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General Announcements February 20 - February 24

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 5
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.

Advisement - All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the fall 2012 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period, which will begin on March 5, 2012. Students will not be cleared for registration until the department has the counseling form on file. Advisers’ office hours are available on the table outside the Journalism Department office. The Journalism Department does not make appointments, so plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office (MZ 210) before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, you should also obtain the needed instructors’ signatures for any restricted classes. Advisement ends on April 20, 2012.

LASH - Effective Fall 2012 the following courses will not count toward credit for the degree: POLS 447A – Media & Politics, ART 496PM – Photography in Motion. 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.

Fall 2012 Graduation –The deadline to apply for fall 2012 graduation is March 2. Thereafter, a late fee of $10 will be assessed.

Career Day 2012 - Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 22, 2012 for the Journalism Department's Career Day. The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the presentation room of the Oviatt Library. A variety of panelist will be on hand to discuss issues in the industry. This is a great opportunity to hear from those working in the industry!

Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Award -The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students for excellent scholarship and creative activity. The award will support a project that is part of a master's program. Award criteria include a project description, two faculty letters of recommendation, and willingness to provide a brief presentation of the project at the ARF annual brunch on Saturday May 12, 2012. The application deadline is Monday, March 26, 2012. For more information, please visit

Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award- This annual award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed, or will be completing degree requirements by June 2012. The determining factors for the award are based on a record of distinguished scholarship, a minimum GPA of 3.5, and contributions to the field. The award recipient will be announced at Honors Convocation. The application deadline is Monday, March 26, 2012. For more information, please visit