Chico State News
OLLI Summer Session Highlights the Creative Side of Lifelong Learning
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico will showcase its summer class line up at its Class Preview event in Chico on May 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue. The event is open to the public. Attendees will hear from OLLI peer leaders about upcoming classes, camps, and field trips throughout the month of June.
CSU, Chico Students Continue Domination at Sales Competition
California State University, Chico students continued a string of outstanding performances April 14-15 by once again winning the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition.
Speech and Debate Team Finishes in the Top 10 at National Tournament
The Chico State Speech and Debate team took its largest-ever team to the National Forensics Association (NFA) National Tournament at Ball State University April 14–18, with 14 students competing in over 25 events. Members also had their first-ever Lincoln Douglas (LD) debate elimination round qualifier and top-ten speaking award.
Chico Great Debate Tackles Higher Education Issues
Higher education is the focus for this semester’s Chico Great Debate, the event where California State University, Chico, Butte College and the City of Chico join to create a public space for civil discourse where the American ideals of civility, reason, respect and rhetorical argument are put into action.
STEM Academy Aims to Attract Young Students to Science and Math Fields
California State University, Chico’s Latinos in Technical Careers, TRIO Educational Talent Search and MESA Schools Program will hold their annual STEM Academy for sixth through ninth grade participants on Saturday, April 23, in the O’Connell Technology Center on campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Expert Panel Highlights Water Contamination, Citizen Prevention Efforts
The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)’s Environmental Advocates at California State University, Chico are hosting “What’s in Our Water?,” a pollution awareness forum, featuring attorney and environmental advocate Rob Bilott and local water advocate Barbara Vlamis. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on April 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.
eWeek Events Shine Spotlight on Student Entrepreneurship
California State University, Chico’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is hosting a series of upcoming events in celebration of Entrepreneurship Week (eWeek), including guest speakers, a workshop and business competition. Now in its sixth year, eWeek will be held April 18–22 on the CSU, Chico campus.
Former Dean Mike Ward Appointed Interim Provost
Mike Ward, who previously held several academic leadership positions at CSU, Chico, has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
Book in Common for Academic Year 2016-17 Announced
California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and Butte College President Samia Yaqub announced today that the Book in Common for Academic Year 2016-17 will be “My Life on the Road,” by renowned feminist leader, Gloria Steinem.
Award-winning Scholar Will Deliver Pi Sigma Alpha Spring Lecture
Award-winning author and leading gay activist Jonathan Rauch will deliver the fifth annual Pi Sigma Alpha spring lecture Wednesday, April 20, in the BMU Auditorium at 7 p.m.
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