News Archive for Term 20XX

Instruction in Chinese and Arabic Expanded

Dateline: 07-24-2008

Beginning with the fall 2008 semester, California State University, Chico will offer regularly scheduled courses in Chinese and Arabic taught by native speakers hired exclusively for the new program.

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After School Professional Development Conference Starts July 28

Dateline: 06-19-2008

In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education’s Region 2 Learning Support program, California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education will host Stepping Up To The Plate—After School Program Professional Development Institute, July 28 – August 1 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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CSU, Chico Offers Trip to Peru and Machu Picchu

Dateline: 06-18-2008

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at California State University, Chico, is sponsoring a tour to Peru, including a visit to Machu Picchu. The trip is scheduled for 11 days, from Jan. 5 through Jan. 15, 2009.

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Summer Programs Reach Out to Students Who Face Barriers to Higher Education

Dateline: 06-09-2008

As in past summers, California State University, Chico will host several groups of students looking to overcome obstacles to receiving a college education.

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Summer Course in Forensic Archaeology Offered

Dateline: 06-05-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in collaboration with CSU, Chico’s Department of Anthropology, is pleased to present Forensic Archaeology: Field Recovery Methods, June 9-13.

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Chico Performances Announces 2008–2009 Season of Performers

Dateline: 06-04-2008

During its annual “Thank-You” party in May, Chico Performances announced its 2008–2009 season performances. Asleep at the Wheel, the multiple Grammy-winning Country Western swing band, will kick off the season beginning on Aug. 27, and the final performance in May 2009 will be a children’s production of “Beauty and The Beast Jr.”

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New Research Fellowship Honors Fly Fishing Legend Press Powell

Dateline: 06-04-2008

A research award funded by the Chico Area Flyfishers to study angling, fisheries or aquatic sciences on Big Chico Creek has been awarded to a California State University, Chico student.

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Join the Annual Butterfly Census on Friday, June 6

Dateline: 06-02-2008

On Friday, June 6, entomologist Don Miller, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico and the staff from the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) will be conducting the second annual butterfly count on the reserve and surrounding areas. This is a national census effort under the direction of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Counts.

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Waste Diversion Program at Residence Halls Nets More Than 17,000 Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods

Dateline: 06-02-2008

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program once again diverted thousands of pounds of reusable and recyclable goods from the landfill as residence hall students moved out for the summer.

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Cognitive Behaviorist Will Offer Two-Day Conference for Educators and Mental Health Professionals

Dateline: 05-19-2008

Jill S. Compton, PhD, Duke University, will offer training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) June 25 and 26, 2008, on the CSU, Chico campus. In addition, there will be a half-day session on June 27 on applying DBT principles in the classroom. The Department of Professional Studies in Education and Butte County Behavioral Health are co-sponsoring the conference as part of the In Service to Families, Children and the Courts Program.

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Honorary Doctorates To Be Awarded to Ken Grossman and Marilyn Warrens at CSU, Chico Commencement

Dateline: 05-18-2008

Ken Grossman and Marilyn Warrens, two of Chico’s best known and most respected citizens, will be awarded honorary doctorates at California State University, Chico’s 118th commencement later this month.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 118th Commencement

Dateline: 05-14-2008

California State University, Chico’s 118th Commencement will feature two commencement ceremonies for the class of 2008, one on Saturday, May 24, and one on Sunday, May 25. In addition, several colleges and programs will hold receptions and special ceremonies, including a ceremony for master’s graduates on Friday, May 23.

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University Printing Services Receives Forest Stewardship Council National Certification

Dateline: 05-13-2008

California State University, Chico’s University Printing Services has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification by Scientific Certification Systems (certificate number SCS-COC-001517), supporting CSU, Chico’s campuswide commitment to sustainability.

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Students Take First Place in CSU Student Research Competition; Microbial Biochemistry Project Uses Industrial Waste to Make Biodegradable Plastic

Dateline: 05-08-2008

Two California State University, Chico biology students won first place in the 22nd annual California State University Student Research Competition, held at CSU, East Bay May 2 and 3.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports CSU, Chico Reentry Student Scholarships

Dateline: 05-06-2008

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a CSU, Chico Continuing Education grant proposal to provide scholarships for reentry students. The goal of the program is to support students who want to return to the University to finish a degree program.

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Scholarship Program for Special Education Credential Candidates

Dateline: 05-05-2008

The Special Education Program within the Department of Professional Studies in Education, California State University, Chico, announces the opening of its 2008 scholarship award period. Students seeking credentials as education specialists for mild/moderate disabilities can receive federal stipends to support costs of fees, books and supplies. These scholarships, made possible by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, will be available through 2009.

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Statewide Geography Conference Held at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 05-01-2008

Approximately 300 teachers, professors and students of geography from across the state are expected at the 62nd annual conference of the California Geographical Society to be held at California State University, Chico May 2-4.

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CSU, Chico Wins Best Practices Award in Student Energy Efficiency

Dateline: 04-30-2008

The Green Campus Program at California State University, Chico has won the Best Practices award for Student Energy Efficiency in the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Energy Efficiency Partnership Program.

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CSU, Chico Students Use Technology To Assist Harlem School

Dateline: 04-30-2008

Students in the Instructional Design and Technology Program at California State University, Chico have been involved in a semester-long online mentoring project with 8th grade students from Storefront School in Harlem, N.Y.

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Film Nominated for Award at International Film Festival

Dateline: 04-29-2008

Jason Tannen, Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, has just had his film “The Pressman Negatives” nominated for a “Tinny Award” in the Film Noir category at the 2008 Swansea Film Festival. This international film festival takes place May 31–June 7 in Swansea Bay, United Kingdom. The festival will screen 175 films. “Pressman” was nominated along with five other films in the noir category.

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Presidential Election Is Focus of Spring 2008 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-29-2008

California State University, Chico students will focus on issues relevant to the upcoming Presidential election at a town hall meeting Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

Dateline: 04-28-2008

The California State University, Chico chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is pleased to announce its annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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California High Schools to Compete in Global Social Enterprise Competition

Dateline: 04-24-2008

Student teams from 17 high schools across California will compete in the sixth annual Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) tournament in Sacramento this Saturday, April 26. The top four teams advancing from the preliminary round will repeat their multimedia presentations before a panel of over 120 leaders from academia, nonprofit organizations and the business sector, who will judge in the afternoon.

