INSIDE Chico State
0 October 24, 2002
Volume 33 Number 5
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






From the President's Desk

Briefly Noted

Librarian at Large






Peter Gross, Journalism, had Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the John Hopkins University Press in 2002.

James Matray, History, had "Dean Acheson's Press Club Speech Reexamined" published in The Journal of Conflict Studies, Vol. 22, No. 1, spring 2002, and was guest editor for the issue. He also had "Revisiting Korea: Exposing Myths of the Forgotten War" published in Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, Vol. 32, No. 2, summer 2002, and had a book review of Conrad C. Crane's American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953 published in Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 17, No. 2, summer 2002.

Miriam Monges, Social Work, had "Sojourner Truth: A Ma'atian Analysis" published in the Louisiana Weekly Newspaper on May 26, 2002. She also co-authored "The White Backlash Against Affirmative Action: The Case of California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209)," published in The New Politics of Race: From Du Bois to the 21st Century by Greenwood Publishing in 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, received $15,000 from Florence County School District No. 3 for a two-day School Portfolio Toolkit presentation and data analysis training.

Lori Dixon, Construction Management, received a second-year $11,000 grant from the San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association to continue the development of electrical construction curriculum on campus.

Robert Jackson and Diana Parks, Graduate and International Programs, received $27,692 from the American Councils for International Education for a five-week internship program for 10 educators from the Newly Independent States who will be linked with mentor teachers and administrators from Chico public schools to explore civics education curriculum, materials, and teaching methods.

Michael Kotar, Education, received $84,000 from the California Department of Education for second-year funding for the Developing Teachers for Democratic Schools Project to enhance components of teacher preparation and to create links between area community colleges and CSU, Chico programs for teachers.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $20,000 from the California Department of Fish and Game to develop a GIS-based approach for the assessment and comparison of areas of ecological significance at a landscape level in the Northern California-North Coast region.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management to develop a core message for the BLM and design options to strengthen its identity.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $33,575 from the Society for California Archaeology to administer their business office.

Awards and Activities

Madeline Keaveney, Communications Arts and Sciences, received the Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender at their annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in October. The award is given annually to teachers who have inspired students and colleagues by modeling feminist ideals of caring, community power sharing, and commitment while earning individual and collaborative records of achievement.

Paul Lopez, Sociology, was elected to a one-year term as co-editor of the Latina/o section of the American Sociological Association's newsletter in August. He was also elected to a two-year term as chair of the Northern California Foco of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies in April.

Ann Schulte and Anita Fernandez, Education, will present "Promoting the Promise of Multicultural Education Within a Democratic Teacher Education Program" at the National Association of Multicultural Education conference on "Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy and Equity Through Multicultural Education" in Washington, D.C., in Oct./Nov. Schulte will also give a presentation with Joe Crispin, a local classroom teacher.

Aiping Zhang, English, gave a lecture series on "Masterpieces vs. Page-Turners: Themes, Issues, and Forms in Contemporary English and American Fiction" at the College of Foreign Language and Literature at Beijing Language and Cultural University in Beijing, China, in June and was appointed a guest professor of English for a three-year term by the host university. He also presented "Dreaming with a New England Conscience in Minnesota: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ambivalence Towards His Hometown" at the sixth International Conference on F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota, in September.

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