Arts Orange County Honors University
Cal State Fullerton was recently awarded an Annual Achievement
Award by Arts Orange County. The local agency honored the university
for its "Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment" during
its seventh annual awards evening at the Balboa Bay Club in
Campus Alcohol Program Honored
Cal State Fullerton’s Designated Driver/Sober Sidekick
Program was honored last month with a $1,000 Automobile Club
of Southern California regional award. The honor is given to
organizations for efforts in developing and implementing programs
to prevent student alcohol abuse.
CSUF competed against colleges
and universities from seven states and was one of just six schools
in the nation to receive recognition through the College and
University Drinking and Driving Prevention Awards.
The Designated Driver/Sober Sidekick Program helps students
identify ways to reduce harmful drinking situations, encourages
party-goers to understand the importance of a designated driver,
increases the number of fraternity and sorority houses offering
non-alcoholic options and reduces the number of drivers leaving
parties intoxicated. It also calls for volunteers to serve as
designated drivers or sober sidekicks, who walk intoxicated students
back to university dorms.
The program hopes to team with the Fullerton Police Department
and local alcohol retailers in the future to further reduce drinking
The College and University Drinking And Driving Prevention
Awards is a joint program between the Automobile Club of Southern
California and the Center for College Health and Safety.
New Name for Concentration
Effective in fall, the nursing administration concentration within
the master of science degree in nursing will become nursing leadership.
President Milton A. Gordon conferred emeritus status to Jane
Hipolito, emerita professor of English, Comparative Literature
Anthony R. Fellow
was appointed to a three-year term as chair of Communications
effective Aug. 17. Thomas Fujita-Rony, was appointed to a three-year
term as program coordinator for Asian American Studies effective
Aug. 17. Susan Hallman was reappointed to a three-year term as
chair of Theatre and Dance effective Aug. 17. Joseph W. Sawicki
was reappointed to a three-year term as chair of English, Comparative
Literature and Linguistics effective Aug. 17.
Student Health Center Is Accredited
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. has
awarded the Student Health and Counseling Center a three-year
"The dedication and effort necessary for an organization
to be accredited is substantial, and your organization is to
be commended for this accomplishment," noted officials
of the AAAHC in the official notification to campus.
center was begun in 1960 in the office of the Dean of Students.
It moved into its current facility in October 1974.
Student Films to be Screened
majors will be seeing their films on the big screen as part of
the Corona Film Festival June 17.
are: "Monuments" by Melissa Huddleson,
and "Beyond the Fence" by Sarah Akkari.
Catastrophic Leave Donations Sought
Due to extended illnesses, Douglas Ball and Dennis Davids, both
of Physical Plant, have exhausted all leave credits. Fellow
campus employees are asked to donate either sick leave or vacation
credits. Amounts of hours that can be donated vary depending
on bargaining unit. Catastrophic Leave Donation forms are available
through Payroll, located in Room 320 of College Park.
Titan Games Available Via Video Streaming
The Big West Conference, in partnership with CSTV, has begun
video streaming selected baseball games for the remainder of
the 2006 season. This weekend’s Titan baseball games
vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m.,
Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. — are
among those being offered. For more information, go to http://www.cstv.com.
President Milton A. Gordon has awarded emeritus
status to the following individuals:
Karen Bell, emerita administrative support coordinator II,
for 35 years of service, including 22 years with the Art Department.
Lee Broadbent, emeritus senior counselor,
for 25 years of service in the University Counseling Center,
Career Development Center and Counseling and Psychological Services.
Carol S. Brooklier, emerita department secretary III, for 29
years of service, including 20 in the Theatre and Dance Department.
Lora Perry, emerita data coordinator, for 19 years of service
in Admissions and Records.
Michael Riley, emeritus media production specialist, for 36
years of service in the Instructional Media Center and University
Catastrophic Leave Donations Sought
Due to extended illness, Jeffrey Cady, Physics, has exhausted
all leave credits. Fellow campus employees are asked to donate
either sick leave or vacation credits. Due to an extended family
illness, Soad Boulos, Admissions and Records, is seeking contributions
of vacation credits to supplement her exhausted leave account.
