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Week of: Apr 13, 2014
Authors Assess Evolving Cannabis Laws in Next Marijuana Research Talk »

Investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian will discuss their book, A New Leaf – The End of Cannabis Prohibition, in a presentation on Monday, April 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 in the Behavioral and Social Sciences building, room 162. The event is the latest installment of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research’s speaker series. It is free and open to the public.

Week of: Apr 06, 2014
New Scanning Techniques Advance Concussion Research »

Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a significant role in demonstrating the usefulness of a portable imaging tool that could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions.

PHOTOS: Incoming President Rossbacher Visits HSU »

Recently named Humboldt State’s next President, Dr. Lisa Rossbacher and her husband, Dr. Dallas Rhodes visited campus last week, meeting with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Associated Students Debuts New Voting System for Spring Elections »

With 16 executive and council positions available, the Associated Students’ online election runs Tuesday to Thursday, April 22 to 24. This year’s election introduces a new voting system and asks students to weigh in on a proposed increase to the Associated Students Fee.

HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community »

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream.

HSU’s 2014 Graduates Exhibit Their Art »

The “2014 Art Graduates Exhibition, on display in the Reese Bullen Gallery April 24 through May 17, showcases the work of current students receiving art degrees from HSU and concludes the gallery’s Humboldt State University Centennial Year Exhibition Series. A public reception and brief awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. A closing reception will held be May 17 following the HSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony.

Traveling Native Exhibit Visits Humboldt State »

Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, baskets, and other artifacts, “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy. Included in this exhibit are artifacts from Native Tribes in Humboldt County and throughout California. Humboldt State University in conjunction with the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Class invites the community to attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

HSU’s Marijuana Research Group Probes Health-Related Quality of Life Among Medical Cannabis Us »

Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., highlights the health-related quality of life for medical cannabis users in the latest installment of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research’s speaker series.

Explore Math Through Art of Mime at HSU’s Kieval Lecture »

Humboldt State’s Department of Mathematics hosts Tim Chartier, a pioneering math professor who employs mime theatrical techniques to lead audiences to the unique intersection of math and performance art. In “Mime-matics,” Dr. Chartier delves into mathematical concepts such as estimation, tiling, and infinity.

Celebrating Century of Creativity with Composers Centennial Concert »

The HSU Music Department celebrates 100 years of the university as crucible of creativity with compositions by HSU faculty, staff and alumni in the Composers Centennial Concert Friday, April 25.

Jazz Combos at Fulkerson: Traditional and Unusual »

With instrumental lineups both traditional and unusual, four HSU Jazz combos perform classic and contemporary tunes plus their own originals April 19 at 7 p.m.

Stringing the Continents Together with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

HSU’s Guitar Ensemble continues this year’s world music tour with tunes from all seven continents (sort of) in their spring concert April 18 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

First Actresses Ever Are “Playhouse Creatures” at HSU »

Confronted by Puritan disapproval and royal lust, they pioneered a new profession as the first women actors ever to appear on the English stage. Their story is told in “Playhouse Creatures,” performed for two weekends at HSU beginning April 24.

Week of: Mar 30, 2014
San Francisco Rising Stars at HSU »

San Francisco’s popular Farallon Quintet showcases the clarinet of rising star Natalie Parker in concert at HSU on Monday April 7.

Getting Physical in Spring Dance Concert at HSU »

Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the dynamics of a relationship or of deflecting molecules, it’s dance that can give them physical reality.

HSU Students Participate in Statewide CSU Research Competition May 2-3 »

Five HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 28th Annual Student Research Competition.

HSU Students, Alumni Participate in World Renewal Ceremony »

Dressed in elk hide and necklaces of abalone, the dancers made a scooping motion from ground to sky, symbolizing the healing of Mother Earth.

Field Training Fires Up Forestry Students »

The group of HSU Forestry students were standing close enough to the flames to hear the crackling and feel the heat.

Week of: Mar 23, 2014
HSU Re-launches Groundbreaking Bias Education Initiative »

Humboldt State University is re-launching its groundbreaking Bias Education Initiative this spring.

HSU Presents 100 Years of Radical Social Work April 2 »

Humboldt State University presents “100 Years of Radical Social Work” on April 2 from noon-2 p.m. in Goodwin Forum.

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System March 26 »

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, March 26, from 11:50 to noon.

CSU Trustees Appoint Lisa A. Rossbacher as President of Humboldt State University »

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has named Lisa A. Rossbacher as president of Humboldt State University (HSU). Rossbacher is currently serving as president at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga. and begins her new position in July.

Legends of Brass with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

With the brass band classic “California Legends” as its centerpiece, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band’s April 5 concert continues its romp through musical history during Humboldt State’s centennial year.

Humboldt State Hosts Second Annual Anthropology Symposium »

The Department of Anthropology will host the 2nd Annual Anthropology Symposium April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in BSS 162.

Freed Memorial Lecture Series Investigates the Historical Jesus »

Humboldt State’s Religious Studies Department presents the second installment of the Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum (Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, Rm. 162).

HSU Hosts California Big Time on April 5 »

Humboldt State University will host its seventh annual California Big Time and Social Gathering on Saturday, Apr. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the West Gym.

Week of: Mar 16, 2014
HSU Opera Workshop’s Musical Discoveries »

Audiences for this spring’s HSU Opera Workshop concerts on March 28 and 29 will be among the first to experience recently rediscovered music from Portugal, including excerpts from a satirical opera never before heard on the West Coast.

Laughter in Darkness: Paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Laughter in Darkness, a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California’s North Coast.

Outdoor Adventure Program Prepares Students for Careers in Recreation »

It was mid-afternoon in the Oregon backcountry by the time Geneviève Marchand’s class found a spot to camp. But this time they weren’t erecting a tarp shelter. Instead, they were building an igloo out of snow.

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight’s work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.

Prospective Students Visiting Campus for Spring Preview March 28 & April 11 »

More than 500 prospective students and their families will be on campus as participants in the annual Spring Preview events, scheduled for Friday, March 28 and Friday, April 11.

College of Professional Studies Showcases Programs During April »

The College of Professional Studies will showcase its programs during the month of April in honor of Humboldt State’s Centennial.

HSU Hosts 22nd Annual Serve-A-Thon March 31 »

Hundreds of Humboldt State students are expected to participate in the Y.E.S. House Serve-A-Thon from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 31 at Miranda’s Big and Small Animal Rescue in Fortuna.

Week of: Mar 09, 2014
Campus Open As Usual Following Sunday’s 6.9 Earthquake »

Humboldt State University is open as usual today, and no major damage was reported following Sunday night’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

Humboldt Launches Online Leadership Studies Program »

Humboldt State’s College of eLearning & Extended Education is accepting applications through April 15 for a new online Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in leadership studies. The program begins fall 2014.

Week of: Mar 02, 2014
Get Immediate Notifications of Campus Emergencies with HSU Alert »

Humboldt County is no stranger to disaster. During an emergency, it’s vital to have accurate, current information. Sign up today for HSU Alert, a new emergency text messaging notification system to get instant updates on any campus emergencies.

Coral Sea’s Uncovered History Reveals High Seas Adventures »

During its 40-year existence, Humboldt State’s marine research vessel, the Coral Sea, has seen its share of adventures. It’s been held captive in a foreign port, served as the headquarters for drug smugglers and brought back sunken treasure from the Bahamas. For a while, it was also the home of Mac, the Diving Dog.

Calling Candidates: Apply Now for A.S. Elections »

Associated Students has elections packets available now for several key campus governance positions. Voting is slated for April 22-24.

