A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
November 11, 2004 Volume 35, Number 3

Briefly Noted

Warm Babies

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.



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