News Archive for Term 20XX

Geologist/Environmental Scientist Compiles Data on High-Altitude Wind as Renewable Energy Source

Dateline: 06-24-2009

Cristina Archer, faculty in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at California State University, Chico, has collaborated with Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology to compile the first-ever global survey of wind energy at high altitudes.

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Friends of the Herbarium Offer Summer Workshops

Dateline: 06-15-2009

Friends of the Herbarium are offering several workshops this summer. Registration is open now.

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Week-long Course in Flora of the Western Great Basin Offered in June

Dateline: 06-11-2009

Flora of the Western Great Basin is being offered through Regional and Continuing Education, California State University, Chico, June 21-28 at Eagle Lake Field Station in Lassen County. In addition, Friends of the Herbarium is offering shorter workshops this summer. Registration is open now for the course and workshops.

Read more...

Registration Open for After School Professional Development Institute Conference

Dateline: 06-04-2009

In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education and Region 2 Learning Support After School Programs, California State University, Chico Continuing Education will host After School: Start Your Engines – After School Professional Development Institute Conference, July 27-29, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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‘Going Frugal’ Students Design and Furnish Home To Aid Charities; Tickets Available for Tours, Reception

Dateline: 05-22-2009

Interior Design students from California State University, Chico and Butte College are showcasing their creative talents to benefit the North State Symphony and other local charitable organizations for a unique event, “Design for the Times – Going Frugal,” taking place June 11-14.

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Business Administration Student From Oroville Named McGowan Scholar

Dateline: 05-19-2009

Shawn Wilson of Oroville, a business administration major at California State University, Chico, will receive a full tuition scholarship from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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Influential Expert on Global Economic and Gender Issues To Receive Honorary Doctorate and Give Address at CSU, Chico’s 119th Commencement

Dateline: 05-15-2009

California State University, Chico’s 119th Commencement will feature an address by a 1981 computer science alumna considered one of the world’s most influential women: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, minister of foreign trade for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).

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Greeks Receive Local and Regional Honors for Community Service

Dateline: 05-15-2009

California State University, Chico students in fraternities and sororities have received honors from the City of Chico and a regional Greek leadership group for their community service and philanthropy.

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Speakers to Address Sustainable Events at Luncheon

Dateline: 05-11-2009

California State University, Chico students studying how to hold environmentally aware or sustainable events are hosting experts on the topic at a meeting and lunch Wednesday, May 13, in the BMU, room 210, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Nursing Professor and Founder of Better Babies to Receive Distinguished Emerita Award

Dateline: 05-11-2009

The College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico will recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Professor Gwin Richter over the course of her career with the award of Distinguished Emerita at a reception on Tuesday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Physical Sciences Courtyard on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Book Publishing a Unique Teaching Strategy for Future Health Educators

Dateline: 05-07-2009

Mark Tomita, Department of Health and Community Services, teaches students to meet the technological challenges in public health education through the development of hardcopy books. Tomita, who teaches Computer Applications in Health Education (HCSV 260), has the editing help of colleague Vic Sbarbaro.

Read more...

Top U.S. Sports Educator Will Present Lecture This Evening

Dateline: 05-06-2009

Student Researchers Going to Washington, D.C. for ‘Posters on the Hill’ Event

Dateline: 05-06-2009

Kevin Parsons, now a microbiology graduate student, will travel with Joe Greene, professor in Manufacturing Technology, to Washington, D.C., this week to take part in the 13th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. Former student Paul Morris, who graduated last spring, is now attending the Uniformed Services University of Health Services, in Bethesda, Maryland, and will fly in to meet Parsons and Greene.

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Health and Community Services Students Win First ‘College Bowl’ Competition

Dateline: 05-06-2009

California State University, Chico students from the Department of Health and Community Services won a first-of-its-kind “College Bowl” competition April 25 sponsored by The California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL), a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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CSU, Chico’s Book in Common for 2009-2010 is ‘The Soloist’

Dateline: 05-05-2009

California State University, Chico’s Book in Common for the 2009-2010 academic year will be “The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez.

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Famed Soviet Dissident To Speak on Campus

Dateline: 04-30-2009

Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident, human rights activist, Israeli politician and author, will give a talk at California State University, Chico on Monday, May 4.

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Big Wins for the College of Agriculture Food Marketing Team

Dateline: 04-29-2009

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture’s Food Marketing Team competed at the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Anaheim, Calif., April 18-19. This year both the international and domestic teams placed first with their products. The teams also had first-place finishes for best PowerPoint presentation.

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Political Scientist Selected as Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Australia National University

Dateline: 04-28-2009

Diana Dwyre, professor of political science in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico, has been named the 2009-2010 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Australia National University (ANU) in Canberra. She will be in residence in Australia’s capital, Canberra, during spring 2010.

