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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 El Nuevo Sol Wins Emerging Youth Voice Award

October 10, 2017

Oviatt Library

California State University, Northridge student reporters for El Nuevo Sol — CSUN’s Spanish-language journalism program’s first publication — received the Emerging Youth Voice award from New America Media (NAM) in September for the students’ 22-story project — Trabajadores Jóvenes en Los Angeles(Young Workers in Los Angeles) — about millennial challenges and experiences in the workplace. Read more

CSUN Jazz Combo Wins Angel City Jazz Festival Competition!

October 4, 2017

The members of KAIROS

Kudos to our CSUN Jazz Combo,”Kairos”, that placed first in the Angel City Jazz Festival competition. They will be performing at LACMA, 6:00PM, this coming Friday, October 6! Read more

CCNMA Names Los Angeles’ Most Influential Latina Journalists

September 27, 2017

Cindy Von Quednow

Former Journalism student Cindy Von Quednow was named one of the most influential Latina journalists in Los Angeles. Well deserved recognition by the Chicano News Media Organization.  Read more

Explorers Club Honors CSUN’s First Sound Art Exhibition

September 22, 2017

Owen Doonan

California State University, Northridge art history professor and archeologist Owen Doonan was honored earlier this year by the Explorers Club — an international multidisciplinary professional society that helps advance field research and preserve exploration — for his international excavations in Turkey and a related exhibition, “Stone Sounds: Echoes from 4000 Years at Sinop Kale.” Read more

Public Art Students Create Mural in Tribute to CSUN Maintenance Staff

September 22, 2017

section of mural

The halls and outdoor courtyards of the Art and Design Center at California State University, Northridge are decked with paintings, bright colors, figures and student projects. One of the latest additions is a mural that pays homage to CSUN’s hardworking Physical Plant Management (PPM) staff. Read more

CSUN Names Building in Honor of HFPA, Hosts Special Screening, Senior Member Panel

September 16, 2017

HFPA name on Manzanita Hall

(Story reposted from goldenglobes.com) On September 15, in recognition of the grants which have allowed for the awarding of 172 student fellowships to date and the upgrading of school materials including state of the art editing suites, CSUN celebrated the naming of the South Wing of Manzanita Hall, which houses the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, in honor of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Read more

Photo Flash: CSUN Renames Wing in Ceremony Featuring Jenna Elfman

September 16, 2017

Jenna Elfman

(Story reposted from broadwayworld.com) President Harrison continued saying, "for their desire to make positive change in the face of entertainment, celebrate diversity and offer opportunity for underrepresented students to have a chance to pursue a career in entertainment, I applaud the HFPA and acknowledge the university's gratitude for all your philanthropy has accomplished." Read more

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