March 2011

March 30

Softball Opens Big West Conference Action at UC Santa Barbara
The Titan softball team hits the road for its Big West Conference opener against UC Santa Barbara. The two will battle in a doubleheader Saturday, April 2, and wrap up the series Sunday, April 3. Both day’s games will begin at noon.

Baseball Team Tops Bruins
Tyler Pill and Carlos Lopez each drove in a pair of runs and Raymond Hernandez pitched three scoreless innings for the save Tuesday, March 29, as Cal State Fullerton beat UCLA, 5-3, in the teams’ first meeting since the 2010 NCAA Super Regional.

Golf Action
Mark Anguiano tied for 16th among individuals and Cal State Fullerton finished tenth as a team March 29 in the 2011 OGIO-Santa Barbara Men’s Golf Invitational. Men next compete April 11-12 at the Texas State Championships.

Kristen Aiu shot a 2-over 73 to pace a strong final round of 18 holes as the Titan women moved up to finish in sixth place in the Anteater Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament March 29. Next is Big West Conference Championships April 16-19.

March 29

Greeks raise $57,000 during ‘Greek Week’
More than 850 students from campus fraternities and sororities took part in this year’s Greek Week activities, raising $57,100 in support of Camp Titan. Fundraising efforts included collecting recyclables, asking for coin donations from the campus community, holding restaurant fundraisers, and garnering monetary donations from alumni, chapter and family members.

Actor Discusses His Career
Actor Sung Kang, who has appeared in “Antwone Fisher,” “Live Free or Die Hard” and “The Fast and the Furious” movies, will be on campus to speak to students from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, April 4, in the Titan Theatre of the Titan Student Union. The program is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and the Radio-TV-Film Department.

Nature Photography at Fullerton Arboretum
Nature enthusiasts and aspiring photographers are invited to attend the 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, Fullerton Arboretum program “Nature Photography: How to Tell the Story” led by photographer and author Steve Kaye. Cost is $25 for Arboretum members; $30 for nonmembers. Registration is requested by Wednesday, April 6, and can be made by calling 657-278-3407. More information is available on the Arboretum website.

March 28

Titans Sweep University of Hawaii
Ivory Thomas and Anthony Trajano each had two hits and Nick Ramirez drove in all three runs as No. 13 Cal State Fullerton completed a four-game sweep of the University of Hawaii with a 3-2 non-conference baseball win March 27 at Les Murakami Stadium.

Softball Team Earns Split Finish
The Titan softball team closed out the non-conference portion of its 2011 schedule with a doubleheader split March 27, opening with a 1-0 victory over Cal State Bakersfield before falling to the Roadrunners,6-2, in nine innings. The Titans, who open Big West Conference play next weekend on the road at UC Santa Barbara, move to 11-15 overall.

March 23

Children’s Center Grand Opening Thursday
The new campus Children’s Center holds an official grand opening and building dedication at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24. Tours will be given throughout the day until 5:30 p.m. For more information about the event, visit: or call 657-278-2961.

Languages and Literatures Conference Thursday

Students, faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more about world languages are invited to the fifth annual Conference on Literature, Culture & Languages March 24 in the Titan Student Union. The 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. program is organized by Asociación de Alumnos y Ex alumnos de Español and sponsored by the Association of Intercultural Awareness and Associated Students.

New President for San Jose State
The California State University Board of Trustees March 23 named Mohammad Qayoumi, president of California State University, East Bay, as president of San Jose State University.

Duo Qualify for NCAA Gymnastics Regionals in Oregon
Seniors Alaina Baker and Shelly Cooper have been selected to compete in the individual all-around that the 2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics West Regional hosted by Oregon State at 4 p.m. April 2 in Corvallis, Ore., annoucned the NCAA March 21. Earlier this week, Baker took home conference titles on floor and individual all-around.

Daily Titan Wins Third Place in National Competition
The Daily Titan won an Apple Award this month at the annual College Media Convention in New York. The student-produced publication placed third in the four-year daily newspaper category, following UCLA’s Daily Bruin and the University of Georgia’s Red & Black. Isa Ghani, Titan editor-in-chief, and faculty adviser Jason Shepard accepted the award.

March 17

Special Presentation About Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami
Yasuyuki Tokutsune, a nuclear insurance scholar from Kansai University, alumnus Jim Gutmann (MBA ’80) of Wood, Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers, and So Jung C. Park, CSUF assistant professor of finance, will discuss “Facing the Challenge of Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Explosion” at noon Monday, March 21, in Room 3230 of Mihaylo Hall. The talk is sponsored by Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and co-hosted by the Center for Insurance Studies; Gamma Iota Sigma, the student chapter of the International Insurance fraternity; and the Japanese Student Association.

