Campus News Archive

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Week of: Nov 22, 2020
Humboldt State Asked to Plan for Consideration to Be State’s Third Polytechnic » The California State University has asked Humboldt State University to undertake a self-study toward becoming designated a polytechnic.
Minecraft: Humboldt State Edition » In a higher education landscape that’s largely gone virtual in response to the global pandemic, the HSU community has a new option: exploring the Humboldt State campus in the digital world of Minecraft.
Student’s BLM Artwork Shines in National Spotlight » This October, Humboldt State senior Melanie Zhao was named a winner in Zumiez' "Stand Up Campaign," a nationwide contest for activism in the arts.
Week of: Nov 15, 2020
Students May Be at More at Risk for Hunger and Homelessness During COVID-19 » As the COVID-19 pandemic bears down on the country for a 10th consecutive month, college students are facing even greater challenges in meeting their basic needs.
Week of: Nov 08, 2020
California Teacher of the Year » Recognized for her leadership and innovation during a challenging educational climate, HSU School of Education instructor and HSU alumna Nora Wynne was named a 2021 California Teacher of the Year. This is the first time a Humboldt County educator has been recognized with the honor since 1996.
HSU Foundation Makes Major Local Investment » The Humboldt State University Foundation - the non-profit organization that accepts donations and manages the endowment for the University - has made a new investment in local real estate. It completed the purchase of nearly eight developable acres within one mile of campus that is known as Craftsman Mall.
Hundreds of Eighth Grade Students Get Inspired About College at Humboldt State » Despite the incalculable opportunity and financial mobility afforded by a college education, many young people don’t envision themselves at four-year universities--especially those facing the greatest hurdles to get there.
Students Stay Connected to Community Through Virtual Volunteerism » HSU students who volunteer through Youth Educational Services are keeping the spirit of community service alive and well in creative and remote ways during the pandemic, such as a pen pal program.
Alumna Named Cal State East Bay President » Rising through the ranks of higher education, Cathy A. Sandeen (’76, Speech Pathology) has now been named president at California State University East Bay (CSUEB). Sandeen, currently the chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), will take the helm on January 4, 2021.
Week of: Nov 01, 2020
Nursing and Social Work Certificate Takes a Holistic Approach to Community Health » Humboldt State University’s Nursing and Social Work programs are embarking on a cutting-edge partnership. A new two-year certificate program will offer Humboldt State University Social Work and Nursing students the opportunity to supplement their education with training and clinical hours focused on community health.
Future Forward Forums: Student Experience, Community Collaboration, Future Proofing » Humboldt State’s Strategic Plan is a blueprint of HSU’s vision and goals for the next five years. It’s a massive undertaking that hinges on ideas from many diverse voices — including yours.
Celebrating First-generation Students » Humboldt State joined thousands of campuses on Sunday in a virtual celebration of first-generation students.
Athletics Auction Raises $31,000 » Some of the top items at the 35th Annual Humboldt State University Department of Athletics were the Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler, Two-Night Stay and Dinner for Two at Albion Inn, and a Tom Brady Signed Autograph Football.
Enrollment in Graduate Programs Increases at HSU » Despite the uncertainty of higher education during the pandemic, Humboldt State experienced a 8% increase in the number of new graduate students from last year and the highest number since 2017.
Week of: Oct 25, 2020
Open Forums: Help Shape HSU’s Vision and Goals » Humboldt State’s Strategic Plan is a blueprint of HSU’s vision and goals for the next five years. It’s a massive undertaking that hinges on ideas from many diverse voices — including yours.
Week of: Oct 18, 2020
Study: Thinning and Prescribed Fire Treatments Reduce Tree Mortality » A recent study by the USDA Forest Service, Humboldt State, and other researchers suggests that if forests had been closer to their historic densities, tree mortality would likely not have been as severe.
We’re a ‘Green College’! » Humboldt State University is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
25 Years of Remembering: Heritage and Discourse in Native American Studies » Humboldt State University’s Native American Studies (NAS) program provides an essential Indigenous voice on campus. Due to the advocacy of early Indigenous students and faculty at HSU, the program, which turned 25 this year, is stronger than ever as it continues to refine HSU’s role as a leader in Native American scholarship.
