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Week of: Oct 04, 2015
Research Points to Bright Future for Biomass »

A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.

Indigenous Peoples’ Week Explores Roots of Sustainability »

Humboldt State University’s Retention and Inclusive Student Success and Indian Tribal Education Personnel Program host the 22nd annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week from Oct. 12 to 16.

Week of: Sep 27, 2015
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members – Maria I. Iturbide, Tony SIlvaggio »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Maria I Iturbide, Dept. of Psychology, who specializes in adolescent well-being, and Professor Tony Silvaggio, Dept. of Sociology, whose expertise includes environmental sociology.

Humboldt Magazine: Fitter for Duty »

Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.

‘HSU Cares’ Celebrates Employee Giving »

Humboldt State is launching a new campaign this year to recognize the philanthropy of staff, faculty, and retired employees who make a difference on campus, in our community, and around the world.

LED Lights Generate Savings, Reduce Emissions »

A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.

Students Promoting ‘Kill the Cup’ Contest »

It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.

Week of: Sep 20, 2015
HSU Observes Native American Day, Sept. 25 »

Humboldt State University will recognize Native American Day this Friday, Sept. 25. The day honors Native American cultures and contributions to the State of California.

From Parking Lots to Bay, Project Cleans Water Along the Way »

Where there are cars, there is pollution. And when it rains, oil and other residues left behind on roads and parking lots are swept off the surface and deposited in wastewater systems virtually untouched.

Thanks to a $1.4 million grant secured by the City of Arcata in collaboration with Humboldt State and the Northern Humboldt Unified School District, environment-friendly technology is addressing that problem throughout town.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Joshua R. Zender, School of Business, whose expertise includes government accounting, and Professor Kauyumari Sanchez, Dept. of Psychology, whose prior teaching includes a stint in New Zealand.

Report: Humboldt County Business Owners Feeling Confident about Present and Future »

Painting a generally optimistic picture of local businesses, a new report released by Humboldt State’s School of Business and Humboldt County Workforce Development Board (WDB) details how business owners feel about their performance, now and in the near future, and the overall business environment in Humboldt County.

Week of: Sep 13, 2015
HSU Suspends Fraternity During Investigation »

Humboldt State University has suspended the Chi Phi fraternity as it investigates possible violations of the student code of conduct. During the suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit new members or to use campus services that are available for recognized student organizations.

Math Lecture Explores Moving Robots Efficiently »

The Humboldt State University Department of Mathematics welcomes Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia to deliver a lecture on the use of high-dimensional geometry to move robots efficiently from one position to another. The talk will also look at high-dimensional “spaces of possibilities”. Mathematicians have studied these kinds of spaces and have developed “remote controls” to navigate them in their complexity. This talk will describe these techniques, and show their implementation. It will be accessible to a general audience, and assume no previous knowledge of the subject.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Amber M. Gaffney, Dept. of Psychology, a researcher of social identities and influence, and Tyler Stumpf, School of Business, whose research has included hotel and tourism business management in Pacific Island countries.

Grant to Expand HSU’s Efforts in Preventing Sexualized Violence »

Already recognized by the White House as a leader in preventing sexualized violence on campus, Humboldt State University is one of 27 universities in the nation to receive funding under an $8.5 million Dept. of Justice grant competition to enhance victim services and develop programs to continue addressing sexualized violence.

Week of: Sep 06, 2015
Update: Suspect Surrenders in Paintball Gun Shooting »

Derrick Smith, the final suspect involved in a campus paintball gun shooting incident in July, has turned himself in, according to University Police.

College Guide Ranks HSU Among Top Western Universities »

Citing a broad research capability and access to unique natural environments, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Humboldt State No. 15 for public regional universities in the Western United States. HSU ranks No. 57 on the full regional ranking, which includes public and private universities. The announcement comes as the news organization publishes its annual Best College Guidebook.

CSU Trustee’s Scholar Focuses on Education to Boost Youth »

Shayne Sines, a senior in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, is the recipient of the 2015 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The HSU senior is earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a major that meshes with his passion for giving back. “Some of the most rewarding moments of my life are helping others to learn, and I have found that I’m good at it,” says Sines.

Mercury Research Keeps Scientists In the Fog »

Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Melanie Michalak, Dept. of Geology, whose expertise is in tectonic geomorphology, landscape evolution and geochronology, and Professor Troy Lescher, Dept. of Theatre, Film, & Dance, who holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Texas Tech University.

Week of: Aug 30, 2015
Final Week: Popular Exhibition Closes Sunday »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa O’Neill, Dept. of Social Work, whose expertise is in child welfare and research, and Professor Leena Dallasheh, Dept. of History, who earned her first degree in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

HSU Alum’s $200,000 Gift to Library Supports Students »

An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.

Hybrid Graduate Program Offers the Best of Hands-On and Online Experiences »

Intense, but relaxed. Rigid, but flexible. Those contradictory terms aptly describe the Applied Anthropology M.A. curriculum offered through Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education.

Major California River Now ‘Ultimate Teacher’ for HSU Science Students »

The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.

Week of: Aug 23, 2015
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Taylor Bloedon, Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, and Professor Joshua Frye, Dept. of Communication.

HSU #20 in National Ranking of Mobility, Research, and Service »

Humboldt State University is ranked No. 20 out of 673 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, published this month by Washington Monthly Magazine.

Facelifts And Function: Campus Infrastructure Gets Summer Makeover »

Summer might be viewed as a quiet time on campus, but a quick look around reveals a hidden hub of activity. Along with the obvious ones, many behind-the-scenes projects have been completed or are underway as the fall semester begins, including an environmentally-friendly Low Impact Development system (LID) that cleans up storm run-off.

Week of: Aug 16, 2015
Why Humboldt State? »

The biggest freshman class in HSU’s 102-year history rolled into town last week, traveling from as far as Indonesia and as close as McKinleyville. And as they began settling in to their new home away from home, we asked them why they chose Humboldt State. Here’s what they said.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa Ramsier, Dept. of Anthropology, and Professor Brandon L. Browne, Dept. of Geology.

Campus Greets Record Number of Freshmen and Latino/a Students »

If the hive of activity during the first week of school seems even busier than usual and the requests for directions more common, it’s not your imagination. The largest incoming class of freshmen in HSU history–1,429 strong–brings the overall enrollment to 8,600 students, also a record according to preliminary figures.

