Connected, The Alumni E-Newsletter of California State University Chico
Alumni Association Passes Resolution in Support of Prop 30
Alumni Association Passes Resolution in Support of Prop 30 At its quarterly meeting on September 22, 2012, the Chico State Alumni Association passed a resolution in support of Proposition 30 – the Schools and Public Safety Protection Act. Read the resolution here.
The Chico Experience Week 2012
The Chico Experience Week (TCEW) is a campus–community collaboration, with more than 90 events taking place over a 10–day period, highlighting many entertaining, artistic, recreational, educational, and civic–minded activities. One of the newest activities this year included the Town Ball game which was officiated by Chico State’s University President, Paul Zingg. The two teams consisted of students against faculty, with faculty and administrators winning the game! Most everyone from the Family Weekend BBQ stayed to watch the game and made it a huge success.
Jake Early Chico Experience Print
Jake Early and University President Paul Zingg unveiled the third Chico Experience print on October 5 at Chico Paper Company. Each print features a letter that, when combined, will spell C H I C O. In collaboration with Chico Paper Company, Jake Early will donate a portion of the prints’ sales to the Chico State Alumni Association.

To view the entire series online, visit Jake Early’s website
CSU Trustees Appoint Timothy P. White as 7th CSU Chancellor
The California State University Board of Trustees today named Timothy P. White, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, as the seventh chancellor to lead the 23 campus CSU system, the largest four–year public higher education system in the country.

White, 63, has served as UCR Chancellor since 2008 and was among the finalists for the position to succeed Chancellor Charles B. Reed who announced his retirement following a 14–year tenure with the system.

For the full press release from CSU, Long Beach, click here
Distinguished Alumni Service Award
The California State University, Chico Alumni Association recognizes that many alumni have given their time, energy and resources to enhance their alma mater. This Distinguished Alumni Service Award program recognizes alumni of the University who have clearly demonstrated loyalty and service to CSU, Chico and/or the CSU, Chico Alumni Association. The Alumni Association presents one award each year recognizant alumnus as being the pinnacle alumni volunteer leadership award presented by the Association on behalf of the University. If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow alumnus for this prestigious award, please visit our website. Nominations must be received by November 16, 2012.

Alumni Board Nominations
Each year, the CSU, Chico Alumni Association elects new members to the Board of Directors. Nominations are currently being solicited and interested candidates may visit our website for additional information.

Nominations are due no later than December 1, 2012.
Class of 1962 Reunion
As part of the class of 1962 reunion, the class gathered for a group photo in front of Kendall Hall with Willie The Wildcat.

To see more photos from this event, click here.
Alumni Attitude Study: We Want to Know What you Think!
To better serve the needs and interests of alumni and friends, the Chico State Alumni Association has commissioned Performance Enhancement Group, Ltd. of Houston to conduct an Alumni Attitude Study©. This study will measure alumni attitudes and how they impact participation with the association and Chico State. This survey is a follow up to the survey we conducted in 2008.

This is an online, confidential survey that will be sent to all alumni with an e-mail address. Results will be ready in March, 2013 and will be shared with staff, administrators, volunteers and alumni at large. During the past several years, the association has begun a process to more effectively and efficiently deliver programming, services and communications. Your opinions and concerns are an important part of this process. Please help the association better understand what you expect from your university and your alumni association by taking a few minutes to complete the survey when it arrives in your in-box. Your input is critical to helping meet your expectations. For your convenience, this study is conducted online only, and you will not receive any mail or phone calls related to this study.
Kendra’s Korner
Can you be my mentor?

In the last few weeks, I have stumbled upon the topic of being a mentor for a few reasons. In the Career Center, students commonly seek advice in areas such as job searching, document preparation, interview training and how to be successful in the workplace. It is with pleasure that I offer these students advice and I can only hope that they take it to heart.

More specifically, I have witnessed a few Chico State alums who have reached out to our current student population to share their professional success stories and shed light on how to be successful in the workplace. Some are a few years out of school and some have been in the workplace for over twenty years. The message is still the same and as alums, we share a special bond. Employers love us, co–workers love us and new employees love us. I will say overall, we are warm, welcoming and lend a hand. It’s just the Chico way.

This week, a father of a current Chico State student offered to visit the career center and deliver a one hour presentation to any student who was interested in hearing about professional success. He happens to be the Vice President of Finance for Salesforce and had a very profound message. For example, here are three things that he included in his presentation;

1. "Crush" your first job. No matter what it is, make it count. You never know who is watching.
2. Find a mentor in your company. Develop a relationship and if they happen to leave the company, they may come recruit you to work with them down the road.
3. Even if your boss is a mess, don’t panic. Hang on and learn from their behavior.

We have also had the pleasure of hosting another alum who is a current recruiter for Facebook and a previous employee of Yahoo, Apple Inc. and Google. He had a very similar message about working hard and exceeding your boss’ expectations. The students in attendance were glued to his story and the value it added to their future life after college was priceless.

I mention these powerful people because they are like you and I. We all have a unique career path and have learned some unique lessons through this adventure. I challenge you to be a mentor. I challenge you to reach out. Maybe it’s to our current student population or even to the entering employees of your organization. You have wisdom and they will be open ears. Trust me, I’ve seen it firsthand.

~Kendra Wright
Career Advisor/On–Campus Recruiting Coordinator
Chico State Career Center

November 10, 2012
Honoring Our Veterans in BMU Auditorium

January 26, 2013
Chico Alumni Chapter
Basketball Reception


February 22, 2013
Alumni Event with the Warriors @ Oracle Arena

March 20, 2013
Networking Event in Sacramento

March 21, 2013
Networking Event in Bay Area

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Alumni Profile
Reed Applegate

The Turner Prize Honoree – Reed Applegate
Reed Applegate – a native of Chico and avid collector of Northern California art – has been selected by the Board of Directors of The Janet Turner Print Museum as the 2012-2013 recipient of The Turner Prize for Excellence in the Arts. The prize, awarded each academic year, honors a person or organization whose work enhances and expands the arts in the North State.

Applegate received his Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU, Chico in the mid sixties, which meant he had John Ayres for Art History, Ken Morrow for Painting, Jack Windsor for Ceramics, and Janet Turner for Printmaking.

Click here to view the full article.

  Carrisa Fanucchi  

Curator Catherine Sullivan (left) Reed Applegate, 2012 Turner Prize recipient (center), and College of Humanities and Fine Arts Dean Joel Zimbelman, admire the new print purchase. Photo by Sean Chen.

University News
Campus Sustainability Day
CSU, Chico Receives More Than $1.2 Million to Improve Indian Education

The School of Education, in partnership with Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians, Tyme Maidu Tribe-Berry Creek Rancheria, Enterprise Rancheria Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe, Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria and Four Winds of Indian Education Inc., has been awarded one of 22 national grants to improve educational opportunities for American Indian children.
Pumpkins Will Drop on Halloween

The Society of Physics Students presents the 25th Annual Pumpkin Drop at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the south side of Butte Hall at California State University, Chico. Join more than 200 elementary school children as they celebrate the smashing of pumpkins.
Learn more.
Campus Sustainability Day
‘The Arabian Nights’

California State University, Chico’s School of the Arts will bring to life the magical world of “The Arabian Nights” for its next theatre production. “The Arabian Nights,” directed by Department of Music and Theatre faculty member Katie Whitlock, will have performances Nov. 6–10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. in Wismer Theatre, the Performing Arts Center’s small, intimate “black box” theatre.

To learn more about Campus Sustainability Day, click here.

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