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a photograph showing the annual Art Department Holiday Sale in the Cypress College Art Gallery

The Art Department's annual Holiday Sale runs Tuesday through Thursday in the campus Art Gallery.

The Art Department's annual Holiday Sale begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday in the Cypress College Art Gallery.

The sale features unique gifts for f a.m. ily, friends or yourself.

Sale hours are:

Tuesday 11/29: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday 11/30: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday 12/1: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Art Gallery is located adjacent to the theater.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

A Timely Warning is being distributed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act (view as pdf):

An attempted armed robbery on campus on Monday evening was reported to the Cypress College Campus Safety Department. A female student said she was on her way to class at approximately 5:30 p.m. when she was approached while in the Gateway Plaza area in front of the Student Center and Cypress College Complex.

She said that a male attempted to force her to go to the ATM to withdraw money while preventing her from escaping the situation by bumping her and threatening her, including holding his hand inside the pocket of his sweatshirt in a manner indicating that he was holding a gun.

After informing the suspect that she didn't have an ATM card with her, the victim eventually pushed him away when his threats persisted. The suspect ran off towards Parking Lot 1 and was able to escape without being apprehended.

The victim described the suspect as 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt with a hood.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

The Cypress Police Department was contacted for further investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Cypress Police Department at (714) 229-6600.

Students are reminded that suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded to walk in groups, utilize escorts provided by Campus Safety, and to yell for help if necessary.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit:

Posted by Marc S. Posner

The following information was sent by Regina Ford, the Registrar at Cypress College, regarding accommodations offered following an outage of the campus website during the past weekend, which included the drop deadline for semester-length courses.

Because of the failure of the website this weekend, neither students or instructors could drop Fall semester length classes.

A&R has made the following accommodations:


  • can come in person to A&R Monday (11/21) and Tuesday (11/22) only to drop Fall semester length classes;
  • can email their instructor no later than 6:00pm Tuesday (11/22) and request the drop.


  • can come in person to A&R Monday (11/21) and Tuesday (11/22) only to drop students from Fall semester length classes;
  • can send a drop email to no later than 11:59pm Tuesday (11/22);
  • must include in the email the CRN, name of the class, student's name and Student ID#.

We apologize for the inconvenience of this website failure.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

Given the strong growth projections of career opportunities and demand in the field of Technology and Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, is offering for the first time a new pilot transfer program for Cypress College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students. Cypress College is one of nine community colleges participating in the CSULB STEM - TAP (Transfer Admission Pathway) Program.

Penny Gabourie, Transfer Center Director and Honors Counselor, said that there will be a push for STEM students to sign-up for the CSULB STEM - TAP Program. The deadline for Cypress STEM students to sign-up is November 30, 2011, for the CSULB Fall Semester 2012. The deadline to apply for the CSULB Spring Semester 2013 will be August 1, 2012. The only exception will be Biology students, who are not able to participate in this program.

"I am very excited about the CSULB STEM - TAP Program because Cypress STEM students who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be able to transfer to CSULB after meeting all of their course requirements," Gabourie said.

Richard Fee, Dean of the Science, Engineering and Mathematics Division, added that the new program gives students who take Math and Sciences "great opportunities" without having to be overly concerned about their GPAs.

The CSULB STEM - TAP course requirements will prepare students for upper division course work by the time they transfer over to CSULB.

"Since Math and Science courses are harder than any other courses, CSULB knows that and it is the reason they have lowered the qualifying GPA to a minimum of 2.5," Fee said, adding that CSULB is hoping to get the best Cypress College students to apply.

Students who enroll in, and meet all the requirements for CSULB STEM - TAP, are guaranteed admission to the STEM major. The CSULB STEM - TAP requires CSU minimum eligibility, and major-specific lower division preparation courses.

Those who are interested in receiving more information and/or making an appointment to apply for the CSULB STEM - TAP Program can contact Penny Gabourie at (714) 484-7129 or

Posted by Sunny Magdaug

The Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) & the Veterans Department hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2011, in observance of Veterans Day. Here is a video produced by Derrick Coleman, a Cypress College student who is also an intern in the Public Information Office.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

Tip-Off 2011 will be held today to celebrate the beginning of the men's basketball season. The event — which features food, games and prizes - takes place from 2-4:45 p.m. outside the gyms.

