A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
April 13, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 7


Briefly Noted

Court Theatre Returns This Summer

The new season includes three main-stage favorites: Some Enchanted Evening, Barefoot in the Park, and Beauty and the Beast. Brand new this summer will be two second-stage productions. The Weir is a collection of ghost stories guaranteed to make you keep looking over your shoulder. The Club is a one-act musical about seven men in a turn-of-the-century men’s club ... or are they men? Joel P. Rogers, artistic director of Court Theatre, will invite several guest directors and designers for the new season. For more information, call x5351.

Housing Construction Approved

The CSU Board of Trustees approved the University’s request to construct a new residence hall and dining center (Phase 1). The residence hall will accommodate approximately 170 undergraduate students. The dining center will replace Whitney Dining with the capacity to serve the current residence hall student population and as many as 900 additional students in anticipation of student housing expansion. The schedule calls for Phase 1 to be completed during the 2008–2009 academic year.

Alumna Film Included in New York Festival

Conversation in Veil, a 15-minute documentary by Giety Epting (BA, Art ’72; MA, Art, ’74), will be shown at the New York International Film and Video Festival on May 7. Appearing in the film are images of and interviews with women and men from Northern California who reflect on the experience of wearing “the veil” similar to that worn by many Muslim women.

Student Newspaper Wins Statewide Honor

On March 4, The Orion won top honors for its online edition (www.orion-online.net) among nondaily collegiate newspapers in the state. The competition was held by the California College Media Association, a statewide organization of four-year college and university journalism programs. The competition for General Web Site Excellence was judged by Web professionals in the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. The Orion also won awards for best overall design; best news, sports, and feature photos; best illustration; and best headlines.

NSF Grant for Eagle Lake Field Station

Gordon Wolfe and Michael Marchetti, Biological Sciences, received a $24,970 National Science Foundation grant to develop a master plan for the Eagle Lake Biological Field Station, located in remote Lassen County on the second-largest freshwater lake in California, and one of the most pristine. The management plan will help sustain the station in the near term and plan for future development. The two-year effort will involve student classes doing building and site assessments and environmental impact surveys, and workshops for potential station users. A development firm will be hired to produce a master plan from the user input and student data.