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California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico
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  • We "C" you, Wildcats! The unofficial start to the year is here for our freshmen, and we are excited to welcome them all in with the traditional Big "C" photo, a message from campus leadership—including CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson—and a sweet dance-off! See if you can spot your favorite baby Wildcat 👀

    #WeAreChico
    (Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer)

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California State University, Chico
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  • "Chico State has been, is now, and will remain a steadfast and engaged partner in the recovery, reimagining and rebuilding of community. ... We are Wildcat family."

    Today, CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson addressed the campus community during fall Convocation, including the University's response in the wake of the Camp Fire, our accomplishments and successes over the past year, and our ultimate mission.

    "Chico State is the comprehensive university of the North State with a global reach. Through excellence of inquiry, innovation, and experiential learning, we develop students who are critical thinkers, responsible citizens, diverse leaders, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources."

    #WeAreChico

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California State University, Chico
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  • “As a [resident advisor], I’m here to be whatever I need to be for my residents, whether it’s a friend, a mentor, a shoulder to cry on, or to be that person that has to enforce policy. We’re here for their well-being, to make sure they have a good first-year experience.

    I really enjoy giving people advice from a position I was in. I know what it’s like to feel homesick, to come into a new space and not know what to do, and I really want to give the advice I wish they had, and be the friend I wish I had. But it’s also my job to sometimes be a person to say, ‘Hey, you’re not making the best decisions; let’s talk about it.’

    I’m excited to get to know everyone. I really hope they like me.”

    Chanel Hamilton
    Sophomore, Business Administration
    #WeAreChico

    (Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer)

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California State University, Chico
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  • Today is move-in day for our newest Wildcats—welcome to Chico State!

    Alumni, we want to know: What is your favorite memory from your first day on campus?

    (Jessica Bartlett and Jason Halley/University Photographers)

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California State University, Chico
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  • Bang for your buck. ROI. Getting your money's worth—whatever you call it, Chico State once again fits the bill.

    We are proud to again be ranked among MONEY Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money."

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California State University, Chico
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  • "As we welcome more than 17,200 students onto our campus, as well as 2,300 faculty and staff, we also aspire to be a hub for the community to come together and share in our spirit of lifelong learning.

    Together, we will challenge our ways of thinking, stimulate and open our intellectual and creative minds, and explore issues facing our world today." - CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson

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California State University, Chico
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  • We dread political conversations with family because of how tense they can be. But what if we could get through them and actually find some common ground?

    That’s the goal in this episode of "Out of Curiosity," in which Chico State professor Kate McCarthy turns to her experience studying inter-religious communications to provide some productive concepts for political dialogue.

    It might finally be safe to talk politics at the dinner table again.

    Listen and subscribe to the University podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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California State University, Chico
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  • Where the Wildcats roam.

    (Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer)

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California State University, Chico
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  • Discover the joy of learning!

    The academic 2019-20 year begins with a Chico State tradition, EDXCHICO, where we come together to share a common love of higher education and learning.

    Starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25 at Trinity Commons, EDXCHICO is a showcase of exceptional professors from diverse fields sharing short presentations demonstrating why they are passionate about their fields of expertise.

    This year’s events will also include music, barbecue, and Shubert's ice cream. Ice-cold water will be provided, so bring your own canteen or water bottle for free refills!

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California State University, Chico
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  • Alumnus John Aylworth pivoted from orthopedics to his own blossoming biotech company, Xytogen Biotech Inc.—then moved it back to Chico.

    “Diabetes, wounds, ulcers, cancer, Alzheimer’s—every bit of it, there’s a component where research indicates strongly that stem cells could be exceedingly helpful. I’m not a visionary, but I can follow evidence.”

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California State University, Chico
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  • Ready to harvest? U-Pick Peaches, a juicy summer tradition, returns this week to the CSU Chico University Farm! 🍑

    This year's event will be first-come, first-served, as the Farm's bounty of Fay Elberta peaches will be available for public picking at $2 per pound.

    Ahead of your visit, we recommend calling the U-Pick Peach Hotline, at 530-898-4989, for the most updated information.

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California State University, Chico
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  • With support from the Adopt An Acre program, student researchers are using trail cameras to get a snapshot of the wildlife that roams the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.

California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico
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  • Patients of ACL injuries typically spend at least a year in recovery. Between cumbersome in-home physical therapy machines and frequent trips to the physician's office, it's not only a painful recovery, but an expensive one.

    Through an undergrad research project in the Chico STEM Connections Collaborative, two mechatronic engineering students are developing a robotic system that could dramatically improve ACL recovery—not just for the ligament, but for the patient's quality of life.

