By Daniel Andre Ignacio
As a full-time coordinator for St. Jude Medical Center’s Brain Injury Network, I assist survivors of traumatic brain injury, which can result from a concussion, fall, a motor vehicle accident and many others. It is an honor and a privilege to be beside those who embody the definition of human resilience. Helping individuals with disabilities find personal relevance in life and attain their fullest potential has become a passionate pursuit for me.
I know how impossible this goal may seem at times since I, too, am an adult with a disability.
In 2008, I was pushed off a
The repertoire sung by Cal State Fullerton’s University Singers in June on the group’s tour of Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia has been made into an album, “Nostos: The Homecoming of Music.”
First a new mammoth skeleton arrives on Cal State Fullerton’s campus. Now some people are seeing dinosaurs.
No doubt there’s a prehistoric fever going around, with Associated Students Inc. playing off the mammoth’s unveiling with a week-plus of “Mammoth Study” events during finals, including “Prehistoric Painting” night and an “Excavate a Mammoth Bone” promotion.
Young Asian American women tend to have cultural and family influences that discourage them from seeking help for eating disorders, according to new research led by Yuying Tsong, Cal State Fullerton associate professor in human services.
Compared with a general population with eating disorders, young Asian American women displayed some common themes, the study found, including:
The study is one of few in eating disorder literature to examine Asian Americans in particular, Tsong said; most focus on white Americans. But what
Cal State Fullerton’s dean of University Extended Education has been named interim provost during the search for a new university president.
Kari Knutson Miller, a professor of child and adolescent studies at the university since 1999, has agreed to take on the position for two and a
Department of Theatre and Dance spring lineup
Theaters are at Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd. Information, 657-278-3371, or fullerton.edu/arts
“Taking Steps” — By Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Mark Ramont. This comedy centers around the tale of Roland, a hard-drinking, irascible tycoon interested in buying a Victorian house that was once a brothel. Various times Feb. 23-March 18. $12-14. Hallberg Theatre.
“’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” — By John Ford, directed by Kyle Cooper. Various times and dates March 9-25. $12-14. Young Theatre.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” — Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Choreography by
By Joseph Daniel Valencia
A museum career is not a familiar path for my Mexican American family.
Indeed, from time to time I struggle to explain the scope of my work to my loved ones, especially my grandparents whose first language is Spanish.
Words like curator, exhibition or even museum were not exactly words that I grew up using in either language. It was not until college, where I was required to visit museums for class assignments, that I even began to visit museums on a regular basis.
At Cal State Fullerton, I was exposed to a variety of academic disciplines and ideas.
For its commitment to studying and protecting the world’s flora, the Fullerton Arboretum was recognized in November with the highest level of accreditation for botanical gardens.
The botanical garden — a 26-acre partnership between Cal State Fullerton and the city of Fullerton — is one of three in California and 21 in the world to achieve the level IV accreditation by ArbNet, an international arboretum accreditation and networking program.
According to arboretum Director Gregory Dyment, four factors contributed to the arboretum’s success:
“As part of Cal State University Fullerton, our arboretum collaborates on research with faculty, engages with other institutions on conservation projects and
Why would anyone get a Ph.D. in nursing?
That’s a question every doctoral nursing student hears, Sharrica Miller told a cheering audience at her graduation ceremony at UCLA School of Nursing this year.
Miller, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of nursing, pointed to Sylvia Trent-Adams, then-acting surgeon general of the United States – a nurse with a Ph.D.
Getting a nursing doctorate “is about reaching the pinnacle of nursing excellence,” Miller told the UCLA audience.
“It’s about being an expert, an advocate, a leader, an educator, an executive. It’s about having the flexibility to work anywhere from a corporate office to a