Week of: Aug 09, 2015
Humboldt State Welcomes 26 New Faculty for 2015-16 Academic Year »

Humboldt State University welcomes 26 new tenure-line faculty and librarians for the 2014-15 academic school year.

Humboldt State Welcomes 21 New Faculty for 2015-16 Academic Year »

Humboldt State University welcomes 21 new tenure-line faculty for the 2015-16 academic school year.

HSU Back-to-School »

Humboldt State is getting ready to welcome back students for the Fall Semester.

Week of: Aug 02, 2015
Weary Fire Crews Call HSU Home for the Weekend »

More than 100 CAL FIRE firefighters who have been battling blazes in southern Humboldt County will be staying at HSU through the weekend.

HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall »

Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 12 to test campus and community response teams.

Week of: Jul 19, 2015
$1.87 Million Award to Help Low-Income Students Complete College »

Humboldt State University has received a $1.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services (SSS) program, which helps low-income and first-generation students finish college. HSU will receive $373,378 each year for the next five years.

Knowledge In Numbers: Statewide Summit Promises Unique Information Exchange »

Sharing ideas, resources, innovation, and challenges are key objectives of the “Better Together: California Teachers Summit,” co-sponsored by the California Department of Education and hosted by Humboldt State University and 32 other universities throughout California on Friday, July 31.

Week of: Jul 12, 2015
Child Development Professor Brings HSU Education to Rural India »

HSU Education Professor Meenal Rana wants to make the world a better place through the power of education. She knows that imparting ideas like environmental responsibility and health awareness in young people can have a huge impact for everyone.

Week of: Jun 28, 2015
HSU Recycling About to Get More Convenient »

Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.

Week of: Jun 14, 2015
Alums of Four Decades Gather to Sing for Harley »

How to honor retiring professor Harley Muilenburg after 32 years of teaching Humboldt State students to sing? More than 20 of his former students who were members of his Mad River Transit jazz singers from the 1980s through 2015 return to Fulkerson Recital Hall from all over California. They join HSU Music department faculty performers including pianist Daniela Mineva and violinist Cindy Moyer in a celebratory retirement concert, free and open to the public, on Saturday June 27 at 7 p.m.

Young Alumni Exhibition at HSU First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015 on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6 featuring works by recent graduates of HSU’s Art Department.

Week of: May 31, 2015
Five CSU Campuses Rank Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Hispanic-Serving Institution »

Five California State University campuses—Chico, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach and San Diego—have been ranked within the top 10 volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide by the Peace Corps. With 262 alumni currently serving around the world, the CSU continues to make a global impact as a leader in producing graduates who are committed to community service and serving others.

Week of: May 24, 2015
Humboldt State Named an NVIDIA GPU Education Center »

Humboldt State University today announced that it has been named a GPU Education Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.

Week of: May 17, 2015
HSU Fit Program Reaches Out to Children With Disabilities »

Making the biggest possible splash in the Humboldt State pool was the goal of Bradley Carr, an 18-year-old enjoying a Friday night session of HSU Fit. But the larger objective for Bradley and 25 other children participating this spring has a longer-lasting ripple effect.

The Business of Music: HSU Class Partners with Local Band, Record Label »

Humboldt State students teamed up with a local band and record label this semester to learn about the business of making music.

New Cultural Academic Centers Expand Student Support »

HSU students will soon have access to two new Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, where they’ll create community, build on their academic achievement, and affirm their identities as students of color.

HSU Hosts Hundreds for California Geographical Society Meeting »

More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3.

Week of: May 10, 2015
Stargazer Barn’s New ‘Lumberjack’ Wines Support HSU »

Humboldt County’s Stargazer Barn winery has introduced two new wines that will help support Humboldt State University.

HSU Class of 2015 adds 1,500 to Alumni List »

Humboldt State held its commencement Saturday, May 16, in Redwood Bowl, with three ceremonies honoring graduates of the colleges of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Natural Resources & Sciences. A total of 1,500 degree candidates crossed the stage to be presented diplomas and congratulated by first-year Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher.

Week of: May 03, 2015
Graduate Student Focuses Research on Food Insecurity Solutions »

Times have changed for college students, and not for the better when it comes to the very basics of survival. A growing number are faced with the burden of rising costs and limited resources, often forcing them to cut expenses, with potential long-term consequences.

Engineering Students Showcase Partnership with Zane Middle School Students »

Humboldt State Environmental Resources Engineering students have teamed up with Zane Middle School students to explore ways to incorporate appropriate technology on the middle school’s campus. The projects will be on display during a reception on Monday, May 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Zane Middle School is located at at 2155 S St., in Eureka.

Student Composer Wins $1,000 DeLodder Prize »

HSU student Michael Donovan was awarded the $1,000 prize in the John W. DeLodder music composition competition on May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Spreading the Word: Student Press Society Shares News Content »

In the fall of 2014, Diover Duario had an idea–one he didn’t think was particularly original. Still, the Journalism & Mass Communication major, who will graduate this spring, decided to do a little homework on the topic.

For Local Charities, Student Move-out Trash is Treasure »

Humboldt State is partnering with local volunteers and charities next week to ensure that students moving out of the residence halls have a minimal impact on the environment and the community.

Humboldt State Students Win Big at CSU Research Competition »

Humboldt State University students won top honors at the 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.

Week of: Apr 26, 2015
Symphonic Band Celebrates Cinco de Mayo »

HSU Symphonic Band marks Cinco de Mayo with “La Fiesta Mexicana” and the relentless rhythms of “Huapango,” plus a World Music medley by North Coast composer Gregg Moore—and more, 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Calypso Band Dance Rhythms Return »

HSU Calypso Band brings its authentic Caribbean dance rhythms home after a triumphant northern California tour, and the Percussion Ensemble features a work highlighting Hawaiian rhythms at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Love Songs and Chili with Madrigals and MRT »

HSU Madrigal Singers perform a program of love songs, and Mad River Transit sings blues, a jazz waltz, a Martin Luther King tribute and a swinging chili recipe at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Registration Open for Marine Science Summer Program »

Humboldt State is now accepting registrants for its Marine Science Summer Program for children, scheduled for July 20-24 and August 3-7 at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad.

HSU to Host 69th Annual Meeting of California Geographers »

More than 300 established and up-and-coming geographers from across California and the broader region will gather at Humboldt State this weekend for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, set for Friday through Sunday.