Nine Titans to Compete at Research Contest
Nine Cal State Fullerton students will represent
the campus at the 20th annual CSU Student Research Competition
May 5-6. The competition is designed to promote excellence in
undergraduate and graduate research and creative activity.
students taking part are Annette Tarnowski, music; Francisco
Zabala, engineering; and biological science majors Catie Garrett,
Diego Miranda, Marcella Olave, Myesha Poland and Paul Gerard.
students are David Teubner, art, and Go Watanabe, biochemistry.
Summer Youth Programs Offered
from kindergarten through 8th grade can spend the summer learning
new games, sports activities and having fun at the Titan Youth
Sports Camp, offered by the Associated Students Rec Sports.
annual program offers six, back-to-back one-week sessions of
sport-related activities from June 26 through Aug. 4. The daylong
sessions offer morning and afternoon snacks and lunch. Extended
child care options are available.
Other summer youth
programs include an August gymnastics camp for boys and girls
5 to 14 years of age, and a learn-to-swim program for children
as young as six months.
For more information or to register online,
go to http://tysc.fullerton.edu or call 278-PLAY.
Catastrophic Leave Donations Sought
to extended illness, Ramona Corpron and Armando Ramirez of Physical
Plant, have exhausted all leave credits. Fellow campus employees
are asked to donate either sick leave or vacation credits. Amounts
of hours that can be donated vary depending on bargaining unit.
Catastrophic Leave Donation forms are available through Payroll,
located in Room 320 of College Park.
President Milton A. Gordon
has awarded the title emerita director of student life to Loydene
L. Keith for 18 years of service to the university.
Three Titans Earn All-American Status
State Fullerton wrestlers Curtis Schurkamp, Paul Tice and Ian
Murphy each earned All-America status for their efforts at the
University Greco Roman Nationals held last week at Northwestern
University in Evanston, Ill.
Tice placed sixth at 145 pounds and Schurkamp (132) and Murphy
(185) each finished eighth in their weight categories. Schurkamp
is a sophomore-to-be while Tice and Murphy will be juniors during
the 2006-07 collegiate season. All three also competed April
29 in the freestyle competition.
Special Games Set May 5
The 21st annual California State University, Fullerton Special
Games – Kathleen E. Faley Memorial will once again bring
developmentally disabled students from area schools to campus
to participate in a series of non-competitive athletic events.
This year approximately 2,800 special athletes will take part
in opening ceremonies followed by activities such as football
and basketball toss,
Catalog for CSU Summer Arts Available
Interested in Jazz? Dance? Art? The eighth annual California
State University Summer Arts Program may have something for you.
The annual two-week program, hosted at Fresno State University,
offers 17 three-unit courses coordinated by members of the CSU
faculty and taught by guest artists. Among the offerings: The
Complete Jazz Musician led by 2005 Grammy-Award winner Terence
Blanchard, and Crossing Genres: The Flamenco Classical Guitar
Tradition, taught by Eliot Fisk and Juan Serrano. There is also
the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and Dell’Arte International; From the Streets
to the Screen: Puppets, Cameras and Controlled Chaos; Troika Ranch
Digital Dance Company’s workshop; and California’s
Canadian Voice Intensive.
In addition to the courses, the Summer Arts program includes
a festival of arts in which guest artists will perform for the
community in 41 public events.
Approximately 500 students are expected this summer. Scholarships
are available. A catalog describing each course is available
online at www.csusummerarts.org or by calling (559) 241-6090.
Model UN Students Win Honorable Mention
Three Cal State Fullerton students -- Jeffrey Gonzalez,
Nishad Marathe and Michael Warner -- recently received honorable
mentions at the National Model United Nations Conference held
at Harvard University.
