Fullerton College3/3/2014
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After Tiller (Film Screening)
French Film Festival
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #6
Sacramento Legislative Seminar

On March 2-4 of this week, I'll be in Sacramento with 18 Fullerton College students attending the Sacramento Legislative Seminar with POSC 180 - Capital Field Trip.  We'll be meeting with our state legislators, lobbyists, journalists, legislative staff, and policymakers.  We'll also get a chance to be a part of the "March in March" - joining with hundreds of other students to advocate for increased funding for higher education in California. 

I'll be back in the Honors Office on Thursday, March 6th and our staff is available to help you in my absence. 

-- Jodi Balma 

Fullerton College Scholarships

Are you a continuing, transferring, or graduating Fullerton College student?  You may qualify for one of the hundreds of scholarships available through our Academic Division and the Fullerton College Foundation.

There are scholarships based on merit and achievement.  There are scholarships based on financial aid.  There are scholarships for future teachers.  There are scholarships for legal descendents of World War II Veterans.  There are scholarships based on your major.  Apply today and find out what scholarships you might qualify for through the Foundation's website:


*Humanities Division Scholarships have an earlier deadline - check with your division for more information.


Attend a Scholarship Workshop to find out more information about these great opportunities.    



Honors Counselor - Linda Kelly-Mandich 
It's time to make an appointment with our Honors Counselor, Linda Kelly-Mandich.  Unfortunately, Linda's schedule is very tight this semester as she's serving on a hiring committee and other campus service work. 

Call (714) 992-7084 at 8:00 a.m. on Monday to book an appointment.

If she's not available, please try to book an appointment with Sunshine Vidal or Heather Halverson.  They are wonderful counselors who will help you until Linda's schedule lightens up. 
After Tiller - Film Screening 
After Tiller Official Trailer 1 (2013) - Abortion Documentary HD
After Tiller Official Trailer 1 (2013) - Abortion Documentary HD


"In 2009, Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas-one of the only doctors in the US who performed third-trimester abortions-was gunned down in his church. He was the eighth abortion clinic worker to be assassinated since the Supreme Court passed the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, in 1973. There are now only four doctors in the country-all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller-who openly provide late abortions, a procedure considered highly controversial even among those who consider themselves pro-choice. AFTER TILLER weaves together revealing interviews with the doctors with intimate scenes from their private lives and inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for their vulnerable patients. The personal and moral struggles of several of these women are revealed, forcing us to step into the shoes of both patient and practitioner as they confront the full complexity of each decision."

The Political Science Club and Sociology Club are co-sponsoring the Film Screening and Panel Discussion of "After Tiller"

Monday, March 10th
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room 1440

All students, staff, and faculty are invited.
French Film Festival 


The Humanities Division is proud to present the French Film Festival. Fullerton College announced the official selections for its 5th annual French Film Festival.  The festival showcases five award-winning French films over the course of five evenings in March, at the Wilshire Auditorium on the Fullerton College campus. The selected films, representing a range of genres and diversity, will ensure that the festival shows the best in entertainment and artistic endeavors to the community. 


All Movies will be shown at the

Wilshire Auditorium at

7:30 PM

Tickets are $6.50 each.

The French Film Festival 2014

MARCH 6-MARCH 15, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Forces Spéciales

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Indochine 

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Merci Pour Le Chocolat

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Les Choristes

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - The Intouchables 

Club Meetings
Sociology Club
First Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1429

FC Christian Club - Bible Study

Every Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in Room 327

Black Student Union
Every Wednesday 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. in Room 1419

Every Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 515

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 420

Anthropology Hour
Thursday, February 6th 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 1420

Political Science Student Association
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Room 227

Catholic Newman Club
Every Thursday.  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Room 229

Writers and Readers Club
Every Thursday.  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Room 515

Club leaders - please let me know your club meeting information so we can share it with our students.
Financial Aid Workshops
Thursday, March 6th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Monday, March 24th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Student Success Workshops

These workshops are facilitated by graduate students participating in the Basic Skills Graduate Student Internship Program. They will be held in Room 808A.

Upcoming Workshops:

Monday, March 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, March 5, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Explain Yourself!: Using Evidence to Support Ideas in Any Class (Christine Snyder)

Thursday, March 13, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Visual Strategies to Learn (Elle Mooney)

Tuesday, March 25, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Study Strategies: Learning to Study, Before Studying to Learn (Albert Anticona-Araujo)
Fullerton College Book Drive

Celebrate Read Across America!
March 2, 2014 - March 9, 2014

Fullerton College is holding a Book Drive to celebrate 100 years of higher education in Fullerton!
  • We are collecting new and gently used fiction and non-fiction books for K-12.
  • Look for donation bins at the public library, the Fullerton Art Walk, and at Fullerton College.
  • Books will be donated to local schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and Fullerton Community Centers.

Please donate a book for the children of Fullerton!


The Fullerton College Reading Department is working with the community to gather books for local schools and recreation centers.


Sponsored by the Fullerton College Reading Department, Humanities Division, and the Centennial Committee.

Cultural Center Events

Cultural Celebrations:


Worldfest: Celebrating People, Culture, and the Earth

Thursday, May 1, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

In the Campus Quad

What will your student club or class share with campus? 


