April 4, 2016Vol. 46, Issue 5

CSU, Chico President-elect Gayle Hutchinson

Hutchinson to rejoin campus as next president

When College of Behavioral and Social Science Dean Gayle Hutchinson departed in 2013 to serve as provost at CSU, Channel Islands, campus mourned the loss of one of its most effective leaders. Today, the community can rejoice in the CSU Board of Trustees’ selection of Hutchinson as the next President of Chico State, to succeed Paul Zingg upon his retirement in June. Hutchinson brings with her decades of leadership experience, a commitment to academic excellence, and a passion for student success that will serve the campus and community well.

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From left, Kevin Klipfel, ChengTu Hsieh, Damon Aiken, and Timothy Heinze were selected for the 2015-16 Professional Achievement Honors.

Faculty honored for research acumen

Four were selected by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee for the 2015-2016 Professional Achievement Honors, recognizing faculty who have excelled as teacher/scholars over the last three years. An additional six received other research-related awards. The honorees were recognized at a Feb. 23 reception hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Division of Academic Affairs.

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From the President’s Desk

President Zingg and his wife, Yasuko, were presented with Wildcat jerseys at the women’s and men’s basketball games against Stanislaus State on January 30 in Acker Gym.

'One More Time'

In his final column, President Paul Zingg reflects on the campus’ most notable achievements, including graduation rates, during his 13 years of leadership at Chico State. 

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Spirit of Giving

Accounting students focus on teamwork, service

Beta Alpha Psi runs the campus’ free tax assistance program, which processed more than 1,100 tax returns for low-income residents this year.

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On the Blog

Rumor has it: 10 Chico State myths explored

Dozens of myths and rumors have circulated in the University’s 129 years, and Public Affairs set out to prove (or disprove) a few of the most prominent. READ ARTICLE

Staff Awards

Nine have been nominated for the 2015 Employee of the Year award, presented by Staff Council and funded by the Office of the President. The University’s highest staff honor recognizes employees who make significant contributions to CSU, Chico, including years of service, job performance, work relationships, and service to the University. Managers and administrators are not eligible for the award.

Council to recognize staff excellence

Nine staff members have been nominated for the 2015 Employee of the Year award to be presented at the Staff Awards Luncheon in May. 

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Jean Gallagher’s print “Self X,” plus other awards, publications, and activities.

Achievements

Jean Gallagher’s print “Self X,” plus other awards, publications, and activities. Read More

Vice President for Student Affairs Drew Calandrella received the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association.

Administrator selected for national award

Drew Calandrella received the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association. Read More