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Students must pass Writing Proficiency Exam before taking 75 units

Reanna Delgadillo

April 13, 2011

A new policy has been implemented at CSUN that requires all students who now have 75 units or more to attempt the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) prior to registration of Spring 2012 at least once. If a student does not attempt the UDWPE, a “hard hold” will prevent a student from...

CSU collects data from teachers in the field to improve education curicula

Reanna Delgadillo

April 10, 2011

Faculty at CSUs across California are taking another step in ensuring the success of their teachers in K-12 schools to make it the best environment for both student and teachers. The CSU Center for Teacher Quality based at CSU Sacramento, works to collect data and experiences of teachers out in the...

CSU announces more cuts to higher education

Reanna Delgadillo

March 23, 2011

The California State University (CSU) announced an extra $50 million will be added to $500 million in budget decreases among the 23 CSU campuses. These extra costs are being made because of mandatory costs such as energy and employee health premiums according to Erik Fallis, media  relations specialist...

CSU launches initiative to study high-performing schools in disadvantaged areas

Reanna Delgadillo

February 6, 2011

The California State University (CSU) and business owners statewide have undertaken the task of reforming the California K-12 public school system by gathering data and practices from high-performing schools that reside in impoverished neighborhoods to help other schools in the state and educate new ...

Additional funding and classes for spring opens up enrollment for transfer students

Reanna Delgadillo

January 26, 2011

CSUN has opened enrollment and granted admission to transfer students as a result of additional funding and the opening of new classes. According to the CSUN Institutional Research website, 715 new transfer students will start their first semester at CSUN this spring as of January 13. Dr. Bettina...

Funding gives students more class options next semester

Reanna Delgadillo

December 9, 2010

Thousands of students will be closer to graduation after the spring semester with the addition of more than 300 sections of classes. With the increase of sections of classes, 1,000 more seats will be available for CSUN students to occupy and finish their college career sooner. Dr. Cynthia Rawitch, associate...

SB 1440 makes transition from community college to CSUs easier

Reanna Delgadillo

December 9, 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into action a new Senate bill that will help reform the transfer process from California community colleges (CCC) to California State University (CSU) schools. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) authored SB 1440, also known as the Student Transfer Achievement Reform...

Ed Asner comes to CSUN in FDR

Reanna Delgadillo

December 1, 2010

Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner will be coming to CSUN to perform as one of history’s most-loved presidents in “FDR.” The play will take the stage of the Plaza del Sol December 11 at 8 p.m. This performance is originally based off the Broadway play ‘Sunrise at Campobello’ produced by Dory Schary....

Drawing inspiration from love of comic books

Reanna Delgadillo

November 28, 2010

A colleague once asked Professor Charles Hatfield if his attraction to mass culture was connected to it being not region specific, and that if it was a constant while his family moved a lot throughout his childhood. He replied, “I’m not sure about that, I don’t know if its true or not but it see...

Donations from Unified We Serve’s food and clothing drive helps families during Thanksgiving

Reanna Delgadillo

November 23, 2010

Unified We Serve’s food and clothing drive collected donations on the steps of the Oviatt Library last week to help families in need around the Thanksgiving holiday. On Saturday, local families were able to  go to Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), a privately funded facility that provides ...

Students voice concerns to university presidents about tuition increase, veterans facility

Reanna Delgadillo

November 17, 2010

The annual budget concerns dominated the Presidents’ Town Hall Meeting Tuesday as students and faculty were able to voice their worries to A.S. President Conor Lansdale, CSUN President Jolene Koester and Faculty President Steven Stepaneck. Senator Jordan Lopez, College of Education, asked Koester to ...

Associated Students pass CSUN Outdoor Adventures Program resolution

Reanna Delgadillo

November 9, 2010

A resolution in support of the CSUN Outdoor Adventures Program has been passed. The Outdoor Adventures Program is an organization which allows students to participate in activities away from campus and take trips outside of the CSUN community. Tim Szczepanski, interim Outdoor Adventures Progra...

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