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Program Coordinator for UMatter Jessica Magallanes wants to help students who are sad or stressed by telling them its normal to feel these pressures during college.

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training...

Child Development Professor Shrija Dirghangi is one of the leaders of the new weekly womens circle group. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Weekly women’s circle inspires to lead future female youth discussions

Kelsi Sibert // February 27, 2018

A new weekly women's circle began Feb. 20 with the goal of teaching Chico State women how to encourage and guide future local girl groups. Shelley Hart and Shrija Dirghangi, two child development professors,...

Aldrich Patterson, commonly referred to as Dr. P., is retiring from Chico State after 31 years as a counselor for the Counseling and Wellness Center. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Counselor retiring after 31 years of service

Ernesto Rivera // May 6, 2014

When Aldrich Patterson asked for a letter of recommendation from his Catholic school vice principal, the letter read, “To whom it may concern, Aldrich Patterson will never make it at your university.” He...

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