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Recent News

Launch of 1.5 Alive Faculty and Staff Fitness Program

January 15, 2015

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The Department of Kinesiology, Matador Athleics and CSUN Human Resources have partnered to launch 1.5 Alive, a new wellness program aimed at getting faculty and staff more physically active. Starting on Friday, Jan. 30 at noon, CSUN faculty and staff can join the 1.5 Alive team at CSUN’s Matador track. During the program, which runs until May 8, the team will exercise for 30 minutes, using a combination of running or walking and the ExerCircuit fitness parcourse, outside of Redwood Hall. The program is designed to accommodate all levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced. Read more

Money, Family Obligations, Discrimination Hamper Students' College Dreams

January 13, 2015

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Money, family obligations and discrimination all play key roles in discouraging high school students from persisting on to and in college, according to a new study by California State University, Northridge child and adolescent development associate professor Virginia Huynh. First-generation Latino students, in particular, are affected by a lack of knowledge about financial aid, family responsibilities and racially insensitive interactions with adults while they are in high school, the study found. Read more

Nutrition Experts Website: Your Hub for Healthy Eating

December 19, 2014

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It’s not unusual that right after the holiday season, many of us will go searching the Internet for ways to get rid of that extra turkey and mashed potatoes weight we added on.The problem is, what websites can you really trust?  At California State University, Northridge, graduate nutrition students have created a central hub, known as the CSUN Nutrition Experts website, for reliable information to help the university stay health conscious. Read more

CSUN Students Help Get Local Schoolkids Moving

December 16, 2014

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Ready, set, go! California State University, Northridge kinesiology students are helping put more spring, bounce, jump, skip and run in the steps of local elementary school students this winter.  CSUN students and faculty are working with the schools thanks to a partnership with Dignity Health/Northridge Hospital, which received a $290,000 grant from the UniHealth Foundation to promote fitness and combat childhood obesity at Canoga Park and Hart Street elementary schools in Canoga Park. The one-year grant was renewed for the 2014-15 school year after a successful first run during the 2013-14 year. With funding from Dignity Health, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) project will continue into next year.

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Kinesiology Dance Alum Appointed Olympic Judge

November 26, 2014

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Mamiko Yamai came to the United States with minimal English-speaking skills, a passion for figure skating and a strong motivation to expand her horizons in dance and language. Yamai, a foreign exchange student from Japan, then made her way to California State University, Northridge in 2007 to make her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic judge a reality. This year, she finally got her wish: Yamai was appointed as an Olympic figure skating judge for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read more

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