The Sundial

CSUN students to vote on referendum and senate seats on Nov. 9, 10

Krista Daly

November 3, 2010

A.S. will be holding elections Tuesday and Wednesday where students will have an opportunity to vote for senators as well as a referendum that would lower the GPA requirements for A.S. members. The referendum will lower the GPA from 2.5 to 2.0. In last year’s spring elections, students voted...

Oviatt exhibits “Drifters: Plastics, Pollution, Personhood” artwork

Aimee Lastrella

November 3, 2010

The Oviatt Library presentation room was filled with drift garbage Wednesday. CSUN students and staff gathered to hear and see the artwork and discussion of artist and Georgia State University Professor, Pam Longobari. Longobari spoke about her recent artworks and project called “Drifters: Plastics,...

The Special Collections and Archives in the Oviatt Library is available to students for research

David Saakyan

October 20, 2010

Inside the Oviatt Library, rests a one-of-a-kind storage and retrieval system with a mix of different archival materials ranging from medieval European manuscripts to a 4,000-year-old stone containing Sumerian cuneiform. The Special Collections and Archives are located in the Tseng Wing, on the second floor of the Oviatt Library and were first created in ...

Oviatt Library showcases Special Collections and Archives exhibit

David Saakyan

October 20, 2010

The phrase “one-of-a-kind” was the official slogan for an exhibition organized by CSUN’s Special Collections and Archives team commemorating the thirty-seventh anniversary of the library’s Special Collections. The event was held on Tuesday night at the C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery on...

Students involved in food fight incident may be fined

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 19, 2010

CORRECTION: Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were not involved in the food fight. The fraternity was identified in a statement by the Department of Police Services, which was later found to be incorrect.  Updated 10/21 Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi fraternities as well as the Delt...

CSUN community attends Oviatt Library’s used book sale

Karoline Steavenson

October 12, 2010

Oviatt Library volunteers sold a wide variety of titles Tuesday for $1 or less during one of their regular used book sales. Joe Russo, 83, retired chemist and volunteer chairman of the Gift Book Collection, has seen thousands of books filter through the library in his 11 years of service to CSUN. He said ...

Snapshot Day reveals information on resources used at Oviatt Library

Nayeli Pelayo

October 10, 2010

Last week CSUN compiled data, pictures and video to compose a snapshot of a day in the life of the Oviatt Library. CSUN’s library joined hundreds of other public libraries across California on Snapshot Day, which began Oct. 4. Snapshot Day is an initiative headed by the California Librar...

Community gathers at Oviatt Library to celebrate the life of librarian Karin Duran

Blanca Gomez

September 28, 2010

Oviatt Library staff, students, community members, organizations, colleagues and family of the late CSUN librarian Karin Durán gathered together to celebrate her life. Durán, who passed away June 11 as a result of complications from a stroke worked as a librarian at CSUN since 1972. “Karin want...

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 Sex and Gender Research draws researchers from around the country

Morgan Marx

July 1, 2010

Among the newspapers and periodicals with titles like “American Aphrodite,” “Screw” and “Fag Rag,” are diaries, photographs and flyers.  These items are rare.  They draw researchers to CSUN’s Oviatt Library from around the country. “There are three places for anyone that’s serious...

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...

Community members find solace in the Oviatt Library

Marlene Pantaleon

September 2, 2009

Whatever their background, non-students being in the library is not a crime. In the six years that Gabriel Castaneda, assistant supervisor and former CSUN student, has been working in the Oviatt Library, he recalls about five community members, assumed to be homeless, that came into the library weekly. None of them gave him ...

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