News Archive for Spring 2010

Concrete Industry Management Students Spend Summer on Alcatraz Island

Dateline: 06-21-2010

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program of the College of Engineering at California State University, Chico has partnered with Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to create the first ever CSU, Chico CIM Summer Field School on Alcatraz Island this summer. Five select students from the CIM program began work on the project June 7 and are living in restored officers barracks in the Marin Headlands. They are working fulltime as National Park volunteers on Alcatraz Island throughout the 10-week internship, preserving and repairing deteriorated concrete structures, some of which date to the 1850s.

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Brain Expert to Speak in Chico

Dateline: 06-21-2010

It’s something to think about: By optimizing your brain function, can you develop the qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people? Dr. Daniel G. Amen, a renowned brain expert, will address this question when he presents “A Magnificent Mind at Any Age” tomorrow, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd., in Chico.

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CSU, Chico Awarded $1 Million Endowment for Osher Reentry Scholarship Program

Dateline: 06-17-2010

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million endowment to CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education to provide scholarships for reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico. These students enter a wide range of degree programs in fields such as engineering, nursing, social work and communications.

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Collaboration Between Olive Grower and Chemist Finds Solution

Dateline: 06-17-2010

Seven years ago, third-generation olive and almond grower Merritt Erickson approached Jim Postma, a chemist at California State University, Chico, with a question about olive preservation. That question, “How could olives be kept fresh for shipping to individuals who wanted to cure their own?” led them to an answer that has ramifications for not just olives, but many food products.

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Summer Orientation Begins Today For New Students

Dateline: 06-15-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Summer Orientation program begins today for the first of 20 sessions for new students enrolling this fall.

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Clinical Simulation Center Receives Accreditation

Dateline: 06-14-2010

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare announced the accreditation of the Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center, a center established by the California State University, Chico School of Nursing in partnership with Enloe Medical Center and Feather River Hospital.

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Program for California Teachers Offers High-Quality, Low-Cost Professional Development Credit

Dateline: 06-08-2010

A new partnership between the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the Center for Regional & Continuing Education at California State University, Chico provides California K-12 teachers the opportunity to earn university credits for completing online professional development seminars from the NHC.

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Gateway Science Museum Launches New Exhibits

Dateline: 06-08-2010

Gateway Science Museum will debut its new Summer Science Exhibit beginning Monday, June 14, 2010, when it reopens with new summer hours as well as its first kids’ summer camps, Gateway Discovery Camps.

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Student Services Center Plaza Project Will Beautify Campus’s Western Edge

Dateline: 06-08-2010

Construction of the Student Services Center Plaza and adjacent First Street renovation this summer will give a new look to the western end of California State University, Chico’s central campus area.

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CSU, Chico Political Scientist Has High Profile as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Australia

Dateline: 06-03-2010

California State University, Chico political science professor Diana Dwyre has given a number of prestigious lectures and presentations in Australia this spring in her role as 2009-2010 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Australia National University.

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Recreation Center Exercise Machines Retrofitted to Produce Electricity

Dateline: 06-02-2010

California State University, Chico’s Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) will be retrofitting 25 exercise machines this month so that users will generate electricity for the facility’s power grid during their workouts.

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Native Bees as Pollinators Workshop Scheduled for July 22

Dateline: 06-02-2010

The Friends of the Herbarium, California State University, Chico, is offering an all-day workshop, “Introduction to Native Bees as Pollinators,” on Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Waste Diversion Program Tops 20,000 Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods

Dateline: 06-01-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program topped 20,000 pounds of reusable and recyclable goods diverted from the landfill for the first time in its history.

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Intelligent Ground Vehicle Traveling to International Competition

Dateline: 05-27-2010

Five engineering students will be traveling with the vehicle they have built to the 18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle (IGV) Competition in Rochester, Michigan, June 4–7. The Mechatronic Engineering Program at California State University, Chico sponsors the IGV project.

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The Corpse Flower is About to Flower Again

Dateline: 05-26-2010

In the greenhouse at California State University, Chico, the Amorphophallus titanum, or “corpse flower,” is about to flower again for only the third time. The rare plant is a native to the rain forests of Sumatra and can reach heights of six feet tall. Its blooms typically last only one or two days and smell much like rotting flesh.

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‘The Birds of Bidwell Park’ Is Now Available

Dateline: 05-26-2010

“The Birds of Bidwell Park,” authored by Roger J. Lederer and illustrated by Carol E. Burr, has recently been published. Lederer is a professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences and Burr is a professor emerita in the Departments of English and Multicultural and Gender Studies, California State University, Chico.

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New Study Details University’s Economic Impact; Commencement Weekend a Boost to Local Economy

Dateline: 05-20-2010

California State University, Chico’s economic impact on the region is detailed in a new report titled “Working for California: The Impact of the California State University System.”

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Waste Diversion Program at Residence Halls Diverts Thousands of Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods from the Landfill

Dateline: 05-19-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program once again expects to divert thousands of pounds of reusable and recyclable goods from the landfill as residence hall students move out for the summer.

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Mechanical Engineering Students Showcase Design Projects

Dateline: 05-17-2010

Students in mechanical engineering and mechatronic engineering showcased their year-long projects last week at the second annual Design Expo.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 120th Commencement

Dateline: 05-12-2010

California State University, Chico’s 120th Commencement will feature two commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010, one on Saturday, May 22, and one on Sunday, May 23. In addition, several programs and groups will hold receptions and special ceremonies, including a ceremony for master’s graduates on Friday, May 21.

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Biology Event Offers Student Research and Photo Competition Results

Dateline: 05-10-2010

Formal Event Brings Business Community and Students Together

Dateline: 05-06-2010

California State University, Chico’s Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA) will host Chico Spotlight in the Student Services Center Plaza on Friday, May 7, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. This formal event invites local entrepreneurs and CEOs to meet like-minded students and alumni and focuses on bringing together the business community with the campus community.

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Join in the Annual Butterfly Survey on June 4

Dateline: 05-06-2010

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) and the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP) are offering an opportunity to join the third annual butterfly survey on Friday, June 4. This event is part of the North American Butterfly Association’s national efforts to collect population trend data.

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Lecture on Human Trafficking this Thursday

Dateline: 05-03-2010

S.T.O.P. (Stop Trafficking of Persons) is presenting a lecture by historian Kate Transchel, California State University, Chico, who is researching the issue. Transchel’s talk, “The Journey into Hell: Victims of Trafficking and Their Rescuers,” will take place on Thursday, May 6 in Ayres 120 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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A Masquerade Ball at Ballroom Dance Night Spring 2010

Dateline: 04-29-2010

Ballroom Dance Night has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 60 years. This year’s dance event will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 7–10 p.m. in Shurmer Gym. The public is welcome, along with students, faculty and staff from CSU, Chico and Butte College.

