CSUN's University Student Union is featured on the PBS series Visionaries. The program will be broadcast throughout Southern California by PBS SoCaL Plus at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The long-running documentary series, hosted by Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Waterston, highlights stories of non-profit organizations that are working to make a difference in their communities and beyond. The USU is one of four student unions nationwide to be featured in the “Visionaries” profile of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The complete episode is also available online.
Intent to register: The deadline for new transfer students is Tuesday, July 1, 2014. However, students admitted after June 17, 2014, will have 14 days from their admission date to file their intent.
The STAR Act Planning Guides are now available online at http://catalog.csun.edu/plans/star-act/. The STAR Act (also known as SB 1440) guarantees that AA-T and AS-T students in approved majors will graduate from CSUN by taking no more than 60 units after transfer provided they abide by all of the rules and requirements. (9/20/13)
CSUN has an app for iPhone and Android with a mobile webpage for all other smartphones at m.csun.edu. CSUN students can use their smartphones to add or drop classes and access Moodle. The app also includes the campus directory and campus map navigation. (Read more...)
Matador Exchange is up and running! The Matador Exchange is "a marketplace exclusively for CSUN students to buy, sell, or trade items with other CSUN students" including "furniture, electronics, and sports equipment" as well as "textbooks and school supplies." (8/14/13)
Reminder: free access to Lynda.com for CSUN students! Lynda.com offers video tutorials on how to use many software programs as well as lessons on photography, slideshow presentations, public speaking, career development, and more. Log in with your CSUN credentials at lynda.csun.edu.
"Schools try out new ways to relieve 'transfer shock.'" Los Angeles Times story (10 Sep. 2012) discusses "efforts . . . to address the needs of [transfer] students . . . as they jump into new academic and social lives." "Cal State L.A. this fall revived a requirement that transfer students take a two-credit 'transition' course that tackles study habits, research methods and career choices." Would you like to see a similar transition course at CSUN? Would you sign up for it? Post your reply on the CSUN Transfer Student blog.
The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at CSUN is offering $10 student rush tickets to selected performances, according to this story in the Sundial. For details, check the VPAC's page describing discounts for CSUN students, staff and faculty. World class live performances for the price of a movie ticket? Not to be missed.