Students Display Work
Art professor Cameron Crawford, top row
center, and his students in Advanced Ceramics were invited
to show their work in the 14th annual California Conference
for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, one of the largest ceramic
sculpture conferences in the world, held in Davis, California,
in May 2003. Shown with their works are, bottom row, left
to right, Jennifer Woodin, Randy
Bricco, Jackson Shedd; middle: Margaret
Wolf, Andy Granskog, Shaden
Mousa; top: Harmony Doughten, Crawford,
and Professor Susan Whitmore.
Program Opens Door into Music Industry
A bachelor of arts degree in music
industry and technology is one of the few programs in
the country that provides an opportunity for musicians to
become professionals in the recording industry. Wild Oak Records,
the program's student-run label, released its fourth CD,
Bands Gone Wild, in November 2002.
Expert Explains Homeland Security
“Bunker Mentality Stock Up” by Kenneth
appeared in The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2003.
Rose is the author of One Nation Underground: The Fallout
Shelter in American Culture (New York University Press,
Alum Takes Best of Show
Graduate Jeff Goolsby won Best of Show
in the annual California State University Media Arts Festival
in November 2002. His entry, Been There, also won
the Rosebud Award for best in category, Mixed Media, Long
Historian Is Expert on East Asia
History department chair James Matray was
interviewed on the Jan. 8, 2003, National Public Radio's All
Things Considered and the Feb. 10 ABC Nightline
about the impact of the Korean War, including how it contributed
to the current crisis with North Korea. Matray is the author
of East Asia and the United States: An Encyclopedia of
Relations Since 1784 (Greenwood Press, 2002).
California Arts Council Honors Artists
Sculptors Sheri Simons and Michael
Bishop, art and art history professors, were two
of 26 artists selected by the California Arts Council to receive
the 2002-2003 Artist Fellowship Award.
Awards Recognize Student Achievement
Amber Miller, the CSU, Chico 2003 Kruschke
Prize winner, was one of 30 pianists accepted to the Chautauqua
School of Music summer program in New York.
English graduate students Kendall Leon
and Rosalinda Morish received the $5,500
California State University Graduate Equity Fellowship and
the $3,000 CSU Predoctoral Summer Research Stipend, respectively.
Linguists Study Endangered Languages
Frank Li and Graham Thurgood,
linguists in the Department
of English, received more than $188,000 from the National
Science Foundation for research on three endangered languages
spoken in China: Tast, Anong, and Oroqen.
Fiction Writer Wins
English professor Paul Eggers won the 2003
Paterson Fiction Prize, from the Poetry Center in Paterson,
New Jersey, for his collection, How the Water Feels
(Southern Methodist University Press, 2002). He received a
$20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant for 2002-2003
to work on his second novel.
The Birds, February
Theatre Company Invited to Festival
Director Cynthia Lammel and company were
invited to present a scene from The Birds at the
regional festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre
Festival in February 2003. This is the fourth year Chico received
the coveted invitation.
Theatre Professor Receives Award
In February 2003 Randy Wonzong, theatre
arts, received an Excellence in Education award from the
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the national
organization for theatre education in American universities.