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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.
Five California State University campuses—Chico, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach and San Diego—have been ranked within the top 10 volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide by the Peace Corps. With 262 alumni currently serving around the world, the CSU continues to make a global impact as a leader in producing graduates who are committed to community service and serving others.
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.”
From CSU Public Affairs
The California State University Chancellor’s Office has initiated a study that will provide a better understanding of college students who experience housing instability and food insecurity across all 23 CSU campuses.
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.
Three individuals have been chosen as recipients of the 2014-15 Distinguished Faculty Award at Humboldt State University.
Is the linear algebra being taught in schools even useful? Margot Gerritsen, an associate professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, believes so.
Seven student choreographers and three faculty members present their latest works in this year’s HSU dance concert, Of Breath and Body, for two weekends beginning April 9 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State University’s second annual IdeaFest features research and projects from HSU students and faculty.
Humboldt State University is now accepting registrants for the Redwood Summer Arts Institute, a series of intensive artists’ workshops held July 10-12 and July 17-19 on the HSU campus.
Humboldt State’s Associated Students will host the Humboldt Rising! music festival, on Saturday, April 25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Special Events Field on campus.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents All or Nothing, an exhibition of paintings, mixed media works and videos by artist Ana Teresa Fernández on display April 1 to May 17. The gallery will present a selection of performance-based paintings and videos including two new works made for this exhibition.
Last year, Humboldt State University teamed up with College of the Redwoods, K-12 school districts, the Humboldt County Office of Education, and business leaders to do more to help North Coast students go to college.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, “Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities,” in the gallery’s South Room from April 1 through May 17. This exhibition features 20 art students and alumni from HSU’s Art Department.
The HSU Guitar Ensemble continues its year-long exploration of Latin American music on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view its latest exhibit, “Cultural Indifferences: The Art of Carl Avery.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs from April 9 through May 7.
Three distinguished faculty members–Andrea Achilli, Young Sub Kwon, and Erin Kelly–have been selected as recipients of the 2015 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award, Humboldt State’s Sponsored Programs Foundation announced Friday.
We’ve all observed them—online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible.
Completing a hands-on transfer of high voltage from the utility company’s system into a subsystem that services Humboldt State University’s electrical needs is just part of the regular routine for the campus Facilities Management crew. A day’s work may also include servicing the backflow preventer that keeps hazardous chemicals from entering the domestic water supply.
Humboldt State University is pleased to share a very positive report from the firm hired to review the use of scholarship funds, travel, and budgeting processes within the Department of Athletics.
It’s not uncommon for a young angler, enthralled by the flash of silver scales and blue water, to dream of going pro. This is certainly what Darren Ward had in mind when he enrolled as a fisheries science major, thinking it would simply be a good way to catch more fish.
The university community should be on the alert for a suspicious individual trespassing on the HSU campus. On March 11, Zachary Kolodjeski was convicted of trespassing related to reentering the HSU campus and harassing an HSU employee after being asked to leave by campus officials. Kolodjeski’s conviction resulted from information provided by HSU students, staff and faculty that lead to an investigation and Kolodjeski’s arrest.
Born out of social unrest, the Theatre of the Oppressed was first conceived in the 1960s by Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal as a way to incorporate audience interaction into a theater performance. That approach, and Boal’s social activism, led to prison time and eventually, exile.
Associated Students is seeking candidates as it gears up for the 2015 student online elections, scheduled April 21 to 23.
Like a loving parent, Gayleen Smith instinctively knew when to push a young person a little harder. She realized when a gentle nudge in the right direction could make a big difference, and was glad to provide guidance, sometimes in the form of persistent reminders.
Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.
The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
Students wishing to apply for financial aid for California State University (CSU) campuses for the 2015-16 academic year have less than a week remaining to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA is Monday, March 2. Students are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline as financial aid awards may be limited for applications received after March 2.
Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher is one of six California State University presidents to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award, which honors the achievements and leadership of women in academia.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), that saying couldn’t be more true for Nicole Hill.
A popular Native American comedy group will open Humboldt State University’s 21st annual Social Justice Summit, on Friday March 6. The summit runs through Saturday, March 7.
In an effort to stop underage drinking and the sale of alcohol to minors, the Humboldt State University Police Department and Fortuna Police Department conducted several enforcement operations in Arcata on Friday, Feb. 20.
Imagine rattling along down a narrow back road while following a slow-moving farm vehicle. Suddenly, the road morphs into an expansive, 10-lane freeway, and you move over into the express lane.
