News Archive for Term 20XX

CSU, Chico Wins Awards for College Brochure and Logo for North State Trip

Dateline: 12-19-2008

California State University, Chico won two top awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) regional conference in San Francisco Dec. 8.

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Residence Hall Programs Receive National Awards

Dateline: 12-18-2008

California State University, Chico’s Department of University Housing and Food Service has received two honors this fall by national organizations for its residence hall programs.

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CSU, Chico Qualifies for National Ethics Bowl Competition

Dateline: 12-17-2008

California State University, Chico students have qualified to compete against 31 other schools at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl to be held March 5, 2009, in Cincinnati.

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Ninth Annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference Slated for January 15

Dateline: 12-16-2008

The Center for Economic Development (CED), California State University, Chico will hold its ninth annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference on Jan. 15, 2009, from 8 a.m. until noon in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7 a.m.

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CSU, Chico to Host 7th Annual Children in Trauma Conference – Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles

Dateline: 12-12-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in partnership with Butte County Family Court Services, Superior Court of California, presents Children in Trauma 2009: Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles. The two-day professional development conference will be held Jan. 16-17, 2009, at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

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University Needy Children Holiday Program Packages Joy

Dateline: 12-11-2008

The University’s Needy Children Program, started in the mid 1980s and now conducted under California State University, Chico Staff Council leadership, has completed its gift collection for this year. More than 176 children in 81 families will receive gifts as a result of the program.

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SCOOP Scoops First Place at Facilities Conference

Dateline: 12-05-2008

Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP) won first place for student projects at a California State University systemwide Facilities Management conference in November.

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Model United Nations Students Excel at Regional Conference

Dateline: 12-04-2008

Once again, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico made an excellent showing at the American West Model United Nations Conference, Nov. 22-25, in Las Vegas. They brought home the Outstanding Delegation award (the top award given at the conference) and 11 out of 36 possible awards.

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Sociologist Discusses His Book, ‘When Killing Is a Crime,’ for Colloquium

Dateline: 12-03-2008

Sociologist Tony Waters, California State University, Chico, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Colloquium on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. He will talk about ideas from his recently published book, “When Killing is a Crime.”

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CEO of Ethanol Fuel Company To Speak on Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Dateline: 12-01-2008

Well-known entrepreneur Thomas Quinn, president and CEO of E-Fuel Corporation, will be speaking tomorrow, Dec. 2, on “Sustainability and Entrepreneurship” in California State University, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union, room 210, at 7 p.m.

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College of Business’ SIFE Program Receives Grant from Target

Dateline: 11-24-2008

California State University, Chico has received a $5,000 grant from Target in recognition of its efforts in volunteerism through SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise. This grant will be used for SIFE’s Wise Kid/Healthy Kid program, in which SIFE helps 4th, 5th and 6th graders learn entrepreneurial skills.

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CSU, Chico Nationally Ranked for Study Abroad Program

Dateline: 11-19-2008

California State University, Chico is among the U.S. leaders in the quality of its study abroad program, according to a new national ranking of student participation.

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Public Relations Students Win Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize

Dateline: 11-18-2008

Five public relations seniors were awarded the fall 2008 Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize for their Energy Conservation Awareness Campaign. Seniors Ashley Gunther, Elise Watkins, Emilie Johnson, Jessica Mindt and Katelyn Davis created an awareness campaign to educate California State University, Chico students about the importance of energy conservation. In addition to the $6,000 prize, which the students will share, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has offered to pay for the expenses of the campaign.

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Chico on $10 a Day: Learn to Eat Locally with Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dateline: 11-18-2008

This two-hour program on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1–3 p.m., in Selvester’s Café on the California State University Campus, will provide you with tastes of delicious dishes using local ingredients from the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Students from the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFSC) will provide information and free breakfast and lunch samples to show you how you can eat locally on $10 a day.

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Historian Timothy Sistrunk Receives First Paul Persons Sustainability Award

Dateline: 11-17-2008

Timothy Sistrunk, PhD, Department of History, is the first recipient of the Paul Persons Sustainability Award, presented at the This Way to Sustainability IV awards dinner on Friday, Nov. 7. The award is given to a faculty member who best integrates sustainability into his course curricula.

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Vigil and Memorial Walk Planned for 2008 World AIDS Day

Dateline: 11-17-2008

A coalition of county, community and California State University, Chico organizations has planned a full day of information and activities to observe World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1. City Council members and others will speak at a candlelight vigil and memorial walk (rain or shine) that begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Ballroom Dance Night: Bringing the Classy Back!

