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Mike Curb College Freshmen Student Success Program Application

As a Mike Curb College Freshman, you have the opportunity to join the Mike Curb College Freshmen Student Success Program. 

This program will help you gain important skills to be successful and thrive at CSUN, students who have participated in the program were successfully able to complete more units and have a higher GPA than their peers.

The program will consist of two components:

  • Biweekly meetings with a Peer Leader Coach (PLC)
  • Attend twice a month skill building workshops or socials.

Upon completion (at least 80% attendance) of both components, you will receive a Certificate of Excellence: Skills for Scholarly Success, which you can use to improve your resume. You will also get access to online resources. 

If you would like to participate in this limited opportunity, please click on the link to fill out the application below: (Applying does not guarantee a spot in the program)

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New Associate Dean

Kandace HarrisI am pleased to announce that Dr. Kandace Harris will join the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication as Associate Dean starting on August 19, 2019. Dr. Harris is currently a member of the executive leadership team at Shaw University as special assistant to the president, and has served as a Department Chair and faculty member at Clark Atlanta University (Mass Media Arts), Shaw University (Mass Communications), and Johnson C. Smith University (Communication Arts). She is a media scholar with expertise in mass communications and technology, specifically social media, television, and digital media, and she has received honors including Shaw University’s Excellence in Academic Teaching Award and the Rex Crawley Outstanding Service Award from the National Communication Association’s Black Caucus. As a scholar, Dr. Harris has most recently co-edited the book Representations of Black Womanhood on Television: Being Mara Brock Akil and contributed the chapter “Follow Me on Instagram”: “Best Self” Identity Construction and Gaze through Hashtag Activism and Selfie Self-Love in the book Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies, an M.A. in Human Communication Studies, and a B.A. in Print Journalism, all from Howard University.

I would like to thank the members of the search and screen committee for their diligent work: David Blumenkrantz (Journalism, committee chair), Rebecca Litke (Communication Studies), Marcy DeVeaux (Journalism), Larry Biederman (Theatre), Paul Lazarony (Associate Dean in the David Nazarian College), and Jennifer Kukucka (CTVA student). Thanks also to Anders Larsson for providing staff support to the committee.

Finally, let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Julia Heinen for her excellent service to the college as Special Assistant to the Dean.

--Dan Hosken

Highlights

Journalism Professor Named New West Coast Exec Director of CCEM

September 17, 2018

Daniela Gerson

California State University, Northridge journalism professor Daniela Gerson has been named the West Coast executive director for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media (CCEM) at City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. She assumed her new role in June of this year. Read more

CSUN Professor Honored by National Congress of Black Women LA

August 21, 2018

Nate Thomas

Nate Thomas, head of the film production option in the California State University, Northridge Department of Cinema and Television Arts, was honored this month by the National Congress of Black Women Los Angeles Chapter (NCBW-LAC) with its “Good Brother’s Award” at the organization’s 9th Annual Luncheon. Read more

15 of the Best Art Galleries Enlivening SoCal College Campuses

August 16, 2018

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These days, with so much art to experience throughout Greater Los Angeles, it's exceedingly apparent that Southern California isn't just attracting movie-industry dreamers — world-class visual artists are here to stay, too. Maybe it's the weather; maybe it's the light; maybe it's the wave of new local, national and even international art galleries opening their doors in L.A. Read more

Sundial Wins Three Prestigious Awards from Los Angeles Press Club

August 10, 2018

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California State University, Northridge student newspaper The Sundial won three prestigious journalism awards in June at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 Southern California Journalism Awards: Best College Newspaper, Best News Website and a third-place win for student photographer Max Sullivan for Best Feature Photo. Read more

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