|October 30, 2003
Volume 34 Number 4
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
CSU, Chico Provides Leadership for Psychological Association
Beverly Ford, director Faculty and Staff Assistance and Work/life Programs, is the first president of the Northern California Psychological Association, representing seven counties in the North State. The charter chapter became an official chapter of the Northern California Psychological Association earlier this month. Other officers from CSU, Chico are Marvin Megibow, Psychology, vice president/president elect, and Mimi Bommersbach, Psychological Counseling Center for Students, treasurer.
Improved Feedlot at University Farm
Cattle are enjoying the newly improved feedlot out at the farm. The feedlot upgrade project was a cooperative, community-based effort to improve student research facilities. The College of Agriculture provides management, production, and processing of cattle, and students take an active part in each of these steps. Sierra Nevada Brewery provides the cattle and brewer's grains. The brewery then uses the beef raised from this project in their restaurant.
"The support from Sierra Nevada has allowed us to create unique, exciting learning opportunities for our undergraduate program," said Dave Daley, Agriculture. "Students become actively engaged in the entire process, from production to harvest to marketing." Additional support came from Fairfield Feeds, A.L. Gilbert, the Agricultural Research Initiative, and the Sence Foundation.
Alum Holds Fundraiser for Nepal Orphanage
Alum Cynthia Kennedy established Namaste House, a home-style orphanage in Nepal, in 2001 "Namaste House is home to 30 children who would otherwise grow up alone on the streets in Nepal," said Terri Elliot, Philosophy, a member of the organization's board of directors. "It's a miracle not only in the lives of these children, but also for all of us with the privilege of watching the project take root and bear fruit."
A gala benefit for the Namaste House will be held Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at Turandot restaurant, 1851 The Esplanade. Tickets are $35. There will be live music, a lavish feast, and live and silent auctions, as well as a presentation on the project with video and slides. Call 892-8292 to order tickets. For more information on the orphanage, go to www.namastehouse.org.
Cross Country Teams Ranked in Top 5 Nationally
The men's and women's cross-country teams are running over their competition this season. The men's squad has won two of the three events it has attended and was the top Division II finisher in the other. The only two teams to beat the Wildcat men are nationally ranked Division I Stanford and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
In the latest NCAA Division II rankings, the men's program is ranked number 4 in the nation and number 1 in the West region. The women's team has won one event this year and recorded its first top-ten finish ever at the prestigious Stanford Invitational with a seventh-place showing. The women's squad is ranked No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the West region.
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