The Sundial

Oviatt Library offers new study lounge for students

Julio Alberto Cruz

June 30, 2010

The Oviatt Library at CSUN is a source for providing academic resources for the student learning process, and in the past year it has updated and created several of its services, like text-a-librarian and expanding student lounges. The library has been in the current location since 1959 and it continues to serve students through its fi...

Cohort with the University of North Texas establishes master’s degree program in Library and Information Sciences at CSUN

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

Registration for the 2011 masters’ degree program in Library and Information Sciences begins in August marking the second time this program will be offered at CSUN. Oviatt Library officials established the program in 2009 in conjunction with the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Susan Curzon,...

Staff Awards and Excellence Recognition event honors CSUN administrators, staff service

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

Nearly 300 CSUN administrators and staff were honored June 3rd at the 44th annual Staff Service Awards and Excellence Recognition event. This year’s program, themed “Recognize, Refocus, Rise,” highlighted the contributions and achievements of employees from departments across campus in a two-h...

CSU Board of Trustees approves fee hike for students

CSU Board of Trustees approves fee hike for students

Anastasia Atkins

June 30, 2010

The CSU Board of Trustees approved a five percent increase in undergraduate fees for the 2010-11 academic year, requiring students to pay $204 more than last year. Board members also voted to increase fees for credential program and graduate students by 10 percent. The decision was rendered in response...

CSUN professor organizes Dionicess VI, a sustainable fundraiser event

CSUN professor organizes Dionicess VI, a sustainable fundraiser event

Yahaira Garcia

June 29, 2010

Gevork Kazanchyan, part-time professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, gathered along with others at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank to enjoy an array of beers, sausages and fries. Kazanchyan was working. He hosted Dionicess, an event he created about two years ago that rais...

“The Kids Are All Right” film about lesbian parenting to resonate with all audiences

Morgan Marx

June 29, 2010

Joni is late. There was a party and she may have kissed the boy she likes and she may have had a little too much to drink and she may have driven herself home.  She’s in trouble. Her parents are waiting at the foot of the stairs and despite the straight A’s and the college acceptance letters...

Adding respect to the three R’s of the environment

Julio Alberto Cruz

June 29, 2010

In the last five years, the market for eco-friendly products has never been better, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, according to Mintel International, a London-based independent award-winning research firm of world-leading market intelligence. However, it is important to understand the meaning of  eco-fr...

To be or not to be: The battle between being a parent and a friend

LaTiere Galvan

June 29, 2010

A parent can only hope that they will have a loving, trusting, close relationship with their child. We want our children to confide, trust and share with us their innermost thoughts, desires, and emotions. In other words, we want to be their best friends. But when establishing these types of relati...

Summer school

Philo Leung

June 29, 2010

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Making a better life for me and my son

Gwenn Crittle

June 29, 2010

When I graduated two years ago from a community college with my associate’s degree in journalism, my son was there. He even wore my graduate medal. I cannot wait for him to see me graduate from CSUN with my bachelor’s degree. Graduating from junior college was special, especially since...

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