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Monica Soderstrom stands behind a waist-high brick wall with a brick building behind her.

5 Questions with Community Health Director and Distinguished Alumna Monica Soderstrom

Whether working in a Haitian orphanage after graduation or supporting nurses during the Camp Fire, the public health needs of her community has always been the core of Monica Soderstrom's work.

Eduardo Europa holds a sign that says "curiosity."

New Faculty Share Messages of Inspiration

As 17 new faculty join Chico State this semester, they spent a few minutes creating signs to inspire students with a word or phrase for the new school year.

Jared Axen holds a mug while dressed in his scrubs and a stethoscope around his neck.

5 Questions with ‘Singing Nurse’ Jared Axen

Registered nurse Jared Axen (MS, Nursing, ’20) has built a national reputation as the "Singing Nurse." When COVID-19 pandemic happened, the types of patients he treats have changed, but he's still crooning love songs and hymns to boost spirits and overall health.

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How To: Be a Better Leader

Nursing Professor Emerita Carol Huston shares nine lessons from her personal leadership journey that she knows are applicable no matter your field or discipline.

A student holds a young child in her arms at the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic.

Living Her Dream

The opening of the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic in Nigeria marked a dream come true, not only for its namesake but for faculty, classmates, and students who follow in her footsteps.

A student talks with a young child.

A Love for Humanity

In act of global service, nursing professor Faye Mitchell-Brown led a team 10 of students on a trip to provide health care in rural Mexico.

Joel Zimbelman sits in a conference room while explaining study abroad options.

Passion for Teaching Abroad Energizes New Tanzania Partnership

CSU, Chico professor Joel Zimbelman is about to embark on yet another overseas teaching voyage and launch the University's first-ever partnership with colleges in Tanzania.

School of Nursing student Shannon Watson assists with patient care and health needs for evacuees of the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident at the Evacuation Center at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Chico State Student Volunteers Step Up in Time of Need

Chico State student volunteers rushed to Chico's Silver Dollar Fairgrounds this week to help lift the spirits of evacuees during the Oroville Dam incident.

#WhyITeach, Chico State Style

Fifty-one new faculty members joined the Chico State family in August. Each were asked to describe their motivation to teach. Here’s a sampling of what they said.

9 Questions You’re Asking About Us on Google (With Answers)

Everyone knows what happens when you start typing a question into Google. You start with one of the Five Ws (who, what, where, etc.), maybe a “how,” and from there Google fills out the rest with real-time suggestions for the world’s most popular questions. But, what happens when you add “Chico State” to the mix? Here are […]