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University’s director of public affairs retires

People gather to celebrate the university's Director of Public Affairs and Communication Joe Wills' retirement. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan
December 6, 2016

Joe Wills, the director of public affairs and publications, celebrated his retirement on Dec. 2 after 19 years at Chico State. At least 200 Chico State faculty, staff and students, including Willie...

Renovations will improve campus

Map of the Chico State campus.
October 28, 2016

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...

New president goes public next week

The new president of Chico State will be revealed next week. (Illustration by Orion Staff).
March 4, 2016

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated Laurie Weidner is the CSU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. Weidner is the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. The title has been...

Campus construction continues

The Gus Manolis Bridge was installed over Big Chico Creek on Sept. 19. The bridge is expected to be ready for use within a month. Photo credit: Jenice Tupolo
October 5, 2015

  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...

Campus parking hassles students

Photo courtesy of Chico State
August 31, 2015

As the new semester returns in full swing, many students may run into a familiar problem— Where can I park my car hassle-free? Finding low cost parking in close proximity to classes is a typical problem...

Branch-drops rise during summer

A massive branch fell April 19 next to Meriam Library. Photo credit: Eric Mccauley
April 30, 2014

Last fall, Pa Houa Lor, a Chico State nursing student, was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.On April 19, a tree branch fell next to Meriam Library, a stark reminder of the hazard these falling...

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

The George Peterson Rose Garden, a campus landmark, is more than 50 years old. Photo credit: Dominique Diaz
April 14, 2014

In the spring of 1887, John Bidwell founded Chico State. In 1909, Charter Day was started. Finally, in 1993, Founders Week took the place of Charter Day and has since continued to make an impact.Founders...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee
January 29, 2014

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat....

Langdon Hall basement floods

January 6, 2014

A basement flood in Langdon Hall prompted a shutdown of electrical power in most south campus buildings this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email. A sensor in the boiler chiller plant of Langdon...

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