Cultural Tours:


The Museum of Tolerance

Friday, April 4

$5.00 tour fee required to RSVP




General Forums:

4th Annual Women's Forum

With Guest Speaker Molly McClanahan

Monday, March 10, 11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

In the College Center, Room 224-8


3rd Annual Asian & Pacific Islander Forum

With Guest Speaker Nhi Lieu

Monday, March 24, 11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

In the College Center, Room 224-8

University Representatives
Spring Schedule:

Appointments are currently available. Please contact the Transfer Center to book an appointment, (714) 992-7086.

Coming in April - Domestic Violence Awareness Week

Domestic Violence 101: Prevention through Education

With Guest Speaker Susan Leavy, MSW

Monday, April 21, 11:15 - 1:15 p.m.

April 22 -- It is an opportunity for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.  They then hang the shirt on a clothesline in the Quad to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.


Walk in Her Shoes


April 22 - Once again, the men of Fullerton College -- faculty, staff, and students will be walking in high heel shoes to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against women.  This is a fundraiser so men will gather pledges for walking the Quad in heels.




Take Back the Night - Thursday, April 24th

Take Back the Night is an annual event, observed throughout the United States as well as internationally, that brings community members together to speak out about sexual violence, relationship violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Take Back the Night provides an opportunity for community members to proclaim that each individual has the right to live free from violence and for the voices of those who have been affected by violence to be heard. 

Transfer Awareness Week


April 7-11, 2014

Monday April 7, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Rm 212
Transfer Basics 101: UC & CSU Transfer Requirements

Tuesday April 8

Admissions Panel: Private Universities 1:30-2:30 Rm 224
Transfer Basics 101: UC & CSU Transfer Requirements 5:30-6:30 Rm 212

Wednesday April 9
Transfer Basics 201: Competitive Admissions 12-1 Rm 212
Transfer Basics 301: Guarantees & Special Programs 2-3 Rm 212

Thursday April 10
Transfer Basics 401: Exploring Transfer Options 12-1 Rm 212
Transfer Basics 501: Money Matters 2-3 Rm 212

Friday April 11
Transfer Basics 601: Transitioning to a University 12-1 Rm 212

Financial Aid & Transfer Information Tables!
Monday through Thursday
From 10am - 1pm, On the Quad! 

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center offers various workshops throughout the semester to help you develop your writing skills. You do not need to register, but arrive early to ensure you get a space.  Room 808 


These are the upcoming workshops: 

Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00
Getting your Scholarship Essay or Personal Statement Noticed (Stefani Stallard)
How do you compose an effective scholarship essay or personal statement? What information should be included? How can you make
yours stand out? Learn how to compose and revise your essay or statement so that you can go "from the stack to the star." You are
encouraged to bring a draft of your scholarship essay or personal statement to the workshop. 

Wednesday, March 5, 3:00-4:30
Find What You're Looking for: Using Databases to Find the Best Sources for Papers (Annie Liu)
Do you have a research assignment looming? Not sure where to begin? Stuck at a roadblock in your research? This workshop will introduce you to strategies for locating information from a variety of reliable sources. The emphasis will be on using Fullerton College databases.

Thursday, March 6, 3:00-4:00
How to Be an Active Reader (Tamara Trujillo)
Reading may seem like a quiet, sedate activity, but effective readers are anything but passive. In this workshop, you will learn and practice techniques and strategies to read more effectively. 

To see which future workshops would be right for you, please visit:
Alumni Mentor: Brenda Dominguez, USC


My name is Brenda Dominguez and I transferred last Fall to the University of Southern California to major in accounting after graduating from Fullerton College with an Associate in Science for Transfer in Business Administration degree. One of the biggest reason for me to transfer to USC was the variety of resources it offers to its students. Additionally, USC's accounting school is one of the best in the world. When I transferred, I was awarded a Transfer Merit Scholarship as result of my strong academic performance and extra-curricular efforts at Fullerton College. Thus, I encourage every student to work hard in order to transfer to their dream school. Speaking of transferring, I have to say that it can be overwhelming especially because you start taking classes with sophomores or juniors who are already friends. Nevertheless, the Trojan Family will welcome you very quickly. Plus, USC organizes events that ease the transition. As far as the present, this semester I became the Chair of Activities of USC's Accounting Society. Seriously, the more time I spend at this university, the more I love it! So if you are interested in learning more about USC or transferring in general, please don't hesitate to contact me! 

Email: bren9980@gmail.com
UCR Summer Research Experience

There is an upcoming summer research experience at University of California Riverside. It will be an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and/or Materials Science/Engineering.


This program will be targeting students from local colleges with the objective of inspiring students from e.g. first-in-the-family-to-attend-college backgrounds towards studies in the sciences and engineering.


If you have any questions or wanted to learn more, please contact Ludwig Bartels (bartels@ucr.edu).

Cadena Transfer Workshops

Save the date and mark your calendar.  Print out the calendar with important dates and events for the Cadena Transfer Center:


Cadena Spring Calendar 

The Honors Program Staff is here to help you.  If you have any questions, please stop by our office in College Center: Room 225 or 714.992.7133. 

Jean Foster, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Kim, Student Assistant


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Jodi Balma
Coordinator, Honors Program
Honors Program, College Center, Room 225

Professor, Political Science Department
Political Science Office 1425-02 714.992.7522
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