California State University, Fullerton (CSUF or Cal State Fullerton) is a public university in Fullerton, California. With a total enrollment of about 40,400, it has the largest student body out of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and its approximately 5,800 graduate student body is also the largest in the CSU and one of the largest in all of California. As of Fall 2016, the school had 2,083 faculty, of which 782 were on the tenure track.
CSUF is designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and eligible to be designated as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institution (AANAPISI). The university is nationally accredited in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, teacher education and theater. Spending related to CSUF generates an impact of around $2.26 billion to the California and local economy, and sustains nearly 16,000 jobs statewide.
|California State University, Fullerton|
|Orange County State College|
Orange State College
California State College at Fullerton
|Motto||Vox Veritas Vita (Latin)|
Motto in English
|"Voice, Truth, Life"|
|Endowment||$61.2 million (2017)|
|President||Framroze (Fram) Virjee|
|2,083 (fall 2016)|
|1,589 (fall 2016)|
|Students||40,235 (fall 2016)|
|Undergraduates||34,462 (fall 2016)|
|Postgraduates||5,773 (fall 2016)|
|Campus||urban, 236 acres (96 ha)|
|Colors||Navy blue, white and orange|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I – Big West|
|Affiliations||California State University system|
|Mascot||Tuffy the Titan|
In 1957, Orange County State College became the twelfth state college in California to be authorized by the state legislature as a degree-granting institution. The following year, a site was designated for the campus to be established in northeast Fullerton. The property was purchased in 1959. This is the same year that Dr. William B. Langsdorf was appointed as founding president of the school.
Classes began with 452 students in September 1959. The name of the school was changed to Orange State College in July 1962. In 1964, its name was changed to California State College at Fullerton. In June 1972, the final name change occurred and the school became California State University, Fullerton.
The choice of the elephant as the university's mascot, dubbed Tuffy the Titan, dates to 1962, when the campus hosted "The First Intercollegiate Elephant Race in Human History." The May 11 event attracted 10,000 spectators, 15 pachyderm entrants, and worldwide news coverage.
The campus has seen two significant instances of violence with people shot and killed. On July 12, 1976, Edward Charles Allaway, a campus janitor with paranoid schizophrenia, shot nine people, killing seven, in the University Library (now the Pollak Library) on the Cal State Fullerton campus. At the time, it was the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. On October 13, 1984, Edward Cooperman, a physics professor, was shot and killed by his former student, Minh Van Lam, in McCarthy Hall.
The university grew rapidly in the first decade of the 2000s. The Performing Arts Center was built in January 2006, and in the summer of 2008 the newly constructed Steven G. Mihaylo Hall and the new Student Recreation Center opened. In fall 2008, the Performing Arts Center was renamed the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center, in honor of a $5 million pledge made to the university by the trustees of the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Charitable Trust. Since 1963, the curriculum has expanded to include many graduate programs, including multiple doctorate degrees, as well as numerous credential and certificate programs.
The campus is on the site of former citrus groves in northeast Fullerton. It is bordered on the east by the Orange Freeway (SR-57), on the west by State College Boulevard, on the north by Yorba Linda Boulevard, and on the south by Nutwood Avenue.
Although established in the late 1950s, much of the initial construction on campus took place in the late 1960s, under the supervision of artist and architect Howard van Heuklyn, who gave the campus a striking, futuristic architecture (buildings like Pollak Library South, Titan Shops, Humanities, McCarthy Hall). This was in response to the numerous Googie buildings in the Fullerton community.
Since 1993, the campus has added the College Park Building, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, University Hall, the Titan Student Union, the Student Recreation Center, the Nutwood Parking Structure, the State College Parking Structure, Dan Black Hall, Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center West, Phase III Housing, the Grand Central Art Center, and Pollak Library. In order to generate power for the university and become more sustainable, the campus installed solar panels on top of a number of buildings. The panels, which generate up to 7–8 percent of the electrical power used daily, are atop the Eastside Parking Structure, Clayes Performing Arts Center and the Kinesiology and Health Science Building.
In August 2011, the university added a $143 million housing complex, which included five new residence halls, a convenience store and a 565-seat dining hall called the Gastronome.
The university operates a satellite campus in Irvine, California, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of the original Fullerton location, the Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana, and a Garden Grove Center.
CSUF also announced plans in September 2010 to expand into the area south of Nutwood Avenue, to construct a project called CollegeTown, which would integrate the surrounding residential areas and retail spaces into the campus. After community opposition, the Fullerton planning commission indefinitely postponed any action on the project in February 2016.
