Thursday’s Notes, 53.5
We are in our last week of classes for the fall 2021 semester! Formal instruction ends on Monday, December 13, and exams run from December 14-December 20.
To celebrate the close of yet another challenging semester, we hope you will join us via Zoom at the annual Winter Awards and Holiday Party on Friday, 12/10 from 1-3pm.
Meeting ID: 885 4282 9650
The winners this year are:
The LINDA NICHOLS JOSEPH ENGLISH MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: Jennifer Sams.
The EVA LATIF WRITING PRIZE in CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Maia Luke, for her essay, “The Actuality of the Perceived Youth ‘Identity Crisis’ Is the Way Society Jumps to Villainize Human Existence.”
The OLIVER EVANS WRITING PRIZE, AMERICAN LITERATURE: Galilea Guzman, for her essay, “The Musical Bridge Between Cultures.”
The OLIVER EVANS WRITING PRIZE, GENERAL TOPICS: Shane Cravitz, for his essay, “From Three to One.”
The PETERSON MORLEY AWARD: Corie Alvarado.
THOMAS MATHEW MAGNESS GRADUATE MEMORIAL FUND: Melissa Pistone.
The English Department is pleased to announce that after a brief hiatus, we are offering ENGL 494IP, the Internship Program, this spring. The class is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience in writing and writing-adjacent fields, and can be taken twice for credit. Please contact Professor Heidi Schumacher at email@example.com with any questions.
photo ID: flyer for the internship program, ENGL 494IP
The Oasis Wellness Center offers various virtual and in-person classes to promote the well being of the CSUN community, including virtual courses in Reiki and Mudura meditation, in-person yoga, and more. Visit their class calendar to see options that are especially helpful after a long semester leads us into the holiday season.
Matt Bernstein, a 2006 graduate of the MA program in Literature, presented at a conference on George Hearst, the United States Senator from California and Old West mining tycoon, on November 13 for the Sonoma Valley Historical Society.
Margeaux Gamboa Wong, a graduate of the MA program and current faculty member in Asian American Studies, received a highly competitive Diversity and Equity Innovation Grant to support The Asian American Studies Peer Involvement, Recruitment, and Education (AASPIRE) Program: Towards the Restoration of AANAPISI Designation. The grant will support a student-initiated effort towards the restoration of CSUN’s federal designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), which we lost due to APIDA under-enrollment. DEIG funding will hire Student Assistants to work with campus partners to (a) develop outreach and recruitment initiatives targeting Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) K–12 and community college students, (b) provide community engagement opportunities for current CSUN APIDA student volunteers, and (c) host and support campus-wide programming that illuminate the invisibilized educational equity issues faced by APIDA students.
Congratulations on these impactful projects!