INSIDE Chico State
0 September 25, 2003
Volume 34 Number 2
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico







Briefly Noted




Briefly Noted

Popular Arboretum Tours Resume

The tree tours are back! Tours of the campus arboretum will be Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12, and Dec. 3. Tours begin at 11 am in front of Kendall Hall. The walks are open to the public and are led by members of the staff and faculty. The first tour features plants used in traditional and modern medicine. Other tours will cover planting, pruning, and watering, as well as choosing the right varieties for Chico landscapes.

Professor Discusses Isabel Allende on BBC

Pilar Alvarez-Rubio, Foreign Languages and Literatures, was recently interviewed by the British Broadcasting Company for a program about the Chilean writer Isabel Allende. Allende is the most translated female writer from Latin America. "She published her first novel, The House of Spirits, in 1982, when she was in exile from her native Chile due to the coup d'état that installed a dictatorship in that country in 1973," said Alvarez-Rubio. Alvarez-Rubio has taught at CSU, Chico since 1998; she is an expert on contemporary Latin American literature. Her dissertation, which is soon to be published as a book, deals with four Chilean novelists, including Allende.

Lloyd Roby Conducts Paradise Symphony

Lloyd Roby, director of secondary music education and low brass specialist, has been selected as conductor of the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. Roby guest-conducted the orchestra last season. As a trombonist, he has performed with many well-known orchestras, including the Tommy Dorsey Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Woody Herman's Thundering Herd. Roby has been teaching at CSU, Chico since 1995.

Bonjour, France!

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is offering a tour of France June 1 - 10, 2004. History professor Laird Easton will lead the tour, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris. The trip will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Thomasin Saxe, director of special projects, at


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