Celebrating Our 2024 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients
From technology specialists and intensive care nurses to those serving multiple communities, these are the 2023-24 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients—the best of the best at Chico State.
Worth Sharing: Faculty-led Wildfire Research Published in Prestigious Journal
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Passion Leads Chico Native to Find Path in Computer Science
A love of coding and her hometown led Olivia Johnson to pursue her degree at Chico State. "I have finally found my path..." she said.
Perseverance and Push from Professors Propel Future History Teacher
Tempted to return home during his first week at Chico State, Jorge Munguia Ramos not only stayed, but he found community and encouragement that helped him thrive.
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.
‘Elevating Black Excellence’ the Focus of Tipping Point Student Success Summit
The event brings together the University community to explore data around student success and learn how innovations in teaching and support services can make a critical difference.
Mechoopda Tribe and Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Partner to Conduct Cultural Burn on Chico State Campus
This collaboration makes the Mechoopda the first tribe to utilize new legislation to carry out a burn on a campus within the California State University System.
Influential Ag Alum Pays Tribute to Chico State
President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, Natalie Collins says her journey began as Chico State.
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.
Celebrating 75 Years of History, Impact in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology
Founded in 1948, the CMSD program has a long history of providing the North State with high quality professionals and critical speech, language and hearing services.
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.
From Adversity to Achievement: A Student’s Remarkable Journey in Chico State’s College of Business
Cherie Higgs overcame a rough upbringing to become a powerhouse within Chico State's College of Business.
Sibling Collaboration Spans Disciplines and CSU Campuses
A cross-discipline, multi-campus collaboration between Chico State and Cal State East Bay is made more special because the faculty involved are siblings.
How Witnessing a Solar Eclipse Can Help Prevent Global Disaster
Senior Danielle Casillas traveled to Western Australia on a NASA-funded trip to the site of a total solar eclipse, looking for clues to the "biggest mystery in the solar system."
Crash Course: The Good Life Vs. The End of the World
Two GE courses offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts evoke very different ideas: one of existential dread and the other enlightenment and happiness. Yet both encourage students to ask some of life’s age-old questions.
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.
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.
Grant Opens Doors for North State Students to Become Teachers
Students interested in a career in teaching are receiving financial assistance at Chico State through a multimillion-dollar grant designed to ease the financial burden of pursuing a teaching credential.
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.
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.
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.
Need a Major That Will Land You a Job? Look at OSCM
Chico State's Operations and Supply Chain Management major is one of the University's best-kept secrets. Find out why.
5 Questions with Alumna and Cal State East Bay History Faculty Anna Rose Alexander
As Anna Rose Alexander (History, '06) engages with her history students at Cal State East Bay, she is also providing them with a glimpse of how their worlds have been shaped.
Inspired by His Parents, Vang Perseveres to Earn Master’s Degree
John Vang faced several challenges as he pursued a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from Chico State. But when he questioned whether he was up for the task, he only had to look to his parents, Xae Chon and Mai Xiong, for the inspiration he needed to push forward.
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.
REACH Students’ Service Projects Extend Support to Community
From mental health awareness to homelessness to animal welfare, 115 students tackle a dozen service projects to help the Chico community on and off campus.
Alumni of Human Identification Lab Attest to Its Influence
Alumni of the Human Identification Laboratory have added their voices to the refrain asking legislators to ensure a line item for a new facility makes its way to the final budget.
Office Hours: School of Social Work Professor Sue Steiner
With a heart for social justice and a drive to elevate communities. the School of Social Work's Sue Steiner was recognized with the Office of Civic Engagement's Civically Engaged Scholar Award.
Engineering Success: Students Solve Real-World Problems
From self-cleaning pool robots to a self-stabilizing spoon for Parkinson’s patients, engineering students demonstrate their ingenuity at the ECC Senior Design Capstone Project Expo.
Crash Course: American Indian Storytelling
Deserea Langley’s “American Indian Storytelling/Oral Narrative” course is bringing the oral tradition of sharing stories, lessons, and customs with younger generations to students.
Students Travel, Grow, and Build Friendships Through Speech and Debate Team
The speech and debate team, which doubles as a club and a course, offers team members space to grow far beyond the competition stage.
In the Midst of a Successful Career of Catching Bad Guys, Military Vet Pursues Online MBA
After a long and successful career first in the military and then the financial industry, Rio Miner enrolled in Chico State's online MBA program to further his career and fill in the gaps in his business acumen.
Construction Management Student Gets Solid Start to Future
Senior construction management major Mateus Avalos went from novice to leader in the program—securing three internships and helping lead community service projects in his hometown of Chico.
Kinesiology Major Finds Groove in Adapted Physical Education
From hating PE to aspiring to change how it is taught, Drew Jones’ passion for adapted physical education has taken her on a journey of service-learning opportunities and to pursue her teaching credential.
Students, Faculty Embrace New Fossils from Ever-Growing ‘Miocene Zoo’ Site
Chico State continues to lead the way in making scientific determinations from the findings at a Northern California site.
Office Hours: Concrete Industry Management Professor Mohammed Albahttiti
CIM Professor Mohammed Albahttiti empowers students through hands-on service-learning projects that connect theory with real-world application.
Students Embrace Trip to UAE as Moment of Cultural Education, Community
A donor-funded trip to study adapted physical education and communication disorders was both educational and rewarding.
Introducing Madeline Litman: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
While at Chico State, Madeline Litman's work ethic, perseverance, and maturity have led to leadership roles in student clubs, a stellar academic career, and now a prestigious Rawlins Merit Scholarship.
Digital Media Classes Cultivate Creativity
Blending stop-motion animation, film, and art, Josh Funk's digital media classes prove to be extremely popular—and fun.
Introducing Theodore Greenfield: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Theodore Greenfield, a father of two and elementary school band instructor, hopes to become a high school math teacher to share his love for the subject.