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Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State elevators are safe and in good working order, despite having expired permits posted inside them, university officials said last week. The 20 campus elevators surveyed by The Orion last week displayed operating permits that expired in mid-April. The expired one-year permits were visible...

First-year students talk plans for next year

First-year students talk plans for next year

Michael Catelli

May 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

As the end of the academic year approaches, the class of 2019 has come close to finishing the commonly dreaded first year in college. In a survey of first-year students, 86 percent of respondents reported a positive to excellent experience at Chico State, while only 14 percent responded with a satisfact...

Chico State informs community on HSI status

Chico State informs community on HSI status

Christine Zuniga

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” information session on May 12. The presentation gave an update on Chico State’s HSI status and the opportunities it presents.An HSI is a federal designation that gives approved colleges or uni...

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Eric Mcguire

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico state has added a new priority to its Strategic Plan for the Future. The new priority was drafted by the University Diversity Council last year, and after being reviewed by a number of Chico State committees and individuals, it was approved. The plan states “we will continue to develop and ...

Graduating students share thoughts on post-college life

Graduating students share thoughts on post-college life

Elizabeth Helmer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Disclaimer: This article reflects the views of the individual reporter, not the views of The Orion.Chico State students are to receive their diplomas next week, marking that they have answered all the questions needed to earn their degree. But there’s one question left that every graduate needs t...

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Molly Sullivan

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are currently fundraising so they can take their dogs to a trainer in the Bay Area to learn goat herding. Th...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

Chico State president bids farewell

Chico State president bids farewell

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

After many accomplishments and 13 years of service, Chico State president Paul Zingg is bidding farewell. On May 6, the community and university organized a retirement party on campus for Zingg. Students, faculty, community members and friends gathered to honor Zingg at his baseball-themed party....

May the fourth: A pop culture collision comes to campus

May the fourth: A pop culture collision comes to campus

Christine Zuniga

May 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

May the fourth is consistently an opportunity for “Star Wars” fans every year, but this year it happens to fall on the Wednesday of opening night for “The Addams Family,” Chico State’s School of the Arts’ spring 2016 musical. Inevitably, the pop cultural references are strong with this campus. While Prime Time Prod...

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

A.S. hosts International Festival

A.S. hosts International Festival

Molly Sullivan

April 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Associated Students hosted its annual international festival on Saturday. The festival gave student cultural organizations the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with attendees. Attendees experienced live performances and international food at the various booths. Student orga...

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