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General Announcements September 5 - September 9

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 2
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Christina Pembleton, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Labor Day, September 5 – The CSUN campus will be closed to observe Labor Day on September 5. Classes will not be in session, and campus offices will not be open.

Third Floor Computer Labs - Due to student abuse of our lab resources, we cannot afford to keep the rooms on the third floor open. Those who need to use a computer lab can go to the Oviatt Library, University Student Union, or Satellite Student Union. There are two campus open access computer labs; Sierra Hall 392, and the Library's Collaboratory. The use of these labs is restricted to current CSUN students, faculty, and staff, and is subject to the University Policy for Use of Computing Resources. Printing at 10 cents per page, paid for by copy/print card only, is available at printer stations located throughout the Library.  The USU and SSU offer Computer Labs offer various workstations that include Microsoft Office throughout and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software applications on select workstations, ADA accessibility, and 20 pages of FREE printing per student, per day. CSUN student ID is required to use the lab.
Faculty Office Hours – Faculty adviser office hours are available online at or outside the Department office, MZ 210.  Part-time faculty office hours can be found at

LASH List Updated – The Department list of LASH and Non-LASH courses has been updated to download a copy go to
Courses Not Counting for Credit - The following courses have been determined to overlap journalism coursework and, as such, cannot be taken as part of the collateral field requirement nor can they apply toward the 80 units required outside the field of Journalism/Mass Communication.  Art – 151, 200, 243, 244, 250, 300, 301, 341, 343, 344, 350, 351, 353, 354,
355, 356, 444, 446, 450, 455, 458. Asian American Studies – 230. Chicano Studies – 390, 405. Cinema & TV Arts (RTVF/CTVA) - All courses except 210, 309, 310, 410, 412, 413, 415. Communication Studies – 428. Gender and Women’s Studies – 428. Pan African Studies- 355, 451. Religious Studies – 204. Internships or field studies in other departments which involve work related to journalism and mass media will not count for credit. Transferred journalism courses that are not articulated will not count towards credit. AMC Courses (Arts, Media, and Communication) will not count towards credit.
Advisement - Journalism majors intending to attend CSUN during the spring 2012 semester must see an adviser for counseling. Advisement begins on September 19, 2011. Office hours are available on the table outside of the Journalism Department office in MZ 210. The office does not make appointments, so students should plan to see advisers during his/her office hours. Students should pick up their advisement forms and folders in the department office before seeing advisers. After the advisement session is completed, folders and forms must be brought back to the department office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructor’s signatures for restricted classes. Advisement will end on October 28, 2011.

Reading Room - For journalism students who need to access computers or need a quiet place to study, the Journalism Department has a computer lab in the Michael Emery Reading Room, MZ 208. No food, drinks, or using MySpace/Facebook in the Reading Room!
Email - Check your e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the is the official Cal State Northridge communication method. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her University e-mail. Not checking e-mail is not a good reason for missing deadlines.

Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at, Twitter at and on Google+ at

Moodle – Need help with Moodle, visit for information training.

Journalism Book Club -  Prof. Bowen will be hosting this semester’s book club on the piece Murder City. The book club is open to all journalism majors and minors. Those interested in attending are encouraged to visit the club website,, to vote on a date and time for each meeting. For more information, please contact Prof. Bowen at

Daily Sundial – CSUN’s newspaper, Daily Sundial, is hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7, for writers, reporters, photographers, and designers looking to use their talents. The meeting will be held in MZ 140 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Thesis/ Project/ Performance Support Program - Funds are available for graduate students working on research projects, artistic performances, and theses. Awards up to $1,000 may be provided to selected students, based on review of an application which outlines the project, thesis or performance and anticipated costs. Costs associated with travel to a research site, supplies, minor equipment and library searches are examples of expenditures which are supported. Application Deadline: September 30, 2011.  Applications are available at