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November 2, 2009


Professional Activities


Francis Yuen, Social Work, is the lead author for a new book, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals, published by Wiley.

Jay Crain, Anthropology, and Vicki Pearson-Rounds, Research Administration, have published “The Lundayeh-Lun Bawang dictionary project: some reflections on lexicography in the postmodern world” in Peter W. Martin and Peter Sercombe (eds) Languages in Borneo: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, 2009 Phillips, Maine: The Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series Volume 8, pp. 227-243.

Elaine Gale, Communication Studies, had a 60-inch opinion piece published in the Forum Section of the Oct. 18 Sacramento Bee. The article, “A ‘sacred’ city,” is a newcomer’s view of Sacramento and how it is “a place full of sacraments.” Gale is a former reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Student Spotlight

Ryan James Little, English, recently received the award for Best Foreign Teacher at the Chitralada Palace School in Bangkok, Thailand. Little is one of four Sacramento State students serving as English language teaching assistants at the school. The CSUS-Chitralada program has been operating for the past four years. Two previous Sacramento State students have also won the award, Casey Mayville, Communication Studies, and Maria Xiong, Electrical Engineering. Sacramento State graduates from any discipline are eligible to teach at the Chitralada School. Competition for students interested in the 2010-2011 program will open in November. Interested students should contact Tom Knutson, Communication Studies, at 278-6941 or by e-mail at


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