The Chico Experience Week Begins This October
The 7th annual The Chico Experience Week is just around the corner! From October 7 to October 16 the campus and community will host a variety of events to bring together students, alumni, parents, and friends. Additional festivities will take place during this year's celebration for the CAVE 50th anniversary. CAVE will commemorate this milestone with a special dinner, brunch, and participation in Make a Difference Day on October 15. Learn about all the events.

Chico Community Anticipates Book in Common Kickoff Event
The community kickoff for the 2016–2017 Book in Common, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, will take place on Thursday, September 29 from 6–7 p.m. in front of the Chico Municipal Building, 411 Main Street. My Life on the Road is a perfect example of the personal being political, as Steinem chronicles moments in her family and personal life that inspired activism in the political arena. Through humorous and moving anecdotes, the book proves the point that by working together, regular people can drive change. Find out more about the Book in Common.

Nation's First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station Opens
CSU, Chico welcomes students to the start of a new semester with a unique solar-powered charging station for portable and mobile electronics at the BMU terrace. The student-led project is the culmination of a year of design, review and planning. The station is a stand-alone, off-grid electrical system powered by a 600-watt solar photovoltaic array of thin-film panels and a 12-volt, 780-amp battery bank. The project is the first solar-powered charging station in the nation to utilize thin-film photovoltaic panels. 
Read more about this project.

Student Spotlight: Kym Crosby
Former Chico State track star Kym Crosby competed in the 100-meter and 400-meter races in the Paralympic Games in Rio earlier this month. She won a bronze medal in the 100-meter, finishing the dash in 12.64 seconds. Crosby was born with albinism, leaving her without pigment in her skin, hair, or eyes, which causes twice as much light to enter her eyes as someone with pigment. Although she is legally blind, her motto is "limited sight, limitless dreams." Read more about Crosby's story here and here.

Update Your Classmates Today
Chico Statements is looking for alumni updates to share in Wildcats on the Move! Have you recently changed jobs, been promoted, or started your own business? Perhaps you've gotten married, crossed something off your personal bucket list, or achieved a lifelong dream. Send an email to to update your classmates on where life has taken you since your days at Chico State. The deadline for submissions for the fall issue is Sept 27. 
Submit your update now!

Chico State Wildcat Store
Clinique Bonus begins October 2nd at the Chico State Wildcat Store! With your qualifying purchase of $27 or more, you receive a seven-piece gift*. Call our Clinique counter at 530-898-3151 to place your order or stop by and take advantage of free parking on the weekends. Shop online at and don't forget that Alumni Association lifetime members receive a 10 percent discount on select merchandise.

*Please see store for full details. One bonus per client, while supplies last. 


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September 30–October 1: Daniel Hiedstand Memorial Scholarship Concert Chico, Laxson Auditorium


October 7: Young Alumni Network Social at B Street Public House, Chico, 68 p.m.

October 13: Chico Alumni Chapter, Annual Fall Mixer, TJ Farms, Chico, 5:307:30 p.m


October 1415: Golden Grad Reunion and Class of 1966 Time Capsule Opening, Chico

October 18: Sacramento Network, Trivia Tuesday at The Boxing Donkey, Roseville, 69 p.m.

November 19: Bay Area Chapter, Volunteer at the SF Food Bank, San Francisco, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.



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November 2, Career and Internship Job Fair, Bell Memorial Auditorium, 10 a.m–2 p.m.


Chico State Club Raises $20,000 for Refugees


Education Beyond the Classroom


CSU, Chico Alumni Connected, September 2016 | Other Editions
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, California State University, Chico
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