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Humboldt State University, in conjunction with the city of Arcata, launched the Zagster bike share service on Monday to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.
A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.
Zahra Shine led a difficult childhood, suffering neglect, abuse, poverty, and mental health issues.
Humboldt State University has been named a top University in the West by the U.S. News & World Report.
Humboldt State students are familiar with web-based classes, but now the parents and other family members of students have an online class all their own.
The following is a message from HSU President Lisa A. Rossbacher:
The HSU Department of Mathematics welcomes Dr. Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, to deliver the 70th semi-annual Harry S. Kieval Lecture on Tuesday, September 12.
Crowned the nation’s “outdoorsiest” university last year, Humboldt State is set to defend its title in the fourth annual Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, which runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 15.
With the start of the fall semester, HSU is revitalizing the Learning Center in the University Library, creating a centralized hub of tutoring with longer hours and more services for students seeking academic support.
Humboldt State was ranked No. 39 out of 632 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide published recently by Washington Monthly magazine.
As a former Green Diamond Resource Company wildlife biologist and Humboldt State professor, Lowell Diller made important contributions to forest and wildlife management in Northern California during his lifetime.
Humboldt State has been named one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review.
Humboldt State University has signed on to a statement of support for the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. The letter is from mayors, governors, university leaders, and businesses from across the country.
A Humboldt State University program that helps local high school students enroll and succeed in higher education has been notified it will receive a grant of $1.3 million over five years from the Department of Education.
Humboldt State University is expected to receive $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to continue the University’s support of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) majors.
Humboldt State University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts a special eclipse viewing on Monday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public and takes place on the HSU Events Field, located at 17th and B streets in Arcata.
Humboldt State welcomed more than 100 new tenure-track faculty, temporary faculty, and staff members at the annual Fall Welcome.
Humboldt State University has earned a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts and achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
In an effort to address diversity and inclusion in the community, City of Arcata officials, Humboldt State community members, and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits have come together to develop concrete plans for making Arcata a safer and more welcoming environment.
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Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Tuesday, August 8 to test campus and community response teams.
Humboldt State is welcoming back students for the Fall Semester.
Northcoast Educators will gather at Humboldt State University on Friday, July 28, for the third annual California Teachers Summit. The event is a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the summit convenes in HSU’s Goodwin Forum (download a campus map).
Humboldt State University’s Trumpet Consort von Humboldt just returned from a unique performance with baroque natural trumpets that were common in 17th century England.
Humboldt State University Press is pleased to announce its newest publication, “American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain, Bill Jones,” a historical memoir of Captain Bill Jones, whose inventions and innovations transformed America’s steelmaking industry.
Watching a grandmother’s birthday party via Skype seems like a quotidian action. Not to HSU student Marissa Lisette Sánchez, who writes: Lo que no saben es lo especial que mi abuelita es para mí (“They do not know how special my grandmother is to me”).
For her exceptional leadership as a scientist, writer, educator, communicator and advocate of tsunami research and preparedness, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Lori Dengler with the 2017 Frank Press Public Service Award.
HSU students took home first and second place awards at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Humboldt State University will join other California State University campuses in becoming a smoke and tobacco-free campus beginning Sept. 1.
HSU students who sign up for summer classes can save $500 on registration fees by registering for at least six units.
Humboldt State University has granted a posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old student who died on April 15.
Humboldt State University’s Class of 2017 takes the stage in Redwood Bowl for three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.
In the face of climate change, white spruce trees at the highest elevations in southwest Alaska are responding to increased temperatures with positive growth, while lower elevation trees appear to be experiencing reduced growth and susceptibility to attacks by spruce beetles according to a new study recently published by HSU faculty and alumni.
The following is an archive of campus messages and Arcata Police Department press releases surrounding the death of HSU student David Josiah Lawson.
Local charities are set to take advantage of would-be trash as hundreds of students prepare to move out of campus residence halls and donate tons of household items, and office and school supplies.
