The Goods

Money in your pocket, a Web-based company dedicated to higher education, is offering $12,500 worth of scholarships. Here’s the twist—you get to decide who deserves the money, based on discussion forums (and in turn, people can vote for you). Those with the most votes get the dinero. All you have to do is sign up—oh, and you have to be either currently enrolled in college or planning to enroll. The deadline is Sept. 30, so don’t put it off. Good luck!

A whole lotta Zingg
The Chico State president has a lot on his plate. The first, a raise expected to be supported by the CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, would hike his salary up from $247,266 to $279,500. (The honchos at all other 22 campuses would get more cash, too.) Though the raise would be substantial, Paul Zingg (pictured) has been known to funnel his extra earnings back into the university. “I will continue my practice—both here and at previous institutions—of providing 10% of whatever salary increase I receive to support student scholarships (Presidential and athletic) and programs (like the natural history museum and Turner gallery),” Zingg said in an e-mail. Wouldn’t it be nice if other CSU presidents followed suit?

In other Zingg news, the president and about 40 faculty, staff and students will be boarding a bus this weekend to tour Northern California. “We want to understand, better and first hand, the needs of the communities we serve in the North State,” said Zingg in a press release, “as well as assure residents of our interest in them and resolve to assist their well-being and quality of life.”

Checking out Kearney’s anatomy
It seems Chico State alumnus Mat Kearney has quite a music career on his hands. He recently toured with John Mayer, and just Wednesday (Sept. 19) the video for his single “Breath In, Breath Out” appeared during a special on ABC for the Grey’s Anatomy offshoot Private Practice. The song is off the upcoming reissue of Nothing Left to Lose, which will be out Oct. 9. “Breath In, Breath Out” features scenes from Grey’s Anatomy. Kearney also recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Getting lei’d
Defensive back Jameel Dowling has healed from an ankle injury and will be ready to train for his new school, Hawaii, in the spring. Dowling transferred this fall to Hawaii from Oregon. But his roots are right here. He started out as a three-star defensive back at Butte College before being recruited by the Ducks.

Get on the bus
Just in case you didn’t know … with your Chico State student I.D., you can ride the B-Line for free. That’s all city and county buses. Did we mention it’s free?