INSIDE Chico State
0 December 9, 1999
Volume 30 Number 10
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




In The News

From the President's Desk










Lisa Clark, Health and Community Services, had an article titled "Environmental Awareness via Eco-Tourism Brochures" accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Education.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, had "Interest Groups and Issue Advocacy in 1996" published in Financing the 1996 Election by M.E. Sharpe in 1999. She co-edited a special edition of the American Review of Politics on Campaign Finance Reform, Vol. 19, Winter 1998. She coauthored the article "Campaign Finance Reform in the 105th Congress: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bipartisan Maneuvering," published in the American Review of Politics, Vol. 19, Winter 1999.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, had her article "Using Dow Jones Interactive to Perform Financial Ratio Analysis" accepted for publication in Business Quest, a journal of applied topics in business and economics.

Julie Indvik and Pamela Johnson, Management, had "Crabbers, Cranks, and Rabble-Rousers: Managerial Communication to Sooth the Savage Beasts" published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Managerial Communication for the International Conference of Allied Academies.

Pamela Johnson and Claudia Rawlins, Management, had "Virtual Symbols: Communicating Norms in Virtual Teams" published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Managerial Communication for the International Conference of Allied Academies.

Charles M. Price, Political Science, had "Judicial Review" published in the September 1999 issue of the California Journal.

Heikki Rinne, College of Business, coauthored "The Effect of Mall Entertainment Value on Mall Profitability," published in the Journal of Shopping Center Research.

Marc Siegall, Management, had his paper "Putting the Stress Back into Role Stress: Improving the Measurement of Role Conflict and Ambiguity" accepted for publication in the Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Grants and Contracts

Tibor Banathy, University Farm, received $5,300 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a status report on the use and distribution of on-site wastewater treatment units in California.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, received $16,300 from the California Department of Fish and Game to develop a standardized survey instrument to gather data from state wildlife festivals.

Upward Bound for ESL Learners was awarded a five-year grant instead of four years in the most recent U.S. Department of Education competition. Five-year grants are awarded to those programs whose applications score in the top 10 percent nationwide.

Awards and Activities

Raymond Boykin, Accounting and Management Information Systems, was a 1999 Bautzer Faculty Award recipient and received a scholarship to attend the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII Conference in San Francisco in December.

Weikun Cheng, History, presented a paper titled "Women, Theater, and Modernity: The Public Lives of Actresses in Early Twentieth-Century Beijing" at the conference on "Women and Modernity in Twentieth-Century China" sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, in October.

Jim Dwyer, Library Bibliographic Services, presented a paper titled "The Internet Is for Book Lovers" at the Internet Librarian Conference in San Diego in November.

Laird Easton, Jeff Livingston, and Dale Steiner, History, participated on a "Teaching, Learning, Grading" panel at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association in Maui, Hawaii, in August. Easton, Livingston, and Steiner presented papers on "Academic Rigor Mortis: The Problem of Grade Inflation at a Comprehensive University," "From Jamestown to the Latest Sound: Teaching the Comprehensive U.S. Survey in One Semester," and "Cooperative Learning in Large Lecture Classes," respectively.

Susan Green, Multicultural and Gender Studies, presented a paper titled "The Commercialism of Crime in West Central Minnesota" at the thirty-fourth annual Northern Great Plains History Conference at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, in October.

Virginia Heimann, Procurement Services, Pamela Johnson, and Karen O'Neill, Management, presented their paper titled "The Wolf Pack: Team Dynamics for the Twenty-First Century" at the national meeting of the Association for Business Communication in Los Angeles in November.

Julie Indvik and Pamela Johnson, Management, presented their paper titled "Business Communication Practices That Foster Organizational Learning" at the national meeting of the Association for Business Communication in Los Angeles in November.

Judith Kerrins, Education, was installed as president of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration at their fall meeting in October.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, worked with Cameron Macauley of CCM Associates, appraisers of the 8 mm Zapruder film of President Kennedy's assassination for the U.S. Government, to provide defensive arguments in the case brought against the government by the Abraham Zapruder's family.

Jeff Livingston, History, participated on a panel discussing "American Ideology and the Cold War" with the Cold War History Group at UC, Santa Barbara in May. He also spoke about "Perry's Opening of Japan" at the North State History-Social Science Project Summer Institute at CSU, Chico in June.

Miriam Monges, Sociology and Social Work, presented a paper titled "The Shebanization of Knowledge" at the eleventh annual Cheikh Anta Diop Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in October.

Adrian Mirvish, Philosophy, delivered a paper on "Haftarat Bamidbar and Jean-Paul Sartre: Identity, Alienation, and Transcendence" at the joint conference of the Midwestern Jewish Studies Association and the Western Jewish Studies Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Richard Narad, Health and Community Services, was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Emergency Medical Services Committee, a national standards-setting group of the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Paul Villegas, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement Program, spoke on "How to Create Permanent Money for your MEP Program Through Endowments" at the regional conference of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators in Salt Lake City, Utah, in November.

Aipng iZhang, English, was a guest of The Voice of America in Washington, D.C., on its one-hour talk show "Teaching Toni Morrison in America and Abroad." He presented a paper titled "The Negotiations of Masculinity: James F. Cooper's Outlook of Manhood in The Last of the Mochicans" at the twelfth International James F. Cooper Conference in Cooperstown, New York. He also organized, chaired, and served as a respondent for a panel on "East-West Exploration of Magical Realism" at the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.


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