A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
November 9, 2006 Volume 37 / Number 3

 

Achievements

Publications

Christine Goulding, Foreign Languages and Literatures, received a contract from Prentice-Hall to co-author a new intermediate German textbook, Immer weiter. She also published book reviews in the journal German Studies Review and the Lessing Yearbook.

George Keithley, professor emeritus, English, had his essay on the Civil War, “Redbud and Remembrance,” published in the spring 2006 issue of the Sewanee Review.

Michael Marchetti, Biological Sciences, had “Invasions and Habitat Change as Drivers of Diversity Loss among California’s Freshwater Fishes” published in Conservation Biology 2006 and “Predicting Exotic Fishes in Freshwater Systems: Freshwater Fishes in California as a Model” published in BioScience, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2006.

Jennifer Meadows, Communication Design, co-edited Communication Technology Update, 10th Edition (Focal Press/Elsevier, July 2006). She also authored the chapters on pay television services and home networking technologies.

Terry W. Noel, Management, co-authored “The Importance of Learning Goals Versus Outcome Goals for Entrepreneurs,” published in the International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in press. He also co-authored “The Effect of Formal Advance Notice and Justification on Internet Monitoring Fairness: Much Ado About Nothing?” published in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies (in press), and “Trust in the Balance? Antecedents and Consequences of Employee Trust in the Organization Following the Implementation of Internet Monitoring,” published in Information and Management (in press).

Ela Thurgood, English, published “An Exploration of Intrinsic F0 in Hainan Cham” in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, 2006.

 

Grants

Jack Azevedo, Kinesiology, received $99,334 from CytoSport to test blood differences when drinking Cytomax and Gatorade.

Lori Brown, Construction Management, received $81,409 from the California Department of Consumer Affairs for construction management materials, salary, and other items.

Rebecca Lytle, Kinesiology, received $749,754 from the U.S. Department of Education for three years of stipends for students to receive degrees in low-incidence special education and training.

Chela Patterson, Student Affairs, received $942,756 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide support services for students through Aug. 31, 2009.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve the planning capacity of service region clients through technical assistance and training. He also received $50,000 from the Community Technology Foundation of California to develop and house an Internet-based online community for economic developers and $7,750 from the Humboldt Area Foundation to create a report showing the beneficial role health care plays in the economy of Humboldt County.

Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received a total of $512,280 from CalFed to continue the study in Butte Creek of the spring-run Chinook salmon life history for three more years.

 

Awards and Activities

Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Geological and Environmental Sciences, made a presentation on preparing future K–12 teachers of earth science at the 118th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in Philadelphia in October. She was also a workshop facilitator for Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows at Stanford University, July 27–30.

Weikun Cheng, History, joined the delegation of the Chinese Historians’ Association in the United States to visit Taiwan July 1–10, 2006. This visitation was sponsored by the League for Reunifying China by Three People’s Principle.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, presented “Teaching about Religion in U.S. Public Schools: American and European Contrasts” at the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values in Driebergen, The Netherlands, on Aug. 1.

Ralph C. Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science, was general chair and publications chair for the 2006 Society for Modeling and Simulation International Conference on Modeling and Simulation—Methodology, Tools, Software Applications this summer in Calgary, Canada. He also presented “Blocking and Delay Factors in Open Series Queues,” co-authored by Walenty Oniszczuk, at the conference.

Michael Marchetti, Biological Sciences, co-led an hour-long professional development workshop titled “Teaching Non-Majors Conservation” at the Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting in San Jose in June. He also presented a talk titled “What We Have Learned from CA Fishes: A Road Map to the Future” at the Environmental Protection Agency working group on propagule pressure and invasive species in Washington, D.C, in July.

James McManus, Art and Art History, presented a paper about Marcel Duchamp at the International Humanities Conference held at Cambridge University in August.

Jennifer Meadows, Communication Design, presented the paper “Reaching Out to Young Men: The Economic Case of Spike TV” at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Nation Show in Atlanta, Georgia in April. She was part of the Cable Center’s Academic Seminar.

Don Miller, Biological Sciences, presented the paper “Differential Rates of Inter-Gall Dispersal in Tamalia Gall-Inducers and Inquilines (Aphididae)” at the XV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, served as local liaison and field trip coordinator and co-organized the symposium “Hybridization as a Stimulus for the Evolution of Invasiveness in Plants” for Botany 2006, Botanical Society of America meetings hosted by CSU, Chico in July. At the meetings, she also presented “A Confluence of Mountains and Floras, or Why Northern California Is a Great Place to Study Evolution” and co-presented “Evolution, Ecology and Floristics in Northern California: Current Knowledge and Unexplored Realms.”

Kristina Schierenbeck, Rob Schlising, Gordon Wolfe, and Gavin Blosser, Biological Sciences, co-presented “Ecological and Genetic Diversity and Characterization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Soils of Vernal Pools in Northern California” at the Botany 2006, Botanical Society of America meetings hosted by CSU, Chico in July.

Brunella Windsor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, traveled to Spain to complete an overview of the Mediterranean culture. She also traveled to two sites in Italy: Sicily to prepare for next year’s tour with the HFA and Florence to work on setting up an exchange program between CSU, Chico and the Florence University.