CSU, Chico News

News Archive for Spring 2007

Ability First Campers Learn from World-Class Paralympic Athletes

06-21-2007

Thirty-five youth from all over California, as well as Oregon, Nevada and Washington, are attending the Ability First Sports Camp this week at California State University, Chico. The camp, a one-week residential camp for youth with physical disabilities, emphasizes both sport skill development and socialization.

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CSU, Chico Electrical Engineering Students Honored Once Again in National Design Competition

06-20-2007

A team of three California State University, Chico engineering students has come in second place in a national design competition hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the world’s largest professional associations in the area of technology.

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Skye The P.E. Guy Begins Cross-Country Trek Promoting Quality Physical Education to Fight Childhood Obesity

05-31-2007

California State University, Chico’s intrepid Skye “The P.E. Guy” Dunn embarks on his coast-to-coast adventure next week advocating healthy and high-quality physical education as an answer to the nation’s obesity problem.

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Pennsylvania High School Students Win National Entrepreneurship Tournament: Next Stop, Europe

05-30-2007

Students from Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli, Pa., took top honors in a national business contest in New York City May 25, impressing the judges with their new parfait and lollipop business. But judges were equally impressed with their global outreach projects in Peru and Nicaragua.

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Women Engineers Win Two Regional Awards

05-29-2007

California State University, Chico’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers won regional awards this month for professional development and retention of members.

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‘Corpse Flower’ Has Second Ghastly Blooming in 10 Years

05-29-2007

For the second time in 10 years, California State University, Chico’s beautiful but smelly “corpse flower” is blooming.

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High School Students Compete in National Entrepreneurship Tournament

05-18-2007

More than 80 high school students from six states will be traveling to New York next week to try to become the USA SAGE champion and earn an invitation to represent their country at the SAGE World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine.

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Agriculture Student Takes Top Honors at CSU Research Competition

05-17-2007

Jessica Cook, a senior in animal science at California State University, Chico, took first place in the Biological and Agricultural Sciences division of the 21st California State University Student Research Competition for research in plant science.

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Children’s Hospital Recognizes CSU, Chico’s Record Fund-raising

05-15-2007

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is featuring California State University, Chico in its new marketing video following the University’s record-breaking fund-raising during 2006-07.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 117th Commencement

05-11-2007

California State University, Chico’s 117th Commencement will feature two commencement ceremonies for the class of 2007, one on Saturday, May 19, and one on Sunday, May 20. In addition, several colleges and programs will hold receptions and special ceremonies.

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Professors Selected as Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program

05-10-2007

Professors Lynne Bercaw and Patrick Doyle, California State University, Chico, have been selected as faculty fellows for the California Campus Compact Carnegie Foundation Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program. Only 25 faculty members from public and private universities were selected from across the state.

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Enrollment Now Open for After-School Professional Development Conference

05-09-2007

In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education, Region 2 Learning Support, and the Sacramento County Office of Education, California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education will host Leading the Frontier – After-School Program Professional Development Institute, July 30 – August 3, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

05-04-2007

California State University, Chico’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is pleased to announce their annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 7, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the BMU auditorium.

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MBA Student Wins National Ethics Case Writing Competition

05-04-2007

California State University, Chico MBA student Beth Dunn has won the first prize in the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA) Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition.

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Sociology Students Throw Party to Celebrate the Lives of Seniors

05-03-2007

Students in Professor Cynthia Siemsen’s Sociology of the Life course at California State University, Chico are giving a party for some of Chico’s senior citizens whom they have gotten to know during this semester. On Tuesday, May 15, from noon until 2 p.m. in BMU 210, students who have taken the oral histories of 18 people will present their stories to them.

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“Watershed” Literary Magazine Celebrates 30th Anniversary

05-01-2007

“Watershed,” California State University, Chico’s literary magazine, is celebrating 30 years of continuous publication with a special reading of past and current contributors published in the anniversary double issue this spring. The reading will take place on Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. in room 210 of the Bell Memorial Union. A reception will follow.