Humboldt Symphony Hosts Guest Conductor »

Humboldt Symphony hosts a guest conductor and guest pianist to join HSU pianist Daniela Mineva on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos on Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Party On Endor with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra plays new tunes by Arcata’s recording artist Nathan Parker Smith and band grad Dan Fair as well as student originals and jazz classics of several eras at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Sacred and Profane with Humboldt Chorale and University Singers »

Humboldt State University Singers perform selections from the popular cantata Carmina Burana, and the Humboldt Chorale sings music by Purcell, Mozart and Sondheim in their joint concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Readies for Graduation; Cal State System to Reach 3 Million Alumni »

Humboldt State’s graduates will be part of a major milestone for the 23-campus California State University system: With the graduation of the Class of 2015, there will be 3 million living CSU alumni.

Activities, Special Programs to Help Ease Stress of Finals »

Resources and relaxation programs are set up for the final two weeks of the semester to help students successfully navigate exams and projects.

‘Major’ News for Recreation Administration Program »

Starting this fall, Recreation Administration will be offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree program at Humboldt State University.

Week of: Apr 19, 2015
Creating and Raising the Fitness Bar »

The number one killer of firefighters isn’t burns or smoke inhalation. According to Arcata Fire District Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, it’s stress and exertion, which kills about 50 firefighters each year nationwide. “It’s not uncommon for firefighters working at a scene or just after an incident to die of a heart attack or other stress or overexertion related illness.”

CSU to Assess Homelessness, Hunger Among Students »

From CSU Public Affairs

The California State University Chancellor’s Office has initiated a study that will provide a better understanding of college students who experience housing instability and food insecurity across all 23 CSU campuses.

Top Presentations at IdeaFest Highlight Student, Faculty Research »

Four research presentations are this year’s audience-choice award winners from the 2015 IdeaFest, which took place April 17. Individual projects from the College of Professional Studies, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and two that tied for top honors in the College of Natural Resources, were represented.

Fallen Redwood Tree Donated to Local Native American Tribes »

Humboldt State University has donated a redwood tree that fell on the Campus Apartments to two local Native American tribes—the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and the Wiyot Tribe.

HSU Honors the Year’s Distinguished Alumni »

Four alumni of Humboldt State University were recognized at the annual Honors Dinner recently with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Week of: Apr 12, 2015
Exploring the Wild Sonata with Cindy Moyer and Friends »

Violinist and HSU Music Department chair Cindy Moyer is joined by pianist Daniela Mineva and other musical friends to explore the dynamic and varied form of the violin sonata through works by Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

On the Enduring Hunt for Elusive White-Footed Voles »

In the forests of Northern California, a mysterious animal lurks. Evidence of its existence is sparse and sightings are rare, but believers are convinced that it’s out there.

Film Festival Takes Up Four-Night Residence at Arcata’s Minor Theatre »

With films from all over the globe, the Humboldt International Film Festival takes over Arcata’s Minor Theatre, April 22 to 25, as its run as the oldest student-run film festivals reaches its 48th year.

Event to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide »

On April 24, 1915, as the Ottoman Empire was collapsing, the Turkish government arrested and killed Armenian intellectuals.

Humboldt State Featured in Princeton Review’s Green Colleges Guide »

Humboldt State University has again been named among the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features HSU in the 2015 edition of its book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

Art Meets Technology in Digital Fabrication Class »

Students in Justin Klocke’s Digital Fabrication ART 396b class designed and created art this semester using something you don’t typically associate with art: a 3-D printer.

Week of: Apr 05, 2015
Vigil to Commemorate Bus Accident Victims »

The Humboldt State University community will a have candlelight vigil to remember the victims of last year’s bus accident and those affected by the tragedy.

HSU and Unified Students Find Common Ground, Further Announcements Expected in May »

The following is being distributed by students who have been involved in this process.

ARCATA, CA—The mood in the room was positive last Wednesday, when HSU administrators met with members of Unified Students of Humboldt, the group responsible for the recent residency of the Bolman Forum at HSU.

Costumes that Come to Life: Theatre Student Travels to D.C. for National Competition »

For Marissa Menezes (’15, Theatre), costume design is more than just dressing actors—it’s about having the opportunity to create an imaginary world out of nothing.

Plans Underway for Major Seismic Upgrade of University Facilities »

Humboldt State University has recently been notified it will receive more than $15 million in bond funding and other funds from the CSU system to seismically strengthen buildings and make other upgrades to University facilities.

HSU Salutes Outstanding Students for 2014-15 »

Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2014-2015 at award ceremonies April 8.

Polkadots and Moonbeams with AM Jazz Band »

AM Jazz Band performs tunes by contemporary and classic jazz composers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

HSU Percussion: Toccata, Canticle and A Woman’s Right to Drum »

HSU Percussion Ensemble breaks out all the instruments for classic works by Carlos Chavez, Lou Harrison and John Cage, and the World Percussion Group plays a traditional piece from Ghana that celebrates a woman’s right to drum, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Jazz Combos: Eclectic and Electric »

Four Jazz Combos perform an eclectic assortment of tunes at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Outstanding Student Researchers Named, Set to Represent HSU in System Wide Research Contest »

Humboldt State’s Office of Research, Economic and Community Development (ORECD) has announced the results of the Humboldt State University Outstanding Student Research nomination and selection process.

Week of: Mar 29, 2015
HSU Names Recipients of Distinguished Faculty Awards »

Three individuals have been chosen as recipients of the 2014-15 Distinguished Faculty Award at Humboldt State University.

Math Lecturer Brings Hidden Beauty to Light »

Is the linear algebra being taught in schools even useful? Margot Gerritsen, an associate professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, believes so.

HSU Dance Concert ‘Of Breath and Body’ Opens April 9 »

Seven student choreographers and three faculty members present their latest works in this year’s HSU dance concert, Of Breath and Body, for two weekends beginning April 9 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

IdeaFest Showcases Student and Faculty Projects, April 17 »

Humboldt State University’s second annual IdeaFest features research and projects from HSU students and faculty.

HSU Summer Program Celebrates Arts on the North Coast »

Humboldt State University is now accepting registrants for the Redwood Summer Arts Institute, a series of intensive artists’ workshops held July 10-12 and July 17-19 on the HSU campus.

