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WOODS HOLE, MASS. — This spring, Humboldt State University student Andrew Musgrave (’19, Marine Biology) will sail 2,600 nautical miles from Pape-ete, Tahiti to Honolulu, Hawaii to study the effects of environmental change on remote Pacific reefs.
If you’re an avid runner, logging dozens of miles every week and you happen to be over 65, odds are you’re burning oxygen at nearly the same rate as a runner in her 20s.
Humboldt State University Press is releasing its latest publication, Maasai Dictionary, on May 19. This book of translations from English to Maa (the language of Maasai peoples of Kenya and Tanzania) was compiled by Charles Richmond, circa 1940 during his time in the backcountry of Kenya colony, East Africa.
Ponder the power of yoga in prisons, the globalization of gaming, a call to make data democratic, and more in a series of short talks that promise to expand intellectual horizons.
A deep-water seaweed, some of which grow in depths of over 200 meters in clear tropical oceans, are the earliest diverging lineage of green algae and the oldest known multicellular green plant, according to a new study co-authored by Humboldt State University Associate Dean and Biology Professor, Rick Zechman.
The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University applauds the governor for making degree completion a top state priority. Significant progress has been made to boost degree completion rates and the CSU remains committed to reaching even more ambitious degree completion goals and closing the achievement gap among low-income and underserved students.
Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,700 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl.
The following was provided by the California State University’s Chancellor’s Office.
(May 3, 2016) –– “The California State University is pleased the California Faculty Association (CFA) Board of Directors and membership have ratified the Tentative Agreement. The Tentative Agreement will now be considered by the CSU Board of Trustees at the May 24-25 meeting.”
From model watersheds to robotics tables that can lead to intense Lego competitions, students at Zane Middle School in Eureka are set to take advantage of design projects from Humboldt State student engineers.
Humboldt County “home-grown” takes on a whole new meaning in Viticulture 101, the second of four courses in From Vine to Table: Humboldt Wine Studies Certificate Program being offered through HSU’s College of eLearning and Extended Education.
With the end of the semester near, students from the Waste Reduction and Resources Awareness Program are partnering with local thrift stores to help students as they move out of residence halls.
In 2015, Humboldt State produced only 1.06 pounds of trash per employee and .27 pounds per student, well under the goals set by the California State Agency Reporting Center of 10.7 pounds per employee and 1.9 pounds per student. This report is one of the recent updates to HSU’s Strategic Plan, available online.
Humboldt State University’s Class of 2016 takes the stage in Redwood Bowl for three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14.
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has named Humboldt State University student Tina Sampay the best student columnist in the southwest for colleges and universities with an enrollment of under 10,000 students.
Humboldt State University’s accounting and finance program, part of the School of Business, has been endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.
Marie Campfield’s recent painting, “Child’s Skull, Kandahar Province,” is part of the prestigious Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in May. Campfield is the first Humboldt State student to have work accepted in the competition.
Nearly 700 people voted in the recent Associated Student elections, or a total of 8.4 percent of the 8,210 eligible voters. Voters overwhelmingly supported Jonah Platt for A.S. president, giving Platt, who ran unopposed, a total of 611 votes.
Looking to take some of the confusion out of moving off campus? Humboldt State University’s Housing & Residence Life Office hosts an off-campus housing fair with local property management companies on Monday, April 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. All HSU students are invited to attend this free informational meeting.
A recently completed study has found that Humboldt County’s average death rate for female breast cancer, 1990-2010, has been higher than death rates for women with breast cancer in the rest of the state, but that these differences are relatively small.
Three distinguished faculty members—Tim Bean, Jeffrey Kane, and Meredith Williams—have been selected as recipients of the 2016 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
Selected for exhibiting potential in a specific field, each faculty member will receive $1,500 to assist his or her program of creative activity, scholarship, or research. This year’s recipients will be formally honored at a reception where they’ll deliver short presentations of their research.
The HSU community is invited to explore human’s relationship to animals in a social and humanitarian context at the Critical Animal Studies symposium from Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29. The events are free and open to the public and take place across the HSU campus.
