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Students Explore Resource Use in the Mattole Valley Environment & Community Master of Arts Program
Students in the Environment and Community Master of Arts (E&C) program at Humboldt State University study the diverse relationships between environment and community. In 2015, a new field-based course introduced the class to place-based social science research through an immersive 5-day trip to the Mattole Valley.
From August 17th through the 21st, 10 students – along with instructors Erin Kelly of the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department and Flora Brain of the Mattole Restoration Council – learned about the history and future of resource use in the Mattole from restorationists, ranchers, foresters, and marijuana growers. Students visited ranches and forest lands, plant nurseries and community centers, and learned about how Mattole residents live in an isolated but beloved part of Humboldt County. Student Megan Frederickson said that, “learning how the community works together despite all their differences was probably the most fascinating to me. It was stepping back in time almost.”
One of the goals of the course was to provide an introduction to research for new graduate students. Student Timothy Masters said that the course “provided a real-world context to help me better conceptualize what social science research actually looks like.” As a follow-up to the field course, E&C;students are writing and presenting research prospectuses based on data collected in the field.
KRFH Nominated Again for College Broadcasters, Inc. Awards Permalink Journalism & Mass Communication
College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) has announced that Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH, is a national finalist in the 2015 CBI National Student Production Award for Best Vodcast – Video.
The nominated broadcast is a performance by the artists _Spliff Moth_of “Everyone Ate My Daydream that aired on on Local Lixx, a student-hosted live weekly show.
Winners for each category will be announced at the annual Awards Ceremony to be held at the National Student Electronic Media Convention October 22-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Finalists and winners will be presented with their awards and certificates at the ceremony.
CBI represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the Association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs.
Studio 424 - Arts Alive 9/5 - ‘Water Wrackets’ Collaborative Work by Benjamin Funke and Gabrielle Go Permalink Art
_Water Wrackets_ is a suite of photographic prints and digital film by Benjamin Funke and Gabrielle Gopinath. The digital short Water Wrackets is a remake of a short film of the same name, directed in 1975 by British filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Musician Cooper Crain collaborated with the artists to create a trance-like soundtrack for this 30-minute meditation on water. The montage of rippling water starts out naturalistic before gradually becoming more and more obviously manipulated via digital editing software. Water’s elemental essence is subsumed by its role as a vehicle for cultural signifiers.
According to UK blog Fluid Radio: “rippling bass brooks, infinitesimal chord cascades, percussive pools and acoustic currents ebb and flow into a system of tonal tributaries and rhythm rivulets that converge to a form a delta of retrospective delight … Despite the complexity and sophistication of Water Wrackets, it is very easy to listen to and enjoy these polyphonic and timbral integrations.”
_Water Wrackets_ recently arrived in Humboldt after four years of being on the road. It has been previously shown at Johalla Projects in Chicago, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, the South Bend Museum of Art and the University of Notre Dame. After the exhibit at Gallery 424 it will be on long-term loan to the Humboldt State University Library, where it will be installed in a silent study room.
Still images are printed at 30 x 40” and framed in native silver maple frames. The film and its soundtrack are available as a vinyl LP/DVD set.
The exhibit opens at Studio 424 on Sept. 5. Contact gallery for hours.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619621294942851/
Link to the music: https://captcharecords.bandcamp.com/album/water-wrackets
Download Photos from HSU Family BBQ Marketing & Communication
A big thanks to all the families who celebrated the new semester at the HSU Family BBQ. Photos and portraits from the event are available on “Flickr”:https://flic.kr/s/aHskiWPyxb.
ACAC Welcomes New Staff Members Academic & Career Advising Center
The Academic and Career Advising (ACAC) has had some recent staff changes. Please join us in welcoming our new staff members.
Loren Collins has transitioned to a new role on campus as the Faculty Support Coordinator for Service Learning and Career Education. In his new role, he will support faculty in building and facilitating courses with academic internships and service-learning components. Loren is going to continue to do his work with faculty throughout the CAHSS and other colleges integrating career education into courses and remains a contact, along with our new career advisor, for setting up presentations and career components in courses.
Robert Keever, has joined the ACAC team as the CAHSS Career Advisor. Rob comes from Nova Southeastern University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rob has been a career development practitioner for over 3 years and is a PhD candidate. He hopes to develop research to improve career development practices in the future. Rob understands the need for students to work towards their careers and the challenges in finding the resources to do so and plans to continue to work with students to be able to meet those needs. In addition to these roles, Rob has a professional background in Marriage and Family therapy as a licensed therapist practicing for over 7 years in various contexts. Rob has a broader background in higher education through his event programming experience in student affairs and various teaching positions in the university setting. Rob may be reached at: 707-826-5111. He is located in GH 125D.
Kyle Leitzke has joined the ACAC team as the academic advisor for undeclared students. Kyle is returning to HSU for his second stint as an HSU staff member. He most recently completed his Single Subject Teaching Credential here at Humboldt State University. Prior to completing his teaching credential Kyle served students at HSU and Sacramento State through coaching. While coaching Kyle completed his Masters of Science in Recreation and Sport Coaching through Ohio University. Kyle received his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Sacramento State University. Kyle attributes his professional journey to academic advising as one that is driven by a passion for mentoring and supporting students. Kyle may be reached at 707-826-5223. He is located in GH 125B.
Anna Thaler Petersen has joined the ACAC team as the academic advisor for Biological Sciences students. Anna studied biology at Sarah Lawrence College, pursuing her passionate interest in ornithology through independent projects in all her classes. She graduated in 2002, and then worked for the Redwood Sciences Lab in Arcata for a year, doing mist-netting and bird banding around northern California. She earned her biology teaching credential in 2006, and then taught Integrated Science for three years at Ferndale High School. Anna completed a Master’s Degree in Education in 2011 at Humboldt State, focusing her research on the experience of being bullied in childhood, and how that influences adults’ approach to confronting bullying behavior in children. She has worked for the last four years in the School of Education, coordinating the Secondary Education Credential Program. Anna may be reached at 707-826-4169. She is located in Science B320A.
Yvonne Kugies Permalink Biological Sciences
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Marine Lab we will be having an Open House and BBQ from 11-4 PM on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Come by the lab and enjoy a guided tour of the facility and surrounding area, a lecture on the history of the lab, updates on new projects, and great food. The event is free and open to everyone.
HSU Hosts Hundreds for California Geographical Society Meeting Permalink Geography
More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3.
The meeting, themed “Raising the Redwood Curtain,” was larger than prior years at other locations. And those who made the journey to Humboldt were not disappointed. Geography faculty and students organized the conference with 13 field trips over three days that showcased the physical beauty and cultural uniqueness of the area.
Students made more than 100 oral, poster, and cartographic map presentations, and Humboldt State Geography majors took away three prestigious awards for their original research. Kristopher Anderson won first place in the Tom McKnight Paper Award competition for his research paper titled “Preserving Identity, Tourism in Tibet.” Cristina Bauss won first place in the Joe Beaton Poster Award competition for her research poster titled “Mapping Marijuana Cultivation and Water Storage in the Redwood Creek Watershed.” And Ashlee Fleming placed second in the Mapping Award competition for her digital map research project titled “Server Locations of the World’s Most Visited Websites.”