Week of: Oct 11, 2020
Earthquake-Tsunami Fair Goes Virtual » The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group and the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center at HSU partnered to create the Virtual Earthquake-Tsunami Fair, which launched this week, just in time for the Great ShakeOut this Thursday, October 15.
SJSU Football to Return to San José » San José State University’s football team will return to the SJSU campus following its morning practice on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Humboldt State Athletics 35th Annual Sports Auction Goes Virtual! » In light of precautions surrounding COVID-19, Humboldt State Athletics is moving the 35th Annual Sports Auction online to adhere to the regulations on large gatherings. This four-day virtual event will allow you the opportunity to still bid on items and services in support of our student-athletes.
HSU’s 22nd Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race Begins Oct. 26 » Humboldt State’s annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) will take place Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30. This year's theme is Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future.
How Eco-Friendly are we? See for Yourself … » Sometimes just stepping on the scale is enough inspiration to curb your consumption. Similarly, HSU’s new Sustainability Dashboard makes it easy to measure progress toward its ambitious sustainability targets.
Week of: Oct 04, 2020
Show off Your Humboldt State Spirit for Homecoming Week » Humboldt State Homecoming is going (mostly) virtual this year. From October 5 - 9, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to join HSU for a series of free Homecoming events.
Sponsored Programs Foundation Distributes $650k to HSU Research Community » Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSU SPF) will distribute $656,822 to faculty, staff, and departments this year, based on their grant activity.
Indigenous Peoples’ Week with U.S. Poet Laureate » HSU's 27th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week will feature virtual events that focus on indigenous policy, issues, and contributions and also expose the generational traumas resulting from the colonization of Indigenous peoples. Among the keynote speakers: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
Week of: Sep 27, 2020
San José State University Partners with HSU to Assist Football Team in Preparation for Season » San José State University and Humboldt State University, a fellow California State University institution, reached an agreement for the Spartan football team to continue its preparation for the 2020 football season at the Humboldt State campus in Arcata, Calif.
Humboldt State Hosts SJSU Football » Humboldt State University will be hosting the San José State University football team for training and practice ahead of the start of their 2020 season. The Spartans will live and practice on campus, all while essentially maintaining a bubble to prevent contact between the team, the campus, and the local community.
Scott G. VanScoy Named Interim HSUPD Chief » Scott G. VanScoy began as Interim University Police Chief at HSU on Sept. 29. VanScoy was most recently a Captain at CSU Northridge Police, which provides a range of law enforcement and public safety services for the campus of 40,000. He began in that department in 1998.
Week of: Sep 20, 2020
Update on the HSU University Center from the Office of the President » The following is a message from President Tom Jackson, Jr.
Athletics Year in Review » The 2019-20 season saw Humboldt State University Lumberjacks student-athletes exceeding in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the community.
Joseph I. Castro Appointed Eighth CSU Chancellor » The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., to serve as the eighth chancellor of the California State University. Castro has served as the eighth president of California State University, Fresno since 2013. He is the first California native and first Mexican American to be appointed to oversee the 23-campus university. Castro will succeed Timothy P. White who is retiring after leading the university since late 2012.
Strategic Planning Process Kicks Off » Last spring, members of the campus community began creating Humboldt State's Strategic Plan (2021-2026). Essential to the improvement and growth of HSU, this plan will articulate who we are as an institution now, what we want to work toward together, and who we want to be in five years.
‘Science for All’ with Spanish-Language Education in STEM » An innovative new Humboldt State organization, Ciencia Para Todos, promotes “science for all” through bilingual education to inspire elementary school students to consider science majors in higher education. (Pictured are HSU students and Ciencia Para Todos members, Christian Trujillo and Diana Martinez, in February.)
Week of: Sep 13, 2020
CSU Trustee Award Winner Wants to Help Native Youth » From a young age, Julia Jones learned to depend on school for support. Today, she is working towards a career in law and counseling to help Native youth overcome challenges to attend college. Jones has been named a 2020 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement winner.
