News Archive for Fall 2011

CSU, Chico Makes Military Friendly Schools Lists for 2nd Year

Dateline: 12-15-2011

California State University, Chico is on two lists of military friendly schools for the second year in a row. Both “G.I. Jobs” and the Military Advanced Education’s (MAE) 2012 “Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honorees” include CSU, Chico in their lists. The “G.I. Jobs” list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Both lists help veterans find the colleges that are the best fit for them.

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International Master’s Program in Cognitive Visualization Has First Cohort of Students Studying in Germany

Dateline: 12-08-2011

A dual master’s program among universities in the United States, France and Germany funded on both sides of the Atlantic by the European Commission and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a program of the U.S. Department of Education, now has its first cohort of international students studying in Germany. The master’s program, International Cognitive Visualization (ICV), breaks ground in an emerging science by being the first of its kind worldwide to train multilingual students to be specialists in both cognitive visualization and international business.

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De-Stress Fest Offers Students Chance to Chill Out Before Finals

Dateline: 12-06-2011

Tea and snacks, puppies to pet and information about stress reduction are being offered to California State University, Chico students during this week’s De-Stress Fest held Dec. 5-9. For almost 10 years during the week before finals, the Health and Wellness Center, in cooperation with other groups on campus, has been sponsoring activities to help students manage the stress of upcoming finals. This is the third year that puppies have been brought to campus for students to hold, pet and play with.

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Gateway Science Museum Special Holiday Hours and Education Station Activities

Dateline: 12-06-2011

Gateway Science Museum has special holiday hours in December. We will be open Monday to Friday, December 19-23 from noon to 5 p.m., with special activities in the Education Station each week, and closed on December 24 and 25. We will be open Monday to Friday, December 26-30 from noon to 5 p.m., and closed December 31 and January 1. Our new exhibits open January 21, 2012.

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Colloquium Features Political Science Professor on ‘Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity’

Dateline: 11-28-2011

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico, will present its annual faculty colloquium and poster session on Monday, Dec. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. The sessions are free and open to the public.

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Mindful Campus Group Sponsors Day of Meditation

Dateline: 11-28-2011

The Mindful Campus group at California State University, Chico is sponsoring Pause: Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, a free, end-of-semester day of meditation for members of the campus and larger community, on Friday, Dec. 9. Eight meditation teachers from various secular, philosophical and religious traditions will teach one-hour workshops from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Selvester’s 104 (the room facing the creek). The various workshops include the practices of sitting in stillness, movement meditation and chanting.

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Historian’s ‘Journey to the Abyss’ Makes the Atlantic’s Top 10 New Books for 2011

Dateline: 11-22-2011

Benjamin Schwartz, literary editor for the Atlantic, has chosen his top books of the year, and “Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880–1918” (Knopf, November 2011), edited by California State University, Chico history professor Laird Easton, is among his top 10 choices.

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World AIDS Day Awareness Fair and Vigil Dec. 1

Dateline: 11-21-2011

World AIDS Day in Chico will be observed on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the HIV/AIDS Awareness Fair in the morning and afternoon and a candlelight vigil and reception in the evening. Started in 1988, the worldwide observance aims to raise money and awareness, improve education and diminish prejudice.

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Gateway Science Museum Special Thanksgiving Hours and Education Station Activities

Dateline: 11-17-2011

Gateway Science Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The museum will be open Wednesday, Nov. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Rabobank To Be Presenting Sponsor at 2012 Economic Forecast Conference

Dateline: 11-17-2011

The Center for Economic Development (CED) at the California State University, Chico Research Foundation announced today that it had signed an agreement with Rabobank, N.A. to be a presenting sponsor at the CED’s annual Economic Forecast Conference to be held at Gold Country Casino’s Event Center in Oroville on Jan. 12, 2012.

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CSU, Chico Student Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America Wins National Contest

Dateline: 11-16-2011

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) has named the three winners of the 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest, and California State University, Chico has won third prize. CSU, Chico has been among the winners for three years in a row.

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Student Entrepreneurs Test Their Ideas in Competition

Dateline: 11-15-2011

California State University, Chico students with new business ideas will compete for prize money Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the bi-annual Business Concept Competition hosted by the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship.

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KCSC Alumni Host Career Panel on Campus

Dateline: 11-08-2011

KCSC, California State University, Chico’s award-winning student-run radio station, is celebrating its 60-year anniversary this weekend with many former staff members and DJs returning to campus for a panel discussion.

