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Associated Students Host Fall Blood Drive This Week

September 30, 2013 — 2:35 p.m.


The Cypress College Associated Students host their Fall Blood Drive this week.

When: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3.

Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Student Activity Center

All Blood Donors will receive a "mustache T-Shirt" or a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream.

Walk ins are welcome or you can call (714) 484-7199 to make an appointment.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


4th Annual Donate a Day of Service on Wed., Oct. 2

September 30, 2013 — 2:30 p.m.


Cypress College's 4th Annual Donate a Day of Service is Wednesday, October 2. The event will take place from noon-2 p.m. on the bridge by the pond.

The event is sponsored by the Associated Students and the Honors and Service Learning Program. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join in the Day of Service, which showcases the college community's commitment to service both on and off campus.

Anyone interested in hosting a service booth should contact Kathryn Sonne at ext. 47452.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Alumnus John Sexton's Photograph Featured in Apple's New iPhone, iPad Software

September 23, 2013 — 6:34 p.m.


a photograph showing alumnus John Sexton's iOS7 wallpaper photograph.

Alumnus John Sexton — who worked for famed photographer Ansel Adams — has one of his own photographs featured in the new software running Apple iPhone and iPad.

The operating system, which was released on Wednesday, offers Sexton's image of Tenaya Lake as one of the default wallpaper options.

"If you have an Apple iOS device running iOS 7 you have a limited edition image 1/250,000,000!" Sexton wrote to friends on his Facebook page.

Sexton is best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment. At Cypress College, he studied with professors David F. Drake and Marshall LaCour, graduating with honors and transferring to Chapman University, where he graduated cum laude.

Sexton worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. Following Mr. Adams' death Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. From 1985 to 1993 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Friends of Photography.

Today, he is Director of the John Sexton Photography Workshops program, and teaches numerous photography workshops each year for other programs in the United States and abroad. Sexton's photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world, and have been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, and on the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour. Bank of America, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak Company have used his photographs in national advertising campaigns. His photographs also have been featured in periodicals such as: Time, Life, American Photo, and Popular Photography.

Posted by Marc S. Posner
Updated October 11, 2013 to reflect correct faculty names.


'Within' Opens in Art Gallery on Wednesday

September 23, 2013 — 6:33 p.m.


An opening reception for the semester's first Art Gallery exhibit, "Within," is set for Wednesday, September 25, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 5.

The exhibition and program of events explore the perceiving self, embodiment, and the corporeal production of knowledge, with artworks by Heather Cassils, Ashley Hunt and Taisha Paggett, Mariah Garnett, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Roberto Sifuentes, Guru Rugu, and Julie Tolentino. It is curated by Chloe Flores.

According to Art Gallery Director Ed Giardina, Body-based perspectives and processes circulate widely in contemporary aesthetic fields that consider the body as a medium, subject and object. However, discourse on the subject is nominal within the field of art. This lack of discourse raises questions about the perceived value of mind/body awareness in the production and reception of artists work, and complicates efforts to position corporeal perception and response within an art context. "Within" contributes to and comments on these rare, but developing discourses by examining the ways notions of embodiment form and inform artistic production.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


September 24 is National Voter Registration Day 2013

September 23, 2013 — 6:32 p.m.


League of Women Voters of North Orange County is partnering with the Associated Students as part of National Voter Registration Day 2013. Those who have moved, changed their name, or never registered to vote, will be able to do so on campus on Tuesday, September 24, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of the Student Activities Center.

The event is part of a 50-state effort to register thousands of voters before Election Day, November 5, 2013. The theme for this year's National Voter Registration Day -- Millions of people will vote this year. Will you? — is representative of the importance of off-year elections.

Nearly 1,500 state-wide and local political races and ballot initiatives will be decided on Election Day. The goal for the 2013 National Voter Registration Day is to create awareness of off-year elections by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come out to the polls on November 5.

As a non-partisan unofficial national holiday, National Voter Registration Day counts on partners across the political spectrum. Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right -- the right to vote.

Retired Cypress College Dean Kay Bruce is helping to organize the event.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Rate My Professors: Cypress College Faculty in Nation's Top 10

September 23, 2013 — 6:31 p.m.


Rate My Professors released its annual "Top Lists" this week, and the site's users propelled Cypress College faculty into a top-ten position -- at seventh overall.

These rankings are based on student feedback, recognizing the excellence and dedication of our faculty, and the support of classified staff, and administration. Right behind Cypress College on the list is sister institution, Fullerton College.

RateMyProfessors.com's 2012-2013 annual Top Lists ranking the nation's top professors and universities are based entirely on students' input.

Each year RateMyProfessors.com, the largest online destination for professor ratings, compiles a list of the top professors based on ratings from students.

In addition to the ranking of a college's faculty as a whole, the site also compiles lists for top individual faculty, as well as the "hottest" faculty members. The lists are segmented for community colleges and universities.

More information is available at: .

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Cypress College Marks World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday

September 9, 2013 — 2:31 p.m.


Suicide Awareness Day will be held on campus on Tuesday, September 10, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the pond. The purpose of this event is to provide students with information and networking contacts of those in Orange County who serve the following populations: teens, LBGQT, veterans, elderly, and victims of domestic violence.

Cypress College's Suicide Awareness Day event is sponsored by the Veteran's Center, Associated Students, the Human Services Club, and Club L.E.A.D.

Free Kognito training for employees is also available in the Library/Learning Resource Center from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The training is intended to help employees identify stressed students and to provide them with referrals for help when needed.

For additional information, please contact Virgil Adams, at ext. 47228, or Christy Davis in the Veteran's Center, at ext.47168.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Coffee with Trustees and the Chancellor at 3:30 on Monday, September 9

September 9, 2013 — 2:26 p.m.


On Monday, September 9, Dr. Doffoney and members of the Board of Trustees will participate in the latest session of "Coffee with Trustees and the Chancellor." It will be held in CCCPLX-414, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event is an open forum with an opportunity for every member of the campus community to participate.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

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