News Archive for Fall 2013

Professor Delivers Keynote at Washington D.C. Conference

Dateline: 12-19-2013

California State University, Chico history professor James Matray, an internationally recognized expert on Korea, was the keynote speaker at a Washington D.C. conference on Northeast Asia earlier this month.

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University Earns ‘Gold’ in Higher Education Sustainability Assessment

Dateline: 12-19-2013

Cementing its reputation as a leader in sustainability, California State University, Chico has received a “gold” rating in a comprehensive review by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). 

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New Dean Named for College of Communication and Education

Dateline: 12-18-2013

Angela Trethewey, director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, has been named dean of California State University, Chico’s College of Communication and Education.

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Model United Nations Team Takes Home Top Regional Award

Dateline: 12-18-2013

Students participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) course at California State University, Chico brought home the top award from the Northwest MUN Conference Nov. 22-24 in Seattle, Wash. 

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CSU, Chico Professor Appointed as Site Director for Northeast California Arts Project

Dateline: 12-16-2013

Teresa Cotner, associate professor of the California State University, Chico Department of Art and Art History, has been appointed as the site director for the Northeast California Arts Project. NCAP is a regional chapter of The California Arts Project (TCAP), a statewide collaboration between pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and university scholars primarily concerned with professional development of art curriculum and outreach to education faculty.

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Student Awarded Coveted Trails Scholarship

Dateline: 12-11-2013

California State University, Chico student Camilo Rios Sanchez presented original mapping research at the National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference in Tucson, Ariz., last month as part of a fully funded scholarship. 

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Faculty Member Earns Top Academic Fellowship

Dateline: 12-09-2013

California State University, Chico faculty member Sergio Sanchez has received a prestigious fellowship from the American Political Science Association (APSA). 

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Needy Children Program Packages Joy This Holiday Season

Dateline: 12-09-2013

This week, the California State University, Chico campus community is once again gathering gifts for families in need during the holiday season.

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Students Awarded Prestigious Federal Study Abroad Scholarships

Dateline: 12-04-2013

Three California State University, Chico students with plans to study abroad this spring have received prestigious federal scholarships to help offset their costs.

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Professor’s Research on Prehistoric Californians’ Diets Is Topic of BSS Colloquium

Dateline: 11-27-2013

The College of Behavioral and Social Science (BSS) recognizes the outstanding scholarship of Professor Eric Bartelink, Department of Anthropology, at its annual BSS Faculty Colloquium Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium.

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New Dean Named for College of Business

Dateline: 11-20-2013

Judith Hennessey, most recently interim dean of the College of Business and Economics, CSU, Northridge (CSUN), has been named dean of California State University, Chico’s College of Business. 

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CSU, Chico Ranked Second in Nation for Study Abroad Program

Dateline: 11-19-2013

California State University, Chico has one of the best study abroad programs in the United States, according to a national ranking of student participation.

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Hundreds of Students to Discuss Policy Issues at Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 11-12-2013

California State University, Chico students will lead conversations on topics ranging from energy policy to college funding at a town hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium and other campus locations.  

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Student Newspaper Website Wins Second Place in College Competition

Dateline: 11-07-2013

California State University, Chico’s student newspaper, The Orion, won second place in the website category at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) fall convention.

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Agriculture Professor Joins Elite Science Advisory Board

Dateline: 11-07-2013

California State University, Chico agriculture professor Cynthia Daley has been named to the science advisory board for The Organic Center, a nonprofit research group in Washington, D.C. 

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Wells Fargo Gives $100,000 for Small Business Workshops

Dateline: 11-05-2013

The Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a part of the Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to support small-business workshops in Northeastern California.

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University Breaks Ground For New Arts and Humanities Building

Dateline: 11-04-2013

California State University, Chico is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking event Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. for the new 93,000-square-foot Arts and Humanities Building to replace Taylor Hall.

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CSU, Chico Students Chosen for Leadership Conference

Dateline: 10-31-2013

A select group of California State University, Chico students recently honed their leadership skills at a special invitation-only conference in San Diego for math-based majors. The event was sponsored by the California Utilities Diversity Council.

