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Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Tisha Cheney

February 21, 2018


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

One of the highest awards given by the university was announced for six faculty members Tuesday. Chosen by the university's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, President Gayle E. Hutchinson and cabinet recently surprised the 2017-18 winners with their awards, according to a release from Sean...

Chico Democrats host State of the Union viewing party

Chico Democrats host State of the Union viewing party

Josh Cozine

January 31, 2018


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

Chico Democrats hosted a party to watch the president's yearly address to the nation Tuesday. The party was held at the house of retired Chico State faculty Michele Shover on the 200 block of East 12th Street. Two viewing rooms were set up to accommodate the guests. As Trump addressed the nation, Chico D...

Student body president announces resignation

Student body president announces resignation

Natalie Hanson

January 18, 2018


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

Dylan A. Gray announced yesterday that he will resign from his position as president of student body affairs.Elected in April 2017, Gray's resignation is effective for the spring semester of 2018.Gray stated in an email to colleagues that he came to the decision to resign after working to balance the position’s demands with his own coursework to graduate.“I need t...

Support sister campus colleagues affected by wildfires, says Chico State president

Support sister campus colleagues affected by wildfires, says Chico State president

Christian Solis

December 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson reminds students and staff to sympathize and support those affected by Southern California wildfires.The Thomas fire alone has burned 115,000 acres, according to a CalFire tracker.Support to colleagues at California State University sister campuses affected by ...

Chico State student elected national President of Future Farmers of America

Chico State student elected national President of Future Farmers of America

Christian Solis

November 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Breanna Holbert, from Chico State, became the first African-American woman president to lead the 2017-2018 Future Farmers of America.Holbert, an agriculture education major, is excited to continue giving back to the organization that changed her life on a national level, she said.She started participating in ...

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

Daniel Wright

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Hutchinson took office at Chico State in June of 2016. During her first fall semester, she outlined five transitional goals at her convocation speech: 1. Improving campus climate 2. Restoring shared governance 3. Fostering student achievements 4. Building diverse and inclusive communities 5. E...

Meet the University Cabinet

Meet the University Cabinet

Victoria Rohrer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The University Cabinet makes major decisions that influence the lives of students, staff and faculty everyday. Their jobs range from fundraising, managing the budget and supporting student services. Since President Zingg's retirement in 2016, the University Cabinet has almost been entirely replaced. P...

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

George Johnston

March 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

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...

Reformation needed for executive orders

Reformation needed for executive orders

Roberto Fonseca

February 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Executive orders have been highly questioned over the years as to whether or not they are constitutional.Although executive powers are covered in Article II, Section 1 of the constitution, the process itself does not follow the proper protocol commanded in the document. There is no need for approval from the Senate or the House of Representatives, making the law of checks and b...

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

Obama trumped the media

Obama trumped the media

Susan Whaley

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly waged a war on the media, such as our new president, but he avoided, criticized and tried to persecute ...

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