The Goods

Money, money, money
Enormous cuts to the CSU budget have prompted numerous entities on Chico State’s campus to come together to urge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to find other ways to cut costs. The entire campus is invited—and urged—to attend a mass budget-advocacy meeting to help get the governor’s attention. The budget, including a $386 million cut to CSU funding, is not yet final. The meeting will be held Tuesday (April 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BMU 100.

Who’s the next Guitar Hero?
Late Night Chico is hosting the second annual Guitar Hero Contest on Saturday (April 5) at 7 p.m. Registration is $5 from 6-7 p.m. at the BMU Common Grounds. There’s food and apparently some great prizes, so be sure to check it out, even if you completely lack hand-eye coordination and have no intent to play.

Phantom Planet serenade
If you ever watched The O.C., you heard Phantom Planet. The band (pictured) behind the theme song “California” is coming to the BMU Auditorium Saturday (April 5), just 10 days before its newest album, Raise the Dead, is due to be released. Tickets are available at the University Box Office; it’s 18+ unless you have a CSU ID.

Getting old?
Time for your career to begin. Chico State will be hosting two career fairs in April, the first being the annual Education Career Fair Saturday (April 5) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BMU Auditorium. April 11 will bring the All Majors Career Fair, with representatives from California Highway Patrol, PG&E, Kraft Foods, Enloe Medical Center and other employers.

Artists, please apply
The BMU’s Third-Floor Gallery committee is putting together its fall show schedule. Interested artists are encouraged to apply—those who are accepted will be able to display their work for one month. Posters and post cards, plus a reception, are included in the selectee package.

Need a place to live?
Check out the Butte College Housing Fair at 10 a.m. Tuesday (April 8) on the main campus.

That’s a cool class!
Judge Sandra McLean will direct a mock trial at Chico State for a manslaughter offense: felony DUI. Several law enforcement personnel and an assistant district attorney will attend the court session to make it as realistic as possible. The April 9 event, which is open to students in a few select sociology and public law courses, is meant to educate students on actual court proceedings rather than the misconstrued versions we see on television and in the movies.

Speaking of court
The three former Beta Sigma Pi fraternity members charged with misdemeanor hazing are set to stand trial before a jury April 14. The alleged hazing involved ice baths and calisthenics. Stay tuned for updates.