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Hundreds of Middle and High School Students to compete in the Northern California MESA Day at CSU, Chico, April 26

Dateline: 04-21-2008

Trebuchets, model bridges, mousetrap cars, physiological replicas and gliders are some of the design competitions to be held at the Northern California MESA Day on Saturday, April 26, at California State University, Chico. More than 500 middle and high school students, from the Oregon border to the Bay Area, will showcase their projects and engage in a variety of fun, hands-on math, science and engineering competitive events. Students have earned the opportunity to participate in this regional round of competitions through their winning placement at similar preliminary events in their communities.

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Faculty and Student Research Highlighted at College of Natural Sciences Event

Dateline: 04-18-2008

CSU, Chico Once Again Tops Among Colleges Raising Funds for St. Jude

Dateline: 04-17-2008

For the second year in a row, California State University, Chico is the top collegiate fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., topping all other schools with a total of $183,561 raised to date during the 2007-2008 academic year.

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Northern California Natural History Museum Announces Groundbreaking Event

Dateline: 04-16-2008

After more than 10 years of planning, the Northern California Natural History Museum is taking a significant step in the construction of its building on the California State University, Chico campus adjacent to the Bidwell Mansion. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony on the building site at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

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CSU, Chico Mathematics Students Place First in Calculus Competition

Dateline: 04-16-2008

Six students from the California State University, Chico Department of Mathematics competed in the 40th Annual Statewide Mathletics Competition, held at California State University, Monterey Bay April 12.

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Construction Management Faculty Share Building Information Modeling Expertise

Dateline: 04-14-2008

Construction Management faculty from California State University, Chico recently returned from the 44th Annual Associated Schools of Construction’s (ASC) International Conference held April 2-5 at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., where they presented work in building information modeling (BIM).

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Museum Groundbreaking, Other Activities Part of 2008 Founders Week Festivities

Dateline: 04-14-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum groundbreaking, a tribute to Trinity Hall and many annual events highlight this year’s Founders Week events taking place April 19-27, 2008.

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Manufacturing Students Win Top Award Again at WESTEC ‘08 Competition

Dateline: 04-04-2008

California State University, Chico Manufacturing Technology Program won the Grand Prize at the prestigious WESTEC (Western Tool Exposition and Conference) Manufacturing Challenge for the fourth year in a row. Students in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) designed and manufactured an off-road vehicle chassis and suspension system for the CSU, Chico Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja team. The challenge was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 31.

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School of Communication Presents CONNECT 2008 Speaker Series

Dateline: 04-03-2008

Dean Phyllis Fernlund and the California State University, Chico School of Communication will host CONNECT, a two-day alumni and professionals speaker event April 9 and 10.

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CSU, Chico Model United Nations Delegation Brings Home Top Award from National Conference

Dateline: 04-03-2008

For the second time in two years, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico won the top award at the national conference held in New York over spring break. The Chico delegation, representing Saudi Arabia, was named the Outstanding Delegation from a field of more than 290 schools.

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Colloquium Will Explore the Benefits of Altruism

Dateline: 04-03-2008

The California State University, Chico College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Faculty Colloquium will honor psychologist Daniel L. Worthen, co-author, with religious studies professor Andrew M. Flescher, of “The Altruistic Species: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives of Human Benevolence” (Templeton Foundation Press, 2007).

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CSU, Chico Hosts Two International Relations Scholars

Dateline: 03-28-2008

Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society, and the Department of Political Science at California State University, Chico will host two presentations on international relations next week.

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Career Fairs to be Held in April

Dateline: 03-27-2008

California State University, Chico’s Career Center is sponsoring two events during April for job-hunting students and alumni.

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Spring Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 03-26-2008

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

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Black Enlightenment & Success Training Series This Week

Dateline: 03-25-2008

California State University, Chico’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is hosting the first Black Enlightenment & Success Training (BEST) Series this week. Malcolm McLemore, president of Kappa Alpha Psi, said the purpose of the event is to focus on improving knowledge, confidence, inspiration and unity among African American students, faculty, staff and community members.

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Judge Comes to Campus to Direct Mock Court Proceedings

Dateline: 03-25-2008

Judge Sandra McLean will bring her courtroom to California State University, Chico on April 9 to give students the opportunity to observe court proceedings. Students in sociology professor Cynthia Siemsen’s Sociology of Law class will observe a case reenactment.

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Information Sessions Scheduled for CSU, Chico Professional MBA Program

Dateline: 03-25-2008

California State University, Chico College of Business and the Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with Shasta College, will host information sessions in Chico and Redding to advise potential applicants for the Professional Master of Business Administration program.

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CSU, Chico Once Again on National Honor Roll for Civic Engagement

Dateline: 03-18-2008

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This honor, the second in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2007.

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Physics Students Receive Research Award

Dateline: 03-14-2008

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at California State University, Chico is one of eight SPS chapters to receive a Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award. The awards provide calendar-year grants to support local chapter research projects that are imaginative and contribute to the strengthening of the SPS program.

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Student Staff Members For Summer Orientation Program Win Awards

Dateline: 03-14-2008

Student staff representing California State University, Chico’s Summer Orientation program won two awards at the 2008 National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Region II conference in Anaheim Feb. 29 through March 2.

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MESA Competitions Teach Middle and High School Students About Engineering, Science and Math

Dateline: 03-06-2008

More than 100 students from six local middle and senior high schools will drop eggs from tall buildings, race miniature cars built from mousetraps, launch projectiles from trebuchet devices, crush bridge models made from balsawood and compete in other hands-on activities on Saturday, March 8, at California State University, Chico.

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Minimizing Health Risks through Nutrition Is Topic of Author’s Talk

Dateline: 03-05-2008

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), California State University, Chico, is one of several groups bringing T. Collin Campbell, author of “The China Study,” to Chico. Campbell will speak on “Minimizing Risk for Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes” this Friday, March 7 at 4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade.

