News Archive for Fall 2014

Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins Oct. 8

Dateline: 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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Fourteen Students to Receive Prestigious Rawlins Merit Awards

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

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

Dateline: 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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Renowned Climate Change Researcher to Give Lecture Sept. 30

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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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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Internationally Renowned Afro-Cuban Poet Coming to Campus

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

Dateline: 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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Seniors Win Scholarships From International Contractors Group

Dateline: 09-09-2014

Three students 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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Jefferson Scholars to Keynote Constitution Day Event

Dateline: 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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Gateway Science Museum Hosts An Evening to Treasure - Autumn Splendor

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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’

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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’

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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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Oct. 18 Event Celebrates New Exhibits at Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 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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Autism Camp Receives Support From Business

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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

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

Dateline: 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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Summer Program Attracts Top-flight Math Students

Dateline: 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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Kids Crack the Case at Gateway Science Camp

Dateline: 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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Students Gain Research Experience at Summer Institute

Dateline: 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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Journalism Student Selected for Prestigious Newsroom Experience

Dateline: 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

Dateline: 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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