AS to Host ‘Humboldt Rising!’ Music Festival »

Humboldt State’s Associated Students will host the Humboldt Rising! music festival, on Saturday, April 25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Special Events Field on campus.

Week of: Mar 22, 2015
All or Nothing: Works by Ana Teresa Fernández »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents All or Nothing, an exhibition of paintings, mixed media works and videos by artist Ana Teresa Fernández on display April 1 to May 17. The gallery will present a selection of performance-based paintings and videos including two new works made for this exhibition.

$3 Million Awarded to Post-Secondary Education Expansion Effort »

Last year, Humboldt State University teamed up with College of the Redwoods, K-12 school districts, the Humboldt County Office of Education, and business leaders to do more to help North Coast students go to college.

Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, “Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities,” in the gallery’s South Room from April 1 through May 17. This exhibition features 20 art students and alumni from HSU’s Art Department.

From Mambo to Tango with HSU Guitar Ensemble »

The HSU Guitar Ensemble continues its year-long exploration of Latin American music on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Airbrush Artist Carl Avery at the Goudi’ni Gallery »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view its latest exhibit, “Cultural Indifferences: The Art of Carl Avery.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs from April 9 through May 7.

Week of: Mar 15, 2015
Creative Research and Promise Recognized in McCrone Award Winners »

Three distinguished faculty members–Andrea Achilli, Young Sub Kwon, and Erin Kelly–have been selected as recipients of the 2015 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award, Humboldt State’s Sponsored Programs Foundation announced Friday.

New Book Explores Trolls in Our Culture »

We’ve all observed them—online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible.

Behind the Scenes: Building Trades Crew Keeps Campus Up & Running »

Completing a hands-on transfer of high voltage from the utility company’s system into a subsystem that services Humboldt State University’s electrical needs is just part of the regular routine for the campus Facilities Management crew. A day’s work may also include servicing the backflow preventer that keeps hazardous chemicals from entering the domestic water supply.

Week of: Mar 08, 2015
HSU Statement on Review of Athletic Scholarship Funds »

Humboldt State University is pleased to share a very positive report from the firm hired to review the use of scholarship funds, travel, and budgeting processes within the Department of Athletics.

HSU Researchers Search for Disappearing Coho Salmon »

It’s not uncommon for a young angler, enthralled by the flash of silver scales and blue water, to dream of going pro. This is certainly what Darren Ward had in mind when he enrolled as a fisheries science major, thinking it would simply be a good way to catch more fish.

Campus Safety Bulletin: Suspicious Individual/Unlawful Activity On Campus »

The university community should be on the alert for a suspicious individual trespassing on the HSU campus. On March 11, Zachary Kolodjeski was convicted of trespassing related to reentering the HSU campus and harassing an HSU employee after being asked to leave by campus officials. Kolodjeski’s conviction resulted from information provided by HSU students, staff and faculty that lead to an investigation and Kolodjeski’s arrest.

Week of: Mar 01, 2015
Students Act Out Social Issues in ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ »

Born out of social unrest, the Theatre of the Oppressed was first conceived in the 1960s by Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal as a way to incorporate audience interaction into a theater performance. That approach, and Boal’s social activism, led to prison time and eventually, exile.

Calling All Student Government Candidates »

Associated Students is seeking candidates as it gears up for the 2015 student online elections, scheduled April 21 to 23.

Students Help Grow Scholarship Honoring ‘Forestry Mom’ Gayleen Smith »

Like a loving parent, Gayleen Smith instinctively knew when to push a young person a little harder. She realized when a gentle nudge in the right direction could make a big difference, and was glad to provide guidance, sometimes in the form of persistent reminders.

Week of: Feb 22, 2015
Researcher Identifies Dietary Difference for North Coast Salmon »

Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.

Financial Aid Filing Deadline Approaching »

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

Students wishing to apply for financial aid for California State University (CSU) campuses for the 2015-16 academic year have less than a week remaining to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA is Monday, March 2. Students are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline as financial aid awards may be limited for applications received after March 2.

Six CSU Presidents Honored as Trailblazers »

Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher is one of six California State University presidents to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award, which honors the achievements and leadership of women in academia.

Mixed Martial Arts Through the Eyes of Photography Professor »

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), that saying couldn’t be more true for Nicole Hill.

At HSU’s Social Justice Summit, Social Activism Mixes With Laughs »

A popular Native American comedy group will open Humboldt State University’s 21st annual Social Justice Summit, on Friday March 6. The summit runs through Saturday, March 7.

Humboldt State, Fortuna Police Departments Combat Underage Drinking »

In an effort to stop underage drinking and the sale of alcohol to minors, the Humboldt State University Police Department and Fortuna Police Department conducted several enforcement operations in Arcata on Friday, Feb. 20.

Week of: Feb 15, 2015
Expansion Project Will Strike Up the Band(width) »

Imagine rattling along down a narrow back road while following a slow-moving farm vehicle. Suddenly, the road morphs into an expansive, 10-lane freeway, and you move over into the express lane.

Speakers Explore Energy, Environment, and Society »

The spring edition of HSU’s popular Sustainable Speaker Series continues through April with a variety of lectures on topics ranging from clean energy, environmentalism, to climate activism.

KRFH Earns Top College Radio Station Award »

Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH, has been selected as 2014 College Radio Station of the Year by RadioFlag, an organization that connects and promotes content produced by college broadcasters throughout the world.

Humboldt State Ranks in Top 10 for Peace Corps Volunteers »

Humboldt State is the top California University for alumni who join the Peace Corps. Nationally, it ranks No. 7 among medium-sized schools for top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Currently, 25 alumni are volunteering worldwide.

Week of: Feb 08, 2015
Sit-in at the Native American Forum: Frequently Asked Questions »

Humboldt State University has received numerous questions about the current sit-in at the Native American Forum. Below are answers to some of the most common questions.

First HSU Film Showcase on February 20 »

HSU filmmakers get their first audience while the public has its first opportunity ever to see new student films at the HSU Film Showcase, a free event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

New Desalination Technology Could Answer State Drought Woes »

Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.

HSU Hosts Sherman Alexie, Award-Winning Book of the Year Author »

With a knack for mixing the heart breaking with the hilarious, award-winning author Sherman Alexie will deliver a lecture and question-and-answer session at the Van Duzer Theatre, on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at HSU’s Ticket Office by dialing 707-826- 3928.