Ethnic Studies Under Fire Talk
Arizona teachers and students are touring the state to raise awareness about threats to multicultural and ethnic studies courses will be taking part in a 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 23 discussion in the Gabrielino Room of the Titan Student Union. The program is sponsored by the California Faculty Association and Afro-Ethnic, Asian American and Chicana and Chicano Studies Departments.

Yard Sale to Benefit Veterans’ Appreciation Night
Members of the Student Veterans’ Association will host a 7-11 a.m. campus yard sale Saturday, March 19, on the lawn adjacent to the Engineering and Computer Science buildings. Proceeds will be used to cover expenses of the fourth annual Veterans’ Appreciation Night in April. Items for sale will include appliances, toys, books, clothes, CDs and DVDs, furniture, collectibles and electronics. For more information, contact Jim Hodgson, president of SVA, at or Lyle Ausk at

Botanical Art March 26
Become an artist and explore the richness of the garden this spring by attending a new 9 a.m. to noon program Saturday, March 26, at the Fullerton Arboretum. Art and botany instructor Tania Marien will teach drawing techniques and how plants function in “Botanical Art: How Does Your Garden Grow?” Preregistration by March 21 is required as space is limited. Cost is $30 for Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum members; $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 657-278-3407.

March 15

Could It Happen Here?
Two faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are teaming up Wednesday, March 16, for a 4 p.m. seminar, “M=9.0 Honshu Japan Earthquake: What Happened? Could It Happen Here?” David Bowman, chair and professor of geological sciences, and Greg Childers, associate professor of physics, plan to outline their preliminary knowledge of what happened in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, explore the potential risks from earthquakes in Southern California and discuss the damage to Japanese nuclear power plants and its implications for the state. The seminar is in Room 238 of McCarthy Hall. Seating is limited.

March 11

Big West Names Scholar-Athletes
Senior hurdler Lauren Williams and sophomore outfielder Carlos Lopez were among 18 individuals honored as Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year today at a banquet in Garden Grove. The top female and male scholar-athlete is chosen annually for each of the nine Big West institutions based on a combination of athletic prowess and academic achievements.

March 10

New Book Club on Campus
Campus members interested in reading books related to communication, motivation and personal and professional development are invited to join the new University Business Institute “UBI by the Book.”

A featured book will be announced at the beginning of each month and discussions, facilitated by Elizabeth Housewright, associate university librarian, will be held on the last Thursday of that month. Next meeting is at noon, Tuesday, March 15, in Room 804 of Langsdorf Hall. To reserve a space, email Margie McMillan.

Student Scholarships Available
Associated Students Inc. is offering 14 scholarships and book loan scholarships to students. Applications and qualification information is available online (, as well as at the Information & Services desk or ASI offices, Room 207, in the Titan Student Union. Deadline is 5 p.m. March 14.

March 9

Men’s Golf Ties for Third
The Titans moved up four slots and finished in a tie for third place Tuesday, March 8, at the 15th Annual Del Walker Men’s Golf Invitational held at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

Men’s Basketball earns Post-Season berth and Earns No. 6 Seed
Devon Peltier scored 23 points to lead five Titans in double figures Thursday night as Cal State Fullerton snapped a 5-game losing streak and clinched a post-season tournament berth with an 82-80 Big West Conference victory at Pacific. The Titans followed up with a 87-82 victory against UC Davis to become the No. 6 seed in Big West Conference post-season tourney Thursday, March 10.

Titan Named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Player of the Week
Infielder Anthony Trajano was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Player of the Week after helping the Titans to a perfect 4-0 week over Loyola Marymount and USC.

March 3

Robert Scheer to Speak March 12
Syndicated columnist Robert Scheer, editor-in-chief of and a weekly commentator on KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center” program, will be the featured speaker at the 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Patrons of the Library program in Room 130 of the Pollak Library. The author of nine books will discuss his latest work, “The Great American Stickup: How reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street.” For more information, call 714-870-7208 or 714-526-3617.

Blood Drive March 8-9
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, on the walkway between Titan Gym and the Student Recreation Center. Campus members interested in donating blood can sign up online at (sponsor code: CSUF), call 714-427-2605 or stop by the Volunteer and Service Center in Room 2 of the Titan Student Union.

March 1

Distinguished Faculty Student Service Award Nominations Sought
Nominations are now being sought for the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Student Service Award. Nominations should be for an individual who has made outstanding efforts to serve students within the classroom as well as outside, such as involvement with student organizations. Deadline is 5 p.m. March 25. For more information, call 657-278-2586.

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