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Balloons (recycled helium balloons from Day 1) courtesy of the University Student Union decorate our “Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration” sign outside the USU Grand Salon on December 1.

Balloons (recycled helium balloons from Day 1) courtesy of the University Student Union decorate our “Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration” sign outside the USU Grand Salon on December 1.

Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration!

Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration!

Students in the Kinesiology Majors cohort were given this assignment: Identify a topic within the broad area of Physical Health & Fitness and ask a specific question that you would like to answer. This slideshow presents their answer.

"We created this video, ‘Beating the Odds in College,’ to give an insight into the lives of first generation college students, that is, students who are the first in their family to go to a college, emphasizing the financial issues they face and how they are trying to pay for their education at CSUN."

"We created this video, ‘Beating the Odds in College,’ to give an insight into the lives of first generation college students, that is, students who are the first in their family to go to a college, emphasizing the financial issues they face and how they are trying to pay for their education at CSUN."

"The student-professionals in UNIV 100 #16695 responded to two prompts—‘How have my values changed since I’ve been at CSUN?’ and ‘How have I built my education?’ The former is a response to a recurring theme from President Koester, and the latter is a theme articulated by Provost Hellenbrand this semester.

"This UNIV 100 course is linked with a COMP SCI 100 course, so the student-professionals used the medium of Powerpoint."

"The student-professionals in UNIV 100 #16695 responded to two prompts—‘How have my values changed since I’ve been at CSUN?’ and ‘How have I built my education?’ The former is a response to a recurring theme from President Koester, and the latter is a theme articulated by Provost Hellenbrand this semester.

"This UNIV 100 course is linked with a COMP SCI 100 course, so the student-professionals used the medium of Powerpoint."

"Our section of U100 is comprised of College of Arts, Media, and Communication majors, so we were asked to examine, interpret and present a project inspired by The Glass Castle through the lens of a certain discipline/field from our College. Our group defined the book through the eyes of a Communication Studies major and our theme for this project is individualism. We created a website of posts, quotes, videos, and pictures to tie this theme to The Glass Castle. ”

This pictures shows thumbnail illustrations of the project drawn from the blog archive.
"Our section of U100 is comprised of College of Arts, Media, and Communication majors, so we were asked to examine, interpret and present a project inspired by The Glass Castle through the lens of a certain discipline/field from our College. Our group defined the book through the eyes of a Communication Studies major and our theme for this project is individualism. We created a website of posts, quotes, videos, and pictures to tie this theme to The Glass Castle. ”

This pictures shows thumbnail illustrations of the project drawn from the blog archive.

The class chose to explore various aspects of food and first-time college freshmen. Newly independent, living in the dorms or commuting, new university students are learning to make healthy food choices on a budget.  This slide shows student responses to questions about why they sometimes choose fast food over healthy food.

The class chose to explore various aspects of food and first-time college freshmen. Newly independent, living in the dorms or commuting, new university students are learning to make healthy food choices on a budget. This slide shows student responses to questions about why they sometimes choose fast food over healthy food.

Oceanic garbage is killing marine life, and the poisons from all this plastic refuse are now  reaching us. The purpose of this project is to depict the enormous amount of damage being caused by the simple act of littering.

Oceanic garbage is killing marine life, and the poisons from all this plastic refuse are now reaching us. The purpose of this project is to depict the enormous amount of damage being caused by the simple act of littering.

This slide from a Bilingual Education Public Service Announcement project observes that ours is “a world filled with different cultures, classes, and languages.” 

"We created this PSA for the Latino/a community to make them are aware about bilingual education and the benefits for them. The purpose was to support bilingual education in order to advance in the economic crisis we are in. This PSA shows the positive outcome in supporting bilingual education."
This slide from a Bilingual Education Public Service Announcement project observes that ours is “a world filled with different cultures, classes, and languages.”

"We created this PSA for the Latino/a community to make them are aware about bilingual education and the benefits for them. The purpose was to support bilingual education in order to advance in the economic crisis we are in. This PSA shows the positive outcome in supporting bilingual education."

This slide from the “Healthy Eating” project offers advice to college students.

This slide from the “Healthy Eating” project offers advice to college students.

This digital project provides two dozen slides covering many aspects of alcoholism. The slide pictured here is one of two focusing on thematic connections between alcoholism and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272601
This digital project provides two dozen slides covering many aspects of alcoholism. The slide pictured here is one of two focusing on thematic connections between alcoholism and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272601

This project is a poster mapping all the locations where the Walls family traveled 
in The Glass Castle. The map shows the southern half of the United States superimposed against the blueprint for the glass castle.  

Source:  http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=537962
This project is a poster mapping all the locations where the Walls family traveled in The Glass Castle. The map shows the southern half of the United States superimposed against the blueprint for the glass castle.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=537962

Visible along the glass windows behind these two seated UNIV 100 faculty members is a large, fan-fold-style glass castle made up of poster boards depicting students’ personal stories of success and resilience inspired by The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’s memoir.

This poster displays statistics and analysis of factors determining whether CSUN freshmen are likely to return for their sophomore year.

This poster displays statistics and analysis of factors determining whether CSUN freshmen are likely to return for their sophomore year.

This glass castle is furnished with themes on the inside and built of quotes on the outside.

This glass castle is furnished with themes on the inside and built of quotes on the outside.

Balloons (recycled helium balloons from Day 1) courtesy of the University Student Union decorate our “Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration” sign outside the USU Grand Salon on December 1.

