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Week of: Aug 28, 2016
Revamped Geospatial Certificate Program Heads Online » After a two-year restructuring process, Humboldt State’s highly regarded "Geospatial Certificate Program":, offered by the College of eLearning & Extended Education (CEEE), is back and has been reborn online.
Public Input Sought for HSU Athletics Assessment » Members of Strategic Edge Athletics Consultants will be on campus Sept. 13-14 to gather ideas from the campus community and the public about HSU’s Intercollegiate Athletics program. One of the goals is to align the program costs with the available resources.
HSU in Top Ten Percent in National College Ranking » Humboldt State is ranked No. 53 out of 634 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, which was published recently by Washington Monthly Magazine.
HSU Aims to Become the Nation’s Outdoor Champ » In an effort to get people outside and moving and help them reconnected with nature, Humboldt State is putting a call out to the community to help win the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.
National Honor for Efforts to Understand Humans in the Wild » Recognizing how bear containers, rescue beacons, and human beings affect an evolving definition of wilderness.
Week of: Aug 21, 2016
Grant Expands HSU Effort to Get Local Youth to College » A Humboldt State University program that encourages low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities to pursue higher education, is set to expand after earning a grant from the United States Department of Education.
Week of: Aug 14, 2016
Media Advisory: HSU Fall Welcome is Weds. Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. » Humboldt State begins the 2016-17 Academic Year with the Fall Welcome in the Van Duzer Theatre ("campus map": at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
President’s Fall Welcome 2016 » Read the full text of President Lisa Rossbacher's Fall Welcome address online.
Earthquake–Tsunami Room Returns to Humboldt County Fair » It’s County Fair season again and, for the 18th consecutive year, Humboldt State University is partnering with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group to host the Earthquake-Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair.
Students Take Up Residence at HSU [Video] » Humboldt State University begins the 2016-17 academic year on Aug. 22. Parents sound off on what the HSU community should know about the incoming class.
Ecology Expert Joins HSU As New Natural Resources, Sciences Dean » Richard Boone, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), will join Humboldt State University as the next Dean of the College of Natural Resources & Sciences. His appointment begins July 25, 2016.
Campus Construction: Ongoing Improvements at HSU » HSU Facilities Management has been busy on a number of projects this summer to improve safety, convenience, and learning opportunities on campus. Returning students may notice some changes on campus, and all students should benefit from the improvements.
Jerry Partain: Dedicated to Forest Management » Professor Emeritus Jerry Partain, who helped establish Humboldt State’s Forestry bachelor’s degree and turn the program into a longstanding success, died on July 4 at the age of 91.
Fulbright Scholar to Spread Disability Awareness in the Caribbean » Humboldt State’s latest Fulbright scholar will take her expertise to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in January to study and encourage inclusivity for people with disabilities in sports and recreation; and in higher education.
Welcoming New Faculty » Humboldt State welcomed more than 70 new tenure-track faculty, temporary faculty, and staf members at the annual Fall Welcome.
HSU Welcomes Class of 2020 » Each year’s freshman class brings with it countless individual stories, personalities, and backgrounds. Stepping back a bit, here’s a look at some data about Humboldt State’s freshman class.
Week of: Aug 07, 2016
HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall Aug. 10 »
Week of: Jul 24, 2016
Report: Workload Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance » College students face significant barriers when it comes to accessing federal food assistance programs because of outdated state and federal requirements. Aligning the criteria can make it easier for students to get food assistance.
Week of: Jul 17, 2016
Humboldt State University to Co-Host Second Annual Calif. Teachers Summit » Northern California teachers will gather at Humboldt State University on July 29 for the second annual "Better Together: California Teachers Summit":, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators.
Week of: Jul 10, 2016
Humboldt State Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Recognized »
Week of: Jun 12, 2016
Humboldt State to Hold Vigil for Orlando » Humboldt State University will hold a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting at 4 p.m., Friday, June 17 on the UC Quad. Members of the University community and the public are invited to attend.
