Chico State News

Freshmen Educational Program Receives Social Justice Award


California State University, Chico’s Raising Educational Achievement in Collaborative Hubs (REACH) program has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Nicholas Michelli Award for Promoting Social Justice. The award is sponsored by the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), a membership network that seeks to improve the quality of learning experiences in schools and provide equal access to education for all students. 


CSU, Chico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


California State University, Chico once again celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with important discussions and meetings along with music, dance and a new movie screening.


Alternative Activities Planned for Labor Day Weekend


As it has in years past, California State University, Chico is planning several events and activities for students on Labor Day weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 4. 


Mills Appointed Chief of Staff in President’s Office


California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg has appointed Russell Mills, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, as interim chief of staff in the President’s Office. He starts in his new post Sept. 1. Mills replaces Karla Zimmerlee, who is retiring after serving eight years in the position.


Exhibition Opening September 9 at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology


From Chico to China: The Life and Travels of Valene Smith

Before and after the second world war, when women were typically limited to the home, hospital or schoolhouse, anthropologist Valene Smith was navigating the globe via plane, train, boat and automobile. From the caves of France to the bazaars of India, this Chico State emeritus professor was not only exploring the world, but also charting out the unknown territories of tourism anthropology. 


September Career Fairs Connect Students, Employers


California State University, Chico will host several career fairs in September aimed at connecting talented students with potential employers.


Enrollment Strong on First Day of Fall Semester


New Wildcats attending university-level classes for the first time today are joining a healthy cohort of enrolled students this fall at California State University, Chico. 


Elrod Declines Permanent Provost Position


TO:  Campus Community
FROM:  Paul J. Zingg, President
RE:  Susan Elrod

Upon giving further consideration to my offer to serve as the permanent provost of our University, Susan Elrod has informed me that she will decline that appointment.  I accept and support her decision.  Susan will continue as our interim provost this academic year.  The timing of the search for the University’s next provost will enable the next president to participate fully in the selection of this critical institutional leader.  That process will follow the guidelines and principles we have in place on our campus governing such matters.

In making the decision to remain as our interim provost, Susan demonstrates the kind of admirable qualities – loyalty, ability, integrity, magnanimity – that I noted about her in my communication to the campus a few days ago.  I hope our campus appreciates these qualities as much as I have as we go forward.  We have much to address and accomplish this year and I’m glad that Susan will be a part of our work together.


California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg to Retire


President Paul J. Zingg of California State University, Chico announced today his intent to retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Zingg made the announcement to faculty and staff during his annual fall convocation address. He is entering his 13th academic year as president, and has been a member of the CSU family for 23 years.


Ecological Reserves Have New Staff Looking Forward to Busy Year


New staff with new plans and programs are preparing for a busy fall at California State University, Chico’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve.


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