the aid...

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