The Sundial

Fulbright scholars a CSUN tradition

Jessica Estrada

May 9, 2011

Many of CSUN’s professors have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. The latest is Melissa Wall, a journalism professor. The Fulbright Scholarship provides scholars with funding to travel to different countries and leave an impression in the communities they visit by nourishing them...

Marketing student tackles the entertainment industry

Jessica Estrada

May 9, 2011

Hakeem Animashaun has accomplished more at 20 years of age than most people his age. The second year marketing major is the co-founder of Cokeem Media an up-and-coming production business where everyone is a celebrity. It is an attention-catching website with an artistic feel that serves as a place to network and promote their busi...

Japanese drumming group to perform at CSUN

Jessica Estrada

May 5, 2011

CSUN’s Japanese traditional drumming group Jishin Taiko will hold its fifth annual Spring Concert this Sunday. “Taiko is not something you hear or see, it is something you feel,” said Gisselle Jaen, one of the performing members who is also in charge of the group’s fundraising. The con...

StoryCube project aims to preserve stories about CSUN

Jessica Estrada

April 19, 2011

The drab looking box in the bookstore will transform into a recording booth for preserving the stories of all members of the campus community through the CSUN StoryCube. The StoryCube will offer CSUN students, faculty and staff an opportunity to share their stories and listen to those of others. The...

CSUN students remember the Armenian genocide

Jessica Estrada

April 18, 2011

In remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, CSUN Armenian organizations will hold a public tribute for those who lost their lives. The Armenian Student Association (ASA), Alpha Epsilon Omega fraternity (AEO) and the Alpha Gamma Alpha sorority (AGA) organized the Armenian Genocide education and c...

CSUN A.S. to celebrate earth day with environmental fair

Jessica Estrada

April 12, 2011

CSUN will celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day with a campus fair packed with entertainment, food, music and arts and crafts to bring environmental awareness to students. The fair, organized by Associated Students, will take place a week before Earth Day on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on...

Bad travel experiences can yield interesting stories

Jessica Estrada

March 29, 2011

Some bad travel experiences can turn into funny stories to laugh about for years. Others can make you appreciate life a little more, as did freshman Zalina Abner’s travel experience. While riding the Antelope Valley train back home from visiting family the business and marketing major witnessed...

National Center on Deafness celebrates fourth annual Sign n’ Run festival at CSUN

Jessica Estrada

March 22, 2011

Students, friends, family and children filled the Northridge Center in the University Student Union on Sunday in celebration of deaf culture. The National Center on Deafness (NCOD) hosted their fourth annual Sign n’ Run event and festival on Sunday. "We’re here to celebrate deaf culture, deaf p...

CSUN graduation rates rising but still low

Jessica Estrada

March 17, 2011

Although initiatives enacted by the university have increased graduation rates, CSUN’s rates are still low compared to other public universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported the national graduation rate for first time full-time students was 55.7 percent for the six-year...

Students protesting during Day of Action seek to educate others

Jessica Estrada

March 2, 2011

Students protesting hope to educate others about the budget cuts and the negative effects they are having on education. Brian De Guzman, 22, Asian American studies major and one of the student organizers, said there are people out on street corners trying to gather a bigger crowd. “This day...

CSUN’s Oviatt Library gets new dean from SDSU

Jessica Estrada

March 1, 2011

The Oviatt Library has a new dean. Mark Stover is taking over the position after former library Dean Susan Curzon retired last semester. Stover is the interim dean of the San Diego State University library and will begin work in July 2011. “I love libraries because they are a comb...

CSUN professor receives grant from the American Heart Association to research cardiac arrest

Jessica Estrada

March 1, 2011

CSUN professor Yohannes Shiferaw  received a grant from the American Heart Association to research the cause of heart attacks. The association awarded  the physics professor $76,000 per year over four years for the Stochastic Cardiac Signaling and Cardiac Arrhythmia project. Shiferaw has been...

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