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High Honor for Ag Teacher
Cynthia Daley, animal bio-technology, received
one of the highest honors given to teachers of agriculture
from the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture
and Renewal Resources. The Outstanding Teacher Award was presented
to Daley in June 2002. Daley has received more than $1 million
in grants to develop research programs in assisted reproductive
technologies and alternative uses for agricultural wastes.
Jon Hooper, recreation and parks management,
was named the Raymond F. Dasmann Professional of the Year
for the Western Section of the Wildlife Society. Hooper teaches
natural resource communication workshops to professionals
and has done research on animal welfare and rights for the
Department of Defense.
CSU, Chico faculty advisers have garnered national recognition
for their dedication, enthusiasm, and skill in service to
students. In the last 15 years, CSU, Chico advisers have won
eight Outstanding Adviser awards from the National Academic
Advising Association (NACADA). CSU, Chico has also received
the Outstanding Advising Program award from NACADA.
How to Learn Physics
Physics professor Xueli Zou has been at
the forefront of creating innovative physics learning laboratories.
Zou is a member of the Physics Education Research Group, which
trains the next generation of physics education leaders. With
a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Zou
and her colleagues in the physics department have implemented
an “active learning system” that teaches students
to creatively design and solve their own real-world problems.
Excellence Award for Teacher of Teachers
Deborah Summers, education, was one of
nine teachers to receive the California Association of Teachers
of English Classroom Excellence Award in February 2002. Summers
is the coordinator of the single-subject credential program
for middle and high school teachers. She was nominated for
the award for her teaching excellence and commitment to mentoring
teachers in training.
A Novel Award
Paul Eggers, English, received a $20,000
National Endowment for the Arts grant for 20022003 to work
on his second novel. The award was based on his first novel,
Saviors, and was one of about 25 awards out of 1,300 entries
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