Mihaylo Athletes Help Launch the Titans to the College Baseball World Series

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By reaching the College World Series, members of the 2017 Titan Baseball Team will have opportunity to develop their athletic career potential and carry with them lifelong memories. Photo by Matt Ulfelder ’17

The Cal State Fullerton baseball team made it to the NCAA College World Series this year for the 18th time in 42 years. The team was honored at a reception at Goodwin Field on June 20. Among the team members are several Mihaylo business students.

Cal State Fullerton’s baseball season concluded on Monday after the Florida State Seminoles edged out the Titans 6-4, eliminating Fullerton from the best-of-three series held at T.D. Ameritrade Field in Omaha. In their first game on Saturday, Oregon State defeated the Titans 6-5. The losses capped a postseason in which CSUF defeated Stanford University in the Pac-12 conference and Long Beach State University, the Big West champion and archrival, in a super-regional.

Mihaylo students were part of this year’s thrilling CSUF baseball season and include No. 8 Coby Kauhaahaa, No. 18 Brett Conine, No. 19 Dillon Persinger (who was awarded for 2017 Highest Individual GPA – Go Mihaylo!), No. 20 Jimmy Endersby, No. 23 Jake Pavletich, No. 25 Erik Cha, No. 27 Niko Pacheco, No. 35 Zach Weller, No. 37 Dillon Brown and No. 42 Gavin Velasquez.

CSUF students and alumni joined fans from the Orange County community to welcome home the Titan baseball team on June 20, 2017. Photo by Matt Ulfelder'17

CSUF students and alumni joined fans from the Orange County community to welcome home the Titan baseball team on June 20, 2017. Photo by Matt Ulfelder ’17

The Cal State Fullerton baseball program is among the university’s best-performing athletic programs, having 18 World Series appearances since beginning division play in 1975, including four national championships, for an average of an appearance every 2.3 years and a world championship every decade. For more information, visit CSUF baseball online.

Congratulations to the Titans for another great season!

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Five Technology Resources for Cal State Fullerton Students

Need an iPad or laptop for the day while working on an assignment or group club project? Check them out at the Student Genius Center or Titan Student Union. Photo from Pexels

Need an iPad or laptop for the day while working on an assignment or group club project? Check them out at the Student Genius Center or Titan Student Union. Photo from Pexels

Cal State Fullerton wants to ensure that students have access to the technology needed to succeed in classes and career development. Here are five resources available to students for free or discounted cost.

  1. Adobe Creative Cloud

Want to hone your photography, graphic design or computer programming skills? Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver are some of the software titles available to students with a one-year free license for use on their home computers. While students of all majors who are actively taking courses are eligible, you will need at least 12 GB of free space on your device to successfully complete the download. Only need one or two Adobe Creative Cloud programs? You can choose which programs you need before downloading, thus saving space on your computer.

  1. Dropbox

College courses often involve assignments you might want to work on remotely. Make accessing the latest version of your documents easy with 50 GB of free storage, available to students as a pilot program to offer Dropbox for Business for university students. Upon graduation, you have the option of purchasing Dropbox Plus (formerly Dropbox Pro) at a discounted rate. Continue reading

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F. Gaviña & Sons Inc.: Producing Gourmet Coffee for Four Generations

Over nearly 150 years, the Gaviña family has produced coffee. Pedro Gaviña, CEO and part of the third generation, is in the back row, second from left, standing next to fourth-generation purchasing director Michael Gaviña, to Pedro’s left.

Over nearly 150 years, the Gaviña family has produced coffee. Pedro Gaviña, CEO and part of the third generation, is in the back row, second from left, standing next to fourth-generation purchasing director Michael Gaviña, to Pedro’s left.

From agriculture to high technology, a majority of family businesses are passed down from father to children, creating a vital link across generations while benefiting the broader economy. In honor of Father’s Day, BizBlogs is profiling F. Gaviña & Sons Inc., a four-generation, Cuban-American gourmet coffee importer and roaster based in the Los Angeles area that is active in Mihaylo College’s Center for Family Business.

For many of us, the day cannot begin until we enjoy our favorite brand of coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, 54% of American adults drank coffee every day as of the start of this decade. Coffee growth, production and sales is second only to crude oil in global value, employing subsistence farmers in developing countries and baristas in major Western cities.

Among the companies ensuring that fine coffee makes its way from remote hillsides to your home, office or favorite restaurant is F. Gaviña & Sons Inc., a Vernon-based importer, roaster and supplier. The company is active in Mihaylo’s business network through membership in the Center for Family Business, which provides networking, development and engagement opportunities for Southern California family-owned firms.

A Dream Survives Over Four Generations and 3,000 Miles

The Gaviña story began in 1870, when brothers José María and Ramón Gaviña left their native Spain for economic opportunities in the New World. They settled in Cuba, where they began planting coffee in the fertile hillsides on the island.   Continue reading

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Top Seven Sights in O.C.’s Southland: What to See and Do in South County

The San Clemente Pier is the hub of activity in Orange County’s southernmost beach town, once the haunt of Hollywood elite and President Richard Nixon. Photo from Pixabay

The San Clemente Pier is the hub of activity in Orange County’s southernmost beach town, once the haunt of Hollywood elite and President Richard Nixon. Photo from Pixabay

Stretching more than 40 miles from the Los Angeles County border to the San Diego County line, Orange County includes the world-famous amusement parks, beaches and shopping centers of the Anaheim and South Coast Metro areas. It also boasts the beauty of South County communities such as Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. Enjoy your South County day or weekend trip with these seven destinations.

  1. 1,000 Steps Beach

Want to visit a cave and the beach on the same afternoon? You can at 1,000 Steps Beach, where steep staircases lead to a hidden beachfront with a small cave that is accessible at low tide. Parking is free in the nearby neighborhoods, though this is a strenuous hike. To reach the cave, take the southbound Pacific Coast Highway south of Laguna Beach. The beach is accessible at the corner of PCH and 9th Avenue.

  1. Aliso and Wood Canyons Hiking

More caves, deer, an unspoiled coastal chaparral natural environment, and miles of hiking and bike trails beckon the visitor to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, which encompasses 4,500 acres in one of the largest open spaces in the county. The main trailhead is on Awma Road off Alicia Parkway in Aliso Viejo. Continue reading

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Titans Rock Harder: How To Start Your College Music Band

Writing and performing music can be a stress-reducing and relaxing activity, while putting the entrepreneurial skills taught in business school to practical use. Photo from Pixabay

Writing and performing music can be a stress-reducing and relaxing activity, while putting the entrepreneurial skills taught in business school to practical use. Photo from Pixabay

Many leading musical bands, including Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Talking Heads, Coldplay and the Commodores formed while their members were studying together in college. With one of the largest student bodies in California, Cal State Fullerton is sure to have the talent needed to produce outstanding popular music of many genres. Business students (particularly those with a musical ear) may have just the set of skills needed to find success in the competitive music industry.

Interested in starting your college band? Here are 10 things you need to know.

  1. You don’t need to be a music major to form or join a band.

Business students and other majors often have the administrative, financial and logistical skills needed to turn a dream into reality, while performing music can serve as a positive release and stress reducer to counter hours of schoolwork. A band can and should be thought of as a type of entrepreneurship.

  1. Students can perform music on campus between noon and 1 p.m.

Drummers, saxophonists and guitar players are some of the musicians who take advantage of the free music performance hour on weekdays during the spring and fall semesters at the Becker Amphitheatre. To reserve your spot, contact Associated Students Inc. (ASI) at asiconcerts@fullerton.edu or 657-278-3501. Continue reading

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