1. Announcements

Do you want to know more about Educated: A Memoir, next year’s Common Reading, and have a lively discussion with colleagues from across campus? Please join one of our faculty/staff book discussion groups this Spring. All staff and faculty are invited and welcome as we talk about the issues and themes from the book. If you’re interested, but haven’t read the book yet, come anyway! We currently have five discussions scheduled:
Wednesday March 11 from 2-3:15 p.m. in Oviatt Library 251 (2nd floor, East Wing, in the TCC/MM Dept.) Hosted by Michael Neubauer.
Thursday March 26 from 2-3:15 p.m. in Oviatt Library 102C (main floor of the library) Hosted by Autumn Fabricant.
Thursday April 2 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in OV 16 (located in the garden level of the Oviatt Library). Hosted by Lindsay Brown.
Monday April 20 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in OV 16 (located in the garden level of the Oviatt Library). Hosted by Jamie Johnson.
Friday April 24. 12:30-1:45. Location: OV 16 (located in the garden level of the Oviatt Library). Hosted by Nancy Alonzo.

RSVP: x6535 or email Kelly Kroeker. For more information, additional dates as they’re added, or how to obtain your free copy of Educated to discuss with students, visit the Faculty/Staff Resource Page.

Stephanie Satie’s Silent Witnesses, based on interviews with child survivors of the Holocaust, is being performed on Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Students with an I.D. can use the code Student for $20 seats. A short talkback will occur after the show. For more information, see Silent Witnesses.

English Grad Hours, organized by graduate students, is a weekly place for graduate student to bond, support each other, and come together to strengthen the graduate community of the English Department. English Grad Hours is held every Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in JR 319. Faculty can help support English Grad Hours by making announcements in classes. For more information, see the English Department’s Instagram page (@csunenglishdepartment) or Facebook page.

CSUN’s annual research and creative work symposium (CSUNposium) will feature many of our students’ presentations of their research. The CSUNposium will be held on Friday, March 27. For more information visit CSUNposium. If you are willing to judge, please fill out the judges’ signup form here or email Ana Sánchez-Muñoz at ana.sanchezmunoz@csun.edu.

2. Reminders

Evaluation time is already here for spring. Please let Wendy Say know which class or classes you would like to have evaluated, or if you will not have classes evaluated, by Wednesday, March 13. Additional information on the SEF process can be found on our resource page.

3. Opportunities

Career Opportunities and ProfessionalDevelopment is seeking volunteers for a panel of experienced conference presenters from a variety of specialties to help (a) walk graduate students through some tips and tricks for presenting, and (b) field a Q&A, followed by a workshop session, that will help students prepare for upcoming conference presentations in the immediate or far future. If you are interested in helping out, please contact dylan.campbell.93@csun.edu or jennifer.c.lee@csun.edu.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) summer conference will be held at USC in May. For more information, visit their website.

4. Achievements

Cesar Soto (a CSUN alum who recently earned a Ph.D from Notre Dame) will be joining the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication at Grace College (Warsaw, IN) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of World Literature. He looks forward to developing and teaching courses such as Classics of World Literature, Prison Literature in Global Perspective, and Irish Classics; he also will help develop Grace’s new Institute for Global Studies.