Centennial Roadshow Comes to Arcata March 22 »

To celebrate the university’s 2013-14 centennial year, HSU Alumni has traveled to 25 cities around the country engaging with more than 2,000 alumni and supporters.

Alumni Reveal Positive Attitudes Toward HSU »

Humboldt State alumni are happy with their education, likely to recommend HSU to another person and are among the most loyal alumni in the Cal State System, according to the 2013 Alumni Attitudes Survey conducted by the Performance Enhancement Group, Ltd.

Virtual Green Room Promotes Eco-Friendly Living »

Do you know how to reduce your carbon footprint at home?

Professors By Day; Musicians By Night: Science Faculty Rock on Weekends »

During the week, Humboldt State professors C.D. Hoyle and Chris Harmon teach classes and work with students. On the weekend, the dynamic duo shed their mild-mannered exteriors, exploding in a surge of sound as they transform into music mega-stars.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
HSU Lecture Weighs SoCal Cannabis Regulation »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) will host a lecture on the regulation of southern California’s cannabis market on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Native Forum (Room 162) adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

HSU Forum Asks, “Online College for All?” »

A student-led panel at Humboldt State University will examine the pros and cons of online education on Monday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall above the College Creek Apartment complex on Harpst Street.

HSU Battle of the Orchestras on March 8 »

The Humboldt Symphony plays jazz, the HSU Jazz Orchestra plays classical, and together they play an orchestral work by Duke Ellington: is it blurring musical boundaries or HSU’s orchestra slam? You be the judge at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday March 8.

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Provost Robert Snyder to Retire »

Robert Snyder, who has served as Humboldt State University’s provost and vice president of the Academic Affairs division since 2007, announced he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

HSU Talk Probes Environmentally-Mediated Diseases »

A U.C.-Berkeley scientist will discuss environmentally-mediated diseases when he delivers Humboldt State University’s annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Native American Forum, Room 162, adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
At HSU, Award-Winning Drama Explores Unconscious Bias »

It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control.

HSU Professor Lectures on Original Chagall Lithograph »

Humboldt State University Religious Studies Professor William Herbrechtsmeier will deliver a lecture on Sunday, March 2 at Temple Beth El in Eureka on an original Marc Chagall lithograph, The Death of Saul.

HSU Students Launch CHECK IT to Reduce Power-Based Personal Violence »

Humboldt State students, in collaboration with the university’s Sexual Assault Prevention Committee and the North Coast Rape Crisis Team have launched a student led bystander intervention project focused on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at HSU.

Chilean Movies Anchor Latino Film Festival »

A trio of Chilean movies will be screened at the 16th annual International Latino Film Festival, cosponsored by Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods, Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

HSU Library Showcases Campus Centennial March 5-28 »

The Humboldt State University Library will host a series of public Centennial events in March, featuring art, exhibits, film screenings, historical presentations and a book release party.

Humboldt State Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences »

Humboldt State University has launched an interdisciplinary institute for education and research in the marine and coastal sciences, which will expand understanding of a large and remote section of California coastline.

HSU Adapted Physical Education Program Works to Meet State Needs »

Children with disabilities face daily challenges that impact their lives, and a better understanding of those obstacles can help adults serve their needs. For many children in Northern California, those needs aren’t being met, something Humboldt State’s re-tooled adapted physical education (APE) credential and master’s program seeks to remedy.

Week of: Feb 09, 2014
Students Showcase Lumberjack Pride on Instagram »

Humboldt State is empowering students to share their Lumberjack pride and tell their story through Instagram.

“Through the Eyes of an Eagle” Exhibit Encourages Children to Make Healthy Choices »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view original watercolors from books illustrated by Native American artists, Patrick Rolo (Bad River Ban of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe, Wisconsin).

Prize-Winning HSU Poet Shares Reading March 7 »

Humboldt State University professor and award-winning poet Barbara Brinson Curiel will give a poetry reading about Latina women on Friday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl, Room 209.

East Meets West in Fortuna Duo Concert at HSU »

According to two Fortuna musicians, the place that East meets West is Highway 101. On Saturday February 22, East and West will meet musically when their duo, Silk Road Junction 101, performs at Humboldt State’s Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Concussion Research Program Works to Protect Humboldt’s Athletes »

As more professional and collegiate athletes grab headlines for the unfortunate results of long-term head trauma, a program at Humboldt State is working to understand ways to better diagnose and protect athletes.

From Dirt to Draft, HSU Alum Pressey Brews Sustainable Success »

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Jacob Pressey (’10, Environmental Science) tends his crops in Alton and McKinleyville. On the other five days, he transforms his labor into liquid refreshment, and serves it to a growing clientele.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014
“Ten Years Out” Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Alumni »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.

HSU Phases Out Single-Use Plastic Bags »

Paper or plastic? Pretty soon, HSU retailers won’t have to ask.

Centennial Documentary Celebrates Spirit of HSU »

As part of its 2013-14 Centennial Celebration, HSU created a documentary celebrating the people and spirit of Humboldt State.

Love Blossoms at Humboldt State »

She was a freshman, excited about her college courses and eager to pursue her passion for sports as a member of the Humboldt State women’s basketball team.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
CSU Chancellor Timothy White to Give State of the CSU Address »

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White will share system-wide policy priorities for 2014-15 and his vision for the CSU with stakeholders including elected officials, students, faculty, staff and business and community leaders from across California in his first “State of the CSU” address to be delivered during the January Board of Trustees meeting from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

HSU Music Students Perform in Annual Honors Recital »

A Bach partita, an Offenbach aria, a composition for marimba and John Cage sonatas are among the musical selections on the program for the 2014 HSU music student Honors Recital Friday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Good Vibes at HSU with Vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker »

Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday, February 8.

HSU Religious Studies Dept. to Eulogize Freed Feb. 9 »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies will memorialize the late Reverend Eric Freed of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Eureka, on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Native American Forum.

HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Inaugural State of the CSU address outlines vision for 23-campus system »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White Shares System-wide priorities in State of the CSU Address »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

In a 30-minute address during the California State University’s January Board of Trustees meeting, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White laid out an ambitious, system-wide plan to enhance the university’s efforts to serve students and meet the state’s workforce needs.

Voting Rights Analyzed at Schaub Memorial Lecture »

The Department of Politics will host the 10th annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics, titled “Free Elections or Suppressed Voters: What Does the Death of the Voting Rights Act Mean for Local Politics?,” on Tuesday, February 11.

Solar Energy Advocate Kicks off Sustainable Speaker Series »

The annual Sustainable Speaker Series gets underway with Adam Browning presenting “Solar Market Development in the US: Theory, Practice, and Prognostications” on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Science B Room 135.

Week of: Jan 19, 2014
Staff Honored at Spring Welcome »

Ten staff members received Staff Recognition Awards during Wednesday’s Spring Welcome, an honor reflecting superior service to Humboldt State University. Nominated for consistent dedication to his or her job, efforts to enhance campus image, problem solving and handling of tough job assignments, those chosen receive a cash award generated through private funds contributed by alumni and other friends of the university.

HSU Extends Employer Registration for Career Expo »

The Humboldt State University Career Center has extended the registration deadline to Monday, Feb. 3 for North Coast employers who wish to sign up for the Center’s annual Career Expo and Volunteer Fair.

Nightwatch: Works by Ellen Garvens »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

The Universe Unfolded Works by Ananda Oliveri »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.