Balloons (recycled helium balloons from Day 1) courtesy of the University Student Union decorate our “Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration” sign outside the USU Grand Salon on December 1.

Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration!

Welcome to the 2011 Freshman Celebration!

Students in the Kinesiology Majors cohort were given this assignment: Identify a topic within the broad area of Physical Health & Fitness and ask a specific question that you would like to answer. This slideshow presents their answer.

"We created this video, ‘Beating the Odds in College,’ to give an insight into the lives of first generation college students, that is, students who are the first in their family to go to a college, emphasizing the financial issues they face and how they are trying to pay for their education at CSUN."

"We created this video, ‘Beating the Odds in College,’ to give an insight into the lives of first generation college students, that is, students who are the first in their family to go to a college, emphasizing the financial issues they face and how they are trying to pay for their education at CSUN."

"The student-professionals in UNIV 100 #16695 responded to two prompts—‘How have my values changed since I’ve been at CSUN?’ and ‘How have I built my education?’ The former is a response to a recurring theme from President Koester, and the latter is a theme articulated by Provost Hellenbrand this semester.

"This UNIV 100 course is linked with a COMP SCI 100 course, so the student-professionals used the medium of Powerpoint."

"The student-professionals in UNIV 100 #16695 responded to two prompts—‘How have my values changed since I’ve been at CSUN?’ and ‘How have I built my education?’ The former is a response to a recurring theme from President Koester, and the latter is a theme articulated by Provost Hellenbrand this semester.

"This UNIV 100 course is linked with a COMP SCI 100 course, so the student-professionals used the medium of Powerpoint."

"Our section of U100 is comprised of College of Arts, Media, and Communication majors, so we were asked to examine, interpret and present a project inspired by The Glass Castle through the lens of a certain discipline/field from our College. Our group defined the book through the eyes of a Communication Studies major and our theme for this project is individualism. We created a website of posts, quotes, videos, and pictures to tie this theme to The Glass Castle. ”

This pictures shows thumbnail illustrations of the project drawn from the blog archive.
"Our section of U100 is comprised of College of Arts, Media, and Communication majors, so we were asked to examine, interpret and present a project inspired by The Glass Castle through the lens of a certain discipline/field from our College. Our group defined the book through the eyes of a Communication Studies major and our theme for this project is individualism. We created a website of posts, quotes, videos, and pictures to tie this theme to The Glass Castle. ”

This pictures shows thumbnail illustrations of the project drawn from the blog archive.

The class chose to explore various aspects of food and first-time college freshmen. Newly independent, living in the dorms or commuting, new university students are learning to make healthy food choices on a budget.  This slide shows student responses to questions about why they sometimes choose fast food over healthy food.

The class chose to explore various aspects of food and first-time college freshmen. Newly independent, living in the dorms or commuting, new university students are learning to make healthy food choices on a budget. This slide shows student responses to questions about why they sometimes choose fast food over healthy food.

Oceanic garbage is killing marine life, and the poisons from all this plastic refuse are now  reaching us. The purpose of this project is to depict the enormous amount of damage being caused by the simple act of littering.

Oceanic garbage is killing marine life, and the poisons from all this plastic refuse are now reaching us. The purpose of this project is to depict the enormous amount of damage being caused by the simple act of littering.

This slide from a Bilingual Education Public Service Announcement project observes that ours is “a world filled with different cultures, classes, and languages.” 

"We created this PSA for the Latino/a community to make them are aware about bilingual education and the benefits for them. The purpose was to support bilingual education in order to advance in the economic crisis we are in. This PSA shows the positive outcome in supporting bilingual education."
This slide from a Bilingual Education Public Service Announcement project observes that ours is “a world filled with different cultures, classes, and languages.”

"We created this PSA for the Latino/a community to make them are aware about bilingual education and the benefits for them. The purpose was to support bilingual education in order to advance in the economic crisis we are in. This PSA shows the positive outcome in supporting bilingual education."

This slide from the “Healthy Eating” project offers advice to college students.

This slide from the “Healthy Eating” project offers advice to college students.

This digital project provides two dozen slides covering many aspects of alcoholism. The slide pictured here is one of two focusing on thematic connections between alcoholism and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272601
This digital project provides two dozen slides covering many aspects of alcoholism. The slide pictured here is one of two focusing on thematic connections between alcoholism and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272601

This project is a poster mapping all the locations where the Walls family traveled 
in The Glass Castle. The map shows the southern half of the United States superimposed against the blueprint for the glass castle.  

Source:  http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=537962
This project is a poster mapping all the locations where the Walls family traveled in The Glass Castle. The map shows the southern half of the United States superimposed against the blueprint for the glass castle.

Source: http://moodle.csun.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=537962

Visible along the glass windows behind these two seated UNIV 100 faculty members is a large, fan-fold-style glass castle made up of poster boards depicting students’ personal stories of success and resilience inspired by The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’s memoir.

This poster displays statistics and analysis of factors determining whether CSUN freshmen are likely to return for their sophomore year.

This poster displays statistics and analysis of factors determining whether CSUN freshmen are likely to return for their sophomore year.

This glass castle is furnished with themes on the inside and built of quotes on the outside.

This glass castle is furnished with themes on the inside and built of quotes on the outside.

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Photos from the 2011 Freshman Celebration at California State University, Northridge: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2011. For more information, see http://www.csun.edu/univ100/freshman-celebration.html