Gary Bess, Social Work, co-authored “Exploring
Managers’ and Administrators’ Retrospective Perceptions
of Their MSW Fieldwork Experience: A National Study,” published
in Administration in Social Work, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2004. Bess
and Jim Meyers, Social Work, published “Mission
Impossible? Providing Direction For Your Child Care Agency”
in Child Care Information Exchange, March 2004.
Diana Dwyre, Political Science, co-authored “National
Parties After BCRA,” published in Life After Reform: When
the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Meets Politics by Rowman and
Littlefield in 2003.
Alan Gibson, Political Science, had “Lance
Banning’s Interpretation of James Madison: An Appreciation and
Critique” published in The Political Science Reviewer,
Vol. 32, 2003.
Frank Li, English, and Hongkai Sun,
English visiting scholar, will have “Language Contact and Structural
Shift: Evidence from Anong and Qiang” published in the Proceedings
of the Chicago Linguistic Society conference.
Paul Lopez, Sociology, will have “Barrio
Life” and “Civil Rights” published in the Encyclopedia
Latina: History, Culture, Society, currently in press with Grolier.
Rick Ostrom, Political Science, published “Indonesia
Honors a Political Cartoonist with a Postage Stamp” in Popular
Culture Review and “The Changed Function of Political Cartoonists
in Indonesia: From Challenging a Repressive Regime to Promoting Democratic
Reforms” in the International Journal of Comic Art
Diane Schmidt, Political Science, had the third edition
of Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide published
by Pearson Longman in 2004. She also had “Political Influence
and Policy Variation: Understanding the Politics of Field Administration”
published in Administration and Society, Vol. 35, No. 3,
Robert Stanley, Political Science, authored essays
on the 19th-century lawyers Joseph H. Choate and William D. Guthrie
in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, to be
published by Yale University Press in 2005.
Lori Weber, Political Science, and graduate student
Sean Murray co-authored “Interactivity, Equality,
and the Prospects for Electronic Democracy: A Review,” to be
published in The Prospects for Electronic Democracy: A Multidisciplinary
Approach by Routledge Press in 2004.
Awards and Activities
Joe Crotts, Library Access Services, and Rich
Soares, Library Reference, hosted the spring conference of
the Western Association of Map Libraries at CSU, Chico in April/May.
Alan Gibson, Political Science, presented “Whatever
Happened to the Economic Interpretation of the Constitution?: An Assessment
of the Contributions and Limitations of Empirical Analysis”
at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in April.
Jim Jacob, Political Science, received two teaching
awards: a university award for exemplary online teaching for his course
in international relations.
Bill Lerch, Office of Experiential Education, received
an award for the office’s accomplishments and contributions
to the community from Soroptimist International of Chico in May. Lerch
and the Experiential Education staff helped alumna Cynthia Kennedy
raise funds to operate Namaste House, an orphanage she started in
Paul Lopez, Sociology, presented “El Programa
de Braceros: Relatos Reales desde Allá” at the conference
Los Programa de Braceros: Lecciones del Pasado para el Presente y
el Futuro at the Centro de Investigaciones sobre America del Norte,
Universidad Nacional Automoma de Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, in
Tom Patton, Art and Art History, had photographs
from his series Icons and Artifacts included in a group exhibition
at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, and the one-person
show of his work concluded at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed
in April. Olive Loaf from the series was acquired by the Crocker Museum
of Art in Sacramento for its permanent collection.
Paul Persons, Political Science, spoke about the
Patriot Act to the Butte County Bar Association, and participated
in a roundtable on private jails at the American Association of Criminologists
conference in Denver.
Diane Schmidt, Political Science, presented “Regional
Variation in the NLRB Disposition of Cases” at the Industrial
Relations Research Association conference in San Diego in January
Jean Schuldberg and Lorie Cavanaugh,
Social Work, with students Gabriel Aguilar, Jessica Cammack,
Timmie Diaz, and Noble Flourney Jr. presented
“Fear of the Blank Page: Teaching Academic and Professional
Writing in Social Work” at the meeting of the Council on Social
Work Education in Anaheim in February 2004.
Catherine Sullivan, Janet Turner Print Museum, was
a panelist for “Board Rejuvenation” at the national conference
of the Association of American Museums in New Orleans in May.
Charles Turner, Political Science, chaired a panel
“Topics in Teaching and Scholarship” at the Western Political
Science Association annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, in March.
He is also vice chair of the City of Chico’s Human Resources
Lori Weber and Sharon Barrios, Political
Science, presented “A New Kind of Political Science Course Experience:
Creating and Editing a Student Journal of Politics” at the annual
conference of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia.Weber
is also an investigator with a National Science Foundation grant through
the Social and Economic Implications of Technology Program on “Creating
and Testing a High Telepresence Virtual Agora for Broad Political
Participation: A Multitrait, Multimethod Investigation.”