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General Announcements August 27 - August 30

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2012 * Issue No. 1
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.

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

Third Floor Computer Lab - The Computer lab on the third floor will only be open during class time. 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 & 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, 305, 309, 310, 410, 412, 413, 415. Communication Studies – 428. Gender and Women’s Studies – 410. Pan African Studies- 355. 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.

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 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.

AdvisementAdvisement will begin on September 24, 2012. All advisers will be available for advisement during their regular office hours. Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the spring 2013 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period. 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.

NPPA - National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) CSUN Student Chapter is hosting the first meeting of the semester on Thursday, August 30 at noon in MZ211. This is for those who are already NPPA student members or those are curious to find out about the organization. For more information, please contact David Blumenkrantz at (818) 677-2855 or at