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Campus Connection - October 1, 2018

Alfred Rodriguez and Dr. Jose Fierro

First of the President's Fall Speaker Series a Success

President Dr. Jose Fierro is hosting the Fall Speaker Series: A Falcon’s Guide to Success with Alfred Rodriguez, lead custodian. The speaker series is aimed to help empower all employees to grow personally and professionally. The first event titled Growth Mindset on September 28 was overwhelmingly received by 40 faculty, staff, and managers. More events are scheduled in the speaker series. RSVP online to save your spot. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Mark Your Calendar: College to Host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 10

To celebrate those who have fought the battle against breast cancer and to educate the community about the disease, Cerritos College will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Wednesday, October 10. The event will be held in the College’s Falcon Square, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m... Link to the full story about Making Strides

Glenn Cheshire and Chuong Vo

Machine Tool Technology Receives $20K in Student Support Funds from Gene Haas Foundation

Cerritos College recently received a $20,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation to support students enrolled in its Machine Tool Technology program. Glenn Cheshire, district manager, Haas Factory Outlet (Torrance, CA) presented a check to Chuong Vo, chair of Machine Tool Technology at Cerritos College... Link to the full story about Gene Haas donation

Staff from the elected officials' office

First Legislative Update a Success

The Office of Public Affairs hosted staff from the elected officials' offices to provide updates on the College. The representatives received information, including what's going on at the College and legislation of the College’s interest, and enjoyed lunch prepped by the students of the College’s award-winning culinary arts program.

Job Fair booth

Job Fair Coming to Cerritos College on October 4

Cerritos College will host a free job fair on Thursday, October 4. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with more than 40 employers at the College's semi-annual job fair. The event will be held in the College’s Library/Falcon Square sidewalk, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m... Link to the full story about Job Fair

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King Tells Story of Fate and Tragedy

Some twelve years before the play begins, Oedipus has been made King of Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. While he freed the people from one plague, solving the riddle unwittingly fulfilled a prophecy that Oedipus would kill his father, Laius and marry his mother, Jocasta... Link to the full story about Oedipus the King

LGBTQ+ Histlry Month

LGBTQ+ History Month to Kick off This Week

LGBTQ+ History Month at Cerritos College will feature “Vogue the House Down” dance event on October 4, in the Student Center Stage | 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn the history of voguing, learn basic vogue dance moves, and have the opportunity to partake in a category walk on the runway, complete with costumes, props, and judges. More events are planned for the LGBTQ+ History Month. View the flyer.

Latinx Awareness Month September 15 - October 30, 2018

Latinx Awareness Month Featuring Tomate un Te: Te He de Querer Mujer

Latinx Awareness Month at Cerritos College will feature Tomate un Te: Te He de Querer Mujer. Join for a conversation, tea, and dessert with Cerritos College mujeres. Share stories and learn from one another. Tuesday, October 2, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in EOPS Classroom. View the flyer.

Business Week Amazon session

Business Week Kicked Off

Join the inaugural Business Week, Discover the Possibilities, October 1-4. The four-day campus event promotes business learning and student success. The Business Week offers a variety of lectures, guest speakers, information sessions, and workshops. View the flyer.

Jazz Showcase featuring Jazz pianist and Yamaha artist Tamir Hendelman

Jazz Showcase to Benefit Music Students

The 2018 Jazz Showcase, featuring Yamaha artist Tamir Hendelman, brings together faculty, students, alumni, and the community for a benefit concert to raise funds for student scholarships and purchase of new pianos. Tamir will join the Cerritos College jazz faculty... Link to the full story about Jazz Showcase

Lisa Boutin-Vitella making a presentation

Art History Assistant Professor Lisa Boutin-Vitela Presents in Houston

Assistant Professor, Art History, Lisa Boutin-Vitela presented her research about ceramics created by the Italian designer Piero Fornasetti at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The presentation was part of the Rienzi Symposium, Hidden in Plain Sight: Meanings and Messages in Ceramics, 1650–1950. More information:

College website

Take the Website Survey

We are six months post-launch of our new campus website. Let us know your thoughts about the design, functionality, and content. Before you take our seven-minute survey, take a look at how far we've come with our website redesign: Before and After. The Survey closes on October 8.


Stay Informed

Shared Governance Committee Meetings: October 1-5

Tuesday, October 2
2 p.m. - Developmental Education (LC 62)
3 p.m. - Instructional Program Review (MCIS 211)

Thursday, October 4
11 a.m. - Technology Based Learning (CTX Conference Room)
2 p.m. - Planning and Budget (Board Room)

*Meeting date may change. Please contact committee chairs to confirm meeting schedule. List of committees
Committee Chairs, please notify us when your meeting schedule changes from your committee webpage.


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