INSIDE Chico State
0 August 29, 2002
Volume 33 Number 1
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico







Briefly Noted






Jeff Bell, Biological Sciences, had his review of Donald Bligh's What's the Use of Lectures? published in Exchanges, the online journal of teaching and learning in the CSU.

Jacquelyn Chase, Geography and Planning, edited The Spaces of Neoliberalism: Land, Place, and Family in Latin America, published by Kumarian in 2002.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, is co-editor of a three-part symposium on philosophical influences in public sector organizations, which will appear in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior beginning in the fall of 2002. He also presented "Deregulating Health Care Ethics Education: A Curriculum Proposal" at the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in June, which will be published in early 2003 in the e-journal Global Virtue Ethics Review at

Laird Easton, History, had The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler published by The University of California Press in 2002.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, had "Standardized Unexpected Earnings in the U.S. Technology Sector" accepted for forthcoming publication in the International Business and Economics Research Journal.

Jim Mensching and Alice Tidwell, Accounting and Management Information Systems, had Database Management: The Foundation of Management Information Systems published by Knowledge Transfer Systems in 2002.

Tal Nahir, Chemistry, had "Measurement of the Rate of Adsorption of Electroactive Cytochrome c to Modified Gold Electrodes by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy" published in the American Chemical Society journal, Langmuir, Vol. 18.

Steve Shive, Health and Community Services, had "Prevalence and Predictors of Tobacco Use Among Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley Region" published in the American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 92, No. 6, June 2002.

Dorothy Wilson, professor emerita, Music, had Developing Children's Full Potential: Releasing the Spirit Within published by I & L Publishing in 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, received $10,000 from the Hall County School District in Gainesville, Georgia, to conduct school facilitator workshops in the district.

Kathy Fernandes and Adam Morgan, Instructional Media Center, received $7,500 from the Associated Students at San Diego State University to revise the script and add new scenes for the organization's video.

Jim Fletcher and Roger Guthrie, Recreation and Parks Management, received $39,318 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to conduct a recreation use monitoring study in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Joe Greene, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, received $20,000 from the Granite Rock Company to establish the feasibility of using granite dust as filler for plastic materials for automotive, consumer, recreational, and lumber applications.

William M. Murphy, Geosciences, received $8,400 from the California Park Association for a quantitative nutrient balance analysis of the California Park lakes for long-term lake management strategies.

Jim Postma, Chemistry, received $5,283 from M & H Erickson Ranch to test conventional lead-acid automotive batteries and make nine each of alkaline batteries and aluminum-alkaline cells. He also received $5,000 from Advanced Light Technologies for analysis of a variety of agricultural samples to determine spectral absorption characteristics for key components in prunes.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $12,000 from Glenn County to create a customized supplement to the economic and demographic profile for the county. He also received $4,000 from the Butte County Private Industry Council to prepare an analysis of wages in several Butte County construction industry occupations in order to determine the modal wage in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties.

Awards and Activities

Mimi Bommersbach, Counseling Center, chaired a symposium on "Community Psychology: Prevention, Advocacy, and Change" and co-presented "The Survival Series" at the 82nd annual convention of the Western Psychological Association in Irvine in April.

Patty Hunter, School of Social Work, participated in the Chico Unified School District Strategic Planning process in the spring as a member of the Action Team that developed action plans to determine the most effective way to deliver education for grades six, seven, and eight.


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