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Week of: Oct 30, 2016

Library Celebrates First Anniversary of Humboldt State University Press University Library

November 5 marked the first anniversary of Humboldt State University Press. The Press was inaugurated with the bilingual (Japanese-English) children’s book “The Extraordinary voyage of Kamome. A Tsunami Boat Comes Home.  In this first year, “The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome” has gone through two printings with a third to be released this month.

The authors and illustrator HSU emeritus Professor Lori Dengler, Amya Miller and Amy Uyeki have given readings and presentations in California, Oregon, Washington, and Japan. A Japanese–Spanish version of the book will be available before the end of the year. The Spanish translation was provided by Geology underdo Hector Flores and reviewed by Rosamel Benvides-Garb and his Advanced Spanish Translation class.

In April of 2016, the California Seismic Safety Commission awarded HSU funds to develop web-based activities for the book. The book is available in Humboldt County and Del Norte County bookstores and is also available on Humboldt’s Digital Commons and on Amazon.  For more information see

Humboldt Int’l Film Fest Accepting Submissions Theatre, Film & Dance

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Int’l Film Fest announces the call-to-entry for films to be considered for the 50th festival, scheduled on April 19-22, 2017 at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

Established in 1967, this internationally recognized competition is the oldest student run film festival in the world. Entries are pre-screened by certified student judges, and the finalists in each category are viewed by the public and guest film industry professionals, who choose the winners during the four-day event. This year’s co-directors are seeking short films (1-30 minutes in length) which have been made within the past 5 years. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental, and all members of the HSU and Humboldt community are encouraged to enter.

Deadline for entries is midnight February 28, 2017. Entry fee is $20.00 and is free for all HSU students and alumni. Enter at or

Week of: Oct 23, 2016

Giant Human Peace Sign Marketing and Communications

Please join Humboldt State University in sending a message of peace this season. The University community will be making a giant human peace sign on the Redwood Bowl at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The gathering will be filmed for the annual holiday video, rain or shine.
The first 500 participants will receive a free, limited edition T-shirt, and there will be hot cocoa provided for everyone. Participants are encouraged to share photos and messages of peace using #HumboldtState, and the video will be released in early December.

Center for International Programs, Multicultural Center and the Global Connections Club Center for International Programs, Multicultural Center and the Global Connections Club

The annual Cultural Festival takes place on November 5 from 1:00-5:00 pm in the Kate Buchanan Room. Please join us in celebrating the diversity of cultures represented on the HSU campus. Celebrate with dancing, free food, music, and cultural booths. Brought to you by the Center for International Programs, Multicultural Center, and the Global Connections Club.

Michael F. Thomas Theatre, Film & Dance

HSU Presents Peter and the Starcatcher

The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony Award-winning play that upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.  This production, opening in late October, is the first fully staged production of the 2016-17 Season at HSU.As audience, we learn just how an unnamed orphan becomes Peter Pan, how he ends up in a place called Neverland, how Captain Hook lost his hand, how a big crocodile started to tick from inside and even how Tinkerbell originated.  But there is much more to this production.  Director Rae Robison (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts) saw a bit of the show staged during the Tony Awards on television and was intrigued.  “After reading the book the play is based on,” Robison explains, “I was hooked.  As a director, I’m always drawn to NEW plays which allow you to share a work with an audience that will probably be experiencing it for the first time.” The play has been described as a children’s story for adults but has proven very appealing to kids as well.  “This production is suitable for ages two to two hundred,” Robison continues.  “This play is about friendship, family, and finding your place in the world. Making those connections that complete you and discovering what really matters. Sure there may be pirates, and adventure, alligators and danger, and even love along the way—but that’s what makes life so exciting.”

Featuring thirteen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher boasts terrific performers, hilarious mermaids, beautiful spectacle, and even starstuff.  The production uses creative stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.  As the character Molly says in the play, “To have faith is to have wings.” Don’t miss this North Coast premiere intended for all ages.  The production opens October 21 and continues October 22, 27, 28, and 29 in the Van Duzer Theater on campus.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m.  There will be two matinee performances beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays October 23 and 30.  General admission is $10.00.  Student and Seniors are $8.00.  Parking is free on weekends.  For tickets, please call 707-826-3928.  For more information, call 707-826-3566.

Week of: Oct 16, 2016

Humboldt Scholars Lab Opening HSU Library

The Humboldt Scholars Lab invites you to an opening reception on Monday, Oct. 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.The Lab is a new space on the third floor that is a place of conversation and collaboration for HSU students, faculty, staff, and community in advanced studies in primary source research, GIS, digital humanities, and scholarship. This is a lab to explore technology, research, and scholarship; to advance work in digital humanities or science projects, geospatial information projects, research data services and visualization, and digital scholarship; and share expertise with others doing similar scholarly pursuits. For more information, visit the website at

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