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Week of: Nov 26, 2017
$300K Federal Grant Funds New Suicide Prevention Program » Humboldt State is improving access to mental health support with a new effort to prevent suicide and educate the campus community.
Creature Comforts: Dog Therapy for Finals Week » Exams got you stressed? Students in the throes of finals are invited to de-stress with therapy dogs in the HSU Library lobby on Monday, Dec. 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Week of: Nov 19, 2017
Workplace Safety in the Cannabis Industry » As Jan. 1 legalization of cannabis nears, many questions remain about the future of California’s recreational cannabis industry. As part of ongoing research into the industry, The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) has invited a prominent occupational health researcher to speak at HSU on November 30, 2017.
Supporting Students by Supporting Faculty » Faced with changing student demographics and needs, Humboldt State recently launched the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)—a clearinghouse of resources designed to support faculty and ultimately help them become more effective teachers.
Week of: Nov 05, 2017
Humboldt State Recognized for Sustainable Campus and Curriculum » Humboldt State University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index.
Week of: Oct 29, 2017
Special Council Created to Focus on Augmenting the Teacher Workforce » _The following was released Nov. 2 by the Humboldt County Office of Education:_ The Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE), Humboldt State University (HSU), and community representatives have formed a council to focus on the demand for teachers and other education related positions here in Humboldt County.
New Tool Helps Explain Campus Budget » Humboldt State’s budget information is now easier to access and understand, thanks to a new online tool introduced recently by the University’s Budget Office.
Week of: Oct 22, 2017
The Math and History Behind House Representation » How many seats in the United States House of Representatives does each state get? To answer that question, Charles Biles, award-winning Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Humboldt State University, examines the math and politics that have shaped government and power from the founding of the country to the modern day.
Humboldt Minds in a Harvard Forest (Video) » In a forest 3,000 miles away, two Humboldt State students explored the ecological mysteries of seedlings and leaves for a prestigious internship through Harvard University.
Week of: Oct 15, 2017
Humboldt Magazine Fall 2017: The Photo Issue » For years, Humboldt magazine has told you the story of Humboldt State, using plenty of words. This time, we show you the University from a more visual perspective, and with far fewer words.
Ethnic Studies Leader to Address 19th Dialogue on Race » The Campus & Community Dialogue on Race, now in its 19th year, invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance.
Big Thinking and Partnerships Boost Research Awards » Over the last year, Humboldt State faculty and students had a chance to do everything from hunt rare fungi to study the impact of the state’s drought on wildlife, thanks to more than $71 million in grant funding administered and secured by HSU.
Week of: Oct 08, 2017
HSU Releases 2017 Clery Act Crime Report »
HSU Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Week »
President Signs Letter Urging Congressional Action on DACA » _Humboldt State President Lisa A. Rossbacher has signed a letter asking congressional leaders to find a legislative solution to support “Dreamers,” people qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy._
Drop, Cover and Hold: The Great California Shakeout » Get ready for the Great Shakeout. The Humboldt State community will join millions of people worldwide who have registered to take part in the earthquake drill at *10:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.*
Smarter, Easier Way to Navigate Complex Road to Graduation » A new tool will allow Humboldt State students to create a detailed four-year plan, helping them avoid roadblocks, and graduate on time—or even early. The tool also helps the University plan ahead with classes and curricula, hopefully increasing HSU’s graduation rates.
Campus Groups Collecting Donations for Sonoma and Napa Fire Victims » The Humboldt State University community is leading donation drives to help victims of the Sonoma and Napa county fires.
Week of: Oct 01, 2017
Spanish-language Public Radio Gives Community a New Voice » In 2008, when Fernando Paz was a student at Humboldt State, he was driving a group of immigrants who had been swept up in a local immigration raid. They were heading south to San Francisco to take care of legal matters. Paz remembers the mood in the car was somber—until they heard Spanish-language programs on the radio.
‘1 in 10’ Campaign Raises Awareness of Students with Special Needs » One in 10. That’s the estimated number of people in the United States who have a disability, and it’s a statistic that has inspired a new campaign at Humboldt State.
Week of: Sep 24, 2017
It’s Time to Apply to Humboldt State University » Oct. 1 marks the beginning of the priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2018.
