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Friday, December 1, 2006

This year's student-and-faculty-choreographed dances reflect the rich heritage of the U.S. in the presentation by Chico Dance Theatre's Showcase - Americana! In Harlen Adams Theatre Dec. 1-3.

Time: 7:00 AM

Biological Sciences Omicron Seminars: "How to Make Friends and Influence Enemies: Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides) Contend with Conspecifics and Predators in a Harsh Environment."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Holt 170

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OMICRON THETA EPSILON SEMINAR SERIES, FALL 2006 Seminars are held at 4:00 P.M. in Holt 170 A coffee hour preceding the seminar is held in Holt 171 at 3:30 P.M. “How to Make Friends and Influence Enemies: Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides) Contend with Conspecifics and Predators in a Harsh Environment.” Dr. Marcel Holyoak, Dept of Environmental Science and Policy University of Calif, Davis

Butte County World Aids Day Event

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

World AIDS Day is December 1st. The Butte County World AIDS Day Planning Committee invites you to a special event on Friday, December 1st at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 5th St. and Flume in Chico. Speaker presentations start at 6:30 pm, followed by a candlelight walk at 8:00 pm (please arrive by 7:45 for the walk). At 8:45 pm, the movie And the Band Played On will show at the Pageant Theater. The Pageant will show The Cure at 2 pm Dec. 2nd. The program and movies are free. Donations are welcome.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Adventure Outings: Samwel Cave

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578...

For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578

Adventure Outings: Upper Park Mountain Bike

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578...

For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578

Butte County World Aids Day Event

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: The Pageant Theatre

World AIDS Day is December 1st. The Butte County World AIDS Day Planning Committee invites you to a special event on Friday, December 1st at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 5th St. and Flume in Chico. Speaker presentations start at 6:30 pm, followed by a candlelight walk at 8:00 pm (please arrive by 7:45 for the walk). At 8:45 pm, the movie And the Band Played On will show at the Pageant Theater. The Pageant will show The Cure at 2 pm Dec. 2nd. The program and movies are free. Donations are welcome.

School of the Arts: Chico Dance Theatre Showcase - Americana!

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Harlen Adams Theatre

Our country is an amazing repository of cultures, and this year’s student-and-faculty-choreographed dances reflect the rich heritage of the U.S. with a grateful nod to the many countries that have contributed to our diversity. We celebrate what is successful and what is challenging; what is traditional and what is new; what is individual and what belongs to all of us. Come to this great dance show with wonderful lights, costumes, and music. Viva America! Advance tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $6 Student/Child (Reserved Seating) For more information, see: http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/chicoarts/americanapr.html

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Healing 101 Conference

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: BMU

Begins 11am and continues until 7pm both days. Practical wellness tools. Seating limited to 130 participants so register early. Sponsored by AS Yoga Club. For schedule and to register to select from 20 workshops contact gkimball@csuchico.edu or 345-8118

School of the Arts: Chico Dance Theatre Showcase - Americana!

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Harlen Adams Theatre

Our country is an amazing repository of cultures, and this year’s student-and-faculty-choreographed dances reflect the rich heritage of the U.S. with a grateful nod to the many countries that have contributed to our diversity. We celebrate what is successful and what is challenging; what is traditional and what is new; what is individual and what belongs to all of us. Come to this great dance show with wonderful lights, costumes, and music. Viva America! Advance tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $6 Student/Child (Reserved Seating)

Monday, December 4, 2006

The University Art Gallery will host an artist talk by MFA student Claire Michelet followed by a closing reception for her culminating installation.

