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Hello everyone -

We face unprecedented and uncertain circumstances at the moment. By “we,” I mean students, faculty, and staff. I know there may be obstacles for all of us as we work and learn online: children home from school; spotty internet; multiple demands on your computer at home; people in your household who require care; and maybe even longer work hours. As we try to continue as normally as possible when things are not even remotely normal, we may want to do everything the same way we usually do. Or we may not feel able to face the tasks in front of us, however “small” they may seem. We may feel angry, sad, hopeful, hopeless. And we may feel some combination of these things all in the same day or in the same hour! 

I’d like to assure you that the health of you and your family should be your first priority. Take care of yourselves and them first. If your work gives you a sense of purpose and helps you cope, do it. If you find yourself struggling with your work at any point, take a break from it.

Please communicate as best you can. Students, let your professors know what’s happening when you try to access course materials. Faculty, let your students know when you have materials available, when you are working out bugs and kinks in your system, and when they are fixed. Students, faculty, and staff, keep me updated. Let me know what you need.

All best -

Dr. Wightman

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Events

The Graduate Reading Series: CSUN Writers at LitCrawl 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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This Wednesday, please join CSUN writers at LitCrawl 2017 in North Hollywood!

The Graduate Reading Series at California State University, Northridge presents: CSUN Solidarity: Poetry, Protest, and the Power of Story

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, from 7:00pm-7:45pm (Round 1)

Location: The Metro Red Line Station (up against "the shell"), in the NoHo Arts District Readers: Alvaro Castillo Marisela Gomez Sophia Apodaca Rebecca Starkman ...and more! Read more

The Reimagining Narrative Film Series

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

cemetery splendour

This Friday, October 20th, at 7:00 PM in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 319, "The Reimagining Narrative Film Series," returns with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery Of Splendor (2016), a "profound and mesmerizing dreamscape" which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. Read more

Graduate Reading Series

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

grs skeleton flyer

This Friday the 13th at 7:00pm, Graduate Reading Series is hosting its second reading of the semester in JR 319! Bring yourself and your friends for a spooooky reading featuring: Marisela Gomez (Fantasy Fiction) Antione Bowman (Poetry/Prose) Rebecca Starkman (Poetry/Fiction). Read more

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News

CSUN English Professor Wins Prestigious National Award for Book

June 28, 2017

Iswari Pandey

Iswari Pandey, a professor of English at California State University, Northridge, has won the 2017 Advancement of Knowledge Award for his book “South Asian in the Mid-South: Migrations of Literacies” from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Read more

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