CSU, Chico News

News Archive for Spring 2015

Summer Session Offers Accelerated Learning Options

06-30-2015

Nearly 3,000 Enrolled in CSU, Chico Summer Courses; Program in 96th Year

Nearly 3,000 students are earning university credit this summer through Regional & Continuing Education’s (RCE) summer session at California State University, Chico.

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North State Symphony Announces New Music Director Scott Seaton

06-17-2015

Award-winning conductor Scott Seaton has been named as the new music director of the North State Symphony. The announcement was made Wednesday, June 17, at a North State Symphony Board of Directors meeting in Redding.

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University Police Chief Appointed

06-15-2015

John Feeney, a captain and longtime member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), has been appointed chief of California State University, Chico’s University Police Department. He begins his new position July 1.

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Calling Center Students Set School Record, Reach $1 Million in Pledges in One Year

06-15-2015

For the first time in the 20-year history of the calling center at California State University, Chico, student callers have generated more than $1 million in gift pledges in a single fiscal year.

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Ability First Sports Camp Welcomes Youth with Disabilities June 21-27

06-15-2015

Young people with physical disabilities will be making California State University, Chico their home June 21–27 as they participate in the 30th annual Ability First Sports Camp on campus.

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Kids to Go to Infinity and Beyond at Gateway Science Camps

06-11-2015

Local school-age children will explore the final frontier during two weeklong camps in July at the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico. Themed “Astro Camp,” the program aims to provide campers with hands-on investigations of astronomy, space exploration, our solar system and meteorology.

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‘Frugal House’ Benefits North State Symphony

06-11-2015

Frugal House returns to Chico on June 19–20 as a fundraiser for the North State Symphony. Now in its seventh year, Frugal House offers designers a challenge: to create a memorably unique room in the Frugal House, without spending much money.

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ALVA-Produced Film Wins Emmy Award

06-09-2015

A documentary film created in the Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) at California State University, Chico, “Impact of the Frolic,” has been selected for a Northern California-area Emmy Award for 2014-2015.

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Local High School Students Experience College During Summer Residential Program

06-08-2015

Upward Bound Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Supporting College-Bound Students

Approximately 230 area high school students will be moving into Lassen and Shasta halls starting June 14 as part of California State University, Chico’s Upward Bound program.

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University Ranks No. 10 Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions

06-04-2015

California State University, Chico has been ranked No. 10 on the Peace Corps’ national 2015 list of top volunteer-producing Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI). HSIs are schools where Hispanics make up at least 25 percent of total enrollment, as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).

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Jacquez Appointed Dean of College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management

06-04-2015

Ricardo Jacquez, dean of the college of engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been named dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management (ECC) at California State University, Chico.

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Freedom in Elements Camp for People with Autism Slated for June 14-17

06-02-2015

Sponsors, Participants, Volunteers Needed for June 22 Golf Tournament Fundraiser

California State University, Chico’s Autism Clinic will host its Freedom in Elements camp June 14-17 focusing on increasing social skills and developing interpersonal relationships through movement, theatre, art, drama and music.

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Volunteers Divert 12 Tons from Landfill Following Campus Housing Move-Out

05-29-2015

Volunteers from California State University, Chico’s University Housing and Food Service and Associated Students (AS) diverted nearly 12 tons of waste from the local landfill when students moved out of campus residence halls earlier this month.

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University Partners with Project Lead The Way to Provide STEM Training for Region’s Teachers

05-29-2015

California State University, Chico’s Regional & Continuing Education has launched a new affiliation with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit provider of K–12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs. The partnership, announced at a May 27 campus event, aims to support North State teachers and schools through professional development and training.

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CSU, Chico Students Once Again Lead in Conservation Competition

05-29-2015

California State University, Chico residence hall students once again were national leaders in a competition to conserve electricity.

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Summer Orientation for New Students Begins June 9

05-28-2015

California State University, Chico’s Summer Orientation (Summer O!) program begins Tuesday, June 9, with the first of 23 daylong sessions aimed at easing new students’ transition to university life.

