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Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Bridget Comito

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students of the Christian Challenge club put on a game of capture the flag that simulated The Walking Dead on March 31.The students played humans and zombies with capture the flag integrated into the game. Humans wore red or purple glow stick bracelets while the zombies wore green and blue. The game ...

Department name changed to better reflect academic program

Department name changed to better reflect academic program

Christine Zuniga

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Department of Political Science is now the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, effective March 24.The memorandum was submitted in December 2015 and was approved by President Zingg with the support of the Academic Senate and the Interim Provost.With over 600 criminal justice students in the d...

Reporter helps students negotiate large purchases

Reporter helps students negotiate large purchases

Yoselin Calderon

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In the sixth installment of Adulting 101, the Career Center, Student Life and Leadership, and the Chico State Alumni Association brought alumnus and consumer reporter Michael Finney, who currently works for ABC7 News. The event happened on March 29.Finney discussed ways to negotiate purchases ranging from bike...

International students account for 3.6 percent of Chico State population

International students account for 3.6 percent of Chico State population

Yang Dai

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

According to data collected by the International Student Services for the 2016 spring semester, 589 international students from 40 countries are studying in Chico State. This accounts for 3.6 percent of the total number of students in the school. Of these students, 462 are undergraduates and 127 are...

Chico State takes the lead in combating student hunger

Chico State takes the lead in combating student hunger

Elizabeth Helmer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

A recent report released by the California State University chancellor's office found 24 percent of students in the CSU system go hungry. That's almost half a million people. According to the report, 12 CSU campuses have no resources for to help their students with food security. Chico Sta...

Global start-up event comes to Chico

Global start-up event comes to Chico

Christine Zuniga

April 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Is it possible to pitch a start-up idea, build a team, create a business model, conduct market research and begin product development within 54 hours? Startup Weekend thinks so. Startup Weekend, a global movement powered by Google Entrepreneurs, is being hosted in Chico for the first time ever, th...

Chico State names new interim provost

Chico State names new interim provost

Gabriel Sandoval

April 1, 2016


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

Mike Ward, former dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management, has been named the new interim vice president and provost for Academic Affairs, succeeding Susan Elrod who stepped down Wednesday. President Paul Zingg made the announcement in an email to faculty a...

Sorority hosts Bingo night for Diabetes research

Sorority hosts Bingo night for Diabetes research

Bridget Comito

March 29, 2016


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

The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has created a bingo event for all faculty and students of Chico State to attend at the BMU on Tuesday. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation who has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to support Diabetes research, awareness, and ...

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Molly Sullivan

March 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Death was in the air amidst the beautiful spring weather at Chico State's first Death Cafe on March 23. Death Cafe is an international movement devoted to allaying fear and anxiety of death and increasing awareness of the finite opportunities available in life. “In our culture, death is often c...

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Students vote on class of 2016 T-shirts

Students vote on class of 2016 T-shirts

Yoselin Calderon

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At Grad Fest this year, seniors were given three choices to vote on for the class of 2016 T-shirt design. Choice B won by a landslide. The Alumni Association teamed up with the creative media and technology department to come up with a design. Each year a student from the CMT department designs the...

ITSS phishing out scam emails

ITSS phishing out scam emails

Elizabeth Helmer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

On Feb. 19, 277 Blackboard accounts, student center accounts and Wildcat emails could no longer be accessed. The accounts were shut down on that late Friday afternoon leaving students stranded for help restoring their online academic lives until the next week. The following Monday, the IT Support...

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