The Desert Studies Center is a field station of the California State University located in Zzyzx, California in the Mojave Desert. The purpose of the Center is to provide opportunities to conduct research, receive instruction and experience the Mojave Desert environment. Is officially operated by the California Desert Studies Consortium, a consortium of 7 CSU campuses: Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, Long Beach, San Bernardino, Northridge, Dominguez Hills and Los Angeles.
CSUF's academic departments and programs are organized into eight colleges:
|*SAT out of 1600 & GPA out of 4.0|
As of the fall 2013 semester, CSUF is the third most applied to CSU out of all 23 campuses receiving nearly 65,000 applications, including over 40,000 for incoming freshmen and nearly 23,000 transfer applications, the second highest in the CSU.
|U.S. News & World Report||221|
|Master's University class|
USNWR departmental rankings
CSUF participates in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. They have 13 national championships in eight different sports. (1970, women's basketball (CIAW); 1971, 1972, 1974 men's gymnastics; 1971 cross country team; 1973 women's fencing; 1989, men's bowling; 1979, women's gymnastics; 1979, 1984, 1995, 2004 baseball; 1986 softball). Their baseball team is a perennial national powerhouse with four national titles and dozens of players playing Major League Baseball. The CSUF Dance Team currently holds the most national titles at the school, with 15 national titles from UDA Division 1 Jazz; 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; and one national title from UDAs in Division 1 Hip Hop. The Dance Team also holds multiple titles from United Spirit Association.
CSUF currently supports 21 club sports on top of its Division I varsity teams, which are archery, baseball, cycling, equestrian, grappling and jiu jitsu, ice hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, nazara Bollywood dance, men's rugby, women's rugby, roller hockey, salsa team, men's soccer, women's soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate frisbee, men's volleyball, women's volleyball, skiing, and wushu.
CSUF was the first college in Orange County to have a Greek system, with its first fraternity founded in 1960. The Daily Titan, the official student newspaper of the university, also started in 1960. Other official student media includes Titan Radio.
CSUF alumni include an astronaut who has made two trips to space; the incoming speaker of the California Assembly; other politicians and Academy Award-winning directors, actors, producers and cinematographers; award-winning journalists, authors and screenwriters; nationally recognized teachers; presidents and CEOs of leading corporations; international opera stars, musicians and Broadway stars; and professional athletes, Olympians, doctors, scientists, researchers, and social activists.
Titan alumni number more than 210,000. An active alumni association keeps them connected through numerous networking and social events, and also sponsors nationwide chapters.
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California State University, Fullerton Grand Central Art Center is a partnership between the university and the city of Santa Ana. and is based in the Downtown National Register District or Artists Village.California State University, Fullerton, massacre
The California State University, Fullerton, massacre was an incident of mass murder committed by a custodian, Edward Charles Allaway, on July 12, 1976, at California State University, Fullerton, in Fullerton, California. It was the worst mass murder in Orange County until the 2011 Seal Beach shooting, in which eight people died.Allaway had a history of violence and mental illness. He was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and found insane by a judge after being convicted by a jury. He was initially imprisoned at Patton State Hospital under medical treatment. However, in 2016 he was transferred to Napa State Hospital where he currently resides.David Keirsey
David West Keirsey (; August 31, 1921 – July 30, 2013) was an American psychologist, a professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, and the author of several books. In his most popular publications, Please Understand Me (1978, co-authored by Marilyn Bates) and the revised and expanded second volume Please Understand Me II (1998), he laid out a self-assessed personality questionnaire, known as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, which links human behavioral patterns to four temperaments and sixteen character types. Both volumes of Please Understand Me contain the questionnaire for type evaluation with detailed portraits and a systematic treatment of descriptions of temperament traits and personality characteristics. With a focus on conflict management and cooperation, Keirsey specialized in family and partnership counseling and the coaching of children and adults.Fullerton Arboretum
The Fullerton Arboretum is a 26-acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus in Fullerton, California, in the United States. It is the largest botanical garden in Orange County, with a collection of over 4,000 plants. The Arboretum saves species that are extinct or near extinction and serves as a learning place for agricultural history.The Arboretum officially was created in 1976, and officially opened in 1979. The arboretum, which was originally a diseased orange grove, was transformed into organic gardening plots. A centerpiece of the Arboretum is the Heritage House, which was built in 1894 as the home and office of Fullerton's pioneer physician, Dr. George C. Clark. In 1972 the house was moved to what is now the middle of the Arboretum. The restored house now serves as a museum of family life and medical practice of the 1890s.
