A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
March 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 6


Briefly Noted

Hurricane Reconstruction Project

Twenty-three students from the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management are going to New Orleans during spring break in partnership with Tulane University to participate in the Paint Rally for Public Schools, a volunteer project to clean and renovate damaged public schools. The students have held numerous fund-raising events to raise the projected $18,000 needed for transportation, food, and supplies.

North State Venture Forum

The CSU, Chico Center for Entrepreneurship and CSU, Chico Center for Economic Development were among many local businesses to sponsor a forum that showcased 13 presenting companies, almost all located in the North State, to angel and venture capital investors on March 2 in the Sierra Nevada Big Room. Speakers included Tim Draper, venture capitalist, and Sandy Baruah, U.S. Department of Commerce assistant secretary for economic development. The goal of the forum was to demonstrate that top-tier entrepreneurs exist in the North State and are candidates for investments.

Student Receives Honors at Theatre Festival

Maggie Kayes, senior theatre arts major, had great success at this year’s annual Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival for Region VIII, in Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 13–18. She was named the alternate nominee for the National Stage Management competition, to be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this spring, based upon her work, materials, and interview for the CSU, Chico fall 2005 production of Twelfth Night. Kayes also received the Stage Management Leadership award for her work in the New Play Development Workshop at this year’s festival.