The students were part of a 16-member delegation, all political
science majors, that included Lucas Carreras, Arya Hawkins, Jason
Montgomery, Michael Schreiber, Ian Hudson, Ritika Deshmukh, Lana
Sawalha, Cameron Mangels, Denise Nogales, Rebecca Rees, Shane
Kelley, Cynthia Rodriguez and Alaa Ibrahim. Fifteen members of
the delegation represented the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,
while Cynthia Rodriguez represented the Democratic Republic of
Yemen. The conference involved a simulation of the 1971 United
Nations Conference of the General Assembly.
Approximately 1,500 students from hundreds of colleges and
universities competed at the annual event, including Yale University,
University of Pennsylvania, Stanford and the U.S. Military Academy,
as well as universities in China, Venezuela, Bolivia, Mexico,
France, Germany and England.
Cal State Fullerton’s delegation now is preparing for
the April 10 through 16 competition at the National Model United
Nations Conference in New York.
Choudhury Shamim, associate professor of political science
and a former UN delegate for Bangladesh, is the adviser to the
Model United Nations Club.
Program Name is Changed
Robert L. Palmer, vice president for student
affairs, and Raman Unnikrishnan, dean of the College of Engineering
and Computer Science, have announced a new name for the Mathematics,
Engineering, Science Achievement Engineering Program (MEP). The
program is now the Center for Academic Support in Engineering
and Computer Science. Sergio Guerra remains director of the program.
Vonna Hammerschmidt continues to direct the MESA Schools Program
for 6th through 12th grade students.
Asian American Resource Centers Showcased April
The Asian American Studies Program will host an April 8 conference
titled "Crossroads: Pathways to Successful Asian and Pacific
Islander Resource Centers."
The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event will provide information about centers
that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, said
Eric Estuar Reyes, assistant professor of Asian American studies.
"Crossroads is an opportunity for all of us who work with
Asian and Pacific Islander communities to share lessons learned,
challenges met and successes achieved," he said.
Keynote speaker will be Evelyn Hu-DeHart, director of the Center
for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University.
The conference also will cover: past and current models of
resource centers; benefits of such centers to students, researchers
and communities; and the challenges of starting and maintaining
The program will be held at the Titan Student Union. For more
information, contact Reyes at email@example.com.
Comments Sought for Athletic Certification
Cal State Fullerton has launched a yearlong, campuswide effort
to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division
I athletics certification program.
While academic accreditation is common in colleges and universities,
this program focuses solely on certification of athletics programs.
Cal State Fullerton completed its first certification self-study
in 1998. This self-study is the five-year, interim-status report,
a requirement of 10-year certification.
Specific areas the study will cover are academic integrity,
governance and commitment to rules compliance, as well as a commitment
to equity and student-athlete welfare.
Comments on the program are currently sought and may be sent
to Athletics, Room 102 of Titan House.
Conference Offers Leadership Skills to University Students
Close to 300 Southern California students will get the chance
to sharpen their leadership skills, participate in networking
activities and attend workshops on topics ranging from life
balance to risk taking at the ninth annual University Leadership
Conference beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in Portola
Pavilion of the Titan Student Union.
Scott Greenberg, a motivational speaker and leadership consultant
who uses humor to inspire audiences, is the keynote speaker.
Rose Epsinoza, founder of Rosie's Garage and a member of
the La Habra City Council, will give closing remarks.
The conference also includes a book drive -- all participants
are encouraged to bring a children's book -- which
will be donated to Orange County homeless shelters.
The conference is open to all college and university students.
There is a $15 fee for CSUF students and a $20 fee for all other
students. Advisers can attend for $25. For more information,
call 278-3211 or visit http://www.fullerton.edu/Deanofstudents/lmdp/LMDP.htm.
Retreat Brings Students Together
Twenty-nine Cal State Fullerton students spent
a January weekend enhancing their global citizenship skills as
part of the Retreat for Student Peace Education and Cultural
The weekend program brought together domestic
and international students for cross-cultural dialogue, community-
and team-building exercises, self-reflection periods, cultural
exploration, action planning and discussion of social-justice
RESPECT is a collaboration between the offices of the Dean
of Students and International Education and Exchange. It is funded
by a $7,500 grant underwritten by the National Association for
Foreign Student Affairs.
