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President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State plans to remain open through recent severe weather warnings.According to a public affairs email, the University is keeping a close watch on the impact and patterns of the ongoing weather."We urge students and employees to use their best judgement and consider safety the top priority as you ...

Bachelor of Social Work applying for impaction status

Bachelor of Social Work applying for impaction status

Nicholas Feeley

February 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Bachelor of Social Work is seeking to limit the number of students who will be accepted into the major after several semesters of overpopulation and reduced resources. In the 2014-2015 school year the program was operating 35 percent over capacity. In the 2017-2018 school year the major will ...

Protesters call for Chico State to cut ties with banks lending to North Dakota Access pipeline

Nicole Henson

February 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

After Seattle voted to cut ties with Wells Fargo because of its ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Chico protesters are asking Chico State to do the same.Chico State was the first public university in the United States to fully sever ties with fossil fuel companies in 2014. This raises concern as to if the c...

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales

February 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson expressed her thoughts and reactions about the Oroville Spillway during the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 16. "Sunday I was at home working on my dining room table in the afternoon enjoying a little sunshine outside when I get a text message from a friend of mine asking,...

Ceremonial dedication to the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Jacqueline Morales

February 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology took place Tuesday.A tribute and dedication to Valene L. Smith's work was celebrated along with her 91st birthday. Smith is a greatly merited faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, and a long-time suppo...

Valentine’s day car theft

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


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

On two separate incidents, University Police responded to property crimes concerning burgled and stolen vehicles, near campus. On Feb. 13, UPD responded to University Village where one car had been stolen just after midnight, and a second car had been vandalized in a suspected burglary. Security footage of the inciden...

Tesla Motors coming to career fair

Tesla Motors coming to career fair

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Phi Chi Theta, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Career Center are pulling out the big guns for the upcoming career fair. The Business SAP and IT career fair is one of the largest on campus and attracts many large and prestigious companies. Companies that are attending: Tesla Motors PepsiCo Pocket Points Che...

Student charged for threatening Chico State staff member

Bianca Quilantan

February 14, 2017


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

A Chico State student pled not guilty to threatening a public officer at his arraignment Feb. 2. Ryan Shidyak, a 22-year-old public administration major, has been accused of threatening Sandy Parsons, the director of Student Judicial Affairs at Chico State, via email according to court documents. He h...

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Kayla Fitzgerald and Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students have experienced class cancellations since some faculty have been unable to reach campus because of the Oroville Spillway crisis. Forrest Hartman, a professor in the journalism department, is a resident of Oroville and has been unable to leave his home because of potential road closures. "It'...

Students head to Capitol to fight tuition increase

Students head to Capitol to fight tuition increase

Molly Sullivan

February 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Throughout California, students are working to increase funding for the CSU and stop the tuition increase. In his budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown only offered $157.2 million while the CSU requested $346 million to fund new spending. To fund the $168 million gap, the CSU may raise tuition by ...

Top 10 campus resources rarely used

Nicholas Feeley

February 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State students are familiar with the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Store and Meriam Library, but many do not know the full extent of the services available. Here are some resources available to all students.   1) The Career Center The Career Center is available to all Chico State...

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