CSU, Chico News

News Archive for Fall 2014

Students Hone Sales Skills in Campus Competition

12-31-2014

Students in California State University, Chico’s Professional Sales Program gained real-world experience pitching representatives from major U.S. companies during the fourth annual Sweet 16 Sales Competition on campus Dec. 5.

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University Named to Green Lists

12-29-2014

California State University, Chico has once again received recognition for its leadership in sustainability.

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Six Selected for 2014-’15 Outstanding Faculty Awards

12-17-2014

California State University, Chico’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee has announced its selections for the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

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Study Abroad Program Expands, Receives Recognition

12-16-2014

California State University, Chico’s Study Abroad program continues to expand and receive recognition for the quality of its program and its student participants.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives Second $1 Million Grant

12-15-2014

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded California State University, Chico a second $1 million endowment for its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

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University Foundation Board Approves Divestment of Fossil Fuel Holdings

12-12-2014

California State University, Chico’s University Foundation Board of Governors voted Wednesday, Dec. 10, to change its investment policy and divest of holdings in fossil fuel companies.

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Student Contractors Recognized Nationally for ‘Blitz Build’ Project

12-11-2014

Students in California State University, Chico’s chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) have received national recognition for their volunteer work constructing transitional housing in Chico earlier this year.

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Forensics Students Speak Their Way to Tournament Success

12-10-2014

California State University, Chico’s speech and debate team earned significant recognition at the season’s final tournament Dec. 7, the inaugural 2014 Birney Young Burning Passion Invitational at UC Berkeley.

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Students Present Research on North State Poverty Dec. 10

12-09-2014

Students in a first-year course at California State University, Chico will present their research tracking poverty in the North State’s 12 counties during a showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Tehama 116.

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Model United Nations Team Captures Top Regional Award

12-09-2014

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. 21-23 in Seattle, Washington.

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Holiday Brightened by Needy Children Program

12-09-2014

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

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CSU, Chico Online Education Gets Top Rating

12-03-2014

California State University, Chico has been ranked No. 1 in the state for online education by a popular technology and education website.

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Students Showcase Work in Civic Engagement, Sustainability

12-02-2014

Two events showcasing the work of nearly 700 students are slated for Tuesday, Dec. 9: the bi-annual Civic Engagement Forum and the Sense of Place Exhibit.

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School of the Arts Presents 'A Conversation with Kevin Lyman' Dec. 4

12-01-2014

California State University, Chico’s School of the Arts Productions invites campus and community members to a special presentation featuring music industry icon and CSU alum Kevin Lyman on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in Performing Arts Center Room 134.

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Students Set Records For Greek Week Philanthropy

11-18-2014

California State University, Chico’s social Greek organizations set records during Greek Week this fall for philanthropic contributions.

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Lifelong Learning Institute's Marketing Efforts Receive National Recognition

11-18-2014

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Chico has received national recognition for its recent efforts to boost membership and fundraising.

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Professor Selected for Smithsonian Art Fellowship

11-17-2014

California State University, Chico art history professor Rachel Middleman has been selected for a Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship, one of the nation’s most distinguished awards in American art. She will spend the spring 2015 semester at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., conducting research for her book project on women and art.

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Lecturer Appointed Deputy Director for State Health Care Services

11-14-2014

Claudia Crist, a multicultural health and health care delivery systems lecturer at California State University, Chico, has been appointed deputy director of health care delivery systems at the California Department of Health Care Services.

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CSU, Chico Receives Veteran-Friendly Honors for Fifth Straight Year

11-14-2014

For the fifth consecutive year, California State University, Chico has been named to lists honoring schools that offer the best services to veterans.

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Political Science Chair to Present Research on Over-Policing

11-13-2014

California State University, Chico political science chair Ryan Patten will present the findings of his recent book, “Hunting for ‘Dirtbags’: Why Cops Over-Police the Poor and Racial Minorities,” at a faculty colloquium on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Hosted by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the event begins with a poster session at 5:30 p.m. followed by Patten’s keynote address at 6:15 p.m. Both occur in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Museum Hosts Farm-to-Fork Career Day Nov. 17

11-13-2014

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico is pleased to host its fourth career day for high school and university students on Monday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Orion Student Newspaper Wins National Awards

11-10-2014

California State University, Chico’s student-run newspaper, The Orion, has received the Associated College Press’ (ACP) Newspaper Pacemaker Award, one of college media’s highest achievements. The award was announced at the ACP’s national convention in Philadelphia Nov. 1.