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

Dateline: 04-28-2009

The third Chico on $10 a Day event will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Selvester’s event room on the California State University, Chico campus. The public is invited to taste delicious dishes using local ingredients purchased at the local farmers’ market.

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Students Among Top Performers at Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-28-2009

Professor Tim Heinze, Department of Finance and Marketing, and four students traveled to the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Arizona State University in Phoenix and brought back several awards, $2,500 in prize money and a second-place award that was only a hair’s width behind the winning team.

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Regional Schools Successful at Improving College Readiness through Early Assessment

Dateline: 04-23-2009

With funds from the statewide Early Assessment Program, the EAP program at California State University, Chico has helped local and regional schools lower remediation rates of incoming freshmen in math and English. Nine Schools in CSU, Chico’s service area, which stretches from Yuba County to the Oregon border, are being recognized for their students’ improved achievement on the 2008 STAR test (the standard California achievement test administered to all juniors).

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Marketing and Design Students Produce Campaign to Encourage Healthy Drinking Behavior

Dateline: 04-23-2009

In an impressive display of creativity, talent and cooperation, CSU, Chico marketing and graphic design/media arts students put together a marketing strategy to encourage healthy drinking behavior that garnered second place at the district level of a national advertising competition.

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CSU, Chico Model UN Delegation Wins Top Awards at National Conference

Dateline: 04-21-2009

For the first time since the 1990s, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico won the two top awards at the national Model United Nations Conference held in New York April 5–9. The Chico delegation, representing the Republic of Korea, was named an Outstanding Delegation from a field of more than 160 colleges and universities.

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Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Spring Hikes

Dateline: 04-21-2009

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) still has two hikes scheduled in their series of natural history hikes. An easy hike is scheduled for this Sunday, April 26, and a moderate hike is scheduled for the following Sunday, May 3.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

Dateline: 04-21-2009

The California State University, Chico chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will hold its annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony on Monday, May 4,
3:30¬–5 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. New members will be inducted into the society, and the Dorthea Powers Scholarship will be awarded.

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Chico State’s Ballroom Dance Night Will Be a Red Carpet Affair

Dateline: 04-21-2009

Razzle Dazzle Ballroom: A Red Carpet Affair will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 7–10 p.m. in the Shurmer Gym. Dancers from the community, Butte College and the University are welcome to this event that has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 50 years.

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Professor Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography Work

Dateline: 04-17-2009

California State University, Chico Professor Byron Wolfe of the Department of Communication Design has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2009.

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Charter Day Ceremony During Founders Week Highlights Legacy of Giving

Dateline: 04-16-2009

California State University, Chico will honor the generosity and vision of its founders and the spirit of giving that continues to this day at a special Founders Week event Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

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Attention High School Photographers: Plant Photo Contest

Dateline: 04-16-2009

High school students from Chico and surrounding areas are invited to submit landscape and close-up photos of plants for a photo contest with a prize of $100 for first place. The deadline for submissions is May 13. The photos will be on display and judged at an open house to be held in the afternoon on May 15 (time to be announced) in the Chico State Herbarium, Holt Hall 129.

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University Housing and Greek Life Help Campus Recycle and Raise Money for Charities

Dateline: 04-14-2009

To reduce the amount of reusable items discarded over the course of the year, University Housing and Food Service, residence hall councils and Greek Life are hosting the Yours, Mine, Ours Yard Sale Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Selvester’s Café (just north of Kendall Hall).

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist to Speak on Climate Change

Dateline: 04-14-2009

Economist and author Jason Shogren, one of the scientists sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, will speak this Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Ayres 106, on the California State University, Chico campus.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports CSU, Chico Reentry Student Scholarships

Dateline: 04-13-2009

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a CSU, Chico Continuing Education grant proposal to provide scholarships for reentry students. The goal of the program is to support students who want to return to the University to finish an undergraduate degree program.

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Simulation Center Has Anniversary Open House

Dateline: 04-10-2009

The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center is hosting a second anniversary open house Thursday, April 23, 1-4 p.m. The Rural SimCenter is located at 560 Cohasset Road at the Enloe Medical Center Cohasset Campus.

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Special Anniversaries and Achievements Highlight 2009 Founders Week

Dateline: 04-08-2009

California State University, Chico’s rich past, outstanding accomplishments and distinctive programs will be highlighted during the 16th annual Founders Week celebration taking place April 18-26, 2009. Founders Week is the special occasion each spring for the campus and community to celebrate CSU, Chico’s heritage and achievements.

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Sixth Annual Alumni Spring Tri-Tip Barbeque in May

Dateline: 04-07-2009

Join the Chico Chapter of the Chico State Alumni Association at their sixth annual Spring Tri-Tip Barbeque. The barbeque will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Yolo Lawn, located behind Shurmer Gym on the CSU, Chico campus.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 04-06-2009

The CSU, Chico Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in CSU, Chico’s BMU Auditorium.

