A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
February 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 5


Briefly Noted

Menís soccer team member named to national advisory committee

Dan Dickson, a member of the Chico State men’s soccer team, was recently named an at-large representative to the NCAA Division II national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Dickson, a sophomore goalkeeper from Half Moon Bay, will join other student-athletes from across the country charged with the responsibility of representing the voice of the student-athlete in the NCAA governance structure.

Join a Relay for Life team

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is one of Chico’s largest fund-raisers and will be held at CSU, Chico Stadium, June 10 and 11. Last year, the University Staff Council sponsored two teams with more than 30 people. Overall, 1,500 people took part in Chico’s relay, and raised $280,000 for the Cancer Society. Teams are forming now. Contact Kathy Favor, kfavor@csuchico.edu.

Two receive Lantis professorships

On Feb. 2, President Zingg announced the selection of David Colson, Music, and Michelle Neyman Morris, Nutrition and Food Sciences, as the recipients of the first David W. and Helen E. F. Lantis University Professorships. Colson will travel to India, where he will be a resident fellow at the Sanskriti Foundation and share his creative ideas with an international community of artists. Neyman Morris will train nutrition majors to serve as peer counselors to encourage other students to make healthy food choices.

Perelman will keynote colloquium in South Africa

Michael Perelman, Economics, will be the lead speaker for a colloquium on “Economics, Society, and Nature” at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, Feb. 28–March 4. Perelman’s talk is titled “Primitive Accumulation & Privatization,” in which he will compare how people were deprived of their access to resources centuries ago with the privatization of resources like water today.