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Chico Students Win First Place in Advertising Competition

05-01-2007

Five marketing students came home from a regional competition in Fresno this past weekend singing “We Are the Champions” and carrying a 40-inch trophy they received for placing first with their Coca-Cola advertising campaign. The American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition (AAFNSAC) sponsored the regional contest.

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Town Hall Meeting Invites Discussion on Controversial Topics

04-29-2007

California State University, Chico students in a pilot program on civic engagement will
lead a second town hall meeting for campus and community members Wednesday,
May 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the BMU Auditorium.

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Student Interior Designers Lend Skills To Transitional Housing Project

04-27-2007

Students from the American Society of Interior Designers at California State University, Chico, are selecting fabrics, creating paint palettes and laying out floor plans to brighten the living spaces for people receiving services from Butte County Behavioral Health.

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Robot Records at Stake in Micromouse Competition

04-27-2007

California State University, Chico engineering students will try to hold onto Chico’s “mouse maze” record as they host Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and other schools in a regional competition of student-made miniature robots.

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California High School Students Compete in Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship Tournament

04-26-2007

Eight regional champion teams from high schools across California will travel to Los Angeles on April 28 to compete in a contest based on entrepreneurship and community service. Teams from Santa Monica High School, Santa Barbara High School, Golden West High School in Visalia, Highlands High School near Sacramento, Oakland Tech, Castlemont High School in Oakland, Benicia High School and South Pasadena High School will be competing.

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Fund-Raiser for Graduate Student Taking Cross-Country Trip to Promote Quality Physical Education

04-26-2007

Kids’ activities and parent education about the health benefits of exercise are part of a fund-raiser Saturday to aid a California State University, Chico graduate student who will be traveling across the country to help revitalize physical education.

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Humanities and Fine Arts Offers Trip to Galapagos Islands

04-23-2007

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts, California State University, Chico, is offering a trip to the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador, from Jan. 4 through 14, 2008. The faculty-in-residence is Andrew Flescher, professor of religious studies. Flescher has traveled extensively in Brazil and spent a summer studying wildlife in the Amazon River Basin.

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Construction Management Faculty Seen as Leaders in Building Information Modeling

04-23-2007

Construction Management faculty from California State University, Chico recently returned from the 43rd Annual Associated Schools of Construction’s (ASC) International Conference held April 11-14 at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz., where they presented work in building information modeling (BIM).

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Health Science Senior Receives Glenn Kendall Public Service Award

04-20-2007

Danielle Casal, a graduating senior at California State University, Chico, has received the Glenn Kendall Public Service Award. Each year, this $600 award, sponsored by President Emeritus Glenn Kendall, recognizes one outstanding graduating senior who has shown exemplary scholarship and public service to the University and the community.

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Professor is One of the Lead Authors on Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change Report

04-18-2007

Professor Jeff Price, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico is one of the lead authors on the Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change report, which was released beginning on Feb. 2. The report is used by policy makers in member nations of the Intergovernmental Panel and by other decision makers and scientists around the world.

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Discussion of Confidential Sources Is Next Forum in ‘Ethics and the Media’ Series

04-18-2007

The Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) at California State University, Chico will hold the next forum on ethics and the media on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in PAC 134. The forum is free and open to the public.

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Ceremony Will Mark Progress of Student Services Center University Receives Resolution for Sustainability Efforts from State Board

04-18-2007

California State University, Chico and Turner Construction are hosting a topping-out ceremony tomorrow, April 19, noon, at the construction site at 2nd and Ivy streets to highlight the progress of the new Student Services Center.

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High-tech Patient Simulators Help Expand Nurse Training Open House for New Simulation Center April 25

04-17-2007

A new facility in Chico to train nurses using lifelike, state-of-the-art patient simulators is having an open house Wednesday, April 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion Honored by Community-Campus Partnerships

04-17-2007

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) at California State University, Chico has been selected for honorable mention by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH).

