News Archive for Fall 2016

California State University, Chico Names New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dateline: 12-23-2016

California State University, Chico has named Debra Larson as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs, following a three-month nationwide search. Larson will begin her position March 1. 

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CSU, Chico President Gayle E. Hutchinson Signs Open Letter on Climate Action, Joining Other Higher Education Leaders

Dateline: 12-22-2016

California State University, Chico President Gayle E. Hutchinson, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White and five other CSU presidents have signed an open letter urging President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming Congress to support U.S. participation in climate research, investment in the low carbon economy and the science-based targets outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

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California State University, Chico’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships

Dateline: 12-15-2016

California State University, Chico’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences recently celebrated some of its remarkable and deserving students with scholarships.

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California State University, Chico Selects 2016-17 Outstanding Faculty Awards Recipients

Dateline: 12-15-2016

California State University, Chico recently announced the 2016–2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards, which were selected by the University’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee.

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CSU, Chico College of Business Students Take Top Prizes at Sweet 16 Sales Challenge

Dateline: 12-09-2016

Showcasing their ability to excel in high-level professional sales, four California State University, Chico College of Business students walked away with cash prizes following last week’s Sweet 16 Sales Challenge, a student sales competition.

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Building Public-Private Partnerships a Top Focus for the 17th Annual North State Economic Forecast Conference

Dateline: 12-07-2016

The Center for Economic Development’s 17th Annual North State Economic Forecast Conference will take place on January 19, 2017, at the Gold Country Casino Event Center, 4020 Olive Highway, in Oroville. 

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CSU, Chico Mobile App Update Adds New Functionalities

Dateline: 12-05-2016

When the first version of California State University, Chico’s mobile app rolled out in 2012, it did what it was meant to do. With all the advancements that have happened since then, it was time for an update.

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The Holiday Season is Underway with a Host of CSU, Chico Events

Dateline: 12-02-2016

The holiday season at California State University, Chico is now in full swing, bringing a collection of celebrations ranging from the annual showing of The Nutcracker to a first-ever New Year’s Eve gala put on by the North State Symphony.

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Acclaimed Music Industry Producer and CSU, Chico Alumna Sylvia Massy to Speak on December 1

Dateline: 11-30-2016

Noted music producer and California State University, Chico alumna Sylvia Massy will speak at the University on December 1 as part of an event sponsored by CSU, Chico’s student-run SOTA Productions.

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California State University, Chico Named One of the Nation’s Top Study Abroad Programs

Dateline: 11-18-2016

As more California State University, Chico students choose to study abroad, the University has again been deemed one of the best options available for college students who wish to study overseas.

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CSU, Chico Student Business Ideas on Display at Elevator Pitch Competition

Dateline: 11-07-2016

About 35 students from a variety of disciplines across California State University, Chico and Butte College will present business concepts at the Center for Entrepreneurship Elevator Pitch Contest 2016. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 p.m. in Colusa Hall, Room 100.

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Hand-Picked Group of High-Potential CSU, Chico Students Attend Leadership Conference

Dateline: 11-04-2016

A select group of 12 California State University, Chico students confirmed they have what it takes to become the next leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers during a special invitation-only conference.

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Holistic Agriculture Conference at CSU, Chico Aims to Change the Future of Farming

Dateline: 11-03-2016

California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture is partnering with the Jefferson Center of Holistic Management for the Grazing for Change: Igniting a Consumer Revolution conference being held at the University Farm on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. CSU, Chico’ University Farm is located at 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane in Chico.

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California State University, Chico Receives Honors at Tiny House Competition

Dateline: 11-03-2016

Already established as a premier construction management institution as well as a leader in sustainability, California State University, Chico combined the two to make strides in another area: designing and building Tiny Houses.

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Nineteen CSU, Chico Students to be Honored with Rawlins Merit Awards

Dateline: 11-03-2016

Nineteen California State University, Chico students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community will be honored at the 35th annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award reception on Monday, Nov. 7. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Colusa Hall.