Dr. Cheryl Johnson will be the next Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Humboldt State community gathered last Thursday to celebrate the life of 19-year-old student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed on Saturday, April 15. The Kate Buchanan Room was overflowing, with many people standing and others listening on speakers just outside.
Three Environmental Resources Engineering Students flexed their modeling and urban planning skills to win a slew of awards at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, which took place in January. Results were announced April 7.
Humboldt State University’s 2017 ideaFest features research and projects from HSU students and faculty on Friday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Library.
Humboldt State University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are Kellie Johnson (’93, Political Science), Ken Pimlott (’88, Forest Resource Management), and Michael T. Rains (’68, Forestry Management, ’71 Watershed Management).
Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2017-2018 at an award ceremony on April 12.
Humboldt State University’s northern California campus is home to the tallest tree on any college campus anywhere in the world. This was confirmed by HSU Forestry Professor and renowned tall tree expert Steve Sillett and his graduate students who have painstakingly measured and mapped the major limbs of this impressive 240 foot Sitka spruce.
Humboldt State University informed parents today that it will need to make reductions to childcare services beginning in May.
This fall, Humboldt State University is taking a groundbreaking step by becoming one of the nation’s first universities to have residence halls dedicated to preventing sexualized violence and supporting survivors and their allies.
Three Humboldt State University faculty members— History Professor Leena Dallasheh, Business Professor Tyler Stumpf, and Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney—have been selected as recipients of the 2017 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. Professor Stephen Cunha, Department of Geography, and Melinda Myers, Department of Psychology, are the recipients of the 2016-17 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
Any institution that’s been around more than 100 years will have plenty of stories and rumors. HSU certainly has its fair share. Some reflect national issues of the day, and others are odd tidbits. All are an important part of the history and identity we share.
Nine Humboldt State University students have been selected to represent the campus at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition, April 28 and 29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Multi-talented singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore will perform a free public concert at the HSU Kate Buchanan Room on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. DeMore’s mission? “To make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your glory,” writes the self-described vocal activist.
Humboldt State University will host its 10th annual California Big Time & Social Gathering on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in HSU’s West Gym.
In another effort to address climate change, Humboldt State University unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, eventually, become carbon neutral.
HSU students are invited to dive in and get started learning and collaborating in Canvas, HSU’s new learning management system (LMS). The Canvas Pizza Party will take place in the HSU Scholar’s Lab (HSU Library, Third Floor) on Thursday, March 23 from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.
Through careful planning and a commitment to a high-quality residential experience, HSU’s Housing & Residence Life has announced its fees will remain stable through the 2017-18 academic year.
A Justice Studies scholar and current University of Arkansas dean is set to become HSU’s new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and & Social Sciences (CAHSS).
Humboldt State University ranked No. 5 among medium-size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.
Over the years, hundreds of HSU graduates have joined the Peace Corps to get a head start on their careers and make a positive impact in communities around the world.
Humboldt State University has recently launched a pilot bus service for students who need an affordable way to get home.
Hundreds of prospective students, family members, and guests are coming to campus for Humboldt State’s open house, Spring Preview, on Friday, March 24 and Friday, April 7.
As students put together Spring Break plans, leaders of the Youth Education Services (YES) homeless outreach program are putting together the final preparations for a weeklong service project in Sacramento.
An interdisciplinary panel featuring HSU faculty and community members host the talk “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy” on Monday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., in Founders Hall Rm. 125 on the Humboldt State campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Associated Students has elections packets available now for several key campus governance positions. Online voting takes place April 18 to April 21.
Wondering what our local wildlife gets up to every day? Tracking offers a glimpse into the life our most elusive wild neighbors, and HSU’s Natural History Museum is offering monthly tracking classes with local expert and renowned biologist Phil Johnston.
The fundamentals of winemaking in Humboldt County with award-winning winemaker and producer Wil Franklin kicks off the first in a four-part, intensive wine education series at the end of this month called From Vine to Table.
Students at Humboldt State are looking to grab the top spot in the 2017 RecycleMania, a contest that pits U.S. and Canadian universities against each other in a competition over which school can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most on-campus waste. The eight-week competition runs through April 1.