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CSU, Chico Faculty Receive Development, Research and Creative Arts Grants

04-17-2007

Faculty awardees of internal research grants were announced last week by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at California State University, Chico. Faculty entered a campuswide competition for either professional development awards or CSU research grants.

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California State University, Chico Wins Grand Prize for Fighting Global Warming

04-16-2007

Top Winner of National Wildlife Federation’s Nationwide Chill Out Contest

Embargoed Until April 17

California State University, Chico has been awarded the grand prize in the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Chill Out contest. The competition recognizes colleges and universities around the country which are implementing innovative programs to reduce global warming pollution, the biggest environmental threat facing the nation. CSU, Chico was selected as the grand prize winner from over 100 competition entries received from colleges nationwide.

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Natural History Museum Soon To Have Walls

04-12-2007

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) Board and California State University, Chico are pleased to announce that a design and construction team has been selected for the museum building project.

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DNA Uses Topic of Chemical Society Event

04-12-2007

The newly formed Northern California Subsection of the American Chemical Society will present a mini-symposium covering the history of DNA discovery and its utility.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico and Student Scholarships

04-10-2007

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently awarded CSU, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education a $100,000 grant to fund the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Chico State. This grant marks the third year of successful funding.

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Model United Nations Delegation Wins Several Awards at National Conference

04-10-2007

After dragging their suitcases out of the luggage compartment of their bus and pulling them over a three-foot pile of snow, California State University, Chico’s Model United Nations (MUN), team warmed up and won several outstanding awards at the National MUN Conference in New York City at the end of March.

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Barn Doors Swing Open for CSU, Chico Dairy Dedication

04-06-2007

The College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, will unveil the daily workings of its new organic dairy operation-the first such teaching facility in the Western United States-during an open house and dedication ceremony on Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center (University Farm).

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CSU, Chico Dairy and Organic Valley Family of Farms Partner to Host Workshops on Pasturing

04-05-2007

Farmers and would-be farmers are invited to take a look at California State University, Chico’s organic dairy during a two-day, hands-on producer workshop and educational seminar offered April 24-26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center (University Farm).

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University’s 120th Birthday and Other Anniversaries Part of 2007 Founders Week Festivities

04-04-2007

Anniversary celebrations, including one for California State University, Chico’s 120th birthday, highlight this year’s Founders Week events taking place April 21-29.

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Engineering Students Bring Home Awards from Professional Conference

04-04-2007

Students in the mechanical and mechatronic engineering program at California State University, Chico received a total of four awards at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Professional Development Conference in Reno this past weekend.

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Manufacturing Students Win Top Award at Prestigious Event

04-02-2007

California State University, Chico Manufacturing Technology Program students once again won the Grand Prize in the prestigious WESTEC (Western Tool Exposition and Conference) Manufacturing Challenge on March 26 for an automated biodiesel processing system. The challenge was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Spring Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

04-02-2007

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present its Spring Museum Without Walls presentation series beginning in April.

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Economist, Former Director of United Nations’ Children’s Fund To Deliver Public Lectures

04-02-2007

Paul Altesman, former director of the United Nations’ Children’s Fund and organizer of various international humanitarian assistance projects on behalf of the UN secretary general, will visit Chico on April 17 and 18 to present public lectures.

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Chico State Is Top Fundraiser in the Country for Up ’til Dawn Event

04-02-2007

The Up ’til Dawn event at California State University, Chico has moved from "star of the week" to just "star" for its fundraising efforts on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. With a final tally of $186,000 raised by students through the Nov. 7, 2006 event, the Chico project became the highest money-raising project ever, with the highest number of participants writing the highest number of letters.

