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Commencement Update

The commencement ceremony for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication will continue as scheduled at 6 p.m.

The Curb College ceremony participants should also wear appropriate footwear for the 6 p.m. ceremony and plan to arrive as scheduled at 4 p.m. The venue will open for Curb College ceremony guests at 4:30 p.m.

We appreciate your understanding as we make this change proactively to celebrate every graduate while preserving the safety of our graduates, faculty, staff and guests. Please share this important information with any of your guests. As necessary, you will continue to be notified of any additional changes to these plans.

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Gary Pratt Jazz Scholarship     donate link

After a long and storied career at CSUN, Mr. Pratt will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2019 semester. However, though he will no longer be teaching, his legacy will continue to have an impact on students through the Gary Pratt Jazz Studies Scholarship Fund, created through his generosity. In celebration of his incredible tenure at CSUN and the generations of Jazz musicians that he has helped grow and develop, we ask you to donate to this important scholarship fund, so that financial burdens placed on these students can be lessened, allowing for more of their time to be spent practicing and refining their art. 

Highlights

2015 OSCLG Feminist-Mentor Teacher Award

October 22, 2015

Jeanine Minge

Associate Professor Jeanine Marie Mingé, Ph.D. won the prestigious 2015 OSCLG Feminist-Mentor Teacher Award. The OSCLG Feminist Mentor-Teacher award honors one exemplary feminist teacher-mentor a year who has inspired students and colleagues by modeling feminist ideals of caring, community power-sharing, and commitment while also earning individual and collaborative records of achievement. Read more

CSUN Professor’s Eye-Opening Documentary Screens at Southland Film Festival

October 16, 2015

Alexis Krasilovsky

Longtime screenwriting professor Alexis Krasilovsky, an award-winning writer and director, explores the issue of world hunger by using pastries as metaphor in her latest documentary, Let Them Eat Cake. Krasilovsky and her co-producer, Sanjoy Ghosh, worked with teams of filmmakers in 12 countries to bring awareness to the unsavory aspects of producing sweets.  Read more

CSUN Music Students Delight Royals during German Arts Tour

October 12, 2015

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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

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