Survey Finds Most Seniors Positive About Their HSU Experience » More than 80 percent of seniors evaluated their HSU experience as “good” or “excellent,” and said they would “probably” or “definitely” choose HSU again, according to the results of the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
A New Online Tool for Student Wellbeing » When students arrive at Humboldt State, they may not realize the resources that are available to help them stay healthy and well. They may not even know that they can now easily seek help on a variety of topics, from financial wellness to making friends.
Week of: Sep 17, 2017
Bike Sharing Comes to Humboldt State » Humboldt State University, in conjunction with the city of Arcata, launched the Zagster bike share service to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.
More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships » A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.
Overcoming Hardships, Student Honored by the CSU » Zahra Shine led a difficult childhood, suffering neglect, abuse, poverty, and mental health issues.
Week of: Sep 10, 2017
HSU a Top Public School in the West » Humboldt State University has been named a top University in the West by the U.S. News & World Report.
New Online Class for Families Demystifies the College Experience » Humboldt State students are familiar with web-based classes, but now the parents and other family members of students have an online class all their own.
Week of: Sep 03, 2017
HSU Supports Dreamers » The following is a message from HSU President Lisa A. Rossbacher:
Acclaimed Mathematician to Speak at HSU » The HSU Department of Mathematics welcomes Dr. Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, to deliver the 70th semi-annual Harry S. Kieval Lecture on Tuesday, September 12.
HSU to Defend Outdoors Champ Title » Crowned the nation’s “outdoorsiest” university last year, Humboldt State is set to defend its title in the fourth annual Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, which runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 15.
New Tutoring Hub Opens Doors to More Students » With the start of the fall semester, HSU is revitalizing the Learning Center in the University Library, creating a centralized hub of tutoring with longer hours and more services for students seeking academic support.
Week of: Aug 27, 2017
HSU Named a Top Master’s University for Second Straight Year » Humboldt State was ranked No. 39 out of 632 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide published recently by Washington Monthly magazine.
Wildlife Pioneer Honored with Endowment » As a former Green Diamond Resource Company wildlife biologist and Humboldt State professor, Lowell Diller made important contributions to forest and wildlife management in Northern California during his lifetime.
Week of: Aug 20, 2017
HSU Ranked among Best Colleges in the West » Humboldt State has been named one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review.
HSU Signs Letter of Commitment to Paris Agreement » Humboldt State University has signed on to a statement of support for the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. The letter is from mayors, governors, university leaders, and businesses from across the country.
College Readiness Program gets $1.3 Million Grant » A Humboldt State University program that helps local high school students enroll and succeed in higher education has been notified it will receive a grant of $1.3 million over five years from the Department of Education.
$1 Million Grant for STEM Initiative » Humboldt State University is expected to receive $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to continue the University’s support of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) majors.
Week of: Aug 13, 2017
Join HSU Astronomers for Monday’s Solar Eclipse [Video] » Humboldt State University's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts a special eclipse viewing on Monday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public and takes place on the HSU Events Field, located at 17th and B streets in Arcata.
HSU Welcomes New Staff and Faculty » Humboldt State welcomed more than 100 new tenure-track faculty, temporary faculty, and staff members at the annual Fall Welcome.
HSU Sustainability Efforts Earn Gold Rating » Humboldt State University has earned a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts and achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Meeting on Racism and Safety Unites Arcata » In an effort to address diversity and inclusion in the community, City of Arcata officials, Humboldt State community members, and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits have come together to develop concrete plans for making Arcata a safer and more welcoming environment.
Welcome Home to Humboldt! [Video] » Thanks for helping to make move-in day a success!
Week of: Aug 06, 2017
HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall Aug. 8 » Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Tuesday, August 8 to test campus and community response teams.
Welcome to Humboldt State! » Humboldt State is welcoming back students for the Fall Semester.
Week of: Jul 16, 2017
Humboldt State Joins California Teachers Summit, July 28 » Northcoast Educators will gather at Humboldt State University on Friday, July 28, for the third annual "California Teachers Summit": The event is a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the summit convenes in HSU’s Goodwin Forum ("download a campus map":
HSU’s Trumpet Consort von Humboldt performs at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art » Humboldt State University's Trumpet Consort von Humboldt just returned from a unique performance with baroque natural trumpets that were common in 17th century England.
Week of: May 28, 2017
HSU Program Gets Kids Into the Art Studio »
Week of: May 07, 2017
Historical Look at a Steel Industry Giant » Humboldt State University Press is pleased to announce its newest publication, “American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain, Bill Jones,” a historical memoir of Captain Bill Jones, whose inventions and innovations transformed America’s steelmaking industry.
Power of Print: Journal Gives Students a Voice of Their Own » Watching a grandmother’s birthday party via Skype seems like a quotidian action. Not to HSU student Marissa Lisette Sánchez, who writes: Lo que no saben es lo especial que mi abuelita es para mí (“They do not know how special my grandmother is to me”).
Lori Dengler Honored for Contributions to California Tsunami and Seismic Safety » For her exceptional leadership as a scientist, writer, educator, communicator and advocate of tsunami research and preparedness, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Lori Dengler with the 2017 Frank Press Public Service Award.
HSU Students Win Top Awards at CSU Research Competition » HSU students took home first and second place awards at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Week of: Apr 30, 2017
HSU to Go Smoke, Tobacco-Free Sept. 1 » Humboldt State University will join other California State University campuses in becoming a smoke and tobacco-free campus beginning Sept. 1.
Students Can Save Big with HSU’s Summer Session » HSU students who sign up for summer classes can save $500 on registration fees by registering for at least six units.
HSU Grants Posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson » Humboldt State University has granted a posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old student who died on April 15.
HSU Caps off Year with Three Commencement Ceremonies » Humboldt State University’s Class of 2017 takes the stage in Redwood Bowl for three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.
Trees Tell Complicated Climate Change Story in Southwest Alaska » In the face of climate change, white spruce trees at the highest elevations in southwest Alaska are responding to increased temperatures with positive growth, while lower elevation trees appear to be experiencing reduced growth and susceptibility to attacks by spruce beetles according to a new study recently published by HSU faculty and alumni.
Week of: Apr 23, 2017
Loss of Student David Josiah Lawson [Archive] » _The following is an archive of campus messages and Arcata Police Department press releases surrounding the death of HSU student David Josiah Lawson._
Greening Up Your Move Out » Local charities are set to take advantage of would-be trash as hundreds of students prepare to move out of campus residence halls and donate tons of household items, and office and school supplies.
Week of: Apr 16, 2017
New Diversity Office Exec Director Appointed » Dr. Cheryl Johnson will be the next Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Coming Together for Support » The Humboldt State community gathered last Thursday to celebrate the life of 19-year-old student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed on Saturday, April 15. The Kate Buchanan Room was overflowing, with many people standing and others listening on speakers just outside.
Week of: Apr 09, 2017
Students Grab Top Prize In Global Interdisciplinary Modeling Contest » Three Environmental Resources Engineering Students flexed their modeling and urban planning skills to win a slew of awards at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, which took place in January. Results were announced April 7.
IdeaFest Showcases Research and Projects » Humboldt State University’s 2017 ideaFest features research and projects from HSU students and faculty on Friday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Library.
HSU Honors 2017 Distinguished Alumni » Humboldt State University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are Kellie Johnson (’93, Political Science), Ken Pimlott (’88, Forest Resource Management), and Michael T. Rains (’68, Forestry Management, ’71 Watershed Management).
Here’s to Our Outstanding Students! » Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2017-2018 at an award ceremony on April 12.
The World’s Tallest Tree (on a College Campus) » Humboldt State University’s northern California campus is home to the tallest tree on any college campus anywhere in the world. This was confirmed by HSU Forestry Professor and renowned tall tree expert Steve Sillett and his graduate students who have painstakingly measured and mapped the major limbs of this impressive 240 foot Sitka spruce.
Reduction in Childcare Services » Humboldt State University informed parents today that it will need to make reductions to childcare services beginning in May.
Week of: Apr 02, 2017
Students Usher in Consent Culture to Campus Residence Halls » This fall, Humboldt State University is taking a groundbreaking step by becoming one of the nation's first universities to have residence halls dedicated to preventing sexualized violence and supporting survivors and their allies.
Week of: Mar 26, 2017
McCrone Award Faculty and Student Winners Honored for Creative Scholarship » Three Humboldt State University faculty members— History Professor Leena Dallasheh, Business Professor Tyler Stumpf, and Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney—have been selected as recipients of the 2017 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
2016-17 Outstanding Faculty Honored » Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. Professor Stephen Cunha, Department of Geography, and Melinda Myers, Department of Psychology, are the recipients of the 2016-17 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
Humboldt Magazine: Campus Lore and Tall Tales » Any institution that’s been around more than 100 years will have plenty of stories and rumors. HSU certainly has its fair share. Some reflect national issues of the day, and others are odd tidbits. All are an important part of the history and identity we share.