Week of: May 22, 2016
Marine Biology Student Sailing From Tahiti to Hawaii to Study Climate Change » 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.
Week of: May 15, 2016
New Study Sheds Light on How Running Keeps Seniors Young » 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.
Week of: May 08, 2016
HSU Press Publishes Maasai Dictionary » 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.
HSU Students, Staff Stoke Intellectual Curiosity at TEDxHumboldtBay » 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.
Seaweed Shed Light on the Evolution of Green Plants » 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.
CSU Applauds Governor’s Interest in Bolstering Degree Completion Rates » _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.
Congratulations Class of 2016! » Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,700 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl.
Week of: May 01, 2016
CSU Statement on California Faculty Association Contract Ratification » _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.”
Engineering Students Share Design Skills With Zane Middle School » 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.
Local Grape Growing Focus of Upcoming Seminar through HSU’s eLearning and Extended Education » 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.
Donation Dash Makes it Easy to Move Out » 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.
HSU Strategic Plan Updates: Doing More By Throwing Out Less » 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.
HSU Caps off Year with Three Commencement Ceremonies » Humboldt State University’s Class of 2016 takes the stage in Redwood Bowl for three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14.
Humboldt State Student Named Best Columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists » 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.
Week of: Apr 24, 2016
Prestigious Endorsement for HSU’s Accounting and Finance Programs » 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.
‘Child’s Skull’ Painting on War Experience in Prominent NYC Exhibition » 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.
Associated Students Announces Spring ‘16 Election Results » 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.
Week of: Apr 17, 2016
Housing Fair Offers Tips on Finding a Place Off-Campus » 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.
Humboldt County Breast Cancer Survival Rates Compared to Rural and Urban Rates » 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.
McCrone Award Winners Honored for Creative Scholarship » 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.
Symposium: Seeing Our Relationships to Animals in a New Light » 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.
Week of: Apr 10, 2016
Policy Center Hosts Rural Breast Cancer Study Public Forum » 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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Network Expands on North Coast » 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.
HSU Salutes Outstanding Students for 2016-17 » Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2016-2017 at award ceremonies on April 14.
Associated Students Opens Online Polls April 19-21 » 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.
Student and Faculty Work Showcased at IdeaFest, April 22 » Humboldt State University’s third annual IdeaFest features research, performances, and projects from HSU students and faculty.
Campus to Honor Renowned Native Artist George Blake with Honorary Degree » 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.
HSU Honors the Year’s Distinguished Alumni » 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.
White House Names Humboldt State Student as ‘Champion of Change’ » 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.
Week of: Apr 03, 2016
Faculty Union & CSU Announce 48-Hour Blackout on Strike Preparations, News & Communication » 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.
CSU and CFA To Announce Tentative Agreement » _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.
Updates on HSU Strategic Plan » 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:
CSU and CFA Leaders Reach Tentative Multi-year Agreement » 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.
Environmental Justice and Resource Awareness at HSU’s Earth Week » Humboldt State’s Student Sustainability Coalition marks Earth Week with a series of events April 18-20.
Teaching Social Justice Issues—to Fourth Graders » 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.
Week of: Mar 27, 2016
HSU Boosts Campus Composting » 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.
Outstanding HSU Faculty Honored » Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. Here are recipients of the 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Award.
Humboldt County’s Woman of the Year » 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.
Week of: Mar 13, 2016
Milton ‘Milt’ Dobkin, 1922-2016 » 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.
HSU Statement on Pambianco Settlement » 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.
On Remote Island, Surprise Evidence of Big Tsunamis » A seemingly insignificant find has led to evidence of prehistoric tsunamis on the remote Aleutian island of Sedanka. It also raises the possibility that this section of the Aleutian subduction zone could generate a large earthquake and a powerful tsunami.
HSU Students Head to Statewide CSU Research Competition » Eight HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 30th Annual Student Research Competition.
Week of: Feb 28, 2016
[Updated] Assault Suspect Arrested » 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.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball Head to Post Season; Men Host Monterey Bay at Lumberjack Arena March 1 » 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.
