November 2010

Nov. 29

New Ranking for Mihaylo College
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is listed among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Programs. The news publication surveys deans and senior faculty members at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to compile the ranking. Participants are asked to rate the quality of all programs they are familiar with on a scale of 1 to 5.

This year’s listing recognized 386 business programs in its annual listing: Mihaylo is listed 135th along with business programs at 23 other campuses, including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Jose State. The top-ranked institution is University of Pennsylvania.

Holiday Crafts Fair Dec. 7-9
Looking for a one-of-a-kind present for that special someone? The Titan Shops’ Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is slated 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7-9 in a tent in front of the campus bookstore.

Save the Date — Feb. 19
Earth, Wind & Fire will rock the Honda Center Feb. 19 with their R&B, classic funk sound as the headliners for Front & Center 2011. Additional information can be found at

Cal State Fullerton Sports
Men’s Basketball (2-4, 0-0) ... The Titans have another away-and-home two-game week as they travel to Missoula to play Montana Tuesday, Nov. 30, before returning home for a rematch with San Diego Saturday, Dec. 4. Last week, the Titans lost at USC, 81-54, before rallying to win their home opener, 85-75, over Cal State Bakersfield.

Women’s Basketball (3-4, 0-0) ... It’s back on the road this week for the Titans, who play at Bowling Green this weekend and then have a Tuesday date at Loyola Marymount. Last week Fullerton ventured south to San Diego and north to Berkeley for the Collier International Tournament and the results were three losses that countered a defunct 3-game winning streak.

Women’s Volleyball ... The team is making its inaugural postseaon appearance in the first round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships to begin Dec. 3 at Stanford, where the Titans will face Colorado State. The Titans are in the tournament by virtue of winning the Big West Conference title for the first time in the university’s history, earning the league's automatic berth.

Wrestling (0-3, 0-3) ... The Titans compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas Dec. 3 and 4 following a 25-19 loss in a Pac-10 dual match at No. 20-ranked Arizona State.

Nov. 23

Men’s Basketball to Challenge USC
Fresh off their first win of the season — against San Diego Nov. 21 — the men’s basketball team will tackle USC Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 24) at the Galen Center. Most Titan games can be heard live on the internet.

Titan Volleyball Team Wins Conference Championship
For the first time in program history, the volleyball team is conference champion and will be making its first post-season appearance Dec. 3. The Titans won the league title, fending off two-time defending champion Long Beach State by winning their last nine matches of the regular season.

The first rewards came with the all-conference team announced Tuesday. Four Titans — Erin Saddler, Cami Croteau, Torrie Brown and Kayla Neto — made the 16-member first team. Saddler was named player of the year and Carolyn Zimmerman was selected coach of the year. The Titans also cracked the coaches’ national poll at No. 25.

Nov. 19

Latest Theater Production “Rent” Continues Through Dec. 12
Based on Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme,” “Rent” tells the story of an idealistic group of young artists struggling for survival and creativity during the days when New York’s Alphabet City was thriving. Cal State Fullerton's production of the award-winning play continues through Dec. 12 in the Little Theatre of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online or at the center box office. For more information, call 657-278-3371.

Spread Holiday Cheer
Camp Titan, the philanthropy of Associated Students, Inc., has kicked off its annual Toy Drive donation drive to benefit underprivileged children in Orange County. The drive continues through Dec. 9. Camp Titan student organizers will distribute gift donations at a holiday party in mid-December.

Nov. 11

Sugar Plum Dreams
Visions family gatherings and old-fashioned holiday celebrations will be in evidence during this year’s Victorian Candlelight Christmas event at the Fullerton Arboretum. Members of the Victorian Society, an Arboretum support group, will act out the story of “Sugar Plum Dreams” that starts in the historic Heritage House, decorated for the holidays, and continues to Oak Hall. The Dec. 4 and 5 program tours run from 5-7 p.m. and tours run approximately every 30 minutes. Admission is $15 per person and advanced reservations and prepayment are required. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the Arboretum website, call 657-278-4010 or email

Nov. 9

Community Forum on Conditions of Children Set
The Center for Community Collaboration within the College of Health and Human Development sponsors the 9th annual Community Forum on the Conditions of Children in Orange County that covers the annual report on the same name. Keynote speaker will be Ted Smith, CEO and chairman of the MIND Research Institute. The 8 a.m.-noon program will be held in the Titan Student Union and will include a panel discussion. For more information and to register, call 714-704-8777.

Rally Against Hate Nov. 18
The Association for InterCultural Awareness — part of Associated Students Inc. — hosts a Thursday, Nov. 18, “Rally Against Hate” in the Quad. The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. program will feature individuals sharing personal stories, spoken word performances and access to campus and community resources. Rally participants are encouraged to share their personal experiences or commitments to combat hate crime and support social change. For more information, visit ASI's website or call 657-278-2914.

Nov. 4

Ladies Volleyball Sets Win Record
A 3-1 victory over Cal Poly Oct. 30 in Titan Gym gave the Titan Volleyball team their 19th victory of the season and a new school record for most wins in a season. The victory also boosted their school record to 13-1 for victories in Titan Gym. The teams record is now 19-5 overall, 8-2 in the Big West, giving them sole possession of first place.

Pumpkin Launch Nov. 20
Gourds and other assorted items will fly Saturday, Nov. 20, at the annual Pumpkin Launch sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Discovery Science Center and the Future Scientists and Engineers of America. The free, family-oriented event, running from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Titan Stadium, will feature demonstrations and children’s programs/competitions on building catapults, towers and paper airplanes.

Nov. 3

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Navajo nation descendant Benjamin Hale of United American Indian Institute will speak Thursday, Nov. 4. “Native Me: The Story Through My Eyes” is presented from noon-1 p.m. in the WoMen’s Center — University Hall Room 205. Hale will discuss his life, the challenges of growing up in an American society and keeping his Native American customs and traditions. For more information, call 657-278-3928.

Nov. 2

OLLI Art Auction Nov. 14
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosts a Nov. 14 auction of watercolor paintings, books, photographic art, drawings, ceramics and other items as a fundraiser to support the campus group. Tickets for the 2-5 p.m. event in Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center, are $5. For more information, call 657-278-2446.

MBA Prep Seminar Thursday
Business Titans and the Real Estate and Entrepreneur Alumni Chapter are sponsoring an MBA Preparation and GMAT Information Seminar Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Golleher Alumni House. Brian Galvin, Veritas Prep director of academic programs, is the guest lecturer for the 6-8 p.m. program.

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