The Goods

New rules to live by
Chico State has revised its guidelines for those in the higher ranks of student organizations. That means presidents and treasurers. First, they’re required to take at least six units a semester (during office) while holding onto a minimum 2.0 GPA. That’s a C, folks. Good luck.

Something’s fishy
Butte College is teaming up with the Department of Fish and Game to offer peace officer training. The program, which will begin in the spring, will have space for 40 students per semester and will certify them as wardens upon completion.

So much for transit
The old parking lot at Second and Salem isn’t going to remain a dirt pile forever, but those heading to Chico State via Second Street are in for an eyeful for at least another couple weeks. The lot is poised to become a bus depot, making it that much easier to get home after that Bear Burger and beer.

That’s WAC
Construction crews broke ground on the Wildcat Activity Center project Friday, Aug. 24. The center will house a three-court gym, 10-lane swimming pool, indoor running track and large fitness area. Sorry, seniors. This one’s not going to be finished anytime soon (it’s expected to be finished in 2009). The Student Services Center, on the other hand, is coming up fast. The university has been kind enough to spend its time and money on setting up webcams of the project (woohoo!) that are linked to its site. Unfortunately the real-time links didn’t work when we tried to take a look at the sure-to-be-riveting footage. Bummer.

Weighing in
Butte College cut the ribbon on its brand-spanking-new Fitness and Wellness Center last week (Aug. 24). The facility includes a weight room and sports medicine building.

Event of the week
Giving back to the community is just one way to boost your karma. Chico State is holding a Volunteer Fair in the free-speech area on campus on Wednesday (Sept. 5), 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Various agencies around Butte County will give their spiels, p and students can sign up for anything from one day to a full semester of volunteer work, should they desire.

Thoughts and prayers
Cody Ruggle, a 22-year-old Butte College student and graduate of Pleasant Valley High, was killed in a motor-vehicle accident on Saturday (Aug. 25). He reportedly lost control of his car on the Skyway going about 40 mph and hit a tree. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Happy birthday
Butte College is officially over the hill—the school is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.