Sept. 22, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 1

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‘Rocking the Bloc’: Teaching and Learning in Germany

One of the many great things about being at Chico State is the abundant opportunity for students to study abroad and faculty to teach abroad. As a professor of Russian and Eastern European history, I am always looking for ways to get to the former Eastern Bloc.

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Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire: A Creative Workshop for Individuals with Autism

There was excitement and apprehension as the first-ever Freedom in Elements program for individuals with autism began on Aug. 5. This project was the result of international collaboration between the CSU, Chico Adapted Physical Education Program and Velvi of India (a nonprofit organization for individuals with autism). The three-day, live-in program, held in Lassen Hall, was an opportunity for all involved to play and learn together.

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From the President's Desk

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Our Campus, Our Place

New students and their families arriving on our campus for the first time this fall, and members of our university community returning to campus after the summer break, were greeted with some beautiful improvements to our grounds.

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International Sculpture Award

Trevor Lalaguna of Red Bluff, a May 2011 graduate of the Masters in Fine Arts Program, was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2011.

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CSU, Chico’s First Diversity Academy

“I hope our campus can arrive at an understanding of what diversity means, beyond race and ethnicity,” said Tracy Butts, the University’s chief diversity officer. “When we talk about diversity, we’re talking about everyone. We want everyone to feel like they have investment in the University, like they belong.”

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Sustainability Award for FMS

CSU, Chico received a 2010 Best Practice Award for the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program with the CSU system. The award was presented at the 10th Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference held in July at CSU, Long Beach. The program has resulted in significant energy cost savings for the University.

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