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Hundreds of Students Lead Discussions at Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 11-08-2011

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues ranging from Wall Street regulation to student safety at a town hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium and other locations on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Students Ready to Raise Thousands for St. Jude

Dateline: 11-03-2011

California State University, Chico students will participate in the 11th annual Up ’til Dawn St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser Monday night, Nov. 7, in an attempt to win their fifth national championship for the event.

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MESA Students Attend Leadership Conference

Dateline: 11-03-2011

A select group of 10 California State University, Chico students honed leadership skills for the future during a special conference for engineering and computer science majors.

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North State Symphony to Feature Ansel Adams Photos, New Brubeck Score and Photos of Local School Children

Dateline: 11-01-2011

The North State Symphony’s second concert of the 2011-12 season, American Portrait, promises to be an ambitious blending of music and the visual arts. The concert will include a multi-media presentation of photographs by Ansel Adams accompanied by a new score of music written by Chris and Dave Brubeck. Local photographs taken by children, illustrating the theme “Our Town,” will be accompanied by a different piece of American music.

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CSU, Chico Moves up in Eduniversal Rankings Once Again

Dateline: 11-01-2011

California State University, Chico is now ranked ninth in a category of business schools that boast a national reputation and international links for its programs and students.

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Research by CSU, Chico Professor and Alum Reveals High Levels of Mercury in Fish Jerky

Dateline: 10-31-2011

An investigation into mercury levels in marlin, ahi tuna and salmon fish jerky published recently in the scientific journal “Environmental Health” revealed concentrations of mercury in some fish jerky that averaged five times the U.S. government action levels. The mercury research was conducted by physician Dr. Jane Hightower of San Francisco, author of the book, Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison, and geoscientist David Brown, chair of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at California State University, Chico. Hightower is an alum of CSU, Chico.

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Online Newsletter ‘Inside Chico State’ Receives Achievement Award

Dateline: 10-28-2011

California State University Chico’s newsletter for faculty, staff and administrators, Inside Chico State, received a 2011 Achievement Award from Harris Connect, a provider of online services for nonprofit organizations, for the Best Email Newsletter. Peers selected the achievement awardees.

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Gateway Science Museum Presents ‘An Evening to Treasure’

Dateline: 10-27-2011

Gateway Science Museum will host its inaugural fall event “An Evening to Treasure” on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the California State University, Chico campus. The event will highlight museum successes as well as future needs during a unique and fun evening.

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Annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day Tomorrow, Oct. 28

Dateline: 10-27-2011

Approximately 80 to 100 school-aged athletes from five surrounding counties will attend the 11th annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day held at CSU, Chico on Friday, Oct. 28. The Sports Day runs from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 pm. in Shurmer and Acker Gymnasiums. The Adapted Physical Education program in the Department of Kinesiology is the host for the day.  

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Statewide Sustainability Convergence to be Held at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 10-26-2011

The Associated Students Sustainability Program is hosting a statewide convergence that will bring more than 400 sustainability-minded student activists to California State University, Chico’s campus during the weekend of Nov. 4–6, 2011.

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Environmental Action Resource Center to Host Film Series

Dateline: 10-26-2011

California State University, Chico’s Environmental Action Resource Center (E-ARC) will host a four-week film series starting Oct. 27.

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Open Houses Celebrate World Food Day and 10-Year Anniversary of Nutrition Programs

Dateline: 10-24-2011

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) will host two open houses on Oct. 24 in recognition of its five years as a center and the 10-year anniversary for the OPT for Healthy Living program and the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium. Both events are free and open to the public.

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The 24th Annual Pumpkin Drop Scheduled for Halloween

Dateline: 10-24-2011

The Society of Physics Students presents the 24th Annual Pumpkin Drop at noon on Monday, Oct. 31 on the south side of Butte Hall, California State University, Chico. Join more than 200 elementary school children as they celebrate the smashing of pumpkins.

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University Hosts All Majors Career and Internship Fair

Dateline: 10-24-2011

The Chico State Career Center will host its fall All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

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Center for Entrepreneurship’s Business Concept Contest

Dateline: 10-21-2011

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business at California State University, Chico, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, the Center for Economic Development (CED), and the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA) are proud to sponsor the fall 2011 Business Concept Contest.

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Federal Grant to Train Students to Help Children With Autism

Dateline: 10-20-2011

California State University, Chico has received a $250,000 federal grant to train students in adapted physical education that can benefit autistic children.