HSU Makes Wall Street Journal College Rankings » Humboldt State University ranked between 501-600 this year out of 797 institutions nationally, according to the newly released Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Ranking 2021.
U.S. News & World Report: HSU Among Top Public Schools in the West » Humboldt State is ranked as the 17th top public school in the west, and tied for 37th out of 127 public and private schools in the region, according to 2021 Best Colleges annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
HSU Reserves Residence Halls for Firefighters » HSU has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to house firefighters in unused residence halls on campus this fire season.
Week of: Sep 06, 2020
CSU Campuses to Continue with Predominantly Virtual Instruction for Academic Terms Beginning in Jan. » The CSU Chancellor's Office announced that all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will continue with coursework primarily delivered virtually.
Introducing HSU’s New Seaweed Farm, a First for California [Video] » Humboldt Bay will be home to California's first commercial, open-water seaweed farm. This pilot project, led by Humboldt State University and supported by GreenWave, stands to kickstart an industry where environmental sustainability and economic benefits go hand in hand.
Donors Give More Than $6 million to Humboldt State University » Over the past year, thousands of donors gave more than $6 million in charitable support through the Humboldt State University Foundation and charitable grants in support of HSU students and programs.
HSU Plans for Spring 2021 Instruction » Based on new guidance provided today by the California State University system, Humboldt State University will continue offering most courses in a virtual format for Spring 2021.
Week of: Aug 30, 2020
HSU Receives $250,000 USDA Grant for Sustainable Food Systems Program » Humboldt State University is launching La Comida Nos Une (“Food Unites Us”), a program that examines the scientific, political, socioeconomic, and social justice aspects of sustainable food systems.
Fall Enrollment Looks Stronger Than Expected » Humboldt State University is seeing quite a few more students than expected this fall, with enrollment coming in above projections for both new and returning students.
HSU Named in Top 100 Colleges for Affordability and Graduate Degrees » Humboldt State University has once again been recognized as a top performing institution by Washington Monthly magazine’s national college guide.
Week of: Aug 23, 2020
Professors Recognized for Innovative Equity in STEM Leadership » Biological Sciences Professor Amy Sprowles and Wildlife Professor Matthew Johnson have received a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award from the California State University for their transformative work in Place-Based Learning Communities at Humboldt State University.
Cycling Keeps You Young! » A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of bicycling as an exercise in older adults.
Instructors Recognized for Excellence by Retired Faculty, Staff » The Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (ERFSA) of Humboldt State University announced its selection of junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding promise.
STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements » Humboldt State University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Week of: Aug 16, 2020
Humboldt State University Named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” List » Humboldt State University is one of the 127 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists HSU in the Best in the West section of its '2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.'
Week of: Aug 09, 2020
Humboldt State Eyes Changes to Re-energize Student Experience » Humboldt State University is looking to the future, focusing on new priorities and directions for the University Center (UC) to enhance the student experience.
Students Welcomed at Low-Key Move-In Day » Humboldt State University began welcoming students to the residence halls on Saturday’s move-in day, just a little over a week before the start of a very different Fall semester. The day offered a sense of how the pandemic has dramatically changed higher education.
Week of: Aug 02, 2020
Hearst Foundations Grant Supports HSU Student Success » A $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations is helping hundreds of Humboldt State University students meet their basic needs and stay on track to graduate.
New Funding for Program that’s Saved Students more than $1 Million on Textbooks » HSU continues to support affordable learning for students, with new funding from the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions program.
HSU Launches “Humboldt in the Time of COVID” Project » Now is your chance to tell your story about life during the coronavirus pandemic.
Week of: Jul 26, 2020
University Police Arrest Murder Suspects out of Virginia » On Wednesday, July 29, at 1:03 a.m., University Police Department Sergeant Joe Jones and Officer Billy Kijsriopas were on patrol at the University Corporation Yard, a satellite campus off of Samoa Boulevard in Arcata. They discovered an unoccupied vehicle with stolen plates parked on the east side of the building.
Changes Underway at UC to Enhance Campus Life » Humboldt State University is making changes at the University Center that are designed to make major improvements to services and programs for students.
