Payscale ranks CSU, Chico in Nation’s Top 100 Schools For Return on Investment
Investing in a college education can be one of the most significant decisions one can make. And when it comes to the return on that investment, California State University, Chico is ranked among the best.
President Hutchinson’s End-of-Semester Message
As the semester draws to a close, President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on highlights and achievements since January.
More than 4,000 Students to Participate in 128th Commencement Ceremonies at CSU, Chico
Approximately 3,800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students will participate in California State University, Chico’s 128th Commencement this week, starting Tuesday, May 15, and continuing through Sunday, May 20.
From the President: Decision on Proposed Campus Fee Adjustments
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announces her decision on the three proposes student fee increases.
Lantis Research Chairs Awarded to Two CSU, Chico Professors
One will examine juvenile salmon predation. The other will study the formation of tsunamis. Both are aimed at advancing their fields.
From the President: Outcome of Student Fee Increase Advisory Vote
President Gayle Hutchinson shares the outcome of student fee advisory vote and timeline for decision.
Retirees Named for Hall of Honor
Eight employees representing the "best of the best" of University retirees will be inducted into the Emeritus Retired Faculty and Staff Association Hall of Honor in May.
Get Ready: Chico State is Going Strawless
Chico State goes through 130,000 plastic straws every year. Starting April 23, these single-use items will be no longer be sold on campus.
New Wildcat Statue Welcomed as Source of Pride and School Spirit
Perched powerfully in Wildcat Plaza, it surveys the neighborhood south of the Chico State campus, its tail caught in a cautious swish and its eyes locked in, staring down the length of Chestnut Street. Indeed, something wild is finally here.
Dennis Murphy to Receive Honorary Degree
In light of the lives he helps change every day—here and across the Pacific Northwest—businessman, philanthropist, and '94 alumnus Dennis Murphy returns to campus to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
CSU, Chico Named to Forbes Magazine’s ‘Best Value Colleges’ List for 2018
In these days of rising costs, tight budgets and careful spending, many look for the best value when seeking higher education options. Once again, California State University, Chico has been named an outstanding option.
CSU, Chico to Unveil New Wildcat Statue in Ceremony on April 19
Something wild is happening at Chico State. Mystery and intrigue have captivated campus for weeks, with construction underway at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets, hiding a new campus addition and tradition.
CSU, Chico Welcomes Nobel Laureate in Physics for Three-Day Visit and Public Presentation
As part of the 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series, California State University, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences will host Nobel Laureate Dr. William D. Phillips from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Thousands to Flock to CSU, Chico for Choose Chico! on Saturday
More than 3,000 prospective students and their family members are expected to visit California State University, Chico during Choose Chico! on Saturday, April 7.
CSU, Chico Basic Needs Project and Center for Healthy Communities Awarded $155,000 to Fight Student Hunger
Augmenting its already determined commitment to battling student food insecurity, California State University, Chico has been awarded a $155,000 grant from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, a portion of $2.5 million granted directly to the 23 CSU campuses by the California legislature earlier this month and the largest grant awarded systemwide. Senate Bill 85 – signed […]
Acts of Service, Education Fair Highlight Events to Honor César Chávez at CSU, Chico Next Week
California State University, Chico will honor the work and legacy of Cesar Chavez next week with six days of events, learning opportunities and acts of service, starting with an on-campus workshop on Monday and culminating with a community march on Saturday.
CSU, Chico and Butte College Announce Book in Common for 2018-19 Academic Year
A deadly plane crash, a social injustice and the backlash that followed are all part of the Book in Common selected for academic year 2018-19.
13th Annual This Way to Sustainability Conference Focuses on Resilient Cities, Climate Neutrality
A wide slate of environmentally focused and eco-minded discussions and presentations is planned for this week’s 13th annual This Way to Sustainability Conference at California State University, Chico. The broad and relevant topic of sustainability will be discussed at multiple locations on the University campus on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16. “This two-day […]
Community Safety Walk to Look for Hazards Around CSU, Chico Neighborhoods
The well-traveled areas surrounding the California State University, Chico campus hold hazards both obvious and invisible to pedestrians and cyclists. A community safety walk next week will look at every street around these areas to document these safety concerns in hopes of getting them addressed.
