Dance Department Presents Annual ‘People in Motion’ Virtually

Every year since the 1980s, the Cypress College Dance Department has put on its People in Motion dance concert. With the campus closure due to COVID-19, there was a possibility of not holding the concert. However, in an effort to continue the tradition, People in Motion was performed virtually.

Students and faculty came together via the internet to present what they’ve worked so hard on throughout this semester. Check it out on YouTube.

Psychology Research Methods Poster Session Now Online

Students in Dr. Randy Martinez and Dr. Angela deDios’ Psychology 202 classes participated in a psychology reseach poster project this semester. Traditionally held on campus, this semester’s presentations are available online.

You’re invited to view the presentations, leave questions and comments for the student researchers, or simply observe.

Click here to view our students’ research posters.

Professor Shares Creative Solution During Difficult Time

In uncertain times, such as these, our old ways of solving problems might not work. A long-time Cypress College professor recently shared a story that might get creative wheels turning while many of us reconfigure our work and study environments and routines during the Coronavirus-related order to stay home.

Management and Marketing Professor Emerita Patti Kishel remembered an exercise during her first year teaching, in 1990, during a team-building retreat at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. She recalled a “Survivor Exercise” for attendees: Determine which of a group of people would get to stay in a crowded lifeboat and which would be sacrificed (young person with potential, the older person with skills to share, the scientist, farmer, etc.).

Kishel described the results:

“With only limited space available each team had to make hard decisions and justify them – placing a value on human life. One by one, each group told who they picked to stay in the lifeboat – and why. It was hard making life-or-death decisions this way even in a simulation, in effect ordering people ‘Out of the boat!’

“The last group to share their decisions was the teachers from the Fine Arts Department. And, unlike the other teams, they had another approach. Working together, the people in the boat were going to make a float out of existing materials and position it under the lifeboat so that it was strong enough that all the people could stay in the boat. Rather than limiting their decision to the parameters of the problem, they expanded them and took a more creative approach.

“Instead of saying ‘Out of the boat!’  they said, ‘Back in the boat!’

“This is where we are now. Looking for new ways to keep us safe and to keep more people in the boat. With creativity, we can expand our parameters to do so.”

It’s a great reminder to rethink the usual choices we make – it could yield great results. Why not take a moment  to find a new way to view work or study options today.

WebStar, myGateway Down for Scheduled Maintenance

District Information Services is performing their year-end scheduled maintenance starting Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12 a.m. and ending December 29, 2019 at 10 p.m.

During this time period, all systems and services will be unavailable including the following:

  • Banner
  • Degree Works
  • myGateway
  • SSO (including Canvas access)
  • Student Email
  • WebStar
  • Tableau
  • ClockWork

As a reminder, the campus is closed from December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Campus Safety will be available during that time for emergencies.

AC&R Program Passes Accreditation

Cypress College’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program passed a reaccreditation visit on Oct. 3, ensuring its accreditation for six more years.

Members of validation group HVAC Excellence, which sets educational program standards and verifies their fulfillment, met with Cypress faculty Doug Sallade, Carlos Urquidi, and Richard Hock to tour the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration facilities and review curriculum.

The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program offers an associate degree and nine certificates, ranging from core knowledge to a four-semester long comprehensive certificate. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges job placement rate reports that 93% of recent program graduates were hired in their field. The US Department of Labor projects a 15% growth in employment by 2026 for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.

The photo above shows the faculty and HVAC Excellence team. From left to right: Sallade, HVAC Excellence Accreditation Specialist James Crisp, Urquidi, Esco Group Director of Technical Education & Standards Eugene Silberstein, Hock, and HVAC Excellence Accreditation Specialist Steven Allen.

Psychology Students, Alumni Go to UCLA for Scientific Research Study

On March 15, a group of psychology students—David Su, Felicia Cleaver, Alejandra Lopez, and Jessica Rojas (shown left to right in the photo above)—from Psychology Club and Psi Beta took a field trip to UCLA to take part in a scientific research study, thanks to Cypress College alumnus Nadia Dellawar.