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Students Win Top Award Fifth Year in a Row at Prestigious Manufacturing Engineers Event

Dateline: 04-02-2009

The California State University, Chico team from the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has won the Grand Prize for the fifth year in a row in the WESTEC (Western Tool Exposition and Conference) Manufacturing Challenge that was held March 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Northern California Natural History Museum Becomes the Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 03-26-2009

The Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico is changing its name to the Gateway Science Museum.

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Join CSU, Chico Students Saturday in “Walk a Mile, Save a Child”

Dateline: 03-26-2009

Students from University Village, California State University, Chico, are sponsoring “Walk a Mile, Save a Child” this Saturday, March 28, at One Mile in Bidwell Park. It is the first annual 5k Walk/Run to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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Students Provide Focus for Spring 2009 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 03-25-2009

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues of local, national and international interest at a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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20th Annual University Awards Reception April 22

Dateline: 03-25-2009

The campus and community are invited to attend California State University, Chico’s 20th Annual University Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 22, 3-5 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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Wildcat Welcome for Freshmen March 27

Dateline: 03-24-2009

Newly admitted California State University, Chico freshmen and their parents or guests are invited to attend a Wildcat Welcome reception on Friday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

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College of Business Ethics Initiative Presents Author of Noted Book on Unethical Behavior

Dateline: 03-23-2009

California State University, Chico’s College of Business Ethics Initiative presents author, journalist and lecturer David Callahan on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 pm in the BMU Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

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CSU, Chico’s Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion Receives the 2009 Korten Award for Excellence

Dateline: 03-18-2009

Award honors organization for working to keep children healthy.

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Investment in Concrete Program Reaches $1 Million

Dateline: 03-17-2009

California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) has reached the $1 million mark in private support just three years after coming into existence.

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Upcoming Plant Workshops from Herbarium

Dateline: 03-16-2009

A series of workshops offered this spring, summer and fall will allow participants to learn about the world of plants. The Friends of the Chico State Herbarium, through the Northern California Natural History Museum, are offering six workshops beginning in March and ending in the fall.

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CSU, Chico Once Again on National Honor Roll for Civic Engagement

Dateline: 03-16-2009

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This honor, the third in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2008.

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Construction Management Students Perform like Champions at Annual Competition

Dateline: 03-10-2009

California State University, Chico Department of Construction Management students took home honors at the 22nd Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition, Feb. 11-14 at Sparks, Nev.

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Native Grass Identification Workshop Saturday, March 14

Dateline: 03-10-2009

Grasses dominate many California landscapes, yet their identification presents a challenge to beginner and experienced botanists alike. The Friends of the Chico State Herbarium, through the Northern California Natural History Museum, is offering “Introduction to Identifying Northern California Grasses” Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Holt 129.

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Saucer Magnolias to Be Featured on March 10 Arboretum Tour

Dateline: 03-06-2009

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and California State University, Chico will show off their collection of Magnolia family trees on a free tour March 10. The tour begins at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesday, March 10, at 10 am. Leaders of the tour will be Wes Dempsey, emeritus professor of botany, and retired forester and park ranger Gerry Ingco. The walk will last until 11:30 am and cover about 30 different species of trees located on the mansion grounds and on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Up ’til Dawn Eclipses $200,000 Goal for St. Jude Hospital

Dateline: 03-05-2009

The fundraising team for Up ’til Dawn recently learned that their letter-writing efforts have resulted in $200,868 in donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. This places them, once again, in the top money-raising spot for all of the universities across the nation so far this academic year. There is still some time before final numbers are in.

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CSU, Chico Business Students Attend U.S. Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium

Dateline: 03-05-2009

On Feb. 18, Dean Willie Hopkins, College of Business (COB), California State University, Chico, and four business students traveled to the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the 16th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. The symposium included presentations by speakers including CEOs of renowned nonprofit organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, decorated military personnel and NASA astronaut Guion Bluford Jr. More than 4,000 U.S. Air Force cadets and 200 visiting college students attended the three-day symposium.

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Museum Offers Legacy Paving Stones

Dateline: 03-04-2009

The Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico is offering Legacy Paving Stones in its Founders Plaza for sale for personalized inscriptions.

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The Orion Wins Top Honors at National Journalism Convention

Dateline: 03-03-2009

The Orion, California State University, Chico’s award-winning student newspaper, made a sweep of top awards at a national journalism convention last weekend.

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Robotic Off-Highway Vehicle to Be Demonstrated on March 4

Dateline: 02-25-2009

The California Mechatronics Center (CMC) at California State University, Chico is hosting a demonstration of a small, robotic off-highway vehicle (ROHV) on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m., at the University Farm Pavilion off Hagen Lane in Chico. The public and press are invited to see this vehicle in action.

