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Week of: Apr 08, 2018

Keynote Speaker Charles Hunt Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Acclaimed human resources, financial, and resilience expert and Audacity Firm founder Charles Hunt shares incredible stories of resiliency, determination, and success from his journey. His intense focus, drive, and unbreakable spirit has lifted him from poverty and debt to financial freedom, while fueling his life’s purpose to use his mess as a message that helps, inspires, and motivates others.

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: KBR
Cost: Free

Alma Zechman Forestry & Wildland Resources

The Forestry and Wildland Resources Department is happy to announce a guest lecture for the L.W. Schatz Forestry Seminar Series:

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 5-6 pm
Location: Founders Hall 118
Speaker: Dr. Emily Burns, Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League
Title: In the Shadow of Giants: Ferns of the Coast Redwood Forest
Topic: Under every coast redwood canopy is an intriguing and diverse assemblage of herbaceous plants adapted to life on the forest floor. Without the water storage capacity of redwoods, plants like the Western sword fern exhibit dynamic responses to fog and changing weather patterns. Tracking sword fern not only reveals many fascinating aspects of their poorly understood biology, but also provides insight into coast redwood forest water balance.

Laurie Geology

Geology Colloquium - Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM in Founders Hall 25

Michelle Robinson, MS-Geology (HSU Geology undergraduate and graduate program alumna), Pacific Watershed Associates, presents:

“Geologists in Restoration: How My Thesis about Terrace Formation in the Mattole Headwaters Helps Instream Restoration and Groundwater Recharge Efforts to Improve Salmonid Habitat.”

Let’s Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series History

As part of the Let’s Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of April 22 – Wadjda (2012, Saudi Arabia).

In the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker, we follow Wadjda, a young Saudi girl, will go to great lengths to buy a green bicycle. Her goal challenges many societal restrictions. Yet, she insists and enters a Qur’an-reciting contest to raise the money for her dream.

The screening and discussion will take place at The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat (401 I Street, Arcata)

Film series is free and open to all ages.

For more information, contact Leena Dallasheh, Project Director at

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit http://www.calhum.org

Week of: Apr 01, 2018

Aubrey Pellicano Psychology

As part of a Colloquium Series called Psych Talks presented by SOAR (Scholars of Academic Research), Dr. Michael Hogg will be giving a talk titled Extremist Groups, Autocratic Leaders, and Zealous Followers: Identity Uncertainty’s Legacy.

The event is Friday, April 20 from 3-4 pm in the Kate Buchanan Room (KBR) with snacks and refreshments available at 2:30 pm.

Please email SOAR, with any questions and visit the website, https://soarhsu.wixsite.com/soar for information regarding SOAR.

Hope to see you there!

Alma Zechman Forestry & Wildland Resources

The Forestry and Wildland Resources Department is happy to announce a guest lecture for the L.W. Schatz Forestry Seminar Series:

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 5-6 pm
Location: Founders Hall 118

Speaker: Dr. Emily Burns, Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League

Title: In the Shadow of Giants: Ferns of the Coast Redwood Forest

Topic: Under every coast redwood canopy is an intriguing and diverse assemblage of herbaceous plants adapted to life on the forest floor. Without the water storage capacity of redwoods, plants like the Western sword fern exhibit dynamic responses to fog and changing weather patterns. Tracking sword fern not only reveals many fascinating aspects of their poorly understood biology, but also provides insight into coast redwood forest water balance.

Laurie Geology

Geology Colloquium - Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM in Founders Hall 25

Gwendolyn Erickson, PG, Senior Geologist, SHN Engineers & Geologists, presents:

“The Joys of Consulting”

Week of: Mar 25, 2018

Susan Abbey Theatre, Film & Dance

The 51st Humboldt Int’l Film Fest will hold its annual four-night event at the historical Minor Theatre in Arcata from April 18-21. The finalists in four categories will have two screenings nightly at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 from April 18-20 and $10.00 on April 21 for the Best of Fest screenings.

Since 1967, students of Humboldt State University have been producing the internationally recognized festival. The call-to-entry is open to independent filmmakers of all ages and countries for films with a running time 1-30 minutes in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental categories. This year, 195 entries from 22 countries were submitted including films from Argentina, Spain, Japan, China, Poland, Korea, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, India, Norway, Korea, Italy, and Kosovo. Film festival classes pre-screen all entries. The films with the highest scores in all four categories compete for cash awards and Audience Favorite Awards.

