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2003 Archive
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
DEC.11.03 Proposition 55 Receives Support
School bond measure receives a unanimous endorsement by the University Advisory Board and the CSUF Alumni Association Board of Directors.
   
DEC.11.03 Master of Public Health Degree Program Approved
CSUF to be first O.C. institution offering master degree in four tracks: health promotion, environmental and occupational health, gerontology health and nursing leadership.
   
NOV.20.03 Bond Measure Slated for March
Prop 55 to provide $12.2B for state's education system, with CSUF receiving more than $50M. Voters to decide on March 2.
   
NOV.20.03 New Master Development Plan Approved for University
Plan calls for potential sites for up to 15 additional campus facilities to meet continual enrollment growth.
   
NOV.20.03 OC Unified School District Recall: A Division in American Value
Political science prof investigates events leading to the ouster of three members of Orange Unified School District in 2001.
   
NOV.20.03 Grant to Fund Program to Increase Student Financial Savvy
EdFund to fund educational program teaching students personal financial management
   
NOV.12.03 CSUF/UCI To Offer Joint Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Program developed to meet increase demands in K-12 educational leadership.
   
NOV.06.03 Engineeering's Global Outreach Efforts Extend to Germany
Engineering delegates from a foremost technical institute in Europre arrived to explore ways to implement student exchange program and facilitate possible collaborative projects.
   
NOV.06.03 Bookstore Program Rewards Departments for Early Textbook Orders
Rquisition Reward Program gives student scholarships and store credits to departments for turning textbook requisition on time.
   
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
OCT.28.03 New Acting Director of the Tri-County Technology Small Business Development Center Named
Diane Wirth named to lead business consulting center for owners of high-tech, high-growth businesses in southern Cal.
   
OCT.28.03 Business Leaders to Share Knowledge as Professors for a Day
What would cause 120 business leaders to enter a college classroom? The chance to share their expertise with future business executives as part of “Professors for a Day.”
   
OCT.23.03 New Program Encourages Minority Students To Consider Cancer Research
With cancer striking various ethnicities, program designed to increase diversity in cancer research.
   
OCT.23.03 Professors To Spend Four Weeks in Thailand as Part Of Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad
Professors to study Thai education, health care, mental health and wellness systems, as well as culture and customs.
   
OCT.23.03 New Business Center Offers Financial Reporting News
Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance established to disseminate financial reporting information and interpret financial rules.
   
OCT.23.03 Custodial Ranks Hit Hard by Budget Cuts
Down by 23 positions, custodians now work in team to be more efficient.
   
OCT.20.03 Titan Pride: Priceless.
"Home of the Titans" at the College World Series was a team effort involving parents, alumni, university staff and the hospitality of the citizens of Omaha.
   
OCT.20.03 The Metamorphosis of Zzyzx
The former Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa has evolved into the Desert Studies Center, a scientific field station in the eastern Mojave Desert.
   
OCT.14.03 Cal State Fullerton Engineers to Host German Students and Faculty Members
German visitors scheduled to meet with CSUF mechanical engineering department to explore possibility of a collaborative design project involving students from both institutions.
   
OCT.13.03 Cal State Fullerton to Be Honored by Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
University to receive Outstanding HACU Member Institution Award during the national association’s 17th annual conference.
   
OCT.09.03 New Nursing Concentration in Women's Health Care Offered
Severe nursing shortage and growing needs for women's health care spark development of new specialization.
   
OCT.09.03 Fall Census Breaks Previous Record
This fall's student population grew to record 32,592.
   
OCT.09.03 CSUF and Iranian Cultural Center Work to Provide Persian Language Classes
Center funds classes to teach students Persian culture and language.
   
OCT.02.03 Record 14 Students Welcomed as Newest Guardian Scholars
Acknowledging promising college-bound foster youth, the Guardian Scholars program welcomed a record 14 students as the newest scholars.
   
SEP.27.03 CSUF Faculty Voices Opposition to Ballot Propositions
CSUF's Academic Senate, the university’s faculty advisory body, voted unanimously to oppose Propositions 53 and 54 on the Oct. 7 ballot.
   
SEP.25.03 Gordon Reports Growth and Progress In Annual Convocation Address
While acknowledging challenges due to budget cuts, CSUF president noted positive progress with new facilities, success at El Toro Campus and enrollment.
   
SEP.25.03 Computer Science Receives Major Software Gift
Parasoft donates a $1.5M software program to train computer science students in software error prevention.
   
SEP.24.03 Can Students Meet the $1 Million Challenge?
High school students to learn fundamentals of finance and investment in a special $1 million economic challenge — a seven-month stock market simulation offered through Cal State Fullerton.
   
SEP.12.03 University To Sell More Parking Permits
Students get another opportunity to buy parking permits available next week. Evening-only parking permits now good any time during the day or evening hours on campus.
   
