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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.

Campus Advocate and Mentor Leads with his Heart

Kimani Davis II leads by example and is a mentor for diverse communities across campus. But what sets him apart is the care, passion and love he puts into his advocacy.

Students gather at Chico State after before a day of serving the Chico community

CSU, Chico Events Honor Life and Legacy of César Chávez, Culminate with ’Cats in the Community

Commemorating the contributions of labor activist César Chávez, Chico State is planning educational events, a special film screening and a day of service over the next week.

Just Unity Sistas pose for a group photo

CSU, Chico Celebrates Black History Month with Events Including Poetry Slam, Day of Service, Gospel Choir

CSU, Chico honors Black History Month with a variety of events to join in the national celebration of black culture and the achievements of black Americans.

Charles "CC" Carter stands smiling at the entrance of the CCLC.

Heart, Hope, and Hard Conversations: CCLC Says Goodbye to Its Founder after Celebrating 10 Years

Wildcats celebrate Charles "CC" Carter, and his impacting presence on campus, as he retires from his position as the director of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center after 10 years of service.

Students Christopher Barboza, Breanna Barnard, Elizabeth Castillo, and Bianca Quilantan present their Listen to Change interviews in the Meriam Library.

Stories Worth Listening To: ‘Listen to Change’ Gives Students a Platform to Share Their Voice

Each day, thousands of students walk around the Chico State campus, quietly owning their own story. Every one of these stories has extraordinary value. One Chico State class is working to get some of those voices heard to teach about diversity and inclusion.

Professor Mariah Kornbluh lectures a psychology class.

Psychologist Fills Brand-New Campus Position: Mariah Kornbluh Embraces Title of Chico State’s First Community Psychologist

Joining Chico State's Department of Psychology faculty as the first community psychologist, Mariah Kornbluh combines laboratory research and community outreach to foster civic engagement in her classroom.

An image of Kendall Hall is photographed with Willie the Wildcat superimposed across.

Willie the Wildcat and the Seven Reasons to #ChooseChico (Plus One More)

Let us take you on the magical journey of Willie the Wildcat as he explores the seven reasons to #ChooseChico, plus one more.

A group of students hold signs with positive messages on them.

Becoming An Activist

What does it mean to be an activist? Learn the tools to speak your truth, starting from the "grassroots" up!

A group of students sits on top of the California State University, Chico sign.

Education Beyond the Classroom

Junior Maikhou Thao shares her personal college journey with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign to empower women of color in higher education.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Building Bridges

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is dedicated to connecting students to each other as well as providing opportunities for all students to be empowered.

Back to School: 3 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Start

Whether you’re a new student or old hand, anyone can use a refresher to ring in the new school year.

Hannah Hubbard, accounting senior, studies for her finals

10 Tips for Surviving Finals Week

The most stressful week of the semester is upon us—finals week. Here are some study tips to help you come out a champion.

Large group of students who participated in the CCLC diversity summit

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Hosts Diversity Summit

A glimpse into the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center's Diversity Summit held in Nevada City. Read about how 100 strangers became a close-knit family in just a couple of days.

’Cat Tales: Celebrating Black History Month, Comedic Improv and Free Books

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