Sept. 16, 2013Vol. 44, Issue 1


Jon Hooper

Jon Hooper

Jon Hooper, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, was awarded the Fellow Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). The Fellow Award is the most prestigious and highest honor given to a professional by NAI. It exemplifies career achievement in guiding the environmental interpretation profession through training, mentoring, writing, front-line interpretation, and management. “Environmental interpretation” refers to communication processes and products that forge emotional and intellectual connections between people and their natural and cultural resources. Hooper has been involved with NAI activities at the national, sectional, and regional level and with its Western Interpreter’s Association (WIA) predecessor for a combined total of more than 35 years.


Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored “Stable Isotopes and Human Provenancing, and Case Review” for the book Advances in Forensic Human Identification, 2013; “Violence and Warfare in the Prehistoric San Francisco Bay Area, California: Regional and Temporal Variations in Conflict” for The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict, 2013; “Analysis of Bone Healing in a Post-Operative Patient: Skeletal Evidence of Medical Neglect and Human Rights Violations” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, July 2013; “The Evolution of a Cemetery: Rapid Change in Burial Practices in a Middle Holocene Site in Central Alta California” in California Archaeology, June 2013; “Brackish Water Foraging and Isotopic Landscapes in Central California: Dietary Reconstruction in a Late Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Population on Suisun Marsh” in the Journal of Archaeological Science, August 2013; and “Paleodietary Analysis of a San Francisco Bay Area Shellmound: Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analysis of Late Holocene Humans from the Ellis Landing Site (CA-CCO-295)” (with Antoinette Martinez, Anthropology) in the Journal of Archaeological Science, April 2013.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, published “Cost of Equity Adjustment for Wholly Owned Subsidiaries” in the International Research Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 2013.

Matthew Meuter, Finance and Marketing, co-authored “Electronic Word-of-Mouth Versus Interpersonal Word-of-Mouth: Are all Forms of Word-of-Mouth Equally Influential?” in Services Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3.

Don Miller, Biological Sciences, and Colin Purdy, Graduate Studies, co-authored Evidence for Adaptive Sex Allocation in Tamalia Coweni (Hemiptera: Aphididae) In Response to Nutrient Variability in Arctostaphylos Patula (Ericaceae)” in Evolutionary Ecology Research, Vol. 15, 2013.

Awards and Activities

Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Science, was named one of the top 20 women professors in California by and

Stephen Henderson, Biological Sciences, was named to the Northern California Advisory Board for the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Michael Magliari, History, was awarded the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award for his article “Free State Slavery: Bound Indian Labor and Slave Trafficking in California’s Sacramento Valley, 1850–1864” in the Pacific Historical Review, May 2012.

Valerie Milliron, Accounting, presented her paper “True Auditor Independence with Financial Statement Insurance” at the American Accounting Association’s 18th Annual Ethics Research Symposium in Anaheim in August.

Richard Rosecrance, Agriculture, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2013-2014 to teach classes and conduct research for nine months at the University of Cukurova in Adana, Turkey.

James Luyirika-Sewagudde Jr., International Education, received the 2013 KC ISSS Award of Excellence, a top award in the field of international student and scholar services.

Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre, performed a guest solo recital at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Concert Series in Sacramento on September 8. As a part of her recital, Shkoda premiered Twenty Four Children's Pieces for Piano, op. 25, by Ukrainian composer, pianist, and pedagogue Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko (1896-1936).

David Stephen, Housing and Food Service, received a Parthenon Award for his service to the campus-housing field from the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.

President Paul Zingg was honored with the Msgr. Thomas G. Fahy Award as Alumnus of the Year at Seton Hall Prep’s 153rd Commencement Exercises on June 2 in South Orange, N. J.


Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, received $149,101 from the National Science Foundation for “Demographic Transitions in Central California Prehistory” (with Jelmer Eerkens, UC Davis).

In the News

Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre, had the works from her commercial CDs featuring the piano compositions by Ukrainian composer Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko broadcast internationally on Radio New Zealand’s “Classic Morning” program on April 18 and September 4.

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