Sexual Assault Awareness Month

President's Weekly: A weekly publication for the faculty, staff, and students of Fullerton College from President Rajen Vurdien
Hornet Highlights
April 13, 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fullerton College will host numerous workshops and events throughout the month of April to help raise awareness about sexual assault against men and women. The campus-wide events are designed to educate, encourage, and provide students with access to a network of support. Many of the events are open to students and the entire community. Read more...

Correction: President's Forum

The April 20 President's Forum has been cancelled. The President's Forum for May has moved from May 18 to May 11 to room 229 at 2 p.m.


KinderCaminata to bring 2,000 Kindergartners To Fullerton College

Fullerton College will welcome more than 2,000 kindergartners to its campus on April 17 for the 20th annual KinderCaminata. This year's theme will focus on "roots" and will stress the importance of embracing one's heritage through bilingualism and bi-literacy. Kindergarten classes from Anaheim City, Fullerton, La Habra City, and Magnolia school districts will participate in activities featuring lively demonstrations and hands-on learning experiences at various career stations provided by Fullerton College instructors and students. Read more...


Save the Date: Natural Sciences Open House and Undergraduate Research Symposium

This event celebrates teaching and research by faculty and their students. The symposium will be May 1 from 3-6 p.m in room 312.


Earthweek Film Festival

The festival will take place from April 20 to April 22, in room 229, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Read the online flyer to find out which films are playing.

Francis Mummery Receives Fourth Teacher of the Year Award

Influential, patient, caring, passionate and dedicated - these are just some of the words used to describe Fullerton College's 2015 Teacher of the Year and Economics Professor, Francis Mummery. He was presented with his fourth Teacher of the Year award on March 23 during a surprise visit to his classroom. Read more...


Habits of Mind in the Disciplines

Join educators from around Southern California for "Habits of Mind in the Disciplines" on April 17 from 9 a.m.-noon in room 1246. Participants will learn how instructors are using Habits of Mind in a variety of disciplines to improve student success. Co-sponsored by 3CSN for a regional audience, this month's event will feature both visiting and local presenters including Fullerton's own Growth Mindset Faculty Inquiry Group and Phi Theta Kappa students who have examined what teachers can do to foster growth mindset. Coffee and light refreshments will be served from 8:30-9 a.m.


The Pact Screening

The One Book, One College Committee and the Humanities Division invite faculty, staff and students to a free screening of The Pact, a documentary film based on the committee's common book for this academic year. The screening will be on April 17 from 10 a.m.-noon in room 521.


Restaurant Night event to Raise Funds for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Select restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds on April 22 to support host town delegations prior to their participation in the Special Olympics World Games. Please join Host Town Fullerton in this fundraising effort. Find out which restaurants are participating.

Student Buzz

Journalism Students Do Well At State Conference

Journalism Students Do Well at State Conference

There was a first for Fullerton College this weekend as students placed in two on-the-spot multimedia journalism categories at the Journalism Association of Community College's annual conference in Sacramento. Justine Bernal and Andrea Ramos took fourth place in the Team Feature category. The team was dropped off at Sac State with teams from 40 other colleges and tasked to "find a story" and create an audio slideshow. Stephanie Lara and Nur Sattar teamed up for the conference's inaugural on-the-spot video journalism competition. They also joined 40 teams at Sac State and were tasked to find a story for video. The team joined five other schools to earn the un-ranked meritorious award as the top teams of the category. The Torch magazine one again received General Excellence in the Publications Awards. Desmond Zamarripa won second and fourth place for magazine photo. Aaron Brown took third in photo essay and Xia Workman took third for magazine opinion article. Alex Juarez of La Antorcha took honorable mention for a profile feature in The Hornet.

Worldfest Applications are Still Open!

Students are needed for a variety of Worldfest activities including Village Table displays, World Stage performances, and the chalk art contest. For more information visit the Cadena Cultural Center website.


AB540 Information Session

Hosted by Fullerton College and the School of Continuing Education, this information session will inform students about scholarships available for non-resident students; the differences between AB540, the CA Dream Act, and DACA; and more. This event will take place April 14 in room 224 from 6:30-8 p.m. and April 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. in room 224. View the flyer for more information.


Schedule a Counseling Appointment Today

This is the last week to schedule a counseling appointment during the spring semester. Call (714) 992-7084 or stop by the Counseling Center on the second floor of the 2000 Building to schedule your appointment. A limited number of same-day appointments begin April 27. Appointments for fall begin August 31.


Spring Health Fair

Spring Health and Safety Fair

The Health Services office will host a Spring Health Fair on April 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the quad. More than 35 health services agencies and non-profit organizations will be present to connect students with wellness resources. Students can stop by for a free health screening and connect with organizations that offer access to affordable care in the community.

The Box Office
Fine arts at Fullerton College

Call for Entries: Student Art ExhibitionApril 13-14

Students may submit artwork for jurying on April 13-14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. in the Art Gallery. Works must have been completed in a Fullerton College art class during the 2014/2015 academic year. Students may enter up to four pieces of art for $5 a piece. Entry forms are available online or in the Art Office.


