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Wildcat Conversations: Wine Industry Experts on Inclusion, Gen Z Marketing, and Sustainability

In a new episode of Wildcat Conversations, we learn how consumers can play a role in advancing equity, hear about the latest trends, and learn some new varietals you might want to try.    

Chico State baseball fan John Brownell pictured in his regular spot at Nettleton Stadium, at the bottom of Section 201.

Much More Than A Super Fan

The bond between John Brownell and the Chico State baseball team is one of the great stories in collegiate athletics.

An illustration of Kendall Hall at Chico State, with the words 'Wildcat Conversations' written in whimsical letters above it.

Wildcat Conversations, Episode 1: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

To help us learn more about where AI is going, why it’s moving so fast, and how we can think about it with more optimism than dread, we looked to three alums working at the forefront of this technological evolution.

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Celebrating Our 2024 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients

From technology specialists and intensive care nurses to those serving multiple communities, these are the 2023-24 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients—the best of the best at Chico State.

A model of Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine is suspended from the ceiling inside the Gateway Science Museum.

Gateway Science Museum Brings da Vinci’s Creations to Life

A new exhibition features an extensive collection of full-scale machines based on Leonardo's da Vinci’s designs.

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A Place to Call Home

To address student homelessness, Chico State’s Rapid Re-housing Program is breaking down barriers and stigmas that stand in the way of student success.

Jennifer Ikemoto, assistant chief of special operations for California Department, poses for a photo while wearing her uniform and stands along the American River near the DFW Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

To Serve and Protect Our State’s Natural Resources

Jennifer Ikemoto, assistant chief for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, uses her biology degree and position to protect California's habitats and wildlife.

A portrait of Michele Thorpe taken in the offices of the North Valley Community Foundation.

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.

People are gathered on the lawn in front of Kendall Hall, which decorated with lights, balloons, and a bouncy house in honor of Homecoming Weekend.

President’s Column: Excitement Builds For Wildcat Weekend

Embracing the cooler weather and beautiful seasonal changes, President Steve Perez is excited about the upcoming celebrations planned for Wildcat Weekend.

A crowd of students walk down the sidewalk at Chico State

Increased Enrollment at Chico State Benefits the Entire Community

President Steve Perez discusses why increased in enrollment is good for the University and the community of Chico.

President Steve Perez and his wife, Tanya, walk their two dogs through the Catastic carnival.

Living in Historic Home Gives New Meaning to Residential Campus

President Steve Perez reflects on being Chico State's newest on-campus resident, as the new tenant of the Warrens Center.

President Steve Perez shares a laugh with incoming students and their families at Orientation.

30 Days In: President Perez Reflects on New Role

President Steve Perez marvels at the warm welcome he has received and the excitement of students who are also just starting their journeys.

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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.

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Chico State Awards President’s Scholarships to Five Incoming First-Year Students 

Chico State awarded Presidential Scholarships to five incoming students with outstanding scholastic résumés.

Colleen Milligan and other members of the Human ID lab stand grimly planning in the lab as they prepare to go out and search for human remains during the Camp Fire.

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.

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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.

We're looking at a bright graphic illustration of an open suitcase. Inside, we see the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, an airplane, a Chico State Wildcat statue, and the clock tower of Trinity Hall.

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.

Irene Duran poses in high visibility safety gear and a hard hat on Iselin Dock in Woods Hole.

From Northern California to Ocean Engineer

Gridley native Irene Duran (Mechatronic Engineering, '20), moved to Cape Cod after graduating with one mission: an engineering job.

We are looking at headshots of all of the Lt. Rawlins Merit Award recipients for 2023. Top row: Chloe Koschnick, Delaney Sarantopulos, Hannah Scholzen, Josephine Hernandez, Kristen Chatham, Kyle Mason Bottom row: Madeline Litman, Manraj Randhawa, Peyton Arnold, Stephanie Gaito, Theodore Greenfield, Yanetli Navarro-Hernandez

Celebrating Our Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients

From aspiring educators and future doctors to those currently serving rural communities, these are the 2022-23 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients—the best of the best at Chico State.

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.

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.

President Hutchinson and 10 of the 12 CSU women presidents sit around Dianne Feinstein at a conference table.

From ‘The Hill’: Women’s History—and Future

President Hutchinson shares her experience meeting powerful women politicians in D.C.

The sunset casts an orange glow on Trinity Tower.

Worth Sharing: CEO Magazine Lists CSU, Chico’s MBA Program in Global Rankings

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

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Options Abound in Hunt for Student Housing

University Housing officials say opportunities are plentiful for housing for new and returning Chico State students during the 2019–20 academic year.