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Noted CSU, Chico Biologist Named to World Environmental Organization

Dateline: 03-05-2008

California State University, Chico Professor Jeff Price, who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been appointed as Senior Fellow for Climate Change and Biodiversity at the United Nations Environment Program – World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC).

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Pervious Concrete Certification Course Offered for Concrete Contractors

Dateline: 03-03-2008

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, California State University, Chico, is sponsoring a five-hour technical course provided by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The course will provide a comprehensive and working knowledge of pervious concrete pavements for installation, design and/or supervision of placements. The program is tailored to civil engineers, city supervisors, contractors and ready mix producers.

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Chico Jazz X-press Invited to Telluride Jazz Celebration

Dateline: 03-03-2008

Through a serendipitous series of events, Chico Jazz X-press and its director, Rocky Winslow, have been invited to one of the premiere jazz festivals in the world, the Telluride Jazz Celebration in Telluride, Colo. Winslow received an invitation in December from Paul Machado, director of the festival.

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Water and Land Use Expert To Speak on Low Impact Development

Dateline: 03-03-2008

Timothy Lawrence, manager and co-director of the Center for Water and Land Use at University of California, Davis Extension, will discuss low-impact development, Tuesday, March 4, 5:15 p.m., Langdon 105 at California State University, Chico. The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management is sponsoring his visit.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Celebrate Teaching Conference

Dateline: 02-28-2008

One Hundred and seventy high school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming teachers will attend the Celebrate Teaching Conference at California State University, Chico on Wednesday, March 5. The conference, sponsored by the CSU, Chico Department of Education, provides high school students from around the North State with a day to explore teaching as a career.

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Forbes Magazine Senior Editor To Discuss White Collar Crime

Dateline: 02-28-2008

California State University, Chico’s College of Business Ethics Initiative presents Forbes Magazine Senior Editor Neil Weinberg for a talk about white collar crime and the sub-prime mortgage crisis Monday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Vice President for Business and Finance Named

Dateline: 02-26-2008

Lorraine Hoffman has accepted the position of vice president for business and finance at California State University, Chico. She is the former deputy senior vice president for business and finance for the University of California Office of the President, and most recently the chief finance and administrative officer for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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Construction Management Students Win Championships at Annual ASC Student Competition

Dateline: 02-26-2008

California State University, Chico Department of Construction Management students took home honors at the prestigious 21st Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition, Feb. 13-16 at Sparks, Nev.

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Conference on the Teaching of Writing K-College

Dateline: 02-22-2008

The Northern California Writing Project, California State University, Chico is holding a winter conference on Saturday, March 1 on the Teaching of Writing K-College. Lynn Jacobs, English as a Second Language coordinator for NCWP and a program development coordinator in Marysville, will deliver the keynote talk, “Love Still Ties My Shoes: Engaging Long-Term English Learners.”

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Concrete Industry Management Students Will Participate in Historic Concrete Investigations at D-Day Site

Dateline: 02-21-2008

Five Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students from California State University, Chico have the rare opportunity of traveling to France to assist in the evaluation of concrete bunkers on Pointe du Hoc, Normandy. Pointe du Hoc was the site of the historic World War II D-day landing in June 1944.

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Classic Cultural Films Reissued by Anthropology Museum

Dateline: 02-21-2008

The Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico is reissuing two ethnographic documentaries based on the fieldwork of anthropologist Valene Smith Posey and filmed by photographer and cinematographer Ira Latour. “Three Stone Blades” was filmed in 1970, and “Visual Pioneers of the 19th Century: The World of Theodore Wores” was filmed in 1981.

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CSU, Chico Professor Named 2008 National Art Educator of the Year

Dateline: 02-20-2008

Professor Cris Guenter, graduate coordinator in the Department of Education, California State University, Chico, was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2008 National Art Educator of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member.

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High Grades for First-Year Students Living in Residence Halls

Dateline: 02-20-2008

On Feb. 26, University Housing and Food Service, California State University, Chico, will recognize students living in on-campus residence halls during the fall semester for their excellent grade point averages.

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CSU, Chico Agriculture Student Wins First Place at National Discussion Meet

Dateline: 02-18-2008

California State University, Chico College of Agriculture student Grace Berryhill won first place in the 2008 American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet in Baltimore this past weekend. She received $2,500 for winning the national title.

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Oakland Middle School Students Visit CSU, Chico to Say ‘Thanks’ for Computer Donation

Dateline: 02-14-2008

In the fall of 2007, James Madison Middle School in Oakland was burglarized and lost many of its computers. The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management at California State University, Chico, through the efforts of Professor James O’Bannon and Dean Ken Derucher, donated 20 computers and flat screen monitors and a printer to the school. Four students from the National Society of Black Engineers Chico Chapter and two staff members from the MESA Engineering Program at CSU, Chico went to the school to set up the computers and get the new computer lab up and running.

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Iron Canyon Fish Ladder Project Receives Funding

Dateline: 02-14-2008

The Research Foundation at California State University, Chico has received $220,000 funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Phase II of a project to restore the Iron Canyon Fish Ladder. The ladder, located on Big Chico Creek above Salmon Hole, is in disrepair and has been for years. It is a critical component in moving salmon from the heavily used swimming holes of Upper Bidwell Park to the protected holes upstream of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and other private land holdings.

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Campus and Mansion Arboretum Tours Offered in February, March, April

Dateline: 02-14-2008

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their extensive collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring on Feb. 26, March 4, March 25 and April l. The easy and informative walks will begin at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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Geographical Information Center Will Help Map Levees

Dateline: 02-14-2008

The Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico has received approximately $200,000 to assist the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Delta Risk Management Strategy in providing more precise mapping information related to Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta levee projects.

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High-Achieving Students Compete for President’s Scholarships

Dateline: 02-12-2008

Two hundred thirty high school students, some from as far away as Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, New York and New Mexico, will come to California State University, Chico on Saturday, Feb. 23 to compete for $132,000 in scholarships.

