From the President's Desk
Librarian at Large
Rob Burton, English, had “Cheerleading and Charting
the Cosmopolis: London as Linear Narrative and Contested Space”
published in The Swarming Streets: Twentieth-Century Literary Representations
of London by Rodopi in 2004. His book reviews of editors Nicholas
O. Jungheim and Peter Robinson’s Pragmatics and Pedagogy: Proceedings
of the Third Pacific Second Language Research Forum, Vol. 2 and of
Rosina Marquez Reiter’s Linguistic Politeness in Britain and
Uruguay: A Contrastive Study of Requests and Apologies were published
in Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2003.
Jacqueline Chase, Geography and Planning, had “Regional
Prestige: Cooperatives and Agroindustrial Identity in Southwest Goias,
Brazil” published in Agriculture and Human Values, Vol.
Guy King, Geography and Planning, had “Crossing
the Forty-Mile Desert” published in Overland Journal, Vol.
Grants and Contracts
Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, and
Alan Rellaford, Communication Design, received $120,000
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to conduct public
involvement workshops and design identity and marketing materials for
two national forest scenic byways.
Mark Stemen, Geography and Planning, received $18,000
from Aspire Homes/U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife for transplanting
and maintaining four elderberry trees and for adding the endangered elderberry
beetle to educational activities. He also received $25,000 from Butte
County for a recycling museum that provides tours for elementary schoolchildren.
Awards and Activities
Jacqueline Chase, Geography and Planning, presented
“Environmental Protection by Brazilian Exurbanites: Alternative
Agriculture in Campinas, Sao Paulo” at the annual meeting of the
Association of American Geographers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in
Weikun Cheng, History, presented “Public Space,
Modernity, and Women’s Multiple Identities” at the Association
for Asian Studies annual conference in San Diego in March.
Jeanne Clark, English, presented “The Everyday
Epic” at the second annual Arizona State University Writers Conference,
“Desert Nights, Rising Stars,” in Scottsdale, Arizona, in
March. She also gave a public reading from her second poetry manuscript-in-progress,
The First Good Day of My Life.
Robert Davidson, English, presented “Writing for
the Dead We Love: The Writer-Scholar in the 21st Century” at the
national conference of the Associated Writing Programs in Chicago, Illinois,
Richard Holman, Construction Management, was a consultant
for developing a bicycle and pedestrian trail loop linking schools, parks,
residential areas, and the business community in Red Bluff.
Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, had her CSU Research
Award project, “Integration of SAP Technology in Finance Classrooms:
Perceptions from Students and Implications for Educators,” published
in Review of Business Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2004.
It was also presented at and published in the Proceedings of the 2004
College Teaching and Learning Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, in
Richard Rosecrance, Agriculture, was nominated for honorary membership
in the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. Freshmen nominate faculty
members who demonstrate superior teaching abilities and inspire them to
Laura Sederberg, Technology and Learning, presented “Why
a Rubric for Online Instruction?” at the first Western Regional
Educause Conference in Sacramento in March.
Nitish Singh, Finance and Marketing, co-authored three
papers accepted for the Academy of International Business conference in
Stockholm, Sweden, in July: “Measuring Culture’s Influence
on Web Content: The Generation of an Instrument,” “Explaining
the Dynamic Capabilities of E-Commerce Corporations: In Search for an
Integrative Approach,” and “Consumer Acceptance of International
Web Sites: Evidence from Europe.”
Greg White, Archaeological Research Program, presented
“The Archaeology of Lake County” in Lakeport’s Archaeology
Around the World lecture series in February.