News Archive for Spring 2014

Chico Performances Announces 2014-2015 Season

Dateline: 06-30-2014

From speakeasy jazz to rootsy rock ‘n roll to classical ballet, there’s something for everyone in the 2014-2015 Chico Performances season at California State University, Chico.

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New Dean Named for College of Natural Sciences

Dateline: 06-30-2014

David Hassenzahl, most recently founding dean and professor at the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, has been named dean of California State University, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences.

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Associate Dean Clare Roby Elected National Association Vice President

Dateline: 06-19-2014

Clare Roby, associate dean of Regional and Continuing Education at California State University, Chico, has been elected vice president of the Association for Continuing Higher Education, a national organization representing 400 institutions.

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Sports Camp Empowers Kids With Disabilities

Dateline: 06-18-2014

Young people with physical disabilities are learning to overcome challenges and discover what they’re capable of achieving at the 28th annual Ability First Sports Camp, in full swing at California State University, Chico.

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University Selected for National Climate Leadership Award

Dateline: 06-16-2014

California State University, Chico has been selected for a national award by a leading sustainability organization for higher education.

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Summer Bridge Program Welcomes First-Generation College Students

Dateline: 06-16-2014

More than 200 first-generation college students will live and study at California State University, Chico starting Saturday, June 21, as part of the Summer Bridge program.

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K-12 Teachers to Report on Projects Enhancing Student Learning

Dateline: 06-12-2014

Teachers from inland counties of California will gather at California State University, Chico next week to share the results of applying new ideas designed to improve their schools and student learning.

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Diversion Excursion Diverts 17 Tons From Local Landfill

Dateline: 06-12-2014

Students and staff from California State University, Chico’s Housing and Food Service and Associated Students diverted more than 17 tons of waste from the local landfill when students moved out of the residence halls this spring.

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Summer Orientation Starts June 10 for New Students

Dateline: 06-09-2014

California State University, Chico’s Summer Orientation program begins Tuesday, June 10, with the first of 23 sessions for new students enrolling this fall. 

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CSU, Chico to Host Educators From Around the World

Dateline: 06-05-2014

Twenty educators from 19 different countries around the world will be arriving at California State University, Chico next week for a monthlong study of the diverse facets of U.S. society and culture.

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Student Sustainability Programs Earn Statewide Recognition

Dateline: 06-02-2014

The Associated Students (AS) at California State University, Chico has been selected for two best practice awards from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. 

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Chico State Welcomes Students from Tecnologico de Monterrey

Dateline: 06-02-2014

Thirty-three students from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, will participate in an intensive academic program in applied computer graphics at California State University, Chico today, June 2, through June 27. 

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Engineering Chair Wins National Earthquake Safety Award

Dateline: 05-27-2014

Curt Haselton, chair of California State University, Chico’s Department of Civil Engineering, has received the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI) 2013 Shah Family Innovation Prize for his contributions to the field of earthquake safety.

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Association’s New Chico Student Chapter Is World’s First

Dateline: 05-23-2014

A group of California State University, Chico students has formed the first-ever student chapter of the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), a global nonprofit supporting event professionals. 

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Outstanding Students Recognized at Spring Awards Ceremony

Dateline: 05-21-2014

California State University, Chico honored its best and brightest at the 25th University Awards Reception on April 8. The annual event recognizes student achievements in academics, leadership, athletic excellence and community service. 

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Summer Season at Gateway Science Museum Begins May 24

Dateline: 05-15-2014

From medical practices to evolutionary biology, California’s past and present will come alive this summer in new and returning exhibits at the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico beginning May 24.

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CSU, Chico Students Tops in Conservation Competition

Dateline: 05-15-2014

California State University, Chico residence hall students led the way this year in a national competition to conserve electricity and water.

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Orion Wins Statewide General Excellence Award

Dateline: 05-13-2014

The Orion, California State University, Chico’s independent student-run news source, captured two first-place and two second-place awards in a statewide competition.