Week of: Mar 19, 2017
Students Head to System-wide Research Competition » Nine Humboldt State University students have been selected to represent the campus at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition, April 28 and 29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
‘Vocal Activist’ Melanie DeMore Shares Message of Hope, Reconciliation in Free Concert » Multi-talented singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore will perform a free public concert at the HSU Kate Buchanan Room on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. DeMore’s mission? “To make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your glory,” writes the self-described vocal activist.
10th Annual California Big Time and Social Gathering » Humboldt State University will host its 10th annual California Big Time & Social Gathering on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in HSU’s West Gym.
Week of: Mar 12, 2017
HSU Eyes Ambitious Emission Cuts » In another effort to address climate change, Humboldt State University unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, eventually, become carbon neutral.
Learn Canvas, Get Pizza » HSU students are invited to dive in and get started learning and collaborating in Canvas, HSU’s new learning management system (LMS). The Canvas Pizza Party will take place in the HSU Scholar’s Lab (HSU Library, Third Floor) on Thursday, March 23 from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.
Housing & Residence Life Fees to Remain Stable for 2017-18 » Through careful planning and a commitment to a high-quality residential experience, HSU’s Housing & Residence Life has announced its fees will remain stable through the 2017-18 academic year.
New Dean Joins College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences » A Justice Studies scholar and current University of Arkansas dean is set to become HSU’s new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and & Social Sciences (CAHSS).
Week of: Feb 26, 2017
HSU among Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Universities » Humboldt State University ranked No. 5 among medium-size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.
Peace Corps Takes HSU Grads to the Next Level » Over the years, hundreds of HSU graduates have joined the Peace Corps to get a head start on their careers and make a positive impact in communities around the world.
Bus Program Helps HSU Students Get Home » Humboldt State University has recently launched a pilot bus service for students who need an affordable way to get home.
Here Comes Spring Preview » Hundreds of prospective students, family members, and guests are coming to campus for Humboldt State’s open house, Spring Preview, on Friday, March 24 and Friday, April 7.
Working with the Homeless Makes for a Different Kind of Spring Break » As students put together Spring Break plans, leaders of the Youth Education Services (YES) homeless outreach program are putting together the final preparations for a weeklong service project in Sacramento.
Week of: Feb 19, 2017
HSU Faculty Members Discuss Syrian Refugees in Free Public Talk » An interdisciplinary panel featuring HSU faculty and community members host the talk “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy” on Monday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., in Founders Hall Rm. 125 on the Humboldt State campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Seeking Candidates: Apply Now for A.S. Elections » Associated Students has elections packets available now for several key campus governance positions. Online voting takes place April 18 to April 21.
Learn to Track Animals in the Wild » Wondering what our local wildlife gets up to every day? Tracking offers a glimpse into the life our most elusive wild neighbors, and HSU’s Natural History Museum is offering monthly tracking classes with local expert and renowned biologist Phil Johnston.
Week of: Feb 12, 2017
HSU Announces Spring Semester Wine Certificate Series Through College of eLearning and Extended Ed » The fundamentals of winemaking in Humboldt County with award-winning winemaker and producer Wil Franklin kicks off the first in a four-part, intensive wine education series at the end of this month called From Vine to Table.
Going for Recycling Glory » Students at Humboldt State are looking to grab the top spot in the 2017 RecycleMania, a contest that pits U.S. and Canadian universities against each other in a competition over which school can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most on-campus waste. The eight-week competition runs through April 1.
Week of: Feb 05, 2017
HSU and CR Exploring New Nursing Program » Humboldt State University is exploring a partnership with College of the Redwoods to create a RN-to-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.
Community-Focused Radio Veteran Joins KHSU as New General Manager » Peter Fretwell, author and general manager of The Classical Network, New Jersey, has been named the new general manager for KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University's public radio station.
Entrepreneurs Club Looking for Great Ideas with Startup Weekend » Humboldt State University’s "Entrepreneurs Club": and the "School of Business": will be testing out fresh business ideas for three days with Startup Weekend, March 3 to March 5.
Authors Celebration Honors Faculty, Staff, Student Works » The University Library hosts its third annual Authors Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. The free, public event honors the scholarship and creative works of HSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni published in the last year.