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Students Aim for Another Record-Breaking ‘Up ‘til Dawn’ Year

Dateline: 10-29-2013

Record numbers of dollars raised and students participating are goals for this year’s Up ‘til Dawn to be held Monday, Nov. 4, in Acker Gym from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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Multicultural Night Features Music, Dance, Spoken Word to Educate on Diverse Cultures

Dateline: 10-28-2013

Cultural celebration and education will characterize California State University, Chico’s 30th annual Multicultural Night Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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University Offers Array of Halloween Events for Students

Dateline: 10-23-2013

California State University, Chico is offering a wide range of Halloween activities for students this year to encourage a safe, healthy and fun celebration of the holiday.

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Forensic Conference Draws Leading Anthropologists Nov. 2

Dateline: 10-22-2013

Four of the nation’s foremost forensic specialists will gather at California State University, Chico to share their research and recent projects at the Chico Forensic Conference on Saturday, Nov. 2. 

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‘Food Day’ Celebrates Healthy, Affordable Food Choices Oct. 24

Dateline: 10-21-2013

Eating healthy, affordable and sustainable food will be the focus of Food Day, a free event at California State University, Chico Oct. 24.

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University Honors Best and Brightest Students at Rawlins Merit Scholarship Reception

Dateline: 10-18-2013

Seventeen California State University, Chico students with major achievements in the classroom and community were honored at the 32nd annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Scholarship Reception Oct. 15.  

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Chico Preview Day Attracts Prospective Students and Their Families

Dateline: 10-14-2013

California State University, Chico expects approximately 1,500 prospective students and their families at the 19th annual Chico Preview Day Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Job-Hunting Students to Meet Recruiters at Career Fair

Dateline: 10-14-2013

The Chico State Career Center will host its fall All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium. 

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Professor, Students Design Product Featured on ‘Shark Tank’ TV Program

Dateline: 10-11-2013

California State University, Chico manufacturing professor Daren Otten has worked with dozens of entrepreneurs over the years, but none has found as much success as Chris Johnson of Rapid Ramen. Johnson, a Sacramento businessman, recently landed a major deal with billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and is now fast-tracking distribution of a product designed by Otten and a team of CSU, Chico students.

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Bald Is Beautiful Fundraiser Creates Solidarity With Cancer Victims

Dateline: 10-10-2013

To raise awareness and support the children who lose their hair during chemotherapy and radiation treatment, California State University, Chico students will shave their heads next week at the Bald Is Beautiful fundraising event Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Trinity Commons. 

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Student Vets Highlighted at Honoring Our Veterans Event

Dateline: 10-10-2013

California State University, Chico will host a very special event saluting all veterans two days before Veterans Day. Honoring Our Veterans will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon on campus at Colusa Hall.  

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Campus Successes and Goals in Sustainability Highlighted

Dateline: 10-08-2013

California State University, Chico’s aims and achievements in sustainability will be on display Wednesday, Oct. 23, when schools across the country celebrate Campus Sustainability Day 2013.

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Fall 2013 Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins Wednesday, Oct. 9

Dateline: 10-08-2013

The Gateway Science Museum presents the fall 2013 Museum Without Walls lecture series: “What’s Underfoot.” This series focuses on various ecological, geological and geophysical phenomena that exist at or below Earth’s surface. Presentations will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 9 and ending Oct. 30, 2013.

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Kinesiology Professor Wins Fulbright to Conduct Research in Ireland

Dateline: 10-04-2013

California State University, Chico kinesiology professor Kevin Patton received a Fulbright Specialist Award to conduct research for six weeks in Limerick, Ireland.

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Splat! Pumpkin Drop Delights Children Day of Halloween

Dateline: 10-04-2013

California State University, Chico’s Society of Physics Students present the 26th annual Pumpkin Drop Thursday, Oct. 31, at noon on the south side of Butte Hall.

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Teacher Preparation Grant to Aid Students with Disabilities

Dateline: 10-02-2013

California State University, Chico’s School of Education has received a five-year $1,249,996 grant to train 100 future teachers to work with K-12 students with moderate to severe disabilities.

