January 2012

Posted Jan. 31
New Parking Permit Dispensers
Visitors to campus can now use Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards to purchase a daily parking permit. The new machines are located throughout campus in surface lots and parking structures at both the main and CSUF-Irvine Campus.

Bicycle Check-Ups Feb. 16, March 15
Faculty, staff and students who get to campus on bicycles can get free safety and air pressure checks, brake and derailleur adjustments. Check-ups will be offered 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Feb. 16 and March 15 along Titan Walk.

Jan. 30
Weekend Sports

Women’s basketball was the ray of sunshine Jan. 28 as they beat Long Beach State, 74-53. They next play Feb. 1 against UC Davis at home.

The men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit to tie the game twice but couldn't garner the lead and the victory Jan. 28 against Long Beach State. The Titans face Cal Poly Feb. 2 at home.

Women’s tennis was shutout in its season opening Jan. 28 against San Diego State. They begin a series of seven home matches at Feb. 1 hosting UC San Diego.

Jan. 27
Spring Into Action Jan. 31
Titan Recreation is encouraging members of the campus community to “Spring Into Action” and to help them do so, the Student Recreation Center is holding demonstrations of its instructional classes at 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. For more information, visit titanrecreation.fullerton.edu or call 657-278-7529.

Texas Hold’em Tournament Kicks Off
Can you keep a poker face? Titan Bowl & Billiards, a program of Titan Recreation and Associated Students Inc., invites students to test their card playing skills through the Texas Hold’em poker tournament that kicks off 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the TSU Underground. Additional rounds will be held Feb. 15 and 29. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 1; for more information, call 657-278-2144.

Jan. 25
Lavender Welcome
The Multicultural Leadership Center will hold a spring LGBT Lavender Welcome 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Alvarado Room of the Titan Student Union. For more information, call 657-278-7366 or email multiculturalcenter@fullerton.edu.

Social Justice Summit 2012 Volunteers Sought
Campus members interested in being a part of this year's Social Justice Summit are invited to attend weekly meetings beginning the week of Feb. 6 in Room 2 of the Titan Student Union. For more information, call 657-278-7623 or email volunteer@fullerton.edu.

Staff Are Elected to Academic Senate
Sue Fisher, emergency preparation coordinator in University Police, and Patricia Balderas, business manager for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, have been elected to the Academic Senate and began their tenure Thursday, Jan. 26. A unanimous vote of the advisory body late last year paved the way for staff members to become full voting members of the Academic Senate.

Jan. 23
How Radio Works Jan. 28

John Rabe, host of KPCC’s program “Off Ramp” and producer of the documentary of “Walking Out of History,” will discuss how live radio works at the Patron of the Pollak Library talk Jan. 28.  The 2 p.m. free, public program will be held in Room 130 of the library.

Titans Beat UCI in Conference Match
Omondi Amoke had career highs of 23 points and 17 rebounds and D. J. Seeley topped his career best with 27 points Jan. 21 as the men’s basketball team beat UCI, 92-84. The Titans next play their six out of seven games on the road. In women's basketball, Megan Richardson scored a game high 26 points in the Titan loss to UCR Jan. 21. The women will play Northridge Jan. 25 followed by Long Beach State Jan. 28.

Women’s Tennis Kicks Off Season Saturday
Due to the threat of rain in the area forecast Jan. 21, the tennis team’s season-opening trip to San Diego was rescheduled to 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

Jan. 17
Homecoming Is Feb. 4
Calling all Titans to get in the spirit of homecoming Feb. 4 as the men’s basketball team take on UC Santa Barbara. Pre-game festivities kick off the action with performances by the Varsity Band, Spirit Squad and award-winning Dance Team, carnival games; campus tours; and activities for the all ages. Activities begin at 4 p.m. in front of Titan Gym; tip off is 6 p.m. For more information, go to the homecoming website.

Former Titan Finishes Eighth in Olympic Marathon Trials
Former Cal State Fullerton distance runner Nick Arciniaga placed eighth in the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Saturday but failed to qualify for the team. Arciniaga's time was 2:11.56, right on pace with his personal best but a little more than 2 minutes behind third place, the final qualifying spot. Another former Titan, Jordan Horn, finished 64th in 2:21.56 in the first marathon of his career. He had qualified with a fast time in a half marathon.

Baseball/Softball Tickets On Sale
Single-game tickets for the upcoming 2012 Cal State Fullerton baseball and softball seasons are now on sale at fullertontitans.com.

Weekend Sports
Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak to earn a 67-58 victory against CSU Bakersfield Jan. 13, while the men’s team fought to a close 67-65 loss against the Roadrunners. The men play tomorrow (Jan. 18) at home against UC Riverside; the women play the same night at UC Irvine.

Jan. 10
Public Affairs and Strat Comm Merge

The Office of Public Affairs has merged with Strategic Communications to provide for a more integrated approach to communications at CSUF. Jeffrey D. Cook, associate vice president for strategic communications, will assume responsibility for the newly consolidated department. Strategic Communications provides leadership in management of market research and planning; advertising; print, online, email and video communications; signature publications such as Titan Magazine; student recruitment materials and academic publications; internal communications; media relations; executive communications; crisis communications; the university's central social-media presence; and photography services.

Jan. 3
What Can OLLI Do for You?

Community and campus members interested in activities available for the “north of 50” crowd are invited to attend the Saturday, Jan. 14, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Spring Semester Preview. The 10 a.m. free program, which offers a light lunch, is an opportunity to learn about the many courses and activities offered through the program. For more about the program, call 657-278-2446.

Footlights Beckon Faculty Member
David Nevell, associate professor of theatre and dance, is spending Intersession in rehearsals for the International City Theatre production of “God of Carnage,” opening Jan. 27 for a four-week run at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Nevell's numerous acting credits include South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Festival/LA, PCPA/Theaterfest, Utah Shakespearean Festival and Emerging Artists in New York. Ticket information is available online.

Poli Sci Major Is State’s Youngest Mayor
Jeremy Yamaguchi, a senior majoring in political science, is the newly named mayor of Placentia. Yamaguchi, who won the nod Dec. 6, has transitioned from being Orange County’s youngest elected official to youngest mayor in county history and the state’s youngest-serving mayor. A city councilman for three years, he is also a director for the Orange County Fire Authority, the founding chairman of the Placentia Community Foundation and serves on the California Republican Party Central Committee. His biography is posted on the city’s Web site.

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