News From Regional & Continuing Education
  • Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

    From letter recognition to reading comprehension, from to study skills to building reading speed, The Institute of Reading Development’s Summer Reading Programs help students of all ages read with confidence, excitement and results. Eight programs provide elementary through high school students, college students, and adults with targeted goals, curricula, classroom activities and study assignments. As a result of reading faster and smarter, students find reading more enjoyable and rewarding, and leave the program motivated to read more.

  • ALCI director quoted in Language Travel Magazine

    American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) director William Dantona is quoted in Language Travel Magazine’s latest issue, saying “People often talk about the Chico Experience when they speak of this region of California.”  The article presents the wide variety of experiences that California has to offer international students.

  • Leading Innovation in Higher Education

    Debra Barger and Elaina McReynolds, Regional and Continuing Education, presented “Radical Decision Making for Turbulent Times” at the University Continuing Education Association’s 95th Annual Conference on Leading Innovation in Higher Education, in San Francisco, April 9.

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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2010


    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.

  • New Online Resources for Students & Faculty Advisors

    The Center for Regional & Continuing Education is pleased to introduce CSU, Chico Career Center Forums, a series of presentations delivered in an online format. Presented by Career Center Advisors, the five archived, video-streamed Forums cover topics such as using social networking to find a career; professional etiquette; building an effective resume; getting into graduate school; and strategic interview techniques. The online delivery system allows users to access the materials at their convenience and to review the presentation multiple times.

  • Make A Cross-Cultural Connection!

    This week, the American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) welcomes a new group of international students from around the globe to CSU, Chico. These students will be participating in a program of intensive English language instruction, and a variety of social and cultural activities. If you’d like to make a cross-cultural connection, sign up to be a Conversation Partner! ALCI’s Conversation Partners program pairs international students with American students and members of our University community. Partners meet weekly to chat in informal situations, allowing ALCI students to improve their English and learn about American society. In return, you have the chance to learn about a new culture and make international friendships. If you are interested in becoming a Conversation Partner, you can sign up using our online form. If you have any questions, please email Whitney at or call the ALCI office at 530-898-6821.

  • Summer Session 2010 Registration & Financial Aid Update

    Summer Session will be mostly self-support this year. More than 150 classes are scheduled in four-week and six-week sessions and summer-long between June 1-August 17. Registration opens April 5, and financial aid is available for students who qualify. Continuing Chico State students can enroll via the Portal or through Continuing Education. Fees are due at the time of registration. Students who anticipate financial aid must submit a Summer Aid application to FASO by April 30. Questions about Summer Session? Contact Regional & Continuing Education at 898-6105 or visit

  • Localization, San Francisco CA, March 22

    The first of three 2010 on-site localization training workshops begins March 22, 2010, in San Francisco, CA.  The Localization Certification Program runs March 22-24.  Daily topics include localization management, localizing a project theory to practice, and frontiers of localization.  The localization project management program runs March 25-26.  Daily topics include managing localization projects and localizing project management tools.  The workshops will be held in the heart of downtown San Francisco.  Join us to learn, explore, and be delighted by the City on the Bay!  For more information visit:

  • Transition Alliance Conference, March 18

    The first annual regional Transition Alliance Conference will take place March 18, 2010.  The mission of the Transition Alliance is to support transition programs that provide exemplary workforce preparation services that contribute to the successful transition of youth with disabilities to post-secondary education and training, employment, and quality adult life.  This conference will focus on promoting communities of practice and building quality transition alliances.   For more information visit: .

  • 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.