President Milton A. Gordon awarded the title emeritus professor
of communications to Hazel G. Warlaumont, effective Dec. 31,
Cal State Fullerton Students at Harvard
A delegation of 23 students from Cal State Fullerton's
Model United Nations Club have traveled to Harvard to participate
in today's (Feb. 16) National Model United Nations Conference.
The same delegation will attend the National Model United Nations
Conference in New York on April 10 through 16. Choudhury Shamim,
associate professor of political science and a former UN delegate
for Bangladesh, is the adviser to the student club.
Comments Invited For Gordon Review
California State University Chancellor Charles
B. Reed is inviting members of the Cal State Fullerton community
to participate in the presidential review process for President
Milton A. Gordon.
CSU Trustees require that campus presidents be reviewed every
three years. The process provides feedback to the trustees and
Chancellor Reed about a president's leadership and current
state of affairs on campus. It also should provide information
that will further the university's progress and assist
President Gordon in the leadership of CSUF. Criteria used by
the trustees to evaluate presidents are described on the CSU
Web site at www.calstate.edu/datastore/PresCriteria.shtml.
Confidential letters may be submitted through Feb. 24 to Charles
B. Reed, chancellor; California State University; 401 Golden
Shore, Suite 641; Long Beach, CA 90802-4210. Unsigned letters
and petitions will not be accepted.
Written responses will be summarized in a confidential report
that will be discussed with Gordon and presented to the board
of trustees. None of the commentators will be identified by name,
and responses will be treated in confidence to the extent permitted
by law. After the trustees receive the report, a general summary
will be prepared for release to the campus community.
Theatrical Scene Showcased at Regional Festival
A scene from the Cal State Fullerton production of "Raised
in Captivity" was among the works showcased Feb. 14 during
an Evening of Invitational Scenes at the Kennedy Center/American
College Theatre regional festival at Southern Utah University.
Directed by graduate student Ian Swanson, it was one of 12 scenes
selected from 60 nominated works from Arizona, California, Guam,
Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.
Building Designs Win Architectural Honors
The American Institute of Architects, Long Beach/South Bay
chapter, has recognized Cal State Fullerton and AC Martin Partners
with its "Honor Award" in recognition of architectural
design excellence for the Nutwood Parking Structure. In recognizing
the building's design, the award jury noted the unique "layering
of architectural elements" on the north façade
along the new entrance to the Performing Arts Center, reported
Michael Smith, director of design and construction.
is but the latest received for projects on campus. In November,
the designs for Mihaylo Hall -- the College of Business
and Economics building -- and the Fullerton Arboretum Visitor
Center were recognized as Outstanding Designs for Work in Progress
in American School and University magazine's Architectural
Portfolio for 2005. The visitor center also was honored in June
with the Best Practices Award for Overall Sustainable Design during
the 4th annual UC/CSU Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Cruz.
The award recognizes energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable
projects. Last April, the Kinesiology and Health Science Building
was honored with the Western Council of Construction Consumers
Distinguished Project Award for performance in engineering, design
Read more about it.
NASCAR Supports Alcohol Prevention
NASCAR driver Robby Gordon recently made a special appearance
on campus to present a $20,000 check to the Dean of Students
office for alcohol education and programming.
The funds were provided
by the Century Council, a nonprofit organization of distilled
spirits companies that encourage education program to combat
underage drinking and driving while under the influence.
County Clerk-Recorder Becomes Sponder
Orange Countyís Clerk-Recorder Department has become a sponsor
for the Center for Demographic Research. ìWe are thrilled and
feel fortunate to have this new partnership,î said Deborah Diep,
director of the center. ìItís natural to team up with the Clerk-Recorderís
Department given the vast vital information and records that they
Cal State Fullerton hosts the center, which was established in
1996 as a nonprofit organization. The CDR conducts population
estimates and projections using select characteristics from a
variety of geographic areas throughout Orange County. Other sponsors
include the OC Transportation Authority, League of California
Cities - Orange County Division, the county sanitation district
and Municipal Water District of Orange County.
