October 2011

Oct. 31

Scholarship Route for Prospective Ph.D. Students Nov. 7
A free, special information session on the Ford Foundation’s Diversity Fellowship Program, which awards predoctoral annual scholarships of $20,000, will be held on campus from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 530 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.  James L. Rodriguez, associate professor of child and adolescent studies, will explain the three-year program and application process.

For more information, call Norma Ramirez at 657-278-4614 or email noramirez@fullerton.edu.

CSU Media Arts Festival Nov. 12
Cal State Fullerton hosts the California State University’s 2011 Media Arts Festival Saturday, Nov. 12, in Mihaylo Hall.

This year's finalists include two from CSUF — senior art major Jonathan Soto in the animation category and freshman radio-TV-film major Natalie Rodriguez in the short screenplay category.

Entertainment industry professionals select the winners in each category and the winner of “Best in Show.” A public screening of the finalists’ films is set for 6 p.m.  and 1-3 p.m. industry mixer exclusively for students and faculty members.

Co-sponsoring this year’s festival are the College of Communications' Department of Radio-TV-Film and Mihaylo College of Business and Economics’ Entertainment and Tourism Management Program. For more information go to the CSU website.

Titan Sports Weekend
Women’s soccer completed the season with a 4-1 victory over UC Davis Oct. 30. Women’s volleyball also was victorious, beating UC Riverside, 3-2, Oct. 29. Men’s soccer was not as lucky, going down in defeat against UC Santa Barbara Oct. 29.

Oct. 28
Cooper Center Open House
A free open house will be held at the John D. Cooper Center in Santa Ana from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Center staff will be on hand to discuss the collection.

For more than 35 years, Orange County Parks has collected artifacts, specimens and documents from archaeological and paleontological investigations into the history of the county. CSUF and OC Parks have partnered to manage, curate, preserve and provide opportunities for the exhibition of these artifacts.

Parking will be offered at the Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 92701 with shuttles  to the center.

Reservations are required by Nov. 1 and can be made by calling 657-278-3673.

Oct. 24

ESPN Recruits on Campus
ESPN recruiters will be on campus Oct. 27 to meet with students and recent graduates about the multimedia sports entertainment company's internship programs, entry-level job and career opportunities and job application process. Cal State Fullerton is one of 15 universities nationwide targeted to hold the recruiting sessions.

"Despite the poor economy and difficult job climate, Cal State Fullerton has continued to build its reputation among the state's and nation's employers, and as a result, we are one of the first campuses they think of to come to and recruit our students," said Sean Gil, Career Center associate director. "Having ESPN on campus to recruit our student means that we have the high caliber students that a leading global employer seeks to hire."

Titan Sports Weekend
Women’s soccer
battled to a 1-1 draw against UC Riverside while the men’s team lost in overtime against UC Irvine Oct. 23. The women next play Pacific Oct. 28 and UC Davis Oct. 30; the men travel to play UC Riverside Oct. 26.

The baseball team swept to a 9-3 victory Oct. 23 in a two-game scrimmage against Vanderbilt. On Nov. 19 the team hosts a free 12-and-under youth clinic before their Family Fun Day scrimmage at Goodwin Field.

Volleyball went down in defeat against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Oct. 22. Next up: Cal State Northridge Oct. 28 and UC Riverside Oct. 29.

Oct. 21
Campus Technology Day
Information Technology hosts a daylong workshop on how faculty and staff members can use the latest in technology at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. To register and for more information, go to the Technology Day website.

Arboretum Haunted Garden
Ghosts, goblins and spooks — it's Haunted Garden time at the Fullerton Arboretum. The Oct. 28-29 event will feature bats and bullfrogs, vampires and everything that goes "bump" in the night lurking along hidden trails. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue through 8:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For smaller children there will be a Children's Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 657-278-4002.

Haunted Alumni House
It’s a night of fright at the second annual Haunted Alumni House Thursday, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, the evening festivities begin with a kid's hour at 7 p.m. followed by a haunted tour from 8-10 p.m. Fee to attend is $2 with contributions being used to support the Alumni Association Student Scholarship Program.

Oct. 20
Titan Men Picked Fourth in Hoops Poll

Past performances and experience obviously were at the top of the list of criteria when prognosticators made their predictions of how the 2012 Big West Conference men’s basketball standings will look in March.

Defending regular season champion Long Beach State got the nod to defend its title over UC Santa Barbara that beat the 49ers in the title game of last year's Big West Tournament. Cal State Fullerton was projected for fourth place, a notch behind Cal Poly.

Fullerton’s team will be on display for the first time Saturday at the annual Blue-White Scrimmage at 11 a.m. in Titan Gym. There is no admission charge but there is a $25 tab to stay and have lunch with the players and coaches.

