The Orion

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Angelina Mendez

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m., a new exhibit opened for students and the campus community at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology called ‘Fire and Water: Elements of Change’.  “We see the museum as a laboratory for students where they can learn to be professionals,” museum curator Adrienne S...

Ceremonial dedication to the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Jacqueline Morales

February 16, 2017

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology took place Tuesday.A tribute and dedication to Valene L. Smith's work was celebrated along with her 91st birthday. Smith is a greatly merited faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, and a long-time suppo...

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Hooker Oak Elementary school students use the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology to find inspiration to build their own museums. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016

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...

Choosing quirky classes is rewarding

Veronica De La Cruz

October 26, 2014

With the fall semester flying by, students have to get ready for the exciting yet overwhelming experience of picking classes. When it comes to general education, I think students should enroll in classes that they don’t necessarily know anything about, but still seem interesting. One of my fav...

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