California State University, Chico Celebrates the Research and Creative Achievements of its Faculty and Personnel

Date: 04-19-2017

Sean Murphy
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico faculty, staff and personnel who published creative works during the past year will be officially recognized on April 20 during INSPIRED ’17: A Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

The event will be held on the fourth floor of Meriam Library starting at 5 p.m., and will feature live music, food, beverages and a short awards ceremony.

CSU, Chico faculty, staff and personnel were invited to submit their creative works that were published between January 2016 and April 14, 2017. About 150 University authors submitted works including journal articles, judged creative works, and fiction and non-fiction books.

Patrick Newell, dean of Meriam Library, said that as cultural memory organizations, libraries are repositories for the creative and intellectual output of scholars, artists, and writers and have the responsibility to make it accessible for current and future generations.

“It is truly an honor to be in the company of such creative people and we look forward to celebrating annually the scholarly output of the faculty and academic personnel,” he said.

After Newell's welcoming address, Kevin M. Kelley, interim associate vice president of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will lead an awards ceremony to honor excellence in personal achievements and research and sponsored programs, as well as recognize recipients of the 2016–2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Debra Larson will close the event with reflections.

“I look forward to many more celebrations that recognize the scholarship of our outstanding faculty, and I continue to be impressed and humbled by the creativity, generativity and genius of my faculty colleagues,” said Newell. “Universities advance knowledge and at INSPIRED ’17, we will celebrate our colleagues having done just this.”