Fall Semester Info Available on ‘Campus Ready’ website » HSU has launched a new website, campusready.humboldt.edu, with detailed information about the preparations for the coming Fall semester.
Week of: Jul 19, 2020
CSU Trustees Approve Ethnic Studies and Social Justice General Education Requirement » The following was shared by the CSU Chancellor's Office: The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted today to approve an amendment to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. This amendment will modify the university’s General Education (GE) requirements to include a course addressing ethnic studies and social justice. This marks the first significant change to the university’s GE requirements in 40 years.
Donors Give Over $150,000 in Emergency Support for HSU Students » In the past year, donors have given $158,000 in emergency support for hundreds of Humboldt State University students. Gifts raised last year ensure that students can continue on their path to graduation, even during the pandemic.
Week of: Jul 12, 2020
HSU Plans for $5.9 Million in Federal CARES and MSI Funds » Humboldt State University has determined spending priorities for $5.9 million in federal funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program. Funds will be used to cover a portion of the University’s expenses related to the impact of COVID-19.
Week of: Jul 05, 2020
Humboldt Area Foundation and Donors Raise More Than $20,000 to Support HSU Dreamers » Thanks to the generosity of donors and the Humboldt Area Foundation, more than $20,000 was raised in support of Humboldt State University California Dream Act students in June. The funds will provide emergency financial support to Dreamers in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Week of: Jun 28, 2020
Professor Amber Gaffney Named Faculty Athletics Representative » Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney has been chosen as Humboldt State University’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).
Week of: Jun 14, 2020
HSU Reaffirms Support for Dreamers Following Supreme Court Ruling » The Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s effort to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a federal program that allows children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.
HSU Awarded $15,000 NEA Grant for Humboldt County Reading Program » Humboldt State University received a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read throughout Humboldt County. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Robot Kits and STEAM Skills with HSU’s Robotics Camp » Humboldt State University’s popular summer Robotics Camp returns this July!
Week of: Jun 07, 2020
HSU Faculty Share Their Best Lectures » HSU’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is kicking off the 2020 summer lecture series! Faculty from Humboldt State are hosting free lectures and workshops, which are open to the HSU community and the public. Be part of the online engagement, intellectual dialogue and some of the best lectures from HSU’s best teachers.
$7 Million in Federal Emergency Aid for HSU’s NorCal SBDC » HSU’s Northern California Small Business Development Center received $7 million in federal emergency funding to continue helping thousands of small businesses in Northern California during the pandemic.
Build Bridges and Connect Communities This Summer With HSU Library Programs » The HSU Library invites the community to join them this summer for the LifeLong Learning Lounge (L4HSU), a series of interactive workshops, programs, and personal professional development opportunities.
CSU: Police Chiefs Pledge to Implement Recommendations from The President’s Task Force » The California State University (CSU) released the following statement from the Chiefs of Police of the university’s 23 campus police departments:
Week of: May 31, 2020
Donn Peterson Retiring as Chief of Police at HSU » Donn Peterson will be retiring from his position as Chief of Police at Humboldt State University effective May 31, 2020.
HSU Appoints Christina Lofthouse as Interim Chief of Police » Christina Lofthouse, a veteran law enforcement officer with two decades of experience at universities, has been named the Interim Chief of Police at Humboldt State University.
Standing Together in Solidarity » The following message of solidarity was shared with the campus community:
A Call for Unity and Understanding: Reaffirming the Values of the CSU » The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: Dear California State University community, Today, we write to you with heavy hearts.
Humboldt Area Foundation Pledges $10K in Matching Challenge to Support HSU Dreamers » Through June 30, 2020, all gifts to support Humboldt State University California Dream Act students will be doubled, thanks to a matching $10,000 “COVID-19 Regional Response Fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation” grant. This funding is crucial to support undocumented students in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Message from HSU: Racist Social Media Posts » The Dean of Students office has been made aware of posts on social media showing HSU students making racist taunts and mocking the Black community. Basic decency and campus protocols demand a swift investigation, which is already underway.
Milestone Moment: Humboldt State University Opens Enrollment for New Nursing Program » HSU’s Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program is set to launch this fall.
