INSIDE Chico State
0 April 3, 2003
Volume 33 Number 13
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






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Choral Singers Perform Timely Piece

CSU, Chico Chamber Singers and a choral group from CSU, Fresno recently performed a piece inspired by the tragedy of Sept. 11. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” was presented March 15 at the California Music Educators Convention in Pasadena. Composer Bradley Nelson described the piece as a “dramatic, powerful choral statement about the anger and chaos of war.” Jeffrey Gemmell, director of choral activities at CSU, Chico, said the 16-minute piece is rich in variety, including “dissonant harmonies, warm melodies, and even shouting.” The Chamber Singers will perform “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” along with other selections, at their spring concert on April 12 and 13. See page 4 for story.

Athletics: Good News and Bad News

The CSU, Chico men’s golf team is number one in the nation, for the first time ever, according to March 11 rankings on the Web site Golfstat. The bad news is that the women’s basketball team came up short against Seattle Pacific, the nation’s number one team. On March 14, the Wildcats fell 81-70 in the opening round of the NCAA Western Regional Basketball Tournament in Seattle. First-year head coach Lynne DeYoung led her team to its first appearance in the Western Regional since 1996. “This is a group of players who has endured a ton of adversity over the last two seasons, and I’m proud to coach them,” DeYoung said.

Last Chance at Wildflower Walks

The Bidwell Environmental Institute and the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve are offering two wildflower walks on April 12 and 20. Nancy Hawley will lead the walks, which will take approximately two hours. Bring a field guide for identifying flowers. Meet at 9 am at the Park and Ride on Highway 32; car pools leave from there. No pets are allowed. Rain within 24 hours of the trip will cause cancellation. For more information, contact Roger Lederer at x6317.

Join Colleagues at Staff Awards Luncheon

The Staff Spring Awards Luncheon will be Thursday, April 24, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Proceeds from the recent Staff Council “Evening for Two” drawing will help fund the luncheon. Susan Dobra, lecturer in the philosophy department, was one of 10 lucky winners. Dobra won dinner and a stay for two at Lake Oroville Bed and Breakfast.

Italian Interlude

The Department of Music is sponsoring a tour of Italy Nov. 20–29 as part of the Opera Workshop program. Music professor Ying Yeh will accompany the tour. Highlights include the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery, and Doge’s Palace. Contact the tour leader, Thomasin Saxe, director of special projects, Humanities and Fine Arts, at x4642 for more information.

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