Humboldt State University is exploring a partnership with College of the Redwoods to create a RN-to-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.
Peter Fretwell, author and general manager of The Classical Network, New Jersey, has been named the new general manager for KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University’s public radio station.
The University Library hosts its third annual Authors Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. The free, public event honors the scholarship and creative works of HSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni published in the last year.
The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community.
The following transcript was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office following the State of the CSU address, delivered Feb. 1, 2017, in Long Beach, Calif.
Thank you, Trustee Eisen. I too am proud to see that California is making principled stands … and am proud to see our state’s people and our campuses energized and engaged.
No longer places of silent stacks and shushing bespectacled librarians, university libraries have become more than book warehouses. They’ve evolved into vibrant centers of campus life for learning and creating knowledge. HSU’s Library has followed suit.
Humboldt State’s annual International Week highlights foreign careers and the importance of scientific literacy with a week of events from Monday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 17. All events are free and open to the public.
The next Western Association of Schools and Colleges Town Hall will take place Friday, February 3rd, from 9a-11a on the 2nd Floor of the Library (outside the Library Fishbowl)
What does it look like to analyze social science through a mathematician’s lens? Francis Edward Su, the president of the Mathematics Association of America, will use mathematical modeling to give insights into electoral politics as he delivers a free talk for the public on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Science B Building, Room 135.
Just bought a mason jar coffee cup at HSU and want to get the most out of it? A group of Humboldt State engineering students say you’ll have to reuse it daily for up to two weeks before a coffee drinker is saving energy compared to using paper and plastic cups.
What seemed like an effort to deter a bicycle thief resulted in an arrest and the seizure of more than 10 pounds of marijuana products.
Humboldt State University recently recognized the outstanding efforts of 10 staff members at its Fall Welcome. Staff award winners provide exemplary service to the university through problem solving, community service, outstanding performance, and the admirable completion of difficult assignments. Winners are active employees and may win the award more than once, but not in consecutive years.
Humboldt State University hosts a Day of Solidarity on Friday, Jan. 20 to offer a way to join together as a community, heal, express, and plan for the future.
Over the last year, Humboldt State faculty and students had a chance to do everything from study the ocean to the redwoods, thanks to $68.8 million in grant funding administered and secured by HSU.
Humboldt State University’s Spring Semester will begin with a week celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.
The following obituary was provided by the family of Thor H. Asgardson.
Thor H. Asgardson passed away on Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 65. He will be remembered for his inexhaustible generosity, kindnesses, and loving, gentle personality. He will be GREATLY missed, and he was loved by many.
It is with great sadness that the California State University announces the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died today. Reed, 75, served as the CSU’s sixth chancellor and held the title of Chancellor Emeritus. He led the university from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.
African Masks from the Collection of James Gaasch, recently published by the Humboldt State University Press, contains photographs of the African masks and carvers from the Bwa (or Bwaba), Winiama and Mossi peoples of Burkina Faso, and the Bamana and Dogon peoples of Mali.
The California State University Office of the Chancellor announced today that Humboldt State University was awarded a $195,103 Integrated Program Grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop four-year teacher preparation programs.
A male in his 20s was injured following an attempted robbery and altercation that occurred on the Humboldt State University campus in the parking lot of the Campus Apartments sometime around 10:30 p.m. last night. The man is not an HSU student.
Over the last two months, no fewer than 300 elementary school students descended on the Goudi’ni Gallery, which hosted artwork by George Blake, the Hupa-Yurok artist who was recently given an honorary doctorate by HSU.
As a Geography student, Monica Moreno-Espinoza wasn’t about to let a research opportunity slip through her fingers during a two-month trip to Italy. With serious questions about refugees in mind, she paired sightseeing at the Roman Coliseum with 845 interviews of Italian college students from eight universities.
Engagement, empowerment, access, collaboration, and feedback. Those are just a few ways HSU Provost Alex Enyedi describes the benefits of the campus’s move to new classroom software.
