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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

CSUN’s Sundial Completely Digitized

March 19, 2018

First issue of the Daily Sundial

In order to preserve CSUN’s history, The Sundial has been completely digitized and archived in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library. This grueling process of taking editions published and photographing ​every page, then uploading them to a database, took the Oviatt staff years to complete, with the help of the Online Computer Library Center.  Read more

CSUN Orchestra Translates Human Stories Into Music

February 19, 2018

Musicians performing on a mountain

Nineteen classical musicians — all dressed up in shirts, suits and dresses — packed up their instruments and hiked about half a mile to the middle of Stoney Point in Chatsworth, to play a concert on a mountain.  Read more

Variety Compares CSUN Alum’s Film to “Gravity,” “Apollo 13”

February 8, 2018

Klim Shipenko

Like many children growing up in the 1980s and ’90s, Klim Shipenko was fascinated by outer space. But, unlike his peers, he wasn’t fascinated by the stars or the planets — he was captivated by “the unsolved mystery of space,” he said.“[My] imagination was drawing images of what might be there, beyond the black mass. Read more

Great news to start the semester!

January 23, 2018

KAIROS group

The jazz area is proud to announce that one of our jazz combos, Kairos, was invited to compete with 5 other bands from across the nation at the prestigious Monterey “Next Generation “ jazz festival. Read more

Young Alum Catapults from CSUN to Launching Navy Jets

November 8, 2017

Mark Dalmacio launching a fighter jet

California State University, Northridge alum Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Dalmacio recently served as a Catapult Captain aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, where his job was to launch jets for ground-support missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo submitted by Mark Dalmacio. Read more

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