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Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

Alejandra Fraga

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Safe Place and other associates present healthy relationships week through Feb. 13-17 at Chico State. "Healthy relationships week is more than a feel-good activity" said Alex Brown, Safe Place Advocate and Administrator. This is Safe Place's first time taking the lead on an event like this, they hop...

Chico State campus remains open during Oroville Spillway incident

Chico State campus remains open during Oroville Spillway incident

Bianca Quilantan

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State campus and operations will remain open on Monday in light of the recent Oroville spillway situation, President Gayle Hutchinson said in a press release. Safety of students and faculty, she said, is the university's first priority. However, some university operations may be affected. Hutchinson...

Undocumented students face financial uncertainty

Allison Clark

February 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Undocumented students may not have to fear deportation or expulsion from Chico State, but if DACA or the California DREAM Act are repealed, they will have to worry about their financial stability. The information provided on FAFSA for Chico State will remain private and unchanged by new laws, so many D...

Biological science department holds second career fair

Biological science department holds second career fair

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Biological Sciences Outreach Committee put on its second biology career fair at Chico State. "We're thankful to all the volunteers, panelists, and companies" said Rebecca Brunelli, chair of committee for biological sciences outreach committee.   About 75 students attended in 2015, ...

Alternatives and app may solve parking permit issues

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Many Chico State students question the amount of parking permits issued year-round and how their money is being allocated.Reserved permits are sold on a one-to-one basis and general permits are sold on a two-to-one basis. "As a campus with limited parking and limited surrounding land to expand, there ...

New director in civic engagement

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright

February 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component of their classes and form a bridge between campus and community for the creation of meaningful partnersh...

New exhibits open at Gateway Science Museum

New exhibits open at Gateway Science Museum

Daniel Wright

February 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Gateway Science Museum is opening three new exhibits to run through May 7. “Design Zone invites visitors behind the scenes to explore how creative problem solvers … use math to achieve remarkable results,” according to a Chico State news release. Design Zone is a hands-on inter...

Love week events on campus

Love week events on campus

Jafet Serrato

February 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The student philanthropy council is hosting love week, an event for students from Feb. 13-18.Activities scheduled to take place are:Feb. 13: Philanthropy awareness day, a flag is staked on campus symbolizing the donors and impact of giving.Feb. 14: A photo booth and free baked goods will be present ...

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2017


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

The investigation into the reported rape that occurred Feb. 5 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house is ongoing, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The University Police Department was made aware of the incident after it received a call from the hospital where the woman who reported the ra...

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Alejandra Fraga

February 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Meriam Library has added two all-gender restrooms on the third floor."We have a very diverse population here...we want to be responsive to that population," said Patrick Newell, Dean of Meriam Library.Meriam library will be undergoing many changes that serve the Chico State community as they want to encour...

Rape reported at Kappa Sigma fraternity

Rape reported at Kappa Sigma fraternity

Carly Campbell

February 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

On Super Bowl Sunday, a person reported a rape at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on W. Fifth Street. The incident took place on Feb. 5 around 3 p.m., according to the University Police report. University Police Chief John Feeney sent out a campus-wide email alerting students of the rape that ...

Chico State alumni disregards double standards and dominates different careers

Chico State alumni disregards double standards and dominates different careers

Nicholas Feeley

February 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Rhonda Shantz was sitting in a computer science class at Chico State in the '80s surrounded by men sitting at large pre-internet era computers. She walked into class and was one of only two or three women. Shantz is now the chief marketing officer at Centrify Corporation. She has worked at Intel,...

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