INSIDE Chico State
0 March 13, 2003
Volume 33 Number 12
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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 24.

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.

 

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