December 2010

Dec. 15

Faculty Mini-Grants Available
Faculty mini-grants to encourage community engagement — through research, partnerships, projects, curriculum and training — are available on campus. Information and forms are available online; deadline for applications is Jan. 8 with awards announced later in the month.

Dec. 14

Free Nature Tours at Tucker
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, a 12-acre nonprofit nature preserve in Modjeska Canyon, will be hosting an open house Dec. 28 through 31. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics-run facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and during the open house will feature various activities and 11:30 a.m. guided tours. For more information, contact Marcella Gilchrist at 714-649-2760 or

Dual Exhibits at Grand Central

The artwork of Arizona-based artist Joe Sorren and Ukrainian-born Mila Gokhman are on show now through Jan. 2 at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Sorren is the 51st artist-in-residence at the center, which was established in 1997 through a joint city/university effort. Gokhman, switched to art following a career in civil engineering and creates works in wood, clay, precious stones, metal, fabrics and leather.

CSU Receives High Marks in Statewide Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Californians continue to rate the California State University as doing a good or excellent job, according to the results of the recently released higher education poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, announced the CSU in this week's employee update. Also, plans for a new data center model is underway.

Dec. 7

Deck the Hall Dec. 12
Conductors Robert Istad and Christopher Peterson ring in the holidays at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, leading the University Singers, Concert Choir, Titan Men's Chorus, Women's Choir and Brass Ensemble in a concert of carols, holiday favorites and sing-alongs in the Meng Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 ($20 with Titan discount) and can be purchases online or at the Performing Arts Center box office.

Dec. 6

AS Mobilizes in Support of DREAM Act Legislation Dec. 7
Associated Students, Inc., will hold a 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, mobilization event to gather and send messages in support the federal D.R.E.A.M. Act, legislation that will provide pathways to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth raised and educated in the U.S. Video and photo messages in support of the legislation will be created along Titan Walk.

Men’s Basketball Sweep San Diego
Jer’Vaugh Johnson scored 23 points with 7 rebounds and Orane Chin had 21 points and 6 boards Saturday night to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 90-76 non-conference victory over the University of San Diego. Fullerton has won its last 12 home non-conference games and 31 of the last 32. The 90 points are a season high as the Titans shot 59 percent from the floor including 53 percent (8 of 15) from the 3-point line.

Meanwhile, the women's team lost their fourth straight game Saturday, Dec. 4, against Bowling Green.

Women’s Volleyball Defeated in First Round of Conference Action
Cal State Fullerton's magical volleyball season, that saw them win the Big West Conference title and advance to the postseason for the first time in school history, came to an end Dec. 3 in Stanford’s Maples Pavilion as Colorado State came from behind to defeat the Titans, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Dec. 1

Eighteen Mighty Warriors
Asian American Studies Program brings to campus the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors Comedy Troupe at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the Titan Student Union Theater. The Asian American sketch comedy group was created in 1994 and has performed around the country and as far away as Hong Kong. For more information about the free, public program, contact Eliza Noh at 657-278-2013 or

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