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Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN entertains audience with performance

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN entertains audience with performance

Jonathan R. Diaz

May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo started early with performances of traditional Mexican dances at the annual Folklor de Mexico showcase. Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN and Los Danzantes de Aztlan de Fresno State University performed dances from various Mexican states to a packed house on Saturday. Chicana/o studies p...

Asian House rededicated to honor CSUN professor Glenn Omatsu

Asian House rededicated to honor CSUN professor Glenn Omatsu

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 30, 2014

Story by Pilar de Haro The Asian American Studies (AAS) department held a ceremonial blessing in Glenn Omatsu’s honor by renaming the Asian House after him and recognizing Asian American culture on Tuesday afternoon. “Think of me as a nontraditional leader,” Omatsu said. Omatsu sa...

Documentary director discusses motivation behind ‘Blackfish’

Documentary director discusses motivation behind ‘Blackfish’

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 23, 2014

“Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite visited campus Wednesday to speak about her experiences becoming a documentarian and creating the controversial film. “Blackfish” challenges the industry of animal captivity by following the story of SeaWorld San Diego’s performing orca w...

CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion

CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 23, 2014

As part of the partnership between CSUN and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Center for Mexico and Latin American Studies, held a discussion honoring the life of Mexican writer Octavio Paz. Panelists included faculty from UNAM, who spoke through interpreters, and CSUN who sha...

Voter turnout low for AS elections but still higher than years past

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 22, 2014

With an increased voter turnout this year, the 2014 Associated Students (AS) elections had one of the highest numbers of student participation among California State Universities (CSUs) in Los Angeles County. This past election had a 12.2 percent voter turnout with 4,195 students voting out of 34,301...

Sustainability workshop stresses water conservation and solar energy use

Sustainability workshop stresses water conservation and solar energy use

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 16, 2014

CSUN faculty, staff and students got tips on being environmentally friendly at home and got familiar with solar energy at a workshop presented by the Institute for Sustainability. The workshop, called Sustainability in the Home: Tips on Going Solar, was held in the basement of the Oviatt Library. ...

American Indian studies to host Native American performance artist

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 14, 2014

The American Indian studies department and the American Indian Student Association are presenting performance artist James Luna of the California Luiseño tribe on April 16. The lecture will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Nobbs Auditorium, Sequoia Hall 104. Luna, who grew up in Orange Country and ea...

Filipino American Student Association mixes old and new with performance

Filipino American Student Association mixes old and new with performance

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 13, 2014

Students performed the music of Queen, Journey and Bon Jovi among a mix of traditional Philippino cultural dances at the 29th annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN)  presented by the CSUN’s Filipino American Student Association (FASA). The musical, entitled “Summer Furlough,” tells the story o...

Tiffany Zaich elected Associated Students president for 2014-2015

Tiffany Zaich elected Associated Students president for 2014-2015

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 2, 2014

UPDATED WITH UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS Tiffany Zaich and Talar Alexanian are elected Associated Students (AS) president and vice president for the 2014-2015 school year. “I look forward to going to work with (current AS president) Chris (Woolett),” Zaich said. Among her goals for her presidency i...

AS elections begin Tuesday, students can vote in person or via their Gmail account

Jonathan R. Diaz

March 31, 2014

Associated Students (AS) Elections will be held April 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Students can vote via email through their CSUN Gmail account or in person at polling stations at Matador Square, Arbor Grill and the Matador Bookstore. Students will have the opportunity to vote for AS president and vice president c...

Central American studies to host two documentary filmmakers this week

Jonathan R. Diaz

March 30, 2014

Central American Indigenous Studies Lecture Series will present a film screening entitled,  “Life and Empowerment Through the Kuna and Embera Lenses. Panamanian Documentary filmmaker Anayansi Prado will talk about the community of Akua-Yala in Panama. She will screen two short films produced by th...

Talent show held in memory of student who gave back to his community

Talent show held in memory of student who gave back to his community

Jonathan R. Diaz

March 24, 2014

Singers, dancers and poets took part in the annual Ujjaldidar Singh Memorial Foundation Talent Show in memory of CSUN student Jusdeep Singh Sethi who died last Aug. The talent show was a way of carrying on Singh’s legacy according to his brother Mandeep Sethi. “We’re celebrating his life in a way...

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