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SEPTEMBER 2017 | ENSURING A LIFELONG CONNECTION AND ENDURING LEGACY

Chico State Ranks in Top Ten Again in U.S. News & Report Best College Rankings
Chico State has been honored once again by U.S. News & Report. In it's 2018 Best Colleges Rankings, Chico State placed eighth in the Top Public Schools list in the West region. Chico State has been in the top 10 for the last 20 years, since the ranking debuted in 1998. Chico State's Director of Admissions Adam Stoltz said, "Students like coming to Chico State because of the high return on investment, quality of life in Chico as a college town, and our emphasis on educating and teaching our students." Read more here.

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Bay Area Chapter Alumni Clean Up the Oakland Zoo
For the third year in a row, the Bay Area Chapter has made a commitment to volunteer in their community. On the August 19, alums were split into groups and given projects at the Oakland Zoo. Some groups cleaned habitats, others landscaped, and other groups made animal toys and worked in the education center. The alumni met up for a picnic lunch once the volunteer activities concluded and are planning a food bank volunteer day in February 2018. See more photos here.


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Chico State Takes on Student Food and Housing Insecurity
A 2016 Chico State student research survey indicated that 46 percent of the student respondents suffered from low to very low food insecurity, reflecting an estimated 8,000 students. In efforts to help these students, President Gayle E. Hutchinson announced the collaborative launch of the University's Chico Cares campaigns in support of student basic needs. The goal of the campaign is to provide long-term support for basic needs services in perpetuity, so that future students struggling with food and housing insecurity will always have the support they need to focus on their academic success and graduate. Read more.

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Chico State History Professor Fights to Save Downtown Water Towers
Recognize this photo? History professor Mike Magliari is investigating "The Great Chico Water Tank Prank," when the words "hot" and "cold" were added to downtown water tanks overnight in 1953. With the future of Chico's water tanks in jeopardy, he'd like to know who was involved and learn more about this creative caper, suspected to be carried out by Chico State students. Contact him at mmagliari@csuchico.edu

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Alumni Spotlight: Megan Meloy ('09) and Jessica Candela ('17)
School Ties, a program of the Butte County Office of Education, creates a one-stop-shop for families experiencing homelessness and ensures their children have the tools and confidence they need to start the school year off right. "Our most important job is to make sure that students are able to access their education and educational rights," said Megan Meloy (MA, Public Administration, '09), who has worked for School Ties since 2004. Read more about how these alums served 250 students at the Back-to-School Connect event.

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Chico State Wildcat Store
We're having a huge sale today at the Chico Wildcat Store! Save 25 percent on select clothing, hats, drinkware, backpacks, and headphones. Take an additional 50 percent off select clearance. Shop in-store and online at chicostatewildcatstore.com. Alumni Association lifetime members receive a 10 percent discount on select merchandise. 

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September 28, 2017: CSU, Chico Fall Reception in Japan, ANA Intercontinental Tokyo , 6—8 p.m.

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October 6, 2017: Young Alumni Network After Hours, Tres Hombres Blue Agave Room, 6—8 p.m. 

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October 13, 2017: Class of 1967 Golden Grad Reunion, Bell Memorial Union, 9:30—noon 

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October 14, 2017: Chico Chapter Fall Mixer, Almendra Winery, 5:30—7:30 p.m. 

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nullDecember 7, 2017: Sacramento Network Holiday Mixer, De Vere's Irish Pub, 5:30—7:30 p.m.

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Search Career Opportunities on JobCat 

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Honored in the Arts: Meet Student Leader, Actor, Director and Mom–Lara Tenckhoff

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Students Participate in Wildcat Welcome

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CSU, Chico Alumni Connected, September 2017 | Other Editions
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, California State University, Chico
Sapp Hall, Chico, CA 95929-0050