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CSU, Chico Chosen for Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration

Dateline: 04-28-2010

Wimba Inc., a leading provider of collaborative solutions for educators around the world, inducted California State University, Chico into its inaugural Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration at the company’s third annual user conference in March—Wimba Connect 2010. CSU, Chico was one of five universities and high schools chosen as 2010 inductees.

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Timely Topics to be Discussed at Spring 2010 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-28-2010

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues ranging from health care and environmental reform to California’s budget at a town hall meeting Wednesday, May 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Sociologist Receives Mayor’s Award During Volunteer Appreciation Week

Dateline: 04-28-2010

Cynthia Siemsen, chair of the Department of Sociology, California State University, Chico, was among those presented a City of Chico Mayor’s Award on April 20 during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. As the result of an assignment she gave to a sociology class, students contributed more than 370 volunteer hours to the Torres Shelter.

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Campus Community Rallies For Unity in Wake of Assault on AS President

Dateline: 04-23-2010

Approximately 900 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered today, April 23, in California State University, Chico’s Student Services Center plaza for a unity rally in support of Associated Students President Joseph Igbineweka, who was assaulted April 18 in what Chico Police are calling a hate crime.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Wednesday: Patrick Schlemmer of the San Francisco Zoo

Dateline: 04-20-2010

The Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico present “Top 20 Questions I Get at the Insect Zoo,” a lecture by Patrick Schlemmer of the San Francisco Zoo on Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the spring 2010 MWOW Lecture Series. It will be held at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Center at 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

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CSU, Chico Students Place at Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-20-2010

In addition to hosting the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition on Saturday, April 17, California State University, Chico business students placed second as a team in the competition, and two individual members received awards.

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CSU, Chico Names Student Employees of the Year

Dateline: 04-16-2010

As part of National Student Employment week, California State University, Chico has named two students as co-winners of the 2009/2010 Student Employee of The Year. Gregg Black, who works with the University Police Department, and Melanie Kim, who works in the Student Learning Center, are sharing the award. This is the third year that the campus has honored student employees who contribute significantly to offices in all areas of the campus.

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SIFE Team Wins Regional Competition

Dateline: 04-16-2010

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team from California State University, Chico traveled to San Francisco last week and came away as regional champions in the SIFE USA Regional Competition on April 6. They won first place in the Environmental Sustainability Individual Competition along the way.

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CSU, Chico Reaches $1 Million for St. Jude Hospital

Dateline: 04-16-2010

Students and other campus community members will gather Thursday, April 29, to celebrate California State University, Chico raising $1 million on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Will Speak April 22

Dateline: 04-16-2010

Rebecca Skloot, guest of the Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center, California State University, Chico, will talk about her first book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” on Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. in Ayres 120.

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Special Luncheon Pays Tribute to Outstanding Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Dateline: 04-13-2010

In tribute to their tremendous contributions to the University and community, former faculty members at California State University, Chico will be honored at a special luncheon Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-12-2010

The Professional Sales Program (PSP) in the College of Business, California State University, Chico, is hosting the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition on Saturday, April 17. Students from six Western colleges, including CSU, Chico, will compete in simulated sales situations based on real companies and typical sales challenges for those companies.

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Founders Week Highlights Campus Heritage and Achievements

Dateline: 04-12-2010

California State University, Chico will celebrate its rich history and the accomplishments of its outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni during the 17th annual Founders Week April 17-25, 2010.

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Construction Management Students Take First in Building Information Modeling at National Competition

Dateline: 04-12-2010

Students in California State University, Chico’s Department of Construction Management took first place in building information modeling in the Associated Schools of Construction 2010 National Competition.

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Students Win Awards From California Parks and Recreation Society

Dateline: 04-12-2010

Two California State University, Chico students have received prestigious awards from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) for their scholarship and service to the field of parks and recreation resource management.

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Last Arboretum Tours for Spring

Dateline: 04-08-2010

There are two arboretum tours left this spring, one scheduled for Friday, April 9, and the second one during Founders Week, on Monday, April 19. Participants learn about the trees and plants on California State University, Chico campus. The campus was designated as an arboretum in 1982 in recognition of its superb collection of woody plants.

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Students at California State University, Chico Take Part in a Day of Silence

Dateline: 04-07-2010

Get ready for the campus to be a little quieter. On Friday, April 16, students at California State University, Chico will join students across the nation in a Day of Silence to protest the discrimination, harassment and abuse—in effect the silencing—faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies in schools.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 04-06-2010

The California State University, Chico Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Students, Faculty, Staff Collaborate to Host Forum on Race Relations at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 04-06-2010

AS Presents, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and the Office of Diversity at California State University, Chico will host “Racism on our Campus? A Student Forum on Race” at 7 p.m. April 12 in the BMU auditorium.

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New Veterans Center Offers Transition Services

Dateline: 04-06-2010

A new facility, the Center for Veteran Education and Transition Services (VETS), is now open in Siskiyou 103 at California State University, Chico. The center provides a safe place where student veterans can find important information about veteran issues and benefits, connect with veteran-specific community agencies and services, receive and provide peer support and mentoring, and enjoy the camaraderie of the veteran culture in a relaxed atmosphere on campus.

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Model United Nations Delegation Brings Home Awards from National Conference

Dateline: 04-06-2010

Twenty-seven California State University, Chico Model United Nations students, with nine co-team members from the Japanese Model United Nations program, participated in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, March 28–April 2. The delegation brought home an Outstanding Position Papers award and two Distinguished Delegation awards.

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Chinese Economist to Speak on ‘Political Economy and China’ on Thursday

Dateline: 04-05-2010

Xiaoqin “Allen” Ding, Ph.D., currently a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School, is paying a rare visit to Chico on his way to Munich and Brazil.

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District Attorney Ramsey to Talk about Environmental Laws

Dateline: 04-05-2010

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey will present “Why We Have Environmental Laws: Examples from Butte County” on Tuesday, April 6, 7¬–9 pm, Bell Memorial Union 210.

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Events Highlight Efforts To Reduce Violence in Schools and Campus Communities

Dateline: 04-02-2010

California State University, Chico is participating with other colleges, universities and high schools across the country the week of April 5-9 in an awareness campaign to quell violence that takes place on campuses and in their communities.

