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CSUN’s study abroad programs cost similarly to campus programs

Nikki Erinakis

May 5, 2011

Juliet Aylmer pointed to a picture above her desk. It is a black and white picture of a couple kissing in England. Behind them the popular clock tower, Big Ben, is easily distinguished. The couple met while studying abroad in England, Aylmer said. The man in the picture is a CSUN student who studied...

CSUN student films showcased at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Nikki Erinakis

May 5, 2011

The CTVA department held their annual senior film showcase at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood.   The event was hosted by actress Jenna Elfman, who is best known for her role in television series “Dharma & Greg,” and actor Louis Gossett who won an Academy Award for Best Suppor...

CSUN students produce Night of Fashion

Nikki Erinakis

May 1, 2011

Apparel design and merchandising students finished up the semester by showcasing their clothing designs and displaying their skills at producing a fashion show at Night of Fashion at the Valley Performance Arts Center. Their designs were judged by a panel of professionals who work in the apparel industry. On Thursday night, students focused their designs on style...

CSUN students asked to think outside the grid

Nikki Erinakis

April 26, 2011

CSUN students are being asked to think about ways to improve current technology and to be more thoughtful about their energy use as well as the production of energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, petroleum was the primary source of energy consumed in 2009, followed by natural...

CSUN’s night of fashion puts apparel on center stage

Nikki Erinakis

April 20, 2011

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will be showcasing student apparel designs for their annual fashion show. “Night of Fashion 2011,” will feature three different student art exhibits throughout the evening.  The show will include cotton-based designs for a more sustainable “green”...

Simple tips to finance travel abroad

Nikki Erinakis

March 29, 2011

Students can gain an overall cultural experience by traveling abroad. There is the potential to meet new people, gain new interests and learn about a new community. Traveling abroad can be expensive for students who do not have a stable income, but there are ways for students to alleviate the costs. The...

Cultural awareness through the arts at travel convention

Nikki Erinakis

March 28, 2011

A New York musician played the classical tunes of a violin on a stage. The artist then paused for a moment, brought his violin down to his waist and started rapping into the microphone. The musician, Svet Radoslavof, was one of many artists who took the stage at the Los Angeles Times travel convention to pro...

CSUN community celebrates World Water Day

Nikki Erinakis

March 23, 2011

CSUN hosted speakers and presented a documentary on Tuesday in recognition of World Water Day. World Water Day is an international event to bring awareness about improper water usage. The Institute of Sustainability spent the day teaching students about different strategies to conserve water. The day began with a screening of the documentary “Tapped” and ended with two s...

Survey to help CSUN health center evaluate student needs

Nikki Erinakis

March 22, 2011

A random sample of 10,000 CSUN students are being surveyed via email on a variety of health related topics to make improvements to health related services offered on campus. The American College Health Association is issuing a survey to universities across the nation. The national college health assessment...

CSUN political science department discusses Obama presidency

Nikki Erinakis

March 3, 2011

The political science department hosted a discussion of the Obama presidency Tuesday night, in which President Obama’s atypical approach to problem solving was explained. Michael Haas, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii and author of “Barack Obama, The Aloha Zen President”...

CSUN’s Oviatt Library alarm malfunctions

Nikki Erinakis

March 2, 2011

The Oviatt Library was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a mechanical failure of the fire alarms in the building. A little past noon hundreds of students were asked by library employees to gather their belongings and  leave the building. Administrators, dres...

CSUN’s ballroom dance club holds masquerade ball to raise money

Nikki Erinakis

February 27, 2011

The CSUN ballroom dance club held their first masquerade ball at the Castaway restaurant Friday in Burbank. Students spent the evening wearing masks, gowns and tuxedos. They danced the waltz, salsa, tango and rumba.  One of those students was Nicole Maddocks, treasurer of the ballroom dance club. “We wanted to throw a back to school kick off event,” said Maddocks, 20. The club hopes to ...

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