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





Art education Web site earns national recognition

Art education professor Cris Guenter received a 2002 MERLOT Classics award for the Web site "K - 6 Arts Lessons Plans," which she and her students maintain. MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) chose the site as an exemplary learning resource for teacher education. Guenter started the site in 1997 - 98 to provide a paper-free learning tool for student teachers that offers concrete examples of lesson planning in the arts. "I teach the future teachers," Guenter said. "We see, wonder, and learn." Guenter's painting Upper Park was featured in the Chico Open Board Art project this summer.

Educational Talent Search funded for four more years

Educational Talent Search (ETS) will receive $1.5 million over four years, an increase in funding of 15 percent. ETS is a federal TRIO educational opportunity outreach program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, the CSU, Chico program serves 800 6th- to 12th-grade students in 22 schools in six local counties. The additional funding will allow the program to serve another 200 students. One hundred percent of the ETS class of 2002 graduated from high school; 44 will attend CSU, Chico. "TRIO programs are a cost-effective way to give students an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and be successful," said Allen Bee, director of the program.

Staff member receives state safety award

Lorna Abbott, laboratory technician in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, received a Governor's State Employee Safety Award for 2001 for her design and fabrication of custom safety features and equipment used in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences laboratory. Abbott is also the recipient of the 2002 Campus Employee Safety Award.

Psst... new library rules on food, drink, and noise

Different strokes for different folks applies to library use as much as everything else. The library has crafted a public use policy designed to accommodate most study habits.

Students who want absolute silence can find it on the third floor, where "no talking" is the rule. Students who need to speak with others while studying may do so on the first, second, and fourth floors, where "quiet collaborative" study is okay. Group study rooms are available, on a first-come, first-served basis, on the second and third floors. Cell phones may be used only in the first-floor lobby.

More on food, drink, and noise in the Meriam Library Public Use Policy, available in the library at main circulation and under General Information from the library's Research Station Web page.

Joe Crotts, x6675, and Kathleen Purvis, x6727, welcome suggestions and discussion. }

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