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American Society of Engineers Mid-Pacific Regional Conference

Dateline: 03-30-2010

California State University, Chico will host the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Pacific Regional Conference April 8–10. Students from 12 universities in the region will compete in Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe and Water Treatment events, which they have been preparing for all year.

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College of Ag Brings Home the Gold at Food Marketing Competition

Dateline: 03-29-2010

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture’s Food Marketing Team competed at the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Fresno, Calif., March 20-21, 2010. With stiff competition from Fresno State and Cal Poly Pomona’s marketing teams Chico State placed 1st in the Domestic division and 2nd in the International. In addition, the International team received 2nd place through student votes for the Most Innovative Market Idea, and 2nd place for the Best PowerPoint Presentation.

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Events Honor Retiring Nursing School Director

Dateline: 03-29-2010

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing is honoring its long-time director, Sherry Fox, with a retirement celebration Friday, April 9.

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Chico Receives National Notice for College Town Atmosphere

Dateline: 03-29-2010

Chico’s appealing college town atmosphere has attracted attention from the national media this month.

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Students Attend Dinner to Learn Etiquette

Dateline: 03-26-2010

Think manners don’t matter anymore? Apparently they do to some college students.

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‘Great Debate’ Event Hopes to Promote Civil Discourse Around Heated Topics

Dateline: 03-26-2010

California State University, Chico is teaming up with the City of Chico on an event next month to create more civil discourse around contentious community issues.

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Native American Olympic Gold Medalist Will Speak April 7

Dateline: 03-26-2010

Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist and best-selling author, will speak on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the California State University, Chico campus. Mills, the second Native American ever to win an Olympic medal, won the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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Preview Day Brings Prospective Students and Parents to Campus

Dateline: 03-24-2010

California State University, Chico expects more than 1,600 prospective students and parents for Admitted Student Preview Day Saturday, April 10.

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Orion Editor a Winner in National Journalism Competition

Dateline: 03-24-2010

The managing editor of The Orion, California State University, Chico’s student newspaper, will receive an expenses-paid study trip to Japan for being one of nine winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.

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Students Design and Furnish Home on Budget; Tickets Available For Grand Opening

Dateline: 03-23-2010

Under the direction of interior design faculty and prominent local artists, California State University, Chico and Butte College interior design students are showcasing their talents for sustainable design at Frugal House 2010. The designers are furnishing and decorating a Chico home, 716 Brookwood Way, primarily using items donated or purchased from local thrift stores.

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Persian New Year Celebration Sunday

Dateline: 03-23-2010

California State University, Chico students in the Persian Student Club are holding a Persian New Year celebration in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Sunday, March 28, at 3 pm.

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Gateway Science Museum To Hold Bug Bake-Off

Dateline: 03-22-2010

The Gateway Science Museum will be hosting this year’s Crunch Brunch, a special bake-off competition, in honor of its Backyard Monsters exhibit. The event will take place Sunday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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CSU, Chico Alumni Once Again Rank High Nationally for Salary Earnings

Dateline: 03-17-2010

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

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CSU, Chico to Host the California Transition Alliance Regional Conference

Dateline: 03-16-2010

California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with California Transition Alliance, presents the first regional Transition Alliance Conference to promote communities of practice and building quality transition alliances.

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Redesign Web Site For CSU, Chico Debuts

Dateline: 03-15-2010

A redesigned Web site for California State University, Chico debuts today, March 15, after more than a year of work by a large group of participants from across the campus community.

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National Association for Sport and Physical Education to Honor Kinesiology Professor

Dateline: 03-15-2010

California State University, Chico Department of Kinesiology professor Kevin Patton will receive a major award for his research from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) during the organization’s convention in Indianapolis March 19.

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‘Modern Dying’ Topic for Award-winning Literary Critic

Dateline: 03-12-2010

Award-winning professor, literary critic and poet Sandra Gilbert will be speaking at California State University, Chico on “Modern Death, Millennial Mourning” in Ayres 120 on Wednesday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

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Large Crowd Gathers To Protest Budget Cuts

Dateline: 03-10-2010

A student-organized rally on the California State University, Chico campus today, March 10, brought between 2,000 to 3,000 students together to protest budget cuts to the CSU and higher education.

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Student Wins National Award for Hazing Awareness Week

Dateline: 03-10-2010

Steven Loya, vice president of conduct for the InterFraternity Council (IFC) and member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, was awarded the Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award by Hazingprevention.org for engaging California State University, Chico’s Greek community in its first Hazing Awareness Week.

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Herbarium Offers Workshop on Lichen Identification

Dateline: 03-08-2010

Friends of the Herbarium is offering “Introduction to Lichen Identification” on March 20, 9 am to 4 pm, Holt Hall 129. Registration is now open, and participants are asked to register in advance. The class will be limited to 16 participants and needs a minimum of 10 students to be held.

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Students to Hold Action Rally for CSU, Chico, March 10

Dateline: 03-08-2010

California State University, Chico students will hold an Action Rally for CSU, Chico at 11:00 a.m., March 10, in the Student Services Plaza on the university campus. Following the rally they will march to the downtown city plaza. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to the decreased budget of the CSU and the effect it is having on students and their education.

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

Dateline: 03-05-2010

On Feb. 17, 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 17th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, “Guardians of Trust: Leaders in the Modern Era.”

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CSU, Chico to Host Film Screening and Discussion on War’s Impact on the Environment

Dateline: 03-05-2010

Several groups, including the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) at California State University, Chico, are bringing the documentary “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War” to Chico on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in PAC 134.

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CSU, Chico’s The Orion Captures Third Straight National Excellence Award

Dateline: 03-03-2010

The Orion, California State University, Chico’s student newspaper, has again garnered top honors at the National College Journalism Convention.

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CSU, Chico American Language & Culture Institute Offers Conversation Partner Opportunity

Dateline: 03-01-2010

California State University, Chico’s American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) welcomes a new group of international students from around the globe to campus this week.

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Chico Student Success Center Recognized for Innovation

Dateline: 03-01-2010

The Chico Student Success Center (CSSC), at California State University, Chico, has received a CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award for the Western Region of the College Board for its work with low-income students.

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Activities Planned for Gateway Science Museum Grand Opening

Dateline: 02-26-2010

After years of planning and preparation, the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will open to the public tomorrow, Feb. 27, following a Grand Opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m.

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Chico Carbon Challenge: Students Test Energy-Reduction Strategies

Dateline: 02-26-2010

Students at California State University, Chico are going to help test a set of hypotheses about what it will take to get people to use less energy. The Chico Carbon Challenge, funded by SAP and overseen by Scott McNall, the Institute for Sustainable Development, will use meters provided by Dot UI and software provided by SAP to monitor real-time energy use.

