A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
October 13, 2005 Volume 36 / Number 2


Briefly Noted

Smashing Good Time, Oct. 31

Get in the Halloween spirit as the Society of Physics Students presents the 18th annual Pumpkin Drop, Monday. Oct. 31, at noon on the south side of Butte Hall. Students will demonstrate Galileo Galilei’s Law of Falling Bodies by dropping pumpkins from an upper floor. Guest appearances by Albert Einstein and Aristotle.

Poetry on Tap for Writer’s Voice, Nov. 3

Josh McKinney, CSU, Sacramento, will read from The Novice Mourner for the Writer’s Voice series on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 pm, in Trinity Hall 100. The book won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and was published last month by Bear Star Press. Judith Minty says of this book, “These handsomely crafted poems are remarkable—not only for their intelligence and use of language, but for their blend of sensitivity and strength. On his journey to recover the ‘lost child,’ Joshua McKinney’s belief in innocence never wavers … I immediately trust the voice of these poems, the story that is being told, and I am deeply moved by it.”

Beverly Ford Supports Healthy Workplaces

Beverly Ford, director of the Office of Faculty and Staff Assistance and Work/Life Program, was appointed chair of the statewide Psychologically Healthy Workplace Initiative, a special committee of the California Psychological Association (CPA). She will work with companies, organizations, and educational institutions to identify employers who use innovative programs and policies that help enhance the well-being of their employees. If you know of a company or organization worthy of such recognition, contact Ford at x4645.

Habsburg Empire Tour

Visit Budapest, Vienna, and Prague on this Humanities and Fine Arts tour, May 30–June 9, 2006. Faculty-in-residence is Laird Easton, History. The $2,874 package includes airfare, hotels, several meals, and much more. A portion of the cost goes to HFA scholarships and programs. Go to www.csuchico.edu/hfa/travel for more information or call Thomasin Saxe at x4642.