The Goods

Chill out
Stressing over finals? Here’s your chance to relax: Chico State kinesiology professor Sabrina Fairchild is holding a yoga session from 4-5 p.m. today (Dec. 6) in BMU 303. Go there, do some downward dogs and ease into the final stretch of the semester.

Spain, anyone?
Adventurers interested in an upcoming trip to some of the most fascinating historical sites in Spain and Portugal are invited to attend a meeting at 4 p.m. today (Dec. 6) in Trinity 100. Sponsored by Chico State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the tour from June 1-12 will be led by history professor Stephen Lewis. The trip is open to faculty, staff and community members, along with students, who can earn units.

Victory in Vegas
Students from Chico State’s Model United Nations program performed meritoriously during a regional conference in Sin City. Not only did they bring home the top awards for distinguished delegation and outstanding delegation, but they also earned 10 out of a possible 19 awards for position papers, plus several individual awards. The conference was great practice for the annual New York-based National Model United Nations, the world’s largest university-level simulation of the real U.N.

Forget Kelly Clarkson!
Head to the BMU Friday (Dec. 7) to watch the top five Chico Idol contenders battle over the title during the now-annual singing contest put on by the Associated Students of Chico State. The doors open at 8 p.m., and students get in for free.

Big break
Butte College is nearly set for construction of the largest project in the history of the Oroville campus. Officials will break ground next week on a 76,000 square-foot Instructional Arts Facility—the first building on campus certified under the stringent guidelines of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Paid for with state money and local funds from the passage of Measure A, the $33 million structure will be the new home of the college’s fine arts program. Music, painting, drawing, ceramics, interior design and sculpture are just a few the labs included in the facility. Perhaps one of the most impressive additions: When the doors open in the spring of 2009, dramatic arts lovers will be able to watch Butte College productions from a 180-seat theater.