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Community Forum to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

Dateline: 02-24-2010

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at California State University, Chico will hold the Prescription Drug Use Forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 3 in BMU 210. Shauna Quinn, program manager for CADEC said the forum was organized in response to an increased number of young people using prescription drugs regularly.

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Northern Lights Conference Will Explore Environmental and Cultural Issues of the Arctic

Dateline: 02-19-2010

In conjunction with the exhibition Living on Top of the World: Arctic Adaptations, Survival and Stewardship, the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is presenting a conference on the Arctic from Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The public is invited. See below for schedule and locations for events.

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‘The Informant’ Whistle-blower Mark Whitacre to Address White-collar Crimes

Dateline: 02-17-2010

The College of Business at California State University, Chico, will host a lecture by notorious whistle-blower Mark Whitacre at 5 p.m. on March 1, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Whitacre’s presentation will detail his involvement in the 1990s FBI investigation of Archer Daniels Midland and his subsequent fall from grace.

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Famed Biologist to Speak on Wilderness Research

Dateline: 02-17-2010

George Schaller, one of the most highly regarded field biologists in the world, will speak at California State University, Chico Friday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Holt 170. Schaller’s talk is titled “The last of the silence: Wildlife studies in the world’s wilderness.”

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Book in Common Event: Living with Mental Illness

Dateline: 02-16-2010

There will be a panel presentation by Butte Behavioral Health and Stamp Out Stigma on the challenges of living with mental illness on Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., in PAC 134. Part of the Book in Common program in the community and on campus at California State University, Chico, the event is free and open to the public.

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Forum to Look at Haiti’s Earthquake from Historical Perspective

Dateline: 02-16-2010

The International Forum, California State University, Chico, will present “Collapse: Haiti’s Earthquake in Historical Perspective” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Ayres 120.

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Arboretum Tours Start February 26

Dateline: 02-16-2010

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and CSU, Chico are jointly offering four tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring on Feb. 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9. The easy and informative walks will begin in front of Bidwell Mansion at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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Book Fair to Benefit Book in Common Program

Dateline: 02-11-2010

The First Year Experience (FYE) program at California State University, Chico, is hosting a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble for the Book in Common Program this weekend on Feb. 13 and 14. The book fair will raise funds for the Book in Common Committee to assist with the expense of bringing authors to the campus and community.

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University Housing Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Dateline: 02-11-2010

University Housing and Food Service will host a banquet on Tuesday, March 2, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium honoring mainly first-year University Housing students for their high academic achievement for the fall 2009 semester.

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Darwin Day at the Gateway Science Museum Offers Education and Fun

Dateline: 02-11-2010

A celebration of the 201st birthday of Charles Darwin will be held at the Gateway Science Museum on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Although many of the activities are designed for children, the organizers say that it will be fun and informative for adults as well.

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Sorority and Fraternity Sponsor Hoops 4 Haiti Fundraiser

Dateline: 02-09-2010

Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Phi Delta Theta fraternity at California State University, Chico are partners in sponsoring a fundraising basketball tournament for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Hoops 4 Haiti will be held this Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm in Acker Gym.

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2010 Local Government Leadership Development Program Prepares Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Dateline: 01-28-2010

The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute is accepting enrollments for the 2010 Leadership Development Program, a newly-updated, five-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective and proactive leaders and managers.

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Concrete Industry Management Students Help Create 9/11 Firefighters Memorial

Dateline: 01-28-2010

Students from California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program will help build a memorial next week to honor firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 disaster in New York City.

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Inventor of LIPITOR to Speak at Chemists’ Gathering

Dateline: 01-25-2010

Synthetic organic chemist Bruce Roth, Ph.D., synthesized the compound that would eventually be marketed as Lipitor as a researcher for Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis. Roth will address the Northern California Subsection of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at a dinner on Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.

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Gateway Science Museum Announces Grand Opening Feb. 27

Dateline: 01-22-2010

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico, dedicated to the exploration, discovery and celebration of Northern California, announced today that its Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27. The public grand opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the opening of the museum at 10:30 a.m.

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Employees Affected by Fire Thank ‘We Are Chico’ Group

Dateline: 01-22-2010

Employees affected by the Dec. 1, 2009 fire that closed two Chico downtown businesses will thank the community group that raised $13,000 for them at an event Monday, Jan. 25, at California State University, Chico.

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Catalyst Blitz Build Ends With Celebration

Dateline: 01-21-2011

The approximately 200 volunteers who have worked on the 2010 CSU, Chico Annual Winter Community Service Project, Catalyst Blitz Build, have been invited to attend a celebration Sunday, Jan. 24, marking the project’s completion.

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CSU, Chico to Host 8th Annual Children in Trauma Conference: What’s Behind a Child’s Rejection of a Parent? Is it Abuse, Alienation, and/or Estrangement?

Dateline: 01-20-2010

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in partnership with Butte County Family Court Services, Superior Court of California, presents Children in Trauma 2010: What’s Behind a Child’s Rejection of a Parent? Is it Abuse, Alienation, and/or Estrangement? The one-day professional development conference will be held Friday, March 12, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Catalyst Blitz Build a Major Volunteer Effort Involving Public, Private Partnerships

Dateline: 01-14-2010

After volunteering to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Concow Fire, students from California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management have a more ambitious community service project for 2010: build two homes in just nine days for victims of domestic violence.

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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Has Grand Opening Jan. 28 Highlighting New Exhibit: Living On Top Of The World: Arctic Adaptation, Survival And Stewardship

Dateline: 01-13-2010

California State University, Chico’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will have a grand opening and dedication Thursday, Jan. 28, that introduces an exciting new exhibition and pays tribute to the contributions of professor emerita Valene L. Smith to the field of anthropology.

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CSU, Chico’s 2010 Traditional Winter Community Service Project Catalyst Blitz Build – Prefabrication Week

Dateline: 01-08-2010

On Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 a.m., the 2010 California State University, Chico Traditional Winter Community Service Project, named the “Catalyst Blitz Build,” will begin the first day of its weeklong prefabrication for the building of two 840-square-foot transitional housing units to be built at 1321 Ivy St. starting Jan. 16.

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Chico Performances Director Receives Honor

Dateline: 01-07-2010

An important professional award will be given Saturday, Jan. 9, to Dan DeWayne, director of University Public Events and Chico Performances at California State University, Chico.

