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Chico State Colleges Circle K Club in 1956. Jim Tackitt pictured in the leftmost spot in row 1. Photo courtesy of Chico States Associated Students The Normal Record 1956, call number: LD726 C57.

A marker for alumnus James Tackitt Sr.

Carrington Power, Reporter // March 2, 2022

James William Tackitt Sr., a longtime Chico resident who designed the marker surrounding the flagpole in front of Kendall Hall, passed peacefully on Feb. 6 in Rio Linda at 86 years old.  Tackitt,...

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KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

Alejandra Solorio // October 11, 2017

Through tightly gripped hands, John Klezmer firmly grasps the handle of his guitar case. His untimely appearance with guitar in hand and belongings secured in a backpack almost carries the same amount...

Chico State alumna dies

Chico State alumna dies

Lexi Hoedt // September 21, 2016

Patricia Lindsey, a Chico State alumna, died at 64 years old. She received a Masters in economics and practiced economics in government and corporate sectors. She later went on to earn her Ph.D. in...

Rocky Chavez, Chico State alumnus, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Gabriel Sandoval // February 10, 2016

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...

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Gabriel Sandoval // February 7, 2016

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...

Rocky Chavez, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, graduated from Chico State in 1973. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

February 3, 2016

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman from San Diego County, stopped by the university Tuesday to promote his run for the U.S. Senate. Chavez, a retired Marine who graduated from...

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