Mar. 29, 2012Vol. 42, Issue 5

125th Anniversary

EXPO 125 Coming April 14

A special event for CSU, Chico’s 125th anniversary will be the Chico State Expo 125 on Saturday, April 14, featuring a multitude of fun and free activities for the community. This is a special invitation to university employees and their families.

Expo125 LogoThe Expo will be held rain or shine, 1–5 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and everyone is invited. It is a community-wide open house so that everyone can learn more about the University’s many programs and activities.

You are encouraged to come first to Colusa Hall, where refreshments will be served and CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg and other campus officials will be on hand to greet guests.

There will be more than 60 tours, showcases, and performances. Among the events will be

  • the popular arboretum tour of trees on campus,
  • art studios and backstage theatre tours,
  • a chemistry magic show,
  • Oklahoma! musical revue,
  • printmaking demonstration,
  • “You Be the Star!” live video production with communication design students,
  • traditional Hmong dance performance,
  • and games for children on the Glenn Hall lawn hosted by recreation students.

Admission to the Gateway Science Museum, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Turner Printer Museum, and all other galleries and exhibits will be free during the Expo. In addition, both the Bidwell Mansion and Albert E. Warrens Center—formerly the President’s Mansion—will be open for tours.

Educational opportunities include hands-on science labs, a presentation on advances in psychology, and “Classes Without Quizzes” on media ethics, astronomy, and story writing.

During the Expo, Chico State athletes will be competing in the Chico Twilight Invitational Track Meet in University Stadium and in a women’s softball double-header against CSU, San Bernardino on the Softball Field. For all information on the Wildcats, go to the Chico Wildcats website.

Free tasting of University Farm products, such as sausage, nuts, and cheeses, and take-home produce from the Organic Vegetable Project Farm Stand will be offered outside Plumas Hall.

In Langdon 100, 1-3 p.m., attendees can watch a live video feed from the Patrick Ranch, where CSU, Chico students will be building a new visitors center. Video from other student “Blitz Build” construction projects will also be shown.

The 125th anniversary website has a link to the full schedule of events for the Expo 125.

Earlier in the day on April 14, CSU, Chico will host Choose Chico! for prospective students and their parents. That event, previously named Admitted Student Preview Day, is to give future students and their families a chance to get information about CSU, Chico and experience campus firsthand. The Choose Chico! website has a list of activities and other information.