Cabinet discusses homecoming, iFALCON

Jesus Ruiz

It was a busy week for the ASCC Cabinet as it works to help students and relieve them of stress with many upcoming activities.

It announced many of its upcoming events, one of them being Constitution Day.

It will be held on Sept. 17 from 9:30 to 1 p.m. at Falcon Square and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Social Science Building patio.

This is in commemoration of the day the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787.

Clubs and programs will be out there with tables to advise the campus students about their services.

There will also be games for students to enjoy themselves. There will be a Constitution quiz to earn Show Pride points.

Students are also encouraged to wear red, white and blue shirts to honor the event.

The Cabinet also announced that pre-game football reception tickets for Oct. 3 are now available.

Students can get tickets for family members as well, but tickets are limited.

One must have a ticket to be able to able to enjoy some of the pre-game snacks before the game, such as hot dogs and nachos.

Students with their Cerritos College I.D. can get into the game for free.

The Cabinet also seeks to remind club organizations that will be available as of Sept. 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the food court for floats.

The official advisors of the club and two club members must be at the drawing of numbers and coming up with ideas after the floats theme is announced at the Homecoming Kick-off Luncheon on Thursday at 11 a.m.

The ASCC also had the time to welcome two new members to its committee: Sunil Neupane as Commissioner of Financial Aid and Alnas Zia as Financial Aid Commissioner Assistant.

At top of their topics, the committee received guest speaker Dr. Bryan Reece, former faculty senate president and currently Dean of Social Sciences, who was available to join meeting to discuss more about the iFALCON campaign.

As Reece spoke of the iFALCON campaign, he spoke of what it stands for:

  • Focus,
  • Advance,
  • Link-up,
  • Comprehend,
  • Organize and
  • New ideas.

He stated that these things help students focus academically and help them succeed in the classroom, all to work as Habits of the Mind.

Rosa Castaneda, ASCC vice president, provided more on the iFALCON campaign.

The iFALCON Club helps provide workshops. Students can attend every second and fourth Thursday of the month in LA 28 from 11 a.m. to noon, where everyone is welcome.

This year, iFALCON seems to be on a very good start.

The iFALCON campaigned has begun to spread its words throughout the Internet as well, using todays sources of communication including MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook.

With the campaign having received the Title V Federal Grant, a competitive grant that iFALCON was lucky to receive while about 120 others colleges and universities hoped to get lucky as well.

Bryan Reece provided a few words on the progress of of iFALCON saying, “This is the year we can take iFALCON and make it part of Cerritos College.”