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California State University, Chico’s Town Hall Meeting Program Celebrates 10 Years

Dateline: 11-02-2016

California State University, Chico’s successful Town Hall Meeting program will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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‘I Remember…’ Speak Out Event Happening at CSU, Chico on Nov. 4

Dateline: 10-31-2016

The “I Remember…” Speak Out is one of the events planned this fall around the 2016–2017 Book in Common, My Life on the Road, by political activist and writer Gloria Steinem. A prominent leader of the movement fighting for women’s rights, Steinem is inspiring us to recall moments from the long struggle toward achieving full gender equality.

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CSU, Chico Event Honoring Veterans to Offer Many Activities

Dateline: 10-31-2016

California State University, Chico will salute veterans with an event called Honoring Our Veterans. The public is encouraged to attend this free event, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. in Colusa Hall room 100A.

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Community Health Leadership Summit Sponsored by California State University, Chico Aims to Improve Health Across the North State

Dateline: 10-28-2016

To inspire new strategies that nurture community well-being, the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) at California State University, Chico will host the North State Healthy Communities Leadership Summit.

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Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center at CSU, Chico Will Host 18th Annual Women’s Conference: Space for EveryBODY

Dateline: 10-28-2016

The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) at California State University, Chico is hosting the 18th Annual Women’s Conference: Space for EveryBODY.

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CSU, Chico Honored in Two Categories by National Honor Roll for Community Service

Dateline: 10-27-2016

California State University, Chico has been named to the latest President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the ninth time in 10 years that the University has received the distinction.

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California State University, Chico Opens Business Assistance Office to Serve Siskiyou County

Dateline: 10-26-2016

Small businesses in Siskiyou County now have access to even more small business development services. Expanded resources will be provided by the Siskiyou Economic Development Council (SEDC), in partnership with the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at California State University, Chico.

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Films Created by CSU, Chico Faculty and Students to be Showcased at Human Diversity Film Festival

Dateline: 10-25-2016

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology invites you to attend a film festival. In Focus: Films of Human Diversity, is an event showcasing three movies created by California State University, Chico faculty and students. The film showcase will take place on November 6 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Chico Women’s Club, 592 East Third Street in Chico.

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Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Unveils 'We Don’t Say' Campaign

Dateline: 10-21-2016

“Everyone is welcome here. We are a family. We want everyone to feel included, and we want our language to reflect that.” – Haley Kroll, Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee co-president.

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STEM-Related Careers, Astrophysics on the Menu at Chico's Gateway Science Museum

Dateline: 10-20-2016

Life on Earth now, life on Earth after a potentially catastrophic meteoric impact and careers in renewable clean energy are all on the schedule during the next few weeks at the Gateway Science Museum in Chico.

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CSU, Chico Greek Week Charity Donations Break Records as Fraternities and Sororities Amp Up Efforts

Dateline: 10-18-2016

From a blood drive to a charity walk to raise money for breast cancer research, California State University, Chico’s social Greek organizations set records for philanthropic contributions during Greek Week 2016, which took place from October 9-16.

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California State University, Chico’s CPA Exam Pass Rate Ranks Among the Best in the State

Dateline: 10-18-2016

A month after U.S. News named California State University, Chico one of the top public schools in the West Region, the Northern California institution’s academic reputation has received another boost.

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Look Out Below! CSU, Chico Physics Students Present the 29th Annual Pumpkin Drop

Dateline: 10-13-2016

California State University, Chico’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) will present the 29th annual Pumpkin Drop on Monday, Oct. 31 at noon on the south side of Butte Hall.

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Cubanabooks, Led by CSU, Chico Professor Sara E. Cooper, Wins Multiple Awards at International Latino Book Competition

Dateline: 10-12-2016

Cubanabooks, a book publisher founded by California State University, Chico Spanish Professor Sara E. Cooper, recently collected five awards at the International Latino Book Awards (ILBA).

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Area Athletes Participate in 16th Adapted Physical Education Sports Day at CSU, Chico

Dateline: 10-12-2016

One hundred school-aged athletes from six surrounding counties will attend the 16th annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day being held at California, State University, Chico on Oct. 28.

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CSU, Chico College of Business to Host Information Session at Shasta College

Dateline: 10-12-2016

The California State University, Chico College of Business, in partnership with Shasta College, will host an information session at Shasta College in Redding next week.

