Fullerton College3/31/2014
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Walk in Her Shoes
Study Abroad
Research Conference
Honors Student Survey
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Club Meetings
Financial Aid
Invisible Disabilities Forum
7000 in Solidarity
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Transfer Awareness Week
Writing Center Workshops
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #10
Men of Fullerton College -- We Need You!

Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students
You're Invited to
"Walk in Her Shoes" 

Tuesday, April 24 
12:30- 1:00 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, the Political Science Student Association is sponsoring "Walk in Her Shoes" a fundraiser for two great organizations that provide education and support for sexual assault victims:  Sexual Assault Victim & Prevention Resources (part of Community Service Programs) and Strength Against Violence.


For "Walk in Her Shoes" - the men of Fullerton College will wear high heels for their walk in the Quad to bring awareness and donations to this cause. Most student clubs will be participating and we have quite a few student walkers.  We'd like to encourage as many administrators, staff, and faculty members as possible to participate.  Encourage your students to come to the event and support you.   There is no registration fee, but walkers are encouraged to raise at least $20 in donations. 


If you're interested, please let me know: jbalma@fullcoll.edu  


Walk in Her Shoes:

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Walk will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in the FC Quad


Study Abroad in Rome - Spring 2015

Study Abroad Semester in Rome, Italy
Spring 2015

Faculty: Cypress College Honors Coordinator: Kathryn Sonne (English)
and Ed Giardina (Fine Art)

ART 110 F Introduction to Art
ART 115 F Museum Survey
ART 120 F Basic Design
ART 166 F Contemporary Art Studio
ENGL 102F or 102HF Introduction to Literature
ENGL 103F or 103HF Critical Reasoning and Writing
ENGL 208F Introduction to Film Studies
ENGL 243F or 243HF Folklore and Mythology


  • Earn 12 units of transferable college credit while studying in Rome.  
  • Live and study in the center of Rome.
  • Participate in visits to museums, cultural events, and field trips as part of the educational program.
  • Weekly cultural classes on Italian history, food, music, film, etc.

12 units of college level work completed, including English 100 (College Writing) or equivalent with grade "C" or better.  A GPA of at least 2.5.  18 years of age by the start of the semester.

Includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Rome, airport transfers, twin-bedded room in student dorms or family home-stay.  All meals included.  Also included - activities such as musuems, the Colisuem, Cinecitta, Villa Borghese, a weekend trip to Florence with a stop in Orvieto, two day trips to Hadrian's Villa/Tivoli and Naples/Pompeii, and a transportation pass in Rome.

Pell Grant Recipients:
Gilman Scholarships are avaialble for you. Deadline to apply is October.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Depart by 6:30 a.m. -  Arrive by 6:30 p.m.

"Connect your world to ours. STOMP your way to UCLA!"

The Student Transfer Opportunity & Mentorship Program (STOMP) at UCLA invites community college students - students of color, low-income, and first generation college-going students interested in pursing higher education in the UC system to attend this conference and learn about strategies and resources for a successful transfer!

Resources needed to successfully transfer will be highlighted:

Financial Aid/AB540 Information
Academic Preparation for Admission
Resources for Parenting Students
Preparation for Graduate & Professional Schools
and More!!

STEP 1: Register in March at http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/stomp
STEP 2: RSVP required! Bring proof of registration and reserve your transportation in the Transfer Center for $5.

IMPORTANT: Register ahead of time as the event has limited availability!

For more information please visit the Transfer Center: (714) 992-7086
Bay Area Consortium Research Conference  

Congratulations to the students accepted to present their research at the Bay Area Consortium Research Conference!

Julianne Lee: "The Effect of CTL019 Cells in Leukemia Patients"
Daphne Ruiz: "Por la Causa: Creating a Transfer-Driven Culture at Continuing Education Schools"
Aaron Wodka: "Is This the Solution? A close analysis of the Oregon "Pay it Forward Bill," and it's potential to revolutionize financing post-secondary studies."

Honors Students Survey - Graduation Recognition
We'd like to offer our Honors Certified students something to wear at graduation to signify their achievement in completing the Honors Program.
PTK and AGS both have graduation stoles.  The Cadena/Transfer Center offers transferring students medallions.  

Please take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GLD2R5H
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. 
FC Food Bank Lunch Fundraiser

The Chris Lamm Memorial Food Bank is hosting a 
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser!

Thursday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Room

Presale tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Monday, March 31 from:
  • The EOPS Office 
  • Vice President of Student Services Office 
  • The Switchboard
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $9.
Each ticket includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and lemonade.

Purchase a ticket and help raise money for the Fullerton College Food Bank!
Club Meetings
Student Transfer Opportunity and Mentorship Program
Every Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in Room 1018 
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
Philosophy Club
Every Wednesday. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in front of the 1400 Building
Please bring something to sit on as the grass can be wet. 
Club leaders - please let me know your club meeting information so we can share it with our students.
Financial Aid Workshops
For more upcoming workshop dates: http://financialaid.fullcoll.edu/pdf/Financial_Aid_Workshops_2013-2014.pdf
Invisible Disabilities Forum
Monday, April 21st 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room 1440

Representatives from Disabled Student Services and Health Services along with student panelists will discuss the resources available for students with learning disorders, psychological disorders, and other disabilities.

All students, staff, and faculty invited.  

Sponsored by the S.T.O.M.P. Club
7000 in Solidarity - Sexual Assault Awareness Forum 
Wednesday, April 28th 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Room 224-6

An inter-active seminar where we will be discussing the definition of "consent" and the rape culture that often blames the victim rather than the perpetrator of rape.  

All students, staff, and faculty invited. 

Sponsored by the S.T.O.M.P. Club 
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:

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

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

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! 


To learn more about events hosted by the Transfer Center, visit their website at http://transfer.fullcoll.edu/. 

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, April 8, 2:00-3:30
Making Your Writing More Complex with Noun Clauses (Jacob Ludwig)
Do you feel you are always writing the same type of sentence? Are you confused about the differences between adjective clauses and noun clauses? This workshop will show how noun clauses are constructed and used to give your writing more variety.
Tuesday, April 22, 3:00-4:30
How to Avoid Indirect Language (Geoff Arnold)
Over-using the passive voice and depending on I, you, and we pronouns can sap an essay of critical details and length. Editing your
writing for these two issues will help your papers better express their ideas in a direct fashion. 

Wednesday, April 23, 3:00-4:00
Introductions and Conclusions (Kim Orlijan)
You only have one chance to make a first impression, and the same holds true for writing. It's also true that the last word can be the
most powerful one in a discussion. If the pressure to begin and end your writing effectively produces anxiety or writer's block, come
to this workshop for ideas, strategies, and suggestions for writing strong introductions and conclusions. Students are encouraged to
bring drafts of essays they are writing.

Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00
Sentence Combining (D.B. Magee)
How can you write sentences that are more sophisticated? How can the appropriate use of the comma help you to accomplish this
sophistication? This workshop will introduce you to a variety of sentence structures to make your writing more interesting and
To see which future workshops would be right for you, please visit:
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