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General Annoucements May 10-14

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2010 * Issue No. 16

To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Adolfo Flores, editor, at ext. 3135 or email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.Facebook:

Fall 2010 Advisement Period Closed – The advisement period for Fall 2010 is now over and Journalism Advisers will not hold office hours during finals week.  Advisers will be unable for advisement until classes begin in August.

Graduation Ceremony – Commencement will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 8 a.m. on Oviatt Library Lawn. Parking on campus will be free.

Arrival time and assembly area: Graduates should arrive robed and ready to line-up for the processional no later than 60 minutes before the ceremony is to begin in order to check-in. Official Name Card - Students must retain the official name card until collected by the name reader during the ceremony. Assembly Area – Students will need to line-up on the south end of the Sierra Quad. Look for the directional signs to the graduate check-in. For more information, please visit

Scheduled Furloughs – The Journalism Department office will be closed on Friday, May 21; Friday, May 28; Tuesday, June 1; and Friday, June 18 due to state mandated Furlough days. 

SPJ Scholarships - This is a reminder that the Society of Professional Journalists/LA chapter scholarships are due this Friday, May 7. This is a great opportunity for funding, as well as a great resume booster. The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the four scholarships. You can find more information at or at

Students / Media Win Awards – Congratulations to the following for winning an SPJ 2009 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award:

Photo Illustration: First Place: Not afraid to go home - by Hannah Pedraza; Third Place: H1N1 - by Katie Chavarin

Sports Photography: Second Place: Dance, Matadors, Dance - by Jesus Esquivel

Non-Fiction Magazine Article: Second Place: Following a recession, finding employment may require compromise - by Denise Vastola

Best Affiliated Web Site: Second Place:

Best All-Around Radio Newscast: Second Place: KCSN News

Radio Feature: First Place: School Nutrition - by Kristin Fryrear

Radio In-Depth Reporting: Third Place: 710 Freeway Extension - by Brett Teal

Radio Sports Reporting: First Place: Semi-Pro Football League - by Joe Prado

Best All-Around Television Newscast: Third Place: Valley View News

2010 KTA Recipients – Congratulations to the following Kappa Tau Alpha initiates who will be honored at the 2010 KTA reception on Tuesday, May 11.  Academically. These KTA initiates are in the top 10 percent of their class and were nominated by the Journalism faculty.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism: Linda Coburn; Yazmin Cruz; Roxanne Estrada; Karalyn Gabrielsen; Ashley Gordon; Aaron Helmbrecht; Jacob Nahin; Michelle Nelson; Lilianna Oustinovskaya; Chelsea Peltin-Brown; Michelle Reuter; Jaclyn Rymer; Traci Saulsberry; Marla Schevker; Sarah Smith; Brett Teal; Denise Vastola; Shaun Weissman

Candidates for the Masters of Arts Degree in Mass Communication: Sandra Kukla; Sara Motomura

Dean’s Awards for Academic Achievement and Service: Graduate: Esha Momeni; Senior:  Lilianna Oustinovskaya; Junior: Rachel de Leon