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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

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

Educating the Community about End-of-Life Care Options

June 23, 2014

Kyusuk Stephan Chung

It’s a simple video featuring interviews with doctors, nurses and the family members of a dying patient in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease whose family turned to hospice care so the patient could spend her last days at home among loved ones. The video is a passion project of Kyusuk “Stephan” Chung, associate professor, health administration in the Department of Health Sciences. It is entirely in Spanish, (with English subtitles) and is designed to educate a population--in this instance, the Latino community, that may not know that end-of-life care options extend beyond putting a dying loved one in the hospital or family members struggling on their own to care for that person at home. 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


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