Chico State Freshman Impresses Coaches on The Voice
Sophia Hoffman overcame a processing disorder to make it to Chico State—now she is turning heads on international television.
Introducing Delaney Sarantopulos: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
A "roll-of-the-dice" decision to attend Chico State came up aces for Delaney Sarantopulos and the University, which has benefited greatly from her service-based leadership.
Distinguished Alum and Nonprofit Chair Marti Sutton
Marti Sutton discovered her advocacy voice as a student at Chico State and has since worked on Capitol Hill and in community nonprofits to support causes dear to her heart.
Introducing Peyton Arnold: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Peyton Arnold has studied the impacts of feeding cover crops to livestock and served as vice president of the Chico State Sheep Association, but she's most passionate about poultry.
School of Education Launches Mobile Classroom Project
The SOE's newly retrofitted classroom on-the-go RV makes its first trip into the community.
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.
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.
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.
Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects
CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.
Chico State Students Graduate with Lowest Federal Debt of Any Public College in California
According to a recent report, Chico State students amass the lowest amount of total federal debt upon graduating of all public higher ed institutions in California.
Coral Connections Lead Student-Researcher Toward His Dream
Jaime Lopez has impressed his faculty with an endless passion for sea anemones and corals, with a dream of using research to save them from the effects of climate change.
Students Set the Future in Concrete
Just one of five programs of its kind in the United States, our Concrete Industry Management Program is creating the workforce for a $200 billion industry. With a 100 percent job-placement rate and a cross-disciplinary approach that ensures our graduates can lead in the boardroom and at the job site, CIM students are solving some of the industry’s greatest challenges.
Social Work Major Explores Students’ Sense of Belonging on Campus
Social work major Selena Thao uses infectious energy, strong empathy, and a justice approach to engage with others—particularly her fellow students.
Student Fly-Fisherman Casts His Line into Researching Local Creeks
Ten years after leaving college, Maurice Ledoyen returned and is conducting research studying metal accumulation in aquatic organisms in creeks downstream of the Camp Fire.
Agriculture Majors Explore Puerto Rico in Immersive Trip
A 10-day agricultural exploration trip over winter break pushed eight Chico State students outside their comfort zones, gave them new perspectives on experiential education, and immersed them in a culture they will never forget.
Poop Sleuths: Student Researchers Track COVID-19 in Residence Halls
Two biological sciences faculty and eight students are conducting complex wastewater monitoring in the residence halls to research the virus that causes COVID-19.
Where Education Meets the Land
The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve is a living laboratory for students of all ages, ground-breaking research, and innovative land management practices.
Day of the Dead Altar: A Celebration of Life
In honor of this year's Dia de los Muertos, student Guadalupe Cruz created an altar—borrowing many beloved items used by her family—for the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.
Camp Fire Scholarship Recipient Pays It Forward
After losing his home in the Camp Fire, Chase Suihkonen embraced the opportunity to attend Chico State so he could further his education while staying close to home to help his community recover.
Diversity Champion Leaves Legacy of Success Among Students, Colleagues
After more than 30 years on campus—as a student, employee, and ambassador and advocate for diversity—Tray Robinson prepares for the next chapter.
Land Donation Doubles Size of BCCER, Now CSU’s Largest Ecological Reserve
Chico State's BCCER received an anonymous land donation—doubling its size and making it one of the largest college- or university-operated reserves in the entire state.
Unearthing California’s Prehistoric Past
Geological and environmental sciences students and faculty are assisting on one of the biggest paleontological finds in state history.
Eleven Students Awarded Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarships
The award—one of the largest and most prestigious at Chico State—celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
Nursing Students Serve on the Frontlines Against COVID-19
Doing their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, students from Chico State's School of Nursing are volunteering at local sites to provide much-needed testing and administer long-awaited vaccinations.
Family of Professor Emeritus Gifts $1 Million for Educational Programming at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve
The Dempsey family has donated $1 million to the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve—the largest cash gift in its history—for educational programming.
Vineyard Manager Grows Her Own Way
Brenae Royal, vineyard manager for the 134-year-old Monte Rosso vineyard, has been planting roots in unexpected places nearly her entire life.
Alum Leads STAR Center to Support Underserved Students
Led by Malcolm McLemore, the STAR Center offers services and resources to try to ensure the success of first-gen, historically underserved, and marginalized students.
Ag Education Major Earns Statewide Honors for Outstanding Achievement
Ag education major Breanna Holbert was honored today with the California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Alum Establishes Scholarship to Support Students Advancing Social Justice
To honor George Floyd, alum Farshad Azad founded a scholarship supporting students fighting for social justice—40 years after he first experienced racism himself.
American Indian Studies Professor Fuels Teaching with Experience
As Nor Rel Muk Wintu, Hupa, and Xicana, Professor Vanessa Esquivido uses her cultural heritage, education, and personal experiences to shape conversations on difficulties Native Americans still face.
Admissions Innovates to Recruit Wildcats in the Virtual World
In-person visits help showcase Chico State to prospective students. Amid COVID-19, Admissions staff have found creative ways to connect virtually.
The Digital Divide
The Geographical Information Center has been pioneering projects to improve high-speed internet access across California for years. Now, as COVID-19 forces millions of people to work and school from home, the center's efforts and expertise have never been more critical.
Serving the Spectrum
For nearly 20 years, Chico State has supported North State children with autism and their families through multisensory services at our Autism Clinic.
Hope for the Future: Education As A Way Out Of Poverty
Resilient and impassioned, graduating senior Breanne Lencioni has gone from living in her car with her daughter to pursuing a PhD.
Double Major Connects Passion with Purpose
When picking a major, first-generation college student Jasmine Vang chose to follow her heart—which led to not one but two degrees she'll use to help others succeed in life.
Animal Science Major Finds His Inner Lion
Jonathan Najera won't let anything stand in the way of his dream of becoming a veterinarian, while also filling his days with school, work, and research.
Living for Today
Diagnosed with cancer one week into his MBA program, Slade Giles continued striving toward his dreams and working to uplift others along the way.
Online Teaching Expertise Empowers Ag Professor to Lead the Way
Experience and creativity help agriculture professor Celina Phillips keep teaching virtually and encouraging her fellow faculty.
Pivot Helps Food Pantry Provide
While the campus is largely operating virtually due to COVID-19, the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry is still providing regular access to basic needs.
Pick of the Litter: Student Finds Perfect Guide in Disney+ Star
Olivia Merz's Guide Dogs for the Blind companion, made famous on a Disney+ series, has made her feel she can conquer college again.