News Archive for Spring 2011

Introduction to Native Bees as Pollinators

Dateline: 06-27-2011

Friends of the Chico State Herbarium are offering a workshop on native bees as pollinators in the wild and in your garden on July 28. This workshop will showcase native bees for people who like nature and for those who are involved in land management and conservation.

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Interim Dean for College of Business Selected

Dateline: 06-23-2011

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sandra Flake announced today that Mike Ward, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC), has been selected as interim dean of the College of Business. Ward will continue in his position as dean of ECC.

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CSU, Chico Students Headed Back to Alcatraz

Dateline: 06-20-2011

For a second consecutive year, a select group of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students from California State University, Chico are spending the summer repairing, restoring and preserving historic concrete structures on Alcatraz Island.

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Ability First Sports Camp Celebrates Its 25th Year

Dateline: 06-15-2011

California State University, Chico’s Ability First Sports camp, a weeklong overnight camp for youth aged 8–17, celebrates its 25th year this summer. Thirty-five youth with disabilities will come from California, Nevada and Oregon for the camp that will run June 19–25. They will stay in a campus residence hall and participate in competitive athletics, recreational programming, and health and nutrition education.

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Gateway Science Museum Receives LEED Gold Certification

Dateline: 06-08-2011

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Gold certification to the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico. The certification is one of the highest levels of achievement in the green building industry.

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Construction Management Students Seeking 2012 Community Service Project

Dateline: 06-02-2011

Students from the California State University, Chico College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management and a board of community advisors invites community organizations to submit community service projects for their 2012 Winter Break Project.

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Gateway Science Museum’s Summer Exhibits Explore Sustainability and Climate Change

Dateline: 06-01-2011

Gateway Science Museum launches its summer exhibit season with an emphasis on sustainability when it reopens with new summer hours June 11. Three new exhibits will have visitors examining their everyday lifestyle choices and the impacts those choices may have on the world around us.

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Computer Science Students Finish Fifth in Nation in World Finals of ‘Battle of the Brains’

Dateline: 05-31-2011

Three California State University, Chico computer science students competed against 104 other top computing teams from around the world in the “Battle of the Brains” held in Orlando May 27–31. They finished 59th among international competitors and fifth among 18 U.S. teams in the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).

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Computer Science Students Headed for World Finals of ‘Battle of the Brains’

Dateline: 05-25-2011

Four California State University, Chico computer science students headed for Orlando Tuesday to compete in the World Finals of the “Battle of the Brains” this coming weekend. The IBM-sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest, which was to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in February, was moved to Florida as a result of the popular uprising.

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Human Powered Vehicle Excels at Western Competition

Dateline: 05-20-2011

A mechanical engineering team from California State University, Chico, joined other teams of skilled engineering students from across the Western United States at the annual Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Challenge at Montana State University. The competition, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, was held May 13–15. The charge to the teams was to create a fast and efficient, and in Chico’s case, utilitarian, vehicle.

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CSU, Chico Once Again Receives National Honor for Civic Engagement

Dateline: 05-18-2011

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The 2010 honor roll, announced May 12 in Washington, D.C., highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2009.

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Grand Opening Preview Party for Frugal House

Dateline: 05-17-2011

A grand opening party for Frugal House, North State Symphony’s major fundraiser for the year, will be held on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The house will be open for tours on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees at the preview party will have the first opportunity to purchase items in the home and enjoy food, drinks and dancing outdoors to the Fabulous Swing Kings.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 121st Commencement

Dateline: 05-16-2011

State Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, 2nd District, will speak at California State University, Chico’s 121st Commencement Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. In addition, several programs and groups will hold receptions and special ceremonies, including a ceremony for master’s graduates on Friday, May 20.

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Fundraiser Renews ‘We Are Chico’ Spirit

Dateline: 05-11-2011

A local restaurant is paying back the kindness shown to its employees following a major fire with the first of what could be several fundraisers supporting the community.

