Best Performance Ever by Model UN Team
CSU, Chico’s 29 delegates won three top-level Outstanding awards
and one second-level Distinguished award at the Model United Nations conference
in New York City in April.
One delegation represented Palestine, winning Outstanding awards for performance
and position papers.
Chico’s second delegation represented Bosnia/Herzegovina, earning
an Outstanding award for papers and a Distinguished award for performance.
Faculty adviser Rick Ostrom rates this year’s team as the best he
has worked with since joining the program in 1967.
In addition to officers Bob Ray, Richard Elsom, Dan Oliver, Laurel Schweiger,
and Nathan Davis, Chico’s delegations included Michelle Adee, Laura
Blumenstein, Mike Bonilla, Mark Bourgeois, Julia Byington, Edward Carey,
Jamie Crosby, Soumaya Errafi, Jon Gulino, Katie Howard, Rosalynd Jungwirth,
Sarah Lawson, Brooke Love, Natalie Metzger, Suzanna Mohr, Rhonda Pearson,
Christina Sames, Kelly Schrengost, Tim Self, Casey Stice, Teruaki Tanaka,
Ben Terhune, Garrett Ward, and Beth Wenbourne.
Presidential Search Begins
The first step in the process for replacing President Manuel A. Esteban
took place April 22, when Chancellor Charles Reed and Trustee Roberta
Achtenberg, selection committee chair, visited campus.
A headhunter firm, Korn/Ferry of Los Angeles, will coordinate the search.
The local committee was encouraged to submit names.
On Sept. 12, the committee will review applications and résumés,
and create a list of 8 to 10 applicants. They will review the semi-finalists’
résumés and schedule campus interviews, and then choose
finalists. The schedule calls for the new president to be in place by
Local members of the committee are Sarah Blackstone, College of Humanities
and Fine Arts; Scott Chalmers, CSU Advisory Board; Stuart King, Staff
Council; Jim Postma, Chemistry and chair of Academic Senate; Art Sanchez,
Psychology; Glen Toney, president of the alumni association; Shelley Young,
Nursing; and the newly elected Associated Students president.