Dateline: 11-14-2008

Ballroom Dance Night has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 50 years. This year’s dance night will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7–10 p.m. in Shurmer Gym. Although most attendees are students from CSU, Chico’s ballroom dance classes, others from the University and larger community are welcome.

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Historical Walking Tour Today and Tree of Peace Celebration Friday Continue Events of Native American History Month

Dateline: 11-12-2008

The American Indian Club at California State University, Chico has organized a month-long series of activities, events and an art exhibit to raise public awareness of Native American culture, in general, and of the rich contributions of local indigenous peoples, specifically.

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Students with Disabilities to Play and Compete in Adapted Sports Day on Friday

Dateline: 11-06-2008

Students with disabilities from Butte, Sutter, Yuba, Glenn, Tehama and Shasta counties will participate in the 8th Annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day on Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Acker and Shurmer gymnasiums at California State University, Chico.

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This Way to Sustainability IV Conference Presents Six Keynote Speakers

Dateline: 10-31-2008

The Fourth Annual This Way to Sustainability Conference will be held Nov. 6–8 (with a Student Convergence on Nov. 9) at California State University, Chico. The conference, co-sponsored by CSU, Chico and Butte Community College, is now the largest conference of its kind in the country. It will feature five keynote speakers and more than 90 workshops on a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related topics.

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Program on Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

Dateline: 10-30-2008

The Society of Physics Students from the Department of Physics, along with the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico, will offer a public presentation on the search for extra terrestrial intelligence.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 10-29-2008

The Chico State Career Center will host its fall All Majors Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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CSU, Chico Offering Tour to ‘Anastasia’s Russia’ Next June

Dateline: 10-28-2008

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts, California State University, Chico is offering a unique tour to “Anastasia’s Russia” June 8–21, 2009. This custom-designed tour will take participants to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Suzdal, Kostroma and Pereslavl Azlessky. Jed Wyrick, professor of religious studies, will be the faculty-in-residence.

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Students Trying to ‘Three-peat’ as Top Fund-Raisers for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Dateline: 10-27-2008

Fifty volunteers are organizing the Up ’til Dawn fundraising event for more than 2,000 students on Monday, Nov. 3. The event raises money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The students are working to be first among other universities in the nation for the third year in a row.

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Students Provide Focus for Fall 2008 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 10-27-2008

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues of local, national and international interest at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Musical Theatre’s Off-Broadways Tour in Bay Area

Dateline: 10-23-2008

On Friday, Oct. 10, California State University, Chico’s “Off-Broadways” Musical Theatre Touring Ensemble traveled to the Bay Area for their Fall Concert Tour. This year’s tour included performances in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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New Student Services Center Wins Construction Award

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University Chico’s new Student Services Center has received the Best of 2008 Higher Education Award of Merit by California Construction magazine.

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College of Business Named to Best 296 Business Schools List by Princeton Review

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University, Chico’s College of Business is among the best business schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based company known for college and career guidebooks, its test-prep courses and other education services.

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Author and Journalist Molly Worthen to Discuss Faith and Politics in America

Dateline: 10-22-2008

Molly Worthen, a writer and journalist, will present the lecture “Jesus for President: Faith, Politics, and Why Americans Cannot Keep Them Apart” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m., in Performing Arts Center 144 on the California State University, Chico campus.

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Educational ‘Fun Without Alcohol Fair’ To Be Held Tomorrow

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University, Chico’s 2008 Fun Without Alcohol Fair will offer more than 40 interactive booths and entertainment to approximately 1,000 area youths on the Kendall Hall lawn and adjoining areas on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 am until 2 pm.

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Splat! Annual Pumpkin Drop Oct. 30

Dateline: 10-22-2008

One of California State University, Chico’s most popular seasonal traditions returns Thursday, Oct. 30, with the 21st annual Pumpkin Drop at noon on the south side of Butte Hall.

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Simulation Center Coordinator Selected for Advanced Training

Dateline: 10-21-2008

Becky Damazo, faculty member at California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing, is one of six nursing professionals in the state to be selected for an advanced training program in clinical simulation. She is one of only three who will focus on pediatric and perinatal health.

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The Way of Asia: Tradition and Innovation in Japanese Pop Culture

Dateline: 10-14-2008

The Way of Asia, an exhibition and series of events celebrating contemporary and traditional Asian art and culture, opens today with “Manga Power! The World Through a Child’s Eyes” in the Humanities Center Gallery, Trinity Hall, on the California State University, Chico campus. Manga Power! is an international art education exhibit featuring comic book art as a communicative tool for children to discuss issues facing our world. It runs through Nov. 20.

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Feather River College and CSU, Chico Enter Degree Program Partnership

Dateline: 10-09-2008

California State University, Chico and Feather River College will formally enter into a degree partnership unique in California with a signing event Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in room 150 of CSU, Chico’s new Student Services Center.

