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Week of: Mar 12, 2017

Advocate for Students on the UC Board of Directors University Center

Get involved with campus and help guide decision-making in Dining Services, CenterArts, and Center Activities with three board member positions now available for students on the University Center Board of Directors.

Currently, there are three seats available: two one-year terms and one two-year term. Application packets are available at the University Center Administrative Office located above the Kate Buchanan Room and are due on Monday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. Online elections take place April 18 to 20.

The UC Board comprises 14 members, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Meetings take place monthly during the academic year on the first or second Thursday of the month after business hours, plus additional committee work. Student board members advocate for students while gaining experience in budgeting, facilities management, programs, services, policies, and long-range planning. Board member privileges include free J-Points, a pair of CenterArts tickets, and a Center Activities outdoor trip for two.

The University Center building is the Student Union at HSU and is a major hub on campus. The center oversees operations in Dining Services, CenterArts, Center Activities, the Student Recreation Center, and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, located in Eureka. Information about the University Center’s programs and services is available at “https://www.humboldt.edu/uc”:https://www.humboldt.edu/uc.

Lura Holtkamp Provost Office

Provost Enyedi has invited the following candidates to campus to interview for the College of Professional Studies dean position.  You are invited to attend all open forums and meet these candidates.  After you have attended any of the sessions, please use the link below to submit your feedback regarding these candidates.

All open forums are being held in the Library Fishbowl from 2:00 – 3:30.  The topic for the open forum is: Given the diversity on our campus and the challenges faced by Professional Programs, where would you like to take CPS in the next five years?

March 20 Dr. Manohar Singh
March 21 Dr. Chris Hopper
March 22 Dr. Nora Reilly
March 23 Dr. Jake Zhu

Please use this link to submit your feedback:  https://docs.google.com/a/humboldt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdW9_R-4Hl8Bw6mkiEV8BeasLjoVHl7UiemLl4mBm7UQUcg5A/viewform

Maurine Nicholson Forestry & Wildland Resources

Schatz Seminar Series
Friday, March 24th@ 3:00 pm, WDFS 258

“Climate and wildfire influences on forest carbon carrying capacity”

Dr. Matthew Hurteau
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Week of: Feb 26, 2017

Criminal Justice Dialogue All Campus

On March 20th, a community dialogue around the criminal justice system will spark change on a local level. Service providers, students, and the currently and formerly incarcerated have come together to create this transformative event. March 20th-24th at Humboldt State University, nationally recognized criminal justice organizations, (Prisoners with Children, Project What, Prison University Project, Homeboy Industries, and more), will present their work to Humboldt County stakeholders. The event will be broken up into themes surrounding: the effects of incarceration on families, barriers to employment and housing, the role of gender and race in the criminal justice system, the importance of education, and reentry success stories. It will end with a roundtable discussion on improving reentry services in Humboldt County.

The community Criminal Justice Dialogue is a yearly event that is aimed at addressing the barriers to reintegration as well as showcasing the need for further support services for those impacted by incarceration. These events are also a platform for not only the development of services, but also an opportunity to discuss the importance of addressing stigma, a harmful invisible barrier that perpetuates punishments past the point of incarceration.

Criminal Justice Dialogue, Humboldt State University’s Native Forum, 6-8pm
*Open to the Public*
March 20th- The Impact of Incarceration on the Family
March 21st- Housing Barriers with a Criminal Background
March 22nd- The Keys to Success—Education on the Inside and Outside
March 23rd- Sharing Stories: Using activism to move forward
March 24th- Community Roundtable Discussion: Reentry

For more information on this event or how to volunteer, please email: Vanessa Vrtiak

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forums Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On behalf of the search committee and Provost Alex Enyedi, you are invited to the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forums.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director’s primary focus is to promote an equitable and inclusive campus. The Executive Director identifies issues related to campus culture and climate in an effort to enhance the educational experience of students and establish an inclusive welcoming environment for culturally diverse students, staff, and faculty.

Candidates have been asked to provide a presentation on “What is their vision for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?” This will be followed by a Q&A;session.

Open Forums will take place from 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm. Please plan to attend and meet the candidates and provide your feedback.

Mon., Mar. 6, 2017 Shelli D. Soto - Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall East)
Tues., Mar. 7, 2017 Dr. David Bradley - Library Fishbowl
Wed., Mar. 8, 2017 Dr. Pamela Quiroz - Nelson Hall East 106
Fri., Mar. 24, 2017 Dr. Cheryl Johnson Library Fishbowl

Please copy and paste the following link to find an attachment with short bios of the candidates: http://www2.humboldt.edu/pmc/portal/executive-director-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-open-forums

Week of: Feb 19, 2017

23nd Annual Social Justice Summit MultiCultural Center

The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 23nd Annual Social Justice Summit on March 3rd and 4th, 2017. Our stories are power sites for understanding and building relationships. In the era of our current world we need to understand how we arrived here because how we remember the past, defines our present, and molds our future. We are thousands of years of resistance from oppression, from the silencing power of domination.

Our vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit was to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme ‘Art as Social Activism’ seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, artful expression, and active ways to change the world through the words we use. In recent times humanity has been tested with cracks in our global world. Words are tools that have shaped the world around us. We have become divided through the labels, borders, and walls we have built. The Summit aspires to provide tools for emotional, artful expression, tools to shape voices for change.

Do you want to be involved in the Social Justice Summit? Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to be involved in the Social Justice Summit by enrolling in the class, presenting a workshop, volunteering, or registering to participate in the Summit.

The Social Justice Summit theme this year is “Art as Social Activism” There is a one-unit course offered in Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies that coincides with the Social Justice Summit. The Summit is free to HSU Students and the community. Registration for the Summit and for the class is through Extended Learning.

Are you interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? For details, deadlines, descriptions and more please go to: http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/summit-registration

We look forward to seeing you at the 23rd Annual Social Justice Summit. If you have any questions, please contact the MultiCultural Center at 707.826.3364 or email

We hope to see you there!

Aubrey Psychology

Dr. Matthew Callahan: As part of a Colloquium Series called Psych Talks presented by SOAR (Scholars of Academic Research), Dr. Matthew Callahan, a professor from Sonoma State University, will be discussing research on perceptions and reactions to transgender women and men in public restrooms, including the extent to which essentialism and trait aggression exacerbate these reactions.

The talk, titled Nowhere to go: Perceptions of Transgender Women and Men in Restrooms, is related to the controversial “Bathroom Bills” being introduced around the country.

The event is next Friday, March 3 at noon in BSS 166. There will also be snacks and refreshments starting at 11:30 am outside of BSS 166.

Please email SOAR club President Natasha La Vogue, with any questions and visit the website, https://www2.humboldt.edu/psychology/hands-learning/psych-talks for information regarding upcoming Psych Talks.

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