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General Information March 5 - March 9

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 7
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.
FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
Sophomores, JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser.
GRADUATE STUDENTS – are required to meet with Dr. Jose Luis Benavides during his walk-in office hours.
GradFest 2012 - Wednesday - March 7th, and Thursday March 8th 2012, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Matador Bookstore Complex. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for commencement related business all in one location. At GradFest, students will be able to do the following:
  • Pre-order their rented regalia**
  • Enroll in the Alumni Association to take advantage of special regalia offers**
  • Shop for commencement items including Grad sashes, Diploma frames, Graduation Photo frames, and other.
  • Speak to representatives regarding Graduate school testing information
  • Inquire and become informed about Honors Convocation, and/or graduating with University Honors
** Only students who have successfully applied to graduation will be able to pre-order and rent their regalia for the Commencement Ceremonies.

NYU Journalism Abroad - New York University's global academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Florence, London, Prague, Shanghai and Tel Aviv offer students the opportunity to report and write on current events in a foreign country. Some of the courses include: Cultural Contexts and African Media (NYU Accra), Methods and Practice: Constructing Narratives (NYU London), Reporting Armed Conflict (NYU Tel Aviv), Reporting in Buenos Aires (NYU Buenos Aires), and Travel Writing (NYU Prague). Students who apply early will increase their chances of receiving a study abroad scholarship. For more information, visit

APSE Scholarship - The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists. APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. The deadline is June 1. Students should include the following information in their letter of application: name, address, age, phone number, a copy of collegiate grades, a brief rundown of the student’s financial situation with regard to how he or she pays for tuition, and five examples of sports journalism (including stories or edited sections) in a PDF or in the form of a link. Email all information to Joe Sullivan at with APSE Scholarship in the subject line.

NABJ Student Association of Black Communicators at CSUN will hold two informational meetings about the club. The meetings are Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m. in MZ201 and Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in MZ201. The chapter is open to any student studying journalism, broadcast journalism, communications, photojournalism, and new media. For more information, please contact Marcy De Veaux at