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Worth Sharing: NSPR Wins Regional Murrow Award

Blossoms and leaves are seen on trees in front of O'Connell Technology Center.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Bike racks near the north end of O’Connell Technology Center on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

The following is a listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Submit your professional achievements to

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Sarah Pape (Department of English) penned an opinion piece in “The New York Times,” titled “Don’t Forget About Paradise, or Those Beside It.”

Awards and Activities

North State Public Radio won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, among the most prestigious recognitions in broadcast news, for Best Continuing Coverage for “After Paradise,” which was created by Tess Vigeland and hosted by reporters Sarah Bohannon and Marc Albert. The station is also under consideration for a National Murrow Award. 

Chico State’s Model United Nations team attended the National Model United Nations conference in New York and returned with many awards, including Outstanding Position Paper awards in six committees and Outstanding Delegate Awards in four committees. The Security Council was awarded both the Outstanding Position Paper award and Outstanding Delegates in committee award. Additionally, the team attended the National Conference in Washington, D.C. and was took four Outstanding Position Paper awards and an Outstanding Delegation Award.

Matthew Stone (Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management) received a Fulbright Scholar award and will be teaching at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland in fall 2019.

Junior starting pitcher Grant Larson was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Baseball Pitcher of the Week following his four-hit complete-game victory against Cal Poly Pomona.

Senior men’s track and field athlete Eddie King was named the CCAA Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, after finishing the 5,000 meters in 14 minutes, 6.79 seconds, a time that currently ranks fifth in the nation and sixth all-time at Chico State.