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Week of: Oct 19, 2014

Staff Maxwell Schnurer and Mary Sue Savage, Communication

Professor Maxwell Schnurer, Chair of the Dept. of Communication, and Mary Sue Savage, prevention coordinator and co-founder of the Check It! program, are among those honored by the Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the prevention of domestic violence.

Schnurer and Savage will be honored at the Humboldt Area Foundation at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a partnership of public and private agencies and individuals who are committed to a constant and coordinated county-wide response to domestic violence.

To learn more about HSU’s Check It! program, visit

Week of: Oct 12, 2014

Faculty Richard A. Paselk, Chemistry

Professor Richard A. Paselk’s Display of Twentieth-Century Scientific Instruments at Humboldt State University is featured in Silke Ackerman, Richard Kremer & Mara Miniati (Eds.) Scientific Instruments on Display [History of Science and Medicine Library, Volume 46 / Scientific Instruments and Collections, Volume 4] (pp 148–158). Brill Academic Pub, Leiden (2014).

Week of: Oct 05, 2014

Student Lucas Reyes, Hailey Lang, Conor Handley, Jared Whear, Jenny Zorn & Stephen Cunha, Geography

Six Geography students, alumni, and faculty represented HSU at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers at the University of Arizona, in Tuscon.

Senior Lucas Reyes took home the top undergraduate research prize for his paper and presentation on “The Dawn of the Greenhouse on Rural Tibetan Landscapes.”

Hailey Lang (’14, Geography), a graduate student at San Jose State University, won the top Masters of Arts award for “Analyzing the Foreclosure and Crime Burden of Stockton, California.”

HSU Senior Rangeland Resource Science student Conor Handley won the Indigenous Peoples Travel Grant. He presented his paper on The Role of Indigenous Fire Ecology and Culturally Based Prescribed Fire in the Reintroduction of the California Condor.

Jared Whear (’13, Geography), a graduate student at the University of Missouri, presented “Rural Protest, Environmental Activism, and ‘Sacred Water’: A Case Study of the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Rural-Urban Water War.”

HSU Interim Provost and former CSU San Bernardino Geography professor Jenny Zorn presented her research on Internationalization Programs in U.S. Higher Education.

Finally, Professor Stephen Cunha was elected APCG’s Vice-President. Cunha will be the organization’s 79th President.

Faculty Sarah Fay Philips, Library

Faculty Librarian Sarah Fay Philips co-authored the chapter “Collaborating with local high schools: your senior will be my first year student” in the book “The slow book revolution: creating a new culture of reading on college campuses and beyond”. The book is an “inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in high schools, public libraries, and college campuses, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books”

Staff Stephen St. Onge, Housing and Residence Life

Director of Housing and Residence Life Stephen St. Onge has been appointed to the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO) I Commission on Assessment, and the ACUHO I Commission on Research. Onge, Ph.D, has also been asked to write an article for the ACUHO I Talking Stick on “The American Adolescent.”

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