Latino Film Festival Spotlights Cuban Diaspora »

Humboldt State professors in collaboration with colleagues from College of the Redwoods are highlighting Latin America’s African heritage with the 17th annual International Latino Film Festival, scheduled for 3-5 p.m., March 3, at Arcata’s Minor Theatre. Events take place each night from 6 to 10:20 p.m., and feature a film screening in Spanish with English subtitles followed by a discussion in English. The event is open to the public and admission is $5 per film. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/ HIST/ ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses.

Students Get Creative with Rube Goldbergs »

Who says engineering can’t be fun? Students in Lonny Grafman’s Engineering 215 let their creative juices flow as part of the annual Rube Goldberg design project.

Largest Free and Low-Cost Textbook Showcase Launches at 13 CSU Libraries »

Thirteen California State University libraries announced today the nation’s largest coordinated library showcase to increase awareness of open educational resources (OER) textbooks—high-quality, free and low cost digital and print textbook options.

In First Trip Outside Pakistan, Student Learns about HSU and Education »

In the northern region of Pakistan is Chitral, a remote city that stretches across a green valley at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains. There’s no Internet, electricity service can be spotty, and the closest major city, Peshawar, is a 14-hour bus ride away.

Week of: Feb 01, 2015
Steelpan Tradition of Trinidad & Tobago Detailed in Outstanding Faculty Lecture »

Humboldt State’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents “The Rhythm & the Reason: The Steelpan Tradition of Trinidad & Tobago,” a lecture by music professor Eugene Novotney, the University’s 2013-14 Outstanding Professor of the Year recipient.

University Community Invited to Help Shape the Future »

What can the Humboldt State community achieve over the course of the next five years? What successes will we expand upon? What new initiatives should be implemented? What areas should be changed?

Computer Science Alumni Team Up with Local Flower Farm »

When Deven Smith and TC Maiero graduated from Humboldt State with degrees in computer science, they never thought they’d be working for a local flower farm.

Learning in Nature’s Laboratory »

Thursday’s showers didn’t water down the activities for students in two classes, who donned rain gear for a short trek into the community forest.

Limited Access to Creekview Residence Halls Complex Following Minor Landslide »

Following heavy rains, a landslide has developed on the HSU campus behind the Housing Grounds Shop on Granite Ave. There is no immediate threat to safety. Housing and Facilities Management continue to monitor the slide with University Police providing traffic control and maintaining a safe perimeter. People are asked to avoid the area along Granite Ave. if possible.

Library Hosts Study Skills Workshops »

The HSU Library is hosting a series of workshops through March to help students with basic study skills like research, time management, goal setting, citations and plagiarism.

Why Statistics? Renowned Professor Probes Role of Statistics in Modern Life in Lamberson Lecture »

Analyzing statistics underscores the work many academics do, and being able to work comfortably with statistics can make the difference for a student. Professor Brian Dennis from the University of Idaho will discuss the roles of statistics in modern life as he delivers the 2015 Lamberson Ecology Lecture.

Vantage Points on Exhibit at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery »

HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Vantage Points, an exhibition featuring three artists—local artist Shannon Sullivan, and Bay Area artists Kara Nelson and Joshua Martinez—who critically explore the way we look at landscapes and the natural world. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. with a free panel discussion by the artists and reception and runs through March 7.

Week of: Jan 25, 2015
HSU Gets Access to 15,000 National News Videos, Documents, and Images »

Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff now have access to 15,000 national news, videos, documents, and images through NBC Learn Higher Ed, an online resource that enhances teaching and supports research.

Humboldt State Hosts Career Fair for Students Feb. 12 »

Nearly 100 local and state employers and volunteer agencies are expected to attend the 2015 Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, set for Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Recreation & Wellness Center on campus.

Is Utopia for the Birds? Musical Satire “Los Pajaros” at HSU »

Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.

Check This Out: New Library Collection Features Our Very Own Authors »

Need the Karuk word for “seashore?” Want to know more about a local pipe organ builder? Craving a coming-of-age story about a tech geek growing up in the ‘80s?

Putting Arcata Community Forest on the Map (With Video) »

Last year, when nature lover João Paulo Curti left Brazil and came to HSU as an exchange student, he immediately took to the Arcata Community Forest. The Forestry major set off on his bike, and with a video camera strapped to his helmet, took shots of what he saw. He shared the footage online to show his family and friends back home what he was doing–and the stunning place he was doing it–in his spare time.

School of Business Makes Big Changes, Gets Stamp of Approval »

What started as an effort to change the way HSU’s School of Business taught business has led to a big next step–accreditation.

Week of: Jan 18, 2015
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.

The Royal Chicano Air Force: Arte para la Raza »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.

HSU Statement on Today’s Sit-In »

A sit-in by students and other individuals in the Native American Forum is disrupting classes during the first day of Spring Semester at Humboldt State University.

A Carnival of Welcome to the HSU Spring Semester »

HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

KHSU’s BBC Programming Goes Live Feb. 1 »

Beginning Feb. 1, radio listeners in Humboldt County can hear news and analysis of world events from the BBC World Service on KHSU-BBC 24 hours a day. BBC programming will go on the air at 103.3 FM in McKinleyville and at 90.1 FM in Ferndale. Listeners with HD radio can also hear the BBC on 90.5 HD-2, one of KHSU’s HD radio channels.

University Senate Invites Faculty Award Nominations »

On behalf of the HSU University Senate, the Faculty Awards Committee is seeking nominations of candidates in five categories.

HSU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop Below 1990 Levels »

Electricity use accounts for nearly one quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions generated at Humboldt State, while transportation emissions from business travel, commuting, and solid waste disposal are responsible for over one third of the total. Those are two of the key findings from a comprehensive inventory of HSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, recently prepared by HSU’s Office of Sustainability.

Children’s Center Receives $1.6 Million Grant »

Finding child care is hard. Finding quality, not to mention affordable, child care is even harder.

President’s Remarks to Students at Native American Forum »

Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher visited briefly this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 23, with students who are conducting a sit-in in the Native American Forum on campus. She delivered a letter and made the following remarks:

Week of: Jan 11, 2015
New Police Chief Starts at HSU »

Donn G. Peterson, a veteran of 29 years with law enforcement, began his tenure as Humboldt State University’s new chief of police.

