The University Student Union (USU) launched new websites for the Pride Center and the Veterans Resource Center.
The first interactive online annual report was released.
Instagram® accounts were created for the USU and the Student Recreation Center (SRC). On it, the USU 160 shared photos, generated 1,192 followers, and 10,668 likes. The SRC shared 82 shared photos, captured 1,082 followers, and 4,369 likes.
The USU acquired 10 art pieces from the CSUN Art Department’s Annual Juried Student Art exhibit. The new art pieces increased the total USU student art collection to 59.
Broadening ADA Access in the Computer Lab
Six 24" LCD Displays — ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant Workstations were added
Three two-hour ADA Workstations in the Main Lab
One ADA Workstation in the Training Lab
4 types of ADA software were placed on all Workstation computers, making every Workstation in the USU Computer Lab ADA compatible
ZoomText — a screen magnifier for Microsoft Windows, developed by Ai Squared
Kurzweil 3000 — provides reading/writing assistance to those who are blind, partially sighted, or have learning disabilities.
Inspiration — a mind mapping, bubble concepts software.
Jaws (Job Access With Speech) — a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by Refreshable Braille display
With 10 print stations located within the USU Lab, three were added to accommodate heavy traffic.
Wireless access to printing was introduced in the spring to allow patrons the ability to print from virtually anywhere outside of the Lab, via either a website, or an app on a cellphone.
A Satellite Student Union that services students in the Residence Halls has 14 Workstations, 1 print release station, and 3 scanners.
More popular than ever were the Tech Series instructional classes on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop. With 24 classes offered, students and faculty have demanded more — and we met the demand.
Student Recreation Center
An artificial turf field opened in March of 2013.
Private and semi-private swim lessons for adults and children began.
The SRC introduced Sponsored Adult memberships for the spouse or domestic partner of an SRC member.
The SRC introduced Dependent Hours. These are hours designated on weekends and specified holidays where dependents of SRC members age 18 or younger are given access to the SRC for free.
USU Reservations and Event Services
Nine meeting rooms were upgraded to Smart Rooms equipped with built-in projector screens, data projectors and speakers.
Six outdoor tabling spaces were added for use by student groups and departments.