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Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Brian Luong

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Over 100 Chico State students showed up to play games and compete for prizes while learning to navigate the Meriam Library, Sunday, before the first day of classes.New students learned more about the library and its features through a variation of the game Lotería, a game similar to Bingo. Participa...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Anne Chamberlain

April 24, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Photo of the Day

Students stop to read colorful shirts strung up throughout the trees outside the Meriam Library. The shirts are the work of students who participated in the Chico State Clothesline Project last week by making shirts at the BMU. The shirts are hung across campus as a visual reminder of sexual assault an...

Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Librarian Joe Crotts retired after a long career at Chico State Wednesday.Crotts retired during his 44th year at the Meriam Library. His wife Brenda also recently retired from her job as a librarian at the Butte County Library.Asked Friday how they like retirement so far, Crott said they have alread...

Cut the fees, please

Cut the fees, please

Danielle Cortes

November 29, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

The price of overdue fees is ridiculous here at Chico State. Simply forgetting to return a book for one day can cost up to 50 dollars, and where is this money going? We need answers, as soon as possible. It is understandable that there should be a punishment enacted but there should just be another...

Chico State legal database is set to change

Chico State legal database is set to change

Jacqueline Morales

April 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Access to the legal information database LexisNexis Academic will end June 1. LexisNexis has been used for legal information through Meriam Library for eight years. It is paid by the chancellor's office and will soon end its contract with the Chico State campus."It hasn't always been a popular resourc...

Top 10 campus resources rarely used

Nicholas Feeley

February 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State students are familiar with the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Store and Meriam Library, but many do not know the full extent of the services available. Here are some resources available to all students.   1) The Career Center The Career Center is available to all Chico State...

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Alejandra Fraga

February 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Meriam Library has added two all-gender restrooms on the third floor."We have a very diverse population here...we want to be responsive to that population," said Patrick Newell, Dean of Meriam Library.Meriam library will be undergoing many changes that serve the Chico State community as they want to encour...

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...

Students suffer from library hour cuts

Alex Horne

September 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At the beginning of the semester Chico State's Meriam Library announced that the administration had cut the operating hours. The latest the library will be open is 11:45 p.m. Those hours will be valid Monday through Thursday. Saturday's saw the most dramatic change with the new hours ranging from no...

Meriam Library cuts late night hours

Meriam Library cuts late night hours

Kyla Linville

September 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Late night study sessions may be ending a little early. Meriam Library’s computer lab and lounge hours are changing.Manager of IT Support Services Scott Kodai said, the changes are partly due to budgeting but mostly to keep students safe. “It’s just not safe for students to leave the lab...

Performance art hugging Chico State

Performance art hugging Chico State

Jeremy Steele

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Outside Meriam Library, a neon, huggable, and sound making blanket of art stood for one night on the bulky concrete support. The piece, Hug Your Center: Keep the Light On, was designed by teacher Cameron Kelly. It was part of a week-long event that began on Chico State’s campus on March 21. The...

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...

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