From the Editor

From the Editor

Photo of Marion Harmon

Favorite Nooks and Crannies

The Chico State campus is filled with spaces that invite us to linger, whether for a few moments of meditation or several hours of studying. 

Many of us return to these spots again and again. As changes have been made to the campus, Facilities Planning continues to create collaborative and contemplative spaces. This is a reflection of the goals of the 2005 Master Plan, which seeks to affirm the harmony between the campus’ natural and built environments and reinforce students’ educational experience.

One of my favorite places to visit in the early ’90s was the old campus bookstore, in the basement of the original BMU building. It was small and dim and charming, crowded with books and emanating an indefinable feeling of “academia.” That space is still there but now houses study lounges and offices. The Wildcat Store in the adjacent building has become a new favorite spot, with its Chico State shirts and gifts, the latest computers—even those blue books that students still use for tests (they are now green).

Those of us who work in Kendall Hall often take breaks on a bench near the building. There is a popular shady spot under a small maple that turns a gorgeous red in the fall. When I need some artistic inspiration, I visit one of the galleries on campus; the Third Floor Gallery in the BMU shows all types of art from students.

What was your favorite place on campus? You may have had a special corner to study in, or a grassy spot that beckoned when spring came. Send your thoughts and photos to or Public Affairs and Publications; CSU, Chico; Chico, CA 95929-0040.

—Marion Harmon (Master of Public Administration, ’07)