News and Events from the Tseng College

Tseng College Hosts U.S. Constitution Event

U.S. Constitution Day

(Aug. 13, 2014) – Explore how political parties got their start and the purpose they serve at a special presentation hosted by the Tseng College Sept. 13 in honor of U.S. Constitution Day. CSUN history professor James Sefton and John Evans, political science professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will give a spirited talk on “The Constitution and Political Parties: Burden or Boon?” “Each year the CSUN campus celebrates the... Read more

Open University Starts August 25

Open University Graphic

(July 30, 2014) – Community members can register for Fall 2014 CSUN classes through Open University, a program administered by the Tseng College. Open University allows students not enrolled at CSUN to take academic-credit classes on a space-available basis, if they get the instructor’s permission and meet course prerequisites. The California State University’s division of Extended and Continuing Education notes, “If you are a community... Read more

M.S. Taxation Professor Wins Outstanding Professor Award

Professor Rafi Efrat

(July 18, 2014) - Congratulations to CSUN accountancy professor Rafi Efrat for recognition by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants with the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes full-time college accounting educators for leadership, teaching excellence and contributions to accounting education. Prof. Efrat devotes himself to helping students understand day-to-day practice as well as accounting... Read more

Summer Session at CSUN

(July 2, 2014) - Whether you’re a student at any college who needs academic credit, a community member who would like to take a university class without going through the formal admissions process, or someone who wants specialized knowledge in a field, CSUN offers more than 150 Summer Session classes starting July 9. Subjects include, business, education, engineering, ethnic studies, health science, history and science, with many... Read more

Tseng College Expands International Outreach

(June 16, 2014) - The Tseng College joins more than 600 universities and colleges around the world June 23-25 at an Education Forum sponsored by EducationUSA in Washington, D.C. EducationUSA operates under the U.S. Department of State and maintains advising centers around the world for college and university students who want to study abroad. “As a repeat participant, I’m excited to meet EducationUSA representatives from around the... Read more

M.S. Taxation Students Taught Power of Networking

Keith S. Dolabson, CPA

(May 31, 2014) - In a profession built around numbers, figures and legal codes, accountants still need to get outside of their offices and to network, emphasized Keith S. Dolabson, CPA, guest speaker at CSUN's Master of Science in Taxation class. Accountants prepare and examine financial records and also ensure accurate and timely tax preparation and filing. They can be found in business, legal and litigation, estate planning,... Read more

Communication Disorders Graduates Ready for Workforce

Graduates Danielle Yett (top) and Dawn Gipson

(May 20, 2014) - Hundreds of families and friends cheered graduates of the Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences: Speech-Language Pathology program at a convocation and graduation this week at CSUN. Fifty-four students from around the country completed the online version of the two-and-a-half year program, administered by The Tseng College in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development. Speech-... Read more

Assistive Technology Student Wins Scholarship

Congratulations to Lyndon Dunbar, a student in the Tseng College’s master of science in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services (ATHS) program, a recipient of the new Jane Small Scholarship for Advocates for People with Disabilities. Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz, the Tseng College’s assistant dean of program development, and her husband Jack Goetz, academic lead for the Tseng College’s certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution,... Read more

SAGE Awards Scholarship and Hosts Energy Presentation

SAGE members heard CSUN faculty Abhijit Mukherjee talk about worldwide energy use and alternative energy sources

(May 2, 2014) - CSUN gerontology student Orli Mahpour received a $1,000 scholarship award from SAGE, a learning-in-retirement group affiliated with the Tseng College, at a forum held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. SAGE sponsors the annual scholarship in coordination with a committee from CSUN’s gerontology program in the College of Health and Human Development, according to SAGE member Joyce Linden, associate professor emeritus... Read more

Tseng College Sponsors ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo

Hollywood & Highland Center

(April 24-26) - Thousands of visitors from around the country came to Hollywood last weekend for seminars about issues facing music creators and promoters, and for demonstrations of technology for recording and managing music. The ASCAP Music Creator Conference took over several floors of Loews Hollywood Hotel at the Hollywood and Highland Center as songwriters, performers, promoters and experts met to share developments in the business... Read more