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Updates about the latest publications and other achievements by our faculty, staff and students

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Week of: Dec 14, 2014

Staff Alison Holmes and Loren Collins, Politics

Loren Collins of the Career Center and Alison Holmes, Program Leader for International Studies, gave a joint presentation on ‘Faculty/Staff Collaboration in Career Curriculum’ at the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers in San Francisco on December 11. The paper was based on various collaborations that have provided the foundation for the CAHSS-wide initiative on career education currently underway.

Week of: Dec 07, 2014

Faculty Ricardo Febre, Art

The Art Department’s brochure, designed by Assistant Professor Ricardo Febre, received an American Graphic Design Award. Writer: Professor Teresa Stanley. Photographs: Kellie Jo Brown.

Faculty Laurie A. Pinkert, English

Laurie A. Pinkert, Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of Composition, was invited to lead writing-focused sessions at Innovative Teaching Through Transitions: A High School-Institutions of Higher Education Symposium on Transitional Math and English. The statewide symposium was sponsored by University of Texas-Pan American. Pinkert’s workshop “Writing For Real: Engaging Student Writers Through Effective Assignment Design” was attended by math and English teachers from a range of high schools, two-year colleges, and four year institutions.

Faculty Michael S. Bruner, Communication

Communication Professor Michael S. Bruner’s study, “Images of Food Insecurity in Nigeria,” was the lead article in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Communication and Media Research (Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-20).

Week of: Nov 30, 2014

Staff Joyce Lopes, Administrative Affairs

Leadership California has selected Humboldt State Vice President of Administrative Affairs Joyce Lopes as a member of the Class of 2015 for its California Issues & Trends Program (CIT). This is a prestigious, yearlong program for 60 women leaders from across the state of California.

The California Issues & Trends Program provides focused programming for women leaders, exposing them to critical public and private sector issues and enhancing their competitive knowledge on California from state, national and global perspectives. It connects women leaders from across the state with each other and with top decision-makers, thought leaders and practitioners. It promotes creativity and innovation through the sharing of ideas and best practices. The 1,300 Alumnae of the CIT are empowered to contribute more fully to California’s vision for the future and to the communities and companies in which they live and work.

Faculty Marcy Burstiner, Journalism & Mass Communication

Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner was one of four people recognized by The First Amendment Coalition as an “outstanding nominee” in its 2014 FAC Free Speech and Open Government Award for her “tireless work to protect the people’s right to know.” The Coalition received 30 nominations this year. They included attorneys, journalists and community organizers. The Coalition is a public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, and more open and accountable government. Burstiner was recognized for having co-founded the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights and her column in the North Coast Journal, which focuses on free speech issues.

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