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CSU, Chico Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition’

11-05-2014

California State University, Chico’s College of Business has been rated as outstanding in a new book by the Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based company known for its college rankings and test-preparation courses.

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Students Put Policy Issues in Focus at Town Hall Meeting

11-04-2014

California State University, Chico students will tackle issues ranging from the environment to the economy at a town hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium and other campus locations. Event coordinators anticipate more than 700 student and community participants.

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Research Links Prison Realignment Laws to Increased Jail Violence

11-04-2014

A new study led by a team of California State University, Chico researchers has found that jail violence in California has increased significantly since passage of the state’s 2011 Realignment Legislation Addressing Public Safety (AB 109).

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Students Volunteer for 'Blitz Plant' in South Chico

11-03-2014

Geography and planning and construction management students from California State University, Chico will plant 32 trees in two south Chico neighborhoods on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. Trees will be planted near the Butte County Housing Authority project at 1172 Humboldt Ave. and at the Torres Community Shelter at 101 Silver Dollar Way.

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Reindeer-Herder Research Unearths New Insights

10-27-2014

A California State University, Chico professor’s work in Mongolia is shedding new light on prehistoric people.

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Career and Internship Job Fair Slated for Nov. 5

10-27-2014

The Chico State Career Center will host its Career and Internship Job Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Activities Planned for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

10-21-2014

A number of events and activities have been planned at California State University, Chico as part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which is Oct. 19-25.

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Campus Hosts ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ Event

10-20-2014

California State University, Chico will host a special event on campus saluting veterans Friday, Nov. 7, prior to the Veterans Day holiday Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Animation Students Place Third In National Film Competition

10-20-2014

Animation design students at California State University, Chico placed third in a national competition that asked them to create a 30-second film in just 24 hours.

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University Welcomes Prospective Students, Families on Chico Preview Day

10-15-2014

California State University, Chico expects more than 1,500 prospective students and their families at the 20th annual Chico Preview Day Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Moonlight Walk Focuses on Campus Safety

10-15-2014

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and members of the Public Safety Committee will lead the 10th annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Thursday, Oct. 23. Campus community members are encouraged to take part.

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Summer Travel Yields Rich Returns for Business Students

10-14-2014

International business acumen, group leadership skills and an appreciation for other cultures are just a few of the intangible assets gained by nearly two dozen California State University, Chico students who traveled to Europe on a 10-day, three-country tour last June.

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Construction Management Faculty Member Receives National Award

10-14-2014

California State University, Chico construction management department lecturer David Shirah has received the Design-Build Institute of America’s 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Named

10-13-2014

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg announced today, Oct. 13, that Susan Elrod, CSU, Chico alumna and dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno, has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

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Speech and Debate Students Win Bid to National Contest

10-10-2014

Outstanding student performances at a collegiate speech and debate contest have landed California State University, Chico its first bids to a national forensics tournament in 2015.

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Students Put Privatization Issues in Spotlight at Chico Great Debate

10-08-2014

Privatization and the role of the government will be in focus for nearly 2,000 students from California State University, Chico and Butte College who will participate in the Chico Great Debate on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Chico City Council Chambers.

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Oct. 18 Event Celebrates New Exhibits at Gateway Science Museum

10-07-2014

Farm animals, high-tech tractors and other interactive demonstrations will educate and entertain visitors at a special event at California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Annual Pumpkin Drop to Entertain, Educate Children Oct. 30

10-07-2014

California State University, Chico’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) will present the 27th annual Pumpkin Drop Thursday, Oct. 30, at noon on the south side of Butte Hall.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins Oct. 8

10-06-2014

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will present four special lectures in October as part of its fall 2014 Museum Without Walls series.

