INSIDE Chico State
0 April 29, 2004
Volume 34 Number 11
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




From the President's Desk

Briefly Noted



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Briefly Noted

PR Student Wins International Award

Erica Gandy, a senior public relations student, won a major award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The IABC Gold Quill Sharon Berzok Award is presented to a student who achieves the highest standard of public relations excellence and who demonstrates a strong commitment to the communication field. Gandy spearheaded the writing and production of the 2003 edition of Link, CSU, Chico’s College of Business magazine. Gandy’s team at Tehama Group Communications, a student-managed public relations agency, was also honored.

Phi Kappa Phi Ceremony

CSU, Chico’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will hold an Initiation and Medallion Ceremony May 5, at 3:30 pm in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. A reception will follow. The ceremony honors 167 Phi Kappa Phi members graduating this spring, and 117 new members will be initiated into the society. Undergraduate members represent the top 5 percent of their class within their college; graduates the top 2.5 percent within their college.

Amazonian Symposium May 7

As part of the Humanities Center Symposia series, visiting scholar Candace Slater will present “The Amazon: Current Thinking, New Directions” on May 7 at 3 pm in Trinity 126. Slater is Marian E. Koshland Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon (2001), Dance of the Dolphin: Transformation and Disenchantment in the Amazonian Imagination (1994), and Stories on a String: The Brazilian Literatura de Cordel (1989). Slater is married to President Paul Zingg.

Bidwell Book Makes Times Bestseller List

Just kidding. But John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841–1900, by Michael Gillis and Michael Magliari, is now available in paperback. The book has had a successful publishing history: the first printing of 750 copies sold out in six weeks; the second printing, also of 750 copies, sold out in about six months. The paperback edition is available at the Bidwell Mansion Visitors Center, and will soon be available at the A.S. Bookstore and Barnes and Noble in Chico. Magliari noted that the publisher does not plan to publish any more hardcover copies.

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