A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 8, 2008 Volume 38 / Number 6



Debasis Das and Max Kee, among the founders of The Cause, hold two of the group’s chickens. Photo by Stephanie Tombrinck.

The Sept. 18, 2008 online issue will be available on Sept. 24.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Some Like It Hot…Really Hot!
Volcanic activity played a major role in shaping the Chico area, and the eruption of Lassen Peak in May of 1915 has a special place in our local history. Researchers from the College of Natural Sciences are taking advantage of our proximity to the Lassen Volcanic Center by engaging students in out-of-classroom field work and research there.

Photo of campus

2007 Staff Employee of the Year
Terry Battle, the administrative assistant for the Concrete Industry Management Program, was honored for her service and dedication to the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management.
Professor Eric Bartelink and graduate student Melanie Beasley (shown here in the archeology lab) are using the new stable isotope preparation lab to analyze these bones from a historic cemetery in Nevada.  Photo by Anna Harris.

Spring Break in the Golden Gate
Spring break day 2: Planted native grasses to restore habitat for the endangered San Francisco garter snake. Talked with volunteer coordinator Ryan Jones about working with community volunteers. Walked through some of the Presidio’s restored sites, learning about their history and future.
Photo of giant tortoise in the Galapagos

Nineteenth Annual Staff & Faculty Art Exhibition
First Floor, Kendall Hall
Through May 23, 2008




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