Weikun Cheng, History, has had his article "Politics of the Queue: Agitation and Resistance in the Beginning and End of Qing China" published in Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures, editors Alf Hiltebeitel and Barbara D. Miller, SUNY Press, April 1998.

Michael Findlay, Anthropology, has had his bookLanguage and Communication: A Cross-cultural Encyclopedia, a reference work in linguistic anthropology, published by ABC-CLIO, May 1998 (Santa Barbara).

Bonnie Johnson, Education, and Gayle Hutchinson, Physical Education, have had their article "Private Universe" published in the spring 1998 issue of Issues in Teacher Education.

Patrick McCaffrey, Communication Arts and Sciences, has had his article on a Web-based neuroanatomy course he developed, "Neuroanatomy of Speech, Swallowing and Language on the World Wide Web," accepted for the May 18 issue of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.


Cathy Avila, Upward Bound Project, was elected president of the Northern California Chapter of the Western Association of Education Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP).

Bob Bakke, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, gave two invited presentations, "Funding Agency Relations: Strategic and Tactical Considerations" and "The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)—What Research Administrators Need to Know," at the combined regional meeting (Mid-West and Western Sections) of the National Council of University Research Administrators in April.

Richard Demaree, Biological Sciences, and Ron Hirschbein, Philosophy, have been invited to discuss pedagogy as it relates to ethics and science at the university level at an international institute held May 23-28, 1998, by the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council at the University of North Carolina.

Kathy Fernandes and Bill Evans, Technology and Learning Program, recently led a multi-campus team at CATS '98, the CSU Conference for Academic Technology Staff held at Sonoma State University, in April. Other CSU, Chico presenters were Bill Post, Academic Resources, and Donna Crowe and Rick Vertolli, Instructional Media Center.

Peter Gross, Journalism, in April lectured at Georgetown University, presented a paper at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, talked at the U.S. Library of Congress conference, and lectured at the Secretary's Open Forum at the U.S. State Department, where he received the Secretary's Open Forum Public Service Award for his "contribution to international relations."

Al Jackson, Recreation and Parks Management, and Gail Hildebrand, Office of Sponsored Programs, each received an achievement award for outstanding dedication, commitment, and excellence for their work in summer camp programs world-wide from the University of Northern Iowa, Camp Adventure Youth Services in April.

Pamela Johnson and Julie Indvik, Management, presented a paper "Dilbert and Emotional Intelligence: What Both Can Teach Us about Managerial Communication," at the Allied Academies, held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April.

Sandra Machida, Psychology and coordinator of Child Development, co-presented two papers, "The Role of Parental Beliefs in Predicting Home Learning Activities in Two Head Start Populations: California and Arizona" and "Parent-School Involvement as a Predictor of Mexican-American Children's Progress in Head Start," at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association, held in April in San Diego. She was also the discussant for the paper session, "Contemporary Issues in Early Care and Schooling of Young Children."

Jennifer Meadows, Communication and Design, won Best of Show for the music video which she directed and edited, "Last Call for Alcohol," at the Chico Annie Awards in April. It was co-produced by Mary Govan and filmed in and around the Chico area with the help of CSU, Chico media arts students and local musician Matt Hogan, who wrote the script and had the starring role.

Chela Patterson, Student Activities, presented a paper based on her doctoral study entitled, "Latina Sisterhood: Does It Promote Campus Integration or Segregation?" at the Retention of Latino Students in Higher Education Conference held in April at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Patterson was also honored by the University of Southern California on May 8 for her dissertation, which was selected as one of five to receive the Meritorious Dissertation Award from the School of Education.

R.P. Raghupathi, Accounting and Management Information Systems and Orlando Madrigal, Computer Science, have been awarded an equipment grant by Sun MicroSystems to set up a java-based electronic commerce laboratory. The equipment includes twenty java stations and a netra j server and is valued at approximately $72,000.

The following Sociology faculty and students participated in the April 16-19, 1998 Pacific Sociological Association meetings in San Francisco. Jerry Maneker was the organizer of the Sociology of Education session where he also presented his paper "Morality and Education." At that same session, Miriam Ma'at-Ka-Re Monges presented her paper "Race and Ethnic Relations in Cyberspace." Laurie Wermuth presented her paper "The Stratification of Health Outcomes" at the session on Sociology of Public Health and was a discussant at the Sociology of Higher Education: Structure and Theory session. Kathy Kaiser was a panelist for the discussion of "Issues of Curriculum: Innovations in the Teaching of Race, Gender, and Class." In addition to the faculty participants, the department was also represented by Debbie Davis (Glenn Kendall Award recipient 1997-98, honors in the major and CSUSAT student), who delivered her honor's paper, `Transitional Housing for At-Risk Teens;" Anne Abramson (honors in the major), who delivered her honors paper, "Teens and Abortion in California;" and Jeanine Elzie (CSUSAT student) who presented her paper, "Status of the Titles `Teacher' and `Volunteer' in the Public School" at the Undergraduate Roundtable on Educational Issues.

Aiping Zhang, English, has been awarded a National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute fellowship. He will attend the six-week long summer program, "Ethnicity, American Identity, and Cultural Transformation in 20th-Century America: The Case of New York," at Barnard College, New York.

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