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Week of: Feb 10, 2019

Lindsay R CPS

HSU’s College of Professional Studies announces Live at HSU Folkdown: A Benefit for Students of HSU’s College of Professional Studies.

This benefit concert will be held at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, February 23rd, from 7:00-8:45pm. Music will be performed by talented HSU faculty, staff, and administrators including well-known local bands Tyger Byle and For Folk Sake, plus songs by Wayne Brumfield and Lonyx Landry.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $6 for HSU Students (with student ID) available online or in-person at Center Arts and at the door. Proceeds will support the success of students of HSU’s College of Professional Studies.

The College of Professional Studies is committed to providing interdisciplinary liberal arts education and preparation for the profession so our graduates can positively contribute to the human condition, be outstanding leaders in their profession and community, and share a powerful commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice. Your support not only helps today’s HSU students, but ensures that our students can contribute to making a difference in the lives of those around them.

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For more information about the event, please contact 707-826-3961 or .

Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar - Zachary Lewis, PhD, Yale University will present “Lung loss in salamanders”.

Lungs were once thought to be a universal feature of tetrapods and completely essential to life on land. This view changed in the late 19th century with the discovery of several adult salamanders without lungs. These species had descended from ancestors with lungs, suggesting that an evolutionary loss of lungs had occurred. I discuss the developmental basis for lung loss in salamanders and demonstrate that gene regulatory evolution results in lung loss. I demonstrate that lungless salamanders produce pulmonary surfactant in their skin, which may help lungless salamanders compensate for the loss of pulmonary respiration.

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Science B 133

Week of: Feb 03, 2019

Lindsay Righter Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Young Sub Kwon, Associate Professor and Director of HSU’s Human Performance Lab, and the Exercise is Medicine Team announce a free daily 5k walk/jog/run program for all students, faculty, and staff. The program will run Monday through Friday from 12:00-2:00pm for 8 weeks starting February 18th and ending April 19th on the campus track.

The program is part of the global Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative to promote exercise as a vital sign of health and make active lifestyle a part of the daily campus culture.

The exercise program will provide participants with tools to strengthen healthy exercise habits that can improve emotional and physical well-being for a lifetime, as well as academic retention for students.

Please join the EIM team at the Human Performance Lab (KA254B) on Tuesday, February 12th, OR Thursday, February 14th, from 11:00am-1:00pm to learn more, sign up, and participate in an optional pre-test of body composition, waist circumference, blood pressure, and mood and grit self-assessments. Then join us starting February 18th on the campus track for daily exercise in a supportive environment that will be just what the doctor ordered!

For more information, contact Dr. Young Sub Kwon at .

Emily Cobb Art

The HSU Jewelry and Small Metals Club will be having their annual ‘Sweet Heart’ sale for Valentine’s day!

Treat yourself, a friend, or a loved one to a metal heart pin inspired by iconic candy hearts.

The sale will be on Wednesday February 13th from 11am to 4pm and Thursday February 14th 11am to 4pm on the Art Quad.

Funds raised will help support the club’s upcoming field trips, visiting artists, and other activities.  Thanks for your support!

Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar - Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy, PhD, Humboldt State University will present “The molecular basis of pheromone communication in lungless salamanders”.

I employ a combination of behavioral, molecular and genetic approaches to examine the evolution of the chemical signaling system involved in the ritualized courtships of plethodontid (lungless) salamanders. Many species in this family use sex pheromone communication during courtship whereby males deliver a “cocktail” of proteins to females to increase receptivity to mating. This unique system provides a tractable model for studying the evolution of chemical communication across multiple scales, from genes to development to behavior. Most plethodontid pheromones are encoded by multi-gene families, are highly variable, and have experienced diversifying selection. In addition, pheromone composition can vary drastically across species. Using a functional genomics approach, I discovered highly expressed but previously uncharacterized gland proteins whose function warrant further study; these may also play a role in communication during courtship. I am also investigating the molecular basis of pheromone detection in these salamanders. I isolated pheromone receptor genes from one focal species (Plethodon shermani) and used in situ hybridization to map the expression of gene families to distinct regions of nasal cavity epithelia. I found that some receptor classes exhibit sexually dimorphic expression, consistent with sex-specific responses to pheromones. Plethodontid salamanders provide valuable insight into how evolutionary processes can shape the signals and receptors in chemical signaling systems.

When:  Friday, February 8, 2019
Time:  4:00 PM
Location: Science B 133

Week of: Jan 27, 2019

Career and Volunteer Expo Academic & Career Advising Center

Career and Volunteer Expo! February 14, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, West Gym

Mark your calendars!
Over 100 employers and volunteer agencies will be offering career positions, summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more! Come dressed for success with your resume in hand. Employers will be conducting informal interviews and taking applications.

Employer representatives will provide general career information and answer questions about summer, seasonal, internship, and permanent employment opportunities in a variety of fields. The community organizations will provide information about volunteer and service learning opportunities.

The Academic and Career Advising Center also reminds students that employers are looking for professional people to hire and first impressions make all the difference. A display in the first floor Library showcases various professional outfits with college budgets in mind. The Academic and Career Advising Center also offers a free professional clothing rack in Gist Hall 114.

“Dress to impress and bring your resume,” says Amy Martin, Employer Relations Coordinator at the Academic and Career Advising Center, “They definitely hire students at the event.” Students can get a quick resume review during the Academic and Career Advising Center’s Drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information or for a full list of organizations attending the Expo visit the Academic and Career Advising Center’s webpage, or stop by Gist Hall 114.

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