INSIDE Chico State
0 December 12, 2002
Volume 33 Number 8
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






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Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, served as editor of From College Course Syllabus to Teaching About Religion in the Schools, a year-long project of the American Academy of Religion's (AAR) Religion in the Schools Task Force funded by a grant from the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to expand online teaching and learning resources used by college professors to a secondary school audience. It is on the AAR Web site, under "The Profession/Teaching," and on the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Web site,

Celeste A. Jones, School of Social Work, will have "Victim Perspective of Bank Robbery Trauma and Recovery" published in the December issue of Traumatology.

Ela Thurgood, English, had "The Recognition of Geminates in Ambiguous Contexts in Polish" published in the 2002 edition of Speech Prosody.

Graham Thurgood, English, had "A Comment on Gedney's Proposal for Another Series of Voiced Initials in Proto-Tai" published in Studies in Southeast Asian Languages by Pacific Linguistics in 2002.

Grants and Contracts

James Bankhead and Susan Tevis, Music, received $6,773 from the City of Chico Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Arts Funds for uniforms, music, and an electric piano for the Chico Children's Choir.

Debra Barger and Jeff Layne, Regional and Continuing Education, received $31,661 from Social Policy Research Associates to develop and host a Horizon Live Web site for them.

Allan Bee, Educational Talent Search, received $360,765 from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare and motivate 1,000 low-income, first-generation 6th- to 12th-grade students for success in postsecondary education.

Jack Brown, KCHO, received $11,400 from the City of Chico TOT Arts Funds for digital radio equipment.

Lisa Churchill and Michelle Cepello, Professional Studies in Education, received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special and Rehabilitative Services for 100 special education teachers to work with children with disabilities in high poverty rural schools.

Dan DeWayne, University Public Events, received $17,575 from the California Arts Council Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program to fund performances of the Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, and the Lula Washington Dance Theater.

Darryl Eisele, Education, received $28,000 from the Paradise Unified School District, $4,000 from the Orland Unified School District, $12,500 from the Gridley Unified School District, and $12,000 from the Hamilton City High School for selected seniors to be involved with the University Connection Program.

Kathy Fernandes, Karen Ann, and Adam Morgan, Instructional Media Center, received $115,000 from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to develop brochures and posters for them.

Jim Fletcher and Roger Guthrie, Recreation and Parks Management, received $102,379 from the California Department of Parks and Recreation to conduct statewide telephone and mail surveys about state outdoor recreation.

Duane Knudson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, received $2,979 from the U.S. Tennis Association to document the effects of warming up on tennis service speed.

Frank Li and Graham Thurgood, English, received $96,514 from the National Science Foundation Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences to conduct research in China about three endangered languages: Tsat, Anong, and Oroquen.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $10,000 from the Tehama County Resource Conservation District to develop parcel maps matching existing Coyote Creek vernal pools.

Jim Pushnik, Michael Marchetti, Biological Sciences, and Dave Brown, Geosciences, received $58,555 from Camp, Dresser, and McKee to develop an integrated watershed and resource conservation plan for Butte County.

Richard Rosecrance, Agriculture, received $4,199 from the Bell-Carter Olive Company to evaluate the impact of Sevillano pollen applications on fruit set in Manzillo olive trees.

Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $13,700 from UC Davis for a bioassessment analysis of Arcade Creek. She also received $3,528 from the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council for a bioassessment of the Owens River.

Kathryn Silliman and John Mahoney, Biological Sciences, received $114,524 from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on subjects to determine the effects of glycemic index and obesity on postmeal lipemia.

Greg White, Archeological Research Program, received $4,995 from the California Department of Parks and Recreation for fieldwork analysis of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. He also received $4,950 from the department to create an activity pamphlet for schoolchildren grades 3-5 attending the Maidu Lifeways Interpretive Program at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

David Wood and Jean Hubbell, Biological Sciences, received $64,759 from The Nature Conservancy for a Chico Landing subreach adjacent riparian and baseline assessment and for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Haleakala baseline assessment.  

Awards and Activities

Juri Brilts, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, presented "Latour, Heick, Macauley, and Zegart Remember the California School of Fine Arts (1945-51) and Their Instructor, Ansel Adams" at the European Society for the History of Photography's annual conference on "Boxed Still: A Vision" at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hogeschool Zuyd in Maastricht, Netherlands, in November.

Manuel A. Esteban received the Special Recognition Award during Farm City Celebration in October for his support of the College of Agriculture.

Devon Metzger and Edward Williams, Education, presented "A Leadership Model for Developing Democratic Practice" at the National Council for the Social Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, in November.

Keith Sheldon, Journalism, presented "The Next Step in Public Relations Education" at the 2002 annual conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama in October. Cheryl Taylor, senior journalism major, also spoke to the group about the university's Tehama Group Communications, the longest running student-managed public relations agency in the nation.

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