INSIDE Chico State
0 March 13, 2003
Volume 33 Number 12
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico







In The News

Briefly Noted







Janet Brown, Nursing, had “Using Lidocaine for Peripheral IV Insertions: Patient’s Preferences and Pain Experiences” selected as a continuing education article for the April 2003 issue of MEDSURG Nursing.

Michael Gillis
and Michael Magliari, History, had John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841–1900 published by Arthur H. Clarke in 2003, volume 30 in Clark’s Western Frontiersman series. They also had “John Bidwell and the California Trail” published in the fall 2002 issue of Overland Journal.

Frank Li, English, had “Contact, Attrition, and Structural Shift: Evidence from Oroqen” published in a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, subtitled Language Endangerment in the Sinosphere.

Grants and Contracts

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, received $30,000 from Battle Creek Public Schools for analysis and consultation to Post Elementary and Wilson-Edison Elementary schools in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Paul Maslin and Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $20,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support growing salmon eggs to fry stage for release into the Feather River and for restoration and ecological education projects.

Chuck Nelson, Geography and Planning, received $11,510 from EDAW, Inc., to support the Bidwell Sacramento River State Park project and to create a Geographical Information System for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $7,900 from Pacific Gas and Electric to analyze the economic impact of increasing Pit River flows. He also received $2,800 from Calpine to determine the economic impact of their Sutter County gas-fired electricity generation projects.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, received $14,400 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Winema National Forest for promotion of volcanic legacy and Yuba-Donner scenic byways in regional marketing.

Mark Stemen, Geography and Planning, received $24,000 from the County of Butte to extend the operation of an interactive museum on consumption and waste located on Highway 99 south of Chico.

Awards and Activities

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Service, presented “Medical Treatment and Religious Beliefs: An Examination of Compliance Among African Americans with HIV/AIDS in the South” at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Columbia, South Carolina, in October.

Teresa Davis, Professional Studies in Education, is on a national committee to organize the International Center for Service Learning at Clemson University. She was also recognized at the national conference of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January for creating one of six national models for service-learning pedagogy in teacher preparation being replicated at several U.S. universities.

Education faculty presented papers at the North Coast Education Summit at Humboldt State University in February. Anne Rene Elsbree and Anita Fernandez presented “Beyond It’s Elementary: Educational Practices to Disrupt Homophobia”; Mark Keegan presented “Toward More Life-Like Learning”; and Mimi Miller and Ann Schulte presented “Integrating Thematic Instruction and Democratic Ideals at the Middle Level.”

Byron Wolfe, Communication Design, is a finalist in Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman Foundation First Book Prize for American photographers who use cameras for creative exploration.

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