Claire R. Farrer, Anthropology, has published two chapters in Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality and Spirituality, which were a result of meetings and conferences for Native Americans and scholars, funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
Jerry S. Maneker and Robert P. Rankin, Sociology and Social Work, had their article "A Comparison of Couples Completing and Not Completing Marital Dissolution in California" published in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 27, (3/4) 1997.
Christine M. Rodrigue, Geography and Planning, had an article, "Animal Domestication," published in the Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures.
Charles Carter, Student Affairs, spoke on September 22 to the Marysville/Yuba City Soroptimist Club on "Kids Are All at Risk," discussing the obstacles all kids face in today's world regardless of income level and upbringing. Carter represented the University Speaker's Bureau.
Richard Davis, Dennis Schlais, Laura Scroggins, and Paul Kinney, Finance and Marketing, combined efforts and designed the Introduction to Business Program with text, a home page, WWW links for each chapter, and an entrepreneurial simulation that supports the immediate application of the core material in the text and the enrichment material from the WWW. All this will broaden the scope of Alpha and Beta testing for junior colleges and universities while benefiting from a global communication system.
Jim Jacob, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, spoke to the Penn Valley Rotary Club, October 21, on "Issues Affecting Higher Education and the University" as part of the University Speaker's Bureau.
Pamela Johnson, Management, presented and published several conference papers in the Journal of Psychology, 1997: "Blue on Blue: Depression in the Workplace," presented in March at Western Decision Sciences Institute Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting, Big Island of Hawaii; "When the Terminator Comes to Work," presented in April at the National Conference of the Allied Academies in Las Vegas; and "Organizational Benefits of Helping Domestically Abused Employees," presented in October at the Fourth Annual International Conference of Allied Academies, Maui, Hawaii.
Frank Li, English/English as a Foreign Language, received a National Science Foundation grant for $189,902 to investigate four Tungusic languages spoken in Siberia, Inner Mongolia, and Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. This three-year project involves researching and documenting structural, contact, and community languages assessing their impact; research includes Oroqen and Evenki, areas previously neglected.
Puck Smith, Intercollegiate Athletics, spoke on September 16 to the Chico Noon Exchange Club on "Sports in Our SocietyThen and Now." Smith represented the University Speaker's Bureau.
Becky Cox White, Philosophy, presented two papers, "Aid-in-Dying and Nursing: Possibly Compatible," at the annual Nursing Education in America conference in Laughlin, Nevada, on October 13 and "Medicine: Science or Art?" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division in Santa Fe on July 11.