Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Message from the Dean

Dean Sylvia A. Alva

As we begin the spring 2011 semester, we remain focused on our core values and strategic priorities. As CSU Northridge is an important part of the state's economy, we will continue to work through these challenges through careful strategic planning for success now and in the future.

In this issue we highlight several initiatives in the college, including the continued development of the Doctorate in Physical Therapy, as well as a Master's Degree in Nursing. We also feature award winning students, faculty and volunteers. We thank you for your continued support of our students and programs.


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Sylvia A. Alva
Dean, College of Health and Human Development

Ruth Harris: Next, the Voice Science Lab

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Even though Ruth Harris retired from the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences several years ago, she has kept involved with the College by serving as a volunteer. Harris’ history with the university goes back to 1977; she was the first full time Coordinator of the Language Speech and Hearing Center in the department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Last November she was recognized by the University at the CSUN Volunteer Service Awards Event.

Instrumental to the next phase of developing a voice lab, Harris is currently building support for the Voice Science Lab in the department.

Read the full story.

Student Success Toward Graduation

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Cal State Northridge was selected to receive a five year "Title V" grant from the US Department of Education. We are grateful for the generous support this grant will offer our university in strengthening student success.

Read more about our role in this grant program.

Assistive Technology

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With the growth of assistive technology for people with disabilities, there is an increased need for professionals who can keep up with this fast developing field and help users make the most of the high-tech devices designed to make life easier.

The Master's Program in Assistive Technology and Human Services Studies (ATHS) is a collaboration between the College of Health and Human Development and the Tseng College of Extended Learning. Read about the positive effects ATHS professionals have in the community in Northridge Magazine.

Strengthening the Core of Our Quality of Life

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The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing serves as a central location for a variety of community services that relate to health and wellbeing while educating students and strengthening collaboration across campus.

Dianne Philibosian, Interim Director of the Institute, says she is excited about the collaborative nature of the Institute, “Health and wellbeing are at the very core of our quality of life, and so much affects our health: lifestyle choices, the economy, our environment, even public policy."

Read the full story.

Give to Health and Human Development

"190,000 alumni, one student at a time..." Did you know CSUN has a YouTube Channel? Take a look at this 30 second Public Service Announcement.

To support the students and programs in the college of Health and Human Development, visit the "Give to Cal State Northridge" page and select "College of Health and Human Development." For more information about giving to the college, email John Pepitone or call 818-677-5863. Thank you!