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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

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know

March 17, 2017

Efron Delgadillo Jr

Efren Delgadillo Jr. (Assistant Professor of Scenic Design in the CSUN Theatre Dept.) is a scenographer from East LA. His work as a scenic designer has been recognized across the United States and Europe. He has designed for notable companies as The Acting Company, BAM Harvey, Hartford Stage, Mixed Blood Theater, REDCAT, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, The Getty Villa, and Calarts’ Center for New Performance.  Read more

CSUN Lecturer, Alum Selected to Warner Bros. TV Writers’ Workshop

February 21, 2017

Matt Young

Matt Young, a lecturer and graduate of California State University, Northridge’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts, was selected to participate in the 2016-17 Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop.

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2017-18 Academic Affairs Research Fellow Announced

February 17, 2017

Dr. Kim

Dr. Ah-Jeong Kim of the Department of Theatre has been selected as the 2017-18 Academic Affairs Research Fellow in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Read more

From Manzanita Hall to the Red Carpet: Two CSUN Students Intern at Golden Globe Awards

February 17, 2017

Amanda Nieto and Amanda Derzy

When more than 20 million people tuned in around the world to watch the 74th annual Golden Globes Awards on the first weekend of January, few of them knew the role two California State University, Northridge students played in making sure the broadcast was a success. Read more

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