Monday, September 27, 2010

LA Dodgers Team Up with CSUN

September 23, 2010: The announcement was made on home plate at Dodger Stadium on game day: The College of Health and Human Development at California State University Northridge has teamed up with the Dodgers Dream Foundation, in conjunction with the family of the late Roy Campanella, to ensure that the legacy Roy Campanella, Hall of Fame catcher and civil rights pioneer, will carry on for years to come.


As part of a long-term partnership, the DDF will make an annual financial contribution to support the Roy and Roxie Campanella Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment at CSUN while also providing an internship opportunity each season for a student from the university’s physical therapy program within the Dodgers’ medical department.

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LA Times: Catching Roy Campanella's Spirit

Los Angeles Daily News coverage of the event

Press Release on the Dodgers' website

Kids Break...
Reading Records!

Read for the Record is Jumpstart’s campaign to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. 

Jumpstart set the Guinness World record in 2006 with a mass-reading of The Little Engine That Could and have outdone themselves every year since.  Last year The Very Hungry Caterpillar was read to 2,019,752 children worldwide.

On October 7th 2010, Jumpstart will attempt to break the record again with the 5th Jumpstart Read for the Record event.

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2010-11 CSUN Competiton for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award Recipients:

Congratulations to the following faculty for their awards:

Andrew Vermiglio, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Catherine Jackson, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Sharon Hsu, Kinesiology

Aimie Kachingwe, Physical Therapy

New Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing Fosters Healthy Living on Campus and in the Community

In 2006, Cal State Northridge student Gerardo Garay suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was ejected from a vehicle in a car crash. Garay, who was in the passenger’s seat, was not wearing a seat belt. The driver fell asleep at the wheel, swerved and crashed into a ditch. Garay was thrown out of the vehicle about 60 to 90 feet, hitting his head on the ground. His injury left him unable to walk and speak clearly.

After spending three months in a coma, three additional months in various hospitals and a year in outpatient care, the kinesiology major returned to CSUN. Thanks to the therapy he has received at the Center of Achievement, Brown Center and the Language, Speech and Hearing Center, Garay is now able to walk with a walker and speak more clearly.

Read the full story in @CSUN.

Read about the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing.

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