||April 29, 2004
Volume 34 Number 11
||A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators,
and friends of California State University, Chico
From the President's Desk
Librarian at Large
PR Student Wins International Award
Erica Gandy, a senior public relations student, won a major award from
the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The IABC
Gold Quill Sharon Berzok Award is presented to a student who achieves
the highest standard of public relations excellence and who demonstrates
a strong commitment to the communication field. Gandy spearheaded the
writing and production of the 2003 edition of Link, CSU, Chico’s
College of Business magazine. Gandy’s team at Tehama Group Communications,
a student-managed public relations agency, was also honored.
Phi Kappa Phi Ceremony
CSU, Chico’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will hold an Initiation
and Medallion Ceremony May 5, at 3:30 pm in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.
A reception will follow. The ceremony honors 167 Phi Kappa Phi members
graduating this spring, and 117 new members will be initiated into the
society. Undergraduate members represent the top 5 percent of their class
within their college; graduates the top 2.5 percent within their college.
Amazonian Symposium May 7
As part of the Humanities Center Symposia series, visiting scholar Candace
Slater will present “The Amazon: Current Thinking, New Directions”
on May 7 at 3 pm in Trinity 126. Slater is Marian E. Koshland Distinguished
Professor in the Humanities and director of the Townsend Center for the
Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author
of Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon (2001), Dance of the Dolphin:
Transformation and Disenchantment in the Amazonian Imagination (1994),
and Stories on a String: The Brazilian Literatura de Cordel (1989). Slater
is married to President Paul Zingg.
Bidwell Book Makes Times Bestseller List
Just kidding. But John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of
a Pioneer, 1841–1900, by Michael Gillis and Michael Magliari, is
now available in paperback. The book has had a successful publishing history:
the first printing of 750 copies sold out in six weeks; the second printing,
also of 750 copies, sold out in about six months. The paperback edition
is available at the Bidwell Mansion Visitors Center, and will soon be
available at the A.S. Bookstore and Barnes and Noble in Chico. Magliari
noted that the publisher does not plan to publish any more hardcover copies.