Humboldt State Wins National Waste Reduction Competition »

Humboldt State University topped over 50 universities across the country in the 2014 Game Day Challenge, a national competition that encourages waste reduction at university and college football games.

Library Project Offers an Interactive View of HSU – Then and Now »

Longtime employees describe at length their observations of changes on the Humboldt State campus. Visiting for the first time in years, alumni are often stunned by HSU’s physical evolution.

Pianist Sang Woo Kang Brings Adventurous Program to HSU »

Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Staff Honored at Spring Welcome »

Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience and skill at Spring Welcome, Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Kate Buchanan Room.

2014 In Review Photo Gallery »

From a starry night on campus to the “Pie Your Professor” event, these photos—many of which were popular on HSU’s Flickr and Instagram channels—captured what Humboldt State is all about: community, natural beauty, academic achievement and more.

Giving to HSU Reaches Near-Record $7 million in 2013-14 »

Humboldt State University received more than $7.1 million in voluntary support in 2013-14, an increase of nearly 29 percent over the previous year.

Week of: Jan 04, 2015
HSU Professor Receives Prestigious 2015 Wang Family Excellence Award »

Humboldt State’s Professor Arne Jacobson, a faculty member in the Environmental Resources Engineering department and Director of the innovative Schatz Energy Research Center, is one of five 2015 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. He joins professors Eugene Novotney and Stephen Cunha as fellow HSU faculty members to receive the award.

HSU One of the Friendliest Colleges in the Nation »

Known for its small class sizes, nurturing faculty and welcoming atmosphere, Humboldt State was named one of the friendliest colleges in the country.

ITS Efforts Help Keep HSU Cyber-Secure »

Cyberattacks on government agencies have skyrocketed in recent years, increasing 35 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. At Humboldt State, Information Security Officer Josh Callahan heads the effort to block would-be offenders before the crime is committed.

Study Will Investigate High Death Rate from Breast Cancer in Humboldt County »

A $217,102 grant has been awarded to the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) to research differences between breast cancer death rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state. The 18-month study, “The Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study,” will examine factors associated with higher death rates from breast cancer in Humboldt County over the past 20 years.

A Birdhouse Tribute »

A birdhouse on the north end of campus has become more than just a place for birds to nest.

Week of: Dec 07, 2014
Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 20 »

Humboldt State University will host its Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.

Providing a Voice: El Leñador Expands its Community Presence »

When Shareen McFall learned about an effort to create a bilingual newspaper, her sense of Humboldt State’s changing campus culture and that of the community at large ignited a passion. The Humboldt State Journalism & Mass Communications student felt strongly that a communications void existed, and was excited to help.

Student Team Showcases Homegrown Talent on ‘Local Lixx’ »

Electronica jazz. Rap. The zither. It’s all available for your listening pleasure on Local Lixx, the live music show airing weekly on Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH.

Osher Foundation Awards $1 Million Endowment Gift to HSU »

Humboldt State University will receive a second $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Record-Setting 12,000 Students Apply to Humboldt State »

Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2015 semester.

Week of: Nov 30, 2014
Fall Art and Artisans Fair: HSU Student Artwork Sale at the Reese Bullen Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair December 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The free event will feature paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and mixed media creations for sale from HSU art students and studio art clubs.

HSU Student With Meningitis Preparing to Leave Hospital »

A Humboldt State University student who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis last week is expected to be well enough to leave a Redding hospital today.

Applications Sought for 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition »

The Humboldt State Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is encouraging students to participate in the 2015 CSU Student Research Competition.

From Grunge to Big Band with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

The HSU Jazz Orchestra turns grunge and steel pan sounds into jazz, then gets back to early 60s big band basics in its 8 p.m., Dec. 13 concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Ensembles Combine for HSU Holiday Concert »

Schubert’s Magnificat, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and sacred music of the season highlight a combined holiday concert by the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Fall Graduates Honored at Annual Grad Fair »

Humboldt State University will host its annual Fall Graduate Fair for students graduating in fall 2014 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Great Hall, above the College Creek Marketplace.

Students Build on Tradition of STEM Research Success »

Current students in Humboldt State’s Indian Natural Resource, Science, and Engineering Program are continuing a tradition of undergraduate research excellence.

Special Programs to Help with Finals Week »

Faculty and staff can help ease the stress of finals week by directing Humboldt State students to a variety of activities planned to brighten their last days on campus before the holiday break.

Ambitious New Project Tackles Hunger on College Campuses »

Here’s the surprising new faces of hunger: college students.

It’s an unexpected and jarring fact to many who find it hard to associate college life with hunger. However, faced with rising costs of education and living expenses, more cash-strapped students at colleges across the country are skipping meals regularly or resorting to cheap and unhealthy choices.

HSU Captures the Spirit of the Holidays »

The holiday spirit of giving is alive and well at HSU! Here’s a roundup of efforts by students and employees to help local and campus communities.

Week of: Nov 23, 2014
Love, Revolution and the End of History at HSU »

Inspired by earth-shaking happenings of 1989 now being recalled in the media 25 years later, HSU students are creating a multi-media event, “The End of History,” in Gist Hall Theatre for two weekends beginning Thursday, December 4.

Riding the Range with HSU Symphonic Band »

The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three works featuring some unusual percussion at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.

Saturday Night with Calypso Band Dance Rhythms and Percussion Ensemble’s Metallic Rainforest »

HSU Calypso Band plays high-energy dance music from Trinidad, the World Percussion Group explores dance drumming from Ghana and the Percussion Ensemble performs two percussive classics, all on Saturday, December 6, starting at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigals and Mad Jazz Jump-Start the Holidays »

HSU Madrigal Singers in costume jump-start the holiday season with their traditional program of madrigals and English folk songs, plus the Mad River Transit Singers perform jazz, be-bop and blues with a four piece backing band at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young »

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.

Students’ Experience Translates into Community Service »

One of the outcomes of education is acquiring knowledge that can make a difference in the world, a concept well illustrated in Rosamel Benavides-Garb’s Spanish 308S class. From helping non-English speaking parents confer with their children’s teachers to translating Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations, the class’s hands-on component has clear value.

Humboldt State President and Faculty Member to Speak at TEDx Humboldt Bay »

Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha and President Lisa Rossbacher will deliver talks at TEDx Humboldt Bay on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Theatre in Eureka.

