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Police department unveils fully-closed bicycle complex to encourage students to use alternative transportation

Pablo Belloso Chavez

April 24, 2010

On the corner of Sierra Walk and Etiwanda Avenue, lying on a bicycle rack is a blue and white skeleton of a bicycle that has been stripped of its’ tires, lights and everything else valuable. The problem of bike theft is unfortunately an all too common crime on campus, said Anne P. Glavin, CS...

Hillel Center brings diverse students together to garden

Pablo Belloso Chavez

April 22, 2010

Just outside the front walls and lining the outer windows of CSUN’s Hillel Center on Plummer Street, there is a small, unobtrusive garden, which demonstrates student’s efforts towards environmentalism. The Hillel Center, or the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, has a mission to inspire Jewish students ...

Earthquake preparedness not top priority for students

Pablo Belloso Chavez

April 12, 2010

The science of predicting earthquakes is still in diapers, according to experts from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). While there is enough understanding to estimate where major earthquakes are most likely to occur, it remains impossible to detect when the next one will happen. “Thi...

Music festival to help students get into industry

Pablo Belloso Chavez

March 26, 2010

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common alongside other music and entertainment industry professionals will be present at CSUN for the 11th Annual African American Music Festival next week. The festival, from March 22 to 27, is organized by the student group African American Music Asso...

Endowment fund established to train paramedics in treatment of laryngectomie patients

Pablo Belloso Chavez

March 14, 2010

When Diane Davis had trouble breathing and the ambulance was called, there was a problem that the paramedics were unprepared for. The oxygenated blood that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps provide to the heart and brain did not work on Davis because her larynx had been removed, making st...

CSUN to transition from WebCT to Moodle by the end of spring semester

Pablo Belloso Chavez

March 14, 2010

Beginning next semester, CSUN will entirely switch from WebCT to Moodle as the school’s virtual learning system for online classes. The change comes about because the company that owns and updates WebCT, Blackboard, will discontinue supporting WebCT, according to Senior Director of Academic Techno...

Professor writing monograph of L.A. artist and photographer Ricardo Valverde

Pablo Belloso Chavez

March 3, 2010

    "Have a nice day and thanks for the CD,” reads a piece of crinkling lined paper taped to the back wall of Ramon Garcia’s office. Garcia was recently chosen for a fellowship program to write a monograph on a Los Angeles artist. The thank you letter from one of Garcia’s students includes a s...

Theatre department adds a new class

Pablo Belloso Chavez

February 14, 2010

CSUN’s Theatre Department has added a new upper division course which aims to help graduating students enter the industry by coaching them with auditions and helping them participate in theatre programs and festivals. Peter Grego, chair for the department, said adding the class was not difficult...

Chicano House opens community garden

Pablo Belloso Chavez

February 2, 2010

Local volunteers and students gathered near the Chicano House to celebrate the opening of “Jardín Tonatiuh,” a garden meant to promote healthy living and sustainability among students and the community. Students signed up for their personal plot as soon as the announcement was made that a space b...

Matador bookstore to expand textbook rental program

Pablo Belloso Chavez

January 19, 2010

The Matador Bookstore’s textbook rental program, which offers students a chance to rent new and used books for 50 percent off the listed price, is expanding its selection from just a few titles from last fall to over 500 this semester. According to a recent press release, Follett Higher Educat...

Fall semester tuition increase a burden for students

Pablo Belloso Chavez

August 26, 2009

Earlier this summer, California State University students received the news that tuition for this fall semester has increased roughly 30 percent due to millions of dollars in state of California budget shortages. Nearly $600 million was cut from state funding for the CSU system in the midst of a record...

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