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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

Sherlock Holmes Lives On Through CSUN Alum’s Stories

February 8, 2019

Roger Zuch

The famous fictional duo, private detective Sherlock Holmes along with his assistant and biographer Dr. John H. Watson, have created lasting ripples in the world of literature as they ingeniously solve mysteries — ones that are complex to the layman but are merely “elementary” to Holmes himself — through logic and deduction for different clients, including the London police in Scotland Yard. Read more

CSUN’s Tempo Ensemble Is Dedicated to Contemporary Music

January 28, 2019

Julia Heinen

For Julia Heinen, performing music written by living composers is a special experience. The chance to work directly with the composer, crafting the music the way the composer hears it and bringing that vision to life for an audience is extraordinary. Read more

CSUN Artists Explore ‘The Golden Rule’ in Exhibit

January 14, 2019

Iris Peretz standing with artwork

A group of ten California State University, Northridge graduate and undergraduate art students explore the theme of human compassion through their art in a free art exhibition on display now at the Canoga Park Youth Art Center. Read more

CSUN Alumnus Rises from Roadie to the Stage with Classic Rock Band

January 7, 2019

Dewey Bunnell and Bill Worrell

In 2009, members of the classic rock band America tapped California State University, Northridge alumnus Worrell ’08 (Classical Guitar Performance) to sub in for lead guitarist Michael Woodzy Woods. The pressure was immense, but Worrell’s skill and dedication proved to be greater. Read more

Senior Film Project Wins Recent CSUN Grad Top Honors from the DGA

December 5, 2018

Dilek Ince directing

Dilek Ince, who graduated from California State University, Northridge in August with a bachelor’s degree in film, took a huge step forward today in cementing her career as a filmmaker. The Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards has given Ince’s senior film project, “Amal,” its Jury Award in the category of Outstanding Women Student Filmmakers. Read more

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