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Chico State wins 2021 Ballot Bowl for most civic engagement

Chico State wins 2021 Ballot Bowl for most civic engagement

Javier Hernandez and Melvin Bui // February 23, 2022

Chico State was recognized for its exceptional effort to improve civic engagement and voter participation within its student body. The University placed first in the “California Ballot Bowl: Registration...

(Left to right) Alexander Stolp and Cody Peterson. Both participated in the final debate. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

Julian Mendoza // April 17, 2019

This year's Great Debate focused on the concept of engagement in democracy.Two teams debated that question in a modified format of the National Parliamentary Debate style on Friday.The teams were split...

Multiple discussion groups took place in small groups. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Julian Mendoza // February 7, 2019

An open forum was held in Colusa Hall on Tuesday to discuss measures to move campus in a more sustainable direction. The goal of the forum was to hear ideas from Chico State affiliates and community members....

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Natalie Hanson // February 7, 2018

Jeremy Markley, a senior at Chico State, is running for one of three vacant city council spots up for election next November. Markley considers himself a native of Chico and Redding, but has been involved...

Susans office location. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright // February 11, 2017

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component...

President Gayle Hutchinson speaks with Betsy Boyd at a university budget committee meeting.

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

Molly Sullivan // December 15, 2016

President Gayle Hutchinson concluded her 100-day listening tour on Dec. 2, and is now incorporating the feedback into her plan for the next academic year. At the start of her presidency, Hutchinson...

Turning 21 years old isn’t that important

Matt Murphy // September 18, 2014

I turned 21 years old on September 10th. I'm among the last of my grade to be able to legally purchase alcohol and I have to say, now that it's finally here, it's a bit surreal. I feel like I've become...

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