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General Announcements September 16 - September 20

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2013 * Issue No. 4
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Carolina Najarro, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Advisement – Academic advisement for the spring semester will begin on September 23, 2013. All journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the spring 2014 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. 

Fall 2013 Late Registration and Schedule Adjustment end - Friday, September 13 All Day Last day to add with permission, drop, swap or change grading basis online through myNorthridge and SOLAR self-service (end of Week 3).

Last day to file 4th Week Change of Schedule Petition, Fall 2013 - Friday, September 20th last day to submit the "4th Week Change of Schedule Petition" to add, drop, swap or change the basis of grading for Fall 2013 classes (approval signatures on paper form required). Deliver form to Admissions and Records no later than 4 p.m.

Summer 2013 official transcripts available by September 13 (subject to change): Instructors posted summer grades through August 27. You may see some or all of your grades in myNorthridge at this time. However, End of Term processing—including repeat action, GPA calculation and academic status—cannot be completed until all grades are posted. Official transcripts will be released when processing is complete.

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 – Students who need help with Moodle can visit for information training.

Journalism Alumni Association Hosting “Speed Mentoring” October 2 - The CSUN’s Journalism Alumni Association (JAA) will be holding a “speed mentoring” career-information event Oct 2, 2013. The event will run like “speed dating” but with mentors and students involved in the interaction. Two two-hour sessions (the first from noon to 2 p.m, and the second from 2 to 4 p.m.) will feature about 25 professional mentors from the world of print, broadcast, web journalism and public relation practitioners. Students will be grouped eight to a table, and mentors will be rotating between tables every 15 minutes. The location will be the Orange Grove Bistro –on the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Nordhoff Street. Pizza and sodas will be complimentary for students. The free event is open to journalism students on a first come, first serve basis as seating is limited. The mentors range from well-known reporters, producers, editors and public relations practioners. Many of these pros, are or have been, active in hiring. Students must RSVP for either the early (noon to 2 p.m) or late (2 to 4 p.m) sessions, but can attend both. To RSVP, log on to For questions call (818) 677-2137. For more information about the JAA go to:

International Journalism Fieldwork in Oman & Dubai – Study Abroad Winter Session Dec. 27, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014. Learn how to work as a journalist in other countries. Understand and appreciate Arab culture in all its diversity. Earn three credits in Feature Writing or Documentary Film Making (Independent Study). Work with students from San Jose State University and Sultan Qaboos University (Muscat, Oman). Spend five days in Dubai and 11 in Oman. Produce a documentary film or multimedia travel stories. This will be led by Maggy Zanger, UA Journalism and Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University Journalism. Cost is approximately $4000, which covers all lodging, food, ground transportation and airfare. (Cost can go down with more students). For more information, or contact: Prof. Zanger: