The Sundial

Department hosts memorial service honoring former associate dean

Shaleeka Powell

May 9, 2013

CSUN’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is having a memorial service to honor Darrick Danta, former associate dean for the college of social and behavioral sciences, May 14 in the Grand Salon. Dr. Darrick Danta, died Feb. 15 in a mountain climbing accident in the New York mountains in the Mojave National Pr...

CSUN’s Model United Nations team wins national conference

CSUN’s Model United Nations team wins national conference

Shaleeka Powell

May 7, 2013

CSUN’s Model United Nations won first place at the National Model United Nations Conference, one of four awards presented to them at the conference in New York. The student-run club won three Outstanding Position Paper Awards, awarded to the top 10 percent of participants, and the Outstanding Del...

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

Shaleeka Powell

May 7, 2013

CLARIFICATION: The below article and chart refer to administrators as "faculty." Faculty members are those who teach, and while some administrators are also faculty members, not all administrators have held both positions. Administrators are also known as Management Personnel Plan (MPP) administrators. As p...

Pan African Studies class learns from model conference experience

Shaleeka Powell

May 6, 2013

In February, eight CSUN students represented Namibia in an African Model Conference held in Washington D.C. One of the they CSUN for was implementing the Kiswahili language in the Pan African curriculum. The students, all enrolled in Model Organization of African Unity, a course taught by Pan African...

Kinesiology department scanner can detect early signs of osteoporosis

Kinesiology department scanner can detect early signs of osteoporosis

Shaleeka Powell

May 1, 2013

CSUN has two high-tech X-ray scanners that can help students both now and with valuable research in the future. The Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (or DEXA) scanners are used daily by four licensed researchers on campus. The scanners, located in Redwood Hall and Jacaranda Hall, determine bone mineral c...

Campaign seeks to require disclaimer on Photoshopped images

Campaign seeks to require disclaimer on Photoshopped images

Shaleeka Powell

April 29, 2013

At a Media and Public Health Act (MPHA) Campaign meeting last semester, one girl shared her practice of stacking fashion magazines on a scale until they weighed as much as she did. "When she would lose weight via her eating disorder, she would remove some of the magazines so her weight would mat...

CSUN students’ class project displays gender wage gap inequality on campus

Shaleeka Powell

April 28, 2013

Marc Renteria, 22, a junior kinesiology major, and his Women, Work and Family class group build two ramps: one with hurdles and the other completely flat. The project shows the uphill battle for women in the workforce compared to the easy incline for men. As stated on the National Women’s Law Cente...

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ shoots episode on campus

Shaleeka Powell

April 25, 2013

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” cast and crew are filming an episode titled “Mac Day” in the Nordhoff Hall Theatre and planetarium at CSUN. In the episode “Mac Day,” Mac wanted to see bodybuilders so he and the crew went to a bodybuilding event. Actor Sean Williams Scott is the gu...

CSUN conserves water during drought season

Shaleeka Powell

April 25, 2013

The San Fernando Valley  has been in a substantial drought period for several years and the Physical Plant Management (PPM) team has continued to search for ways to conserve water and energy on campus at lower costs. According to maven’s notebook webpage, said the dry years of the latest drough...

Emergency preparedness expo teaches students about fraud, earthquake kits

Shaleeka Powell

April 18, 2013

An emergency preparedness expo provided students and community members with information on personal safety and emergency preparedness supplies. The event was coordinated by the Community Emergency Response Team and Crime Prevention Unit. Kit Espinosa, emergency management and preparedness coordinator for C...

Bill could allow students to graduate from UC or CSUs in three years, spend less

Shaleeka Powell

April 1, 2013

Two proposed assembly bills could allow students with interests in science, technology, math and engineering attend either a California State University or a University of California for a lower cost. Assemblyman Dan Logue created AB51 and AB181 with hopes to allow more students the opportunity to a...

Students use art as form of expression at USU’s Art 180 event

Students use art as form of expression at USU’s Art 180 event

Shaleeka Powell

March 28, 2013

Students attended Art 180, an event where a muralist creates live art, to release some stress and participated in the variety of artistic activities. At the event students were able to have glitter tattoos, eat edible fruit bouquets, participate in spin art sketching with sketching stations and a fr...

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