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Week of: Sep 11, 2016

Mac McClary’s Celebration of Life Journalism & Mass Communication

Mac McClary’s Celebration of Life

Dear HSU Community,

We’ll gather on Friday, Sept. 23rd, in the Founders Hall Courtyard on the HSU campus for Mac McClary’s Celebration of Life.

12:00 - 1:00: Reception - light lunch buffet / refreshments

1:00 - 2:00 pm: A sharing of memories.

2:00 p.m.: A walk/jog around the Redwood Bowl track to remember and honor our friend, colleague, professor and mentor.

Once again, we’d love for you to join us. If you are unable to attend, send us your memories and we will be sure to include them.

Michael Thomas Theatre, Film & Dance


Remember the film Escape to Nowhere?  Black and white war film, made in 1962.  Or Fighter Squad or Firelight? Maybe you’ve seen these films but more likely you’ve never even heard of them.  But chances are you have heard of the filmmaker, a guy named Steven Spielberg.  These three are among Spielberg’s first films.  It’s fascinating to see these films now and look for the early indications of the special talent of Spielberg.  If we had only known what these early works would lead to--if only we had enjoyed the opportunity to view these works--you never know what could happen.

Fortunately, the HSU Filmmaker’s Showcase presents just such an opportunity--films by emerging filmmakers in a theater near you.  September 30 in the Van Duzer Theater to be exact.  It’s a rare chance to watch the creative work of tomorrow’s cinematic storytellers.  Students have been making films at HSU since the beginning of the Humboldt International Film Festival fifty years ago in 1967. Film became a major in 2013. Today’s students work in 16mm and High Definition Digital Video (HD).

According to Film Professor Ann Alter, the Showcase features select student films and videos completed over the last two years, including works by beginning, intermediate and advanced students.  One example of the films to be screened is the documentary film Medicine Water (directed by James Simmons) featuring the late Jim Tobin (1949-2016) and his quest to purify our water in Arcata.  Some of the films have won top awards at the California State University (CSU) Media Arts Festival--a competition of work from eighteen CSU campuses around the state. 

“For the student filmmakers, it’s a great opportunity to have their work shown in public.  And it’s a great opportunity for campus and community members to experience this work first hand.  Please join us in supporting these talented young directors, writers, cinematographers, sound designers, editors, producers and actors,” explains Alter.

The Filmmaker’s Showcase takes place in the Van Duzer Theatre in the Theatre Arts building on the HSU campus in Arcata at 7pm on Friday, September 30.  Admission is free.  Parking is free on campus on Friday nights.

Week of: Sep 04, 2016

Brain Booth Comes to the Library University Library

Take an intentional brain break in the University Library. There are two Library Brain Booth sessions offered weekly on a drop-in basis this semester: Wednesdays 10am-Noon in Library 114 and Thursdays 1pm-3pm in Library 208.

The Library Brain Booth seeks to introduce the Humboldt State community to scientific research on the effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation through hands-on tools and activities in an informal, experiential setting. Students are especially encouraged to explore the positive impacts that taking an intentional brain break can have on their academic success. Although the Library Brain Booth recognizes the contributions of people of all faiths and backgrounds to mindfulness and contemplation practices, it has no religious affiliation. People of all abilities, cultures, and faiths are welcome in the Library Brain Booth.
The Brain Booth is organized into several stations with the following available:
• Curated collection of books and DVDs
• Biofeedback machines
• Virtual reality goggles
• FitDesk exercise study bicycles
• Noise cancelling headphones
• Sound machines
• Light therapy lights (aka Seasonal Affective Disorder lamps)
• Chromebooks for trying guided meditations
• Adult coloring and doodling
• Board games (and a Nintendo Wii coming soon!)
• Contemplation activities

Learn more about the Brain Booth by visiting the webpage:

The Library Brain Booth was made possible through the support of the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation Incentives Grant. For information about the Library Brain Booth, including the research study underway, please contact principal investigator, Marissa Mourer, HSU Librarian for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Shannon Berge Academic and Career Advising Center

Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair Thursday, September 15
10am to 2pm, On the QUAD

Are you thinking about going to Graduate School? Meet with graduate and professional school representatives to learn more about their programs, deadlines for applying and the selection process for each institution.

Over 35 graduate school programs attending!

For more information, please contact the Academic and Career Advising Center at 707-826-3341.

Week of: Aug 21, 2016

Shannon Berge Center for Community Based Learning

Don’t Miss the Volunteer Fair!

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016
University Center QUAD


• LEARN about volunteer and training opportunities with local community agencies and HSU programs.
• EXPLORE Academic Internship and Service Learning possibilities for your course requirements.
• MAKE A DIFFERENCE — Become a volunteer!

For more information, please contact the Center for Community Based Learning
707 826-4964 ●

Kim Moon Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Join the Dept. of Kinesiology for an Open House!

Where: Human Performance Lab
Kinesiology and Athletics Building
Room KA 254B

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
11:30 AM -01:00 pm
(Refreshments served)

See you September 6 at the HPL!

Young Sub Kwon, PhD, Lab Director

Get more information online here

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