Sept. 8, 2014Vol. 45, Issue 1

David Hassenzahl

A Natural Fit

For new College of Natural Sciences Dean David Hassenzahl, using science to inform policy decisions is as interesting as the science itself. The Princeton-educated scholar has experience starting a sustainability school and educating others about climate change. His goals here include maintaining the high student interest in STEM courses, investing in faculty renewal, building programs important to the future, and updating the colleges infrastructure.

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Kim Jaxon

Teaching With Technology

English professor Kim Jaxon uses technology every day to help her students succeed. For her, it’s second nature. But Jaxon is aware not all of her colleagues share her affinity for the digital world. That’s why she helped create Connected Courses, a web-based curriculum for higher education faculty that is free and available to all. The courses cover web-specific issues like blogging, diversity, e-tools, and privacy.

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From the President

photo of convocation fall 2014

The Fork in the Road

Faculty are the foundation of an institution's academic reputation, said President Paul Zingg during his convocation address on Aug. 21. He also detailed a new faculty renewal and support program.

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History Lesson

Remembering the Buffalo Soldiers

In 1903, units from the 9th U.S. Cavalry, one of the four all-black regiments that came to be known as the Buffalo Soldiers, made a 280-mile trek from the Presidio of San Francisco to Yosemite National Park over 13 days.

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Faculty Service

Schindler Leads Community Book Exchange Project

Theatre professor Dan Schindler partnered with the city and county to create a community book exchange in a southwest Chico neighborhood. The Little Free Library will be installed in the coming weeks.

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Student Leadership

AS Director of University Affairs Michael Pratt works in the bullpen

New Student Center Offers Collaborative Workspace

A newly remodeled space in the BMU is helping student leadership programs across campus better coordinate their efforts and activities. Welcome to the Wildcat Leadership Center.

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Retired faculty and staff were honored at a brunch Aug. 14. Read more.

Kendall Hall

No. 6 on #MyTopCollege

The University participated in Forbes’ #MyTopCollege social media challenge. See the results.

Student at the WREC

WREC: ‘You Can Play’

All are welcome at the Wildcat Recreation Center! Watch now.