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Olivia VanDamme loves surfing and spends time sharing that passion with younger surfers.

Sharing a Love for the Sea

Olivia Van Damme spends her days showing teenagers the depth of inspiration in the deep blue sea working as operations manager at City Surf Project, which serves low-income, underserved students in the San Francisco public school system.
photo of shoes on table from around the world

Global Connections

Chico State's Resource for International Studies in Education (RISE) Library brings world cultures to the North State's K-12 classrooms. The collection has been donated by faculty, including Professor Emeritus Tom Johnson, who travel the globe for their research.

Wildcat Welcome 2015

This year's Wildcat Welcome (#ChicoWW) events included three weeks of fun, games, community involvement, and tons of free food. New and returning students enjoyed Chico State's facilities and resources, kicking the year off to a great start!
Student climbs the climbing wall at the WREC

Facing Fears at the WREC Climbing Gym

In the pictures of Wildcat Recreation Center staff member Salam Ali fixing the rope to my harness for the first time, you’ll see me beaming with eyes cast down, watching her hands as she explains the reliability of the Figure-Eight Knot she’s tying. What you don’t see are the frantic thoughts racing through my mind.
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Oh, The Places Wildcats Go

As we return from another spring break that saw Chico State students making a difference through well-known programs like CAVE's Alternative Spring Break and the Blitz Build, we wondered, "What else do our Wildcats get up to while they're away?"
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Studying a Whole New World Away

Preparing for the Disney College Program wasn't just a simple walk in the park. It took a lot of effort, determination, and passion to become a part of the program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where I am today. About 30,000 students apply and only 7,000 are accepted.

My Summer Checklist

By Shyna Deepak, Chico State Social Media Intern Hello again! I'm back, and this time with a mission. It’s my first summer in Chico, and when I am not attend...

Just Like the Movies

By: Amanda Hurley, Senior, Sociology, Communication Studies MinorRe-Posted From: Chico State Study AbroadThere is no picture that can depict what its really lik...

Chico on Two Wheels

By Ariana Altier, Sophomore, Sustainable Manufacturing With the weather warming up and the flowers coming out, Chico is the perfect place to explore on a bike. ...

#ChooseChico

We all know selecting a college is a tough choice. Here at Chico State, we want new students to be sure. That is why we offer an open house and day of activiti...

To Infinity and Beyond!

By Adrienne Scott To boldly go where no man has gone before. Who doesn’t know the opening line of Star Trek? But let’s face it, we are 12 years into the 21...
Student in Chico State sweatshirt poses around campus with fall leaves

Fall Photo Challenge

Fall is the time of year Chico, the city of trees, comes to life. Leaves change from green to yellow, orange, or red and blanket our streets with their beauty. ...

Finding My Second Family

By Allie Morehead, Recreation Administration Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) has been a huge part of my life at Chico State. I joined CAVE as ...
Photo by Laura Sederberg

Summer Photo Challenge

During the fall and spring semesters, we invited our Facebook and Twitter communities to share photos of the changing seasons. We decided to keep the tradition ...
Tray Robinson in front of the Pacific Coastline

Riding to End AIDS/HIV

By Tray Robinson, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion When my big brother Karl died of AIDS in July of 2000, it changed my life forever.  I str...
Recycling

Super Recyclers

By James Wright, Senior, Recording Arts A.S Recycling Safety and Operations Supervisor At AS Recycling we fight a battle that will never truly end. Day after d...

Spring Photo Challenge

During the fall semester, we invited our Facebook followers to share photos of the changing seasons. We decided to re-awaken that creativity a few weeks back an...

Chico State Expo 125!

In celebration of our 125th anniversary, California State University, Chico will host the Chico State Expo 125 this Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. There i...

Take a Hike!

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) fulfills a variety of important functions: it provides numerous opportunities for graduate student research proje...

The Diversity Iceberg

By Tracy Butts, Chief Diversity Officer On the few occasions when I have accompanied my colleague Victoria Bass on outreach trips for the university, many pare...

A Walk Down Memory

As we begin the 125th anniversary of Chico State, we recognize the growth and development of our university since its establishment as Chico Normal School in 18...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: “Do you have any goals or resolutions for the spring semester?”   Frank Rebelo, Senior, Environmental Science: Atmospheric Science...

Writing with Light

Santy Gray, Senior, Anthropology Anthropology, the study of people and their impact on earth, is by nature a fascinating subject. Every human being is connecte...

Delta Xi Phi Days

by Michaela Boggan, Senior, Journalism Being a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. has challenged my beliefs, priorities, and goals. When I deci...

Monsters in Film

By Asa Simon Mittman, Professor, Art and Art History Department I’m an art historian and I study monsters. When I picked my area of research, I wanted to wo...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: "What is your favorite fall activity in Chico?" Charissa Pilling, Freshman, Nursing Major “My favorite part about fall is the weather...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: “Where is your favorite place to eat in Chico and why?” Paul Zingg, President: “There are few things I enjoy more than a Sierra Ne...

Recycle, Reuse

By Bianca Hernandez, Senior, Majors: Anthropology and Journalism -- News Editorial I nervously eyed the shelves brimming with binders and notebooks. The nice w...
A bulldozer clears area on Trinity Commons

Summer Renovations!

Construction workers have been quite busy on campus this summer, digging holes, pouring concrete, planting trees, among other things! This summer's endeavor is ...

The Orion is My Life

By Liam Turner, Senior, Major: Communication Design -- Graphic Design, Minor: Photographic Studies The Orion is unabashedly my life. During the semester, from ...

To the Brink and Back

After some of the toughest days of his running career, Ed Hudson returned to the states after finishing the Marathon Des Sables, through the Sahara desert in Mo...