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General Announcements October 31 - November 4

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 10
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.

ONE Week Extension for Advisement –Advisers will extend advisement for one more week (October 31- November 4) during their regular office hours. All advisers except for Marcy De Veaux will be available for the additional week of advisement. Students will not be cleared for registration until the Department has the advisement form on file. Please make sure to pick up your form and file from the Journalism Office before seeing your adviser.  This is your last opportunity to get your advisement done!

Scholarship Workshop - Profs. De Veaux and Retis will host a scholarship workshop on Tuesday, November 1 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in MZ 212.  The Workshop will provide information about procedures and requirements for all fall 2011 department scholarships.

Fall 2011 Journalism Scholarships – The Department of Journalism announces the availability of eight scholarships. The awards will be announced in December. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applicants must be CSUN journalism or mass communication majors. Application forms are available online at or in the Journalism Office, MZ 210.
Two The National Notary Association Scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have spent a semester working in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2012.
The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.
The Ben Hecht Scholarship in ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM in the amount of $750 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants write autobiographical statements underscoring a demonstrated interest in entertainment journalism.
The Angus Campbell Scholarship in HARD NEWS JOURNALISM in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a junior or senior in journalism, who demonstrates academic promise and plans to pursue a career in hard news journalism.
Two Lisa Endig Journalism WRITING Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student who shows outstanding ability in writing for broadcast or print media. Serious consideration will be given to students who are overcoming difficulties while continuing their education.
The San Fernando Valley PUBLIC RELATIONS Roundtable Scholarship in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates public relation skills. Applicants must submit a proposal for raising funds to maintain or increase the capital in the Journalism Department’s Scholarship Fund.
The Valley Press Club Scholarship for COMMUNITY JOURNALISM in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate. Candidates write an essay describing their ideas for improving print or broadcast community journalism.
The Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $24,916 will be awarded for tuition, room, board, books and fees for the school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters.
The application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Manzanita Hall 210. All scholarship recipients must be enrolled during the spring 2012 semester. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR E-MAIL. Please Note: Students receiving financial aid should be aware that the scholarship money they are awarded might be used by the university to repay an outstanding balance on their loan.

Public Relations Study Abroad Program- From the tower of London to Westminster Abbey’s soaring arches, this London-based seminar offers students the opportunity to live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities while interacting with and learning from international public relations practitioners. The seminar will be held June 5-June 29, 2012 at Regent’s College in London. Dr. Ashli Q. Stokes, Assistant Professor at UNCC and co-author of Global Public Relations: Spanning Borders, Spanning Cultures will lead this year’s seminar. For details and to fill out the online application, please visit Space is limited to 18 students, and spots are already being filled. Past attendees have come from schools all over the nation. Do not miss the chance to study PR in London during Olympic summer! Interested students may also contact Dr. Ashli Stokes at: for more information.

Volunteer for Vets Event - Join the Volunteer for Vets Event for its 19th Annual Veterans' Holiday Celebration on December 4, 2011, at the Veteran's Administration in Westwood for a day of fun and entertainment. The event will honor some 4,000 local, American heroes. We are seeking 8-10 volunteers to assist in photography and videography, marketing, media relations, and communications. For further questions, please contact Stephanie Pofcher, Director of Marketing and Publicity for VHC at (818) 477-3443 or by email at More information can be found at