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Gateway Science Museum Welcomes Public to New Sustainability Gardens

Dateline: 10-18-2011

The Gateway Science Museum is hosting an “open gardens” event Oct. 22, 2011, noon-4 p.m. to introduce the Sustainability Gardens project and celebrate the gardens’ educational future. The event will feature family activities, refreshments and plenty of garden fun for all. Musician and alum Matthew Clough will provide live music, and artist Amber Palmer, an alum, is in charge of an art activity with a garden-themed  drawing and stamping art project for children. She and local artist Carol Preble-Miles will have their garden-themed art on view.

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Japanese Official to Discuss Earthquake Aftermath

Dateline: 10-18-2011

The Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, the Honorable Hiroshi Inomata, will be speaking at California State University, Chico Monday, Oct. 24, on U.S.-Japanese relations and the effects of 2011 Japanese earthquake.

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California Indian Conference Presents John Trudell and Bad Dog in Concert

Dateline: 10-18-2011

Chico residents will have a rare opportunity to see John Trudell and Bad Dog live at the El Rey Theater on Thursday, Oct. 27 in a fundraising concert for the 26th Annual California Indian Conference. The 7:30 p.m. concert, the first large conference event, has a bill that includes River Boyz, Neena McNair Family Singers and Feather River Singers.

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Moonlight Walk Aims to Improve Campus Safety

Dateline: 10-14-2011

The California State University, Chico Public Safety Advisory Committee will lead the seventh Annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Thursday, Oct. 20. Campus community members are encouraged to take part.

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Local Historian to Give Lecture on John Bidwell and the Indian Treaty of 1851

Dateline: 10-13-2011

The Department of Political Science, California State University, Chico, will host Professor Emerita Michele Shover as the presenter of an Oct. 21 faculty forum, “John Bidwell and the 1851 Indian Treaty Meeting.” 

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Chico Preview Day Welcomes Prospective 2012 Students

Dateline: 10-13-2011

California State University, Chico will host its 17th annual open house for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning in the Bell Memorial Union. The fall open house gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit the campus and talk directly with faculty and service program personnel.

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‘Great Debate’ Tackles Education Reform

Dateline: 10-13-2011

The next Great Debate involving California State University, Chico students and community leaders will cover a range of controversial education issues including teacher tenure, merit pay, standardized testing, the No Child Left Behind Act and charter schools. 

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Wilderness Writer Steve Edwards Visits CSU, Chico Oct. 13

Dateline: 10-10-2011

The Writer’s Voice presents Steve Edwards, the author of “Breaking into the Backcountry” (University of Nebraska-Bison Books, 2010), on Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., in PAC 134, California State University, Chico. The reading is free and open to the public.

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Listening to the Song of the Sea at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Dateline: 12-19-2011

In October a year ago, four microphones were installed at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-funded collaboration between the University of California, San Diego and California State University, Chico. The little-known research installation consists of microphones that are part of a larger network of microphones within the western United States that produce research on the source of the ocean sound in the eastern Pacific Ocean and that can be used to verify existing wave models.

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Alumni Earnings Rank High Nationally

Dateline: 12-16-2011

California State University, Chico has been rated highly among all U.S. colleges and universities in a ranking of mid-career earnings by alumni.

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Current and Past Recipients Will Be Honored at 30th Rawlins Merit Awards Ceremony

Dateline: 10-06-2011

Eighteen California State University, Chico students with major achievements in the classroom and community will be honored Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the 30th annual Rawlins Merit Award Reception at 4 p.m. The ceremony will be held in  Colusa Hall, immediately behind Kendall Hall, and a reception will follow. 

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World Premiere of CSU, Chico Student Film ‘El Clásico: More Than a Game,’ Oct. 14

Dateline: 10-06-2011

The documentary film "El Clásico: More Than a Game," produced entirely by CSU, Chico students, will premiere at the El Rey Theater on Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. (Doors open and tickets will be on sale beginning at 7 p.m.) The film was shot on location in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, and explores Spanish history, culture and regional identity through the intense and world-renowned soccer rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. 

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Gateway Science Museum Hosts Statewide Conversation About Environmental Sustainability and Museums

Dateline: 10-05-2011

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico and six other cultural organizations, all representing distinct bioregions across California, will engage museum, environmental and community leaders in roundtable discussions as part of a statewide initiative, titled “Ignite! Museums as Catalysts for Sustainability” on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The goals are to explore the fundamental ecological issues facing each region and to seek ways in which museums can be partners in finding solutions to these challenges. 

