INSIDE Chico State
0 October 19, 2000
Volume 31 Number 5
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




From The President's Desk

Web Sitings


In The News


Calendar of Events







Joyce L. Norman, Psychology, had Brain, Mind, and Behavior: A Workbook published by Worth in September.

Neil Schwartz, Psychology, co-authored "Learning and Problem Solving in Web Environments," published in Children's Ways of Knowing: Learning through Partnerships by the Australian Council for Educational Research, currently in press. He also co-authored "The Experience of Constructivism: Transforming Teacher Epistemology," published in the Journal of Research on Computing in Education, No. 32, Vol. 4.

Karen Gust, Brian Oppy, and Neil Schwartz, Psychology, published "Learning and the Web: The Role of Metacognition and Configurational Knowledge in Comprehension and Problem Solving" in the 1999 Proceedings of Metacognition: Products and Processes.

Jeanne Lawrence, History, published "Chicago's Eleanor Clubs: Housing Working Women in the Early Twentieth Century" in People, Power, Places: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, VIII by the University of Tennessee Press.

Jennifer Meadows, Communication Design, co-edited and wrote a chapter, "Residential Gateways and Home Networks," in the 7th edition of Communication Technology Update (Focal Press, July 2000).

Paul L. Moore, vice president for University Advancement and Student Affairs, recently updated his chapter "The Political Dimensions of Decision Making" for the second edition of The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration.

Jill Swiencicki, English, had "Rhetoric and Belles Lettres" in the Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History published by Scribner. She also had "Rhetoric and the Power of Visual Literacy in the Chicago Defender" accepted for publication in Multiple Literacies for the Twenty-First Century by Hampton Press and "Sew It Seams: (A)Mending Civic Rhetoric for our Classrooms and for Rhetorical History" accepted for publication in Rhetorical Education in America by Pittsburgh Press.

Grants and Contracts

Donald Holtgrieve, Geography and Planning, received $74,000 from the River Network of the Packard Foundation to prepare a management plan and pursue fundraising efforts for the Simmons property along Big Chico Creek.

Henricus Jansen, College of Agriculture, received $10,000 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to collect and study data on the medusahead weed.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $5,700 from the Paradise Irrigation District for GIS mapping of the district. He also received $49,500 from the CSU Trustees to map habitat along island levees in the Sacramento Delta for the California Department of Water Resources.

Awards and Activities

Ron Hirschbein, Philosophy, presented the presidential address "Justifying Just War Theory" at the international meeting of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace in Toronto, Canada, in October. He was also elected president of the organization.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, has a portrait of Kicking Horse Edward Buie in the current Elder Arts 2000 exhibition at San Francisco's M. H. de Young Memorial Museum.

James McManus, Art and Art History, chaired the session "Light and (IN)Sight: Reflections on Mirrors and Other Media" and presented "Mirroring Realities -- True or False? Questioning Van Eyck, Velasquez, and Manet" at the annual conference of the Society for Literature and Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in October.

Stafford Thomas, Political Science, is a member of the editorial board of The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Jason Tannen, Art and Art History, had his media project Scissors, Paper, Rock included in the VIPER 2000 International Festival of Film, Video, and New Media in Basel, Switzerland, in October.


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