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Omron gifts $830,00 to upgrade Chico State’s Mechatronics Laboratory

A sign that reads “OMRON COLAB: This classroom & Laboratory made possible through the generous support of Omron Corporation. Dedicated February 10, 2020 California State University, Chico.”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Chico State’s administration and members from Omron Automation Americas gathered at Plumas Hall to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Omron CoLab on Feb. 10.  The CoLab is a brand new collaborative laboratory for the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management ...

New science building breaks ground

President Gayle Hutchinson and faculty members of the College of Natural Sciences use their golden shovels to break ground for the new science building on Wednesday. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Veterans Day ceremony was held at Chico Elks Lodge. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

November 12, 2017

The Chico Elks Lodge hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the Chico community Saturday.Veterans from every branch of the military were honored at the event including the U.S. Merchant Marines and veterans from every branch were present.Keynote speaker James Crow gave the community a "Ground Pounder's V...

Campus ceremony reflects on racism

Dancers and guest speakers were featured in the Tree of Peace ceremony. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Dominique Diaz

May 4, 2014

A series of racial incidents on campus more than 25 years ago led to the Tree of Peace being planted on campus. On Saturday, many community members took place in a ceremony celebrating the impact and message that the tree represents.Jake Swamp, founder of the Tree of Peace Society and member of the Mohawk ...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

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