Feb. 15, 2016Vol. 46, Issue 4

Recognizing Faculty Excellence

Each year, the Faculty Support and Recognition Committee selects up to six for the campus’s most prestigious faculty awards. This year’s recipients learned of their selection during surprise classroom visits by the president and his cabinet February 3 and 4. While the recipients represent a range of expertise and talent, they are united in their passion for teaching and mentoring Chico State students. 

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Peer academic mentor Lauren Ericsson, seated second from right, facilitates a game with students in the REACH program at a welcome-back dinner and awards ceremony in January.

A Place to Thrive

First-generation and economically disadvantaged college students who take advantage of mentoring and other services at the Chico Student Success Center are more likely to return to campus each semester. Their GPAs tend to be higher, too. So what’s the secret? In a word: Relationships.

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From the President’s Desk

Memorials, MOUs, and Momentum

In one of his final columns, President Zingg reflects on several important events this month relating to student safety.

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Spirit of Giving

Supporting a North State Resource

The University’s herbarium is the largest in the Central Valley north of Davis, making it a sought-after source for ecological research. 

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Program Spotlight

A Fresh Idea: Fresh Pick

Offering healthy to-go meals, the Center for Healthy Communities’ newest program is a hit with campus and community members.

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Student Club

Senior animal science major Emily Krahn instructs her border collie, Keeper, to go around sheep at the University Farm on February 6. The practice was part the first meeting of the semester for the Chico State Stock Dog Association, which trains stock dogs for herding.

Lessons in Instincts

The Chico State Stock Dog Association is training students to trust their instincts and their dogs when it comes to herding animals at the University Farm. 

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Dawn Clifford and Laura Curtis


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