CSU, Chico Professor Emerita Awarded Prestigious United Nations Lifetime Honor
A pioneer in the field of tourism and a scholar in the discipline of anthropology, California State University, Chico Professor Emerita Valene L. Smith was recently recognized by a world tourism authority.
CSU, Chico Recognizes Teacher-Scholar Excellence With Professional Achievement Honors
In recognition of their outstanding efforts exemplifying the teacher-scholar model over the last three years, four California State University, Chico faculty members will receive the University’s Professional Achievement Honors.
Distinguished Alumni Share Words of Wisdom
2018 Distinguished Alumni share their advice for graduating seniors and young alums.
Regenerative Agriculture Showcased at CSU, Chico University Farm on Saturday During Regional Conference
As the field of regenerative agriculture continues to take root, California State University, Chico is taking the lead, partnering with researchers, agriculturists and organizations across the region.
CSU, Chico Hosts Second Annual First-Gen Trailblazer Symposium Today and Friday
Navigating the college experience can be daunting for new students. For first-generation students—who will be the first in their family to complete a four-year degree—it is often confusing and overwhelming. California State University, Chico will look to help its first-generation students during its second annual First-Gen Trailblazer Symposium. This two-day conference takes place today, February […]
CSU, Chico Announces 2017–18 Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients
Six faculty members were recently honored with the 2017–18 Outstanding Faculty Awards, chosen by the University’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee.
Faculty and Staff Achievements
Welcome to Chico State Media Tips, a weekly collection of faculty and staff news, achievements and publications collected by Chico State University Communications.
CSU, Chico Welcomes First-Ever University Director of Tribal Relations
Rachel McBride-Praetorius has spent her adult life advocating for the education of Native Americans in the North State.
From the President: A Time for Renewal
President Hutchinson writes that she hopes the campus will ponder the potential of spring and watch for opportunities to be a part of strategic planning, WASC, and the process of renewal and growth.
CSU, Chico to Break Ground on New Physical Science Building in Fall 2018
The first images of the physical sciences replacement building were revealed this week, with a formal ground breaking planned for fall 2018.
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.
Better Together: Butte County Educators Unite for Common Cause
The Butte County Promise ensures that all students meeting enrollment criteria for Butte College and Chico State will be provided the opportunity to earn certification or a degree. In addition to affording them an exceptional education, the hope is to better develop a well-educated workforce to sustain the economy of the county and the North State.
CSU, Chico Celebrates Black History Month with Events Including Poetry Slam, Day of Service, Gospel Choir
CSU, Chico honors Black History Month with a variety of events to join in the national celebration of black culture and the achievements of black Americans.
CSU, Chico Students Offer Free Tax-Preparation Services on Campus and in the Community
With tax season underway, CSU, Chico will once again provide free tax-preparation services for those who qualify.
CSU, Chico College of Business MBA Program Ranked Among the Highest
CSU, Chico is named "Best Bang for the Buck in the West" and a "Best National Master's Schools" among other honors.
CSU, Chico’s College of Business Receives Esteemed Re-Accreditation
College of Business has received a prestigious, full five-year re-accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The Brain and its Remarkable Role is Showcased at CSU, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum
New Gateway Science Museum exhibit explores the world inside your head.
Painting a New Picture for South Campus
Representing so many threads within the tapestry of this community, Chico State strives to be an engaged and collaborative neighbor. A recent partnership with the city of Chico has taken our relationship to a new level.
Chico State’s Top Social Media Moments of 2017
Some of our favorite social media memories from the past year, ranging from recognition and news to stunning campus views.
Cultivating Cultural Connections: ‘Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan’
Chico State’s rich tradition of collaborating with international students continued last month with a visit by a delegation from the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Staff Awards Recognize Exemplary Employees
This year, three outstanding Chico State employees were honored for their impacting presence on campus—from Kathleen Moroney's establishment of the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry, to Brooke McCall's bursting positive energy at the WREC, to Bev Langston's remarkable and welcoming customer service.