Legends Rising and Records Falling: Chico State Athletics off to Scorching Start
Another fantastic fall for the Chico State Department of Athletics is ending, culminating in two more California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, several NCAA Championship berths, and excitement for what’s still to come. Records have fallen and legends have risen, and the year has only just begun! Here are some of the highlights.
Ultramarathon Alum Leans on Wildcat Crew
A one-pound iced lemon loaf is not an obvious snack for someone running a 100-mile endurance race, but you can't argue with Anthony Costales' results. The Chico State distance running alum relied on those calories and his Wildcats crew to finish 3rd at this year's Western States 100.
Thorpe Leads Throng of Chico State Alumni Caring for Community Youth in Crisis
Chico State is producing great neighbors in the North State. One shining example: The North Valley Community Foundation’s CARE Team, created to connect struggling kids to caring adults and vital resources. The team, 16 deep, is led by alumna Michele Thorpe and includes 12 other Chico State grads.
Inspired by his Parents, Fontanelli Plays with Passion and Purpose
Chico State Men's Soccer Coach Felipe Restrepo says that teammates try to emulate Adrian Fontanelli because of his pride, joy, and passion. But Fontanelli says his work ethic comes from his parents, Carlos and Marcela.
Crash Course: The Good Life Vs. The End of the World
Two GE courses offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts evoke very different ideas: one of existential dread and the other enlightenment and happiness. Yet both encourage students to ask some of life’s age-old questions.
Applegate’s Exceptional Print Collection on Display at the Turner
Members of the public are invited to the opening reception on September 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the ARTS Building.
Celebrating Thomas DuSell: Campus Safety Award Winner, and So Much More
When he noticed a thorny traffic issue, Chico State Rose Garden specialist Thomas DuSell lobbied for an important change that would keep students and staff safe.
Inspired by His Parents, Vang Perseveres to Earn Master’s Degree
John Vang faced several challenges as he pursued a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from Chico State. But when he questioned whether he was up for the task, he only had to look to his parents, Xae Chon and Mai Xiong, for the inspiration he needed to push forward.
New Channel Teeming With Fish Thanks to Impressive Teamwork
The Kapusta Open Space Side Channel is teeming with tiny fish thanks to a massive team effort spearheaded by Chico State Enterprises and managed by the North State Planning and Development Collective.
The League Paves Pathways of Possibilities for Local Youth
The League changes the lives of local high school students. Just ask Markel Hardman and Kanye Parham, who just completed their first year of college and are now part of a push to make its impact even greater.
Grad Student and Horror Fan LEAPs into Editing and Publishing
Horror publisher Benjamin Vandersluis credits Chico State’s “killer” English Department for expanding his view of the genre and sparking his love for literary editing and publishing.
Grad Student Farmer Grows Case for Marrying Agriculture With the Natural World
With her master’s thesis—a collaborative effort to study the effects of agroecology on her almond farm—Chico State graduate student Raquel Krach confirmed what the birds have been telling her. It’s working!
Life of Hard Work Pays Off for Agricultural Business Major
Zion Brigham says coming to Chico State: “felt like going from a black and white TV to full color.” He graduates in May with an agricultural business degree and a clear vision for what’s ahead.
Thirteen sets of siblings have donned the cardinal and white of the Wildcats, and the men's soccer program’s legacy is becoming intergenerational.
Soon-to-be Theatre Arts Graduate Has Played a Starring Role Offstage
Gaby Saxon has spent four years at Chico State telling outstanding stories, all while using her growing voice and passion for social justice to create one of the most compelling stories of all—her own!
Three Imaginative Media Arts Alumni Making Exciting Moves
Karsten Kaufmann’s dance moves became a viral sensation in 2015. Find out where he and collaborating media arts majors Sophie McGuirk and Michael Connell are today. Hint: They're still making amazing content!
Title IX at 50: Current Wildcat Calling Attention to Women Who Paved the Way
The legacy of Title IX at Chico State is filled with stories of inspiring women. Mia Mendoza knows many of them by heart after spending this year sharing them with Chico State’s student-athletes and fans to honor the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation.
Fond Farewell: Business Professor Emeritus Casey Donoho
Business Professor Emeritus Casey Donoho is remembered for his passion for ethics and his others-centered approach.