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Students Excel in Statewide Research Contest

Dateline: 05-12-2014

Three California State University, Chico students took first-place prizes home from the statewide CSU Student Research Competition at CSU, East Bay May 2-3. 

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Marketing Students Shine at National Conference

Dateline: 05-09-2014

California State University, Chico’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter won top honors for its exhibit and a second award for community service at the AMA’s 36th annual International Collegiate Conference April 10-12.

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Migrant Experience Is Subject for 2014-15 Book in Common

Dateline: 05-09-2014

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and Butte College President Kimberly Perry jointly announced today that the Book in Common for Academic Year 2014-15 will be “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande. 

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Design Expo Puts Student Projects in Spotlight

Dateline: 05-05-2014

Students in California State University’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management will showcase their yearlong projects at the sixth annual Capstone Design Expo on Tuesday, May 6. 

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Sales Students Capture Top Honors at Intercollegiate Contest

Dateline: 04-28-2014

A team of six students from California State University, Chico took first place among 13 teams in the 10th annual Western States Collegiate Sales Competition (WSCSC) April 24 and 25. 

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Tree of Peace Anniversary Celebrated

Dateline: 04-28-2014

Native American alumni, members of the Mechoopda Maidu Indian Tribe and other community members will gather at California State University, Chico this weekend to celebrate the planting of the Tree of Peace on campus 25 years ago.

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Fraternity and Sorority Members to Receive Leadership Awards

Dateline: 04-28-2014

California State University, Chico’s Student Life and Leadership office will host the second annual Greek Life Arete Reception Thursday, May 1, to honor exemplary students and chapters of campus fraternities and sororities. The event will be 6-8 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Border Searches Debated in 33rd Moot Court Competition

Dateline: 04-24-2014

California State University, Chico’s long-standing moot court competition begins next week with 32 student teams debating the controversial topic of border control searches. 

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Students Shine in Health Services Competition

Dateline: 04-22-2014

California State University, Chico’s Health Services Administration team placed second in the Northern California Health Services Administration College Bowl Saturday, April 19, in Sacramento.

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Arboretum Tours Offered May 1

Dateline: 04-22-2014

CSU, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering a free tour of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs on Thursday, May 1. The tour meets at 9:30 a.m. in front of the visitor center of the mansion; parking is free.

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Model United Nations Team Snags Top Honors at National Conference

Dateline: 04-22-2014

A team of 23 students from California State University, Chico took home the top award from the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City April 11-18, beating out nearly 200 colleges and universities from around the world. 

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University Hosts West’s Largest Collegiate Sales Competition April 24-25

Dateline: 04-21-2014

Professional sales students at California State University, Chico will host those from 11 other regional universities for the 10th annual Western States Collegiate Sales Competition (WSCSC) on Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25.

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Professor Co-author of New Book on Language Teaching

Dateline: 04-18-2014

Teaching a second language has never been more important, and California State University, Chico professor Denise Minor and a UC Davis colleague have written an innovative new manual on the subject.

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Luncheon Honors Outstanding Retired Faculty, Staff

Dateline: 04-18-2014

The fifth annual Retired Faculty and Staff Hall of Honor event will be held Thursday, May 15, at Manzanita Place, starting at 11 a.m. The event recognizes special individuals who have made lasting contributions to California State University, Chico and the Chico community. 

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Imagineer Day to Engage, Educate Children in Science Concepts

Dateline: 04-18-2014

About 130 local children will build bottle rockets, drop eggs and fly a quadcopter to learn about science principles during Imagineer Day on Saturday, April 26. The event is hosted by the California State University, Chico’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Langdon Engineering Center. 

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Entrepreneurial Teens Compete for SAGE California Title

Dateline: 04-18-2014

More than 50 high school students from Northern California will be traveling to Chico this Saturday, April 19, to compete to become the SAGE CA champion and earn an invitation to represent California at the SAGE USA event in Pittsburgh.  

