April 7, 2014Vol. 44, Issue 4

Founders Week Celebrates Campus Excellence

Admitted students tour campus during Choose Chico!, a daylong open house that takes place during Founders Week. Photo by Beiron Andersson

Welcome to Founders Week, an annual celebration of CSU, Chico’s history of excellence and a time to honor the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who make the University great. Founders Week traces its roots back to 1909, when Charter Day was first held to remember the early days of the Normal School and to memorialize John Bidwell and deceased members of the faculty. 

A number of special events are held this week to pay tribute to the award-winning members of our campus community. The events listed below highlight the leadership, service, and accomplishments of many of those individuals. Founders Week also includes a wonderful array of arts, athletics, and scholarly events. A complete list of events may be found at www.csuchico.edu/pa/founders-week.

Monday, April 7

Outstanding Professor Award Reception (honoring art and art history professor Matthew Looper); 3:30 p.m., Colusa Hall 100B

Tuesday, April 8

University Awards Reception; 3–5 p.m., Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium

Thursday, April 10

Annual Staff Awards Luncheon; 11:45 a.m.–2 p.m., BMU Auditorium

Outstanding Faculty Service Award Reception (honoring social work professor Jean Schuldberg); 5:30 p.m., Gateway Science Museum

Friday, April 11

2014 Distinguished Alumni Dinner; 6 p.m., BMU Auditorium*

(*$70 per person; register here.)

Faculty Achievements


Jean Gallagher earned accolades from the Kress Project at the Georgia Museum of Art. Read more.

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Mongolian Student

Global View

Mongolian student Enkgbat Ganbat describes his experience in CSU, Chico’s ALCI program. Watch now.