A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 12, 2005 Volume 35 / Number 8


Briefly Noted

History Students Take First and Second Place

Two graduate students took top honors at the Northern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta (the history honor society) held April 15–16 at CSU, Stanislaus. Patrick O’Connor took first place with “Mexico and Tourism, 1939–1969,” and Frances Morrow won second place with “A Shining Sliver Between Two Nations: Allocation and Pollution of Colorado River Water on the U.S. Border.” Steve Lewis, History, is Phi Alpha Theta’s faculty advisor.

Marketing Students Rack Up Wins

At the American Marketing Association collegiate competition held in New Orleans April 13–17, marketing students won two chapter awards: Outstanding Community Service and Outstanding Membership Development. The students placed second at a statewide California State University sales competition held April 1 at CSU, Sacramento. These busy students also placed third in a regional advertising competition held April 15 in San Francisco. Bill McGowan, Finance and Marketing, is the team advisor.

Mathematics Student Calculates His Way to the Top

Sophomore David Stolp ranked No. 100 in the William Lowell Putnam Competition, an exam in mathematics for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. According to Thomas Mattman, Mathematics, “To have one of our students listed among the top 100 is a singular achievement,” said Mattman. More than 3,700 students took the exam. For sample problems, go to www.kalva.demon.co.uk/putnam/putn03.html.

Theatre Arts Students Shine at Competition

The Department of Theatre Arts made an exceptionally strong showing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (ACTF), held in Phoenix in February. Susan Hargrave Pate led her cast in a scene from Everyman: Dance of Death for the ACTF Festival of Invitational Scenes. Cynthia Lammel and Gail Holbrook served as festival adjudicators and led a contingent of students in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition, in which student nominee Gia Henery made the semi-finals and student nominee Ellen Wilcox earned a performance spot as one of 16 finalists out of an original field of more than 200 nominees.