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A.S. approves funds for mobile bike shop, stands against proposed tuition hikes

Nzhde Avag-petrosyan, fourth year student, speaks to A.S. representing the 100 Citizens Club and requesting money for spring activities. Photo credit: Yvonne Zimmerman

Yvonne Zimmerman

December 7, 2015

Advancing one of its strategic plan goals for the 2015-16 academic year, Associated Students voted in a special meeting Monday to allocate funds toward the creation of a mobile bicycle shop for the CSUN campus. Stemming from a legislative referral earlier in the year with coordination between A.S. Int...

CSU financial model proposes tuition increases for resources

A.S. President Jorge Reyes and A.S. Vice President speak to senators about the CSU task force financial model proposal.

Yvonne Zimmerman

November 30, 2015

A new CSU financial draft proposal has recommended tuition increases for California State University campuses following an end of state funding that had frozen tuition hikes for about four years, Associated Students President Jorge Reyes and Vice President Sevag Alexanian reported to A.S. senate Monday, ...

Students present new website to increase faculty access at AS meeting

Arman Aivazian, marketing team leader for the CSUN META+Lab, during a 2015 AS meeting  Photo credit: Yvonne Zimmerman

Yvonne Zimmerman

November 23, 2015

A new web program increasing the visibility of CSUN faculty and their accomplishments will make it easier for the campus community to get to know faculty members, a Matador Emerging Technology and Arts representative told AS members Monday. Arman Aivazian is the marketing team leader for META+Lab, a...

On-campus hotel idea proposed at AS meeting

Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president of the Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction Department, discussed a possible on-campus hotel proposal with Associated Students on Nov. 16, 2015. Photo credit: Daniel Shin

Yvonne Zimmerman

November 16, 2015

Associated Students discussed the idea for a 150-room on campus hotel with the CSUN Facilities Department, at its meeting Monday, Nov. 16. Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president of the Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction Department, spoke to senators about the current process of the potential...

AS allocates funds for Matador Involvement Center, new clubs

Augie Garibay speaks to panel about gathering funding for AS activities.

Yvonne Zimmerman

November 9, 2015

Associated Students continued its support for the Matador Involvement Center and new clubs on campus Monday as it allocated money for recruitment fairs and approved new organizations’ constitutions. MIC is seeking funds for the spring Meet the Clubs Day said Augie Garibay, MIC activities coordinat...

Associated Students and DREAM Project advance support for undocumented students

Dario Fernandez, CSUN DREAM Project Coordinator, speaks to A.S. about policies and initiatives that affect students on campus. Photo credit: Yvonne Zimmerman

Yvonne Zimmerman

November 2, 2015

Associated Students reaffirmed its support of undocumented students on campus and made its commitment public to senators and meeting attendees with a special presentation about advancements for the undocumented community. Dario Fernandez, coordinator for the CSUN DREAM Project, spoke at the A.S. meeting abo...

Associated Students hope to help students become entrepreneurs

Abed Rah, speaks to U.S. about funding.

Yvonne Zimmerman

October 26, 2015

Associated Students leaders are working to bridge the gap between the CSUN communities’ innovative ideas and the ability to become entrepreneurs, as discussed at their meeting Oct. 26. Guest speaker Kevin Randolph of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, A.S. reaffirmed its current initiative to ...

Instituting sustainability at CSUN

Cindy Soto (right), garden and compost assistant for Institute for Sustainability, and volunteer Dannon Virgo (left), geography major, weigh and pour coffee grinds in the compost area at the north east part of campus. Pre-consumer waste from restaurants on campus can be composted and reused to garden new food. Photo by: Yvonne Zimmerman

Yvonne Zimmerman

October 23, 2015

Senior Lindsay Beg has always been passionate about the environment in her love for hiking, conservation and animals. This semester, she combined that passion with her knowledge in communication studies to lead students as the new AS Chair of Sustainability. Just as she has connected her coursework...

Keeping Healthy During the Semester

Yvonne Zimmerman

September 3, 2015

It is that time of year again when college students’ summer tans start fading under their jeans, and their heaviest workout weights become their textbooks. But just because the body doesn’t need to be beach ready, doesn’t mean fitness and health have to fall to the wayside. There are still...

Gaining success and involvement as a CSUN commuter

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Yvonne Zimmerman

August 2, 2015

For Associated Students Vice President Sevag Alexanian, getting involved on campus wasn’t just a desire. It was a priority. What is a challenge for many was one of his greatest incentives – a commute to CSUN. With a 25-mile drive to campus, he joins approximately 93 percent of students who att...

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