Time: 7:00 AM

Computer Graphics Lecture Series: Rusty Mills, from Disney Studios

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Meriam Library Studio A

The Computer Graphics Lecture Series will host Guest Artist, Rusty Mills. Mr. Rusty Mills is a Five-time EmmyÆ Award-winning Producer, Director, and Animator; Mills produced some of the drop dead funniest and well animated cartoons of the last two decades. The hilarious shows, Pinky and the BrainÆ, and AnimaniacsÆ should ring a bell! Under Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, Mills was a major force in making a huge cast of animated characters. His techniques and gags are reminiscent of the old Warner Bros. shorts. Rusty”s lecture will discuss the changing landscape in modern animation. He will share a behind the scene glimpse into the making of his Emmy award winning series. Mills will also reveal how traditional animation techniques have evolved, using new digital animation tools yet retaining the magic of bringing characters to life. This lecture is free to the public. The Computer Graphics Lecture Series is sponsored by Associated Students, The College of ECC, the Computer Science and Art Departments. If you have questions about this lecture or other lectures in the series, contact Rick Vertolli, x4421

University Art Gallery Hosts Artist Claire Michelet with Reception Following

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Taylor Hall

The University Art Gallery will host an artist talk by MFA student Claire Michelet next Mon., Dec. 4 at 4:30pm, followed by a closing reception for her culminating installation, 5-6:30 PM. The talk and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Taylor Hall, room 111.

Live Show Concert Sponsored by RHAPS

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: BMU Aditorium

For more information, see the Web Site: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=226

1078 Gallery & Writer's Voice Presents Prose & Poetry Reading: Sharon May & Sholeh Wolpe

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, Chico

Sharon May co-edited “In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia.” Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New American Voices 2008, the Chicago Tribune, Tin House, StoryQuarterly, Manoa, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2005 Robie Macauley Award for Fiction, and two finalist prizes in the Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. She was born to an Iranian mother and American father, and has worked in Cambodian refugee camps, researching the Khmer Rouge for the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Chico. Currently, she is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she is completing a novel in stories that centers around Cambodia. Sholeh WolpÈ is a poet, literary translator and writer. She is the author of HYPERLINK “http://www.redhen.org/scarsaloon.htm”The Scar Saloon (Red Hen Press), and has a CD by the same title (Refuge Studios). Her translations of selected poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, arguably the most significant female Iranian poet of the twentieth century, is forthcoming in the fall of 2007 from the University of Arkansas Press. Her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide. Sholeh was born in Iran but spent most of her teen years in the Caribbean and Europe. She currently lives in Los Angeles. For more information: HYPERLINK “http://www.1078gallery.org/”www.1078gallery.org or contact:Rob Davidson, Assistant Professor Department of English, CSU, Chico, 898.6457. $2 suggested donation.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

"Paris Was a Woman," a film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors in the early decades of the 20th century will be shown this evening in Ayres 106.

Time: 7:00 AM

Graduate Students Writers Workshop Reading

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: BMU 210

The reading will feature poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from the English Department’s current group of graduate creative writing students: Erik Armstrong, Diana Bishop, Boaz Clunie, Chris Cullen, Shelby Goddard, Don McCrea-Hendrick, Sarah Knowlton, Lisa Trombley, Melissa Palmer, Evan Peterson, Kelly Smith, Kim Weir, and Jennifer White. For more information, call 898.6457 http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/events/writersVoice.shtml

University Film Series: Paris Was a Woman

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Ayres 106

Paris Was a Woman (1996, UK) 75 min. DVD. Directed by Greta Schiller. Hosted by Sarah Pike, Department of Religious Studies and Humanities Center Board. Part of the Humanities Center”s “The Built Environment” theme. A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century. Utilizing ground-breaking research and newly discovered home movies, Paris Was a Woman recreates the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Tuesdays, 7:30pm in the Little Theatre (Ayres 106) $3 suggested donation http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/filmseries.html#dec

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Janet Turner Print Museum Exhibit, "Master Inspiration," is on display through Dec. 12 .

Time: 7:00 AM

Work/Life Seminar: "De-stress Through Jewelry Making"

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: “De-stress Through Jewelry Making” † Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Time: 12:05p.m. ñ 12:55p.m. Location: Kendall 207/209 Facilitator: Bella”s Beads...

“De-stress Through Jewelry Making” † Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Time: 12:05p.m. ñ 12:55p.m. Location: Kendall 207/209 Facilitator: Bella”s Beads

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The classic ballet, "The Nutcracker," will be presented in Laxson Auditorium tonight through Dec. 9.

