The Orion

Bachelor of Social Work applying for impaction status

Dr. Vincent Ornelas smiles at the door of his office. Photo credit: Nicholas Feeley

Nicholas Feeley

February 20, 2017

The Bachelor of Social Work is seeking to limit the number of students who will be accepted into the major after several semesters of overpopulation and reduced resources. In the 2014-2015 school year the program was operating 35 percent over capacity. In the 2017-2018 school year the major will ...

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...

Humans of Chico State

Destiny Delgado, a first year social work major at Chico State shares how she envisions her future. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Sean Martens

September 13, 2016

When first year social work major Destiny Delgado was asked what she envisioned her life to be in the future, she replied:"Well, I am getting my degree in social work, but I guess I would like to work with foster children."Destiny seemed hesitant about picturing a set image of her future self since she j...

Strong faith enables student to succeed

Nicollette Singleton, senior nursing major, is dedicating her summer to social work in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nicole Santos

March 13, 2015

This summer Nicollette Singleton will get on a plane, step out of her comfort zone and go to another country with the guidance of the big man upstairs. Singleton, a senior nursing major and Chico local, is spending May 21 to Aug. 10 in Nicaragua doing social work counseling abused women. “Personally, I have neve...

Males low in female-dominated majors

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014

Certain majors are largely dominated by women, according to a study conducted by Jeffrey Bell, a biology professor. The study tracked the 2010-2014 graduating class. Males made up 10 percent of the liberal studies graduating class and 9 percent of social work, according to the study. Child d...

Silent auction supports center on aging

Maggie Zuckerman, a junior social work major, announced the prizes from Saturday's silent auction at the Pageant Theatre.Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Amanda Hovik

February 18, 2014

The Pageant Theatre held a silent auction on Saturday, fundraising for the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. The Chico-based organization began in 2009. Its mission is to focus on serving older adults and educating the future workforce, while increasing awareness among college-age adults. Maggie Zuckerman, a junior majoring ...

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