Over the past several days, the world has watched as the Russian government launched an invasion of Ukraine. Our hearts are with all who are in harm’s way as a result of this direct attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. Please keep those in our campus community who have friends and family directly affected by these events in your thoughts. Let’s do what we can to provide comfort and support during these tense times.

If you are interested in learning more about this situation, the Chico State Political Science and Criminal Justice Department is holding a panel discussion: “Russia-Ukraine, What Happens Next” this Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in Performing Arts Center, Room 144. Seating is limited for this free event, which is open to the public and will feature faculty panelists with expertise in international relations, history, and economics. I’m grateful to John Crosby and Jennifer Wilking for quickly organizing such an important event.

Of course, numerous agencies are on the ground providing critical, immediate relief to those in need. If you are interested, consider donating to one of these reputable organizations.

Again, we must continue to offer compassion and support for one another. If you need support, please reach out to on-campus services, such as the Employee Assistance Program

Sincerely,

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Gayle E. Hutchinson

President