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Prospective Students to Preview CSU, Chico Campus on Oct. 25

Dateline: 10-09-2008

Preview Day 2008, California State University, Chico will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 am to 3 pm, beginning in the Bell Memorial Union. The fall open house gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit the campus and talk directly with faculty and service program personnel.

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MWOW Presentation on Making Medical Diagnoses

Dateline: 10-07-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present a discussion by Dr. Lester Wong, Enloe Medical Center Pathologist, as part of the Museum Without Walls series (MWOW).

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October Opens Freshman Application Period

Dateline: 10-06-2008

The priority application period for students intending to enter California State University, Chico as first-time freshmen in fall 2009 began Oct. 1 and may close Nov. 30.

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Graduates Honored for Performance on Assessment Test

Dateline: 10-02-2008

Seventy-eight seniors from the 2008 graduating class of California State University, Chico participated in the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a voluntary national accountability system of institutions of higher education. The test measures writing, analytical and critical thinking abilities and is administered to groups of freshmen and seniors.

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CSU, Chico To Host California Indian Fair for Partnerships in Research

Dateline: 09-29-2008

On November 1–2, California State University, Chico will host a research fair focused on collaborative projects in the arena of sustainable management of natural resources. The research fair is the result of cooperation between many California Native American community members, agencies, faculty, students and nonprofit organizations throughout California.

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Information Sessions Scheduled for CSU, Chico Professional MBA Program

Dateline: 09-29-2008

California State University, Chico College of Business and the Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with Shasta College, will host information sessions in Redding and Chico to advise potential applicants for the Professional Master of Business Administration program.

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CSU, Chico to Host the California Invasive Plant Council’s 17th Annual Symposium

Dateline: 09-29-2008

California State University, Chico is proud to host the California Invasive Plant Council’s 17th Annual Symposium, Oct. 2-4, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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CSU, Chico to Host 14th Annual CELT Conference

Dateline: 09-23-2008

The California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching presents the 14th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 8–10 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Visiting Scholar Is Expert on Women and the Presidency

Dateline: 09-22-2008

Author and communications professor Nichola Gutgold, an expert on women in presidential politics and the media, will be at California State University, Chico as a President’s Visiting Scholar Oct. 6-8.

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Campus/Bidwell Mansion Arboretum Tours in October, November

Dateline: 09-22-2008

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this fall, Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4 and 18. The easy and informative walks will begin at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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More ‘Green’ Honors for CSU, Chico

Dateline: 09-19-2008

California State University, Chico continues to receive distinction for its work as a leader in sustainability and environmental programs.

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Independent Film Selected for Toronto Film Festival

Dateline: 09-12-2008

“The Pressman Negatives,” a film by Jason Tannen, Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, has been selected for screening at the Moving Image Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario. “Pressman” was selected to be shown in the Darkness Looms category. This international film festival takes place November 5–9, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario.

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Greek Week Raises Funds and Aids Community

Dateline: 09-11-2008

As part of Greek Week 2008, Oct. 4–12, more than 900 members of California State University, Chico social sororities and fraternities participated in multiple events to help improve life for many people in the community.

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10th Anniversary Of Book In Common Program Brings Widespread Community Interest

Dateline: 09-11-2008

California State University, Chico’s Book in Common program, now in its 10th year, has greatly expanded for 2008–2009 with community partnerships, local reading groups, book-related lectures and films and other activities.

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CSU, Chico Alumni Earnings Rate High in National Study

Dateline: 09-11-2008

California State University, Chico has been rated highly by Forbes Magazine in a ranking of earnings by alumni of U.S. colleges and universities.

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Electromagnetics Students See Double in Design Competition

Dateline: 09-11-2008

Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Chico, won two top awards at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) student design competition. They were honored at the annual IEEE conference held in Detroit in August.

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‘Dr. Mark’ Honored for Sustainability Contributions

Dateline: 09-10-2008

Mark Stemen, professor of Geography and Planning, was named Sustainability Champion at the Seventh Annual UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference held at the beginning of August. Stemen, known to his students as “Dr. Mark,” is well known on the California State University, Chico campus for his inspiring and tireless work with students and with the community on issues of sustainability.

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Career Center and Internship Center Merge

Dateline: 09-09-2008

Two key California State University, Chico offices assisting students with internships and career planning have merged, resulting in a “one-stop-shop” in the new Student Services Center.

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Teachers Meet To Address Needs In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Dateline: 09-08-2008

California State University, Chico will be hosting approximately 120 teachers and administrators representing all grade levels from preschool through college at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) North State Summit Friday, Sept. 12. Activities will take place in the BMU Auditorium.

