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Sensory Motor Program Elevates Children's Lives

July 13, 2015

csun student helps child participant of sensory motor program in kinesiology

When Draven Mayo showed up on the first day of California State University, Northridge’s Sensory Motor Program, the 3-year-old girl could barely walk in a straight line. Her global developmental delays, cerebral hypotonia and sensory processing disorder have diminished her muscle tone and made it difficult for Draven to sit up straight for long periods or maintain balance when she walked. However, as the Department of Kinesiology’s five-week-long sensory motor summer program neared its end, Draven reached milestones her mother never expected. Read the full story and see the video in CSUN Today. Go directly to the video. Read more

CSUN Nursing Celebrates 20 Years

June 24, 2015

csun nursing department chair marianne hattar and dean sylvia alva

In May 2015, the Nursing Department celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Sylvia A. Alva, Dean of the College of Health and Human Development said, “Throughout the program’s history, its faculty and staff have reached for and consistently achieved regional and national standards of excellence.” Dean Alva talked about the vision of the nursing faculty twenty years ago, and their ability to see the need to prepare more nurses in what was then, and continues to be, a rapidly growing and sprawling region.  Read more

Exploring Tourism as a Global Phenomenon

June 24, 2015

book cover for Contemporary Caribbean Tourism: Concepts and Cases

Mechelle Best (Faculty, Recreation and Tourism Management) has co-authored a comprehensive text on the Caribbean tourism economy. “Contemporary Caribbean Tourism: Concepts and Cases” explores tourism as a global phenomenon. Born in Barbados, Best said the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world and yet, for most of the Caribbean, the tourism industry has often been a place of last resort for people who cannot find other jobs. Best interviewed educators to find out if and how secondary schools were preparing students to work as professionals in the industry. Read more


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