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    “Against the Grain,” Art Gallery (through March 11)

9 • Tuesday

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    NOCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, Anaheim

Campus, 5:30 p.m. 11 • Thursday

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    Senior Day, Gateway and Pond, 8 a.m.-noon.

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    STEM Lecture Series: Author Mary Roach,

CCCPLX-216, 12:30-2 p.m.

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    Academic Senate meeting, CCCPLX-419, 3-5 p.m.

12 • Friday

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    West Side Story,” Campus Theater, 8 p.m.

Additional performances on March 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. 13 • Saturday

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    West Side Story,” Campus Theater, 8 p.m.

Additional performances on March 14, 19, 20, 21. 14 • Sunday

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    West Side Story,” Campus Theater, 4 p.m.

Additional performances on March 19, 20, 21. For additional events, visit the online listings.


“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

  • Sir Winston Churchill

@Cypress is published each week. If you would like to have items included, please contact Marc Posner in the Public Information Office at ext. 47006 or mposner@CypressCollege.edu.

Dr. Michael J. Kasler, President (714) 484-7308 mkasler@CypressCollege.edu

Cypress College

Core alues: Excellence Integrity Collegiality Inclusiveness

March 5, 2010, Newsletter from President Michael J. Kasler

Roughly 1,000 High School Students Expected for Senior Day on Thur.

Senior Day is the college’s largest outreach event, providing students from area high schools an opportunity to visit campus.

Some 1,000 area high school seniors are expected to be here on Thursday (3/11/2010) morning for the annual Senior Day high school outreach event. It will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Gateway Plaza and pond area.

While here, students will have the opportunity to learn about Cypress College programs and services.

The event is the college’s largest outreach effort. It will feature exhibits from divisions, departments, clubs and other student organiza- tions for the duration of the event.

Three workshops are also scheduled in the Student Activities Conference Room:

  • “Getting Free Money to Fund Your College Education” at 9 a.m.

and 10 a.m.

  • “Choosing a College Major” at 9:20 a.m.

  • “Transfer Track” at 9:40 a.m.

In addition, students will be able to receive help completing the admissions application, participate in tours, and have some fun.

Distance Ed eam participates in Blackboard Exemplary Course Program

A Distance Education team recently completed the process of reviewing courses submitted to the 2010 Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. The team members included Elizabeth Hamman (SEM), Barbara Marshall (LA), Jessica Puma (Instructional Designer), and Jeanne Miller (Distance Ed Coordinator). The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program was created to identify and disseminate “effective practices for designing engaging online courses.” Standards were grouped by category: Course Design, Interaction & Collaboration, Assessment and Learner Support.

This volunteer activity permitted the team to gain knowledge in preparation for creating a Cypress College Distance Education Quality Rubric, which will be sent to administrators, faculty, and staff for review and approval this semester. The rubric will be used to create a new online teacher training course and provide documentation as to what we at Cypress College believe is an exemplary course. A meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to collaborate and produce a review draft. Everyone is invited to attend. Please email Jeanne Miller for more information.

Digital Cinema Calling for Film Festival Entries

Faculty Cap and Gown Orders Due this Month

The college’s Digital Cinema program is seeking entries for its first-ever film festival. Selected films in the categories of Live Action and Animations will be screened on April 23 at 6 p.m. in CCCPLX-216. Deadline for entries is April 1.

Film Festival entrants must be currently enrolled in a college or high school and their work must have been completed within the 12 months prior to April 1, 2010.

Additional requirements and an entry form are available here.

Order forms for the rental of caps and gowns for 2010 graduation are due to the Student Activities Office before the end of March.

Those who are attending graduation and using their own regalia are also asked to contact Student Activities to allow for an accurate participation count.

The rental cost is $16 for a masters and $25 for doctorate, the same as last year. Commencement is May 26, at 6 p.m.

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  • Cypress, CA 90630

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