Fullerton College4/7/2014
This Week in Honors
HTCC Conference
Walk in Her Shoes
Scripps Leadership
Scripps Leadership
Domestic Violence
Transfer and Financial Aid Awareness Week
Hidden Disabilities Film
Honors Student Survey
Invisible Disabilities Forum
7000 in Solidarity
Student Success
Cultural Center Events
University Reps
Writing Center Workshops
UCR Summer Research
Transfer Workshops
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #11
HTCC Research Conference at UCI
Fullerton College Students at the
HTCC Research Conference at UCI

20 Fullerton College students were among the almost 350 honors students from community colleges in California who presented their academic research at the Honors Transfer Council of California's Research Conference on Saturday, April 5, 2014.   


Lisa Haygood was awarded the Exemplary Achievement Award.

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

 On Campus Jobs - Student Ambassadors

Looking for Fullerton College students who are knowledgeable about the college and are comfortable representing the college on every level. You must be able to share your enthusiasm about how great FC is with those looking to attend the college. You must be comfortable with leading individuals and groups around the Fullerton College campus and share with them our programs, services and strengths as well as answer any questions they may have in a courteous and knowledgeable manner. Students will also be asked to represent the college at community events, on local campuses, at district events and more. Students will also speak to students of all ages and groups of all sizes.  


 Ambassador Qualifications:

-       Be able to make a 1 year commitment to the Ambassador Program

-       Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

-       Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units during the fall and spring semester

-       Must have attended at least 2 semesters at the college

-       Have excellent public speaking skills

-       Have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

-       Have reliable transportation to and from Fullerton College, local high schools and community organizations

-       Being bilingual is an advantage, but not a requirement


Ambassador Responsibilities:

College Ambassadors are the official student representatives and hosts of Fullerton College. They represent the college and our most important people.

 As a College Ambassador you will have certain responsibilities:

-       Leading campus tours

-       Attending and assisting with on and off campus events as well as events in the community

-       Working information booths at the start of the semester

-       Working at information tables during the semester

-       Participating in district and out-of-district high school workshops, classroom presentations and college fairs

-       Knowing the history of the college as well as current and upcoming events

-       Attending monthly College Ambassador Meetings

-       Contributing articles for the student blog/ Buzzy newsletter

-       Other duties as assigned


If you are interested in applying to become a Fullerton College Student Ambassador, click here for the application. Applications can be submitted in person to the Information Office located in the 100 Building, Room 113 or emailed to sreyna@fullcoll.edu.  


Deadline to apply for 2014-15 academic year is Friday, April 11.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Stephanie Reyna at sreyna@fullcoll.edu or by calling 714-732-5054.


New Leadership Program - Scripps College
  Congratulations to Lisa Haygood and Naiely Rodriguez who were invited to attend the New Leadership Program at Scripps College this summer!


New Leadership is a national bipartisan program to educate college women about the political process, the important role that politics plays in their lives, and to encourage them to become effective leaders in the political arena. The program consists of a six-day summer residential institute, available to undergraduate women enrolled in any Southern California college or university, or to Southern California women who are attending out-of-state institutions. Each year, about 30 women are selected to attend this prestigious residential program.


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.




Self Defense Training - Thursday, April 24th

6:30 - 8:30 FREE Self Defense Training is available on the Sherbeck Football Field.  Come learn how to protect yourself.  Everyone is welcome.   


The Take Back the Night Rally has been cancelled.   

Transfer and Financial Aid Awareness Week


April 7-11, 2014


The Transfer Center will be distributing "Think Transfer" stickers as an effort to provide students with a visual reminder to stay on track with transfer planning!

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 p.m. 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/. 


Financial Aid Awareness Week

April 7-10, 2014


Monday, April 7, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Workshop in Room 311


Tuesday, April 8, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Workshop in Room 311


Wednesday, April 9

FAFSA Lab, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 611

Financial Aid Workshop, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in Room 311


Thursday, April 10, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Financial Aid for Transfer Students Workshop, Cadena Transfer Center


For more upcoming workshop and information on Financial Aid, visit: http://financialaid.fullcoll.edu/pdf/Financial_Aid_Workshops_2013-2014.pdf 

Northern California University Tour
Northern California University Tour 2014
Tuesday, June 3 - Thursday, June 5

We will be visiting UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Berkeley,
and Historic Chinatown in San Francisco!

Transportation, lodging*, and some meals will be provided.
*3 students per room

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • 2.6 GPA
  • 12 transferable units completed at Fullerton College at the time of application
  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 units at Fullerton College
  • Have created a UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) account online (Go to uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu to create an account)

Application Checklist:

  • Completed Application
  • Typed response to application question
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Print out of your UC TAP information (from the "Review" Tab)

Application DEADLINE:

Thursday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m. 

Room 212


Applications here. (If you cannot open the link, go to http://transfer.fullcoll.edu/pdf/No.Cal.APPLICATION2014.pdf 


Applicants will be notified via email no later than May 2nd, 2014. Participants will be required to pay $40 (non-refundable) on the day of orientation. 



