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General Announcements November 21 - Novemeber 25

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 13
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Christina Pembleton, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

2011 Mark of Excellence Awards – Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. Entries are first judged at the regional level. First-place regional winners advance to the national competition and are recognized at SPJ spring conferences. National winners will be showcased on spj.org. The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a U.S. college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2011. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2011 calendar year. For more details and to enter, please visit awards.spj.org. The entry deadline is January 25, 2012.

Registration for Spring 2012 is upon us, and there are some critical changes you should be aware of as you plan your schedule. 1. Students will be permitted to enroll in 13 units during the first phase of the Spring 2012 registration period, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 11.   2. During nonrestricted registration, which begins on Dec. 12 and continues until the start of the classes, students will be permitted to add units, up to a total of 15.  This is a change from Fall 2011, and we urge you to be strategic in selecting classes during the first phase of registration.  We also want you to be aware that there will be fewer classes available this Spring.
As you are no doubt aware, California continues to experience significant financial challenges.  As a result, the California State University system has experienced a significant budget reduction.  Over the past several years, Cal State Northridge has managed these fiscal challenges by taking a variety of measures to balance budget constrains with the needs of students.  Unfortunately, since the economy has not rebounded as we had hoped it would by the start of the academic year, the need to prioritize and reduce course offerings has now become a reality.
We share your disappointment that the University is forced to reduce courses, and we remain committed to offering students the opportunity to enroll in a full course load.  As you prepare to register, please consult with your adviser and review the classes that you need to take to make progress toward the attainment of your degree.




Due to the reduction in course offerings, the internship classes (J494B & J494C) will only be available to those students who are graduating in Spring 2012.