WebStar, myGateway Down for Scheduled Maintenance

District Information Services is performing their year-end scheduled maintenance starting Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12 a.m. and ending December 29, 2019 at 10 p.m.

During this time period, all systems and services will be unavailable including the following:

  • Banner
  • Degree Works
  • myGateway
  • SSO (including Canvas access)
  • Student Email
  • WebStar
  • Tableau
  • ClockWork

As a reminder, the campus is closed from December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Campus Safety will be available during that time for emergencies.

AC&R Program Passes Accreditation

Cypress College’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program passed a reaccreditation visit on Oct. 3, ensuring its accreditation for six more years.

Members of validation group HVAC Excellence, which sets educational program standards and verifies their fulfillment, met with Cypress faculty Doug Sallade, Carlos Urquidi, and Richard Hock to tour the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration facilities and review curriculum.

The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program offers an associate degree and nine certificates, ranging from core knowledge to a four-semester long comprehensive certificate. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges job placement rate reports that 93% of recent program graduates were hired in their field. The US Department of Labor projects a 15% growth in employment by 2026 for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.

The photo above shows the faculty and HVAC Excellence team. From left to right: Sallade, HVAC Excellence Accreditation Specialist James Crisp, Urquidi, Esco Group Director of Technical Education & Standards Eugene Silberstein, Hock, and HVAC Excellence Accreditation Specialist Steven Allen.

Psychology Students, Alumni Go to UCLA for Scientific Research Study

On March 15, a group of psychology students—David Su, Felicia Cleaver, Alejandra Lopez, and Jessica Rojas (shown left to right in the photo above)—from Psychology Club and Psi Beta took a field trip to UCLA to take part in a scientific research study, thanks to Cypress College alumnus Nadia Dellawar.

Dellawar also ensured students received a behind-the-scenes look at the UCLA Dish (Diet, stress, and health) lab and were able to have a personal Q&A session with current UCLA students, including Brooke Cullen, Dellawar, Maria Ocampo, Lauren Arriola-Sanchez, and Nick Pearson (also shown in the photo above) who had transferred from various community colleges.

Psychology Students, Faculty Attend ‘Dr. Phil Show’ Taping

On March 12, 2019, the Cypress College Psychology Department coordinated a field trip to a live taping of the “Dr. Phil Show.” Four faculty members, including Brandy Young, Randy Martinez, Angela deDios, and Carlos Sandoval, brought 34 students from their classes and clubs on this fun field trip.

Daniel Stephens Gallery Features Ceramics Student Emily Casares

Cypress College student Emily Casares is showcased this week in the Daniel Stephens Gallery, located in the Fine Arts building lobby.

The exhibit features ceramic work as well as paintings by Casares.

Be sure to check it out!

MAD Students Featured in Daniel Stephens Gallery

The Daniel Stephens Gallery — the small gallery in the Fine Arts lobby — features student artwork. For two weeks, the gallery featured Media Arts Design (MAD) students, including Zimmo Mojica.

Mojica’s work has been featured before on the campus’ marquee.