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Cal State Northridge and Hurricane Katrina

Cal State announcements re Hurricane Katrina special admissions for students

Hurricane Katrina relief & donation info from FEMA

FEMA guidelines on post-disaster giving

CA Office of Emergency Services Katrina Web site

Governor's call for CA residents to donate money, time and blood

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

Chronicle of Higher Ed bulletin board re
Hurricane Katrina

Yahoo News full coverage of Hurricane Katrina

L.A. Times coverage re Hurricane Katrina
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CSUN Men's Basketball Coach Bobby Braswell Donates
Tip-Off Package for Hurricane Katrina Relief
(posted September 27)

Cal State Northridge head men's basketball coach Bobby Braswell has invited all Matador fans to participate in an auction on Ebay with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity to aid in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

Braswell has donated a tip-off package in which the auction winner will receive a package that includes two tickets behind the Cal State Northridge bench to the 2005-06 season opener at USC at the Sports Arena on Nov. 20, 2005.

For more information, go to:

Feature in @CSUN (university's faculty-staff newspaper) on
Hurricane Katrina students now attending Northridge
(posted September 26)

CSUN’s Fundraising Relief Effort Extended to September 16;
Campus Community asked to Observe National Day of Remembrance
(posted September 14)
CSUN’s five-day fundraising relief effort that was launched on September 8 has been extended to Friday, September 16 (see previous item below for details). In a message to the campus community about this extension, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand and Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Piper acknowledged the importance of the relief effort, given the strong support and assistance the university received after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

In their message, Provost Hellenbrand and Vice President Piper also noted that President George W. Bush has designated September 16 as a National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina and asked members of the campus community to mark the day with appropriate observances. For those wishing to remember and honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina in a community setting, the university has designated the University Student Union’s West Valley Room (next to the Northridge Center) as a campus gathering place for quiet reflection and informal conversation from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. It also will be possible to make a donation to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort during this time.

Message from Provost Hellenbrand and Vice President Piper

President Koester Orders Campus Flag Flown at Half-Staff
for Hurricane Katrina Victims
(posted September 8)
In keeping with President Bush's proclamation of Sunday, September 4, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's order of the same date, Cal State Northridge President Jolene Koester has directed that the United States flag above the university's Oviatt Library be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, September 20, to honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

President Bush's proclamation  |  Gov. Schwarzenegger's order

CSUN Launches Fundraising to Aid Hurricane Relief
(posted September 8)
Cal State Northridge students, faculty and staff will kick off a five-day campaign to raise money to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the campus' annual "Welcome Picnic" celebrating the start of the new school year.

Volunteers at tables set up throughout the campus will be asking for $15 contributions.  Fundraising organizers noted that if each student, faculty and staff member on the campus gave $15, more than $500,000 would be raised.

The campaign will begin at the welcome celebration which takes place on the lawn of the Student Services Building/Bayramian Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, and continue through Friday, September 16.

President's letter on CSUN's Hurricane Katrina relief effort

For more information about the hurricane fundraising campaign, call the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-3260.  Click here to see the full CSUN news release.

Admitting Students in Need
(updated September 8)

In an effort to assist college and university students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, California State University campuses this fall are offering to admit students from Gulf Coast area universities, and California students who had planned to attend universities in that region.

To assist these students, the California State University has taken the following action:

Students from the Gulf areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama--even those who lack proper academic documents--may be admitted conditionally for fall 2005. Such students' enrollment status for subsequent terms will depend on the as-yet unknown ability of schools, colleges and universities in the Gulf region to provide transcripts and other documentation.

Hurricane Katrina-impacted students interested in attending a Cal State campus for the fall 2005 semester should call the Cal State Northridge Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (818) 677-2391, or e-mail Robin Ferguson at

Because Cal State Northridge operates on a semester calendar and fall classes began Monday, August 29, 2005, the university has established a
deadline for such contacts of Friday, September 9. After that, CSUN will refer interested students to Cal State campuses that operate on a quarter system.

Click here for additional information on admission to a Cal State campus.

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