The Chargers host West Los Angeles College at 5 p.m. Admission for students with a valid A.S. sticker is free, while general admission is $5.

At the TIP-OFF there will be:

  • Food - hamburgers, chips and drinks
  • Games
  • Three on three basketball
  • Other games
  • Prizes will be awarded
  • Music

Students can get a ticket to have their name called at halftime to win a chance to compete in a halftime shootout where they can win a prize.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

Recipients of Americana Awards for 2012 have been selected by the Cypress College Foundation.

The 37th Annual Americana Awards, sponsored by Union Bank, N.A., will be held on February 25. At the awards, the Citizens of the Year will be honored along with Bruno Serato, the 2012 Man of the Year.

The Citizens of the Year represent each of the eight cities in the college' primary service area. Citizens of the Year are: Paul and Carol Bostwick (Anaheim); Art Brown (Buena Park); Jeanne St. Clair (Cypress); Sandy Thomas (Garden Grove); George and Barbara Mast (La Palma); James and Shirley Bailey (Los Alamitos/Rossmoor); Don Shoemaker (Seal Beach); and Andreas Psaras (Stanton).

Each of the 2012 honorees will be formally introduced at a kick-off event held at the Anaheim White House Restaurant on Wednesday, November 16.

Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House Restaurant, is a noted philanthropist, who recently learned he is one of 10 finalists for the CNN Hero award.

The Bostwicks, representing Anaheim, are civic leaders active in YMCA, Assistance League, and the Cancer Society.

Brown, of Buena Park, is a former Buena Park Mayor and Council Member.

St. Clair, being honored for her work in Cypress, is a past Hotline president and past Cypress Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year.

Thomas, representing Garden Grove, is a Farmers & Merchants Bank executive and President, Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.

The Mast's, of La Palma, are volunteers with Kiwanis, scouting and the Cancer Society.

The Bailey's, Rossmoor residents representing Los Alamitos/Rossmoor, have been local civic leaders for more than 40 years.

Shoemaker, representing Seal Beach, is the pastor at Grace Community Church.

Psaras, representing Stanton, is owner of Harry's Place Cafe in Stanton.

The Americana Awards are the single-largest fundraiser for Cypress College and represent a primary source of funding for the Cypress College Foundation, which funds a variety of projects including student scholarships and other special projects. For more information about the Americana Awards, please call the Cypress College Foundation office at (714) 484-7126 or visit:

Posted by Marc S. Posner

a photograph showing a donation box for the Cypress College Associated Students' annual Thanksgiving food drive

Members of the Cypress College Associated Students are now collecting non-perishable items for their annual Thanksgiving food drive. The items, along with a turkey, will help provide a holiday meal for student families who would otherwise go without.

Cypress College's Associated Students today kicked off their annual Thanksgiving food drive. The event is designed to provide meals for student families who would otherwise go without a feast on the holiday.

Donation boxes and barrels have been placed around campus, including in all division offices. Collections will continue through November 17, 2011, and the baskets will be distributed on Thanksgiving week.

Turkeys will be provided by the AS Council.

A suggested list of wanted donations includes:

  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cranberries
  • Gravy mix
  • Cake mix
  • Pumpkin mix
  • Canned fruit
  • Jello
  • Instant potatoes
  • Peanut butter

For more information, visit the Student Activities Center, or call (714) 484-7199.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

Come share ideas, find out the latest news, and ask questions at the "Coffee with the Chancellor and Board Members" event.

It will be held on the Cypress College campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 10-11 a.m. The dialog takes place in CCCPLX-414. Coffee and tea will be served.

"Coffee with the Chancellor and Board" is open to the entire District community. Students and the general public are also invited to attend.

Earlier sessions at FC and SCE resulted in different topics being discussed. Although there is no formal agenda, the state budget situation is expected to be among the areas of discussion.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

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