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Recent News

With Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Message

November 20, 2013

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The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us we have much to be thankful for. We are grateful to you: our friends, supporters and colleagues for your friendship and involvement throughout the year. We in the College of Health and Human Development wish you a warm, welcoming holiday. Read more

Brown Center Celebrates 10 Years

September 30, 2013

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A spirit of caring, dedication to our students as future professionals and a love of community have enriched the lives of people with physical challenges at the Brown Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy for 10 years now. Read more

Stemming the Tide of Childhood Obesity

September 30, 2013

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Childhood obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions in the United States with the rate of obesity among children in California aged 6 to eighteen at nearly 20 percent.  Is it that kids have become too sedentary--too many video games, too much TV, not enough time playing outside?  Is it simply bad eating habits? Is it the oversized restaurant portions, the abundance of sugary soft drinks and the preponderance of sugar in processed foods? Or is it the parents who have become overindulgent or not setting and sticking to rules for growing up healthy? Read more

Public Health Policy Students Visit State Legislature

September 30, 2013

CSUN Health Policy students at CA State Capitol
Taking advantage of the chance of a lifetime last spring, 14 CSUN Public Health Students joined 140 peers from across a dozen CSU campuses to visit Sacramento to meet with state legislators, participate town hall style meetings, sit in on policy hearings and network with each other and professionals at the capitol. The inter-campus opportunity was made possible by a grant from the California Endowment awarded to the CSU through CSULA. Read more

Inaugural Harrison Leadership Award to Kinesiology Major

September 19, 2013

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This year’s California State University, Northridge Freshman Convocation included a new element: the presentation of the first annual Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award to sophomore Madalyne Handy. Created upon the occasion of President Harrison’s investiture as CSUN’s president last spring, the $5,000 award recognizes a student who has completed the freshman year for his or her leadership, as demonstrated by involvement in student government, a campus club or a student organization. Recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.0. To be presented each fall, this scholarship supports the university’s emerging student leaders, furthering a culture of leadership on campus while also building the community’s next generation of leading voices.Read the whole story in CSUN Today Read more


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