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
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
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has named Judith Baca, an artistic director and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the 2017 recipient of AASCU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Read more
Of the 1,586 films submitted to the 44th annual Student Academy Awards, only 85 — or 5 percent — advanced to the semifinals. Two of those films were made by students in California State University, Northridge’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA).Read more
California State University, Northridge student reporters forEl 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
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
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
To the campus community from the Mike Curb College ...
The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication stands in solidarity with our black faculty, students, and staff, saying unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd is a horrifying tragedy and a violent crime of a kind that has been repeated over and over again stretching back centuries. As a society we must work for real change so that we don’t find ourselves back here again and again. In the college and at CSUN we are called to listen, learn, and take actions to live up to the ideals of diversity and inclusion that are central to our mission, vision, and values. This means taking concrete actions to better support our black students, faculty, and staff and all students, faculty, and staff of color. The disciplines within Arts, Media, and Communication have the power to reveal truths and change minds, and thus we must work tirelessly to include and amplify diverse voices in arts and media and promote representation at all levels in entertainment, cultural, and media institutions. Colleagues within the college and across campus have spoken powerfully, eloquently, and from bitter experience with racialized violence and institutional racism. Let us read their words, hear their voices, learn, and take action.
While we do our part to support each other by staying home to work, attend classes, and connect virtually, the students and faculty from CSUN’s Art and Design Center thought it would be helpful to share some of our creative work with the community by creating backgrounds for Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms. Click here to learn more.