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Alumni Pic’d in Annual Photo Contest

Three Chico State alumni have been recognized in a national photography contest—placing in the top 10 percent of more than 10,000 submissions.

Alum Turns Pixar ‘Inside Out’

Chico State grad Jimmy Lillard put his talents to work on Pixar's Oscar-winning "Inside Out" and the upcoming "Finding Dory."

Best Spots for Graduation Glamour Shots

We help you plan that perfect Commencement photo—ranging from traditional to the unconventional.

Meet Seve, A First-Rate Friend With the Plaque to Prove It

Seve Christian was awarded the 2016 Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award, for exemplifying the qualities of a true friend to fellow students and the entire University.

Willie the Wildcat and Jarquin during the Big "C" Welcome in 2015.

5 Minutes with the Associated Students President

Why did AS President Deanna Jarquin choose Chico State? "I learned there are many avenues to get involved with changing the world at Chico," she said.

Success Through Solidarity: Meet Chico State’s Women Engineers

For the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), building solidarity and support is paramount to succeeding in STEM fields.

Civil Engineering Alum Impresses with International Assistance

When landslides destroyed roadways in Georgia, the country turned to the U.S. Forest Service for assistance, specifically, Wildcat alumna Angelica Perez-Delgado.

David Gonzalez: Artist in Residence at Chico State

In early November 2015, David Gonzalez was an artist in residence at California State University, Chico for Chico Performances. Over the course of a week, Gonzalez visited schools in Hamilton City and Chico, doing performances and workshops with elementary students. The week culminated with his performance of The Frog Bride at Laxson Auditorium.

Behind the Valentines: An Interview with the Chico State Cupids

For the past two years, Chico State has been graced with the presence of two love doctors each Valentine’s Day. Tony Munoz and Steven Huff, part-time Cupids and Chico State graduates, are known for donning winged bras and “kiss me” boxers to deliver unconditional love by handing out valentines with sweet messages attached to students and staff […]

Alan Rellaford and Daria Booth sit under a tree.

Chico in Love

Whether separated by distance or busy schedules, these three couples share their stories of togetherness on Chico State campus.

Estaban Duran, who currently works as a custodian in Kendall Hall, talks about his other jobs learning kung fu and being an artist during an interview on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Grounded but Not Stationary

Working as a custodian at Chico State is just one chapter in Esteban Duran's diverse work history. He faces each of life’s victories and challenges with zen-like acceptance and a penchant for reinvention.

Five Minutes with a Chico State Tour Guide

Sarah Wood, a junior social science major, talks about her experiences as a tour guide, her favorite spots on campus, and why she chose Chico State.

Top 15 Chico State Moments of 2015

Our most popular stories of 2015.

Chico State Social Media 2015 Year in Review

A look at Chico State's top moments across social media.

Going the Distance

Cross country alum Tim Tollefson has become a world class ultramarathoner.

Portrait of Teresita Curiel.

Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

A conversation with Teresita Curiel about what it means for Chico State to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

"Golden Center of a Supercell" by Owen Bettis

Photographing the Forest, Simply for the Trees

Owen Bettis is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Department of Social Sciences. Outside of the classroom, he spends his free time traveling and photographing natural environments. From Northern California, to Central America, to Cambodia, Bettis seeks to, as he writes on his website, “capture moments of my relationship with […]

Campus Shows Love for Chico’s Fall Colors

The fall season has inspired many of our fans and followers to show their love and appreciation for Chico State and the surrounding community.

His Chico Experience: A Young Activist’s Journey

As a feminist, queer, transgender man, senior Kory Masen has faced a number of barriers, but he is looking forward to a bright future. One he is helping shape.

Muralist Returns to Recreate Campus Landmark

Artist and alum John Pugh is reinstalling his iconic 1981 mural "Academe" on the east wall of the new arts and humanities building.

The Ghost of Laxson Auditorium

Dan Goodsell and Daran Goodsell tell the story of their encounter with the Laxson Auditorium ghost.

