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Debbie Booth crests a hill as she runs in the Western States Endurance Race.

5 Questions with Alumna and Ultramarathoner Debbie Booth

Battling historic heat and hilly terrain over 100 miles, alumna Debbie Booth conquered the annual Western States Endurance Run last month.

A student hikes hunched over with a heavy backpacking pack on her back as other students follow behind in a forest.

Getting Wild in the Great Outdoors

Wildcat Wilderness Orientation primes students for success by pushing them out of their comfort zone and introducing them to new people.

Chico State students hike across a narrow bridge in Lassen Volcanic National Park on an Adventure Outings backpacking trip.

NASPA Excellence Awards Recognize Three CSU, Chico Programs

Whether they have enjoyed a University-sponsored rafting or camping trip, volunteered within their community or requested on-campus accessibility, California State University, Chico students are already well aware of the excellent on-campus services. Now, the University is enjoying national recognition.

The sun sets over the Chico State campus on a winter afternoon.

Worth Sharing: NASPA Hands Out Hardware to Three Chico State Organizations

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

Students walk past ginkgo trees in front of the Student Services Center

Sustainability to be the Focus of CSU, Chico’s Sixth Annual Sense of Place Symposium

Over 500 students are expected to discuss important local and regional environmental issues and policies at the sixth annual Sense of Place Symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Colusa Hall.

Olivia VanDamme loves surfing and spends time sharing that passion with younger surfers.

Sharing a Love for the Sea

Olivia Van Damme spends her days showing teenagers the depth of inspiration in the deep blue sea working as operations manager at City Surf Project, which serves low-income, underserved students in the San Francisco public school system.

Willie high fives a new first year student.

Wildcat Welcome 2017—That’s a Wrap!

Welcome (back) to school, Wildcats! From the first day of school that couldn't be "eclipsed" to everyone having a "splash" at ShipWREC'ed, here is your recap of Chico State Wildcat Welcome 2017!

Adventure Outings makes annual trips to Yosemite National Park

Adventure Outings’ Journey to Outdoor Excellence

For more than 30 years, Chico State’s Adventure Outings has educated and led the way in outdoor recreation for students, staff, faculty, and the entire community.

Person in a wet suit lays on a surf board in the ocean surf

Adventure Outings: Where the journey begins

Adventure Outings is to enhance the CSU, Chico community through student-powered outdoor recreation.

Student employees at the WREC climbing wall show off the shoes available to borrow for free.

’Cat Tales: Students Practice Sustainability, Diversity, and Community Involvement

Read about the accomplishments of students, staff, and alums in the weekly edition of ’Cat Tales.

Student climbs the climbing wall at the WREC

Facing Fears at the WREC Climbing Gym

In the pictures of Wildcat Recreation Center staff member Salam Ali fixing the rope to my harness for the first time, you’ll see me beaming with eyes cast down, watching her hands as she explains the reliability of the Figure-Eight Knot she’s tying. What you don’t see are the frantic thoughts racing through my mind.

Oh, The Places Wildcats Go

As we return from another spring break that saw Chico State students making a difference through well-known programs like CAVE's Alternative Spring Break and the Blitz Build, we wondered, "What else do our Wildcats get up to while they're away?"

We Never Stop Exploring

Don't miss out on the trips offered by adventure outings to students and the Chico community.

Spring Break in a Wetsuit

By Juniper Rose, Junior, Journalism It’s 5 a.m. There are 12 of us standing on the corner of Cherry and Fourth Street in front of Adventure Outings’ warehouse, close enough to talk but just anxiously watching each other’s breath as we ponder what crucial gear we forgot at home in our half-asleep states. It was […]

Adventures on Whiskeytown Lake

   By Charles Finlay, AO Marketing and PR Coordinator Recently I had the pleasure of leading a trip for a group of students who all shared in common a leadership position in the CSU Chico community. Members of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) made up the majority of participants, but there were also representatives from […]

The Adventure Outings Experience

By Charles Finlay, AO Marketing and PR Coordinator One of the best vacation experiences I can recall was my Staff Orientation trip with Adventure Outings, though it may not meet the strict definition of “vacation” for some. A trip with Adventure Outings can require effort, but is paid back tenfold in tangible memories and unadulterated […]