A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 8, 2005 Volume 36 / Number 1


Briefly Noted

How to Throw a Safe Party

As part of the efforts to combat high-risk drinking by students, CSU, Chico is distributing “The Ultimate Party Guide,” which includes tips for how to plan and put on a safe and lawful party and how to avoid problems. In addition, a newly established phone line, the Student Concern line, has been launched for students to call with concerns or reports about hazing, violence, and alcohol or drug abuse. These efforts are funded by a federal research $178,000 grant to curtail collegiate alcohol abuse.

Summer O Peer Advisors

For the fifth year in a row, Summer Orientation peer advisors had presentation proposals accepted by the National Orientation Directors Association conference in November in Miami, Florida. “This is a huge honor. The majority of attendees are professional staff,” says Amy Lance, Summer Orientation coordinator.

Lifelong Learning Institute Award Granted

The CSU, Chico Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a peer-led, learning-in-retirement organization, was awarded second-year funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The $100,000 grant follows last year’s grant supporting the establishment of an Osher institute on campus. In 2004, CSU, Chico opened an Osher institute and incorporated Prime Timers, the existing learning-in-retirement organization.

Visit Historic Mexico

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is offering a trip to Mexico Jan. 11–20, 2006. The tour includes five nights in Mexico City, two in Jalapa, and two in Papantla. History professor Steve Lewis will be faculty-in-residence; his areas of expertise include Chiapas and the Mexican Revolution and post revolution. A professional tour director will accompany the group. Contact Thomasin Saxe, group coordinator, for more information, at tsaxe@csuchico.edu.