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English professor Roger Kaye puts his arms around students Casey Nokes and Nataile Wight for a posed photo.

5 Questions with US Attorney for Oregon Natalie Wight

Alumna Natalie Wight was confirmed as the state of Oregon's new top law enforcement official after being nominated by President Joe Biden.

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Fond Farewell: Retired Theatre Professor James “Marty” Gilbert

Retired professor James “Marty” Gilbert is remembered as a gifted set designer who was also a kind, patient, and supportive colleague and teacher.

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Worth Sharing: Student-Athletes Shine in the Classroom

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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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.

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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.

Cole Schmitt, a white cisgender male student, is perched on a log in the creek that runs through Chico State campus.

Biology Student Among First to Research Fish’s Unusual Schooling Pattern

Cole Schmitt has been working with the National Systemics Laboratory and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, studying the vertical schooling behavior of the cutlassfish.

Dr. Robert "Bob" Thomas shown running competitively, which was one of his many passions.

Fond Farewell: Biology Professor Emeritus Robert Thomas

Dr. Robert “Bob” Thomas was known as an excellent colleague, friend, teacher, and researcher.

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The Orion Honored by the Associated Collegiate Press

The Orion, Chico State’s student news organization, was recognized as one of the top 100 student publications in the nation by Associated Collegiate Press.

A Space for Students to Practice Self-Care

With high rates of depression and anxiety among college students nationwide, Chico State has added an on-campus resource to help our Wildcats get to graduation, both healthy and happy.

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Worth Sharing: Model UN Shines in Washington, DC

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Professor Kendall Hall gives a presentation to students.

Office Hours: Astronomer and Physics Professor Kendall Hall

Astronomer and physics professor Kendall Hall is taking fear out of physics and making it fun for all.

Provost Debra Larson stands in front of a microphone in regalia

Chico State Provost Inducted into Michigan Tech’s Academy for Engineering Education Leadership

Chico State's Debra Larson has been inducted into Michigan Tech's Academy for Engineering Education Leadership.

Cindy Wolff is backlit by the sun as she stands outside the front of her newly rebuilt home

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.

Students do exercises in a gym

PARADISE U Helps Elementary Students Rediscover the Joy of Movement 

PARADISE U, a physical education program created by kinesiology professor Cathrine Himberg, helps students discover the benefits and joy of movement.

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Worth Sharing: Nenadal Explores Community Post-Camp Fire

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Framed specimens of plants

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.

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Fond Farewell: Retired Instructional Media Center Technician Dennis Yarnell

Known for his sense of humor and work ethic, Dennis Yarnell was impactful in his 35 years with the Instructional Media Center.

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The Princeton Review Honors Chico State as One of its Green Colleges

The Princeton Review recently listed Chico State on its 2023 Guide to Green Colleges.

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‘Latinx and Immigration’ Class Dives Deeper into Lived Experiences

With a course as relevant and impactful as "Latinx and Immigration," MCGS faculty Gabby Medina Falzone is also preparing her students for their post-graduation goals.

Lance Lew holds out a baking sheet filled with freshly made potstickers

‘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.

Delta Sigma Theta members Arianna Punter (left) and La’Netta Bowden pose in front of a poster on display.

Exhibit Honors Historically Black Sorority’s Return to Chico State

The Pi Xi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has returned to Chico State and was recently honored in a pop-up exhibit at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

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Class Notes: Fall 2022

Whether it's starting a new business, writing a book, or achieving a lifelong dream, the Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for fall 2022.

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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.

A college student drives a tractor beneath a sign that says Chico State University Farm

Chico State University Farm Celebrates 60th Anniversary on November 5

As Chico State's University Farm marks its 60th anniversary, it will host a free event to the public to celebrate its impact of serving the North State on Saturday, November 5.

Kids look on as a pumpkin drops to the ground in physics display

Messy Science: Pumpkin Drop Set for Halloween Day

Put on by the Society of Physics Students the 33rd Chico State Pumpkin Drop demonstrates physics to elementary students in a creative and explosive way.

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Fond Farewell: Retired Director of Human Resources Dennis Frazier

Remembered for his keen sense of humor, warm personality, and commitment to his work, Dennis Frazier directed human resources at Chico State for more than two decades.

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Three-Year, $13.4 Million Grant for School of Education Will Help Ease Future Teachers’ Financial Burdens

The School of Education has received a three-year, $13.4 million grant to help ease the financial burden of North State students working toward their goal of becoming a teacher.

Farhan Rehman and Esteban Teran adjust the lasers that work to cool the atoms.

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.

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Worth Sharing: Liebenberg’s Poetry Published

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Luke Barker throws a pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers

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.

Nicholas Esparza looks through the high vacuum chamber in the ultracold lab.

Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects

CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.

A grid of diamond-shaped images shows students engaging in various kinds of research, from looking through a vaccum chamber to attaching wildlife cams to trees to working with mushrooms, to looking through a container filled with zebrafish.

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.

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Civil Engineering Faculty Awarded $1 Million Grant to Study Lagoon Wastewater Treatment

Civil Engineering faculty Pablo Cornejo was one of two recipients nationally to receive a $1 million grant to study wastewater treatment systems.

Fond Farewell: Retired Religious Studies Professor Emeritus John Bash

Professor Emeritus John Bash, a distinguished teacher, mountain hiker, and world traveler, will be remembered as a friend and mentor to both students and colleagues.

Manny Lopez stands in a field of sheep with a feed bucket.

Animal Science Major Embraces Role of Lead Shepherd in Sheep Unit

Since arriving at Chico State in fall 2019, Manny Lopez has been an integral part of the University Farm’s Sheep Unit and today serves as its lead shepherd.

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Worth Sharing: Wildcat Athletes Earn CCAA Honors

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Chico State Once Again Recognized as Fulbright HSI Institutional Leader

Chico State has been recognized as a 2022 Fulbright HSI Leader for its noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Susanna Garcia stands in a circle of soccer players who are standing arm in arm, getting pumped up at the start of a game.

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.

Smoke fills the air as a prescribed burn takes place

Nationally Recognized Prescribed Fire Training to be Hosted in Butte County

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve will be one of several agencies collaborating on future prescribed fire trainings this fall and winter in Butte County.

Don Miller examines a tree during the watershed tour.

How To: Be a Backyard Biologist

Biological sciences professor Don Miller shares a few of his favorite tips for novice naturalists.