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Chinese Language Classes a Hit With Parents and Students

Dateline: 02-25-2009

A Saturday program of Chinese language classes has been met with enthusiasm by parents and children of Chinese descent. In addition to learning Chinese, 31 children, from 5 to 12 years old, are gaining a basic understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

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Grant Aids Campus Effort To Be a Leader in General Education

Dateline: 02-25-2009

California State University, Chico has received $40,000 to advance revision of its general education program and incorporate civic engagement and other “high impact” educational practices in GE to enhance student learning and success.

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CSU, Chico’s Speech and Debate Team To Host Championship Tournament

Dateline: 02-18-2009

California State University, Chico’s Speech and Debate team will host the Northern California Forensics Association Spring Championships this weekend, Feb. 20-22, with more than 25 schools from California taking part.

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Future Teachers Invited To Math and Science Event on Feb. 27

Dateline: 02-18-2009

High School students and current college students are invited to an informational event on Friday, Feb. 27, 2–4 p.m., Kendall 207, California State University, Chico. Students who have already decided to be teachers and those who may have just begun thinking about it are invited to get acquainted with the fields of math and science and to learn about a variety of scholarship opportunities.

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Department of Justice Grant Funds Collaborative Effort To Reduce Sexual Assaults In Campus Communities

Dateline: 02-17-2009

A consortium of California State University, Chico and Butte College has obtained a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to collaborate with community partners to reduce and respond to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in our campus communities.

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Book Discussion Group on ‘Field Notes on Catastrophe’ Begins Wednesday

Dateline: 02-17-2009

In preparation for journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert’s talk at California State University, Chico, the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) joins the Rawlins Environmental Professorship, the On the Creek Lecture Series and Chico Performances in presenting a series of book discussions. This four-part series on Kolbert’s book, “Field Notes on Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change,” begins this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.

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Special Education Teacher Preparation Program Wins National Award for Service-Learning

Dateline: 02-17-2009

The California State University, Chico, Special Education Teacher Preparation Program was selected to receive the 2009 State Farm® Award for Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week Offers Variety of Activities Feb. 22–27

Dateline: 02-12-2009

From advice on helping a friend with an eating disorder to discussions about recovery to a stand-up comedian, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 22–27, offers something of interest for anyone who wants to find out more. Part of a national outreach effort, the local week was planned by a coalition of services and student groups at California State University, Chico. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcomed at all events.

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Outdoor Leadership Conference Planned for Upcoming Weekend

Dateline: 02-04-2009

Adventure Outings, California State University, Chico, will host the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference this coming weekend, Feb. 6 to noon on Feb. 8. One hundred and thirty professional and student staff from university outdoor programs throughout the state will attend the conference, and representatives of several outdoor companies will have booths.

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Harlem Renaissance Rent Party, a Fundraiser for Student Scholarships, Presented Feb. 12

Dateline: 02-04-2009

Celebrate Black History Month by stepping back in time and going to the Harlem Renaissance Rent Party, a costume party for a cause, on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. on the Harlen Adams Theatre stage.

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Robot Demonstration Friday (Today) at Noon

Dateline: 01-30-2009

Two California State University, Chico Research Foundation projects in robotics will be discussed today at noon in O’Connell 254. In addition, the robot Scout will demonstrate some of his abilities. Jason Coates, project engineer, will provide information on the two projects.

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Interior Designer Contributes to Creation of Facility for People with Autism

Dateline: 01-28-2009

Local Government Leadership Development Program Starts February 12 in Chico

Dateline: 01-16-2009

The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute announces that enrollment is open for the Leadership Development Program, a seven-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective and proactive leaders and managers.

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Homer Exhibit Opens New Turner Location

Dateline: 01-16-2009

The Janet Turner Print Museum will open the doors of its new home Jan. 26 in the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico with an exhibition of newly acquired print art from American art icon Winslow Homer.

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CSU, Chico to Celebrate ‘Darwin Day’ Feb. 12

Dateline: 01-15-2009

Feb. 12 will be Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. To commemorate this occasion, faculty and staff from across California State University, Chico have organized a series of events, including a birthday celebration, a book club, nature hikes, lectures and discussions and a film showing. All events are free and open to the public.

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Sport Clubs Make the Holiday Season Brighter for Chico’s Less Fortunate

Dateline: 01-13-2009

For the third straight holiday season, California State University, Chico’s competitive sport clubs have participated in the Sport Club Council’s holiday food drive to benefit the Jesus Center in Chico. Collectively, members brought in a total of 856 items of food over a 15-day span in the month of December.