Dellawar also ensured students received a behind-the-scenes look at the UCLA Dish (Diet, stress, and health) lab and were able to have a personal Q&A session with current UCLA students, including Brooke Cullen, Dellawar, Maria Ocampo, Lauren Arriola-Sanchez, and Nick Pearson (also shown in the photo above) who had transferred from various community colleges.

Psychology Students, Faculty Attend ‘Dr. Phil Show’ Taping

On March 12, 2019, the Cypress College Psychology Department coordinated a field trip to a live taping of the “Dr. Phil Show.” Four faculty members, including Brandy Young, Randy Martinez, Angela deDios, and Carlos Sandoval, brought 34 students from their classes and clubs on this fun field trip.

Daniel Stephens Gallery Features Ceramics Student Emily Casares

Cypress College student Emily Casares is showcased this week in the Daniel Stephens Gallery, located in the Fine Arts building lobby.

The exhibit features ceramic work as well as paintings by Casares.

Be sure to check it out!

MAD Students Featured in Daniel Stephens Gallery

The Daniel Stephens Gallery — the small gallery in the Fine Arts lobby — features student artwork. For two weeks, the gallery featured Media Arts Design (MAD) students, including Zimmo Mojica.

Mojica’s work has been featured before on the campus’ marquee.

Retired Professor Publishes Book on Equestrian History of San Juan Capistrano

A love of horses combined with a knack for storytelling made Donna Friess’ most recent book a natural project.

Capistrano Trails: Ride for the Brand takes a look at the equestrian history of San Juan Capistrano through first-person narratives, and photography and illustrations.

“San Juan is often called the ‘Horse Capital of the West Coast’ or the ‘Horse Capital of Orange County,’” she wrote in a blog post dated August 28 on her personal website. “The community seems to have defied all odds and preserved its historic character and equestrian culture. How is that possible?”

She continued, “That’s when the idea struck me. If I hurried, I could gather up the lived experience of those involved with horses before their stories were lost. Perhaps, I could find the answer to the mystery as to how San Juan has remained a charming Western enclave while the rest of Southern California has succumbed to concrete, glass, and steel.”

Friess is a retired communication studies professor who taught at Cypress College for more than 40 years. She has published several other books, including her debut novel, The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest, in 2015, and 1993’s Cry the Darkness, which won the National Indie Excellence Award and has been published in seven languages.

For more information about Capistrano Trails and other books by Friess, visit her website at drdonnafriess.com.

Cypress College Offers Drone Photography Class

Did you know you could study drone photography here? We’re offering PHOT 235 in the fall semester! It will be held on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The CRN is 14368. For additional details, please check the class schedule.

Classes start the week of August 20. Enroll through myGateway today!

Make Up Pledge Day Set for AUHSD Students on July 17

Anaheim Pledge Students: save the date!

Cypress College is hosting a make up Pledge Day on July 17 for those AUHSD students who were unable to attend the May 2 Pledge Night.

Register for your preferred time:

  • 8 a.m.-noon
  • Noon-4 p.m.
  • 4-8 p.m.

For More Information email: pledge@cypresscollege.edu.

 

Student Activities, International Students Relocate During Construction

The construction of the new SEM building, new Veterans Resource Center, and the renovation of the Student Activities Center is scheduled to begin in December of 2018. As a result, the Student Activities Center and International Students Program have relocated to the second floor of Gym 2. Student Activities is in room 210 and International Students Program is in room 204. Please check back for updates.

Cypress College Hosts Summer Dance Festival 2018

Cypress College is offering two Summer Dance Festival classes (DANC 140 and 145) open to all—high schools, students, staff—at any skill level. Placement auditions will be held on Monday, June 11, at 11:05 a.m. in GYM2-125. There will be two culminating performances in mid-July in the Cypress College Studio Theater.

