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Chico State (1973 - Present)
 
Date
Event
 
1974

First celebration of the Annual International Festival.

  1975

Broadcasts of classes through closed circuit TV was used for the first time by residents in Oroville, Marysville and Colusa.

The Orion, the campus newspaper, printed its first issue during the spring semester.

  1976 The Alumni Association presented the Outstanding Alumnus Award for the first time. John O'Connell was the recipient.

First Oktoberfest held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Put on by the Alumni Association, the event was held to raise funds for University Center improvements.
  1977

Campus newspaper, The Wildcat, changed its name to Chico News and Review and moved off campus to become an independent publication.

  1978

Bicycle riders restricted from the core of campus.

  1979 President Cazier left Chico State to become president at Utah State University. Dr. Fredenburg became acting president.
  1980 Dr. Robin Wilson became president of Chico State.

Health center adopted policy of free oral contraceptives for female students.

General education requirements for undergraduates increased from 40 to 48 units.
  1981

Library named in honor of Ted Meriam and his father.

 

1982

Dedication of campus arboretum.

1985

Celebration of the 75th anniversary of Pioneer Days.

  1986

Academic departments and programs, previously grouped by schools, were reorganized into colleges.

  1987

Celebration of 100th anniversary of the opening of the institution. April 8

Pioneer Days was canceled but continued as a community event under the name Rancho Chico Days.

  1989

Chico State's campus newspaper, The Orion, received the National Pacemaker award.

  1992

Completion of O'Connell Technology Center and Tehama Hall. This was the first major construction on campus since the early 1970s.

1993

President Wilson retired and Dr. Manuel A. Esteban was appointed president.

1996

Construction of the parking structure at the corner of West First Street and Ivy was completed.

A grant was received for the installation of a satellite to broadcast courses throughout Northern California. This expanded the capabilities of the Center for Regional and Continuing Education.

  2000

The first time capsule at Chico State buried since 1969 was unearthed.

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