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2 fraternities shut down after investigation into beer brewing, drinking party

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-05-07T15:47:00Z"/> news Greeks suspendedPedro Quintana • Nicholas CarrChico State officials put one sorority chapter on probation and suspended two fraternities after investigations confirmed violations of university policies. Pi Kappa Alpha is suspended for three years after...

Student government appoints 2 to council

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-03-07T11:38:00Z"/> news Dan ReidelAssociated Students filled two officer vacancies Friday, after ineligibilities arose at the start of the semester. Erik Taylor was approved as the new director of legislative affairs, replacing Joe Banez. Luann Manss replaces Natalie Lessa as commissi...

Minor in video game design to be offered

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-03-01T19:34:00Z"/> news Alexander Seymour Chico State will soon offer a new minor in video game design for those interested in applying their skills to the digital arts. The Academic Senate unanimously voted to approve the new minor Thursday, and students can start applying for t...

Alcohol in blood of dead alumna

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-05-06T18:19:00Z"/> news Allison WeeksToxicology results for a former student that died St. Patrick’s Day weekend in a car accident revealed that she had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.21. Sierra Fox, a 24-year-old Chico State alumna, died Saturday March 16 after crashing he...

Presidential pay ‘sensitive’ topic

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-11-29T19:08:00Z"/> news Presidential salary differences may sour camaraderie among leadersGriffin RogersAfter watching incoming California State University presidents receive about $400,000 in salary, current administrators have become concerned with what implications it might have...

Paths lead to uncertainty

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-02-07T22:27:00Z"/> news Dan ReidelThe upcoming general education pathway program, which will replace themes in fall 2012, have some department heads wondering if students will come their way. Amid this uncertainty, Chico State is going forward with the implementation of the p...

Labor Day weekend prompts increased police presence

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-08-31T16:32:00Z"/> news Katrina CameronThere will be a resilient law enforcement presence for Labor Day weekend in and around Chico, including the Sacramento River, according to an email sent to students by Chico State public affairs. The increased police presence is due to the ...

U.S. awards Chico State grant for ‘healthy habits’ education

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-01-24T19:31:00Z"/> news Kjerstin WoodThe Chico State Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion has received a grant totaling about $620,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to he  lp Butte County schools better their physical education programs. Students, called "play coaches,"...

Entrepreneurs share success

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-12-13T20:11:00Z"/> news Kjerstin WoodTwo Chico State graduates who made their names in the business world offered insight into their entrepreneurial endeavors Thursday. Peter Straus, professor in the College of Business, introduced Robert Strazzarino, who has a degree in computer scie...

CSU requests 3 percent pay increase for faculty statewide

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-12-11T20:33:00Z"/> news Aubrey CrosbyAfter six years of frozen salaries, California State University employees could receive a pay raise pending the approval of the state budget. The CSU board of trustees sent a request to the state Legislature asking for $372 million in funding for t...

Friends mourn creative graphic design major

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-09-25T20:41:00Z"/> news Chico State student Carly Callaghan was found dead in her home Sept. 16. The cause of her death is still unknown pending an autopsy. She was 22. Pedro QuintanaFamily and friends will meet Sunday to honor the life of a senior graphic design major who was found...

Students plan makeover for laptop lounge

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-04-17T06:00:00Z"/> news Kayla SmithInterior design students are teaming up with Chico State’s provost to revamp Meriam Library’s first-floor laptop lounge to make it more comfortable. Students in the American Society of Interior Design will compete to design the winning layou...

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