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First-Ever Wildcat Cruise Celebrates Joy of Bicycling Through Chico

Dateline: 10-01-2013

The first-ever Wildcat Cruise, a leisurely bike ride through downtown Chico and Lower Bidwell Park, will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of California State University, Chico’s fourth annual Chico Experience Week.

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Campus Invited to Join Walk Focused on Improving Safety

Dateline: 10-01-2013

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee will lead the ninth annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Campus community members are encouraged to take part.

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Annual Economic Forecast Conference Slated for January

Dateline: 12-16-2013

The Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico is proud to announce that this year’s Economic Forecast Conference, “Healthy Time to Grow,” will be on Jan. 16, 2014, at the Gold Country Event Center. The conference will provide valuable economic insight regarding the direction of our national, state and regional economies to our community, business and health care leaders. It will focus on health care as an opportunity for economic growth, exploring in depth the many ways we in the North State can leverage our assets in this quickly evolving, far-reaching industry. 

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Simulation Center Open House Celebrates Seven Years of Service to Students, Community

Dateline: 09-27-2013

The Rural Northern California Simulation Center, a medical skills training center for local doctors, nurses and students, will celebrate seven years of service to the community at an open house Oct. 7.

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Student’s Spirit of Giving Saves a Life

Dateline: 09-26-2013

It took only a few seconds, and then she rushed off to class. But two years ago, Hilary Ingram’s giving spirit ended up saving a life and bringing her fame she never could have expected.

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College of Natural Sciences Hosts All-Alumni Reunion Oct. 11-12

Dateline: 09-24-2013

California State University, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences will host its first alumni reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12.

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Fourth Annual Chico Experience Week Brings Campus, Community Together Oct. 4-13

Dateline: 09-24-2013

Special community events, renewed friendships and a love of all things Chico are all in store during the fourth annual Chico Experience Week, Oct. 4-13. 

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Fall Brings New and Engaging Exhibits for Visitors of All Ages

Dateline: 09-19-2013

Explore seismology, hydrology, kinematics, the ecology of fungi and much more in the fall exhibit season, opening Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Gateway Science Museum. 

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CSU, Chico Named to Military Friendly Schools List for Fourth Year

Dateline: 09-13-2013

California State University, Chico’s support for veterans has been recognized for a fourth year in a row with an honor accorded the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country.

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Volunteers Clean Up Sacramento River After Labor Day

Dateline: 09-11-2013

A group of student volunteers from California State University, Chico floated down the Sacramento River Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. for a cleanup event.  Volunteers were from on-campus departments that included Associated Students (AS) Sustainability, AS Recycling and AS Adventure Outings. Butte County officials and California State Parks were invaluable partners in the cleanup effort. Donations for the cleanup were provided by Chico’s Lowe’s Home Improvement and Mangrove Round Table Pizza.  

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Book in Common, “The Yellow Birds,” Kick-off in City Plaza Sept. 12

Dateline: 09-10-2013

The first in a series of events exploring “The Yellow Birds,” the 2013-14 Book in Common, will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Chico’s City Plaza. The Book in Common is a joint project of California State University, Chico; Butte College; the City of Chico; and Butte County.

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Registration Now Open for the 19th Annual CELT Conference on Wellness, Personal and Social Responsibility

Dateline: 09-10-2013

The California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Faculty Recognition and Support Committee and Office of the Provost are proud to present the 19th Annual CELT Conference, October 9-11, on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Renowned Political Scientist to Keynote Constitution Day Event Sept. 16

Dateline: 09-06-2013

A nationally recognized expert in American politics will address students and others at California State University, Chico during an event observing Constitution Day on Sept. 16. 

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Seniors Score High on National Exam Assessing Learning

Dateline: 09-05-2013

California State University, Chico seniors scored exceptionally high this spring on a national test assessing analytical thinking and writing skills. This is the fifth time CSU, Chico seniors fared well on the exam compared to students across the country.

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School of Nursing to Host Screening of Documentary on Health Care System

Dateline: 09-03-2013

The California State University, Chico School of Nursing will host a free screening Sept. 17 of a documentary film examining one of the most hotly debated issues of our day: the national health care system.  

