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Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Donna Wilson (left) and Dan Shoemaker, hosts of Death Cafe at the Chico Branch Library Monday night. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

January 29, 2019

Participants in the Death Cafe discussed the often-taboo topic of death over drinks and snacks on Monday afternoon at the Chico Branch Library.The monthly event, hosted by volunteers Donna Wilson, Stephen Kathriner and Dan Shoemaker, covered a variety of death-related topics. The topics covered not only ...

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Students and faculty discuss the meaning of death at a Death Cafe on campus. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

March 29, 2016

Death was in the air amidst the beautiful spring weather at Chico State's first Death Cafe on March 23. Death Cafe is an international movement devoted to allaying fear and anxiety of death and increasing awareness of the finite opportunities available in life. “In our culture, death is often c...

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Tova Love, president of RDA, embraces religious tolerance and wraps her hair in a tichel full time to better understand its impact. Photo courtesy of Tova Love

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2016

The Religious Diversity Association, the only interfaith organization at Chico State, will be rekindled this semester following the increasingly polarized climate of religious relations in the national media. RDA, founded in 2013, has been dormant for the last few semesters due to a lack of membershi...

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