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Concrete Industry Management Students Spend Summer on Alcatraz Island

Dateline: 06-21-2010

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program of the College of Engineering at California State University, Chico has partnered with Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to create the first ever CSU, Chico CIM Summer Field School on Alcatraz Island this summer. Five select students from the CIM program began work on the project June 7 and are living in restored officers barracks in the Marin Headlands. They are working fulltime as National Park volunteers on Alcatraz Island throughout the 10-week internship, preserving and repairing deteriorated concrete structures, some of which date to the 1850s.

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Brain Expert to Speak in Chico

Dateline: 06-21-2010

It’s something to think about: By optimizing your brain function, can you develop the qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people? Dr. Daniel G. Amen, a renowned brain expert, will address this question when he presents “A Magnificent Mind at Any Age” tomorrow, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd., in Chico.

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CSU, Chico Awarded $1 Million Endowment for Osher Reentry Scholarship Program

Dateline: 06-17-2010

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million endowment to CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education to provide scholarships for reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico. These students enter a wide range of degree programs in fields such as engineering, nursing, social work and communications.

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Collaboration Between Olive Grower and Chemist Finds Solution

Dateline: 06-17-2010

Seven years ago, third-generation olive and almond grower Merritt Erickson approached Jim Postma, a chemist at California State University, Chico, with a question about olive preservation. That question, “How could olives be kept fresh for shipping to individuals who wanted to cure their own?” led them to an answer that has ramifications for not just olives, but many food products.

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Summer Orientation Begins Today For New Students

Dateline: 06-15-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Summer Orientation program begins today for the first of 20 sessions for new students enrolling this fall.

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Clinical Simulation Center Receives Accreditation

Dateline: 06-14-2010

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare announced the accreditation of the Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center, a center established by the California State University, Chico School of Nursing in partnership with Enloe Medical Center and Feather River Hospital.

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Program for California Teachers Offers High-Quality, Low-Cost Professional Development Credit

Dateline: 06-08-2010

A new partnership between the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the Center for Regional & Continuing Education at California State University, Chico provides California K-12 teachers the opportunity to earn university credits for completing online professional development seminars from the NHC.

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Gateway Science Museum Launches New Exhibits

Dateline: 06-08-2010

Gateway Science Museum will debut its new Summer Science Exhibit beginning Monday, June 14, 2010, when it reopens with new summer hours as well as its first kids’ summer camps, Gateway Discovery Camps.

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Student Services Center Plaza Project Will Beautify Campus’s Western Edge

Dateline: 06-08-2010

Construction of the Student Services Center Plaza and adjacent First Street renovation this summer will give a new look to the western end of California State University, Chico’s central campus area.

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CSU, Chico Political Scientist Has High Profile as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Australia

Dateline: 06-03-2010

California State University, Chico political science professor Diana Dwyre has given a number of prestigious lectures and presentations in Australia this spring in her role as 2009-2010 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Australia National University.

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Recreation Center Exercise Machines Retrofitted to Produce Electricity

Dateline: 06-02-2010

California State University, Chico’s Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) will be retrofitting 25 exercise machines this month so that users will generate electricity for the facility’s power grid during their workouts.

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Native Bees as Pollinators Workshop Scheduled for July 22

Dateline: 06-02-2010

The Friends of the Herbarium, California State University, Chico, is offering an all-day workshop, “Introduction to Native Bees as Pollinators,” on Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Waste Diversion Program Tops 20,000 Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods

Dateline: 06-01-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program topped 20,000 pounds of reusable and recyclable goods diverted from the landfill for the first time in its history.

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Intelligent Ground Vehicle Traveling to International Competition

Dateline: 05-27-2010

Five engineering students will be traveling with the vehicle they have built to the 18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle (IGV) Competition in Rochester, Michigan, June 4–7. The Mechatronic Engineering Program at California State University, Chico sponsors the IGV project.

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The Corpse Flower is About to Flower Again

Dateline: 05-26-2010

In the greenhouse at California State University, Chico, the Amorphophallus titanum, or “corpse flower,” is about to flower again for only the third time. The rare plant is a native to the rain forests of Sumatra and can reach heights of six feet tall. Its blooms typically last only one or two days and smell much like rotting flesh.

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‘The Birds of Bidwell Park’ Is Now Available

Dateline: 05-26-2010

“The Birds of Bidwell Park,” authored by Roger J. Lederer and illustrated by Carol E. Burr, has recently been published. Lederer is a professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences and Burr is a professor emerita in the Departments of English and Multicultural and Gender Studies, California State University, Chico.

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New Study Details University’s Economic Impact; Commencement Weekend a Boost to Local Economy

Dateline: 05-20-2010

California State University, Chico’s economic impact on the region is detailed in a new report titled “Working for California: The Impact of the California State University System.”

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Waste Diversion Program at Residence Halls Diverts Thousands of Pounds of Reusable and Recyclable Goods from the Landfill

Dateline: 05-19-2010

California State University, Chico’s award-winning Diversion Excursion program once again expects to divert thousands of pounds of reusable and recyclable goods from the landfill as residence hall students move out for the summer.

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Mechanical Engineering Students Showcase Design Projects

Dateline: 05-17-2010

Students in mechanical engineering and mechatronic engineering showcased their year-long projects last week at the second annual Design Expo.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 120th Commencement

Dateline: 05-12-2010

California State University, Chico’s 120th Commencement will feature two commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010, one on Saturday, May 22, and one on Sunday, May 23. In addition, several programs and groups will hold receptions and special ceremonies, including a ceremony for master’s graduates on Friday, May 21.

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Biology Event Offers Student Research and Photo Competition Results

Dateline: 05-10-2010

Formal Event Brings Business Community and Students Together

Dateline: 05-06-2010

California State University, Chico’s Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA) will host Chico Spotlight in the Student Services Center Plaza on Friday, May 7, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. This formal event invites local entrepreneurs and CEOs to meet like-minded students and alumni and focuses on bringing together the business community with the campus community.

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Join in the Annual Butterfly Survey on June 4

Dateline: 05-06-2010

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) and the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP) are offering an opportunity to join the third annual butterfly survey on Friday, June 4. This event is part of the North American Butterfly Association’s national efforts to collect population trend data.

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Lecture on Human Trafficking this Thursday

Dateline: 05-03-2010

S.T.O.P. (Stop Trafficking of Persons) is presenting a lecture by historian Kate Transchel, California State University, Chico, who is researching the issue. Transchel’s talk, “The Journey into Hell: Victims of Trafficking and Their Rescuers,” will take place on Thursday, May 6 in Ayres 120 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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A Masquerade Ball at Ballroom Dance Night Spring 2010

Dateline: 04-29-2010

Ballroom Dance Night has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 60 years. This year’s dance event will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 7–10 p.m. in Shurmer Gym. The public is welcome, along with students, faculty and staff from CSU, Chico and Butte College.

