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Week of: May 15, 2011

Faculty Daniela Mineva, Music

Daniela Mineva, Assistant Piano Professor, played solo piano recitals in France and Bulgaria, April 2011. She was also part of the prestige judging panel at the International Music Competition “Music and Earth,” Sofia, Bulgaria.

This past spring, Dr. Daniela Mineva has also played concerts and conducted piano and chamber music master classes at Drake University, Northern Colorado University and Concordia University. She is also very excited for a future project which involves participating in two new CD’s with her violin partner Dr.Bin Huang for Hong Kong Record Company.

Week of: May 08, 2011

Student Jessica Clayburn, ITEPP, Psychology

Jessica Clayburn, a Humboldt State University junior majoring in Psychology, recently received two highly competitive scholarships, totaling $15,000.

Clayburn was nominated for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and was one of just 80 students to receive the award nationwide. She also applied for and was awarded The Morongo Band of Mission Indians Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Student Bryan Kelly and John Folstrom, Politics

Politics student Bryan Kelly was named the recipient of the 2011 David Kalb Award and Politics student John Folstrom received honorable mention. The David Kalb Award is given to a student who has demonstrated interest in politics and leadership on campus. David Kalb, who generously funds the awards every year, is an HSU alumnus who was ASB president and a political science major in the 1970s.

Week of: May 01, 2011

Faculty William Wood, Chemistry

William Wood published a report on the identification of 2-ethyl-3-methylpyrazine from the scent glands of male pronghorn antelope. Previously, this hazel nut odor compound has only been identified from plants and is likely used in territorial marking by these animals.

2-Ethyl-3-methylpyrazine in the subauricular and median glands of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana. William F. Wood. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39, 159-169 (2011).

  Lauren Adabie, Ben Adams, Travis Clohessy, John Hunter, Blair Kinser, Izzy Konopa, Kendra Miers, Ryan Seng, and Zak Stanko, Environmental Resources Engineering

After not participating in the competition for over 10 years, the HSU-Environmental Resources Engineering team returned to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid Pacific Regional Conference Water Treatment competition to claim the top prize. Student team members included Lauren Adabie, Ben Adams, Travis Clohessy, John Hunter, Blair Kinser, Izzy Konopa, Kendra Miers, Ryan Seng, and Zak Stanko.

Using engineering principles, students were tasked with treating “polluted” water for common water quality problems in a timed, competitive setting. Designs were scored on cost, speed, efficiency, final water quality as well as an accompanying presentation and report. The HSU-ERE team had an outstanding performance, beating the second place team by 30 points.

Faculty Jeff O'Connor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Lecturer Jeff O’Connor has been named the director and president of the board of directors for “Stockton Folk Dance Camp.” The 65 year old conference is recognized as the most comprehensive international dance workshop in the United States. Internationally known instructors are invited to teach at the, two, one week sessions that has participants in attendance from the U.S.and abroad. The camp has been held each summer at the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, California since 1946.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

Professor Robert Cliver of HSU’s History Department has published an article this week in the online peer-reviewed journal of world history The Middle Ground. The article, titled “Tremors in the Web of Trade: Complexity, Connectivity and Criticality in the Mid-Eighth Century Medieval World” can be found online at http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=5&art=40.

Student Nicolas Ramirez, Jason Barnes, Brian Huggett and Chantell Royer,

Four HSU Geospatial Science graduate students, Nicolas Ramirez (Environmental Science and Management), Jason Barnes (Environmental Science and Management), Brian Huggett (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and Chantell Royer (Forestry and Wildland Resources), were awarded a top prize of $25,000 in the annual Economic Fuel competition on April 29 at the Warfinger Building. Their winning concept Humboldt Cartography, a geospatial planning solutions firm, will offer mapping and spatial analysis solutions to business, federal, state, and local agencies. Their planned operations include cartographic design, and geographic information services including database development and management, geospatia

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