CSUN Magazine Spring 2017

Ms. Rood and Mrs. Mieliwocki Go To Washington

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a teen or pre-teen in possession of a good mind, must be in want of a master teacher. (With apologies to Jane Austen and her legendary opening line of Pride and Prejudice.) According to Rebecca Mieliwocki, two universally acknowledged truths of teaching are these: First, understand the enormous responsibility that I, as the teacher, have to make sure that students learn — to “push their greatness out of them.” And second, know that the students are human beings — they’re children. The teacher “must come at that with as much love and humanity as possible,” she says. Read More...

Present the Colors

American Indian tribes from around the United States gathered at California State University, Northridge’s Sierra Quad for a day of celebration at the 33rd annual Powwow on Nov. 26, 2016. Guests were treated to several different American Indian dances and music performances, as well as arts and crafts, food and vendors. The event was put on by the university’s Department of American Indian Studies. —Paul Amico Photo by David J. Hawkins.