INSIDE Chico State
0 December 13, 2001
Volume 32 Number 8
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




From the President's Desk

Calendar of Events








Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, has The School Portfolio Toolkit: A Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Guide for Continuous School Improvement and Designing and Using Databases for School Improvement scheduled for publication by Eye on Education in 2002.

Robert Cottrell, History, co-authored Uncertain Order: The World in the Twentieth Century, to be published by Prentice Hall in 2002.

Claire Farrer, Anthropology, authored the chapter “Centering: Lessons Learned from Mescalero Apaches” in Stumbling Toward Truth: Anthropologists at Work, published by Waveland Press in 2000. She also authored the chapter “Who Owns the Words? An Anthropological Perspective on Public Law 101-601” in Implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, published by the American Association of Museums in 2001. Additionally, she had “Performing the Southwest” published as the lead piece in La Tertulia, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2001.

Susan Gardner and Pam Johnson, Management, had “Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: Strategies for Employers” accepted for publication in a 2001 issue of Hospital Topics.

Roland Lamarine, Health and Community Services, had “Asperger Syndrome” published in Preventing School Failure, Vol.45, No.4, 2001.

Jeffery Livingston, History, published a review of Byron C. Hulsey’s Everett Dirksen and His Presidents in the autumn 2001 issue of the Journal of Illinois History.

Michael Magliari, History, published a review of J. Brooks Flippen’s Nixon and the Environment in the fall 2001 issue of Agricultural History.

Charles Urbanowicz, Anthropology, authored the chapter “Teaching as Theatre” in the second edition of Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, to be published by Prentice Hall in 2002.

Aiping Zhang, English, had “James F. Cooper: A Rediscovered American Writer in China,” which he presented at this year’s American Literature Association conference, published in James F. Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers, No. 14, Aug. 2001. He also had “The Life and Work of Michael Collins” accepted for publication by Bruccoli Clark Layman in the forthcoming The 21st-Century British and Irish Novelists.

Grants and Contracts

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, received $7,500 each from Habersham County Schools and the Hall County School District to provide two days of consultation and workshops in Clarksville and Gainsville, Georgia, respectively.

David L. Brown, Geosciences, received $2,772 from ECORP Consulting, Inc., to determine the accuracy of original identification and organism counts by the Fish and Game’s Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory of macroinvertebrates from the North Fork of the Feather River.

Dan DeWayne, Chico Performances, received $9,000 from the New England Foundation of the Arts to fund the Philadelphia Dance Company’s performance of Messages from the Heart in Feb. 2002.

Vicki Farrell, Passages-Adult Resource Center, received $7,500 from the Brookdale Foundation to provide social day care for persons in Red Bluff with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

Richard Holman, Construction Management, received $360,000 from CALFED to map, study, and eradicate selective non-native invasive plant species on Reeds and Redbank creeks and provide hydrology analysis on the watersheds in Tehama County. He also received $330,995 from the California Department of Water Resources Urban Streams Program to perform similar work on that county’s Brickyard Creek.

Bob Main, Communication Design, received $34,656 from the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training for problem analysis dealing with instructional design training needs, instructional program effectiveness, and professional development alternatives.

Rick Narad, Health and Community Services, received $4,950 from the Emergency Services Foundation to provide an emergency response resource survey for Redding.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $156,755 from the California Department of Fish and Game to produce a baseline of the riparian vegetation for the upper Sacramento River from Box Canyon Dam to Shasta Lake.

Vicki Paxton, Passages-Adult Resource Center, received $14,000 from the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging to provide community outreach using Info Vans to inform special populations, older adults, and functionally impaired adults of available health and social services.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $409,000 from the Department of Water Resources to conduct cultural resource studies of the proposed Sites Reservoir project in western Colusa County. He also received $10,000 from the Spalding Community Services District for assistance in getting approval for sewage discharges at Eagle Lake.

Awards and Activities

Don Graham, Psychological Counseling and Wellness Center, co-presented “Uses of Technology in Counseling Centers: Legal and Ethical Issues” at the 37th annual conference of the Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in October.

Michael Magliari, History, presented “Butter, Beans, and Bonanza Wheat: The ‘Three San Luis Obispos’ and Modern Lessons from the Failure of Local Populism, 1889–1900” at the Heritage Shared Annual Community Forum at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo in November.

Julie Mardilla, Recreation and Parks Management, received the 2001 Service Award from the Disability Advisory Committee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles for furthering the goal of equality for persons with disabilities.

Jean Schuldberg and Patty Hunter, School of Social Work, presented a workshop on “Integrative Practice Courses: Method or Madness?” at the Baccalaureate Program Directors conference in Denver, Colorado.

Rick Sheridan, Health and Community Services, was awarded Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certificates in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint in November. MOUS certification is a globally recognized standard for demonstrating computer skills.

Mimi von Rotz and Amy Weber, Academic Advising Program, presented “Baiting the Hook: The Use of Popular Culture and Communication Theory in Academic Advising” at the fall 2001 Academic Advising Workshop at UC Davis in October.

Aiping Zhang, English, presented “Romancing the Postcolonial Modernity: The Narrative Ironies in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters and Timothy Mo’s Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard” at the International Conference on Anglophone Cultures in Southeast Asia: Appropriations, Continuities, and Contexts in Hong Kong in October.

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