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Butte College and CSU, Chico Partner for New Cross Enrollment Program

Dateline: 09-05-2008

Butte College President Diana Van Der Ploeg and California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg announced a new partnership effort known as the “Cross Enrollment” program at the Butte College Chico Center, 2320 Forest Ave, on Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.

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Fall Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 09-04-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present its fall Museum Without Walls presentation series in October.

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‘Sustainable Dave’ Will Teach ‘Chasing Sustainability’ to First-time Students

Dateline: 09-04-2008

Dave Chameides, whose quest to throw nothing away for one year has been picked up by media worldwide, will be teaching his seminar, Chasing Sustainability, to the freshman class of California State University, Chico on September 23 and 24. He’ll be meeting with students on both days and will present a free public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in PAC 144.

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Leakey Book Club Announced

Dateline: 09-04-2008

The Anthropology Museum and the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present the Leakey Book Club in anticipation of a visit by Dr. Richard Leakey on Oct. 3. Leakey’s visit is part of both the President’s Lecture Series and the On the Creek Lecture Series.

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CSU, Chico Continuing Education To Host Facilitation Academy

Dateline: 08-25-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education has partnered with LearningChange to host The Facilitation Academy, a new training program aimed at helping people learn to develop and manage teams, design effective training programs, provide coaching services and lead performance improvement initiatives.

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$3 Million Gift Will Benefit Museum of Anthropology

Dateline: 08-21-2008

California State University, Chico has received a gift commitment of $3 million from emeritus faculty member Valene Smith Posey to benefit the University’s anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology.

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Nigerian School Repeats as Global Entrepreneurship Champion; Santa Monica High Wins Third Place in Competition

Dateline: 08-20-2008

Student national champion teams from 13 high schools representing nine countries competed in the sixth annual Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) World Cup tournament in Abuja, Nigeria, at the end of July.

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Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award Honors Communications Sciences Graduate Student

Dateline: 08-18-2008

Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, who is pursuing a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at California State University, Chico, has received the prestigious 2008 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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Chemistry Summer Research Institute Provides Rare Opportunities for Undergraduates

Dateline: 08-13-2008

The Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) at California State University, Chico offers a unique program of research opportunity, mentoring and financial support. Begun four years ago at the suggestion of organic chemist David Ball (who has included more than 50 students as co-workers in his research during his tenure at CSU, Chico), CSRI brings professors and students together to educate each other in their separate research problems, methods and results.

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CSU, Chico Receives One of Only 20 Grants for Teacher Training in High Incidence Disabilities

Dateline: 08-12-2008

The Department of Professional Studies in Education at California State University, Chico has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that it is one of 20 institutions in 15 states awarded a grant to improve special education teacher training programs.

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Writing Project Offers Open Program for Teachers of Writing

Dateline: 07-22-2008

The Northern California Writing Project at California State University, Chico is offering a one-week summer program, from July 28 through August 1, specifically designed for teaching writing to students who live in Northern California. All teachers of writing are invited to attend.

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Chico Named to Top 10 List of Green Colleges

Dateline: 07-17-2008

California State University, Chico has once again been named to an exclusive list of national schools leading the way in sustainability and environmental awareness.

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Turner Print Museum Receives Gift of Original Winslow Homer Prints

Dateline: 07-10-2008

Robert and Sharon Ross, professors emeriti of the departments of political science and mathematics, respectively, have made a gift of original Winslow Homer prints to the Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico. The gift includes a collection of wood-engraving illustrations, an original woodblock for his print “Cutting a Figure” and three original etchings, also by Homer. In addition, there is an etching by Renoir, “Sur la plage,” and an etching by Pissarro, “Vachère au bord de l’eau.”

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Kinesiology Professor Josh Trout Co-authors Book on ‘Supersized’ PE

Dateline: 07-03-2008

Josh Trout, professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, and David Kahan, PhD, San Diego State University, have co-authored “Supersized PE: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Teaching Overweight Students,” published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

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CSU, Chico Part of Substantial Grant to Support Professional Science Master’s Programs

Dateline: 07-02-2008

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the California State University a second major grant, this one of $474,000 to support Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. CSU, Chico is one of the 14 CSUs currently offering the program and will receive $26,389, bringing its three-year total to $76, 162.

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Herbarium Collection Contributes to Climate Study

Dateline: 07-01-2008

The Herbarium at California State University, Chico, located on the first floor of Holt Hall, is a little-known treasure, a warehouse of approximately 98,000 native plants. Data on native plants from the herbarium was recently part of a study to analyze current distributions of plants native to California and to project distributions into the future.

