A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 18, 2008 Volume 39 / Number 1


Briefly Noted

Student Brings Home Paralympic Bronze

Greg DeWall, a senior majoring in recreation administration, won the bronze medal in judo in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. DeWall, who is visually impaired, is part of the five-member U.S. Paralympic Judo team. He also placed fifth in the +100kg division at the 2007 IBSA World Judo Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and won a silver medal at the 2007 Para Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CSU, Chico Designs State Capitol Display

Georgia Fox, Anthropology, received $12,819 from Butte County to design, construct, and update the Butte County display for the State Capitol Building. Project director was Heather McCafferty, who got her MA in anthropology at CSU, Chico in 2008. She determined the main themes of the exhibit, creating, she says, a storyline of "Butte County's rich history and abundant natural resources." Images include a map by Geography graduate student Sylvanna Cares and photographs by Anthony Dunn, Web Application Development. McCafferty also worked with Debbie Besnard, Special Collections, Meriam Library, to select historic images from the library archives and Johnny Poon, Chris Ficken, and student employee Lindsey Boureston from IMC Graphics "to bring my design and concepts to life."

Kate Transchel Will Accompany Tour to Russia

History professor Kate Transchel will host a tour to "Anastasia's Russia," for the HFA Travel Program next summer from June 8-28. Transchel has researched and traveled extensively in Russia. Destinations include Moscow, Suzdal, Kostroma, and St. Petersburg. The trip is open to the campus and community. For information, contact Thomasin Saxe, group coordinator, x4642.