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Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Christian Solis

October 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The recent tuition bump of five percent has raised $2.9 million to spend on increasing four-year graduation rates at Chico State.The Graduation Initiative 2025 comes from the CSU Chancellors Office and aims to increase four-year graduation rates across all CSU campuses. Efforts to implement the GI 2025 ...

Butte Station sells less than last year

Butte Station sells less than last year

Christian Solis

October 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Butte Station is selling less than the same time last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's doing bad.Comparing to similar stores in other CSU's, Butte Station is on average out-performing most of them according to Jamie Clyde, associative executive director for the A.S.What Clyde attributes to Bu...

Vice president of student affairs finalists addresses suicide

Vice president of student affairs finalists addresses suicide

Andrew Freeman

October 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

Dr. Pedro José Santana, one of the finalists for the vice president of student affairs position, held an open forum Sept. 28 to explain why he would be an adequate choice for the job and to answer any questions the audience might have for him. Santana began the forum by discussing his past, and...

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales

October 3, 2017


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

A mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Embed from Getty Images "I want to take a moment to express my deepest sympathy for all who were affected by the incident, especially the victims and their families," Pedro Douglas, interim...

Humanities and Fine Arts budget faces reform after million dollar deficit

Humanities and Fine Arts budget faces reform after million dollar deficit

Alex Grant

October 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Seven Chico State college departments were recently cut. Finalized in the 2017-18 Budget Plan released earlier this month, but none as much as the Humanities and Fine Arts Department (HFA). Due to declining amounts of HFA majors and overspending, Chico State is now roughly 1.2 million dollars over bu...

Solidarity in support of the undocumented community at Chico State

Solidarity in support of the undocumented community at Chico State

Luke Dennison

September 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The Trinity Commons hosts solidarity event at Chico State showing support for the undocumented community on campus, Tuesday.Undocumented students and faculty shared highly personal stories about their families and their journey through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Smiles, tears, voice...

Banned books offered to review at Meriam Library

Banned books offered to review at Meriam Library

Natalie Hanson

September 26, 2017


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

Banned Books Week is celebrated this week in Meriam Library starting Monday to Sept. 29. Meriam Library has displays on the second and third floors, listing previously or current banned books, and displaying many copies that are available to check out.   A discussion board on the second flo...

Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society

Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society

Jacqueline Morales

September 20, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The American Cancer Society awarded Chico State a $20,000 grant in support of its' Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative. The initiative started through a partnership between the ACS and the CVS Health Foundation’s “Be the First” campaign. $50 million, were committed to supporting a tobacco free gen...

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...

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 15, 2017


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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...

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