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JAN28
Financial Aid

We will be offering FREE Saturday workshops with staff available to assist students one-on-one to complete financial aid applications.

Students, parents and community members are welcome to attend and no appointment is needed. See the attached link for flyer with detailed information and what to bring to the workshop.

Financial Aid Resource Center | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, January 30
Saturday, February 6, 20, 27
Saturday, March 5, 12, 26
Saturday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Financial Aid Resource Center Contact: Amy Ruiz, X 2397
FEB4
Free Guided Mediation Classes
6:00 am
Student Health & Wellness Center

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/Spring_Meditation_(003).pdf

Please help students become aware of the FREE guided meditation groups offered February 1st through May 18th, 2016.

Mondays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Upstairs Yoga Room at the gym

Location: Yoga Room (door connected to the gym, located upstairs) Contact: Hillary Mennella, X 7830
FEB10
Adult Education & Diversity Program

Join Cerritos Foster & Kinship Care Educations for our free weekly classes

Tuesday, February 2 - Caring for Medically Fragile Children
Time: 9:00am To 12:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Wednesday, February 3 - Understanding ADHD Symptoms & Treatment
Time: 6:00pm To 9:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Thursday, February 4 - How Family Violence Affects Children
Time: 6:00pm To 9:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Friday, February 5 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Time: 9:00am To 12:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Tuesday , February 9 - Educating & Empowering Young Women
Time: 6:00pm To 9:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Wednesday, February 10 - Abuso Infantil y Negligencia
Time: 6:00pm To 9:00pm Place: Cerritos College Room: CE-3

Location: CE-3 Contact: Anthony Mota, 562-860-2451, EXT. 2496
FEB11
President's Hour
10:00 am-11:00 am
Public Affairs

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/PresidentsHourFinal.pdf

Join the conversation and share what's on your mind with Dr. Fierro at "President's Hour" every 2nd Thursday. The first session will be held on February 11 and no appointment is needed. We look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Board Room | 10 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB11
Anger Management Workshop
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Re-Entry Resource Program

Do you find yourself fuming when you get cut off in traffic? Does your blood pressure fly through the roof when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion - but it's important to deal with it in a positive way.

This workshop will cover:
* Healthy vs. Unhealthy Anger
* Angry thinking habits
* What's beneath anger
* What happens when anger is buried
* How to listen to and release anger
* Management skills

Date: Thursday, February 11th Time: 11am - 12pm Room: BE 109 See attached flyer for more detailed information. Please share this with students, staff or anyone else who might benefit.

Location: BE 109 | 11 a.m. Contact: Shannon Estrada, (562) 860-2451, ext. 2362
FEB11-16
Anger Management Workshop
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Career Services

Anger Management Workshop

This workshop will cover: 

* Healthy vs. Unhealthy Anger 
* Angry thinking habits 
* What's beneath anger 
* What happens when anger is buried 
* How to listen to and release anger 
* Management skills for us and our kids

Date: Thursday, February 11th Time: 11am - 12pm Room: BE 109 

Location: BE 109 Contact: Rosario Vasquez, Ext. 2357
FEB16
Public Affairs

In-class event sponsored by Dr. Frank Gaik/Umoja students.

Location: LA 204 | 9:30 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB16
Public Affairs

Hear from panelists about the following career options:
- Fashion Entrepreneur
- Politics
- Education
- Non-profit
- Social Media Entrepreneur

Location: LC 155 | 11 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB16
Resume Basics Workshop
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Career Services

Please recommend this workshop to all students. This workshop will cover the basics of resume structure and content and will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., BE 105 by Traci Ukita, Counselor.

Location: BE 105 | 11 a.m. Contact: Rose Vasquez, Ext. 2357
FEB17
Lunar New Year Celebration
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Community Events

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/2016_Lunar_NY_Flyer_FINAL.pdf

Join the festivities as we celebrate the Lunar New Year with live performances, activity booths, and free giveaways, prizes and refreshments!

Spread the word - this is a free event for students, faculty, staff and the community. Free admission and free parking.

Location: Student Center | 11 a.m. Contact: Toni Grijalva, X 2798
FEB18
Public Affairs

Send your film suggestions to Dr. Frank Gaik at fgaik@cerritos.edu.
In-class event sponsored by Dr. Frank Gaik/Umoja students.

Location: LA 204 | 9 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB18
Public Affairs

Co-Sponsored by Black Students Union

Students and staff are invited to read original poems or works from their favorite poet/writer focusing on black culture. Contact BSU President Issac McIver at hakeem0813@gmail.com.

Location: LC 155 | 11 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB18
Career Services

SMG manages 230+ entertainment and convention venues globally including stadiums, arenas, theaters, rec/equestrian centers, and will have hiring managers on campus to recruit our students to fill positions at the Long Beach Convention Center and Aquarium of the Pacific.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to "get their foot in the door" and gain valuable experience.