Week of: Jan 29, 2017
CSU Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order » _The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor's Office._ The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community.
Transcript: ‘State of the CSU’ Address » _The following transcript was provided by the California State University Chancellor's Office following the State of the CSU address, delivered Feb. 1, 2017, in Long Beach, Calif._ Thank you, Trustee Eisen. I too am proud to see that California is making principled stands … and am proud to see our state's people and our campuses energized and engaged.
Lively Living Lab: Continuing makeover helps students creatively and intellectually » No longer places of silent stacks and shushing bespectacled librarians, university libraries have become more than book warehouses. They’ve evolved into vibrant centers of campus life for learning and creating knowledge. HSU’s Library has followed suit.
International Education Week Brings Global Perspective to HSU » Humboldt State’s annual International Week highlights foreign careers and the importance of scientific literacy with a week of events from Monday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 17. All events are free and open to the public.
Week of: Jan 22, 2017
WASC Town Hall » The next Western Association of Schools and Colleges Town Hall will take place Friday, February 3rd, from 9a-11a on the 2nd Floor of the Library (outside the Library Fishbowl)
Mathematics Expert Analyzes Voting, Preferences in 69th Kieval Lecture » What does it look like to analyze social science through a mathematician’s lens? Francis Edward Su, the president of the Mathematics Association of America, will use mathematical modeling to give insights into electoral politics as he delivers a free talk for the public on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Science B Building, Room 135.
Students Probe Energy Savings in Coffee Cups, Mason Jars » Just bought a mason jar coffee cup at HSU and want to get the most out of it? A group of Humboldt State engineering students say you’ll have to reuse it daily for up to two weeks before a coffee drinker is saving energy compared to using paper and plastic cups.
Suspicious Backpack Leads University Police to Marijuana Bust » What seemed like an effort to deter a bicycle thief resulted in an arrest and the seizure of more than 10 pounds of marijuana products.
Week of: Jan 15, 2017
HSU Lauds Outstanding Staff Members » Humboldt State University recently recognized the outstanding efforts of 10 staff members at its Fall Welcome. Staff award winners provide exemplary service to the university through problem solving, community service, outstanding performance, and the admirable completion of difficult assignments. Winners are active employees and may win the award more than once, but not in consecutive years.
HSU Hosts Jan. 20 Day of Solidarity » Humboldt State University hosts a Day of Solidarity on Friday, Jan. 20 to offer a way to join together as a community, heal, express, and plan for the future.
Foundation Oversees Big Grant Funding at HSU » Over the last year, Humboldt State faculty and students had a chance to do everything from study the ocean to the redwoods, thanks to $68.8 million in grant funding administered and secured by HSU.
Week of: Jan 08, 2017
Celebrate the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr. » Humboldt State University’s Spring Semester will begin with a week celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Road Map to Help Northern California Fishing Communities Thrive » Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.
Chancellor Timothy P. White’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017 Budget Proposal »
Week of: Jan 01, 2017
Obituary for Thorlief Hawkfell Asgardson » _The following obituary was provided by the family of Thor H. Asgardson._ Thor H. Asgardson passed away on Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 65. He will be remembered for his inexhaustible generosity, kindnesses, and loving, gentle personality. He will be GREATLY missed, and he was loved by many.
Week of: Dec 04, 2016
California State University Mourns Passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed » It is with great sadness that the California State University announces the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died today. Reed, 75, served as the CSU’s sixth chancellor and held the title of Chancellor Emeritus. He led the university from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.
African Masks is Latest Publication from HSU Press » African Masks from the Collection of James Gaasch, recently published by the Humboldt State University Press, contains photographs of the African masks and carvers from the Bwa (or Bwaba), Winiama and Mossi peoples of Burkina Faso, and the Bamana and Dogon peoples of Mali.
HSU Receives Grant Funding to Expand Four-Year Teacher Preparation Programs » The California State University Office of the Chancellor announced today that Humboldt State University was awarded a $195,103 Integrated Program Grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop four-year teacher preparation programs.
HSU Police Seek Information Following Robbery Attempt » A male in his 20s was injured following an attempted robbery and altercation that occurred on the Humboldt State University campus in the parking lot of the Campus Apartments sometime around 10:30 p.m. last night. The man is not an HSU student.
