Volleyball Hosts Opening Round of Regionals on Tuesday

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No. 3 Women’s Volleyball to Host No. 14 LA Pierce in 1st Round of SoCal Regionals

The third-seeded Charger volleyball team will host 14th-seed LA Pierce on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm in the first round of the SoCal Regional playoffs. Cypress has had an impressive season thus far, notching a 19-4 record, while finishing second in the Orange Empire Conference with a 10-4 record. The team is poised for a deep playoff run and we want to show as much support as possible for the ladies on the court.

If the Chargers win Tuesday  night, the team will then host either No. 6 Santa Barbara or No. 11 Victor Valley on Saturday, Nov. 30 (6 PM).

Below is a link to the playoff bracket.
http://cccaasports.org/sports/wvball/2014-15/releases/20141123bhh3qj

Come out and support your Chargers as they make a run at the state title.

Mortuary Science Selected by NOCCCD Trustees as District’s Applicant for Bachelor’s Degree Pilot Program

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Mortuary Science — a program so well regarded that the HBO series “Six Feet Under” repeatedly referenced Cypress College to add authenticity — will be the North Orange County Community College District’s applicant for California’s pilot program to award baccalaureate degrees at community colleges. No more than 15 programs will be selected for the program’s trial period.

Trustees voted 4-1 on Tuesday, November 11 to file an intention to apply for inclusion on behalf of the Mortuary Science Program. Districts can only submit one program, and those programs must not conflict with bachelor’s-degree programs already offered in the Cal States or UCs. Trustees also considered a proposal on behalf of Fullerton College’s Administration of Justice program which would have focused on a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement supervision.

In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that allows California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in a pilot program.

According to the state Chancellor’s Office, the CCCCO will decide in consultation with UC and CSU which districts will be chosen to host programs, subject to California Community Colleges Board of Governors approval. Districts will be selected according to their ability and interest in establishing rigorous undergrad programs that confer degrees in high occupational demand among regional employers. Achieving a geographical balance of districts to maximize student enrollment will be another factor.

Instruction in the pilot baccalaureate degree program in 15 college districts will begin no later than the 2017-18 academic year. Under the new law, community colleges would charge only $84 more per unit for upper-division baccalaureate coursework than they currently charge for lower-division courses. The Legislative Analyst’s Office will conduct an interim evaluation of the bachelor’s degree program in 2018, and a final evaluation by July2022. The pilot program will end in the 2022-23 academic year, unless extended by the Legislature.

Nationwide, more than 50 community colleges operate almost 500 baccalaureate programs in 21 states.

November 21, 2014 Edition of @Cypress from Dr. Bob Simpson

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The November 21, 2014, newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson is now available to view at http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/@Cypress-2014-11-21.pdf.

This week’s headlines:

  • STEM Students Present Work from Summer Research Projects
    > Nine students gave poster presentations from their research at local universities completed as part of the STEM2 grant.
  • President’s Holiday Reception Set for December 11
  • Coffee with Trustees and Chancellor on Tuesday
  • Annual Holiday Art Sale Takes Place Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Closing Weekend for Crimes of the Heart
  • “This Week,” “They Said It,” and “Briefly” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material

Charger Cafe Offering Heat and Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

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For the first time ever, Charger Cafe is offering a “heat and serve” Holiday Dinner Menu. This is how it works:

  • You confirm your order and pay for it by 5 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014.
  • The Charger Cafe staff hand picks all ingredients and prepares your order from scratch.
  • They chill it and have it ready for pick up by 8 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The pick up window is 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Take it home, along with heating and serving tips and heat it up on the day of your dinner.

Why order from us instead of the other stores or supermarkets?

1. You’re already at the pick-up location — no need to make an extra stop.
2. The meals are prepared in small batches, which allows allows them to be cooked the week of Thanksgiving, not weeks before in a factory like other places.
3. The Charger Cafe never refreezes your food after its cooked. (Please note certain ingredients comes frozen, i.e. turkey, and out of season vegetables)
4. All Charger Cafe items are made from scratch, using proven recipes
5. The turkey is submerged in a brine with fresh herbs and spices for 72 hours
6. The house BBQ sauce is made from scratch, BBQ ribs are slow baked all day until they fall off the bone
7. The hickory smoked spiral ham is slow baked with honey and pineapple slices
8. The prices are very competitive, about $8 a serving!
9. This is a great way to support the Cypress College community, especially the Charger Cafe staff who are mostly part-time college students

The 2014 Holiday Dinner Menu is included below. Please submit all orders in person at Charger Cafe. The cafe is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m.-8 p.m.