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Diversion Excursion Diverts Thousands of Pounds from Local Landfill

Dateline: 05-11-2011

Thanks to the efforts of staff and students in California State University, Chico’s Housing and Food Services Grounds Department and Associated Students Recycling, thousands of pounds of waste will be diverted from the local landfill as students move out of the residence halls.

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Counseling and Wellness Center Reaccredited

Dateline: 05-11-2011

California State University, Chico’s Counseling and Wellness Center has been reaccredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), an Alexandria, Va.-based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.

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Mindfulness Group Offers Day of Meditation

Dateline: 05-10-2011

The end of the semester can be a stressful time on campus for everyone, but especially students. The Mindful Campus, a group at California State University, Chico, is offering a day of meditation workshops Friday, May 13, at Selvester’s Café, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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English Students’ Films Focus on Digital Culture

Dateline: 05-09-2011

Students from California State University, Chico’s Educational Opportunity Program will be showing short films about digital culture and literacy Tuesday, May 10, 4-6:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre.

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Gateway Science Museum Begins Fundraising Drive to Support Endowment

Dateline: 05-05-2011

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Gateway Science Museum recently established a $25,000 endowment. Beginning next week, the museum will launch a dollar-for-dollar fundraising drive with the goal of pushing the endowment to $50,000.

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Students Discuss Economic Challenges

Dateline: 05-04-2011

A variety of important economic issues will be presented at California State University, Chico’s Economic Challenges Series: State and National today, May 4, and tomorrow, May 5, from 6-8 pm.

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Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee Approves Proposals

Dateline: 05-02-2011

The Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee approved student-driven sustainability project proposals during the spring 2011 funding cycle – awarding $68,914 to 13 projects. The committee has granted a total of $79,586 to 18 projects this fiscal year.

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Marketing and Design Team Produces First-Place J.C. Penney Campaign

Dateline: 05-02-2011

The ‘gen y’us team of marketing and graphic design/media arts students at California State University, Chico put together a truly genius marketing strategy for J.C. Penney Co. that brought them first place and a 40-inch trophy at a regional advertising competition.

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Rural Teacher Pathway Program Aims to Increase Number of Teachers for At-Risk Populations

Dateline: 04-29-2011

The Chico Rural Teacher Pathway at California State University, Chico recently funded for $500,000 by CalGrip (California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention), is a two-year program designed to recruit 30 high school seniors each year who may have the desire, but perhaps not the means, to become credentialed schoolteachers. The students will be recruited from regional populations where students are least likely to receive higher education degrees or teaching certificates.

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Church and State Topic for 30th Moot Court Contest

Dateline: 04-29-2011

California State University, Chico’s long-standing moot court competition gets underway next week with 32 student teams taking on the volatile issue of separation of church and state.

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CSU, Chico Historic Colusa Hall Reopens - Ribbon Cutting May 3

Dateline: 04-29-2011

Colusa Hall, the oldest building on the California State University, Chico campus core, will soon reopen its doors as a newly remodeled, state-of-the-art conference and event center. The renovation was funded by Regional and Continuing Education without state general fund dollars and enhances the University’s capability to host academic conferences and special events.

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Chico on $10 a Day: Learn to Eat Locally

Dateline: 04-27-2011

The fifth Chico on $10 a Day event will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Selvester’s Café-by-the-Creek event room on the California State University, Chico campus. Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFSC) students will provide tastes of delicious dishes using local ingredients from the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market to demonstrate how to eat locally on $10 a day. 

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CSU, Chico Model United Nations Delegation Brings Home Top Two Awards

Dateline: 04-27-2011

Students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course from California State University, Chico won both top awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, April 17 to 21. CSU, Chico’s teams consistently do well at the competition.

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CSU, Chico, Community to Hold Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief

Dateline: 04-22-2011

California State University, Chico faculty, students and members from the local community will present Concert for the Japanese Earthquake Relief Effort, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. 

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Recording Arts Students Place Second in National Competition

Dateline: 04-22-2011

Five recording arts majors in the Department of Music, California State University, Chico, received the second-highest score in the 2011 Shure Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. Elliott Eicheldinger, Ian Davidson, Fernando Macias-Jimenez, Mitchell Bohanan and Todd Simonson worked through intersession to produce the recording that garnered them runner-up to the Grand Prize.

