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Editor's Note

By Marion Harmon

A university education is about change. When students come to campus, they are asked to learn new things, meet new people, examine diverse perspectives, and consider the changes they can make in their own lives that will help them be more productive members of society.

This issue is also about change—how technology changes the way we teach and learn (and, for a few, cheat!) at CSU, Chico. About changes in Western landscapes and the human experience. About change in leadership, as we acknowledge the work of interim president Scott McNall and welcome new president Paul Zingg. And about the enormous change one person can make in the lives of orphaned children halfway around the world.

I hope you’ll join me in welcoming President Zingg to the Chico State family and in thanking Provost McNall for his first-rate work following Manuel Esteban’s retirement last July. The Chico Enterprise-Record said of McNall’s leadership: “He proved in his short stint as interim president ... that he’s presidential material.” I also hope you will enjoy reading about the exciting changes taking place at CSU, Chico and in the lives of our alums. Write me at so we can tell our readers about the changes in your life.