Nov. 3, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 2

photo of Catherine Himberg at the Children's Storefront school

A Physical Education Makeover

Golf superstar Annika Sorenstam knelt on a Harlem sidewalk, surrounded by schoolchildren, demonstrating the basics of the game with brightly colored golf balls and oversized plastic clubs. Soon the kids took their turns, putting carefully, undistracted by passersby—including, perhaps, the drug dealers, addicts, and prostitutes who frequent the area.

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Little Known Episode in John Bidwell’s History: Thwarting the 1851 Federal Indian Treaty

As an old man in the late 19th century, pioneer California rancher John Bidwell reminisced with relish about his long relationship with the Indians who worked Rancho Chico. Yet, even though the July 1851 federal Indian treaty negotiation was one of the most dramatic events ever at Rancho Chico, he omitted mention of it in all later reflections. Nevertheless, for 150 years ample information has lingered in public archives.

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From the President's Desk

Over the last three weeks, our campus has been graced with a parade of visitors both distinguished and curious. Each came with different purposes in mind. Yet, they all left with a largely common impression about our place and work. 

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New Research

By Kathleen McPartland

An investigation of mercury levels in marlin, ahi tuna and salmon fish jerky published recently in the Journal of Environmental Health revealed concentrations of mercury in some fish jerky five times the U.S. government action levels. 

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The Chico Experience Week 2011

From the unveiling of the second print in Jake Early’s Chico Experience series to the Golden Grad Reunion Luncheon, the second annual Chico Experience week was packed with activities. The 10-day event sponsored by the Alumni Association brought students, alumni, parents, and friends together for more than 80 events on campus and in the community. See some of the highlights in this slideshow.

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Meet the AS President

Associated Students President London Long’s enthusiasm for and commitment to her job are apparent within seconds of meeting her. She is excited about the work she does, the staff and faculty she works with, and the ways in which she gets to represent the student body. 

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