The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) are hosting a series of public forums this spring to share findings of their collaborative study examining differences between breast cancer survival rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state.
Please Join the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and Schatz Energy Research Center to celebrate the Grand Opening of nine new public electric vehicle charging locations on the North Coast Electric Vehicle Charging Network. The ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 12pm to 1 pm at St. Joseph Hospital located at 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka.
Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2016-2017 at award ceremonies on April 14.
Humboldt State’s Associated Students begins its online election on Tuesday, April 19. Students are asked to vote on executive level officials, college representatives, and student representatives to the University Center board.
Humboldt State University’s third annual IdeaFest features research, performances, and projects from HSU students and faculty.
The distinguished artist George Blake (Hupa-Yurok) will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University. Blake was nominated by CSU Trustee Hugo N. Morales, who cited Blake’s role in the resurgence of Native California traditional cultural life since the 1970s.
Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when it launched its annual Who’s Who Award. Distinguished alumni are individuals recognized as leaders in their fields, and/or outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University. Here are this year’s winners.
The White House honored a Humboldt State student on Thursday for her efforts to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at colleges through a grassroots campus organization.
The following statement was released by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: There is hope that talks between the California Faculty Association and the California State University may avert a five-day, systemwide strike on all 23 campuses scheduled to begin April 13.
The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
California State University and California Faculty Association leaders will hold a joint news conference call for news media to announce a tentative agreement on a reopened contract between the university administration and faculty union.
Humboldt State continues to implement priorities outlined in its Strategic Plan. News and updates about progress are posted on the strategic planning website, and recent items include:
Today the California State University announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association (CFA), resolving a year-long dispute over faculty salaries and averting planned strike activity next week by the CFA. Under the tentative agreement, which must be approved by the CFA Board of Directors, ratified by CFA members and approved by the CSU Board of Trustees, all faculty unit employees will receive 10.5 percent in general salary increases over a three-year period (fiscal years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18). If the tentative agreement is approved and ratified, faculty unit employees will receive a 5 percent general salary increase on June 30, 2016, a 2 percent general salary increase on July 1, 2016, and a 3.5 percent general salary increase on July 1, 2017. The agreement also includes a 2.65 percent service salary increase for all eligible faculty unit employees in fiscal year 2017-18.
Humboldt State’s Student Sustainability Coalition marks Earth Week with a series of events April 18-20.
It’s a basic coming-of-age story about a Mexican-American girl whose family lives a small one-bedroom house. But when read to a group of fourth graders in a Del Norte County classroom, “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros became a catalyst for cultural mindfulness.
Humboldt State University is taking a big step toward reducing its food waste with the introduction of a broad food waste program that promises big results.
Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. Here are recipients of the 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Award.
North Coast State Sen. Mike McGuire named Humboldt State’s California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) Executive Director Connie Stewart as Humboldt County Woman of the Year.
Milt Dobkin, who taught Speech, founded the Humboldt State College forensics team, and served as Vice President of Academic Affairs, passed away on March 10 at the age of 94.
Humboldt State University is pleased to share that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by former employee Dan Pambianco. This settlement ends a time-consuming distraction in which HSU asserts claims were false and lacked evidence.
Eight HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 30th Annual Student Research Competition.
Arcata Police have arrested Justin F. Patrick, who allegedly sexually assaulted an HSU student and assaulted an HSU staff member today. His arrest followed an intense search by both Arcata Police and University Police.
HSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams head into the post season with the women taking on Cal State Eastbay in Hayward, Calif., on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Men face off against Monterey Bay in Lumberjack Arena, also on March 1 at 7 p.m.
Humboldt State men’s basketball edged Cal State Monterey Bay, 64-61, Tuesday in Lumberjack Arena to advance in the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.
If you’ve ever harbored dreams of becoming a sommelier, making wine from your own grapes, or building a successful wine brand, HSU’s College of eLearning and Extended Education has developed a four-part intensive seminar series with your future in mind.
A study in Uganda by Humboldt State University researchers will explore what happens after people make the switch from kerosene lamps to solar-powered products and how flexible financing influences adoption of off-the-grid technology.
