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Golden Celebration

Cal State Fullerton turns 50 and festivities are scheduled throughout the year.
Here’s where you can celebrate our golden anniversary:

Sept. 13 • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
ASI Block Party
Free; Titan Student Union/Titan Walk
This event highlights the programs and services available through Associated Students Inc. Featured will be outdoor entertainment, an information fair, give-aways and food. At noon, students will be invited to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary with lunch and birthday cake.
Sara Danner, 278-2468,

Sept. 14 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meng Hall/Performing Arts Center
President Milton A. Gordon delivers his annual convocation address before invited students, faculty and staff members — his 18th since he began his presidency in 1990. Joining the president as keynote speaker will be Titan alumnus Jack O’Connell (B.A. history ’73), state superintendent of public instruction. Faculty and staff can view the event live from their computers and students can watch on television in the Titan Student Union.

Sept. 14
Atrium Gallery Exhibition
Free; Atrium Gallery at Pollak Library
Incorporating a multimedia approach, this commemorative exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the university’s history — developments, achievements and changes — as well as a look ahead to tomorrow’s possibilities.
Veronica Chiang, 657-278-2990,

Sept. 14 • 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Concert Under the Stars
$20 each/$200 table for 10; Lawn north of Titan Gym
Titan alumnus and international opera star Rod Gilfry will headline the alfresco evening of casual dining, entertainment by theatre and dance alumni and students and a fireworks grand finale.
Leticia Stotler, 657-278-3456,

Sept. 15 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Open House & Alumni Homecoming
Free; Campuswide
It’s a chance to reconnect with friends, visit the colleges, cheer on “mock” elephant races and gather to sing “Happy Birthday” to Cal State Fullerton. Games, special displays, student club sales, entertainment and food booths will be among the attractions. Register to attend today.
Beverly Cartwright, 657-278-5117,

Sept. 15 - Dec. 15 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A World of Puppets: Expressions of Culture
Free; Anthropology Teaching Museum
Puppets of all kinds — marionettes, stick puppets, hand puppets and others — representing cultures throughout the world will be on display in the Anthropology Teaching Museum in Room 425 of McCarthy Hall, Room 426. Grad student Justin Stewart is the curator.

Sept. 16 • Noon
Querer es Poder: Mariachi Divas
Free; Ross and 4th Streets, Santa Ana
The all-female Mariachi Divas perform on the main stage at Fiestas de las Americas in downtown Santa Ana. The concert celebrates CSUF’s Hispanic Serving Institution’s designation.
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586,

Sept. 22-Dec. 6
Smithsonian exhibit: Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon
Free; Viet Art Center, Garden Grove
A celebration of cultural diversity, this traveling exhibit tells the story of the Vietnamese American experience in America, from their significant influx in 1975 to the present. Recounting a journey 30 years in the making, the presentation showcases themes of challenges, contributions and change, emphasizing the vibrant diversity of the community. Cal State Fullerton brings this exhibition to Orange County for the debut of a 3-year national tour.
Christopher Bugbee, 657-278-8487,

Oct. 11-13
VIBE: Vietnamese International Bridging Expo
Black-tie gala: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 11, $60 each/$500 table
Exposition: 10a.m. - 5 p.m., Oct. 12-13, free
Titan Student Union
A black-tie gala will kick off this three-day event, which also features a two-day exposition with exhibits, vendors, games and live entertainment — all to celebrate and recognize the relationship between Cal State Fullerton and the Vietnamese community. VIBE will be awarding several scholarships to CSUF students during the gala.
Robert Archey, (714) 444-1818, ext. 300,

Querer es Poder: 50 Examples
Various Venues
As part of the university’s tribute to its Hispanic Serving Institution designation, this photo exhibit features 50 Latino alumni, who exemplify the “Querer es Poder” (If you have the desire, you can achieve) theme. It will be featured at various events throughout the year on campus and in the community.
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586,

Oct. 27 • 6 p.m.
Tribute 2007: Titan Athletics Hall of Fame
$125-$150 each; Titan Student Union
Titan Athletics honors outstanding former student-athletes, athletics department faculty/staff members and key architects and supporters of Cal State Fullerton athletic programs in a spirited evening that also celebrates the university’s athletic history, which includes 12 national championships.
Office of Stewardship & Events, 657-278-3480,