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Summer Exhibit Season at Gateway Science Museum Opens May 30

05-28-2015

California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum is pleased to host a variety of exhibitions throughout the summer, beginning Saturday, May 30, and continuing into September.

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Educators From 20 Countries Arrive This Week

05-26-2015

California State University, Chico will once again be hosting educators from around the world who are in the country for a month-long study of the diverse facets of U.S. society and culture.

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Students Awarded Federal Scholarships for Study Abroad

05-22-2015

Six California State University, Chico students have been selected for the federal Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to offset their costs of studying abroad in the 2015–2016 academic year.

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Nutrition Program Tops National List

05-22-2015

California State University, Chico’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science graduate program was recently ranked as one of the best in the United States.

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Students Win Health Services Competition

05-19-2015

California State University, Chico’s team of health services administration students won the 2015 California Statewide College Bowl, a jeopardy-style trivia competition that tests students’ knowledge in the 10 subject areas for the board certification exam for health services administrators.

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Student Tapped for Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarship

05-19-2015

California State University, Chico junior Nicolas Woo has received a prestigious Wang Family Scholarship to study in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Students Place Second in Statewide Research Competition

05-12-2015

Undergraduate history major Rodney Thomson and graduate geosciences student Kevin Anderson took second place in their respective sessions at the 2015 California State University Student Research Competition held at California State University, San Bernardino May 1–2.

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CSU, Chico Will Hold 125th Commencement Exercises

05-12-2015

Approximately 3,130 undergraduate and 300 graduate students will be taking part in California State University, Chico’s 125th Commencement this week starting Thursday, May 14, and continuing through Sunday, May 17.

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Students Win Sales Competition Fifth Year in Row

05-08-2015

CSU, Chico California State University, Chico achieved a “five-peat” April 23-24, winning the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition for the fifth year in a row.

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Boura Named Vice President for University Advancement and Chief Executive Officer of the University Foundation

05-05-2015

Ahmad Boura, vice president for institutional advancement at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, has been named vice president for University Advancement and chief executive officer of the University Foundation at California State University, Chico.

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Outstanding Retired Faculty, Staff Honored at May 14 Luncheon

05-04-2015

The Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (ERFSA) will host its sixth annual Hall of Honor Luncheon Thursday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chico Elks Lodge.

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Nursing Students Help Build Health Clinic Honoring Former Classmate

05-01-2015

May 6 Fundraiser Includes Screening of Film Featuring Kristina Chesterman: “The Power of the Heart”

Ground has broken on a health clinic in southern Nigeria honoring deceased California State University, Chico nursing student Kristina Chesterman, thanks largely to the efforts of her former classmates.

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Professors' Physical Education Film Slated to Screen May 4

04-30-2015

“No Excuses!” Documents Effects of Quality Physical Education Programming

California State University, Chico professors Cathrine Himberg and John Roussell will offer a free screening of their physical education documentary, “No Excuses!” on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in Holt 170.

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Nepal Disaster Relief Efforts Planned

04-29-2015

An event aimed at raising awareness about the devastating earthquake in Nepal and opportunities to support relief efforts there is planned for Wednesday, May 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Siskiyou Room 120.

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Student Projects Showcased in Engineering Design Expo

04-28-2015

Mechanical engineering and mechatronic engineering students at California State University, Chico will showcase their yearlong projects at the seventh annual Capstone Design Expo Tuesday, May 5.

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Student Fulbright Recipient to Spend Year in Mexico

04-22-2015

California State University, Chico senior Vianney Bernabe has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award and will spend nearly a year working and studying in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the second student in CSU, Chico’s history to receive this honor.

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Science, Math in Spotlight at MESA Day Regionals April 25

04-20-2015

More than 500 junior high and high school students will converge on California State University, Chico to showcase their innovative science, math and engineering projects at the MESA Day Regionals on Saturday, April 25.

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Model United Nation Team Named Outstanding Delegation at National Conference

04-13-2015

For the eighth time in nine years, California State University, Chico’s Model United Nations (MUN) team received the Outstanding Delegation award at the National (MUN) conference in New York City March 29—April 1.