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Residence Hall Programs Receive National Awards

Dateline: 12-18-2008

California State University, Chico’s Department of University Housing and Food Service has received two honors this fall by national organizations for its residence hall programs.

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CSU, Chico Qualifies for National Ethics Bowl Competition

Dateline: 12-17-2008

California State University, Chico students have qualified to compete against 31 other schools at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl to be held March 5, 2009, in Cincinnati.

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Ninth Annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference Slated for January 15

Dateline: 12-16-2008

The Center for Economic Development (CED), California State University, Chico will hold its ninth annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference on Jan. 15, 2009, from 8 a.m. until noon in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7 a.m.

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CSU, Chico to Host 7th Annual Children in Trauma Conference – Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles

Dateline: 12-12-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in partnership with Butte County Family Court Services, Superior Court of California, presents Children in Trauma 2009: Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles. The two-day professional development conference will be held Jan. 16-17, 2009, at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

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University Needy Children Holiday Program Packages Joy

Dateline: 12-11-2008

The University’s Needy Children Program, started in the mid 1980s and now conducted under California State University, Chico Staff Council leadership, has completed its gift collection for this year. More than 176 children in 81 families will receive gifts as a result of the program.

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SCOOP Scoops First Place at Facilities Conference

Dateline: 12-05-2008

Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP) won first place for student projects at a California State University systemwide Facilities Management conference in November.

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Model United Nations Students Excel at Regional Conference

Dateline: 12-04-2008

Once again, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico made an excellent showing at the American West Model United Nations Conference, Nov. 22-25, in Las Vegas. They brought home the Outstanding Delegation award (the top award given at the conference) and 11 out of 36 possible awards.

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Sociologist Discusses His Book, ‘When Killing Is a Crime,’ for Colloquium

Dateline: 12-03-2008

Sociologist Tony Waters, California State University, Chico, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Colloquium on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. He will talk about ideas from his recently published book, “When Killing is a Crime.”

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CSU, Chico Nationally Ranked for Study Abroad Program

Dateline: 11-19-2008

California State University, Chico is among the U.S. leaders in the quality of its study abroad program, according to a new national ranking of student participation.

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Public Relations Students Win Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize

Dateline: 11-18-2008

Five public relations seniors were awarded the fall 2008 Jack Rawlins Environmental Prize for their Energy Conservation Awareness Campaign. Seniors Ashley Gunther, Elise Watkins, Emilie Johnson, Jessica Mindt and Katelyn Davis created an awareness campaign to educate California State University, Chico students about the importance of energy conservation. In addition to the $6,000 prize, which the students will share, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has offered to pay for the expenses of the campaign.

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Chico on $10 a Day: Learn to Eat Locally with Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dateline: 11-18-2008

This two-hour program on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1–3 p.m., in Selvester’s Café on the California State University Campus, will provide you with tastes of delicious dishes using local ingredients from the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Students from the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFSC) will provide information and free breakfast and lunch samples to show you how you can eat locally on $10 a day.

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Historian Timothy Sistrunk Receives First Paul Persons Sustainability Award

Dateline: 11-17-2008

Timothy Sistrunk, PhD, Department of History, is the first recipient of the Paul Persons Sustainability Award, presented at the This Way to Sustainability IV awards dinner on Friday, Nov. 7. The award is given to a faculty member who best integrates sustainability into his course curricula.

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Vigil and Memorial Walk Planned for 2008 World AIDS Day

Dateline: 11-17-2008

A coalition of county, community and California State University, Chico organizations has planned a full day of information and activities to observe World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1. City Council members and others will speak at a candlelight vigil and memorial walk (rain or shine) that begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Ballroom Dance Night: Bringing the Classy Back!

Dateline: 11-14-2008

Ballroom Dance Night has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 50 years. This year’s dance night will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7–10 p.m. in Shurmer Gym. Although most attendees are students from CSU, Chico’s ballroom dance classes, others from the University and larger community are welcome.

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Historical Walking Tour Today and Tree of Peace Celebration Friday Continue Events of Native American History Month

Dateline: 11-12-2008

The American Indian Club at California State University, Chico has organized a month-long series of activities, events and an art exhibit to raise public awareness of Native American culture, in general, and of the rich contributions of local indigenous peoples, specifically.

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Students with Disabilities to Play and Compete in Adapted Sports Day on Friday

Dateline: 11-06-2008

Students with disabilities from Butte, Sutter, Yuba, Glenn, Tehama and Shasta counties will participate in the 8th Annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day on Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Acker and Shurmer gymnasiums at California State University, Chico.

Read more...

