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Timothy Kizirian, shown above, was investigated by the university in 2019 and sentenced to pay a criminal restitution and two-year probation in 2023. Courtesy: Butte County District Attorney’s Office

Former Department of Accounting professor still on probation

Ariana Powell, Editor-In-Chief // May 11, 2024

A former Chico State Department of Accounting professor and chair, Timothy Kizirian, is halfway through his court-mandated probation after being charged with misallocating funds in 2023. His probation...

Photo of former Chico State professor Christopher Marks.

Former Chico State professor in court for sexual misconduct allegations among others

A Chico State math professor who was fired in 2022 for Title IX violations is being accused in Butte County Superior Court’s civil division of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against...

People gathered for a presentation

Student, ‘Can Stachura just walk onto campus?’

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 26, 2023

One question stumped every board and authority member in attendance, “Can Stachura just walk onto campus?” a crowd member asked. University Police Interim Chief Christopher Nicodemus motioned for...

Dr. Arreguin-Bermudez started working at Chico State in 2004 as a Spanish professor. Photo credit: Kendall George

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Kendall George // March 12, 2019

According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around...

Professor of art and art history Asa Mittman gives a speech at EDX Chico Monday morning. Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Photo of the day

Caitlyn Young // August 28, 2018

Professor of art and art history Asa Mittman gives a speech at EDX Chico Monday morning.

Letters to: is a column dedicated to emulating the thoughts of Chico State students. Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Letters to: My college professor

Danielle Cortes // September 27, 2017

Dear Professors : I made a note in my agenda to visit your office hours during the first week of the semester, to introduce myself and tell you how I wish to succeed in your class, but I most likely...

Alexandra Kokkinakis is the bassist for The Vesuvians.

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Julia Maldonado // September 19, 2017

One may not think initially that the study of human society and an aggressive music genre have much in common, but for Chico State sociology professor and alumna Alexandra Kokkinakis, it’s her...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Daniel Wright // April 7, 2017

Chico State’s, associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ryan Patten, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow. The ACE Fellow program is designed to take future...

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Susan Whaley // February 21, 2017

It felt like the first day of kindergarten. I was nervous and shaking but so excited to finally enter a different world. A world that I considered to be that of grown-ups.This spring is my first semester...

Susans office location. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright // February 11, 2017

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component...

John Crosby, political science lecturer, discusses the positives and negatives associated with lecture teachers at Chico State. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Universities’ push for more lecturers sparks positives and negatives

December 17, 2015
The money universities save by hiring lecturers goes to other resources besides education.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

I learned more from my smartphone than I did from my teacher

Miles Inserra // May 5, 2015
The standard of teaching in higher education is exceptional. It makes me wonder how certain professors landed a job advising students.
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