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Free Flu Shots for CSU, Chico Students

Dateline: 10-03-2011

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing and the Student Health Center are collaborating to conduct flu immunization clinics for students.

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Broadband Planning Applications Approved for Regional Consortia in 11 Northern Counties

Dateline: 12-16-2011

The Center for Economic Development (CED/CSU, Chico) and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have been approved for just under $900,000 in broadband planning funds over a three-year period for two regional consortia covering 11 of California’s northern counties. A grant of $449,991 was approved for Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties in the Northeastern California Connect Consortium; and a grant of $448,184 was approved for Colusa, Glenn, Lake and Sonoma counties in the Upstate California Connect Consortium.

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Chico Experience Week Events Attract Local Community, Alumni and Friends

Dateline: 09-29-2011

A spirit of community and a widely shared affection for the city of Chico and the University that characterized the first Chico Experience Week (TCEW) last year, are again at the heart of the second annual TCEW, Oct. 7-16.

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Awareness Week Sets Stage for Cancer Research Fundraising

Dateline: 09-28-2011

California State University, Chico students have a wide array of activities planned next week to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer research leading up to the Up ’til Dawn fundraiser Nov. 7.

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Build.com Founder to Speak on Entrepreneurship

Dateline: 09-27-2011

Christian Friedland, president and founder of Build.com, will give a free lecture Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium as part of the fall 2011 Executive Lecture Series by California State University, Chico’s College of Business.

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CED Issues RFP for Business Assistance Services

Dateline: 09-26-2011

The Center for Economic Development (CED), in collaboration with 3CORE and the city of Chico, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Chico businesses to participate in a business assistance program running through June 30, 2012. CED intends to select four businesses that are poised for growth from the applicant pool and provide assistance in the following areas of their operation: competitive intelligence, marketing services, financial services, website services and social media utilization.

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Gateway Science Museum Launches New Volunteer Program

Dateline: 09-23-2011

Gateway Science Museum is excited to announce the official launch of its new Volunteer Program. Jennifer Jewell has recently joined the museum staff and has organized a dedicated program that will help make the volunteer experience fun, educational and enriching.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Kicks Off September 28

Dateline: 09-20-2011

The Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico will begin their fall Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Chico Area Recreation District Center. The four-part series, Treasures of the North State, highlights a variety of valuable resources, sites and events of Northern California.

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Construction Management Major Receives Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award

Dateline: 09-20-2011

Ashley Marie Cosgrove has received a 2011 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The $3,000 award was given to 23 CSU students who have shown impressive perseverance at overcoming challenges to pursue their college degrees. These students have also excelled academically and provided service to their universities and communities.

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Visiting Educator Will Lecture on Democracy and Education in Indonesia

Dateline: 09-19-2011

Anita Lie, PhD, a professor in the School of Education at Widya Mandala Catholic University in Surabaya, Indonesia, will speak on the California State University, Chico campus on the Schools of Democracy movement in Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 26. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. in Modoc 217.

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CSU, Chico Named One of Top Five ‘Green’ Colleges

Dateline: 09-15-2011

California State University, Chico has received more national notice for its commitment to sustainability and environmental programs by being named one of the “Top Five ‘Green’ Colleges in America” by Yahoo News.

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Student Group Sponsors Suicide Awareness Display

Dateline: 09-13-2011

In an effort to shed light on the tragedy of college student suicide and start a dialogue about a heavily stigmatized topic, a California State University, Chico student group is hosting a display Friday, Sept. 16, of 1,100 donated backpacks representing the 1,100 U.S. college students lost to suicide each year.

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University Hosts Graduate and Professional School Fair

Dateline: 09-13-2011

The Chico State Career Center will host its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair tomorrow, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium on the California State University, Chico campus.

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National Honors for CSU, Chico: Ranked Sixth Among Western Regional Universities by U.S. News; Also Ranked by Forbes and Washington Monthly

Dateline: 09-13-2011

For the third straight year, California State University, Chico is ranked sixth among regional public universities in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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State Farm Supports Gateway Science Museum with Donation

Dateline: 09-08-2011

State Farm Insurance has made a $3,800 donation to the Gateway Science Museum to support its educational programs. Representatives from State Farm will present the check on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the museum.

