CSU Trustees OK Proposed Fee Increase
The California State University Board of Trustees, during
their Oct. 26-27 meeting, approved a proposed 2006-07 budget
request that, if funded by the state, would mean an increase
of $235.5 million for the system and its 23 campuses.
Based on revenue and expenditure assumptions in line with
the second year of the Compact for Higher Education, the CSU
projects a 3 percent increase in the state General Fund appropriation
with a supported enrollment increase of 2.5 percent, or 10,000
students. It also would provide for a 3 percent increase in
the compensation pool.
The budget request also proposed to increase the state university
fee for undergraduate and credential students by 8 percent
and graduate students by 10 percent. A third of the new fee
revenue will be set aside for financial aid grants.
Nationwide, the CSU remains the least costly university among
its comparable institutions, even with the proposed fee increases.
To read more about the proposed budget and fee increase,
go to Dateline Extra at www.fullerton.edu/Dateline.
Titans Basketball Picked To Win Big West Championship
Cal State Fullerton’s basketball team was picked to
win the big West Conference men’s basketball championship
by both the head coaches and media representatives at the
annual Media Day in Irvine.
Fullerton and UCI each had two players selected to the six-man,
preseason all-conference team. Bobby Brown and Jamaal Brown
were tabbed from the Titan squad.
CSUF Celebrates Native American Awareness Month
Cal State Fullerton will celebrate Native American Awareness
Month with cultural activities organized by the Inter-Tribal
Student Council. Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Southern California
Intertribal Bird Singers and Native American hip-hop artist
MC Quese will perform at noon in the Quad. Wednesday, Nov.
9, Jennifer Villalobos, a member of the Tohono O’odham
Nation, will speak on Native American women’s issues
at 4 p.m. in Langsdorf Hall Room 318. In addition, the film
“Medicine River” will be screened. The events
are open to the public free of charge. Additional information
is available at 657-278-3603.
Silverado Country Fair to Highlight Tucker
Cal State Fullerton’s Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary will be
honored Nov. 12 at the Silverado Country Fair. The Inter-Canyon
League, a nonprofit organization hosting the fair, is highlighting
Tucker for the first time. Fair-goers will be able to see a
historical display of the sanctuary and visit an information
booth. The Inter-Canyon League also will also present Tucker
with a gift during the Saturday event, which begins at 10 a.m.
at the Silverado Community Center in Silverado Canyon. Entertainment
will include musical performances, dance classes, crafts and
games. Entrance fees are $2 for adults and $1 fee for children.
Media Contacts: Frances Williams, Inter-Canyon League,
(714) 649-2069 or Karon Cornell, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary,
Scholar to Lecture at Cal State Fullerton
Arts for a Lifetime” is the subject of a public lecture
to be presented Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cal State Fullerton by
Robert L. Patten of Rice University, where the author is the
Lynette S. Autrey Professor in Humanities. His books include
“Charles Dickens and His Publishers” and “George
Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art,” named the best
biography of the 1990s by the British newspaper The Guardian.
The former Fulbright scholar and Guggenheim fellow is spending
two days at CSUF as part of Phi Beta Kappa’s Couper Scholars
Program. Patten’s lecture is at 4 p.m. in Kinesiology
and Health Science Building Room 199.
State Assembly Passes CSU Ed.D. Bill
The California State Assembly has passed SB 724, a bill giving
the California State University the authority to award specific
The agreement will authorize the CSU to independently award
an education doctorate (Ed.D) designed to meet state needs
for training current and future K-12 and community college
administrators. The amended legislation aims to be responsive
to the state’s needs for training programs for educational
leaders across all of the segments. It builds on the mutual
strengths of CSU and UC campuses while remaining consistent
with the basic tenets of the Master Plan for Higher Education.
The UC will continue to offer its own doctoral degrees in
education and both systems will continue to offer a wide variety
of degree and nondegree training and professional development
programs for teachers and administrators.
The bill now heads to the Senate for concurrence with Assembly
amendments. If approved it will move on to the governor, who
has until Oct. 9 to sign the measure.
New Guardian Scholars Named
Cal State Fullerton welcomed 13 students as the newest class
of Guardian Scholars — the 10 freshmen and three juniors,
all promising, college-bound foster youth — joined 27
returning scholars when the fall semester began.
The new scholars and their majors are: Aaron Adkins, undeclared;
Torhan Barnes, child and adolescent development; Michelle Cadwell,
history; Rachel Kerley, art; Crystal King, psychology; Sarah
McMurry, political science; Samantha McKee, communications;
Leila Makboul and Nicole Muth, both psychology; Desiree Penland,
business administration; Nicole Pimentel, sociology; Frances
Ronquillo, liberal studies; and Natalia Yungerlevi, business
Titan Alumnus ‘Honored’
Former Titan baseball player Mark Kotsay was commemorated
Sept. 6 with a Kotsay bobblehead doll given away by the Oakland
A’s prior to their game against the Seattle Mariners.
The centerfielder for the Bay Area team was the college baseball
player of the year in 1995, when he led the Titans to the
Another former Titan was similarly “honored”
in 2003. The Montreal Expos saluted their long-time ,all-star
third baseman with a Tim Wallach bobblehead night. Wallach
was college baseball’s player of the year in 1979 when
he led the Titans to their first NCAA championship.
Top Five for International Student Enrollment
Cal State Fullerton is fifth among the country’s top 40
master’s institutions for the number of international
students enrolled on campus, according to Open Doors,
a report on international educational exchange. The annual report,
based on 2003-04 statistical survey figures, is published by
the Institute of International Education. Four of the top five
institutions are California State University campuses. “The
year for which this is published reflects the first time in
30 years that there has been an overall decline nationwide in
international student enrollment. Nonetheless, the stats for
the CSU and our move up in the national rankings reflects that
our appeal to international students remains strong,”
said Bob Ericksen, director of International Education and Exchange.
CSUF is Among
Top 25 Graduate Schools for Hispanics
Cal State Fullerton was ranked among the top 25 graduate schools
for Hispanics in the April 11 issue of Hispanic Outlook.
The university was listed 17th in the nation based on 2003 enrollment
figures from the database of the National Center for Education