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Spotlight on Outstanding Students at University Awards Reception

03-28-2007

California State University, Chico’s largest student award event, the University Awards Reception, will be held Wednesday, April 18, 3-5 p.m., in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

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Dartmouth and Stanford Professors to Speak about the War on Terror

03-28-2007

Professors Allan Stam of Dartmouth College and Allen Weiner of Stanford Law School will speak on "The War on Terror: Normative and Legal Implications" on Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Ayres 106. The public is invited to this talk. A reception in the faculty dining room in Selvester’s will follow.

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Environmental Leader Denis Hayes To Deliver Rawlins Lecture; Jack Rawlins to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Event

03-27-2007

An important event during Earth Month will bring one of the foremost environmentalists of our times to Chico to deliver the annual Rawlins Lecture and will also be the occasion for the presentation of an honorary doctorate to Jack Rawlins, an environmental advocate who has done much to advance environmental literacy at California State University, Chico.

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School of Communication Event Features Successful Alumni Sharing Experiences with Students

03-27-2007

An executive producer for an Emmy Award-winning creative studio, an editor/producer in motion picture advertising and a sports writer for the Sacramento Bee are among the alumni returning to California State University, Chico for the School of Communication’s Connect 2007 event on April 4 and 5.

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Nature Hikes at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

03-20-2007

Wildflower season nature hikes are being planned for April and May at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. The hikes are free and open to the public.

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Expert on Educational Research To Visit Chico

03-20-2007

Educational researcher Stephen Silverman, professor of education at Columbia University, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, March 28, 5-7 p.m. in Yolo 109/112 at California State University, Chico. Silverman’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology. His talk is free and open to the public.

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Scholarships Offered to Science Fair Participants

03-16-2007

California State University, Chico has established several scholarships to be awarded to high school projects of the highest quality entered into the Chico Science Fair.

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Enrollment Announced for Localization Certification Programs in Europe and California

03-15-2007

California State University, Chico, Center for Regional and Continuing Education, the CSU, Chico Research Foundation, the Globalization and Localization Association and the Localization Institute announce early enrollment for the Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification.

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Colloquium Explores Student Comprehension and Web-based Learning

03-15-2007

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico is presenting its spring colloquium on Thursday, April 5, with psychologist Neil Schwartz as the speaker. The title of Schwartz’s presentation is "Inducing Deep Level Comprehension in Web-based Learning: The Role of Metaphorical Priming."

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Accounting and Management Information Systems Get National Security Certification

03-15-2007

California State University, Chico’s Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) has received notification from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) of certification of information security competency that is the first step in becoming a Center for Excellence with the National Security Agency.

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Students and Community Invited to St. Patrick’s Day Race and Pancake Feed

03-14-2007

Students from California State University, Chico, Butte Community College, community members and children of all ages are invited to the Fourth Annual Shamrock Shuffle and Flapjack Feed on Saturday morning, March 17, on Kendall Hall Lawn.

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Troy Jollimore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

03-14-2007

Troy Jollimore, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Chico, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry at the NBCC Awards Ceremony on March 8 in New York City.

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University’s Early Assessment Program Gearing Up for North State’s STAR Testing

03-13-2007

For local high schools, spring brings STAR (Standardized Reporting and Testing). One program at California State University, Chico is especially concerned with students’ testing participation. The Early Assessment Program (EAP), a collaborative effort among the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education and the California State University (CSU), was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school by adding an augmented portion to the STAR test.

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Professor’s Haircut Part of Fund-raiser for Cancer Support

03-13-2007

California State University, Chico Professor of Japanese Kimihiko Nomura, CSU, Chico’s Outstanding Teacher for 2006-07, is organizing a unique fund-raiser for cancer patients that will include cutting his distinctive, waist-length hair.

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Residence Hall Association and Student Leaders Recognized at Regional Leadership Conference

03-06-2007

Delegates from the Residence Hall Association (RHA), California State University, Chico, brought back honors from the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH) regional conference held in February at Oregon State University.

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