To register, visit myGateway. For additional information, please contact Maha Afra at (714) 484-7207 or mafra@cypresscollege.edu.

Cypress College Hosts Second Annual 5k Run/Walk

Cypress College hosted more than 150 participants during the Cypress College Veterans Organization’s 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk on Friday, April 27. Students, veterans, faculty, staff, and other community members ran side by side through the college campus to help raise money to fund the Veterans Resource Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward assisting student veterans with scholarships, emergency grants, and camaraderie-building events. This year’s fastest Charger was Dr. Antonio Sanchez, with an awesome time of 19:31. Congratulations, Dr. Sanchez! And a big thank you to everyone who made this event such a huge success.

Two Cypress Faculty Members Honored at UCI Educator Recognition Dinner

Cypress College faculty members Ann Sheridan-Solis and Adel Rajab are being honored at the University of California, Irvine’s 13th Annual Educator Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 22. Solis, Rajab, and other honorees were chosen by UCI’s most academically successful transfer students who identified the faculty member or counselor from their community college who played a critical role in their successful transfer to the university.

Solis, an accounting professor in the college’s Business/CIS Division since 2003, was chosen by Phong Le, a spring 2017 business administration graduate.

“One of my most favorite professors is Professor Ann Solis, who has had an impact on my business interest today,” wrote Phong Le in his #CYProud student profile. “I truly love participating in accounting and finance events with her. She has really helped expand my knowledge and networking skills.”

Rajab, a biology professor in the college’s Science, Engineering, and Math Division since 1998, was chosen by Matt Tran and Myra Ali.

Cypress College Installs Fourth Peace Pole

On April 24, 2018, students, faculty, and staff gathered near the Theater Arts building for the installation of our fourth peace pole on campus. The first peace pole was installed in April 2011.

Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling and Language Arts Dean Eldon Young shared inspiring messages of interconnectedness and the protection of our environment, which were themes of this event. Professor Samantha Simmons also spoke, encouraging those present to recycle and protect our waters.

“[P]rotecting our environs and allowing for beauty to flourish is a path to peace,” Professor Ambika Talwar, who put together the event, wrote in an email.

About 30 students, faculty, and staff attended the installation.

Students Present Research at ART+POLITICS

Cypress College art students presented scholarly research at ART+POLITICS, the 2nd Annual Community College Art History Conference that took place at the UC Riverside ARTSblock on Saturday, April 14.

Pondering the question “what is beauty,” art history major Sandra Alvarado presented “White Westernized Walls,” an incisive and moving presentation on the work of artist Thien Nuygen and the enduring personal and political legacies of colonialism.

Presenting “Get Out: An Evocative Symbol of the Marginalization of People of Color in America,” film studies major Randy Cruz quoted both the movie sound track and director Jordan Peele when she concluded, “The sunken place is the system that silences the voices of women, minorities, and other people…Racism is not dead, it is hidden in plain sight. Stay woke.”

ART + POLITICS is organized by Cypress College, Fullerton College, and Cerritos College faculty and students, as well as regional university students. The conference aims to provide community college students with the opportunity to present their first scholarly work in a university setting.

With a Heavy Heart, We Remember Char Felos

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Charlene “Char” Felos, retired Cypress College ceramics professor, who had worked so tirelessly for Cypress College, the education of students, and the fine arts community.

Char died at her home in Huntington Beach on April 15 at the age of 75. She began her career at Cypress College in 1969 and became art department chair in 1987. She retired in 2003 after 34 years of service with the district. Char was named Cypress College Outstanding Faculty Member in 1987-88.

Char Felos (center), pictured with retired art faculty members Les Johnson (left) and Roger Mendes (right).

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to The Global Sticky Network at 1954 Placentia Avenue #108, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping people experience health and wholeness physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Char will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress during a private service. Her celebration of life will also be a private family gathering.