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Geologist/Environmental Scientist Compiles Data on High-Altitude Wind as Renewable Energy Source

Dateline: 06-24-2009

Cristina Archer, faculty in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at California State University, Chico, has collaborated with Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology to compile the first-ever global survey of wind energy at high altitudes.

Read more...

Friends of the Herbarium Offer Summer Workshops

Dateline: 06-15-2009

Friends of the Herbarium are offering several workshops this summer. Registration is open now.

Read more...

Week-long Course in Flora of the Western Great Basin Offered in June

Dateline: 06-11-2009

Flora of the Western Great Basin is being offered through Regional and Continuing Education, California State University, Chico, June 21-28 at Eagle Lake Field Station in Lassen County. In addition, Friends of the Herbarium is offering shorter workshops this summer. Registration is open now for the course and workshops.

Read more...

Registration Open for After School Professional Development Institute Conference

Dateline: 06-04-2009

In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education and Region 2 Learning Support After School Programs, California State University, Chico Continuing Education will host After School: Start Your Engines – After School Professional Development Institute Conference, July 27-29, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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‘Going Frugal’ Students Design and Furnish Home To Aid Charities; Tickets Available for Tours, Reception

Dateline: 05-22-2009

Interior Design students from California State University, Chico and Butte College are showcasing their creative talents to benefit the North State Symphony and other local charitable organizations for a unique event, “Design for the Times – Going Frugal,” taking place June 11-14.

Read more...

Business Administration Student From Oroville Named McGowan Scholar

Dateline: 05-19-2009

Shawn Wilson of Oroville, a business administration major at California State University, Chico, will receive a full tuition scholarship from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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Influential Expert on Global Economic and Gender Issues To Receive Honorary Doctorate and Give Address at CSU, Chico’s 119th Commencement

Dateline: 05-15-2009

California State University, Chico’s 119th Commencement will feature an address by a 1981 computer science alumna considered one of the world’s most influential women: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, minister of foreign trade for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).

Read more...

Greeks Receive Local and Regional Honors for Community Service

Dateline: 05-15-2009

California State University, Chico students in fraternities and sororities have received honors from the City of Chico and a regional Greek leadership group for their community service and philanthropy.

Read more...

Speakers to Address Sustainable Events at Luncheon

Dateline: 05-11-2009

California State University, Chico students studying how to hold environmentally aware or sustainable events are hosting experts on the topic at a meeting and lunch Wednesday, May 13, in the BMU, room 210, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Read more...

Nursing Professor and Founder of Better Babies to Receive Distinguished Emerita Award

Dateline: 05-11-2009

The College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico will recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Professor Gwin Richter over the course of her career with the award of Distinguished Emerita at a reception on Tuesday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Physical Sciences Courtyard on the CSU, Chico campus.

Read more...

Book Publishing a Unique Teaching Strategy for Future Health Educators

Dateline: 05-07-2009

Mark Tomita, Department of Health and Community Services, teaches students to meet the technological challenges in public health education through the development of hardcopy books. Tomita, who teaches Computer Applications in Health Education (HCSV 260), has the editing help of colleague Vic Sbarbaro.

Read more...

Top U.S. Sports Educator Will Present Lecture This Evening

Dateline: 05-06-2009

Student Researchers Going to Washington, D.C. for ‘Posters on the Hill’ Event

Dateline: 05-06-2009

Kevin Parsons, now a microbiology graduate student, will travel with Joe Greene, professor in Manufacturing Technology, to Washington, D.C., this week to take part in the 13th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. Former student Paul Morris, who graduated last spring, is now attending the Uniformed Services University of Health Services, in Bethesda, Maryland, and will fly in to meet Parsons and Greene.

Read more...

Health and Community Services Students Win First ‘College Bowl’ Competition

Dateline: 05-06-2009

California State University, Chico students from the Department of Health and Community Services won a first-of-its-kind “College Bowl” competition April 25 sponsored by The California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL), a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Read more...

CSU, Chico’s Book in Common for 2009-2010 is ‘The Soloist’

Dateline: 05-05-2009

California State University, Chico’s Book in Common for the 2009-2010 academic year will be “The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez.

Read more...

Museum Offers Legacy Paving Stones

Dateline: 03-04-2009

The Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico is offering Legacy Paving Stones in its Founders Plaza for sale for personalized inscriptions.

Read more...

Famed Soviet Dissident To Speak on Campus

Dateline: 04-30-2009

Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident, human rights activist, Israeli politician and author, will give a talk at California State University, Chico on Monday, May 4.

Read more...

Big Wins for the College of Agriculture Food Marketing Team

Dateline: 04-29-2009

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture’s Food Marketing Team competed at the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Anaheim, Calif., April 18-19. This year both the international and domestic teams placed first with their products. The teams also had first-place finishes for best PowerPoint presentation.

