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Faculty Spotlight: Doug Kaback

August 31, 2015

  Last spring, CSUN theater professor, Doug Kaback collaborated creatively with theater professor Shad Willingham to create a proposal...

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Service Learning Class Brings Children’s Literature to Community Schools- Dr. Rosa RiVera Furumoto

August 31, 2015

During the 2015-16 school year the Building Connections for Success program helped fund via the CSUN CIELO program,...

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Peer Mentors Empowered During 28th Annual HACU Conference

December 4, 2014

  Two Building Connections for Success peer mentors attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 28th Annual Conference in...

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BCFS Peer Learning Facilitator Leads Students’ Success

December 4, 2014

Senior, Julia Kirby works as a Peer Learning Facilitator, overseeing a Family and Consumer Sciences Foundations and Research class. The Family Consumer...

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DIGLA Sponsors U100 Students to Attend Rock Concert at VPAC

December 4, 2014

On Saturday, November 8, DIG LA, a Cal...

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Peer Mentorship Program Continues to Grow

December 4, 2014

Peer Mentorship Coordinator, Adriana Garcia, is currently working to expand the Peer Lead program within the Peer Mentorship program. She...

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Spotlight: Peer Mentor & Peer Lead, Andres Villanueva

December 4, 2014

Senior, Andres Villanueva, is a music education major and will be graduating in less than a month. He served as...

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Spotlight: High School Outreach Ambassador & Peer Lead, Karla Montenegro

December 4, 2014

It was in the summer of 2012, when Karla Montenegro was first introduced to the Building...

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Peer Learning Facilitators’ Take on myCSUNtablet Initiative

April 23, 2014

By Kristina Munoz

Spring 2014 marks the second semester of California State University, Northridge students’ and faculty’s conduction of the myCSUNtablet Initiative.  The...

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BCFS Peer Mentor Speaks On Beneficial Learning Methods for CSUN Students

April 23, 2014

By Kristina Munoz

It is 8:45 a.m. on Friday February 14 and over 100 cross disciplinary California...

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CSUN Professor Seeks to Aid Students’ Transistion from Degree to Career Through Service Learning

April 23, 2014

By Kristina Munoz

California State University, Northridge’s Dr. Kimberly Kirner strives to make her new service learning...

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CSUN Professors Collaborate for BCFS Freshman Connection to Strengthen the Learning of CSUN Students

April 22, 2014

By Kristina Munoz A collaboration between two or more people allows an outlet of progress and creativity that can be viewed as limited or too great...

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Counselor Who Makes a Difference for Students’ Success

November 6, 2013

It is 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning in late May at North Hill’s James Monroe High School.  The high school’s college counselor Neena Agnihotri...

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Peer Mentors Attend Conference About Empowering Hispanics in Education

November 6, 2013

Two Building Connections for Success’ peer mentors joined nine California State University Northridge students for the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 27th Annual...

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Two Majors Unite in BCFS Service Learning to Benefit Students’ Education

November 6, 2013

With spring semester right around the corner California State University, Northridge students will be choosing from a list of courses that will provide them with...

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New Service Learning Project Provides Practical Experience for Students

November 6, 2013

Building Connections for Success Title V program includes a new service learning project in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Assistant Professor Dr. Stefanie...

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President Obama Issues Proclamation for National HSIs Week – Sept. 15-22, 2013

September 18, 2013

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Spotlight: High School Outreach Ambassador Kwesi Essilfie

April 1, 2013

It is 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday and 19-year-old California State University, Northridge sophomore student, Kwesi Essilfie, possesses a welcoming smile for he just began working...

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Sophomore Year Success Panel 2012

April 1, 2013

The CSUN Career Center hosted a panel discussion called “Sophomore Year Success” on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.  At the event, freshmen and sophomores heard tips...

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My Career Plan: Provides Success For Student

April 1, 2013

California State University, Northridge 19-year-old sophomore, Lindsay Anderson, is the first student to complete My Career Plan, a Career Center and Building Connections for Success...

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Faculty of FLC Program Focus on Students’ Success

April 1, 2013

One Building Connections for Success program that demonstrates the involvement progression throughout the California State University, Northridge campus is the Health and Human Development (HHD)...

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Theresa White Leads Faculty Learning Community

November 14, 2012

Theresa White Leads Faculty Learning Community

This fall, Dr. Theresa White joined the Building Connections for Success team as the Faculty Development Facilitator for the...

