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Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

Bridget Comito

February 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

A series of lectures will be taking place the first Thursday for the next three months for veterans to express their personal experiences during their time with the military. This lecture series is known as "Veteran Voices" and is hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. John Crosby spoke on Feb. 4, th...

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Gabriel Sandoval

February 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Rocky Chavez, the Republican assemblyman and Chico State alumnus who stopped by campus on Feb. 2 to promote his run for the U.S. Senate, announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race.Chavez, who graduated from Chico State in 1973, made the surprising announcement before a small audience in a San...

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

The Religious Diversity Association, the only interfaith organization at Chico State, will be rekindled this semester following the increasingly polarized climate of religious relations in the national media. RDA, founded in 2013, has been dormant for the last few semesters due to a lack of membershi...

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

Bridget Comito

February 8, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Chico State's Janet Turner Print Museum highlights its collection of hidden treasures in its current location. Dr. Janet Turner was a Chico State professor of art education and printmaking from 1959 to 1981. Turner started collecting fine art pieces in the late 1940s during her time at Chico State and...

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Students prepare taxes on campus

Students prepare taxes on campus

Eric Mcguire

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Beta Alpha Psi has partnered with the IRS for the sixth year running to administer a free on campus tax preparation service program, called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Chico State accounting students will prepare taxes free of charge for anyone who makes less than $60,000 a year. Anyone, student or otherwise, can receive this by going to room 2...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

Majority favor open selection of university presidents

Majority favor open selection of university presidents

Michelle Zhu

February 6, 2016


Filed under Administration, Community, News

The CSU Employees Union, on behalf of the entire CSU system, released a survey asking whether the president selection process should be open or closed. Chico State, along with four other campuses, are in the process of hiring new presidents. Prior to 2011, the selection of a new president for each CSU...

Chico State ranked high for serving low-income students

Chico State ranked high for serving low-income students

February 5, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In a new ranking system designed to assess how American colleges and universities are serving economically disadvantaged students, Chico State is ranked in the top 18 percent. The Social Mobility Index, created by PayScale and CollegeNet, measures the extent to which a higher education provides greater...

Chico State sponsors webinar for gender identity sensitivity

Chico State sponsors webinar for gender identity sensitivity

February 4, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In an effort to increase campus awareness and understanding of the needs of trans and non-binary students at Chico State, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsored the viewing of a webinar titled “Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth,” by Genny Beemyn. Beemyn is a speaker an...

Students find success after graduation

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one can take their degree. Chico State is ranked 76th on Forbes ranking of schools of the West, and 399th on the national list. T...

Chico State recognized with national community service award

Chico State recognized with national community service award

February 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Chico State won third place in a national award for the 2015 National Outstanding Student Chapter Competition. This marks the sixth year since 2009 that Chico State has earned a place for this national award. In 2014 Chico State took first place. Ever year Chico State's Associated General Contractors ...

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