A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
September 9, 2004 Volume 35/Number 1

Briefly Noted
Over the summer, there were many things of note that happened. Here are a few:

SIFE Team Among Top National Teams
CSU, Chico’s Students in Free Enterprise team matched its educational outreach projects against other teams at the 2004 SIFE National Competition in Kansas City in May 2004. The team brought home a third place award in the ethics category for the Wise Kid Healthy Kid Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Narrowly missing out on advancing to the top four final round of competition, the team finished sixth in the nation.

Political Scientist in Latvia on Fulbright
Donna Kemp, Political Science, received a Fulbright Fellowship for Eurofaculty. She taught two courses at University of Latvia in Riga in August 2004 and continued her research on health. Kemp’s fields of expertise are public policy, particularly health, mental health, and disaster policies.

‘Everyday’ Photos Receive Extraordinary Recognition
Byron Wolfe, Communication Design, received the 2004 Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Prize for Photography for his collection “Everyday: A Poetic Diary with Pictures.” The prize recognizes a gifted photographer who has completed a meaningful body of work. The award includes $5,000, to be used to introduce a completed project to a larger audience, and participation in Review Santa Fe, the only juried photography portfolio review event in the United States.

MESA Program Scholarships Exceed $1 Million
In August, the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program received $389,596 from the National Science Foundation for scholarships to engineering/math and computer science students with financial need. The proposal submitted by program director Paul Villegas will provide 29 students with $12,500 each over four years. This is the fourth NSF-funded MESA scholarship program, and it brings total scholarship awards to more than $1 million.



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