HSU Offering Grant to Help Students Afford Housing » Humboldt State University has launched a new grant that aims to help student renters with housing deposits and other up-front costs in securing off-campus housing.
Week of: May 24, 2020
Alum Gives $150,000 for Nursing Scholarships » As the new RN to BSN Nursing Program at Humboldt State University has begun accepting applications for its first new cohort of students, one alum has stepped up to support the program through scholarships.
Tae Norwood, 2018 National Assistant Coach of the Year, Hired to Lead Men’s Basketball » Tae Norwood has been hired as the new head coach of the Humboldt State University men’s basketball team. It marks the next step in the evolution of a coach with nearly two decades of experience at all levels of collegiate athletics.
Week of: May 17, 2020
Summer Session: HSU Ramps Up Professional Development to Enhance Remote Teaching » How do you humanize a virtual course? How do we design significant learning experiences in remote instructional contexts? What does quality online teaching and learning look like? These are questions instructors around the nation are grappling with amid the pandemic and are a few of several timely topics Humboldt State University faculty will have a chance to explore this summer.
Grads Recognized at HSU Virtual Ceremonies » HSU’s class of 2020 graduated on Saturday in a virtual ceremony full of good spirits and inspiring messages for the future.
HSU’s 2019-20 Outstanding Faculty Honored » Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. William Fisher, Department of Economics, Kishan Lara-Cooper, Department of Child Development, and Cutcha Risling Baldy, Department of Native American Studies, are the recipients of the 2019-20 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
McCrone Award-Winning Faculty, Student Honored for Research Excellence » Humboldt State University faculty members Professor Janelle Adsit, Department of English, Professor Renée Byrd, Department of Sociology, and Professor James Woglom, Department of Art, are recipients of the 2020 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
New Online Magazine Showcases Community, People, and Place » Honoring the community engagement of students, faculty, staff, and regional partners is at the heart of a new digital magazine, Redwood Roots.
Week of: May 10, 2020
HSU Donors Step Up Support for Students » Alumni and other supporters have been giving generously to support students at Humboldt State University.
Virtual Pomp and Circumstance: Celebrating HSU’s Class of 2020 » Humboldt State University’s Class of 2020 will celebrate in an unusual way, with three virtual Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16.
Campus Departments Collaborate to Print Face Shields for Student Healthcare Center » In a campus wide effort, Information Technology Services (ITS) has produced 245 plastic face shields to protect healthcare providers at the Student Health Center (SHC) from contracting the coronavirus.
Week of: May 03, 2020
A Celebration of Ideas » The 7th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be held virtually May 4 through Friday, May 8 to showcase HSU student and faculty research and projects that they have worked on throughout the past year.
Congratulations to HSU’s Outstanding Students of 2020! » These 2019-20 Outstanding Students Awards recognize the academics and co-curricular excellence and achievements of our students. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees! Read more about the winners and nominees!
Seabird Distribution in 3D: Assessing Risk from Offshore wind Energy Generation » Schatz Energy Research Center's latest study will model seabird flight behavior in response to wind speed, to better understand the risks associated with different turbine layouts and designs.
A One-Stop Shop for Business Owners in Crisis » As small businesses scramble to keep their doors open and stay financially viable during the pandemic, Humboldt State’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has remained a critical resource for regional businesses and nonprofit organizations that desperately need access to grant and loan programs to survive.
Meet Humboldt State’s Distinguished Alumni » Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when the University launched its annual Who’s Who Award. This year, we celebrate our 2020 Distinguished Alumni who have been recognized as leaders in their fields and have been outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University.
Week of: Apr 26, 2020
HSU Concludes Faculty Misconduct Investigation » Humboldt State University has concluded an administrative investigation into anonymous allegations of faculty misconduct, in which a faculty member was accused of soliciting students for paid sex.
HSU Students Excel at Student Research Competition » Humboldt State students took home two first-place awards and one second-place award at the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition held virtually at CSU East Bay this year.
HSU Helps Secure $5 Million for Cannabis Equity Programs » HSU’s California Center for Rural Policy and its Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) recently helped rural communities secure nearly $5 million in cannabis equity funding.
