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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.

Conference Aims to Boost Relationship Among Service Providers, Community Members »

The University of California Davis Extension Center for Human Services hosts “Threading Communities: Working Together to Strengthen Relationships,” a one-day conference, held on the Humboldt State campus, aimed at strengthening relationships between Hmong community members and human service professionals, with particular emphasis on child welfare services.

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 GIJobs.com.

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.

Introducing Forever Humboldt »

The following is a campus message from the Humboldt State Association.

HSU Receives Federal GEAR UP Grant »

Humboldt State University has received a 7-year, $3 million federal grant to support its Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), which will help at-risk students in Humboldt and Del Norte counties prepare for and succeed in college.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Begins Friday »

With a creative flare, Humboldt State’s Homecoming & Family Weekend marches into the spotlight Friday with a parade through campus and the community.

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.

Week of: Aug 31, 2014
A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project.” The exhibition features six observational documentary videos and accompanying essays by interdisciplinary artist Cynthia Hooper and a monumental, to-scale, sculptural, Humboldt Bay model by ceramic artist Mary Mallahan. This multimedia exhibition explores the physical and cultural geography of Humboldt Bay—California’s second largest estuary. The exhibition will be on display starting September 30, running through November 2.

Annual Humboldt State Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit »

Humboldt State University presents the annual Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition Sept. 11 through October 4 at the Reese Bullen Gallery on campus. An opening reception for the artists will be held Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Music Faculty Collaborate in Annual Welcome Concert »

HSU Music faculty members perform in their annual Welcome Concert to celebrate the new school year 5 p.m. Saturday, September 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall. The planned program includes jazz, percussion, original compositions and a tango ballet as well as pieces by Bach, Brahms and Dvorak and will be followed by a reception in the Music Lobby.

Sherman Alexie’s “War Dances” in as HSU/CR Book of the Year »

Award winning author Sherman Alexie’s “War Dances” has been named the 2014/15 Book of the Year at Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods.

Faculty Receive Grants to Study North Coast Marine Ecosystems »

The California Ocean Science Trust has awarded ten grants totaling $4 million to state and local agencies for marine research on the North Coast, including Humboldt State University.

Week of: Aug 24, 2014
HSU Students Create University’s Second Supercomputer »

Humboldt State students are building the university’s second supercomputer—a highly powerful machine that will support hands-on research in a variety of disciplines.

Tentative Agreement Reached on Successor Contract for CSUEU-Represented Employees »

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

(August 27, 2014) – The California State University (CSU) and the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers 15,000 employees working in health care support, operations support, administrative support, and technical support on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.

HSU Student Presents Seed Studies at Prestigious Research Program »

When Megan Bishop talks about botany, terms like chasmogamous and cleistogamous roll off her tongue as if she was discussing her weekend plans. In fact, this past summer, she may have been.

Improved Facilities Welcome Students »

HSU students will take advantage of upgraded facilities across campus. Here’s a look at the work that happened during summer.

HSU Statement Regarding Arrest of Christopher Haynes »

Humboldt State University police have been assisting the Department of Homeland Security and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation of Christopher Haynes, who was arrested today on charges related to child pornography.

Week of: Aug 17, 2014
HSU Receives Grant to Promote and Protect Headwaters Forest Reserve »

Humboldt State University and the Redwood Parks Association have received a $32,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management and the Conservation Lands Foundation to promote stewardship of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Humboldt State Hosts GMO Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University and GMO Free Humboldt present the Genetically Modified Organism Fall Speaker Series Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 on the HSU campus.

Social Work Teams With Local Agency on Healing Experts’ Conference »

Some of the leading experts in healing, trauma recovery and addiction will be on hand for Trauma. Addiction. Social Change., a conference hosted by Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work and the Redwood Palliative Psychology.

Psychology Student Explores Genes that Make Us Susceptible to Hypnotherapy »

Whether it’s mastering public speaking or conquering an addiction, Kyle Wannigman (’15, Psychology) wants to help you overcome your fears and anxieties.

HSU Welcomes Record Freshman Class [With Video] »

Continuing a trend of steady growth, the largest freshman class in Humboldt State’s 101-year history begins classes Monday, contributing to the institution’s all-time high total enrollment.