Humboldt State University Helps Lead Push for Fossil-Free, Greener Investing »

Humboldt State University is moving aggressively to green up its endowment, taking a leadership role in higher education by further divesting from fossil fuels and adopting a broad definition of socially concerning sectors to be avoided. Significantly, the effort involves targeting mutual funds.

University Community Holiday Celebration December 4 »

Humboldt State will host its annual holiday gathering for faculty and staff Thursday, December 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. There will be appetizers, desserts, beverages, and an opportunity to connect with colleagues.

Week of: Nov 16, 2014
Stock Schlueter: Being Here »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Being Here, a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Stock Schlueter. Being Here opens Tuesday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 23.

A Holiday Exhibition »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Holiday Exhibition, featuring art by fifteen artists in diverse styles and mediums, November 25 through December 23.

CR and HSU Present International Latino Film Festival in 2015 »

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are offering a 1 unit class to coincide with the International Latino Film Festival happening in the spring 2015 semester. The festival will be held on March 3, 4 and 5 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. There will be two pre and post festival workshops for students registered in the class.

Week of: Nov 09, 2014
South of the Border with HSU Guitar Ensemble »

Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday, November 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, with a guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.

Sail Away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

Sail away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in its 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 15, featuring music with a watery theme, and a Veterans Day segment that includes an unusual version of the Star Spangled Banner. A good maritime is guaranteed for all!

Jazz Combos Accent Originals »

The accent is on originality as four Jazz Combos perform at HSU on Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, but jazz classics aren’t neglected.

Egyptian Political Crisis Explored by International Education Week Keynote Speaker »

Kicking off Monday, Nov. 17, International Education Week offers a series of events and activities designed to highlight education around the world. The program, which runs through Friday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.

Bright Lights Shine on Traditional South Asian Festival »

“Diwali Prakash,” a holiday rooted in Hindu tradition, is the focus of a celebration scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State campus.

Video Archives Paint Portrait of 60s-Era HSC (With Video) »

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” French journalist Alphonse Karr famously stated more than 160 years ago.

Life in The Residence Halls: Faculty Member Moves In With Freshmen »

Humboldt State is giving students a unique opportunity to interact with faculty in the residence halls.

Communication Majors Edit Open-Source Textbook (With Video) »

In Scott Paynton and Laura Hahn’s Communication Capstone class, it isn’t enough that students just read the assigned textbook. They’re tasked with editing it for publication and distribution on a national level.

Week of: Nov 02, 2014
Violinist Cindy Moyer Plays and Talks Bach »

Violinist Cindy Moyer plays and talks about a Bach composition called “one of the greatest pieces of music ever written,” the Chaconne for solo violin, on Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Humorous and Heartfelt: HSU Opera Workshop Does Musical Theatre »

HSU Opera Workshop presents humorous and heartfelt solos, duets, and group scenes from musical theater for two performances, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7 and 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Campus Hosts Multicultural Graduate Engagement Days »

Humboldt State University is giving current graduate students a chance to network and tell their stories at Multicultural Graduate Engagement Days, Nov. 10-13 on the HSU campus.

How Do Bodies Age? Kinesiology Professor and Students Investigate »

It’s well-known that human bodies become less efficient as they age. The average adult uses 15 to 30 percent more energy to walk the same distance as a younger adult. But why?

Student Hydrogen Research Team Shares Award-Winning Design »

Matching their ideas against those of other students throughout the world, Humboldt State representatives reinforced the university’s commitment to sustainability by earning honors in the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. They recently shared their vision via a webinar that also featured contest winner Washington State University.

HSU Geography Completes Final China/Tibet Field Studies Program »

“This center of heaven, this core of the earth.
This heart of the world. Fenced round by snow mountains.
The headland of all rivers. Where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”

Guest Speaker Discusses Innovations in Teaching and Learning »

The Humboldt State University Library hosts Kelly E. Miller, Director of Teaching & Learning Services and Head of the College Library at the University of California, Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Library Fishbowl and from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Library, room 114.

Week of: Oct 26, 2014
HSU Participates in “Culture not a Costume” Campaign »

Humboldt State is encouraging students to think twice when choosing a Halloween costume this year.

Goudi’ni Gallery Features Onondaga/Micmac Artist Gail Tremblay and Karuk Artist Brian D. Tripp »

The Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view a new exhibition of art by Gail Tremblay and Brian D. Tripp. Gail Tremblay is a basket maker and poet from Olympia, Washington. Brian Tripp is a painter, poet, sculptor, and mixed media artist originally from the Humboldt coast. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 6, with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues until Dec. 4.

Distinguished Faculty Member Explores Wildlife »

Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Scholar of the Year, Jeffrey Black, presents “Citizen Science, Steller Sex, and Chasing Geese” Monday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Wildlife Takes First Place in Quiz Bowl »

Humboldt State Wildlife students took first place again at the 17th annual Wildlife Quiz Bowl held Oct. 25-30 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

ERE Program Awarded Grant to Look at Waste Management Alternatives »

A solid waste research management proposal put forward by Humboldt State’s Environmental Resources Engineering program is one of three submissions selected for funding by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).

Week of: Oct 19, 2014
HSU Part of CSU Effort to Bolster STEM Degree Completion »

Humboldt State University is one of eight California State University (CSU) campuses to participate in an innovative new program designed to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors.

Campus Dialogue on Race Looks Ahead at HSU’s Next Century »

Award-winning filmmaker Leah Mahan is the featured speaker at the annual Campus Dialogue on Race, which takes place Oct. 28 to Nov. 7 on the HSU campus. In her keynote address on Monday, Nov. 3, Mahan will screen her acclaimed film “Come Hell or Highwater: Battle for Turkey Creek” and lead a discussion exploring the intersections between race and environment. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Founders Hall 118.

HSU Ranked as a Top School for Native Americans »

Humboldt State University is one of 19 California campuses ranked among the top 200 colleges for Native Americans. The listing comes in the special college issue of “Winds of Change” magazine, which focuses on career and educational advancement for American Indians and Alaska Natives, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

Student Volunteers Help Clean Up the Community »

After five days of classes, doing homework, and attending to student life in general, Daniel Reyes looks forward to spending Saturday with his friends. But even when he’s recreating, the HSU Environmental Management and Protection major is accomplishing something that enhances his education and benefits the community.

