Members Support Community Radio
KCSB, the campus radio station at 91.9 FM, will launch its annual membership/fund-raising drive today, Nov. 3, with listeners who donate as little as $25 (students) or $40 (nonstudents) receiving gift certificates. Between now and Nov. 12, any donor at the above levels will get something, and bigger donors will get a chance at more valuable gifts, said Ted Coe, office manager. Funds will mostly go to improving the station's equipment, including its broadcast tower. For details, see .


Charles Bazerman, professor and chair of education, has been elected to the International Reading Association, a professional society, as a member of the National Conference for Research on Language and Literacy.

Jeffrey Bode, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received an unrestricted $40,000 grant as part of his New Faculty Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. He was one of 15 selected from across the nation.

Shane Jimerson received an American Psychological Association (APA) Early Career Award at the APA convention last summer for his "exceptional scholarship."

Marianne Mithun, professor of linguistics, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of letters degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne due to "the many manifest contributions she has made to advancement of linguistic knowledge..."


Venus Nasri, a research contract coordinator for geography, has moved to the Marine Science Institute to oversee academic personnel and payroll activity. She is handling many functions formerly performed by Patti Thurston, a 36-year UCSB staff member who retired earlier this year.

Leonard Wallock, former associate director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, has been appointed associate director of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life.


Bert O. States, professor emeritus of dramatic art, died on Oct. 13 at age 74 from renal cancer. A journalist, author, painter, and playwright as well as teacher, he taught at Cornell University before coming to UCSB in 1978. He retired from campus in 1994, but continued writing and painting. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren. No memorial service is planned, but any donations should go to the Santa Barbara Art Association.