Jacks Head to Stockton Following 64-61 Win over Monterey Bay » 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.
Wine Studies Certificate Series Launches » 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.
Schatz Lab Team to Study Uganda’s ‘Energy Staircase’ » 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 Calls for Candidates » Associated Students is seeking candidates as it readies for the 2016 online student elections, April 19-21.
‘Career Curriculum’ Shows Students the Value of Liberal Arts Degrees » 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.
HSU Ranks No. 9 for Peace Corps Volunteers » 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.
Week of: Feb 21, 2016
[Updated] Possible California Faculty Association Strike: Frequently Asked Questions » _The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor's Office._ Possible California Faculty Association Strike Frequently Asked Questions
Theatre Students, Faculty Win Prestigious Kennedy Center Regional Awards » 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.
HSU Track to Begin Repair and Replacement Process » 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.
Week of: Feb 14, 2016
Former HSU Student Arrested for Sexual Assault » A former Humboldt State University student was arrested for a sexual assault that occurred in December 2015 in an east campus parking lot. University Police officers arrested the student on Saturday, Feb. 13. The student was booked in the Humboldt County Jail.
HSU Expands Food Access With SNAP Benefits » 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.
Campus to ‘Power Down’ for Big Energy Savings » 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.
Week of: Feb 07, 2016
HSU Library Honors Campus Authors » 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.
March 2 Deadline to File for Financial Aid Priority Consideration » _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 "": Students who qualify for an AB540 nonresident tuition exemption can file the California Dream Act application online at "":
Community Garden Takes Shape » 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.
Dissecting the Recovery of Endangered Species » 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.
Week of: Jan 31, 2016
Black Liberation Month Kicks Off » 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.
Study: West Nile Virus Has Struck Millions More Birds Than Thought » 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.
Local Food Experts Gather to Talk ‘Farm to Table’ » 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.
HSU Joins Nationwide Effort to Re-Imagine the First-Year College Experience » 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).
Week of: Jan 24, 2016
With $3M Award, HSU Generates Stem Cell Scholars » Humboldt State’s cutting-edge program to prepare the next generation of stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals has received a major boost.
Complexity of Water Issues Highlights International Ed Week » 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.
Week of: Jan 17, 2016
Supporters Give More than $7 Million for Students and Programs » 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.
Kathryn Corbett: Beloved by Students, Advocate of Seniors and Women » Longtime HSU faculty member Kathryn Corbett died earlier this month at the age of 99.
Week of: Jan 10, 2016
Local Birds in the Spotlight in PBS’s ‘Natural Born Hustlers’ » 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.
10 Outstanding Humboldt State Staff Members Honored » 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:
Record Number of Students Apply to Humboldt State » Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2016 semester.
Week of: Nov 29, 2015
HSU Names Dr. Alexander Enyedi as New Provost » 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.
Humboldt State Community Shares Holiday Cheer » 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.
Week of: Nov 22, 2015
Linguistics Scholar Elected to Prominent Fellowship » 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.
HSU Signs on to White House’s Campus-Focused Climate Pledge » 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.
University Center Dresses Up With Student-Led Mural » 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.
Stream it or Listen Live! HSU vs. Northwest Missouri State: Saturday, Nov 26, at 11 a.m. » 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.
Week of: Nov 15, 2015
HSU Students Take Top Honors at STEM Conference » 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.
Week of: Nov 08, 2015
Survey Finds Satisfaction with UPD Services and Policies » 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.
GIS Day, Part of GeoWeek, Puts Student Research on the Map » 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.
Week of: Oct 25, 2015
HSU Launches University Press » 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.
Week of: Oct 18, 2015
Tsunami Boat’s Journey Captured in New Children’s Book » 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.
Campus Dialogue on Race Explores Intersections of Power, Pedagogy, & Identity » 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.
Week of: Oct 11, 2015
[Video & Photos] Homecoming & Family Weekend » 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.
