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New Alumni Relations leader named
Lifelong Fullerton resident and Titan alumnus Carlos Leija (B.A. psychology ’91) is Cal State Fullerton’s new executive director of Alumni Relations.
Cal State Fullerton students win national honors, recognition
Sue Stewart of Orange, a communications major at Cal State Fullerton, has won first place in the Arthur W. Page Society’s annual Case Study Competition.
Tucker Wildlife offers workshops, events
Sanctuary will be the scene of a series of workshops and special events May-August that are designed to acquaint residents with the birds and plants found in rustic Modjeska Canyon.
Special Games-Kathleen Faley Memorial May 7
More than 2,500 developmentally disabled students from throughout Orange County are expected to participate in the 19th annual Cal State Fullerton Special Games-Kathleen Faley Memorial. This year’s theme is “Appreciation to Our Volunteers and Athletes” and will include appearances by police, fire and Orange County Sheriff’s representatives.
University offers summer programs for youth
Cal State Fullerton’s University Extended Education, Athletics, Recreational Sports and Fullerton Arboretum offer multiple alternatives to a summer spent watching television or playing computer games.
Jazz Ensemble
Special guest artist Gary Foster joins the ensemble on woodwinds for the group’s final concert of the season.
Best-selling author to receive honorary doctorate at 45th annual Commencement
Award-winning mystery novelist Elizabeth George returns to her alma mater to receive an honorary doctorate during the 45th annual commencement ceremonies.
Campus leaders make appeal to legislators
In a historic first for the campus, the university president, the Academic Senate chair and the California Faculty Association chapter president, joined together last week in Sacramento to meet with elected officials to advocate on behalf of Cal State Fullerton and the CSU.
PRBC works for campus fiscal well-being
Strategies to bolster the university’s fiscal health and well-being are developed and debated by the budget committee, whose members include representatives from the faculty and staff, vice presidents and other administrators, as well as students.
Environmental Town Hall May 6
“Our Environment in Peril – What, Me Worry?” is the focus of a Thursday, May 6, Issues That Divide Town Hall Series.
Campus dedicates building, hosts health forum
Cal State Fullerton will celebrate the completion of the Kinesiology and Health Science Building Friday, April 30, with a dedication ceremony and campuswide Community Wellness Forum.
NSF funds study into utilizing American Indian symbols to teach mathematics
Mathematics professor's insight into these possibilities has translated into a $99,627 National Science Foundation grant-funded project that, if successful, could lead to a full-blown exploration of the use of Native American elements in undergraduate mathematics.
Howser, Saget headline Communication Week 2004
Huell Howser, producer and host of the long-running PBS program “California’s Gold,” will take part in a 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, public forum in the Titan Student Union as one of the many guest speakers during Communications Week May 3-8.
Bulgarian guitarists follow their passion to America
What began with a visit from faculty member David Grimes to Bulgaria has become an international exchange for three talented brothers with a passion for the guitar.
Ruby Gerontology, water hazard research earmarked for federal funds
Congress included Cal State Fullerton in its most recent omnibus appropriations bill, earmarking about $600,000 for efforts expected to benefit both the campus and the community at large.
Taiwan Commissioner to meet with faculty, students
Mark Wei, Taiwan’s commissioner of insurance, visits Cal State Fullerton April 21, when he will confer with business faculty members and deliver a classroom lecture. He also will meet with officials from several Southern California insurance companies.
The Capital Steps
Composed of both former and current congressional aides from Washington, DC, this wickedly funny comedy troupe performs bipartisan musical parodies lampooning elected officials, popular culture and the juiciest scandals-du-jour.
April events: Holocaust Rememberance Day, Earth Day Festival, New Testament Scholar to speak, Democracy panel discussion
CSUF scholars to compete at CSU Student Research event
Thirteen Cal State Fullerton scholars will represent the university at the 18th annual California State University Student Research Competition April 30-May 1 at Cal State Northridge.
