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Week of: Nov 06, 2016

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Alison O’Dowd recently published a paper in the journal ‘Anthropocene’ entitled: Wildfire, water, and society: Toward integrative research in the ‘Anthropocene.’

Student Patrick Wood, Geography

Congratulations to HSU Geography major Patrick Wood, 2016 Winner of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Student Map Competition! The competition included 19 entries (12 graduate students, 7 undergraduates), traveling from 9 university programs including the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Penn State University, University of Oregon, University College London, and the University of Toronto. The prestigious award includes a cash prize of $500, and was presented at the annual NACIS conference this year in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over 320 private sector, academic, and public sector cartographers gathered this year for 5 days of presentations, workshops, and networking.

Student Derrick Murrietta, Theatre, Film & Dance

The 2016 CSU Media Arts Festival was held on Saturday, November 5th in Los Angeles. Derrick Murrietta, student at Humboldt State took 1st place for his entry, titled “10,000 Steps” in the Short Screenplay category.

Faculty Steven Steinberg, Environmental Science & Management

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences, has been invited as the keynote speaker for GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16 at Shasta College in Redding.

He will be presenting: A Geospatial Journey…or how I discovered GIS and made a career of it (and you can too)!

When: 6:00pm
Where: Shasta College, Room 804, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003

For more info Contact: Dan Scollon, (530) 242-2314

Faculty Armeda Reitzel, Communication

Armeda Reitzel was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for Access Humboldt, a non-profit, community media organization with public, educational, and governmental channels. This is her fourth consecutive year to serve as chair of the organization.

Week of: Oct 30, 2016

Faculty Tyler S. Stumpf, Business

Tyler S. Stumpf recently published a paper entitled “Multifaceted Hotel Diversification in Developing Pacific Island Destinations” in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism. Using a grounded theory approach, this research explores the strategic practices hotel businesses use to effectively operate in the languid tourism context found in many developing Pacific Islands. A three-dimensional conceptual model for surviving such challenging industry environments dubbed “Multifaceted Hotel Diversification” is proposed and discussed.

Faculty Rosemary Sherriff, Geography

Rosemary Sherriff co-authored a new paper in Ecological Applications titled “Tree-ring isotopes reveal drought sensitivity in trees killed by spruce beetle outbreaks in south-central Alaska” that is part of an on-going collaborative project evaluating climate change and disturbance effects in white spruce forests in southwest and south-central Alaska.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.1365/full

Faculty Joshua Frye, Communication

Joshua Frye recently participated in an advanced community-based social marketing (CBSM) workshop held at City Hall in Bellevue, Washington. The workshop provided a forum for collaborative brainstorming and application of community-based social marketing strategies to help government agencies build more effective behavior change interventions. During the workshop, Dr. Frye worked with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Involvement Coordinator, and others, to develop a CBSM behavior-change intervention program targeting ethnic minority groups in the Seattle metropolitan area who are consuming seafood from the Duwamish River which contain high levels of PCBs.

Faculty Hunter Fine, Communication

Dr. Fine has had a book review published in the Popular Culture Studies Journal.

Fine, Hunter H. “Book Review: Its Always Sunny and Philosophy: The Gang Gets Analyzed” Ed. Roger Hunt and Robert Arp, and “Book Review: Orange is the New Black and Philosophy: Last Exit from Litchfield” Ed. Richard Greene and Rachel Robinson-Greene. Journal of Popular Culture Studies 4.1/2 (2016): 440-45.

Week of: Oct 23, 2016

Faculty Steve Martin, Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship, a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the professional practice of wilderness stewardship, science, and education.

Faculty Marcos A. Amezcua, Jr.; Kiefer G. Bell-Wilson; Dallas A Davenport; Kenneth D. Gossow-Smith; Jeremiah R. Hays; Thomas D. Henderson; Micah T. Ojeda; William D. Pfeifer; Shady A. Shafik; Mitchell H. Ward; Raymond Yu; Casey R. Lu; Joshua R. Smith; Robert W. Zoellner, Chemistry

Eleven students of Chemistry Professor Robert Zoellner are co-authors on an article (attached) recently published in “The Chemical Educator,” along with two of of his colleagues, Casey Lu from the Department of Biological Sciences, and Josh Smith from the Department of Chemistry. The full citation for the article is as follows:

Marcos A. Amezcua, Jr.; Kiefer G. Bell-Wilson; Dallas A Davenport; Kenneth D. Gossow-Smith; Jeremiah R. Hays; Thomas D. Henderson; Micah T. Ojeda; William D. Pfeifer; Shady A. Shafik; Mitchell H. Ward; Raymond Yu; Casey R. Lu; Joshua R. Smith; Robert W. Zoellner; “Replication of a published materials science synthesis: An impromptu upper-division undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry laboratory experiment”; The Chemical Educator 2016, 21, 215-222.

This was a joint project in which the students from Zoellner’s Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory (CHEM 410L) carried out the replication of the published synthesis from the suggestion of Josh Smith, and Casey Lu helped the students with performing the scanning electron microscope characterization of the graphene nanoplatelet products. All of the students participated in writing and editing the manuscript for publication, as did Lu and Smith; Zoellner is the corresponding author for the article.

You can download the article here (PDF).

Faculty Gil Cline, Music

HSU Music Department Professor Dr. Gil Cline (3rd year, FERP) recently made two notable musical performance appearances.

On July 17 he performed on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, for a recording session of 19th Century historic American music, using an historic 1860s American rotary-valve soprano cornet and also Civil War – era bugle. “Mustering” with a re-enactors 18-member brass band, in Federal uniforms portraying the US 3rd Artillery Band stationed there in the 1870s, a CD is soon to be produced and is to be available to the public at the Alcatraz Island Gift Shop.

On October 2, Cline and his HSU-based Trumpet Consort von Humboldt, with five current students, were featured guest artists at a concert with Jefferson Baroque in Ashland, Oregon. Using replica 1667 natural (no-valve; the historic type) trumpets, and a rope-tension drum, TCvH performed a half-hour concert, from memory and in costume, of Baroque and late Renaissance music — with an encore of War’s “Low Rider.”

Additionally, TCvH has received an early invitation to perform in New York City in July 2017 for the third-ever international Historic Brass Society Symposium. In 2012, TCvH was the surprise “hit” at the 2nd Symposium, attended by leading performers and scholars from around the world.

Student Brittany Stuckey, Sunny Short-Miller, Elizabeth Phillips, and Michael S. Bruner, Communication

Alumni Brittany Stuckey and Sunny Short-Miller; CAHSS Research Fellow Elizabeth Phillips; and COMM Professor Michael S. Bruner published an article, entitled “Lagos, Mythos, and Globalization,” in the Journal of Communication and Media Research (October 2016).

Staff Arianna Thobaben, Learning Center

Arianna Thobaben, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, presented about active & collaborative learning at the National College Learning Center Association Conference (NCLCA) in Tampa, Florida. Her workshop was titled Keeping Students Engaged: Implementing Learning into your Teaching and Training.

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