California Middle Class Scholarship to Support HSU Students »

Humboldt State University’s Financial Aid Office urges current and future students to apply right away for California’s new Middle Class Scholarship, an additional support program for undergraduates that starts Fall Semester 2014.

HSU Commemorates Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties Jan. 29 »

Humboldt State University will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with documentary films and a discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center. The public is invited.

HSU Alum Looks at the Past and Future of HIV Research in New Book »

In 1996 and 2008, two men were famously cured of HIV. Their stories reached millions, inspiring HIV patients around the world and spurring new ways of treating the disease. But years later, what have their stories taught us? And are we any closer to finding a lasting cure?

Centennial Celebration Continues with Events, Speaker Series »

Humboldt State’s 2013-14 Centennial celebration continues throughout spring 2014, with events and activities honoring the university’s first 100 years. From a Centennial composer’s concert to a Dance of the Century, here’s a look at some upcoming events.

KRFH Coming Soon to a Radio Dial Near You »

Humboldt County’s radio dial is about to get a bit more crowded. Thanks to recent FCC approval of campus radio station KRFH’s application for a low-power FM license, the student-run radio station will soon be broadcasting over the air to a radio near you.

Week of: Jan 12, 2014
HSU Marijuana Institute Kicks Off Speaker Series Feb. 4 »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) will start its spring semester speaker series Feb. 4 with a presentation on urban baby boomer attitudes and consumption patterns regarding cannabis.

CSU Campuses Receive More Than 760,000 Undergraduate Applications for Fall 2014 »

Prospective students submitted more than 760,000 undergraduate applications to California State University campuses for admission in fall 2014—the largest number of applications ever received by the 23-campus system and an increase of two percent over the previous year. The number of unique students submitting applications approached 284,000—an increase of nearly ten percent from two years ago. Five campuses—Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo—each received in excess of 50,000 applications for admission.

HSU Becomes First CSU to Offer Full GE Program Online »

Humboldt State University will soon offer a full General Education program online, making it the first campus in the California State University system to offer a complete package of online GE courses.

Humboldt State Kicks Off 2014 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2014 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste.

Week of: Jan 05, 2014
HSU Offers Two New Online Degree Programs in 2014 »

Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education is offering two new online degree programs in 2014: a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in Leadership Studies. Both programs are now accepting applications.

Puppies and Pancakes Help Students Ease the Stress of Finals »

In the midst of finals week, Humboldt State students got a rare treat: a visit from Milo and Tuula, two Golden Retriever pups specially trained to help students unwind.

Humboldt State Mourns Loss of Father Eric Freed »

The following was provided by the Humboldt State University Office of the President.

Dear Friends,

Our campus and community are mourning the loss of Father Eric Freed, an instructor in the Department of Religious Studies and Pastor at St. Bernard Parish in Eureka. He was also involved with the Newman Center, which serves many HSU students.

Jan 15 Spring Welcome to Screen Centennial Documentary »

President Rollin Richmond will welcome staff during the 2014 Spring Welcome, held at 12 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Campus Tree Maintenance Scheduled for Winter Break »

Humboldt State University will be conducting tree maintenance across campus over the upcoming Winter Break.

Week of: Dec 08, 2013
Departments of Student Health and Counseling & Psychological Services Achieve AAAHC Accreditation »

Humboldt State University Student Health Center (SHC) and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Departments have achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes these departments from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Humboldt Symphony Performs The Nutcracker Suite »

In its only concert this December, the Humboldt Symphony performs a holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on Sunday December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Blurring Boundaries with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra blurs musical boundaries from country to Cuban pop, plus big band jazz classics on Saturday, December 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Ceremonies and Carols with University Singers and Humboldt Chorale »

HSU University Singers capture the holiday spirit with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and the Humboldt Chorale sings a liturgical work in their shared concert on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Dec 01, 2013
HSU Symphonic Band Features Guest Conductor »

A guest conductor for a wind band masterwork highlights the HSU Symphonic Band concert on Friday, December 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Oops! Can’t Miss Percussion and Calypso Concert at HSU »

HSU Percussion Ensemble presents the North Coast premiere of “Oops,” the World Percussion Group pounds out exciting rhythms of the Brazilian Samba and the HSU Calypso Band does their Caribbean thing on Saturday, December 7 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigal Singers and MRT Give Voice to Winter Holidays »

HSU’s 22-member Madrigal Singers perform their annual winter holiday concert in period costume, with the Mad River Transit jazz singers on Sunday, December 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Glass, Color and Light: Paintings by Demetri Mitsanas »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Glass, Color, and Light,” a solo exhibition by painter and Art Professor Emeritus Demetri Mitsanas on display through December 23rd. The exhibition features mixed media paintings of colorful still lifes that depict colored glassware and explore the relationship between light, color, and the transparent nature of glass.

Ceramic Invitational at First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “A Ceramic Invitational Exhibition,” featuring artwork by nine North Coast artists through December 23rd. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, which features a broad selection of affordable, high quality ceramic pieces and paintings suitable for holiday gifts.

Double Play of Jazz at HSU »

HSU turns a double play of jazz with ensemble concerts on Thursday, December 12 and Saturday, December 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Large Ensembles Celebrate Centennial and the Holidays »

It’s a big weekend for large ensembles at HSU with three events, beginning with a Centennial Concert on Friday December 13 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Geography Department Celebrates First-Generation Students, Gradutes, Faculty and Staff »

Approximately half of Humboldt State students are the first in their family to attend a college or university. HSU Geography faculty Stephen and Mary Beth Cunha, having witnessed a generation of HSU students pass through the halls, developed a series of posters to highlight and celebrate first-generation students, graduates, staff and faculty in the Geography department.

Campus Composting Ramps Up with Earth Tub »

If you buy a sandwich at Humboldt State, it’s likely to come with locally-sourced produce, maybe a roll from a local bakery, and tofu made right here in Arcata.

But what happens when that sandwich is just a crust and some mustard stains? With the recent installation of a large-scale composter known as the Earth Tub, the beginnings and ends of that sandwich can now be managed locally, too.

Cal State Sponsors Student and Faculty Research Competitions »

Biotechnology Research Competition

Research Sheds Light on Elusive Humboldt River Otters »

Recently, a team of HSU researchers used a unique combination of citizen science and genetic sampling to estimate the number of river otters around Humboldt Bay.

Week of: Nov 24, 2013
“I Wanna Like Jazz, But I’m Not Sure How” »

In honor of Professor Dan Aldag’s 2012/13 Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer), HSU will host a free presentation and small, informal reception at the Van Duzer Theatre on Wednesday, December 4th at 5:00PM. This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.

‘Shock Doctrine’ Author Naomi Klein Speaks at HSU Dec. 6 »

As part of the Centennial Speaker Series, Naomi Klein delivers a talk in the Van Duzer Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults and children, and $5 for HSU students.

CSU and Community College Transfer Program Hits Milestone »

The state’s new streamlined transfer program developed by California Community Colleges and California State University now offers 1,000 associate degrees for transfer in a wide variety of disciplines, making it easier for students to transfer to CSU and earn a bachelor’s degree.

HSU Student Receives EPA Fellowship to Study Water Treatment »

In many parts of the world, access to clean, safe drinking water is a luxury. But Jairo Luque Villanueva (’15, Environmental Resource Engineering) doesn’t believe it has to be that way.

Week of: Nov 17, 2013
HSU Cycling Wins Conference Championship »

HSU Cycling became the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike champion Nov. 17, beating all Division I and II teams in the overall standings.

