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Chico State Honors Our Veterans                                    Facebook Twitter Addthis

Veterans Event 2014On November 7, the Chico State Alumni Association hosted the third annual "Honoring Our Veterans" event in coordination with University Advancement and the Student Veterans Organization. This event recognizes staff, faculty, alumni, student and community veterans for their service to our country. 

The event began with the presentation of colors by the Veterans Honor Guard and the singing of the national anthem by the Children's Choir of Notre Dame Catholic School. Over a hundred veterans and supporters attended the event.  We were especially thrilled to hear from three student veterans and how Chico State has provided them support in pursuing their educational goals. Read more.  

The Wildcat Store Invites Alumni and Family to Holiday Discount Day
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Holiday Event at the BookstoreDon't forget to stop by the Wildcat Store to get holiday gifts for all the Wildcats in your life.  On Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Chico State Wildcat Bookstore is having a Holiday Event fit for the entire family!  There will be music and refreshments to make your holiday shopping more enjoyable and, even better, Alumni Association members will receive special discounts. Activities will include Christmas and Hanukkah children's crafts, children's book readings, and Clinique make-up tutorials. Santa Claus is even scheduled to make an appearance! Check out the merchandise online before you shop.

Up 'til Dawn Raises Money Through New Email PlatformFacebook Twitter Addthis
Up Till DawnThis year, the Chico State Up 'til Dawn team is moving its fundraising online! Instead of doing a letter writing campaign, Up 'til Dawn participants will send out email appeals to their contacts leading up to the big all night extravaganza on February 27, 2015. The new format features an email center where participants can upload their contacts, choose from templates, and track their progress. The new platform has been highly successful, raising over $500 in under two hours at an email writing workshop.   All participants will be invited to the all-night event on February 27.  Donate or join a team here.

January 29, 2014
Bay Area Chapter "Sip and Socialize" Event, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Thomas, 813 Main St, Napa, CA 94559. For more information call (530) 898-6472.
January 31, 2015
Chico Chapter Basketball Reception, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Mom's, Chico, CA. Tickets are $10 each and include appetizers and no-host bar. Women's game starts at 5:30 p.m. and men's at 7:30 p.m. in Acker Gym. Tickets
February 28, 2015
Parent Advisory Council Semi Annual Meeting, Selvester's Cafe, CSU, Chico, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call (530) 898-6472.
February 28, 2015
Alumni Event at the SAP Center, San Jose, Sharks VS Senators,  7:30p.m. Tickets are $100 and include access to The Penthouse Plaza, food, and two drinks. Call (530) 898-6472 for more information.
April 4, 2015
Choose Chico Day for Admitted Chico State Students
April 15, 2015
Alumni Event at Oracle Arena, Oakland, Warriors VS Nuggets, 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 and include access to pre-game shoot around. Tickets
May 14-17, 2015
July 31 - August 13, 2015
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Alumni in Action - CSUC Provost Susan Elrod
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Dr. Susan Elrod joined CSU, Chico as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in October 2014. Prior to her arrival at Chico State, Dr. Elrod served as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at CSU, Fresno. During her tenure at Fresno State, Dr. Elrod led initiatives at the university, state and national levels that focused on improving student success and faculty development in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines; while enhancing support for research and expanding community and industry engagement. Dr. Elrod holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from CSU, Chico, where she also served at the President of Associated Students. We are thrilled to have Dr. Elrod back on the Chico State campus! Read more


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University News


Animation Students Place Third In National Film Competition
Animation design students at CSU, Chico placed third in a national competition that asked them to create a 30-second film in just 24 hours. Two teams of students in CSU, Chico's Computer Animation and Game Development Program participated in the seventh annual 24-Hour Animation Contest for Students held in San Jose, California, Sept. 26-27. The contest, themed "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" from George Orwell's Animal Farm, gave students exactly 24 hours to submit a 30-second film created from scratch. More

Rachel Middleman  

Professor Selected For Smithsonian Art Fellowship
CSU, Chico art history professor Rachel Middleman has been selected for a Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship, one of the nation's most distinguished awards in American art. She will spend the spring 2015 semester at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., conducting research for her book project on women and art. Middleman, who joined the Department of Art and Art History in August is one of the 18 fellows in residence for spring 2015 and one of just two postdoctoral fellows. More

  Rawlins Recipients  

Chico State Scholarship Application Deadline - January 2 - February 15,2015
The Chico State scholarship application deadline is January 2 - February 15 for the 2015-16 academic year. Chico State has a general application form, which means students may be eligible for several scholarships, but only need to fill out one application form. More than $1.5 million was awarded to Chico State students in 2013-14. Currently, about 70 percent of Chico State students receive some sort of financial aid through grants, loans, or scholarships. Students complete the general scholarship application online here and are encouraged to review tips for filling out the form prior to submitting the form. Any questions about this process can be directed to Shari Anderson, Development Scholarship Coordinator.






Alumni Association Scholarships
The Chico State Alumni Association offers four $1,000 scholarships, ($500 awarded for two semesters). Applicants must be the dependent of an Alumni Association member. For more information and application deadlines, visit our website.

Join the Alumni Association
The generous support from alumni is instrumental in our mission of advancing Chico State and directly supports alumni programming and services for nearly 130,000 alumni around the world. Visit our website to join the Alumni Association and stay connected to Chico.

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 Connected November 2014