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CSU, Chico Included in ‘Guide to 311 Green Colleges’

Dateline: 04-22-2011

California State University, Chico is included in the 2011 Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to 311 Green Colleges’ for the third year. The guide profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

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Retired Faculty and Staff to be Honored at Luncheon

Dateline: 04-21-2011

To honor outstanding contributions to the University and community, the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association will recognize six retired faculty and six retired staff of California State University, Chico at a special luncheon Thursday, May 12, at Manzanita Place.

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Seventh Grade Students Host Climate Summit at Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 04-21-2011

Chico Junior High School students will host a Climate Summit at the Gateway Science Museum from noon to
2 p.m., Friday, April 29. The goal of the Climate Summit is to explore how our climate has changed throughout Earth’s history and the impact of humans on current and future climate change.

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CSU, Chico Students Win Regional Sales Competition

Dateline: 04-21-2011

Students from California State University, Chico took first place April 16 at the 2011 Western States Collegiate Sales Competition.

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Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50,000 in Osher Reentry Scholarships

Dateline: 04-20-2011

California State University, Chico’s Regional and Continuing Education invites reentry students to apply for $50,000 in scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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New Dean Named for College of Natural Sciences

Dateline: 04-20-2011

Frederika (Fraka) Harmsen has been named dean of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico.

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Students from Special Events Class To Present ‘Minute to Win’ Fundraiser

Dateline: 04-20-2011

A student committee of four members from a Recreation and Parks Management Special Events Planning and Operations class at California State University, Chico will put their learning into action on April 28 when they put on a fundraiser for the student-run Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Society (RHAPS).

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Blitz Build Holds Celebration for LEED Gold Certification

Dateline: 04-19-2011

The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management (ECC) at California State University, Chico is celebrating the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification received for two homes built in January 2010 during the Catalyst Blitz Build Project.

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Regional Conference Focuses on Support for Student Veterans

Dateline: 04-19-2011

Increasing support for student veterans throughout the North State is the subject of a conference Friday, April 29, in Selvester’s Café on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Pianist John Milbauer Returns to Chico for ‘Chance’ Concert

Dateline: 04-19-2011

Pianist John Milbauer, associate professor in the School of Music at the University of Arizona, will return to Chico for a concert on Saturday, April 23 as part of the Humanities Center’s year-long “Chance” theme. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in PAC 135 (Wismer Theatre). Milbauer was a popular performer and teacher at California State University, Chico from fall 2001 to spring 2007.

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Manufacturing Students Will Demonstrate Grand Prize–Winning Bike Chain Guide and Bash Guard Wednesday

Dateline: 04-18-2011

The CSU, Chico student SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) club will be presenting their award-winning project this Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. on the California State University, Chico campus in O’Connell 436.

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‘Great Debate’ Culminates Events on Immigration Issue

Dateline: 04-18-2011

California State University, Chico students are preparing for a Chico Great Debate event Thursday, April 21, on whether the state should increase restrictions on immigration.

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Explore Penguins, Whales and Microbes of Antarctica with Museum Without Walls Lecture Series

Dateline: 04-13-2011

Patricia Edelmann, with the biological sciences department at California State University, Chico, will discuss the food chain web that supports life in the Antarctic on Wednesday, April 20, at the Chico Area Recreation District Center.

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Students Focus on Controversial Topics at Spring 2011 Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-12-2011

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on issues ranging from prison overcrowding to the state budget crisis at a town hall meeting Thursday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Environmental Action and Resource Center and AS Live Present Eco-Fest

Dateline: 04-12-2011

A free community festival with live music, food and activities celebrating sustainability will take place at California State University, Chico on Saturday, April 16. 

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Award-Winning Film Director to Screen and Discuss ‘Pane Amaro’

Dateline: 04-12-2011

Gianfranco Norelli, born in Rome and a resident of the United States since 1979, will visit Chico on April 20 and show his documentary, “Pane Amaro,” which translates as “Bitter Bread”. Co-producer and writer Suma Kurien will accompany him.

