@Cypress Newsletter for March 28, 2014

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Here is the @Cypress Newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson, for the week ending March 28, 2014.

This week’s headlines:

  • April 15 District Purchasing Deadline Approaching
    Computer or media-related items must be submitted to Academic Computing by April 7 to ensure processing.
  • Classified Appreciation Luncheon on April 11, End-of-the-Year Luau on May 7
  • myGateway, Banner Maintenance on March 30
  • Summer 4/10 Schedule Set for 2014
  • “This Week” and “They Said It” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material, including photos from Women’s Recognition and STEM2

Timely Warning: Second Report of Man Attempting to Lure Student

Timely Warning

A second Cypress College student has reported that a man attempted to lure her into his vehicle from a location just off campus earlier today. The incident and suspect description are similar to one on Tuesday, March 19, 2014.

One new detail that may be relevant is that both students who were accosted by the suspect are Asian females. Today’s incident took place between a pet spa and the Walgreen’s store near the intersection of Valley View Street and Lincoln Avenue as the student was walking to campus.

Here are the additional details of the incident, as presented to the Cypress College Campus Safety office on Thursday afternoon.

The student reported to Campus Safety that a white man in his 30s yelled at her, demanding that she get into his white, 2-door pickup truck. The student screamed and continued walking onto campus.

On March 19, a student said that a man driving a white, 2-door pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, attempted to lure her into his vehicle. The victim in the first case reported that the driver was white, in his late 30s or 40s, had wrinkles on his forehead and neck, and a 5 o’clock shadow. She also reported that there was a knife of some type on the vehicle’s dashboard. He was described as wearing a dirty dark-blue baseball cap and a dirty orange shirt. The incident was reported to have taken place near the Mobil gas station also at the intersection of Valley View and Lincoln.

Students and employees are reminded that suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24-7 at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access. Students are also encouraged to sign up for text messaging notifications in the myGateway portal by logging in at http://mg.nocccd.edu.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety

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Career Planning Center Helps Students with Goals, Decisions

The Cypress College Career Planning Center and career counseling help students answer questions, set goals and make decisions as to foster both educational and occupational success.

Have you ever wondered:

  • Where will you be 5 years from today?
  • What work will you be doing?
  • Where will you be working?
  • Why did you choose this career?
  • How did you choose this career?

If so, contact the Career Planning Center today for a career counseling appointment at (714) 484-7120. The Career Planning Center is located in the Student Center on the second floor. You can also email: careercenter@cypresscollege.edu.

Orange County Breeze Highlights Union Bank’s Sponsorship of Americana Awards

Union Bank's Miriam Melville photographed by The Orange County Breeze
Miriam Melville, a Cypress College alumna and a Union Bank vice president, now serves on the Cypress College Foundation Board. She was instrumental in facilitating her company’s sponsorship of the Cypress College Americana Awards. (Photo via the Orange County Breeze).

The Orange County Breeze this week highlighted Union Bank’s partnership with Cypress College in an article titled “Union Bank extends support of Cypress College Americana Awards through 2018.”

The title sponsorship of the Americana Awards was initially facilitated by Miriam Melville, a Cypress College alumna and a Union Bank vice president, now serves on the Cypress College Foundation Board.

From the article:

Union Bank, which has supported the Americana Awards since 2002, will extend its support another three years — contributing $25,000 annually until 2018.

That will bring the Bank’s total monetary support to around $200,000.

Discounted Internet, Apps Available Through State Foundation

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Students and employees are eligible to purchase discounted software and internet access through the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ CollegeBuys service. CollegeBuys helps students and employees gain access the software and tools needed to succeed.

The foundation is highlighting three current deals:

  • Mobile Citizen: Through a partnership between CollegeBuys and Mobile Citizen, Community College students, faculty, and staff can purchase either a CLEAR Desk Modem or a CLEAR Mobile Hotspot for just $39.99 (available to colleges where service coverage is available). Monthly subscriptions are only $15 and include unlimited data usage. To find out if coverage is available in your area, visit http://clear.com/coverage.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers: One-year subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud apps are available for less than $20 per month and include access to over 20 Adobe programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. This offer is available to Community College students and teachers, as well as faculty and staff who qualify for the Adobe Work at Home program.
  • Rosetta Stone: CollegeBuys is now offering discounted prices on Rosetta Stone language learning software for all Community College students, faculty, and staff. Visit store.collegebuys.org to learn more.

‘Lobbying for Children’s Health’ Presentation on Monday, March 24

Cypress College’s Political Science Department welcomes Ielnaz Kashefipour for “Lobbying for Children’s Health.”

The presentation will take place on Monday, March 24, in the Humanities Building HUM-131 lecture hall, at 2 p.m.

Kashefipour is a policy associate in the Department of Federal Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Timely Warning: Report of Man Attempting to Lure Student Into Car

Timely Warning

A Cypress College student has reported that a man attempted to lure her into his vehicle just off campus on Tuesday evening. Here are the details of the incident, as presented to the Cypress College Campus Safety office on Wednesday afternoon.

The man was driving a white, 2-door pickup truck, possibly a Toyota. The victim reported that the driver was white, in his late 30s or 40s, had wrinkles on his forehead and neck, and a 5 o’clock shadow. She also reported that there was a knife of some type on the vehicle’s dashboard. He was described as wearing a dirty dark-blue baseball cap and a dirty orange shirt.

The student called Buena Park police and the suspect drove off when he saw a police car in the area. The incident was reported to have taken place near the Mobil gas station at the intersection of Valley View Street and Lincoln Ave.

Students who observe suspicious activity are asked to call 911 if the incident is of an immediate nature. Cypress College Campus Safety should also be informed. They are available 24/7 by calling (714) 484-7387.