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University Researchers Tackle Hot Topics Using Lantis Awards

The University has named four professors as recipients of its annual Lantis Endowed University Chairs—Janine Stone, Anita Chaudhry, Michael Coons, and Marie Lippmann.

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Connecting Generations Through Understanding

On the cusp of receiving her master’s in psychology, Pa Yang (Psychology, ’21) reflects on the value of her work and the ideas behind it: making her community stronger, more connected, and (hopefully) happier.

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Five Faculty Receive Professional Achievement Honors

Recipients of these annual awards are honored for exemplary teacher-scholar achievement at Chico State.

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Psychology Major Defies the Odds

After battling depression, an eating disorder, and drug dependency, Leo Simpson finds hope at the end of their college journey.

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Psychology Major Makes the Most of a Second Chance

After a life-altering choice landed him in legal trouble, Sal Hernandez Rodriguez is firmly on the road to earning a college degree.

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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.

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Fond Farewell: Psychology Major Terry Nilsen

After changing his major, Terry Nilsen embraced both psychology and art and loved spending time in Chico.

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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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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.

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Psychology Major Finds Passion in Realm of Research

Fascinated by psychology, Deja Shevalier has earned a reputation as an exceptional and curious student as she delves into the world of behavioral neuroscience.

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Psychology Class Views Prejudice Through an Objective Lens

In “Psychology of Prejudice, Hate, and Violence,” Professor Alex Wong and his students analyze the nature of prejudice as a basic human psychological need to generalize others in comparison to themselves—a trait that all human beings possess.

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Fond Farewell: Psychology Major Sasha Garcia

Sophomore Sasha Garcia dreamed of graduating early and embraced her studies with dedication and a good attitude.

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5 Questions with Lauren Gruwell

A psychology degree and minor in marketing proved the perfect combo for Lauren Gruwell ('09) to work in business development in a major tech company.

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Bold Visions for 2020

Whether wrapping up their time as an undergraduate or diving deeper into their studies, Wildcats are making big plans for the year ahead.

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The Changing Face of Chico State

Today, Chico State is home to more identities and expressions than ever. Yet, “first gen” is one of the fastest-rising identity markers. The University is focused now more than ever to ensure they achieve their dreams—no matter how high they are set.

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Perseverance Drives CSU Trustees’ Award Winner to Excel

Cory Tondreau's tenacity and talent have led her through a lifetime of obstacles, and she has been honored as a 2019 CSU Trustees' Award winner.

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Worth Sharing: UPD Names Officer of the Year

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

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Worth Sharing: Speech and Debate Team Shines

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

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Fond Farewell: Retired Psychology Faculty Diane Chatlosh

Retired faculty member Diane Chatlosh, who taught psychology at Chico State for 19 years, passed away April 1. She was 63. Born September 19, 1955 in Menominee, Michigan, she earned her bachelor of science from Northern Michigan University in 1977 and her master’s from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, in 1981. After earning her PhD […]

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How To: Help Someone in Pain

How do you speak to a loved one has experienced loss or trauma? Psychology professor and therapist Kyle Horst offers some tips.

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Take Action, Demand Satisfaction: Managing Anxiety

On this episode of the podcast "Out of Curiosity," professor Joel Minden explains anxiety and suggests some strategies for managing it.

President Gayle Hutchinson (left) recognizes James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr., (right) for 45 years of service as staff are honored during the Staff Awards Luncheon in May 2018.

For 45 Years, International Education Has Been His Life’s Work

A distinguished face gazes out from the southwest edge of campus, its dark beard mixed with gray, mouth set in a comforting smile, and eyes twinkling with patience, kindness, and understanding. This is James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr., a 45-year employee of Chico State's Office of International Education.