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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Special guest artist Gary Foster joins
the ensemble on woodwinds for the group’s final concert
of the season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
funds study into utilizing American Indian symbols to teach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holocaust Rememberance Day, Earth Day Festival, New Testament
Scholar to speak, Democracy panel discussion
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.
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
birds workshop at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Orange County residents can learn about
the wide variety of birds native to canyon areas, during a Local
The unlimited possibilities of the art
of illustration are seen in Diverse Expression, featuring the
diversified works of Hans Printz, Eduardo Villacís and
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.
master's degree progam's first class of students near graduation
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.
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
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.
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
plans emergency awareness activities
Emergency preparedness is the subject
of various activities slated for April — Earthquake Preparedness
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
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.
Topping-Off’ ceremony to mark construction phase of Performing
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.
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.
Trio performs at Cal State Fullerton
Ernest Salem, violin; Bongshin Ko, cello;
Eduardo Delgado, piano to perform 8 p.m. Friday, April 16.
to Cal State Fullerton Day” to showcase university’s
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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.
master’s degree program’s first class of students
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.
summers ‘Bowl’-ing with some of entertainment’s
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Fullerton’s spring enrollment reflects dwindling
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.
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.
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.
Guitar in recital and master class Mar.
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.
Ensemble I & II
With Chuck Tumlinson, director, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 19.
Symphony Orchestra & University Singers
With Kimo Furumoto, conductor, at 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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