California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing will celebrate its 60th anniversary the first weekend in May with a schedule of events highlighted by a run-walk fundraiser for a nursing student paralyzed on her way to class last year.
Run 4 Recovery 2013 packet pickups are scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, on Mansion Avenue at the north side of Holt Hall, or at 8:30 a.m. before the run Saturday, May 4.
Anniversary events begin Friday, May 3, with alumni by graduating class gathering for activities.About 20 “alumni champions” volunteered to coordinate activities and contact classmates about the anniversary events.
May 3 also features a poster session showcasing research by College of Natural Sciences faculty and students Friday in Colusa Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 60th anniversary events come just before National Nurses week, which is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.