Ed Bronson

Ed Bronson


Chico State’s professors are talking, and several of the world’s most-read newspapers and magazines are listening. Here’s a list of professors who were recently quoted by out-of-the-area publications:

Political Science professor Ed Bronson (pictured) was quoted in The New York Times on April 22 about the trial of two men charged in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.

Psychology professor Edward Abramson was quoted in the February issue of Fitness magazine and the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine about eating disorders, and communications professor Sam Edelman was quoted in the April 2 issue of the Jerusalem Post, in an article about the CSU’s overseas-studies program in Israel.

Carolyn Spellman Shoemaker


Business Showcase 2001, sponsored in part by the Chico Chamber of Commerce, has recognized three local businesses—of 27 nominated—for outstanding Web sites. They were: N and J Imports, Holiday Pools Retail & Service and SciTech Software, Inc.

Martial arts

Magalia karate instructor Hector M. Pantoja won the Black Belt Grant Championship at the annual tournament held May 5 in Redding. Pantoja, who also volunteers his time and skills teaching disadvantaged youths, has studied Shotokan karate since he was 12 years old. His other role is as a friendly Shell station attendant.


Bill Wattenburg

Chico developer Tom DiGiovanni‘s Doe Mill Neighborhood subdivision was recognized in a recent Great Valley Center newsletter as an example of “smart growth.” The 50-acre project mixes a variety of types of dwellings and promotes pedestrian as well as vehicle use. DiGiovanni, of Heritage Partners, has teamed with R. John Anderson to form New Urban Builders, which is constructing a lot of the homes.


Chico State announced this week that it will have an astrogeologist and a firebrand talk show host as the featured speakers at graduation ceremonies.

Carolyn Spellman Shoemaker is the leading comet discoverer of the 20th century, according to her bio material. She’s discovered 800 asteroids and 32 comets in her long career.

Shoemaker is also a graduate of Chico High School. She earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees at what was then called Chico State College.

Bill Wattenburg is also a Chico State graduate, having earned a degree in electrical engineering in 1958, before entering graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded several successful high-tech companies in the Bay Area and now works as a popular talk show host at KGO Newstalk radio, which broadcasts out of San Francisco.