|February 5, 2004
Volume 34 Number 7
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
Public Service Fellowship Opportunities
Several public service fellowships for recent graduates or students graduating in May are available. These fellowships offer opportunities to work in some of the highest offices of all three branches of California state government. Fellows receive $1,882 per month, comprehensive health benefits, and 12 units of graduate credit. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 25. For more information, go to www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/programs.html.
Glenn Kendall Service Award Nominations
Faculty, chairs, directors, and deans are invited to nominate candidates for the 2003–2004 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award. This award recognizes a student with exemplary scholarship and public service in the university and community. It is a president's award, available to candidates from all fields of study who graduated in fall 2003 or will graduate in spring 2004. This year's award carries a stipend of $500. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 27. For more information, contact Marilyn Winzenz, x6101.
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is hosting a tour of France June 1–10. Highlights include visiting the beaches of Normandy for the 60th anniversary of D-Day and top sites in Paris. Laird Easton, History, will be the faculty escort; Thomasin Saxe, director of special projects, is the group coordinator. A professional tour director will accompany the group throughout France. The cost of the tour is $2,050; a portion of the fee will support student scholarships and HFA programs. Reservation deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Saxe at x4642.
Families Who Farm Together
More than 120 farmers and their family members participated in the Family Farm Forum on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Chico Masonic Family Center. The College of Agriculture and the college's Society of Agricultural Managers co-hosted the event, along with Northern California Farm Credit Business Consulting, Butte Community College, and Shasta College. The event provided family farmers, ranchers, and agri-business owners the tools to manage the transition from one generation to the next. "It excites me to have students here with their parents or even grandparents. It proves that there is a future for farming," said Rod Carter, business consultant and one of the coordinators of the event.
Score! O'Malley Named Coach of the Year
Men's soccer coach Mike O'Malley was named the Division II National Coach of the Year. The Wildcats were ranked No. 10 nationally when they stormed through the NCAA tournament to the national championship. They were defeated by Lynn University of Florida, 2-1. The Wildcats finished the season 21-5-1. "To me this award represents 24 athletes who were willing to set aside their egos and personal agendas," said O'Malley. He also credited assistant coach Larry Nees for helping the team achieve its winning season: "I couldn't have done it without him."
Music to Their Ears
The Department of Music received a $10,000 gift that will fund scholarships for senior and graduate music education majors. The donation was made by Steve Connolly, whose daughter graduated with a music degree. "This wonderful gift will encourage and reward our music education students by providing opportunities for them to spend time working with mentor teachers, giving them the field experience they need to become successful teachers," said Royce Tevis, director of bands.
Collection Conservation Workshop
CSU, Chico hosted a museum collection conservation workshop Jan. 19–21, presented by Balboa Art Conservation Center of San Diego, California. "These workshops give small, and often under-funded, museums good information on preserving and using their collections, as well as how to educate and raise funds to improve use and storage conditions," said Catherine Sullivan, curator of the Janet Turner Print Museum and on-site coordinator of the event. About 35 people participated, including four from the Janet Turner Print Museum and three CSU, Chico students.
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