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Students Get Certified in Bystander Intervention for Prescription Drug Awareness Week

Dateline: 04-17-2014

More than 300 student volunteers at California State University, Chico will participate in the Red Watch Band Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, certifying them to respond to an alcohol- or drug-related emergency. The event is one in a series planned by the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) for Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-26.

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Regional Conference Builds Support for Student Veterans

Dateline: 04-15-2014

Increasing the number of, and support for, student veterans throughout the North State will be addressed at a regional conference Wednesday, April 16, in Selvester’s Café on the California State University, Chico campus.

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Students Put Policy Issues in Spotlight at Town Hall Meeting

Dateline: 04-14-2014

California State University, Chico students will lead conversations on topics ranging from immigration to food and water policies at a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium and other campus locations.  

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Students Organize Conference to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking April 14–17

Dateline: 04-11-2014

More than 2,000 are expected to attend the Stop Trafficking of Persons (STOP) conference at California State University, Chico April 14–17. The third annual student-run event is aimed at raising awareness of the modern-day slave trades that abound both domestically and abroad. 

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Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships

Dateline: 04-09-2014

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

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Music Industry Students Lobby With Stars in Washington April 2-3, Will Cohost Downtown Music and Arts Faire April 17

Dateline: 04-09-2014

California State University, Chico music industry students had a unique opportunity last week to participate in an awards ceremony and lobbying effort in Washington, D.C., involving big names in the recording industry.

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Graduate Student Shares Sustainability Research in Interactive Exhibit

Dateline: 04-08-2014

California State University, Chico graduate student Robert Stevens will present his research on sustainable clothing practices in a multifaceted exhibit titled “Seed to Skin” on Wednesday, April 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Selvester’s Café. 

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Events Steer Students Toward Careers in Booming Aging Industry

Dateline: 04-08-2014

California State University, Chico’s Interdisciplinary Center on Aging (ICOA) will host Careers in Aging Week April 9-17. The national event is aimed at bringing awareness to the growing shortage of people trained to meet the needs of older adults. 

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Research Symposium Showcases Student Scholarship

Dateline: 04-08-2014

California State University, Chico’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) will host its 13th annual Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).  

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Love Every Body Week Promotes Eating Disorders Awareness

Dateline: 04-08-2014

The student health organization Embodied at California State University, Chico will host a series of events related to Love Every Body Week through April 11.  

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Machiavelli Expert to Address Students April 8

Dateline: 04-07-2014

Leading political theorist John Scott will present “Do the Ends Justify the Means? A Conversation About Machiavelli” at California State University, Chico on Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in PAC 144.

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Center for Entrepreneurship’s eWeek Features Expert Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

Dateline: 04-07-2014

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, California State University, Chico is hosting a series of events during the annual eWeek April 7-11, 2014.

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Students to Tackle Diversity, Discrimination Issues in Chico Great Debate

Dateline: 04-04-2014

Diversity and discrimination issues 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, April 11, in the Chico City Council Chambers.

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Spring Student Showcase Celebrates Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement

Dateline: 04-04-2014

The California State University, Chico Office of the Provost and the Council of Academic Deans invite students, faculty, staff and the community to the 2014 Spring Student Showcase.

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April 9 Career Fair Welcomes All Majors

Dateline: 04-01-2014

The Chico State Career Center will host its spring All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Journalism Student Ben Mullin Earns Fellowships with Google, Poynter Institute

Dateline: 03-27-2014

California State University, Chico graduating senior Ben Mullin has been selected for two prestigious journalism fellowships: the 10-week summer Google Fellowship and the yearlong Naughton Fellowship. Both take place at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Gateway Science Museum Presents Spring Lecture Series

Dateline: 03-28-2014

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will present four special lectures in April as part of its spring 2014 Museum Without Walls (MWOW) series.

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Take Back the Night Event Slated for April 3

Dateline: 03-28-2014

The Associated Students’ Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) at California State University, Chico will present its Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium. The biannual event brings together university and community members in protest against rape and other forms of sexual violence. 

