March 28, 2013Vol. 43, Issue 1

Keiko Goto

Faculty Select Peers for 2012–2013 Outstanding Awards

The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee at CSU, Chico selects the Outstanding Professor, Teacher, Research Mentor, Academic Advisor, and Faculty Service each year. These awards are the highest awards within the University, and they are especially valued because faculty members are nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee. Professor Keiko Goto from the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is the 2012–2013 Outstanding Professor. Learn more about Goto and the other awardees inside.

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photo of exhibit inside the Gateway Science Museum

A Gateway to Campus Collaboration

Since its opening in 2010, the Gateway Science Museum has served as both a physical and metaphorical gateway to learning and sharing, says Director Renee Renner, Computer Science. One of the main ways the museum fulfills its mission is by taking advantage of its partnership with Chico State’s academic community—the students, professors, and faculty members whose research and curriculum add depth to the exhibit experience.

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From the President's Desk

Photo of Paul Zingg

Sound Bites vs. Substance

Over the last few weeks, several bills have been introduced in the California Legislature aimed at compelling the state’s colleges and universities to produce more graduates at a lower cost. These bills range from mandating faculty to employ online instruction to promoting the “10K BA.”

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Student Spotlight

Students Bring Their Music Outside

On Thursdays, if you’ve been lucky enough to wander by the PAC courtyard between 11 and 12:15, you’ve likely heard the sounds of one of Chico State’s student jazz combos. The alfresco concerts are actually practice sessions for the combo—and the brainchild of trumpeter Chris Navarrete.

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University Awards

Photo of award winners: (from top left) Maria Moreno, Cheri Taylor, DingXin Cheng (whose bio is found in the Outstanding Awards article in this issue), Alan Gibson, and Jenny Sharkey, and (bottom left) Sara Cooper and (bottom right) Katie Milo. Also pictured are (from top right) Vice Provost for Research E.K. Park and Faculty Recognition and Support Committee Chair Wendy Diamond, and (bottom center) Provost Belle Wei. Photo by Erik Aguilar.

Celebrating Outstanding Faculty and Staff

On Feb. 28 at this year’s Celebrate the Stars Luncheon, sponsored by the CSU, Chico Research Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Programs, seven faculty and staff members were honored by the University for outstanding performance.

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Staff Profile

Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine Dechter: Behind the Voice of Northstate Public Radio

Years ago, Northstate Public Radio aired a Christmas program by Hamilton City students. Listeners loved it, but KCHO’s Lorraine Dechter says the really amazing thing was that making radio changed the entire school.

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