The Sundial

Beloved CSUN custodian remembered

Susan Murray

May 5, 2010

Daniel MacDonald, 61, a lead custodian at CSUN died Thursday, April 29 on campus. MacDonald, a Reseda resident, was born on March 30, 1949 in Hollywood, Calif. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Bolo, son, Jeremy MacDonald and sister, Cheryl Wolff. MacDonald, also known as “The Big Blue Teddy Bear,” attended Re...

Alum wins award for short film

Susan Murray

May 5, 2010

    Rachel G. Blavin, 23, graduated in the summer of 2007 with a major in CTVA. Blavin and her team were awarded the first place award in the Children's category for the short-film “Turbo" at the 31st Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Television Awards. First place winners receive...

Students honored for work with LGBTQ community

Susan Murray

April 28, 2010

Two men were honored at the Wong-Sayaman Equality Award for 2010 for their work with the LGBTQ community. The award was announced at the Queer Studies Spring Lecture Series on March 30. Kevin Zemlicka was recognized for his work on the “Positive Space-Ally Project” (a program which facilitates understanding of common LGBTQ terms, questions and ally experiences) and Erik Mata for his co...

Soulful mandolin player puts a spin on Western music

Susan Murray

April 28, 2010

Star rating: 4 out of 5 Andrew Anderson, a 23- year-old Idaho mandolin player, plunges headfirst into his roots in his new self-released album, “As Long as This Thing’s Flyin.’” For those of us (and we are a very small group) who love to get down with a bit of twang this CD is must. It’s a throwback to when ...

CSUN confronts moral dilemma: Practice human rights and human decency

Susan Murray

April 26, 2010

Last week the CSUN community was shocked by the news that an economics professor was running his own website about sex-tourism in Thailand. This week we are discussing the issue and welcome your input. Go to www.sundial.csun.edu to comment or e-mail your response to opinion@sundial.csun.edu. As a woman,...

Work continues toward on-campus farmers market, Current economic climate to blame for stalled effort

Susan Murray

April 21, 2010

When Erica Wohldmann moved to California she made the conscious decision to vote with her fork. For the last two years, Wohldmann, an assistant professor of psychology, has dedicated herself to starting a farmers market on campus. “A CSUN farmers market would serve its 30,000 campus community, plus its surrounding community,” Wohldmann said. “I gave up purchasing produce at the regular grocery store and started buying onl...

A.S. transit subsidy funds run out

Susan Murray

April 18, 2010

Pierre Lizarraga, 19, sophomore majoring in Pre-CTVA, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to commute to CSUN. He rides the MTA from Firestone Park and was utilizing the A.S. transit subsidy on a monthly basis. “It takes me about two hours to get to school,” Lizarraga said. ”Right now I'm actually unemployed. I saved a bit.” Lizarraga said that saving even a little bit of...

CSUN students among those affected by identity theft

Susan Murray

April 14, 2010

Data identities were stolen from a nonprofit which services students, schools and lenders in loan financing. The theft of 3.3 million identities occurred at the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) foundation headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota and occurred over the March 20-21 weekend. ECMC...

Students to celebrate CSUN’s multicultural community with 13th annual Carnaval

Susan Murray

April 13, 2010

CSUN is to hold its 13th annual free multicultural Carnaval event. Hamid Jahangard, University Student Union (USU) program coordinator for major events said Carnaval is a celebration of diversity and the goal is to educate students on the various cultures of the world, most of which are represente...

Dancing and singing with “Pot”

Susan Murray

April 12, 2010

3 out of 5 stars With the ongoing marijuana debate, "Pot the musical" takes a unique spin on the issue through the use of song and dance. "Pot the Musical," based on a book by Diane Shinozaki, is a humorous musical about the life of a young girl named “Sweetie,”(Mandi K Smith). Sweetie is a non-smoker who ventures through life trying to figure out who she is,...

Students ‘Early Start’ for CSU preparation

Susan Murray

March 30, 2010

The Board of Trustees has voted to have all California State University (CSU) systems develop their own “Early Start” program to better prepare students in English once they enter the CSU system. Maureen Rubin, director of undergraduate studies said even though the Board of Trustees recently voted...

‘Made in the CSU’ to shed positive light on system

Susan Murray

March 29, 2010

The California State Student Association (CSSA) Board of Directors revealed its educational campaign “Made in the CSU,” that will educate the public and the California legislature of the economic impact the CSU has in contributing to California’s workforce. Miles Jason Nevin, executive director...

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