Read more...

Political Scientist Selected as Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Australia National University

Dateline: 04-28-2009

Diana Dwyre, professor of political science in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico, has been named the 2009-2010 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Australia National University (ANU) in Canberra. She will be in residence in Australia’s capital, Canberra, during spring 2010.

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

Dateline: 04-28-2009

The third Chico on $10 a Day event will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Selvester’s event room on the California State University, Chico campus. The public is invited to taste delicious dishes using local ingredients purchased at the local farmers’ market.

Read more...

Students Among Top Performers at Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-28-2009

Professor Tim Heinze, Department of Finance and Marketing, and four students traveled to the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Arizona State University in Phoenix and brought back several awards, $2,500 in prize money and a second-place award that was only a hair’s width behind the winning team.

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Regional Schools Successful at Improving College Readiness through Early Assessment

Dateline: 04-23-2009

With funds from the statewide Early Assessment Program, the EAP program at California State University, Chico has helped local and regional schools lower remediation rates of incoming freshmen in math and English. Nine Schools in CSU, Chico’s service area, which stretches from Yuba County to the Oregon border, are being recognized for their students’ improved achievement on the 2008 STAR test (the standard California achievement test administered to all juniors).

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CSU, Chico Model UN Delegation Wins Top Awards at National Conference

Dateline: 04-21-2009

For the first time since the 1990s, students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico won the two top awards at the national Model United Nations Conference held in New York April 5–9. The Chico delegation, representing the Republic of Korea, was named an Outstanding Delegation from a field of more than 160 colleges and universities.

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Northern California Natural History Museum Becomes the Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 03-26-2009

The Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico is changing its name to the Gateway Science Museum.

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Robotic Off-Highway Vehicle to Be Demonstrated on March 4

Dateline: 02-25-2009

The California Mechatronics Center (CMC) at California State University, Chico is hosting a demonstration of a small, robotic off-highway vehicle (ROHV) on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m., at the University Farm Pavilion off Hagen Lane in Chico. The public and press are invited to see this vehicle in action.

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Robot Demonstration Friday (Today) at Noon

Dateline: 01-30-2009

Two California State University, Chico Research Foundation projects in robotics will be discussed today at noon in O’Connell 254. In addition, the robot Scout will demonstrate some of his abilities. Jason Coates, project engineer, will provide information on the two projects.

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Chinese Language Classes a Hit With Parents and Students

Dateline: 02-25-2009

A Saturday program of Chinese language classes has been met with enthusiasm by parents and children of Chinese descent. In addition to learning Chinese, 31 children, from 5 to 12 years old, are gaining a basic understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

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Local Government Leadership Development Program Starts February 12 in Chico

Dateline: 01-16-2009

The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute announces that enrollment is open for the Leadership Development Program, a seven-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective and proactive leaders and managers.

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Join CSU, Chico Students Saturday in “Walk a Mile, Save a Child”

Dateline: 03-26-2009

Students from University Village, California State University, Chico, are sponsoring “Walk a Mile, Save a Child” this Saturday, March 28, at One Mile in Bidwell Park. It is the first annual 5k Walk/Run to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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Students Provide Focus for Spring 2009 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 03-25-2009

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues of local, national and international interest at a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Grant Aids Campus Effort To Be a Leader in General Education

Dateline: 02-25-2009

California State University, Chico has received $40,000 to advance revision of its general education program and incorporate civic engagement and other “high impact” educational practices in GE to enhance student learning and success.

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Interior Designer Contributes to Creation of Facility for People with Autism

Dateline: 01-28-2009

Homer Exhibit Opens New Turner Location

Dateline: 01-16-2009

The Janet Turner Print Museum will open the doors of its new home Jan. 26 in the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico with an exhibition of newly acquired print art from American art icon Winslow Homer.

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20th Annual University Awards Reception April 22

Dateline: 03-25-2009

The campus and community are invited to attend California State University, Chico’s 20th Annual University Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 22, 3-5 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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CSU, Chico’s Speech and Debate Team To Host Championship Tournament

Dateline: 02-18-2009

California State University, Chico’s Speech and Debate team will host the Northern California Forensics Association Spring Championships this weekend, Feb. 20-22, with more than 25 schools from California taking part.

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Wildcat Welcome for Freshmen March 27

Dateline: 03-24-2009

Newly admitted California State University, Chico freshmen and their parents or guests are invited to attend a Wildcat Welcome reception on Friday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

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CSU, Chico to Celebrate ‘Darwin Day’ Feb. 12

Dateline: 01-15-2009

Feb. 12 will be Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. To commemorate this occasion, faculty and staff from across California State University, Chico have organized a series of events, including a birthday celebration, a book club, nature hikes, lectures and discussions and a film showing. All events are free and open to the public.