Sergio Garcia leans on a counter, which holds a statue of blindfolded "Lady Justice," in front of a sign reading SCG.

DACA, Dreamers and Immigration: The Expert Explains

Lawyer Sergio C. Garcia has found much of the national immigration debate stems from common myths about the process. Here, he shares his personal and professional experiences to shed light on the truth.

Four students, two male and two female, stand in partial silhouette and smoky light.

Restless Dreamers

As a turbulent national attitude on immigration leaves Dreamers anxious and uncertain, four Chico State students share what is at stake. Their fates, and millions of others, hang in the balance.

Joe Crotts posing for a photo in front of the "Meriam Library" sign in front of the library entrance.

Campus Gets a Little Less Colorful

When Joe Crotts retired, he left a legacy as one of Chico State’s longest-serving employees and campus icons.

Adrienne McGraw in her office at the Gateway Science Museum

From National Parks to the North State: New Gateway Director Looks to Showcase Natural World Around Us

Growing up within the boundaries of several national parks, Adrienne McGraw was raised with a love and appreciation for the natural world. She's bringing that love of nature to her new job, as the executive director of Gateway Science Museum.

Jessica Gonzales

Doing Things Differently

Jessica Gonzales knows hardship. The pre-nursing major has endured homelessness, discrimination, and field labor to reach college. But she’s determined to be the first in her family to earn a degree and one day open her own health clinic.

Breanna Holbert smiles on the Chico State campus.

Breanna Holbert: “Who I Am Is Enough”

The only label that really interests Breanna Holbert is that of a leader. What inspires Holbert is uncovering the unknown—in herself, in situations, and in other people. An unyielding curiosity to unearth unrealized potential stands out as her most distinguishable quality.

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Remembering Chico State’s Oldest Alum

Olympics qualifier, top-secret military coder, oldest female US veteran—Lynne Balmer had a lot to be proud of but little made her smile more than recognition as Chico State's oldest alum. She passed away this month at age 110.

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, home to Real Madrid CF, was one of the first stops the Chico State men's soccer team made during its trip to Spain

Wildcats Visit Hallowed Grounds of European Soccer: Real Madrid’s Stadium

The author and senior forward on the Chico State men's soccer team is a Barcelona soccer fan. But that didn't keep him from admiring the grandeur of the home of Real Madrid soccer.

Student shows off his Chico State t-shirt.

5 Ways to Wear Wildcat Gear

Wildcat cats are the paws-down most fashionable felines in the CSU. With so many options from our Wildcat Store, we threw together 5 fresh looks students can rock this upcoming school year!

Students Christopher Barboza, Breanna Barnard, Elizabeth Castillo, and Bianca Quilantan present their Listen to Change interviews in the Meriam Library.

Stories Worth Listening To: ‘Listen to Change’ Gives Students a Platform to Share Their Voice

Each day, thousands of students walk around the Chico State campus, quietly owning their own story. Every one of these stories has extraordinary value. One Chico State class is working to get some of those voices heard to teach about diversity and inclusion.

Lara Tenckhoff smiles backstage of Laxson Auditorium.

Honored in the Arts: Meet Student Leader, Actor, Director and Mom—Lara Tenckhoff

Follow the story of budding director, actor, student leader, and mother Lara Tenckhoff as she answers the question “what do I really want?”

Students walk in the Sutter Courtyard.

Living-Learning Communities: Chico State Housing Gets a ‘Remodel’

University Housing has just gotten a 'remodel,' with new and improved themed housing! So, what is themed housing?

An image of Kendall Hall is photographed with Willie the Wildcat superimposed across.

Willie the Wildcat and the Seven Reasons to #ChooseChico (Plus One More)

Let us take you on the magical journey of Willie the Wildcat as he explores the seven reasons to #ChooseChico, plus one more.

Showing outfits appropriate for casual work events, one woman student models a white blouse, tan jeans, and dress pumps. Another student wears a tan blazer, white silk blouse, and dark-wash jeans, and dressy flat shoes.

Dress for Success Event Tackles Professional Dos, Don’ts

Do tattoos, argyle socks, and distressed jeans belong in the workplace? Students found out what's appropriate for interviews at Dress for Success, a combination fashion show, business mentoring session, and stand-up comedy hour.

The 2016-2017 recipients of the Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award.

Nineteen Students Honored with Rawlins Merit Awards

Students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community receive scholarship honors.

The Chico State Tiny House Club gave a tour of their 196 sq. ft tiny house to the campus on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Big Finish For Chico State’s Tiny House

CSU, Chico's Tiny House Club designed and built a home measuring less than 200 square feet, impressing judges at the recent Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Tiny House Competition.