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Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State plans to remain open through recent severe weather warnings.According to a public affairs email, the University is keeping a close watch on the impact and patterns of the ongoing weather."We urge students and employees to use their best judgement and consider safety the top priority as you ...

More than 50,000 homes could be affected if Oroville Dam fails

Jafet Serrato

February 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A new data analysis predicts 15,750 homes in Butte County could be damaged if the Oroville Dam completely failed.The data brief provided by Alexandra Hayes includes the following counties:· Colusa· Glenn· Sutter· Yolo· YubaA total of 50,047 homes would be in danger of flooding by t...

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales

February 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson expressed her thoughts and reactions about the Oroville Spillway during the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 16. "Sunday I was at home working on my dining room table in the afternoon enjoying a little sunshine outside when I get a text message from a friend of mine asking,...

Chico State talks emergency plan after evacuations

Chico State talks emergency plan after evacuations

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

After the recent Spillway crisis, Chico State wants students to know how to help and prepare for future incidents.According to a public affairs email, there is an Emergency Operations Plan that the university follows for situations similar to the Spillway. There is an Emergency Response Guide that helps student...

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Kayla Fitzgerald and Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students have experienced class cancellations since some faculty have been unable to reach campus because of the Oroville Spillway crisis. Forrest Hartman, a professor in the journalism department, is a resident of Oroville and has been unable to leave his home because of potential road closures. "It'...

Chico State housing residents may offer evacuee friends shelter

Chico State housing residents may offer evacuee friends shelter

Jacqueline Morales

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Residents in student housing may offer shelter to friends who have been affected by the Oroville Spillway evacuations. Although there is no indication that resident guests at the dorms may be evacuees, students are allowed to offer shelter to friends who may be seeking shelter. Guest check-in process r...

Man creeps around store to donate sperm

Man creeps around store to donate sperm

Jafet Serrato

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Unregistered vehicleFriday, 7:43 a.m., 601 El Varano Wy.Male seen sleeping in truck parked on caller’s driveway.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectFriday, 9:04 a.m., 50 Main St.A man was banging on outside of the restroom doors and kicking it as well.Call Type: Susp...

Chico State campus remains open during Oroville Spillway incident

Chico State campus remains open during Oroville Spillway incident

Bianca Quilantan

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State campus and operations will remain open on Monday in light of the recent Oroville spillway situation, President Gayle Hutchinson said in a press release. Safety of students and faculty, she said, is the university's first priority. However, some university operations may be affected. Hutchinson...

Chico State holds black history month events

Chico State holds black history month events

Carly Campbell

February 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Black Arts Movement on campus is coming for the entire month of February. Multiple events will be put on by the office of Diversity and Inclusion. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 9, 6 p.m.: Poetry Slam, BMU 008 Feb. 10, 6 p.m.: Showing of the movie DOPE, CCLC Feb. 14, 6 p.m.: Showing of...

School of Social Work declares intent to change admissions status

School of Social Work declares intent to change admissions status

Jacqueline Morales

February 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State's School of Social Work is in process of changing admissions status to impacted.If approved by the Chancellor's Office, impaction will be effective starting the 2018-2019 academic year for first-year applicants."...the BSW Program will prioritize applicants who are from Northern California a...

Rush week at Chico State

Rush week at Chico State

Jafet Serrato

February 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The term rush is slang for formal recruitment to every Greek society looking for new members to join their elite group. Greek life holds rush week the first two weeks every semester."Rush week is a week-long process in which students interested in Greek life can attend Greek recruitment events," said E...

New physical sciences building in production

New physical sciences building in production

Jafet Serrato

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

More than 40 people gathered at Colusa Hall on Thursday to discuss the construction of a new building that will replace the current Physical Sciences building. The primary location of the new facility is set to replace Siskiyou Hall, near Ivy Street. It is estimated to be around 110,000 square feet and ...

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