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Book in Common for Academic Year 2015-16 Announced

04-13-2015

Butte College and California State University, Chico, are pleased to announce the Book in Common selection for academic year 2015-16: “Just Mercy,”by Bryan Stevenson.

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Vela Named Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

04-09-2015

Eddie Vela has been selected as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) at California State University, Chico, where he has served as interim dean of the college since 2013.

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Professor Selected for Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award

04-08-2015

California State University, Chico nutrition and food science professor Michelle Morris has received the regional Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a national organization.

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CLIC Hosts Water Awareness and Conservation Week

04-07-2015

‘Where Your Water Comes From’ a Theme April 20-24

Environmental advocates (EA) at California State University, Chico’s Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) will host the University’s first Water Week April 20-24.

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Founders Week Features Special Events, High Achievers

04-02-2015

California State University, Chico will once again recognize its long history and honor outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University during the annual Founders Week celebration held each April.

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Construction Management Students Reroof Durham Memorial Hall

04-02-2015

HVAC Units, Other Features Installed As Part of 2015 Community Service Project

Construction management students at California State University, Chico are reroofing the 6,000 square-foot Durham Memorial Hall and installing four heating and air conditioning (HVAC) units as part of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management’s 2015 Community Service Project.

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Richmond Appointed Acting President; Zingg Recuperates From Surgery

04-01-2015

Rollin Richmond, retired president of Humboldt State University, has assumed the position of acting president at California State University, Chico while President Paul Zingg recovers from bypass surgery.

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Technology Issues in Spotlight for Students in Chico Great Debate

04-01-2015

Technology-related issues and policies 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 3, in the Chico City Council Chambers. Topics to be discussed include social media addiction, drones in combat, artificial intelligence and genetic modification.

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Students Address Policy Issues at Town Hall Meeting April 16

03-26-2015

California State University, Chico students will tackle issues ranging from the environment to the economy at a town hall meeting Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium and other campus locations. Event coordinators anticipate more than 800 student and community participants.

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eWeek Attracts Successful Entrepreneurs to Campus April 20-24

03-26-2015

Entrepreneurial-Focused Events Planned throughout April

California State University, Chico’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) has released its schedule for the upcoming eWeek, to be held April 20-24 on the CSU, Chico campus. The event has become so successful organizers have planned activities throughout the month of April.

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Ten Students Selected for Statewide Research Competition

03-23-2015

Ten top presenters from California State University, Chico’s Student Research Competition have been selected to compete in the 29th annual CSU Student Research Competition at CSU, San Bernardino May 1-2.

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Choose Chico! Welcomes Thousands of Prospective Students, Families April 11

03-23-2015

More than 3,500 prospective students and their family members are expected to visit California State University, Chico during Choose Chico! on Saturday, April 11.

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April Career Fairs Connect Students, Employers

03-23-2015

California State University, Chico will host two career fairs and an industry-sponsored sales competition in April for students and alumni seeking jobs in education, sales and other fields.

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Rollin Richmond Appointed Acting President of California State University, Chico

03-18-2015

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Rollin Richmond as acting president of California State University, Chico. Current CSU, Chico President Paul J. Zingg recently underwent a medical procedure and is expected to fully recover following a recuperation period. Richmond will serve in a leadership role at the university until that time.

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Nursing Programs Top Regional, National Lists

03-18-2015

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing programs were recently ranked near the top of two lists of best nursing schools.

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‘Cats in the Community Day of Service, Other Events Planned to Honor César Chávez

03-18-2015

California State University, Chico students will honor the legacy of César Chávez with a ‘Cats in the Community clean-up and other events, Tuesday, March 31.

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Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins April 1

03-17-2015

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will present five special lectures in April as part of its spring 2015 Museum Without Walls series.

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Dance Chico! Weeklong Celebration Slated for March 22-28

03-16-2015

It’s an interesting, basic phenomenon. Your toddler is playing in the living room, and suddenly some music comes on. The toddler stops, lifts their head, smiles, begins to wiggle, move and, well … basically, dance. It’s inherent in our natures, a deep psychological need to express ourselves through movement.

