INSIDE Chico State
0 February 22, 2001
Volume 31 Number 11
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




From The President's Desk


Calendar of Events







Steven Adams, Accounting and Management Information Systems, and LeRoy Pryor, College of Business, had Using Management Accounting Information: A Decision Case Approach published by South-Western College Publishing in 2000.

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, had Designing and Using Databases for School Improvement published by Eye on Education in 2000.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, had Legislative Labyrinth: Congress and Campaign Finance Reform published by CQ Press in 2000.

Robert Jackson, School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, had Global Issues 00/01 published by Dushkin/McGraw-Hill in 2000.

Carole Oles, English, had Sympathetic Systems published by Lynx House in 2000.

Grants and Contracts

Carol Edelman, Honors Program, and Sam Edelman, Communication Arts and Sciences, received $25,000 from the City of Chico to bring the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial's The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibition to campus.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $51,500 from the California Department of Water Resources to transform 1,176 aerial photographs of the Sacramento River into digital orthophotographs for "heads-up" digitizing in ArcView GIS and to update the Glenn County GIS.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $110,318 from the California Department of Water Resources for historical and archeological surveys of the proposed Thomes-Newvill and Sites reservoirs in Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa Counties.

Awards and Activities

James Postma, Chemistry, presented "The Chemistry of Faculty Governance" at Faculty Development Day at the University of Guam in January.

Patricia Smiley, Physical Education and Exercise Science, had her Introduction to Dance course nominated as an exemplary WebCT course representing CSU, Chico's WebCT Institute.

Greg Tropea, Philosophy, presented an invited talk "Philosophical Counseling and Cross-Cultural Negotiation" in the "Pacific Region Forum on Business and Management Communication" series, sponsored by the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication of Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November. A summary of the talk is published on the center's Web site and will appear in the center's annual Forum Reports.

Dave Waddell, Journalism, was named a 2001 Institute for Journalism Excellence Fellow by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He will attend American Press Institute seminars and do a six-week reporting residency this summer at The Sacramento Bee.

Aiping Zhang, English, presented "Ethnicity and Masculinity: The Trial of Man in Timothy Mo's Sour Sweet and Frank Chin's Donald Duk" at the second MELUS Europe conference at the University of Orleans, Orleans, France, in June and presented "Who Is Dick Diver: The Composite Characterization in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night" at the fifth International Conference on F. Scott Fitzgerald in Nice, France, in June/July. He also delivered a keynote speech on "East and West: The War of Words over the Nobel Prize for Literature" at the conference on "Asia and the West: A Difficult Intercontinental Relationship" sponsored by the University of Rome in Rome, Italy, in December.

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