Michael Leitner, Recreation and Parks Management, had his article "Peace-Making Through Recreation: The Positive Effects of Intergenerational Activities on the Attitudes of Israeli Arabs and Jews Toward Each Other" published in

Vol. 41, No. 2 of the World Leisure and Recreation Association Journal.

Walt Schafer, Sociology and Social Work, will have the fourth edition of Stress Management for Wellness published by Harcourt Brace College Publishers in 2000 with the fourth edition of the Student Workbook for Stress Management for Wellness co-authored with Sharrie Herbold, Sociology and Social Work.

Grants and Contracts

Eliza Berry and Bill Fisher, Mathematics and Statistics, received $245,782 from the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education for a three-year Secondary Mathematics Teachers Project. The project identifies promising high school students who plan to become secondary mathematics teachers and recruits them into a four-year program at CSU, Chico that includes field experiences beginning in the freshman year.

Cindy Daley, College of Agriculture, received $25,942 from the California Urban Environmental Research and Education Center, with in-kind contributions from industry partners and the Agriculture Teaching and Research Center for a total of $40,034, for Improving Air and Water Quality through In-Vessel Composting of Agricultural Waste Products Project. The innovative composting process utilizing rice straw, crop residue, and animal waste will improve air quality by reducing rice straw burning and will reduce the risk of ground water contamination by replacing inorganic nitrogen fertilizers. The project received a strong letter of support from the Air Resources Board, part of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

The Geographical Information Center received $15,000 from the Great Valley Center for the Great Central Valley Digital Atlas Project. The atlas will be interactive and will be available on the World Wide Web.

Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences, received $48,086 from the California Department of Fish and Game for Field Studies at Manton Plains, Dales Lake Ecological Reserve, and Hog Lake Plateau. Biologists will conduct experiments and analyze ecological data on the impacts of grazing on vernal pool habitats in these areas.

Awards and Activities

Curt DeBerg, Accounting and Management Information Systems, was named the 1999 Sam M. Walton Fellow of the Year for his participation in forming and guiding the CSU, Chico chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). The CSU, Chico chapter won top honors at the SIFE International Exposition in Kansas City in May.

Aimee Webb, Sociology student, was one of only three students in the CSU system to receive the 1999 CSU Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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