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Wildcat Conversations: Wine Industry Experts on Inclusion, Gen Z Marketing, and Sustainability

In a new episode of Wildcat Conversations, we learn how consumers can play a role in advancing equity, hear about the latest trends, and learn some new varietals you might want to try.    

Benito Gutierrez stands among campus sculpture in his Class of 2022 shirt.

From Gang Life to College Graduate: Humanities Major Aspires to Help Incarcerated Students

Incarcerated for most of his adult life until age 42, Benny Gutierrez is proud to be graduating with a degree in humanities and having founded a program for formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Former Theatre and Costume Design Professor Inge Schmidt

Costume expert Inge Schmidt supervised the costume shop and designed costumes for theatrical productions and operas for more than a decade.

A worm in the handful of soil in the grazing pasture at the University Farm is part of the regenerative soil program that makes efforts for sustainability farming possible.

Five Questions with Alumnus and Micro-Farmer Garrison Harward

From stage to Senegal, lighting technician and micro-farmer Garrison Harward builds a global community through climate-conscious gardening.

Portrait of Kristy Moreno

Art Studio Major Molds Her Own Future

With a passion for art and uniting her community, graduating senior Kristy Moreno has been awarded one of the most prestigious art fellowships in the nation to further her craft after college.

Natsumi Kawamura performs a dance routine as Megan Glynn Zollinger films on an iPhone.

Dance Students Rediscover Groove in Virtual Collaboration

The CSU Dance Collective, cofounded by Professor Megan Glynn Zollinger, has not only kept dance alive at Chico State during the pandemic, it’s transformed collaboration and creativity for students, faculty, and campuses alike.

Night falls on the Arts & Humanities Building.

English Professor Wins Award for First Published Children’s Book

Teresa Traver's son's relationship with a gargoyle inspired her to write her first children's book—an award-winning tale of courage.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Retired Art Professor Sal Casa

Art was not just Sal Casa's discipline—it was his identity. And he loved sharing it with students throughout his storied career.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Alumna and Philanthropist Marilyn Warrens

Marilyn Warrens' life was characterized by her steadfast dedication to civic and community service, which included a significant and lasting connection to Chico State.

A Camp Fire survivor smiles as she points to details on a large print of a home design while going over it with the student designer.

Reimagining What Home Looks Like

Interior architecture students are designing a series of floor plans to help residents rebuild affordable, fire-resistant homes in the Camp Fire footprint.

Michael Halldorson poses for a portrait in the Janet Turner Print Museum, with a portrait of Turner behind him.

5 Questions with Distinguished Alumnus Michael Halldorson

Inspired by his professor Janet Turner, Michael Halldorson ('69, '71) has devoted his life to a legacy of giving back and sharing art with others.

Katia Samoilova talks at a table filled with video game controllers with video games on screens behind her.

New Class Explores Philosophy Through Video Games

Students experience and examine philosophers' struggles through popular entertainment form.

An illustration by Jenn Liv for Genentech shows blue cancerous cells amid a sea of purple healthy cells.

Every Two Minutes

Every two minutes, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Meet three alumni whose lives are driven by these tiny yet deadly cells.

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5 Questions With Distinguished Alum Phillip Maltin

Trial lawyer Phillip Maltin reflects on the education that paved the way for a fascinating career in law—and in reading people.