INSIDE Chico State
0 November 29, 2001
Volume 32 Number 7
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




In the News

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Calendar of Events







Arts, Events, and Speakers

Thursday, Nov. 29

Visiting Scholar Lectures Gerald Bracey, educational policy analyst, gives three presentations: “The Myth That Money Doesn’t Matter,” 8 am; “High Stakes Testing,” 9 am; “Data Versus Spin and the Accuracy of Public Perceptions About America’s Schools,” 10 am; Kendall 207.

Anthropology Forum “Pirates, Pipes, and Pleasure Seekers” by Georgia Fox, Anthropology. 4 pm, Ayres 120.

CAPE Forum “The Ethics of Human Cloning” by professors. 7 pm, PAC 134.

Writer’s Voice Series Arlitia Jones, Alaska poet and author of The Bandsaw Riots speaks. 7:30 pm, University Center Lounge.

Friday, Nov. 30

Chemistry Seminar “The Design and Synthesis of Cancer Chemotherapeutics” by Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, UC Davis. 1 pm, Physical Science 202.

Humanities Center Symposium “The Journey from Wit to Genius in 18th-Century Aesthetics” by Christine Goulding, Foreign Languages and Literatures. 3 pm, Trinity 100.

Biology Seminar “What Does Extracellular ATP Say to Fat Cells?” by Pam Pappone, UC Davis. 4 pm, Holt 170; reception at 3:30 pm.

Mathematics Colloquium “Singular-Perturbation Solutions for the Boundary-Layer Equations of Fluid Dynamics” by Thomas McCready, Mathematics and Statistics. 4 pm, Holt 185; refreshments precede.

Photo: Fiesta Navidad

Fiesta Navidad Dinner A south-of-the-border dinner is served prior to Fiesta Navidad. Tickets: $35, includes the performance.
6 pm, Selvester’s Café.

Mariachi Music and Dance Fiesta Navidad features Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Tickets: $14–24. 7:30 pm, Laxson.

Dance Theatre

Photo: Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre The Chico Dance Theatre Annual Showcase features students and community members. Tickets: $6–10. 7:30 pm, HarlenAdams Theatre.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Dance Theatre Annual Showcase. Tickets: $6–10. 7:30 pm, Harlen Adams Theatre.

Royce Tevis

Photo: Royce Tevis, conductor

Symphony Classical America–The Road Trip. Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Brass Quintet perform. Tickets: $6–10.
7:30 pm, Laxson.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Dance Theatre Annual Showcase. Tickets: $6–10. 2 pm, Harlen Adams Theatre.

Museum of Anthropology Forum “Little Tubes of Mighty Power: Clay Smoking Pipes and the Archaeology of Port Royal, Jamaica” by Georgia Fox, Anthropology. 7 pm, Ayres 106.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Retired Faculty Meeting Holiday reception. 11:30 am, Sel-vester’s Café.

Wellness Center Forum “Vegetarianism” by Michelle Niemen. 5 pm, Ayres 120.

Ballroom Dance Night Swing with Spring features DJ music and refreshments. Tickets: $5–6. 7 pm, Shurmer Gym. Call x6373.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Anthropology Forum “Can You Help at Ground Zero: The World Trade Center” by Curt Lampe, Tehama County Coroner’s Office. 4 pm, Ayres 120.

Writer’s Voice Series Graduate creative writing students read their works. 7:30 pm, PAC 134.




Friday, Dec. 7

From left to right: Summer Rai Benton, Patrick Riordan, director Jeff Gemmell, Michael Bradley, and Amanda Mahoney.

CSU, Chico’s Department of Music presents Glorious Sounds of the Season! to remind us of the joy and beauty of the holidays. Hearing “Hallelujah” from Handel’s The Messiah or the classic “Sleigh Ride” may help us find our holiday spirit in this season which may be unlike any season before it.
Highlights include university organist David Rothe on the Centennial Pipe Organ, the Wind Ensemble and Flute Ensemble, cellist Jia-Mo Chen, a handbell ensemble, the Low Brass Choir, and wind instrumentalists Kyle Wiley Pickett and Heidi Pintner. Ying Yeh, Liang Zhang, and a student barbershop quartet will also perform.
Glorious Sounds of the Season! is an annual fundraiser for music department scholarships. Last year’s concert was nearly sold out. The concert takes place Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 9 at 2 pm in Harlen Adams Theatre. See calendar for ticket information.

Chemistry Seminar “The Elusive Brintzinger” by Patrick Kelly, UC Davis. 1 pm, Physical Science 202.

Don Ross

Photo: Don Ross

Guitar Master Class Conducted by two-time National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Don Ross.
2:30 pm, Wismer Theatre.

Biology Seminar “Hybridization as a Stimulus for the Evolution of Invasiveness in Plants” by Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences. 4 pm, Holt 170; reception at 3:30 pm.

Guitar Music Don Ross performs fingerstyle. Tickets: $10–22.
7:30 pm, Laxson.

Holiday Music Faculty and students perform Glorious Sounds of the Season! Tickets: $6–10.
7:30 pm, Harlen Adams Theatre.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday Music Glorious Sounds of the Season! Tickets: $6–10.
7:30 pm, Harlen Adams Theatre.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Music Glorious Sounds of the Season! Tickets: $6–10.
2 pm, Harlen Adams Theatre.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Anthropology Forum “Death and You” by Jim Burton, Solano County Coroner’s Office. 4 pm, Ayres 120.

Friday, Dec. 14

Chemistry Seminar “Computational Chemistry on a Linux Cluster.” Randy Miller, Chris Cooney, and Anthony Lorelli, Chemistry. 1 pm, Physical Science 202.

Mathematics Colloquium “Cookies, Cars, and Statistical Process Control” by Susan Herring, Sonoma State University. 4 pm, Holt 185; refreshments precede.

Cowboy Music

Photo:Riders in the Sky

Cowboy Music Riders in the Sky perform classic tunes. Tickets: $10–22. 7:30 pm, Laxson.

Wildcat Athletics

Basketball— Acker Gym
Friday, Dec. 7 vs. CSU, Dominguez Hills; women’s 6 pm; men’s 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 8 vs. CSU, Los Angeles; women’s 6 pm; men’s
8 pm

Academic Information

Nov. 19–23
Thanksgiving vacation—no classes held

Now–Dec. 5
TRACS registration for January intersession

Now–Dec. 5
TRACS course request period for spring 2002

Nov. 1–Jan. 7
January intersession registration for Center for Regional and Continuing Education courses


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A more complete calendar of campus events can be found at eventsandcalendars.html.

If you have any questions, contact Kathleen McPartland at x4260.


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