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Week of: Mar 26, 2017

Debra Ryerson Theatre, Film & Dance

At 50, World’s Oldest Student-Run Film Fest Shines With Indie Spirit
Arcata, CA, March 1, 2017:  In 1967 Lyndon Johnson was president, a movie ticket cost $1.25, and Humboldt State College students were organizing the campus’s first film festival. Half a century later, the festival is the oldest student-run film festival of its kind and even though the tickets have gone up (slightly) in price, it’s still one of the best deals going for moviegoers. The students organizing this year’s event are ready to celebrate the Humboldt Int’l Film Fest’s 50th anniversary with four nights of film at Arcata’s Minor Theatre, April 19-22.

The festival—the world’s oldest student-run film fest—is a testament to the dedication of its students. Every year, students enrolled in the film festival class sift through hundreds of submissions seeking outstanding works. Submissions range from clever and quirky animations to mind-bending experimental films. Every once in a while, these independent films feature memorable actors or up-and-coming stars. “You get to see people like Kerry Washington before they’re big or you might say, hey, ‘I saw him in the Matrix!’ That’s one of the coolest things about independent film festivals like ours,” says one of the festival’s three student co-directors Nairobys Apolito.

Over time the festival has grown, moving from the Sequoia Theater (today the Van Duzer Theatre) to Arcata’s Minor Theatre and inviting successful guest filmmakers as judges to select the winning films. This year, as in the past, judges will lead intimate workshops with current students, discussing their careers and the film industry. Two HSU alumni are among this year’s festival judges: actor-director-producer John Oluwole Adekoje and Tracy Boyd--both alumni of the 33rd Humboldt International Film Festival. The judge’s panel also features award-winning director Patricia Cardoso who is known for her feature film, Real Women Have Curves, which won a Sundance Film festival Audience Award in 2002 and was televised on HBO.

A new feature of the fest this year will be double screenings each evening to accommodate the smaller number of seats in the renovated Minor Theatre. Tickets are sold at the Minor and on their website,  Advanced purchase highly recommended. Screening Schedule is available on the Minor’s website and on the fest’s website at

50th Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
April 19-22, 2017
Arcata’s Minor Theatre
Wednesday, April 19 – Animation/Experimental Night 7 & 8 PM
Thursday, April 20 – Documentary Night 7 & 8 PM
Friday, April 21 – Narrative Night 7 & 8 PM
Saturday, April 22 – Best of Fest 7 & 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 23-Encore Matinee Screening of Best of Fest winners 1 p.m.

Week of: Mar 19, 2017

Cutcha Risling Baldy Psychology

As part of a Colloquium Series called Psych Talks presented by SOAR (Scholars of Academic Research), Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy will be discussing contemporary Indigenous theories of developmental psychology and the revitalization of women’s coming-of-age ceremonies.

The talk, titled Adolescence, Decolonization, and Native Women Ceremonies, will also cover the importance of ceremony in addressing issues of historical trauma, gender violence, and ongoing settler colonialism.

The event is this Thursday, March 23 from 3-4pm in BSS 162- Native American Forum.

Please email SOAR club President Natasha La Vogue, with any questions and visit the website, for information regarding upcoming Psych Talks.

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 “”:

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:

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

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