The Sundial

CSUN’s Valley View News provides students with work experience

Gwenn Crittle

July 21, 2010

Recent journalism graduate Allen Carter, 24, credits Valley View News for giving him the skills that helped him get a job in broadcast journalism after graduating. Carter worked on VVN as a reporter where he produced and reported various materials. Valley View News (VVN) is CSUN’s half hour, student-run...

First Lt. in National Guard receives CSUN’s First Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award

Gwenn Crittle

July 21, 2010

Single mother to a teenage son, Leah McGowan, 29, has achieved success as a First Lt. in the National Guard and in May received her master’s degree in social work and was presented with CSUN's First Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award. With all of the obstacles she has had to overcome, friends...

Students eating at participating campus eateries get discounts

Debra Ige

July 20, 2010

The University Corporation is attracting students to campus eateries by giving them discounts and a chance to win prizes. The Passport, a 3-by-3 inch folded card that has 11 slots of participating CSUN eateries, must be stamped after making a minimum purchase of a $1.50. When using the passport, the first two stamps give students a $1 off their next purchase and four stamps give them $3 off their subsequent purchas...

Learning to forgive to move on

Debra Ige

July 14, 2010

Courtney Renfro, 22, has no regrets. She said she wishes her and her father had reconciled before his death. “I wasn’t ready to forgive him, but I wish I did,” Courtney Renfro Reminiscing over the relationship with her father, Courtney comes to grips of her fathers death and finds peace wi...

Yee Haw

Dedee Verdin

July 14, 2010

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Matador Involvement Center provides students, faculty participation opportunities

Yahaira Garcia

July 8, 2010

Since last year, Rosa Torres, 20, is the treasurer for Hermanas Unidas de CSUN, an organization that strives to reach out to Latinas to provide academic resources and a family networking system. Torres, psychology major, joined the organization as a freshman and was voted into office in her sophomore ...

Geronimo’s undergoes makeover, menu changes

Dedee Verdin

July 8, 2010

CSUN’s only all-you-can-eat buffet, Geronimo’s, has a brand new look and a revamped outlook on the importance of healthy eating. Entering through the bright yellow doors, guests are encouraged to get comfortable in the sprawling dining hall. With plenty of seating and art work displayed throu...

Matador Soccer Field gets permanent lighting, nighttime soccer returns to CSUN

Jeff Weissman

July 8, 2010

Nighttime soccer will return to CSUN after nearly a decade’s absence following the athletic departments decision to install permanent lighting at the Matador Soccer Field. The CSUN men and women’s soccer teams, who used to play games “under the lights” at the North Campus Stadium will now...

Campus quality fee funds student services on campus

Morgan Marx

July 7, 2010

Students registering for fall classes will pay $90 as part of the campus quality fee, that will increase to $100 for the spring semester, as per the fee proposal, according to the CSUN Student Affairs Office. William Watkins, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, does not believe...

Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Opportunities provides services, resources to freshman

Julio Alberto Cruz

July 7, 2010

The Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Opportunities (CIELO) at CSUN is a division of the undergraduate studies that bridges freshmen to the college experience, teaches students to work independently and improves faculty-teaching skills. The three programs that run under CIELO that focus on...

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