Nov. 11 • 4 p.m.
Pacific Symphony 50th Anniversary Performance & Gala
$250-$300 each; Meng Hall/Performing Arts Center
Conceived and developed in 1979, the Pacific Symphony is one of the College of the Arts’ major accomplishments. This fundraising concert celebrates the orchestra’s contributions to the growth of the performing arts in Orange County.
Milly Heaton, 657-278-7695,

Nov. 15 • 10 a.m.
Global Diplomacy Summit
Free; Titan Student Union
Global diplomacy is the theme of this second annual summit, hosted by Cal State Fullerton — a member of the National Council for International Visitors. It is part of CSUF’s International Education Week. The Austrian ambassador to NATO and Belgium will be the keynote speaker.
Susan Katsaros, 657-278-4854,

Jan. 17, 2008
Student Recreation Center Opening
At 95,000-square-feet, the two-story center will feature a rock wall, 22,000-square-foot multicourt gymnasium, 15,000-square-foot cardio/weight room, an outdoor leisure and lap pool, a multimedia cardio room and an indoor track.
Andrea Willer, 657-278-3978,,

Feb. 2 • 5:45 p.m.
Front & Center
Honda Center
One of the university’s leading outreach events, this annual gala celebrates its 13th year. Titan alumnus and “Desperate Housewives” creator and producer Marc Cherry will emcee the evening, which will feature tributes to community leaders and original musical numbers by students from the award-winning Theatre and Dance department. Proceeds will benefit student scholarship programs.
Stefanie Light, 657-278-3480,,

Feb. 16 • 3:30 p.m.
Athletics/Alumni Homecoming
Titan Gymnasium
A tailgate-style atmosphere will welcome alumni and students to a pre-game homecoming celebration as the Titans men’s basketball squad takes on University of the Pacific. Adding to the festivities will be music, food, and performed by the cheer and dance squads.
Steve DiTolla, 657-278-7791,

March 20-21
12th Annual Western Region Assessment Conference
Titan Student Union
This conference, “Celebrating Assessment: Past, Present & Future,” will include a variety of assessment/program evaluation workshops with participants from around the country. It is sponsored by the Colleges of Communications and Business and Economics, the Faculty Development Center and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Tom Mayes, 657-278-2435,
JoAnn Carter-Wells, 657-278-3357,

April 12 • 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Going for the Gold 1K/5K Walks and Health Expo
Free for school-age children (K-8), $20 early registration
An intergenerational 1K walk for seniors and children and a 5K run for CSUF faculty, staff, students and parents and area residents will highlight this event, aimed at inviting the community to participate in health-enhancing activities. The Expo also will raise awareness about the College of Health and Human Development’s programs and services.

Proceeds will provide a local Fullerton elementary school with exercise equipment and educational materials to support healthy lifestyle/behaviors and sponsor a senior in
the Senior Olympics.
Dara Varzin, 657-278-3435,

April 19
Community Literacy Festival for Children
Free; Irvine Campus
Celebrating family literacy and highlighting authors representing cultural diversity in Orange County, the festival will feature publishers/vendors, workshops on literacy and learning for parents and children of all ages, plus book signings, raffles and more. A highlight will be a presentation by Wave Vidmar, world-class adventure athlete/explorer.
JoAnn Carter-Wells, (949) 936-1694,,

May 2 • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton Special Games-Kathleen Faley Memorial
Free; Field, north of Titan Gymnasium
Nearly 3,000 special athletes from throughout Orange County participate in the special games, currently in its 23rd year. The program kicks off with opening ceremonies, followed by noncompetitive athletic events, including basketball and football toss, T-ball, soccer goal kicks and 50-yard dash.
Paul Miller, 657-278-3779,

May 17-18 • 8 a.m.
Free; tickets required for college/department ceremonies
Lawn, north of Titan Gymnasium
Capping off the academic year, the 49th annual commencement will bring graduates and faculty, plus family and friends together for a cermony that begins with a formal processional and includes a presentation of the flag by the university’s ROTC and addresses from keynote speakers and President Milton A. Gordon. College and department exercises follow at various locations.
Mary Jo Medyn, 657-278-2615,

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