SEP.11.03 OCTA/CSUF Partner On Free Bus Service
Beginning Sept. 15, students, faculty and staff members with a valid TitanCard can ride OCTA buses for free all day, every day.
   
JULY - AUGUST
AUG.28.03 Career Planning and Placement Center Launches Expanded Titan Connection Job Search System
New system combines Student Portal with several new options to help students find jobs and internships in a highly secure and easy to use format.
   
AUG.25.03 Campus Construction Boom Is Backdrop for Fall Semester Launch
Students returning for start of fall semester are finding themselves in the midst of the university’s largest construction boom since the 1960s.
   
AUG.25.03 CSUF Moves Up in Rankings Among Top Public Universities
U.S. News and World Report rankings show CSUF moves up to 8th place from 10th in top public schools.
   
AUG.21.03 Incoming Class of President's Scholars Arriving at Campus
Twenty-two of the region's best-and-brightest graduating high school seniors will enter as President's Scholars - the most prestigious status the university accords to incoming students.
   
AUG.06.03 Fullerton Alumni Chosen for Doctoral Incentive Program
CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program allows alumni to pursue doctorate degrees.
   
AUG.04.03 New Funding Opportunities on the Horizon For California's Higher Education Community
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is advocating for multimillion -dollar federal funding assistance for campuses nationwide.
   
AUG.04.03 Applications for Admission to Cal State Fullerton For Fall 2004 Will Be Accepted Beginning Oct. 1
Budget cuts cause delay in admission of new students.
   
JUL.25.03 University to Oversee Regional Small-Business Development Centers
CSUF will oversee centers in Fullerton, Santa Ana and Riverside, including promotion of the training, consulting and technical assistance the centers provide to businesses.
   
JUL.25.03 CSUF Ranked No. 1 in Awarding Master's Degrees in Mathematics to Asian-American, Hispanics
University also tied with two Texas institutions for the top spot in granting master’s degrees in math to Hispanics.
   
JUL.03.03 High School Students to Learn the Art of Debate
More than 100 high school students to participate in the Southern California Debate Institute (SCDI).
   
JUL.01.03 Higher Numbers of Students Take Part in Cal State Fullerton’s Summer Session
1,058 classes being offered with more than 11,000 students in attendance.
   
MAY- JUNE
JUN.19.03 Celebrations and Milestones: University Celebrates 44th Commencement
More than 34,000 graduates, family members and friends took part in a weekend full of pageantry.
   
JUN.19.03 Cal State Fullerton Moves Up in National Ranking For Awarding Degrees to Minorities
University climbs to fourth in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students.
   
JUN.12.03 CSUF Students Experience Italy in the Summertime
Twenty-two Cal State Fullerton students enjoy an eight-week study program in Florence, Italy.
   
MAY.30.03 Cal State Fullerton Extends Its Student-Learning Reach to Cambodia
Community service by students is the focus of a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and Paññäsastra University of Cambodia.
   
MAY.27.03 Free Coffee, Croissants for Cadets, Courtesy of Carol and Her Pal Bill
Coffee shop manager and board member offer free coffee to ROTC cadets as gesture of appreciation.
   
MAY.20.03 New Teacher Preparation Program to See Graduation of Inaugural Class
New graduating teachers ready for the real classroom.
   
MAY.16.03 Cal State Fullerton Ranks Eighth in Nation For Undergraduate Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
University moved up to eighth place in nation for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
   
MAY.14.03 Cal State Fullerton Celebrates Commencement May 31-June 1
Nearly 7,800 students, including January graduates, to take part in university’s 44th annual commencement.
   
MAY.08.03 New System Makes Recruitment and Hiring a Paperless Process
New online system makes the hiring process as easy as a mouse click away.
   
MAY.08.03 Engineering Students Embark on Tractor Restoration Project
Students get insight to engineering aspects of early farm machinery by restoring vintage Bean tractor to showroom condition.
   
MARCH - APRIL
APR.30.03 In Good Health
The Student Health and Counseling Center at Cal State Fullerton has been reaccredited for a three-year term — the highest level awarded — by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
   
APR.24.03 Business Students Learn Art of Negotiation In Labor Management Simulation
Health insurance, benefits, profit sharing, salaries and overtime are thorny issues students will negotiate in a bargaining simulation.
   
APR.24.03 Center Offers Resources and Atmosphere for Decision Making
In an ideal world, group decision making can be accomplished in a democratice fashion, with each member providing input in an unrestrained atmosphere. Decision center makes that happen.
   
APR.17.03 Cal State Fullerton Students Participating in Model United Nations
From the plight of children living in poverty to the debate over human cloning, students attending this week's Model United Nations conference in New York are delving into society's thorniest issues.
   