Time: 7:00 AM

Anthropology Forum: Retail, Representation, and Rights in Wounaan Art and Landscapes

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Ayres 120

“Retail, Representation, and Rights in Wounaan Art and Landscapes” will be presented at the Anthropology Forum on Thurs., Dec. 7, 4pm - 5pm in Ayres 120 by Dr. Julie Velasquez Runk of the School of American Research, Santa Fe. The public is invited.

President's Student Leadership Reception

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: BMU Aditorium

For more information, see the Web Site: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=226

Writer's Voice Presents Watershed Magazine Prose & Poetry Reading

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Trinity 100

Writer”s Voice presents Watershed literary magazine Prose & Poetry Reading on Thurs., Dec. 7, 7.30pm in Trinity 100. Contributors to the fall issue of Watershed will read from their fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Copies of the magazine will be available for $5. This reading is free & open to the public. For more information, contact: Casey Huff or Beth Spencer, Department of English, at 898-5983.

Chico Performances Presents: Nutcracker - Holiday Ballet

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Laxson Auditorium

Holiday Ballet Nutcracker “A memorable night for the whole family.” - The Chico News and Review “And visions of sugar plums danced in her head …” Who can deny Nutcracker’s magic? Tchaikovsky’s traditional holiday classic returns to the stage of Laxson to entertain and delight the whole family. Chico Community Ballet brings this enchanting holiday treat alive, with elaborate costumes, sets, and dancing. Enter the magical world of dreams with dancing snowflakes and flowers, battling mice and soldiers, a visit to the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the final battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. A memorable experience for the whole family!

$23 Premium $18 Adult $16 Senior $14 Student/Child

More information is available online.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Northern California Local Government Leadership Development Program - The Leader"s Role in Budget and Finance

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: Redding City Hall Community Room, 777 Cypress Avenue

Northern California Local Government Leadership Development Program - The Leader”s Role in Budget and Finance Time: 9:00 AM to 4 PM. Location: Redding City Hall Community Room, 777 Cypress Avenue. Description: The Leader”s Role in Budget and Finance offers participants a unique opportunity for meeting the financial management challenges facing today”s leaders. Participants will experience a variety of approaches to develop leadership creating and managing realistic and sustainable budgets through a well-communicated, team-based approach incorporating proper and professional standards.

Ring in the holiday season with the annual Glorious Sounds of the Season! concert tonight through Dec. 10.

Time: 7:00 AM

Humanities Center Friday Symposium: "Performing Arts in Southeast Asia: Ancient Stories in a Modern World"

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Trinity 100/126

Daniel Schindler Department of Theatre Arts, CSU-Chico, and Annaliese Baker, Department of Theatre, CSU-Fresno, “Performing Arts in Southeast Asia: Ancient Stories in a Modern World” Humanities Center Friday Symposium, 3-5pm, Trinity 100/126 Humanities Center Director: Laird Easton, 898-4284 http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/symposia.html This presentation will explore the performing arts in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Many of these dramatic forms date back to the 14th century and directly reflect the people, their land, and their history. Examples will be shown of traditional and rural performances, music, dance, and various puppetry forms including rod puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes, and water puppets.

Biological Sciences Omicron Seminars: "Waterfowl and Wetlands of North America, a Photographic Journey"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Holt 170

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OMICRON THETA EPSILON SEMINAR SERIES, FALL 2006 Seminars are held at 4:00 P.M. in Holt 170 A coffee hour preceding the seminar is held in Holt 171 at 3:30 P.M. “Waterfowl and Wetlands of North America, a Photographic Journey” MR. GARY KRAMER Author of “Flyways, A Celebration of Waterfowl and Wetlands”

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Adventure Outings: Woody's Hot Springs - Finals Prep

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578...

