Ray Boykin, Ben Martz, Accounting and Management Information Systems, and John Friesen, 1996 Chico State M.B.A. graduate and vice president of Apothe-Care Inc., had their paper, "Business Process Redesign of a Community Pharmacy Reimbursement Operation," accepted for publication in the December issue of the journal Knowledge and Process Management.

David Heinze, Accounting and Management Information Systems, Scott Sibary, and Andrew Sikula, Management, had "Relationships Among Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, and Investment Value in 22 Manufacturing Industry Groups" accepted for publication in the December 1999 issue of the refereed publication Ethics and Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 4.

Julie Indvik and Pamela Johnson, Management, had their article, "Organizational Benefits of Having Emotionally Intelligent Managers and Employees," accepted for publication in the Journal of Workplace Learning.

Ben Martz, Accounting and Management Information Systems, had his paper, "Managing Information: A Classroom Introduction," which he presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines in Chicago in March, accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, 1999 Business Research Yearbook.


Lee Altier, Agriculture, was awarded a grant from the National Research Council in February for research on riparian management for controlling water quality. This will be a collaborative project with the Department of Systems Ecology at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

Scott Southard, KCHO/KFPR, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the 37th Conference of the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio in San Antonio. His short essays on the benefits of attending the conference for his station, his community, and himself were selected from among the essays of several hundred applicants.

Fred Thorne, Communication Design, won first place in the video news category of the Broadcast Education Association's 1999 national juried faculty competition.


Weikun Cheng, History, presented a paper, "Going Public through Education: Female Reformers and Girls' Schools in Early Twentieth-Century Beijing," at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Boston in March.

Julie Indvik and Pamela Johnson, Management, had their paper "`You Always Hurt The One You Love': Domestic Violence at Work," accepted by the National Conference of Allied Academies, in Myrtle Beach in April.

Bruce Racheter, School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, successfully completed the national certification examination for research administrators in San Francisco in March. The examination covered pre- and post-award administration of federal research grants and contracts.

The CSU, Chico's College of Agriculture had a project in the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources display at the Agricultural Research and Education Serving the Nation university science exhibition in Washington, D.C., in March. It was sponsored by the Board on Agriculture and Council on Governmental Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

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