Combo Night

Combo NightApril 16

This concert features three award-winning instrumental jazz combos performing written and improvised jazz ranging in style from Dixieland to fusion. The ensembles are directed by Mike Scott, Dr. Joe Jewell and Bruce Babad. Tickets for students and seniors are $7, adults are $10, and children are $5. The concert will perform on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre.


SymphonyApril 20

The Fullerton College Symphony will present an evening of music from classical and pop genres. Tickets for adults are $10, kids are $5, and students and seniors are $7. This event will be on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre.


Vocal Jazz

Synergy Vocal Jazz and Lab BandApril 21

The Fullerton College Synergy Vocal Jazz and Jazz Lab Band Ensembles present a wonderful evening of jazz on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre. Tickets for adults are $10, kids are $5, and students and seniors are $7.


The Rundown
Athletics at Fullerton College

After losing a 7-6 heartbreaker at home last Thursday, the Hornets picked themselves back up and beat Saddleback College 3-2 on the road Saturday. Fullerton is still on the hunt for a playoff spot and more with an overall record of 20-11 and a conference record of 9-7. Up Next: Fullerton will host Saddleback College April 14 at 2 p.m.



The softball Hornets hosted Riverside City College on Friday sweeping the Tigers three games to none with a 4-1 win. Then on Saturday, Fullerton traveled to Cerritos College for a non-conference game where they lost in extra innings (9) 3-2. Up Next: Fullerton (20-14, 9-8) will play at Saddleback College April 14 at 3 p.m.


Swim & Dive

Hornet diver, Tom Beckleheimer competed in the Southern California Diving Championships at El Camino College over the weekend taking fourth in the three meter out of 13 divers. Tom also placed ninth in the one meter and qualified for the state championship meet to be held April 30 through May 2 at East Los Angeles College.


Women's Track & Field

Samantha Duong and Fanny Giron represented Fullerton College very well this past Saturday at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays by becoming champions! "Fanny had a strong race and truly separated herself from the field in the last 100 meters", said Coach Gina Bevec. Giron crossed the line winning it all in 57.63 seconds. Teammate Samantha Duong competed in the 400m Hurdles and followed Fanny's enthusiasm. Sam gave one of her best efforts as she moved ahead of the pack with two hurdles left to win it all with a finish of 1:03.75 (a personal record). These ladies are currently ranked second in the state with their individual events. Jasmine Mendoza ran a strong race in the second heat of the hurdles and finished ninth overall. She achieved a personal record of 1:07.62. Andrea Mendez won her heat with confidence in the 1500m with a time of 4:57.07, which is only two seconds off her best time of the season. Up Next: The Orange Empire Conference Championships at Orange Coast College hosted by Golden West College on April 17 and 24. Track events will begin at 10 a.m. with the field events beginning at 2 p.m.



April 13 Study Abroad Info Session

Room 224, 7-8:30 p.m.


April 14 Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop

Room 224, 10:15-11:45 a.m.


April 14 AB540 Info Session

Room 224, 6:30-8 p.m.


April 15 Campus Forums

Room 224-228, 3-4:30 p.m.

Wilshire Auditorium, 6-8 p.m.


April 15 Live Wire/Student Open Mic

Room 224-228, 7-9 p.m.


April 15 Spring Health and Safety Fair

Quad, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 15 Educational Screening: Justice for My Sister

Room 229, 3-5 p.m.


April 15 AB540 Info Session

Room 224, 10-11:30 a.m.


April 16 Combo Night

Campus Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 16 Take Back the Night: Self Defense Training

Quad, 6-7 p.m.


April 16 Take Back the Night: Rally and Candlenight Vigil

Quad, 7-9:30 p.m.


April 16 Title IX Information Session

Room 117, 3:30-5 p.m.


April 17 Habits of Mind in the Disciplines

Room 1246, 9 a.m.-noon.


April 17 KinderCaminata

Campus Wide, 8:30 a.m.-noon


April 17 The Pact Screening

Room 521, 10 a.m.-noon.


April 20 Workshop: Community Education and Organizing Techniques

Room 224, 5-8 p.m.


April 20 Symphony

Campus Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 20 Earth Week Film Festival:Taking Earth's Temperature

Room 229, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


April 20 Cadena Book Club Meeting

Room 212, 2-3 p.m.


April 21 Synergy Vocal Jazz and Lab Band

Campus Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 21 Earth Week Film Festival: Chasing Ice

Room 229, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


April 21 The Clothesline Project

Quad, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


April 21 Walk in Her Shoes

Quad, noon-1 p.m.


April 22 Brick Wall: Healing Through the Arts

Wilshire Auditorium, 6-9 p.m.


April 22 Earth Week Film Festival: Pump

Room 229, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


April 22 Financial Aid Workshop: Viewing FA on myGateway

Room 229, 10-11:30 a.m.


April 22 Spring Job Fair

Quad, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


April 23 Uncertain About Your Major? We Can Help!

2000 Building, 2nd floor, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


April 23 Worldfest

Quad, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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