January 2011

Jan. 26

Health, Wellness Festival Jan. 29
Campus and community members interested in learning more about yoga therapy, meditation, Tai Chi and other various health and wellness disciplines are invited to attend the Saturday, Jan. 29 Health and Wellness Festival at the Fullerton Arboretum. The festival is open from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 from arboretum members and $13 per nonmembers per 50 minute session. Preregistration is advised; call 657-278-3407 or go to the Arboretum website.

Women’s Center Open House
The Women's Center, Adult Reentry and Veterans Student Services will be hosting a two-day open house on their programs and services. The open house will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Room 205 of University Hall.

Blood Drive Feb. 1
Help save a life by donating blood during a Tuesday, Feb. 1, campus drive organized by the Volunteer and Service Center. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the walkway between Titan Gym and the Student Recreation Center. Appointments may be made online at www.givelife.org. For more information, contact the Volunteer and Service Center at volunteer@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7623.

Theatre Alum Performing in “Hair”
Cal State Fullerton theatre alumnus Marshal Kennedy Carolan is performing in the national touring production of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” on stage through Feb. 6 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Cast members will stage a free, public performance at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at South Coast Plaza’s Carousel Court on the ground floor level. They will sing select numbers from the show, greet audience members and sign autographs.

Jan. 25

Another Victory for Men’s Basketball
Orane Chin scored 18 points and Devon Peltier added 14 Jan. 22 as Cal State Fullerton upset UC Santa Barbara, 63-58, in Big West Conference action. Click here to view video highlights of the game. Fullerton plays a non-conference game tonight (Jan. 25) at Cal State Bakersfield.

In other athletics news: Wrestlers won a pair of lopsided duel meets Jan. 22; Titan Tennis began the dual match season with losses in San Diego; and women’s basketball is defeated by UC Santa Barbara.

Jan. 24

Free Bike Check-up Jan. 27
Parking and Transportation is offering safety and air pressure checks, brake and derailleur adjustments for faculty, staff and student bicycles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, along the walkway between the Pollak Library and the Titan Student Union. For more information, call 657-278-4699 or email cservices@fullerton.edu.

Clearance Sale at the Arboretum
A wide variety of plants for spring gardening will be on sale Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6 during the Winter Clearance Plant Sale at the Fullerton Arboretum. Plant prices will be slashed by 50 percent during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. sale.

Jan. 20

Titan Men’s Basketball Victory
Jer’Vaughn Johnson had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds and Devon Peltier added 18 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to an 89-87 Big West Conference victory over Long Beach State Jan. 19 in Titan Gym. Click here to see video highlights from the game.

Jan. 19

IQ Challenge Prior to This Week's Beauty and the Beast Contests
What is a tsukahara? How many weight classes in collegiate wrestling? Prior to Friday's (Jan. 21) Beauty and the Beast competition — in which wrestlers and gymnasts will compete simultaneously in Titan Gym, members of the two teams tested their knowledge about each other's sport in a "Beauty and the Beast IQ Challenge" captured on video created by Athletics. More information about the 6 p.m. contest is available on the website.

Jan. 18

Sports Alumni Events Jan. 29
Two Titan sports programs are hosting alumni events Wednesday, Jan. 29. The women’s basketball program welcomes back past Titan greats for the 2010-11 alumnae game at 12:30 p.m. in Titan Gym prior to tip-off of their Big West Conference contest against Cal State Long Beach, while the baseball team has set a 1 p.m. match up between the current crop of Titans and former players at Goodwin field. For more information, go to the athletics websites for women's basketball and baseball.

Jan. 13

Dry Weather and Hard Work Open Tucker
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and staff who cleared trails and cleaned ponds and facilities such as the bird observation porch following heavy holiday rains, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon is open to campus and community members. Operated by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the facility is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information on the sanctuary, call 714-649-2760 or go to the Tucker website.

Jan. 12

Getting Fit This Spring
Enrollment is now underway for the spring session of the Employee Wellness Program. Offered are classes in Strength and Conditioning and Women’s Workout at various times Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, Jan. 24, and continuing for 16 weeks. Yoga classes are offered in eight-week sessions. For more information, go to the Employee Wellness Program website.

SafeSpace Training in February
Campus members interested in becoming familiar with issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students — as well as the resources available to serve this community — are invited to take part in SafeSpace training. The two-part program is offered at 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Room 233 of the Titan Student Union and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Stearns Room of the TSU. To register, or more information, e-mail the Multicultural Leadership Center.

Jan. 10

Grants now available
The Instructionally Related Activities Committee is now accepting proposals for funding instructionally related activities for the 2011-12 academic year. Funding proposals may be prepared using the guidelines on the IRA website. Applicants must attend mandatory orientations scheduled Jan. 19-21 and can schedule an orientation by calling Heather Sutherland, Associated Students Inc., executive assistant, at 657-278-2401. Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 4.

Doctoral Incentive Program
Graduate students and faculty members interested in earning a doctorate and teaching in the CSU can apply to the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, which offers financial aid in the form of loans of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 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 at a CSU campus.

Applications for the incentive program are available on the CSU website. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Amy Alspaugh at 657-278-2616.

Men’s Basketball Wins in Overtime
Devon Peltier scored 21 points, including 6 in overtime, Saturday, Jan. 8, as Cal State Fullerton survived a frantic finish for an 83-77 Big West Conference victory at UC Riverside. The Titans improved to 6-10 and 2-2 while UCR lost at home and in conference for the first times this season to fall to 6-8 and 1-1. For more on the game and other Titan action, go to http://www.fullertontitans.com.

Titans Begin Season Ranked 12th
The 2011 Titan baseball team will begin the season as the No. 12 team in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball. Cal State Fullerton will begin its season with a three-game, non-conference match-up with cross-town rival Long Beach State, Feb. 18-20.

Jan. 3

OLLI Open House Jan. 15
Campus and community members are invited to come out and learn more about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute during the organization’s Jan. 15 Spring Semester Preview. The 10 a.m. program in the Ruby Gerontology Center will review the upcoming classes and activities to be offered.

The organization now has a membership of more than 1,000 retired and semiretired individuals and offers more than 90 courses and activities, including study groups, travel opportunities, special events and social programs. One such new program, Transitions in Retirement Essentials, is offered free on Saturday mornings.

The preview event features a free light lunch. For more information, call 657-278-2446.

Learning to Conserve 2011
The Fullerton Arboretum announces a Jan. 22 water conservation gardening program on landscape design for California. The 1:30-3:30 p.m. program is free to customers of the Yorba Linda Water District, $25 for Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum, $30 for nonmembers. Preregistration recommended and can be made by Jan. 19 by calling 657-278-3407.

Other educational programs at the botanical garden are available through March and more information is available at the Arboretum website.

Top of Page