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0 April 29, 2004
Volume 34 Number 11
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Rob Burton, English, had “Cheerleading and Charting the Cosmopolis: London as Linear Narrative and Contested Space” published in The Swarming Streets: Twentieth-Century Literary Representations of London by Rodopi in 2004. His book reviews of editors Nicholas O. Jungheim and Peter Robinson’s Pragmatics and Pedagogy: Proceedings of the Third Pacific Second Language Research Forum, Vol. 2 and of Rosina Marquez Reiter’s Linguistic Politeness in Britain and Uruguay: A Contrastive Study of Requests and Apologies were published in Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2003.

Jacqueline Chase, Geography and Planning, had “Regional Prestige: Cooperatives and Agroindustrial Identity in Southwest Goias, Brazil” published in Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 20, 2003.

Guy King, Geography and Planning, had “Crossing the Forty-Mile Desert” published in Overland Journal, Vol. 21, 2004.

Grants and Contracts

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, and Alan Rellaford, Communication Design, received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to conduct public involvement workshops and design identity and marketing materials for two national forest scenic byways.

Mark Stemen, Geography and Planning, received $18,000 from Aspire Homes/U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife for transplanting and maintaining four elderberry trees and for adding the endangered elderberry beetle to educational activities. He also received $25,000 from Butte County for a recycling museum that provides tours for elementary schoolchildren.

Awards and Activities

Jacqueline Chase, Geography and Planning, presented “Environmental Protection by Brazilian Exurbanites: Alternative Agriculture in Campinas, Sao Paulo” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in March.

Weikun Cheng, History, presented “Public Space, Modernity, and Women’s Multiple Identities” at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference in San Diego in March.

Jeanne Clark, English, presented “The Everyday Epic” at the second annual Arizona State University Writers Conference, “Desert Nights, Rising Stars,” in Scottsdale, Arizona, in March. She also gave a public reading from her second poetry manuscript-in-progress, The First Good Day of My Life.

Robert Davidson, English, presented “Writing for the Dead We Love: The Writer-Scholar in the 21st Century” at the national conference of the Associated Writing Programs in Chicago, Illinois, in March.

Richard Holman, Construction Management, was a consultant for developing a bicycle and pedestrian trail loop linking schools, parks, residential areas, and the business community in Red Bluff.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, had her CSU Research Award project, “Integration of SAP Technology in Finance Classrooms: Perceptions from Students and Implications for Educators,” published in Review of Business Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2004. It was also presented at and published in the Proceedings of the 2004 College Teaching and Learning Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, in March/April.

Richard Rosecrance,
Agriculture, was nominated for honorary membership in the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. Freshmen nominate faculty members who demonstrate superior teaching abilities and inspire them to excel.

Laura Sederberg, Technology and Learning, presented “Why a Rubric for Online Instruction?” at the first Western Regional Educause Conference in Sacramento in March.

Nitish Singh, Finance and Marketing, co-authored three papers accepted for the Academy of International Business conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in July: “Measuring Culture’s Influence on Web Content: The Generation of an Instrument,” “Explaining the Dynamic Capabilities of E-Commerce Corporations: In Search for an Integrative Approach,” and “Consumer Acceptance of International Web Sites: Evidence from Europe.”

Greg White, Archaeological Research Program, presented “The Archaeology of Lake County” in Lakeport’s Archaeology Around the World lecture series in February.

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