For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578

School of the Arts: Glorious Sounds of the Season

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Harlen Adams Theatre

CSU, Chico”s Department of Music and the School of the Arts rings in the holiday season with the annual Glorious Sounds of the Season! concert, a fundraiser for music scholarships. This Chico holiday tradition is a kaleidoscopic concert that sets the tone for the season. Performers include the 200-voice choral Union, the Gospel Choir, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Faculty Handbell Ensemble, the Early Music Ensemble, and the University Organ, as well as the Children’s Choir of Chico. This is a sell-out event, so get your tickets early and support student scholarships! Tickets, at $20 for all seats, are available in advance in Chico at the University Box Office (898-6333) and Terrace Pharmacy, and in Paradise at the House of Color; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For disability-related accommodations, please call 898-4325. For more information, see: http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/chicoarts/gloriouspr.html Presented December 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 10 at 2 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Humanities Center Gallery: Visiting Ceramicist Karl McDade

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: Trinity Hall

Drawing on Classicism Recent Work by Karl McDade November 6-December 20, 2006 For more information: http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/gallery.html

Adventure Outings: Carl Miller Yurt

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578...

For more information, see: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=578

School of the Arts: Glorious Sounds of the Season

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Harlen Adams Theatre

CSU, Chico”s Department of Music and the School of the Arts rings in the holiday season with the annual Glorious Sounds of the Season! concert, a fundraiser for music scholarships. This Chico holiday tradition is a kaleidoscopic concert that sets the tone for the season. Performers include the 200-voice choral Union, the Gospel Choir, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Faculty Handbell Ensemble, the Early Music Ensemble, and the University Organ, as well as the Children’s Choir of Chico. This is a sell-out event, so get your tickets early and support student scholarships! Tickets, at $20 for all seats, are available in advance in Chico at the University Box Office (898-6333) and Terrace Pharmacy, and in Paradise at the House of Color; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For disability-related accommodations, please call 898-4325. For more information, see: http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/chicoarts/gloriouspr.html Presented December 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 10 at 2 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dingily Dangly, an exhibit of works by CSU, Chico's art students, continues through Dec. 15 in the Humanities Center Gallery.

Time: 7:00 AM

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Paleontologist Greg Liggett tells us that there are fossils to be found in more than 600 localities throughout the North State.

Time: 12:00 AM

University Film Series shows "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" tonight.

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975, USA) 97 min. VHS. Directed by Dennis Heroux. Hosted by Laird Easton, Department of History and Humanities Center Director. Eschewing conventional narrative, this film transforms Mort Shuman and Eric...

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975, USA) 97 min. VHS. Directed by Dennis Heroux. Hosted by Laird Easton, Department of History and Humanities Center Director. Eschewing conventional narrative, this film transforms Mort Shuman and Eric Blau”s beloved 35-song stage revue into an infectious movie musical that showcases both Brel”s astonishing songwriting breadth and the resourceful audacity of “70s filmmaking. Belgian born Brel”s richly sensual, uncompromising, and lyrical songs provide a simultaneously ecstatic and tragic framework for this flamboyant and moving film. Heroux utilizes everything from puppetry to location photography to shepherd Brel”s music far beyond the proscenium-bound horizon. Working from the surreal imagery and concrete emotions with which Brel laced his lyrics, songwriter Mort Shuman (himself cocreator of some of the most memorable hit songs for the Drifters and Elvis Presley) transforms Brel”s French chansons into lushly romantic yet unsentimental English language versions. Shuman, Elly Stone, and Joe Masiell give voice to Brel”s tangos and boleros in an explosion of settings that are inexhaustibly imaginative and intimate. But the true showstopper offers Brel himself singing his signature, “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” in a sequence that ranks as one of the most powerfully understated and sincere musical performances ever put on film. Tuesdays, 7:30pm in the Little Theatre (Ayres 106) $3 suggested donation http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/filmseries.html#dec

Janet Turner Print Museumt: Master Inspiration

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Laxson

CSU, Chico”s School of the Arts presents Art Exhibit: Master Inspiration, Nov. 15 - Dec. 12, M-F 11am to 4pm in the HYPERLINK “http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/turner.html” Janet Turner Print Museum, 2nd floor of Laxson Auditorium, California State University, Chico COST/TICKETS: Free and open to the public ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Masters such a Toulouse Lautrec have prints from the Turner Collection matched with student design projects from Art Professor Karen Vanderpool”s Spring 2006 Art 122 color theory class.. Contact: Catherine Sullivan, 898-4476

University Film Series: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Ayres 106

