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Connected, The Alumni E-Newsletter of California State University Chico

Check Out the new Chico State app!

Chico State released a free mobile app for iPhone users, available for download from the App Store this week.  Android users will be able to download on Feb. 8.  The mobile app connects students to classes, phones, maps, emergency contacts, campus news and events and more.

To view the full press release, visit the Chico State website.
Chico State Wildcat Cruiser - Buy Yours Today!

Want to cruise around in style like Willie the Wildcat? Order your limited-edition 125th Anniversary Wildcat Cruiser today! There are only 55 left for sale, so if you or a loved one are interested in owning one, now is the time to buy!

All the information you need to know about the cruiser, including price, how to order and shipping is available on our website: If you have questions, please review our FAQ's. If your question is not answered in our FAQ's, please send us an e-mail at wildcatcruiser@csuchico.edu
CSU Alumni Reception - New York
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with Chico State alumni and university staff and alumni from the 22 CSU campuses.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
University Club, 1 West 54th St., New York, NY

  • $25 per person
  • Includes hors d'oeuvres, hosted bar
  • Registration is available online
Parking is available at validated rates at the Ampco parking garage at 17 E 54th St (1/2 block from the club). The closest subway staion is 5th Ave/53rd St.
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 late Spring and will be shared with staff, administrators, volunteers and alumni at large. During the past year, 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 us better understand what you expect from Chico State and your alumni association by taking a few minutes to complete the survey. 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.

You will receive an e-mail from Chico State in the next 10 days with a link to the survey and instructions on how to complete it.  We value the input of all of our alumni and hope that you will participate in this endeavor with us. Thank you for your support and participation!
Kendra’s Korner
Interview Skills: Why am I Not Getting the Interview?  I feel that it's safe to say that although we are all Chico State alumni, we are at different places in our lives. In regards to employment, some are very happy where they are in their company and respectfully in their position. A larger percentage of those that I chat with have something else to say. Traditionally, it's along the lines that they want to get promoted within their organization or that they would like to make a change. Change is not bad. The question is how do you make that change?



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


April 5, 2013
Distinguished Alumni Dinner, BMU Auditorium


April 28, 2013
Chico State vs. Sonoma State baseball game at Raley Field in Sacramento


May 2, 2013
Chico Alumni Chapter Tri-Tip BBQ, Canyon Oaks Country Club, Chico


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Alumni Profile
Tim Colbie

Tim Colbie is this year's recipient of the distinguished alumni service award and will be recognized at the Alumni Association's Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 5.

 Tim is the owner of Great Escape Travel, a travel agency in Chico and president of the Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation.  He is also past president of the Chico State Alumni Association and past vice president for communication and advocacy for the CSU Alumni Council.

Tim currently serves as vice president of North Valley Property Owner's Association, is a past member of the Butte County Parole Board and currently serves as a board member for the Stansbury House.

  Tim Colbie  

Tim Colbie
'92 - B.S. Business Administration

University News
  Campus Sustainability Day  

Two Named to University Advancement Positions

California State University, Chico’s Division of University Advancement has filled two key administrative positions this month.

Leslie Schibsted, former advancement director for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, has been named interim associate vice president for development. Schibsted replaces Bob Alber, who retired last month. She began her new post Jan. 2.

Dwight Seuser, former senior director of constituent relationship management at Aurora University in Illinois, has been named director of advancement services and annual giving. The director of advancement services position had been vacant since 2011. Seuser began his new post Jan. 2.

Spring Brings New Gateway Exhibits Featuring Challenges for Your Mind and Body

Explore the science of sports and the mind with the opening of the spring exhibits at the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico. The spring exhibits open at noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, and will feature Sportsology, Brain Teasers 2, and the final run of Third Views, Second Sights.

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CIM Student Crew Named Finalist in Contest

Students from California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management program (CIM) were finalists in the World of Concrete’s 2013 Crews That Rock competition for their 2012 rehabilitation project on Alcatraz Island.

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