Community Support Drives Camp Fire Survivor and Anthropology Major to Give Back
Artist, anthropology major, and Camp Fire survivor Kate Minderhoud credits two scholarships for helping make her college dreams come true. Next step: grad school.
Now Introducing: Steve Perez
Chico State’s 13th president is not only our “Cheerleader in Chief"—he foxtrots, loves coaching, and brings a deep family connection to education into a role he’s been building toward since the sixth grade.
Fond Farewell: Criminal Justice Major Lizbeth Ceja Torres
Tenacious yet kind, hardworking and independent Lizbeth Ceja made an impression on everyone she met for her big heart and passion to succeed.
California State University Honored with Innovation Award for Faculty Learning Community Led by Chico State Professor
Geography and Planning professor Mark Stemen has been honored by a national organization for his tireless work to bring sustainability to more than just science classes.
University Foundation Board of Governors Announces Gayle E. Hutchinson Presidential Award for Excellence
The $100,000 award—the largest of its kind in the California State University—will be presented biannually to a faculty member who exemplify innovation and vision.
2023–24 California State Budget Includes Funding for New Human Identification Laboratory at Chico State
The 2023–24 state budget calls for a $3 million allocation to secure bonds that will fund a new facility.
Fond Farewell: Business Administration Major Jonny Nguyen
With an infectious smile and gregarious nature, Jonny Nguyen made an impression on everyone he met, inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves.
Alumni of Human Identification Lab Attest to Its Influence
Alumni of the Human Identification Laboratory have added their voices to the refrain asking legislators to ensure a line item for a new facility makes its way to the final budget.
Football Alumni Raise Funds for Athletics Scholarships
The Wildcat Football Alumni Board plans to award five scholarships during its annual summer gathering and fundraiser.
Off-Road Vehicle Club Drives Mechanical Engineering Major Toward His Dream Career
Treyton Wood has devoted the last five years of his undergraduate experience to national competition of off-road vehicles. As a real-world, hands-on learning experience, it was foundational for his education.
New Facility for University’s Human Identification Laboratory Included in California State Budget May Revise
Facility will provide critical upgrades for the only full-time forensic anthropology lab in the state to support its investigations, disaster response and law enforcement training.
How To: Nail that Next Job or Promotion
Whether you are a student, young alum, or seasoned professional, the Career Center offers services for life to help you advance in your career.
Path to Prominence
In 2016, Gayle Hutchinson began her presidential term with an ambitious punch list. Having checked off almost everything during the last seven years, she prepares to begin another chapter.
Fond Farewell: Retired Librarian Joel Leonard
With a strong personality and a lot of joy, Joel Leonard embraced his job as librarian as one with a primary mission of supporting students.
Chico State Receives Transformational Gift to Support New College of Business Building
Alum Jon Krabbenschmidt (Business Administration, ’76) wants to see Glenn Hall become a state-of-the-art building for business students—and he is committing a pair of $5 million toward its construction.
Chico State College of Agriculture Names New Director for University Farm
Ricardo Orellana's international background, leadership, and diverse agriculture experience will strengthen partnerships and support the program in meeting the needs of agriculture in the 21st century.
Fond Farewell: Former Student Development Director Cleo Bauer
Working at four CSUs and Cornell University, Cleo (Bash) Bauer's sense of adventure also led her to climb mountains and explore the world.
Students, Faculty Embrace New Fossils from Ever-Growing ‘Miocene Zoo’ Site
Chico State continues to lead the way in making scientific determinations from the findings at a Northern California site.
Alumna Uses International Education, Business Acumen to Build Cascade of Success
After getting her start in business importing zippers while working on her MBA, Linling Gan has thrived in industries ranging from fashion to aerospace, as well as international education and real estate.
Students Embrace Trip to UAE as Moment of Cultural Education, Community
A donor-funded trip to study adapted physical education and communication disorders was both educational and rewarding.
Introducing Chloe Koschnick: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Whether advocating for inclusivity and accessibility in STEM or living her values through community service in education and with animals, computer science major Chloe Koschnick approaches all she does with curiosity and enthusiasm.
Distinguished Alum and Nonprofit Chair Marti Sutton
Marti Sutton discovered her advocacy voice as a student at Chico State and has since worked on Capitol Hill and in community nonprofits to support causes dear to her heart.
Chico State to Break Ground on First Net-Zero Building with Future Home for College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
In what will be the first net-zero building on campus and only the third in the entire CSU, Chico State will break ground on the new building to host the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Partners with CalTrout, Mechoopda for Native Fish Passage Restoration Project in Bidwell Park
The University's Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve is partnering with agencies, such as CalTrout and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe, on a native fish passage restoration project in Bidwell Park.
Fond Farewell: Marketing Professor Emeritus Kenny Chan
In addition to his passion for teaching and scholarship, Kenny Chan is remembered for his wit, wisdom, and kindness to all.
Office Hours with Criminal Justice Faculty and Rural Issues Researcher Amy Magnus
A passion for justice and activism has always been part of criminal justice professor Amy Magnus' identity. Now, she's sharing it with the next generation of changemakers.
Fond Farewell: Communication Sciences and Disorders Major Dani Senico
Loving her first semester at Chico State, Dani Senico was passionate about her family, music, and animals.
Camp Fire Survivor Returns to Rebuilt Home and Hope in Butte Creek Canyon
Four years after the Camp Fire, Cindy Wolff is back living in Butte Creek Canyon, in a new home designed with fire in mind.
Ahart Herbarium Rooted in Goal to Study Plants Over Time
Boasting more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens, the University’s Ahart Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California and its collection is now available to naturalists around the globe.
‘Cats Get Cookin’ with Retired NBC Marketing Director Lance Lew
After more than 30 years working in broadcast journalism, Lance Lew is embracing a longtime passion in retirement—cooking, with the release of his first cookbook this month.
Interior Architecture Students Design Free Floor Plans for Wildfire Survivors
Under the guidance of interior architecture professor Rouben Mohiuddin, 30 design students have worked on floor plans that have now been used to build more than a dozen homes in the Camp Fire footprint.
Ultracold Atom Lab Attempting to Cross ‘Unreachable’ Threshold
With the ultra-high vacuum chamber up and running, the University's ultracold atom chamber is ready to cool atoms to near absolute zero so they display their true quantum nature.
Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects
CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.
Multimillion-Dollar Grants Provide Undergraduate Research Opportunities to Underserved Students in STEM
Since 2016, the Chico STEM Connections Collaborative has provided academic and other support services to historically underserved students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and agriculture.
How To: Be a Backyard Biologist
Biological sciences professor Don Miller shares a few of his favorite tips for novice naturalists.
Five Questions with Yardzen CEO Allison Messner
After a devastating megafire destroyed her yard, Allison Messner cofounded an online landscaping design platform that is gaining national attention.
Wildcat Gaming Lobby Opens to All Students
Open to all students, the new Gaming Lobby features PC gaming, console gaming, arcade games, board games, and more.
Fond Farewell: Political Science Professor Emeritus Jon Ebeling
Jon Ebeling's career at Chico State spanned more than 40 years and inspired countless students to pursue careers in public administration.
Fond Farewell: Retired ASC Michelle Berglund-Smith
Known for her candy dish and birthday cakes, Michelle Berglund-Smith was considered the backbone of the Computer Science Department for her expertise and passion.
Fond Farewell: Agricultural Science and Education Major Holly Mahnke
With a love of animals and passion for education, senior Holly Mahnke was excited to follow her dream of becoming an agriculture teacher.