|November 7, 2002
Volume 33 Number 6
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
You read it here: the word "entrepreneur" has been freed from the shackles of corporate monopolization. Alum Scott Smith (B.A., Psychology, '86), who owns a public relations firm in Sacramento, fought a legal battle against Entrepreneur Media Inc. (EMI) for the right to call his firm EntrepreneurPR, a move EMI regarded as theft of the good name and goodwill of their magazine, Entrepreneur. Smith had done extensive research on the name and found no trademark on it. Nonetheless, EMI sued and Smith lost at the trial level; he had to change the name of his business. However, in a recent appeal ruling, the court said, "EMI does not have the exclusive right to use the word 'entrepreneur'." An article at USAToday.com about the case advised entrepreneurs to "do your homework and play nice."
Health facts a click away
Mark Tomita, Health and Community Services, headed the creation of a CD that gathers thousands of pages of information about inequities in health among different groups of people worldwide. The CD, Global Health Disparities, is being distributed free to public health educators. Users can search for any topic; current related articles and Web links appear in order of relevance. Professors Diana Flannery, Lyndall Ellingson, and Steve Shive, Health and Community Services, and Kevin Shanley, Technology and Learning Program, worked on the project with Tomita. A CD on health issues related to the Mexico-U.S. border is in the works.
A.S. Recycling presents 'green buildings'
Green buildings are healthier for the occupants and more cost effective over time. A.S. Recycling presents "Leading the Charge for Green Buildings on Your Campus!" on Friday, Nov. 8, 1 - 3 pm in Holt 170. Representatives from the California Integrated Waste Management Board will talk about pioneering "green" efforts on other California and national campuses. Campus and community members are invited to attend this free presentation. Professors are encouraged to bring their classes. If you cannot attend the entire session, it's okay to attend part of it.
'Excellence' on campus
The 2002 edition of CSU, Chico's Achieving Excellence is now available in limited quantities. This year's edition has been redesigned and expanded into a four-color, 32-page booklet. Faculty and student achievements are presented in an attractive format. The Office of Admissions uses the piece for recruitment, and Human Resources will send it to prospective faculty members.
Contact Loriann Maxwell, Public Affairs and Publications, at 898-4263, if you have an event for which you would like copies.
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