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College Report: October, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

Student Unity Oath and Walk

FCC students, faculty, staff and community members took a “Student Unity Oath” led by FCC President Dr. Carole Goldsmith, Associated Student Government senator Wyconda Hopkins and Student Trustee Kaura Lopez last Wednesday.  The event included a walk to the Old Administration Building celebrating the 100th anniversary of the historic building where participants took a group photo that will be included in a time capsule that will be buried in the near future.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Biology instructor Carl Johansson was interviewed on Science Friday, a long-running, award-winning National Public Radio program hosted by Ira Fladow.  The program is broadcast weekly on 374 public radio stations across the USA (including KVPR 89.3 here in Fresno) and has 1.5 million listeners each week. The interview was conducted at the Mondavi Performing Arts Center at UC Davis during a live event held on Saturday, September 24.   The program aired on Friday, September 30.  Johansson and Dr. John Crowe, who is one of the pioneers of tardigrade research, discussed their research and findings.

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Emerzian for being named as the Fresno State 2016 College of the Arts and Humanities Outstanding Alumni honoree. 

Accounting student Alex Bolanos received a $1,000 scholarship September 21 from the Cal CPA Society.  The event is designed to give information on the CPA profession to students as well as to encourage students to pursue a career in accounting. The Business Division continues to grow its retail management certificate program through its collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. Nearly 100 Raley’s employees are currently taking online courses for this program. Employees that complete this program are eligible for advancement.    

Registration Event Held for ITT Tech Students

A special registration event was held on Saturday, September 17, in the FCC Library to help ITT Tech students learn more about our programs, the registration process, and financial aid.  Students were able to enroll in 9-week, short-term classes that begin October 17. Approximately 50 ITT Tech students attended.

Paralegal Program to Host Workshop

The FCC Student Paralegal Association is co-hosting a Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) workshop, along with the Fresno Paralegal Association, for local attorneys and paralegals on October 10 in the OAB.  Approximately 100 people are expected to attend.

Fall Theatre Season Opens 

Waiting for Lefty, a theater experience that will take you back to the 1930s the moment you walk into the FCC Theatre, opened September 30 and runs through Saturday, October 8. Directed by Janine Christl, Waiting for Lefty is known as a significant and moving American classics.

Fall Carnival Slated

Student Activities and the Associated Student Government are sponsoring the annual Fall Carnival for neighborhood children on Saturday, October 29, at Ratcliffe Stadium. Each year this event provides a safe, fun environment for over 2,000 children who live near the college.   

DevFest October 22

The Google Developers Group will hold their 5th annual event on Saturday, October 22. The day-long conference will be held at BitWise South Stadium.  Last year’s event, which was held on the FCC campus, drew 335 attendees, making it the largest DevFest in the country. This year, the event expects to bring in over 350 developers from Fresno and the surrounding area.


ArtSpace Gallery

The Art Space Gallery is featuring the exquisite works of two nationally awarded Mexican master artists, Francisco Oñate and Angel Santos. This significant exhibition masterfully combines the paintings and one-of-a-kind prints of Oñate and the famous brush line-paintings on burnished ceramics of Santos, typical of the Tonalá ceramic style. The exhibit runs through October 28, with an ArtHop Reception on October 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Toasting the Arts

A lovely evening of dinner, wine, live music and live and silent auctions is planned for the annual Toasting the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, October 22.  The event will be held in the West Courtyard of the Old Administration Building.

Wrestling Receives Recognition 

The Ram Grapplers kicked off the 2016 campaign with a 2nd place finish at the Sacramento City College Tournament.  Five Rams took first place in their weight classes.  Clovis High products Julian Gaytan, Clinton McAlester, Bakersfield Alum Josh Annis, and Bullard’s Kalvin Stuckey all won their respective divisions. 

Volleyball Still Strong 

The women’s volleyball team is ranked 5th in the state, and second in Northern California as they improved to 14-1 overall, and 5-0 in conference play.  The Rams beat Porterville College last week with three strong players contributing; Makayla Cervantes had 12 kills and Carly Kosinski and Breanne Dubberke had 12 digs apiece.   

Softball Alumni Scrimmage to Benefit Cancer

Rams softball is hosting their annual alumni scrimmage on Saturday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. on the softball diamond. Festivities will include a balloon release and tri-tip sandwich lunch. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

Battle for the Pump 

Last weekend’s game against Reedley demonstrated a strong win for the Rams with a score of 58-7 that kept the pump at FCC for another year. The college is looking forward to having Reedley College President, Dr. Sandra Caldwell, on campus wearing red! 

October Calendar of Events

1 Asians in the City Conference, OAB, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1 Football vs Reedley College, Ratcliffe, 6:00 PM
4 Speakers Forum: The Dutch Bros. Story, OAB Auditorium, 12:00 PM
4 Men's Soccer vs COS, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
4 FCC Community Symphony Orchestra, OAB Auditorium, 7:30 PM
5 Club Rush, Free Speech Area, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5 Water Polo vs Diablo Valley College, Fresno High School, 2:00 PM
5 Volleyball vs Cerro Coso College, Gym, 5 PM
5 Wrestling vs Santa Rosa Jr College, Gym, 7 PM 6 Art Hop, Art Space Gallery, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7 Women's Soccer vs Clovis Community College, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
11  Majors Fair, University Mall, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11 Women's Soccer vs West Hills Lemoore, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
12 Veterans BBQ, Main Fountain, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
12 Water Polo vs Sacramento City College, Fresno High School, 3:30 PM
12 Volleyball vs COS, Gym, 6:00 PM
13 Women’s Golf CVC Match, Fig Garden, 12:00 PM
14 Men's Soccer vs San Joaquin Delta College, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
14 Volleyball vs West Hills College, Gym, 6 PM
16 Fresno Community Concert Band, Theatre, 3 & 7 PM
18 Men's Soccer vs Cosumnes River College, Soccer Field, 2:30 PM
18 Women’s Soccer vs Solano College, Soccer Field, 4:30 PM
18 Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz & Jazz Combos, Theatre, 7:30 PM
19 Ram Burger RoundUp, Free Speech Area, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
19  Women’s Golf vs. Bakersfield, Copper River, 12:00 PM
19 FCC Concert Band Fall Concert, Theatre, 7:30 PM
20 Jazz Singers and Jazz Combos, Tower Lounge, 805 E. Olive Aves. , 7:30 PM
21 Volleyball vs Columbia College, Gym, 6:00 PM
22 Valley DevFest 2016, Bitwise South Stadium, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
22 Football vs Modesto Jr. College- HOMECOMING, Ratcliffe, 1:00 PM
26 Water Polo vs San Joaquin Delta College, Fresno High School, 3:30 PM
26 Wrestling vs Chabot College, Gym, 7:00 PM
27 Cross Country vs Central Valley Championships, Woodward Park, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
28 Men's Soccer vs Clovis Community College, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
31 Fall Carnival, Ratcliffe, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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