China-Tibet Field Studies Program Celebrates 12th Year »

“Fenced round with snow, the headland of all rivers, where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”

Though spoken by an anonymous Tibetan poet centuries ago, these words continue to inspire HSU undergraduate students to explore and document the geography of the Tibetan Plateau.

Humboldt State is Division Winner in National Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II & III schools competing in the 2013 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction at university and college football games.

New Stereo Microscope Illuminates Student and Faculty Research »

Humboldt State’s Biology Core Facility has purchased a stereo microscope with fluorescence illumination, an advanced instrument that will better support student and faculty research in the biological sciences.

Week of: Nov 10, 2013
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

HSU Students Investigate Mysterious Sea Star Disease »

Last spring, a few students in Kathryn McDonald’s Intertidal Ecology class were studying sea stars at Trinidad Bay when something unusual started happening.

Photos: HSU Hosts Statewide Sustainability Conference »

Hundreds of sustainability leaders from around the state converged in Arcata Nov. 9-10 for the fall 2013 California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence, hosted by Humboldt State. The theme of this year’s biannual conference was “Building Sustainable Communities.”

Chemical Analysis of Marijuana Examined in Speaker Series’ Second Installment »

Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D., presents “Medical Cannabis Quality Control in California: Keeping a Weed Free Garden,” as part of the second annual speaker series presented by the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research. The talk takes place Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Native Forum (Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, Room 162).

Award-Winning Poet Explores Identity for English Visiting Writers Series »

Humboldt State University’s English Department hosts San-Diego based author and poet Manual Paul López, in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. for the latest installment of the Visiting Writers’ Series.

Week of: Nov 03, 2013
Four Businesses Cited in ‘Minor Decoy’ Sting »

On Nov. 2, Humboldt State University Police partnered with agents from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and conducted a “minor decoy” sting operation within the city of Arcata. A minor with valid state identification attempted to purchase alcohol at multiple local businesses.

HSU Named Top School for Fulbright Scholars »

Humboldt State has been named a top school for Fulbright scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Three HSU faculty members received awards in 2013-14, making Humboldt State a leading producer of Fulbright scholars among U.S. master’s institutions.

Humboldt State Veterans’ Support Reaches Back Decades »

The history of military veterans on campus stretches back almost as far as Humboldt State’s own history. The first veterans appeared on campus following World War I and their impact was immediately felt with booming enrollment.

Week of: Oct 27, 2013
A Fiery Start for the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony performs the climactic movements of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite and other selections in its first concert of the school year Nov. 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary” »

The Indigenous Arts Coalition from the San Francisco Bay Area, an evolving group of culturally and artistically diverse artists identifying as indigenous, are featured at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery in Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary,” November 8 through December 5. The exhibit opens with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8. The public is invited to attend this free, public event.

HSU Recreation Students Co-Host Halloween Carnivals in Arcata and Eureka »

Humboldt State University Recreation Administration students, in partnership with the cities of Arcata and Eureka, will host two Halloween carnivals for children Oct. 31. The events will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center and the Adorni Center in Eureka.

Exploring the Wonder in “Humboldt Unbound” »

Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt? During Humboldt State University’s centennial year, this original play about the school’s namesake attempts to capture the spirit of his life as visionary explorer, scientist, godfather of ecology and champion of diversity and freedom.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

Around the World with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

The HSU Guitar Ensemble explores the world in concert on Friday, November 8 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

A Musical Century with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

Many events celebrate the HSU centennial but few will have this authentic touch: a locally created tune from the era of the school’s founding, played on the actual instrument of one of its founders.

HSU Students Advance to National College Fishing Championship »

HSU students Derrick Hicks (’13, Business) and Graeme Lock (’17) won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational on Clear Lake Oct. 12, qualifying them for the 2014 national championship.

Presidential Search Committee Solicits Campus Feedback (VIDEO) »

On October 28, the CSU Board of Trustees Search Committee held an open forum where students, faculty, staff and community members provided input into the desired characteristics and experiences they seek in the next President.

HSU Hosts 12th Annual International Education Week »

Humboldt State University will celebrate international education and exchange Nov. 18-22 during International Education Week. Now in its 12th year at HSU, the annual event includes an international fashion show, lectures, a keynote speaker and panels on studying, living and working abroad. The event is free and open to the public.

First Ever Online Career Fair at HSU »

For the first time next week, HSU will take its annual career fair online.

Week of: Oct 20, 2013
Arcata Police Seek Information on Stabbing Case »

The following is from the Arcata Police Department

The Arcata Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying witnesses to a stabbing that occurred on September 29, 2013.

Humboldt State University Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting »

The following is from the CSU Public Affairs Office.

The California State University Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president of Humboldt State University (HSU) to succeed Rollin C. Richmond, who has announced he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

Schatz Lab to Host Biomass Energy Workshop »

Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

HSU Student Receives $10,000 Native American Scholarship »

Humboldt State University student Cara Owings (Native American Studies) has received a $10,000 Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

College Showcases Successes, History during Month of November »

To commemorate HSU’s centennial, throughout November, Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will hold a series of events and activities to showcase its programs.

HSU Gears Up to Boost CalFresh Enrollment on Campus »

HSU staff and students will soon find it easier to enroll in California’s CalFresh program thanks to a $45,000 contract awarded to Humboldt State’s Department of Social Work.

Week of: Oct 13, 2013
Library Hosts Map Sale Oct. 31 »

Planning to do some trekking in Alaska next summer? Looking for some unusual wrapping paper or wall coverings?

REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty at the Reese Bullen Gallery »

The Reese Bullen Gallery celebrates Humboldt State University’s Centennial, with the final exhibit of a three-part art faculty exhibition series. REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty highlights artwork from faculty that began teaching at HSU in the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. The exhibit runs from November 1 through November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, November 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

It’s A Scream—Young Frankenstein the Musical at HSU »

The HSU production of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein is onstage for two weekends in Gist Hall Theatre beginning Thursday, October 17.

Humboldt State Qualifies as Hispanic-Serving Institution »

Following a semester of booming enrollment and ongoing efforts to bolster campus diversity, Humboldt State University now qualifies as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

From Prisons to Education, Dialogue on Race Evaluates Justice »

Poet and hip hop artist Tim’m West headlines the 15th annual Campus Dialogue on Race with his keynote address, “Deconstructing Dis/ease: The Body as a politicized site for healing self and community,” on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Gist Hall Theatre.

Book of the Year Author to Read Selections from “Fup” at HSU/CR »

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University’s 2013/14 Book of the Year author Jim Dodge will read selections from his novel Fup twice in November. Dodge will read first at HSU on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwin Forum. And at CR, he will read in the New Theater on Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. A book signing will follow both readings which are free and open to the public.

HSU Students Design Sustainable Energy Facility for Humboldt Bay »

On the bottom floor of Science D, a group of students sat in small groups discussing water turbidity, pH levels, mineral content and energy consumption.

Week of: Oct 06, 2013
Humboldt State Launches New Major: Criminology and Justice Studies »

With a greater than expected enrollment of 67 students, Humboldt State’s new Criminology and Justice Studies program is attracting students of all grade levels and some are even transferring to HSU to take advantage of the new major.

HSU Children’s Center Announces Federal Food Program Eligibility »

The Children’s Center at Humboldt State University has issued this year’s new income eligibility scale for the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is available without charge to all enrolled children at the centers located at Humboldt State University #1 Harpst St and #1695 10th Street.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

Schatz Takes Electric Vehicle Readiness Work Abroad »

Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.

