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HSU Part of CSU Effort to Bolster STEM Degree Completion

Humboldt State University is one of eight California State University (CSU) campuses to participate in an innovative new program designed to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors.

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Student Volunteers Help Clean Up the Community »

After five days of classes, doing homework, and attending to student life in general, Daniel Reyes looks forward to spending Saturday with his friends. But even when he’s recreating, the HSU Environmental Management and Protection major is accomplishing something that enhances his education and benefits the community.

HSU Ranked as a Top School for Native Americans »

Humboldt State University is one of 19 California campuses ranked among the top 200 colleges for Native Americans. The listing comes in the special college issue of “Winds of Change” magazine, which focuses on career and educational advancement for American Indians and Alaska Natives, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

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Faculty Mary Sue Savage and Maxwell Schnurer, Communication and Health Education:

Two members of HSU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Committee have been recognized by the Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. They are: Mary Sue Savage, Prevention Coordinator, and co-founder of the CHECK IT! program, a unique effort working on transforming the university culture with particular attention to promoting bystander intervention, and Maxwell Schnurer, Professor and Chair of the Communications Department and co-chair of the committee. The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a partnership of public and private agencies and individuals who are committed to a constant and coordinated county-wide response to domestic violence.

Alumni Cathy Sandeen, Communication:

Cathy Sandeen (Speech, ‘76) has been selected chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension.

The move is another in Sandeen’s already esteemed service to education. She most recently was vice president for education, attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education, and has also served as an administrator on three public campuses in California.

The HSU alumna was dean of continuing education at UCLA Extension from 2006-2012, and worked as vice provost and dean of university extension and summer session at UC Santa Cruz for six years. Sandeen also held leadership positions at UC San Francisco.

Staff Maxwell Schnurer and Mary Sue Savage, Communication:

Professor Maxwell Schnurer, Chair of the Dept. of Communication, and Mary Sue Savage, prevention coordinator and co-founder of the Check It! program, are among those honored by the Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the prevention of domestic violence.

Schnurer and Savage will be honored at the Humboldt Area Foundation at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a partnership of public and private agencies and individuals who are committed to a constant and coordinated county-wide response to domestic violence.

To learn more about HSU’s Check It! program, visit http://now.humboldt.edu/news/hsu-students-launch-check-it-to-reduce-power-based-personal-violence/.