A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
Feb 14, 2008 Volume 38 / Number 4


Briefly Noted


Now Chico State students can learn the swashbuckling sport of fencing by joining the newly reestablished Chico State Fencing Club. “Fencing is one of only four sports that have been in the modern Olympics since its inception,” said faculty advisor, nationally rated fencer, and Marketing 305 lecturer Kathryn Schifferle. “It is often referred to as ‘physical chess’ because it is as much a sport of mental strategy as of physical prowess.” The club meets alternating Thursdays at 6:30 pm, downstairs in the BMU at the Common Ground. All are invited to attend to learn more about the club and fencing in general. Fencing lessons are offered every Sunday at 5:30 pm in Shurmer Gym; come in comfortable clothes and sports shoes, and fencing equipment is provided. For more information, contact Schifferle (x4828).


The Northern California Natural History Museum is presenting their Museum Without Walls lecture series “Exploring the Final Frontier!” on Wednesday evenings throughout February. On Feb. 20, Laura Barger of Harvard Medical School will present “The Sleep on NASA Space Shuttle Crewmembers on Short Duration Mission”; on Feb. 27, Virginia Wolf will present “Archeoastronomy in the Southwest: Calendars of the Anasazi.” Programs are at the Chico Area Recreation District building at 7:30 pm. A $3 donation is requested.