The Arboretum's garden paths wander through four major collections: Cultivated, Woodlands, Mediterranean and Desert Collections. Highlights include Southern California native vegetation, Rare Fruit Grove, an 11,000 sq ft (1,000 m2) organic vegetable garden, historic Citrus and Avocados, Channel Islands Garden, an extensive Cycad Collection, Conifer Collection, Palm Grove, Community Gardens, and a Children's Garden.
The Arboretum gives people the opportunity to teach and learn about the environment. They work with students and faculty from a variety of different campus departments and gather information. The research that is done is shared throughout Orange County. They offer a variety of classes to the public with subjects ranging from bird watching to water conservation. Students also work in the Heritage house, learning from displays and creating art.Goodwin Field
Goodwin Field is a baseball park in the western United States, located in Fullerton, California. On the campus of California State University, Fullerton, it is the home field of the four-time national champion CSUF Titans of the NCAA's Big West Conference. It is also the former home field of the Fullerton/Orange County Flyers minor league baseball team. It holds 3,500 people. It is named for Jerry and Merilyn Goodwin, who gave $1 million toward a $3 million campaign for major renovations.In 2013, the Titans ranked 29th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,356 per home game.Johnnie Gray
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Loran Donald Shields (born September 18, 1936) is an American academic. He was the President of California State University, Fullerton from 1971 to 1980, and of Southern Methodist University from 1980 to 1986.Michael James Lewis
Michael James Lewis was born on December 24, 1990 in Laguna Beach, California to parents Steve Lewis (Owner of the famed Nine Racing Midget Team & former owner of Performance Racing Industry) and Loretta Lewis.Mike Batesole
Michael Harold Batesole (born March 28, 1964) is the head baseball coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team. In 16 seasons as head coach, he has compiled a 543–425 record, as of the end of the 2018 season. He previously coached at Cal State Northridge from 1996 to 2002.Nancy Dunkle
Nancy Dunkle (born January 10, 1955) is a former American basketball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.Ryan Reyes
Ryan Jay Reyes (born August 10, 1983) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Nicknamed D-Energizer for his energetic style of play, he was drafted third overall by the Sta. Lucia Realtors in the 2007 PBA draft.Southern California Marine Institute
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Shrek, and won the Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Shrek. He often collaborates with fellow screenwriter Ted Elliott.The Daily Titan
The Daily Titan is the student newspaper published at California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, CA. The Daily Titan is editorially independent from the university and the College of Communications. It publishes a print edition Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring semesters, with weekly editions for the first two weeks of each semester and during finals week. Until 1969, the Daily Titan was known as the Titan Times and published Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
In 1970, the Daily Titan began publishing Monday through Friday. Friday publication was discontinued in 2003.Titan Stadium (Cal State Fullerton)
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Anthony Joseph Corrente (born November 12, 1951) is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1995 NFL season. He wears uniform number 99. He was the referee of Super Bowl XLI. He has also served as the Coordinator of Football Officiating for the Pac-12 Conference since June 2011. He resigned this position in October 2014.Tony Hudson
Anthony Lamont Hudson (born: June 29, 1958) was a pitcher who is most notable for winning the 1979 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a sophomore at California State University, Fullerton. He is one of five players from California State University, Fullerton to win that award. The others are John Fishel, Phil Nevin, Mark Kotsay and Jason Windsor.
In 1979, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 17th round. However, he chose not to sign. However, when he was selected by the Texas Rangers in the seventh round of the 1980 draft, he did sign. He played professionally until 1987, however he never reached the majors. During his professional career, he was mostly used as a relief pitcher.
In 1980, he played for the Tulsa Drillers, appearing in 14 games (13 starts), and going 5-4 with a 4.68 ERA. He played for both Tulsa and the Asheville Tourists in 1981, going 2-5 with a 5.58 ERA in 16 games (six starts) for the Tourists and 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA in six games (all starts) for the Drillers.
He spent the 1982 season with the Denver Bears and Burlington Rangers. He appeared in only two games for the Bears, going 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA. For the Rangers, he made 43 relief appearances, going 6-1 with a 1.92 ERA.
Splitting the 1983 season between the Bears and Drillers, Hudson went 5-4 with a 4.91 ERA in 23 games. In 29 games for the Drillers, he went 2-3 with a 7.20 ERA. He spent 1984 with the Salem Redbirds, going 7-5 with a 3.71 ERA in 39 games (nine starts).
Back with Tulsa in 1985, Hudson went 8-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 51 games. He pitched the final two seasons of his professional career in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. In 1986, he played for the Syracuse Chiefs and Knoxville Blue Jays. He went 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 28 games with the Chiefs and 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 23 games with the Blue Jays. He wrapped up his career in 1987, playing for the Knoxville Blue Jays again. He went 5-5 with a 4.59 ERA in 40 games that season.