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Joy of Learning Showcases Faculty Expertise

With topics ranging from neuroscience to animal nutrition to sustainable electronics, eight faculty members who reflect the top of their disciplines will present on their area of expertise.

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Chico State Pulls Out All the Stops for Wildcat Weekend

From Oct. 6-8, Chico State will host and partner with the City of Chico for Wildcat Weekend, which feature Homecoming, Alumni and Family Weekend and Chico Preview Day.

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Chico State Moves Up in Multiple National and Regional Best Colleges Rankings

Chico State moved up on several national and regional Best Colleges Rankings from US News & World Report for the 2022-23 academic year.

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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.

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Chico State Receives More Than $18 Million in State Funding to Build and Renovate Experiential Learning Facilities at its University Farm

Chico State’s College of Agriculture has been allocated $18.75 million in one-time funding from the State of California’s 2022-23 budget to enhance student experiential learning and training at its University Farm.

Holly Mahnke

Fond Farewell: Agricultural Science and Education Major Holly Mahnke

With a love of animals and passion for education, senior Holly Mahnke was excited to follow her dream of becoming an agriculture teacher.

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Staff Awards Recognize Exemplary Employees

Staff Council honors five employees for their customer service, safety dedication, Wildcat spirit, and overall awesomeness.

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Chico State Honors Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

Nine faculty, staff, and students are honored with the 14th Annual Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

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Fond Farewell: Political Science Professor Emeritus and CLIC Founder Ed Bronson

As the founder of the Community Legal Information Center and a national expert in change-of-venue and death-qualified juries, Ed Bronson's legacy among students and the justice system cannot be understated.

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Class Notes: Spring 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 spring 2022.

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Students Set the Future in Concrete

Just one of five programs of its kind in the United States, our Concrete Industry Management Program is creating the workforce for a $200 billion industry. With a 100 percent job-placement rate and a cross-disciplinary approach that ensures our graduates can lead in the boardroom and at the job site, CIM students are solving some of the industry’s greatest challenges.

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Disability Rights Leader to be Celebrated with Honorary Doctorate

In the last 40 years, Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi has created leading programs serving children with deafness and hearing issues, autism, and other cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Rashell Brobst as a child and an adult

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.

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5 Questions with Construction Management Executive and Alumnus Dan Wheeler

As an executive at Turner Construction, Dan Wheeler has put up new buildings on campus, recruited more than 100 Chico State grads, and mentored countless more. This month, he will be honored as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of ECC.

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5 Questions with Ceramicist and Alumnus Douglas Leiker

After establishing a pottery business post-graduation, Douglas Leiker realized an opportunity to expand into the cosmetics market. His business now has sales worldwide.

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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.

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5 Questions with Agriculture Educator and Distinguished Alumnus Roy Beck

After 42 years teaching agriculture education, Roy Beck is being honored with a distinguished alumni award from Chico State's College of Agriculture.

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

Chico State Giving Day is the University's annual 24-hour fundraising effort to benefit dozens of campus causes.

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Twelve Students Awarded Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarships

The award—one of the largest and most prestigious at Chico State—celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.

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Multimillion-Dollar Grants Ensure Hands-On Research Continues for STEM Students

Chico State was awarded a pair of multimillion dollar grants, ensuring that STEM students in three different colleges will be able to continue receiving hands-on research opportunities with faculty.

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Fond Farewell: Former Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Gerth

After Donald Gerth's tenure at Chico State, the esteemed educator went on to work as the longest-serving president at Sacramento State.

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Tomorrow Transformed

Thanks to the generous support of its benefactors, Chico State's first comprehensive capital campaign raised $106.6 million, transforming lives across campus.

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Wildcats Do and Dare

What might the world look like if, rather than wondering about some distant future, we took daily action toward the tomorrow of our dreams? Meet Wildcats who are doing exactly that.

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Class Notes: Fall 2021

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 2021.

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Fond Farewell: International Relations Professor Emeritus Jim Jacob

A renowned terrorism expert, Jim Jacob delighted in engaging students in political debates and teaching them about international relations.

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Fourth Annual EDXCHICO to Showcase Livestreamed Faculty Lectures on Friday

The fourth annual EDXCHICO will once again feature seven virtual presentations, showcasing faculty expertise and the joy of learning.

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Chico State Excellence Reflected in US News & World Report Rankings

In its Best Colleges Rankings for 2022, US News & World Report recognized Chico State has made another exceptional showing.

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Chico State Announces New Visual Identity for University, Athletics

During President Gayle Hutchinson's Convocation address Thursday, she revealed new logos and a narrative identity for the University.

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Fond Farewell: Passing of Biological Sciences Professor Jay Bogiatto

Whether studying birds, teaching about them, hunting them, or searching for them on his travels, Jay Bogiatto adored ornithology and sharing that passion with students and colleagues.

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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.

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Worth Sharing: Women’s Soccer’s Emigh and Garcia Earn Region All-Academic Honors

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Class Notes: Spring 2021

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 2021.

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Worth Sharing: Faculty Publications Abound

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Communication Sciences Major Wants to Help Special Education Students Gain a Degree of Independence

Sarah Moschetti is pursuing a career in speech language pathology to help special education students gain a degree of independence.

Jesus Barba

Agricultural Business Major Thrives in His Field

Jesus Barba was raised by farmworkers but didn't consider a career in agriculture until he discovered the range of possibilities he could pursue.

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Wildcats Baseball Celebrates 125 Years of Success

Ever since its humble start in 1896, the baseball team has enjoyed a legacy of success—two national titles, numerous alumni advancing to the professional ranks, and winning the hearts of fans for generations.

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Chico State’s 2030 Campus Master Plan Receives Prestigious Award

Chico State’s 2030 Campus Master Plan has earned a merit award for Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus by the Society for College and University Planning.

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One Day, Dozens of Worthy Causes, Lives Forever Changed: CSU, Chico’s Giving Day

Chico State will host its Giving Day, the fourth annual 24-hour fundraising effort to benefit dozens of campus causes, from scholarships and student success centers to Wildcat Athletics and basic needs.

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Fond Farewell: Retired Counselor Pat Patterson

Known for his intellect and charisma, Pat "Dr. P" Patterson mentored thousands of students during his 31-year career, pushing them to not give up on their dreams.

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Fond Farewell: Passing of Journalism Professor Emeritus John Sutthoff

John Sutthoff's legacies include serving as the executive assistant for three University presidents, designing what is today's College of Communication and Education, and launching public radio and TV for the North State.