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975, USA) 97 min. VHS. Directed by Dennis Heroux. Hosted by Laird Easton, Department of History and Humanities Center Director. Eschewing conventional narrative, this film transforms Mort Shuman and Eric Blau”s beloved 35-song stage revue into an infectious movie musical that showcases both Brel”s astonishing songwriting breadth and the resourceful audacity of “70s filmmaking. Belgian born Brel”s richly sensual, uncompromising, and lyrical songs provide a simultaneously ecstatic and tragic framework for this flamboyant and moving film. Heroux utilizes everything from puppetry to location photography to shepherd Brel”s music far beyond the proscenium-bound horizon. Working from the surreal imagery and concrete emotions with which Brel laced his lyrics, songwriter Mort Shuman (himself cocreator of some of the most memorable hit songs for the Drifters and Elvis Presley) transforms Brel”s French chansons into lushly romantic yet unsentimental English language versions. Shuman, Elly Stone, and Joe Masiell give voice to Brel”s tangos and boleros in an explosion of settings that are inexhaustibly imaginative and intimate. But the true showstopper offers Brel himself singing his signature, “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” in a sequence that ranks as one of the most powerfully understated and sincere musical performances ever put on film. Tuesdays, 7:30pm in the Little Theatre (Ayres 106) $3 suggested donation http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/filmseries.html#dec

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dingily Dangly, an exhibit of works by CSU, Chico's art students, continues through Dec. 15 in the Humanities Center Gallery.

Time: 7:00 AM

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Attend a reception for student artists' who are exhibiing their work in "DINGILY DANGLY" this evening at 5 pm.

Time: 7:00 AM

Humanities Center Gallery Hosts a Reception for Student Artist's Display, DINGILY DANGLY

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Dingily Dangly Works by Art Students at Chico State December 5-15, 2006 http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/gallery.html The Humanities Center Gallery at California State University, Chico, will be exhibiting Dingily Dangly, works by art students who call themselves SOS (Search Out Space), December 5-15....

Dingily Dangly Works by Art Students at Chico State December 5-15, 2006 http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/gallery.html The Humanities Center Gallery at California State University, Chico, will be exhibiting Dingily Dangly, works by art students who call themselves SOS (Search Out Space), December 5-15. SOS is advised by art professor Michael Bishop, and this show will be curated by art faculty and staff David Barta, Amy Bloch, and Matthew Looper. The gallery is open M-F, 8-5. A reception will be held Thursday, December 14, 5-7pm. For information, call 898-4642.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Humanities Center Gallery: Student Artwork Presentation - DINGILY DANGLY

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: Humanities Center Gallery

Dingily Dangly Works by Art Students at CSU, Chico December 5-15, 2006 http://www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/gallery.html The Humanities Center Gallery at California State University, Chico, will be exhibiting Dingily Dangly, works by art students who call themselves SOS (Search Out Space), December 5-15. SOS is advised by art professor Michael Bishop, and this show will be curated by art faculty and staff David Barta, Amy Bloch, and Matthew Looper. The gallery is open M-F, 8-5. A reception will be held Thursday, December 14, 5-7pm. For information, call 898-4642.

Campus will be closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. Regular office hours will resume Jan. 2

Time: 7:00 AM

Chico Performances Presents: The Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It On The Mountain - Holiday Celebration

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Laxson Auditorium

“Melt under the mistletoe and feel groovy” - BBC Review The Blind Boys of Alabama are back, this time with their award-winning Christmas performance entitled Go Tell It On The Mountain. Featuring such holiday fare as “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Little Drummer Boy,” the Blind Boys are simply the best gospel performers in the world. For more information see http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/index.php?page=performances&performer=Blind_Boys

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Wildcat Athletics: Men's Basketball vs Cal State Stanislaus

Time: 7:00 PM

Friday, December 22, 2006

Wildcat Athletics: Men's Basketball vs Seattle University

Time: 7:30 PM

Laxson Auditorium

Laxson Auditorium

Accessibility
Accommodations

California State University, Chico is committed to making its programs accessible to all those who wish to enjoy live performances. For information about our services, which include wheelchair seating and assistive listening devices, please call the University Box Office at 898-5791 or the TDD line at 898-6856 during Box Office hours.

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