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Chemist from Los Alamos Will Speak on Exploring the Composition of Planets on March 1

Dateline: 02-12-2008

Chemist Samuel M. Clegg, from Los Alamos National Laboratory, will speak at the Northern California American Chemical Society dinner on Saturday, March 1. Clegg will present “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: From Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration to Roving Mars.”

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From Cave Art to E-mail: Museum of Anthropology Offers New Exhibit on Language and Meaning

Dateline: 02-12-2008

The Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico has a new exhibit, “From Cave Art to E-mail: Language and Meaning in Human Cultures,” that will run through May 23. The museum is located on the third floor of Langdon Hall at the corner of Cherry and West First Streets.

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Environmentalist and Emmy Award Winner David Chameides Will Speak on ‘Chasing Sustainability’

Dateline: 02-06-2008

The Institute for Sustainable Development and the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, California State University, Chico are co-hosting David Chameides, an award-winning director and cameraman, as well as a freelance journalist who writes about alternative fuels. He will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Performing Arts Center 134 at 7:30 p.m.

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James O’Bannon Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Dateline: 02-06-2008

James O’Bannon, professor in the Department of Construction Management, has been selected for the Outstanding Faculty Service Award at California State University, Chico. O’Bannon was selected for his leadership, his excellence as a professor and his outstanding record of philanthropy to his profession and within the community.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Organic Dairy Conference

Dateline: 02-06-2008

California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture announces plans to host the 2008 Organic Dairy Conference at the University’s Agriculture Teaching and Research Center on March 25-26, 2008. The two-day event will feature nationally recognized speakers on holistic herd health with an emphasis on milk quality and organic methods to maximize pasture productivity and minimize grain inputs. Speakers include Dr. Paul Dettloff, holistic dairy practitioner, LaFarge, WI; Dr. Tina Johnson, certified veterinary acupuncturist, Newburg Veterinary Hospital, Newburg, OR; Gary Zimmer, agronomist and president and founder of Mid-Western Bio-Ag Services; and Jerry Brunetti, animal nutritionist and founder of Agri-Dynamics, Inc.

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CSU, Chico to Help Pilot Sustainability Rating System for Higher Education

Dateline: 02-06-2008

California State University, Chico is among 91 colleges and universities in North America that have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of a rating system for sustainability in higher education.

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Recreation and Parks Management Professor Receives Outstanding Advisor Award

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Roger Guthrie, professor of Recreation and Parks Management at California State University, Chico, received the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for 2007–2008. Guthrie was chosen for his commitment to advising students, his devotion to student success and his contributions to developing a department-wide advising system.

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Antoinette Martinez Selected as Outstanding Teacher

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Antoinette “Nette” Martinez, Department of Anthropology, has been selected as the 2007 Outstanding Teacher for California State University, Chico. Those who nominated her for the award named her academic excellence and rigor, her rapport with students and her commitment to graduate students as a few of her outstanding qualities.

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Biological Sciences Professor Selected as the 2007–2008 Outstanding Professor

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Professor Gordon Wolfe, Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee for the 2007-2008 Outstanding Professor Award at California State University, Chico. Wolfe earned a BA in physics at Harvard University and received a PhD in biogeochemistry from University of Washington. He joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 2000.

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Black History Month Features Varied Events

Dateline: 02-04-2008

‘The Cause’ Wins Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize

Dateline: 01-31-2008

A student group that lives and works together to promote sustainable lifestyles received the $6,000 Jack Rawlins 2007 Environmental Prize.

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Chico State Students Work to Rebuild New Orleans

Dateline: 01-31-2008

During the third week in January, 115 students, faculty and staff from California State University, Chico traveled to the New Orleans area to spend five days rebuilding houses devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This was the third trip to New Orleans for the “Rebuild New Orleans” project, and the trip with the largest number of volunteers.

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Chico State Alumni Association Holding Receptions for Homecoming

Dateline: 01-29-2008

The Chico Chapter of the Alumni Association, California State University, Chico, will hold three receptions during the men’s and women’s basketball games on Friday, Feb. 1, in Shurmer Gym. The first reception will be held during halftime of the women’s game, the second will be held between the men’s and women’s games, and the third will be held during halftime of the men’s game.

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Chico Unified School District and CSU, Chico Collaborate on Math and Science

Dateline: 01-29-2008

Eleven new California Math Science Partnerships (MSPs) have been funded in the state, and Chico Unified School District (CUSD) has received two of them, one in science and one in mathematics. Both of these are collaborative ventures with California State University, Chico faculty, and both will support the efforts to establish professional learning communities within the school district. The grants extend for a three-year period and will involve more than 85 teachers.

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College of Business Receives Prestigious AACSB Re-accreditation

Dateline: 01-29-2008

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s premier accrediting body for business schools in the world, recently announced that California State University, Chico’s College of Business has earned full re-accreditation.

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Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute Presents 2008 Leadership Development Program

Dateline: 01-29-2008

California State University, Chico’s Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute announces that enrollment is open for the Leadership Development Program, a seven-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective, proactive leaders and managers.

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National Event Engages Students and Faculty in Climate Change Discussion

Dateline: 01-25-2008

Students and faculty from California State University, Chico and Butte College will be participating in a national effort to discuss solutions for global warming Thursday, Jan. 31, in CSU, Chico’s BMU Auditorium.

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Natural History Museum To Sponsor Book Discussions on ‘The Reluctant Mr. Darwin’

Dateline: 01-24-2008

In preparation for a visit by science writer David Quammen on March 11, the public is invited to join in a discussion series on his book “The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution” (Great Discoveries, 2006, W.W. Norton).

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Winter Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 01-23-2008

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

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Application Deadline Feb. 1 for Fall 2008 First-time Freshmen

Dateline: 01-22-2008

Governor Schwarzenegger recently released his proposed 2008-09 budget that includes across-the-board cuts in response to an estimated $14 billion state deficit. The recommended reductions include a $313 million cut to the proposed California State University (CSU) budget passed by the CSU Board of Trustees. The proposed cut fails to fund access for 10,000 new students to the CSU.

