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Political forum offers insight on the 2018 midterm election

Professor Dwyre hosts the Justice and Politics Forum detailing the midterm election on Wednesday evening. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Nate Rettinger

February 23, 2019

Diana Dwyre, a political science professor at Chico State, held a forum on Wednesday to answer the many questions regarding the recent 2018 midterm election.Dwyre began by addressing the assumptions that surround midterms and elections in general. Assumptions such as incumbents always winning their el...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

John Crosby took his members of his class to Washington D.C. unsure of the status of his home. Photo credit: Mathew  Miranda

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Sue Hilderbrand, Alan Gibson, Gayle Hutchinson, Darin Haerle and Adam Irish all listen to an audience member comment.

Alex Grant

March 27, 2018

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was broken into six chapters; story, identity, community, security, civil society and the American experiment....

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bands from around town played at the event. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

April 13, 2016

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the younger generation, especially college students. This is apparent in the Chico community.Bands for Be...

Wildcats dive into the shark tank

Two Chico State alumni will be appear on Shark Tank on Feb. 26 Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Amelia Storm

February 25, 2016

Two Chico State alumni will seek funding from millionaires on ABC’s Shark Tank, premiering tomorrow night. After four months of paperwork, siblings Skyler Scarlett and Brittney Scarlett-Torres, owners of Glace Cryotherapy, will seek funding from self-made millionaires Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran,...

College degrees are just a stamp

Photo credit: Helen Suh

February 1, 2016

Would you allow someone without a college degree to perform your major brain surgery?Consider this: the only skills in the brain surgery career path currently unlearnable outside the academic space are sensitivity to death and real practice on cadavers. Both are necessities, as intimate neurosurgical knowledge...

Study shows increase in jail violence

Ryan Patten, chair of the political science department, co-authored a report studying the connection between increased jail violence and the release of non-violent offenders from jails. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Jovanna Garcia

November 18, 2014

Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department. Political science department members Jon Caudill, Ryan Patten, Matthew O. Thomas and Sally Anderson worked with University of ...

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Photo Credit: Chico State

Sergio Sanchez was one of twelve political science scholars selected nationally this year for a fellowship stipend from the American Political Science Association's Minority Fellows program.

Nicholas Carr

December 11, 2013

A faculty member at Chico State has received a fellowship from the American Political Science Association to pursue doctoral studies.Sergio Sanchez, a political science lecturer, will be awarded $4,000 through the association’s Minority Fellows Program, according to a university press release. Sanc...

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