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Leading with a Listening Ear and an Open Door

Known for his listening ear and his open door, English Chair Peter Kittle is the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Leader Award.

Sourabh Kulkarni, wearing black slacks and a buttoned-up dress shirts, sits on the edge of a desk while posing for a photo.

From Skepticism to Success: International Computer Science Graduate Excels in Program

Sourabh Kulkarni leaves Chico State with a second-place finish in a coding competition, a role as a tutor and research assistant, and a clear sense of professional and personal growth.

Social Work Alumna Casey Hersch

Social Work Alumna Casey Hersch and her Cat Pawso Teach the Mind/Body Connection and How to Heal

Casey Hersch integrates what she has learned about trauma and disease in new book to encourage resilience in kids and help them cope.

Portrait of kinesiology professor Laynie Case. She wears a black, short-sleeve top and there is a gray background.

Professor Finds Joy in Teaching, Creating ‘Aha!’ Moments in Students

In just her second year at Chico State, Laynie Case has made a positive impact through her research and eagerness to help students succeed.

Michell Armeanu is photographed against a chalkboard background, smiling into the camera.

Advisor Supports Students with Empathy to Promote Their Success 

2024's Outstanding Academic Advisor Award winner, Michell Armeanu has proven to be a dedicated, empathetic lecturer and advisor in the sociology department.

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Four Faculty Selected for Professional Achievement Honors

Spanning disciplines and diverse research specialities, four faculty model teacher-scholar achievement on campus.

Streamers soar over graduating students of the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management at the conclusion of their Commencement ceremony.

Celebrating the Class of 2024 (Photos + Video)

Revisit the magic of the 2024 Commencement ceremonies and celebrations.

Heather Altfeld stands amid the leaves of a magnolia tree.

Fulbright Scholar to Study Rituals Surrounding Ancient Saints and Spirits

Chico State is thrilled to announce that Heather Altfeld has been awarded a Fulbright US Scholar Program Award for the 2024–25 academic year.

Let's Play Wildcat Trivia

Wildcat Trivia: Sustainability

Test your knowledge of sustainability at Chico State and why we're known for our green thumb.

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Class Notes: Spring 2024

The Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for spring 2024.

Giovanni Paz-Silva looks up at the ceiling inside Chico State's planetarium, using a laser pointer to identify a star.

Physics Major Finds Inner Strength to Aim for the Stars  

Since transferring to Chico State, first-generation student Giovanni Paz-Silva has dedicated himself to excellence in and out the classroom, emerging as a leader in the physics program.

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Wildcat Conversations: Ultramarathoners on Living Life with the Long Run In Mind

Alumni and ultramarathoners Tim Tollefson, Jimmy Elam, and Anthony Costales—three of the fastest in the world—share how they stay disciplined and dedicated to their craft.

A collage of photos arranged in a scrapbook design show off a range of clubs at Chico State.

Somewhere to Belong: Celebrating Student Clubs at Chico State

Student clubs have helped Wildcats find their place on campus for generations—and they’re as impactful as ever.

Graduating students sit during their Commencement ceremonies.

Chico State to Celebrate Class of 2024 at 134th Commencement 

Chico State will celebrate more than 3,200 students walking across the stage to receive their degrees at its 2024 Commencement.

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From Study Abroad to Peace Corps Volunteer

For Arina Xiong (Liberal Studies,’15), a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Armenia, her alma mater that taught her the importance of community service and sustainability through its study abroad opportunities.

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University Researchers Tackle Hot Topics Using Lantis Awards

The University has named four professors as recipients of its annual Lantis Endowed University Chairs—Janine Stone, Anita Chaudhry, Michael Coons, and Marie Lippmann.

Ben Guerrero standing in front of the ice at the 2024 NHL Winter Classic.

From Chico State to Seattle, Wildcat Still Sharing the Gospel of Hockey

Seattle Kraken Vice President of Communications Ben Guerrero credits the foundation he built at Chico State for steadying his climb to the highest heights of professional sports.

Olivia Johnson speaks from a podium about her experience at Butte College and Chico State.

