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People are gathered on the lawn in front of Kendall Hall, which decorated with lights, balloons, and a bouncy house in honor of Homecoming Weekend.

President’s Column: Excitement Builds For Wildcat Weekend

Embracing the cooler weather and beautiful seasonal changes, President Steve Perez is excited about the upcoming celebrations planned for Wildcat Weekend.

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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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Increased Enrollment at Chico State Benefits the Entire Community

President Steve Perez discusses why increased in enrollment is good for the University and the community of Chico.

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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 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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Fond Farewell: Professor Emeritus Charles “Chuck” Price

Few faculty members have had the wide-reaching influence and reputation that Charles Price enjoyed as a political scientist specializing in California government.

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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.

Dawn Frank wears a bright red dress and smiles as she poses for a photo while holding a trophy and plaque

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.

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.

Alt text: Treyton Wood works on the Baja vehicle, wearing safety goggles.

Off-Road Vehicle Club Drives Mechanical Engineering Major Toward His Dream Career

Treyton Wood has devoted the last five years of his undergraduate experience to national competition of off-road vehicles. As a real-world, hands-on learning experience, it was foundational for his education.

Faculty Ashley Kendell (left) and P. Willey (right) work in the Anthropology Department Human Identification Laboratory.

New Facility for University’s Human Identification Laboratory Included in California State Budget May Revise

Facility will provide critical upgrades for the only full-time forensic anthropology lab in the state to support its investigations, disaster response and law enforcement training.

A photograph taken in 1981 featuring student employees at the on-campus radio station, KCSC.

KCSC Radio Alumna Reflects on Chico’s Music Scene During the ’80s

Free-spirited alumna Toni Smith chose to come to Chico on a whim and ended up following her dream of becoming an underground DJ here.

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Reflections on Retirement

University President Gayle Hutchison reflects on her storied tenure as Chico State's top official, during her final semester.

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How To: Nail that Next Job or Promotion

Whether you are a student, young alum, or seasoned professional, the Career Center offers services for life to help you advance in your career.

Kendall Hall is photographed at dusk, illuminated by soft lights against a cobalt blue sky.

Class Notes: Spring 2023

Whether it's starting a new business, writing a book, or achieving a lifelong dream, the Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for spring 2023.

Framed portraits of families that are part of a generation of Wildcat alumni and students that portray the Chico State Wildcat family tree for a feature story in the Chico Statements magazine on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in Chico, Calif.

Rooted in Connection: The Wildcat Family Tree

Attending college is a significant milestone for any student, but for many, enrolling at Chico State is both a personal achievement and a family tradition.

Crossed Paths Lead Back to Chico

Recreation Administration majors Suzy and Paul McCreary fell in love at Chico State, and they built their lives around their shared love for their school and giving back.

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Degrees of Hope and Opportunity

The patriarch of the Yang family wanted to see all of his children earn college degrees. All 10 of them did from Chico State.

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Mother, Son Turned Classmates Learn From Each Other

Kevin LaCombe and Evone LaCombe were overlapping kinesiology students for two semesters—an experience the mother and son called unique and inspiring.

Eriberto Hernandez, who is out of focus, holds an old photograph of his older sister standing next to the Chico State sign and wearing a cap and gown.

Five Siblings Fulfill Father’s Dream

Salvador Hernandez left a remarkable legacy as his five children earned college degrees from Chico State, fulfilling his dream.

Twin sisters embrace on a bench. One is sitting on the bench while the other sits on the arm rest and places her arms around her sisters shoulders.

Identical Twins Follow Different Dreams

Relying on each other for support, Vanessa and Viviana Mendoza discover their own identity in college.

Three men pose for a photo on a soccer field, while the man in the middle holds a memorial plaque in his hands.

Pitch-Perfect Wildcats

Thirteen sets of siblings have donned the cardinal and white of the Wildcats, and the men's soccer program’s legacy is becoming intergenerational.

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Chico State Receives Transformational Gift to Support New College of Business Building

Alum Jon Krabbenschmidt (Business Administration, ’76) wants to see Glenn Hall become a state-of-the-art building for business students—and he is committing a pair of $5 million toward its construction.

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Chief Diversity Officer Joseph Morales Writes a New Chapter at Chico State

As a first-generation graduate whose life was transformed by access to education, Joseph Morales knows firsthand how powerful it can be.

Madeline Litman, one of the 2022-2023 recipients of the Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award, is photographed.

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.     

distinguished alum Roy Beck

Distinguished Alum and Retired Agriculture Educator Roy Beck

Roy Beck put himself through college by working at the University Farm. He went on to teach agricultural education for 42 years and still advocates on behalf of his beloved discipline.

Round stickers that say Chico State Giving Day are spread out on a table

Chico State’s Annual Giving Day—24 Hours, 100 Worthy Causes

On Wednesday, March 1, from midnight to 11:59 p.m., the University will host Chico State Giving Day, its annual 24-hour fundraising effort to benefit dozens of campus causes.

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Distinguished Alumna, Educator, and School Director Melanie Mello

Former exchange student and decorated educator Melanie Mello has been named a Chico State distinguished alumni of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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Chico State College of Business Earns AACSB Reaccreditation

Chico State's College of Business has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools.

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Distinguished Alum and Owner of Advantage Therapy Services Haley Willis

Haley Willis, CEO and founder of Advantage Therapy Services in Chico, is helping advance the field of speech-language pathology. She is being honored as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Communications and Education.

Stylish photo of Armando Ibarra next to words that say 2023 Distinguished Alumni Honoree

Distinguished Alum and Farmworker Rights Advocate Armando Ibarra

Armando Ibarra (Sociology, Spanish, ’99; MA, Public Administration, ’02) is being honored as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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Distinguished Alum and Valley Water District CEO Rick Callender

Rick Callender (Industrial Technology, ’94) is being honored by Chico State with this year's Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

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Our 10 Favorite Chico State Today Stories of 2022

The editors of Chico State Today choose their favorite stories of 2022.

Alumna Ava Bloom

5 Questions with Chico State Alumna and Business Owner Ava Moon

Chico State graduate and local artist, Ava Bloom, channels her independent spirit, commitment to sustainability, and love for creating art into new vintage boutique.

Chico State cross country student-athlete Rory Abberton crests a hill ahead of a small group of runners during the 2022 NCAA West Regional Championship race.

Running Down My Dream at Chico State

Chico State student-athlete Rory Abberton will run his final collegiate cross country race at Friday’s NCAA Division II Championships. He considers the path he took to get there, and those who helped along the way.

English professor Roger Kaye puts his arms around students Casey Nokes and Nataile Wight for a posed photo.

5 Questions with US Attorney for Oregon Natalie Wight

Alumna Natalie Wight was confirmed as the state of Oregon's new top law enforcement official after being nominated by President Joe Biden.

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Basket Brigade One of Many Opportunities To Volunteer This Month

Wednesday night's Basket Brigade is one of many opportunities to pitch in and make a difference in the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving.

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Class Notes: Fall 2022

Whether it's starting a new business, writing a book, or achieving a lifelong dream, the Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for fall 2022.

A college student drives a tractor beneath a sign that says Chico State University Farm

Chico State University Farm Celebrates 60th Anniversary on November 5

As Chico State's University Farm marks its 60th anniversary, it will host a free event to the public to celebrate its impact of serving the North State on Saturday, November 5.

Nicholas Esparza looks through the high vacuum chamber in the ultracold lab.

Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects

CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.