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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 ...

Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website launched

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Alejandra Fraga

January 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on twitter. ...

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

Alejandra Fraga

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Chico State Student Success Center (SSC) received a $5,000 donation from Sedgwick, Inc. David Scotto, Chico State alumni, visited campus to present the donation on behalf of his company. “It’s interesting to see how alumni advocate for us through their companies,” said Gary McMahon, SSC...

Free tax preparation services on campus

Jacqueline Morales

January 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is partnering with the IRS to offer tax preparation services to students, starting Feb. 1.Anyone that has earned less than $60,000 in 2016 qualifies for the free service. Students will work alongside with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pr...

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

George Johnston

January 26, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

It was announced Thursday that Drew Calandrella, vice president of Student Affairs, will retire. The last of former Chico State President Paul Zingg's administration will now be replaced. Calandrella has been vice president of Student Affairs at Chico State since 2006. During his time at the university,...

Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

George Johnston

January 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News

Students returning to Chico State may notice big changes in the Market Place Cafe. Over winter break, construction was completed to give the student dining center a makeover. Three new concepts were added to the marketplace: “Pitchfork,” “Scoville” and a salad bar. “Pitchfork” will...

Chico State student meets President Obama

Chico State student meets President Obama

January 24, 2017


Filed under News

Associated Students Commissioner of Diversity Affairs Dylan Gray met President Obama in July 2014 when he was recognized for his work in the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. He worked with a non-profit organization, Social Justice Learning Institute and within that was his high school mentorship program...

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