First-time teachers from CSUF perform above CSU average in most areas
During the 2002-2003 school year, 709 Cal State Fullerton students received preliminary teaching credentials. And most of these first-year teachers are doing just fine or better, according to recent survey results released by the California State University.
Local birds workshop at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Orange County residents can learn about the wide variety of birds native to canyon areas, during a Local Birds Workshop.
Diverse Expression
The unlimited possibilities of the art of illustration are seen in Diverse Expression, featuring the diversified works of Hans Printz, Eduardo Villacís and Ben Reynoso.
New computer, software engineering degrees approved
Students who dream of careers in computer engineering, and software engineers who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge, will be the beneficiaries of two new degrees offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Online master's degree progam's first class of students near graduation
'It's Our University' donations benefits entire campus community
Over the past 11 years, faculty, staff and emeriti have contributed more than $2.7 million to the “It’s Our University” campaign in support of academic excellence in various areas of the campus. During the 2002-03 drive, more than 565 members of the Cal State Fullerton family donated $476,000.
Biologist studies plague and prarie dogs
Biologist, with colleagues from Colorado State University, is conducting research on the plague – which has killed thousands of black-tailed prairie dogs in northern Colorado – thanks to a $472,633 National Science Foundation grant.
Exploring the Latino image in Hollywood cinema
Nancy De Los Santos, producer of the documentary, “The Bronze Screen: 100 Years, The Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema” discusses the role of Latinos Hollywood films.
Building bridges between cultures and religions
On April 10, 16 Muslim scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will arrive on campus to learn more about Muslim life in Southern California. While here, they will share insights about their countries, religious practices and beliefs with the campus community in classes and during an open forum, “Q & A: Islamic Scholars,” noon-1 p.m. Monday, April 12
Campus plans emergency awareness activities
Emergency preparedness is the subject of various activities slated for April — Earthquake Preparedness Month.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month begins April 7
Asian Pacific Heritage Month will be celebrated April 7-May 2 at Cal State Fullerton, where activities will include film screenings, poetry readings, lectures and evenings designed to sample Asian cultural offerings
European Union enlargement discussion scheduled for April 7
“The Impact of European Union Enlargement on Central and Eastern Europe” will be discussed at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
‘Steel Topping-Off’ ceremony to mark construction phase of Performing Arts Center
The steel framing for Cal State Fullerton’s new Performing Arts Center will be complete in a matter of days. To celebrate, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is hosting a steel topping-off ceremony and barbecue lunch for the university, invited guests and construction crew.
Senior To share research on quakes
Julia Clark, a senior Cal State Fullerton geology major with a keen interest in earthquakes, will present a talk April 14 about forecasting quakes, at the annual national meeting of the Seismological Society of America in Palm Springs.
Premiere Trio performs at Cal State Fullerton
Ernest Salem, violin; Bongshin Ko, cello; Eduardo Delgado, piano to perform 8 p.m. Friday, April 16.
“Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day” to showcase university’s offerings
More than 1,800 high school students, their friends and families are expected to visit Cal State Fullerton Saturday, April 10, for the 11th annual “Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day.”
Dancers headed to prestigious Washington D.C. festival
CSUF's Dance Program was one of four Southwest region universities selected to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., following regional dance competitions at the American College Dance Festival Association’s regional festival.
Mini-Medical school spring series
Campus to host a four-part lecture series designed to offer the community an opportunity to obtain information about current health topics. Mini-Medical School will familiarize attendees with modern medical curricula and current medical practices.
Spring Dance Theatre
The Spring Dance Theatre is a showcase of modern dance, choreographed by students, faculty and alumni. The music selections include pieces from Philip Glass, Beethoven, AFI and Gypsy Kings.
“SUDS” the rocking ’60s musical soap opera
Ten years ago, four friends got together to create a rollicking little musical called “Suds” to do for 1960s girl singers what the hit “Forever Plaid” did for 1950s guy singers.