‘Tricky Bidness’ Screening and Discussion Launch Second Annual Marijuana Speaker Series »

The Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research presents a screening of Tricky Bidness, a film that probes issues surrounding California’s legalization of medical marijuana and Arcata’s reputation as a center for marijuana cultivation. A discussion with filmmaker JoAnn Schuch will follow.

HSU Joins in Quake Preparedness ‘ShakeOut’ Oct. 17 »

The Humboldt State University campus will join in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., marking the 24th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.

HSU Program Wins Bid to Host Procurement Center »

Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation has secured a $300,000 federal grant to develop and host a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) from the HSU campus with services beginning in October.

HSU Student-Led Panel Weighs Degree vs. Debt »

The impact of rising student loans on the lifetime economic value of a college degree will be examined by a student-led panel hosted by Humboldt State University economics majors on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum (Room 162), opposite the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

Week of: Sep 29, 2013
Students Injured in Off-Campus Stabbing »

Two Humboldt State University students were stabbed early Sunday morning at an off-campus party.

Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert »

HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra perform a joint concert on Saturday October 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

CSU Campuses Will Begin Accepting Fall Applications on October 1 »

The application period for admission to the fall 2014 term for all CSU campuses will open on Tuesday, October 1. Students intending to apply for fall admission should visit the website to complete the online application.

HSU Sees Record Enrollment, Big Diversity Gains »

Humboldt State University has posted multiple enrollment records for its Centennial academic year 2013-2014, including Hispanic-Latina/o students.

DiGennaro, Welch share $1,000 Zinke Memorial Scholarship »

Humboldt State University Rangeland Resources Science majors Travis DiGennaro and Crystal Welch will share the $1,000 Paul Zinke Memorial Scholarship Award for 2013.

Students, Staff Can Enroll in ‘Obamacare’ until Mar. 31 »

Open enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, runs through Mar. 31, and Humboldt State students and parents can learn about the new law from both California State University and other state and federal sources.

Photos: HSU’s Centennial Homecoming & Family Weekend »

Humboldt State wrapped up the Centennial Homecoming & Family Weekend with a bang. Featuring a throwback parade around the Arcata Plaza, a pep rally, tailgate and fireworks show, this was a weekend to remember.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

Campus Eco-Demonstration House Readies for 35th Anniversary Celebration »

Humboldt State’s Campus Center for Appropriate Technology celebrates 35 years as a university’s sustainable-living demonstration house with a day of activities Saturday, Oct. 12 on the HSU campus.

CSU Reaches Tentative Agreement with UAW on Multi-Year Successor Contract »

The following was provided by the California State University’s Chancellor’s Office.

The California State University has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) on a three-year successor collective bargaining agreement. The UAW represents nearly 7,700 student employees who serve as Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants or Instructional Student Assistants throughout the CSU. The agreement will be taken to the CSU Board of Trustees for final approval at their November meeting and marks the first time since 2007 that CSU has negotiated a multi-year salary deal with one of its unions.

Jane Fonda to Narrate Films on California’s Environment »

Academy-Award winner Jane Fonda has joined a California team of distinguished scientists, educators and media producers, including Humboldt State University specialists, to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment.

Week of: Sep 22, 2013
Michael Kauffmann Publishes New Book on Conifers »

Michael Kauffmann (‘12, M.S. Biological Sciences), adviser for Humboldt State’s Redwood Science Project, has published Conifers of the Pacific Slope, a contemporary field guide for identifying Pacific Slope conifers.

Fisheries Expert Weighs Bristol Bay/Salmon Controversy »

Sockeye salmon expert Daniel Schindler, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, University of Washington, will examine the ongoing environmental conflict pitting fish versus mineral exploration in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed in a lecture at Humboldt State University sponsored by the Department of Fisheries Biology.

Students Can Enroll in ‘Obamacare’ Oct. 1 – Mar. 31 »

Open enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, runs Oct. 1 through Mar. 31, and students and parents can learn about the new law from Humboldt State’s Student Health Center as well as from federal sources.

HSU President Rollin Richmond to Retire »

Rollin Richmond, who has served as President at Humboldt State University for nearly 12 years, has decided to retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

HSU Children’s Center Receives $168,000 Department of Education Grant »

Humboldt State University’s Children Center has received a four-year $168,040 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support campus-based childcare services for low-income students.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

CNRS Showcases its Heritage with Bevy of Centennial Events »

Humboldt State University’s College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS), part of which had its 1930s genesis in a campus fish hatchery, is showcasing HSU’s 100th anniversary with a full slate of special science lectures and open houses in October.

HSU Employee Arrested for Making Threats »

Humboldt State University Police today arrested Lowell Ranstrom, a temporary campus employee, for making criminal threats.

Romer Anchors HSU Business School Summit Oct. 7 »

Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer headlines the day-long Business Summit being hosted by Humboldt State University’s School of Business on Monday, Oct. 7. The summit also features a student panel on active learning and a company executive discussion of regional business strategies.

CSU Reaches Agreement with CSUEU and IUOE on 2013-14 Salary Negotiations »

The California State University has reached agreement with the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) and the International Union of Operating Engineers over the 2013-14 salary re-opener negotiations. CSUEU represented employees will receive a salary increase that is the greater of 1.34 percent of annual base salary or $40 per month. IUOE represented employees will receive a straight 1.34 percent increase. Salary increases will be retroactive to July 1, 2013 for all employees. CSUEU represents more than 15,000 CSU employees including administrative and technical support and healthcare and service workers. The IUOE represents skilled trade workers at the California Maritime Academy.

Eureka’s Clarke Museum Hosts Special HSU Historical Exhibit »

More than 100 years have passed since Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the bill into law establishing Humboldt State Normal School. To mark the occasion of Humboldt State’s centennial year, Eureka’s Clarke Museum is highlighting the university’s history.

Week of: Sep 15, 2013
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

HSU Receives $1.2 Million Adaptive Physical Education Grant »

The Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration has received a five-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its credential program in adaptive physical education.

Diversity Resource Guide Outlines Services Available to HSU Students »

Humboldt State University will introduce this week its first-ever Diversity Resource Guide, a comprehensive collection of campus and community resources available to HSU students.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

HSU Wildlife Instructor: Crows Are Smarter Than You Think »

Crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. But just how smart are they? A new study led by wildlife faculty member Barbara Clucas suggests that they can tell when humans are watching them and adapt their behavior accordingly.

HSU Native Sashes Exhibit at Goudi’ni Gallery Sept. 26 »

Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery welcomes you to join us Thursday, September 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at an opening reception for our HSU Native Sashes exhibition. This exhibition displays graduation sashes worn by Native American alumni during their HSU Commencement ceremonies.

Obama Adviser Dissects Monetary Policy in HSU Lecture »

Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer, co-architect of the Obama administration’s recovery from the 2008 recession, will analyze post-crisis monetary policy on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU’s Fulkerson Hall Reopens as Roof Repairs Proceed »

Humboldt State University’s Fulkerson Recital Hall and audiovisual booth will reopen on Monday, September 23 with the completion of interior structural repairs.

Week of: Sep 08, 2013
A Musical Welcome to HSU »

HSU Music faculty members welcome students back to campus for the new school year with their annual potpourri of performances called the Welcome Concert on September 14.

HSU and Plan it Green Host Climate Expert Jorgen Randers »

Humboldt State University and Plan it Green will co-host a lecture by world-renowned climate strategist and energy specialist Jorgen Randers Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

HSU Kicks Off 20th Annual Day of Caring Sept. 21 »

Hundreds of Humboldt State University students and community volunteers are expected to join in HSU’s 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a partnership of the university’s Service Learning and Academic Internships and United Way of the Wine Country.

