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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. 

The Chico State mascot, "Willie," holds a Giving Day sign and waves to the camera.

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.

Student Marifren Francisco smiles in a formal white jacket and clear-framed glasses.

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.

A portrait of graduate student Letty Mejia in a purple dress.

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.

Student Sierra Bowling smiles as she poses with her hands holding her gray jacket in front of a beige backdrop with the outline of a window in the background.

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.

Student Justin Craven wearing a black jacket.

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.

Graduate student Arely Saldana smiles, wearing a formal black cardigan and a red shirt.

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.

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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.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Honored for Online Excellence

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

Jaime Raigoza stands at a Commencement ceremony

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.

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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.

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Class Notes: Fall 2023

The Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for fall 2023.

Chico State cross country student-athlete Dylan White raises his hands in triumph as he crosses the finish line as the 2023 CCAA individual champion

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.

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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.

A graphic logo that says 'Let's Play Wildcat Trivia.'

Wildcat Trivia: Arts and Entertainment

Test your knowledge of Chico State’s pawprint on the world of arts and entertainment.

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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.

Anthony Costales runs during the 2023 Western States 100 while donning his Chico State cross country jersey.

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.

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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.

Pumpkins splat on a giant tarp splayed on the ground after they've been dropped from 30 feet in a fun science lesson in physics for schoolchildren

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

An academic building at dusk with the words "Joy of Learning, California State University, Chico"

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.

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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.

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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.

A sign for a museum exhibit that says, "Bombus! A Natural History of Bumble Bees"

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.

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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.

Abbas Attarwala, who was awarded a $30,000 grant this summer to research the impacts of AI on children, is photographed at his desk while he is typing on a laptop.

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.

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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.

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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.