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Campus Connection - October 15, 2018

Raquel Lizarraga accepting the award

Cerritos Complete Wins the 2018 Excelencia Award

Cerritos College’s official California Promise Program Cerritos Complete won the 2018 Examples of Excelencia Award in the Associate Level category at the Celebración de Excelencia event on October 11. Examples of Excelencia is the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices that help accelerate Latino student success in higher education... Link to the full story about the Excelencia Award

Making Strides event participants

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Raises Funds and Awareness

The College hosted the inaugural 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. Speakers included the City of Norwalk Vice Mayor and Falcon alumna Margarita Rios, who spoke about her own battle against breast cancer, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia.


Undocumented Students Week of Action

During the week of October 15-19, 2018, Cerritos College will engage in the statewide week of advocacy and activities to support and build awareness about undocumented students. The activities will include free immigration consultation, workshops, fundraising event, webinars, and resource fair. Link to the full story about Undocumented Week of Action


Halloween Office Contest is Back! 

It’s that time again! The Halloween Office Decorating and Costume Contest categories are: 1) spookiest office, 2) most creative office, and 3) office with the most staff in costumes. The winners will enjoy an office lunch party, courtesy of Public Affairs. Student judges will be visiting participating offices on October 31 between 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sign up for the contest via email by Thursday, October 25!

Queer Coffee

LGBTQ+ History Month to Present Queer Coffee

LGBTQ+ History Month will present Queer Coffee on Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Student Center. Connect with other LGBTQ+ staff, faculty, students, and allies at Cerritos over some coffee and treats. More events are planned for the LGBTQ+ History Month. View the flyer

Latinx Awareness Month

The 1968 East L.A. High School Walkouts: How the Chicano Student Movement Created Chicano Studies

Latinx Awareness Month will present The 1968 East LA High School Walkouts: How the Chicano Student Movement Created Chicano Studies lecture on Tuesday, October 16, 11 a.m. - 12:3o p.m. in LC 155. More events are planned for the Latinx Awareness Month. View the flyer.

Homecoming vs San Diego Mesa

Homecoming This Week!

Float building & decoration on the visitors' side of the football field beginning tomorrow! Come and help clubs build floats! The big game is on Saturday, October 20, 6 p.m. Cerritos Falcons vs. San Diego Mesa Olympians. Go Falcons! This year's theme is board games.

President's Hourd

President's Hour on October 22

You're Invited to President's Hour, Monday, October 22 - 11 a.m. in Falcon Square.
Take a few minutes to share what's on your mind with Dr. Fierro. No appointment necessary.

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


Stay Informed

Shared Governance Committee Meetings: October 15 - 19

Tuesday, October 16
11 a.m. - Facilities Planning (Board Room)
11 a.m. - Hiring Standards (BE 118)
11 a.m. - Professional Relations (LA)
2 p.m. Developmental Education (LC 62)
3 p.m. - Instructional Program Review (MCIS 207)

Wednesday, October 17
1 p.m. - Safety (LC 62)

Thursday, October 18
10 a.m. - Outstanding Classified Employee Selection (HR 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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