Riding to End AIDS/HIV

By Tray Robinson, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion When my big brother Karl died of AIDS in July of 2000, it changed my life forever.  I struggled with the fact that I did not support my brother as he battled this horrific disease. My family never really talked about Karl being HIV…

Spring Photo Challenge

During the fall semester, we invited our Facebook followers to share photos of the changing seasons. We decided to re-awaken that creativity a few weeks back and launched a spring photo challenge. Here are the results, a handful of gorgeous photos that represent the spring season in Chico. Enjoy!

The Diversity Iceberg

By Tracy Butts, Chief Diversity Officer Re-posted from “More Than Meets the Eye,” a blog dedicated to CSU, Chico’s diversity efforts.  If you would like to contribute to the Chico State diversity blog contact Tracy Butts, Chief Diversity Officer, at CDO@csuchico.edu. On the few occasions when I have accompanied my colleague Victoria Bass on outreach…

Why Our Ag Majors Are Growing

By Jennifer Ryder Fox, dean of the College of Agriculture After reading the January 19, 2012 Yahoo Education article “College Majors That Are Useless,” one might be led to believe that the author, Terence Loose, has something against eating, wearing clothes, enjoying a natural landscape, or smelling a bouquet of roses. What other reason could…

Man vs. Wild, Huber Style!

Scott Huber, Education and Research Coordinator, Ecological Reserves I have the world’s best job. As the education and research coordinator for CSU, Chico’s Ecological Reserves I get to do both of the things that I love most: sharing my love of nature with others and getting my hands dirty as I help protect the reserve’s…

Vegan Treats: Easy as Pie!

By Jessica Post, Faculty Affairs Coordinator and alumna (BS 2006, MBA 2008) After 10 years being a vegetarian I decided to make the switch to a completely vegan diet. This change was surprisingly easy for me, and I have been enjoying the challenge of finding new ways to cook and bake. While I had an…

Monsters in Film

By Asa Simon Mittman, Professor, Art and Art History Department I’m an art historian and I study monsters. When I picked my area of research, I wanted to work on something exciting, and what’s better than man-eating, fire-breathing, shape-shifting, giant, magical, horrifying, terrifying monsters?  For several years I’ve wanted to teach a course on monster movies. …