This Way to Sustainability IV Conference Presents Six Keynote Speakers

Dateline: 10-31-2008

The Fourth Annual This Way to Sustainability Conference will be held Nov. 6–8 (with a Student Convergence on Nov. 9) at California State University, Chico. The conference, co-sponsored by CSU, Chico and Butte Community College, is now the largest conference of its kind in the country. It will feature five keynote speakers and more than 90 workshops on a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related topics.

Read more...

Program on Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

Dateline: 10-30-2008

The Society of Physics Students from the Department of Physics, along with the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico, will offer a public presentation on the search for extra terrestrial intelligence.

Read more...

University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 10-29-2008

The Chico State Career Center will host its fall All Majors Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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CSU, Chico Offering Tour to ‘Anastasia’s Russia’ Next June

Dateline: 10-28-2008

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts, California State University, Chico is offering a unique tour to “Anastasia’s Russia” June 8–21, 2009. This custom-designed tour will take participants to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Suzdal, Kostroma and Pereslavl Azlessky. Jed Wyrick, professor of religious studies, will be the faculty-in-residence.

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Students Trying to ‘Three-peat’ as Top Fund-Raisers for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Dateline: 10-27-2008

Fifty volunteers are organizing the Up ’til Dawn fundraising event for more than 2,000 students on Monday, Nov. 3. The event raises money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The students are working to be first among other universities in the nation for the third year in a row.

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Students Provide Focus for Fall 2008 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 10-27-2008

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues of local, national and international interest at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Musical Theatre’s Off-Broadways Tour in Bay Area

Dateline: 10-23-2008

On Friday, Oct. 10, California State University, Chico’s “Off-Broadways” Musical Theatre Touring Ensemble traveled to the Bay Area for their Fall Concert Tour. This year’s tour included performances in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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New Student Services Center Wins Construction Award

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University Chico’s new Student Services Center has received the Best of 2008 Higher Education Award of Merit by California Construction magazine.

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College of Business Named to Best 296 Business Schools List by Princeton Review

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University, Chico’s College of Business is among the best business schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based company known for college and career guidebooks, its test-prep courses and other education services.

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Author and Journalist Molly Worthen to Discuss Faith and Politics in America

Dateline: 10-22-2008

Molly Worthen, a writer and journalist, will present the lecture “Jesus for President: Faith, Politics, and Why Americans Cannot Keep Them Apart” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m., in Performing Arts Center 144 on the California State University, Chico campus.

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Educational ‘Fun Without Alcohol Fair’ To Be Held Tomorrow

Dateline: 10-22-2008

California State University, Chico’s 2008 Fun Without Alcohol Fair will offer more than 40 interactive booths and entertainment to approximately 1,000 area youths on the Kendall Hall lawn and adjoining areas on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 am until 2 pm.

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Splat! Annual Pumpkin Drop Oct. 30

Dateline: 10-22-2008

One of California State University, Chico’s most popular seasonal traditions returns Thursday, Oct. 30, with the 21st annual Pumpkin Drop at noon on the south side of Butte Hall.

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Simulation Center Coordinator Selected for Advanced Training

Dateline: 10-21-2008

Becky Damazo, faculty member at California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing, is one of six nursing professionals in the state to be selected for an advanced training program in clinical simulation. She is one of only three who will focus on pediatric and perinatal health.

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The Way of Asia: Tradition and Innovation in Japanese Pop Culture

Dateline: 10-14-2008

The Way of Asia, an exhibition and series of events celebrating contemporary and traditional Asian art and culture, opens today with “Manga Power! The World Through a Child’s Eyes” in the Humanities Center Gallery, Trinity Hall, on the California State University, Chico campus. Manga Power! is an international art education exhibit featuring comic book art as a communicative tool for children to discuss issues facing our world. It runs through Nov. 20.

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Feather River College and CSU, Chico Enter Degree Program Partnership

Dateline: 10-09-2008

California State University, Chico and Feather River College will formally enter into a degree partnership unique in California with a signing event Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in room 150 of CSU, Chico’s new Student Services Center.

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Prospective Students to Preview CSU, Chico Campus on Oct. 25

Dateline: 10-09-2008

Preview Day 2008, California State University, Chico will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 am to 3 pm, beginning in the Bell Memorial Union. The fall open house gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit the campus and talk directly with faculty and service program personnel.

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MWOW Presentation on Making Medical Diagnoses

Dateline: 10-07-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present a discussion by Dr. Lester Wong, Enloe Medical Center Pathologist, as part of the Museum Without Walls series (MWOW).

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October Opens Freshman Application Period

Dateline: 10-06-2008

The priority application period for students intending to enter California State University, Chico as first-time freshmen in fall 2009 began Oct. 1 and may close Nov. 30.

