CSU adds program, raises money

Social work master’s available in Redding; Up ’Til Dawn garners awards

Chico State University made two notable announcements this week. The first: The school has opened a three-year master’s program in social work at its Redding satellite campus. The program, which has 32 students enrolled, is aimed at people already working in the child-welfare and mental-health fields who hope to earn their MSW while working.

In other news, the school’s main campus won a number of awards this month for participation in fundraising for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which is dedicated to researching and treating cancer and other diseases in children. Last year’s annual Up ’Til Dawn fundraiser and letter-writing campaign brought in about $204,000. Chico State received awards for its fundraising total and event, overall program and advisers.

“Chico State has set the bar very high for other schools who participate in fundraising on behalf of these children in need,” program adviser Larry Bassow said in a statement.

This year’s event will be Nov. 9 in Acker Gym.