COMM School of Communication
Town Hall Meeting
November 10, 2011

Dear Chico State Alumni,

California State University, Chico is holding its Town Hall Meeting Program next Thursday. About 600 students in Political Science 155, American Government, have been researching policy issues and considering ways to advocate for change.

On November 10 at 6:00 pm in the BMU Auditorium, on the Chico State campus, students will gather to discuss their ideas. We are looking for policy consultants to meet with students and help them consider specific ways to advocate for change. Consultants need to be able to help students think about what is possible, policy-wise, and identify political actors and places where they might be able to interact with policy. Current/past consultants have included City Council members, political activists, nonprofit advocates, educators, and graduate students. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ellie Clifford Ertle,

All community members are also welcome to attend as guests.

Fall Town Hall Policy Issues:

  • California prison overcrowding
  • Insuring student and community safety
  • Reducing unemployment
  • How to prevent human trafficking in the U.S.
  • How to provide services for veterans
  • Addressing conflicting state and federal marijuana policy
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Wall Street regulation
  • Curriculum and teaching in K-12 education
  • How to fund California higher education
  • Tangible solutions for the California budget crisis
  • The U.S. budget, debt, taxes and spending
  • US defense spending
  • How to provide access to health care for more Americans

Ellie Clifford Ertle
Town Hall Meeting Coordinator
Department of Political Science
CSU, Chico

Basketball Reception
January 28, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - Join fellow Chico State alumni and friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 for a reception in Acker Gym on the Chico State campus during the Chico State men’s and women’s home basketball games.

The reception will be held in Acker Gym room 202, located on the second floor. Game times are 5:30 p.m. for the women and 7:30 p.m. for the men. Tickets to the reception are $10 and seat-back seats are available for $5 each. Reception includes hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar is available. Contact the alumni office at 530-898-6472 or e-mail for more information.

Day of Service, Sacramento
October 15, 2011

Thank you to all the Chico State CAVE students and alumni who participated in the Day of Service event in Sacramento on October 15. Alumni and students joined together in a successful effort to clean-up the American River Parkway in Sacramento. Chico State alum Chris Cullen helped organize this event and is active with the American River Parkway Foundation.

The Second Annual Chico Experience Week is a Success!

Students from the Recreation-474 Class assisted with the Chico Chapter’s 10th Annual Fall Reception, held during Chico experience Week

If you missed out on the Second Annual Chico Experience Week, mark your calendars for October 5-14, 2012 for the Third Annual Chico Experience Week which will take place during the University’s 125th Anniversary. To view photos from this year’s activities, visit our website. Thank you once again to our sponsors and preferred partners who helped to make this year’s activities such a success.

Thank you to our generous sponsors—their financial support allows us to promote all the events and activities during The Chico Experience Week.

Preferred Partners



Jake Early Unveils Second
Chico Experience Print

President Paul Zingg and artist Jake Early (1994) at the unveiling of Early’s second Chico experience print.

More than 100 alumni and friends gathered at Chico Paper Company on October 7 to kick off the Second Annual Chico Experience Week and see the unveiling of Jake Early’s second print in a series of five Chico Experience prints. The second print focused on Big Chico Creek and the many bridges in Chico – both on and off campus. Early, along with Chico Paper Company, are donating a portion of the proceeds of the Chico Experience prints to the Chico State Alumni Association. For information about purchasing the print of the series, contact Chico Paper Company at 530-891-0900



November 10, 2011
Town Hall Meeting

January 28, 2011
Alumni Basketball Reception

Alumni Update
Nominations Open for Alumni Board and Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The nomination period for submitting applications to be a member of the Alumni Association’s board of directors is now open. Applications are available online and will be accepted through December 1, 2011. More information can be found here.

The nomination period is also open for the association’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, which will be awarded at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Dinner on April 20, 2012. Information about the award and the nomination form are available online. Nominations will be accepted through November 14, 2011.

University News
‘Great Debate’ Tackles Education Reform
The next Great Debate involving California State University, Chico students and community leaders will cover a range of controversial education issues including teacher tenure, merit pay, standardized testing, the No Child Left Behind Act and charter schools. The day-long event Friday, Nov. 4, includes speeches, presentations and debates starting at 8:30 a.m. in the city of Chico council chambers. The public is invited to attend.
CSU, Chico Moves up in Eduniversal Rankings Once Again
California State University, Chico is now ranked ninth in a category of business schools that boast a national reputation and international links for its programs and students. On Oct. 13, at the Eduniversal 1000 Best Business Schools worldwide meeting held in Shanghai, China, official results of the 2011 Eduniversal Dean’s votes were disclosed.
Center for Entrepreneurship’s Business Concept Contest
The Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business at California State University, Chico, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, the Center for Economic Development (CED), and the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA) are proud to sponsor the fall 2011 Business Concept Contest.

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