Joining this year’s festival as industry judges are Patricia Cardoso, who directed Real Women Have Curves, Audience Award winner at Sundance Film Festival; Udi Aloni, Israeli-American filmmaker whose film Junction 48 won the Jury Award for Best International Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival; and screenwriter, filmmaker Hal Masonberg who directed the award winning documentary Jazz Nights. They will host the second screenings nightly with a Q&A;to follow.
Tickets sold at the Minor: https://www.minortheatre.com/
Call: (707) 822-FILM (3456)
Website: http://hsufilmfestival.com/ Call: (707) 826-4113
Email:

Associated Students Associated Students

Use your voice and run for office.

To run for an elected position, please come to the Associated Students (AS) office. The AS staff will provide you an elections packet and answer any questions. We are open from 8am to 5pmand located in the South Lounge of the University Center.

To learn more about each position, please click on the following link: AS Website. You can also come to the AS office and we will be happy to answer any questions.

What is AS?

AS is the official voice for all HSU students. Our student government has three primary purposes:

To educate the campus community on current affairs that impact students.
To advocate the student perspective.
To allocate student fee dollars to student programs.
If AS aligns with your interests, you should run for office!

Don’t forget to vote!

The AS general elections will be held from Tuesday, April 17 to Thursday, April 19. The ballot will be sent to each student by email. 

Peggy Stewart History

“Legacies of the Lost Cause: Confederate Symbols, Monuments, and Flags and What They Stand For”—The Department of History invites you to its annual Undergraduate History Conference. Keynote speaker Dr. David Coffey will discuss “Legacies of the Lost Cause: Confederate Symbols, Monuments, and Flags and What They Stand For” on Friday, April 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Founders Hall 118. Coffey will discuss the inflammatory nature of Confederate symbols and how and why certain symbols came to exist.

On Saturday, April 7, students will present their research projects in Founders Hall 235 and 236 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For a copy of the conference program, contact the History Department at .

Laura k Hahn English

The Department of English announces the release of Toyon (Volume 64), a multilingual journal of literature and art that is edited and produced by Humboldt State University students. While Toyon receives submissions from all over the planet, it is also a journal of North Coast writing and art, and particularly welcomes new voices in many languages. Toyon accepts all work in Spanish and English and in translation. The journal charges no reading fees, and all selections are made through blind review. All are welcome to submit, and all submissions are considered for Toyon’s annual awards. New in 2016: Toyon accepts work that promotes Environmental Justice for publication and consideration for our newest award.

​Run by students since its inception in 1954, Toyon exists to encourage creative writing and art-making in Humboldt County and to provide hands-on learning opportunities in literary publishing for Humboldt State University students. Students enrolled in the course associated with Toyon learn about the editorial and production process and gain an understanding of aesthetic theory, publishing practices, and the history of the literary journal.

Toyon es una revista multilingüe de la literatura y el arte que es editada y producida por los estudiantes de Humboldt State University. Aunque Toyon recibe sumisiones por todo el mundo, también es una revista de la escritura y el arte de la Costa del Norte, y en particular voces nuevas son bienvenidas en todos lenguajes. Toyon acepta sumisiones en español y en inglés y en traducción. La revista no carga ningún honorario para leer las sumisiones, y todas las selecciones se hacen a través de revisión ciega. Todos son bienvenidos a enviar, y todo lo que se envía es considerado para los premios anuales de Toyon. Nuevo en el año 2016: Toyon acepta sumisiones de escritura para la justicia ambiental para publicación y consideración para nuestro premio más nuevo.

​Dirigido por los estudiantes desde su creación en 1954, Toyon existe para alentar la escritura creativa y creación artística en el Condado de Humboldt y para ofrecer oportunidades de aprendizaje práctico en la publicación literaria para los estudiantes de Humboldt State University. Alumnos matriculados en el curso asociado con el Toyon aprenden sobre el proceso editorial y del proceso de producción. También obtienen un entendimiento de la teoría estética, las prácticas de publicación y la historia de la revista literaria.

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