INSIDE Chico State
0 October 14, 1999
Volume 30 Number 5
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




Provost's Corner









Richard Demaree, Biological Sciences, coauthored "Quick Bacterial Microwave Fixation Technique for Scanning Electron Microscopy" in Microscopy Research and Technique, No. 46. He and graduate student Norm Fox will present the paper at the California Microscopy Symposium in San Francisco in October.

Eric Dietz, Physics, had his article "Centripetal Acceleration: Another Round" accepted for publication in American Journal of Physics.

Lynn Elliott, English, had "A Welsh Encounter in the Hills of California," a short creative nonfiction work, accepted for publication in the New Welsh Review in Cardiff, Wales.

Terence T. Kato, Geosciences, coauthored an article titled "Evolution of Late Paleozoic Accretionary Complex and Overlying Forearc Magmatic Arc, South-Central Chile: Constraints for the Tectonic Setting along the Southwestern Margin of Gondwana." It was accepted for publication in American Geophysical Union.

Tony Waters, Sociology and Social Work, had Crime and Immigrant Youth published this year by Sage Publications in Thousand Oaks.

Grants and Contracts

David Ball, Chemistry, received $94,138 from the National Science Foundation for a high field FT nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The instrument is used in a new advanced laboratory sequence for chemistry majors integrating the sub-discipline of chemistry.

Scott Barker, Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, received $13,200 from the Chico Unified School District for two graduate student athletic trainers during academic year 1999-2000. Each graduate student will work with various CUSD athletic teams for up to fifteen hours per week.

Jack McKenna, Management, received $9,112 from the California Prison Industry Authority for "PIA Capstone Project," which will continue the work of College of Business graduate students who provide enterprise development and analysis in three projects with the PIA.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, received $11,200 from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management for "Descent to Goose Lake Interpretive Site Development," a tourism development project to create visual identity and a strategic action plan for a Surprise Valley backcountry byway at US Rt. 395.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $67,156 from Sycamore Environmental Consultants, Inc. for "Sycamore Environmental Fiber Optic Line Monitoring." The project, conducted through the CSU, Chico Archaeological Research Program, involves a level three cultural resource monitoring for a fiber optic installation project in Northern California.

Awards and Activities

Weikun Cheng, History, presented a paper titled "Actresses as Working Women: Gender, Power, and Female Strategies in the Early Twentieth-Century Beijing Theater" at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Boise, Idaho, in September.

Carol Huston, School of Nursing, presented a paper titled "Increasing the Nursing Workforce in Northern California through the Use of Video Technology" at the National Area Health Education Centers Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in August.

Terry Kiser, Mathematics and Statistics, and Roger Lederer, College of Natural Sciences, presented a paper titled "A Problem Solving, Simulation, and Teamwork Approach to Teaching Integrated Science" at the Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jackson, Florida.





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