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Photographer Richard Fish’s widow donates work for Oviatt Library exhibition

Marina D. Sandoval

January 27, 2011

The Oviatt Library is extending its exhibit of the work of Richard Fish, a prolific, California-based photographer. Fish (1919-2005) is known for photographs that covered a variety of subjects for publications like the Los Angeles Times Home magazine, Sunset magazine, Better Home and Gardens and Chicag...

Former Oviatt Library Dean Norman Tanis dies

Antoine Abou-Diwan

December 8, 2010

Norman Tanis, former dean of the Oviatt Library has died.  He was 81. Tanis died Nov. 28 at TLC Hospice in Moorpark from complications with Alzheimer’s disease, said his daughter, Laura Tanis. Tanis began working at CSUN in 1969 as director of the library and was soon named dean. He launched...

Students hold ‘Die in’ to raise awareness of LGBT issues

Armando Ruiz

December 8, 2010

CSUN students held a “die in” inside the first and second floor of the Oviatt Library Tuesday afternoon to call attention to the recent suicides among the LGBT community. Participants fell to the ground to symbolize the deaths affecting the LGBT community. Organizers of the “die in” gave a speec...

Students for Quality Education shows display of CSU fee increases in front of the Oviatt

Antoine Abou-Diwan

December 1, 2010

Correction: In the story “Students illustrate CSU fee hikes” published Dec. 2, it stated Assembly Bill 656 would place a tax on oil companies which would be applied toward education, if passed. Senate Bill 330 would provide transparency. Both bills were not passed. The Students for Quality E...

A.S. president looks to put a mobile kiosk in the Oviatt

Adria Brodie

December 1, 2010

A.S. President Conor Lansdale wants to put a kiosk in the Oviatt Library to serve as a connection between A.S. and the library and to expose students to issues and leadership. Although the project has not been formally funded, approved or implemented, senators provided Lansdale feedback during the A....

CSUN library holds retirement party for Oviatt dean

Blanca Gomez

November 30, 2010

Colleagues, friends and students were present in the Jack and Florence Ferman Library Presentation Room Monday evening for the retirement celebration of Susan Curzon, dean of the library for 18 years. In the entrance of the room a student helper was taping a video memento for Curzon for anyone...

Donations from Unified We Serve’s food and clothing drive helps families during Thanksgiving

Reanna Delgadillo

November 23, 2010

Unified We Serve’s food and clothing drive collected donations on the steps of the Oviatt Library last week to help families in need around the Thanksgiving holiday. On Saturday, local families were able to  go to Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), a privately funded facility that provides ...

Oviatt to host retirement party for library dean

Blanca Gomez

November 19, 2010

The dean of the Oviatt Library is retiring at the end of this semester, but not before her colleagues, friends and students give her a farewell bash. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the university library and himself are the hosts for Susan Curzon’s retirement...

Unified We Serve partners with campus community to collect items for donations

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 18, 2010

Unified We Serve concluded its second annual clothing and food drive Wednesday. The organization collected food, clothing and books for underprivileged families in the San Fernando Valley and displayed the items on the steps in front of the Oviatt Library. “We want to show the campus the...

Scholarship named after library dean

Marissa Kindelspire

November 18, 2010

When Conor Lansdale took office as A.S. president this fall, his agenda was not strictly to get the newly appointed senators settled. Instead, after rumblings of a revered faculty member’s retirement, Lansdale spent his time working to create a new scholarship to honor the time Susan Curzon, dean...

Library presentation continues

Adria Brodie

November 17, 2010

With just a few weeks left in the semester, I have decided to write the remaining A.S. blogs in an informal way to move away from a rigid reporting style to a more conversational tone. As readers, I think you deserve to have your information given to you differently on blogs from time to time. So,...

Oviatt Library will extend hours during finals week

Adria Brodie

November 17, 2010

CSUN students will have the opportunity to spend additional hours in the Oviatt Library to study during Finals week due to funding from the Campus Quality Fee. Marianne Afifi, associate dean of the Oviatt Library, said during a special presentation Tuesday at the A.S. meeting that the library would...

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