Please share with students, RSVP is required by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10 to to mpeters@cerritos.edu

Hiring Event:  Thursday, February 18, 12-1:30pm, CB 102 

Location: Classroom Building (CB) Room 102 | 12 p.m. Contact: Michelle Peters, Ext. 2151
FEB19
How to Apply for NASA Internships
6:00 am
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/flyer_forNASA_webinar.pdf

NASA is specifically recruiting Community College students to do paid internships this summer in all majors, including business, architecture, education, engineering, math, science, and more. We are hosting a webinar on Friday, February 19 from 1-2 p.m. in S-201 for students on how to apply for these internships. Please share this information with all students.

Location: S-201 | 1 p.m. Contact: Janet McLarty-Schroeder, X 2666
FEB20
Theatre & Film

Saturday, Feb 20th from 10 am to 12:30 pm!

Please join us in the Burnight Center Theatre for open auditions for the outrageously funny musical Zombie Prom. We need you, your friends, your family members, your students and even invite your daughter in high school! This show is family-friendly while still dealing with some powerful and relevant social issues. Please come by the Theatre Department or visit the link to get a downloadable version of the audition flyer and share it with your students. All roles are still open.

Location: Burnight Center Theatre | 10 a.m. Contact: Renee Bloch, X 2638
FEB21
Liberal Arts

Spill Your Heart Valentine's Day Writing Contest

Prizes: 1st place: $125, 2nd place: $75, 3rd place: $50, Honorable Mention: $25 gift certificate.

Traditionally, Valentine's Day has been an occasion to celebrate stories of romantic love between a man and a woman. But that neglects a significant portion of our population who have heartwarming and heartbreaking stories to share. This short story contest is about spilling your heart onto paper, and celebrating love in all of its forms.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, February 21, 11:59 PM
Interested? Go to this website to view the prompt: https://sites.google.com/site/vdaywritingcontest2016/
Questions? Contact Erin Cole at ecole@cerritos.edu

Location: Turnitin.com Contact: Erin Cole, 714-904-2322
FEB22
Foundation Office

Students are encouraged to visit our website to view the available scholarships. Applications should be submitted online by February 22, 2016.

Location: Foundation Office Contact: Rachel Samarin, X 2539
FEB22
Public Affairs

Sponsored by the Transfer Center

Learn more about resources and the application process for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Location: LC 155 | 1 p.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB23
Public Affairs

Test your knowledge of black history.
In-class event sponsored by Dr. Frank Gaik/Umoja students.

Location: LA 204 | 9:30 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB23
Choosing a Major Workshop
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Career Services

Please help Career Services promote this important workshop to all students. Students will explore major and career choices using a hands-on career assessment through this advanced "Choosing a Major" workshop held on Tuesday, February 23, 11:00-12:30 pm, BE 120.

Location: BE 120 | 11 a.m. Contact: Rosario Vasquez, Ext. 2357
FEB23
Pizza with the Private Schools
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Transfer Center

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/PWPU_SP_2016_2-5-16.pdf

Come enjoy pizza while learning about your private university transfer options. Information about admission requirements, programs and majors, and scholarship opportunities will be provided.

Location: LC155 | 2 p.m. Contact: Evelyn Mattison, X 2126
FEB24
Public Affairs

Featuring music and free giveaways from Power 106, and more. Moderated by ICE T's former producer/DJ.

Location: LC 155 and Falcon Square | 11 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB25
Public Affairs

#blacklivesmatter has made national and international headlines. Join the discussion. Refreshments provided.
In-class event sponsored by Dr. Frank Gaik/Umoja students.

Location: LA 103/DSPS Lobby | 9 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
FEB26
Music

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A Piano Concert and Lecture Series performed by Dr. Sung Ae Lee, Dr. Christine Lopez, Paul Da Silva, piano and Manon Robertshaw, cello. Free concert.

Location: Burnight Building, Music Department, Rm. BC - 51 Contact: Christine Lopez, X 2632
FEB28
Music

The Faculty Showcase features the talented and diverse Cerritos College music faculty performing solo and chamber music in a variety of genres. Proceeds from the concert benefit Cerritos College applied music students. Tickets available online on music web site.

Location: Burnight Center Theatre Contact: Micki England, X 2629
FEB29
Public Affairs

Sponsored by Umoja

Meet and greet with students and staff to cover student support services available on and off campus.

Location: LC 155 | 11 a.m. Contact: Miya Walker, X 2292
MAR4
Liberal Arts

Women's History Essay Contest! Prizes from $50 to $250!