Life After Chico: A Career at Disney

Every day, Katie Brown watches as young children undergo an amazing transformation. From the fun-filled day’s beginning—when children are feeling the most nervous about what’s to come—to it’s end—when they start to view themselves as leaders—witnessing and participating in these children’s growth is an integral part of Brown’s career at Disneyland and California Adventure. Brown […]

Exploring the Chico Experience Week

For the past five years, hundreds of students, families, alumni, and friends have come together to celebrate what makes the city of Chico, the University and the community so special to so many. While this past weekend featured classic Experience Week events like the Family Weekend BBQ and the Young Alumni Mixer, there is still plenty of experience […]

Five Tips for Mastering A Midterm

College exams never fail to intimidate. Come October or mid-September, you are bound to encounter one of these daunting obstacles. In light of these scary endeavors, here are five tips to help successfully take on exams.

Back to School: 3 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Start

Whether you’re a new student or old hand, anyone can use a refresher to ring in the new school year.

MFA Photography Alum Finds Beauty in the Ordinary

Adria Davis, a recent graduate of Chico State's masters of fine art photography program, spent years developing and culminating her exhibit "Out of the Ordinary."

Emmy Award-Winning Alum Talks Filmmaking, Bending Rules

By Zachary Phillips, Editorial Assistant—Public Affairs and Publications Photo courtesy: Dan Bruns Matt Ritenour started working with California State University, Chico’s Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) as a student in 2012. Since graduating in 2013, he has continued working with the lab, filming and editing documentaries that cover a wide array of topics. His most […]

Class of 2015: Snap Caps!

Class of 2015, we asked you last week to snap your cap. And the results are awesome! Here are they are in all of their glory!

La Dolce Vita: Living, Learning, and Eating in Italy

By Quinn Western, senior journalism major I’m a senior journalism student spending my last semester at Chico State in Viterbo, Italy. It’s a small, medieval town where few of the community members speak English and finding avocados is a struggle. The city center where I live, is enclosed by towering stone walls. My apartment building […]

Tearing Down Walls

By Jeff Barron, social media and photography intern What does it mean to study computer science at Chico State? Jennifer Decker explains that it goes far beyond math and programming—at heart, computer science is about using technology to solve problems. Decker, a junior, is also the president of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the computer science […]

Taylor Herren 2014 Commencement

A Mission to Advocate

"I’m here to provide a voice for the unheard."

Tony Munoz and Steven Huff, spreading the love on Valentine's Day 2015

‘Cat Tales: Valentine’s Day Edition!

On campus and online, Wildcats get in the Valentine's Day spirit by sharing love.

A Day in the Life of a Wildcat

Take a peek into the day-to-day lives of three Wildcats.

Hannah Hubbard, accounting senior, studies for her finals

10 Tips for Surviving Finals Week

The most stressful week of the semester is upon us—finals week. Here are some study tips to help you come out a champion.

Student employees at the WREC climbing wall show off the shoes available to borrow for free.

’Cat Tales: Students Practice Sustainability, Diversity, and Community Involvement

Read about the accomplishments of students, staff, and alums in the weekly edition of ’Cat Tales.

Organic Vegetable Project stand selling produce

’Cat Tales: 10 Campus Hacks For Saving Money on Campus

A round up of 10 campus hacks to make you even more stoked to be a Wildcat.

Pedometer featuring the WREC logo

’Cat Tales: See You at the Finish Line

Read about the accomplishments of students, staff, and alums in the weekly edition of ’Cat Tales.

The front of Kendall Hall

And There You Have It … Cooking With Christina Saschin

Senior nutrition and food science major Christina Saschin is published three times a week for her recipes and cooking tips. In this video, she talks about her cooking show on YouTube, writing for Parade magazine, and The Orion while showing how to make healthier orange chicken

The front of Kendall Hall

Words from Experienced Wildcats

We asked a few professors from across campus their advice for making the most of your time here, this semester and beyond.

The front of Kendall Hall

’Cat Tales: Welcome back!

Read about the accomplishments of students, staff, and alums in the weekly edition of ’Cat Tales.