Spring Student Showcase: Celebrating Student Scholarship & Achievement
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The CSU, Chico Office of the Provost and the Council of Academic Deans invite students, faculty, staff, and the community to the 2014 Spring Student Showcase. This is your chance to explore a wide range of research, artwork, design, music, and theatrical performances representing the achievements and creativity of our students from across campus.


Saturday, April 12


Harlen Adams Theatre

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Symphonic Winds: Band-ology

A symphony for band, a Bach prelude and fugue, a march or two and the soothing, soaring, exciting, and lush clarinet playing of our featured guest clarinetist, Ryan Heimlich, are all in store for you at this concert by the Chico State Symphonic Winds.

Wednesday, April 16


Performing Arts Center 134

24th Annual College of Humanities & Fine Arts Symposium

Graduate students, honors students, and outstanding undergraduates present their research and creative projects at the annual HFA Symposium.  Topics are drawn from art history, literature, theatre, creative writing, history, and more. The event kicks off at 6pm with a welcome by Dean Robert Knight and a keynote address by Professor Kate McCarthy from the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities. The first concurrent sessions take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm, followed by the second group from 7:40pm-8:40 pm. A reception follows.

Thursday, April 17


Harlen Adams Theatre

Thank You Concert: Fifty-Fifty

The Concert Band and Jazz II join forces to provide a wide array of concert music, including the music of Bach, Reed, and Barnes, and big band music, fusion, and student compositions, all in one concert! Free.

Tuesday, April 22


Colusa Hall 100

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First Year Experience Town Hall Meeting

The bi-annual CSU, Chico Town Hall Meeting provides students with a public arena for discussing current policy issues with other students, faculty, administrators, and community members. Assessments of student learning and attitudes in classes that embed the Town Hall indicate that students become more engaged scholars and gain confidence about their capacity to do meaningful work at the university when they have this opportunity to share their research in public dialogues with interested others.

Wednesday, April 23


BMU Auditorium

13th Annual College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Student Research Symposium

The Student Symposium is an annual celebration that recognizes outstanding student scholarship in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. This event showcases the diversity and sophistication of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students in the college. In concurrent poster and oral presentations, students will present on topics researched in one of their courses or as part of a research project sponsored by one or more BSS faculty. Attendees are invited to attend a reception in the BMU Auditorium from 7pm-8pm. A program, including presentation abstracts, room locations and times, will be available online by mid April.

BSS Symposium Student Presenters


April 24-May 15

Turner Print Museum

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19th Juried Student Print Exhibition & 12th Ink /Clay

Celebrating student achievement in art making, this exhibition honors our founder’s use of the collection as inspiration and education. Awards will be announced at a ceremony in conjunction with the University Art Gallery and the Art Education area, Thursday, May 1, at 5pm in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; receptions to follow at the University Art Gallery in 100 Trinity Hall, the Janet Turner Print Museum, and BMU 3rd Floor Gallery.


Friday, April 25


Harlen Adams Theatre

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CSU, Chico Jazz X-Press: The Facts of Jazz

The X-Press will be reaching into the music bag of the icons of jazz composers. Names like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Gil Evans, along with contributions from within the Jazz X-Press ranks, are all on deck!

Saturday, April 26


Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

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Piano: 88 Keys at Chico State

Enjoy a rare evening of classical piano music featuring Chico State piano students and Professor Natalya Shkoda playing solo and ensemble selections, including Viktor Kosenko’s Op. 25. Organized and directed by Dr. Shkoda, the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Keyboard Program.

Sunday, April 27


Harlen Adams Theatre

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Choral Concert: A Choral Potpourri

Enjoy a musical tour of choral literature with the University Chorus, A Cappella Choir, and Chamber Singers. From Renaissance classics to contemporary compositions, and everything in between, this is a potpourri of music to invigorate the soul.