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@Cypress Newsletter from Dr. Simpson for November 14, 2014

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The November 14, 2014, @Cypress newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson is now available at http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/@Cypress-2014-11-14.pdf.

This week’s headlines:

  • Institutional Effectiveness, Annual Reports Presented
    > Dr. Simpson’s details successes of the College and its students during his presentation to NOCCCD Trustees.
  • Mortuary Science Selected by NOCCCD Trustees as District’s Applicant for Bachelor’s Degree Pilot Program
  • Coffee with Trustees, Chancellor on Nov. 25;
    Human Resources Open House is Dec. 9
  • Measure J Results Still Unknown
  • Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes Now Available Online and in Print
  • Space in Front Line Staff Workshop ‘Creating a Culture of Success’
  • “This Week,” “They Said It,” and “Briefly” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material

Institutional Effectiveness, Annual Reports Presented

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Dr. Simpson details successes of the College and its students during his presentation to NOCCCD Trustees.

On Tuesday, Dr. Simpson shared the success of the College and its students during his annual update to Trustees of the North Orange County Community College District.

The Institutional Effectiveness Report and the Annual Report illustrate the achievements at Cypress College during the 2013-2014 academic year.

“The content of these reports reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire College team,” Dr. Simpson told the Board. “This work is dedicated to our students with the intent of continuing our support for them as they strive to become the best that they are capable of becoming.”

The 109-page Institutional Effectiveness Report is a product of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. The data-driven document looks at outcomes in a number of areas utilizing the measures included in the statewide Student Success Scorecard. Cypress College’s results on the Scorecard were impressive when compared with statewide averages. The data indicate that much work remains in addressing the achievement gap.

During the Board presentation, Dr. Simpson highlighted five key areas of the Scorecard: completion, persistence, attainment of 30 units, remedial coursework, and Career Technical Education. Promising results have been observed in CTE, where the achievement gap is less than half of what is observed in general education courses.

The Annual Report highlights a number of topics: Student Success; Student Demographics; Academics; Workforce Development; Achievement Gap; Student Profile; Alumni Profile; Community Relations; Veterans; Foundation; Grants; Facilities; Financial Highlights; and Legends.

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Timely Warning: Student Reports Lewd Behavior in Library

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UPDATE: November 18, 2014 (please see the bottom of this post)

November 14, 2014

On Thursday evening, a female student reported to Campus Safety that a male student apparently engage in lewd behavior in front of her while the two were in the College Library. The suspect, for which no description is available, quickly left the building when confronted.

The female student reported to Campus Safety that the incident took place near the restrooms. She also stated that he had been staring at her and acting strangely during the several hours she was using the library. The behavior was disturbing enough to her that the surreptitiously made a video recording of him.

The incident is being investigated.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to leave any situation that makes them uncomfortable and then immediately report the behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police. 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.

View this report as a pdf file.

UPDATE: The situation described in this report has been resolved in a positive manner. While it is reasonably believed that no continuing threat exists, we encourage members of the campus community to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and to immediately report inappropriate behavior.

Timely Warning: Threats Made to Campus Employee

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Timely Warning

November 14, 2014

 An unknown suspect has left a series of notes threatening the personal safety of a Cypress College employee. The College is asking the campus community to be observant and to report any unusual activity. The notes were left in the employee’s work area, all at times when the office was secured, but unattended.

The Cypress Police Department is investigating three separate incidents in which the threatening notes were left for the employee. The Campus Safety Department is also reviewing surveillance video.

The first note was left on the morning of Friday, November 7. Notes were also left for the employee on the morning of Friday, November 14, and again that afternoon. The notes were directed at the employee, contained a specific threat of harm, and used hate speech.

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.

View this report as a pdf file.