The Orion

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

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

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 300. After reflecting on Chico State's Undocuweek in February, she hopes that undocumented stu...

Photo of the day

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

Caitlyn Young

August 28, 2018

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

Letters to: My college professor

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

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 forgot to follow through and actually visit you because I have other priorities. Sorry, college life. You...

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Alexandra Kokkinakis is the bassist for The Vesuvians.

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 life. Kokkinakis grew up listening to punk-rock music in L.A. as a skateboarding soundtrack. Onc...

Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Photo credit: Sean Martens

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 higher education leaders and prepare them to serve the needs of higher education instructions....

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 as a transfer student at Chico State. I went to community college for eight years. Eight whole yea...

New director in civic engagement

Susan's office location. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

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 of their classes and form a bridge between campus and community for the creation of meaningful partnersh...

Universities’ push for more lecturers sparks positives and negatives

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

December 17, 2015

Universities are making the move toward hiring “lecturers” instead of professors to teach in an effort to redistribute funds. Chico State, as well as other universities, has been hiring professors where their official title is lecturer because they have a master’s degree rather than a doctorate...

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

May 5, 2015

Great teachers have more than a command of their subject. Great teachers inspire students, create comfort in the classroom and bring lectures to life.Instructors at Chico State have exposed me to this allure of education. Few of my high school teachers created such a learning environment, but most of ...

Faculty member found dead in Butte Hall office

The body of an individual discovered dead in a seventh-floor office in Butte Hall is removed from the Chico State campus. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015

The body of a deceased Chico State faculty member was discovered in a seventh-floor office in Butte Hall Monday evening. Emergency vehicles arrived on the scene at about 7 p.m. Fire personnel informed The Orion that a body had been discovered by a janitor in office number 716. Chico State U...

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