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Worth Sharing: Stone Lends Expertise to Multiple Publications

A pair of signs of designation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Pollinator Habitat on a brick facade
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Signs display the campus as the National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, which recognizes it for its commitment to sustainability and provide the essential elements of wildlife habitat on Friday, February 10, 2023 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/Chico State)

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Publications, Presentations, and Exhibits

Matthew Stone (Department of Marketing) literally wrote the definition of culinary tourism for the Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. He also authored two recent chapters on culinary (food and drink) tourism. “The changing face of gourmet tourism” will appear in the upcoming book Contemporary Advances in Food Tourism. “Wine tourism and consumer behavior” (co-authored by Roberta Garibaldi, Andrea Pozzi, and Erik Wolf) was recently published in the Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism.

Awards, Honors, and Activities

Forty-nine Chico State fall student-athletes were selected to the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Fall Academic Honor Roll, the most of any school in the conference. To qualify for the CCAA Fall Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must be of at least sophomore standing (including graduate students), own a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average or better, and have been a member of a conference-sponsored fall sport. Men’s Cross Country—Brian Hastings, Brayden McLaughlin, Joshua O’Neill, and Dylan White. Women’s Cross Country—Esmeralda Aguayo Ruiz, Jacqueline Cascione, Marissa D’Atri, Jaclyn Denham, Natalie Dinin, Gracie Dupuis, Paulina Guerrero, Katie Hawley, Avery Lambrite, Sophie Pelletier, Jennifer Ruiz, Hannah Ryan, and Hannah Wirth. Men’s Soccer—Gabriel Delich, Trevor Fritz, Donovan Jackson, Kameron Kascht, Ben Ralph, Luke Redman, Noah Ristovski, and Noah Ross. Women’s Soccer—Summer Baron, Klayre Barres, Emily Billena, Kaitlin Carlton, Hunter Casperson, Susanna Garcia, Mackenzie Gill, Emma Hofmann, Brynn Howard, Emilia Kling, Kelli Litchfield, Piper Matson, Madison Noll, Mikayla Robertson, Kylie Rolling, Taylor Russell, and Audriana Templeman. Volleyball—Zoe DiNardo, Gretta Kirkby, Brooke Ono, Lauryn Osendorf, Bree Rodriguez, Grace Shepherd, and Taylor Whyte.

After posting a pair of strong starting pitching performances for the Chico State softball team, freshman pitcher Amelie Valdez was named the CCAA Pitcher of the Week. In a pair of victories against Academy of Art and Stanislaus State, Valdez allowed one earned run, struck out 11 batters, and walked just one in 13 innings of work.