Save the Redwoods League and HSU Research Confirms Redwoods’ Role in Climate » Recent findings bolster more than 10 years of research, confirming massive carbon storage in old-growth redwood forests and potential of younger, previously logged forests.
HSU Environmental Resources Engineering Among the Best in the Nation » Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering program has been named one of the 20 best Environmental Engineering programs in the country for earning potential for students, in a new ranking of Best Colleges from GradReports.
HSU Sustainability Champions Announced » Sustainability is the recognition that humanity is a part of the natural world, not separate from it, and that healthy social and economic systems depend on the health and resilience of ecological systems.
Week of: Apr 12, 2020
HSU Students Participating in Virtual CSU Student Research Competition » Twelve outstanding student researchers from HSU have been chosen to represent the University in the 34th annual California State University Student Research competition being held virtually this year on April 24-25.
Donors Support HSU Students During COVID-19 » Donors are stepping up and supporting Humboldt State University students during these difficult times, providing funds for technology, basic needs including food and housing, and healthcare.
Homemade Help: Sewn Face Coverings Donated to Students » The campus community is coming together to donate sewn face coverings for students, who have been encouraged to wear them in public while performing essential trips.
CSU to Suspend Standardized Testing Requirement for Upcoming Admission Cycles » The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: The California State University (CSU) will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Week of: Mar 15, 2020
Information on COVID-19 » HSU will operate virtually through the end of the semester and all instruction will be virtual.
Week of: Mar 08, 2020
Nursing Program Gets Go-Ahead for Fall 2020 » Humboldt State University’s new Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) received the green light from WASC Senior College & University Commission, the University’s regional accrediting body. HSU is now working on enrolling students and the first cohort of the program is on track to start in Fall 2020.
Student’s Passion for Building a Better World Lives on with New Scholarship » A Humboldt State University student’s commitment to making a difference is continuing on through a memorial scholarship created in her name.
Week of: Feb 23, 2020
HSU a top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing School » The Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked 16th among medium-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.
HSU Club Gives Instruments to Local Music Programs » The Humboldt State University Piano Club donated more than 90 instruments to local elementary and middle schools in the last year, with help from Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC).
Week of: Feb 16, 2020
Humboldt State Hires Jane Teixeira as Next Athletic Director » Jane Teixeira has been appointed HSU’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports. She is expected to begin in early April.
HSU Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious $100,000 Science Award » Humboldt State University Professor Claire Till is among 25 recipients of the 2020 Cottrell Scholar Awards from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science. Each awardee in this diverse group of early-career faculty-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy receives $100,000.
22nd Annual International Latino Film Festival » This long-standing community event—March 3-5, at the Mill Creek Cinema in McKinleyville—is a collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and Humboldt State University’s Department of World Languages & Cultures.
Event Celebrates North Coast Nursing Milestones » The vision of building the nursing workforce on the North Coast to improve the health and wellbeing of residents is becoming a reality.
Week of: Feb 09, 2020
HSU Joins Campuses Across California for Sweeping Anti-Bias Training Program » A group of HSU faculty, students, staff, and administrators is joining campuses across the California State University and University of California systems for Moving Beyond Bias (MBB), an initiative that examines and addresses bias on campus.
HSU Academic Programs Ranked among the Top in California » Humboldt State has been recognized among the best universities in California for several of its academic programs.
Week of: Feb 02, 2020
HSU Receives $640,000 for Basic Needs Services » Humboldt State was recently awarded $640,000 in basic needs funding from the California State University’s Basic Needs Partnership.
Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers » Stanley Harris, who passed at the age of 91 on Dec. 27, was a Wildlife professor at Humboldt State University for 33 years. He helped build the HSU Department of Wildlife into one of the best in the country and played a big part in creating the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.
International Education Week Brings the World to HSU » Humboldt State University is celebrating its 20th year participating in International Education Week, Feb. 10-14.
HSU’s Lizzy Prescott Selected to CCAA Hall of Fame » Humboldt State's Lizzy Prescott is among the six-former student-athletes and coaches from across the state who will be inducted into the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as members of the Class of 2020 as announced by the conference office earlier this week.