Associated Students is seeking candidates as it readies for the 2016 online student elections, April 19-21.
So you graduated with a ceramics degree at HSU, now what? A new career curriculum developed by HSU liberal arts faculty helps students to answer that question and to parlay a well-rounded Humboldt State student experience into professional success.
Humboldt State University ranked No. 9 among medium schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 25 HSU Alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
Possible California Faculty Association Strike Frequently Asked Questions
Students and faculty in HSU’s Department of Theatre, Film, & Dance won several top awards in the regional competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Denver. The winners include the student nominee who will represent the region in the Kennedy Center’s national awards in April.
Access to Humboldt State University’s track in Redwood Bowl will be reduced as interim repairs are carried out and a replacement process gets underway.
Former Humboldt State University student Robert Ikpomwonsa Daudu was arrested for a sexual assault that occurred in December 2015 in an east campus parking lot. University Police officers arrested Daudu on Saturday, Feb. 13. Daudu was booked in the Humboldt County Jail.
Humboldt State is among the country’s first universities to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Eligible students, faculty, and staff can now use Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to purchase food at the College Creek Marketplace.
Humboldt State can save energy and reduce emissions by powering down ventilation systems, switching off office equipment and take other steps that will have cause minimal disruption and be generally unobtrusive.
HSU authors and their works will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual HSU Authors Celebration and Reception on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 3-5 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library, outside the Library Fishbowl. The event is free and open to the public.
The following message was provided by the Cal State Chancellor’s Office.
March 2 is the priority deadline for current and prospective students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application to be considered for financial aid for fall 2016. The FAFSA application is free and can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students who qualify for an AB540 nonresident tuition exemption can file the California Dream Act application online at www.caldreamact.org.
Alec Howard knew next to nothing about gardening. As a Humboldt State student now, he’s focused on sustainability, greening up campus with his “HSU”-shaped community garden and growing a community along the way.
How does a species move from “endangered” to “non-threatened” status and what are the implications of that move? Ecologist and conservation biologist Dan Doak will discuss the recovery of imperiled species in the annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture, a free public event on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
Social commentator and comedian Felonious Munk is coming to Humboldt State University to talk social justice and new media.
His discussion is among several events marking Black Liberation Month, which celebrates and highlights African American achievements and important milestones throughout U.S. history.
In the first in-depth study of the virus’s impacts on bird populations, Wildlife professor emeritus T. Luke George and a group of researchers discovered the disease killed millions of birds—many more than previously thought—and had a major, and sometimes persistent, impact, on bird populations.
From organic produce to specialty foods, the North Coast region is known for its focus on locally produced products. But how accessible and sustainable is healthy food in Humboldt County? Experts will gather at HSU for a daylong symposium to probe these questions and look at how food systems affect local citizens.
Humboldt State University is one of 44 colleges nationwide selected for a First-Year Experience pilot program coordinated by the Association of American State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Humboldt State’s cutting-edge program to prepare the next generation of stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals has received a major boost.
With a focus on global issues and studying abroad, International Education Week returns with keynotes from a renown expert on African affairs, a talk with the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, and a study abroad fair on the Quad. All this and more is part of International Education Week, Feb. 15-19.
Humboldt State University received more than $7 million in charitable support in 2014-15, including a $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation and a $220,000 bequest for the University Library.
Longtime HSU faculty member Kathryn Corbett died earlier this month at the age of 99.
Coming to primetime: Your neighborhood Steller’s jays.
PBS’ “Natural Born Hustlers” recently featured Steller’s jays from the HSU campus among other animals that rely on mimicry, disguise, and trickery to thrive in the wild. The pgoram is a three-part wildlife documentary in the station’s long-running “Nature” series.
Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience, and skill at Spring Welcome, Friday, January 15 in the Kate Buchanan Room. Here are this year’s winners of the Staff Recognition Award:
Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2016 semester.
