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Wildcat Family Supports Player’s Dream

Before becoming the first Wildcat to receive the NCAA Degree Completion Award, a family's scholarship helped star softball player Emily McEnaney overcome the financial obstacles she faced after mom passed away suddenly during her first semester at Chico State.

Three men's soccer players embrace in celebration after a game-winning goal.

Soccer Heroes—On and Off the Field

Mike and Robyn Prime say their lives would have been "totally different" without the Chico State men’s soccer team, whose players have, for more than 25 years, befriended and helped care for their son David, who has autism.

Student ambassadors on the Student Philanthropy Council pose for a group photo.

’Cats give back

Several voices on Chico State campus explain why giving back and being a part of the Tower Society is important for our community.

Portrait of Teresita Curiel.

Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

A conversation with Teresita Curiel about what it means for Chico State to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Chico State: Then and Now

This revealing rephotographic series takes a look back at Chico State's past in comparison to the present.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Building Bridges

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is dedicated to connecting students to each other as well as providing opportunities for all students to be empowered.

"Golden Center of a Supercell" by Owen Bettis

Photographing the Forest, Simply for the Trees

Owen Bettis is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Department of Social Sciences. Outside of the classroom, he spends his free time traveling and photographing natural environments. From Northern California, to Central America, to Cambodia, Bettis seeks to, as he writes on his website, “capture moments of my relationship with […]

Chico Performances Presents Sleeping Beauty

More than 70 dancers grace the stage of this year’s Chico Community Ballet’s adaptation of the magical fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The ballet features the classic story of curses, fairies, and fantasy danced to Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The ballet runs Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 at Laxson Auditorium. For tickets, visit the Chico Performances website.

Military Kids Get the Camp Life

A Chico State program is giving new meaning to the term “base camp.” For years, Chico State Camp Adventure has been sending students to military bases in more than 20 countries all over the world to work directly with children and youth. The program’s main mission is to provide summer programs for military children, an […]

Campus Shows Love for Chico’s Fall Colors

The fall season has inspired many of our fans and followers to show their love and appreciation for Chico State and the surrounding community.

Sustainability: Putting Education into Practice

What does sustainability look like at Chico State? AS Sustainability helps students become aware that changing little habits every day does make a big difference.

Students Examine Policy Issues at Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of California State University, Chico students will tackle issues ranging from job creation to K-12 education at a town hall meeting.

His Chico Experience: A Young Activist’s Journey

As a feminist, queer, transgender man, senior Kory Masen has faced a number of barriers, but he is looking forward to a bright future. One he is helping shape.

Muralist Returns to Recreate Campus Landmark

Artist and alum John Pugh is reinstalling his iconic 1981 mural "Academe" on the east wall of the new arts and humanities building.

Students Smash Pumpkins for Science

  [sliderpro id=”1″] Community members gathered Friday to see pumpkins fly off a top floor of Butte Hall and smash into the ground as part of the 28th annual pumpkin drop put on by California State University, Chico’s Society of Physics Students. The event is a theatrical reenactment of Galileo Galilei’s legendary Tower of Pisa […]

The Ghost of Laxson Auditorium

Dan Goodsell and Daran Goodsell tell the story of their encounter with the Laxson Auditorium ghost.

Brown, Dias, Scroggins score Academic All-District accolades

Women’s soccer program boasts three of the West Region’s 11 selections.

Life After Chico: A Career at Disney

Every day, Katie Brown watches as young children undergo an amazing transformation. From the fun-filled day’s beginning—when children are feeling the most nervous about what’s to come—to it’s end—when they start to view themselves as leaders—witnessing and participating in these children’s growth is an integral part of Brown’s career at Disneyland and California Adventure. Brown […]

Ler Lor (left) and Adrian Vera (right) work on lego robotics as part of Upward Bound that focused on math, science, engineering and information technology (STEM) program on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Opening Minds and Doors

Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping students reach college.