Barragan Named to Conference Team
Senior Jose Barragan earned a first-team berth as one of four
Cal State Fullerton menís soccer players selected for the All-Big
West Conference team. Junior Aaron Craggs made the second team
and honorable mention went to juniors Eugene Brooks and Taylor
More Soccer News
Assistant coach and CSUF alumnus Bob Ammann signed a one-year
contract Dec. 5 to serve as head coach of the Titan menís soccer
program. Ammann takes over from Al Mistri who retired after 25
years leading the CSUF program. The Titans were 4-14-1 in 2005
and 35-53-9 over the last five seasons.
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.
Recycling Exceeds Goals
Last year, Cal State Fullerton recycled 73 percent of its trash
- or more than 10,000 tons - generated on the main campus, College
Park, CSUF Irvine Campus and Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx.
The amount far exceeded a goal of 50 percent established in 2001,
when the university diverted more than 122 tons of trash, or 19
percent of total waste.
"We surpassed this goal (of 50 percent by 2004) due in large
part to the construction projects on campus," noted Steven Dugas
of Physical Plant, who is in charge of the recycling program.
Construction materials amounting to 607 tons of asphalt, concrete
and assorted rubble were part of the waste recycled from campus.
Other items included 55 tons of scrap metal, 34 tons of office
paper, six tons of cardboard and more than a ton in glass, plastics
and beverage containers recycled through the university's own
efforts. An additional 1,189 tons were recycled by a material
recovery facility that pulls recyclables out of the general trash.
"We also use mulching mowers that account for more than 200 tons
of composted material annually," Dugas said, adding that leaves
and branches from tree trimming are composted as well. For more
than 14 years, Cal State Fullerton has been recycling certain
materials that would normally end up in the trash. In addition
to cans, glass, paper, cardboard and building materials, the campus
also gathers used ink cartridges from campus printers, fax and
copier machines, and typewriter, calculator and adding machine
ribbons for recycling.
Residents Maintain Negative View of State
A recent survey by the Orange County Business Council and Cal
State Fullerton's Center for Public Policy has found that county
residents have differing views regarding the county and state.
As part of a continuing trend, 70 percent of the survey sample
told interviewers that Orange County was going in the right direction,
while only 40 percent of the same sample felt positively about
the direction of the state of California.
"You can call it the Lake Wobegon effect," said Phil Gianos,
professor of political science and center director. "People tend
to say that things are good close to home but tend to be less
positive about things elsewhere. Seventy to 80 percent of our
respondents over the last several years of surveys have told us
they think things in the county are going in the right direction.
"What has varied in our survey is how our respondents view California,"
Gianos continued. "The state has gone through a recall of the
governor, to a honeymoon for the new governor, followed by a decline
in his popularity....All this provides a background for the upcoming
special election, in which the present state and the future direction
of California will be a central issue."
The survey was conducted for the Center for Public Policy/Orange
County Business Council by the Social Science Research Center.
Data results from 492 telephone surveys of county households between
Aug. 16 and Sept. 11. The survey margin of error is plus or minus
Grad Student Takes First Place in CSU Research
Andrew Klerer, a graduate student majoring in psychology, won
first place in the behavioral and social sciences category at
the 19th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.
Klerer's research won for his study titled "Finger Tapping Indicates
Gender Differences, Possible Cerebral Hemisphere Asymmetries for
Stroop Effect," in which he explored brain interference in how
people process information.
In his experiment, he had subjects look at lines where the words
blue, red and green were written but not necessarily in the same
color as the word, such as the word "red" in blue ink. Subjects
were then asked to name the colors and disregard the words. While
doing so, subjects tapped their fingers on a computer mouse as
rapidly as possible.
"It sounds easy but it isn't," Klerer said. "Many people see
the color and want to say the name of the written word rather
than the color of the print. What I'm trying to determine is how
and why that Odisconnect' occurs by looking at finger tapping
During the systemwide competition at Sacramento State, students
were required to make oral presentations before juries of professional
experts from major competitions, foundations, public agencies,
and colleges and universities in California.