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Putting Arcata Community Forest on the Map (With Video)

Last year, when nature lover João Paulo Curti left Brazil and came to HSU as an exchange student, he immediately took to the Arcata Community Forest. The Forestry major set off on his bike, and with a video camera strapped to his helmet, took shots of what he saw. He shared the footage online to show his family and friends back home what he was doing–and the stunning place he was doing it–in his spare time.

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Student Patty Chang, Julian Davlin, Rhonda Holmes and Heather King, Social Work:

With funding assistance from HSU’s College of Professional Studies and HSU Presidential Travel, students from the Department of Social Work were able to accept a personal invitation to attend and present at the inaugural California Higher Education Food Summit, Jan. 16-18, at UCSB. Students included BASW students Patty Chang and Julian Davlin, and MSW students Rhonda Holmes and Heather King.

The three-day summit, held under the umbrella of the broader UC Global Food Initiative (UCGFI), included workshops, speakers, and activities aimed to forge collaborations and conversations about food justice across the state’s college communities. HSU Social Work students, led by Professor Jen Maguire, presented a workshop entitled: Beyond ‘Poverty Pimping’ and ‘Hand-Outs’: A Case Study of Campus Food Systems Change Through Community Engagement. The workshop explored the engagement of community partners, and proposed informational and destigmatizing programs to support food security for students. For more information about the summit visit: http://www.cafoodsummit.as.ucsb.edu.

Student Students, faculty and staff, Center for Service Learning & Academic Internships:

Humboldt State has been named to the National President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The HSU Center for Service Learning & Academic Internships (CSLAI) applies each year for the national award, which recognizes a collaboration of students, faculty, staff and community partners. HSU has been named to the list 7 out of the past 8 years. The annual award “highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.” For more information, go to http://www.nationalservice.gov/HonorRoll, or contact the CSLAI at x4963.

Alumni Brittani Orona, History:

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences history graduate, Brittani Orona was selected to be part of the 2014-2015 class of Capital Fellows. The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development, and program implementation. Fellows gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.