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Tenth Annual This Way to Sustainability Conference Slated for March 26-27

03-12-2015

Environmental leaders from around the country will present the latest in sustainability research and thinking at the This Way to Sustainability X conference, slated for March 26-27 at California State University, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union.

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Theatre Students Win Awards at Regional Festival

03-05-2015

Two California State University, Chico theatre students took home awards from the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Feb. 17-21 in Ellensburg, Washington.

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The Orion Honored at State and National Competitions

03-04-2015

California State University, Chico’s student-run newspaper, The Orion, once again was awarded multiple honors at two annual major collegiate newspaper competitions.

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Professor Selected for Global Poetry Prize

03-03-2015

California State University, Chico professor Heather Altfeld has received the inaugural Poets at Work Book Prize for her first poetry collection, “The Disappearing Theatre.”

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Forensics Students Take Home Tournament Awards

03-03-2015

Two members of California State University, Chico’s speech and debate team earned awards at the Northern California Forensics Association’s Spring Champs tournament at City College of San Francisco Feb. 21-22.

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Community Invited to Participate in Public Arts Project

03-02-2015

Photography Sessions Planned March 7-10

California State University, Chico’s Campus Public Arts Committee is seeking the community’s participation in photography sessions for the campus’ new public art project, “Facewall.” The project by artist team Walczak & Heiss has been selected for installation on the south-facing wall of the new arts and humanities building at Second and Normal streets.

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Students Prepare to Present in Annual Research Competition

02-27-2015

California State University, Chico is hosting the 29th Annual CSU, Chico Student Research Competition on March 4, 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Colusa 100A.

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Professor Named President of National Organization

02-27-2015

California State University, Chico construction management professor Lori Brown was named president of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) professional organization on Feb. 1, 2015.

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Local Students to Compete in Annual MESA Day

02-26-2015

California State University, Chico’s MESA Schools Program will host its annual MESA Preliminaries Day on March 7, when more than 120 local middle and high school students will to campus to compete with their prepared projects including gliders, airplanes, bridges, mousetrap cars and prosthetic arms. Students will arrive at CSU, Chico at 8 a.m., with competitions and events taking place across campus.

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Graduate Student Selected for Public Policy Award

02-24-2015

California State University, Chico graduate student Taylor Herren has been selected for the 2015 American Institute of Biological Sciences’ (AIBS) Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award.

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Visiting Professors to Speak on Iraq War and Future of Middle East

02-23-2015

War experts Allen Weiner and Allan Stam will give a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. as part of the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha’s sixth annual spring lecture. The program, “Iraq: Looking Backward, Moving Forward,” will take place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium (BMU 100).

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‘Love Every Body Week’ Brings Body Positivity, Promotes Healthy Living

02-23-2015

The California State University, Chico student organization Embodied is proud to be hosting Love Every Body Week Feb. 23-27 on the CSU, Chico campus.

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Students Create App that Rewards Students for Not Using Phones in Class

02-20-2015

Two California State University, Chico students are offering an incentive to students to put their phones down during class: discounts and free food at local businesses.

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University Selects Nine for Professional Achievement Honors

02-19-2015

The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee at California State University, Chico has selected nine professors for its 2014-2015 Professional Achievement Honors. The awards recognize faculty who have exemplified the teacher-scholar model over the past three years.

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Ribbon Cutting Planned for University’s 2014 Community Service Project

02-17-2015

Dedication Event Scheduled for Feb. 18

WHAT: The Salvation Army will host a dedication event to celebrate the new Ann and Emmett Skinner Transitional Living Program (TLP), constructed in 2014 by student volunteers from California State University, Chico and by community and business volunteers.

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

02-16-2015

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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Construction Management Student Teams Take Top Spots at Competition

02-16-2015

California State University, Chico construction management students secured top-three finishes in three separate categories at the Associated Students of Construction (ASC) Region 7 Student Competition on Feb. 5­-7 in Sparks, Nevada.

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Professor Selected for Statewide Human Rights Award

02-10-2015

California State University, Chico Chicano studies and history professor Susan Green has been named the recipient of the California Teachers Association’s (CTA) 2015 Cesar Chavez “Si Se Puede” Human Rights Award.

