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Fall 2016 - Week 6


Here's what's going on...

Spotlight on Institute Activities

Institute Workshops

This upcoming Wellbeing Wednesday's theme is:
CSUN Campus Food

Institute Resources

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 

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:
Campus Book Drive
Last year the Institute of Sustainability hosted a campus-wide book drive to help reuse and recycle old textbooks, keeping them out of landfills. Collection bins were placed around campus and over 600 books were donated. Due to this success we will keep a donation box in Santa Susana Hall all year. Books will be turned in to Beer World Books where they will either be sold to raise money for nonprofit literary organizations or donated.
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 1:30 pm -5 pm
Room 104 in Santa Susanna Hall

Veterans Corner

2016 Google - SVA Scholarship

Eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to student veterans pursuing a degree in the field of computer science (as noted below). Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google's 2017 Summer Annual Scholars' Retreat.

Click HERE for more details

Academic Advisement Dinner hosted by CSUN Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

 CSUN Student Veteran, you are invited to attend the Veterans Resource Center’s “Academic Advisement Dinner". You will have a special opportunity to enhance your academic experience at CSUN by becoming more informed about what you should be doing to graduate on time. This event includes dinner and your participation in a round table discussion with CSUN academic advisors. 
For more information click HERE

Are you a student veteran impacted by the closure of ITT Technical Institute? SVA is here to help!


Popeye the Sailor Man was originally Popeye the Coast Guardsman

This may seem like blasphemy to some, but Popeye started his professional career as a civilian mariner and then Coast Guardsman.
Click HERE for more 

SVA Fun Facts

Get to know who your student veterans are

Fall Scholarships presented by the SVA

-Due November 4th
-Open to all Veterans
Click HERE for more information

2017 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow Program

This provides 10 exceptional student veterans the unique opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and with other organizations in the veterans' advocacy space.
Click HERE for more information

9th Annual SVA National Conference

-January 5th-8th
-Open to all Veterans
-Registration Required
Click HERE for more information including Conference Agenda and Hotel Rates

Campus and Community Resources

Los Angeles County Roundtables

-Chimbole Center, Joshua Room
-November 17th-December 1st
-38350 Sierra Highway Palmdale, ca 93550
-Octuber 27th 10AM-12PM
-See flyer for more details


Professor Mahmood Sariolghalam
-Oviatt Library Presentation Room
-Oct 26 5:15 PM
-See flyer for more details

Special Needs Resource Fair

Hosted by the Family Focus Resource Center
-CSUN, Free event with $8 parking
-Oct 29 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-See flyer for more details

3 Wins for Students, Communities, and Public Health

The program is also a social experience where members of the community can meet each other and give each other support. We changed our name to 3 Wins Fitness to reflect the program’s outcomes: student benefit, participant fitness, and community health.
CLICK HERE for full article

Financial Aspects of Caregiving

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Barrett Athletic Administration Center 2nd Floor
Monday, October 24, 2016 Barrett Athletic Administration Center 2nd Floor



The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics at California State University, Northridge celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The Magaram Center helps thousands of campus and community members find a path to better nutrition and health.

Teenage Drama Workshop Production

- Joining the Spectrum -
National Endowment for the Arts research grant to study the efficacy of theatre as an intervention technique with teens on the autism spectrum.
The project was profiled at the CSU Board of Trustees open session on September 20, 2016, as an example of research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge
Rewards Active Families and Schools!

K-8 schools in participating regions can earn cash awards to support walking, bicycling, and physical activity programs.
$95,950 in cash awards
October 1-31, 2016
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Metro Atlanta, Nevada, Oregon, SW Washington, Virginia, Washington, DC
If interested visit

Equipping Kids For Success

Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees collected more than 400 backpacks and filled them with school supplies for local students in kindergarten through 12th grades.
Students lined up to receive their backpacks during the recent El Nido Back-to-School event at the Pacoima Community Youth Center.

See Flyer For More Details

Become a Sexual Assault Counselor

if interested email:
 or visit

Attend a SOAR Training

Health care and social service providers may come into contact with victims of human trafficking and not recognize the red flags. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed the SOAR training so that these first responders can identify and assist potential victims. The training will be available in-person and virtually starting August 2016.

Click HERE for more details

Let's Grow Healthy!

Our mission is to enrich LA’s
school gardens by teaching
children and our community
about the health benefits of
sustainable gardening.

If you are interested, please visit the Marilyn
Magaram Center at Sequoia Hall 120, email or see flyer for more details

Let's Get Moving!

Presented by The Y
-Lanark Rec Center
21816 Lanark Street Canoga Park, 91342
-Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
-8:30AM to 9:30AM
-See flyer for more details

Commit To Be Fit (CTBF) is a free fitness program for CSUN staff/faculty/students and community members. The program is led by CSUN Kinesiology students, under the supervision of CSUN Kinesiology faculty.

Click HERE for more information

Activate Your Heart

Presented by The Y
-Mid-Valley YMCA
6901 Lennox Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91405
-August 20th to October 8th
-10AM to 11:30AM
-See flyer for more details

Wellbeing links you might enjoy

You need more rest – and that means time alone, away from your phone

How Background Music Influences Our Behavior at Work

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

Mindful Books and Apps Worth Checking Out This Month


3 Mindful Ways to Transform Negative Thoughts

Words for Wellbeing

“He who who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right”

– Confucius

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