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CSU, Chico Chosen for Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration

Dateline: 04-28-2010

Wimba Inc., a leading provider of collaborative solutions for educators around the world, inducted California State University, Chico into its inaugural Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration at the company’s third annual user conference in March—Wimba Connect 2010. CSU, Chico was one of five universities and high schools chosen as 2010 inductees.

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Timely Topics to be Discussed at Spring 2010 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-28-2010

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues ranging from health care and environmental reform to California’s budget at a town hall meeting Wednesday, May 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Sociologist Receives Mayor’s Award During Volunteer Appreciation Week

Dateline: 04-28-2010

Cynthia Siemsen, chair of the Department of Sociology, California State University, Chico, was among those presented a City of Chico Mayor’s Award on April 20 during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. As the result of an assignment she gave to a sociology class, students contributed more than 370 volunteer hours to the Torres Shelter.

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Campus Community Rallies For Unity in Wake of Assault on AS President

Dateline: 04-23-2010

Approximately 900 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered today, April 23, in California State University, Chico’s Student Services Center plaza for a unity rally in support of Associated Students President Joseph Igbineweka, who was assaulted April 18 in what Chico Police are calling a hate crime.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Wednesday: Patrick Schlemmer of the San Francisco Zoo

Dateline: 04-20-2010

The Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico present “Top 20 Questions I Get at the Insect Zoo,” a lecture by Patrick Schlemmer of the San Francisco Zoo on Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the spring 2010 MWOW Lecture Series. It will be held at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Center at 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

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CSU, Chico Students Place at Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-20-2010

In addition to hosting the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition on Saturday, April 17, California State University, Chico business students placed second as a team in the competition, and two individual members received awards.

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CSU, Chico Names Student Employees of the Year

Dateline: 04-16-2010

As part of National Student Employment week, California State University, Chico has named two students as co-winners of the 2009/2010 Student Employee of The Year. Gregg Black, who works with the University Police Department, and Melanie Kim, who works in the Student Learning Center, are sharing the award. This is the third year that the campus has honored student employees who contribute significantly to offices in all areas of the campus.

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SIFE Team Wins Regional Competition

Dateline: 04-16-2010

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team from California State University, Chico traveled to San Francisco last week and came away as regional champions in the SIFE USA Regional Competition on April 6. They won first place in the Environmental Sustainability Individual Competition along the way.

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CSU, Chico Reaches $1 Million for St. Jude Hospital

Dateline: 04-16-2010

Students and other campus community members will gather Thursday, April 29, to celebrate California State University, Chico raising $1 million on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Will Speak April 22

Dateline: 04-16-2010

Rebecca Skloot, guest of the Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center, California State University, Chico, will talk about her first book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” on Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. in Ayres 120.

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Special Luncheon Pays Tribute to Outstanding Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Dateline: 04-13-2010

In tribute to their tremendous contributions to the University and community, former faculty members at California State University, Chico will be honored at a special luncheon Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m.

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CSU, Chico Hosts Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-12-2010

The Professional Sales Program (PSP) in the College of Business, California State University, Chico, is hosting the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition on Saturday, April 17. Students from six Western colleges, including CSU, Chico, will compete in simulated sales situations based on real companies and typical sales challenges for those companies.

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Founders Week Highlights Campus Heritage and Achievements

Dateline: 04-12-2010

California State University, Chico will celebrate its rich history and the accomplishments of its outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni during the 17th annual Founders Week April 17-25, 2010.

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Construction Management Students Take First in Building Information Modeling at National Competition

Dateline: 04-12-2010

Students in California State University, Chico’s Department of Construction Management took first place in building information modeling in the Associated Schools of Construction 2010 National Competition.

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Students Win Awards From California Parks and Recreation Society

Dateline: 04-12-2010

Two California State University, Chico students have received prestigious awards from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) for their scholarship and service to the field of parks and recreation resource management.

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Last Arboretum Tours for Spring

Dateline: 04-08-2010

There are two arboretum tours left this spring, one scheduled for Friday, April 9, and the second one during Founders Week, on Monday, April 19. Participants learn about the trees and plants on California State University, Chico campus. The campus was designated as an arboretum in 1982 in recognition of its superb collection of woody plants.

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Students at California State University, Chico Take Part in a Day of Silence

Dateline: 04-07-2010

Get ready for the campus to be a little quieter. On Friday, April 16, students at California State University, Chico will join students across the nation in a Day of Silence to protest the discrimination, harassment and abuse—in effect the silencing—faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies in schools.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 04-06-2010

The California State University, Chico Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Students, Faculty, Staff Collaborate to Host Forum on Race Relations at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 04-06-2010

AS Presents, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and the Office of Diversity at California State University, Chico will host “Racism on our Campus? A Student Forum on Race” at 7 p.m. April 12 in the BMU auditorium.

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New Veterans Center Offers Transition Services

Dateline: 04-06-2010

A new facility, the Center for Veteran Education and Transition Services (VETS), is now open in Siskiyou 103 at California State University, Chico. The center provides a safe place where student veterans can find important information about veteran issues and benefits, connect with veteran-specific community agencies and services, receive and provide peer support and mentoring, and enjoy the camaraderie of the veteran culture in a relaxed atmosphere on campus.

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Model United Nations Delegation Brings Home Awards from National Conference

Dateline: 04-06-2010

Twenty-seven California State University, Chico Model United Nations students, with nine co-team members from the Japanese Model United Nations program, participated in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, March 28–April 2. The delegation brought home an Outstanding Position Papers award and two Distinguished Delegation awards.

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Chinese Economist to Speak on ‘Political Economy and China’ on Thursday

Dateline: 04-05-2010

Xiaoqin “Allen” Ding, Ph.D., currently a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School, is paying a rare visit to Chico on his way to Munich and Brazil.

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District Attorney Ramsey to Talk about Environmental Laws

Dateline: 04-05-2010

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey will present “Why We Have Environmental Laws: Examples from Butte County” on Tuesday, April 6, 7¬–9 pm, Bell Memorial Union 210.

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Events Highlight Efforts To Reduce Violence in Schools and Campus Communities

Dateline: 04-02-2010

California State University, Chico is participating with other colleges, universities and high schools across the country the week of April 5-9 in an awareness campaign to quell violence that takes place on campuses and in their communities.

