INSIDE Chico State
0 October 16, 2003
Volume 34 Number 3
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






In the News

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COB Alum Funds International Scholar Awards

Chuck Seufferlein (B.S., Business, '74) will provide funding for an annual award program for business students who wish to study abroad. The Seufferlein International Scholar Awards will defray travel and academic expenses for students planning to participate in a study abroad program through International Programs or the College of Business. Seufferlein is the chief executive officer of Cornish & Carey Commercial, a real estate firm in the Bay Area.

Illustration: Willie the Wildcat

Kinder, Gentler Wildcat

The CSU, Chico Wildcat logo -- Willie the Wildcat -- has a new look. Jeff Kragel, intercollegiate athletics marketing, championed a more friendly, fun mascot. Kragel (B.A., Mass Communications, '71) joined the athletics department last summer. He was president of the Chico Heat baseball team from 1997 to 2002; before that, he was owner and general manager of KFM radio station, as well as owner of Jeff Kragel Marketing.

SIFE Students Teach Russians About Wine Industry

A group of entrepreneurs from the Republic of Georgia will learn about the Napa Valley wine industry during a workshop hosted by CSU, Chico SIFE students, in conjunction with SIFE students from CSU, Hayward. The workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Steltzner Vineyards in Napa. "Both groups will learn about the vast differences between U.S. capitalism and the start of capitalism in Russia," said Becky Monmaney, director of global projects for Chico SIFE.

Yolo Hall's New Dance Studio

Until recently, the only dance studio on campus was Acker 204, which was used by physical education, theatre arts, the ballroom dance club, and other campus groups. A new studio in Yolo Hall allows more students to participate in classes that encourage lifetime fitness, such as yoga and aerobics. Additionally, dance and movement education classes now have computer stations available for students and faculty for research and teaching projects.

PTSD and Borderline Personality Topics of next RCE Conference

In Service to Families, Children, and the Courts will offer Trauma and Turmoil -- Practical Treatment Approaches: PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Borderline Personality Disorders Conference Nov. 6. The one-day professional development conference is a continuing education opportunity to refine diagnostic skills, learn effective strategies for treatment, and understand the role of adjunctive treatments. Dr. John Preston, an award-winning author and internationally recognized scholar in the field, will be the featured speaker.

To enroll, or for more information, visit or call CSU, Chico Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.

A New Sign for the Upgraded Beef Research Feedlot

A new sign was unveiled at the upgraded Beef Research Feedlot at the University Farm on Oct. 10. Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewery, who has provided support to upgrading student research facilities, was on hand to celebrate the occasion. Sierra Nevada has cooperated with Professor Dave Daley in a cattle-feeding project that uses the by-products of the beer-brewing process. Also on hand was Stan Cooper of Fairfield Feeds, who also contributed to improvement of the research feedlot. "Our partnerships with Sierra Nevada Brewery and Fairfield Feeds give us the ability to provide students with hands-on experience in beef production," said Charles Crabb, dean of the College of Agriculture.


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