Students in hard hats with construction equipment

Small House, Big Aspirations

Nearly 40 students from across campus are participating in a tiny house competition sponsored by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Person in a wet suit lays on a surf board in the ocean surf

Adventure Outings: Where the journey begins

Adventure Outings is to enhance the CSU, Chico community through student-powered outdoor recreation.

Exploring the Chico Experience Week

For the past five years, hundreds of students, families, alumni, and friends have come together to celebrate what makes the city of Chico, the University and the community so special to so many. While this past weekend featured classic Experience Week events like the Family Weekend BBQ and the Young Alumni Mixer, there is still plenty of experience […]

Gender & Sexuality Equity (Not Equality) Center

Ever heard of on-campus events like Take Back the Night, the LGBTQ+ Conference, or the Vagina Monologues? These events are hosted by the AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) every year. The GSEC (pronounced Gee-Seck) is a student-run activist organization at Chico State open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 004 of […]

Chico State: Putting Lottery Funds to Work

Expanding library collections, purchasing lab materials and recruiting teaching students from diverse backgrounds are some of the ways CSU, Chico is effectively using its share of funding from the California Lottery, as shown in this new video from the lottery.

“Dreaming Without Boundaries” Conference: An Inside Look

The second annual Dreaming Without Boundaries conference aims to educate and promote awareness for the issues faced by undocumented students, and resources available to them.

Get Foxy Performs in AS Productions’ Nooners

AS Productions' Nooners is a free, weekly live music series on the Chico State campus.

Soccer Alum Assists Team USA to World Cup Win

Former women's soccer player played an important role for World Cup Champion U.S. Women's National Team

World Music Festival

Held annually on Chico State campus, the World Music Festival is a weekend of free music and performances across four sages, art classes, crafts for kids, and international food booths. Photographs by Jessica Bartlett.

Bike theft prevention tips

Keeping your bike safe from theft is an important part of biking at Chico State. Here are a few ways to help secure your bicycle on campus.

Five Tips for Mastering A Midterm

College exams never fail to intimidate. Come October or mid-September, you are bound to encounter one of these daunting obstacles. In light of these scary endeavors, here are five tips to help successfully take on exams.

Recruiting ‘Dave’s Kids’

Ten years ago, journalism professor Dave Waddell decided to do something about the lack of diversity in his department.

Chico State campus

A collection of photographs of the buildings and nature around campus.

Back to School: 3 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Start

Whether you’re a new student or old hand, anyone can use a refresher to ring in the new school year.

Infographic: Campus Conservation Saves Millions of Gallons of Water

With state-mandated reductions, the University is doing its part to be good neighbors and good stewards of water during California's drought.

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve: ‘Where Education Meets the Land’

Seasonal hikes, outdoor education classes, species spotting excursions, these are just a few of the things you can do on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Chico State’s 3,950 acre outdoor lab.

Chico State Forensic Anthropology Program

Our forensic archaeology program gives students a rare opportunity to learn field recovery methods by documenting mock crime scenes that replicate real-life cases. Graduate students working in the Human Identification Lab assist faculty in the recovery of human remains for local and federal agencies. How has Chico State enriched your learning experience? Tag your posts […]

Ability First Sports

Every year Chico State hosts the Ability First Sports program, a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational sports opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Staff and volunteers including students enrolled in our recreation therapy and adapted physical education programs come together to provide an experience that campers won’t forget. http://www.abilityfirstsports.org/ Video by: […]

MFA Photography Alum Finds Beauty in the Ordinary

Adria Davis, a recent graduate of Chico State's masters of fine art photography program, spent years developing and culminating her exhibit "Out of the Ordinary."

Emmy Award-Winning Alum Talks Filmmaking, Bending Rules

By Zachary Phillips, Editorial Assistant—Public Affairs and Publications Photo courtesy: Dan Bruns Matt Ritenour started working with California State University, Chico’s Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) as a student in 2012. Since graduating in 2013, he has continued working with the lab, filming and editing documentaries that cover a wide array of topics. His most […]

Closing the Deal

Seufferlein Sales Program becoming one of the country’s best