Gallery Visits Expand Arts Education to Local Youth » Over the last two months, no fewer than 300 elementary school students descended on the Goudi’ni Gallery, which hosted artwork by George Blake, the Hupa-Yurok artist who was recently given an honorary doctorate by HSU.
Geography Student Surveys Italian Attitudes on African Refugees » As a Geography student, Monica Moreno-Espinoza wasn’t about to let a research opportunity slip through her fingers during a two-month trip to Italy. With serious questions about refugees in mind, she paired sightseeing at the Roman Coliseum with 845 interviews of Italian college students from eight universities.
Week of: Nov 27, 2016
Dynamic Tools for Learning and Teaching in HSU’s Move to ‘Canvas’ Learning Software » Engagement, empowerment, access, collaboration, and feedback. Those are just a few ways HSU Provost Alex Enyedi describes the benefits of the campus’s move to new classroom software.
CSU Chancellor, Higher Ed Leaders Urge Trump to Support ‘Dreamers’ » The following letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The original letter can be viewed "here":
Rossbacher, College Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold DACA » Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher has joined more than 400 other university presidents across the country calling for national leaders to support, continue and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helps undocumented students seek higher education.
Finals Week Offers Free Pancakes, Study Sessions » With final exams coming next week, students can bone up on studies, grab a free dinner in the J Cafeteria, and study alongside tutors as the fall semester winds to a close.
Studying Sneaky Cephalopods » Declan Cowan works with 14 Octopus rubescens (commonly known as the red octopus) at HSU’s Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad. Since 2015, the HSU Zoology and Biology major has had a unique opportunity to study and interact with one of the world’s smartest invertebrates.
Week of: Nov 20, 2016
Mirror Image Symmetry from Different Viewpoints » Professor Erica Flapan will discuss mirror image symmetry in life, mathematics, and chemistry in the 68th Harry S. Kieval Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., in Founders Hall Room 118. Flapan’s talk is free, will be accessible to the general audience and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
Just in time for the Holidays: Student Work at Annual Fall Arts and Artisans Fair » For two days, the Art Department’s students and studio art clubs will sell paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, mixed media creations, crafts and more.
HSU Geology Chair Leads Reconnaissance Trip to New Zealand » Geology Department Chair Mark Hemphill-Haley departed on Sunday Nov. 20 for a ten-day reconnaissance of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand’s South Island on Nov. 13. Professor Hemphill-Haley will be leading a Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association team to investigate surface faulting produced by the quake.
Week of: Nov 13, 2016
Moonstone Crossing Winery is Acting Locally to Make Global Impact »
Week of: Nov 06, 2016
Draft of WASC Report Available for Review, Comment » HSU’s WASC Steering and Self-Study Committee has prepared a rough draft of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges report. The report is available for review and comments from Nov. 11 through Dec. 6.
Week of: Oct 30, 2016
[Updated] Vehicle Hits Campus Entryway Sign » Monday, Oct. 31 update: HSU Facilities Management is estimating repair costs to the entryway sign at Sunset Ave. and LK Wood Blvd. between $7,000 and $10,000 and could take up to three months to complete. Temporary repairs will be in place as soon as possible. Full repairs will include an extensive reapplication of the stucco finish, which can potentially be hindered by Humboldt's rainy season.
Consent Project: Tools for Healing, Tools for Prevention » On Wednesday, Nov. 9, HSU’s Peer Health Education program and CHECK IT hosts the sixth annual Consent Project, an event dedicated to creating a more consent-centered campus and exploring the many paths of survivorship and healing.
Week of: Oct 23, 2016
HSU Wine Program Boosts Local Producers » Last year, Wines & Vines magazine reported that there were more than 8,000 wineries currently operating in the United States, with about half of those doing business in the state of California. In a market like this, saturated with a dizzying array of choices, how can local wine producers hope to compete? And, how does one go about choosing the best wine to fit the palate and pocketbook?
Forestry Students Begin Campus-Wide Tree Census » During the last week of October and first week of November, students in Professor Harold Zald’s Forest Measurements and Biometry class (FOR 210) will conduct a census of trees on the HSU campus.
Political Boot Camp for HSU Student » Never in a million years did Dominic Cicerone imagine he’d meet Leon Panetta. But there he was, talking to the former CIA director and secretary of defense.
