The Sundial

CSUN tae kwon do fighters to compete in world university games

Juana Esquivel

May 16, 2011

Two CSUN students have kicked their way into the Tae Kwon Do Collegiate World Championship. Alexander Ahlstrom and Stephon Westbrook are part of the Tae Kwon Do 2011 Collegiate National Team, which they won at UC Davis and are on their way to the world university games in August. “It’s almost like a mini Olympics because they don’t just have tae kwon do, they have weight lift...

VPAC’s upcoming 2011-12 performance season aims for diversity

Juana Esquivel

May 12, 2011

Diversity, extremely high quality and attempts to appeal to a broad population in the region were the driving factors behind the upcoming 2011-12 Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) season. Robert Bucker, dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and VPAC’s executive director...

CSUN students encourages love of science in local middle school and high school students

Juana Esquivel

April 27, 2011

CSUN’s future math and science teachers are reaching out to low-income schools in the community. Noyce Scholars, students with scholarships to teach math or science, are working to encourage middle and high school students to not just pursue a university education, but to also learn about s...

Annual Record Store Day offers exclusive titles

Juana Esquivel

April 14, 2011

Hey, did you know? Special vinyl, CD releases and exclusive promotional products will be up for grabs at participating record stores across the country as part of the Fourth Annual Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16. The holiday, which is held the third Saturday of April, celebrates the art ...

CSUN commemorates César Chávez with service fair

Juana Esquivel

March 30, 2011

CSUN commemorated César Chávez Day with a keynote speech given by his granddaughter in the first annual César Chávez Service Fair. The event, which was co-hosted by Unified We Serve and the Department of Chicano/a Studies comes two days before the state holiday that honors the farm worker le...

A.S. Outdoor Adventure program offers travel excursions throughout the semester

Juana Esquivel

March 29, 2011

A battle between gravity and the human body ensues as Leticia Garcia attempts to balance herself on a log smack dab in the middle of the San Gabriel River. She manages to remain upright by gripping a rope supported by two groups of men flanking opposite sides of the riverbed. The men concentrate on ...

Dance performance at VPAC is visually stunning

Juana Esquivel

March 28, 2011

With great flexibility, movement and an array of music, Aszure Barton and Artists left the audience of their VPAC show on Saturday mesmerized by their stunning modern dance performance. Aszure Barton, a Canada native, is the founder and director of the Aszure Barton & Artists dance project, currently based in New York. Since its formation in 2002, this performance tea...

CSUN students in Japan will return home

Juana Esquivel

March 20, 2011

The five CSUN students studying in Japan in the exchange program during the 8.9 earthquake that struck over a week ago will be returning to campus within the next week. In an email sent to all CSU presidents Tuesday, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed stated all CSU programs in Japan have been ordered...

Behind the pen: a look at two of CSUN’s most recent novel writers

Juana Esquivel

March 17, 2011

It seems as though writing a novel is on everyone’s bucket list. We all want to tell a story, whether it is the story of our lives or a fictional one. For CSUN alumna and former professor, Corie Skolnick, it took 35 years to be able to check that off her list. “I can die happy now because I wrote a book,” Skolnick said. She said t...

CSUN group raising funds for victims of the Japan earthquake

Juana Esquivel

March 17, 2011

Relief efforts are underway for the victims of Friday’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan through CSUN’s Japanese Student Association (JSA). JSA members stood along Matador Walk in front of the Oviatt Library Wednesday afternoon with a brown shoe box and a blackboard with markers as they took donations and wrote messages for the earthquake victims and handed out red and white ribbons....

Campus resources available for victims of violence

Juana Esquivel

March 13, 2011

Sexual offenses on campus have decreased and remained steady since 2007, according to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report, also known as the Clery Report and information released by the CSUN Police Department. Crime statistics in the Clery Report and information given by Christina ...

CSUN hosts a cappella championships round

Juana Esquivel

March 6, 2011

CSUN’s vocal performing group Acasola is going to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) semifinals after winning second place at the tournament’s quarterfinals Saturday night at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Acasola was one of six groups and wi...

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