Week of: Aug 10, 2014
Tsunami Boat Visits Humboldt County Fair »

The Humboldt County Fair opens today and, for the 17th 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.

Week of: Aug 03, 2014
Humboldt State’s Homepage Gets an Update »
Week of: Jul 27, 2014
Former Lumberjack Goes the (Double) Distance For Charity »

Running’s personal rewards have long been documented – improved health being the most prevalent. But recent Humboldt State alum Armando Ibarra-Espinoza (’14, Kinesiology) has focused his fitness on benefitting others.

Alumni Ocean Experts Team Up To Stem the Tide of Rising Seas »

It was a foggy morning on the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a traffic jam of ships waiting to cross the bar and enter Humboldt Bay. But instead of venting frustration and impatience, the captains of vessels ranging from a U.S. Navy frigate to an oil barge, to Humboldt State’s own Coral Sea, joined together in a symphony on the sea.

CSU Campuses Begin Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Aug. 1 »

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

HSU Gets Research Submarine »

Humboldt State University has acquired a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), a submarine that will be used to study marine habitats and organisms up to 3,000 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Week of: Jul 13, 2014
HSU Hosts Summer Program for Chinese Students »

Humboldt State University’s Center for International Programs is hosting an Intensive English Language summer program for more than 20 students from China through July 29. The 3-week long partnership with the Jiangxi Institute of International Education through Nanchang University provides linguistic and cultural immersion and community service activities to students from China’s Jiangxi province. The Center for International Programs is also currently hosting three other intensive English programs.

Week of: Jun 22, 2014
Joan Gold: A Joyful Eighty at HSU First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, A Joyful Eighty, a large collection of new paintings by artist Joan Gold, which will be on display July 5 through September 7. Gold’s exhibit will occupy both rooms at the gallery, affording visitors a comprehensive experience of the artist’s work at this stage in her eightieth year.

News on the 2014-15 State Budget »

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

The governor has signed the 2014-15 state budget that includes an increase of $142.2 million in base funding for the CSU. The budget increase will enable the CSU to maintain existing programs and services. Moreover, tuition fees will remain stable for our students for the fourth consecutive year. The allocation will also enable us to begin to address a backlog of deferred maintenance projects.

Week of: Jun 08, 2014
Hundreds Gear Up for Day of Caring »

What started in 1994 has blossomed in to a tradition of students giving back to the community with service projects throughout the county. HSU’s Center for Service Learning and Academic Internships presentst the 21st annual HSU Day of Caring, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Week of: Jun 01, 2014
HSU’s Violence Prevention Work Recognized as Model »

Known as a leader in the prevention and response to sexualized violence on college campuses, the Humboldt State University Sexual Assault Prevention Committee’s work has been recognized for its excellence by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

A Message from the President: HSU Budget for 2014-15 »

The following message was provided by the Office of the President.

Dear Campus Community,

In April the University Resources & Planning Committee sent me its 2014-15 budget recommendation. After reviewing and discussing the recommendation with incoming President Lisa Rossbacher, we have approved HSU’s 2014-15 budget.

Psychology Professor Wins Fulbright to Croatia »

Psychology professor Tasha R. Howe has received a 2014-15 Fulbright scholarship to Croatia, where she will work in child abuse prevention.

CSU to Lead Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement Officers »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office
The rising number of college students with mental health issues underscores an increased need for mental illness awareness training among law enforcement officers.

Week of: May 25, 2014
HSU Hosts Marine Science Summer Program for Kids »

Registration is now open for Humboldt State University’s Marine Science Summer Program.

HSU Police Department Runs Decoy Operations in Attempt to Reduce Underage Drinking »

The Humboldt State University Police Department has cited a clerk for selling alcohol to minors and also cited several adults who purchased alcohol for minors during two operations occurring on 3-15-14 and 5-8-14. The actions were the result of a Minor Decoy Operation and Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste »

This May the HSU Sustainability Office and the Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP) hosted Donation Dash, an annual event designed to reduce waste generated by students moving out of the residence halls.

