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General Announcements April 22 - April 26

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 12
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 – This is the final week for academic advisement for the fall semester. 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. The last day for advisement is April 26.

Computer Lab - The department is reinstating an open computer lab period so students can access certain software programs for assigned multimedia projects. Lab hours will be staffed by a student assistant from the department’s technology area to help with any problems. The lab will be open in Manzanita 211 for student use on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

RegistrationFall 2013 registration-by-appointment will begin Tuesday, June 18-Sunday and end July 14. Fall 2013 nonrestrictive Registration will begin Monday, July 15 and end Sunday, August 25. Online wait list features will begin Monday, July 15. Students who are repeating courses during the Fall 2103 semester will be permitted to enroll beginning Thursday, August 22. Saturday classes for Fall 2013 start Saturday, August 24 and Weekday classes start Monday, August 26.

Erlandson Symposium - The annual Erlandson Symposium on International News will be held at 4 p.m. Wed. April 24 in LA181 (in the VPAC complex.) There will be a screening of the documentary, "The Light in Her Eyes," about women in Syria prior to the revolution, created by the feminist filmmakers Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix. The filmmakers will be there to discuss the film, particularly how they made it without permission from the Syrian government using an all-woman crew.   

Anna Chennault Scholarship - AAJA is proud to offer the 2013 Council for International Cooperation/Anna Chennault Scholarship and encourages rising college sophomores to apply. The winner will receive a $3,900 scholarship and an opportunity to be a Voices student news project participant at the 2013 AAJA convention in New York with all travel, lodging and registration costs covered. Applications must be received by May 3, 2013. $3,900 will go towards the student’s college education. $1,100 will go towards travel, lodging and registration costs for the student to attend AAJA’s national annual convention in August 2013 in New York as a Voices student news project participant. Depending on the winner’s area of study, the student will also be paired with a professional print, online or broadcast mentor at the convention to help them network. Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission, must be college freshman going into their sophomore year, and the student who is awarded the scholarship must become an AAJA student member. For more information including how to apply, please visit

Sports Scholarships - The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists 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. Deadline is June 1. A letter of application must include name, address, age, phone number, a copy of collegiate grades, a brief rundown of the student’s financial situation, and five samples of sports journalism using links or PDFs. Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at with APSE Scholarship in subject line.