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  • Three singers from Don Giovanni
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Student Speaker for the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

CSUN Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication invites students from the graduating class to apply to be the student commencement speaker. It is a distinguished honor to be selected to present a commencement speech—to share your experience, inspire your fellow graduates, and encourage excitement about their future adventures.

Student speeches would be given at the beginning of the Commencement ceremony and are no longer than two minutes in length.   Click here to learn more about becoming a commencement speaker...


CSUN Music Students Delight Royals during German Arts Tour

October 12, 2015


When they entered the White Hall of the famous castle of Mainau, Germany, the group of California State University students had no idea how their audience would react. The choral performance — the first ever in the historic venue — was hosted by the Swedish royal family, which owns the castle and is known for being extremely selective with events. Read more

TLC’s Casting Boss: CTVA Alum, Andrew Strauser

October 7, 2015

Andrew Strauser

Not long after graduation from California State University, Northridge, Strauser struck gold in the entertainment industry. He worked his way up the proverbial Hollywood ladder to become vice president of talent development and casting for TLC, bringing personalities such as “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro to the masses. But, like many people trying to break into the industry, it was a struggle getting there — from the month he arrived in California. Read more

PRISM Showcase

September 24, 2015

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This concert differed from previous department showcases by having a representative group from every section of the music department and by the groups using the whole theater to perform. Additionally, the groups only had three weeks to put their sets together for the concert. Read more

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


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


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