Chico State and Seven North State Community Colleges Sign Transformational Agreement to Support Transfer Student Success 

On Monday, President Steve Perez was joined by leadership from all seven of the region's community colleges to sign agreements formalizing dual admission and streamlined transfer.

Kristen Chatham stands in front of the Wildcat statue holding a trophy

Life-Changing Trips and Preparing for a Career in the College of Business

Kristen Chatham's time at Chico State included life-changing opportunities to travel and many honors with the Seufferlein Sales Program before culminating in her recognition as an Outstanding Senior in the College of Business.

We see President Steve Perez addressing a crowd during the California College Guidance Initiative workshop.

Strengthening North State Student Pathways

President Perez unveils the California College Guidance Initiative and Impact Day, two initiatives that strengthen our position as the university of choice for students in the North State.

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Chico State to Sign Historic MOUs with Seven North State Community Colleges to Support Transfer Student Success

Chico State and seven North State community colleges are set to sign Memoranda of Understanding, facilitating streamlined transfer pathways and guaranteed admission for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees at Chico State, aiming to simplify the transition and support transfer student success within the region.

North State educators gather for a two-day training to learn more about how to implement the Wildcat Guarantee.

Wildcat Guarantee Kicks Off with Education Partners Across the North State

Agreement guarantees region's students a place at their local CSU—Chico State—if they satisfy system admissions requirements by high school graduation and apply.

Daniel Rodriguez (left) helps Robert Clement (center) and Rebecca Mitchell (right) install carbon-capture towers at the university farm.

Sponsored Programs Showcase Celebrates Innovative Research

The community is invited to learn more about the University's grant-funded research projects at the inaugural Sponsored Programs Showcase on Monday, April 15.

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Climate Resilience Event Coming to Chico State

Chico State and the Butte Resilience Collaborative are hosting a 2-day climate change and resilience symposium and expo, on March 28-29, 2024 in Colusa Hall.

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Powerful Narrative Addressing Concept of What It Means to Be ‘Latino’ Chosen for 2024–25 Book in Common

Héctor Tobar’s “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino,’” works to decode the meaning of ‘Latino’ as a racial and ethnic identity in the modern United States and gives voice to the anger and hopes of younger Latinx people.

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Double the Dancing! Watch the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament This Week

Chico State is doing double the dancing this March! The women’s and men’s basketball teams both earned berths in the NCAA Championship Tournament beginning Friday.

A graphic showing President Perez in overalls and milking a cow, with the headline "How to Milk a Cow."

How to with President Perez: Milk a Cow

In this latest episode, President Perez heads to the University Farm to join up with the Organic Dairy Unit (and Franny) to find out all about our dairy production program.

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Celebrating Our 2024 Distinguished Alumni

Not only do the 2024 Distinguished Alumni honorees reflect our longstanding University values, but they have led exceptional lives and made a profound impact through their careers.

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Educator, Record-Setting Goalkeeper, and Distinguished Alumni Tom Carter 

Following his passion for math, physical education, and sports, Tom Carter is making a significant impact at Chico State and in the surrounding community.

Distinguished Alumna Kimberly Bacigalupo

Distinguished Alumna and Sierra Nevada Brewery Quality Manager Kimberly Bacigalupo

Chemistry alumna Kimberly Bacigalupo is diversifying the brewing industry from the inside out.

Distinguished Alum and and Vice President of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group Cristina Chavez

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 Perez sits with his back to the camera, wearing a red jacket with 'Chico State' written in bold white letters.

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. 

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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.

Emerson Reyes, Jasmine Reyes Rodas, Areni Rodas, and Liam Reyes Rodas, 2 (left to right) as prospective students are welcomed to campus to learn about academic programs, explore facilities, and establish community at the Choose Chico event on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

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.

Taylor Anderson Rawlins Award winner

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.

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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.

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.

Carter Lindstrom smiles while seated on a stool in a dark-colored suit.

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.

Emma Pham poses on a stool in a blue business suit.

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.

Photos of Tatevik Avetisyan Artoonian (left) and Natalya Shkoda (right).

Worth Sharing: Professors and Students Impress on State, National, Global Levels

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