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Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Alejandra Fraga

February 2, 2018


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Ted Herrera, faculty member of the Nutrition and Food Science Department, died from unknown reasons Friday.Herrera had been teaching at Chico State since 2013 and he was 67, according to a press release.Herrera left an impact in the lives of many students. "Personally, he impacted me just because he ...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018


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Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Josh Cozine

February 1, 2018


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Earlier this month, Alan Bond, Chico State Professor of Construction Management, received the award for outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.The award was received for work inside the classroom as well as outside, where he helps oversee Chico State's chapter of ...

Chico Democrats host State of the Union viewing party

Chico Democrats host State of the Union viewing party

Josh Cozine

January 31, 2018


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Chico Democrats hosted a party to watch the president's yearly address to the nation Tuesday. The party was held at the house of retired Chico State faculty Michele Shover on the 200 block of East 12th Street. Two viewing rooms were set up to accommodate the guests. As Trump addressed the nation, Chico D...

New student body president puts teamwork first

New student body president puts teamwork first

Lizzie Helmer

January 30, 2018


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Over winter break, Dylan Gray resigned from his position as Associated Student president. In an email sent out to the entire student body, Executive Vice President Alisha Sharma said Gray left to focus on his last semester at Chico State. Sharma, a third-year project management major is now balancing bo...

Association for science teachers offers students opportunities

Association for science teachers offers students opportunities

Danielle Cortes

January 30, 2018


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The National Science Teachers Association had its first meeting of the spring semester Monday.Mark Newton, Facility Advisor for the NSTA, led the meeting. Professors and students were welcome to join and discuss important upcoming deadlines for scholarships.Dr.Todd Greene of the Center for Water and th...

Chico City Council introduces community court plan

Chico City Council introduces community court plan

Joey Nicholl

January 29, 2018


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The Chico City Council proposed a plan to create a community court Friday.Mayor Sean Morgan unveiled the plan at the annual state of the city address.A community court would allow misdemeanor offenders to get their charges dropped by participating in community service and getting assistance from service pro...

Congressional candidates speak out at town hall

Congressional candidates speak out at town hall

Natalie Hanson

January 27, 2018


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Four candidates running for Congress made statements to voters at a special town hall meeting Saturday.The event took place at the Chico Women's Club on the east block of 3rd Street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. More than half of those in attendance stood, with over 200 present and only 100 seats available....

LaMalfa speaks against gas tax, attracts protesters

LaMalfa speaks against gas tax, attracts protesters

Josh Cozine

January 26, 2018


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Representative Doug LaMalfa came to Chico to endorse a petition for repealing a gas tax Friday.The petition signing event took place at the Sinclair gas station on the block of Forest Avenue from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.LaMalfa (R) was joined by California Senator Jim Nielsen (R) to speak in favor of the ...

Campus office to change its title

Campus office to change its title

Josh Cozine

January 26, 2018


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The Office of Faculty Affairs announced Wednesday that it will be known as the Office of Academic Personnel.The name change will go into effect beginning March 1.“It more accurately describes what we do here,” said Interim Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs Evanne O’Donnell,...

Business department, university recognized for excellence

Business department, university recognized for excellence

Natalie Hanson

January 25, 2018


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Public Affairs announced that the College of Business achieved a re-accreditation and recognition this week.The business department received the prestigious five-year recognition from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The college has been fully accredited by AACSB sin...

Former student brings Chico experience to Student Affairs

Former student brings Chico experience to Student Affairs

Roberto Fonseca

January 23, 2018


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Dr. Milton Lang, a Chico State alumnus, began his position as Vice President for Student Affairs Jan. 16. Lang spent five years at UC Davis before coming to Chico State again. Lang found an interest in student affairs during his time at Chico State when he worked in retention services with low-income,...

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