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Kayaking, Butterflies and Tales of Adventure Part of New Guinea Research Expedition Event

Dateline: 01-07-2008

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Instruction in Chinese and Arabic Expanded

Dateline: 07-24-2008

Beginning with the fall 2008 semester, California State University, Chico will offer regularly scheduled courses in Chinese and Arabic taught by native speakers hired exclusively for the new program.

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After School Professional Development Conference Starts July 28

Dateline: 06-19-2008

In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education’s Region 2 Learning Support program, California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education will host Stepping Up To The Plate—After School Program Professional Development Institute, July 28 – August 1 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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CSU, Chico Offers Trip to Peru and Machu Picchu

Dateline: 06-18-2008

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at California State University, Chico, is sponsoring a tour to Peru, including a visit to Machu Picchu. The trip is scheduled for 11 days, from Jan. 5 through Jan. 15, 2009.

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Summer Programs Reach Out to Students Who Face Barriers to Higher Education

Dateline: 06-09-2008

As in past summers, California State University, Chico will host several groups of students looking to overcome obstacles to receiving a college education.

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Summer Course in Forensic Archaeology Offered

Dateline: 06-05-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in collaboration with CSU, Chico’s Department of Anthropology, is pleased to present Forensic Archaeology: Field Recovery Methods, June 9-13.

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Chico Performances Announces 2008–2009 Season of Performers

Dateline: 06-04-2008

During its annual “Thank-You” party in May, Chico Performances announced its 2008–2009 season performances. Asleep at the Wheel, the multiple Grammy-winning Country Western swing band, will kick off the season beginning on Aug. 27, and the final performance in May 2009 will be a children’s production of “Beauty and The Beast Jr.”

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New Research Fellowship Honors Fly Fishing Legend Press Powell

Dateline: 06-04-2008

A research award funded by the Chico Area Flyfishers to study angling, fisheries or aquatic sciences on Big Chico Creek has been awarded to a California State University, Chico student.

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Join the Annual Butterfly Census on Friday, June 6

Dateline: 06-02-2008

On Friday, June 6, entomologist Don Miller, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico and the staff from the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) will be conducting the second annual butterfly count on the reserve and surrounding areas. This is a national census effort under the direction of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Counts.

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Waste Diversion Program at Residence Halls Nets More Than 17,000 Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods

Dateline: 06-02-2008

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program once again diverted thousands of pounds of reusable and recyclable goods from the landfill as residence hall students moved out for the summer.

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Cognitive Behaviorist Will Offer Two-Day Conference for Educators and Mental Health Professionals

Dateline: 05-19-2008

Jill S. Compton, PhD, Duke University, will offer training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) June 25 and 26, 2008, on the CSU, Chico campus. In addition, there will be a half-day session on June 27 on applying DBT principles in the classroom. The Department of Professional Studies in Education and Butte County Behavioral Health are co-sponsoring the conference as part of the In Service to Families, Children and the Courts Program.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 118th Commencement

Dateline: 05-14-2008

California State University, Chico’s 118th Commencement will feature two commencement ceremonies for the class of 2008, one on Saturday, May 24, and one on Sunday, May 25. In addition, several colleges and programs will hold receptions and special ceremonies, including a ceremony for master’s graduates on Friday, May 23.

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University Printing Services Receives Forest Stewardship Council National Certification

Dateline: 05-13-2008

California State University, Chico’s University Printing Services has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification by Scientific Certification Systems (certificate number SCS-COC-001517), supporting CSU, Chico’s campuswide commitment to sustainability.

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Honorary Doctorates To Be Awarded to Ken Grossman and Marilyn Warrens at CSU, Chico Commencement

Dateline: 05-18-2008

Ken Grossman and Marilyn Warrens, two of Chico’s best known and most respected citizens, will be awarded honorary doctorates at California State University, Chico’s 118th commencement later this month.

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Students Take First Place in CSU Student Research Competition; Microbial Biochemistry Project Uses Industrial Waste to Make Biodegradable Plastic

Dateline: 05-08-2008

Two California State University, Chico biology students won first place in the 22nd annual California State University Student Research Competition, held at CSU, East Bay May 2 and 3.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports CSU, Chico Reentry Student Scholarships

Dateline: 05-06-2008

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a CSU, Chico Continuing Education grant proposal to provide scholarships for reentry students. The goal of the program is to support students who want to return to the University to finish a degree program.

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Scholarship Program for Special Education Credential Candidates

Dateline: 05-05-2008

The Special Education Program within the Department of Professional Studies in Education, California State University, Chico, announces the opening of its 2008 scholarship award period. Students seeking credentials as education specialists for mild/moderate disabilities can receive federal stipends to support costs of fees, books and supplies. These scholarships, made possible by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, will be available through 2009.

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Statewide Geography Conference Held at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 05-01-2008

Approximately 300 teachers, professors and students of geography from across the state are expected at the 62nd annual conference of the California Geographical Society to be held at California State University, Chico May 2-4.

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CSU, Chico Wins Best Practices Award in Student Energy Efficiency

Dateline: 04-30-2008

The Green Campus Program at California State University, Chico has won the Best Practices award for Student Energy Efficiency in the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Energy Efficiency Partnership Program.

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CSU, Chico Students Use Technology To Assist Harlem School

Dateline: 04-30-2008

Students in the Instructional Design and Technology Program at California State University, Chico have been involved in a semester-long online mentoring project with 8th grade students from Storefront School in Harlem, N.Y.

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Film Nominated for Award at International Film Festival

Dateline: 04-29-2008

Jason Tannen, Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, has just had his film “The Pressman Negatives” nominated for a “Tinny Award” in the Film Noir category at the 2008 Swansea Film Festival. This international film festival takes place May 31–June 7 in Swansea Bay, United Kingdom. The festival will screen 175 films. “Pressman” was nominated along with five other films in the noir category.

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Presidential Election Is Focus of Spring 2008 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-29-2008

California State University, Chico students will focus on issues relevant to the upcoming Presidential election at a town hall meeting Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

Dateline: 04-28-2008

The California State University, Chico chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is pleased to announce its annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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California High Schools to Compete in Global Social Enterprise Competition

Dateline: 04-24-2008

Student teams from 17 high schools across California will compete in the sixth annual Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) tournament in Sacramento this Saturday, April 26. The top four teams advancing from the preliminary round will repeat their multimedia presentations before a panel of over 120 leaders from academia, nonprofit organizations and the business sector, who will judge in the afternoon.