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Gateway Discovery Camp Registration Begins April 15

Dateline: 04-11-2011

Gateway Science Museum will begin accepting registrations for its summer science camps beginning Friday, April 15. Gateway Discovery Camp is designed for children entering fourth through sixth grades this fall and will feature two themes connected to sustainable living: Green Detectives and Aqua Detectives.

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Manufacturing Students Win Top Award for Mountain Bike Chain Guide

Dateline: 04-11-2011

The Sustainable Manufacturing Program at California State University, Chico won the Grand Prize for the 11th time at the prestigious 2011 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for their mountain bike chain guide and bash guard. The challenge was held on April 5 at the AeroDef Manufacturing Convention in Anaheim.

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Come and See How Fashionable Zero Waste Can Be!

Dateline: 04-11-2011

The Environmental Action Resource Center (E-ARC) is hosting an Earth Day celebration with second-hand fashion, music and Earth Day tips. A fashion show, featuring second-hand clothing and organic cotton T-shirts, will be the centerpiece of the event on Thursday, April 21, from noon to 2 p.m. on the Trinity Commons lawn.

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Medallion Ceremony

Dateline: 04-08-2011

The California State University, Chico chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is pleased to announce its annual Initiation and Medallion Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Director of Documentary on Israel to Screen Film, Lead Discussion

Dateline: 04-08-2011

The director of “Unsettled,” a documentary about the 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in Israel, will be showing his film and leading a discussion about it Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Langdon 302 on the California State University, Chico campus.

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Sigma Chi Fraternity to Hold Philanthropic ‘Derby Days’

Dateline: 04-08-2011

After a one-year hiatus, Sigma Chi fraternity members at California State University, Chico, report that they will hold Derby Days from April 10 –16. Derby Days is an annual philanthropic event to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The national Sigma Chi fraternity has been affiliated with Children's Miracle Network since 1992.

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Environmental Action and Resource Center Hosts Weekly Film Series

Dateline: 04-07-2011

The Environmental Action and Resource Center (E-ARC) has partnered with several other campus departments and student organizations to host a four-week film series called Crossroads between People and the Environment.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Examines the Microbes of Boiling Springs Lake

Dateline: 04-07-2011

Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico presents “Mud, Germs, and Steam: the Microbes of Boiling Springs Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park” Wednesday, April 13, during the University’s celebration of Founders Week. The program, hosted by professor Gordon Wolfe, is the second lecture in the spring Museum Without Walls Lecture Series, Microbes on Extreme Missions, held at the Chico Area Recreation District Center.

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All Majors Career and Internship Fair Brings 60 Employers to Campus

Dateline: 04-06-2011

California State University, Chico’s Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the campus.

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North State Symphony Receives Grant from McConnell Foundation to Support Classical Music for Children

Dateline: 04-06-2011

The North State Symphony will launch a four-year project to provide an interactive experience between visiting classical music artists and local school students, thanks to a $96,000 grant from the McConnell Foundation.

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Researchers Use iPads to Take Political Science on the Road

Dateline: 04-04-2011

Social scientists at California State University, Chico are using a cluster of iPads in a mobile experimental lab to conduct cutting-edge research on political and economic attitudes in the United States and beyond. Paul Viotti, Department of Political Science, is relying on the iPads to revolutionize the way he collects data on attitudes toward economic inequality.

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Student Has State Department Internship in Panama

Dateline: 07-25-2011

California State University, Chico student Jean-Claire Peltier is working in a prestigious U.S. Department of State internship this summer at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City, Panama.

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Upcoming Workshops Offer Dance and Music for Mindful Stress Reduction

Dateline: 04-04-2011

The Mindful Campus group at California State University, Chico continues a series of workshops that explore mindfulness and stress reduction. Two workshops—Wholistic Belly Dance on April 12 and Healing Through Music on April 22—offer unique approaches to mindfulness and healing.

