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Week of: Feb 05, 2017

Faculty Drew Petersen, Carl Hansen, Dave Marshall, Rosamel Benavides-Garb, Dale Oliver, Carol West,

The Silver Lamp Luncheon to honor HSU employees who have reached their 25 years of service mark will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m., in the University Center Banquet Room. The following staff and faculty members will be celebrated:

Drew Petersen, Strength Coach, Athletics
Carl Hansen, Dean, College of eLearning & Extended Education
Dave Marshall, Lecturer, Computer Science; Lead Lab Design/Development, ITS
Rosamel Benavides-Garb, Chair & Professor, World Languages and Cultures
Dale Oliver, Professor, Mathematics; Ombudsperson
Carol West, Lecturer, Child Development

Faculty Antone Blair, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

HSU Fencing Instructor, Antone Blair, was recently recognized as Fencing Master, one of only five in the world. For more information about Antone, please see and a recent interview in the HSU Lumberjack

Student Nathaniel Douglass, Geography

Geography major Nathaniel Douglass was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Northern California chapter of URISA (Urban and Regional Information System Association) to continue his study of Geography and passion for GIS/Cartography.

Faculty Tyler Stumpf, Kate Lancaster, & Nancy Vizenor, Business

Tyler Stumpf (Asst. Professor, Management) recently presented a research paper written in collaboration with HSU School of Business faculty Kate Lancaster (Associate Professor, Accounting) and Nancy Vizenor (Asst. Professor, Management) entitled “The dual perspective revisited in Pacific Island hotel operations” at the West Federation CHRIE Conference in San Diego, CA. By inductively examining management operations systems in Pacific Island hotels, this study delineates theoretical insights on how Western and East-Asia Pacific perspectives can be integrated to optimize hotel operations in cross-cultural contexts.

Staff Stephen St. Onge, Housing & Residence Life

Director of Housing & Residence Life Stephen St. Onge, Health Education Assisatnt Mary Sue Savage, student Yvette Cerna and Student Health Center Director Brian Mistler will host a presentation at the 2017 NASPA conference in San Antonio, TX, March 11-15th, 2017 on “Creating a Consent Themed Learning Community. NAPSA is the organization of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Week of: Jan 29, 2017

Staff Steve St. Onge, Housing & Residence Life

Steve St. Onge, Director of Housing and Residence Life has been asked to join the National Housing Training Institute as a faculty member for their June training. Dr. St. Onge has also been asked by the Association for College and University Housing Officers International to prepare a half day workshop at their international conference in July of this year on Crisis and Risk Management in university housing operations.

Student Specialist Todd Golder and students Mariah Aguiar, Amanda Albright, Melissa Chase, Axel Sanchez, Eric Garcia, Monica Rodriguez, Steven Gilster, Tess Palmer, Darren Pinnegar and Kaelie Pena., Forestry & Wildland Resources

Humboldt State University’s Range Plant Identification team placed 5th in a contest that has been described as one of the toughest in recent memory. Deedee Soto, an HSU Botany major with a range minor, placed 5th in the individual category. Coached by lecturer/NRCS Rangeland Specialist Todd Golder, other team members include Mariah Aguiar, Amanda Albright, Melissa Chase, Axel Sanchez, Eric Garcia, Monica Rodriguez, Steven Gilster, Tess Palmer, Darren Pinnegar, and Kaelie Pena. These students were enrolled in RRS 475 Advanced study of Range Plants, offered every semester.
Most plant species on this test were grasses and many consisted of mere fragments of material. We owe much to HSU’s exce

Faculty Janelle Adsit (faculty), Mirabai Collins (English major), English

Janelle Adsit (Assistant Professor, Writing Practices) and Mirabai Collins (English major) will present at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference next week in Washington, D.C. The title of their presentation is “Postcolonial Perspectives on Workshops of Empire.” The panel responds to Eric Bennett’s provocative new book Workshops of Empire and calls for decolonizing approaches to understanding creative writing pedagogy. They examine the University of Iowa’s relationship to creative writing programs in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and among First Nations peoples.

Faculty Annette A. Tabares (student) and Robert W. Zoellner (faculty member), Chemistry

We have recently published an 11-page peer-reviewed article detailing the results of an undergraduate research project: Annette A. Tabares and Robert W. Zoellner; “Magnesepin, 1,4-dimagnesocin, 1,4,7-trimagnesonin, and their C6H6Mgn, n=1-3, isomers: A density functional computational investigation”; Heteroatom Chemistry 2017, 28, 21355. The journal, Heteroatom Chemistry, specializes in the chemistry of organic molecules containing some non-carbon atoms, which are often referred to as “heteroatoms”.

Week of: Jan 15, 2017

Student Charlotte Olsen, Physics & Astronomy

HSU Physics & Astronomy senior Charlotte Olsen presented a poster of her work on tidally triggered star formation at the American Astronomical Society’s 229th meeting in Grapevine, TX. The poster, titled “A Search for Triggered Star Formation in the Compact Group of Galaxies NGC 5851, NGC 5852 and CGCG 077-007,” represents a joint research collaboration between the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center X-Ray Galaxies Group and HSU. Charlotte’s travel to the meeting was supported by the John Mather Nobel Scholarship, which she was awarded for work she accomplished during a summer 2016 NASA internship.

Faculty Stephen Cunha, Geography

Geography Professor Stephen Cunha’s review of “Jumbo Wild” appears in magazines and festival catalogs in North America, Europe, and Oceania. This documentary film portrays a 25-year battle in Canada’s iconic Jumbo Valley that pits developers of a large ski resort against conservationists, backcountry skiers, and First Nations, who revere it as home of the grizzly bear spirit.

Faculty Stephen Cunha, Geography

Geography Professor Stephen Cunha is coauthor of “Geosystems Core,” a college-level introductory text for physical geography. Stephen authored 7.5 of the 15 chapters on geomorphology, global climate, plate tectonics, and water resources. Included are 60 of his images from six continents.

Faculty Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha Howe was invited for a week to the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, to deliver a two day violence prevention training program, as well as train masters in counseling students on developmental psychopathology. She also delivered a large lecture to undergraduate students on the neuroscience of love and attachment.

Faculty Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha Howe delivered an invited address at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, focusing on building children’s resilience in low and middle income countries – a joint effort with University College London. She introduced people from 60 global NGOs who work with traumatized children to the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, for which she is a master trainer.

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History

Dr. Leena Dallasheh was a commentator at a roundtable she organized at the American Historical Association (Denver, CO) entitled “Israelis, Americans, Arabs and Palestinians and the Historical Peace Process in the Middle East.”

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History

Dr. Leena Dallasheh presented a paper at the American Historical Association held in Denver, CO. The paper, entitles “Here We Stay: Palestinians’ Exclusion and Resistance in the Early Israel State,” was a part of a panel she organized, “Lived Decolonizations: Local Experiences of Colonial Transition.”

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