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Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval

February 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of how to craft a more effective plan for 2017. The plan was released in January 2011 and served a...

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

February 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman from San Diego County, stopped by the university Tuesday to promote his run for the U.S. Senate. Chavez, a retired Marine who graduated from Chico State in 1973, announced his campaign for the Senate race in March 2015, about two months after...

Presidential search ends this semester

Presidential search ends this semester

February 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, Community, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated a new president was selected on March 31 and President Zingg retired on August 22. The dates have been corrected.   When President Paul Zingg announced his retirement plans last August, the septuagenarian had already occupied the highest o...

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

January 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Two nonprofit organizations that advocate for civil liberties will come together and host a free event Friday, Jan. 29 in the Bell Memorial Union, where a keynote speaker will address constitutional rights on campus. The groups — the Wildcat Civil Liberties Union, a student club and the American C...

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

January 27, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Whether they were administered properly or not, recent allocations of the academic affairs budget have created a negative ripple effect among some departments on campus. The latest allocations of the 2015-2016 academic affairs budget released to university leaders last October left the Meriam Library and departments in the College of Communication...

Electric motorcycle rolls out

Electric motorcycle rolls out

January 21, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

University Police discreetly unveiled on Wednesday its latest acquisition: a lone electric motorcycle. Chico State’s police force is borrowing an electric motorcycle from San Jose State as part of a pilot program, said University Police Officer Lance Conlan, who was quietly rolling and patrolling s...

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

December 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a Nov. 16 email to students, staff and faculty, President Paul Zingg addressed the issue explaining how “...

Construction on former Taylor Hall on schedule for completion

Construction on former Taylor Hall on schedule for completion

Gabriel Sandoval

September 27, 2015


Filed under News

Three months of construction remain on the yet-to-be-named arts and humanities building, said David Wymore, project manager for Chico State. The multi-million dollar project is both on budget and on schedule and should be completed in December, Wymore said. The multi-purpose academic building ...

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