The following letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The original letter can be viewed here.
Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher has joined more than 400 other university presidents across the country calling for national leaders to support, continue and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helps undocumented students seek higher education.
With final exams coming next week, students can bone up on studies, grab a free dinner in the J Cafeteria, and study alongside tutors as the fall semester winds to a close.
Declan Cowan works with 14 Octopus rubescens (commonly known as the red octopus) at HSU’s Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad. Since 2015, the HSU Zoology and Biology major has had a unique opportunity to study and interact with one of the world’s smartest invertebrates.
If Aristotle were alive today, Armeda Reitzel has no doubt that the Greek philosopher would teach oratory online.
Professor Erica Flapan will discuss mirror image symmetry in life, mathematics, and chemistry in the 68th Harry S. Kieval Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., in Founders Hall Room 118. Flapan’s talk is free, will be accessible to the general audience and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
For two days, the Art Department’s students and studio art clubs will sell paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, mixed media creations, crafts and more.
Geology Department Chair Mark Hemphill-Haley departed on Sunday Nov. 20 for a ten-day reconnaissance of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand’s South Island on Nov. 13. Professor Hemphill-Haley will be leading a Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association team to investigate surface faulting produced by the quake.
HSU’s WASC Steering and Self-Study Committee has prepared a rough draft of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges report. The report is available for review and comments from Nov. 11 through Dec. 6.
Monday, Oct. 31 update: HSU Facilities Management is estimating repair costs to the entryway sign at Sunset Ave. and LK Wood Blvd. between $7,000 and $10,000 and could take up to three months to complete. Temporary repairs will be in place as soon as possible. Full repairs will include an extensive reapplication of the stucco finish, which can potentially be hindered by Humboldt’s rainy season.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, HSU’s Peer Health Education program and CHECK IT hosts the sixth annual Consent Project, an event dedicated to creating a more consent-centered campus and exploring the many paths of survivorship and healing.
Last year, Wines & Vines magazine reported that there were more than 8,000 wineries currently operating in the United States, with about half of those doing business in the state of California. In a market like this, saturated with a dizzying array of choices, how can local wine producers hope to compete? And, how does one go about choosing the best wine to fit the palate and pocketbook?
During the last week of October and first week of November, students in Professor Harold Zald’s Forest Measurements and Biometry class (FOR 210) will conduct a census of trees on the HSU campus.
Never in a million years did Dominic Cicerone imagine he’d meet Leon Panetta. But there he was, talking to the former CIA director and secretary of defense.
Are coded racial statements—so-called “dog whistle” statements—imperiling the middle class and efforts to realize social justice? The keynote address of the Campus Dialogue on Race tackles this question and more on Nov. 3.
Humboldt State is currently in the process of developing a a WASC self-study report as part of a reaffirmation of accreditation process. The Steering and Self-Study Committee, with help from individuals across campus, is drafting sections of the report throughout this semester. Updates will be shared at the open forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Great Hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and at an additional open forum that is being planned.
Humboldt State University is once again rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
It’s not news that there are significant barriers some people face in trying to get quality food. Now the community is invited to learn more about what’s being done to address student needs at a panel discussion hosted by the Humboldt Food Policy Council.
The Great ShakeOut is coming. The Humboldt State community will join millions of people worldwide who have registered to take part in the earthquake drill at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Three days before the grand opening of the Humboldt State Third Street Gallery, director Jack Bentley and a group of Humboldt State student curators are working feverishly but wearing a calm demeanor.
The next remarkable talk in the “My Favorite Lecture” series is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Plaza Grill View Room in Arcata. It is free and open to the public, and a reception begins at 6 p.m.
Taking time to focus on health and wellness can make a big difference for college students. At Humboldt State, there are a number of ways for students to explore well-being, including the innovative new Brain Booth in the University Library.
Humboldt State’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness program is hosting its inaugural Zero Waste Conference, Oct. 14 and 15; a convention for engaged citizens looking to create active change in waste and consumption practices. The event is free and open to the public.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed AB 1747, a bill to expand support for programs tackling hunger among college students, a dedicated group at Humboldt State University knew they had played an important part.
