Supposedly, Fullerton Junior College has a long and rich tradition of ringing carillon bells. They bought their original machine in 1965 and the idea for the bell system started with members of the Young Farmers’ Association, who wanted the system as a memorial to Dr. Lloyd J. Meuli, the former lead instructor of agriculture.
What? You didn’t know the rich history and tradition of the carillon bells at Fullerton College? Well, neither did we until just yesterday when we heard from Lisa McPheron, Director of Campus Communications, Fullerton College who told us that due to complaints from the neighborhood, they adjusted the schedule of the chimes to end at 8:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 p.m. We countered that any chimes before 9:00 a.m. on weekdays or any chimes at all on weekends (when no students are on campus to hear the carillons) are unacceptable. They said that due to their long-standing tradition, they would need to have further meetings regarding adjusting the schedule any further. We believe the college’s president, Greg Schulz has the power to make any and all changes to the carillon schedule without any further administration, bureaucracy or more meetings.
For the curious out there in Fullerton who live near the college, the modern carillon bells are located in the 500 building according to a Facebook post by Fullerton College dated October 24-25, 2012.