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Week of: Dec 12, 2010

Student HSU Logging Sports Team,

Humboldt State University’s Logging Sports team captured first and second overall in the annual California Conclave competition in November, hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and held at the Cal Poly Swanton Pacific Ranch just north of Santa Cruz. A contingent of 24 HSU students participated and many of them placed first in individual events. They competed with teams from Cal Poly, UC Berkley, Modesto Junior College and Central Oregon Community College. HSU senior Jess Engle captured the Belle of the Woods award for the overall best female competitor.

The event set the stage for the 72nd annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave, which will be hosted by Cal Poly at its San Luis Obispo campus March 21-25, 2011. It will feature competition among 12 schools from the Western U.S.

Week of: Dec 05, 2010

Alumni Jeff Dunk, Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk co-authored the following article which recently appeared in the journal Conservation Biology:

CARROLL, C., D. S. JOHNSON, J. R. DUNK, AND W. J. ZIELINSKI. 2010. Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Models for Multispecies Conservation Planning and Monitoring. Conservation Biology 24:1538-1548.

Faculty William F. Wood, Chemistry

A major focus of William Wood’s research has been the investigation of antibiotics naturally excreted from mammalian skin glands. This December his latest contribution to this area was published in Scientia Pharmaceutica, the Austrian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It describes a series of antimicrobial compounds that were prepared using a compound from an African antelope as a model.

William F. Wood, “Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Long-Chain 3,4-Epoxy-2-alkanones” Scientia Pharmaceutica 78, 745-751 (2010). doi:10.3797/scipharm.1009-02

Week of: Nov 28, 2010

Faculty Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering

Interviewed by Thrivable.net on Savoring Optimism – http://bit.ly/thr1ve.

Staff Kim Hall, Student Affairs

Kim Hall, Director of Veterans’ Affairs has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA) representing Region VIII. NAVPA works with the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs, and Defense to promote the improvement and development of opportunities to veterans and their dependents. Her selection is an honor to her and HSU.

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