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Hundreds of Middle and High School Students to compete in the Northern California MESA Day at CSU, Chico, April 26

Dateline: 04-21-2008

Trebuchets, model bridges, mousetrap cars, physiological replicas and gliders are some of the design competitions to be held at the Northern California MESA Day on Saturday, April 26, at California State University, Chico. More than 500 middle and high school students, from the Oregon border to the Bay Area, will showcase their projects and engage in a variety of fun, hands-on math, science and engineering competitive events. Students have earned the opportunity to participate in this regional round of competitions through their winning placement at similar preliminary events in their communities.

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Faculty and Student Research Highlighted at College of Natural Sciences Event

Dateline: 04-18-2008

CSU, Chico Once Again Tops Among Colleges Raising Funds for St. Jude

Dateline: 04-17-2008

For the second year in a row, California State University, Chico is the top collegiate fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., topping all other schools with a total of $183,561 raised to date during the 2007-2008 academic year.

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Northern California Natural History Museum Announces Groundbreaking Event

Dateline: 04-16-2008

After more than 10 years of planning, the Northern California Natural History Museum is taking a significant step in the construction of its building on the California State University, Chico campus adjacent to the Bidwell Mansion. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony on the building site at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

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CSU, Chico Mathematics Students Place First in Calculus Competition

Dateline: 04-16-2008

Six students from the California State University, Chico Department of Mathematics competed in the 40th Annual Statewide Mathletics Competition, held at California State University, Monterey Bay April 12.

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Construction Management Faculty Share Building Information Modeling Expertise

Dateline: 04-14-2008

Construction Management faculty from California State University, Chico recently returned from the 44th Annual Associated Schools of Construction’s (ASC) International Conference held April 2-5 at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., where they presented work in building information modeling (BIM).

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Museum Groundbreaking, Other Activities Part of 2008 Founders Week Festivities

Dateline: 04-14-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum groundbreaking, a tribute to Trinity Hall and many annual events highlight this year’s Founders Week events taking place April 19-27, 2008.

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Manufacturing Students Win Top Award Again at WESTEC ‘08 Competition

Dateline: 04-04-2008

California State University, Chico Manufacturing Technology Program won the Grand Prize at the prestigious WESTEC (Western Tool Exposition and Conference) Manufacturing Challenge for the fourth year in a row. Students in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) designed and manufactured an off-road vehicle chassis and suspension system for the CSU, Chico Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja team. The challenge was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 31.

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School of Communication Presents CONNECT 2008 Speaker Series

Dateline: 04-03-2008

Dean Phyllis Fernlund and the California State University, Chico School of Communication will host CONNECT, a two-day alumni and professionals speaker event April 9 and 10.

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CSU, Chico Model United Nations Delegation Brings Home Top Award from National Conference

Dateline: 04-03-2008

For the second time in two years, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico won the top award at the national conference held in New York over spring break. The Chico delegation, representing Saudi Arabia, was named the Outstanding Delegation from a field of more than 290 schools.

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Colloquium Will Explore the Benefits of Altruism

Dateline: 04-03-2008

The California State University, Chico College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Faculty Colloquium will honor psychologist Daniel L. Worthen, co-author, with religious studies professor Andrew M. Flescher, of “The Altruistic Species: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives of Human Benevolence” (Templeton Foundation Press, 2007).

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CSU, Chico Hosts Two International Relations Scholars

Dateline: 03-28-2008

Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society, and the Department of Political Science at California State University, Chico will host two presentations on international relations next week.

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Career Fairs to be Held in April

Dateline: 03-27-2008

California State University, Chico’s Career Center is sponsoring two events during April for job-hunting students and alumni.

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Spring Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 03-26-2008

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

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Black Enlightenment & Success Training Series This Week

Dateline: 03-25-2008

California State University, Chico’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is hosting the first Black Enlightenment & Success Training (BEST) Series this week. Malcolm McLemore, president of Kappa Alpha Psi, said the purpose of the event is to focus on improving knowledge, confidence, inspiration and unity among African American students, faculty, staff and community members.

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Judge Comes to Campus to Direct Mock Court Proceedings

Dateline: 03-25-2008

Judge Sandra McLean will bring her courtroom to California State University, Chico on April 9 to give students the opportunity to observe court proceedings. Students in sociology professor Cynthia Siemsen’s Sociology of Law class will observe a case reenactment.

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Information Sessions Scheduled for CSU, Chico Professional MBA Program

Dateline: 03-25-2008

California State University, Chico College of Business and the Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with Shasta College, will host information sessions in Chico and Redding to advise potential applicants for the Professional Master of Business Administration program.

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CSU, Chico Once Again on National Honor Roll for Civic Engagement

Dateline: 03-18-2008

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This honor, the second in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2007.

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Physics Students Receive Research Award

Dateline: 03-14-2008

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at California State University, Chico is one of eight SPS chapters to receive a Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award. The awards provide calendar-year grants to support local chapter research projects that are imaginative and contribute to the strengthening of the SPS program.

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Student Staff Members For Summer Orientation Program Win Awards

Dateline: 03-14-2008

Student staff representing California State University, Chico’s Summer Orientation program won two awards at the 2008 National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Region II conference in Anaheim Feb. 29 through March 2.

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MESA Competitions Teach Middle and High School Students About Engineering, Science and Math

Dateline: 03-06-2008

More than 100 students from six local middle and senior high schools will drop eggs from tall buildings, race miniature cars built from mousetraps, launch projectiles from trebuchet devices, crush bridge models made from balsawood and compete in other hands-on activities on Saturday, March 8, at California State University, Chico.

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Minimizing Health Risks through Nutrition Is Topic of Author’s Talk

Dateline: 03-05-2008

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), California State University, Chico, is one of several groups bringing T. Collin Campbell, author of “The China Study,” to Chico. Campbell will speak on “Minimizing Risk for Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes” this Friday, March 7 at 4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade.

