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Your Best Summer Ever—The Wildcat Way

With summer approaching fast, we asked 20 alumni experts—from safari leaders to librarians—for tips and tricks to make this the BEST SUMMER EVER!

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Blake Ellis sits crosslegged in a patch of grass

The healing power of nature

Nature can help us heal — instilling a calmness and peace in a sometimes-chaotic world. Blake Ellis, a program manager for the Chico State Ecotherapy Program, dives in.

Peter Kittle poses in front of a chalkboard.

Leading with a Listening Ear and an Open Door

Known for his listening ear and his open door, English Chair Peter Kittle is the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Leader Award.

Sourabh Kulkarni, wearing black slacks and a buttoned-up dress shirts, sits on the edge of a desk while posing for a photo.

From Skepticism to Success: International Computer Science Graduate Excels in Program

Sourabh Kulkarni leaves Chico State with a second-place finish in a coding competition, a role as a tutor and research assistant, and a clear sense of professional and personal growth.

Olivia Wiemann poses in her master's gown and a yellow hard hat.

From Classroom to Career

As a land manager for the Mechoopda​ Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, master’s graduate Olivia Wiemann's typical day on the job can look very much like her days at the University.

Social Work Alumna Casey Hersch

Social Work Alumna Casey Hersch and her Cat Pawso Teach the Mind/Body Connection and How to Heal

Casey Hersch integrates what she has learned about trauma and disease in new book to encourage resilience in kids and help them cope.

Portrait of kinesiology professor Laynie Case. She wears a black, short-sleeve top and there is a gray background.

Professor Finds Joy in Teaching, Creating ‘Aha!’ Moments in Students

In just her second year at Chico State, Laynie Case has made a positive impact through her research and eagerness to help students succeed.

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Editor's PicksGreat Stories from Across Campus

A split photo: one with a person smiling and smelling wine and a the other with a person smiling while holding up a freshly harvested radish.

Crash Course: General Ed Ag Classes Bear Fruit for Life 

Chico State students don’t have to know how to milk a cow or work with cover crops to benefit from the ag department. Instead, they learn how to grow their own vegetables and pair wine with their meals, earning GE credits and having fun along the way.

Chico State baseball fan John Brownell pictured in his regular spot at Nettleton Stadium, at the bottom of Section 201.

Much More Than A Super Fan

The bond between John Brownell and the Chico State baseball team is one of the great stories in collegiate athletics.

An illustration of Kendall Hall at Chico State, with the words 'Wildcat Conversations' written in whimsical letters above it.

Wildcat Conversations, Episode 1: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

To help us learn more about where AI is going, why it’s moving so fast, and how we can think about it with more optimism than dread, we looked to three alums working at the forefront of this technological evolution.