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Worth Sharing: University Communications Captures Prestigious Honor

The Wildcat Statue sits proudly in Chico State's Wildcat Plaza.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The Wildcat Statue, designed by Washington-based artist Matthew Gray Parker, the seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue is a replication of the native bobcat (Lynx rufus californicus), which the student body declared as the University’s mascot in 1924, seen in Wildcat Plaza on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

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Awards and Activities

University Communications received a Grand Gold Award for Article of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The winning entry, “Restless Dreamers,” was written by Travis Souders, and was one of just eight to be awarded from more than 600 entries.

P. Willey, professor emeritus from the Department of Anthropology, was honored with the Anthropology Section’s “Anthropology Section Service Award” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 71st Annual Scientific Meeting last month.

Chico State was ranked No. 48 on’s Top Public Universities list.