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Noted CSU, Chico Biologist Named to World Environmental Organization

Dateline: 03-05-2008

California State University, Chico Professor Jeff Price, who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been appointed as Senior Fellow for Climate Change and Biodiversity at the United Nations Environment Program – World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC).

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Pervious Concrete Certification Course Offered for Concrete Contractors

Dateline: 03-03-2008

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, California State University, Chico, is sponsoring a five-hour technical course provided by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The course will provide a comprehensive and working knowledge of pervious concrete pavements for installation, design and/or supervision of placements. The program is tailored to civil engineers, city supervisors, contractors and ready mix producers.

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Chico Jazz X-press Invited to Telluride Jazz Celebration

Dateline: 03-03-2008

Through a serendipitous series of events, Chico Jazz X-press and its director, Rocky Winslow, have been invited to one of the premiere jazz festivals in the world, the Telluride Jazz Celebration in Telluride, Colo. Winslow received an invitation in December from Paul Machado, director of the festival.

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Water and Land Use Expert To Speak on Low Impact Development

Dateline: 03-03-2008

Timothy Lawrence, manager and co-director of the Center for Water and Land Use at University of California, Davis Extension, will discuss low-impact development, Tuesday, March 4, 5:15 p.m., Langdon 105 at California State University, Chico. The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management is sponsoring his visit.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Celebrate Teaching Conference

Dateline: 02-28-2008

One Hundred and seventy high school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming teachers will attend the Celebrate Teaching Conference at California State University, Chico on Wednesday, March 5. The conference, sponsored by the CSU, Chico Department of Education, provides high school students from around the North State with a day to explore teaching as a career.

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Vice President for Business and Finance Named

Dateline: 02-26-2008

Lorraine Hoffman has accepted the position of vice president for business and finance at California State University, Chico. She is the former deputy senior vice president for business and finance for the University of California Office of the President, and most recently the chief finance and administrative officer for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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Construction Management Students Win Championships at Annual ASC Student Competition

Dateline: 02-26-2008

California State University, Chico Department of Construction Management students took home honors at the prestigious 21st Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition, Feb. 13-16 at Sparks, Nev.

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Conference on the Teaching of Writing K-College

Dateline: 02-22-2008

The Northern California Writing Project, California State University, Chico is holding a winter conference on Saturday, March 1 on the Teaching of Writing K-College. Lynn Jacobs, English as a Second Language coordinator for NCWP and a program development coordinator in Marysville, will deliver the keynote talk, “Love Still Ties My Shoes: Engaging Long-Term English Learners.”

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Concrete Industry Management Students Will Participate in Historic Concrete Investigations at D-Day Site

Dateline: 02-21-2008

Five Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students from California State University, Chico have the rare opportunity of traveling to France to assist in the evaluation of concrete bunkers on Pointe du Hoc, Normandy. Pointe du Hoc was the site of the historic World War II D-day landing in June 1944.

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Classic Cultural Films Reissued by Anthropology Museum

Dateline: 02-21-2008

The Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico is reissuing two ethnographic documentaries based on the fieldwork of anthropologist Valene Smith Posey and filmed by photographer and cinematographer Ira Latour. “Three Stone Blades” was filmed in 1970, and “Visual Pioneers of the 19th Century: The World of Theodore Wores” was filmed in 1981.

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CSU, Chico Professor Named 2008 National Art Educator of the Year

Dateline: 02-20-2008

Professor Cris Guenter, graduate coordinator in the Department of Education, California State University, Chico, was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2008 National Art Educator of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member.

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High Grades for First-Year Students Living in Residence Halls

Dateline: 02-20-2008

On Feb. 26, University Housing and Food Service, California State University, Chico, will recognize students living in on-campus residence halls during the fall semester for their excellent grade point averages.

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CSU, Chico Agriculture Student Wins First Place at National Discussion Meet

Dateline: 02-18-2008

California State University, Chico College of Agriculture student Grace Berryhill won first place in the 2008 American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet in Baltimore this past weekend. She received $2,500 for winning the national title.

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Oakland Middle School Students Visit CSU, Chico to Say ‘Thanks’ for Computer Donation

Dateline: 02-14-2008

In the fall of 2007, James Madison Middle School in Oakland was burglarized and lost many of its computers. The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management at California State University, Chico, through the efforts of Professor James O’Bannon and Dean Ken Derucher, donated 20 computers and flat screen monitors and a printer to the school. Four students from the National Society of Black Engineers Chico Chapter and two staff members from the MESA Engineering Program at CSU, Chico went to the school to set up the computers and get the new computer lab up and running.

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Iron Canyon Fish Ladder Project Receives Funding

Dateline: 02-14-2008

The Research Foundation at California State University, Chico has received $220,000 funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Phase II of a project to restore the Iron Canyon Fish Ladder. The ladder, located on Big Chico Creek above Salmon Hole, is in disrepair and has been for years. It is a critical component in moving salmon from the heavily used swimming holes of Upper Bidwell Park to the protected holes upstream of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and other private land holdings.

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Campus and Mansion Arboretum Tours Offered in February, March, April

Dateline: 02-14-2008

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their extensive collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring on Feb. 26, March 4, March 25 and April l. The easy and informative walks will begin at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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Geographical Information Center Will Help Map Levees

Dateline: 02-14-2008

The Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico has received approximately $200,000 to assist the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Delta Risk Management Strategy in providing more precise mapping information related to Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta levee projects.

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High-Achieving Students Compete for President’s Scholarships

Dateline: 02-12-2008

Two hundred thirty high school students, some from as far away as Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, New York and New Mexico, will come to California State University, Chico on Saturday, Feb. 23 to compete for $132,000 in scholarships.

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Chemist from Los Alamos Will Speak on Exploring the Composition of Planets on March 1

Dateline: 02-12-2008

Chemist Samuel M. Clegg, from Los Alamos National Laboratory, will speak at the Northern California American Chemical Society dinner on Saturday, March 1. Clegg will present “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: From Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration to Roving Mars.”