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Walczak & Heiss Selected for New Arts and Humanities Building Public Art Project

02-09-2015

The California State University, Chico Campus Public Arts Committee is pleased to announce the selection of artist team Walczak & Heiss and their piece “Facewall” for the public art project on the south-facing wall of the campus’ new arts and humanities building.

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Gateway Science Museum Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Feb. 28

02-09-2015

California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum will celebrate its fifth anniversary Saturday, Feb. 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Celebrations on the museum lawn will include a petting zoo, a bubble machine, face painting, popcorn and “Buttercup,” a fiberglass cow with working udders.

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Students Plan Human Trafficking Awareness Conference March 2-6

02-06-2015

Students at California State University, Chico are planning a number of activities and events for Human Trafficking Awareness Week March 2-6, including a training led by trafficking survivor and author Carissa Phelps on Wednesday, March 4.

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‘Finnegans Wake’ Translator Congrong Dai to Speak Feb. 17

02-04-2015

California State University, Chico will host a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 17, by comparative literature professor Congrong Dai of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, on her work translating James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”into Chinese.

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Career Fairs Focus on Ag, Engineering and Business

02-04-2015

California State University, Chico will host several career fairs in February for students and alumni seeking jobs in agriculture, engineering and business.

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Book in Common Author Reyna Grande to Give Lecture Feb. 24

02-04-2015

More Events Planned in February Around “The Distance Between Us”

Reyna Grande, author of the 2014-15 Book in Common, “The Distance Between Us,” will reveal the inspiration for her memoir during a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at California State University, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium.

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Students Aim High in Up ’til Dawn Fundraiser

02-03-2015

Competition Benefiting Children’s Hospital Moves Online

With their sights set on surpassing a cumulative total of $1.5 million, California State University, Chico students will hold several fundraising events in February for Up ’til Dawn, including a celebration on Friday, Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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Tree Tour to Reveal Rich Campus, Community History

02-03-2015

A free tour of the unique collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs around California State University, Chico and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Lacrosse Clubs Suspended for Spring 2015 Activities

02-03-2015

California State University, Chico’s men’s and women’s lacrosse club teams have been suspended for the spring 2015 semester for violations of the alcohol policy in the Sport Club Program’s Code of Conduct.

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Campus Celebrates Black History Month

01-30-2015

California State University, Chico will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of events, beginning with a screening of the satirical film “Dear White People” tonight, Jan. 30, and including the 10th annual Rent Party Feb. 12.

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Redding Philanthropists and Music Lovers Make $1 Million Bequest to North State Symphony

01-29-2015

The North State Symphony has received the largest gift in its history – a $1 million bequest from Robert and Anne Morgan of Redding.

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Students Excel in National Cybersecurity Competition

01-26-2015

Computer science students at California State University, Chico finished near the top of the National Cyber League’s fall 2014 regular and postseason leaderboards.

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Game Design Event to Challenge, Inspire Students

01-23-2015

Dozens of computer animation and game development students at California State University, Chico will test their skills in a 48-hour game design event starting at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 23, in O’Connell Technology Center, Room 136.

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Professor’s New Book Provides Insights into Climate Change

01-16-2015

A new book by California State University, Chico biology professor Kristina Schierenbeck on the evolution of the Golden State contains implications for responding to climate change.

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Chico Performances Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Dance Chico! Event

01-15-2015

Stephen Cummins, director of University Public Events/Chico Performances at CSU, Chico, announced today that Chico Performances has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help support Dance Chico!

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Winter Session Offers Accelerated Courses

01-09-2015

Nearly 1,000 students are earning university credit during their semester breaks through the Center for Regional and Continuing Education’s (RCE) Winter Session at California State University, Chico.

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CSU, Chico Receives National Recognition for Civic Engagement

01-08-2015

California State University, Chico has recently received two honors for excellence in civic engagement and community service.

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Opportunities, Challenges Identified at Economic Forecast Jan. 22

01-06-2015

California State University, Chico’s Center for Economic Development will host its 2015 Northstate Economic Forecast Conference on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Gold Country Casino Event Center in Oroville.

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