Duane Knudson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, with co-author Rafael Bahamonde, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, had "Trunk and Racket Kinematics at Impact in the Open and Square Stance Tennis Forehand" published in Biology of Sport, Vol. 16, No. 1. Knudson also had "Issues in Abdominal Fitness: Testing and Technique" published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Vol. 70, No. 3.

Jerry S. Maneker, Sociology and Social Work, placed his book Sociological Essays on the Internet at The collection of essays is intended to be polemical and stir interest and debate about crucial social issues.

Stuart VanAuken, Finance and Marketing, with co-author Earl Chrysler, Quinnipiac College, had their paper "A Methodology for Determining the Changing Value of MIS Courses" accepted for presentation and publication in the refereed Proceedings of the National Decision Sciences Institute in New Orleans in November 1999.

Grants and Contracts

Patricia Delwiche, College of Agriculture, received $23,610 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture for "French Prunes Cover Crop Project."

Jim Fletcher, director, Survey Research Center, received $11,423 from the City/County Solid Waste Joint Powers Agreement for "Telephone Survey Project." SRC will conduct a survey of Chico urban area residents to determine their perceptions and attitudes about recycling and waste reduction.

William Lerch, Experiential Education, received $4,300 from Hewlett-Packard for research to identify computer science cooperative programs in the United States.

Katherine Milo, Journalism, received $600,000 from the California Department of Social Services for "Cal Works Family Plan Project."

Paul Villegas, director, Minority Engineering Programs, received $7,159 from the University of California for "MESA CalTrans Recruiting Project."

Awards and Activities

Gail Corbitt and Ben Martz, Accounting and Management Information Systems, had their paper "Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning into a Business School Curriculum: Critical Success Factors" accepted for presentation at the Sixth Annual Education Innovation in Economics and Business Conference in Bergen, Norway, in June.

Paul Friedlander, Music, will speak to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's graduate seminar "So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Teacher" on the generation of meaning and identity in today's popular music in Cleveland in June.

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