Week of: Oct 12, 2014
NorCal SBDC Earns Accreditation for Two Regional Programs »

After a lengthy and intense review process, the Norcal Small Business Development Lead Center has been reaccredited for its core business assistance program as well as distinguishing itself as the 11th accredited SBDC technology program in the country.

Renowned Mathematician Explores Symmetry, Fourth Dimension in Kieval Lecture »

HSU’s Department of Mathematics hosts Dr. Benson Farb, from the University of Chicago, in the fall Kieval Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Science B, Room 135.

HSU Forestry Nets Hispanic-Serving Institution Grant »

Humboldt State’s Forestry and Wildland Resources Department has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in forestry, range and soils at HSU.

Campus Conducts Food Security Survey Through Oct. 31 »

The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) is conducting the HSU Student Food Security Survey through Oct. 31 to determine if students have access to adequate food.

Tentative Agreement Reached on Successor Contract for CSU Faculty »

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

The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.

Week of: Oct 05, 2014
HSU Hosts Visiting German Journalists »

Humboldt State University will host two visiting journalists from Germany, Oct. 20-24.

“Be Wise, Be Brave, Be Tricky” — The Musical Coraline On Stage at HSU »

Coraline, Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of a modern “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a best-selling book and an animated film that children know and love. But as a fast-paced, unconventional musical it’s mostly unknown outside a few big cities, and has never been done by a university—until HSU’s production in the Van Duzer Theatre begins Thursday, Oct. 16 for two weekends.

Campus Readies for ShakeOut Earthquake Drill »

Students, faculty, and staff of Humboldt State University will join more than 24 million people registered to participate in the worldwide Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill happening at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.

CSU Creates Yearbook for Class of 3 Million Celebration »

Cal State University will see its living alumni pass the 3 million mark with commencement in the spring.

Roosevelt Institute Student Chapter Encourages Change »

Tony Lapiz doesn’t look in from the outside, especially when that means complaining without taking action. Instead, he gets involved, and has become a driving force behind HSU’s student activism opportunities.

Meditation Room Opens in Library’s First Floor »

Meditation has a new home in the HSU’s Library, which now welcomes students, staff, and faculty to use a small room available for quiet contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer.

Campus Hosts 21st Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week »

Humboldt State’s MultiCultural Center hosts the 21st annual Indigenous People’s Week, Oct. 10 to 17, with events held across campus.

At HSU, Broad Efforts Lead to Big Water Savings »

As California copes with its fourth year of record low rainfall, Humboldt State is taking broad steps to reduce campus water use in its domestic and irrigation systems.

Week of: Sep 28, 2014
Muddy Mic Night Supports Student Performers »

Humboldt State has come up with a new way for students to have fun—and express themselves—on Friday night.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings »

To introduce four documentaries with new footage that explore the history of civil rights in America, the HSU Library will offer a series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions led by HSU faculty during the 2014 Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 3 – Nov. 7.

Marketing professor, students provide clients with real-world solutions »

Students in David Sleeth-Keppler’s marketing classes don’t have to wait until they’ve completed their degree to see results. As undergraduates, they’re already out in the community, tackling real-world problems, finding up-to-date solutions, and helping businesses succeed.

Best Selling Author, Gender Advocate Delivers Talk Oct. 16 »

Janet Mock, a renowned trans woman of color and best selling author, will present a talk sponsored by the Deptartment of Philosophy in the Kate Buchanan Room on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Series: Meet Humboldt’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Week of: Sep 21, 2014
HSU Statement on Donors and Trust »

Humboldt State University enjoys broad support from the community we serve. We value the loyalty of our alumni and our donors who participate as partners in helping to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students. We are committed to doing everything possible to earn and keep the trust of those who volunteer and make gifts to the University.

HSU Named ‘Military Friendly School’ Sixth Year in a Row »

Humboldt State has been named a ‘Military Friendly School’ for the sixth year in a row by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business that operates

HSU Restages First Play Ever Performed by Humboldt State Students »

The first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization Oct. 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

CSU Campuses to Bolster Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts »

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

Award-Winning Educator Explores The Power of Storytelling »

Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Maral Attallah, presents “The Stories We (Don’t) Tell: Re-writing Collective Memory and Identity.” The talk is free and open to the public, and takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 2, in the Van Duzer Theatre on the HSU Campus.

Alumni Team Up On Founders, Gist Energy Updates »

Think of Founders Hall as you might consider a classic car. Since it was first constructed in 1920, the venerable structure has undergone a variety of remodels, including paint jobs and bodywork. Still, its restoration to cherry condition remains incomplete.

Week of: Sep 14, 2014
(Updated with Video) HSU Takes Sustainable Ice Bucket Challenge »

Humboldt State students, staff and faculty took a sustainable ice bucket challenge at Trinidad Beach on Sept. 12, to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Humboldt State Continues Fall GMO Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus.

Goudi’ni Gallery Exhibit Features Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view mixed-media art in its latest exhibit, “Natalie Ball: Solidifying the Past with the Present.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 18.

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky in HSU Guest Artist Concert »

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist Concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday, September 27.

Humboldt State Continues Sustainable Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.

New Initiative Supports Students with Children »

From getting enough sleep to making good grades, being a college student is a constant juggling act.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Homecoming Activities Forecast Festive Weekend »

Tradition. Memories. And most of all, fun. All three of those elements combine for the 2014 Humboldt State Homecoming & Family Weekend, which features myriad events over the weekend of Oct. 3-5.

Week of: Sep 07, 2014
‘Becoming California’ Premieres in September »

In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.

Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters: Paintings by Andrew Daniel, Mimi LaPlant, Kathy O’Leary and Stock Schlueter” Sept. 30 to November 2. The exhibit is part of a series addressing Humboldt Bay, the second largest enclosed bay in California.

Marine Sciences Faculty Receive NSF Research Grant »

Three Humboldt State faculty members have received a $272,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of low pH and low dissolved oxygen on marine organisms along the North Coast.

Humboldt State Ranks as Top Master’s University »

Humboldt State University has been ranked a top master’s university by Washington Monthly.

Humboldt State Hosts Kimchi Culture Festival »

Kimchi-making demonstrations, traditional Korean music, dance, and a barbeque are all part of the Kimchi Culture Festival, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State University campus.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Humboldt State Participates in Global Climate March »

Humboldt State University will join a global climate march Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the HSU campus.

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