October 2010

Oct. 26

Asian Actor to Discuss Media Affect on Society
Actor Parry Shen will discuss how stereotypical images and misrepresentations of Asian Americans in the media affect society during a 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 presentation in the Alvarado Room of the Titan Student Union. The public talk is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program, Radio-TV-Film Department, Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty & staff Association, Pollak Library and the Multicultural Leadership Center. For more information, contact Eliza Noh at 657-278-2013 or enoh@fullerton.edu.

“The Queer Art of Failure”
Judith J. Halberstam, director of the Center for Feminist Research at USC, will discuss “The Queer Art of Failure” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in Room 1502 of Mihaylo Hall. The program is sponsored by the Queer Studies Faculty Advisory Panel with support from the Vice President of Student Affairs, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psi Chi, CSUF Chapter of the Psychology National Honor Society, and the Women and Gender Studies Student Association. For more information, call Karyl Ketchum at 657-278-2480.

Business Writing Program Honored
The Business Writing Program in Mihaylo College of Business and Economics was honored Oct. 22 as the 2010 recipient of the Academic Affair’s Advancement in Assessment Award in recognition of how the program uses evidence of student learning to make program change and improvement. Previous award winners include the Biological Science and Anthropology departments.

Men’s Soccer Team ‘Adopts’ Boy With Brain Tumor
The men's soccer team recently “adopted” 7-year-old Brett Aurin, who was born with craniosynostosis and an inoperable brain tumor. Brett, wearing a Titan jersey, was on hand for the Titans vs. Hope International match, announcing his teammates, taking part in the coin toss and providing the ceremonial first kick. To see more check out this video created by Mike Greenlee.

Fee Waiver Submissions Announced
The application period to submit completed Employee/Dependent Fee Waiver forms for spring semester 2011 is Oct. 1 through Dec. 17. If the fee waiver application is not received by the deadline, full fees may have to be paid until the application is completed and a reimbursement is issued. The Fee Waiver application is available via eForms. To access eForms, log on to the Campus Portal, click on Titan Online, find the eContent box, select MyWorkplace link, select eForms – HR Human Resources, click on the Benefits folder.

Life From the Land Talk Nov. 6
The Fullerton Arboretum and the Anthropology Department announce “Life From the Land: What, No Pizza Parlors?” with educator Peter Rice. The 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, presentation, for both adults and children 9 or older, will cover indigenous plants of Southern California with a focus on the plants of the chaparral and is part of the California Indian Plan Uses Program. Cost is $35 per person; lunch and water not provided. More information available on the Arboretum website.

CSU Doctoral Incentive Program
The California State University has announced the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, established to increase the number of promising doctoral students interested in applying and competing for future CSU instructional faculty positions. The program provides loans of up to $10,000 per year up to a maximum over a five-year period. Participants who successfully obtain a CSU faculty position will have 20 percent of the loan forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching on a CSU campus. More information and applications are on the chancellor’s website. Completed applications must be received in Academic Affairs, Room 133 of McCarthy Hall by 5 p.m. Feb. 25.

Oct. 22

Rock Wall Event for Beginners
Titan Recreation hosts “Rookies on the Rock,” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Student Recreation Center. The event is designed for new climbers and is open to Cal State Fullerton students and members of the recreation center. For more information, call 657-278-7529.

Oct. 21

Get Your Fresh Fruits and Vegetables!
Fresh, organic produce grown on the grounds of the Fullerton Arboretum will be available for purchase from 10:30 a.m. until everything is sold Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Arboretum Farm Stand located at the front main entrance. Among the selection: persimmons, oranges, gourds, squash, herbs, hot peppers and rhubarb.

Travel and Research Grants Available
The Faculty Development Center coordinates several funding programs directly supporting teaching and scholarly/creative activities. The center coordinates a number of grants, informs faculty of available grant opportunities and provides support with grant-writing as it relates to technology in teaching and learning. For more information, go to the Faculty Development Center website.

Holiday Packages for Troops
The Veterans Student Services invites members of the campus community to contribute to holiday care packages for the troops in Afghanistan. Suggested items to donate: Personal items such as razors, shaving cream, lip balm, deodorant, mouthwash; food or snack items, including gum, candy, jerky, popcorn, dry cereal, pretzels; other, such as books, batteries, sewing kit, writing supplies; or monetary donations (to assist with shipping costs) will be accepted through November. Donations can be left at the Women’s Center in Room 205 of University Hall or Room 479 of the Educational Classroom. For more information, call 657-278-3928.

Oct. 15

Hot in the Kitchen and on the Court
If the competition on the court is as hot as it was at the ESPN Zone "Kitchen Stadium," fans could be treated to an exciting 2010-11 basketball season. Titan basketball coaches Marcia Foster and Bob Burton defended their Best Taste titles at the Oct. 13 Southern California Coaches Cooking Challenge presented by the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney.

Recognizing Veterans
Veteran Services and the Student Veterans Association is asking military veterans to participate in the November CSUF Wall of Heroes event when a wall of veterans will be displayed on Titan Walk in honor of Veterans Day. Submissions for inclusion can be made by email; deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, call 657-278-8660.

Presenters Sought
Submissions to be a presenter at the 15th Annual Western Assessment Conference March 17, 2011, are being sought. The annual conference, sponsored by Mihaylo College of Business and economics, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development Center, will focus on Student Success Through Assessment: Putting the Pieces Together. Deadline for submissions in Nov. 22.

