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The Eighth annual Freshman Celebration: December 4 & 5, 2013


Welcome to the Freshman Celebration 2013!

Fragments of a glass Coca-Cola bottle repurposed as a heart-shaped work of art created by students of U100 professor Katie Christolear.

Winners for 2013: "Ditch Your Water Bottle" Contest

The winning U100 class holds up reusable water bottles at the 2013 Freshman Celebration.


People's Choice Award for 2013: "Trash Fashion 2013" (Prof. Catherine Givertz)

Repurposed trash spells out the year 2013. After reading Garbology, the class agreed to collect their own trash for one day. The class decorated the year 2013 with the collected materials to demonstrate everyday wastefulness in America. One student created a dress from collected newspapers. Another student created a scrapbook containing reflections from the class.


Grand Prize On-Site Award 2013: "Junk Mail: Out of Sight, Out of Mind" (Prof. Ellyn Gersh Lerner)

This display shows how junk mail can be repurposed as art, and also includes information on how to reduce or eliminate the amount of junk mail you receive."Junk Mail: Out of Sight, Out of Mind." Prof. Ellyn Gersh Lerner's U100 HON class. "Prompted by the many issues presented in Garbology, our class explored the sometimes controversial and often ignored problem of unsolicited mail and the impact it has on our environment and our lives."


Grand Prize Virtual Freshman Celebration Award 2013: "Garbimagery" (Prof. Erin Delaney)

Infographic showing In "Garbimagery," Professor Erin Delaney's U100 class explores garbage and efforts to reduce waste in a virtual gallery. The gallery features photos, artwork, and infographics created by students in response to the Freshman Common Reading, Garbology by Edward Humes.


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About the Freshman Celebration

Students view projects at the 2013 Freshman Celebration in the USU Northridge Center.


Photos from the 2013 Celebration

CSUN President Dianne Harrison at the 2013 Freshman Celebration.


The Freshman Celebration Archives

The first Freshman Celebration at CSUN took place in 2006 with participation limited to Freshman Connection students. In 2007 the Celebration was open to all students enrolled in a fall U100 class. As enrollment has continued to grow, so has the Celebration.