CHADRON – Chadron State College is closing its campus Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, because of winter weather conditions. The residence halls and dining services will remain open.

Extremely cold temperatures are forecast for Chadron and the surrounding area beginning Friday. Due to these frigid temperatures, the National Weather Service is issuing a wind chill warning for Chadron that begins Friday at 5 p.m. and remains in effect until Monday at 6 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold wind chills that could be as low as 50 degrees below zero.  

Events honoring King next week at Chadron State

CHADRON – Chadron State College plans to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events throughout the week. All events will be in the Student Center and are free and open to the public.

Monday, due to the forecast of extremely cold temperatures, the commemorative march that usually takes place on Main Street will be replaced by a viewing of King’s I Have a Dream speech in the Ballroom at 10 a.m. Following the speech, President Ron K. Patterson will speak. At 7 p.m. Monday, History Professor Dr. Kurt Kinbacher will present A Short History of Race in America in the Ballroom.

On Tuesday, CSC faculty and students will present a jazz concert in the Scottsbluff Room at 7 p.m.

Wednesday at noon, Dr. Rick Puzzo, Associate Professor, will lead a hand drumming session in the Student Center’s Theatre.

Thursday will feature an Open Mic at 7 p.m. in the Bordeaux Room.

CSC announces agreement with Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

CHADRON – Chadron State College has announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). Dean of CSC’s School of Business, Mathematics, and Science Dr. Ryan Morgan has been working with ICOM’s Assistant Director of Admissions Ellie Mathews to establish additional alternative routes for CSC pre-medicine undergraduates.

“Avenues like RHOP are limited in seats and only qualified Nebraska residents can potentially fill them, leaving out our students from non-rural backgrounds or other state residencies,” Morgan said.

While the ICOM agreement does not guarantee CSC students a seat, Morgan said it allows qualified CSC students to apply for ICOM.

“The agreement does guarantee our students will make it to the interview stage. On average, only 10 to 15 percent of applicants will make it to that stage, greatly increasing their chances of being accepted to medical school residency. Knowing the quality of our students and programs made this an easy choice for ICOM, and their commitment 'to educate highly competent and caring osteopathic physicians and healthcare leaders dedicated to delivering whole-person care in Idaho and other underserved communities’ made partnering with CSC easy,” Morgan said.

Morgan said those interested in the program should contact Dr. Joyce Hardy at 308-432-6431 or [email protected]