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ORION SHINES CSU, CHICO'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER
THE ORION, was named best college weekly in the Society of Professional Journalists Newspaper of the Year competition in June 2001. This is the third time in four years that The Orion has won the award. In August 2001, it received the first-place award for general excellence in 2000 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

CSU, CHICO'S FORNESIC TEAM PLACED FIRST IN THE WESTERN division of intercollegiate debate, with more than 200 universities participating. Graduate student Kristi Morioka was awarded Critic of the Year at the national competition.

FOUR TEACHER CANDIDATES FROM THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION received $20,000 Governor’s Teaching Fellowships, which support teachers preparing to teach in low-performing schools.

TWO GRANTS TOTALING $73,000 WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES for special education faculty to assess intern teacher performance and pupil growth. Interns and faculty will then develop instruction based on pupil needs. More than 100 special education interns staff classrooms in our 14-county region.

AL JACKSON, RECREATION AND PARKS MANAGEMENT, RECEIVED THE National Society of Parks and Recreation Educators Innovating Teaching Award. Jackson has developed summer day camp and international military recreation programs that provide unique opportunities for students to work with children.

ADDRESSING THE TEACHER SHORTAGE:
A LIBERAL STUDIES ONLINE DEGREE completion program debuted in 2001 for students in elementary education. More than 1,400 students are enrolled as liberal studies majors. The online program allows more students to complete the teacher preparation program quickly, helping address California’s impending teacher shortage.

“I have to tell you, your students just knocked our socks off—what a great group! We hope every one of them joins us!” —Andie Hayman, national recruiter for Marriott, Western Region

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