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Recent News

Kinesiology Students and Community Benefit from 100 Citizens Expansion

August 14, 2014

community members exercise at a local park

Since the 100 Citizens Program began in the city of San Fernando in 2011, it has evolved from a small group of 20 participants to one with more than 100 participants. Due to the program’s successful growth, 100 Citizens will be expanding to three additional Los Angeles parks in Sylmar, La Crescenta and Canoga Park, demonstrating the power of California State University, Northridge’s kinesiology students to make healthy community transformations. Read more

CSUN Offers Unique Motor Skills Program for Children

July 10, 2014

kinesiology graduate student coaches children in motor skills activity

Before enrolling in California State University, Northridge’s Sensory Motor Program, Doris Samayoa ’09 (Child and Adolescent Development) had never seen her twin boys playing soccer or any other sports together. Samayoa said most programs separate the 9-year-old twins because of their special needs. Her son, Zael, has cerebral palsy and his brother, Gael, is a typical child but “shy.” “Usually, I’ll take one to practice and the other has to sit and watch,” Samayoa said. “This program has brought them together and helped build their self-esteem.” Read more

Dietetic Internship Program Receives Diversity Action Award

July 10, 2014

student dietitians share nutrition tips with community members at a farmers market

Our focus on multicultural strength for our students is what motivated the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to award CSUN’s Dietetic internship program with the 2014 Diversity Action Award. We are active and effective in recruiting and retaining multicultural and multilingual interns, helping them complete clinical internships and preparing them to become registered dietitian nutritionists.  The program is housed in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read more

2014 Health and Human Development Recipients of Polished Apple Awards

July 7, 2014

student and faculty together at polished apple awards

We can all remember those teachers who really understood us and went the extra mile to help. They encouraged us to try another approach - maybe even just when we were ready to give up. Years later, their words and actions continue to motivate us.

Every spring, faculty from all across campus are recognized by the CSUN University Ambassadors for exemplary teaching, mentorship and their positive impact on students' lives. The students make the nominations and, once the selections are made, formally present the awards to their faculty at the Polished Apple Awards event. Read more

Fashion Student's Dream Comes True

July 7, 2014

caitlin pynes

The TRENDS Spring Student Fashion Show is a resounding success. Our Apparel Design and Merchandising students design and create all the clothes, hire the models, and produce the production from start to finish. This year's show, "Fantasy: Once Upon a Dream" brought the show to a new level, hosted by Rick Garcia of CBS2 News and co-hosted by Rachel Spensatelli, a senior in Journalsim at CSUN. Meet designer Caitlin Pynes and see photos from the Bloomingdale's exhibit. Read more


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