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California State University, Northridge
One of the few remaining orange groves in the San Fernando Valley is found on campus. The large eucalyptus trees at the edge of the campus have survived development attempts by campus designers.
The Oviatt library serves the campus, as well as surrounding community colleges.
The Communications Studies department also has a library, the Aronstam library, devoted to communication studies research and scholarship for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members.
This campus was heavily damaged by the 1994 earthquake, including entire sections of the main library, art building, etc., but classes continued in alternative structures. The art courtyard survived.
Travellers approaching the campus from the east, (via the San Diego (405) Freeway, for example) will see an abstract sculpture at the edge of the orange grove at the southeastern corner of the campus, which can be read from several directions as an acronym for the university. This sculpture is an impossible shape , and does not read as CSUN from a northwest view (However, that area is covered with trees and is not often walked upon).
Native Americans have used the campus to converge on for ceremonies, on a yearly basis.
The Drama department celebrates year-end by staging the local version of Yosemite's Bracebridge Dinner.
The Communicating Common Ground project is designed to alleviate tensions between the Latino/a and Armenian student populations. The community service learning project represents a coordinated effort between CSUN's Communication Studies department and Grant High School.
- Communication for Youth Institute
C.S.U.N. Speech & Debate
The C.S.U.N. Speech and Debate Society is an intercollegiate forensics program committed to excellence. The team is comprised of both policy debate and individual events and travels throughout the state and country.
CSUN hosts the International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities each year.
- Alex Yemenidjian - Chairman/CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
- Cheech Marin - Actor (Cheech and Chong)
- Florence Griffith Joyner - Olympic Athlete
- Linda Lingle - Governor of Hawaii
- Adam Kennedy - Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Stephen Bollenbach - President of Hilton Hotels
- Jeri Taylor - Creator of Star Trek Voyager
- Richard Chapleau - 1995 California Teacher of the Year
- Bill Griffeth, Sue Herera, and Ron Insana - all from the cable TV station CNBC
CSUN fields 18 sports at the NCAA Divison I level. CSUN fields both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. CSUN has a men's baseball team, and women's softball, tennis, and water polo teams.
Points of interest
- School website: http://www.csun.edu/
- CSUN Library: http://library.csun.edu/
- Matador athletics: http://www.gomatadors.com
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