A Heartfelt Letter of Thanks

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and take stock of all we are thankful for, we would like to share a note to the campus community from Sandra O’Connell, the human services student at Cypress College who lost everything she owned in a fire on campus earlier this semester.

To the Staff and Students of Cypress College:

My name is Sandra O’Connell. I needed to take a minute to express to you what an impact you all made in my life. Recently, I lost the most important person in my life, the woman who taught me about family and the importance of being a part of something bigger than myself, my Mother. All of you gave me the pleasure of remembering her lesson and so much more. You gave not only my home back, but also made me feel a part of a family.

Everybody who did whatever they could to ease my loss, I thank you. I will not ever forget your generosity. The kindness and love I received from you was so overwhelmingly amazing, somehow thank you is not enough. I also want to extend a thank you to your families. I know that there were gifts given on behalf of some of you. The RV I purchased with the donations is the one parked in front of the school. Please feel free to stop by and say hello, and allow me to formally introduce myself.

Thank you,

Sandra J. O’Connell
Cypress College student

Former Cypress College President, Wife Donate Bus Shelter

Former Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson and his wife, Denise Simpson, who works for the NOCCCD’s North Orange Continuing Education (formerly School of Continuing Education), donated a bus shelter for student and staff use on the Cypress College campus.

The shelter, located off of Parking Lot 4, was completed with planning and support from the Maintenance and Operations Department.

Cypress College extends its sincere appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Simpson for their generous donation sure to be used by students and employees for many years to come.

Puente Mural Celebration

To celebrate over 20 years at Cypress College and help increase the program’s visibility, a photographic reproduction of a Puente Program mural was donated and hung at the college Library reference desk Thursday, September 14. Members of the college’s 22nd Puente class gathered in the Library for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The original mural was created in a Humanities building classroom for the college’s 50th Anniversary last school year.

The ribbon-cutting event was incorporated into Professional Development’s mixology event, a mixer/social gathering for employees at the beginning of the semester.

Quad to be Closed During Measure J Construction

The construction of the new SEM building, new Veterans Resource Center, and the renovation of the Student Activities Center is scheduled to begin June 1, 2018. As a result, the Quad will be closed from June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. During this time, traffic will be rerouted. Please check back for updates.

College Recognizes Facilities Director for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Cypress College thanked Albert Miranda, Physical Plant and Facilities director, for his efforts to decrease the college’s carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency and waste management. Plaques on the college’s new HVAC generators recognize Miranda’s contributions to the campus. They read: “For CC Students & in Appreciation of Albert Miranda.”

Miranda has been with Cypress College for 40 years, having started his career in the facilities department. He helped prepare the college’s Facilities Master Plan in 2016 and spearheaded the college’s North Campus Thermal Energy Project to increase cooling capacity for both existing and future buildings on campus. He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member for the district’s School of Continuing Education ESL program.

Cypress College Welcomes 12th President Dr. JoAnna Schilling

The Cypress College community welcomed the 12th College President Dr. JoAnna Schilling on her first day on campus. She met with her executive leadership group and toured the campus, meeting students, staff, and faculty while also familiarizing herself with the campus. She looks forward to meeting more of the campus community in the coming weeks.

Prior to her arrival at Cypress College, Dr. Schilling was Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rio Hondo College, where she also previously served in multiple roles as the Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs, Continuing and Contract Education, and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs from 2006-2012. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Schilling served at Cerritos College as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent.

Dr. Schilling is also an accomplished playwright and screenwriter, as well as a classically trained vocalist. Prior to her experience in higher education, she was a literary associate and educator in the professional conservatory at South Coast Repertory Theatre. She is the author of recent journal publications in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Community College Enterprise, and Management Learning, was a contributing editor at Dog Fancy Magazine, and is the author of three “Dog Lover Companion” books for Avalon Travel Publishing/Perseus Books.

