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University’s director of public affairs retires

University’s director of public affairs retires

Molly Sullivan

December 6, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

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 the Wildcat gathered in Colusa Hall to recognize Wills’ service. Campus and community members gave...

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...

New president goes public next week

New president goes public next week

Gabriel Sandoval

March 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

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 corrected. Only time will tell who the next president of Chico State will be, because nothing else wil...

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...

Campus parking hassles students

Campus parking hassles students

Cheyanne Burens

August 31, 2015


Filed under News

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 among college campuses and surely applies to Chico State. However, the university works hard...

Branch-drops rise during summer

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley

April 30, 2014


Filed under News

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 limbs pose. Sudden branch drops are difficult to predict, but they do occur more frequently in Chico during the...

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

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 Week, April 4-13 this year, is a way to uphold campus traditions and commemorate new ones. Joe Wills, direct...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

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. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

Langdon Hall basement floods

Mozes Zarate

January 6, 2014


Filed under News

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 detected water entry around 10:20 a.m. this morning, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State....

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