The Orion

Kinesiology students host Poker Run to raise funds for Wings of Eagles

Can you throw a ball through different hoops that are scattered in different places? Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Ricardo Tovar

October 30, 2019

Students from the department of kinesiology had the task of creating a fundraiser for their kinesiology 430 administration of sport and fitness programs. After a few ideas, they settled on an 11 event Poker Run that took place on Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. "The class is taught every Fall," professor of ...

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Rich Astley was monitoring the diving, wanting to give students a glimpse at scuba diving Friday afternoon at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

April 4, 2019

Chico State students had a glimpse of the world of scuba diving at The Wildcat Recreation Center with the scuba workshop. The class was taught by Rich Astley, a scuba instructor at Chico State."We want to introduce as many people to the underwater world as we possibly can," Astley said.Once students entered...

New director of faculty development selected

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Daniel Wright

April 25, 2017

Josh Trout has been appointed as the new director for faculty development. “As the new director, one of Josh’s special interests will be to find additional avenues to enhance the physical, psychological, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of campus employees,” stated a Chico ...

First openly gay CSU president ‘a step in the right direction’

New Chico State persident Gayle Hutchinson meeting and greeting with people who gathered to see her on Wednesday Photo credit: George Johnston

Amelia Storm

March 30, 2016

After making history as Chico State’s first female president, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson is breaking down even more boundaries. The former Cal State Channel Islands provost is now the first openly gay college president in the California State University system. "Behind every great man is an equally...

Senate rebukes end to outdoor program

Former and current students of the Outdoor Education curriculum at Chico State applauded when the senate vote was announced. Photo credit: Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr

March 15, 2014

A vote by the Academic Senate to oppose the discontinuation of a wilderness leadership program Thursday afternoon was met with cheers from students in attendance. The senate voted 25-to-8 against a proposal to eliminate the Outdoor Education option in the kinesiology major. Reid Cross, a kinesiology faculty member who created the Outdoo...

Managing stress with mindfulness

Valerie Teegardin

Valerie Teegardin

February 18, 2014

I have many regrets in life, and taking that one yoga class at a 24-Hour Fitness back in high school comes close to topping the list. I only signed up to ward off summer boredom. At the end of that yoga class I found myself silently shaking in a vain attempt to contain my laughter, while the rest of th...

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