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Chico State diverts 25,000 pounds of waste

Chico State diverts 25,000 pounds of waste

Daniel Wright
May 18, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State will be hosting a Diversion Excursion May 18 through May 20 to help divert materials away from landfills. The Diversion Excursion is an annual event for students moving out of resident halls to donate unwanted and reusable items. All the donations are then sent to the local Goodwill and the...

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

Alejandra Fraga
May 18, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council discussed the possible adoption of a resolution of intent to establish a Property and Business Improvement District for downtown Chico Tuesday."The business and property owners got together and came up with the idea of doing what many other cities have done," said Chris Constantin Assistant...

Some programs provide the privilege of priority registration

Some programs provide the privilege of priority registration

Nicholas Feeley
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Certain student groups are given preferential treatment to register for classes. These groups include students with disabilities, honor’s students and athletes.Priority registration increases the likelihood that a student will receive their preferred classes by allowing them to register for class...

Chico State fraternity facing federal charges

Chico State fraternity facing federal charges

Daniel Wright
May 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Update: The Lambda Ki Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has been suspended by the nation fraternity. “The International Fraternity was severely disappointed to learn of the allegations levied against the Lambda Psi Chapter and has subsequently placed the Chapter on Administrative suspension pending the...

What has the Graduation Initiative done?

What has the Graduation Initiative done?

Daniel Wright
May 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s 2025 Graduation Initiative struggled in its first year, due to lack of funding. The 2025 initiative was created in 2015 by CSU Chancellor, Tim White, in an effort to ambitiously raise graduation rates. The CSU fiscal year begins in July, but Chico State did not receive the money ...

A.S. president budget review

A.S. president budget review

Karen Limones
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Former Associated Students President Michael Pratt’s term came to an end this spring.For social gatherings and support from former A.S. President Michael Pratt isn’t allocated a specific budget but rather intends on supporting students and organizations from the A.S. budget activity fee.̶...

Chico State rises above other campuses in real food challenge

Chico State rises above other campuses in real food challenge

Nicholas Feeley
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Chico State has set a goal to have 20 percent of all food on campus be locally grown, humane, fairly traded or ecologically sound by 2020.Real food is food that falls under at least one of four criteria according to Robert Cayaban, the real food challenge coordinator for Chico State.According to Cayaban, it m...

‘Hippie Christmas’ is the new dumpster diving

‘Hippie Christmas’ is the new dumpster diving

Victoria Rohrer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

It’s that time of year again when students are moving out of their apartments and houses. All of the belongings they no longer have a use for are thrown into dumpsters around town and other students are eager to find hidden treasures. This is what students call “Hippie Christmas.”At the end of the semeste...

AS Bank Closure

AS Bank Closure

Karen Limones
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The Associated Students Financial Services Office will be closing May 22 in the BMU and re-opening July 1 in SSC 230 due to a bank transition on the University side. According to information provided by Susan Jennings through email, this is the first temporary closure to happen and will help facilitate...

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval
May 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Jacqueline Morales
May 16, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral lands our University sits," said President Hutchinson in her investiture address March 3. Fri...

Chico State graduation numbers for this spring

Chico State graduation numbers for this spring

Daniel Wright
May 15, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

This spring, Chico State is getting ready to graduate over 3,000 students.This commencement will be the 127th for Chico State and will begin May 17 and end the 21.Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected] or @Danny_W_Chico on Twitter.

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