HSU Alum Wins $3,000 CSU Award »

Humboldt State University graduate Victoria Munguia, a Los Angeles native from an immigrant family, is a winner of the $3,000 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement 2013.

Fireworks, Throwback Parade Highlight HSU’s Homecoming Weekend Sept. 27-28 »

What’s more fun than a dozen Lumberjacks in a log rolling competition? How about fireworks over Redwood Bowl and a throwback parade around the Arcata Plaza? Humboldt State University invites the community to take part in its Centennial Year Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28.

Humboldt Bay Brass Performs Centennial ‘Sound-off’ Sept. 27 »

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band, the brass ensemble led by Humboldt State Music Professor Gil Cline that employs British instrumentation, will perform in the guise of the “Humboldt Bay Bugle Mob” in the university’s Centennial Parade on Friday, Sept. 27, departing from the campus at 4:15 p.m. via Harpst Street to the Arcata Plaza. Fans last enjoyed the Bugle Mob in last spring’s Rhody Parade in Eureka.

Humboldt State Named a Top School in National Rankings »

Humboldt State University has been named a top school by two national college rankings.

For Fifth Year Running, Humboldt State Named ‘Military Friendly School’ »

For the fifth year running, HSU is rated among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally that provide comprehensive support to soldier students and their spouses.

Week of: Sep 01, 2013
HSU Begins Truss Repairs at Fulkerson Hall »

Humboldt State University has begun truss repairs at Fulkerson Hall, expected to be completed by the end of September.

Campus Begins New Semester with Abundant Renovations »

Campus underwent major improvements over the summer as the University and Facilities Management renovated several buildings, completed exterior face-lifts and upgraded multiple smart classrooms.

HSU in the News • Highlights from August 2013 »

The following clips are highlights from news coverage of Humboldt State University.

HSU Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with STARS »

After months of collaboration among various campus groups and departments, Humboldt State has been named a top school for sustainability by STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System), a nationwide program that measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities across the nation.

Be a Part of Humboldt’s Throwback Homecoming Parade »

Join the Humboldt State community in celebrating HSU’s 100th year with a throwback Centennial Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 27 at 4:15 p.m.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

Berkeley Prof Surveys New Math Standards in HSU Lecture »

Award-winning Berkeley Mathematics Professor Alan Schoenfeld will deliver the 62nd Harry S. Kieval Lecture on new math teaching and learning methods on Thursday evening, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room 118. The lecture is sponsored by Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics.

Week of: Aug 25, 2013
Plaza Crowd Kicks Off HSU’s Centennial Celebration »

An old time fair with a North Coast flair took over the Arcata plaza Saturday to celebrate the start of Humboldt State University’s Centennial Year.

CSU Reaches Agreement with CFA on 2013-14 Salary Negotiations »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Founding Faculty »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, a exhibition featuring the art of emeriti faculty who began teaching in Humboldt State’s Art Department between 1914 and 1966 will be on exhibit at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery. The exhibit will run from September 12 through October 5, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

INRSEP Director Recognized for Work on Behalf of Hispanics, Native Americans »

Jacquelyn Bolman has received a 2013 Professional Mentor Award from the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for her work as director of Humboldt State University’s Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP).

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here.

HSU Releases Campus Diversity Plan »

Humboldt State University has released a Campus Diversity Plan, a comprehensive tool for increasing and monitoring diversity and inclusive student success on campus.

Week of: Aug 18, 2013
HSU Partners with Zimride to Offer Free Ridesharing Service »

Finding a ride to campus just got a little easier.

CSU Campuses Offer Online Courses for HSU Students »

Humboldt State University students now have the opportunity to take advantage of online courses offered at other California State University campuses.

Centennial Convocation Highlights Student Support Goals »

Humboldt State University is launching its 100th Anniversary Year with a cluster of new student support programs to build diversity and boost retention and graduation rates.

Newly Discovered Shrew Named After HSU Collections Manager »

In biology, some creatures are simply evolutionary oddities. Take the aardvark, for example, or the duck billed platypus—animals with distinct, unusual features that make them unique in the mammal world.

Humboldt State Welcomes 26 New Faculty for 2013-14 Academic Year »

Humboldt State University welcomes 26 new tenure-line faculty and librarians for the 2013-14 academic school year.

Week of: Aug 11, 2013
Institute for Student Success Aug. 20 on HSU Campus »

Humboldt State University will host the fourth Institute for Student Success, a one-day professional event for staff, faculty and administration, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 on the HSU campus.

HSU Ranks Again as ‘Best in the West’ Campus »

Humboldt State University is named again a “Best in the West College” in the online guide “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” produced by the Princeton Review, a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

HSU Hosts Earthquake Tsunami Room at County Fair »

For the 14th consecutive year, Humboldt State University is partnering with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group to host the Earthquake Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair, Aug. 14-25, 11a.m. to 9 p.m. in Hindley Hall, the commercial building.

Police Step Up Bike/Skateboard Safety Enforcement for School Reopening »

The Humboldt State University and Arcata Police Departments and the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a bicycle and skateboard safety, education and enforcement campaign as the approaching fall semester begins at area schools.

HSU Program Enriches Local Science Teachers »

Lucia Boyer picked up the tiny jellyfish with tongs and dunked it into a bath of liquid nitrogen. With the cauldron still smoking and sizzling, she transferred the frozen organism into a freeze dryer, where low temperature and a vacuum would eventually transform the ice directly into gas.

HSU’s Fulkerson Hall Closed Temporarily for Repairs »

Humboldt State University’s Fulkerson Recital Hall has been closed temporarily for the immediate and permanent repair of a cracked wooden truss beam that apparently succumbed to age and seismic activity. The closure includes the audiovisual booth in the Department of Music Building.

Week of: Aug 04, 2013
HSU Professor Co-Authors New Book on Decolonizing Social Work »

Humboldt State professor Michael Yellow Bird has co-authored a new textbook titled “Decolonizing Social Work.”

Searching for Faults in Tennessee »

Joe Camacho (’14, Environmental Management and Protection) is passionate about geology. So passionate, in fact, that he spent his entire summer investigating ancient fault lines in the heart of Tennessee.

HSU Hosts Annual Part-time Job Fair Aug. 28 »

Local employers can meet with returning Humboldt State University students about job openings when the university’s Career Center hosts a Part-time Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University Center Quad.

First Street Gallery Hosts Centennial Art Exhibit through Sept. 15 »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, HSU’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka presents a faculty and staff exhibition showcasing artists who currently teach and work in Humboldt State’s Art Department. The exhibit will display a wide range of themes, styles and media August 20 through September 15.

HSU Celebrates 100th Birthday Festival August 24 »

Humboldt State University’s family-geared 100th Birthday Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4-7 p.m. on the Arcata Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Week of: Jul 28, 2013
Schatz Lab Leads Countywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Study »

For electric vehicles to take off on the North Coast, Humboldt County would need about 43 charging stations from Orick to Garberville.

CSU Provides New Online Classes for Fall 2013 »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Week of: Jul 21, 2013
Humboldt State’s 100th Birthday Festival, Aug 24. on Arcata Plaza »

Humboldt State University’s yearlong Centennial Celebration kicks off Saturday, Aug. 24, with a 100th Birthday Festival on the Arcata Plaza from 4-7pm. The free event is hosted by the Arcata Chamber of Commerce, Arcata Main Street and the City of Arcata.

