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August 18, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Considering how her summer has gone, Cal State Northridge President Blenda Wilson should be looking forward to the annual President's Welcome Picnic on Aug. 27, where the toughest decision she will face will be choosing between hamburgers and hot dogs. Faculty and staff volunteers will join Wilson and other CSUN administrators to dish out burgers, dogs, baked beans and soft drinks to thousands of students during two sessions. One is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
September 12, 1996 | JASON TERADA
Cal Lutheran University has scheduled two free lectures focusing on cultural diversity and education for September as part of its "Searching for Common Ground" fall series. The first, "Criss-Crossing Cultures: Enacting the Promise of Plurality," at 10:05 a.m. Monday will be presented in Cal Lutheran's Samuelson Chapel by James Sauceda, an associate professor of speech communication at Cal State Long Beach.
November 26, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Three forums to discuss the legal status of Proposition 187 are scheduled at Cal State Northridge. The forums, moderated by university President Blenda Wilson, will specifically address how the proposition affects the university community. Wilson recently released a statement saying that CSUN would not take any steps toward enforcing the proposition while it is being challenged in the courts. Two forums will be held Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
January 30, 1996 | JOHN CHANDLER
Two years after being shattered by the Northridge earthquake, Cal State Northridge began its spring semester Monday with modestly higher enrollments and a slowly healing university. Officials reported a first-day enrollment of 23,773, up 6.7% from a year ago. But the tally was the second-lowest spring opening since 1975 and down 18% from CSUN's spring opening-day peak of nearly 29,000 in 1989. "Most people are coping reasonably well," said Nancy Owens, president of the CSUN Faculty Senate.
January 31, 1996
DeleaLou Rayburn's face said it all. As the flag she donated to Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge was being hoisted Tuesday over the heart of the sprawling campus, her eyes moistened and her cheeks reddened with joy. Just a few months before yesterday's ceremony, 40-year-old Rayburn said, "I was walking by the library and I looked up and saw the flag was tattered." The flag's deterioration sent Rayburn on a personal quest to do something about it.
May 18, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Learning to use the technology in virtual reality computer systems to help the disabled cope is one of the first projects slated for the new Cal State Northridge Center on Disabilities, launched this month by the university's president, Blenda Wilson.
October 19, 1996 | Sharon Bernstein
Drug Free Cal State Northridge President Blenda Wilson was less than pleased when she was asked if she was on drugs before testifying at a legislative hearing on affirmative action. . . . The hearing was convened by Assemblyman Bernie Richter (R-Chico), a supporter of Prop. 209, the anti-affirmative action measure. . . . A supporter of 209 who testified was not asked about drugs.
September 11, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Students at Cal State Northridge will soon be earning college credits for helping Los Angeles County government employees do their jobs under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The pilot project, called the Community Based Enterprise Education Program, will place CSUN interns in various county departments beginning early next year, county officials said.
November 4, 1995
The 1995 Fernando Award for San Fernando Valley civic leadership was given to Bud Brown, chairman of New Directions for Youth, in a ceremony Friday night at the Warner Center Marriott hotel. Brown, 62, of Thousand Oaks, was the 37th winner of the annual award, presented in recognition of a lifetime of volunteer activity in the San Fernando Valley. Brown was one of five nominees for the award.
August 6, 1994 | JILL BETTNER
Cal State Northridge has named campus-security veteran Edward W. Harrison chief of university police. Harrison, 46, was formerly public safety director at Cal State San Bernardino. He succeeds CSUN's former police chief Stanley Friedman, who had held the post for the past decade. Friedman resigned in January to become director of museum security for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and the new J. Paul Getty Center under construction in the Brentwood Hills.
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