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Tesla Foundation CEO Talks Workforce of the Future

Tesla Foundation CEO Keith Kaplan stopped by the Cypress College campus Thursday, June 22 to talk to high school students enrolled in the college’s Summer Connect Program about the workforce of the future. Technological shifts and advanced automation have created many new jobs in exciting industries like space travel and unmanned aviation (drones).

The college hosted over 200 students in classes for career exploration, educational planning, and CISCO networking during the June Summer Connect session. Students participated in field trips to area universities, including the University of California, Irvine and Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Another couple of hundred students are expected to attend the July Summer Connect session.

myGateway Down for Maintenance on Sunday, March 30

The myGateway portal, along with Banner database services, will be unavailable on Sunday, March 30, 2014 because of scheduled maintenance.

myGateway Landing Page

The anticipated maintenance period will be begin at 5 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at noon. Blackboard will remain available during this maintenance.

Study in Rome for Spring 2015 with Profs. Giardina, Sonne

The Study Abroad Program is headed to Rome for the spring 2015 semester. Two Cypress College faculty — Ed Giardina and Kathryn Sonne — will lead the learning experience.

Roman Colosseum

Study Abroad is open to all Cypress College and Fullerton College students. More information about the program is available on the Study Abroad Program page for Rome on Facebook or by sending an email to Professor Giardina.

Giardina is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who lives and works in the Los Angeles area. His research interests include design, media theory, technology, and contemporary art. He is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at Cypress College where he works with students in the Advertising & Graphic Design Program and the Art Computer Graphics Program.

Sonne is an English professor, teaching topics such as critical thinking, reading and writing about literature and film, and is a regular participant in the Study Abroad Program — “where the literature literally comes to life,” she says. In addition, Sonne is the director of the Cypress College Honors Program and the Cypress College Service Learning Program.

New Marquee Coming to Valley View Entrance

Our new marquee is one step closer to arrival. Today, a full-size model was placed for evaluation in its approximate location along Valley View. In addition to being larger and of higher quality, the new marquee includes two screens — one for each direction of traffic on Valley View. Look for it later this year.

Cypress College Marquee

The software to operate the message board will also be upgraded, so it will provide better capacity to communicate with students and the community about events and programs available at the college.

The marquee is part of the work that will eventually complete the College’s Gateway Plaza, extending it out to the main entrance of the campus. When the full project is completed, the pedestrian walkway will run a straight line from the Student Center to the bus stop (just north of the stop light), and reconfigure the entrance to the campus to improve vehicle and pedestrian flow and safety.

Sign Up Now for Spring Blood Drive Feb. 26-27

The Associated Students of Cypress College host their annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 27, 2014. It will be held in the Student Activities Conference Room, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., each day.

Person giving blood

Appointments can be made in the Student Activities Center, by calling (714) 484-7199, or online at cedars-sinai.edu/donateblood, using donor group code: CYC.

"Welcome Back" Among Events Scheduled by Associated Students

The Associated Students have set dates for three signature events this semester. The first is Welcome Back Week, which will be held next Wednesday and Thursday, February 5 and 6. The event will take place from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the bridge adjacent to the pond.

Cypress College Welcome Back Food Trucks

Here are the dates for the upcoming events:

  • Welcome Back Week, Wednesday and Thursday, February 5 and 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Club Rush, Wednesday and Thursday, February 19 and 20, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • A.S. Blood Drive, Wednesday and Thursday, February 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Student Activities Center, located on the first floor and adjacent to the pond and Student Center.

How to Use an Add Code to Enroll in a Course

Need help using an add code to enroll in a course? Here’s the answer in 8 simple steps.

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  1. Login to myGateway
  2. Click on “Add or Drop Classes”
  3. Select the Current Term
  4. Select “Registered–Web” (For students adding from the waitlist. Otherwise, add the CRN. In some cases waitlisted students may first need to drop the waitlist and then add the CRN.)
  5. Click “Confirm Your Choices”
  6. Enter Your Add Code and Then Click “Validate”
  7. Click “Submit Changes”
  8. Click “Complete Registration”

In most cases, the last day to add classes is February 9 (this applies to semester-length courses). Please pay attention to the add and drop deadlines in the online and printed class schedule.

