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Spring 2017 - Week 7


Here's what's going on...

Institute Workshops

Highlights from this past Walkability Wednesday
Be sure to join us Wednesday 3/8 while we
walk with President Dianne Harrison! 
Interested in Volunteering with the Institute?

Institute Resources

WIC Program benefits include:
•Vouchers to buy healthy foods
•Nutrition education
•Breastfeeding education and support
•Referrals to other community programs

Visit our WIC Office on Campus to see if you qualify:
Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm
Room 104 in Santa Susanna Hall
Join the Food Recovery Network @ CSUN!
By joining FRN @ CSUN, you can help recover food from CSUN dining locations and deliver it to local shelters.

If you would like to join, please email:
The Institute featured in CSUN TODAY!
“We will be working with local community groups, including schools, to build the foundation for ongoing efforts to combat obesity in the area through nutrition education, promoting more physical activity and create healthier environments, including community gardens,” said Annette Besnilian ... The center is partnering with CSUN’s Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing’s Neighborhood Partners in Action project in Canoga Park.

Click HERE to read full article

Spotlight on Institute Activities

Here's a picture from our last Chinese Delegation Collaboration with our new friends from Henan who were at CSUN for a workshop on Healthcare from February 14th-17th

Looking for a place to relax and study? The Santa Susana Courtyards are available for use!


Open use to the public. Please feel free to exchange books for your reading pleasure! Located in the North Courtyard of Santa Susana Hall.

To donate, or if you have any questions please swing by SN 115 or email

Pick-Up services available campus wide for FREE!

We are happy to provide a lactation space for the members of our campus community. To visit the lactation space or to set up an appointment for use please contact us at:

View a map of Lactation Rooms on campus 

Veterans Corner

4 Facts About Student Veterans That Might Surprise You (But Shouldn’t)

Click HERE to read full article
Scholarship Opportunities for Veterans
Visit for more details

Deadline to apply: March 31st

Campus and Community Resources

Healthy Lifestyle - On Campus Resources

Workshops taught by Registered
Dietitians (RD), Registered Nurses
(RN), Certified Diabetes Educators
(CDE), and Nutrition Experts. Starting Feb 13th
There is NO cost for attendance.

Call today to register!

See flyer for more details

Commit to Be Fit is a free fitness and wellness program led by CSUN Kinesiology students four nights per week. The workouts consist of functional cardiovascular and resistance training aimed to get you in shape and help you feel your best. The program is open to CSUN staff, faculty, and community members.

Fitness Program Monday through Thursday 5:30-6:20PM during the fall and spring semesters

For more information about Commit to be Fit  click here


The Promise of Contemporary Primatology by Erin P. Riley

-Monday March 6th 4:00PM
-Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451, CSUN
-Free event (not incuding parking)


Sound Healing with Torkom Ji
-Wednesday, March 15 3:30 – 5 p.m.
- Lake View Terrace Room, USU

Come vibe with us when sound
designer and electronic music
producer Torkom Ji brings his
sound healing experience to

Students register online
through the Oasis
MINDBODY Portal up to
one week in advance.

BOTH Albertsons @
19307 Saticoy St./Tampa &
Balboa Nordhoff Shopping Center
9022 Balboa Blvd./Nordhoff

SATURDAY April 1st 1PM-5PM
SUNDAY April 2nd 12PM-4PM

Education on the Edge
-Monday April 3rd
- 7:00pm-8:30pm
-University Student Union, Northridge Center

FREE event but must register HERE

CERT Training is designed to prepare you to protect and help yourself, family, and neighbors in the event of a disaster. This training will teach you basic skills to assist your community in emergency situations where first responders become overwhelmed.

-Wednesdays starting March 8th through April 26th
-Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room #81

Register Today

The MataCare Grant exists to help students with unexpected urgent financial needs.

For more information on how to apply click HERE

Disaster Preparedness Academy
California State University Northridge Disaster Preparedness Academy is based on a series of lunchtime workshops that are designed to kick start your readiness for any emergency situation.

Register today at

Healthy Lifestyle - Off Campus Resources

Volunteer Opportunities for the Following Events:
Garden Kick Off at New Academy Elementary at Canoga Park
Hart St. Elementary. Wednesday, March 8th from 8:30am to 1pm. 

For information email:

4-Week Reading program for struggling 1st Grade Students
Starting March 4th - 25th from 10am to 12pm running EVERY SATURDAY until the 25th.

Classes held at CDI's Early Learning Center
7260 Owensmouth Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Email Julie Perez at for more information

Taking Control of your Diabetes
Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program
Dates: Fridays, April 21 & 28 and May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m.—10:30a.m.
Supplemental Activities:
Dates: Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 2017.
Time: 8:30a.m.—10:30a.m.
VCH North Hills Wellness Center
Community Room
9119 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343

Community Education Conference 2017
-May 19th 2017
-Discounted Early Bird Pricing
-Only 180 spots available. Register now!

Click HERE for more details

Mobilizing Communities for Healthy Relationships
California’s Close to Home Projects to Prevent Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Violence. A resource shared by Strength United.

See flyer for helpful resources and click HERE for more details

Wellbeing links you might enjoy

Words for Wellbeing

"We can't take anything with us when we leave this world so we shouldn't spend so much time worrying about those things."


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