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First-ever Local Job Fair to Connect Students with Area Employers

10-06-2014

Build.com, Butte County and the California Highway Patrol are among the employers slated to attend the first-ever Local Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at California State University, Chico. The event is hosted by the Chico State Career Center in conjunction with Butte College.

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Fourteen Students to Receive Prestigious Rawlins Merit Awards

10-01-2014

Fourteen California State University, Chico students with major achievements in the classroom and the community will be honored at the 33rd annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award reception on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Colusa Hall.

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Author Discusses Personal Journey and New Book on Creativity

09-29-2014

Artist and author Simón Silva will come to California State University, Chico next month to give an address connected to this year’s Book in Common and train teachers in using creativity in K-12 classrooms.

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Fifth Annual Chico Experience Week Unites Campus, Community Oct. 10-19

09-29-2014

Special community events, alumni reunions and a love for all things Chico are in store during the fifth annual Chico Experience Week, Oct. 10-19.

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Renowned Climate Change Researcher to Give Lecture Sept. 30

09-26-2014

Conservation biologist and climate change researcher Guy McPherson will present his lecture, “Climate Crisis, Are We There Yet?” at California State University, Chico, on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in Colusa Hall, Room 100B, and includes a discussion.

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CSU, Chico Receives $6.5 Million in Federal Funds for Teacher Training

09-26-2014

California State University, Chico has received one of 24 grants from the U.S. Department of Education to recruit, train and support new teachers primarily in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Concrete Industry Management Student Selected for $7,000 Mike Rowe Scholarship

09-22-2014

California State University, Chico concrete industry management student Michelle Ahola has been selected for a 2014 Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship. Ahola is the only concrete industry student in the country to receive the $7,000 award.

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Registration Now Open for the 20th Annual CELT Conference

09-17-2014

Educators throughout California are invited to join faculty, staff and students at California State University, Chico for the 20th annual Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Conference Oct. 1-3 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Conference to Highlight Challenges of Undocumented Students

09-16-2014

A daylong conference aimed at empowering undocumented students and their educators is planned for Friday, Oct. 3, at California State University, Chico. The Dreaming Without Boundaries conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.

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Pre-veterinary Student Selected for Prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award

09-15-2014

Natalie Holmberg-Douglas, a fourth-year animal science and biochemistry major at California State University, Chico, has been selected for the Robert and Dorothy Talty Family Scholarship. The $6,000 award is among the 2014 CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement, the system’s highest distinction for students.

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Educational Talent Search and MESA Schools Programs Host Senior Admissions Seminar

09-15-2014

California State University, Chico’s TRiO Educational Talent Search and MESA Schools Program will hold their annual Senior Admissions Seminar workshop for program participants on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Bell Memorial Union from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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CSU, Chico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

09-15-2014

California State University, Chico is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a broad array of arts and lectures starting Monday, Sept. 15, and continuing through Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Arts and Civil Rights Trailblazer to Discuss Documentary About Her Life

09-12-2014

A little known champion for integration during the early 1950s will visit California State University, Chico next week during showings of a documentary about her life and times.

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Interim VP for Advancement Named

09-11-2014

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg announced today that Peter Smits, vice president emeritus at California State University, Fresno, has accepted a position as interim vice president for University Advancement.

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Seniors Win Scholarships From International Contractors Group

09-09-2014

Threestudents in California State University, Chico’s Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) have each received a $5,000 scholarship from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

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CSU, Chico Ranked Seventh Among Western Regional Universities by U.S. News

09-09-2014

California State University, Chico is seventh in the most recent ranking of regional public universities in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Jefferson Scholars to Keynote Constitution Day Event

09-09-2014

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf, world-renowned experts on Thomas Jefferson, will keynote a Constitution Day event at California State University, Chico on Monday, Sept. 22.

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Internationally Renowned Afro-Cuban Poet Coming to Campus

09-09-2014

Nancy Morejón, one of Cuba’s most celebrated poets, will give a bilingual reading of her recent work, “Homing Instincts/Querencias,” at California State University, Chico on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Bell Memorial Union Room 210.