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Founders Week Features Great Events, High Achievers

Dateline: 03-27-2014

California State University, Chico will proudly honor its long heritage and the great achievements of its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during the annual Founders Week celebration held in April.

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CNAP to Present Obesity Prevention Innovations in National Teleconference April 10

Dateline: 03-26-2014

Michele Buran, physical activity specialist at California State University, Chico’s Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), will present the center’s Promoting Activity Through Playground Stencils project in a national teleconference on April 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST.  

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Nutrition Professor Dawn Clifford Wins Outstanding Educator Award

Dateline: 03-26-2014

California State University, Chico nutrition and food science professor Dawn Clifford has received an Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  

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Cats in the Community Day of Service and Other Events Honor César Chávez

Dateline: 03-13-2014

California State University, Chico will celebrate César Chávez Day with a number of special activities, including the popular ’Cats in the Community clean-up Monday, March 31.

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The Orion Wins Multiple Awards in Statewide, National Competitions

Dateline: 03-10-2014

California State University, Chico’s student-run newspaper, The Orion, took home 12 awards in two days from several collegiate newspaper competitions. 

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University Named Founding Member of Climate Resiliency Pact

Dateline: 03-07-2014

Stepping out as a leader in sustainability, California State University, Chico has been selected as a founding member of the national Alliance for Resilient Campuses. President Paul Zingg made the announcement today during the University’s ninth annual This Way to Sustainability Conference. 

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Professor Michael Coyle Receives Professional Achievement Honors

Dateline: 03-07-2014

The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee at California State University, Chico has selected political science professor Michael Coyle for the 2013–2014 Professional Achievement Honors Award. This award recognizes faculty who best exemplify the teacher-scholar model over the past three years.

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Students Partner with Salvation Army, City of Chico to Build Transitional Housing

Dateline: 03-06-2014

Ceremonial Wall-Raising Event on Saturday, March 15, Will Kick Off Blitz Build

Keeping with an annual tradition of aiding those in need, students from California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management (ECC) will forego their spring break vacations in order to build two duplexes in just nine days for families transitioning out of rehabilitation. 

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Gateway Science Museum Presents Third Annual Career Day March 10

Dateline: 03-04-2014

California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum will host its third annual career day for high school and university students interested in the life sciences on Monday, March 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Spring Events Explore 2013-14 Book in Common, “The Yellow Birds”

Dateline: 02-25-2014

Several events exploring the 2013-14 Book in Common, “The Yellow Birds,” are planned this spring at California State University, Chico.

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CSU, Chico Wins Award for Social Media Program

Dateline: 02-24-2014

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII, has announced that California State University, Chico received a 2013 Award of Excellence in the area of digital communications and social media.

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College of Business Receives Strong Accreditation Approval

Dateline: 02-24-2014

California State University, Chico’s College of Business has had its accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International extended for a full five-year period.

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Emeritus Professor and Expert Witness Ed Bronson to Give Talk on Death Penalty

Dateline: 02-21-2014

California State University, Chico Emeritus Professor and expert witness Edward Bronson will give the presentation “My Life Fighting the Death Penalty” on Friday, Feb. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in Selvester’s Café.

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University Employees Receive Statewide CalFresh Awards

Dateline: 02-21-2014

Two staff members from California State University, Chico’s Center for Nutrition and Activity Program (CNAP) received top honors at this year’s CalFresh Forum, held Feb.18 in Sacramento.

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Outdoor Trips Offer New Students Healthy, Adventurous Transition

Dateline: 02-20-2014

New students to California State University, Chico can make friends and build skills needed for college life through an innovative outdoor program called Wildcat Wilderness Orientation (WWO). 

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Student Service Project Aims to Improve Public Safety

Dateline: 02-20-2014

A group of California State University, Chico students has set out to improve local public safety by mapping out unlit street lamps in areas surrounding campus. 