The following message was provided by the Office of the President:
To the University community:
I am delighted to share the news that Dr. Alexander Enyedi will be joining Humboldt State University on January 11 as our Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Students, Faculty, and Staff at Humboldt State area pitching in to spread holiday cheer throughout the community. Here’s a few ways HSU is making a difference this season.
Humboldt State University’s Advancement Foundation voted Thursday to become a signatory on the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Victor Golla, Humboldt State University Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Humboldt State University has pledged support for the White House American Campuses Act on Climate demonstrating Humboldt State’s commitment to carrying out sustainability goals and supporting strong action on climate change by world leaders.
Humboldt State students are collaborating with a New Mexico-based artist to install a multicultural mural that will adorn the west-facing wall of the University Center. Prominently visible from the quad, the mural depicts the cultures of traditionally underrepresented students from the HSU community.
The Humboldt State Lumerjacks take on the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championships. Kick off is at 11 a.m. PST, in Maryville, Mo.
Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, Gritidach Manakitivipart (Matee) wasn’t exposed to the opportunities beyond the urban environment and to life sciences at school. “That wasn’t really promoted as a career as much as it is in the U.S. Even so, I was still very interested in nature,” says Matee.
Today, he’s not just pursuing his love of nature as a Wildlife major at Humboldt State. He’s also being recognized for his research on a small, relatively unstudied songbird.
Members of the HSU community feel safe on campus and are pleased with the level of police presence, but feel the University Police Department could do a better job communicating its preparedness to handle emergency situations and the services the department offers, according to a UPD survey.
With GIS Day, Humboldt State’s Geospatial Club wants to educate the campus about the advantages of mapping technology. The club hosts GIS Day in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, Nov. 18, starting at 3:30 p.m.
HSU scholars and authors have new tools to share their academic works. With the launch of the Humboldt State University Press, faculty and students will have access to a broad range of options for publishing print and electronic materials.
A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in the coastal Northern California town of Crescent City, about 350 miles north of San Francisco.
Humboldt State University hosts the annual Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 2-6, with workshops that explore modern forms of racism, multi-ethnic identities, civil disobedience, and more.
Humboldt State University welcomed hundreds of families and alumni to campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 8-11. Here’s a look back at the Clubs Fair, Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, Tailgate Party, and of course, the Big Game.
A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW has been profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this final edition, we introduce Professor Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, who lived most of her life in Madrid, Spain and specializes in Astrophysics.
Since 1992, students have organized Indigenous Peoples’ week as a response to Columbus Day, which takes place annually on Oct. 12. This year, Humboldt State University’s Indigenous Peoples Student Alliance (IPSA) and Indian Teacher Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) clubs host the 22nd annual event from Oct. 12 to 16.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Maria I Iturbide, Dept. of Psychology, who specializes in adolescent well-being, and Professor Tony Silvaggio, Dept. of Sociology, whose expertise includes environmental sociology.
Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.
Humboldt State is launching a new campaign this year to recognize the philanthropy of staff, faculty, and retired employees who make a difference on campus, in our community, and around the world.
A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.
It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.
Humboldt State University will recognize Native American Day this Friday, Sept. 25. The day honors Native American cultures and contributions to the State of California.
Where there are cars, there is pollution. And when it rains, oil and other residues left behind on roads and parking lots are swept off the surface and deposited in wastewater systems virtually untouched.
Thanks to a $1.4 million grant secured by the City of Arcata in collaboration with Humboldt State and the Northern Humboldt Unified School District, environment-friendly technology is addressing that problem throughout town.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Joshua R. Zender, School of Business, whose expertise includes government accounting, and Professor Kauyumari Sanchez, Dept. of Psychology, whose prior teaching includes a stint in New Zealand.
Painting a generally optimistic picture of local businesses, a new report released by Humboldt State’s School of Business and Humboldt County Workforce Development Board (WDB) details how business owners feel about their performance, now and in the near future, and the overall business environment in Humboldt County.
Humboldt State University has suspended the Chi Phi fraternity as it investigates possible violations of the student code of conduct. During the suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit new members or to use campus services that are available for recognized student organizations.
