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2015

Student Veterans Conquer the High Ropes Course

Reaching beyond one’s comfort zone, building trust, raising self confidence and so much more took place when student veterans participated in the High Ropes Challenge Course (HRCC) at California State University, Northridge. The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing, Student Veteran Organization and Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provided activities, both on the ground and in the air, that helped form a bond within the group. The event is significant to the student veterans because it is a team-building exercise as well as a self-learning experience.

“The high ropes course is designed to be worked through as a team, therefore we will encourage and motivate each other to succeed,” said CSUN Student Veteran Organization President Art Garcia. “At the same time, the student veterans will accomplish tasks and overcome obstacles meant to challenge and empower the person. This type of activity is great for us to unwind and discover our strengths.” Read the whole story in CSUN Today.

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CSUN Creates Scholarship Program for Canoga Park Residents

California State University, Northridge officials announced Friday night the creation of a scholarship program that would cover CSUN tuition for high school students from Canoga Park who are committed to giving back to their community.

Through the Bridge to the Future Scholars program, CSUN officials said the university intends to offer free tuition to up to 100 high school graduates from Canoga Park each year who meet the program’s qualifications. The announcement was made during a gala celebration in Canoga Park that honored the university for its outreach in the area….

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Recent Measles Outbreak

Wishing you a healthy Spring Semester 2015.  To help promote your health and safety, we’re enclosing important information about protecting yourself from measles.  Please click on this link to receive important information about the recent measles outbreak in California and the US, CSUN’s preparations to keep our community safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and others and prevent measles infection.

http://www.csunalumni.com/Schools/CSUNorthridge/Bemail/Files/Letter_to_University_Employees.pdf

 

 
Commit to be Fit

 FREE Group Fitness Program led by CSUN Kinesiology Students! Workouts consist of functional cardio and resistance training aimed to get you in shape and help you feel your best. Commit to achieving your fitness goals and living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Brought to you by the CSUN Department of Kinesiology, College of Heath and Human Development, and Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing. For more information and to Download Required Forms Click Here

 Dates:

· Blood Pressure Check/Paperwork (mandatory, walk-in either day): Wed 1/28 & Thu 1/29, 5-6PM, RE 200

· Program Orientation and Q & A (optional, but encouraged): Thursday 1/29 6-6:30PM, RE 200

· Exercise Program: Monday 2/2 through Thursday 5/7, 5:30-6:30PM, Location TBA

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2014

Sundial Publishes Article on the Language, Speech and Hearing Center

 

The Language Speech and Hearing Center prepares CSUN graduate students for what may come their way in life. The hands-on training graduates receive enable them to have competitive skills. David J. Hawkins/The Sundial. CHECK OUT THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

September 2014

Dr. Philibosian and Danielle de Asis at the Kiwanis Club of Northridge

 

Our very own Dr. Philibosian and Danielle de Asis met with the Kiwanis Club on September 25 including outgoing President Sharon Rose, and Kiwanis Family Chair of Circle K Northridge, Richard Gonsalez.

12-month “Healthy Eating and Active Living” campaign

The City of San Fernando, in collaboration with the San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families, is implementing a 12-month “Healthy Eating and Active Living” campaign to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles that will prevent or reduce chronic diseases, including diabetes. The health campaign includes several events throughout the year and features the signature Providence Holy Cross Healthy San Fernando 5K Relay Walk or Runon October 11, 2014. Please share this email to promote the race and sign up atwww.healthysanfernando.com.

Dr. Rebekah Child at CSUN Suicide Prevention Ray of Hope

Please visit the encouragement wall locations around campus at the Oviatt Library, Matador Bookstore lobby, and Juniper Hall to post your message!

San Fernando Valley Among Other Local Areas is Under a Heat Alert

The Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve. To view a map of cooling centers, go to:http://bit.ly/BeatTheHeat2014 The original Heat Alert is below. A Spanish-language version is available on our website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.