Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Humanities and Fine Arts

The cast from the spring 2006 musical 42nd Street, directed by Joel P. Rogers, musical theatre: (L to R, standing) Sarah Oddi, Sean Ridgway, Allison F. Rich. (Kneeling) Ashley Morgan Monroe.
42nd Street

New Minor in Japanese Is Approved

Foreign Languages and Literatures launched a new minor in Japanese in fall 2006.

History in the Making

Students Sarah Horylev and Patrick O’Connor, who both graduated with MAs in history in spring 2006, won awards for their research. Horylev was runner-up in the Graduate Behavioral and Social Sciences category of the statewide Annual Student Research Competition for the California State University system. O’Connor was runner-up at the history honor society’s Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference.

Art Internship at the National Portrait Gallery

Aubrie Koenig, graduate in Art and Art History and the Literary Editing Certificate Program, was a 2006 Katzenberger Smithsonian summer intern with Professor James McManus, Art and Art History. McManus is curating a Marcel Duchamp Portraits exhibition in October 2008.

Best Band

Jazz X-press, under the direction of Rocky Winslow, was judged one of the top five jazz bands at the regional competition in Reno, Nev.

Shojo MangaShojo Manga in Chico

Masami Toku, Art Education, created Shojo Manga: Girl Power!, a project that brought together artists, scholars, teachers, and fans of shojo manga (Japanese girls’ comics) in fall 2005. She curated a touring exhibition that traveled to sites in Asia and the United States.

Pianist in Paris Competition

Pianist John Milbauer reached the semifinal round of the Seventh Orleans Concours International, the most prestigious competition in the world for the performance of 20th- and 21st-century piano music, held in 2006. Milbauer was among 10 semifinalists.

Alcohol Use in the Former Soviet Union

Professor Kate Transchel, History, published Under the Influence: Working-Class Drinking, Temperance and Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1895–1932 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006).

Professor Is a Scholar and a Poet

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, received a coveted Stanford Humanities Center residential fellowship. Jollimore will join other fellows at Stanford and pursue work on a manuscript concerning loyalty. He also won the second annual Robert E. Lee and Ruth I. Wilson Award for his book of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory (Margie/Intuit House Poetry Series, 2006).

New Book by English Faculty

Rob Davidson, English, published The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells (University of Missouri Press, 2005).

In the College of Humanities and
Fine Arts, we try to lure students into a world where beauty
is its own excuse for being.

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