Week of: Jul 14, 2013
OLLI Begins New Membership Year Aug. 1 »

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University will commence a new membership year August 1, offering more than 70 academic and thought-provoking classes in conjunction with HSU’s Centennial Celebration.

Humboldt State Upgrading to 10G Internet »

Humboldt State University has partnered with AT&T;and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California to increase its Internet bandwidth to 10 gigabits.

Week of: Jun 30, 2013
The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

State Budget Marks Reinvestment in the CSU

The state’s reinvestment in the CSU became official last week as Gov. Brown signed the 2013-14 budget, which includes $125.1 million in new funding and $125 million reinstated from last year’s budget cut.
The proposed increase brings state funding levels to $2.3 billion for the CSU’s programs and operations.

Week of: Jun 23, 2013
A World Marimba Festival Finds its Way to HSU »

Once upon a time in the mid-1980s, a total stranger knocked on the office door of Humboldt State Music Professor Eugene Novotney.

HSU Hosts World Marimba Festival June 30-July 13 »

The international Zeltsman Marimba Festival comes to the Pacific Northwest for the first time June 30 – July 13, featuring eight evening concerts open to the public at Humboldt State University’s Native Forum and the Arcata Playhouse.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Discusses Vietnam War on Thursday Night Talk Radio Show »

This year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for history, Fredrik Logevall, will discuss his winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, with veteran White House correspondent Paul Mann on Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m. on KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk.

Campus Volunteers Sought for CERT Training »

Humboldt State’s CERT (Campus Emergency Response Team) Academy is scheduled Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28 and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to serve as CERT volunteers, who would assist first responders in the event of a major earthquake or comparable emergency.

Week of: Jun 16, 2013
Young Alumni at HSU’s First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni-2013, on exhibit from July 2nd through August 4th, 2013. This exhibition celebrates the diversity and skills acquired by Humboldt State Art majors during their enrollment at the university.

HSU Wildlife Student Publishes Fantasy Novel for Young Adults »

Not many college students can say they’re a published writer. But “young adult author” is a title that Vincent Gonzalez (’15, Wildlife) recently added to his resume.

Robots Race, Wrestle and Fly in Robotics Camp »

Twenty local middle schoolers got the chance to race, wrestle and fly robots they designed and created as part of Humboldt State University’s third annual Robot Camp, held this week on the HSU campus.

HSU Journal Challenges Popular Marijuana Claims »

A number of common assumptions about marijuana use require more scrutiny based on hard scientific evidence instead of limited anecdotal data, according to a Humboldt State University academic journal.

‘Shock Doctrine’ Author Naomi Klein Anchors HSU Centennial Speaker Series »

A New York Times best selling author and a renowned nature photographer headline Humboldt State University’s Centennial Speaker Series presented by Center Arts. With talks by authors Paul Ehrlich, Peter Singer, Naomi Klein and Michael Eric Dyson, union organizer Arturo S. Rodriguez and photographer James Balog, Humboldt State celebrates Big Ideas during the campus’s Centennial Celebration.

Week of: Jun 09, 2013
‘Ear-Opening!’ Marimba Festival Comes to HSU »

Boston-based marimba master Nancy Zeltsman, founder of the international Zeltsman Marimba Festival, promises that Humboldt State and Arcata Playhouse audiences will hear “absolutely ear-opening percussion” at her concert series June 30-July 13.

Week of: Jun 02, 2013
Registration Open for HSU’s Marine Science Summer Program »

Registration is now open for the 2013 Marine Sciences Summer Program. The three-session program is an opportunity for young children (first through sixth grades) to learn about the coastal environment through fun and exciting activities.

HSU Hosts Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 – July 13 »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Music and Music Professor Eugene Novotney will host the international Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 – July 13 with multiple concerts open to the public.

Week of: May 26, 2013
NSF Grant Extends HSU’s Cutting Edge Gravity Research »

Humboldt State Professor C.D. Hoyle, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a three-year, $155,746 continuation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ongoing testing of Newton’s law of gravity and Einstein’s theory of relativity in HSU’s Gravitational Research Laboratory.

HSU Offers English Enrichment to Training for Regional Teachers »

Humboldt State University will resume North Coast teacher workshops this summer for California State University’s Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) for high school teachers, co-sponsored by the Humboldt County Office of Education, College of the Redwoods and The Redwood Writing Project.

Week of: May 19, 2013
HSU Professor Named Top Female Professor Statewide »

Humboldt State University oceanography professor Christine Cass has been named one of the top 20 women professors in California by and

Schatz Lab Gains $95K Biomass Research Grant »

The Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University has received a $95,000 state grant to continue experiments aimed at converting biomass—slash from logging and fuel reduction efforts—into energy dense “bio-coal.”

Week of: May 12, 2013
OLLI Adult Learning Moves Outdoors this Summer »

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University will offer an array of courses this summer, from Trinidad to Garberville. Venues will include Redwood National Forest, Samoa’s speeder train in Samoa and a Crabs game at Arcata Ballpark.

Lighting Inventory Illuminates Energy Efficiency on Campus »

Humboldt State is looking at ways to make campus lighting more energy efficient.

International Marimba Festival Comes to HSU »

Humboldt State will host the Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 to July 13 on the HSU campus.

Geography of Hate Attracts International Media Atttention »

Geography professor Monica Stephens’ ‘Geography of Hate’ map has attracted national and international media attention, from news website Mashable to German national newspaper Die Zeit.

CCRP Garners $1M Grant for Humboldt Health Care »

Humboldt State University’s California Center for Rural Policy has been awarded a two-year, $1 million grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to bolster Humboldt County health care.

Governor’s May Revision Maintains $125.1 Million Budget Investment for CSU »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

Governor Brown’s May Revision of the 2013-2014 state budget continues to propose an additional $125.1 million in state funding for the California State University and also maintains reinstating $125 million that was cut from last year’s budget and was due to be reimbursed in this year’s budget following the successful passage of Proposition 30. The proposal also states that the administration will work with the colleges and universities, legislature and other stakeholders on a framework that would link future budget augmentations to performance-related measures.

CCAT Experience Shapes Outstanding Graduate Delgado’s Outlook and Future »

Emanuel Delgado (’13, Geography) has always had a passion for sustainability, but it wasn’t until he came to HSU that he really had a chance to get his feet wet.

A Look Back: Humboldt State Through the Years »

Humboldt State NOW digs into the photographic archives as campus gets ready for the yearlong centennial celebration in the ’13-’14 academic year. Enjoy a look back every week as HS NOW features historical photos. Photos will also be added to the Scrolling Archive on the HSU Centennial webpage. And be sure to share your own memories and photos from campus at

Week of: May 05, 2013
Bassist Millie Martin in HSU Faculty Artist Series Concert »

String bassist Millie Martin performs a Faculty Artist Series concert in Fulkerson Recital Hall at noon on Sunday, May 12.

Brian Post Composes Original Music for Centennial Celebration »

Part of an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration.

A Look Back: Humboldt State Through the Years »

Humboldt State NOW digs into the photographic archives as campus gets ready for the yearlong centennial celebration in the ’13-’14 academic year. Enjoy a look back every week as HS NOW features historical photos. Photos will also be added to the Scrolling Archive on the HSU Centennial webpage. And be sure to share your own memories and photos from campus at

HSU Student Wins $3,000 Hearst/CSU Award »

Humboldt State University senior Victoria Munguia has received a $3,000 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement 2013.

