INSIDE Chico State
0 May 1, 2003
Volume 33 Number 15
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






Academic Senate

Briefly Noted








Terri Davis, Professional Studies in Education, developed a Web site for the California State University to introduce service-learning pedagogy to future K–12 teachers. The online course is free to any college or university student or faculty member at

Diana Flannery
, Mary Portis, Health and Community Service, and Mark Stemen, Geography and Planning, had “Outdoor School: Creating a Passion for the Environment” published in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2003. Portis also had “TEAM Chapman: Lessons from Community Building” published in the same issue.

Duane Knudson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, had Fundamentals of Biomechanics published by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers in 2003. Details are available at

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, authored the chapter “El Telar Como Objecto de Poder Sagrado en la Cultura Huichola” (The Loom As a Power Object in Huichol Culture) in Flechadores de Estrellas (Archers of the Stars), published by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and the Universidad de Guadalajara in 2003.

Grants and Contracts

Frank Bayham, Anthropology, received $19,000 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to conduct a record search for the Klamath Basin project.

Ken Derucher, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, received $24,000 from Eagle Creek Ranch to study plans for a potential research park and preserve.

Jon Hooper, Recreation and Parks Management, received $2,250 from the U.S. Forest Service to conduct a three-day communication training workshop for their staff in Redding.

Patty Hunter, Social Work, received $1,500 from the Chico Unified School District to provide three undergraduate interns for Citrus Elementary School.

Robert Jackson and Diana Parks, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, received $192,301 from the American Councils for International Education to conduct a six-week summer institute for Eurasian secondary English and American studies teachers.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $5,400 from the Napa Valley Economic Development Corporation to amend an economic and demographic statistical abstract of Napa County.

Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $35,544 from the U.S. Forest Service to develop an index of biotic integrity based on bioassessment data for the Southern California Province. She also received $19,000 from the Wildlife Conservation Board to improve the restored riparian habitat at the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area in Shasta County by irrigating the site and aggressively controlling deer browse and weeds.

Awards and Activities

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Service, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Society for Public Administration’s section on Health and Human Services Administration at the national meeting in Washington, D.C., in March.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, has been invited to speak to 1,500 doctors about “From the Stockholm Syndrome to Bounded Choice: Cultic Attachments and Their Consequences” at the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center in Tarzana in May.

Tom Patton, Art and Art History, had his digital photographs included in the exhibition National Works on Paper, juried by Francis Colpitt, at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, March 27–April 18. His piece Hot Dog from the series Icons and Artifacts was selected as a Purchase Award for the university’s permanent collection.

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