May 10, 2012Vol. 42, Issue 6

James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr.: Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year

It is a long way from the islands of Ssesse located in Lake Victoria in the kingdom of Buganda to Chico, California. Much has transpired since James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr. left Ssesse for the first time almost 50 years ago. After 40 years at CSU, Chico, first in the Office of Counseling and Testing, and then in the Office of International Education, he has been chosen as the Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year. It is an honor well deserved, as his record of service, his broad responsibilities, and glowing letters of support attest.

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Social Media Success: A Student’s Perspective

Exploring the Chico Experience, the Chico State Blog, was named one of 50 must-read college campus blogs by “Featuring articles from a range of administrators and students, this blog offers a glimpse into what it is like to go to school at Chico State,” is the way the blog is described by Online

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From the President's Desk

photo of Paul Zingg

Commencement — Our Success Story

Well before the California State University system launched a much ballyhooed “graduation initiative,” Chico State was embarked on such an effort of its own. In fact, we were so far ahead of the game that by the time the Chancellor’s Office had identified the goal for us—a six-year graduation rate of 61 percent by 2013—we had already surpassed it.

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Faculty Profile

joe crotts surrounded by a sample of his wild-patterned clothes

"Monday Morning You Sure Look Fine"*

Meet Joe Crotts

Who is the man behind the Schnitzel eyeglasses from Germany? If you don’t know him, you certainly have seen him around campus. Joe Crotts, department head of Library Access Services in Meriam Library, makes his creative bent visible.

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The Student Learning Center

A Place to Grow

The SLC Benefits Students on Both Sides of the Desk

As the current Italian tutor in the Student Learning Center (SLC), I was working last week with a student who, because of a mild learning disability, has been struggling all semester.

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Sewing the Seeds of Service

Promoting Religious and Civic Literacy in Public Schools

In Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t, Stephen Prothero describes a familiar paradox. He writes that “Americans are both deeply religious and profoundly ignorant about religion."

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