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New Version of Chico State Mobile App Enhances Campus Experience

Dateline: 08-30-2013

Forget what time your next class starts? Need help navigating around campus? Wondering when the next Campus Connection shuttle comes? This information and more can be found in the newest version of the Chico State Mobile App, released in time for the fall semester. 

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University Hosts Graduate and Professional School Fair

Dateline: 08-27-2013

Representatives from almost 50 graduate schools, in addition to representatives from California State University, Chico master's programs, will gather at the Graduate and Professional School Fair on Sept. 11, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Students, alumni and community members are welcome to attend this free event to learn more about specific graduate programs and the admissions process.

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Gateway Science Museum Presents “An Evening To Treasure – Mysteries of the Sea”

Dateline: 08-27-2013

Gateway Science Museum will host its 3rd annual fall event, “An Evening to Treasure” on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Manzanita Place. Over the course of this fun and unique evening, the museum will highlight the successes of the past year and current exhibits on display.

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Alternate Events Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Dateline: 08-26-2013

California State University, Chico is offering a variety of activities for students throughout Labor Day weekend starting Thursday, Aug. 29.

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$2 Million Gift for Agriculture Students Establishes Largest Scholarship Fund in University History

Dateline: 08-22-2013

California State University, Chico announced the largest scholarship gift in the history of the University, the Bell Family Presidential Scholarship Endowment, Aug. 22 at a news conference streamed live on the web from Meriam Library.

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University Joins List of Top Veteran-Friendly Schools

Dateline: 08-19-2013

California State University, Chico has been named a top veteran-friendly school by U.S. Veterans Magazine in its 2013 Best-of-the-Best survey. The University is listed in the summer 2013 issue, on newsstands now and online at usveteransmagazine.com. 

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CSU, Chico Places Second in National Fundraising Competition for St. Jude’s

Dateline: 08-15-2013

In 2012, for the seventh time in as many years, California State University, Chico students were among the top fundraisers for a national fundraising competition benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Expanded Student Orientation Emphasizes Successful and Safe Transition to University Life

Dateline: 08-12-2013

California State University, Chico has long had an extensive new student orientation in the fall, but entering freshman and transfers this year will have many more workshops, meetings and activities to attend from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25.

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University Repeats on Exclusive ‘Green Honor Roll’

Dateline: 08-12-2013

California State University, Chico is once again in an elite group of schools across the country singled out for their exemplary environmental programs and policies.

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Online Social Work Program Ranked No. 2 Nationwide

Dateline: 07-31-2013

California State University, Chico’s online undergraduate program for social work has been ranked second in the nation for affordability and credibility by GetEducated.com.

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CSU, Chico Graduate Student Earns CSU’s Top Honor, $10,000 Scholarship

Dateline: 07-31-2013

California State University, Chico graduate student Tim Sain has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the $10,000 Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholarship, the CSU system’s highest student award.

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Journalism Student Selected to Attend Competitive Newsroom Trainings

Dateline: 07-30-2013

California State University, Chico journalism student Tercius Bufete has been selected to participate in prestigious training programs at two large journalism conferences this fall.

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Teachers Share Ideas to Improve Schools

Dateline: 07-24-2013

California State University, Chico is hosting a professional development conference today and tomorrow, July 24-25, for approximately 230 teachers across the state.

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Upward Bound Hosts College and Career Fair

Dateline: 07-17-2013

California State University, Chico’s Upward Bound program will host a College and Career Fair at Bidwell Presbyterian Church on Friday, July 19, for the 230 students who are living and attending classes on campus this summer. 

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Renowned Scientist to Give Seminar on Measuring Atmospheric Turbulence

Dateline: 07-11-2013

Danish scientist Jakob Mann, a respected authority on atmospheric physics, will give a seminar on wind turbulence at California State University, Chico on Tuesday, July 16, at 9 a.m. 

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Summer Bridge Program Eases Freshman Transition for First-Generation College Students

Dateline: 07-03-2013

A weeklong program aimed at helping first-generation college students transition to university life begins Saturday, July 6, at California State University, Chico.

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