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Center for Economic Development Holds Community Meetings

Dateline: 04-01-2011

California State University, Chico’s Center for Economic Development (CED) will be holding two events in April for area residents.

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‘Enough is Enough’ Campaign Addresses Violence

Dateline: 04-01-2011

For the second year, California State University, Chico is joining with other schools across the country in an awareness campaign to reduce violence on their campuses and in their communities.

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Busy Founders Week Schedule Highlights Heritage and Achievements

Dateline: 03-30-2011

A remarkable story of ingenuity and resilience is one of the highlights of California State University, Chico’s 2011 Founders Week, April 9-17.

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Admitted Student Preview Day Offers Introduction to Campus and City

Dateline: 03-24-2011

More than 1,600 prospective students and parents are expected for Admitted Student Preview Day at California State University, Chico on Saturday, April 9.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Kicks Off April 6

Dateline: 03-24-2011

Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico will begin their spring Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Wednesday, April 6 at the Chico Area Recreation District Center. The four-part series, Microbes on Extreme Missions, highlights how we benefit from microbes in our everyday lives and explores the role of microbes in extreme environments such as Lassen’s Boiling Springs Lake and the frozen waters of the Antarctic.

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11th Red Tent Event Celebrates Women with Art and Music

Dateline: 03-22-2011

A special event celebrating women and featuring speakers and performances will be held Sunday, March 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Selvester's Café on the California State University, Chico campus.

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The Orion Captures Fifth Straight National Excellence Award

Dateline: 03-21-2011

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

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Community Members Reach Out to Japanese People Following Tragedy

Dateline: 03-18-2011

Efforts to aid people in Japan and Japanese students in Chico are taking shape at California State University, Chico and in the Chico community.

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Three Young Pianists Win Prizes for their Artistry in 13th Annual Kruschke Piano Competition

Dateline: 03-14-2011

California State University, Chico’s School of the Arts presented the final-round of the 13th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition Saturday, March 5. The competition is open to outstanding high school, community college and university music students throughout California and is judged by an outside judge. Natalya Shkoda, assistant professor of piano and coordinator of Keyboard Studies at CSU, Chico, directs the competition.

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Ethics Forum: The Psychology and Ethics of Gambling

Dateline: 03-14-2011

Professor Joseph Mazur, professor emeritus of mathematics at Marlboro College, will look at the psychological forces that entice people to put their faith in ever-elusive jackpots, despite mathematical improbability, in a talk on Wednesday, March 23. He will also question the ethics of government-sponsored gambling as a means to raise revenue. His talk is co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) at California State University, Chico. It is part of the Humanities Center’s theme, “Chance.”

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California State University, Chico College of Business to Host Information Session at Shasta College, March 23

Dateline: 03-10-2011

California State University, Chico, College of Business will host an Information Session for prospective students who are interested in the Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management degree completion program. The Information Session will take place Wednesday, March 23, noon to 1:00 p.m., in the Shasta College Student Center Stage Building 2000 on the Shasta College campus in Redding.

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CSU, Chico Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence in Advancement Programs and Publications

Dateline: 03-07-2011

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII, has announced the winners of its 2010 Awards of Excellence, and California State University, Chico has received 11 different awards: four gold, five silver and two bronze.

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Faculty Honored for Scholarship, Grants and Other Achievements

Dateline: 03-04-2011

Four faculty members at California State University, Chico have been selected by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee to receive Professional Achievement Honors. These 2010–2011 PAH awards recognize faculty who have excelled as teacher/scholars during the past three years.

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Chico Gets Its First Two LEED Homes—and They Are Gold!

Dateline: 03-03-2011

Faculty and students from the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management at California State University, Chico partnered with local builders and the city of Chico to design and build two homes in January 2010 for Catalyst, a service provider for victims of domestic violence and their children.

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CSU, Chico Launches Social Network for Ridesharing

Dateline: 03-03-2011

California State University, Chico has partnered with Zimride to launch a social network for ridesharing. The Zimride platform uses Facebook integration to create a way to find friends to share commutes or one-time rides. This private network allows individuals to join together and reduce campus traffic and parking difficulties and provide substantial cost-savings for our community.

