University Life students taught by English instructors Susan Aylworth
and Jennifer Vinsky contributed to the “Warm Babies”
community service project at Selvester’s Café-by-the-Creek
on Oct. 16. The students, as well as staff, faculty, and community
members, made quilts and blankets for needy parents of newborns
delivered at Enloe Medical Center. Participants included Tracy Butts
and Sara Trechter, English; Susan Anderson, Alumni and Parent Relations;
Chela Patterson, Katie Connett, Christine Dahlerup, and Kendra Woerman,
Associated Students; and Sandra Barton, Theatre Arts. The project
produced 51 receiving blankets and 39 crib quilts.
Houses for Women, Built by Women
The CSU, Chico women’s basketball coaches and players have
joined efforts with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program
to help build a home for a woman in our community. More than 350
Habitat houses have been built in the United States by female crews.
Support Habitat for Humanity and the women’s basketball program
by participating in a flamingo fundraiser; surprise someone by having
a flock of pink faux flamingoes delivered to his or her yard or
office. For more information, contact Alisha Valavanis, assistant
coach, at x4265.
Lucky Student Wins ‘Showcase’
Jeff Alves, a sophomore majoring in agriculture, won the $25,000
showcase, including a boat, on The Price is Right. The
program will air on Dec. 1. He’s the one wearing the Chico
State sweatshirt (of course).
Prime Timers Receive $100,000 Grant
Prime Timers, a learning-in-retirement program for seniors in our
region, received a $100,000 grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation
to develop an Lifelong Learning Institute, which will expand services
and outreach programs. The Osher Foundation has seeded institutes
in universities throughout the state, including CSU, Hayward and
UC Santa Barbara. Linda MacMichael is the Prime Timers program coordinator;
she is also directing the development of the institution, in conjunction
with the Center for Regional and Continuing Education.