Bloom New Associated Students President After Run Off Win »

Jacob Bloom, a Communication major, is the new Associated Student president after winning 55 percent of a run-off vote held May 1 and 2. Jennie Rose Saunders, an Environmental Policy major, is administrative vice president after winning 53 percent of the vote, and Juan Diaz-Infante, also an Environmental Policy major, is student affairs vice president winning a 60 percent majority.

HSU Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability »

Humboldt State University recently received a Silver Rating in STARS, a nationwide program that evaluates an institution’s programs and practices in sustainability. The rating places HSU among the nation’s leaders in sustainability.

3D Printer Multiplies Student Learning Opportunities »

This semester, students in Patricia DuRant’s engineering dynamics class had the chance to design and build their own robots using wheels, plastic gears and other self-designed parts.

Geography of Hate: Mapping the Origins of Online Hate Speech »

Where in America do people use the most hate speech?

Week of: Apr 28, 2013
Reassembling the Horizon with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

From the most famous Mexican bolero and a 1950s torch song to a Stevie Wonder classic, the HSU Jazz Orchestra reassembles jazz horizons in its May 11 concert at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Sacred Music and a Children’s Choir at HSU »

The HSU University Singers and the Humboldt Chorale perform an evening of sacred music, including the Mass of the Children, on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Fiddling Around with the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony will perform its well-planned and rehearsed final concert of the year on May 10 and 12, with classics ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries. But there will also be a surprise—even to conductor Paul Cummings.

A Look Back: Humboldt State Through the Years »

Humboldt State NOW digs into the photographic archives as campus gets ready for the yearlong centennial celebration in the ’13-’14 academic year. Enjoy a look back every week as HS NOW features historical photos. Photos will also be added to the Scrolling Archive on the HSU Centennial webpage. And be sure to share your own memories and photos from campus at

CSU, EPA Increase Opportunities for Environmental Stewards »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Art Professor Kris Patzlaff and Students Design New Ceremonial Mace »

Part of an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration.

Plan ‘Bee’: Grad Student Explores Role of Native Bees »

What role do native bees play in local crop pollination? And should local farmers establish better habitats to support them?

Geography Student Wins National Mapping Award »

Geography student Alina Taalman (’13) has won the Arthur Robinson Award for Best Printed Map in an annual competition hosted by the national Cartography and Geographic Information Society.

Campus Makes Strides Against Waste »

Humboldt State University is making substantial gains in waste abatement, decreasing its solid waste disposal in 2012 by 176 tons.

HSU Professor helps ID first tsunami debris in CA »

When a boat washed ashore in Crescent City in early April, HSU professor Lori Dengler was instrumental in confirming it as the first piece of debris from the March, 2011 Japanese tsunami to wash ashore in California.

HSU Honors Centennial Class at May 18 Commencement »

Humboldt State University will host its 2013 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in Redwood Bowl.

Week of: Apr 21, 2013
Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office:

From Dowland to the Beatles with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

Songs from the Renaissance to the Beatles are given voice in the Madrigal and Mad River Transit Singers spring concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Calypso Band and HSU Percussion Spring Concert »

The most important work in the percussion ensemble repertoire, Bantu music from Cuba and calypso dance rhythms are all featured in the shared HSU Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group and Calypso Band concert 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Rossini, a Little Bling and Some Led Zep »

The clarinet is a versatile instrument—but can it really sound like an electric guitar? Blake McGee, visiting clarinetist from the University of Wyoming, will put it to the test in a solo concert 8 p.m. May 2 and an HSU Symphonic Band performance 8 p.m. May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

CSU Presidents Receive Honors

• San José State President Mo Qayoumi was recently appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, a group of academic leaders that advises Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on issues relating to international students, recent graduate recruitment, homeland security academic programs and academic research. Qayoumi will be chairman of the council’s new subcommittee on cyber security, as San José State is preparing to launch a cyber security center. More information.

HSU Cycling Wins Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships »

The HSU cycling team competed in the WCCC championships this weekend and came home with the winner’s trophy. The team was ranked in second place behind UC Santa Clara leading into the conference championships, but raced well enough over the weekend to take the championship title. Eight HSU Cycling team members competed in the championships: Alvin Garlejo, Justin Gore, Marina Marcroft, Michael Nystrom, Sara Schneider, Katrina Suarez, Zachary Thompson and Nancy Vargas.

A Look Back: Humboldt State Through the Years »

Humboldt State NOW digs into the photographic archives as campus gets ready for the yearlong centennial celebration in the ’13-‘14 academic year. Enjoy a look back every week as HS NOW features historical photos. Photos will also be added to the Scrolling Archive on the HSU Centennial webpage. And be sure to share your own memories and photos from campus at

HSU Salutes Academic Community (SLIDESHOW) »

Alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered in the University Center on Friday, April 19, for the 2013 Humboldt State Honors Dinner.

Art Professor Prints Woodcut of Founders to Commemorate Centennial »

This is the second story in an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 Centennial celebration.

When art professor Sarah Whorf first learned of HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration last year, she knew she had to get involved.

Campus Cleanup Disposes Over a Ton of Hazardous Waste »

Humboldt State has discarded over a ton of hazardous materials and electronic waste this past year thanks the Campus Wide Waste Collection Project.

Week of: Apr 14, 2013
HSU Hosts Talk on Cannabis Dispensary Research »

Research findings of medical marijuana dispensaries will be the subject of the last of the spring speaker series of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research on Monday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building at Humboldt State University.

Earth Day Forum Probes Marijuana’s Environmental Impact »

Humboldt State University will host its inaugural Earth Day Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment this weekend, centering on a key issue often overlooked in mainstream analysis: marijuana’s environmental effects.

HSU Bolsters Campus Suicide Prevention Measures »

Humboldt State University is broadening and intensifying its long-term programs for campus-wide suicide prevention and wellness with a two-year, $155,000 grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority and other funding sources.

The “Proof” Is On the Stage at HSU »

Is it love or ambition? Is it genius or madness? And what is the proof?

Two Bands for the Price of None »

The visiting University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the HSU Symphonic Band share a free concert on Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

Area Youth Shine at HSU’s 54th Redwood Math Tourney »

Middle and high school students from Arcata High, Douglas City, Eureka High, McKinleyville High and Sunny Brae won top honors at Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics 54th annual Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament on April 13.

Community Leaders to Speak at RAMP Career Panel »

Humboldt State’s Residential Academic Mentoring Program will host a career panel with community leaders Monday, April 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall above the College Creek Marketplace. The event is free and open to the public.

HSU Ranks Again as Top North American ‘Green College’ »

For the fourth year in a row, Humboldt State University is rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

University Celebrates Earth Day »

Humboldt State is continuing its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection with a number of events celebrating Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

HSU’s Schatz Lab Leads World Solar Foray »

An international agency has adopted a new technical standard led by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University that harmonizes national quality assurance requirements for solar-powered light-emitting diode devices (LEDs).

Centennial Play Brings Alexander Von Humboldt to Life »

He traveled around the world and is considered the founder of modern geography. Charles Darwin once called him the “greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.”

A Look Back: Humboldt State Through the Years »

Humboldt State NOW digs into the photographic archives as campus gets ready for the yearlong centennial celebration in the ’13-‘14 academic year. Enjoy a look back every week as HS NOW features historical photos. Photos will also be added to the Scrolling Archive on the HSU Centennial webpage. And be sure to share your own memories and photos from campus at

Week of: Apr 07, 2013
University Celebrates Outstanding Students 2012-2013 »

Humboldt State University saluted its Outstanding Students 2012-2013 at award ceremonies April 11 hosted by President Rollin Richmond, Provost Bob Snyder and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Peg Blake.

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