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General Announcements March 31 - April 4

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2014 * Issue No. 11

 To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday. Old editions of the newsletter are available at

Fall 2014 Advisement - Journalism Advisement began on Monday, March 17, 2014. All journalism students that plan on attending CSUN during the Fall 2014 semester must complete advisement by May 2, 2014 to be able to remove the registration hold for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semester. All faculty advisers can be seen doing their open office hours. The list of their office hours can be found outside the department office (MZ 210) or the department online website. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office 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.

FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
SOPHOMORES, STUDENTS UNDER 60 UNITS & FIRST TIME TRANSFER – are required to make an appointment with Virginia Avila. Students need to send an email to and should include their name, CSUN ID# and phone number.
JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser. 

Pre-Advisement Workshops - Make-up workshops will be held on April 15 (4-5 p.m. in MZ 130) & 16 (7-8 p.m. in MZ 130). All junior and seniors must attend a workshop in order to be advised. Students will need to bring a printed copy of their current DPR and should be prepared to take notes.

Changed Office Hours:
Professor Bluestein will be holding office hours on Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events:
Monday, May 19 (8:00 a.m.) – Commencement Ceremony

Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) - The HPRA Scholarship Program was created to assist students of Hispanic descent in California achieve their educational goals. The HPRA Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service among students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields. Each year, the program awards five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000. Each recipient is then automatically considered for the Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on contributions to the community. Eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found on their website at
To be eligible, students must:
-Be accepted to attend a four-year accredited California college or university by Fall 2014 semester.
-Be an incoming junior or senior student of at least 25 percent Hispanic decent.
-Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in their major subject.
-Be California natives/residents attending school in California.
-Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing.
-A desire to work in the public relations industry with a major in other disciplines.
-Be available to attend the HPRA PRemio Awards dinner in October 2014 in Los Angeles.
Interested students must complete the online application at by Friday, April 4, 2014.  Students will be notified by August if they are selected. For questions, please e-mail

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is offering amazing opportunities for student journalists this year. Students do not need to be Asian American to apply for most of AAJA's scholarships and internship grants.
Scholarships, Internships and Grants:
-Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. The recipient will also receive an all expenses-paid trip to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. in August. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.