Fullerton College3/10/2014
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After Tiller (Film Screening)
After Tiller (Film Screening)
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This Week in Honors
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Spring Semester: Week #7
Women's Forum -- Everyone's Invited


Molly McClanahan
Monday, March 10th 
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Room 224-8

The Cadena Cultural Center and Social Science Division invite the entire campus community to join us in the 4th Annual Fullerton College Women's Forum. In honor of the FC Centennial (1913-2013) our theme this year
will emphasize the importance of a holistic education for today's woman. 

Ms. McClanahan is an alumna of Fullerton College, a former
Woman of Distinction, former Mayor of the City of Fullerton, and current Trustee of the North Orange County Community College District. 

For more information, please contact the Cadena Cultural Center, Room 212, (714) 992-7086.  

All students, staff, and faculty - women and men - are invited.

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.
Study Abroad in Spain  
Fullerton and Cypress students will be finishing their spring semesters in Seville, Spain with Professors Marcus Wilson and Brandon Floerke and the Study Abroad Program.  They arrived safely this weekend and are having a wonderful time!

For more information: Study Abroad

Spring 2015 Study Abroad: Rome, Italy
Fullerton College Scholarships - Deadline March 15th

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. 
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 13, 2014 - Merci Pour Le Chocolat 

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Les Choristes 

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - The Intouchables 

Sacramento Visit

Honors students and Political Science majors met with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva in Sacramento as part of the POSC 180 - Capitol Field Trip class.  They attended the Legislative Seminar and learned about California Government, public policy, politics and the media, and careers in government.   


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
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:

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)

Wednesday, April 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beat the Beast: How to Vanquish Test Anxiety (Peter Tran)
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.


Clothesline Project - Tuesday, 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 - Tuesday, 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 11, 12:00-1:30
Reading and Analyzing an Argument (Bruce Henderson)
This workshop will provide practice with reading academic writing and with learning how arguments are structured. These insights
will better enable students to construct a written analysis of college-level readings. Activities will include hands-on reading,
interpretation, and writing. 

Wednesday, March 12, 12:30-1:30
Don't Panic. It's Just an In-Class Essay (Bruce Henderson)
How should a student cope with the stress of an in-class essay or essay exam? What are some strategies for generating ideas and
getting them organized? How can students manage their time effectively? These and other related questions will be answered in this
Thursday, March 13, 2:00-3:00
Put Your Five Senses to Work: Using Concrete Details in Your Writing (Shawn Quirk)
See, hear, touch, taste, and smell your way to stronger writing. In this workshop, you will learn practical skills to help refine the
complex process of bringing imaginative writing and academic assignments to life with the power of image-driven language. 
To see which future workshops would be right for you, please visit:
Alumni Mentor: Corinne Worland, Cal Poly Pomona


As for a little bit about me, I am a first year transfer, although senior status, at Cal Poly Pomona pursuing a degree in Foods and Nutrition with a focus in Dietetics. I am an active member of FN Forum and in the Kellogg Honors College. There is plenty of volunteer work for me to do just between these two clubs of sort. Some of the activities I have helped out with so far has been baking pumpkin bread for the pumpkin festival, volunteering at homecoming, and participating in a fundraiser cookie competition.


I wish I had known that the orientation I had heard about for students coming in from high school would not be the same experience for transfer students. Although it was nice to only spend a day going over the material, it ended up being less of an exciting day and very dry. I am still proud to be a Bronco and happy to have gone to CPP but I would have liked to know not to expect so much.  It turned out the open house the AG college put on was much more exciting and fun. Also it is important for individuals to know what path a school is headed in. In our case, if a student really wants to start learning at a quarter pace then Cal Poly would not be the choice for them. We will be switching to a semester system in the next couple of years. Transfers should remember to always look for ways to be connected to knowledgeable people at their new college and participate in as many fun activities as they can without taking too much time away from their studies. Finding the class location prior to the first day is very important as well since campuses may not be as compact as Fullerton or on as level/flat ground.


I happily earned an AA and AS in Physical Education, an Interdisciplinary AA degree with a focus in Math and Science and a few certificates for Massage Therapy. I was not able to obtain being honors certified.


So far I have found getting adjusted to the higher education environment and faster pace to be a little difficult, especially since there was a three month summer vacation between the semester end and quarter start. Furthermore, it has taken some adjustment for me to be okay with what I visualized happening here not being the same as reality. Overall though it is everything I need and have thoroughly enjoyed myself and the education I am receiving. 


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


Join our Facebook Page: FC Honors Program 


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

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