1098-T Forms to be Available by January 31

IRS Form 1098-T will be available by January 31, 2014 for students who meet the criteria to receive the document.

Students make a one-time decision in myGateway to elect to either download the tax document or have it mailed to them. Students will be notified in their myGateway message channel when the document is available.

Some students received erroneous notifications that the 1098-T was available because of an error while IT staff was testing distribution. Students should disregard any self-printed 1098T forms that were downloaded prior to Jan. 24.

UPDATE: The forms are available as of Jan. 28.

Art Faculty Paul Paiement to Exhibit in Europe

Art Professor Paul Paiement will exhibit in Europe this year. The first of five European exhibitions of his artwork is at Atahotel (formerly The Center for International Culture) in Milan, Italy, from February 11-March 11, 2014.

A catalog of works in the exhibition has been produced is available at:

Congratulations to Paul.

Campus Resumes Normal Activity Following Shelter in Place

Cypress College has resumed normal operations as of 11:40 this morning. The college conducted a brief shelter in place following reports of a person with a gun at the Walgreens store located at the northwest edge of campus. The shelter in place lasted approximately 10 minutes before police informed campus officials that the suspect was in custody.

We thank everyone for their cooperation.

UPDATE: A more-complete description of today’s events, and the College’s response to them, is available in the “Timely Warning” document.

Scholarship Applications Now Available

The annual scholarship application process is underway, with applications available to students in the Foundation Office, Financial Aid, and online. There are two separate applications: one for all scholarships administered through the Cypress College Foundation and another for the Bernard Osher Foundation scholarship.

Foundation scholarships are due February 19. The Osher is awarded based on financial need on a first-submitted basis. The online versions are PDF forms, which can be completed in the electronic document. Both the electronic and paper applications must be submitted in person to the Financial Aid Office.

Campus Closed Monday, January 20, to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Cypress College will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014, to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The college will re-open on Tuesday with service hours expanded in key areas in advance of the start of the spring 2014 semester.

Instruction begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

A complete listing of service hours is available here.

On Monday, January 20, the college will also be performing some tests and preventive maintenance service on our high voltage system. This service will require a total campus shut down. The power to the campus will be off from 5 a.m. until approximate 6 p.m. It may prevent operation of campus email, the phone system, or campus website. MyGateway will be unaffected by this work.

Auditions Announced by Theater and Dance Department

Cypress College’s Theater and Dance Department has announced its auditions for the spring 2014 semester. The auditions are for the musical “Big River,” the play”Nickel and Dimed,” and the “People in Motion” dance concert.

The auditions are:

“Big River” (musical)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Please contact the Cypress College Theater and Dance Department at (714) 484-7201 for further information.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 7 p.m.
in the Campus Theater (located in the Theater Building by parking lot #1)
**Bring 16 bars of a prepared song from musical theater and come dressed to dance. Women wear character shoes. Men wear jazz shoes.

“Nickel and Dimed” (play)
Please contact the Cypress College Theater and Dance Department at (714) 484-7201 for further information.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 7 p.m.
in the Studio Theater (located in the Theater Building by parking lot #1)
** Bring a prepared one minute monologue.

People In Motion (Dance Concert)
For further information, please contact co-directors Erin Landry at elandry@cypresscollege.edu or (714) 484-7202 or Maha Afra at mafra@cypresscollege.edu or (714) 484-7207.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6 p.m.
in Gym II room 125 (located in Gym II (2) by parking lot #5)
*Please wear appropriate dance attire. You do not need to have a prepared audition. Be prepared to move!

Please call the Cypress College Theater and Dance Department Office at (714) 484-7201 for further information about these auditions.

Update Bookmarks to myGateway

With the recent upgrade of myGateway, the Web URL address has changed to mg.nocccd.edu. Students who enter the former web address, myGateway.nocccd.edu, will be redirected to the new address. Clicking on the myGateway links on the campus websites will also send users to the new URL.

However, if a user has previously bookmarked a specific page in myGateway, the redirection will not properly resolve to the new address, resulting in an error. Therefore, to insure proper access, users should remove previous bookmarks for myGateway and create new ones using mg.nocccd.edu.

High School Students Compete in Third Cypress College Automotive Competition

students who competed in  Cypress College's High School Auto Competition #3
Seven two-person teams competed at Cypress College’s High School Auto Competition #3, which was held on Thursday, January 9, 2013.

Cypress College’s Third High School Auto Competition included competition from seven two-student teams. The students competed in tasks at six different skills stations: tire rotation; brake rotor runout measurement; engine component measurement; scan tool operation; series circuits; and parallel circuits.

Snap-On Tools provided prizes for first through third place. All participants received hats and sponsor t-shirts.

Also attending the event, held by Cypress College’s Toyota T-TEN automotive technology program, where high school instructors, parents, and students. The event helps emphasize to high school students and their parents the high-tech skills required for employment in the automotive industry, as well as the potential career paths.

Cypress College employees responsible for the successful event include automotive technology faculty and staff members: Michael Klyde, Louis Krebbs, Lidia Coman, Russ Bacarella, and Marty Orozco.


myGateway Update: WebStar Access Restored, Internet Explorer Issue Resolved

Here is the latest on the myGateway upgrade status:

  • WebStar services have been restored after the myGateway team and the vendor resolved a communication issue between myGateway and Banner.
  • The issue with Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) can be resolved by turning on the “Compatibility View” option on the “Tools” menu.
  • The myGateway team is continuing to work on additional issues reported late last week.