$150,000 Grant to Expand & Enhance Mental Health Services » To support the health and wellbeing of Humboldt State students, the University has received a $150,000 grant from California State University to expand mental health services on campus.
Week of: Jan 26, 2020
Update: Cornel West Venue, Time Change » Due to popularity, Dr. Cornel West’s speaking engagement at Humboldt State has been moved to Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater. This means a limited number of additional tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, for free at the UC Ticket Office (707) 826-3928. If you are a ticket holder, please note the time has changed. Your ticket is still valid and you don’t need to take any additional steps.
HSU Sees More Freshmen Staying in School » There are positive signs that efforts to keep students in school are working, with Humboldt State’s first-year students returning at higher rates than they had the last two years.
Small Business Development Center Re-opens in New Eureka Space After a Successful Year » HSU’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (Norcal SBDC) assisted companies secure more than $314 million in capital in 2019, the most of 62 SBDC networks in the nation.
Week of: Jan 19, 2020
New Alternative Spring Break Empowers Students in Climate Resilience and Local Activism » This spring, HSU students enrolled in an intensive workshop hosted by the Program of Environmental Studies will spend their spring break vacations applying knowledge to action in the name of climate resilience.
Free Professional Wear for Students » As the semester kicks off, the Academic & Career Advising Center (ACAC) will offer free, gently used clothing to students launching their careers and looking for summer jobs and internships.
Week of: Jan 12, 2020
Donors Give More Than $160,000 for Humboldt State Scholarships at Fundraiser » Donors gave more than $160,000 to support Humboldt State University students at a fundraiser last night. Money raised goes directly to HSU student scholarships and programs.
Investiture Ceremony Welcomes Tom Jackson, Jr., Highlights Campus and Community » CSU Chancellor Timothy White, trustees, CSU presidents and hundreds more celebrated Humboldt State University and recognized Tom Jackson, Jr. as the University’s eighth president at the Presidential Investiture on January 15.
Black Liberation Month Begins in February » The African American Center for Academic Excellence (AACAE), in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, is planning events and activities for the upcoming Black Liberation Month.
Week of: Dec 08, 2019
Finals Stretch: Tips, Tricks, and Resources for Finishing the Semester off Strong » Finals week conjures images of coffee, ramen, piles of notes, and bloodshot eyes. Luckily, HSU has some tips and resources to help you prepare for and succeed during finals week. Remember: Don’t let finals week kick your ax, Lumberjacks!
Black Heritage and Community Through Gospel Music » Blending her cultural heritage, love of music, and call to serve the community, HSU student Valetta Molofsky organized the first Harvest Event at the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir (AIGC) in November. A celebration of black cultural awareness, the event paid homage to the heritage of black gospel while celebrating Humboldt County’s multicultural community. (WITH VIDEO)
Record-breaking Year in Publishing at HSU » Authorship is transformative. It turns passive recipients of knowledge into empowered voices that shape public thought and discourse.
Week of: Dec 01, 2019
Housing, Meal Prices Won’t Rise Next Year » Housing and meal plan prices for HSU students will not go up next year, as the University maintains a commitment to providing affordable basic needs to the campus community.
With a Green Stamp of Approval, HSU Dining Working to be Even Greener » HSU Dining Services has been recognized for its sustainability, as it launches a new collaborative program to reduce food waste.
Newly Acquired Jacoby Creek Forest Offers Research Opportunities » After receiving more than 800 acres of forest near Jacoby Creek near campus, Humboldt State University students and staff plan to conduct research in the area on a variety of subjects.
Week of: Nov 24, 2019
HSU Foundation Expands Social- and Eco-Conscious Investments » The Humboldt State University Foundation--the University’s charitable foundation--has increased its investments in socially and environmentally responsible institutional mutual funds to 26 percent. That’s well beyond the initial goal of 10 percent. And that could soon increase even more.
HSU Continues to Support DACA Community »
Dean Lisa Bond-Maupin Named Interim Provost » The following message was sent to HSU faculty, staff, and students: Lisa Bond-Maupin, who serves as HSU’s Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, has been appointed Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Week of: Nov 17, 2019
Remarkable Summit Between Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods » Leaders from Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods gathered for a recent summit to discuss potential collaborations that will strengthen the institutions’ commitment to supporting students and helping them earn a bachelor’s degree.