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Graduates Honored for Performance on Assessment Test

Dateline: 10-02-2008

Seventy-eight seniors from the 2008 graduating class of California State University, Chico participated in the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a voluntary national accountability system of institutions of higher education. The test measures writing, analytical and critical thinking abilities and is administered to groups of freshmen and seniors.

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CSU, Chico To Host California Indian Fair for Partnerships in Research

Dateline: 09-29-2008

On November 1–2, California State University, Chico will host a research fair focused on collaborative projects in the arena of sustainable management of natural resources. The research fair is the result of cooperation between many California Native American community members, agencies, faculty, students and nonprofit organizations throughout California.

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Information Sessions Scheduled for CSU, Chico Professional MBA Program

Dateline: 09-29-2008

California State University, Chico College of Business and the Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with Shasta College, will host information sessions in Redding and Chico to advise potential applicants for the Professional Master of Business Administration program.

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CSU, Chico to Host the California Invasive Plant Council’s 17th Annual Symposium

Dateline: 09-29-2008

California State University, Chico is proud to host the California Invasive Plant Council’s 17th Annual Symposium, Oct. 2-4, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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CSU, Chico to Host 14th Annual CELT Conference

Dateline: 09-23-2008

The California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching presents the 14th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 8–10 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Visiting Scholar Is Expert on Women and the Presidency

Dateline: 09-22-2008

Author and communications professor Nichola Gutgold, an expert on women in presidential politics and the media, will be at California State University, Chico as a President’s Visiting Scholar Oct. 6-8.

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Campus/Bidwell Mansion Arboretum Tours in October, November

Dateline: 09-22-2008

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this fall, Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4 and 18. The easy and informative walks will begin at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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More ‘Green’ Honors for CSU, Chico

Dateline: 09-19-2008

California State University, Chico continues to receive distinction for its work as a leader in sustainability and environmental programs.

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Independent Film Selected for Toronto Film Festival

Dateline: 09-12-2008

“The Pressman Negatives,” a film by Jason Tannen, Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, has been selected for screening at the Moving Image Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario. “Pressman” was selected to be shown in the Darkness Looms category. This international film festival takes place November 5–9, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario.

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CEO of Ethanol Fuel Company To Speak on Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Dateline: 12-01-2008

Well-known entrepreneur Thomas Quinn, president and CEO of E-Fuel Corporation, will be speaking tomorrow, Dec. 2, on “Sustainability and Entrepreneurship” in California State University, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union, room 210, at 7 p.m.

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CSU, Chico Wins Awards for College Brochure and Logo for North State Trip

Dateline: 12-19-2008

California State University, Chico won two top awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) regional conference in San Francisco Dec. 8.

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College of Business’ SIFE Program Receives Grant from Target

Dateline: 11-24-2008

California State University, Chico has received a $5,000 grant from Target in recognition of its efforts in volunteerism through SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise. This grant will be used for SIFE’s Wise Kid/Healthy Kid program, in which SIFE helps 4th, 5th and 6th graders learn entrepreneurial skills.

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Greek Week Raises Funds and Aids Community

Dateline: 09-11-2008

As part of Greek Week 2008, Oct. 4–12, more than 900 members of California State University, Chico social sororities and fraternities participated in multiple events to help improve life for many people in the community.

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10th Anniversary Of Book In Common Program Brings Widespread Community Interest

Dateline: 09-11-2008

California State University, Chico’s Book in Common program, now in its 10th year, has greatly expanded for 2008–2009 with community partnerships, local reading groups, book-related lectures and films and other activities.

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CSU, Chico Alumni Earnings Rate High in National Study

Dateline: 09-11-2008

California State University, Chico has been rated highly by Forbes Magazine in a ranking of earnings by alumni of U.S. colleges and universities.

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Electromagnetics Students See Double in Design Competition

Dateline: 09-11-2008

Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Chico, won two top awards at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) student design competition. They were honored at the annual IEEE conference held in Detroit in August.

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‘Dr. Mark’ Honored for Sustainability Contributions

Dateline: 09-10-2008

Mark Stemen, professor of Geography and Planning, was named Sustainability Champion at the Seventh Annual UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference held at the beginning of August. Stemen, known to his students as “Dr. Mark,” is well known on the California State University, Chico campus for his inspiring and tireless work with students and with the community on issues of sustainability.

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Career Center and Internship Center Merge

Dateline: 09-09-2008

Two key California State University, Chico offices assisting students with internships and career planning have merged, resulting in a “one-stop-shop” in the new Student Services Center.

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Teachers Meet To Address Needs In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Dateline: 09-08-2008

California State University, Chico will be hosting approximately 120 teachers and administrators representing all grade levels from preschool through college at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) North State Summit Friday, Sept. 12. Activities will take place in the BMU Auditorium.

