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Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Nicole Henson

March 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The future of Chico State looks prosperous under Gayle Hutchinson's presidency as she addresses issues on campus such as the party culture, reinventing the health center and possibly building an open-late eatery on campus.Here is a review of the new President’s accomplishments and upcoming goals and...

Chico State recognized as a Hispanic serving institute

Chico State recognized as a Hispanic serving institute

Katia Berg

September 16, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

On Monday, Sept. 20, The California State University system introduced Chico State as a Hispanic Serving Institute and the university can now qualify for a number of programs and grants. The federal program is designed to help first-generation, low-income Hispanic students. Although the university...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

Zingg says goodbye to Chico State at retirement party

Zingg says goodbye to Chico State at retirement party

Michelle Zhu

May 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Rain postponed the event, but it did not stop the campus community from giving Chico State President Paul Zingg a proper, and enthusiastic, farewell for his 13 years of support and leadership. Faculty, staff, students and community members joined in wishing Zingg the best in his retirement after the...

Q&A: President Zingg’s love of sports

Q&A: President Zingg’s love of sports

Kenta Mcafee

April 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Orion: How do you feel about our sports teams this year? Zingg: I really enjoyed the men's basketball team's chemistry this year. They didn't win it all but everyone on that team contributed, and they understand that concept. Men's golf right now is as good as it gets, and our decathlon team i...

New president gains support from community

New president gains support from community

Michelle Zhu

April 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

After the search committee appointed Gayle Hutchinson to succeed President Paul Zingg, the community expressed optimism for Chico State's first female president, who happens to be a familiar face. President-select Hutchinson is a former professor of the kinesiology department at Chico State from 1990 to 2007....

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State has a new president. Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was announced as president of Chico State earlier this morning at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. President-select Hutchinson taught as a professor at Chico State from 1990-2007 and served as chair of the department of Kinesiology...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

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...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

Classes still happening if California Faculty Association strike occurs

Classes still happening if California Faculty Association strike occurs

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

All California State University campuses will remain open if the CFA strike happens in April. The potential strike will not affect students' abilities to finish classes or graduate on time. In an email sent to students, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "I again emphasize that in the eve...

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval

February 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of how to craft a more effective plan for 2017. The plan was released in January 2011 and served a...

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