New ALCI Director

We are delighted to announce William Dantona, the new Director of CSU, Chico American Language and Culture Institute. Dantona has more than thirteen years of experience working with international students and business professionals. Prior to appointment, Dantona coordinated the successful Teachers Training Teachers Program (3TP 2006), and taught communications in business for the Department of Management, College of Business on the Chico campus.

CSU, Chico to Host Botany 2006—The Centennial Celebration of the Botanical Society of America

An anticipated 1,000 scientists and students from around the country will visit Chico for Botany 2006, the joint annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), the American Fern Society (AFS), and the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS).

Botany 2006 has special significance as it will be the 100th anniversary celebration of the Botanical Society of America. The conference will be hosted on the Chico State campus, July 28 - August 3, 2006.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Welcome Back Meeting - September 6

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), is a peer-led, learning-in-retirement organization that offers members age 60 or retired (and spouses of any age) an opportunity to explore new topics, discuss current events, and network with other talented and interesting people from the community. The OLLI Fall peer-led classes begin September 11, 2006.

CSU, Chico Welcomes Summer Bridge Students from Japan

California State University, Chico American Language & Culture Institute welcomes 43 Nevada-California International Consortium students from Japan who will participate in this year’s Summer Bridge Program on the Chico campus.

The five-week, Summer Bridge Program runs through August 4, and features a combination of intensive English language coursework, academic preparation, and cultural immersion. Many of these students are improving their language skills in preparation for admission into an academic program at CSU, Chico, Butte College or another institution.