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Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students and the Chico community are invited to the kickoff event for this year's community book, A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel . The free event will take place on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., on the steps of the Council Chambers at 421 Main Street. The book will be shared by President Gayle Hutchinson, along with Butte College President Samia Yaqub, Butte County Supe...

So what if Chico was to experience a natural disaster

So what if Chico was to experience a natural disaster

Andrew Freeman

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Disasters have been all over the news lately, from hurricane Harvey and Irma to the numerous wildfires. This raises the question of the readiness we have at Chico State if a natural disaster was to occur in our area. Questions such as: am I prepared for a fire, what are the procedures in case of a...

Man enters school with beer and his duffle bag

Man enters school with beer and his duffle bag

Jacqueline Morales

September 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

Chico Police Call Type: Found Property Monday 8:01 a.m., 1277 East Ave. Many identification cards were found in the bushes outside a business. Call Type: Transient Problem Monday 8:07 a.m., 383 Connors Ct. Man was laying down in the parking lot. Call Type: Neighbor Dispute Tuesday 8:05 a...

Man claims attempted phone theft in downtown Chico

Man claims attempted phone theft in downtown Chico

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A Chico man claims his phone was nearly stolen as he ate lunch downtown, on Aug. 24.JD Elam was eating lunch at Tres Hombres in the outdoor patio seating area when a group of what appeared to be homeless men swarmed the patio, and one man nearly stole his phone."I was sitting there with one of my client...

Chico State celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Chico State celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

National Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated on campus with a variety of events, starting Friday to Oct. 19.This month is intended to commemorate Latino and Hispanic heritage, achievements, and history. Various organization on campus have come together to commemorate the national commemoration. On...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Local television channel celebrates three years to serving the public

Local television channel celebrates three years to serving the public

Jacqueline Morales

September 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

BCAC Channel 11, hosted an event Thursday evening at the Chico Downtown Plaza in celebration of 3 years of public access.BCAC expresses through their online website, to be about community, nonprofits, artists, recreation, government and what makes every human being special; culture.The event included...

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Free food was offered at Chico State by the Chico State Pantry for students in need.A total amount of $600 was donated Friday, by Chico Democrats, to continue dispersal of free food available to the students."A Bloodhound that hasn't eaten can't find a lost child and a student without an adequate food budget will be a 'lost child,' in the classroom. Las...

Financial support for DACA renewal is offered to students

Financial support for DACA renewal is offered to students

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 14, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival students, at Chico State, are encouraged to renew their status. Some DACA recipients will lose their status on March 5, 2018. The DACA renewal application must be submitted before Oct. 5. An amount of $495 may be available to help cover the renewal application fee fo...

Alert notification system is to be sent out in case of emergency

Alert notification system is to be sent out in case of emergency

Jacqueline Morales

September 13, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Recognizing National Preparedness month, Chico State will be issuing an emergency alert test Sep. 14.The alert is to test how the university will send notice of emergency situations to students, faculty and staff.Environmental Health and Safety department issued the campus wide email saying, it will notify through online registrat...

Chico State is known as a highly ranked university nationwide

Natalie Hanson

September 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State has once again received top ranked recognition in the nation's public universitiesEmbed from Getty ImagesU.S. News ranked the college No. 8 in the Top Public Schools list in the West Region in its Best Colleges Rankings, where it placed last year. U.S. News rates schools based on graduatio...

Chico State aims to receive the National Outdoor Champion title

Chico State aims to receive the National Outdoor Champion title

Christian Solis

September 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's fourth year competing, in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, aims to receive national recognition.Adventure Outings, is spearheading the campus competition. Embed from Getty Images "It helps students find the balance between a technological world and natural world. Whether through a 30 minute walk or three day backpacking trip," said Keith Crawford, Adventure Outings program coordinator. "Posi...

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