The Humboldt State University Department of Mathematics welcomes Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia to deliver a lecture on the use of high-dimensional geometry to move robots efficiently from one position to another. The talk will also look at high-dimensional “spaces of possibilities”. Mathematicians have studied these kinds of spaces and have developed “remote controls” to navigate them in their complexity. This talk will describe these techniques, and show their implementation. It will be accessible to a general audience, and assume no previous knowledge of the subject.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Amber M. Gaffney, Dept. of Psychology, a researcher of social identities and influence, and Tyler Stumpf, School of Business, whose research has included hotel and tourism business management in Pacific Island countries.
Already recognized by the White House as a leader in preventing sexualized violence on campus, Humboldt State University is one of 27 universities in the nation to receive funding under an $8.5 million Dept. of Justice grant competition to enhance victim services and develop programs to continue addressing sexualized violence.
Derrick Smith, the final suspect involved in a campus paintball gun shooting incident in July, has turned himself in, according to University Police.
Citing a broad research capability and access to unique natural environments, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Humboldt State No. 15 for public regional universities in the Western United States. HSU ranks No. 57 on the full regional ranking, which includes public and private universities. The announcement comes as the news organization publishes its annual Best College Guidebook.
Shayne Sines, a senior in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, is the recipient of the 2015 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The HSU senior is earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a major that meshes with his passion for giving back. “Some of the most rewarding moments of my life are helping others to learn, and I have found that I’m good at it,” says Sines.
Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Melanie Michalak, Dept. of Geology, whose expertise is in tectonic geomorphology, landscape evolution and geochronology, and Professor Troy Lescher, Dept. of Theatre, Film, & Dance, who holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Texas Tech University.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa O’Neill, Dept. of Social Work, whose expertise is in child welfare and research, and Professor Leena Dallasheh, Dept. of History, who earned her first degree in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.
Intense, but relaxed. Rigid, but flexible. Those contradictory terms aptly describe the Applied Anthropology M.A. curriculum offered through Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education.
The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Taylor Bloedon, Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, and Professor Joshua Frye, Dept. of Communication.
Humboldt State University is ranked No. 20 out of 673 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, published this month by Washington Monthly Magazine.
Summer might be viewed as a quiet time on campus, but a quick look around reveals a hidden hub of activity. Along with the obvious ones, many behind-the-scenes projects have been completed or are underway as the fall semester begins, including an environmentally-friendly Low Impact Development system (LID) that cleans up storm run-off.
The biggest freshman class in HSU’s 102-year history rolled into town last week, traveling from as far as Indonesia and as close as McKinleyville. And as they began settling in to their new home away from home, we asked them why they chose Humboldt State. Here’s what they said.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa Ramsier, Dept. of Anthropology, and Professor Brandon L. Browne, Dept. of Geology.
If the hive of activity during the first week of school seems even busier than usual and the requests for directions more common, it’s not your imagination. The largest incoming class of freshmen in HSU history–1,429 strong–brings the overall enrollment to 8,600 students, also a record according to preliminary figures.
Humboldt State University welcomes 26 new tenure-line faculty and librarians for the 2014-15 academic school year.
Humboldt State University welcomes 21 new tenure-line faculty for the 2015-16 academic school year.
Humboldt State is getting ready to welcome back students for the Fall Semester.
More than 100 CAL FIRE firefighters who have been battling blazes in southern Humboldt County will be staying at HSU through the weekend.
Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 12 to test campus and community response teams.
Humboldt State University has received a $1.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services (SSS) program, which helps low-income and first-generation students finish college. HSU will receive $373,378 each year for the next five years.
Sharing ideas, resources, innovation, and challenges are key objectives of the “Better Together: California Teachers Summit,” co-sponsored by the California Department of Education and hosted by Humboldt State University and 32 other universities throughout California on Friday, July 31.
HSU Education Professor Meenal Rana wants to make the world a better place through the power of education. She knows that imparting ideas like environmental responsibility and health awareness in young people can have a huge impact for everyone.
Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.