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Anthropology of Tourism Conference Begins Friday: ‘Reflections and New Directions’

Dateline: 03-01-2011

The anthropology of tourism is the academic study of the relationships between tourists and the people and places they visit. Professor Emerita Valene L. Smith, cultural anthropologist and geographer, was an early advocate for the study of tourism. The current exhibit at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, California State University, Chico and the March 4 and 5 “Reflections and New Directions: A Conference on the Anthropology of Tourism” are in honor of Smith.

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Visiting Sociologist to Present Research on Gender in Firefighting: ‘Extinguishing the Embers of Dissent’

Dateline: 03-01-2011

Would white male firefighters be more or less open to changing their ideas about what it takes to be a successful firefighter after a disastrous outcome to a wildfire? This was the question that Professor Shelley Pacholok, sociologist at the University of British Columbia at Okanagan, posed as she researched the aftermath of a devastating wildfire in British Columbia, Canada.

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CSU, Chico to Host MESA Day March 5

Dateline: 03-01-2011

California State University, Chico will be busy with science, math and engineering activity on Saturday, March 5, when close to 200 young students from local area middle and senior high schools arrive to showcase their projects at the annual “MESA Day,” sponsored by the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) initiative.

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Environmental Scientist Offers Strategies for Sustainability in Age of Global Change

Dateline: 02-28-2011

Elizabeth Allison, assistant professor of philosophy, cosmology and consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, will speak about the roots of the American approach to the natural world on Tuesday, March 1. She will provide strategies for “Sustainability in an Age of Global Change.”

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Hikes at the Ecological Reserve Will Begin in Late March

Dateline: 02-28-2011

The 2011 spring series of hikes at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve will begin on Saturday, March 26. Ten hikes through June 3 will cover such things as the natural history of the BCCER, nature photography, bird banding and recognizing bird songs.

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Nutrition Project Will Encourage Families of Young Children to Use Locally Grown Foods

Dateline: 02-25-2011

Chico and surrounding areas have an abundance of locally grown fruit and produce, including ethnic produce. The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), California State University, Chico, has just received $149,970 for two years to explore ways to encourage immigrant and refugee families with K-2 children to increase consumption of these locally grown foods.

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Love Every Body Week Events Offer Information and Discussion

Dateline: 02-22-2011

There is a dark side to the American obsession with body image and dieting, and that is the presence of eating disorders in millions of people’s lives. Several groups at California State University, Chico, are joining nations around the world in presenting Love Every Body Week to raise awareness about eating disorders and promote body acceptance.

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Book in Common for Academic Year 2011-12 Announced

Dateline: 02-21-2011

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and Butte College President Diana Van Der Ploeg have jointly announced that the Book in Common for Academic Year 2011-12 will be “Zeitoun,” by Dave Eggers.

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Students Living in University Housing Recognized for Academic Achievement

Dateline: 02-18-2011

The Department of University Housing and Food Service will host a banquet on Feb. 28 to honor residence hall students for exemplary academic achievement at California State University, Chico. The more than 290 residence hall students who earned, at a minimum, a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) have received personal invitations to attend.

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‘Calm Body and Mind’ Presentation Open to Public

Dateline: 02-18-2011

The Mindful Campus group at California State University, Chico is sponsoring the presentation “Calm Body and Mind” on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 4–5:30 p.m. in room 104 in Selvester’s by the Creek on the California State University, Chico campus.

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Community Celebration Planned for Gateway Science Museum’s First Anniversary

Dateline: 02-18-2011

The Gateway Science Museum will celebrate its one-year anniversary Sunday, Feb. 27, with a full day of special hands-on activities, giveaways and a Gateway Prize Package for one special visitor.

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Contemplative Writing Workshop with Author Zu Vincent

Dateline: 02-16-2011

The Mindful Campus at California State University, Chico is sponsoring a contemplative writing workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 4–5:30 p.m. in the Center for Regional and Continuing Education, room 107.

