The Goods

Get those shamrocks shufflin’
Celebrate early—the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day marks Chico State’s fifth annual Shamrock Shuffle. Events will include a two-mile walk or three-mile “fun run” around the campus, as well as a breakfast (free for Butte or Chico State students), Irish dancers, and Irish music. Everyone is invited, and everyone is encouraged to dress up—there will be a prize for the best costume. There also will be a drawing for a bicycle from Pullins Cyclery. The event starts at 8 a.m., March 15, at the university.

The professors’ art show
The University Art Gallery is presenting “Uncovered: The Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition” from March 24 to April 17. These artists have had years of experience immersed in art and the art world, so be sure to check out their work, which will include installation, painting, printmaking, ceramics and more.

White-collar crime at Chico State
The College of Business Ethics Initiative is presenting Forbes Magazine Senior Editor Neil Weinberg as he discusses crime in America’s most overlooked criminal spectrum. The event is Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium, and admission is free.

Butte College’s honor society carries home basket of awards
The Butte College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been awarded recognition as Nevada/California’s top chapter. It has won this award for four years in a row, and this year it won more besides, including—but not limited to—individual recognition of Emily Akimoto as the Alpha Sigma Alpha Distinguished Scholar and John Mantle as Outstanding Chapter Officer.

Gimme a W!
Butte College students, your time is up. If you wish to withdraw from any class with a “W” you must do so by Friday (March 14).

Spring break is here!
Many students will be leaving town this weekend for greener—or whiter—pastures. That’s because spring break, for both Chico State and Butte College, falls on the same week, March 17-21. Wherever your vacation takes you, have tons of fun, but don’t forget to be safe. Plus, with the increase in break-ins over the winter holidays, you might want to up security at home before leaving town.

Hazing where you might not expect it
A new study by University of Maine researchers found that more than half the students interviewed had experienced hazing of some sort, despite the fact that nearly every university bans the practice. More than 11,400 students from 53 schools were included in the National Study of Student Hazing, making it the most comprehensive hazing study since 1999. Fraternities, sororities and sports teams were the most likely to haze, but certainly not the only organizations. Performing arts clubs also rated high, and 20 percent of honors society members said they’d been hazed.