September 17th

National Drive Electric Week

9am1pm

Location: Siskiyou Glen
Category: Fairs & Festivals

National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Join us for an electric vehicle fair in Siskiyou Glen (aka ‘the gauntlet’) on Wednesday, September 17th from 9am to 1pm. We’ll have a number of electric vehicles on display as well as outreach booths with information about EV’s and charging stations on campus and in the community. Representatives of the local chapter of the Electric Auto Association and Chico State’s Alternative Transportation Group will be on hand to answer questions – we hope to see you out there!

Defensive Driver Training

10am12pm

Location: Meriam Library, Studio A
Category: Training

The CSU Vehicle Use Policy requires that State employees (including student employees) complete Defensive Driver Training every four years in order to drive a State, rental, or privately-owned vehicle, including electric carts on State business. In an effort to meet the needs of the Campus, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety is offering Defensive Driver Training every week during the months of September thru May and every other week during the months of June, July, and August. Employees can confirm the date of their last training by inquiring at the EHS website at www.csuchico.edu/ehs/ or e-mail the EHS Training Administrator. Reponses will be by return e-mail on the next business day. Please have your valid Driver License number and expiration date, and CSU, Chico employee/student ID number available at the time of the class. Location and time varies by session. To view the availability of sessions, location, and to register, log into the Web Based Training (WBT) system at https://ehstraining.csuchico.edu click on the Course Catalog menu--the workshops are posted under the EHS tab. If you need assistance logging into the WBT system, please contact EHS at ehstrainer@csuchico.edu .

Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion: Income Inequality in America

12pm1pm

Location: BMU 210
Category: Diversity

The Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion series (CODI) focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues surrounding identity. CODI has been the committee's attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community--xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences. In providing a forum for the many voices on our campus to be heard, we hope that, through education and conversation, we can bring about enlightenment, understanding, and acceptance.

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion occur every other Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. We welcome all members of the campus community. If you have suggested topics, please contact Tray Robinson at 898-4764.

Conversations On Diversity and Inclusion: Income Inequality in America

12pm1pm

Location: BMU 210
Category: Diversity

The Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion series focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues surrounding identity. These conversations are the committee's attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community--xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences. The series will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in BMU 210. For more information contact the Office of Diversity at 898-4764.

Film: Disruption

3pm5pm

Location: Student Services Bldg Rm 150
Category: Lectures & Forums

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads. The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We're the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

Native American Welcome Reception

3pm5pm

Location: Cross-Cultural Leadership Center
Category: Ceremonies & Receptions

You are invited to attend the Native American Welcome Reception as an opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances.  You will be provided with resources that will assist you during your time at Chico State. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Hope to see you there! Snacks will be available!

U.S. Foreign Policy: Myth vs. Reality

7pm9pm

Location: Harlen Adams Theatre
Category: Lectures & Forums

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern provides an insider's account based on years of experience in the intelligence community. A former Army infantry/intelligence officer, McGovern served with the CIA from the Kennedy administration through that of George H. W. Bush. His duties included chairing the National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President Daily Brief, during which he briefed President Ronald Reagan's most senior national security advisors one-on-one from 1981 to 1985.