Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Communication and Education

Cover of Reconstructing the View:
Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

Photographer publishes New Book

Byron Wolfe, Communication Design, published Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe in fall 2012. The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum are sponsoring a touring exhibition for the book that will begin at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York in fall 2013.

Science Education Gets Big Boost

Michael Kotar, Education, and Julie Monet, Science Education and Geological and Environmental Sciences, received a $1 million grant from the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue teacher-driven professional development through Teachers’ PD INC.

No Excuses! Documents PE Program in Harlem

CSU, Chico students in the option in Physical Education Teacher Education under the guidance of Cathrine Himberg, Kinesiology, worked with teachers and children at the inner-city Children’s Storefront School in Harlem to develop a PE program under the constraints of limited funds and physical spaces. Communication design students worked with Professor John Roussell to create a documentary of the project, No Excuses! The film is due out in 2013.

Journalism Professors Receive Professional Awards

Susan Weisinger, Journalism chair, was selected as one of three professors nationwide for a Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Social Media Externship award. She studied social media at The Oregonian in summer 2012. Debra Johnson, advisor to Tehama Group Communications, was selected by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations to participate in its 2012 Fellowship for Educators program. She worked with key public relations professionals at the offices of APS, an energy service company in Arizona.

Helping Children with Autism get on ‘TRACK’

Teacher candidates being prepared to teach adapted physical education to students with disabilities will participate in Training and Research for Autism and Collaboration in Kinesiology (TRACK) funded by a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Professor Rebecca Lytle, Kinesiology, will direct TRACK.

‘Get Moving’ Offers a New Kind of PE

Adapted physical activity students will be trained as Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) coaches by Marci Pope, Kinesiology, as part of the “Get Moving South County” project. Get Moving is a Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion project that trains teachers in PE. It is funded by a $623,863 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mediation in the Middle East

Michael Leitner, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, is conducting research studies in Israel on conflict mitigation through sports with three organizations: Mifalot, the Peres Center for Peace, and The Friendship Games. The first two programs bring together Jewish and Palestinian youth in soccer and the third includes youth from many countries to promote cross-border friendships.



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