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El Nino brings warmer weather to Chico

El Nino brings warmer weather to Chico

Christine Zuniga

March 2, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Although March is only beginning, students around Chico State are already sporting shorts and sunglasses with the prospect of continued warm weather, thanks to El Nino. The hype behind El Nino seems to stem from a lack of understanding of what this weather phenomenon actually is and how it can affect ...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Chico State Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in museum education. The fifth annual Superintendent's Awards was created by the California Association of Museums. The organization acknowledges the use of education within exhibits statew...

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Gabriel Sandoval and Molly Sullivan

February 28, 2016


Filed under Community, News

OROVILLE, Calif. — Almost three and a half years ago, a Butte College student was allegedly raped by a football player off-campus, creating a snowball effect. In October 2012, the female student filed a report with the Chico Police Department, and then reported the incident to Butte College’s Title IX co...

Audit finds hospitality expense policy could use improvements

Audit finds hospitality expense policy could use improvements

Gabriel Sandoval

February 26, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

A Chico State employee was reimbursed $1,215.48 for meals she attended, approved and "directly benefited from," violating the Foundation Hospitality Expense Policy, according to a California State University audit. The audit also noted that, although the policy doesn't set a dollar limit per meal...

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 25, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The California State University faculty plan to strike on April 13, but students still have unanswered questions. Faculty are not satisfied with stagnant wages and are striking if CSU management does not make changes. The California Faculty Association Chico chapter held an open meeting on Feb. 10...

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Molly Sullivan

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Bee thieves are emerging in swarms during Butte County’s pollination season. According to the Butte County sheriff, over 500 beehives have been stolen from neighboring counties, and at least 64 hives have been taken from a Butte County orchard. Beekeepers are being stung by competitors as recent re...

Workshop helps students learn to be adults

Workshop helps students learn to be adults

Yoselin Calderon

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State’s Alumni Association, Career Center, and Student Life and Leadership are teaming up to host its first ever Adulting 101 workshops in BMU 220 from Feb. 18 to April 21. These workshops vary from learning basic finances, understanding your personal style, negotiating large life purchases...

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

Christine Zuniga

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center started a "Diversity Advocacy Certification" program in an effort to help participants become aware of social injustice issues and teach them to become effective activists. The program consists of seven workshops scheduled throughout the remainder of the semester,...

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval

February 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of how to craft a more effective plan for 2017. The plan was released in January 2011 and served a...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire

February 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students to join the conversation. The first step has been to make students aware that anxiety is all...

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