Spring 2014, Volume 4, Issue 2
PIPELINE Inside This Issue Meet the President 1 Step into Love 2 Welcome 3
Quarterly Awards Alumni Corner Film, Film, Film!
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Secrets to a long and happy life by Dr. Park - Always smile - Be positive - Eat healthy - Be active
Meet the President Every quarter the school conducts a session for students to meet Dr. David Park, CALUMS President in person to get to know more about the school and the services offered. This quarter, the event was conducted on January 21, 2014 in the library. The session was started by Mrs. Laurin discussing the previous quarter’s topics and the actions taken by the school. Topics included: • The CALUMS Career Information Center is now providing guidance to students in preparing/updating their resumes according to American standards. • Dr. Safar is working on introducing hands-on programming classes for MSCIS students. • One student has started the necessary paperwork to form an “art club.” The meeting with Dr. Park continued with a question from the President regarding whether or not physical fitness classes should be mandatory for
students. These courses would be provided tuition-free. Students who attended the meeting were excited about the idea, but they also mentioned that they could not speak for all students. Therefore, it was decided to conduct a survey so all students could share their opinions. The survey will be distributed during the spring quarter. One student raised a question regarding the online school system. The President said the new online school system would be ready for use at the beginning of summer quarter. Another student asked about school clubs. President Park stated that the school will provide support for any student wishing to start a club. Students should take the initiative and approach the school. Another student asked Dr. Park a personal question: When did you come to the United States? 1
The President explained that he came to America 59 years ago during the Korean War. He mentioned that in the beginning it was very difficult and he had many jobs to save money and study. After completing his education, he worked in a university for 35 years before starting CALUMS. He advised students saying, “The most important thing in life is determination; we should dig deeper and deeper till we achieve our goal.” Dr. Park concluded the session by narrating his personal experience about Nigeria which was very interesting. The story goes like this: One day, Dr. Park got a letter through the mail from a Nigerian asking him to invest a certain amount of money describing an investment plan. So Dr. Park invested around $900 and never heard from the person again. Actually, he is still waiting for a reply. On a lighter note, he joked that he wants to go to Nigeria to find that person and get his money back.
Step into Love! Many people anticipate Valentine’s Day because they can’t wait to show their love, respect, and gratitude with greetings flowers, chocolates, and warm wishes to their loved onces. This holiday is celebrated annually on February 14th and has a long history dating back many centuries. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world as Saint Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine was a person in Rome who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Saint Valentine was sentenced to prison to be beaten with clubs and later to
have his head cut off. While in prison, Saint Valentine was acquainted with his prison-guard, Asterius, who had a blind daughter. Asterius asked him to heal his young daughter. Through his faith, he miraculously restored the sight of Asterius’ daughter. It is said that Saint Valentine fell in love with the young girl. Before his execution on the 14th of February, Saint Valentine wrote her a letter, which he signed: “From your Valentine.” Now hundreds of years later, Valentine’s Day is celebrated to honor him. The day is now celebrated as a romantic day with heart-shaped gifts, love themed greetings, and red roses. However, Valentine’s Day is not only for lovers. It is a special day to remember all those whom we care about. CALUMS celebrated the special day with red and white decorations, balloons, snacks, and greetings. Students and faculty enjoyed cupcakes and grabbed greeting cards to give to someone special. The event, coordinated by the SSA team, was very successful. These types of activities bring happiness and make life much more beautiful. 2
Bulgaria Ivanova, Milena Stoilov, Martin India Amaranarayana, Ramaprasad Ambati, Harithavani Bijja, Abhishek Duggimpudi, Sandeep Reddy Jalagam, Sahithi Konduru, Midhun Kumar Musale, Priyanka Rai, Kalpa Selwal, Ajay Selwal, Sunil Kumar Japan Hosoyama, Akemi Iino, Kanako Matsumoto, Emi Mitani, Kohei Shirai, Haruna Wakimoto, Sawako Jordan Abu-Humaid, Muad Al Tawil, Ammar Alkhawaja, Ahmad Alzuâ€™bi, Hamd Allah Deaibes, Omar Freiwan, Mohammad Hasan, Abdallah Mehyar, Mohammed Qawasmeh, Yousef Shehadeh, Ahmed
Welcome New Students, Winter 2014! Mongolia Batdorj, Erdembayar Dorjgotov, Tegshjargal Enkhbaatar, Purevsuren Gankhuyag, Khaliunaa Idersaikhan, Enkhbold Shijir, Nomin-Erdene
Nigeria Balogun, Idris Byass, Samuel Famofo-Idowu, Olayinka Fasesan, Tolulope Ojegbile, Adeola Opejin, Hammed Philippines Almazar, Eulain De Jesus, Larry Paez Faderan, Frances Lara Jamandri, Karolyn Joyce Macapinlac, Renelyn Manajero, Kamila Jazzrina Pineda, Shereebelle Quilban, Ma. Christina S. Korea Byun, Jae Yun Choi, Ji Ae Ha, Myojin Jang, Eunkyung Joo, Gwang Yeob Ha, Myonjin Hur, Yoonsil Kim, Kyung Yeon
Kwon, Dan Bee Kwon, Jaehun Lee, Dong Ha (B) Lee, Hyoung Hui Lee, Jieon Lee, Kungryol Park, Chorok Shin, Chi Sun Sim, Jin Hyung Yoo, Ginam Yoon, Sungwon
Thailand Nimsakul, Pimpaporn Noijaroen, Phantipha Paecharoen, Sirout Santivaraphan, Chompunut Sathoop, Napatsanun Sornthanarat, Thitikan Turkey Aygun, Nurtac Goner, Musa Olcay Ilgaz, Zafer Kantemur, Adnan Vietnam Pham, Tam Chi
Winter 2014 Quarterly Awards
Every year CALUMS bestows a variety of honors on students in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. The university motivates its exceptional students by presenting Special Achievement awards to those who fulfill the benchmarks established by the university. This quarter the award ceremony was conducted on Friday, February 21, 2014, in the auditorium at 5 p.m. The event was concluded with a luscious and tasteful dinner.