The Contiguglia Piano Duo
Identical twins Richard and John Contiguglia have collaborated as a piano duo since they were five years old. Throughout their career critics have responded in superlatives to their unique musical partnership.
Online master’s degree program’s first class of students nears graduation
CSUF ranks eighth in nation for enrollment of Hispanic women
Cal State Fullerton is listed eighth in the nation among the top 25 institutions for enrollment of Hispanic women, according to a report in a recent issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
He spends summers ‘Bowl’-ing with some of entertainment’s biggest stars
Mitch Hanlon not only works with tomorrow’s stars here on campus (on such high-profile events as Front & Center), but with today’s stars of the stage, film, television, opera and rock and roll each summer as assistant conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Noriko Ogawa
Third prizewinner of the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition, Noriko Ogawa has inspired audiences and young pianists in Europe, America and her native Japan where she is a national celebrity.
Two major grants will enhance math and science teaching, learning
Two major grants totaling more than $3.1 million have been awarded to Cal State Fullerton to improve K-12 teaching quality, enhance mathematics learning and recruit more teachers to science education.
Task force seeks ways for CSUF, SCCO to partner
Cal State Fullerton and its higher-education neighbor to the north, the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), have formed a joint task force to strengthen relations and explore opportunities for mutual benefit.
Cal State Fullerton’s spring enrollment reflects dwindling state revenues
Enrollment for the spring semester at Cal State Fullerton is 30,848 – a reduction from the record high of 32,592 reached in the fall.
Native American powwow
The sound of drums and the sight of intricate dancing and colorful regalia will fill Cal State Fullerton’s Engineering and Computer Science Lawn Saturday, March 20, as the university’s Inter-Tribal Student Council stages a Native American powwow.
Six emerging leaders of Afghanistan to visit Cal State Fullerton
University to host a Southland visit March 15 by a delegation of six women from Afghanistan. They’ll exchange information on government, economic, health and education systems, as well as ideas for mutual activities.
Stepán Rak
Guitar in recital and master class Mar. 26-27.
Business leaders explore “Heir Conditioning”
Practical insights on how to raise, educate, encourage and engage “heir-worthy” children and grandchildren is the subject of a March 23 workshop.
Jazz Ensemble I & II
With Chuck Tumlinson, director, at 8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 19.
University Symphony Orchestra & University Singers
With Kimo Furumoto, conductor, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21.
Students to explore opportunities, hear advice during Business Week
Leaders from a wide variety of fields will share their knowledge, experience and advice with Cal State Fullerton students March 23-25 during the College of Business and Economics’ Business Week 2004.
Marine biologist to discuss human impact on local shores
Cal State Fullerton professor Steven N. Murray, a veteran marine biologist and one of only two Californians serving on the National Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, will discuss “Science, Seashores, the Public and Marine Protection” Monday, March 15, at this year’s Outstanding Professor Lecture.
Understanding Europe without leaving campus
European Studies is the new name for the former Russian and East European Studies Program.
OBJECTS, a new play by Jule Selbo, is a mystery. Work on a research project causes medical student Sigourney Cushing to examine her own life. OBJECTS follows her near-desperate need for validation and love, the emotional turmoil in the mismanagement of power and the seismic shifts in self-perception that can occur when faced with personal truths.
Social Science Research Center: Helping nonprofits help others
Every year, researchers with the Social Science Research Center provide businesses, tax-supported and nonprofit agencies, and organizations and scholars with empirical data that is critical in developing and evaluating programs, advocating for change or making sound policy decisions.
An Evolving Creation: No Oxymoron
“An Evolving Creation: No Oxymoron,” an exploration of the scientific and theological case for biological evolution, is the subject of a guest lecture at Cal State Fullerton by Keith Miller of the Geology Department at Kansas State University.
Thomas Kinkade: Heaven on Earth
Thomas Kinkade, known as the “Painter of Light,” has become one of the most avidly collected, financially successful and controversial painters in history. His latest exhibition April 3 – June 27.

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