September 2010

Sept. 28

Walking for a Cause
The Titan women’s basketball team took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K run Sunday, Sept. 26. Head Coach Marcia Foster and senior Lyndsey Grove talk about the Newport Beach event in this video produced by Michael Greenlee of Athletics.

Helping Students Advance Careers
The Career Center has planned a fall schedule of programs to help students learn about their future. Upcoming: Internship and Job Fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Titan Student Union; and Professional Leadership Conference — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Room 3230 of Mihaylo Hall. Other programs are available on interviewing, career networking and other job-related skills.

Sept. 22

Titans v. Bruins in Soccer Action
The Titans renew their long men’s soccer rivalry with UCLA this weekend, hosting the Bruins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Titan Stadium. The Bruins haven’t played in Titan Stadium since a 1-1 tie in 2004. Fullerton is 1-3-2 after splitting two matches over the weekend in Morgantown, W.Va., while UCLA takes a 4-1-1 record into a Friday night match at UC Santa Barbara.

Call for Mission and Goals Proposals
Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit proposals for a University Mission and Goals Initiative for fiscal year 2010-11. President Milton A. Gordon has announced that he will award up to $600,000 for initiatives that focus on supporting or enhancing the ability to obtain external funding for research, creative activities and assessment. Deadline for proposals to division heads is Oct. 29. Division heads have until Nov. 19 to review and forward to the Planning, Resource and Budget Committee. After PRBC review and recommendations, the president will announce his decision in March 2011. Applications are available online; for more information, contact Paulette Blumberg, assistant to the vice president for administration and finance, at 657-278-4717.

Sept. 21

Marriage Equality Talk
Ann Peplau, professor of psychology at UCLA, will be addressing “Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples: Perspectives From Relationship Research” during a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, talk in Room 238 of McCarthy Hall. The talk is sponsored by Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, campus chapter, and the Women and Gender Studies Student Assn. with support of the offices of the vice president of student affairs and the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact Karyl Ketchum at 657-278-2480.

Comments Now Being Sought
Comments and questions are being sought regarding a proposed new online master of science in environmental engineering program and a proposed joint concentration in finance and information systems within the bachelor of arts in business administration. Deadline for written questions and statements for both proposals is Friday, Oct. 1, and should be sent to the Academic Programs Office, Room 111 of McCarthy Hall. To review the proposal for the master of science program, contact Katherine Powers, director of graduate studies, 657-278-2150; for the joint concentration, contact Ed Trotter, acting associate vice president for undergraduate programs, 657-278-4586.

Helping Students Advance Careers
The Career Center has planned a fall schedule of programs to help students learn about their future. Upcoming: Graduate School Expo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Quad; Internship and Job Fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Titan Student Union; and Professional Leadership Conference — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Room 3230 of Mihaylo Hall. Other programs are available on interviewing, career networking, and other job-related skills are also available.

Native Basket Weaving
Experience Native American basket weaving firsthand Oct. 2-3 at the Fullerton Arboretum. Master weaver Abe Sanchez will teach participants how to create a juncus coiled medallion basket. The Anthropology Department joins the Fullerton Arboretum in sponsoring the workshop, which is part of the Arboretum's California Indian Plant Uses Program.

Saturday’s program is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $85 for Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum members and students; $100 for nonmembers. Only prepaid registration will be accepted and must be made by Monday, Sept. 29. Dress for the outdoors is recommended and participants should bring a sack lunch, small box cutter or pocket knife, awl, small scissor, and a medium-small container to hold water to soak basketry materials. Awls and box cutters will be available for purchase at the class. For more information, call 657-278-3407 or

Going Green by Conserving Water
The Fullerton Arboretum is offering a new Water Conservation Gardening Series sponsored by Yorba Linda Water District and taught by Steve Gerischer, landscape designer and president of the Southern California Horticulture Society. Upcoming is “California Friendly Plants for the Garden” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in the Arboretum’s pavilion classrooms.

Looking Behind the Curtain
What does it mean to be “behind the curtain?” Orange County artists will be exhibiting works that allude to metaphoric curtains in the just opened “Detras de las Cortinas” exhibit at Grand Central Art Gallery. CSUF alumnus Emigdio Vasquez is among the artists featured in the exhibit, which continues through Oct. 17.

Sept. 14

Women Golfers Place Third
Host Montana State rallied from an eight-shot deficit Sept. 8 to edge Cal State Fullerton for second place in its Bobcat Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament. Memphis ran away with the team title, shooting an 11-over par 579 and taking the top five individual places. Fullerton competes next on Sept. 21-22 at the Cougar Invitational hosted by Washington State.

Training Opportunities
University Business Institute is offering two new certificate programs this month: “Managing Funds and Accounts” designed for all employees and “Optimizing Staff Performance” primarily for managers and department chairs. Other workshops and programs also are available this month. To register, go to

Fresh, Organic Vegetables Available
Interested in fresh, organic vegetables? Become a subscriber now in the campus chapter of Roots & Shoots’s community supported agriculture project and be able to pick up a basket of produce grown at South Coast Farms, a local family farm, every two weeks from a collection point in the Fullerton Arboretum parking lot. For more information, contact Sara Johnson, associate professor of anthropology,, or call 949-661-9381.

OLLI Fall Lecture Series
Free public lectures, ranging from health care reform and financing retirement to winemaking and watercolors, are being offered this fall by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a university affinity group of retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. Offered are series on “Pathway to a Healthy Life,” “Transition in Retirement Essentials” and “Eclectics I” and “Eclectics II.”

Spend a Saturday Viewing Nature
The Fullerton Arboretum resumes its free, monthly guided tours at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The one-hour nature tours are open to all ages and held the third Saturday of each month, except January and August. Participants are encouraged to bring water as well as wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 657-278-3407.

Book Sale Center Now Open
Books lovers can reach out and find a new-to-them book at the Book Sale Center in Room 199 of the Pollak Library. Most books are $1 to $3. Hours are: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-5 p.m. Thursdays.

Volunteer Opportunities Fair Set for Sept. 18
If you enjoy the Fullerton Arboretum and are looking for an opportunity to serve as a volunteer, attend a 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 18, Volunteer Opportunities Fair to learn more about ways to serve as nature guides, docents, cultivators and plant sales and nursery helpers at the local botanical garden.

SafeSpace Training Available
The Dean of Students Office is offering SafeSpace training in September. The program is an opportunity for faculty and staff members to become more familiar with issues, as well as resources available to serve this community.

SafeSpace: Ally Training
10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Sept. 15
Bradford Rooms, Titan Student Union
SafeSpace: LGBT 101
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22
Sterns Room, Titan Student Union

Following completion of the two-part program, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and SafeSpace Tuffy decal to display in their offices. Registration is requested and can be done by email to, or by phone, 657-278-7366.

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