The Sundial

Dorm burglar suspect’s court date postponed

Madison Kaufmann

November 22, 2011

The preliminary hearing for the former CSUN student accused of burglarizing 22 dorms between October 2010 and April 2011 has been postponed until Dec. 5. Christian Hunter-Sheppard, 20, was arrested at his home on July 20. He is charged with five counts of residential burglary and one count of possession...

Thanksgiving charities available for donations and volunteers

Madison Kaufmann

November 22, 2011

A Place Called Home A Place Called Home serves low-income youth through education, art and well-being programs. Their Thanksgiving dinner will need 40 volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up for more than 1,000 members of the community. Needed donations include Thanksgiving decorations, utensils, plates...

CSUN students place first and second at engineering conference

CSUN students place first and second at engineering conference

Madison Kaufmann

November 8, 2011

CSUN students won first and second place for their mechanical prototypes with the theme of ‘Living Green’ at the Society of Hispanic Engineers conference in Anaheim, Oct. 26-30. Mechanical engineer major Jonathan Gjemso, 21, came up with the idea for the first place winner, the “Bench P...

Music therapy department strives to help patients reach life goals

Music therapy department strives to help patients reach life goals

Madison Kaufmann

October 18, 2011

A shy guy who barely talks is able to fill in the blanks to a song. A girl who never spoke blurted out the word flowers. A young man who needs physical help is now able to move his head side-to-side on his own. After only a few sessions of hands-on music therapy with Thomas Newbold, music therapy ...

Safety stressed for students walking off campus at night

Safety stressed for students walking off campus at night

Madison Kaufmann

October 17, 2011

When walking to her car a block and a half away from campus at night, Angela Igrisan, public administration graduate student, fears she will be taken by surprise if someone were to attack her. Igrisan said she is always aware and makes sure to look at the people around her and take note of their height and speed of walk. “If I was attack...

University Corporation sponsors home buying seminar

Madison Kaufmann

October 17, 2011

Are you a first time home buyer or plan to become one? If so, the University Corporation will be sponsoring a free seminar for faculty and staff from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Sierra Center Colleagues’ Room. “The goal of the seminar is to educate CSUN faculty and staff, who will attend,...

CSUN sees dramatic increase in bike thefts over last year

CSUN sees dramatic increase in bike thefts over last year

Madison Kaufmann

September 21, 2011

Bicycle thefts on campus have jumped nearly 80 percent since last year, according to CSUN police crime reports. From Jan. 1 to Sept. 20, 82 bicycles have been stolen on campus compared to 46 in the same period the year before. “It’s a tough problem, but not an unusual problem,” said Ann...

New tenure faculty assumes larger role at CSUN

New tenure faculty assumes larger role at CSUN

Madison Kaufmann

September 12, 2011

Nearly 100 tenure faculty have been appointed to run departments and committees and head classes for the 2011-12 year, according to officials in CSUN faculty affairs. “I think that it is a tremendous boost to what we can offer our students,” said Stella Theodoulou, social and behavioral s...

CSUN police arrest former student charged with dorm burglaries

Madison Kaufmann

September 9, 2011

Former CSUN student Christian Hunter-Sheppard, 20, was arrested July 20 on suspicion of burglarizing 22 dorm rooms between October 2010 and April 2011, according to CSUN police officials. Hunter-Sheppard has been charged with five felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count for possession of a loaded handgun found in his car during a police search, s...

Multimedia CSUN student places third in National Freedom of Speech Contest

Multimedia CSUN student places third in National Freedom of Speech Contest

Madison Kaufmann

August 26, 2011

With just two days to spare, Multimedia major Jason Moore sent in his 30-second public service announcement commercial for the National Freedom of Speech contest. Moore, 21, received the phone call two and a half months later that he beat out over 100 communications majors from colleges across the coun...

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