INSIDE Chico State
0 December 4, 2003
Volume 34 Number 6
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico





In the News

Briefly Noted

From the President's Desk








Duane Knudson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, coauthored the chapters "Analysis of Advanced Stroke Production" and "Linear and Angular Momentum in Stroke Production," published in Biomechanics of Advanced Tennis by the International Tennis Federation in 2003.

Michael Perelman, Economics, had The Perverse Economy: The Impact of Markets on People and Nature published by Palgrave in 2003.

Grants and Contracts

Roy Crosbie, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, received $75,000 from the Office of Naval Research to purchase a new processor, 250 MHZ board, and PC for developing faster and more complex models.

Jim Fletcher, Recreation and Parks Management, received $26,904 from the California Department of Health Services to measure the impact of the State Newborn Screening Supplemental Research Program for Metabolic Disorders using tandem mass spectrometry.

Richard Narad, Health and Community Services, received $241,359 from San Joaquin County to develop and implement a procurement process for a new ambulance system.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $28,388 from Trinity County to assess the economic impact of a new airport near Weaverville.

Keith Sheldon, Journalism, received $5,000 from the American Lung Association for the Tehama Group's Fresh Air Festival, an antismoking education event.

Awards and Activities

David Colson, Music, had his string quartet, Water's Edge, performed by the DaVinci String Quartet in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, in October. He has also been asked to compose a piece for the Dorian Wind Quintet for their 2004-2005 concert season.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, chaired the panel "Threads of New Policies: Compliance and the Role of State Governments" and presented "Twenty Years of (Un)Natural Death: Physician Compliance with the Louisiana Natural Death Act" at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Savannah, Georgia, in October.

Mike Johnson, Theatre Arts, was guest lighting designer for the Allen Hancock College Department of Dance fall concert, Dimensions in Dance, in conjunction with the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, in Santa Maria in October. He has also been invited to design their 35th anniversary concert in the spring.

Peter Kittle, English, is a member of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and a member of the National Writing Project's Technology Liaison Team.

Michael Magliari, History, has been appointed to the California History Plan Advisory committee. This committee of California scholars will assist the State Department of Parks and Recreation and the State Office of Historical Preservation in updating and revising California's History Plan, the document that guides state policy on the interpretation and protection of historic sites and landmarks.

Debbie Reinhardt, Music, was named chair of the California Council of Music Teachers.

Nitish Singh, Finance and Marketing, co-authored three papers accepted for presentation at the American Marketing Association Winter Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, in February: "An Integrative Framework for Cross-Cultural Analysis of Communication Content on the Web: A Study of 15 National Cultures"; "Socialization and Consumer Activities of Young Adults: A Cross-Cultural Study of Ethnic Groups in America"; and "Targeting Global Online Consumers: An Application and Extension of Technology Acceptance Model."

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