The Goods

Know someone special?
Nominate her for a Maggie Award. The Associated Students Women’s Center sponsors the awards each year, recognizing the outstanding women at Chico State. For more information and entry forms, visit BMU 002.

… one more?
The Conversations on Diversity committee is accepting entries for COD Achievement awards. Anyone from Chico State or the community who has shown a commitment to diversity can be nominated. Entries due April 25. Drop off at Tray Robinson’s office at Kendall 110.

Got a business plan?
Well, Butte College is helping one lucky winner get started. The Small Business Development Center is holding Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The camp includes information on how to start a successful small business and requires that participants have an idea and develop it into a full-fledged plan that can be pitched in five to 10 minutes. The winner of the final competition will receive $5,000 to start up his or her new business. Call 895-0197 to get information on how to register.

Founders celebration
The annual Founders Week is chock full of events, from groundbreakings and symposiums to tours and concerts. Some may tickle your fancy more than others, so take a peek at the lineup below. For a complete list of events, log onto

North State Symphony (pictured), Sunday (April 20), in Laxson Auditorium.

• Tour Trinity and Kendall halls as well as Laxson Auditorium, Monday (April 21), 2 p.m. in front of Trinity Hall.

College of Natural Sciences Poster Symposium, Tuesday (April 22), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

• Campus history tour, for those who want to know where the old dog pound and other oddities were located, Wednesday (April 23), 10 a.m.

• Groundbreaking for the Northern California Natural History Museum, Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. adjacent to Bidwell Mansion. Special guest: Chico State President Paul Zingg.

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Student Research Symposium, Thursday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. in Butte Hall, followed by awards at 7:30 p.m.

International Festival, April 26 in the Downtown City Plaza.

The Chico State newspaper The Orion has taken home yet another award, this time the 2007 Society of Professional Journalists’ second place title for best all-around non-daily student newspaper in its region. Kudos to the future journalists of America.

Ban the boob tube
In an effort to encourage activities other than watching television (no, couch potato does not count as a job, nor is it a major food group), Campus Involvement and Awareness will hold a Turn Off Your TV Bash. Wednesday (April 23) to Friday in the Free Speech Area on Chico State’s campus. Noon-2 p.m.