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Welcome to CSU Chico!


In this catalog, you will find a wealth of knowledge about California State University, Chico, an award-winning university and leader in sustainability and student success. As you explore this site, you will discover people, programs, admissions and advising services, and other resources of a university guided by deep and enduring values and committed to student learning. Chico State is a university that leads in teaching, service, and scholarship; this has been our legacy since our founding 132 years ago.

Gayle E. Hutchinson
CSU, Chico President

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Ideas on the Wall

Female student sits on ladder holding a paint tray.  Behind and to the right of the student is a mural of woman bending at waist.
by Travis Souders | University Communications
Photos by Jessica Bartlett | Creative Media and Technology

In art professor J. Pouwels’ “Public Murals” course, knowing how to cut through red tape is every bit as valuable as one’s skill with a paintbrush.

Through the process of pitching, commissioning, and completing projects, students learn a valuable lesson: There is much more to public art than the image.

Several high-profile murals throughout the North State have come from Pouwels’ first-semester course, taking shape in libraries, building exteriors, and the recently unveiled Cesar Chavez mural that now resides in City Hall.

Studio art major Shay Taylor worked with classmates Will Mobley and Kris Johnson to produce the 8-by-4-foot piece, “Si, Se Puede,” commissioned by Associated Students for a celebration of Cesar Chavez Day. The mural displays the visage of the renowned labor leader smiling over the University campus, adjacent to agricultural workers in a field, all under the sun and the United Farm Workers’ black eagle.

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