Posted Nov. 30
Deck the Halls Dec. 9-10
Cal State Fullerton's University Singers, Concert Choir, Men's and Women's Choruses, Brass Ensemble, special guests and the rockapella group “V/V” will ring in the holidays Dec. 9-10 in the Meng Concert Hall. Tickets for the 8 p.m. program are $25 ($20 with CSUF ID) and may be purchased online. High school and college students may purchase $10 tickets at the Clayes Box Office. For more information or to hear from the student singers, click here.
Titan Sports Roundup
Titan men’s basketball lost a rare nonconference home game Saturday, Nov. 26, against CSU Bakersfield, while the women's team suffers two losses at Hoops for the Cure Tournament in Dallas. The men's team next plays at Wichita State Dec. 1; the women face Gonzaga Dec. 2 at Titan Gym.
Victory was also snatched from the women's volleyball team Friday, Nov. 25. The team began well but lost 3-1 against Hawaii.
Californians Give CSU High Marks, Value Higher Education
More than half of the state's residents (56 percent) rate the California State University as doing a good or excellent job, according to a survey released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California.
Three in four residents (74 percent) say there is not enough state funding for higher education, and two in three say public colleges and universities have been affected significantly by budget cuts. Most Californians are concerned about the state's public universities increasing fees, offering fewer courses and reducing admissions.
"People realize that you can't continue to provide access to a high-quality education without sufficient state funding," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "The state has to renew its commitment to adequately fund public higher education if California is going to work its way out of this recession and generate jobs now and in the future."
Californians place an increasingly high priority on state spending for public colleges and universities — 70 percent consider it a very high or high priority, and 59 percent favor more state spending on public colleges and universities even if it means less money for other state programs. Many residents (58 percent) say a college education is necessary for success in today's workplace.
PPIC research also shows that the state will be short approximately 1 million needed college-educated workers by 2025, and among those polled who agree, 58 percent have little or no confidence in the state to plan accordingly.
Hunger and Homelessness Week
The Volunteer & Service Center is hosting Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 14-16 with an Exhibit Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov 14 in the Quad, where stories and statistics will be displayed about the hungry and homeless, and Open Mic Night from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Titan Student Union Garden Café. Prospective volunteers and performers are invited to send an email to email@example.com.
Men’s Basketball Earns Victory in Season Opener Nov. 11
Sophomore Isiah Umipig scored 34 points to lead five players in double figures as Cal State Fullerton outclassed Redlands, 118-68, Nov. 11, in the Titans’ season opener. They next play Nov. 18-20 in the Louisiana Tournament.
The CSUF volleyball team came back from behind to earn a 3-2 Big West Conference victory over UC Davis Nov. 11 but went down in defeat against Pacific Nov. 12. The Titans have two more matches for 2011: against UC Irvine at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and Hawaii at 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Both are in Titan Gym.
Meanwhile, Cal State Fullerton completed its 2011 cross country season Nov. 12 at Stanford with the men finishing 22nd among 25 teams and the women 29th among 31 squads in the NCAA West Regional Championship.
Canned Food Drive
The Volunteer & Service Center Hunger Coalition is collecting canned and non-perishable food to donate to the Orange County and Second Harvest food banks. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 1 in Room 2 of the Titan Student Union. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 657-278-7623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Inequity Talk Nov. 10
Shira Blatt, manager and regional recruiter for Teach for America-Los Angeles, will discuss the decline of English and math proficiency and the dropping rates in high school and college graduation in "Education Inequity: Why Are Children Still Left Behind?" at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 as part of the Multicultural Leadership Center's Dessert and Dialogues series of community meetings. For more information, call 657-278-7366.
Titan Sports Weekend
Isiah Umipig and Kwame Vaughn each scored 18 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 71-56 men's basketball exhibition win Nov. 4 over Cal State Los Angeles. The Titans open their regular season Nov. 11 at home against University of Redlands.
The volleyball team fell in three sets against Long Beach State Nov. 5. The team travels to UC Davis and Pacific Nov. 11-12. Men's soccer finished their season with a 2-1 losing effort against Cal State Northridge.
Men's Soccer Garners a Tie
The men’s soccer team finished Nov. 2 in a 1-1 tie against UC Davis and now need a win or another tie against CSU Northridge to have a winning season. They face the Matadors in Titan Stadium at 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
In other sports action, women's volleyball took a 3-1 victory Nov. 1 against UCI.
Tis the Season for Giving
The Camp Titan/Associated Students annual Toy Drive for underprivileged children continues through Dec. 8. Campus members are encouraged to select a child's name from the Titan Toy Drive train display in the Titan Student Union lobby, purchase an age-appropriate gift or gift card for the name selected and return the unwrapped gift to the TSU's information and services desk. All donations will be distributed at a holiday party in mid-December. Monetary donations and gift cards also are accepted. For more information, call 657-278-2468.
Rally Against Hate Nov. 9
The Association for InterCultural Awareness will host a 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rally Against Hate Nov. 9 in the Quad. There will be a showcase of personal stories of hate crimes, spoken word performances and accessible information about resources available to the campus community. For more information, call 657-278-2914.
Maritime President to Step Down
William B. Eisenhardt, president of the California Maritime Academy, has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.