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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Chico State Appears in a Pair of Forbes Rankings

Chico State was honored by Forbes on two lists of rankings—America's Top Colleges List and Best California Colleges Online of 2023.

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Chico State Shines in 2023 Washington Monthly Rankings

In its 2023 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly listed Chico State in the top 10 in its “Master’s University Rankings" and the top 20 for “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: West."

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Chico State’s Efforts to Advance Post-Graduate Education Recognized Nationally

Chico State’s Office of Graduate Studies received two multi-million-dollar grants from the Department of Education and was recognized by a national educational organization.

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Chico State’s CRARS Awarded Nearly $6 Million to Address Climate Priorities

Chico State’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems has received a California Climate Action Seed and Matching Grant totaling approximately $6 million to support state climate priorities.

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Chico State Psychology Students Honored as CSU Pre-Doctoral Scholars

A pair of Chico State graduate students have been recognized with the CSU's prestigious awards for their doctoral aspirations.

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Community Favorite ‘U-Pick Peaches’ Makes its Return to Chico State’s University Farm This Week

The popular annual “U-Pick Peaches” event returns to University Farm at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23.

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Chico State Excels in Money Magazine’s ‘Best of 2023’ Rankings

Chico State continues making its mark on national rankings, including the most recent from Money magazine.

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California State University Honored with Innovation Award for Faculty Learning Community Led by Chico State Professor

Geography and Planning professor Mark Stemen has been honored by a national organization for his tireless work to bring sustainability to more than just science classes.

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson speaks from a podium during a graduate student ceremony.

University Foundation Board of Governors Announces Gayle E. Hutchinson Presidential Award for Excellence

The $100,000 award—the largest of its kind in the California State University—will be presented biannually to a faculty member who exemplify innovation and vision.

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Center for Healthy Communities Receives $3 Million in Renewed State Funding to Support Food Security for California College Students

The Center for Healthy Communities has received renewed funding to support college students across the state access CalFresh food benefits.

Colleen Milligan and other members of the Human ID lab stand grimly planning in the lab as they prepare to go out and search for human remains during the Camp Fire.

2023–24 California State Budget Includes Funding for New Human Identification Laboratory at Chico State

The 2023–24 state budget calls for a $3 million allocation to secure bonds that will fund a new facility.

Joseph James, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe (right) speaks as and Arthur Garcia, Cultural Resource Manager and Tribal Elder of the Wintu Tribe, looks on. The Kapusta 1B project, a new Sacramento River side channel approximately ½ mile long (2,365 feet) created for salmanoid spawning habitat is behind them.

New Channel Teeming With Fish Thanks to Impressive Teamwork

The Kapusta Open Space Side Channel is teeming with tiny fish thanks to a massive team effort spearheaded by Chico State Enterprises and managed by the North State Planning and Development Collective.

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California State University Board of Trustees Appoints Steve Perez 13th President of Chico State

Steve Perez becomes the University’s 13th president and succeeds Gayle E. Hutchinson, who will be retiring at the end of June.