The Goods

Recycle, recycle, recycle
Now that classes are over, you no doubt have old notebooks, shabby binders you no longer need and broken calculators. And though you may feel like flinging them into the fire, don’t just trash ’em—recycle ’em! AS Recycling will have large bins in the lobbies of most buildings on campus this last week of school. The items will either be offered up to needy students next semester or simply sorted for recycling. Either way, it’s better than piling them into a landfill.

Bearing responsibility
The wonderful students involved in Chico State’s CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education) are having a fundraiser today (Dec. 20) from 5-9 p.m. at Madison Bear Garden. Head on out and buy a Bear Burger for a cause. One dollar of every purchase will go to CAVE if you bring in a flier, which can be found in BMU 309. (They can’t hand out fliers at the door, so you’ll have to make the extra effort.)

Holiday spirit
The Staff Council at Chico State gathered presents for 210 children this year as part of the Needy Children’s Gift Program. It’s the 22nd year the council has participated, and donations came from all across campus.

Teaching the teachers
Chico State recently received national accreditation for its School of Education. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education sent an 18-person team to evaluate the program in April and apparently found it up to snuff. Accreditation is voluntary in California, but the distinction is not only prestigious but will help teachers with degrees from Chico State to find better jobs. Nice work.

Gettin’ paid
Chico State faculty and staff, if you want to get paid before Jan. 7, head on over to the University Public Events Box Office Dec. 31 between 10 a.m. and noon. The Cashiering Office will reopen Jan. 7, so those who don’t pick up their pay warrants Dec. 31 will receive them as usual on the seventh.

See ya next semester
The CN&R Campus section is going to the beach for a few weeks for a much-needed vacation after a long semester and killer exams. Don’t worry, it shall return in late January, refreshed as ever, with the rest of the studious ones in Chico.