Write an essay of at least 750 words about a woman whose dedication to community engagement has helped promote equality in some way. Attach a cover sheet with your name, student number, essay title, and contact information. On the essay itself include essay title and student number, no name; submit to the mailbox of Michelle Fagundes by Friday, March 4, at 4pm and an electronic copy to www.turnitin.com, Class ID 11183860, password - inspire. See fliers around campus or contact mfagundes@cerritos.edu

Location: LA 245 Contact: Michelle Fagundes, X 2842
MAR6
Music

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A Piano Concert and Lecture Series
Cerritos College piano students will perform a variety of repertoire written for one piano/four hands and two pianos/four hands. Free concert.

Location: Burnight Building, Music Department, Rm. BC - 51 Contact: Christine Lopez, X 2632
MAR6
Theatre & Film

Enter the world of Frank's cafe, an all-night coffee shop in one of New York's seedier neighborhoods frequented by a makeshift community of dealers, junkies, hustlers, prostitutes, Transvestites, dreamers and runaways. BALM IN GILEAD loosely centers on Joe, a cynical drug dealer, and Darlene, a naive new arrival to the big city as their lives intersect and they hide from the reality of their poor decisions in the neon-lit glow of nightlife. Tickets on sale NOW! Group sales prices available for groups over 20. Please call for more info.

Location: Burnight Studio Theatre Contact: Renee Bloch, X 2640
MAR10
ASCC Presents Spring Festival Days
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Student Activities

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/02/SpringFestInfo.pdf

ASCC invites campus employees to be judges in the following events:

- Cupcake Contest
- Chili Cook-Off
- Mr. Cerritos

Invitations are attached for those interested in being a judge for any one of these events. Please email AJ if you are interested in being a judge and also let her know which event you would like to judge. Judges will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis.

Location: Student Center Contact: Amna Jara, X 2474
MAR24
Music

The months of February and March are rich with delightful musical performances. The bi-annual Faculty Showcase will be held on Sun, Feb 28th at 2 pm.

March has several evening concerts in the Student Center: The Jazz Concert on Mar 9, the Band & Orchestra on Mar 11 and the Pop Exchange Concert on Mar 24. More details on the link provided.

For piano fans, there is a piano concert on Feb 26 and a piano ensemble concert on Mar 6. More details on the Piano concert link: http://cms.cerritos.edu/music/concerts/keyboardstudies.htm

Location: varied Contact: Micki England, X 2629
APR1
Student Showcase
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Music

The Student Showcase honors Scott Henderson, founder of the Applied Music program at Cerritos College. Students from the Applied Music program will present an evening of classical and jazz music selections. Music scholarships will be presented to the top students in the Applied Music program. Proceeds from the concert benefit Music Department scholarships. Tickets sold on the Music web site.

Location: Burnight Center Theatre Contact: Micki England, X 2629
APR22
Music

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A Piano Concert and Lecture Series. Free concert.

Location: Burnight Building, Music Department, Rm. BC - 51 Contact: Christine Lopez, X 2632
APR29
Senior Preview Day
8:30 am-12:30 pm
School Relations

Senior Preview Day, scheduled on Friday, April 29, 2016, is an "open house" showcasing Cerritos College's beautiful campus, academic/vocational programs, student services, student life, and athletic programs to high school seniors. Attendees are provided with a free lunch and entertainment--Cerritos College's very own Pop Ensemble. Booths hosted on Falcon Square provide valuable information to students and create an opportunity where prospective students engage with Cerritos College faculty, staff, and students.

Location: Falcon Square | 8:30 a.m. Contact: Shirley Arceo, 562-860-2451, Ext. 2129
MAY13
Music

April opens with a fabulous Student Showcase Concert on Apr 1 and is soon followed up by the Band Exchange on Apr 12. The month closes out with the 10th annual Spring Sing Concert on Apr 24 at California Heights United Methodist Church.

May offers up a Pop/Rock and Jazz concert on May 11 and a Band, Orchestra & Choir Spring Concert on May 13.

For piano fans, there is a piano concert on Apr 22 and a piano ensemble concert on May 15. More details on the Piano concert link: http://cms.cerritos.edu/music/concerts/keyboardstudies.htm

Location: varied Contact: Micki England, X 2629
MAY15
Music

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A Piano Concert and Lecture Series Cerritos College piano students will perform a variety of repertoire written for one piano/four hands and two pianos/four hands. Free concert.

Location: Burnight Building, Music Department, Rm. BC - 51 Contact: Christine Lopez, X 2632
MAY20
Student Activities

Attachment: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/DailyFalcon/2016/01/GRADUATE_PETITION_INFORMATION.pdf

Please help spread the word about commencement! Students can turn in their petitions now!  

FEBRUARY 19 - The last day to file a petition for Spring Graduation with student's name in the program.

MARCH 25 - Last day to file petition for Spring Graduation. 

Location: Falcon Stadium Contact: Amna Jara, X 2474

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