Feb. 9, 2012Vol. 42, Issue 4

entry into campus from second street next to the bell memorial union

Faculty Select Peers for 2011–2012 Outstanding Awards

The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee made its selections in December for the outstanding professor, teacher, service, advisor and mentor awards for 2011–2012. These awards are the highest awards within the University and especially valued because the awardees are nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee. 

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african american women sitting on porch railing

Black and White in Black and White

In 1965, budding photographer Douglas Keister had no idea that he was buying a Nebraska state treasure. As far as he knew, the 280 5” x 7” glass-plate negatives his friend found at a garage sale were just interesting images, buildings, and people in Lincoln, Nebraska, between 1910 and 1925. Keister made some prints from the negatives, graduated from high school, and moved to California—bringing his collection with him. He pulled them out occasionally and wondered about the photographer and the African-American subjects of most of the shots.

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photo of Paul Zingg

From the President's Desk

As I write this column, it is the eve of the opening convocation for the spring semester when I will officially kick off the start of an extended celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of our university in 1887. 

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Associate dean, Brooks Thorlaksson

Associate Dean Retires

Brooks Thorlaksson, retiring as the longest-serving associate dean in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has spent three decades balancing a wide range of sometimes-competing interests. And she attributes her successes to being a bit of an outsider.

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CNAP staff and CSU, Chico students are working together to start the “Get Moving” program at Golden Hills Elementary School in Palermo. From Left to right, Michele Buran, Amy Gonzales, Kayla Holt, Kimberly Moore, Jenni Dye, Kellie Ashton. Buran, Gonzales and Dye are CNAP staff.

Grant Addresses Childhood Activity

They parade onto school campuses armed with fruits, vegetables, and parachutes. Affectionately called the “pedometer people,” these CSU, Chico students are active in the fight to combat childhood obesity as part of $623,633 grant project awarded to the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP).

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students dive into video ethnography

Chico State Blog

Senior anthropology major Santy Gray shares her love of visual anthropology this week on the Chico State Blog, "Exploring the Chico Experience." Gray created the documentary For the Love of Dance: Anthropological Implications of Dance in Chico as part of her coursework.