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Week of: Feb 28, 2016

English Department hosts ‘Toyon’ Release Party English

The Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art, “Toyon,” is hosting a release party for their 62nd issue on March 24. The reception will take place in the Great Hall at 5:30 p.m. Copies of this year’s issue will be distributed at the release party and contributors will perform a reading of their work. All students, faculty, and community members are highly encouraged to be a part of this celebration as an opportunity to hear new emerging writers and artists.

Week of: Feb 21, 2016

Kinesiology Club Hosts Bigfoot 5K Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

The HSU Bigfoot 5K fun run/walk takes place Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in the HSU Redwood Bowl. Registration is open to the public. HSU staff, faculty, and students can pre-register for $10 and members of the general public can secure a spot for $20.

The race is a fundraiser for the Humboldt State Kinesiology Club. “Our main goals are to provide an experience that facilitates a bridge between the HSU community and the local community, and a fun time for everyone who participates,” says Ashley Alunan, a Kinesiology senior from Hayward, Calif.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt, and the first 3 finishers will receive a prize. Register at the Jogg’n Shop at 1090 G St., Arcata and on the 3rd floor of the Kinesiology & Athletics Building.

Preregistration ends Feb 26th. Cash and checks to HSU Kinesiology Club.

Lecturer and Rabbi Naomi Steinberg Religious Studies

Lecturer and Rabbi Naomi Steinberg will be giving a presentation on Jewish spirituality and mysticism at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in Siemens Hall 108. This is a good opportunity to learn more about how religion is passed on through oral traditions such as storytelling and song. Food and drinks will be provided by the Religious Studies Club.

Week of: Feb 07, 2016

Shannon Berge Academic & Career Advising Center

It is our pleasure to announce two new staff members of the Academic and Career Advising Center team.

Kristina Hunt is the new Career Advisor for the College of Natural Resource and Sciences.
Kristina brings 10 years of Human Resources experience to the Career Advisor position in the Academic & Career Advising Center. She discovered her talent for building relationships with young adults, inspiring them to reach their full potential through her time as a counselor (6 years) and coach (8 years).  As a counselor, she worked to cultivate an appreciation for the outdoors among youth of all ages by leading them through week-long outdoor experiences in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Kristina is an alumnus of Humboldt State University, earning a B.A. in Liberal Studies Elementary Education with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language. She earned all-academic honors during her participation on the intercollegiate volleyball team. Kristina likes spending time with her family, hiking, playing volleyball and relaxing at the family ranch. She enjoys learning about all the pieces that come together to make a ranch successful, including the care of large animals and the role timber management, environmental stewardship and watershed protection have in the ongoing sustainability of resources. Kristina’s office is in Gist Hall 125.

Sei Hee Hwang is the new Academic Advisor for student-athletes.
Sei Hee comes to us from State College, Pa., where she gained experience working with student athletes at Penn State University (PSU) as an academic adviser. She also was an academic adviser at Western Illinois University (WIU), working in the same capacity with student athletes. Born in South Korea and raised in Canada, Sei Hee graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor of arts in English and was a student-athlete on the volleyball team. After graduation, she coached at her alma mater before becoming an academic adviser at Western Illinois University (WIU). While at WIU, she completed her MBA in international finance and recently graduated with a Masters of Education in curriculum and supervision from PSU. You can usually catch Sei Hee on the golf course, on a hike or watching sports. She also enjoys coaching volleyball and has been a high school and club coach for five years.  Sei Hee’s office is in KA 210.

Art Student Eric Ruiz in News from Native California Art

The Winter 2015/16 edition of “News From Native California” includes an article about HSU Art student Eric Ruiz. Titled “Retelling Our Histories, Imprinting Our Futures,” the article features the Karuk artist and his work. More information about the magazine is available online at

Eric’s art will be on exhibition in the Student Business Services Student Access Gallery from February 19 through March 11th.

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