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A Thirst for Knowledge Leads the Dance

June 26, 2014

cheyenne spencer

Try to imagine yourself on stage wearing a leotard and vest. Your hands are sweaty, your throat is dry and your legs feel like those of rubber chicken.  Stress sets in. Now, imagine the feelings and thoughts you’re having as you wait for the curtains to open.

“I hope I don’t freeze or, worse yet, trip and fall. I hope the audience likes my dance routine. I hope this vest is picking up the data I need to complete my research study.” Read more

Cutler Scholarship Awards

June 19, 2014

recipients of the cutler scholarships.

The Cutler Scholarships recognize students who assist clients in the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity (Kinesiology). Kinesiology students Yumi Kim, Natalie Fleming and Takuto Fuji were chosen for this competitive scholarship. The selection committee recognized their demonstrated excellence in both academic and clinical performance at the Center. It is the intention of the donors to provide financial assistance to kinesiology students with outstanding clinical potential as they proceed through the adapted physical activity program. Read more

Dean's Awards 2014

June 19, 2014

Catherine Placencia with Dean Sylvia A. Alva

The Dean's Awards honor students for outstanding achievement in their work toward their degrees.  The faculty in each academic department nominate the most outstanding graduate student and the most outstanding senior for this prestigious award. We also recognize the Wolfson Scholar nominee for the college at this ceremony.  Get to know these dynamic scholars, and learn about their research, study and community involvement. Read more

Diane Manzella to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

April 7, 2014

diane manzella

Our alumni keep bridges strong between the students' academic experiences and the professions they'll enter when they graduate. Diane Manzella graduated from CSUN in 1972 and, with fellow alum Julie O. Gardner ('67), established Gardner Manzella, Inc., one of the first private speech pathology clinics in the US. Today, Diane is a member of the CSUN President's Associates and is an active member of the College of Health and Human Development Dean's Circle, helping to secure resources and engage alumni and industry professionals with the College. Read more

Sport Psychology: A Balanced Life and a Winning Game

April 1, 2014

ashley samson talks with athletes on the field

Before attempting a goal, before reaching beyond perceived limits, we conceive an idea of the outcome.  Some people are motivated by imagining that moment of attaining the goal, some focus on the freedoms that may follow it, and some are driven by the fear of failure. For the college athlete, any combination of the above may apply to the game, but finding the healthiest way to develop and keep a winning attitude while pursuing a university degree, can be daunting. Ashley Samson is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Sport Psychology Consultant for Athletics at CSUN.  She works with student athletes for optimal performance, but winning is not the entire goal. Read more


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