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Haidi Quintanilla

November 14, 2012

Peer Mentor Spotlight: Haidi Quintanilla

Building Connections for Success Runs In The Family

Sometimes your first, and often times most impactful, mentor can be found...

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DIG LA Sends Building Connections for Success to Valley Performing Arts Center

November 14, 2012

DIG LA Sends Building Connections for Success to Valley Performing Arts Center for The National Circus Of The People’s Republic of China...

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Career Center Peer Mentors Lead and Inspire Students

November 9, 2012

Career Center Peer Mentors Lead and Inspire Students

Making decisions about a career can be an overwhelming and challenging task for students who juggle heavy...

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Math Pre-Remediation Becomes Mandatory Requirement Starting Summer 2012

April 24, 2012

The Early Start or Math Pre-Remediation Program will undergo a huge change this summer as the once strictly voluntary program will transform into...

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Charting a Course to Success: Outreach Ambassadors deliver new Interactive Presentations

April 23, 2012

This spring, California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) Building Connections for Success conducted college presentations to more than 250 junior and senior San Fernando High School...

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Freshman Student Networks with Accounting Professionals at Meet the Firms

April 23, 2012

As the Hispanic Serving Institution Title V Grant program Building Connections for Success (BCFS) continues in its second year, the activities have expanded into the...

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“The First-Year Experience Conference: Peer Mentors Matter” by Monique Corral

April 20, 2012

  The value of students helping students was a common theme for me at the 31st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. One of the...

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“What I Learned at the First Year Experience Conference” by Kim Henige

April 16, 2012

The First Year Experience Conference in San Antonio was an extremely practical conference for me, and a couple of sessions stood out to me. By...

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“What can we do if they don’t do the reading?” by Erin Delaney

April 12, 2012

This February, I attended the First Year Experience conference held in San Antonio, TX. While there, I had an opportunity to learn more about...

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The Matadors arrive to the FYE Rodeo: Emmanuel Sabaiz’s on the First Year Experience Conference

April 10, 2012

It was a cloudy day when we arrived at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The building was massive and the halls felt as...

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“Hope on a Budget” by Alexa Dimakos

March 21, 2012

During the 31st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, I attended a panel titled “Positive Psychology and Student Development.” At first, I was a...

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“A Cohort of Our Own” by Lisa Riccomini

March 20, 2012

When Rafi invited us to research a conference for Building Connections for Success faculty and staff members to participate in, we didn't...

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Service Learning Project Helps Communities to Improve Education

December 14, 2011

College is widely regarded as an institution of learning that provides students with the fundamental technical skills and knowledge to be practiced in prospective careers....

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Peer Learning Facilitators Help Students Succeed

December 14, 2011

With the help of four CSUN students serving as Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs), two high failure rate courses substantially improved its passing rates and created...

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Faculty Members Connect through Learning Community

December 7, 2011

This past spring, Dr. Tami Abourezk successfully led 13 faculty members in the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) from the College of Health and Human Development representing...

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Building Connections for Success Visits Local High School Students

December 6, 2011

Paving a pathway for student success in college begins in developing a positive perception of higher education among high school students. Many high school students do...

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Message from the Director and First Academic Lead

August 29, 2011

Dr. Rafi Efrat Director, Professor in the College of Business and Economics Welcome to the second newsletter edition of the Hispanic Serving Institutions Title V Project! With...

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In the Spotlight: Eunice Eugenio

August 29, 2011

Eunice Eugenio, a CSUN freshman studying Child Development, participated in the Peer Mentorship Program as a Peer Mentee in Spring 2011. Eugenio shares some of...

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Peer Mentors guide students to academic success

August 29, 2011

Peer Mentorship Program In Spring 2011, 16 highly skilled and trained junior and senior level students served as Peer Mentors to guide more than 200 students...

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Career Center Launches Pathways Program

August 29, 2011

Pathways Program With the support of the HSI Title V Grant, student success can also be fostered through technology.  Our team has partnered with the CSUN...

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Faculty Receive Training in Mentorship Program

August 29, 2011

Faculty Mentorship Program Eight faculty members from the College of Health and Human Development received a better understanding of the pedagogy and practice of becoming an...

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New leader joins HSI Title V team

August 29, 2011

Monique Corral Career Advisor, HSI Title V Grant Project, CSUN Career Center Highly passionate for working with first-generation college students, Monique Corral joins us this...

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