APR.10.03 Student-Organized Communications Week Celebrates a Quarter Century
Annual event brings local and national communicators front and center. Various presentations and discussions about media, public relations and communications to be presented.
   
APR.10.03 National Leaders Will Address Commencement Audience
Peace Corp Director Gaddi Vasquez and O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona to address class of 2003 as keynote speakers.
   
APR.01.03 Persian Language to be Offered at Cal State Fullerton
Language course will also introduce Persian culture, customs and civilation. Classes begin in August.
   
MAR.27.03 CSUF Extends Its Volunteer Reach to Combodia
Presidents of Cal State Fullerton and Pannasastra University of Cambodia to establish a Center for Community Service Learning at the Cambodian university.
   
MAR.24.03 University President to Address Higher Education Issues
Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon has been tapped for two national speaking engagements this month that focus on challenges in higher education.
   
MAR.19.03 Student Journalist Is Mideast Bound
Grad student and Daily Titan reporter, Ronald Paul Larson, in Kuwait as the only student journalist credentialed by the Pentagon to cover a possible conflict in Iraq.
   
MAR.18.03 Cal State Fullerton Announces Spring Enrollment Count
University’s spring student population is 31,545 — the largest spring enrollment in the university’s history.
   
MAR.17.03 Fullerton Ranks High in CSU Evaluation of Teacher Credential Programs
Systemwide evaluation of teacher preparedness gets a boost thanks to high marks from CSUF's graduates.
   
MAR.13.03 CSU Credential Programs Score High Marks
Teaching credential graduates receive high marks for preparation to teach reading and math. Ninety-one percent of CSUF graduates were rated prepared in reading and 83 percent in math.
   
MAR.13.03 Center Strives to Develop Leaders Who Understand and Embrace Diversity
EMBRACE program teaches students to break cultural stereotypes and become facilitators.
   
MAR.13.03 Biological Science Curriculum Evolves
With grants and matching resouces totalling more than $1M, department implements, refine and evaluate new curriculum.
   
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
FEB.27.03 New Phase of Construction Set
Construction of new Performing Arts Center to begin this spring and multi-level parking structures in summer.
   
FEB.27.03 Pilot Program Allows Real-Time Chat With Librarian Via the Internet
New chat reference software gives people real-time guidance and answers to library information.
   
FEB.13.03 University Celebrates President's Month By Saluting Alumni Business Leaders
Three business leaders and CSUF alumni will share their experiences in making a business grow and prosper on Feb. 25.
   
FEB.13.03 First-Time CSUF Freshmen Improve in Math Proficiency
CSUF and Cal State Los Angeles tied for top spot for having the most successful remediation programs in the CSU.
   
FEB.13.03 CAPI Programs Aid First-Time Freshmen
Programs help freshmen achieve proficiency with Math and English before enrolling.
   
FEB.13.03 Report Seeks 'Roadmaps' To Graduation
Study recommends development of 4-, 5- and 6-year plans to guide students in degree progams.
   
FEB.13.03 CSU Completes Evaluation of CSUF President Gordon
Report outlines CSUF president's accomplishments in six years.
   
FEB.12.03 University Unveils New Center for Oral and Public History
Center to archive oral documentation pertaining to the personal, regional, ethnic, political and international histories of Southern California.
   
FEB.03.03 Cal State Fullerton Kicks Off Spring Semester Today
Spring semester class begins today with a wide range of activities to welcome the semester. More than 29,000 students are expected at multiple sites.
   
JAN.30.03 Governor Proposes Student Fee Increase, University Studies Cost-Cutting Option
Gov. Davis proposes a 25 percent fee increase for the CSU system. An Academic Senate committee reviews campus plans.
   
JAN.30.03 Campus Daycare Facility Expands
New 1,300-square-foot addition created to meet childcare service demands from faculty and staff members.
   
JAN.30.03 President Gordon Serves on ROTC Advisory Committee
Reflecting the importance of CSUF’s ROTC program, President Gordon is an appointed member of the Army Education Advisory Committee’s ROTC subcommittee, which provides the Army with expert advice on Army educational programs.
   
JAN.30.03 New Electric Vehicles Run Silently and Efficiently
Ford Motors grants CSUF eleven electric vehicles to escort people and equipments around campus.
   
JAN.30.03 CSUF Students Spend Springtime in London
Twenty-two CSUF students participate in the CSUF London Semester Program coordinated by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
   
JAN.08.03 CSUF President to Speak at Education Conference in Cambodia
President Gordon will be guest speaker at a Jan. 11 “Raising the Standards of Higher Education: Achievements and Challenges” conference at Pannasastra University.
   
JAN.07.03 Worker’s Compensation Subject of Family Business Workshop
Cal State Fullerton’s Family Business Council hosts a Jan. 14 breakfast workshop on “Regaining Control of Your Worker’s Compensation Program.”
   

 

 

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