Glen Bleske, Journalism, has been selected as one of twenty fellows for the American Society of Newspaper Editors summer program. He will attend the American Press Institute seminar in June and then spend six weeks working at a participating newspaper. At summer's end, he will travel to Baltimore for the ASNE meeting.

LaDawn Haws, Mathematics and Statistics, presented "Conic Sections without Equations" at the annual meeting of the California Mathematics Community College Council in Monterey on December 6, 1997.

Ron Hirschbein, Philosophy, has had "Voting Rites: A Gloss on American Ceremonial Democracy" accepted for presentation at the American Popular Culture Association meeting in Las Vegas in February. Also in February, he and his student, Nathan Adams, are invited participants at the University of Oregon's Conference on Student Mentoring.

William G. McGinnis, Facilities Management and Services, has been appointed to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors. He will meet with other members to come before the Board of Governors and the Legislature to act on education policy issues.

Silvia Pellarolo, Foreign Languages and Literatures, participated in a panel organized by Feministas Unidas entitled "Hispanic Women's Theatricalities: Negotiating Gender in Theater, Film and Everyday Life" at the Modern Languages Association's annual convention in Toronto.

RP Raghupathi, Acconting and Management Information Systems, has received an equipment grant from Intel Corporation to set up a prototype electronic commerce laboratory for curriculum and research.

Sharon Ross, Mathematics and Statistics, presented "The Rajah's Rice: Exponential Growth," a workshop for middle school teachers at the annual conference, Teaching Mathematics in a Social Context, of the California Mathematics Council, Northern Section, on December 6, 1997.

Eldon Vought, Mathematics and Statistics, was invited to lecture on December 11, for California State University, Sacramento's Mathematics Colloquium Series on "Simplified Axiom System of Chaos for Intervals of Reals-Transitivity Suffices." He also presented "A Simplified Axiom System for Chaos" for Sonoma State University's Mathematics Department Colloquium series on November 9.

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