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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

Rod Val Moore Reading

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Los Angeles based writer of weird texts, Rod Val Moore, will be reading on from his new novel, Brittle Star this week! Read more

Marsha de la O & CSUN Alumni Poetry Reading

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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A poetry reading featuring Marsha de la O and a stellar lineup of CSUN alum including Brian Diamond, Amber Norwood and Kate Martin-Rowe is coming up next Tuesday, November 10th.
All are welcome. 4:00pm in the Linda Joseph Nichols Reading Room. (JR319) Read more

Graduate Reading Series (GRS) to perform at 2015 LA Lit Crawl

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:00pm to 9:45pm

LA Lit Crawl 2015

Opening ceremonies are at 6pm with new rounds of readers and performances every hour. The GRS will take the stage in NoHo Plaza (5211 Lankershim Blvd) from 9-9:45pm with the program “Trump-It! Poetry of Protest in the Age of Donald Trump”. http://litcrawl.org/la/schedule/ Read more

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News

English alumnus publishes on F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 28, 2010

Oviatt Library

Richard Buller, a B.A. graduate from CSUN’s English Honors Program, recently informed the department that Limelight Editions/Amadeus Press published his book A Beautiful Fairy Tale: the Life of Actress Lois Moran in 2005 Read more

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