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Surplus Furniture to be Donated to Nonprofits

Dateline: 02-22-2011

California State University, Chico’s Office of Property Management has been authorized to donate surplus property furniture to approved nonprofit organizations.

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Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Named

Dateline: 02-14-2011

California State University, Chico Senior Andrew Langelier of Pioneer has been named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 9 Outstanding Civil Engineering Student.

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Student Elected to Regional University Housing Post

Dateline: 02-14-2011

Sophomore Michael Barrett of Escalon, president of California State University, Chico’s Residence Hall Association, has been elected as director of the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH).

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New CSU, Chico Peace Corps Master's Program Recruiting Students

Dateline: 02-14-2011

This week offers several opportunities to learn about the new California State University, Chico Peace Corps Master's International program.

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CSU, Chico Archaeologist Helps Conserve Artifacts from Whaling Shipwreck

Dateline: 02-11-2011

Artifacts from several shipwrecks recovered by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Hi’ialakaihave arrived at California State University, Chico to be documented, conserved and analyzed. Professor Georgia Fox, director of the Department of Anthropology’s Heritage Resources Conservation Laboratory (HRCL), is the archaeological conservator on two completed projects, with a third underway.

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‘Immigration Myths and Misconceptions’ Symposium Feb. 15

Dateline: 02-11-2011

The first of three events focused on immigration issues will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, presented by California State University, Chico’s Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Walking for Kids Foundation Makes Major Donation to Ability First Sports Camp

Dateline: 02-09-2011

**This news release reflects a change in the place, due to rain, for the presentation by DJ Gregory.**

Cerebral palsy hasn’t kept D.J. Gregory from accomplishing great things. In fact, it has enabled him to be a model of courage and vision to millions. Gregory is best known to followers of the PGA Golf Tour for walking every round and every hole of the tour in 2008—988 miles and 3,256 holes. He is visiting Chico on Tuesday, Feb. 15, to present a major gift to Ability First Youth Sports Camp at California State University, Chico. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the lobby of Yolo Hall.

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‘Green World’ Video Game in National STEM Contest

Dateline: 02-04-2011

California State University, Chico students Ken Anderson and Kurt Feudale are counting on support from fellow students and community members so that their video game ‘Green World’ will win the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Anderson and Feudale created ‘Green World’ in Professor Clark Steinback’s video game development and production class in 2009.

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Northeastern California Small Business Development Center Receives Grant to Help Create Jobs

Dateline: 02-04-2011

The Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at California State University, Chico has received a grant for $616,586 to expand access to programs to help entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses and create jobs. The grant to the Northeastern California SBDC is one of six grants that are part of $50 million in funding included in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 signed by President Obama last September.

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Enrollment Now Open for the 2011 Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification

Dateline: 02-04-2011

In partnership with The Localization Institute, California State University, Chico’s Center for Regional and Continuing Education announces that enrollment is now open for the Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification.

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Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor to Talk on Contemplative Practices in the Classroom

Dateline: 02-03-2011

Not many professors, let alone science professors, make the iTunes Top 100 with their lectures, but Michelle Francl’s podcast “Introduction to Quantum Mechanics” broke into the Top 100 in 2005. She will speak at California State University, Chico on Monday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room 107 of the Center for Regional Continuing Education on campus.

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Gateway Science Museum Launches Spring Exhibit

Dateline: 02-03-2011

Gateway Science Museum launches its new spring exhibit, Microbes: Invisible Invaders…Amazing Allies, beginning Saturday, Feb. 12 when it reopens with spring hours.

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Civic Learning Initiative Receives Grant from W. M. Keck Foundation

Dateline: 01-31-2011

California State University, Chico has received $250,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to significantly extend the University’s efforts to establish civic engagement as a key component of students’ academic success.

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Tibetan Monk Returns to Create Rare Sand Mandala

Dateline: 01-27-2011

Venerable Lama Losang Samten created two sand mandalas in Chico, one at Butte College and another at California State University, Chico, in spring 2008. He will return to create another mandala in the atrium of the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus. Samten, a Tibetan monk, will begin work on the Mandala of Compassion on Feb. 14 and finish on March 5.