Oct. 18
Great American Shakeout

Earthquake preparedness is the theme as the university gets ready for California's "Great ShakeOut 2011" Thursday, Oct. 20. Cal State Fullerton students, faculty and staff will join millions of Californians by practicing the steps to survive an earthquake. A drill is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. Oct. 20. When the alarm sounds, all on campus are expected to drop, cover and hold — then evacuate from buildings. Once outside, they are to move at least 50 feet away from all structures. Information on how to prepare for earthquakes will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 18, during “Ask an Expert” presentations in the Quad from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
See Yourself in a Quake — On Oct. 19, visitors to a photo booth in the Quad can have their photo taken against the backdrop of a simulated quake. Details and tips for earthquake preparedness are posted online.

Soccer Teams Scores  Shutout, tie
Sophomore Nikki McCants scored in the eighth minute of the contest and that was all the women's soccer team needed Oct. 16 to shutout Cal State Bakersfield, 1-0, at Titan Stadium. Meanwhile, Kevin Venegas for CSUF and Ben Sperber for UC Riverside scored second-half goals and a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of Big West Conference men's soccer action.

More Titans Making a Difference
The Titan volleyball team taught the basics of the sport to area youth Sunday, Oct. 16. Hear from Titan senior Torrie Brown from the event at Craig Regional Park in this video.

Oct. 13
'No Dinosaurs in Heaven' Screening
Campus and community members are invited to attend the screening of "No Dinosaurs in Heaven" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Mackey Auditorium of the Ruby Gerontology Center. The film, sponsored by the departments of Liberal Studies and Geological Sciences, will be followed by a discussion. For more information, call 657-278-7049.

Kid's Bowling Program
Children and teens, ages 5 to 16, can learn to bowl this fall at Titan Bowl & Billiards in the Titan Student Union. The $50 program begins Oct. 22 and continues through Dec. 10. Registration may be done by calling 657-278-2144. For more information, visit titanbowl.fullerton.edu.

Oct. 11
Local Singer at the Titan Bowl

Campus and community members are invited to attend a free performance of singer-songwriter Anna Nelson from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Titan Bowl & Billiards in the basement of the Titan Student Union. For more information, call 657-278-5855 or visit titanbowl.fullerton.edu.

Oct. 10
CSU Non-Resident Students Eligible for State Financial Aid

Under Assembly Bill 131 signed into law Oct. 8 by Governor Brown, certain non-resident CSU students will be eligible for state-funded financial aid. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, some non-resident students who demonstrate need and have met certain criteria will be eligible for such aid under the second half of the California Dream Act, a measure authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo.

Titan Battles Back to Title
Sophomore Morgan McIntosh claimed the consolation title of the 2011 Fall Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament via default Oct. 9, posting three wins on the tournament's final day en route to the title.

The Titan women's soccer and volleyball teams did not fair as well, coming up short against Long Beach State.

Oct. 7
Helping Veterans

Titans provided homeless or at-risk veterans with new professional wardrobes and looks during Orange County's first Stand Down event Sept. 17-18. Students serving academic internships with community partner, Working Wardrobes, organized and staffed WW's services at the day-and-a-half event. The 150 veterans attending were accommodated overnight in tents with fresh linens and provided with hot meals, showers, Working Wardrobes' professional makeovers, as well as medical and dental services, counseling, benefit claims, legal aid, and housing and employment placement assistance services.

Oct. 5
Marni Nixon to Visit Campus

Soprano Marni Nixon will be in residence Oct. 17-22, conducting master classes and coaching students individually. Nixon is, perhaps, best known for providing the singing voice of Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood and Deborah Kerr in the film classics “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “The King and I” and “An Affair to Remember.” Her campus stay will culminate with an 8 p.m. Oct. 22 performance with students in the Meng Concert Hall of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. Details about her residency, varied career and video clips are shared in the College of the Arts newsletter. Tickets for the Oct. 22 performance can be purchased online.

Titans Making a Difference
In conjunction with alumnus and State Sen. Lou Correa’s (D-Santa Ana) legislature aimed at Anti-Childhood Obesity and Fitness Week,  men and women’s soccer players staged a clinic for more than 250 local youngsters prior to the Sept. 28 men’s match vs. CSU Bakersfield. To see a video about the players’ experience, click here.

 Oct. 4
Golfers Sweep to Titles

Mark Anguiano shot even par 213 and Tisha Alyn Abrea carded a 13-over-par 226 Oct. 3 to lead the men's and women's golf teams to the respective championships of the Firestone Grill Invitational for their first multi-team tournament victories since the programs were reinstated for the 2009-10 seasons.

Bat Night Oct. 15 at Tucker
Children, youth and adults are invited to come out Oct. 15 to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s Bat Night. The 4-8 p.m. program will include a talk about bats by Paul T. Stapp, association professor of biological science, as well as crafts, wagon rides, face painting and pumpkin carving, a barbecue and facility tour. Cost is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tucker, a 12-acre nonprofit nature preserve owned and operated by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, 92679.

Author Appearance Oct. 11
Sandra C. Lopez, author of “Esperanza: A Latina Story” and “Beyond the Gardens” will speak and sign books from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union. The free event is sponsored by Associated Students Inc. and Mesa Cooperativa. For more information, call 657-278-3928.

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