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Butte College and CSU, Chico Partner for New Cross Enrollment Program

Dateline: 09-05-2008

Butte College President Diana Van Der Ploeg and California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg announced a new partnership effort known as the “Cross Enrollment” program at the Butte College Chico Center, 2320 Forest Ave, on Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.

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Fall Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Dateline: 09-04-2008

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present its fall Museum Without Walls presentation series in October.

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‘Sustainable Dave’ Will Teach ‘Chasing Sustainability’ to First-time Students

Dateline: 09-04-2008

Dave Chameides, whose quest to throw nothing away for one year has been picked up by media worldwide, will be teaching his seminar, Chasing Sustainability, to the freshman class of California State University, Chico on September 23 and 24. He’ll be meeting with students on both days and will present a free public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in PAC 144.

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Leakey Book Club Announced

Dateline: 09-04-2008

The Anthropology Museum and the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present the Leakey Book Club in anticipation of a visit by Dr. Richard Leakey on Oct. 3. Leakey’s visit is part of both the President’s Lecture Series and the On the Creek Lecture Series.

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CSU, Chico Continuing Education To Host Facilitation Academy

Dateline: 08-25-2008

California State University, Chico Continuing Education has partnered with LearningChange to host The Facilitation Academy, a new training program aimed at helping people learn to develop and manage teams, design effective training programs, provide coaching services and lead performance improvement initiatives.

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$3 Million Gift Will Benefit Museum of Anthropology

Dateline: 08-21-2008

California State University, Chico has received a gift commitment of $3 million from emeritus faculty member Valene Smith Posey to benefit the University’s anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology.

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Nigerian School Repeats as Global Entrepreneurship Champion; Santa Monica High Wins Third Place in Competition

Dateline: 08-20-2008

Student national champion teams from 13 high schools representing nine countries competed in the sixth annual Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) World Cup tournament in Abuja, Nigeria, at the end of July.

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Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award Honors Communications Sciences Graduate Student

Dateline: 08-18-2008

Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, who is pursuing a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at California State University, Chico, has received the prestigious 2008 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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Chemistry Summer Research Institute Provides Rare Opportunities for Undergraduates

Dateline: 08-13-2008

The Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) at California State University, Chico offers a unique program of research opportunity, mentoring and financial support. Begun four years ago at the suggestion of organic chemist David Ball (who has included more than 50 students as co-workers in his research during his tenure at CSU, Chico), CSRI brings professors and students together to educate each other in their separate research problems, methods and results.

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CSU, Chico Receives One of Only 20 Grants for Teacher Training in High Incidence Disabilities

Dateline: 08-12-2008

The Department of Professional Studies in Education at California State University, Chico has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that it is one of 20 institutions in 15 states awarded a grant to improve special education teacher training programs.

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Writing Project Offers Open Program for Teachers of Writing

Dateline: 07-22-2008

The Northern California Writing Project at California State University, Chico is offering a one-week summer program, from July 28 through August 1, specifically designed for teaching writing to students who live in Northern California. All teachers of writing are invited to attend.

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Chico Named to Top 10 List of Green Colleges

Dateline: 07-17-2008

California State University, Chico has once again been named to an exclusive list of national schools leading the way in sustainability and environmental awareness.

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Turner Print Museum Receives Gift of Original Winslow Homer Prints

Dateline: 07-10-2008

Robert and Sharon Ross, professors emeriti of the departments of political science and mathematics, respectively, have made a gift of original Winslow Homer prints to the Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico. The gift includes a collection of wood-engraving illustrations, an original woodblock for his print “Cutting a Figure” and three original etchings, also by Homer. In addition, there is an etching by Renoir, “Sur la plage,” and an etching by Pissarro, “Vachère au bord de l’eau.”

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Kinesiology Professor Josh Trout Co-authors Book on ‘Supersized’ PE

Dateline: 07-03-2008

Josh Trout, professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, and David Kahan, PhD, San Diego State University, have co-authored “Supersized PE: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Teaching Overweight Students,” published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

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CSU, Chico Part of Substantial Grant to Support Professional Science Master’s Programs

Dateline: 07-02-2008

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the California State University a second major grant, this one of $474,000 to support Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. CSU, Chico is one of the 14 CSUs currently offering the program and will receive $26,389, bringing its three-year total to $76, 162.

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Herbarium Collection Contributes to Climate Study

Dateline: 07-01-2008

The Herbarium at California State University, Chico, located on the first floor of Holt Hall, is a little-known treasure, a warehouse of approximately 98,000 native plants. Data on native plants from the herbarium was recently part of a study to analyze current distributions of plants native to California and to project distributions into the future.

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