California Community Foundation Selects Art Faculty’s Devon Tsuno for Prestigious Fellowship


Devon Tsuno — Cypress College’s 2011 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty member — has been honored with a prestigious his selection with a 2014 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts.

The fellowship presents $15,000-20,000 to Los Angeles artists to facilitate their professional development and to help ensure their long-term success in the field. The fellowship was created in 1988 and has awarded more than $2 million to 215 professional artists following an initial investment from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Tsuno, who is teaching two painting courses in the fall at Cypress College, has been an adjunct faculty member at Cypress College for the past 7 years, teaching art, and previously serving as director of the Art Gallery. While at Cypress College, he forged strong connections with neighboring Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton, and with other community college art students. In 2011, he worked with “Artist in Residence” Kiel Johnson on an ambitious project where students designed and crafted elaborate robot costumes, which were then used for a short film produced on campus.

“As an artist, Devon is a person of exceptional talent and quality. As an instructor, he is passionate and compassionate. And, as a colleague, he is dedicated and will often go above and beyond the call of duty to lend a hand,” Fine Arts Dean Joyce Carrigan said upon his 2011 faculty award selection.

This is how Tsuno described his most-recent work to the CCF:

Most recent experimentation’s have resulted in a series of prints created with a Risograph, a 1990s-era printing system using technology similar to fax machines, screen printing and designed for high-volume photocopying and printing. I am re-purposing this machine to created a series of artist’s books and prints in collaboration other artists, schools and community members. These prints and books are being distributed in the tens of thousands in the greater Los Angeles area to document the Los Angeles watershed and tributaries.

Tsuno has exhibited internationally in Japan, Mexico, Korea, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. His list of notable U.S. exhibitions include the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Torrance Art Museum, Sam Lee Gallery, PØST, Carl Berg Gallery, Monte Vista Projects, Ruth Bachofner Gallery and Summercamp’s ProjectProject. He was the artist in residence at Chloë Flores FB, and Stichting Kaus Australis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and will be attending Art Plant, Denver as an artist in resident in 2014.

Tsuno’s incredible work can be viewed on his website:

Widespread Processing Outage Preventing Fee Payments

We are experiencing issues with online payment card processing through Heartland (see their announcement below) .  The issue was first encountered around 7:45 a.m., and appears to be the result of a  a widespread problem that is affecting many of Heartland’s customers. While the issue is not affecting students’ ability to register for classes, those who are registering for classes likely are experiencing issues when attempting to make payments.

The North Orange County Community College District IT team is in contact with Heartland in an effort to monitor and resolve the issue. In the meantime, a message has been posted to Heartland’s payment page informing students of the issues and suggesting that they try again at a later time.

From Heartland:

Intermittent System Error When Making A Payment

Please be advised that we are currently experiencing intermittent system errors when making a payment.  A payer may experience an unexpected error message when submitting payment.

We are aware of the situation and are in the process of identifying the root cause.  We will provide updates and resolution time frames as we continue to gather more information.

If you have any questions regarding this email, please do not hesitate to contact us via TeamSupport, or call 800-437-6931.

Thank you.

Heartland ECSI Client Support

2014-2015 Cypress College Catalog Available as Registration Begins

Cypress College 2014-2015 Catalog
Cypress College 2014-2015 Catalog

Cypress College’s 2014-2015 Catalog is now available online. The 3.7 MB PDF document is being released in advanced of fall registration, which begins July 15, 2014.

The catalog provides important information on the courses offered at Cypress College, transfer and graduation information, and campus policies. Among the information it includes:

  • Academic Policies
  • Admission/Registration
  • Course Descriptions
  • Graduation/Educational Options
  • And much more

For complete information including, current dates and course listings, the catalog should be used in conjunction with the current Schedule of Classes. Students may also wish to review the “Find Classes” feature to help locate available courses to complete their schedule.

Cypress College 2014-2015 Catalog

Cypress College Fall 2014 Schedule of Classes

College Shares Safety Tips Following Suspicious Activity in Vacant Restroom

Safety Advisory

July 9, 2014

Earlier today a man was observed with a camera in a vacant women’s restroom on campus. While the incident itself is not a crime, it is a reminder that it is highly important to keep our personal safety at the front of our minds.