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Gateway Science Museum Hosts An Evening to Treasure - Autumn Splendor

09-08-2014

Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will host its fourth annual fall event, An Evening to Treasure - Autumn Splendor, Oct. 11, 2014, at Manzanita Place. Over the course of this fun and unique evening, we will highlight the successes of the past year along with the current exhibits on display at Gateway Science Museum.

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Professor Leads Community Book Exchange Project

09-04-2014

Residents of the Barber neighborhood in Chico will soon have access to a free community book exchange, thanks in part to the efforts of California State University, Chico theatre professor Dan Schindler.

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Kohl’s Supports Career Center Internships for Fourth Year

09-03-2014

A recent gift from Kohl’s department store will support six students completing internships through California State University, Chico’s career center.

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Geography and Planning’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Slated for Sept. 5–7

08-29-2014

Field trips, walking tours and a campus geocache hunt are on the docket for the Department of Geography and Planning’s 50th anniversary celebration at California State University Chico, slated for Sept. 5–7, 2014.

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Alternate Events Once Again Offered for ‘Wildcat Way Weekend’

08-28-2014

Once again this year, California State University, Chico is offering a variety of activities for students on Labor Day weekend, starting Thursday, Aug. 29.

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Professor Co-Creates Online Learning Course for Higher Ed Faculty

08-27-2014

A new online course co-created by California State University, Chico English professor Kim Jaxon aims to help higher education faculty leverage the Internet to improve their teaching.

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Kickoff Event to Be Held for 2014-15 Book in Common ‘The Distance Between Us’

08-26-2014

A community kickoff event for the 2014-15 Book in Common will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Chico City Plaza from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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University Ranks High on Sierra Club’s Cool Schools List

08-25-2014

California State University, Chico has been named to the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools list, highlighting the nation’s greenest colleges and universities. CSU, Chico ranked No. 39, the highest of any CSU.

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‘Wildcat Welcome’ Enhances Students’ Transition to University Life

08-18-2014

California State University, Chico continues to expand its efforts to provide entering students with activities and information that will assist them in a successful start of the academic year.

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Student’s Bat Box Project Aims to Fill Data Gap

07-21-2014

You could say Aithne Loeblich is batty about bats.

The California State University, Chico biology student is spending much of her summer building shelters to attract the tiny winged creatures so she can study them more closely.

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Students Seek 2015 Community Service Project Proposals

07-15-2014

Students from California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management and a board of community advisors are seeking proposals for the students’ 2015 Community Service Project. The proposal deadline is Monday, Aug. 18.

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Autism Camp Receives Support From Business

07-14-2014

A California State University, Chico summer camp to aid autistic teens and adults through the arts is receiving unexpected funding from a prominent area business.

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Music Students Recognized for Service to North State

07-10-2014

Music education students at California State University, Chico earned an honorable mention in the National Association for Music Education’s Collegiate Chapter of Excellence awards program.

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Journalism Student Wins National Speech Contest

07-08-2014

When California State University, Chico student Morgan Dixon gave an example of an informative speech to her peers last spring, she never imagined it would land her first place in a national competition.

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Summer Program Attracts Top-flight Math Students

07-07-2014

California State University, Chico is once again hosting some of the best mathematics students in the country in June and July as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide them and high school math teachers with an opportunity to do challenging math research.

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Students Gain Research Experience at Summer Institute

07-02-2014

Chemistry students at California State University, Chico are gaining advanced lab skills and solving real-world problems at the Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI).

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Kids Crack the Case at Gateway Science Camp

07-02-2014

Junior investigators from Oroville School District got a crash course in forensics last week at the Gateway Science Museum’s Discovery Summer Camp held at California State University, Chico.

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Journalism Student Selected for Prestigious Newsroom Experience

07-02-2014

Quinn Western, a fourth-year journalism student at California State University, Chico, has been selected from a national pool to participate in the Online News Association’s 2014 Student Newsroom. She will produce digital news content during the association’s annual conference and awards banquet Sept. 25–27 in Chicago.

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CSU, Chico to Open Admissions for Spring 2015

07-01-2014

Beginning Aug. 1, 2014, California State University, Chico will accept applications from fully eligible upper-division transfer students for the spring 2015 semester.

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