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Founders Week Highlights School’s Heritage of Success

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Monday, March 25, 2013

CSU, Chico Founders WeekCalifornia State University, Chico will honor its heritage and the achievements of its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during the annual Founders Week celebration held in April.

The 2013 Founders Week begins Friday, April 5, with the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner and concludes Sunday, April 14, with the Heritage Circle Luncheon for donors who have included CSU, Chico in their estate plans.

Founders Week is so named because it echoes the school’s 1909 Charter Day, which was an occasion to remember John Bidwell and other founders of the Normal School chartered in 1887.

Campus history will be highlighted at two events during the 2013 Founders Week. On Monday, April 8, the annual Campus History Tour will start at 11 a.m. on the Kendall Hall Lawn by the flagpole. On Friday, April 12, a time capsule will be buried containing items collected during the University’s 125th anniversary activities of 2012. The time capsule event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Mary Lemcke Camellia Garden, located on the north side of Chico Creek near Holt Hall.

To honor high-achieving members of the campus community, Founders Week will feature the University Awards Reception for student leaders Tuesday, April 9; the Outstanding Professor Award Presentation Wednesday, April 10; the Staff Awards luncheon Thursday, April 11; and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award reception Friday, April 12.

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