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General Announcements October 13 - October 17

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2014 * Issue No. 8
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday. Old editions of the newsletter are available at http://csunjournalism.blogspot.com/.


Winter Registration Opens Monday October 13, 2014 -
Winter classes last 2-3 weeks and provide a great opportunity to get the units you need quickly online or on campus. Due to limited availability we recommend searching classes in advance so you will be ready to register this Monday October 13th. Online classes begin December 24th and finish January 14th while on campus classes begin January 2nd and complete January 16th.

Mandatory Advisement BEGAN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during Spring 2015 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.
  • Sophomores and third semester freshmen - are required to make an appointment with the academic advisor, Virginia Avila. Students must send an email to jourappo@csun.edu and must include their name, CSUN ID#, and phone number.
  • FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
  • JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser. THE JOURNALISM OFFICE DOES NOT MAKE APPOINTMENTS – JUST PLAN TO SEE YOUR ADVISER DURING HIS/HER OFFICE HOURS.
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS – are required to meet with Dr. Melissa Wall during her walk-in office hours.
Students should pick up their forms and their files in the Department office, MZ 210, before seeing their adviser.  When advisement is completed, both the form and the file should be returned to the Department office. Advisers’ office hours are available on a sheet outside the Journalism Department office. No advisement will be available for continuing students after November 7! If you are a continuing journalism major and do not see an adviser during the regular advisement period, you may not be able to register until after classes start in the spring.


JOURNALISM SPEED MENTORING EVENT - Need fast, key ideas to kick off your journalism career? Swing on by to the Journalism Speed Mentoring Event Wednesday, October 8 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Orange Grove Bistro. This event will be run like speed dating, except with mentors and students involved in the interactions. Lunch will be provided, so drop on by whenever you can. Space is limited! So register online at www.csunalumni.com/jaamentoring


ADVISEMENT ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS - 
“Taking A Proactive Approach to Your College Career”
If you have any questions regarding advisements, graduation, collateral/minor, 80/65 we encourage you to attend the advisement enrichment workshops hosted by the Journalism Department's faculty advisers. Please attend one of the following: 
  • Tuesday, October 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., in Manzanita Hall 130

Please bring a printout of your Degree Progress Report (DPR) and be prepared to take notes.
THE CSUN TOWNHALL GATHERING: Taking A Stand for Social Justice
Date: October 13, 2014 - Location TBA at 4-6:45 p.m. (
Light refreshments will be provided).

Please join us for a panel and discussion inspired by the PBS Townhall Meeting, "America After Ferguson" with dialogue on the issues of racial profiling, militarization and police brutality.

Panelists Includes:
  • Rev. James L. Lawson, Jr. - Civil Rights Leader and CSUN Visiting Scholar
  • Tanya Bernard - Community Activist with 'Black Live Matter'
  • Mark-Anthony Johnson - Community Activist with 'Dignity and Power Now'