Parking-Permit Grace Period Through Feb. 2

Good information from our Campus Safety Team:

There is a one-week grace period for parking from January 27, 2014 – February 2,  2014. Students may park in student spaces without a permit.

A valid parking permit is required beginning February 3, 2014.

Cars in parking lot

 

Please note: 

Officers will enforce all other parking violations during this grace period.

We appreciate you assistance,

The Campus Safety Team

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.

Two people signing paperwork

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 1098-T forms that were downloaded prior to January 24.

UPDATE: The forms are available as of January 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.

Painter's palette and brush

A catalog of works in the exhibition has been produced is available at: allegrettiarte.com/public/mostre/378/catalogo/Catalogo.pdf.

Congratulations to Paul.

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.

Board game tiles spelling out "Application"

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 reopen on Tuesday with service hours expanded in key areas in advance of the start of the spring 2014 semester.

Martin Luther King JR at the Lincoln Memorial

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.

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.

Woman using a laptop

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 ensure proper access, users should remove previous bookmarks for myGateway and create new ones using mg.nocccd.edu.

myGateway Update: WebStar Access Restored, Internet Explorer Issue Resolved

Here is the latest on the myGateway upgrade status:

Board game tiles that spell "Web"

  • 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

Counselors Available to Assist Students

A full contingent of counselors are available to assist students as the start of the spring 2014 semester approaches.

Two women talking

Visit the Counseling Center on the second floor of the Student Center or call (714) 484-7015 to make an appointment.

myGateway Working, Experiencing Issues with Internet Explorer

From our NOCCCD IT staff:

Currently myGateway is operating with reduced functionality, specifically Banner functions such as finance, grade input, and WebStar are not operational. We are also receiving reports that myGateway is not functioning properly in Internet Explorer; however, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox seem to be working better. We are working with our vendors Ellucian and Oracle to resolve the issues.

Screen with an Error reading

Banner and Blackboard are operational. We will keep you posted as we have more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IS Help Desk.

Last of Three myGateway Upgrades This Weekend

The third, and final, scheduled maintenance of the winter break is underway this weekend on the myGateway portal.

If the work goes according to plan, myGateway will resume operation by Monday.

Computer Motherboard

Here is the description from the NOCCCD myGateway team:

  • Saturday 1/4/2014 – Sunday 1/5/2014 for an Oracle upgrade; myGateway and Banner will be unavailable

These upgrades are critical to maintaining as well as improving the stability and performance of our systems for students and staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Grade posting — which is a manually run process — does not take place on the weekend (for more about grades, see our Jan. 2 post). It will resume on Monday morning as soon as the computer systems become available.

Two English 100 Classes Added

Two new sections of English 100 have been added for the spring semester — and, as of this posting, space is available in both classes.

Woman reading a book

The courses are:

Title: ENGL 100 C College Writing
CRN: 24454
Meetings: T & R, 1:35 – 3:40 p.m.
Instructor: Haven, Michael

Title: ENGL 100 C College Writing
CRN: 24455
Meetings: M & W, 2:15 – 4:20 p.m.
Instructor: Coley, Karen

Find Your Final Grades

A few students have asked about where to locate final semester grades in the myGateway portal.

Apple on stack of books

Here are the steps:

  1. Login to myGateway
  2. Click the “WebStar” icon at the upper right
  3. Click on “Student Records” link or tab
  4. Click on the “Final Grades” link

Happy New Year

Here is a look back at 2013. Have a wonderful and successful 2014.

Charger Athlete of the Week: Denshay Wallace

Denshay Wallace from Women’s Basketball has been named the December 1-8 Charger Athlete of the Week.

Photograph of Denshay Wallace of the Cypress College Women's Basketball team

Denshay Wallace is the Charger Athlete of the Week for December 1-8