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Ceramics Guild raises money for art department clubs

William Mosshammer

December 8, 2008

The Ceramics Guild held their annual sale over the weekend, raising money for art department clubs. The sale was Friday and Saturday in the Art Center Courtyard with clubs like the Ceramics Guild, Animation Club, Illustration Club and Photography Club selling samples of their work. 'All the presidents o...

American Indian culture honored, celebrated at annual Pow Wow

William Mosshammer

December 1, 2008

The 25th annual Pow Wow was held Saturday on the University Lawn, bringing together members of various tribes and American Indian communities in a traditional celebration. The event began at 9 a.m. and went on until 10 p.m., and featured dances, speakers, American Indian music and food. 'It's an annu...

From Against Me! to against them

William Mosshammer

November 25, 2008

Tom Gabel, the frontman of the Florida punk band Against Me!, confronts the unknowns of the future, politics and love in his first solo venture, 'Heart Burns.' 'Heart Burns' is a nine-track album, heavy on the guitar, both acoustic and electric, but one that lacks much of the intensity fans of Agains...

Obama?s impact on black Americans explored at lecture

William Mosshammer

November 13, 2008

Students and faculty members gathered in the Thousand Oaks room of the University Student Union on Wednesday, discussing the significance of President-elect Barack Obama. The discussion was part of Africa Week, organized by the African Student Organization, which has arranged for a number of events th...

Africa Week celebration kicks off

William Mosshammer

November 11, 2008

Africa Week opened Monday with an address by the chair of the Pan African Studies department, Tom Spencer-Walters, and a presentation by talking drum player Adeyinka Lipede in the Thousand Oaks room of the University Student Union. Africa Week was first organized seven years ago with the intent of educat...

Professor warns of dangers in nuclear fuel transportation

William Mosshammer

November 10, 2008

Dr. James Ballard, CSUN sociology professor, warned the U.S. Senate in September of the possible risks that could arise from transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF) across the country to a single repository. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to gather...

Faculty discuss ways to eliminate heterosexual bias

William Mosshammer

November 4, 2008

Faculty members met in the Orange Grove Bistro on Oct. 30 to discuss how CSUN can eliminate heterosexual bias in curriculums and create a more inclusive learning environment. The discussion, titled Gender Identity, the Law and Higher Education, focused on California laws protecting students from hara...

Neurobiologist explores in depth how brain works in consciousness

William Mosshammer

October 28, 2008

During a public lecture, California Institute of Technology professor Christof Koch explained the question of consciousness, framing it within a neurobiological view. Koch gave a one-hour lecture explaining why the brain must play a key role in consciousness, how parts of the brain contribute to consci...

Female comedians use humor to explore Middle-Eastern stereotypes

William Mosshammer

October 20, 2008

The Sultans of Satire comedy group performed a free show at the Grand Salon Wednesday, Oct. 15. The show featured four female stand-up comedians of Middle-Eastern descent with varying backgrounds. The group of comedians was invited as a part of the Leadership and Life Skills Institute's semester-long 'W...

Policy for students repeating courses changes; class about pirates added to history department

William Mosshammer

October 12, 2008

During its third meeting of the semester the Educational Policies Committee approved a recommendation to change the undergraduate policy regarding students who take a course for a third time and furthered their discussion of adding academic minors to diplomas. According to the current university policy, a...

Computer science, art courses added to university catalog

William Mosshammer

September 30, 2008

The Educational Policies Committee discussed additions to the university catalog and lack of student representation during their second meeting of the semester on Sept. 24. 'I wish we had a student because we are dealing with undergraduate material and they should have a voice,' said EPC Chair Elizabeth...

Oviatt Library reflects CSUN?s 50-year history

William Mosshammer

September 24, 2008

The Oviatt Library unveiled CSUN's Fifty and Fabulous exhibit on the library's patio Monday with photographs and documents outlining the history and growth of the campus. The exhibition recounts some moments through photographs, such as those of the campaign stop of Robert F. Kennedy. Championship trophies ...

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