April 28-May 9

University Art Gallery

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59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The annual student exhibition features works in a variety of media—ceramics, photography, digital media and more—submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. Awards will be announced at a ceremony in conjunction with the Janet Turner Print Museum and the Art Education area, Thursday, May 1, at 5pm in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Receptions to follow at the University Art Gallery in 100 Trinity Hall, the Janet Turner Print Museum, and BMU 3rd Floor Gallery.

Wednesday, April 30


Colusa Hall 100

College of Natural Sciences Poster Session & People’s Choice Awards

Every year the College of Natural Sciences hosts a Poster Session highlighting the amazing research that faculty and students perform throughout the year. In past years, upwards of 90 abstracts have been submitted, making this event the showcase for original research done in our College.

Natural Sciences Student Poster PresentationCampus faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members, including K-12 students, are invited to view the posters until 6:30pm. Following will be an awards ceremony and refreshments. Visitors may come at any time during the day, starting at 9am, or for just for the evening portion of the event. Poster presenters will be at their posters from 5:30pm-7pm.


Wednesday, April 30


Glenn Hall

College of Business Student Showcase

College of Business students showcase their work in social entrepreneurship, commercial entrepreneurship, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Competition Sales Team, Sage and our Investments Competition Team.

April 30-May 4

Laxson Auditorium

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CSU, Chico Spring Musical: Monty Python’s Spamalot

An irreverent retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Monty Python’s Spamalot is Chico State’s biggest theatre production of the 2013-2014 school year — its end-of-year Spring Musical — and will feature beautiful sets and costumes, an orchestra, and the Department of Music and Theatre’s most talented performers. Shows begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 3. Matinee on Sunday, May 4. is at 2pm.     



Thursday, May 1


Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Juried Student Art Awards

Awards for the 59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and 19th Juried Student Print Exhibition & 12th Ink /Clay will be announced at a ceremony in conjunction with the University Art Gallery and the Art Education area. Reception to follow at The Turner.

Friday, May 2


Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

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Chico State Guitar Ensemble: Camaieu

Featuring students of classical guitar performing in solos, duos, quartets, and in large ensemble, this concert explores repertoire from classic to contemporary. This 15-member group performs arrangements and original works that are interesting, fun, and musically expressive.

May 2-3

CSU East Bay

The 28th Annual CSU Statewide Student Research Competition

On March 5, forty-three Chico State students competed for one of ten spots at the annual statewide competition that promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments. Ten undergraduate and graduate students from each campus will present their research proposals in sessions grouped by disciplines in front of a panel of expert judges. The winning students in each session will receive cash prizes. We wish our Wildcats the best of luck at the competition!

Tuesday, May 6


Langdon / O’Connell Breezeway


College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management Senior Capstone Expo

Don’t miss this opportunity for an close-up view of an Motorized Omnidirectional Directional Standing Wheel Chair, Unmanned Aerial vehicle Automated Flood Irrigation System, Biodegradable Sporting Pigeons, Drone-assisted Field Mapping, and 4-axis and 6-axis Robot Arms! Approximately 25 mechanical and mechatronic engineering, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering projects, including posters and prototype demos, will be on-display.


Wednesday, May 7


Colusa Hall 100B

The 28th Annual Department of Psychology Undergraduate Honors Colloquium

Students in the Psychology Honors Program will present the results of their year-long research projects to the campus community. Presentations are from 2pm-5pm in Colusa 100B, with a reception immediately following.  Everyone is welcome to attend. If you need disability related accommodations, please call Linda Kline [530-898-6263].



Friday, May 9

Symposium: 2pm-3:30pm

Awards: 4pm

Holt Hall

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17th Annual Biological Sciences Student Research Symposium & Awards Seminar

A presentation of graduate and undergraduate research done independently or in conjunction with a class. Poster areas will be open for public viewing between 1pm-4pm, with students present at their posters between 2pm-3:30pm for informal discussions with symposium attendees. The poster session will be followed by an Awards Seminar at 4pm in Holt 170 and a picnic in Selvester’s patio.