This collection of photos documents projects created by first-semester freshmen taking UNIV 100 at California State University Northridge in fall 2012. Projects were displayed on campus at the Freshman Celebration and online through Moodle at the Virtual Celebration.


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Dec 13, 2012
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A sign inside the USU Grand Salon greets visitors: “Welcome to the 2012 Freshman Celebration!”  (Artist: Milton Segovia)

A sign inside the USU Grand Salon greets visitors: “Welcome to the 2012 Freshman Celebration!” (Artist: Milton Segovia)


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Dec 13, 2012
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Many students volunteered to help staff the 2012 Freshman Celebration.  The two pictured here are greeting visitors at the welcome table as well as distributing and collecting the reflection/voting sheets each attendee was asked to fill out.

Many students volunteered to help staff the 2012 Freshman Celebration. The two pictured here are greeting visitors at the welcome table as well as distributing and collecting the reflection/voting sheets each attendee was asked to fill out.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Beyond the Cover. People’s Choice Prize Winner

While reading One Amazing Thing, we arrived at the importance of resisting the urge to judge one another based on our “covers,” for each of us has a rich story to tell when given the opportunity
to reveal ourselves. Hence, our display acknowledges our external covers and hints at the depth of our inner stories. Created by students in Marnie Eldridge’s U100 class.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Our Amazing Things–Dr. Conchita Battle’s UNIV 100 EOP Class

These five projects show amazing things from the lives of the students. The “Amazing Things” are depicted in stories, photographs, tips for surviving amazing things, and a reenactment of one amazing thing.


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Dec 13, 2012
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One Good Thing — A Story Project.

Working in teams, students in Ellyn Gersh Lerner’s U100 Honors class identified stories worth telling from the website “Good” (http://www.good.is) — a clearinghouse for ideas about positive change, development, or achievement in our world today. Each team was challenged to tell, depict, communicate, present, or develop an original format for telling their selected story.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Grand Prize Winner: A Critical Examination of Four Propositions from the 2012 California State Ballot

Terry Hatkoff’s class chose four propositions from the 2012 California State Ballot to critically examine. Each proposition was researched and evaluated in terms of the pros and cons for the people of California; who supports the proposition; and the impact each would have in California.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Passports: A University 100 Course of Discovery, Dreams, and Goals.


Inspired by One Amazing Thing, Tina Bertacchi-Love’s class created passports reflecting family relationships, dream careers, community service, education, home, and the search for identity. The passports remind us where we come from and where we hope to move. Ten years
from now they will let us look back and reflect on our goals.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Students in the USU Grand Salon view exhibits from the Virtual Celebration on the big screen.

Students in the USU Grand Salon view exhibits from the Virtual Celebration on the big screen.


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Dec 13, 2012
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Our Difficult Stories: Struggles for the University Student and the Connections to One Amazing Thing

Students in Kathryn Christolear’s class collaborated to research information on problems and solutions for university students, and connected the information to the ideas found in One Amazing Thing. Topics include Nutrition, Sexual Health, Credit Cards, and Heterosexism & Homophobia. Themes from the novel include: Emotional & Physical Trauma, Temptation, and Financial Struggles.


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Dec 13, 2012
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"University 100: Where Our Stories Collide." Rachael Jordan’s class made a poster “quilt.” In pairs, the students found both their similarities and their differences to depict their story on a section of the “quilt.” We wanted to highlight our diverse population and how our varying stories intersected through a common university experience.