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Biological science department holds second career fair

Becky Holden from Butte Environmental Council answers questions from a student. Photo courtesy of FISHBIO.

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017

The Biological Sciences Outreach Committee put on its second biology career fair at Chico State. "We're thankful to all the volunteers, panelists, and companies" said Rebecca Brunelli, chair of committee for biological sciences outreach committee.   About 75 students attended in 2015, ...

Bio professor’s book addresses climate change

Bio professor's book addresses climate change

Austin Redfern

January 21, 2015

In "Phylogeography of California" published by UC Press in August 2014, Schierenbeck explains how the evolutionary events over 1 billion years have shaped the distribution of California's flora and fauna and led the state to develop into one of the world's 25 biological hot spots. Kristina Schi...

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Christine Lee

March 4, 2014

Chico State is holding a campus club accountable for profits from selling lab manuals to students.   Omicron Theta Epsilon has been selling to students using a Wildcat Card reader since the university required them to in fall 2013. The club sells lab manuals in Holt Hall to students t...

Campus building-use policy under review

Dr. Patricia Edelmann, professor, biology department. Courtesy of Chico State.

Enrique Raymundo

February 25, 2014

Chico State's policy for determining how much it charges organizations to use its facilities is under review by campus administration. The policy generated some controversy last semester with a biological sciences instructor who attempted to hold a regular class review session and was told she would be...

University enforces student club policies

University enforces student club policies

Christine Lee

February 19, 2014

Chico State is hammering down old policies on how student clubs are allowed to organize, according to some clubs on campus. A campus-wide email sent out during winter break re-enforced rules on fundraising and limitations on the total number of class units club officers can enroll in. “I’ve been in this battle for a while s...

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

Students are captivated during Thursday's session of

Prin Mayowa

February 18, 2014

The “Biology of Sex” course has no empty seats. The class takes students back to the basics and covers topics ranging from mutations in genes to why people want to get into each other’s jeans. Christopher Ivey, plant population biology professor, developed the relatively new class....

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