Distinguished Alumna and Vice President of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group Cristina Chavez
Cristina Chavez's confidence grew during her time at Chico State. The 2024 Distinguished Alumni honoree's charm, wisdom, and humility has lifted her to the top of the music industry.
President’s Column: Chico State is Strong and Resilient
President Perez discusses Chico State's bright future and how our campus community is doing to ensure it.
Chico State’s Annual Giving Day Returns on March 6
Chico State's annual 24-hour fundraising event, Giving Day, is scheduled for March 6, 2026. Donors can support more than 160 groups and programs.
Inaugural Día de la Familia welcomes Latinx families
Día de la Familia is designed to engage and empower Latinx families and their students who are curious about the college planning process and interested in attending Chico State.
A Second Chance: Mathematics Alumna Calculates Her Own Path to Success
For recent graduate and future high school math teacher Taylor Anderson, the journey is the destination.
Chico State’s Grand Finale for Black History Month: Victory in Unity Celebration
Chico's annual Victory in Unity event is community-wide celebration of Black history and culture.
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.
Vision Beyond Sight: College of Business Student’s Inspiring Journey
Despite being legally blind, Rawlins award winner Carter Lindstrom carries a 3.92 GPA and is a leader in many Chico State College of Business clubs.
Navigating International Paths and Markets: A Business Student’s Journey to a Rawlins Award
Nhung (Emma) Pham earned the Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins award for her achievements and leadership in Chico State's College of Business.
Worth Sharing: Professors and Students Impress on State, National, Global Levels
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Learning From Experiences, Nursing Major Forges Path to Success
Initially drawing inspiration from nursing students on campus, Marifren Francisco has created her own bright future through service-learning.
Graduate Student Breaking Through Doors Once Closed to Her
As an undocumented child, she grew up constantly being told no. Today, Mejia is working to make sure that kids in her community encounter more open doors than stop signs.
Hands-on Learning Helps Mold Graduate Student into SLP She Wants to Be
What began as Sierra Bowling's teenage interest in public speaking has become a passion for the budding speech-language pathologist.
Curiosity Has Set Double Physics Major On Successful Path
In the classroom, lab, and on the athletics track, Justin Craven is constantly growing through an open mind.
Broad Horizons Ahead for Master’s Candidate in Legal Psychology
Arley Saldana enriches her life by trying new things—and brings this joyful approach to her research and work as a grad student en route to great things.
Chico State Names Leslie Cornick Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Known for her leadership, commitment to inclusivity, and innovative academic and student success initiatives, Cornick will start January 31.
Worth Sharing: Chico State Honored for Online Excellence
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Three-Year, $2.5 Million DOE Grant Puts Chico State at Leading Edge of Teaching Quantum Computing
In efforts to promote the field of quantum information science and technology, Department of Computer Science Associate Professor Jaime Raigoza and other scientists have been awarded a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the DOE.
Institute of International Education Recognizes Chico State for Study Abroad Excellence
In its latest Open Doors rankings, the Institute of International Education (IIE) listed Chico State as being one of the most active and engaged US higher education institutions in its category for participation in studying abroad.
Department of Energy Grant Funds Research by Chico State and Others to Develop New Battery Tech
Chico State faculty are working to develop new battery technology through the support of a three-year, $2.25 million grant from the US Department of Energy.
Class Notes: Fall 2023
The Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for fall 2023.
Legends Rising and Records Falling: Chico State Athletics off to Scorching Start
Another fantastic fall for the Chico State Department of Athletics is ending, culminating in two more California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, several NCAA Championship berths, and excitement for what’s still to come. Records have fallen and legends have risen, and the year has only just begun! Here are some of the highlights.
Chico State Enterprises Returns Eagle Lake Field Station Land to Susanville Indian Rancheria
Chico State Enterprises (CSE) and the Susanville Indian Rancheria completed a land-transfer agreement that returns the land known as the Eagle Lake Field Station to the Tribe.
Wildcat Trivia: Arts and Entertainment
Test your knowledge of Chico State’s pawprint on the world of arts and entertainment.
Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Chico State's Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry has become a leader and a model for the rest of the CSU campuses.
Ultramarathon Alum Leans on Wildcat Crew
A one-pound iced lemon loaf is not an obvious snack for someone running a 100-mile endurance race, but you can't argue with Anthony Costales' results. The Chico State distance running alum relied on those calories and his Wildcats crew to finish 3rd at this year's Western States 100.
Temple Grandin Highlights Chico State’s 2024 Northern California Neurodiversity and Disability Symposium
Chico State will host the Neurodiversity and Disability Symposium, a full day of education, engagement and enlightenment—highlighted by keynote speaker Temple Grandin.
A Smashing Good Time: 34th Annual Pumpkin Drop on Halloween
Messy science for learning? Yes, please! The 34th Chico State Pumpkin Drop will take place on campus on Tuesday, October 31 at noon.
Rankings Season: A Roundup
Chico State received numerous rankings from top-tier magazines and international organizations over the last couple of months—here is a rundown.
International Organization AASHE Once Again Honors Chico State for Excellence in Sustainability
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recognized Chico State for its environmental practices, honoring it as one of the top performers in its Master’s Institutions category.
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.
Sixth Annual Joy of Learning Showcases Chico State Educators
From cognitive science to the power of emojis to the coldest stuff in the universe, Chico State is ready to educate at the sixth annual Joy of Learning, which takes place virtually on Friday, October 13.
Chico State’s College of Business to Host University Sales Center Alliance Annual Fall Conference
Chico State's College of Business will host the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) Annual Fall Conference from October 5-7, 2023 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.
Chico State Builds on Last Year’s Success With 2023 Wildcat Weekend
Events for Wildcat Weekend 2023 will take place from Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.
Gateway Science Museum Presents a Pair of New Exhibits
From vital pollinators to nature’s most hilarious moments, the Gateway Science Museum features a pair of new exhibits to satisfy the curious and the light-hearted.
National Honor Awarded to Chico State Program That Advances the Number of Latinx Students Earning Graduate Degrees
Chico State's Graduate Equity Fellowship Program has been recognized by the nation’s leading authority on efforts to accelerate Latinx student success in higher education.
The Growing Pains of AI: Professor to study how tools like ChatGPT affect children
Professor Abbas Attarwala received a grant to study how AI affects children and identify areas where more research is needed.
Chico State Celebrated in US News & World Report’s 2024 Rankings
With a pair of top 10 rankings and another three in the top 25, Chico State is firmly recognized as one of the top higher education institutions in the West region in the 2024 US News & World Report’s Best College Rankings.
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.
Applegate’s Exceptional Print Collection on Display at the Turner
Members of the public are invited to the opening reception on September 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the ARTS Building.