Week of: Oct 04, 2015
Research Points to Bright Future for Biomass » A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
Series: Meet Humboldt’s New Faculty – Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo » 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.
Indigenous Peoples’ Week Explores Roots of Sustainability » 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.
Week of: Sep 27, 2015
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members – Maria I. Iturbide, Tony SIlvaggio » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Maria I Iturbide, Dept. of Psychology, who specializes in adolescent well-being, and Professor Tony Silvaggio, Dept. of Sociology, whose expertise includes environmental sociology.
Humboldt Magazine: Fitter for Duty » Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.
‘HSU Cares’ Celebrates Employee Giving » Humboldt State is launching a new campaign this year to recognize the philanthropy of staff, faculty, and retired employees who make a difference on campus, in our community, and around the world.
LED Lights Generate Savings, Reduce Emissions » A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.
Students Promoting ‘Kill the Cup’ Contest » It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.
Week of: Sep 20, 2015
HSU Observes Native American Day, Sept. 25 » Humboldt State University will recognize Native American Day this Friday, Sept. 25. The day honors Native American cultures and contributions to the State of California.
From Parking Lots to Bay, Project Cleans Water Along the Way » Where there are cars, there is pollution. And when it rains, oil and other residues left behind on roads and parking lots are swept off the surface and deposited in wastewater systems virtually untouched. Thanks to a $1.4 million grant secured by the City of Arcata in collaboration with Humboldt State and the Northern Humboldt Unified School District, environment-friendly technology is addressing that problem throughout town.
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Joshua R. Zender, School of Business, whose expertise includes government accounting, and Professor Kauyumari Sanchez, Dept. of Psychology, whose prior teaching includes a stint in New Zealand.
Report: Humboldt County Business Owners Feeling Confident about Present and Future » Painting a generally optimistic picture of local businesses, a new report released by Humboldt State’s School of Business and Humboldt County Workforce Development Board (WDB) details how business owners feel about their performance, now and in the near future, and the overall business environment in Humboldt County.
Week of: Sep 13, 2015
HSU Suspends Fraternity During Investigation » Humboldt State University has suspended the Chi Phi fraternity as it investigates possible violations of the student code of conduct. During the suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit new members or to use campus services that are available for recognized student organizations.
Math Lecture Explores Moving Robots Efficiently » The Humboldt State University Department of Mathematics welcomes Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia to deliver a lecture on the use of high-dimensional geometry to move robots efficiently from one position to another. The talk will also look at high-dimensional "spaces of possibilities". Mathematicians have studied these kinds of spaces and have developed "remote controls" to navigate them in their complexity. This talk will describe these techniques, and show their implementation. It will be accessible to a general audience, and assume no previous knowledge of the subject.
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Amber M. Gaffney, Dept. of Psychology, a researcher of social identities and influence, and Tyler Stumpf, School of Business, whose research has included hotel and tourism business management in Pacific Island countries.
Grant to Expand HSU’s Efforts in Preventing Sexualized Violence » Already recognized by the White House as a leader in preventing sexualized violence on campus, Humboldt State University is one of 27 universities in the nation to receive funding under an $8.5 million Dept. of Justice grant competition to enhance victim services and develop programs to continue addressing sexualized violence.
Week of: Sep 06, 2015
Update: Suspect Surrenders in Paintball Gun Shooting » Derrick Smith, the final suspect involved in a campus paintball gun shooting incident in July, has turned himself in, according to University Police.
College Guide Ranks HSU Among Top Western Universities » Citing a broad research capability and access to unique natural environments, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Humboldt State No. 15 for public regional universities in the Western United States. HSU ranks No. 57 on the full regional ranking, which includes public and private universities. The announcement comes as the news organization publishes its annual Best College Guidebook.
CSU Trustee’s Scholar Focuses on Education to Boost Youth » Shayne Sines, a senior in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, is the recipient of the 2015 CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement. The HSU senior is earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a major that meshes with his passion for giving back. “Some of the most rewarding moments of my life are helping others to learn, and I have found that I’m good at it,” says Sines.