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California State University, Chico
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  • Hot August nights, beautiful Chico State sunsets. 🌄
    #ThisIsChico
    (Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer)

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California State University, Chico
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  • Dirt is all around us—literally, in Earth’s case. Maybe we don’t give it its proper due, though: Civilizations have crashed because of misunderstandings about soil’s importance. Today, we're faced with the question again: What can we learn from the dirt?

    On this episode of "Out of Curiosity," Chico State professor Garrett Liles explains why soil is such a vital part of our world.

    We encourage you to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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California State University, Chico
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  • Michelle McIntosh, a Chico State Journalism & PR alum and account executive at MeringCarson ad agency, sat down with us during a local alumni event to chat about her Chico State experience and how it's equipped her in her current career.

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California State University, Chico
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  • Chris Wondolowski’s storied soccer career spans 16 years of professional and international play, including his spot as Major League Soccer (MLS)’s all-time leading goal scorer.

    Last weekend, the former Chico State men’s soccer player was honored as the first Wildcat athlete to be inducted into the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame at Avaya Stadium after his San Jose Earthquakes’ 3-1 defeat of the Colorado Rapids.

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California State University, Chico
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  • To our campus community:

    Be advised that the Chico Police Department is hosting an active shooter training for law enforcement at Chico High School this Thursday, August 1, from 7 a.m. through the early afternoon. Due to its close proximity, sounds of simulated ammunition may be heard at Chico State, and there will be an increased police presence in the area.

    This drill has been planned and scheduled in advance and is not in response to any recent shootings.

    The Chico State Police Department will be participating in the training, but it will not interfere with routine law enforcement activity on campus that day, and business will proceed as usual. As ever, if you feel unsafe on campus, please contact UPD using the Blue Light Phones or call 530-898-5555.

    We encourage you to take this opportunity to prepare for an emergency. Sign up for Chico State Alerts and ensure your contact information is accurate: http://csuchico.edu/alerts

    Learn about active shooter preparedness by watching the CSU training video: https://www.csuchico.edu/emergencyprep

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California State University, Chico
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  • When the Camp Fire swept through and destroyed Paradise and the surrounding communities, alum Jess Mercer (Political Science and Criminal Justice, ’09) was compelled to help in some way.

    She established Butte County Art on Wheels to help school children on the Ridge express themselves through art.

    Meanwhile, she’s building an art piece to connect community members in another way.

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California State University, Chico
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  • Heads up, Wildcats—the fall semester is fast approaching!

    Next Wednesday, July 31, is the deadline for fee and tuition payment—financial aid recipients must have aid pending by this due date as well. (We have updated an earlier post listing an incorrect day.)

    For other important dates for the fall semester, including the sale of parking permits and other payment deadlines, visit CSU, Chico Student Financial Services at https://www.csuchico.edu/sfin/

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California State University, Chico
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  • As Erin O’Donnell and Steve Vargas completed their undergraduate studies at Chico State, both learned a lesson that would weave itself throughout their careers: Relationships matter.

    Earlier this month, they made US agriculture history using that key principle.

    “It’s an international, open perspective that Chico provided. I made numerous friends from around the world. ... It was often just the very open, communal spirit that Chico State has always had.”

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California State University, Chico
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  • Chico State Journalism & PR alumnus Mark Nielsen has transformed a childhood love of movies into a remarkable career at Pixar Animation Studios, most recently working as a producer on “Toy Story 4.”

    He recently answered a few questions in an interview (including which Toy Story character he most closely identifies with.)

California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico
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  • How do we talk to each other about race?

    In this episode of "Out of Curiosity," Chico State sociology chair and professor Nandi Crosby-Jordan explains how different experiences can shape how comfortable—or uncomfortable—we may be when we talk about the subject of race. She also implores us to account for those differences.

    "Part of the difficulty in having those conversations is we’re not all talking about the same thing. We don’t all have the same vocabulary, and we’re certainly not experiencing it in similar ways."

    We encourage you to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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California State University, Chico
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  • When the 'Cats are away, the birds will play. We're always smitten with our strolls through the heart of this beautiful campus.

    (Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer)

California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico
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  • A visiting Fulbright Scholar, Jacqueline Galimany had her choice of institutions at which to study. She looked for elite master’s programs around the world to further her education, and chose Chico State. With a reputation as a close-knit department where graduate students work directly with faculty, she felt Chico State’s program would allow her the “bone hours” she wanted and needed for her career.

    “It was more personalized,” she said. “And everyone told me it was better and that you work hands-on with real cases.”

    It is the University’s distinct honor to host such prestigious academics and be part of one of the most competitive exchange programs in the world.

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