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From Cave Art to E-mail: Museum of Anthropology Offers New Exhibit on Language and Meaning

Dateline: 02-12-2008

The Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico has a new exhibit, “From Cave Art to E-mail: Language and Meaning in Human Cultures,” that will run through May 23. The museum is located on the third floor of Langdon Hall at the corner of Cherry and West First Streets.

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Environmentalist and Emmy Award Winner David Chameides Will Speak on ‘Chasing Sustainability’

Dateline: 02-06-2008

The Institute for Sustainable Development and the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, California State University, Chico are co-hosting David Chameides, an award-winning director and cameraman, as well as a freelance journalist who writes about alternative fuels. He will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Performing Arts Center 134 at 7:30 p.m.

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James O’Bannon Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Dateline: 02-06-2008

James O’Bannon, professor in the Department of Construction Management, has been selected for the Outstanding Faculty Service Award at California State University, Chico. O’Bannon was selected for his leadership, his excellence as a professor and his outstanding record of philanthropy to his profession and within the community.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Organic Dairy Conference

Dateline: 02-06-2008

California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture announces plans to host the 2008 Organic Dairy Conference at the University’s Agriculture Teaching and Research Center on March 25-26, 2008. The two-day event will feature nationally recognized speakers on holistic herd health with an emphasis on milk quality and organic methods to maximize pasture productivity and minimize grain inputs. Speakers include Dr. Paul Dettloff, holistic dairy practitioner, LaFarge, WI; Dr. Tina Johnson, certified veterinary acupuncturist, Newburg Veterinary Hospital, Newburg, OR; Gary Zimmer, agronomist and president and founder of Mid-Western Bio-Ag Services; and Jerry Brunetti, animal nutritionist and founder of Agri-Dynamics, Inc.

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CSU, Chico to Help Pilot Sustainability Rating System for Higher Education

Dateline: 02-06-2008

California State University, Chico is among 91 colleges and universities in North America that have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of a rating system for sustainability in higher education.

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Recreation and Parks Management Professor Receives Outstanding Advisor Award

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Roger Guthrie, professor of Recreation and Parks Management at California State University, Chico, received the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for 2007–2008. Guthrie was chosen for his commitment to advising students, his devotion to student success and his contributions to developing a department-wide advising system.

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Antoinette Martinez Selected as Outstanding Teacher

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Antoinette “Nette” Martinez, Department of Anthropology, has been selected as the 2007 Outstanding Teacher for California State University, Chico. Those who nominated her for the award named her academic excellence and rigor, her rapport with students and her commitment to graduate students as a few of her outstanding qualities.

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Biological Sciences Professor Selected as the 2007–2008 Outstanding Professor

Dateline: 02-05-2008

Professor Gordon Wolfe, Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee for the 2007-2008 Outstanding Professor Award at California State University, Chico. Wolfe earned a BA in physics at Harvard University and received a PhD in biogeochemistry from University of Washington. He joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 2000.

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Black History Month Features Varied Events

Dateline: 02-04-2008

Forbes Magazine Senior Editor To Discuss White Collar Crime

Dateline: 02-28-2008

California State University, Chico’s College of Business Ethics Initiative presents Forbes Magazine Senior Editor Neil Weinberg for a talk about white collar crime and the sub-prime mortgage crisis Monday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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‘The Cause’ Wins Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize

Dateline: 01-31-2008

A student group that lives and works together to promote sustainable lifestyles received the $6,000 Jack Rawlins 2007 Environmental Prize.

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Chico State Students Work to Rebuild New Orleans

Dateline: 01-31-2008

During the third week in January, 115 students, faculty and staff from California State University, Chico traveled to the New Orleans area to spend five days rebuilding houses devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This was the third trip to New Orleans for the “Rebuild New Orleans” project, and the trip with the largest number of volunteers.

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Chico State Alumni Association Holding Receptions for Homecoming

Dateline: 01-29-2008

The Chico Chapter of the Alumni Association, California State University, Chico, will hold three receptions during the men’s and women’s basketball games on Friday, Feb. 1, in Shurmer Gym. The first reception will be held during halftime of the women’s game, the second will be held between the men’s and women’s games, and the third will be held during halftime of the men’s game.

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Chico Unified School District and CSU, Chico Collaborate on Math and Science

Dateline: 01-29-2008

Eleven new California Math Science Partnerships (MSPs) have been funded in the state, and Chico Unified School District (CUSD) has received two of them, one in science and one in mathematics. Both of these are collaborative ventures with California State University, Chico faculty, and both will support the efforts to establish professional learning communities within the school district. The grants extend for a three-year period and will involve more than 85 teachers.

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College of Business Receives Prestigious AACSB Re-accreditation

Dateline: 01-29-2008

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s premier accrediting body for business schools in the world, recently announced that California State University, Chico’s College of Business has earned full re-accreditation.

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Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute Presents 2008 Leadership Development Program

Dateline: 01-29-2008

California State University, Chico’s Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute announces that enrollment is open for the Leadership Development Program, a seven-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective, proactive leaders and managers.

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National Event Engages Students and Faculty in Climate Change Discussion

Dateline: 01-25-2008

Students and faculty from California State University, Chico and Butte College will be participating in a national effort to discuss solutions for global warming Thursday, Jan. 31, in CSU, Chico’s BMU Auditorium.

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Natural History Museum To Sponsor Book Discussions on ‘The Reluctant Mr. Darwin’

Dateline: 01-24-2008

In preparation for a visit by science writer David Quammen on March 11, the public is invited to join in a discussion series on his book “The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution” (Great Discoveries, 2006, W.W. Norton).

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Winter Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 01-23-2008

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

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Application Deadline Feb. 1 for Fall 2008 First-time Freshmen

Dateline: 01-22-2008

Governor Schwarzenegger recently released his proposed 2008-09 budget that includes across-the-board cuts in response to an estimated $14 billion state deficit. The recommended reductions include a $313 million cut to the proposed California State University (CSU) budget passed by the CSU Board of Trustees. The proposed cut fails to fund access for 10,000 new students to the CSU.

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Kayaking, Butterflies and Tales of Adventure Part of New Guinea Research Expedition Event

Dateline: 01-07-2008