INSIDE Chico State
0 November 21, 2002
Volume 33 Number 7
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






Briefly Noted

Provost's Corner




Briefly Noted

Fiesta Fund-Raiser for Athletic Scholarships

Live salsa music, games, cool auction items, and cash-covered sombreros turned a fund-raiser for athletic scholarships into a fiesta! More than 300 people attended the "Cruisin' with the 'Cats" dinner and auction on Nov. 1 in the BMU auditorium. Don Sleeper, Facilities Management and Services, was the lucky winner in a drawing for a cruise for two to Mexico. "When they announced my ticket as the grand prizewinner, I leaned over and said to my wife, 'Guess what? We're going to Mexico for a little R&R,'" said a very happy Sleeper.

Encouraging Young Men of Color

Multicultural and Gender Studies has launched a Mentoring for Young Men of Color program. The program is based at Chico High School and administered through the Chico High Academic Mentoring Program. Seven CSU, Chico students have been partnered with seven high school students for weekly meetings that support academic excellence and encourage the young men to go on to college. A grant from the Noyce Foundation supports the new program.

Cattle Feeling All Fenced In

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve now has one mile of new barbed-wire fencing on its southern border. After many years of neglect and wear and tear, the old fence deteriorated; the new fence will keep cattle where they belong and protect the reserve and the neighboring rancher's land. The project was a cooperative venture between the reserve, the Sycamore Ranch, the California Deer Association, and the California Conservation Corps. The reserve provided guidance and partial funding, the CDA donated funds, the Sycamore Ranch provided materials, and the CCC erected the fence.

Happy 100, John Smale

Professor Emeritus John Smale turns 100 years of age on Nov. 24. Smale founded CSU, Chico's Department of Economics and served as its first chair. He retired in 1968. The Smale Award is given annually to outstanding economics students. A bench honoring Smale was installed last year near Kendall Hall. He is still active and lives in Chico. You may send birthday greetings or reminiscences to Smale via Greg Lavin, Behavioral and Social Sciences, at

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