Debate Team Kicks Off Competitive Season with a Persuasive Start » The Humboldt State University debate team left their mark this fall by facing off with the most competitive debate teams in the country in a trio of key tournaments. The result was one of the best beginnings to a competitive season in recent memory.
HSU Earns Recognition for Excellence in Fire Ecology » Humboldt State University has once again received recertification for its contribution to the study of fire ecology. HSU joins only eight other universities in the country in receiving the AFE certification for contributing to the field of fire ecology.
Endowed Scholarship Honors Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs » Recently retired Humboldt Women’s Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs was honored during halftime Thursday evening at the women’s basketball game, and the recognition ended with a surprise that will help support student-athletes for generations.
HSU and CR Presidents Sign Agreement that Strengthens Partnership, Advances Higher Education » The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University formalized a longstanding partnership on Friday, with the overall goal of making the path to a four-year degree seamless for students who transfer.
Week of: Nov 10, 2019
Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor to Convene Open Forums » ​​​​​The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor will begin the search process for the next chancellor by hosting open forums around the state.
Donors Gave $7 Million to Humboldt State University » Over the most recent year, thousands of donors gave $7 million in charitable support through the Humboldt State University Foundation and charitable grants to support students and programs.
Easier Access to HSU Library Resources for CR Students » Checking out books at Humboldt State University’s Library is now easier for College of the Redwoods students under a new partnership between both institutions.
Week of: Nov 03, 2019
This Week in Lumberjack Sports » Check out the highlights, updates, game schedules, and more. Go Jacks!
HSU Creates $1,000 Scholarship for On-campus Living » Starting in Fall 2020, students who attend Humboldt State University and live in on-campus housing will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help pay their housing costs.
Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, 2019 » Workshops and speakers will focus on racial and environmental justice, politics of health care, xenophobia, and more during the 21st Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 4-8.
45th American Indian College Motivation Day Celebrates Heritage and Higher Ed » Over 400 high school students from throughout Northern California will come together for American Indian College Motivation Day (AICMD) at Humboldt State University on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event is a collaboration between the Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff, student leaders, the Office of Admissions, and others.
Celebrating HSU’s First-Generation Students » Humboldt State University will join thousands of college campuses across the nation in the First-Generation College Celebration on Friday, Nov. 8, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room (KBR).
Voting at Humboldt State Soars in 2018 » Humboldt State student voting was up in last year’s election, increasing to 41.9% in 2018 from a rate of 12.9% in 2014. College student voting doubled nationwide, according to a national study.
Bigfoot Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt is Coming! » To educate the campus about being prepared for and staying safe during an emergency, and help students build an emergency preparedness kit, HSU is hosting the Bigfoot Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seeking Feedback About Campus Budget Planning » The University Resources & Planning Committee hosted a campus forum on budget planning on Nov. 7, the first of two campus meetings related to the URPC’s work to develop a three-year balanced budget plan. It included a presentation on context as well as interactive opportunities for individuals to provide input.
HSU Veterans Head Outdoors (Video) » How HSU VETS (Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services) supports and builds Humboldt's community of military-affiliated students.
‘Native Voices’ Visits HSU: An Interactive Look Inside the Native Experience of Health » Humboldt State is now hosting a traveling exhibit that explores wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Week of: Oct 27, 2019
HSU Weathers Power Shutdown » Another power shutdown led to a campus closure that began Saturday, October 25 at 9 a.m.
Zero Waste Conference Coming to Humboldt State » Humboldt State’s Fourth Annual Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, and more, seeking to “Rethink, Reshape, Reclaim Systems for a Waste Revolution.”
Power Shutdown at HSU: Hard Work and Community Spirit » Efforts large and small saw Humboldt State University through the latest round of PG&E power shutdowns--an event that caused plenty of angst as classes were canceled for three days and regular work was put on hold due to closure of campus.
Week of: Oct 20, 2019
Humboldt State a ‘Green College’ » Humboldt State University has been named a Green College in the 10th annual Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.

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