Identity, Economics, Government Surveyed at HSU Campus Dialogue on Race » Are coded racial statements—so-called "dog whistle" statements—imperiling the middle class and efforts to realize social justice? The keynote address of the Campus Dialogue on Race tackles this question and more on Nov. 3.
Week of: Oct 16, 2016
WASC Reaffirmation of Accreditation » Humboldt State is currently in the process of developing a a WASC self-study report as part of a reaffirmation of accreditation process. The Steering and Self-Study Committee, with help from individuals across campus, is drafting sections of the report throughout this semester. Updates will be shared at the "open forum": on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Great Hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and at an additional open forum that is being planned.
HSU Among Nation’s Greenest Colleges » Humboldt State University is once again rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Food Policy Group Discusses Student Food Security » It’s not news that there are significant barriers some people face in trying to get quality food. Now the community is invited to learn more about what’s being done to address student needs at a panel discussion hosted by the Humboldt Food Policy Council.
Week of: Oct 09, 2016
Prepare for Annual Earthquake Drill » The Great ShakeOut is coming. The Humboldt State community will join millions of people worldwide who have registered to take part in the earthquake drill at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fresh Coat of Paint: Inside HSU’s New Third Street Gallery » Three days before the grand opening of the Humboldt State Third Street Gallery, director Jack Bentley and a group of Humboldt State student curators are working feverishly but wearing a calm demeanor.
Week of: Oct 02, 2016
October’s ‘Favorite Lecture’ – Witches in the 16th Century » The next remarkable talk in the “My Favorite Lecture” series is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Plaza Grill View Room in Arcata. It is free and open to the public, and a reception begins at 6 p.m.
Brain Booth Taps into Power of Mindfulness » Taking time to focus on health and wellness can make a big difference for college students. At Humboldt State, there are a number of ways for students to explore well-being, including the innovative new Brain Booth in the University Library.
Campus Celebrates ‘Zero Waste’ Efforts at Inaugural Conference » Humboldt State’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness program is hosting its inaugural Zero Waste Conference, Oct. 14 and 15; a convention for engaged citizens looking to create active change in waste and consumption practices. The event is free and open to the public.
HSU Efforts Help Pass Law on College Food Assistance » When California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed "AB 1747":, a bill to expand support for programs tackling hunger among college students, a dedicated group at Humboldt State University knew they had played an important part.
Week of: Sep 25, 2016
Wine Seminar to Develop Palate and Service Skills » Sensory Evaluation & Service is the third of four courses in the From Vine to Table Wine Studies Certificate series being offered through HSU’s eLearning and Extended Education Program.
HSU Releases 2016 Clery Act Crime Report » Humboldt State University has released its annual crime report for 2015 under a federal law known as the Clery Act.
HSU Press Title Profiles Prominent Vietnamese Writer » The latest publication from Humboldt State University Press, “Võ Phiến and the Sadness of Exile,” describes the life and work of one of the most respected writers in the Vietnamese diaspora, Võ Phiến.
Honorary Doctorate for Native Artist George Blake » The community is invited to a ceremony and reception for distinguished Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake, who is receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.
A Fast Track to Understanding Communities and the Environment » Students interested in how communities interact with their environment have a new opportunity to earn an undergraduate and master's degree in five years.
Week of: Sep 18, 2016
Student Film Showcased at Van Duzer » HSU presents a Filmmaker’s Showcase highlighting films by emerging student filmmakers, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Van Duzer Theatre. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Parking is free on campus on Friday nights.
Third Street Gallery Opens » During the past summer, HSU’s First Street Gallery closed its doors, moving two blocks south to a new location. Along the way, the gallery changed its name to the Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery.
Week of: Sep 11, 2016
National TV Correspondent Coming to Campus » NBC News Correspondent Kerry Sanders is coming to Humboldt State University as part of the Journalism Department's Hadley Lecture Series. Sanders is fresh off the campaign trail covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at their party national conventions.
Humboldt a Top Public School in the West » Humboldt State University has been named the 12th top public school in the west by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings.
Student Who Overcame Traumatic Crash Given CSU Award » Humboldt State Social Work senior Morgan Burris has been given a California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Week of: Sep 04, 2016
Pedal Easy: The Student-run Bike learning Center Wants to Help You Ride » Have your bike gears suddenly stopped shifting, making you extra sweaty on your commute to campus? Or maybe your brakes have been getting looser, making you worried about riding through busy intersections.

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