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Four Selected for 2014 Outstanding Project Director Awards

Dateline: 02-19-2014

California State University, Chico’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RESP) has selected four recipients for its 2014 Outstanding Project Director Awards. The annual awards recognize faculty and staff who have been successful in securing and managing funding awards from external sponsors. Awardees were selected by RESP staff and will be honored at a Feb. 26 campus event.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 124th Commencement

Dateline: 05-12-2014

California State University, Chico’s 124th Commencement will feature two graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2014, Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, along with a number of other graduation events and celebrations leading up to the weekend.

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University a Finalist in National Higher Education Sustainability Competition

Dateline: 02-13-2014

California State University, Chico has been named a finalist in a national sustainability competition. The University will next create a video showcasing its efforts, in hopes of winning the competition.

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Student Groups Host Business and IT Career Fair Feb. 26

Dateline: 02-12-2014

Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Chi Theta and the California State University, Chico Career Center will host the spring Business, IT & SAP Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. 

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Registration Open for University’s This Way to Sustainability Conference IX

Dateline: 02-05-2014

Registration is now open for California State University, Chico’s ninth annual This Way to Sustainability Conference, the nation’s largest student-run conference. Slated for March 6-8 in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU), the event is expected to draw more than 1,400 participants and nearly 150 speakers exploring approaches to a sustainable society.

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Trees Gracing University Campus and Mansion Grounds Featured on Tour

Dateline: 02-04-2014

California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering a free tour of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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Free Tax Preparation Offered at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 01-31-2014

California State University, Chico’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, has partnered with the Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. (CAABCI) to provide free tax-preparation services starting Saturday, Feb. 1.

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CSU, Chico English Professor Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Dateline: 01-31-2014

California State University, Chico English professor Kim Jaxon has received an award for teaching excellence from the California Association of Teachers in English (CATE). 

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Black History Month Celebrated with Numerous Events at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 01-30-2014

California State University, Chico will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events, beginning with a student-led discussion, “Legacies Lost: Trayvon Martin and Victims of Violence,” Monday, Feb. 3, and culminating in the ninth annual Rent Party on Feb. 27.

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University Recognized for Campus Mental Health Programs

Dateline: 01-22-2014

California State University, Chico has earned a seal of approval from the Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students. 

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University Named to List of Colleges with Best Return on Investment

Dateline: 01-16-2014

An undergraduate education from California State University, Chico offers one of the nation’s highest returns on investment (ROI), according to a new list published by BestColleges.com. 

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Food Services Lauded for Healthy and Sustainable Practices

Dateline: 01-15-2014

California State University, Chico’s dining services are featured in a GoodHousekeeping.com article rating university and college cafeterias for quality and sustainability.

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New Course Explores Strategies of Successful Tech Companies

Dateline: 01-15-2014

The dos and don’ts of launching a successful technical startup business will be revealed in a new course offered at California State University, Chico this spring, with help from some of the region’s most notable entrepreneurs.

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New Maritime Exhibit at Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Showcased in Grand Opening

Dateline: 01-14-2014

A new exhibit exploring Gold Rush-era maritime culture and navigation will be highlighted during a reception at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico on Thursday, Jan. 23. 

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CSU, Chico Online Bachelor Degree Programs Rank Well in U.S. News Survey

Dateline: 01-09-2014

California State University, Chico has improved to the top 15 percent of all online bachelor degree programs in the country based on U.S. News & World Report’s annual assessment.

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New Year Brings New Exhibits to Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 01-08-2014

The evolutionary process, the beauty of the Sacramento River and our changing state are explored in an exciting new exhibit season at California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum starting Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Five Selected for 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards

Dateline: 01-07-2014

California State University, Chico’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee has made its selections for the Outstanding Professor, Teacher, Research Mentor, Academic Advisor and Faculty Service awards for 2013-2014. These awards are the highest awards within the University, and they are especially valued because faculty members are nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee. President Zingg announced the awards to the campus in late December.

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Location Change: Dr. Tanya Erzen lecture

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