||April 3, 2003
Volume 33 Number 13
||A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators,
and friends of California State University, Chico
Behind the Scenes
Constitutionalist Scholars to Speak
Two renowned political scientists—Rogers Smith of the University
of Pennsylvania and Michael Zuckert of the University of Notre Dame—will
visit California State University, Chico in April.
On Thursday, April 10, at 7 pm in Ayres 120, Smith and Zuckert will address
the topic “Living Up To the Declaration of Independence: Liberalism
and the American Experience.” A reception will follow. On Friday,
April 11, at 3 pm in Ayres 106, they will speak at a forum titled “The
American Political Tradition and America in the World Today.” Both
events are free and open to the public.
Smith is the author of more than 70 articles in academic journals and
of four books, including Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship
in United States History. Civic Ideals received five “best
book” awards and was a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in history.
Zuckert has published three books within the last five years, including
Natural Rights and the New Republicanism. Zuckert is currently
working on Completing the Constitution: The Post-Civil War Amendments.
The Orion Wins Third Straight National Award
The Orion has again been honored with one of the nation’s
top college newspaper awards. CSU, Chico’s student weekly was named
Newspaper of the Year on March 9 by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The award marked the third straight year and the fifth time in six years
that The Orion has won first place in the “four-year college
weekly” category at ACP’s National College Newspaper Convention
held March 6–9 in Seattle.
The general excellence award was based on a single issue published since
The Orion, a student-managed laboratory newspaper of the Department
of Journalism, has won a string of prestigious awards. It has been named
the nation’s best college weekly in recent years by both the Society
of Professional Journalists and the National Newspaper Association. The
California Newspaper Publishers Association has selected The Orion
as the state’s No. 1 university paper for seven of the last eight