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Documentary Offers Solution to Health Care Crisis

Dateline: 09-07-2011

California State University, Chico’s Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) kicks off its fall film series with a screening of the controversial documentary “Forks Over Knives” (http://www.forksoverknives.com/). The screening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7-10 p.m. in Performing Arts Center 134 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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2011 Annual California Indian Conference to Celebrate ‘Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge’

Dateline: 09-01-2011

The 2011 Annual California Indian Conference will be held Oct. 27-30 on the California State University, Chico campus. The theme of this year’s conference is "Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge." There will be a wide diversity of presentations, workshops and performances, along with a number of special events, including a California Native basketry exhibit and master weavers demonstration at the Chico Museum, a Native fine art display at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, an opportunity to tour the California State Indian Museum in Sacramento and a tour of the campus arboretum led by biologist Wes Dempsey.

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Twelve Countries Represented in Ninth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Competition for Students

Dateline: 09-01-2011

National champion teams from 18 high schools representing 12 countries competed in the ninth annual Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) World Cup tournament at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

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2011-12 Book in Common Sponsoring Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion September 19

Dateline: 09-01-2011

An Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion inspired by this year’s community Book in Common, Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun,” will take place Sept.19, 6:30-8 p.m., in the Chico City Council Chambers.

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Hunt for Treasure and Explore the Whimsy of Camping at Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 08-31-2011

Explore the science of treasure hunting and discover John and Annie Bidwell’s camping style with the opening of the fall exhibits at Gateway Science Museum. The new exhibits open at noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 and feature The Hunt for Treasure!, Past Tents: The Way We Camped and Earth as Art 3.

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17th Annual CSU, Chico CELT Conference on 21st Century Learning

Dateline: 08-30-2011

California State University, Chico’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is proud to present the 17th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 5-7, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Volunteers Will Clean Up Sacramento River After Labor Day

Dateline: 08-29-2011

There will be a collaborative Sacramento River clean-up event the Saturday following Labor Day, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. California State University, Chico departments Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center, Community Action Volunteers in Education, Adventure Outings (AO), and Associated Students Recycling/Sustainability are partnering with River Partners, California State Parks, Butte County Public Works, Recology, Lowe’s Home Improvement, John Scott of Scotty’s Landing, Round Table Pizza and multiple law-enforcement agencies.

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Peace Institute Holds 9/11 Lecture Series

Dateline: 08-29-2011

California State University, Chico’s Peace Institute is holding a lecture series next month titled “9/11 Ten Years Later.”

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CSU, Chico Wins Sustainability Award for Energy Monitoring System

Dateline: 08-25-2011

California State University, Chico has received a 2010 Best Practice Award for the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program with the California State University System. The award was presented at the 10th Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference held in July at CSU, Long Beach. The program has resulted in significant energy cost savings for the University.

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Fall 2011 Arboretum Tours

Dateline: 08-19-2011

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and California State University, Chico are jointly offering four Friday tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this fall on Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. Participants will meet at the gazebo in front of Bidwell Mansion for the 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tour. Parking is available.

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Report Highlights Campus Sustainability Practices

Dateline: 08-19-2011

A sustainability report is being posted on the California State University, Chico website this week that highlights many efforts on campus to incorporate “green” practices into how the University conducts its business and takes care of its facilities and property.

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Now Is the Time to Arrange Class Field Trips to the Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 08-18-2011

The Gateway Science Museum is taking reservations for fall 2011 class field trips. The museum has hosted approximately 9,200 children on field trips since fall 2009.

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Newspaper Series by Journalism Students Wins National Award

Dateline: 08-18-2011

A series of newspaper articles produced by California State University, Chico journalism students about old Chico neighborhoods has received a national award.

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School of Social Work Creating Accessible Education for the North State

Dateline: 08-17-2011

The School of Social Work at California State University, Chico is developing new programs for the North State that involve traditional classroom learning as well as online and multimedia delivery of material.

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Parking Structure Work Begun

Dateline: 08-16-2011

Work has begun on California State University, Chico’s Normal Avenue Parking Structure project, with an estimated completion date of September 2012.

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University and Kellogg’s Team up to Fight Hunger with Donations to North State Food Bank

Dateline: 08-16-2011

In a collaborative effort to help fight hunger, California State University, Chico is teaming up with Kellogg’sFood Away From Home project. University Housing and Food Service and Associated Students Residential Dining Services are joining forces for one month to donate cereal to a local area food bank.

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Educational Talent Search Re-Funded

Dateline: 08-04-2011

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at California State University, Chico has been re-funded with two separate grants by the U.S. Department of Education through the federal TRIO programs. The two grants total $3,045,095 to be paid out over five years.  With this funding, ETS will continue to serve 1,330 students in sixteen high schools, located in five of CSU, Chico’s service area counties: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Yuba.

