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A volunteer stands alone along side the trans flag. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

Carolyn Allen // November 21, 2019

Chico State’s Gender Sexuality and Equity Center, Stonewall Alliance Center, Faith Lutheran Church and Associated Students hosted a series of events this week celebrating the Trans Week of Resilience.The...

Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson // April 9, 2018

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Tisha Cheney // February 16, 2018

The life of Ted Herrera, a professor of nutrition and food science, will be celebrated with a service on March 2.Herrera passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 67, according to an announcement from University...

The state flag is lowered on campus this week in memory of two students killed last week in a traffic accident. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Memorial planned for sisters killed in collision

Josh Cozine // January 24, 2018

A memorial for students Brittni and Brynn Frace who died after a traffic accident last week will be held Friday.The sisters tragically died due to a collision with a semi-truck while returning to campus...

Miller attended the 9-11 rememberance ceremony. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Christian Solis // September 11, 2017

Chico Fire Station held a Sept. 11 memorial for victims and heroes of the attack.Members of the community gathered around a 9-11 monument, 16 years later, on Monday. It took place at the Chico Fire Station...

Mark and Patti Lewis at the Chico State Bell Memorial Union hall, Sept. 27, for a photo signing event dedicated to their deceased daughter, former student Samantha Lewis. Friends and family wrote messages to Lewis on the picture frames. Photo credit: John Domogma

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Jovanna Garcia // October 28, 2014

Friends and family of deceased Chico State student, Samantha Lewis, gathered Monday night to celebrate her life in a photo signing and candlelight ceremony. Lewis was struck and killed by a train...

Chico State President Paul Zingg pays his respects to Marc Thompson Oct. 2 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: John Domogma

Memorial held for deceased student

Madison Holmes // October 8, 2014

Friends and family of Marc Thompson wore shirts with his photo printed on the front with his favorite quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world" printed on the back for his memorial Tuesday night.Thompson,...

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Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Yessenia Funes // February 11, 2014

A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given. Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred...

Daniel Senn participates at the memorial.Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Nicholas Carr // December 12, 2013

About sixty students stood outside of Glenn Hall today in remembrance of people in the Chico community that died over the past year as a result of substance abuse. Participants stood along the span...

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