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Fall 2009       publication for alumni and friends of the department of journalism       CSU, Chico

Notes from the chair: state budget cuts severely threaten future of department

Our visiting accreditation team sent the journalism department two strong messages in late October:

1) We are the "little engine that could." The team cited the hard work of faculty and the success of students and alumni as it recommended re-accreditation.

2) The future of the department is severely threatened by continuing state budget cuts. Further cuts, the team warned, would cripple the department.

I am as worried as the accreditation team. Since 2006, the department has lost about 25 percent of its budget. Declining state revenues suggest that a 15 percent cut is likely for the 2010-2011 school year.

The department, however, has nothing left to cut...
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Celebration of Excellence honors scholars, inducts alums into PR, Orion Halls of Fame

As the autumn leaves fall signaling the transition into another season, a group of Chico State students and alumni gathered at the Celebration of Excellence to celebrate the eight inductees' transition into the PR and Orion Halls of Fame...
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Department of journalism challenges hydrocephalus to 18 rounds of golf

Hardly aware of the crowd of 44 golfers gathering on the green nearby, Grace and Emma Fanucchi sat on the patio and chattered with their friends between bites of morning donuts...
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PR students assist with successful grand opening of new Wildcat Recreation Center

More than 20,000 students attended the opening of the Wildcat Recreation Center, Associated Students’ new, state-of-the-art facility...
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TGC alumna seeks PR students' skills

As a public relations professional and owner of Quest, Chico's newest outdoor adventure destination, Whitney Wolff has mastered the art of intertwining her successful communication skills and passion for fitness...
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Journalism department establishes new requirement for students

Incoming freshmen and students who declared a journalism major after April 1, 2009, have new classes coming their way and are now required to graduate under the new plan...
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Another national Pacemaker Award under the Orion's belt

The Orion won a Pacemaker award at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas in October making a total of 11 Pacemakers on its shelf...
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Chico State IABC chapter wins award

Chico State has always had a reputation for something. What some people fail to notice is the reputation of Chico State's department of journalism...
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A taste of journalism: green chile posole

This dish is a northern New Mexico tradition that comes from the Pueblo tribes. It is traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring luck in the coming year...
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1. In your opinion, which social media tool currently used by professionals in the communications industry will become obsolete first?


2. If you were a Chico State college student again for one day, what would you do?

Float down the Sacramento River
Hike in Bidwell Park
Embark on a bar crawl
Visit a favorite teacher
Take a tour of the campus
Spend time at The Orion
Spend time in TGC

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Produced By


Department Chair
Glen Bleske

Ashley Anderson
Jamie Kim
Haley McHenry
Tawnya Rojas

Megan Alley
Jennifer Lovelace
Marcia Miller

Ryan Horner
Brian Randle
Jasmine Roufchaie

Stephanie Brock