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American Society of Engineers Mid-Pacific Regional Conference

Dateline: 03-30-2010

California State University, Chico will host the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Pacific Regional Conference April 8–10. Students from 12 universities in the region will compete in Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe and Water Treatment events, which they have been preparing for all year.

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College of Ag Brings Home the Gold at Food Marketing Competition

Dateline: 03-29-2010

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture’s Food Marketing Team competed at the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Fresno, Calif., March 20-21, 2010. With stiff competition from Fresno State and Cal Poly Pomona’s marketing teams Chico State placed 1st in the Domestic division and 2nd in the International. In addition, the International team received 2nd place through student votes for the Most Innovative Market Idea, and 2nd place for the Best PowerPoint Presentation.

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Events Honor Retiring Nursing School Director

Dateline: 03-29-2010

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing is honoring its long-time director, Sherry Fox, with a retirement celebration Friday, April 9.

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Chico Receives National Notice for College Town Atmosphere

Dateline: 03-29-2010

Chico’s appealing college town atmosphere has attracted attention from the national media this month.

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Students Attend Dinner to Learn Etiquette

Dateline: 03-26-2010

Think manners don’t matter anymore? Apparently they do to some college students.

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‘Great Debate’ Event Hopes to Promote Civil Discourse Around Heated Topics

Dateline: 03-26-2010

California State University, Chico is teaming up with the City of Chico on an event next month to create more civil discourse around contentious community issues.

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Native American Olympic Gold Medalist Will Speak April 7

Dateline: 03-26-2010

Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist and best-selling author, will speak on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the California State University, Chico campus. Mills, the second Native American ever to win an Olympic medal, won the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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Preview Day Brings Prospective Students and Parents to Campus

Dateline: 03-24-2010

California State University, Chico expects more than 1,600 prospective students and parents for Admitted Student Preview Day Saturday, April 10.

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Orion Editor a Winner in National Journalism Competition

Dateline: 03-24-2010

The managing editor of The Orion, California State University, Chico’s student newspaper, will receive an expenses-paid study trip to Japan for being one of nine winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.

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Students Design and Furnish Home on Budget; Tickets Available For Grand Opening

Dateline: 03-23-2010

Under the direction of interior design faculty and prominent local artists, California State University, Chico and Butte College interior design students are showcasing their talents for sustainable design at Frugal House 2010. The designers are furnishing and decorating a Chico home, 716 Brookwood Way, primarily using items donated or purchased from local thrift stores.

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Gateway Science Museum To Hold Bug Bake-Off

Dateline: 03-22-2010

The Gateway Science Museum will be hosting this year’s Crunch Brunch, a special bake-off competition, in honor of its Backyard Monsters exhibit. The event will take place Sunday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Persian New Year Celebration Sunday

Dateline: 03-23-2010

California State University, Chico students in the Persian Student Club are holding a Persian New Year celebration in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Sunday, March 28, at 3 pm.

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CSU, Chico Alumni Once Again Rank High Nationally for Salary Earnings

Dateline: 03-17-2010

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

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CSU, Chico to Host the California Transition Alliance Regional Conference

Dateline: 03-16-2010

California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education, in partnership with California Transition Alliance, presents the first regional Transition Alliance Conference to promote communities of practice and building quality transition alliances.

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Redesign Web Site For CSU, Chico Debuts

Dateline: 03-15-2010

A redesigned Web site for California State University, Chico debuts today, March 15, after more than a year of work by a large group of participants from across the campus community.

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National Association for Sport and Physical Education to Honor Kinesiology Professor

Dateline: 03-15-2010

California State University, Chico Department of Kinesiology professor Kevin Patton will receive a major award for his research from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) during the organization’s convention in Indianapolis March 19.

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‘Modern Dying’ Topic for Award-winning Literary Critic

Dateline: 03-12-2010

Award-winning professor, literary critic and poet Sandra Gilbert will be speaking at California State University, Chico on “Modern Death, Millennial Mourning” in Ayres 120 on Wednesday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

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CSU, Chico’s 2010 Traditional Winter Community Service Project Catalyst Blitz Build – Prefabrication Week

Dateline: 01-08-2010

On Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 a.m., the 2010 California State University, Chico Traditional Winter Community Service Project, named the “Catalyst Blitz Build,” will begin the first day of its weeklong prefabrication for the building of two 840-square-foot transitional housing units to be built at 1321 Ivy St. starting Jan. 16.

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Large Crowd Gathers To Protest Budget Cuts

Dateline: 03-10-2010

A student-organized rally on the California State University, Chico campus today, March 10, brought between 2,000 to 3,000 students together to protest budget cuts to the CSU and higher education.

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Student Wins National Award for Hazing Awareness Week

Dateline: 03-10-2010

Steven Loya, vice president of conduct for the InterFraternity Council (IFC) and member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, was awarded the Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award by Hazingprevention.org for engaging California State University, Chico’s Greek community in its first Hazing Awareness Week.

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Herbarium Offers Workshop on Lichen Identification

Dateline: 03-08-2010

Friends of the Herbarium is offering “Introduction to Lichen Identification” on March 20, 9 am to 4 pm, Holt Hall 129. Registration is now open, and participants are asked to register in advance. The class will be limited to 16 participants and needs a minimum of 10 students to be held.

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Students to Hold Action Rally for CSU, Chico, March 10

Dateline: 03-08-2010

California State University, Chico students will hold an Action Rally for CSU, Chico at 11:00 a.m., March 10, in the Student Services Plaza on the university campus. Following the rally they will march to the downtown city plaza. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to the decreased budget of the CSU and the effect it is having on students and their education.

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

Dateline: 03-05-2010

On Feb. 17, 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 17th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, “Guardians of Trust: Leaders in the Modern Era.”

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CSU, Chico to Host Film Screening and Discussion on War’s Impact on the Environment

Dateline: 03-05-2010

Several groups, including the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) at California State University, Chico, are bringing the documentary “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War” to Chico on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in PAC 134.

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CSU, Chico’s The Orion Captures Third Straight National Excellence Award

Dateline: 03-03-2010

The Orion, California State University, Chico’s student newspaper, has again garnered top honors at the National College Journalism Convention.

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CSU, Chico American Language & Culture Institute Offers Conversation Partner Opportunity

Dateline: 03-01-2010

California State University, Chico’s American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) welcomes a new group of international students from around the globe to campus this week.

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Chico Student Success Center Recognized for Innovation

Dateline: 03-01-2010

The Chico Student Success Center (CSSC), at California State University, Chico, has received a CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award for the Western Region of the College Board for its work with low-income students.

