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NEWS: CSU, Chico Awarded $1 Million Endowment for Osher Reentry Scholarship Program



Joe Wills

Melissa McGowan
Regional & Continuing Education

The Bernard Osher Foundation

CSU, Chico Awarded $1 Million Endowment For Osher Reentry Scholarship Program


CHICO, CA  The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million endowment to CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education to provide scholarships for reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico.  These students enter a wide range of degree programs in fields such as engineering, nursing, social work, and communications.

National Humanities Center Offers Free Seminars for California Teachers


June 15, 2010


Joe Wills
CSU, Chico Public Affairs

Melissa McGowan
CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education

Program for California Teachers Offers High Quality, Low Cost Professional Development Credit

National Humanities CenterResearch Triangle Park, NC and Chico, CA  A new partnership between the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the Center for Regional & Continuing Education at California State University, Chico (CSU, Chico) provides California K-12 teachers the opportunity to earn university credits for completing online professional development seminars from the NHC. The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. It is distinctive in its commitment to linking scholarship to improved teaching and providing teachers with new materials and instructional strategies to make them more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.

Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships



Joe Wills CSU, Chico Public Affairs 530-898-4143

Melissa McGowan Regional & Continuing Education 530-898-5679

Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Osher Foundation has supported this scholarship program at CSU, Chico. In each of the three previous years, Regional & Continuing Education applied for, and was awarded, $50,000 in Osher Reentry Scholarship Grants. To date, $150,000 in Osher scholarship have been distributed directly to 38 CSU, Chico students. “Continuing Education successfully serves many different students in varied ways. The support of the Osher Foundation provides important funds to expand our service to reentry students who wish to complete their degree at CSU, Chico,” said Debra Barger, Dean of CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education.

Children in Trauma 2010, March 12

The 8th annual Children in Trauma conference will take place Friday, March 12!  This year’s conference will explore the reasons behind a child’s rejection of a parent, including abuse, alienation and estrangement, and how one or a combination of these may lead to rejection.  At the end of the conference, you will be able to utilize best practices to evaluate high conflict families and better serve them with appropriate interventions. Dr. Leslie M. Drozd is this year’s featured speaker. 

Professional MBA Information Sessions - February 11 & 18

If you are interested in finding out more about the Chico Professional MBA program please make plans to join us at one of the upcoming information sessions. You will have a chance to meet an adviser and faculty member, discuss the innovative curriculum, and review your prerequisites as necessary.

CSU, Chico to Host 7th Annual Children in Trauma Conference - Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles

California State University, Chico Continuing Education, in partnership with Butte County Family Court Services, Superior Court of California, presents Children in Trauma 2009: Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles. The two-day professional development conference will be held January 16-17, 2009, at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

Spring Semester 2009 ElderCollege Orientation

Join us! The Spring Semester ElderCollege Orientation will take place Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 10:00am in the Continuing Education Building (CE 107 Classroom) located in the central part of the Chico State campus. For more information and a map of the campus, please visit

In Service DV Update Training, November 7th 2008

CSU, Chico and the Center for Regional and Continuing Education are pleased to announce a half-day DV Update Training session. The DV Update program meets the mandatory domestic violence update required for court-appointed evaluators and mediators.

CSU, Chico to Host the California Invasive Plant Council's 17th Annual Symposium

CSU, Chico is proud to host the California Invasive Plant Council’s 17th Annual Symposium, October 2-4, 2008 on the Chico State campus. The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Symposium is expected to draw more than 300 invited scholars, scientists, land management professionals, and students to Chico. The Symposium will consist of a full schedule of academic, poster, and discussion sessions supported by exhibits, field trips and networking opportunities for the participants.

Chico Book in Common

Every year Chico State designates a book that all members of our community are invited to read. We are happy to join our colleagues and our friends in the community in reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Greg Mortenson, after his failed attempt to climb K2, wandered into an impoverished village in northern Pakistan and observed 82 children scratching their lessons in the dirt. What followed changed his life, the lives of all in the village, and has emerged as a story that continues to touch thousands with its single-minded vision.