If you observe any suspicious activity, please contact Campus Safety immediately. Campus Safety can be reached at (714) 484-7387. It is advised to program this number into your cell phone so that it is readily available.

Here are some personal safety tips that are important to follow so that we can continue to maintain a safe campus:

  • Exercise caution when approaching or being approached by someone you don’t know.
  • Guard your identification, personal information and possessions.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Travel in groups or pairs, and in well-lit areas at night.
  • Report suspicious activity if you observe it.
  • Report incidents immediately.
  • Campus Safety is located on the first floor of the Business Building, with a well-marked entrance visible from Parking Lot #1.
  • Escorts to and from your vehicle are available by contacting Campus Safety.
  • Emergency phones are located in a number of places on campus; they ring directly to Campus Safety. Red emergency phones are located inside the buildings. Other “Code Blue” phones are outside and are identified with large blue lights (and on the campus map with a phone symbol).
  • If you feel there is an immediate threat, dial 911.

Non-emergency contact may be made via e-mail to

View this document as a pdf file

Join Us for New Student Welcome Night on August 22

New Cypress College students are invited to attend Cypress College’s 5th Annual New Student Welcome Night. The event takes place on Friday, August 22, 2014 and is intended to help students become familiar with the campus prior to the start of fall classes.

Check-in for the event begins at 3 p.m., and the program starts promptly at 4 p.m. in the Campus Theater.

Students participating in New Student Welcome Night will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus, meet faculty, staff, fellow students, and administrators. There will also be an opportunity to tie up loose ends before the semester begins.



New Student Welcome Night
Friday, August 22, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Campus Theater

Attention New Cypress College Chargers!

Faculty, staff, and administrators will be available to provide information, answer questions, and welcome you to Cypress College.  Your New Student Welcome Night experience will include:

  • Learning more about our programs and student services
  • “Meet and Greet” Department Faculty and Staff
  • Guided tours of our beautiful campus (so you don’t look lost on the first day of school)
  • Refreshments sponsored by Associated Students (A.S.)
  • Opportunity to pay fees*, take/pick up Cypress College Student ID, Purchase last minute school supplies/textbooks*, meet other new students and/or student leaders

*Students paying for optional fee items (parking, A.S. Benefits, Student ID) after August 10, 2014 will be required to pick up these items in the Student Center – Line B.  Avoid long lines and pick up these items as well as textbooks and school supplies in the Bookstore prior to the start of the Fall term.


3:00 p.m. — Check-In

4:00 p.m. — Welcome New Chargers (No Late Arrivals, Please)

  • Dr. Robert Simpson, President
  • Jocelyn Zaragoza, Associated Students President
  • Dr. Richard Rams, Dean, Student Support Services & Interim Dean, Physical Education and Athletics

4:45 p.m. — Open House Hosted by Instructional Deans

  • Overview of Instructional Programs & Careers
  • Hosted Tour of your Interest Area
  • Preview of Facilities and Programs

5:30 p.m. — Student Services Resource Tables, Refreshments & “Tie Up Loose Ends”

  • Student ID & A.S. Benefits Sticker
  • Textbooks
  • Parking Permit

List of Items to Bring:

  • Schedule Bill (Receipt of registered classes)
  • Photo I.D. (Driver’s License, CA State I.D., or Passport)

If you have any questions, please contact:  Yongmi Han
Tel (714) 484-7050 or email:

When Do You Register? Appointments Posted to myGateway

Fall registration appointments have been posted to students’ myGateway accounts.  The information is also being distributed via email to the preferred address listed in myGateway. Registration for the fall semester begins on July 15.

The appointment times, which represent the starting time students can login to myGateway and begin selecting their courses, reflect state-legislated changes in the priority registration allocation.

To find your registration time, login to the  myGateway portal, click on the “Student” tab, then in the “Registration Tools” box, click on the link labeled “Check Registration Appointment.”

Students can register at starting with the time in their appointment listing, or at any subsequent point. All registration is done online in they myGateway portal.

Registration Appointments to be Posted During Week of July 7

Because of unforeseen issues related to the posting of fall registration appointments, students will receive their registration times posted in their myGateway accounts during the week of July 7, 2014. Fall registration is scheduled to begin on Tuesday (7/15).

Students should plan on checking their myGateway messages for their registration time and for updates. Updates will also be available on the college’s website and social media sites.