INSIDE Chico State
0 February 10, 2000
Volume 30 Number 12
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




Provost's Corner

Sponsored Projects









Ben Martz, Accounting and Management Information Systems, had "A Three-Way Partnership for Learning: On-Campus Electronic Internships" published in the electronic Technology in Higher Education Journal. The report on the joint CSU, Chico/Fireman's Fund project is available at

Ted Singelis, Psychology, published "Some Thoughts on the Future of Cross-Cultural Social Psychology" in the January 2000 issue of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He also coauthored "Biculturalism and Self-Construal," published in the December 1999 issue of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Grants and Contracts

K. John Fisher, Health and Community Services, received a $3,500 Summer Scholars Grant from CSU, Chico's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for Evaluation of a Chewing Tobacco Cessation Program Using Interactive Computer Technology. He worked at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon, during the summer to complete his project.

Sherry Fox, School of Nursing, received $175,487 from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and provide Web-based distance instruction to enable registered nursing students to obtain bachelor's degrees in nursing.

Charles Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $48,722 from the California State Department of Transportation to produce and print a California state highway map using GIS coverage and text files from Caltrans.

James Richmond, Professional Studies in Education, received $40,000 from the University of California Office of the President for California Reading Professional Development Institutes to develop an interconnected set of professional development and support programs for beginning K - 3 teachers.

Robert Schlising, Biological Sciences, received $2,717 from the City of Chico for the Goat Grazing Program in Bidwell Park. The program will scientifically monitor the effectiveness of goat grazing to control noxious, non-native plants in the park.

Sandy Shepard, School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, received $85,267 from the University of California President's Office for the RISE Project which will continue to work with K - 12 teachers in this region to increase international and multicultural understanding.

David Swanson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, received $37,725 from Henkel to conduct a research study on the effects of pycnogenol and endurance.

Awards and Activities

Tracy McDonald, Management, and Marc Siegall, College of Business, had their paper "The Effects of Role Constraints, Alcohol Expectancies, and Burnout on Drinking Behavior among University Faculty" accepted for presentation at the Applied Business Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in March.

Richard Narad, Health and Community Services, was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Emergency Medical Services Committee, a national standards-setting group of the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Kent Sandoe, Accounting and Management Information Systems, will teach a new extension course, Building an On-Line Retail Store, through CSU, Chico's Center for Regional and Continuing Education. Designed to help retailers enter the world of e-commerce, the course will enable participants to construct a Web-based outlet with shopping cart, payment module, and administrative pages.

Graham Thurgood, English, gave a presentation on "The Origins of Tone in Vietnamese: Revising the Model and the Analysis" at the recent meeting of the thirty-second International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in October.

Paul Villegas, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement Program, spoke on "How to Create Permanent Money for Your MEP Program through Endowments" at the regional conference of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators in Salt Lake City, Utah, in November.

Judy Zachai, Testing Office, was appointed to a three-year term on the CSU's Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Advisory Committee through August 31, 2002.

Aiping Zhang, English, during fall 1999, was a guest of The Voice of America in Washington, D.C., on its talk show "Teaching Toni Morrison in America and Abroad." He presented a paper titled "The Negotiations of Masculinity: James F. Cooper's Outlook of Manhood in The Last of the Mochicans" at the twelfth International James F. Cooper Conference in Cooperstown, New York. He also organized, chaired, and served as a respondent for the panel"East-West Exploration of Magical Realism" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.


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