The Orion

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand winds up during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

Newly selected president faces challenges

Entering her presidency, Gayle Hutchinson faces challenges such as a divided campus. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Eric Mcguire

March 17, 2016

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting,...

Redhead redemption

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Sam Rios

February 12, 2016

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct in a couple hundred years as a result of climate change.It is crucial to know that red hair is a hereditary ...

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

Faculty, staff and students attend the Academic Senate approval of The Senate Statement of No-Confidence in the president, interim provost and vice president for business and finance. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

December 15, 2015

The Academic Senate approved a no confidence resolution on Dec. 10. The resolution states that faculty and staff have lost their trust in Chico State administration and leadership. The document is aimed toward administration heads, such as President Paul Zingg, Interim Provost Susan Elrod and the V...

Students and faculty voice concerns for the next presidential search

The advisory committee members at the presidential search forum. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Carly Plemons

November 11, 2015

The first meeting to establish what qualities are needed in the next President to replace President Zingg at Chico State took place Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve had a revolving door of upper level administration on this campus,” Maris Thompson, School of Education said. “In the past five year...

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

The Academic Senate meets in Kendall Hall room 207/209 to discuss joint decisions made by administration and faculty.

Elizabeth Castillo

October 20, 2015

An action committee is enacting a plan that allows for better communication among faculty, staff, administration and students. The forum held earlier this semester addressed some major concerns including distrust of administration, disregard for faculty and staff input, and concerns regarding ...

Faculty voices frustrations with Zingg, administration at open forum

Cheyanne Burens

September 1, 2015

After years of unresolved complaints and unrest, more than 150 Chico State faculty and staff had the opportunity to vocalize their exasperation with President Paul Zingg and senior administration at an open forum Thursday in Colusa Hall. The forum followed the overwhelmingly negative outcome of the sp...

President Zingg’s transition, city spending addressed at fall convocation

Photo courtesy of Chico State

Cheyanne Burens

August 21, 2015

Hundreds of students, staff and faculty members gathered last night in the Harlen Adams Theatre for the 2015 Fall Convocation. This year's convocation proved to be memorable as President Zingg made the unexpected announcement that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year. "Recently I h...

President Zingg announces retirement

President Paul Zingg announces his retirement during his speech at the 2015 Fall Convocation. Photo credit: Stephanie Schmieding

Stephanie Schmieding

August 20, 2015

Paul Zingg, the president of Chico State, unexpectedly announced his plan to retire during his speech at the 2015 Fall Convocation. Zingg discussed several aspects of the upcoming school year at the convocation on Thursday afternoon, including his plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 academic...

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Dylan Dewit

March 25, 2015

Rollin Richmond, the former president of Humboldt State, has been appointed as acting president for Chico State in the wake of President Paul Zingg's recent heart surgery and necessary recuperation period. Chancellor Timothy White selected Zingg's interim replacement and on the California State...

Zingg announces $14M for training

Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo Courtesy of Chico State.

David Mcvicker

August 22, 2014

Along with a warm welcome to students and faculty returning to Chico State, President Paul Zingg offered another bright bit of news to members of the campus community during his fall convocation. In his fall convocation address, Zingg briefly reiterated commitments made in his July presidential...

Chico State class of 2014 graduates

Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Christine Lee

May 18, 2014

Under the blistering sun, Chico State students bid farewell to their undergraduate studies Saturday and Sunday at the annual Chico State commencement ceremony. Students from the colleges of agriculture, behavioral and social sciences, business and engineering, computer science and construction mana...

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