Week of: May 18, 2014
HSU Celebrates ‘New Century’ Class in Three Commencement Ceremonies »

Humboldt State’s ‘New Century’ Class received their diplomas in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl, on the HSU Campus. More than 1,500 graduates and their families packed the arena, as President Rollin Richmond, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2013/14 Academic Year, delivered commencement addresses to all three colleges.

Geologists, Students Dig Out Evidence of Past Tsunamis in California »

Two Humboldt State geologists and a team of graduate students contributed to the discovery of an extensive sedimentary deposit formed by a 1946 tsunami, providing the first known tangible evidence of the event and furthering the understanding of the long-term hazard of tsunamis on California coastal communities.

Week of: May 11, 2014
UPD Continuing Investigation into Early-Morning Robbery in Campus Residence Halls »

Police at Humboldt State University are continuing an investigation into an armed robbery that took place in a building in the Creek View residence hall complex.

Michael G. Scott Distinguished Lecture Series Features Tuna Researcher »

Researcher David Itano will present an ecological perspective on effects of bycatch and discards in tuna fisheries on Wednesday as the second part of this year’s Michael G. Scott Distinguished Lecture series, hosted by the Humboldt State Department of Fisheries Biology.

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track »

Offering non-stop service from Alaska to New Zealand, the bar-tailed godwit’s journey is one of the more interesting stories to come out of scientists’ use of telemetry. Applications of the simple but effective tracking technique, however, benefit researchers in many less documented day-to-day projects.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Beautifies Campus »

Humboldt State students recently joined the university’s grounds and landscaping crew to plant 20 trees around the Student Business Services building.

Outstanding Student Award Winner Cherrish Robinson Committed to Education Access for All »

Citing immense encouragement from faculty and staff, Cherrish Robinson, one of HSU’s two Outstanding Students of the Year, has made it her mission to expand access to education for all students, regardless of background.

Week of: May 04, 2014
HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.

Psychology Students and Faculty Present Research »

Psychology Department students and faculty recently presented 24 posters, papers and an invited workshop at the Annual Western Psychological Association conference in Portland, Ore. April 24-27. The WPA meeting is the nation’s largest regional psychology conference with over 2,000 attendees this year. A total of 62 psychology students from HSU attended.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus »

Humboldt State has opened two gender-neutral bathrooms and a gender-neutral locker room on campus to meet the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming students, faculty and staff.

KHSU Offers New Network Featuring BBC »

Public radio listeners throughout Humboldt County have gained another programming option, thanks to expanded service provided by KHSU.

AS Offers Services To Help Students Wrap Up Semester »

Associated Students Council is hosting two weeks of events geared toward helping HSU students get the most out of the end of the spring semester.

HSU Set to Honor ‘New Century’ Class »

More than 2,200 undergraduate, graduate and credential students are preparing for Commencement ceremonies taking place on Saturday, May 17, in Humboldt State’s Redwood Bowl.

Week of: Apr 27, 2014
Humboldt State University Targets Fossil Fuels and More »

Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has adopted an expansive new policy to strictly limit its holdings in a variety of industries, including companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. And through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge” is urging other foundations to do more to clean up their investments.

AM Jazz Band Gets Bluesy »

The AM Jazz Band gets bluesy for their concert on Thursday, May 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Humboldt Symphony Features Concerto Competition Winner »

Humboldt Symphony performs Alexander Borodin’s most popular symphony, plus Grieg’s piano concerto and a festive work by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina in two concerts at HSU, Friday evening May 9 and Sunday afternoon May 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From the Duke to Britney with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra plays a Duke Ellington classic, a brand new arrangement of Horace Silver’s “Peace,” and a Britney Spears tango in Spanish. Sort of. It all happens Saturday, May 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Happy Trails To You! Humboldt Chorale and University Singers in Last Concert of the Year »

The Humboldt Chorale ends the final concert of this school year by singing “Happy Trails” and other cowboy songs, most with a Humboldt County connection, in their shared concert with HSU University Singers beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday May 11.

Honoring Bus Accident Victims, HSU Community Rallies to Establish Scholarships »

A generous outpouring of support has helped to create two substantial scholarship funds honoring the memory of those lost in the I-5 Charter Bus accident.

