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General Announcements February 28 - March 4

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2011 * Issue No. 6
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Martha Maciel, editor, at ext. 3135 or email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Mandatory Advisement - All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during Fall 2011 must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period. Advisement will begin on Monday, March 7.  Students will not be cleared for registration until the Department has the counseling form on file. The journalism office does not make appointments, just plan to see your advisor during her/his office hours. Please pick up your forms and files in the Department office, MZ 210.

Grad Fest - Students who will be graduating in the Spring have the opportunity to make all arrangements for participation in commencement. Grad Fest is set for March 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Matador Bookstore.
Burma VJ Screening - CSUN Radio Television Digital News Media Association  presents: Burma VJ. This Academy Award nominated film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time chronicling vividly the historical and dramatic days of September 2007, when the Buddhist monks started marching. The screening will take place March 1 at 6 p.m. in MZ 213.

Author Euna Lee to visit CSUN - Euna Lee, an Korean-American journalist and author of The World is Bigger Now will be coming to CSUN to talk about her ordeal in North Korean captivity that changed her life forever. Lee will also be signing copies of her book. The session will take place March 2 at 4 p.m. in the Valley Performance Arts Center Lecture Hall 181. Admission will be free. For more information contact Dr. Taehyun Kim at or (818) 677-3144.

Commencement Ceremony - The commencement ceremony for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 8 a.m. on the Oviatt Library Lawn.

MAP Required to Apply for Graduation - As of December 1, 2010, Admissions & Records requires that all students applying for graduation must submit a “My Academic Planner” along with their Department Grad Check and Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma. For information about MAP log on to

Graduation Deadlines - To apply for Fall 2011 graduation, applications must be submitted by March 4, 2011. For Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 graduation, students must apply before July 8, 2011. 

LASH - Effective Spring 2011 the following courses will not count toward credit for the degree: GWS 410 Sex, Lies & Media (3); RS 204 Religion, Logic and Media (3); AAS 230 Asian Americans and the Media (3).  Upon review, these courses were found to be too similar to journalism courses and therefore cannot be taken toward LASH credit and will not count toward the 120 units needed for the degree.