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Meriam library to be under construction this summer

Meriam library to be under construction this summer

Carly Campbell

April 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

On May 22, the breezeway of Meriam Library will be under construction due to water intrusion issues located on the podium level of the building. Chico State's planning, design and construction team will be removing and replacing all of the concrete located under the library to replace water proofing...

Renovations will improve campus

Renovations will improve campus

Amanda Hovik

October 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

With the Physical Science Bridge finishing construction, Chico State is pursuing other renovations on campus. The university has begun renovations to the Performing Arts Center and has prospective projects planned including The Albert E. Warren Center, Meriam Library and modifications to the Boiler-chiller...

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

George Johnston

February 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Construction to replace the railroad ties running through Chico began Sunday Feb. 21. "They're old and the nails are coming out," John Gaston, a crew member on site explained. By law, railroad ties are to be replaced every so many years to maintain the railroad said Sunny Shea, another crew member...

Campus construction continues

Campus construction continues

Michael Catelli

October 5, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

  Construction work is all over Chico State as the school tries to upgrade and install new features. The Gus Manolis Bridge was installed on Sept. 19 over Big Chico Creek near Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek. "We expect the bridge to be open in about a month," said Joe Wills, director of P...

New restrooms welcome everyone

New restrooms welcome everyone

Mozes Zarate

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

Construction of the first of three gender-inclusive restroom in the Bell Memorial Union wrapped up Monday afternoon. The restrooms were funded by the Associated Students at Chico State and cost around $140,000 to build, said Kory Acosta, vice president of Facilities and Services. The intention is to accommodate gender variant st...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


Filed under News

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

Facilities to be renovated over break

Facilities to be renovated over break

Nicholas Carr

December 16, 2013


Filed under News

The construction of new teaching spaces among other renovations will commence over winter break. The following projects will begin or continue once students and faculty have vacated the campus: Taylor Hall The building, which was constructed in 1961, will be demolished over the break to make room for the Arts and Humanities building. The new structure w...

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Mozes Zarate

November 15, 2013


Filed under News

The Student Health Center is outsourcing X-ray scans to a local imaging company after water from a broken toilet valve flooded many rooms in the building. Facilities Management and Services custodians noticed damp carpets surrounding the unisex bathroom near the X-ray room around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11,...

Ground broken for Taylor II

Ground broken for Taylor II

Jessie Haynes

November 12, 2013


Filed under News

Golden shovels broke ground for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Chico State during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The $58.4 million building has been in the planning stages since 2010 but due to a lack of state funding, many of the California State University system's capital projects were put on hold, including the building. ...

Taylor II to break ground this fall

Nicholas Carr

October 19, 2013


Filed under News

The campus' literary and studio arts departments will have a new home by 2016 after state funding was secured earlier this month. Funding for the successor to the vacant Taylor Hall through a state revenue bond was confirmed on Oct. 9, according to Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and ...

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