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Citrus College STEM Majors Hold Science Day for Glendora USD Students

Follow-up Story: Nearly 30 students from Glendora Unified schools built and launched model rockets, catapults and projectiles, as well as raced mouse trap cars during the Citrus College Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) team’s Science and Technology Day fundraiser on Feb. 8. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the research and outreach efforts of the three teams that make up RISE – the Rocket Owls, Space Owls and CAPE Owls. Photos of the event are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Space Owls to Study Aurora Borealis Phenomenon in Alaska

The Space Owls, an interdisciplinary group of STEM students, are gearing up to take an extraordinary trip to Alaska, where the eight-member team plans to launch a weather balloon into the Earth’s atmosphere and record sounds reportedly emitted by the aurora borealis, a solar storm of brilliant lights that have long fascinated mankind. Team photos are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College’s RISE Team to Host Science and Technology Day Feb. 8

The Citrus College Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) team will hold a Science and Technology Day event to support the research and future outreach efforts of its 22 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Participants will learn about building and launching model rockets; building catapults and launching projectiles; and building and racing mouse trap cars. There will also be a raffle and egg drop competition. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Rocket Owls Selected for NASA Student Launch Competition

A team of Citrus College students known as the Rocket Owls have been chosen to participate in the 2013-14 NASA Student Launch Projects, a highly selective rocketry competition that has included some of the most elite universities from around the nation. Citrus College is one of only two California colleges or universities to be selected to participate in the program, sharing the honor with California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Photos of the team are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Hosts 4th Annual Adopt an Angel Holiday Celebration

More than 40 children and their parents from two Citrus College programs that support economically and educationally disadvantaged students were provided a jovial holiday experience that included a visit from Santa Claus and a bag full of gifts during the 4th Annual Adopt an Angel celebration on Dec. 5. Photos of the event will be available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-44-2404 (office)

Citrus College Adopts “8 Keys to Success” Initiative for Student Veterans

Citrus College has adopted President Obama’s “8 Keys to Success” Initiative, integrating the principles into the college’s established and highly recognized Veterans Program. The program, which includes a specialized Veterans Center, has a longstanding history of providing critical academic support and instructional services to veterans and their families.  The President’s national initiative lays the groundwork for programs across the country that will replicate the work being done at Citrus. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Professor Helps Student Veterans Through Drama Therapy

An advocate for student veterans and nationally recognized playwright, history professor Bruce Solheim has been instrumental in helping Citrus College's student veterans adjust to collegiate life. He recently presented the concept of drama therapy at a veterans’ conference in Norway. Through the Norwegian-American Veterans Theatre Project, Solheim says the artistic therapy helps student veterans in their transition back to civilian life. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College to Salute Local Veterans at Annual Veteran’s Day Event

Citrus College, in conjunction with Azusa Pacific University, will hold its eighth annual Salute to Veterans at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will honor four local veterans from APU, Azusa, Glendora and Citrus College and include a performance by Gladstone High School’s marching band, an AMVETS Honor Guard, military exhibits, keynote speeches and a patriotic musical tribute. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Fall Fairs Offer Educational Opportunities to Students

The Citrus College Career/Transfer Center is hosting several events and workshops for students this semester, including its Fall College Fair and College of Completion Fair Thursday, Oct. 17. The events are being held in an effort to help students further their academic goals, ensuring that Citrus accomplishes its mission of being a College of Completion. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)