How to honor retiring professor Harley Muilenburg after 32 years of teaching Humboldt State students to sing? More than 20 of his former students who were members of his Mad River Transit jazz singers from the 1980s through 2015 return to Fulkerson Recital Hall from all over California. They join HSU Music department faculty performers including pianist Daniela Mineva and violinist Cindy Moyer in a celebratory retirement concert, free and open to the public, on Saturday June 27 at 7 p.m.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015 on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6 featuring works by recent graduates of HSU’s Art Department.
Humboldt State University today announced that it has been named a GPU Education Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.
Making the biggest possible splash in the Humboldt State pool was the goal of Bradley Carr, an 18-year-old enjoying a Friday night session of HSU Fit. But the larger objective for Bradley and 25 other children participating this spring has a longer-lasting ripple effect.
Humboldt State students teamed up with a local band and record label this semester to learn about the business of making music.
HSU students will soon have access to two new Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, where they’ll create community, build on their academic achievement, and affirm their identities as students of color.
More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3.
Humboldt County’s Stargazer Barn winery has introduced two new wines that will help support Humboldt State University.
Humboldt State held its commencement Saturday, May 16, in Redwood Bowl, with three ceremonies honoring graduates of the colleges of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Natural Resources & Sciences. A total of 1,500 degree candidates crossed the stage to be presented diplomas and congratulated by first-year Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher.
Times have changed for college students, and not for the better when it comes to the very basics of survival. A growing number are faced with the burden of rising costs and limited resources, often forcing them to cut expenses, with potential long-term consequences.
Humboldt State Environmental Resources Engineering students have teamed up with Zane Middle School students to explore ways to incorporate appropriate technology on the middle school’s campus. The projects will be on display during a reception on Monday, May 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Zane Middle School is located at at 2155 S St., in Eureka.
HSU student Michael Donovan was awarded the $1,000 prize in the John W. DeLodder music composition competition on May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
In the fall of 2014, Diover Duario had an idea–one he didn’t think was particularly original. Still, the Journalism & Mass Communication major, who will graduate this spring, decided to do a little homework on the topic.
Humboldt State is partnering with local volunteers and charities next week to ensure that students moving out of the residence halls have a minimal impact on the environment and the community.
Humboldt State University students won top honors at the 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.
HSU Symphonic Band marks Cinco de Mayo with “La Fiesta Mexicana” and the relentless rhythms of “Huapango,” plus a World Music medley by North Coast composer Gregg Moore—and more, 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Calypso Band brings its authentic Caribbean dance rhythms home after a triumphant northern California tour, and the Percussion Ensemble features a work highlighting Hawaiian rhythms at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Madrigal Singers perform a program of love songs, and Mad River Transit sings blues, a jazz waltz, a Martin Luther King tribute and a swinging chili recipe at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State is now accepting registrants for its Marine Science Summer Program for children, scheduled for July 20-24 and August 3-7 at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad.
More than 300 established and up-and-coming geographers from across California and the broader region will gather at Humboldt State this weekend for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, set for Friday through Sunday.
Humboldt Symphony hosts a guest conductor and guest pianist to join HSU pianist Daniela Mineva on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos on Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Jazz Orchestra plays new tunes by Arcata’s recording artist Nathan Parker Smith and band grad Dan Fair as well as student originals and jazz classics of several eras at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University Singers perform selections from the popular cantata Carmina Burana, and the Humboldt Chorale sings music by Purcell, Mozart and Sondheim in their joint concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State’s graduates will be part of a major milestone for the 23-campus California State University system: With the graduation of the Class of 2015, there will be 3 million living CSU alumni.
Resources and relaxation programs are set up for the final two weeks of the semester to help students successfully navigate exams and projects.
Starting this fall, Recreation Administration will be offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree program at Humboldt State University.
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.”
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.
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.
Four alumni of Humboldt State University were recognized at the annual Honors Dinner recently with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.
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.
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.
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.
On April 24, 1915, as the Ottoman Empire was collapsing, the Turkish government arrested and killed Armenian intellectuals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2014-2015 at award ceremonies April 8.
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 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.
Four Jazz Combos perform an eclectic assortment of tunes at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
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.