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Future Teachers Invited To Math and Science Event on Feb. 27

Dateline: 02-18-2009

High School students and current college students are invited to an informational event on Friday, Feb. 27, 2–4 p.m., Kendall 207, California State University, Chico. Students who have already decided to be teachers and those who may have just begun thinking about it are invited to get acquainted with the fields of math and science and to learn about a variety of scholarship opportunities.

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Department of Justice Grant Funds Collaborative Effort To Reduce Sexual Assaults In Campus Communities

Dateline: 02-17-2009

A consortium of California State University, Chico and Butte College has obtained a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to collaborate with community partners to reduce and respond to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in our campus communities.

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Sport Clubs Make the Holiday Season Brighter for Chico’s Less Fortunate

Dateline: 01-13-2009

For the third straight holiday season, California State University, Chico’s competitive sport clubs have participated in the Sport Club Council’s holiday food drive to benefit the Jesus Center in Chico. Collectively, members brought in a total of 856 items of food over a 15-day span in the month of December.

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College of Business Ethics Initiative Presents Author of Noted Book on Unethical Behavior

Dateline: 03-23-2009

California State University, Chico’s College of Business Ethics Initiative presents author, journalist and lecturer David Callahan on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 pm in the BMU Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Book Discussion Group on ‘Field Notes on Catastrophe’ Begins Wednesday

Dateline: 02-17-2009

In preparation for journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert’s talk at California State University, Chico, the Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) joins the Rawlins Environmental Professorship, the On the Creek Lecture Series and Chico Performances in presenting a series of book discussions. This four-part series on Kolbert’s book, “Field Notes on Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change,” begins this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.

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CSU, Chico’s Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion Receives the 2009 Korten Award for Excellence

Dateline: 03-18-2009

Award honors organization for working to keep children healthy.

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Investment in Concrete Program Reaches $1 Million

Dateline: 03-17-2009

California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) has reached the $1 million mark in private support just three years after coming into existence.

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Special Education Teacher Preparation Program Wins National Award for Service-Learning

Dateline: 02-17-2009

The California State University, Chico, Special Education Teacher Preparation Program was selected to receive the 2009 State Farm® Award for Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies.

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Marketing and Design Students Produce Campaign to Encourage Healthy Drinking Behavior

Dateline: 04-23-2009

In an impressive display of creativity, talent and cooperation, CSU, Chico marketing and graphic design/media arts students put together a marketing strategy to encourage healthy drinking behavior that garnered second place at the district level of a national advertising competition.

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Upcoming Plant Workshops from Herbarium

Dateline: 03-16-2009

A series of workshops offered this spring, summer and fall will allow participants to learn about the world of plants. The Friends of the Chico State Herbarium, through the Northern California Natural History Museum, are offering six workshops beginning in March and ending in the fall.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week Offers Variety of Activities Feb. 22–27

Dateline: 02-12-2009

From advice on helping a friend with an eating disorder to discussions about recovery to a stand-up comedian, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 22–27, offers something of interest for anyone who wants to find out more. Part of a national outreach effort, the local week was planned by a coalition of services and student groups at California State University, Chico. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcomed at all events.

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Outdoor Leadership Conference Planned for Upcoming Weekend

Dateline: 02-04-2009

Adventure Outings, California State University, Chico, will host the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference this coming weekend, Feb. 6 to noon on Feb. 8. One hundred and thirty professional and student staff from university outdoor programs throughout the state will attend the conference, and representatives of several outdoor companies will have booths.

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CSU, Chico Once Again on National Honor Roll for Civic Engagement

Dateline: 03-16-2009

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This honor, the third in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2008.

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Harlem Renaissance Rent Party, a Fundraiser for Student Scholarships, Presented Feb. 12

Dateline: 02-04-2009

Celebrate Black History Month by stepping back in time and going to the Harlem Renaissance Rent Party, a costume party for a cause, on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. on the Harlen Adams Theatre stage.

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Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Spring Hikes

Dateline: 04-21-2009

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) still has two hikes scheduled in their series of natural history hikes. An easy hike is scheduled for this Sunday, April 26, and a moderate hike is scheduled for the following Sunday, May 3.

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Construction Management Students Perform like Champions at Annual Competition

Dateline: 03-10-2009

California State University, Chico Department of Construction Management students took home honors at the 22nd Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition, Feb. 11-14 at Sparks, Nev.

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Native Grass Identification Workshop Saturday, March 14

Dateline: 03-10-2009

Grasses dominate many California landscapes, yet their identification presents a challenge to beginner and experienced botanists alike. The Friends of the Chico State Herbarium, through the Northern California Natural History Museum, is offering “Introduction to Identifying Northern California Grasses” Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Holt 129.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

Dateline: 04-21-2009

The California State University, Chico chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will hold its annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony on Monday, May 4,
3:30¬–5 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. New members will be inducted into the society, and the Dorthea Powers Scholarship will be awarded.

