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Chair’s Column

The Privilege of Giving

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege." John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Maya Angelou

This is the season of giving, and by giving I don’t mean the commercial aspect of giving material items. I am talking about giving of ourselves for the betterment of others. It’s in this giving that we can find all that goodness out there and create our own happiness by reaching out to those in need. Why isn’t every season a "giving season?"

Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Buddha, Socrates, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many more brilliant, good, selfless humanitarians have been endlessly quoted on their words about the gift of giving, and how that in turn brings happiness to you and others around you. Don’t lose sight of all the good there is to be had out there. My father always said the best way to make yourself happy was to make someone else happy.

December 2015
Making Spirits Bright for 25 Years
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The University Farm pavilion can be downright freezing on any given blustery winter day. But every second week of December for the last 25 years, the pavilion is filled with nothing but light, smiles, and warmth. It was in that very pavilion last week that presents and donations from 65 campus departments and community groups were delivered to that once cold building to make the season bright for the local recipients of the University’s Needy Children Program. Chico State staff member, Scott Taylor, and his amazing colleagues at FMS made better than Santa and his reindeer, as they delivered carload upon carload of gifts from the university to the farm. Staff volunteers piled the many tables high with brightly wrapped gifts for the children, who otherwise would not have had a Christmas. When they left, the tables groaned under the weight of big-heartedness. Read more  |  ICS Story  |  Press Release

Staff Spotlight
Keith Crawford Sets A Course For Adventure!
Who wouldn’t love a job where you can plan outdoor adventure trips by day, and attend them by night? Keith Crawford, staff member in Associated Students’ popular Adventure Outings department does just that. For the last three years as Assistant Coordinator for AO, Keith has managed the day to day office operations, the backcountry yurt program, trip marketing and PR, vehicles and trailers, special events, permits, and the Wildcat Wilderness Orientation program. In addition to all of that, he works with up to 40 student staff and interns. Read more...
Annual Halloween Costume Contest: A Friendly Campus Competition
  Halloween Contest  
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The third year’s a charm! The third Annual Department / Office Halloween Costume Contest saw the most participants so far with19 different departments and offices vying for campus bragging rights for the best group costume of Halloween 2015. Read more...

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