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Spring Arboretum Tours Begin in February

Dateline: 01-27-2011

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their extensive collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring beginning on Friday, Feb. 25 and again on March 11 and March 25. The last tour will be April 8.

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Harlem Renaissance Rent Party—Costume Party for a Cause

Dateline: 01-24-2011

California State University, Chico's Black Faculty and Staff Association and the School of the Arts will celebrate Black History Month by hosting a Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. on the Harlen Adams Theatre stage (PAC 141). Everyone is welcome, and all revenue from the event will support student scholarships.

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Former CSU, Chico Sustainability Director Publishes Book on Climate Change

Dateline: 01-20-2011

The new book “Rapid Climate Change” addresses some of the hardest questions surrounding the challenges of climate change. Published this month, the supplemental text for students was written by Scott G. McNall, California State University, Chico sociology professor and former director of the Institute for Sustainable Development. The book is part of a series published by the Routledge Social Issues Collection on today’s social issues by leading scholars.

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CSU, Chico Continuing Education Marketing Team Wins Gold in National Competition

Dateline: 06-29-2011

The California State University, Chico Regional and Continuing Education team took home two awards at the 96th annual University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPECA) Awards held in Toronto. The awards recognize the best of marketing and promotional pieces in the field of professional, continuing and online education and were given in a number of categories, ranging from entire campaigns to individual media. Continuing Education took gold in the collateral material category and a bronze award in print pieces. Both awards won for colleges with fewer than 25,000 enrollees.

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Second Year for CSU, Chico’s Blitz Build Going Smoothly

Dateline: 01-14-2011

The first shift of volunteers from California State University, Chico was at work by 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the building site of two bungalows for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. The structures will complete the two-year project begun last year to create four homes for women and children in need of temporary shelter.

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A Visit by the Harlem Gospel Choir Highlights Black History Month

Dateline: 01-13-2011

Black History Month will be celebrated during the month of February at California State University, Chico. It is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in American history. There will be movies, discussions, a “rent party,” a performance by a drum and dance ensemble from Haiti and a performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir. The world-famous choir will perform in Laxson Auditorium on Feb. 24.

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CSU, Chico Student Receives Wang Family Scholarship

Dateline: 06-28-2011

Neng Yang, a junior majoring in history and Asian studies at California State University, Chico, has received a $4,000 Wang Family Scholarship to study in Taiwan during the 2011-2012 academic year

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CSU, Chico Hosts Rural Jobs Forum Tomorrow

Dateline: 01-13-2011

The Center for Economic Development (CED) and California State University, Chico are hosting the Rural Jobs Forum on Friday, Jan. 14 in room 210 of the Bell Memorial Union.

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Northern California Botanists 2011 Symposium Begins Today

Dateline: 01-10-2011

California State University, Chico is hosting the Northern California Botanists Symposium "Northern California Plant Life: Wonder, Discovery, Concern" today, Jan. 10, and tomorrow, Jan.11. Botanists from Northern California will gather at the Bell Memorial Union for two days of presentations by working botanists from around the North State. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, there is a post-symposium series of workshops and field trips.

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Students Halfway to $250,000 Goal Following St. Jude Fundraising Event

Dateline: 01-07-2011

California State University, Chico students have reached the half-way point in their ambitious goal to raise one quarter of a million dollars this school year alone for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Top CSU, Chico Faculty Honored for Achievements

Dateline: 01-06-2011

Five faculty members have received recognition as Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Service, Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding Research Mentor for 2010­–2011. These awards are the most prestigious honors given at California State University, Chico.

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Art Student Wins Prestigious Windgate Fellowship

Dateline: 06-03-2011

Meaghan Gates, who graduated this spring with a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Chico, has been selected as a 2011 Windgate Fellowship recipient. The selection carries an award of $15,000. Gates was one of 10 graduating seniors selected from 94 applicants from 73 universities across the country.

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