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Chico State’s Ballroom Dance Night Will Be a Red Carpet Affair

Dateline: 04-21-2009

Razzle Dazzle Ballroom: A Red Carpet Affair will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 7–10 p.m. in the Shurmer Gym. Dancers from the community, Butte College and the University are welcome to this event that has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 50 years.

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Saucer Magnolias to Be Featured on March 10 Arboretum Tour

Dateline: 03-06-2009

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and California State University, Chico will show off their collection of Magnolia family trees on a free tour March 10. The tour begins at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion Tuesday, March 10, at 10 am. Leaders of the tour will be Wes Dempsey, emeritus professor of botany, and retired forester and park ranger Gerry Ingco. The walk will last until 11:30 am and cover about 30 different species of trees located on the mansion grounds and on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Professor Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography Work

Dateline: 04-17-2009

California State University, Chico Professor Byron Wolfe of the Department of Communication Design has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2009.

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Up ’til Dawn Eclipses $200,000 Goal for St. Jude Hospital

Dateline: 03-05-2009

The fundraising team for Up ’til Dawn recently learned that their letter-writing efforts have resulted in $200,868 in donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. This places them, once again, in the top money-raising spot for all of the universities across the nation so far this academic year. There is still some time before final numbers are in.

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Charter Day Ceremony During Founders Week Highlights Legacy of Giving

Dateline: 04-16-2009

California State University, Chico will honor the generosity and vision of its founders and the spirit of giving that continues to this day at a special Founders Week event Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

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CSU, Chico Business Students Attend U.S. Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium

Dateline: 03-05-2009

On Feb. 18, Dean Willie Hopkins, College of Business (COB), California State University, Chico, and four business students traveled to the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the 16th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. The symposium included presentations by speakers including CEOs of renowned nonprofit organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, decorated military personnel and NASA astronaut Guion Bluford Jr. More than 4,000 U.S. Air Force cadets and 200 visiting college students attended the three-day symposium.

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Attention High School Photographers: Plant Photo Contest

Dateline: 04-16-2009

High school students from Chico and surrounding areas are invited to submit landscape and close-up photos of plants for a photo contest with a prize of $100 for first place. The deadline for submissions is May 13. The photos will be on display and judged at an open house to be held in the afternoon on May 15 (time to be announced) in the Chico State Herbarium, Holt Hall 129.

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University Housing and Greek Life Help Campus Recycle and Raise Money for Charities

Dateline: 04-14-2009

To reduce the amount of reusable items discarded over the course of the year, University Housing and Food Service, residence hall councils and Greek Life are hosting the Yours, Mine, Ours Yard Sale Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Selvester’s Café (just north of Kendall Hall).

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The Orion Wins Top Honors at National Journalism Convention

Dateline: 03-03-2009

The Orion, California State University, Chico’s award-winning student newspaper, made a sweep of top awards at a national journalism convention last weekend.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist to Speak on Climate Change

Dateline: 04-14-2009

Economist and author Jason Shogren, one of the scientists sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, will speak this Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Ayres 106, on the California State University, Chico campus.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports CSU, Chico Reentry Student Scholarships

Dateline: 04-13-2009

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a CSU, Chico Continuing Education grant proposal to provide scholarships for reentry students. The goal of the program is to support students who want to return to the University to finish an undergraduate degree program.

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Simulation Center Has Anniversary Open House

Dateline: 04-10-2009

The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center is hosting a second anniversary open house Thursday, April 23, 1-4 p.m. The Rural SimCenter is located at 560 Cohasset Road at the Enloe Medical Center Cohasset Campus.

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Special Anniversaries and Achievements Highlight 2009 Founders Week

Dateline: 04-08-2009

California State University, Chico’s rich past, outstanding accomplishments and distinctive programs will be highlighted during the 16th annual Founders Week celebration taking place April 18-26, 2009. Founders Week is the special occasion each spring for the campus and community to celebrate CSU, Chico’s heritage and achievements.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 04-06-2009

The CSU, Chico Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in CSU, Chico’s BMU Auditorium.

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Sixth Annual Alumni Spring Tri-Tip Barbeque in May

Dateline: 04-07-2009

Join the Chico Chapter of the Chico State Alumni Association at their sixth annual Spring Tri-Tip Barbeque. The barbeque will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Yolo Lawn, located behind Shurmer Gym on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Students Win Top Award Fifth Year in a Row at Prestigious Manufacturing Engineers Event

Dateline: 04-02-2009

The California State University, Chico team from the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has won the Grand Prize for the fifth year in a row in the WESTEC (Western Tool Exposition and Conference) Manufacturing Challenge that was held March 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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