Sensory Evaluation & Service is the third of four courses in the From Vine to Table Wine Studies Certificate series being offered through HSU’s eLearning and Extended Education Program.
Humboldt State University has released its annual crime report for 2015 under a federal law known as the Clery Act.
The latest publication from Humboldt State University Press, “Võ Phiến and the Sadness of Exile,” describes the life and work of one of the most respected writers in the Vietnamese diaspora, Võ Phiến.
The community is invited to a ceremony and reception for distinguished Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake, who is receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.
Students interested in how communities interact with their environment have a new opportunity to earn an undergraduate and master’s degree in five years.
HSU presents a Filmmaker’s Showcase highlighting films by emerging student filmmakers, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Van Duzer Theatre. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Parking is free on campus on Friday nights.
During the past summer, HSU’s First Street Gallery closed its doors, moving two blocks south to a new location. Along the way, the gallery changed its name to the Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery.
Hundreds of Humboldt State University students, alumni, family, and friends are gearing up to show their HSU spirit and celebrate HSU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 5-8.
NBC News Correspondent Kerry Sanders is coming to Humboldt State University as part of the Journalism Department’s Hadley Lecture Series. Sanders is fresh off the campaign trail covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at their party national conventions.
Humboldt State University has been named the 12th top public school in the west by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings.
Humboldt State Social Work senior Morgan Burris has been given a California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Humboldt State University graduate student Keith Parker was one of 20 recipients of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a program of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation that recognizes environmental scholars.
Humboldt State students can take safety into their hands with the new Rave Guardian app, a free piece of software that enables a smartphone to boost personal safety.
Have your bike gears suddenly stopped shifting, making you extra sweaty on your commute to campus? Or maybe your brakes have been getting looser, making you worried about riding through busy intersections.
After a two-year restructuring process, Humboldt State’s highly regarded Geospatial Certificate Program, offered by the College of eLearning & Extended Education (CEEE), is back and has been reborn online.
Members of Strategic Edge Athletics Consultants will be on campus Sept. 13-14 to gather ideas from the campus community and the public about HSU’s Intercollegiate Athletics program. One of the goals is to align the program costs with the available resources.
Humboldt State is ranked No. 53 out of 634 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, which was published recently by Washington Monthly Magazine.
In an effort to get people outside and moving and help them reconnected with nature, Humboldt State is putting a call out to the community to help win the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.
A Humboldt State University program that encourages low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities to pursue higher education, is set to expand after earning a grant from the United States Department of Education.
Humboldt State begins the 2016-17 Academic Year with the Fall Welcome in the Van Duzer Theatre (campus map) at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Read the full text of President Lisa Rossbacher’s Fall Welcome address online.
It’s County Fair season again and, for the 18th consecutive year, Humboldt State University is partnering with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group to host the Earthquake-Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair.
Humboldt State University begins the 2016-17 academic year on Aug. 22. Parents sound off on what the HSU community should know about the incoming class.
Richard Boone, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), will join Humboldt State University as the next Dean of the College of Natural Resources & Sciences. His appointment begins July 25, 2016.
HSU Facilities Management has been busy on a number of projects this summer to improve safety, convenience, and learning opportunities on campus. Returning students may notice some changes on campus, and all students should benefit from the improvements.
Professor Emeritus Jerry Partain, who helped establish Humboldt State’s Forestry bachelor’s degree and turn the program into a longstanding success, died on July 4 at the age of 91.
Humboldt State’s latest Fulbright scholar will take her expertise to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in January to study and encourage inclusivity for people with disabilities in sports and recreation; and in higher education.
Humboldt State welcomed more than 70 new tenure-track faculty, temporary faculty, and staf members at the annual Fall Welcome.
Each year’s freshman class brings with it countless individual stories, personalities, and backgrounds. Stepping back a bit, here’s a look at some data about Humboldt State’s freshman class.
Northern California teachers will gather at Humboldt State University on July 29 for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators.