Saddleback College to Break Ground for New Sciences Building
Mission Viejo, CA – On Monday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. Saddleback College will break ground at the site of its new Sciences Building, expected to be completed and opened in 2015. The South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gary Poertner, Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett, and students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be in attendance.
The 51,244 square foot, three-floor building will house 26 modern laboratory spaces for academic programs in earth sciences, life sciences, and chemistry. The new building will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and will include many sustainable design features, including a courtyard with a themed demonstration garden planted over an underground element to provide on-site detention of storm water, reducing the impact on the campus storm water system.
Dr. Burnett stated, “After many years of planning and dreaming of an advanced learning center for our high-caliber science programs, it is truly a thrill to begin construction of Saddleback’s new Sciences Building. Our students and faculty deserve to learn in a facility that can accommodate equipment-intensive laboratories and space that encourages the pursuit of knowledge.”
The new Sciences Building will be located at the northeast end of the Saddleback College campus, adjacent to the Student Services Center.
Who: South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gary Poertner, Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
What: Saddleback College Sciences Building Groundbreaking Ceremony
When: Monday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Future Site of the Sciences Building (Currently Parking Lot 5)
Great California Shakeout is Thursday, October 17th at 10:17am!
At 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 17th, Saddleback College will join thousands of other colleges, schools, and organizations in the Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill. All students, faculty, staff and administrators are requested to participate in this full-scale emergency preparedness drill that focuses on responding to a simulated, catastrophic earthquake. The entire exercise is expected to take approximately 30 minutes. The following provides an overview of the drill:
Phase I – Earthquake Announcement
At 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 17th, a campus-wide simulated emergency InformaCast System broadcast will be made to each classroom and/or office telephone stating: “This is a drill; this is a drill; earthquake, earthquake!” In response to this announcement, all students, faculty, staff, and management should practice the DROP, COVER, HOLD ON protocol (DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops). Because not all classrooms are equipped with desks for coverage, hold on to what is available and stay put. For drill purposes, hold on until the “all clear” announcement is received through the college’s InformaCast System via classrooms and office telephones, which will be delivered 30 seconds after the earthquake drill announcement.
Phase II – Building Evacuation
After the “all clear” is announced, all students, faculty, staff, and management are asked to evacuate their buildings according to the campus evacuation floor plans and evacuation maps which can be found in each building and online at www.saddleback.edu/police/. The evacuation drill is over when the College CERT Team member(s) announce (green vests and green helmets) that the exercise is over, and ask everyone to return to their classes and workspaces and resume normal activity. CERT team members will be directing students and staff to the evaluation areas, and standing by for the “all clear” command.
By participating in this important emergency exercise, you are taking direct action in preparing yourself and your community in the event of a true earthquake or other emergency. For more information on the Great California Shakeout please visit www.shakeout.org/ and for additional information on Saddleback College’s emergency planning and procedures, please visit www.saddleback.edu/police/.
Thank you in advance for taking personal responsibility for the health and safety of you and those around you by participating in the Great California Shakeout!
Tailgating & Parking Guidelines
Parking rules and regulation are enforced 24/7. Patrons must park in designated lots for sporting event attending ( i.e. football, baseball). All vehicles must park in designated parking stalls. Vehicles must park head in to stall. Please refer to Saddleback College web site for complete rules, regulations and map at www.saddleback.edu/police/parking-citation-information
Saddleback College invites fans, parents, and alumni to enjoy tailgating football and events in a friendly and safe environment. The tailgating guidelines below are designed to ensure your safety and comfort.
Tailgating will be allowed only in parking lot 1 located in the lower campus. This area will have signage and will be patrolled by Parking Enforcement and Campus Police Officers to ensure the guidelines are followed.
Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots will not be reserved in advance. No blocking or saving spots will be permitted.
Parking Lot 1 will open for tailgating four hours before the event and/or kick-off and closes one hour after conclusion of the game or event.
Portable restrooms will be provided in Parking Lot 1 for the football season.
Trash bags and receptacles will be provided for refuse.
Ticket booths and stadium will open two hours before kickoff or scheduled event.
Tailgating is not permitted during the game or at half time, no carry‐ins to stadium allowed.
All entrances and traffic lanes must remain clear at all times.
RV’s/oversize vehicles must park in the designated parking Lot 1 area.
The Stadium is a smoke free facility.
Propane grills. NO CHARCOAL!
Portable outdoor furniture.
Tents and awnings that do not block adjacent parking spaces, impede drive aisles or require the use of stakes.
All alcoholic beverages, regardless of age, on any part of the campus or on public sidewalks or streets and strictly enforcement.
Open flames, wood, fire pits, fireplaces, tiki torches and other combustible burning materials.
Glass containers of any kind.
Amplified music or loud and disruptive noise.
Carry-ins to the stadium.
Any non-college sponsored sales of food.
Individuals attending football games or events at Saddleback College are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the nature and character of the college. Persons acting in a disruptive, disrespectful or disorderly manner may be asked to leave the premises or be subject to arrest. Students may also be recommended or charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers Resulting In Account Takeovers
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received numerous reports of phishing attacks targeting various telecommunication companies' customers. Individuals receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the victim's telecommunication carrier. Victims are directed to a phishing site to receive a credit, discount, or prize ranging from $300 to $500.The phishing site is a replica of one of the telecommunication carrier's sites and requests the victims' log-in credentials and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. Once victims enter their information, they are redirected to the telecommunication carrier’s actual website. The subject then makes changes to the customer's account.The IC3 urges the public to be cautious of unsolicited telephone calls, e-mails and text messages, especially those promising some type of compensation for supplying account information. If you receive such an offer, verify it with the business associated with your account before supplying any information. Use the information supplied on your account statement to contact the business.
If you have fallen victim to this scam, immediately notify your telecommunication carrier and file a complaint with the IC3, http://www.ic3.gov
The FBI would like to remind the public to use caution when making online purchases. Cyber criminals continue to create ways to steal your money and personal information. If a deal looks too good to be true, it likely is.
Be wary of e-mails or text messages that indicate a problem or question regarding your financial accounts. Criminals will attempt to direct victims to click a link or call a number to update an account or correct a purported problem. The links may appear to lead you to legitimate websites, but they are not. Any personal information you share on them could be compromised.
The major legitimate delivery service providers do not e-mail customers directly regarding scheduled deliveries; you have to already have an existing account for this type of communication. Nor will they state when a package has been intercepted or is being temporarily held. E-mails about these issues are phishing scams that can lead to personal information breaches and financial losses.
Internet criminals post classified advertisements on auction websites for products they do not have. If you buy merchandise promoted via an online ad or auction site but receive it directly from the retailer, it could be stolen property. You can protect yourself by not providing the seller with your financial information. Use legitimate payment services for transactions.
Fraudsters will also offer reduced or free shipping to auction site customers. They provide fake shipping labels, but they don’t pay for the packages’ delivery. Parcels shipped with these phony labels are intercepted and identified as fraudulent.
It’s safest to purchase gift cards directly from merchants rather than through auction sites or classified ads. If the merchant discovers the card you received from another source was initially fraudulently obtained, the card will be deactivated.
Here are some tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud:
- Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail.
- Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail.
- Be cautious of e-mail claiming to contain pictures in attached files; the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Scan the attachments for viruses if possible.
- Avoid filling out forms contained in e-mail messages that ask for personal information.
- Always compare the link in the e-mail with the link to which you are directed to determine if they match and will lead you to a legitimate site.
- Log directly onto a store’s website identified in the e-mail instead of linking to it from an unsolicited e-mail. If the e-mail appears to be from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, your statements or official correspondence will provide the proper contact information.
- Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the e-mail to verify if the e-mail is genuine.
- If you are asked to act quickly, it may be a scam. Fraudsters often create a false sense of urgency.
- Verify any requests for personal information by calling the business or financial institution using the phone numbers listed on a billing statement or credit card.
If you have received a suspicious e-mail, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.