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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
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
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
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
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
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
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