INSIDE Chico State
0 October 25, 2001
Volume 32 Number 4
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




Calendar of Events








Kenneth Chapman, Finance and Marketing, had “Measuring Intent: There’s Nothing ‘Mere’ About Mere Measurement Effects” published in Psychology & Marketing, Vol.18, No. 8, Aug. 2001.

Jim Dwyer, Library Collection Management and Technical Services, had “‘The Unbelievable Thing Usually Goes to the Heart of the Story’: Magic Realism in the Fiction of Rick Bass” published in The Literary Art and Activism of Rick Bass.

Lynn Elliott, English, and William Johnson, Theatre Arts, had their play Another Child’s Christmas in Wales published by the Drama Society of Wales in August. The society will act as their agent representing the play.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, had her presentation “Earnings Surprises and Portfolio Returns: Some Evidence from the International Equity Markets” published in the Proceedings of the 2001 International Applied Business Research Conference in Mexico.

James Morgan, Glenn Gomes, and James Owens, Management, published “Strange Bedfellows: The Fair Credit Reporting Act and Workplace Investigations” in the Labor Law Journal, 2001, Vol. 52; “Outsourcing Investigations of Sexual Harassment: The Unexpected Consequences of Good Intentions” in Employment Relations Today, Vol. 27; and “Investigating Workplace Discrimination: The Impact of the Fair Credit Reporting Act” in the Journal of Employment Discrimination Law, Vol. 2.

Gregory Rose, John Lees, Accounting and Management Information Systems, and Matthew Meuter, Finance and Marketing, have “A Refined View of Download Time Impacts on e-Consumer Attitudes and Patronage Intentions Toward e-Retailers” published in the forthcoming special issue of International Journal of Media Management, Vol. 3, No. 2, with focus on the consumer perspective.

Xueli Zou, Physics, had “The Role of Work-Energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving” accepted as a peer-reviewed contributed paper to be published in the Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference “Research at the Interface.”

Grants and Contracts

Beverly Marcum, Biological Sciences, received $65,624 from the University of California Office of the President for the California Science Project of Inland Northern California that will conduct six mini-grant projects.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $50,000 from the National Park Service for a palynological analysis of a sediment core from Little Willow Lake dating from 14,000 years to the present and archaeological field studies of the Sulphur Creek drainage in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Larry Schmunk, Instructional Media Center, and William Post, Information Resources, received $193,980 from the California Energy Commission to develop curriculum publications, a video tape, a multimedia CD-ROM, and 35 mm slides for a gaseous fuel emergency response training program.

Awards and Activities

Sarah Blakeslee, Library Instruction Program, co-presented “The Road Less Traveled: Expanding Librarian Horizons” at the California Academic and Research Libraries conference in Long Beach in Oct. 2000.

Carolyn Dusenbury, Information Resources, is chair of the CSU Council of Library Directors.

Lynn Elliott, English, spoke on “Remembering a Past I Never Knew” at a writers’ conference at the “Gymanfu Ganu,” a gathering of Welsh Americans and Welsh Canadians in San Jose in August.

Kathleen Fountain, Library Reference, presented the poster “To Web or Not to Web: Perceptions on the Evaluation of Electronic Publishing” at the 10th national conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries in Denver, Colorado, in March. She is a member-at-large of the Law and Political Science Section of the association and is on the editorial board for College and Research Libraries.

Kris Johnson, Library Instruction Program, co-presented “Operation Cut and Paste: Academic Plagiarism in a Gen-X World” at the 20th annual conference on The First-Year Experience in Houston, Texas, in February.

James McManus, Art and Art History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to investigate 15th- through 18th-century treatises on geometry and optics during the summer at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. For research tied to his larger project, an interpretation of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass as an elaborate and fanciful optical/photographic apparatus, he also worked with collections at the Dibner History of Science Library, the Library of Congress, and the Center for Advanced Study at the National Gallery of Art.

James Morgan and Susan Gardner, Management, presented “Seniority Versus Reasonable Accommodation: Oil and Water in the Workplace?” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August.

Magda Mueller, Foreign Languages and Literatures, was one of nine recipients of an award for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in the United States by the American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe-Institut New York.

Nanette Wylde, Art and Art History, was a featured artist in “New Media Connections” at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose in September.

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