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Week of: Apr 24, 2016

Backcountry Equine Workshop HSU Range & Soils Club

The HSU Range & Soils Club is proud to present a “Backcountry Equine Workshop” on Friday, May 6, from 2 to 4 pm in parking lot G15 on 14th street between A and Union streets. The workshop is presented by local farrier and backcountry horseman Uri Driscoll. Uri will cover 1) basic care of equines in backcountry environments, 2) selection and use of proper backcountry tack, and 3) safety/leave no trace principles. This workshop is also sponsored by the HSU Depts. of Forestry and Wildland Resources, Environmental Science & Management, and Kinesiology and Recreation Administration. This event is free and open to the HSU and surrounding community. You must have a valid HSU or Arcata City parking permit or use metered parking in the area.

Week of: Apr 17, 2016

Dining Services Dining Services

Dining Services debuts mason jars at campus coffee shops. The HSU community has new options for grabbing a quick cup of coffee. In order to promote more sustainable coffee consumption, all HSU coffee shops are now offering pint-sized mason jars for $.75. The campus will continue to offer single-use paper-based coffee cups at $1 each. The most affordable way to purchase coffee on campus continues to be bringing your own reusable coffee mug. Here’s a price breakdown:

$1.50 - bring your own cup
$2.25 - purchase a reusable pint-sized mason jar
$2.50 - purchase a single-use paper cup

Dining Services undertook the effort to offer mason jars after a number of students approached dining staff members about finding more sustainable ways to sell coffee on campus. Instead of banning single-use cups across the board, the campus chose to offer mason jars, a unique and sustainable option.

Students looking for affordable reusable coffee mugs are encouraged to check the Reusable Office Supply Exchange house, located across from the MultiCultural Center.

Free E-Waste Drop-off for HSU Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program

Drop off your e-waste, free, on Saturday, April 30, from 9-12 p.m. in the Student Business Services Building parking lot. The event is only open to HSU students, staff, and faculty and an HSU ID will be required for drop off. Please do not bring any hazardous waste items, paint, batteries, or items that would normally go through the campus operations collection process (i.e., items with HSU property ID tags). This FREE event is brought to you by Facilities Management and the Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP).

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. Throwing electronics away can have serious environmental and health consequences because many of the materials used to make electronics are either toxic or hazardous. In California, it is actually illegal to throw electronics into the landfill!

Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study Community Forum California Center for Rural Policy

The California Center for Rural Policy and the Breast and GYN Health Project host a series of public forums to discuss findings from a recent Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study. Join the conversation about breast cancer in Humboldt County, and learn about the results of a Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study, which recently looked into two questions:

1) What factors are linked to a higher risk of dying from breast cancer?
2) How do we compare with the rest of the state?

Community Liaisons will host Forums in Eureka, Fortuna, and Garberville, and researchers will share the study findings. A Forum for Spanish speakers will also be held. For more information visit, or call Brenda Elvine-Kreis at BGHP 707-825-8345 ext.125.

Event information:
Eureka Public Forum
Thursday, April 21st 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Eureka Community Health Center on Tydd Street.

Garberville Public Forum
Monday, May 2nd 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Redwood Playhouse in Garberville. 

Fortuna Public Forum
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Rohner Park Recreation Hall.

Eureka Public Forum - for Spanish Speakers
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Eureka Community Health Center on Tydd Street. 

Week of: Apr 10, 2016

HSU Library hosts David Mohrmann Reading University Library

HSU Library will host David Mohrmann’s reading of his newly released book XOCOMIL: The Winds of Atitlán on Friday, May 6 in the Fishbowl, 12-2pm. The reading will be followed by a Q & A, discussion, and a book signing.

David Mohrmann’s novel XOCOMIL: The Winds of Atitlán spans what many historians term the “Guatemalan Civil War.” That, unfortunately, does not include the USA involvement, or begin to describe how it was experienced by the oppressed indigenous Maya.
The story begins and ends at Lake Atitlán.  It travels from traditional Maya villages through the war-torn mountains of Guatemala; from cornfields in Kansas through the jungles of Vietnam; from pot-filled hills in northern California through the psychedelic haunts of San Francisco to the ruins, and magic mushrooms, of southern Mexico.  It is about simple lands full of complex intrigues.  And hope. Always hope.

Atitlán is translated by some as, “Where the rainbow gets its colors”--by others as, “The place where water gathers.” In either case, a good name for a lake.  It is a thousand feet deep.  It hides a lot.  But its surface reflects a world of human behavior that often taints the beauty of this magical place. 

Xocomil is a word unique to Atitlán.  It refers to the lake’s strong afternoon wind.  Originally it meant, “The demon’s fury.” Since the invasion of Spaniards and Catholicism, however, some converted Maya have taken it to mean, “The wind that carries away sin.”

Regardless of meaning, the Xocomil blows nearly every day.  Sometimes with fury.

David Mohrmann received his bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara. After receiving an MFA in Dramatic Writing, he became a member of the Theater Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University. He wrote and produced more than 10 plays, but his most significant contribution was in the area of political street theater as a trained practitioner in “Theatre of the Oppressed.” He retired early so that he could get back to writing fiction. His stories have also appeared in Toyon, Brink, The Battered Suitcase, and The Furnace Review.

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