News and Events from the Tseng College

Tseng College Organizes CleanTech LA Event at CSUN

Hollywood Electrics displayed electric motorcycles at the Valley Performing Arts Center as part of the CleanTech LA event.

(Sept. 16, 2014) - An initiative that connects the research and knowledge capabilities of CSUN with CleanTech LA featured a reception with business displays and presentations by university and local officials to highlight the campus collaboration. The nonprofit CleanTech LA serves as hub for a coalition of education and businesses entities dedicated to developing “clean energy” for the Greater Los Angeles area. The event celebrated LACI... Read more

Constitution Day Celebrated with Seminar on Political Parties

Community members gathered for CSUN's U.S. Constitution Day presentation Sept. 13.

(Sept. 13, 2014) - Political parties had a rancorous start dating to the late 18th century, with courts at times affirming and at times limiting their behavior, noted two professors at the annual U.S. Constitution Day forum at CSUN Sept. 13. The Tseng College hosted “The Constitution and Political Parties: Burden or Boon?” in honor of U.S. Constitution Day. “The generation of the Founding Fathers did not want political parties,” said... Read more

Educational Administration Program Honored

Joyce Feucht-Haviar, University Senior International Officer and Dean of the Tseng College

(Sept. 2, 2014) -, a national college and university resource guide, named CSUN’s Master of Arts in Educational Administration in its “25 Best Online Master’s in Educational Administration Degree Programs” throughout the country in 2014. CSUN ranks 11th on the list. Criteria for rankings include academic excellence, courses, faculty, and program reputation, according to Wayne Downs, managing editor of TheBestSchools.... Read more

Semester at CSUN Students Get Ready for Fall

Semester at CSUN students line up for orientation at CSUN's Noski Auditorium.

(Aug. 21, 2014) - The Tseng College welcomed about 175 students from around the world today in the Semester at CSUN program, with an orientation about the campus the local area. “The campus is lively with a strong community and activities,” said Vanessa Andrade, international programs and outreach manager for the Tseng College’s Intensive English and University Pathways Programs (IEUP). “More than 90 different nationalities attend. It... Read more

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