Winter 2014 Quarterly Awards Awardees President’s Scholarship Award Samphanphorn, Sadawut
Academic Dean’s Award El Dasouqi, Suhaib
Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Award Kweon, Min Hoon
Project Director’s Award Enkhtugs, Sainzaya Habaibeh, Ashraf
Academic Dean’s List Abu, Felix Adzasoo, Mawuli Akbiyik, Bilgehan Alomari, Bara Alramadan, Mamdouh Amores Cortez, Maria Asik, Toros Baldo, Yasmine Monica Bandong, Karren Marie Buari, Sidikat Buot, Jessica Jane Go Cheelangi Dyamappa, Siddesh Cho, Kwan Sung Chung, Jiwon Dabit, Hani Doloonjin, Batzorig
El Dasouqi, Suhaib Enkhtugs, Sainzaya Erdene, Battogtokh Ibrahim, Aya Ilyasova, Olga Ishak, Amjad Jadalla, Kholood Ji, Sunkeun Jo, Moon Ki Kaplan, Oytun Khlaif, Basim Hamed Kim, Jae Min Koh, Chooyoung Langali, Edna Chari Le, Hai Xuan Lee, Bo Mi
Lee, Hodong Malas, Zaid Medvedeva, Anna Moses, Sumukhi Mustafa, Muhammad Mutiso, Moses Okelarin, Olapeju Olimat, Laith Rumaneh, Thaer Sadiq, Asisat Samphanphorn, Sadawut Son, Jinwook Tembhare, Vivek Thalji, Ahmed Uragonda, Pavani Uzun, Saban
Sudheer “Sid” I was fortunate to have found a placement at the end of my term at CALUMS. The place was, believe me, cold and snowy. That wouldn’t matter much to someone from the United States who has experienced cold weather. However, for someone from India, that’s more or less like being in a freezer!! The weather around California is pleasant and bearable, but my time staying in Nashua, New Hampshire was a new and unique experience altogether. I was working in a firm as a web developer and, yes, enjoying my work thoroughly as I could use the concepts learned during my courses at CALUMS and apply the same at work. I’m now working in a firm in Richmond, Virginia. The weather here is the same, and I guess I have grown accustomed to the same. I’m glad I made the choice to stay and study in a modern and progressive college and country. Now, it is up to me to define the future, and I hope to make the best of it! 6
Dongjun Joel Hello CALUMS students! Professor Laurin asked if I would share my story with you, and I said, “Of course. I am honored.” I was a CALUMS student like you. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Healthcare Business Administration. After graduating, I transferred to South Baylo University to study acupuncture. I felt, though, that I needed to experience new things, so I considered entering the United States Army. The Army provides many opportunities: traveling the world, figuring out how to survive with people in remote places, and learning more about American culture. In late 2012, I made my decision to join the Army, but it wasn’t easy for foreigners like me. I’m from South Korea, and I had only been in the United States about two years. On my third attempt to join, in May 2013, SUCCESS! I work as a surgical tech in the Army. My message to everyone is, “Don’t be afraid to face challenges in your life.” 7
Did You Know? In our busy day-to-day life between school, work, and other activities, we don’t find much time to learn or read interesting facts about the food we eat, our health, interesting places, our history, or other fascinating facts and things that are happening around us. The Pipleline editorial team has compiled some interesting and fascinating tidbits from various sources. Have you read or heard about any of these?
If you put a piece of pineapple somewhere in your mouth it will start eating you. It has proteins that degrade meat.
Do you know a medium size coke container has 23 sachets of sugar and a large cup contains around 44 sachets of sugar?
Health The rumbling noise stomach is called mus”. It is not a sign it’s caused by your “housecleaning”
from your “Borborygof hunger; intestines
Places Taiwan has become the first country in the world to offer free Wi-Fi to its citizens and all its foreign tourists.
Drying your hands in a paper towel will reduce the bacterial count to 45 – 60%; however, using a hand dryer will increase bacteria by 225% because it blows out bacteria already living in the warm moist environment.