Mercury Research Keeps Scientists In the Fog » Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Melanie Michalak, Dept. of Geology, whose expertise is in tectonic geomorphology, landscape evolution and geochronology, and Professor Troy Lescher, Dept. of Theatre, Film, & Dance, who holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Texas Tech University.
Week of: Aug 30, 2015
Final Week: Popular Exhibition Closes Sunday » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents _Young Alumni 2015_, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU's Art Department.
Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty Members » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa O’Neill, Dept. of Social Work, whose expertise is in child welfare and research, and Professor Leena Dallasheh, Dept. of History, who earned her first degree in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
HSU Alum’s $200,000 Gift to Library Supports Students » An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.
Hybrid Graduate Program Offers the Best of Hands-On and Online Experiences » Intense, but relaxed. Rigid, but flexible. Those contradictory terms aptly describe the Applied Anthropology M.A. curriculum offered through Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education.
Major California River Now ‘Ultimate Teacher’ for HSU Science Students » The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.
Week of: Aug 23, 2015
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here": In this edition, we introduce Professor Taylor Bloedon, Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, and Professor Joshua Frye, Dept. of Communication.
HSU #20 in National Ranking of Mobility, Research, and Service » Humboldt State University is ranked No. 20 out of 673 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, published this month by Washington Monthly Magazine.
Facelifts And Function: Campus Infrastructure Gets Summer Makeover » Summer might be viewed as a quiet time on campus, but a quick look around reveals a hidden hub of activity. Along with the obvious ones, many behind-the-scenes projects have been completed or are underway as the fall semester begins, including an environmentally-friendly Low Impact Development system (LID) that cleans up storm run-off.
Week of: Aug 16, 2015
Why Humboldt State? » The biggest freshman class in HSU’s 102-year history rolled into town last week, traveling from as far as Indonesia and as close as McKinleyville. And as they began settling in to their new home away from home, we asked them why they chose Humboldt State. Here’s what they said.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here": In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa Ramsier, Dept. of Anthropology, and Professor Brandon L. Browne, Dept. of Geology.
Campus Greets Record Number of Freshmen and Latino/a Students » If the hive of activity during the first week of school seems even busier than usual and the requests for directions more common, it's not your imagination. The largest incoming class of freshmen in HSU history–1,429 strong–brings the overall enrollment to 8,600 students, also a record according to preliminary figures.
Week of: Aug 09, 2015
Humboldt State Welcomes 26 New Faculty for 2015-16 Academic Year » Humboldt State University welcomes 26 new tenure-line faculty and librarians for the 2014-15 academic school year.
Humboldt State Welcomes 21 New Faculty for 2015-16 Academic Year » Humboldt State University welcomes 21 new tenure-line faculty for the 2015-16 academic school year.
HSU Back-to-School » Humboldt State is getting ready to welcome back students for the Fall Semester.
Week of: Aug 02, 2015
Weary Fire Crews Call HSU Home for the Weekend » More than 100 CAL FIRE firefighters who have been battling blazes in southern Humboldt County will be staying at HSU through the weekend.
HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall » Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 12 to test campus and community response teams.
Week of: Jul 19, 2015
$1.87 Million Award to Help Low-Income Students Complete College » Humboldt State University has received a $1.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services (SSS) program, which helps low-income and first-generation students finish college. HSU will receive $373,378 each year for the next five years.
Knowledge In Numbers: Statewide Summit Promises Unique Information Exchange » Sharing ideas, resources, innovation, and challenges are key objectives of the “Better Together: California Teachers Summit,” co-sponsored by the California Department of Education and hosted by Humboldt State University and 32 other universities throughout California on Friday, July 31.
Week of: Jul 12, 2015
Child Development Professor Brings HSU Education to Rural India » HSU Education Professor Meenal Rana wants to make the world a better place through the power of education. She knows that imparting ideas like environmental responsibility and health awareness in young people can have a huge impact for everyone.

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