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Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Tisha Cheney

February 21, 2018


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One of the highest awards given by the university was announced for six faculty members Tuesday. Chosen by the university's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, President Gayle E. Hutchinson and cabinet recently surprised the 2017-18 winners with their awards, according to a release from Sean...

Administrators present proposed fall tuition increase

Administrators present proposed fall tuition increase

Josh Cozine

February 21, 2018


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Chico State faculty, administration and student government met and discussed rising fees in a meeting open to all students Monday. The proposed fee adjustment, which will total $190 per semester, was broken into three categories from highest to lowest: Student Health Services ($99), athletics ...

Human rights activist runs for Congress

Human rights activist runs for Congress

Alex Grant and Grayson Boyer

February 20, 2018


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Audrey Denney, a Chico State graduate and former teacher, sat down with an Orion news team to speak about her campaign for the First Congressional District seat as a Democrat. Denney spoke on many topics including her "deep roots" in agriculture as someone who grew up on a farm and majored in Agriculture...

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018


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The life of Ted Herrera, a professor of nutrition and food science, will be celebrated with a service on March 2.Herrera passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 67, according to an announcement from University Communications. The memorial service will be held at Colusa Hall, Room 100B from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update Feb 10, 2018

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update Feb 10, 2018

February 11, 2018


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  Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

New science building to begin construction

New science building to begin construction

Alejandra Fraga

February 10, 2018


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The construction of a new physical science building on campus will be initiated in fall of 2018, as announced in a university news release Thursday.The new building will be replacing Siskiyou Hall, after this building is demolished."The building will provide advanced teaching labs for the sciences, enha...

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

Grayson Boyer

February 7, 2018


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Democratic candidates running for Doug LaMalfa’s House of Representative seat met at the Chico branch of the Butte Public Library on Jan. 23 to discuss the issues of California’s 1st District. Candidates Marty Walters, Jessica Holcombe, Larry Jordan and Audrey Denney discussed their stances on...

Wildcat Statue begins construction

Wildcat Statue begins construction

February 6, 2018


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The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site does not af...

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018


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President Gayle E. Hutchinson called for action in an address to faculty and board members Monday.Hutchinson voiced concerns at the yearly State of the University Address held in Harlen Adams Theatre at 3 p.m. A major topic discussed was the recent reduction to the school budget.Due to reduced state...

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Josiah Nicholl

February 4, 2018


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Education leaders in Chico came together to sign the Butte County Promise Thursday.The Butte County Promise is a program to give all students the opportunity to further their education after graduating high school, by increasing the collaboration of Chico's education leaders to align educational pro...

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


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Chico's chapter of Students for Quality Education (SQE) met to discuss upcoming increased tuition costs Friday.As music from second-week student parties could be heard from SSC 206, concerned students met to discuss what these cost hikes mean to them, and how they can have their voices heard.A range of challen...

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 ...

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