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BMU renovations to give student leadership room to work

BMU renovations to give student leadership room to work

Lindsay Pincus

September 24, 2013

The Bell Memorial Union is being renovated to facilitate student involvement and give it a more inclusive environment. Associated Students is finalizing renovations to make the BMU better-equipped for student government and the student population within the next year. The two stages of renovations...

CSU adopts Chico State philosophy

Bill Hall

September 24, 2013

A Chico State online critical thinking course is being offered across the California State University system as part of a multi-million dollar effort toward technological solutions that aim to increase student success. This mass adoption is part of an effort by the chancellor’s office to red...

False fire alarms reduced, still burdensome

Nathan Lehmann

September 24, 2013

Non-emergency fire alarms at campus housing facilities continue to be a nuisance for the fire department and university staff. For every fire alarm that is triggered at the campus dormitories, the housing staff react, the fire department responds and the student residents look on. Twelve fire alarm...

LaMalfa speaks to agriculture students

Nicholas Carr

September 24, 2013

Congressman Doug LaMalfa was the guest speaker in two senior-level capstone classes, Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Issues on Monday. LaMalfa, a farmer and businessman from Richvale, took students’ questions on issues of federal food and agricultural policy, including the 2013 Farm Bill, in the...

Update: Student in critical condition identified

Update: Student in critical condition identified

Ernesto Rivera

September 23, 2013

A 21-year-old Chico State student is in critical condition after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle at the intersection of Walnut Street and Nord Avenue, according to a Chico police press release. Kristina Chesterman suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck shortly before 11 p.m. last night and w...

Chico City Council budget update reveals increased deficit

Bill Hall

September 18, 2013

The city of Chico is facing further staff reductions after deficit numbers for the capital projects fund were revised from an expected $2.5 million to $3.2 million.The fund accounts for capital projects are sourced from different elements of the city’s budget. Direct costs and indirect costs, o...

Chico grapples with budget cuts

Chico grapples with budget cuts

Bill Hall

September 18, 2013

Suffering under the weight of staggering financial deficits, Chico is experiencing difficult times and painful decisions for city officials. During the last six months, city leaders have restructured various departments, laid dozens of workers off and reduced services to the community. City Ma...

Associated Students shops see gains, losses

Jessie Severin

September 18, 2013

The Wildcat Store and the Associated Students Dining Services underwent several changes this summer to boost their revenue. After the last fiscal year, The Wildcat Store proved to be profitable after expenses, posting $92,877 in gains. In a continuing effort to offer products students want, tw...

CSU spends $19 million on increased salary for faculty

CSU spends $19 million on increased salary for faculty

Mozes Zarate

September 18, 2013

For the first time in five years, many of the more than 23,000 faculty members within the California State University system will receive a salary increase as a result of an agreement between the faculty union and CSU. The CSU and the California Faculty Association, respectively the largest higher ...

Book in Common shares veteran’s trials overseas

Book in Common shares veteran’s trials overseas

Nicholas Carr

September 18, 2013

The story being told across Chico State’s campus and the county is a tale about veterans and the human cost of military action. The opening presentation of this year’s Book in Common on Thursday discussed this year’s pick: “The Yellow Birds.” The Book in Common recounts a series ...

Rafters gather river booty after Labor Day

Gary Nelson

September 11, 2013

Seventeen volunteers paddled down the Sacramento River last weekend to clean up debris left by the 3,000 people who participated in the Labor Day float. The cleanup crew was composed of volunteers from Adventure Outings, Associated Students Recycling and Associated Students S...

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