HSU Students Join National Real Food Challenge »

College students have notoriously bad eating habits. But what does it mean to eat healthy? And can universities do a better job of promoting it?

Campus Responds to State and CSU Call to Reduce Water Usage »

Humboldt State is responding to California’s drought emergency with a series of short and long-term measures aimed at reducing water use on campus.

Associated Students Announces Spring ‘14 Election Results »

Jerry Garcia Dinzes is the new Associated Student President following the election held April 22 to 24. Dinzes received 458 votes in the final tally, a narrow victory over opponent Rashod A.S. Berkeley, who received 432 votes.

SCUBA Students Submerged in Safety and Science »

When a class focuses on what many consider a recreation and leisure activity, a student might suspect it’s going to be fun. And when that fun can also lead to an adventurous and rewarding career, the class becomes even more appealing.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014
Two Rhythmic Premieres with Calypso Band and Percussion Ensemble »

The Humboldt State Calypso Band has been around for 28 years, but has never performed a full-length piece composed by one of its own members. At least not until Saturday May 3 at the Van Duzer Theatre.

From the Renaissance to the blues with the HSU Symphonic Band »

The HSU Symphonic Band follows the centuries from the Renaissance to the blues in its spring concert on Friday May 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From Dowland to a cappella jazz with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

Madrigal Singers highlight songs of John Dowland and Mad River Transit adds a cappella jazz to its offerings in a shared spring concert on Sunday May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $2 million from the World Bank Group to support its continued involvement in the Lighting Global initiative. Lighting Global and its sister programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, support the development of commercial markets for solar charged off-grid lighting products that are affordable to low income people in developing countries.

Week of: Apr 13, 2014
HSU Announces Year’s Distinguished Faculty Awards »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond and the University Senate have selected Eugene Novotney, Jeffrey Black, Justus Ortega, Maral Attallah and Ken Fulgham as the Distinguished Faculty award recipients for 2013-14.

HSU Lauds Outstanding Students 2013-14 »

Humboldt State University saluted its Outstanding Students 2013-2014 at award ceremonies April 10 hosted by President Rollin Richmond, Provost Robert Snyder and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Peg Blake.

Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series: Religion and Social Justice »

During the Spring 2014 semester the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University is celebrating the life and career of Fr. Eric Freed with a series of three lectures. Each of these lectures is devoted to a topic of importance to Fr. Freed. The third and final of these lectures will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7pm, in the Native American Forum on the HSU campus.

Hundreds Gather to Remember Accident Victims »

Hundreds gathered on the UC Quad Thursday for a remembrance event in the early afternoon, and later for a candlelight vigil. The gatherings marked one week since the I-5 bus accident in which 10 perished and more than 30 were injured.

Authors Assess Evolving Cannabis Laws in Next Marijuana Research Talk »

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

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

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

PHOTOS: Incoming President Rossbacher Visits HSU »

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

Associated Students Debuts New Voting System for Spring Elections »

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

HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community »

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

HSU’s 2014 Graduates Exhibit Their Art »

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

Traveling Native Exhibit Visits Humboldt State »

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Century of Creativity with Composers Centennial Concert »

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

Jazz Combos at Fulkerson: Traditional and Unusual »

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

Stringing the Continents Together with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

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

First Actresses Ever Are “Playhouse Creatures” at HSU »

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

Dance of the Century Highlights HSU’s Past and Present »

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to don their best period costumes and join the campus community for the Dance of the Century in the Kinesiology & Athletics Building, from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 25 .

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

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

Getting Physical in Spring Dance Concert at HSU »

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

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

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

HSU Students, Alumni Participate in World Renewal Ceremony »

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

Field Training Fires Up Forestry Students »

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

Humboldt State Hosts McCrone Awards April 24 »

Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation will host the annual McCrone Awards Banquet at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Great Hall above the College Creek Marketplace. The event is free and open to the public.

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

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

HSU Presents 100 Years of Radical Social Work April 2 »

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

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System March 26 »

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

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

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

Legends of Brass with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

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

Humboldt State Hosts Second Annual Anthropology Symposium »

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

Freed Memorial Lecture Series Investigates the Historical Jesus »

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

HSU Hosts California Big Time on April 5 »

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

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