A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 7, 2006 Volume 37 / Number 1


Briefly Noted

Book in Common film series

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, has been chosen as the book in common for the 2006–2007 academic year. Planned events include a film festival featuring movies with thematic elements from the book. On Sept. 7, the first movie of the series, The Island, will be shown at 9 p.m. on the Lassen Lawn. Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Boys From Brazil, and Blade Runner will be featured later in the semester. See the book in common Web site for more information: http://www.csuchico.edu/bic.

Fair Connects Volunteers with Those in Need

The Office of Faculty and Staff Assistance & Work/Life Program will hold their second annual Making a Difference in the Community Volunteer Fair in the Free Speech Area on Sept. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Various agencies that need volunteers will be present to provide information to those interested in volunteering. The fair gives students, faculty, staff, and members of the community the resources to turn the desire to volunteer into action.

Americans in Paris

A tour designed for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts will take students, alums, staff, faculty, and members of the community to France March 16–23. The faculty in residence will be English professor Tracy Butts, whose specialty is American, African American, and multicultural literature. A tax-deductible portion of the $2,200 tour fee will support student scholarships and HFA programs. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, contact Thomasin Saxe, group coordinator, x4642.