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Activities Planned for Gateway Science Museum Grand Opening

Dateline: 02-26-2010

After years of planning and preparation, the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will open to the public tomorrow, Feb. 27, following a Grand Opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m.

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Chico Carbon Challenge: Students Test Energy-Reduction Strategies

Dateline: 02-26-2010

Students at California State University, Chico are going to help test a set of hypotheses about what it will take to get people to use less energy. The Chico Carbon Challenge, funded by SAP and overseen by Scott McNall, the Institute for Sustainable Development, will use meters provided by Dot UI and software provided by SAP to monitor real-time energy use.

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Community Forum to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

Dateline: 02-24-2010

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at California State University, Chico will hold the Prescription Drug Use Forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 3 in BMU 210. Shauna Quinn, program manager for CADEC said the forum was organized in response to an increased number of young people using prescription drugs regularly.

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Northern Lights Conference Will Explore Environmental and Cultural Issues of the Arctic

Dateline: 02-19-2010

In conjunction with the exhibition Living on Top of the World: Arctic Adaptations, Survival and Stewardship, the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is presenting a conference on the Arctic from Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The public is invited. See below for schedule and locations for events.

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‘The Informant’ Whistle-blower Mark Whitacre to Address White-collar Crimes

Dateline: 02-17-2010

The College of Business at California State University, Chico, will host a lecture by notorious whistle-blower Mark Whitacre at 5 p.m. on March 1, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Whitacre’s presentation will detail his involvement in the 1990s FBI investigation of Archer Daniels Midland and his subsequent fall from grace.

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Famed Biologist to Speak on Wilderness Research

Dateline: 02-17-2010

George Schaller, one of the most highly regarded field biologists in the world, will speak at California State University, Chico Friday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Holt 170. Schaller’s talk is titled “The last of the silence: Wildlife studies in the world’s wilderness.”

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Book in Common Event: Living with Mental Illness

Dateline: 02-16-2010

There will be a panel presentation by Butte Behavioral Health and Stamp Out Stigma on the challenges of living with mental illness on Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., in PAC 134. Part of the Book in Common program in the community and on campus at California State University, Chico, the event is free and open to the public.

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Forum to Look at Haiti’s Earthquake from Historical Perspective

Dateline: 02-16-2010

The International Forum, California State University, Chico, will present “Collapse: Haiti’s Earthquake in Historical Perspective” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Ayres 120.

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Arboretum Tours Start February 26

Dateline: 02-16-2010

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and CSU, Chico are jointly offering four tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring on Feb. 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9. The easy and informative walks will begin in front of Bidwell Mansion at 10 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

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Book Fair to Benefit Book in Common Program

Dateline: 02-11-2010

The First Year Experience (FYE) program at California State University, Chico, is hosting a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble for the Book in Common Program this weekend on Feb. 13 and 14. The book fair will raise funds for the Book in Common Committee to assist with the expense of bringing authors to the campus and community.

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University Housing Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Dateline: 02-11-2010

University Housing and Food Service will host a banquet on Tuesday, March 2, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium honoring mainly first-year University Housing students for their high academic achievement for the fall 2009 semester.

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Darwin Day at the Gateway Science Museum Offers Education and Fun

Dateline: 02-11-2010

A celebration of the 201st birthday of Charles Darwin will be held at the Gateway Science Museum on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Although many of the activities are designed for children, the organizers say that it will be fun and informative for adults as well.

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Sorority and Fraternity Sponsor Hoops 4 Haiti Fundraiser

Dateline: 02-09-2010

Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Phi Delta Theta fraternity at California State University, Chico are partners in sponsoring a fundraising basketball tournament for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Hoops 4 Haiti will be held this Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm in Acker Gym.

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2010 Local Government Leadership Development Program Prepares Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Dateline: 01-28-2010

The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute is accepting enrollments for the 2010 Leadership Development Program, a newly-updated, five-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective and proactive leaders and managers.

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Chico Performances Director Receives Honor

Dateline: 01-07-2010

An important professional award will be given Saturday, Jan. 9, to Dan DeWayne, director of University Public Events and Chico Performances at California State University, Chico.

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Concrete Industry Management Students Help Create 9/11 Firefighters Memorial

Dateline: 01-28-2010

Students from California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program will help build a memorial next week to honor firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 disaster in New York City.

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Inventor of LIPITOR to Speak at Chemists’ Gathering

Dateline: 01-25-2010

Synthetic organic chemist Bruce Roth, Ph.D., synthesized the compound that would eventually be marketed as Lipitor as a researcher for Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis. Roth will address the Northern California Subsection of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at a dinner on Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.

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Gateway Science Museum Announces Grand Opening Feb. 27

Dateline: 01-22-2010

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico, dedicated to the exploration, discovery and celebration of Northern California, announced today that its Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27. The public grand opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the opening of the museum at 10:30 a.m.

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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Has Grand Opening Jan. 28 Highlighting New Exhibit: Living On Top Of The World: Arctic Adaptation, Survival And Stewardship

Dateline: 01-13-2010

California State University, Chico’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will have a grand opening and dedication Thursday, Jan. 28, that introduces an exciting new exhibition and pays tribute to the contributions of professor emerita Valene L. Smith to the field of anthropology.

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Employees Affected by Fire Thank ‘We Are Chico’ Group

Dateline: 01-22-2010

Employees affected by the Dec. 1, 2009 fire that closed two Chico downtown businesses will thank the community group that raised $13,000 for them at an event Monday, Jan. 25, at California State University, Chico.

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Catalyst Blitz Build Ends With Celebration

Dateline: 01-21-2011

The approximately 200 volunteers who have worked on the 2010 CSU, Chico Annual Winter Community Service Project, Catalyst Blitz Build, have been invited to attend a celebration Sunday, Jan. 24, marking the project’s completion.

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CSU, Chico to Host 8th Annual Children in Trauma Conference: What’s Behind a Child’s Rejection of a Parent? Is it Abuse, Alienation, and/or Estrangement?

Dateline: 01-20-2010

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in partnership with Butte County Family Court Services, Superior Court of California, presents Children in Trauma 2010: What’s Behind a Child’s Rejection of a Parent? Is it Abuse, Alienation, and/or Estrangement? The one-day professional development conference will be held Friday, March 12, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Catalyst Blitz Build a Major Volunteer Effort Involving Public, Private Partnerships

Dateline: 01-14-2010

After volunteering to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Concow Fire, students from California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management have a more ambitious community service project for 2010: build two homes in just nine days for victims of domestic violence.

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