The Sundial

Garage band-themed Student Showcase sold-out

Chandelor Armstrong

October 28, 2013

This Wednesday a variety of talent from the CSUN community will perform during the sold-out annual Student Showcase at 7 p.m.  Last year 10 acts participated in the showcase,  and this year 11 acts will participate.  USU Events Supervisor Audrey Martinez explained that this year's event features music, d...

Nearly 170 students attend 1920s-themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Nearly 170 students attend 1920s-themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Michelle Dominguez

October 27, 2013

Nearly 170 students traveled through time to the 1920s Friday night at the annual Murder Mystery Dinner Show. The yearly event sold out and was glamorized into the prohibition era. Think “Great Gatsby.” The Northridge Center was turned into a lively speakeasy called the Switchfoot. The improvi...

Students compete for a prize at ‘Super Smash Brothers’ competition

Students compete for a prize at ‘Super Smash Brothers’ competition

Clarissa Corona

October 24, 2013

More than a dozen students competed in the “Super Smash Brothers” video game tournament held in the USU Games Room last night. More than a dozen people initially signed up, but more names were added as more people, mostly males, arrived. While up to four people can play the game, for the tournamen...

Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Bianca Santillan

October 21, 2013

CSUN’s USU Board of Directors (BOD) and student attendees discussed the construction of two new buildings containing 400 freshman suites that will take place next year. The hour-long BOD meeting, held in the Grand Salon in the USU, touched on topics such as the freshmen suites’ second phase of co...

USU holds event to promote student health and wellness

USU holds event to promote student health and wellness

Andrew Martinez

October 9, 2013

The USU hosted the Welcome to Wellness event on Wednesday Oct. 9, which educated students about health and wellness and featured a free farmers' market, exercise classes and various interactive activities....

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster, A.S. awards member of the month

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster,  A.S. awards member of the month

Elizabeth Ohanian

September 30, 2013

Associated Students (A.S.) learned that the CSUN community can now purchase tickets to events on campus through Ticketmaster. A.S. General Manager David Crandall announced on Monday that CSUN President Dianne Harrison approved the proposal and that Ticketmaster is now up and running with CSUN e...

Black Organization Mixer informs students of club, sorority and fraternity involvement opportunities

Black Organization Mixer informs students of club, sorority and fraternity involvement opportunities

Bianca Santillan

September 26, 2013

More than a dozen African-American formed organizations assembled in the USU Wednesday evening at the Black Student Organization Mixer to inform students about the clubs and programs offered to African-American students at CSUN. The event, hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists (...

Poets and artists fill the Games Room to capacity for Espressions

Poets and artists fill the Games Room to capacity for Espressions

Clarissa Corona

September 19, 2013

USU’s Games Room was filled to capacity Wednesday night for Espressions, a free event that welcomes students to share their poetry, music and art. Danyial Motiwala hosted the night. Motiwala graduated from CSUN a year ago and was on the Poetry Slam team. As soon as Motiwala took the stage, he requ...

USU appoints CSUN student as new Board of Directors member

USU appoints CSUN student as new Board of Directors member

Vera Castaneda

September 16, 2013

The University student union (USU) Board of Directors (BOD) welcomed a new board member during their monthly meeting Monday in the USU Grand Salon. Kandee Bracero, a CSUN undergraduate student and business management major, plans on working with the retirement committee to get an idea of what stu...

Novelist and blogger teaches CSUN students how to make money with their writing

Novelist and blogger teaches CSUN students how to make money with their writing

Clarissa Corona

September 12, 2013

A Writing for Wealth seminar was held in the Lake View Terrace room of the USU on Sept. 11. Huffington Post writer Tammy Bleck, known for her book “Single Past 50, Now What?” and her blog “Witty Woman Writing”, advised students on how to successfully write to make money. Jonathan Adrias, pro...

Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Patrick J. Wilkinson

September 12, 2013

The Religious Studies Department hosted its 7th annual Kazi Nazrul Islam lecture on Sept. 12th in the USU West Valley Room. The lecturer was keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, professor and chair of Barnard College Asian and Middle Eastern cultures department. McDermott specializes in the ...

Unified We Serve talks team building and community service

Unified We Serve talks team building and community service

Jonathan R. Diaz

September 11, 2013

Nearly 100 students packed the Grand Salon of the University Student Union Wednesday evening to hear about campus organization Unified We Serve. This club is part of the volunteer program offered through the Matador Involvement Center. There were no chairs available for students to sit at the clubs fi...

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