Friday, May 9th, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


For more information, contact transfer@fullcoll.edu or call (714) 992-7086.

Study Abroad

Dispatches from Study Abroad Spain

A current study abroad student in Seville, Spain, Nicole Greer, has some advice and wants to share her experience for prospective study abroad students. 

"So far in my near 4 weeks since being here in Sevilla, Spain I've learned many things, much more than I'd be able to share with you in this short blurb. So what I really want you to know, what I really want you to truly take to heart, is that literally nothing is impossible. If you want something, and you are courageous and persevere enough to go after it, you will get it. Studying abroad is something I've wanted to do for years but I only really thought of it as a daydream, something only the rich or non-serious students do (it's not by the way, just to be clear). Fullerton College presented me with the opportunity to fulfill this dream, and although it was costly in more ways than one, the benefits I've gained have already far surpassed the monetary (or otherwise) costs. And I've still got 6 more weeks of the semester, plus 3 weeks of traveling on my own after the program. If you're considering the opportunity to travel and study in another country, my advice to you is to run after it. Chase that sucker down and let the world know that you've got big dreams, and dammit you're going to live them! You may be worried to spend so much money, or afraid to leave the comfort of your home and family and friends, but if you want to expand your consciousness to a level of true understanding of not only the rest of the world but also yourself, you must leave the comfort zone at some point. It's necessary for any kind of growth, as I'm sure you already know. And if you plan to travel in the future this is the best possible way to get started. You'll have such a fantastic support group of students, professors from FC and coordinators from the study abroad program helping you through literally every step of the way. I cannot stress enough how important it is not to dwell on the obstacles you think studying abroad will present you; they are insignificant compared to all that you will gain across the globe. As a STEM major, I understand the hesitation involved when deciding if this is appropriate for you when there are usually limited options for classes during the program. I do not understand, however, the rush students seem to be in to transfer. This is your life. Do not let anyone pressure you into rushing to finish your prerequisites. Sit back and enjoy your time here; study what you love and take your time doing it. Explore the world and explore yourself. If you pass up the opportunity to study abroad, you will most likely regret it throughout your life. But if you take the chance and do it, the only thing you might regret is the amount of embarrassing selfies you take in front of every building/statue/picturesque view you can put your face in front of. So which is the one you'd rather live with?"

You have the opportunity to Study Abroad next year in Rome.  What's stopping you?


Hidden Disabilities Film Screening

Hidden Disabilities Film Screening

Wednesday, April 9 in Room 1018

3 Screening Times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.


Everyone is welcome to come so be sure to bring your friends and classmates to watch the film!


Hosted by Fullerton College PTK

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
Celebrate Your Achievement
Transfer Celebration
The Transfer Celebration is for honoring our Transfer Class of 2014 and will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the Library Courtyard.


Light refreshments will be provided and students will receive a transfer medallion that can be worn at commencement.


RSVP starting in April at the Transfer Center, room 212.  
Look Who Got In
If you have been admitted to a university for Fall 2014, the Transfer Center wants to add your name to their "Look Who Got In" window display!
To do so, register for a star in the Transfer Center, located in Room 212. 
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
Clothing Drive
April 1 - April 30
Clothing Drive

You can help out by following these 3 steps!
1. Donate your gently used clothes. 
2. Label and sort bags by gender.
3. Bring your bags of clothes to any of the locations listed below.
Donations will be sent to St. Angela Merici Church

There are designated boxes at:
President's Office, Financial Aid, Cadena/Transfer Center, Student Center, Associated Students, Student Affairs, Veterans Resource Center, Humanities Division, Cosmetology Department, Adaptive Computer Lab, Disability Support Services, EOPS Office, and Counseling Center.

Hosted by Alpha Gamma Sigma
Learn more at facebook.com/FullertonAGS.
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 8, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 24 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Stick to the Prompt: Assignment Responses the Stay on Track (Carly Betkey)

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

Wednesday, April 23, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Not Enough Hours in the Day: How to Manage School, Work, and Life Committments (Eric Rodriguez)

Tuesday, April 29 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Final(s) Countdown: Stay Organized and Keep Your Cool for Finals (Megan McMurtrey)

The Cadena Culture Center presents: 

May 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Worldfest is a campus-wide participatory celebration of people, cultures, and the earth/environmental issues. The primary purpose of Worldfest is to educate and to celebrate diversity within the community and across the glove, as well as raise awareness of the importance of current environmental issues.


Sign up now to reserve a table or performance time slot!


Volunteers needed!

If you are interested in volunteering during Worldfest, please visit the Cadena Transfer Center, room 212 (next to the cafeteria), and ask to have your name placed on the Worldfest volunteer sign-up sheet.

University Representatives
Spring Schedule:

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

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

CSULB Transfer Admission Workshop

California State University, Long Beach will be hosting Transfer Admissions Workshops for prospective transfer students throughout Spring 2014. While the workshop will focus on Spring & Fall 2015 applicants, they will also also provide an in-depth overview on general transfer admission requirements for students who wish to start planning in advance.


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