Seattle is planning to build a new city park with hundreds of edible trees and plants free to anyone and everyone. If successful it will be the first “Food Forest” of the nation.
Facts Google rents goats to replace lawn mowers at their mountain view headquarters.
The Sahara is only in a dry period and is expected to be green again in 15,000 years.
Grad Student’s Exeptional Life is an Inspiring Example to Many In the beginning of winter quarter, the Pipeline editorial team members participated in a brainstorming session to generate ideas for articles that would be interesting and inspiring for students from around the world. While researching, the team came across a fascinating article: “Duke Grad Student Secretly Lived In a Van to Escape Loan Debt,” which was featured on 27th December, 2013 in Business Insider by Mandi Woodruff. This article was selected as the favorite of 2013 by Yahoo editors and it first ran in Yahoo finance on June 10th.
Duke University, as portrayed on website: http://arohabahuguna.wordpress. The article speaks about a student, Ken IIgunas, from Duke University, who made some bold and exceptional decisions to pay his under graduate student loan of around $32,000. Even though his chosen field of study, English and History, failed to land him a decent job, he did not think of declaring bankruptcy and did not go to his parents for help. He was determined to pay back his loan. It took around two and a half years for him to pay back every dime. And when he registered himself in Duke University for graduate school later, he make a resolution of not taking the same road of student loans again. He made some extreme choices. To learn more about the choices made by Ken IIgunas and how he converted a van to his home to stay out of debt, log onto the following link: http://finance.yahoo. com/news/duke-grad-student-secretly-lived-in-a-van-to-escapeloan-debt-194021112.html. This excerpt printed with permission from Business Insider, March 21, 2014. Converted van as portrayed on website: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/ viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3687&start=30com/2012/01/14/duke-anddurham-in-pictures/ 9
Film, Film, Film! How do you capture memories and share them with those you love? How do you explain what the atmosphere was to a person, who was absent? Make a movie! CALUMS started to make short videos over a year ago when former SSA members Bilgehan Akbiyik and Serdar Kalkan, who already graduated, made a two minute fun film about a CALUMS climbing event. The next video was a beach party. Short, fun and dynamic, these videos quickly became popular among CALUMS students and their friends. Later, the CALUMS marketing team decided to continue these successful experiences and shoot short movies about university life. What a good way to take a moment and create something that matters; something that other people will keep for many years as a treasure of a wonderful time, and something from a time when everyone was young and full of energy. Videos are also a good promotional tool. When you are from far away and thinking about relocating, it would be helpful to know what a certain place looks like. Video is the best choice. That is why CALUMS kindly asked several graduates to share their memories and feelings about the university. The movie is now used to provide a hint to our prospective students about what it is like to be a CALUMS alumni. The most adventurous idea was to start shooting short scenes with â€œnew birds,â€? students who started their education at CALUMS in January 2014. The plan is to follow-up with these students each quarter and make a summary film showing the time lapsing. The main purpose of this endeavor is to illustrate how people improve their skills and mature. Watch for the first episode to be posted on the CALUMS Facebook page next quarter! Check all the videos about California University of Management and Sciences on our YouTube channel!
Social Media Promotion Increases CALUMS Recognition Around the World It is hard to imagine any modern business not using social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Yelp. California University of Management and Sciences is changing its marketing strategy, focusing primarily on Internet promotion. Several significant changes took place last quarter. CALUMS structured Facebook activity, highlighting one main page for the university that captured the latest news, useful advise and links, and pictures from the latest events. The number of people who â€œlikedâ€? the CALUMS official page has doubled since the beginning of last quarter. CALUMS is now registered on LinkedIn and started a video channel on YouTube. Also, new and effective promotion efforts are being presented on the College Week Live website where students from all around the world can find the best educational institution to get their American degree. The CALUMS page is popular there with over 80 people visiting the page every day. The Internet will bring many more students to the university in quarters to come.
Important Days for Spring Quarter 2014 April 2014
15th Tuesday 16th Wednesday 18th Friday 18th Friday 21st Monday
5th Monday 10th Saturday 9th Friday 16th Friday 19th Monday 23rd Friday 23rd Friday 26th Monday 30th Friday
ELD Class Starts Last Day to Add and Drop New Student Orientation CPT Guidelines and Requirements Training Meet the President
Mid Term Exam Period Final Project Paper Due (MS 611) Scholarships Application Due 1st Comprehensive Exam for Graduates (MS 621) Registration for Summer Quarter Starts Quarterly Awards Ceremony 2nd Comprehensive Exam for Graduates (MS 621) Memorial Day (University Closed) 3rd Comprehensive Exam for Graduates (MS 621)
2nd Monday 7th Saturday 9th Monday 14th Saturday 13th Friday 14th Saturday 16th Monday
4th Friday 7th Monday
Editorial Team Janet Laurin Alena Martynenko Hema Sree Bhupathi Raju Sumukhi Moses Joyce Kwak
Student Faculty Evaluation Week Final Exam Period Registration for Summer Quarter Ends End-of-Quarter Student Activity Spring Quarter Break Starts
Independance Day (University Closed) Summer Quarter Starts
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