Free Viewing of Film ‘Vitus’ Oct. 20
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a free Wednesday, Oct. 20, viewing and discussion of the Swiss-German film “Vitus” in Room 463 of McCarthy Hall. The film, shown with subtitles, is presented by Agnes Cser, Mira Deliyska and Minni Phipps, lecturers in modern languages and literatures.

ASI to Host ‘Pizza With the Presidents’ Oct. 20
Associated Students, Inc. will host ‘Pizza With the Presidents’ from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Quad. The biannual event provides students with an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns with President Milton A. Gordon; Robert L. Palmer, vice president, student affairs; Willie Hagan, vice president, administration and finance, CFO; Carrie Stewart, associate vice president, University Advancement; ASI President Joseph Lopez; and ASI Executive Vice President Andrew Lopez.

For more information, call 657-278-3295 or visit asi.fullerton.edu.

Pulitzer Winner Speaks at Library Oct. 30
Tim Rutten, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from the Los Angeles Times, will discuss “Reading the Midterm Tea Leaves” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in Room 130 of the Pollak Library. The Friends of the Fullerton Library talk is free and open to the public.

A 30-year veteran of the Times, who won the Pulitzer as part of a team covering the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Rutten also is author of “Political Behavior: Models and Metaphors of Politics in America,” as well as co-editor of and contributor to “California Government in National Perspective.” For more information, call 714-870-7208 or 714-526-3617.

Oct. 12

CSU to Grant Doctorates in Nursing
On Sept. 28, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the doctorate of nursing practice and the doctorate of physical therapy degree bills into law. The California State University is now able to grant the doctorates, which will help address the state's need for faculty and professionals in these fields.

Ballot Initiative Forum Oct. 16
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, League of Women Voters and the American Association of American Women are sponsoring a free public forum on the nine ballot initiatives on the November ballot. The noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 program will be held in Mackey Auditorium of the Ruby Gerontology Center.

Oct. 11

Assemblyman to Meet with ASI Candidates
Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton), a 1989 history alumnus, will talk to students running for candidacy on the Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors during a Thursday, Oct. 14, visit to campus. The public talk will be held at 8 a.m. in the Heterbrink Room of the Titan Student Union. For more information, call 657-278-3296 or visit the ASI website.

Beware of the Scare!
The Student Alumni Ambassadors are out to scare those who dare to visit the “Haunted Alumni House” Thursday, Oct. 28. The bewitching hour is 7 to 8 p.m. for children; 7-10 p.m. for adults at the Golleher Alumni House, located off State College Boulevard by the University Police Building. Contributions will support the Alumni Association Student Scholarship Program.

Under the Stars — Bats!
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary hosts “Bat Night” from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The festivities includes a free bat lecture and tour, as well as storytelling, face painting, pumpkin carving, wagon rides and a BBQ dinner. The sanctuary is a 12-acre nonprofit nature preserved owned and operated by Cal State Fullerton and its College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. It is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd., Modjeska Canyon, 92676.

Insurance Day Oct. 19
Students interested in a career in the insurance field are invited to attend “Insurance Day 2010: Clearing a Path to Opportunities.” As part of the daylong festivities, will be advising sessions and opportunities to talk to human resource representatives from insurance, risk management and financial services companies in the courtyard of Mihaylo Hall and noon and 6 p.m. panel presentations by industry professionals in the Scott O’Brien Center, Room 3230 of Mihaylo Hall.

Oct. 7

Voter Fair, Registration Oct. 13
Hungry students and campus members who haven't registered for the Nov. 2 election can dine on complimentary meat and veggie hot dogs and sign-up to vote from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the monthly Associated Students’ cook-out in the Quad.

A voter fair kicks off the day's festivities at 10:30 a.m. with information about the various measures that will be on the upcoming ballot.

Oct. 6

Empowering Multicultural Women
More than 70 upper class students are expected to attend the daylong “Women of Color Leadership Conference” Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Titan Student Union. The program is hosted by the Women’s Center. Among the speakers will be Jenenne Macklin, motivation coach and licensed clinical social worker; Barbara McDowell, emerita director of the Women's center; Janette L. Hyder, Educational Opportunity Program counselor; and Elizabeth Suarez, coordinator of the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center.

Conference registration is closed. For more information, call 657-278-3928 or email rocamacho@fullerton.edu.

Same-Sex Marriage and American Culture Talk Oct. 13
John D. Ibson, professor of American studies, will discuss “Same-Sex Marriage and American Culture: The Perspective of a New Groom and Longtime Scholar” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Room 252 of University Hall.

The talk is part of a series sponsored by Psi Chi, the psychology national honor society, and the Women and Gender Studies Student Association with underwriting from Student Affairs and the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, call Karyl Ketchum at 657-278-2480.

Oct. 1

Conquering Mt. Everest
Cindy Abbott, lecturer of health science, will speak about climbing Mt. Everest while battling a rare disease Tuesday, Oct. 5. The noon to 1 p.m. talk will take place in Room 130 of the Pollak Library. For more information, call the Women’s Center at 657-278-3928.

‘Nifty 50’ Tour Oct. 16

The Fullerton Arboretum begins a new monthly series of free landscaping tours with the “Nifty 50” — a tour of the botanical garden’s favorite drought-tolerant and California-native plants at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. The programs will be offered every month except August and January. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

Yoga Fun for Children
Children 7 to 10 years of age can stretch their bodies and their imagination by attending “Nature, Body, Fun!” at the Fullerton Arboretum. The 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturday programs continue through November at the Arboretum’s Nature Center. Cost is $10 per child for individual classes; four-class sessions are $35 per child. Prepaid registration is required. More information available at 657-278-3407.

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