Soccer Programs Win Big on Small Screen
The Chico State women's and men's soccer programs shine in episode four of The Rivalries, a documentary series produced for the LG Championships channel available to watch now.
Religious Studies Alumna Provides ‘Ministry of Presence’
One of the crucial steps along Kelly Ann Nelson's path to being present with others in pain was the religious studies education she earned at Chico State.
Fond Farewell: Retired University Farm Mechanic Jerry Miguel
Jerry Miguel, University Farm mechanic for nearly 30 years, is remembered for all his tools—those he held in his hands, as well as his heart, spirit, and mind.
Introducing Delaney Sarantopulos: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
A "roll-of-the-dice" decision to attend Chico State came up aces for Delaney Sarantopulos and the University, which has benefited greatly from her service-based leadership.
Introducing Peyton Arnold: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Peyton Arnold has studied the impacts of feeding cover crops to livestock and served as vice president of the Chico State Sheep Association, but she's most passionate about poultry.
Aux Talks Strikes a Chord for Connection
Sing. Laugh. Dance. Connect. Experience the power of the aux cord Thursday from 2–3 p.m. in Trinity Commons. It's Aux Talks and it's a whole lot of fun!
Introducing Manraj Singh Randhawa: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Nursing student Manraj Singh Randhawa has a grand vision for his life. The Yuba City Sikh community, the Chico State School of Nursing, and more, are reaping the benefits of that vision.
Distinguished Alum, Scientist, and CEO Thomas Butler
Thomas Butler found his passion in a Chico State lab. Today, he's the CEO of a company creating medicines designed to attack cancer and diabetes.
The Birds Are Calling to You
Pssst. Pssst! The Bushtits and Spotted Towhees are trying to get your attention. Give it to them for a little while. You won't regret it.
Fond Farwell: Physical Education Professor Emeritus Betty Best
After more than three decades of teaching and coaching, Betty Best is remembered by her students and peers as a gifted educator, loyal friend, and talented competitor.
5 Questions with Author, Alum, and Superhero While he Sleeps, Narcippa Teague
Chico State graduate and former men's basketball player Narcippa Teague shares about his new children's book and new outlook on life.
5 Questions with Alum and Marriage and Family Therapist Chris Park
Marriage and family therapist Chris Park shares his appreciation for his Chico State education and provides a glimpse into his experiences as an MFT.
Student-Athlete Captures CalHOPE Courage Award
Gretta Kirkby, winner of the CalHOPE Courage Award, is using the opportunity to remind her peers to reach out for help if they need it.
New HR Specialist Advances Campus EDI Goals
College opened Maximilian “Max” Cordeiro's world. He's working to create similar experiences for others as Chico State’s inaugural Human Resources EDI Specialist.
Basket Brigade One of Many Opportunities To Volunteer This Month
Wednesday night's Basket Brigade is one of many opportunities to pitch in and make a difference in the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving.
Fond Farewell: Chico State Enterprises Grants and Contracts Analyst Tara Becraft
Known for her problem-solving, crafting, and kindness, Tara Becraft brought joy to those she worked with in Chico State Enterprises.
Fond Farewell: Biology Professor Emeritus Robert Thomas
Dr. Robert “Bob” Thomas was known as an excellent colleague, friend, teacher, and researcher.
Baseball Voyage Marked by Strong Arm, Strong Voice
Luke Barker’s focus has been on making it to the big leagues, but when he spotted some serious inequities, he decided to say something.
Soccer Player Susanna Garcia Leads on the Pitch and in the Classroom
And as she returns to lead the Wildcats in her fifth and final season, Sanna Garcia earned one of only nine All-America honors in the program's storied history.
Chico State Alum Barker is a Big Leaguer!
Former Chico State All-American baseball player Luke Barker has been called up to the major leagues by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Basketball Player’s Success a Slam Dunk in Classroom and the Court
The most decorated student-athlete in Chico State’s men’s basketball history, Kevin Warren will graduate this spring with a master’s in communication studies.
Basketball Star Makes a Difference On, Off the Court
Malik Duffy has built himself into one of the top Division II men’s basketball players on the West Coast while also having a calming, supportive impact on his Wildcat peers.