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Construction Management Students Take Top Honors
Construction Management students took home a first place at the prestigious
15th annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Construction Management
Competition Feb. 12–15 at Reno, Nevada.
From among 26 universities present, representing 13 states, Chico captured
first place in the Heavy/Civil competition, earning a right to compete
in the national competition to be held next month in Dallas, Texas.
Chico teams also won second place in the Design/Build competition and
third place in the Residential competition.
“Just placing in any of the team competitions is an honor in its
own right, and coming home with a first, second, and third place in three
of the four events is truly exceptional,” said Mike Borzage, construction
management professor and ASC regional director.
During the grueling competition, students are given 24 hours to map out
work schedules, bids, and supporting information on an actual construction
project, then present it to a team of expert judges.
Construction management faculty advisers were Lori Dixon, Maxine Harrington,
Rich Holman, Willem Kymmell, and Mark Maybee.
César Chávez: Ten years after
CSU, Chico is holding a series of events commemorating the life and
legacy of United Farm Worker organizer César Chávez on the
10th anniversary of his death. A week of activities begins Monday, March
Events will focus on the past, present, and future of workers’ rights.
Educational activities include learning about union-operated businesses
and services, documentaries about Chávez, a broadcast television
episode that dramatized a 2002 march to support binding arbitration for
farm workers, and a presentation of protest songs of the Chicana/o Labor
movement, UFW, FLOC, and other unions.
“César Chávez week is not only about the important
contributions of the United Farm Workers, but of the importance of the
Chicano/a experience and labor union activism in American history,”
said Professor Susan Green, Chicano Studies and History.
Full schedule of events.