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Chico Great Debate Focuses on Politics and Elections

Dateline: 10-10-2016

As befitting the election season, the topic for the fall 2016 Chico Great Debate, to be held Friday, Oct. 21, will be “Politics, Elections and Citizenship.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. in the Chico City Council Chambers, 421 Main St., and will continue throughout the day in multiple downtown locations.

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$4.2 Million Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant Will Aid Students in Sciences, Engineering and Agriculture

Dateline: 10-10-2016

California State University, Chico received word Sept. 27 that it had received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support students pursuing studies in the Colleges of Agriculture, Natural Sciences, and Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management.

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California State University, Chico Hosts Preview Day for Prospective Students and Families, Arts and Humanities Building Open House on Oct. 22

Dateline: 10-07-2016

California State University, Chico will welcome more than 1,500 prospective students and their families at the 22nd annual Chico Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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California State University, Chico's First Year Experience Program Aims to Engage Young Voters on Campus

Dateline: 10-07-2016

Like many university campuses around the nation, California State University, Chico has its share of young adults who have registered to vote, but don’t vote. And many eligible students aren’t registered to vote at all. A program at CSU, Chico is determined to change the trend.

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California State University, Chico Receives Highly Competitive Federal Science Grants

Dateline: 10-07-2016

California State University, Chico received two prestigious federal grants last month totaling nearly $900,000 that will enhance undergraduate research and student success in the sciences.

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LA’s Frontier Violence Is Subject of CSU, Chico’s Oct. 10 Cowden Lecture

Dateline: 10-05-2016

John Mack Faragher, the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will deliver the 16th annual Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zingg Recital Hall on the CSU, Chico campus. Faragher’s talk is based on his most recent book, “Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles.”

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CSU, Chico Admissions Open for Fall 2017 Applications

Dateline: 10-04-2016

Qualified students seeking admission to California State University, Chico for fall 2017 must apply during our priority filing period of Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2016 at www.csumentor.edu.

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Campus and Community Events Will Be Highlights of The Chico Experience Week

Dateline: 10-04-2016

Special reunions, events and community activities are planned during the seventh annual The Chico Experience Week, slated for Oct. 7-16. Sponsored by the Chico State Alumni Association, The Chico Experience Week links the campus with local organizations and businesses while celebrating all things Chico for a wide range of audiences.

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Gateway Science Museum Launches Fall 2016 Museum Without Walls Lecture Series

Dateline: 10-04-2016

The Gateway Science Museum of California State University, Chico will present five special lectures in October and November as part of its fall 2016 Museum Without Walls series. Themed “Impacts—Strikes, Hits and Near Misses,” the series’ presentations will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 5.

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Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Conference for Educators Marks 22nd Year

Dateline: 10-03-2016

Local and regional faculty members are expected to participate in California State University, Chico’s 22nd annual Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Conference Oct. 6-7 at CSU, Chico.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Teaching and Learning in Today’s California.” The conference is presented by CELT, the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Division of Academic Affairs.

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Event Emphasizes Campus Community’s Role in Public Safety

Dateline: 09-27-2016

The value of community policing and multiple partners working together for public safety will be themes of California State University, Chico’s first Campus Community Night Out on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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More Than 80 CSU, Chico Students to Volunteer for National Public Lands Day

Dateline: 09-22-2016

More than 80 students from California State University, Chico will volunteer this weekend at restoration projects across the North State for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) as a recognized partner with federal agencies. From Sept. 23–25, students from the University’s Field School, the Latinas in Action student club and Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity will tackle 10 projects at the Red Bluff Recreation Area and other locations through the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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CSU, Chico Student Claudia Martinez Pureco Receives CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

Dateline: 09-20-2016

California State University, Chico student Claudia Martinez Pureco has been selected to receive the 2016 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The Board of Trustees selects students from throughout the state to receive the annual award, which is given to one student from each of the CSU’s 23 campuses.

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California State University, Chico Shines in New National Rankings of Colleges and Universities

Dateline: 09-14-2016

California State University, Chico continues its strong showing in national publications that rank colleges and universities. CSU, Chico climbed to eighth place in the most recent ranking of master's level public universities in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine's ranking was published this week.

