Mildred García Appointed 11th Chancellor of the California State University
First-ever Latina appointed to lead the nation's largest and most diverse four-year university system.
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.
Social Work Alumna Finds Way to Give Back
School social worker and therapist Bekah Qualls creates a generous legacy for those following in her footsteps.
Celebrating Mary Bowman: 2022’s Making a Difference Award Winner
Brimming with compassion and a desire to give back, Mary Bowman is the epitome of an inspiring and engaged campus colleague.
Celebrating Dianne Suschil: 2022’s Employee of the Year
For the last 19 years, Dianne Suschil has been an everyday hero on campus, serving in multiple roles.
Center for Healthy Communities Receives $3 Million in Renewed State Funding to Support Food Security for California College Students
The Center for Healthy Communities has received renewed funding to support college students across the state access CalFresh food benefits.
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.
5 Questions with History Alumna and Author Sonia Robles
As the Mexican workforce moved north into the United States beginning in the 1930s, Mexican-owned radio stations followed—alumna Sonia Robles (History, '05) documented this in her book, "Mexican Waves."
Worth Sharing: Chico State Recognized in Slew of Rankings
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
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.
Fond Farewell: Art Professor Emeritus Robert Herhusky
Robert Herhusky, who built the Chico State glass glowing program and mentored and supported countless local artists, is remembered.
Celebrating the Class of 2023 (Photos + Video)
We revisit the magic of the 2023 Commencement through photos.
2023 COEDI Awards Honor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champions on Campus
The 2023 Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (COEDI) Award ceremony was held in person on campus for the first time since the COVID pandemic, honoring the champions of transformation on campus.
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.
Fond Farewell: Communications Professor Emeritus Robert “Bob” Main
A 22-year Army veteran with an unbounded joy for teaching, Robert “Bob” Main captivated and inspired students for over 50 years at Chico State and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Age and Obstacles Don’t Deter Anthropology Major from Pursuing Her Degree
After overcoming obstacles throughout her life, anthropology major Cecelia Lore is utilizing the CSU's fee waiver to pursue her degree.
REACH Students’ Service Projects Extend Support to Community
From mental health awareness to homelessness to animal welfare, 115 students tackle a dozen service projects to help the Chico community on and off campus.
Worth Sharing: Spring-Season Student Athletes Earn All-West Academic Honors
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
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.
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.
Five Faculty Recognized with Professional Achievement Honors
Faculty from across the University are recognized for their research, scholarly contributions, and excellence in academia.
Football Alumni Raise Funds for Athletics Scholarships
The Wildcat Football Alumni Board plans to award five scholarships during its annual summer gathering and fundraiser.
Office Hours: School of Social Work Professor Sue Steiner
With a heart for social justice and a drive to elevate communities. the School of Social Work's Sue Steiner was recognized with the Office of Civic Engagement's Civically Engaged Scholar Award.
California State University Board of Trustees Appoints Steve Perez 13th President of Chico State
Steve Perez becomes the University’s 13th president and succeeds Gayle E. Hutchinson, who will be retiring at the end of June.
Chico State to Rename Sutter Hall
President Gayle Hutchinson has announced the renaming of Sutter Hall to Éstom Jámani Hall to better align with the University's values and honor Tribal communities.
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.
Engineering Success: Students Solve Real-World Problems
From self-cleaning pool robots to a self-stabilizing spoon for Parkinson’s patients, engineering students demonstrate their ingenuity at the ECC Senior Design Capstone Project Expo.
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.
Connecting Generations Through Understanding
On the cusp of receiving her master’s in psychology, Pa Yang (Psychology, ’21) reflects on the value of her work and the ideas behind it: making her community stronger, more connected, and (hopefully) happier.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Grad Student Driven by Social Issues
Graduate student Claire-Marie Kooi loves studying the Earth because "everything impacts something else." Kooi is making quite an impact as well in her work at UC Berkeley, and in the field of environmental justice.
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.
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!
KCSC Radio Alumna Reflects on Chico’s Music Scene During the ’80s
Free-spirited alumna Toni Smith chose to come to Chico on a whim and ended up following her dream of becoming an underground DJ here.
Chico State’s MBA Program Continues to Receive Global Recognition in CEO Magazine
Chico State has once again been recognized as one of the top business schools around the world with an MBA program.
Reflections on Retirement
University President Gayle Hutchison reflects on her storied tenure as Chico State's top official, during her final semester.
The Big Moment: Commencement Ceremonies at Chico State Begin Wednesday Night
Chico State Commencement kick off on Wednesday night with the first of seven ceremonies.
Baseball Alum Leans Into His Legacy
Chico State Baseball alumnus Eric Angerer reflects on holding the program's all-time record for times hit-by-pitch.
Crash Course: American Indian Storytelling
Deserea Langley’s “American Indian Storytelling/Oral Narrative” course is bringing the oral tradition of sharing stories, lessons, and customs with younger generations to students.
Meriam Library Secures $1 Million Planned Gift to Support Its Amenities, Facilities and Opportunities for Decades to Come
An anonymous donor has gifted $1 million to the library in recognition of its role in supporting students throughout the duration of their college experience.
Passport to Self-Discovery
Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad at one of 200 locations across 35 countries. Students share their stories from both flight paths.