North State Roots Collaboration Expands Access to Healthcare Information in Rural Communities
With new funding, a team from Chico State and nonprofit First 5 Tehama are bringing a free online healthcare service to rural communities across the North State.
We are Making a Good First Impression
A note from a parent after Wildcat Weekend impresses upon President Steve Perez the value of every interaction with prospective students and their families.
Celebrated Journalist and Producer Writes a Chapter with Groundbreaking AI Tech
Alumna Liane Thompson cofounded an award-winning environmental tech firm that is combatting climate change and making waterways more resilient.
A Place to Call Home
To address student homelessness, Chico State’s Rapid Re-housing Program is breaking down barriers and stigmas that stand in the way of student success.
Taking Bold Leaps Toward a Dream
Emmy Award winning alumnus Cassandra Schaeg shares insight from her long road to personal and business success in the beverage industry.
Office Hours: Kinesiology Professor Carli Ross
Carli Ross, a kinesiology professor with a passion for adapted physical education, leads a study abroad program in Italy that gives students the opportunity to work hands-on at a camp for youth and young adults with disabilities.
Living in Historic Home Gives New Meaning to Residential Campus
President Steve Perez reflects on being Chico State's newest on-campus resident, as the new tenant of the Warrens Center.
30 Days In: President Perez Reflects on New Role
President Steve Perez marvels at the warm welcome he has received and the excitement of students who are also just starting their journeys.
Celebrating Thomas DuSell: Campus Safety Award Winner, and So Much More
When he noticed a thorny traffic issue, Chico State Rose Garden specialist Thomas DuSell lobbied for an important change that would keep students and staff safe.
Celebrating Dawn Frank: 2022’s Outstanding MPP of the Year
Running three different centers on campus while living out her values, Dawn Frank epitomizes excellence in management—and caring for those around her.
Celebrating Mary Bowman: 2022’s Making a Difference Award Winner
Brimming with compassion and a desire to give back, Mary Bowman is the epitome of an inspiring and engaged campus colleague.
The League Paves Pathways of Possibilities for Local Youth
The League changes the lives of local high school students. Just ask Markel Hardman and Kanye Parham, who just completed their first year of college and are now part of a push to make its impact even greater.
Reflections on Retirement
University President Gayle Hutchison reflects on her storied tenure as Chico State's top official, during her final semester.
Office Hours with Journalism and PR Department Chair and Professor Janell Bauer
Fueled by her passion for feminism and gender equity research, Janell Bauer aims to inspire her students to be thoughtful communicators.
Five Questions with Kinesiology Alumna and Adapted Physical Education Teacher Taylor Guy
As an adapted physical education teacher, kinesiology alumna Taylor Guy is passionate about making sports accessible to her students and helping them find an activity they enjoy promoting lifelong physical activity.
The Birds Are Calling to You
Pssst. Pssst! The Bushtits and Spotted Towhees are trying to get your attention. Give it to them for a little while. You won't regret it.
Worth Sharing: Student-Athletes Shine in the Classroom
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Alumni-Owners of Downtown Chico Businesses Share Their Stories
Whether they opened their store shortly after graduation, took over a longstanding business, or brought something new to the area mid-career, the owners of four downtown businesses share what makes the Chico State connections special to them.
Bringing Mental Health to Light
Chico State alumni and family find healing through mental health awareness advocacy and the creation of a Senate bill to improve youth mental health in schools.
Anthropology Faculty Reflects on Fulbright Experience in Jordan
Anthropology faculty Jesse Dizard shares about his experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan.
Celebrating Our 2022 Distinguished Alumni
Through their work and their service, our 2022 Distinguished Alumni are an inspiration to us all, but especially our students as they, too, hope to transform tomorrow.
Faculty Showcase Offers Chance to Be ‘Inspired’
Three faculty members who published amid the pandemic share their passions and stories of persistence.
5 Questions with CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley and Alumnus Rashell Brobst
As a first-generation college graduate, Rashell Brobst channels her passion into serving the needs of underserved youth in her community.
5 Questions with Community Health Director and Distinguished Alumna Monica Soderstrom
Whether working in a Haitian orphanage after graduation or supporting nurses during the Camp Fire, the public health needs of her community has always been the core of Monica Soderstrom's work.
5 Questions with Educator and Distinguished Alumna Kathleen Grave
Kathleen Grave has worked in Silicon Valley, taught at Pepperdine University, and is CEO of a CBD company—she is also being honored as a Distinguished Alumni for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
5 Questions With Senator and Alumnus Bill Dodd
After spending more than 20 years in local and state government, College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Bill Dodd thinks cooperation and civility could solve much of our political strife.
Book in Common Challenges Perception, Narrative of Native Tribes
President Hutchinson encourages participation on the Book in Common Reading Challenge as an opportunity to honor and learn about Native American communities and systemic racism.
Office Hours: Regenerative Agriculture Leader and Professor Cindy Daley
Professor Cindy Daley honors her roots through regenerative agriculture education and carbon-smart solutions to fight climate change.
Office Hours: Men’s Soccer Coach and Leadership Instructor Felipe Restrepo
Professor and coach Felipe Restrepo helps first-generation and underserved students win on and off the field.
Five Questions with Alumnus and Micro-Farmer Garrison Harward
From stage to Senegal, lighting technician and micro-farmer Garrison Harward builds a global community through climate-conscious gardening.
Office Hours: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor Hadil Mustafa
Leading by example, professor Hadil Mustafa shows young girls and women that engineering isn't "just for boys."
5 Questions with Alumna and Motivational Speaker Alycia Anderson
Alycia Anderson has used a wheelchair all her life. After a successful career in technology sales, she's pursuing a more personal passion—inspiring people to believe in their limitless potential.
How To: Enlist Owls for Pest Control
Owls are natural predators against gophers and other burrowing animals—making your own owl home can help keep your yard free of pests.
Day of the Dead Altar: A Celebration of Life
In honor of this year's Dia de los Muertos, student Guadalupe Cruz created an altar—borrowing many beloved items used by her family—for the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.
Paradise Continues to Rebuild and Evolve Three Years After the Camp Fire
Three years after the Camp Fire scattered the residents of Paradise, the town continues its rebuilding process—while also evolving.
Determining What ‘Do and Dare’ Means For Us All
President Gayle Hutchinson explores what "Do and Dare" means for her, reflecting on a diabetes diagnosis decades ago.
Alumna Predicts Post-Pandemic Upgrades Will Enhance Study Abroad Experience
After a decade living in Spain, Study Abroad alumna Lindsay Woychick (Journalism, '12) shares how COVID-19 has transformed the international experience.
Fond Farewell: Retired AS Staff Member Maggie Pattison
Beloved by students and colleagues alike, Maggie Pattison guided Associated Students officers in Robert’s Rules of Order, meeting decorum, and their authority and responsibility as elected officials.
How To: Be a Bookworm
English professor and writer Sarah Pape shares some tips on how to become a more avid reader without much effort.
Reflections on Gratitude and Resilience
President Gayle Hutchinson expresses thanks for the Wildcat community's resourcefulness, collaboration, innovation, humor, and determination amid unprecedented challenge.