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Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Angelina Mendez and Jessie Imhoff

February 25, 2020

The nonprofit organization Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE Global) is not active on Chico State’s campus since the start of the Spring 2020 semester following an internal investigation into the organization’s CEO, accounting professor Curtis DeBerg.  On Aug...

Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

Kimberly Morales

February 20, 2020

The UNITE ‘Arrive Alive’ tour set up outside of Tehama Hall to present a distracted driving simulation to students at Chico State on Feb. 11.  The simulation included several modes that would replicate actions such as drinking and driving, texting and driving and driving while under the ...

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez

February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported to the police that while she was studying, the suspect was staring at her and touching his groin a...

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Keyla De Los Santos

February 12, 2020

Associated Students is implementing a diversity program that advocates for marginalized groups at Chico State starting next semester. The program will not fund any student organizations and will advocate for the different marginalized groups that are currently enrolled in Chico State. According to Commis...

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

Grayson Edgemon

February 12, 2020

Chico State Enterprises received a $3 million subsidy to support the university’s post-graduate students over the next five years via a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education according to University Communications on January 21.   Adelante, a pipeline program which provides...

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Emily Neria

February 12, 2020

The WellCat Health Center has adopted a policy that no longer provides excuse notes for medical absences that span three consecutive days or less.  According to the WellCat’s Clinic Administrator Jill Cannaday, the policy is intended to streamline access to the health center for students who ar...

Butte Hall undergoing renovations by Summer of 2021

Butte Hall undergoing renovations by Summer of 2021

Keyla De Los Santos

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 30, Chico State students had the opportunity to meet the design team and provide feedback on the different draft alternatives and scenarios illustrating how Butte Hall could look in the future.  The Butte Hall Renovation Forum took place outside Colusa Hall. Students had the chance to obser...

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Carolyn Allen and Jack Lewis

December 9, 2019

On Friday, high school and college students dropped everything to join an on-campus Climate Strike, the second of its kind in Chico. “We’re stopping business as usual and demanding that transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis we are currently living through,” Steven Marquardt...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

How to get through Chico rainstorms

How to get through Chico rainstorms

Joel Peterson

December 8, 2019

Rainy season is upon us once again and Chico students now may understand far too well what can truly happen if they are not prepared for a storm.On April 2, Chico experienced one of the worst storms that the city has ever seen. Not only did this storm flood the Chico streets, but it began to flood man...

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