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General Announcements February 11 - February 15

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 4
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 – Academic advisement for the fall semester will begin on March 11, 2013. All journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the fall 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. The Journalism Department does not make appointments, so plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Pick up you 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, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes.

Journalism Speaker - Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. Vargas will be speaking at the Northridge Center in the USU on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The event will begin at 4 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (818) 677-2491. About Vargas: Born in the Philippines, he was sent to live with his grandparents in California at the age of 12. Vargas immersed himself in American Culture and excelled in school. When he applied for his Learner’s permit, he discovered his green card was found fraudulent. Vargas then realized he needed to hide his true identity to avoid deportation and pursue his American dream. Vargas has written for such prestigious news organizations as The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone. 

CSUNOPOLY – Learn about finances, credit, FAFSA, scholarships and more at CSUNOPOLY. Students will receive free Hot Dog on a Stick while supplies last. There will be a free CSUN parking pass given away. Students will learn about fighting identity theft, budgeting and saving, financial aid, scholarships, money tools at CSUN, student loans, the road to good credit, and how the career center can help maximize a CSUN degree. The event will take place Tuesday, February 12, in the Plaza del Solo at the USU. It will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, please visit or call Financial Aid & Scholarships at (818) 677-4085. 

Peace Corps – The Career Center will host an information session and application workshop for those interested in the Peace Corps. Come to the info session to get general questions answered. Learn what it is like to volunteer, about the benefits of service, and how to make yourself a competitive candidate. The application workshop will demonstrate how a recruiter assesses applicants to match them to available assignments. The event will be in University Hall 105 on Wednesday, February 20, from 5 – 6 p.m. The application workshop will be from 6:30 – 7 p.m. Students can R.S.V.P. at For more event details, visit the Peace Corps website and click “Connect with a Recruiter.” For more information, contact