The Orion

Professor recruits to rebrand Chico

John Roussell, professor of communications design. Courtesy of Chico State.

Enrique Raymundo

April 21, 2014

A communications design professor will be starting a YouTube channel in June with the intention of changing Chico State's party image. The channel will be one of the final stages of a year-long project, which included the efforts of more than 300 students. Professor John Roussell began student ...

Professor jams with Jay-Z in music video

Cathrine Himberg
Communications professor John Roussell can be seen in Jay-Z’s new music video “Picasso Baby.” Roussell dances and watches the rapper perform as if he is a painting in a museum.

Risa Johnson

August 29, 2013

One Chico State professor will show students what he did this summer by displaying his name in the credits for Jay-Z’s music video “Picasso Baby.” “I have to stay relevant,” said John Roussell, a communications professor. “This instantly will catch their attention.” Roussell and...

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