This publication of Inside Chico State is the inaugural issue of sending our news to the larger Chico community. What better way to tell you about the good things our faculty, staff, and students are accomplishing and the endless number of events--academic lectures and seminars, artistic performances, and athletic contests--than to tell you about them ourselves. We encourage you to come to the campus, take part in our life, and share the excitement and intellectual stimulation of a college environment. As an integral part of the Chico community, we want you to know what we, your neighbors, are doing and invite you to share these activities and ideas with us. We hope you will read and enjoy this issue--and respond by attending one of our many events. Let us hear from you!