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CSU, Chico Career Center to Host Five Fall Career Events to Meet Growing Demand

Dateline: 09-12-2016

California State University, Chico’s Career Center will host five career events this fall as a strengthening economy has led to rising interest in hiring from a variety of organizations.

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Dragons: Tails of Myth and Meaning Exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology Through Oct. 8

Dateline: 09-09-2016

Visit the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico now through October 8 to see a student-curated exhibition, Dragons: Tails of Myth and Meaning.

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Gloria Steinem Book in Common Community Kickoff Takes Place Sept. 29

Dateline: 09-08-2016

Several events are planned this fall around the 2016-2017 Book in Common, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, including a community kickoff event on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event will take place from 6-7 p.m. in front of the Chico Municipal Building, 411 Main Street. The Book in Common is a joint project of California State University, Chico; Butte College; the city of Chico; and Butte County.

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Former Theatre Professor Katie Whitlock Receives Posthumous Award

Dateline: 08-29-2016

Katie Whitlock, a former Department of Music and Theatre professor at California State University, Chico, was posthumously honored with the 2016 Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education Award by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

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Nationally Recognized Scholar of Latino Politics to Speak at CSU, Chico for Constitution Day 2016

Dateline: 08-26-2016

Dr. Gary Segura of Stanford University will make the California State University, Chico Constitution Day keynote address, “The Future is Ours: How Demographic Change and Latino Voters Are Changing American Politics in 2016 and Beyond.” The event is on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium. It is a free, public event open to all students, faculty and community members.

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Study Reports Bright Future for Food and Beverage Tourism

Dateline: 08-26-2016

The phenomenon of food tourism has been increasing worldwide, based on an extensive new study by California State University, Chico professor Matthew Stone of the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management.

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Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station Opens

Dateline: 08-24-2016

California State University, Chico welcomes students to the start of a new semester with a unique solar-powered charging station for portable and mobile electronics at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) terrace. The student-led project is the culmination of a year of design, review and planning in exchange for academic credit as part of the Capstone Design Program through the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing. 

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Gateway Science Museum Hosts An Evening to Treasure: A Night Under the Stars

Dateline: 08-19-2016

Gateway Science Museum will host its fifth An Evening to Treasure—A Night Under the Stars, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Manzanita Place.  Over the course of this fun and starry evening, we will highlight the successes of the past year as well as the current exhibits on display at Gateway Science Museum.

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California State University, Chico Hosts Reception in Honor of Visiting Japanese Dignitaries, Students and Teachers

Dateline: 08-09-2016

California State University, Chico’s International Training Office will host a reception on Wednesday, August 10, to honor an educational and cultural exchange that has brought 20 high school students and four high school English teachers from Okinawa, Japan, to Chico State for three weeks.

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Popular Peach Picking Starts at Farm

Dateline: 07-28-2016

The public is invited once again to pick peaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, at California State University, Chico’s University Farm. “U-Pick Peaches” will be open 8 a.m. to noon every day through Sunday, Aug. 7.

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University Foundation Board Aids Campus With Special Endowment Awards

Dateline: 07-26-2016

Nineteen programs and projects throughout California State University, Chico will benefit this year thanks to a new campus award sponsored by the University Foundation Board of Governors. 

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CSU, Chico to Open Admissions for Spring 2017

Dateline: 07-26-2016

Beginning Aug. 1, California State University, Chico will accept applications from fully eligible upper-division transfer students for spring semester 2017.

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CSU, Chico Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Money Magazine

Dateline: 07-13-2016

California State University, Chico is rated among the nation’s top schools in Money Magazine’s 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings.

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California State University, Chico and Chico Unified School District Receive Grant to Prepare a New Generation of Teachers

Dateline: 07-11-2016

California State University, Chico and Chico Unified School District have been awarded a grant by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to expand practice-based training for new K-8 teachers in implementing the state’s math and science standards.

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CSU, Chico to Cohost Second Annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit

Dateline: 07-06-2016

Northern California teachers will gather at California State University, Chico on July 29 for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. One of 38 locations across the state, CSU, Chico invites Northern California teachers to share ideas, join a teacher network, and learn effective strategies for implementing the new California Standards in their classrooms. Running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Summit will take place primarily in the Bell Memorial Union on campus

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