Students, with Professor Emilyn Sheffield, right, trim bushes at Alcatraz as part of a six-day, spring break recreation course on National Park Service Learning.
National Art Educator of the Year
Cris Guenter, Education, received the 2008 National Art Educator of the Year award from the National Art Education Association, given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service. Guenter also won Outstanding Teacher in 2000.
Long Friendship With Korean Educators
Professor Charles Zartman, Professional Studies in Education, and several colleagues were invited to the Chungcheongbuk Provincial Office of Education in Korea to celebrate 20 years of collaboration in a Summer Institute that has brought 700 Korean English teachers to Chico.
The Orion Still Sets the Standard
The Orion student newspaper has won 10 Pacemaker Awards and has been elected into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. This year the online version of the paper, The Orion Online, won a national Pacemaker Award for excellence in online newspaper production. About 100 students work with Professor David Waddell, Journalism, to produce the paper.
$3.4 Million to Improve North State Education
Faculty in the School of Education added $2 million in continued grant and contract funding to improve education services in the region. Education faculty working with Natural Sciences faculty received $944,415 for a four-year professional development grant in early grades mathematics. Upward Bound was awarded $1,149,381 for college preparatory programs emphasizing preparatory training in math, science, and English as a second language.
Supersizing Physical Education
Kinesiology professor Josh Trout is helping overweight children learn to love physical activity, and helping the adults in their lives design PE programs that address their unique issues. Trout has co-authored Supersized PE: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Teaching Overweight Students (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2008) with David Kahan, San Diego State University.
Professor Occupies Prestigious Chair
Barbara Sudick, Communication Design, was named Nierenberg Chair of Design at Carnegie-Mellon University for the 2008–2009 academic year.
Communication Sciences Graduate Student Honored
Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, who is pursuing a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, received the prestigious 2008 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.