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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 Journalism Instructor Honored with Prestigious Award

June 18, 2015

Keith Goldstein

Keith S. Goldstein was honored by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ-LA) with its prestigious Distinguished Journalist Award. The award recognized his lifelong work as news director of KCSN-FM and his years instructing and mentoring students at California State University, Northridge. Read more

Alumni Innovators to Be Honored for Their Contributions to Their Fields

June 8, 2015

Donald Petrie

Acclaimed film director Donald Petrie, a member of the board of the Directors Guild of America, is best known for such films as Grumpy Old Men with Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margaret, Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine and Benjamin Bratt, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, and Welcome to Mooseport with Ray Romano and Gene Hackman.  Read more

Ron Borczon Wins Music Therapy Award

March 24, 2015

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Professor Ron Borczon was awarded the Publications Award at the Regional Conference of the Western Region Music Therapy Association. His publications include two text books and book on how guitar playing relates to life, chapters in three music therapy texts and numerous articles.  He has also published arrangements made for two guitars in the Guitar Foundation of America periodical, Soundboard.  Professor Borczon is the Chair of the Music Therapy program and Director of the CSUN Music Therapy Wellness Clinic. He is also on the guitar faculty. Read more

Piano Faculty win Lifetime Achievement Awards

January 22, 2015

John Perry

The Music Teachers National Association, and its state affiliate, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers have announced that CSUN Piano Faculty, Edward Francis and John Perry, have been awarded the National Distinguished Service and State Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2015. Read more

20th Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Award

November 1, 2014

Stephanie Hoston

The senior film project "Diana Leigh" which screened at the 2014 Senior Film Showcase this past May will be awarded a 'Jury Award' to CTVA 2014 alum Stephanie Hoston in the African American Filmmaker's Category at the 20th Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards Ceremony. This will take place at 7:30pm, Thursday, November 6th at the DGA National Headquarters, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046.  Congrats to all the faculty and staff that had a part in making this film a success. Read more

CSUN Houses Top Art Professor in Los Angeles

October 29, 2014

Eric Edson

Eric Edson, professor and the director of the graduate program in screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, has been named one of the top 15 art professors in Los Angeles by The Art Career Project experts. Read more

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