Sarah Blakeslee, Meriam Library, had "Librarian In a Strange Land: Teaching a Freshman Orientation Course" published in the winter 1998 issue of Reference Services Review, Vol. 26, No. 2.

Stuart Vanauken, Finance and Marketing, and co-author Earl Chrysler, Quinnipiac College, had their paper "The Relationship between Academic and Job Variables and Attitude toward an MIS Program" accepted for presentation and publication in the refereed proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Providence, RI, March 24-26, 1999.

Awards and Activities

Bob Bakke, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, presented the paper "California State University, Chico—Faculty Development and a Changing Institutional Mission" at the 40th Annual National Council of University Research Administrators Meeting in Washington, D.C., in November.

Michael Bankhead, Music, and Jim Jacob, Behavioral and Social Sciences, were given Bautzer Faculty University Advancement Awards to attend the 1998 Council for Advancement and Service to Education District VII Conference held in San Francisco in December. The awards are made to faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in their professional achievement and who are willing to share their learning as award recipients with other faculty, chairs, and deans.

Tom Beckman, Student Health Service, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the American College Health Association, the only national association specifically dedicated to helping college and university students achieve their career and educational goals by maintaining and improving their health and the health of the campus community.

Dane Cameron, Political Science, and forty-seven of his students attended the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Conference in San Francisco in December. Ten of the students received a grant from CACJ to pay for the conference. While some law students attend, this is the only group of undergraduates regularly invited to this gathering. Each year they are recognized at the awards banquet, a singular honor for these students and CSU, Chico.

Al Jackson, Recreation and Parks Management, received a three-year appointment to the National Program for Playground Safety Board of Directors. NPPS, a grant program from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regulates safety policies and assesses playground hazards.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, has been named a 1999 Ansel Adams Research Fellow at the Univrsity of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography for his project, "Ansel Adams, the Newhalls, and the Crusade for Creative Photography." The fellowship is funded by a grant from the Polaroid Corporation.

Dolores Mitchell, Art and Art History, presented "Impressionism Reformed in Manet's Bar" at the Southern California Art Historian's Conference at Northridge in November 1998.

Betty Lou Raker and Shirley Smith, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Jeff Layne, Center for Regional and Continuing Education, along with Marilyn Mowatt, associate professor of kinesiology, and Brian Hoots, operation manager for the Washington Higher Education Telecommunication System at Washington State University, presented "Distance and Distributed Education: Liberating Structures for Students?" at the annual conference of Distance Education: Designing for Success-Encore!, in Bellevue, WA, in May 1998.

The CSU, Chico Chapter of the Society of Physics Students won their 11th Outstanding Chapter Award for 1997-98. They are recognized for bringing science to the community and conducting the now famous Annual Pumpkin Drop.

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