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Ag Student Receives American Quarter Horse Scholarship

Dateline: 08-04-2011

Kate Daley, a junior animal science major at California State University, Chico, was recently named the recipient of the prestigious $25,000 Excellence in Equine and Agricultural Involvement Scholarship from the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). The foundation, located in Amarillo, Texas, awards scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need and participation in equine-related activities.

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Surplus Furniture Donations to Nonprofits

Dateline: 08-01-2011

The Office of Property Management at California State University, Chico has been authorized to donate surplus furniture to approved nonprofit organizations. Available items include furniture such as desks, chairs, bookcases, filing cabinets, bedroom dressers, bed frames, lamps and miscellaneous office supplies.

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CSU, Chico Admissions for Spring 2012 Open August 1-31

Dateline: 07-28-2011

Now that the state of California’s budget has passed, the California State University Chancellor’s Office has announced that campuses in the CSU will be expected to achieve the initial targets given to them in February of this year. For CSU, Chico, that figure is approximately 1,200 new students for spring 2012.

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‘Our Town’ in Pictures—A Kid’s-Eye View

Dateline: 07-27-2011

Kids in the North State are invited to capture the beauty around them and submit it to the North State Symphony’s “Our Town” in Pictures—A Kids’ Eye View project. This project is in collaboration with the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology and the Turtle Bay Museum in Redding. Both the Museum of Anthropology and the Turtle Bay Museum will feature selected photos in exhibitions celebrating the North State and children who live here.

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CSU, Chico Residential Complex Wins LEED Gold Award

Dateline: 07-27-2011

California State University, Chico received word late last week from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that the Sutter Hall residential complex project—which opened in fall 2010—received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.

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Freedom in Elements: Unique Program Offers Art Exploration for Teens and Adults with Autism and In-Service for Teachers

Dateline: 07-25-2011

The Adapted Physical Activity Program (APA) at California State University, Chico is hosting its first Freedom in Elements Program for individuals on the autism spectrum Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5–7. The program will focus on increasing social skills and developing interpersonal relationships through movement, theatre, art, drama and music. The camp is a result of collaboration between APA and Velvi, a nonprofit organization based in Madurai, India.

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After School Professionals Attend ‘Be a Hero’ Institute

Dateline: 07-21-2011

On August 1-3, California State University, Chico will host more than 300 area educators at the After School 2011 Be a Hero Professional Development Institute. The three-day conference, hosted by the Butte County Office of Education and Learning Support Region 2, is an opportunity for North State after school professionals to network, attend engaging workshops and training sessions, and gain skills to help them excel in their profession.

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Summit Series to Highlight Benefits of Collaborative Economics

Dateline: 07-20-2011

On July 28 North State economic developers will have the opportunity to join 1,000 likeminded professionals as part of a statewide effort to collaborate and work creatively in generating economic growth.

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CSU, Chico’s College of Agriculture Makes List of Top 25 in Innovation

Dateline: 07-19-2011

The College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, has been named as one of the top 25 agricultural innovators in California from a list of 100 businesses and universities. Although specific winners in several categories are yet to be named, it is a distinction, in and of itself, to make this list, said Jennifer Ryder Fox, dean of the College of Agriculture.

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International Relations Student Receives Fellowship for Study in Egypt

Dateline: 07-19-2011

Jose Valdovinos, a graduate student in American Politics and International Relations at California State University, Chico, has won a Boren Fellowship for $24,000 to study in Cairo, Egypt, for one year. The Boren Fellowships, funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), allow U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education.

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Take a Photographic Journey of Climate Change During Public Lecture at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 07-11-2011

In the 1930s, roughly 70 percent of the earth’s fresh water was frozen in the majestic glaciers that caught legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn’s attention. Today, these same glaciers are smaller remnants of themselves, and some have completely disappeared from the face of the earth due to ice melt, one result of a changing climate.

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Frugal House Nets Large Proceeds for North State Symphony

Dateline: 07-05-2011

Frugal House, North State Symphony’s major fundraiser for the year, held June 10 and 11, netted approximately $34,000 for the symphony. California State University, Chico and Butte College interior design students transformed the house on Vallombrosa Avenue with a Hollywood-themed décor. Attendees at the event were able to purchase the items and furniture in the house, all of which was recycled and re-purposed.

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