INSIDE Chico State
0 December 2, 1999
Volume 30 Number 9
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




In The News

Provost's Corner









Richard Davis and Michael O'Neal, Finance and Marketing, had their article "Predicting Customer Perception -- A Gap Analysis" accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Richard Demaree, Biological Sciences, coauthored the second edition of the textbook Parasitology and Vector Biology published by Harcourt/Academic Press.

Jeff Livingston, History, had an electronic book review of Trade and the American Dream, by Susan Aaronson, published by H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews in July.

Walt Schafer, Sociology and Social Work, and Dan Toy, Finance and Marketing, had Thriving Under Pressure: Lessons from a Study of California City Managers published by the California City Management Foundation.

Gary Thompson, English, had his book of poems, On John Muir's Trail, published by Bear Star Press.

Grants and Contracts

A. Charles Crabb, College of Agriculture, received $1,500 from the Walnut Marketing Board for a walnut rootstock trials project as part of a larger walnut orchard management program.

Jim Fletcher, Survey Research Center, received $11,603 from the Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children, part of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, to collaborate in the development of a set of specific objectives and a questionnaire for an Anderson economic survey.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, Michael Kotar, Devon Metzger, and Maggie Payne, Education, received $15,000 from the Stuart Foundation for the three-year Well-Educated Teacher Initiative. The program, designed to raise awareness of education in a democracy, will be used for undergraduate preparation of teachers at CSU, Chico.

Pat Kopp, University Public Events, received $8,000 from the City of Chico Transit Occupancy Tax Arts Grants for the Field Trip Series, Adopt-a-Class, and the Royalties and Community Outreach Program.

Mary Portis, Health and Community Services, received $49,937 from the Butte County Board of Education for the Academic Support for the TEAM CHAPMAN Wellness Village Project through which the CSU, Chico Research Foundation will provide a comprehensive health education project for Chapman Town residents.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $35,000 from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce for planning and economic development workshops for California counties affected by the president's forest initiative.

Awards and Activities

Dwayne Curtis, Biological Sciences, Nancy Robinson, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Vaughn Stapleton, Political Science, received award certificates for their outstanding work at improving access for students with disabilities in the academic environment from the university's Americans with Disabilities Act Committee and Disability Support Services at the DSS Open House on October 18.

Paul Feldhaus, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, exhibited his watercolor Golden Curls in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's fifty-third Aqueous Open International Juried Exhibition in the Watercolors Gallery in November. During the summer, his watercolor Dot - Dot was selected for a National Juried All Media Exhibit, sponsored by the Chico Art Center, and his drawing Choose Your Own Poison, featuring one of his warthogs, was exhibited in the local 1078 Gallery's eighteenth Annual Invitational Show.

Michael Leitner, Recreation and Parks Management, presented a paper titled "A Comparison of Attitudinal Changes Among Young Adults and Elders in a Study on the Effects of Intergenerational Recreational Activities on the Attitudes of Israeli Arabs and Jews Toward Each Other" at the Leisure Research Symposium of the 1999 National Recreation and Parks Association Congress in Nashville, Tennessee, in October.

Paul L. Moore, vice president for University Advancement and Student Affairs, served on a Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation team in October for Hope International University, a private college in Fullerton.

The Orion received its fifth Pacemaker National Journalism Award in seven years. The award from the National Association of Newspapers and Associated Collegiate Press was presented at the National College Media Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, in October.



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