The Goods

Great artists of tomorrow
Chico State is hosting its annual Student Exhibition today (May 15) from 7-9 p.m. Awards will be announced at 7:30; they remain a secret until the announcement at the reception. The University Art Gallery, where the free reception takes place, is located in Taylor Hall.

Watershed to strut its stuff
Chico State’s biannual literary journal, Watershed, will be hosting a public poetry reading today (May 15) to commemorate its spring issue. The reading will take place in Trinity 100 at 7:30 p.m. So after you’re done checking out student art, come on over and check out student poetry.

A new leader
Democratic state Sen. Jack Scott has been announced as chancellor of California’s community college system, which includes Butte College. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said: “I look forward to working with him in this tremendously important new role.” Scott has 11 years of experience in state government that will hopefully lead to a strong chancellorship, as community colleges across the state face a $20 billion shortfall as well as accreditation issues.

Remember the good old days?
You know, when you got to ride around on the back of your dad’s bike and eat Otter Pops and read Dr. Seuss and paint your face? It’s time to get back in touch with your inner child, because the Blue Room Young Company will be performing Seussical, Jr. at Laxson Auditorium Wednesday (May 21) at 7:30 p.m. This is a talented group of kids, so the performance is sure to be good—you might even find yourself remembering the words and singing along.

It’s been awhile since we’ve played tennis
Chico State will be completing its new tennis courts by fall, and opening a new club to boot—the CSU, Chico Tennis Club. Contact Skyler Boles at 519-3965 or if you’re interested in pulling out that old racket and joining the club.

Another open mic
Just in time for finals, there will be an open-mic night at PAC 135, also known as Wismer Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (May 17). The event is run by Ink Blot Arts, a student-run theater-production company and Chico State club. If you have something to perform, or are just interested in relaxing and watching the show, come on out.

Dr. Grossman, Ph.D.
Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and Marilyn Warrens, Fiesta Rancho Chico founder and active Chico community member, will be given honorary doctorates at Chico State’s upcoming graduation commencement for their services to the community. Warrens will receive the honorary doctorate of fine arts, and Grossman will be awarded the honorary doctorate of humane letters. All the more reason to attend graduation this year!