The spring edition of HSU’s popular Sustainable Speaker Series continues through April with a variety of lectures on topics ranging from clean energy, environmentalism, to climate activism.
Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH, has been selected as 2014 College Radio Station of the Year by RadioFlag, an organization that connects and promotes content produced by college broadcasters throughout the world.
Humboldt State is the top California University for alumni who join the Peace Corps. Nationally, it ranks No. 7 among medium-sized schools for top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Currently, 25 alumni are volunteering worldwide.
Humboldt State University has received numerous questions about the current sit-in at the Native American Forum. Below are answers to some of the most common questions.
HSU filmmakers get their first audience while the public has its first opportunity ever to see new student films at the HSU Film Showcase, a free event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.
With a knack for mixing the heart breaking with the hilarious, award-winning author Sherman Alexie will deliver a lecture and question-and-answer session at the Van Duzer Theatre, on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at HSU’s Ticket Office by dialing 707-826- 3928.
Humboldt State professors in collaboration with colleagues from College of the Redwoods are highlighting Latin America’s African heritage with the 17th annual International Latino Film Festival, scheduled for 3-5 p.m., March 3, at Arcata’s Minor Theatre. Events take place each night from 6 to 10:20 p.m., and feature a film screening in Spanish with English subtitles followed by a discussion in English. The event is open to the public and admission is $5 per film. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/ HIST/ ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses.
Who says engineering can’t be fun? Students in Lonny Grafman’s Engineering 215 let their creative juices flow as part of the annual Rube Goldberg design project.
Thirteen California State University libraries announced today the nation’s largest coordinated library showcase to increase awareness of open educational resources (OER) textbooks—high-quality, free and low cost digital and print textbook options.
In the northern region of Pakistan is Chitral, a remote city that stretches across a green valley at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains. There’s no Internet, electricity service can be spotty, and the closest major city, Peshawar, is a 14-hour bus ride away.
Humboldt State’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents “The Rhythm & the Reason: The Steelpan Tradition of Trinidad & Tobago,” a lecture by music professor Eugene Novotney, the University’s 2013-14 Outstanding Professor of the Year recipient.
What can the Humboldt State community achieve over the course of the next five years? What successes will we expand upon? What new initiatives should be implemented? What areas should be changed?
When Deven Smith and TC Maiero graduated from Humboldt State with degrees in computer science, they never thought they’d be working for a local flower farm.
Thursday’s showers didn’t water down the activities for students in two classes, who donned rain gear for a short trek into the community forest.
Following heavy rains, a landslide has developed on the HSU campus behind the Housing Grounds Shop on Granite Ave. There is no immediate threat to safety. Housing and Facilities Management continue to monitor the slide with University Police providing traffic control and maintaining a safe perimeter. People are asked to avoid the area along Granite Ave. if possible.
The HSU Library is hosting a series of workshops through March to help students with basic study skills like research, time management, goal setting, citations and plagiarism.
Analyzing statistics underscores the work many academics do, and being able to work comfortably with statistics can make the difference for a student. Professor Brian Dennis from the University of Idaho will discuss the roles of statistics in modern life as he delivers the 2015 Lamberson Ecology Lecture.
HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Vantage Points, an exhibition featuring three artists—local artist Shannon Sullivan, and Bay Area artists Kara Nelson and Joshua Martinez—who critically explore the way we look at landscapes and the natural world. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. with a free panel discussion by the artists and reception and runs through March 7.
Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff now have access to 15,000 national news, videos, documents, and images through NBC Learn Higher Ed, an online resource that enhances teaching and supports research.
Nearly 100 local and state employers and volunteer agencies are expected to attend the 2015 Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, set for Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Recreation & Wellness Center on campus.
Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.
Need the Karuk word for “seashore?” Want to know more about a local pipe organ builder? Craving a coming-of-age story about a tech geek growing up in the ‘80s?
Last year, when nature lover João Paulo Curti left Brazil and came to HSU as an exchange student, he immediately took to the Arcata Community Forest. The Forestry major set off on his bike, and with a video camera strapped to his helmet, took shots of what he saw. He shared the footage online to show his family and friends back home what he was doing–and the stunning place he was doing it–in his spare time.
What started as an effort to change the way HSU’s School of Business taught business has led to a big next step–accreditation.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.
A sit-in by students and other individuals in the Native American Forum is disrupting classes during the first day of Spring Semester at Humboldt State University.
HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Beginning Feb. 1, radio listeners in Humboldt County can hear news and analysis of world events from the BBC World Service on KHSU-BBC 24 hours a day. BBC programming will go on the air at 103.3 FM in McKinleyville and at 90.1 FM in Ferndale. Listeners with HD radio can also hear the BBC on 90.5 HD-2, one of KHSU’s HD radio channels.
On behalf of the HSU University Senate, the Faculty Awards Committee is seeking nominations of candidates in five categories.
Electricity use accounts for nearly one quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions generated at Humboldt State, while transportation emissions from business travel, commuting, and solid waste disposal are responsible for over one third of the total. Those are two of the key findings from a comprehensive inventory of HSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, recently prepared by HSU’s Office of Sustainability.
Finding child care is hard. Finding quality, not to mention affordable, child care is even harder.
Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher visited briefly this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 23, with students who are conducting a sit-in in the Native American Forum on campus. She delivered a letter and made the following remarks:
Donn G. Peterson, a veteran of 29 years with law enforcement, began his tenure as Humboldt State University’s new chief of police.
Humboldt State University topped over 50 universities across the country in the 2014 Game Day Challenge, a national competition that encourages waste reduction at university and college football games.
Longtime employees describe at length their observations of changes on the Humboldt State campus. Visiting for the first time in years, alumni are often stunned by HSU’s physical evolution.
Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience and skill at Spring Welcome, Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Kate Buchanan Room.
From a starry night on campus to the “Pie Your Professor” event, these photos—many of which were popular on HSU’s Flickr and Instagram channels—captured what Humboldt State is all about: community, natural beauty, academic achievement and more.
Humboldt State University received more than $7.1 million in voluntary support in 2013-14, an increase of nearly 29 percent over the previous year.
Humboldt State’s Professor Arne Jacobson, a faculty member in the Environmental Resources Engineering department and Director of the innovative Schatz Energy Research Center, is one of five 2015 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. He joins professors Eugene Novotney and Stephen Cunha as fellow HSU faculty members to receive the award.
Known for its small class sizes, nurturing faculty and welcoming atmosphere, Humboldt State was named one of the friendliest colleges in the country.
Cyberattacks on government agencies have skyrocketed in recent years, increasing 35 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. At Humboldt State, Information Security Officer Josh Callahan heads the effort to block would-be offenders before the crime is committed.
A $217,102 grant has been awarded to the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) to research differences between breast cancer death rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state. The 18-month study, “The Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study,” will examine factors associated with higher death rates from breast cancer in Humboldt County over the past 20 years.
A birdhouse on the north end of campus has become more than just a place for birds to nest.
Humboldt State University will host its Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.
When Shareen McFall learned about an effort to create a bilingual newspaper, her sense of Humboldt State’s changing campus culture and that of the community at large ignited a passion. The Humboldt State Journalism & Mass Communications student felt strongly that a communications void existed, and was excited to help.
Electronica jazz. Rap. The zither. It’s all available for your listening pleasure on Local Lixx, the live music show airing weekly on Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH.
Humboldt State University will receive a second $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2015 semester.
The University of California Davis Extension Center for Human Services hosts “Threading Communities: Working Together to Strengthen Relationships,” a one-day conference, held on the Humboldt State campus, aimed at strengthening relationships between Hmong community members and human service professionals, with particular emphasis on child welfare services.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair December 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The free event will feature paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and mixed media creations for sale from HSU art students and studio art clubs.
A Humboldt State University student who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis last week is expected to be well enough to leave a Redding hospital today.
The Humboldt State Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is encouraging students to participate in the 2015 CSU Student Research Competition.
The HSU Jazz Orchestra turns grunge and steel pan sounds into jazz, then gets back to early 60s big band basics in its 8 p.m., Dec. 13 concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Schubert’s Magnificat, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and sacred music of the season highlight a combined holiday concert by the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University will host its annual Fall Graduate Fair for students graduating in fall 2014 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Great Hall, above the College Creek Marketplace.
Current students in Humboldt State’s Indian Natural Resource, Science, and Engineering Program are continuing a tradition of undergraduate research excellence.
Faculty and staff can help ease the stress of finals week by directing Humboldt State students to a variety of activities planned to brighten their last days on campus before the holiday break.
Here’s the surprising new faces of hunger: college students.
It’s an unexpected and jarring fact to many who find it hard to associate college life with hunger. However, faced with rising costs of education and living expenses, more cash-strapped students at colleges across the country are skipping meals regularly or resorting to cheap and unhealthy choices.
The holiday spirit of giving is alive and well at HSU! Here’s a roundup of efforts by students and employees to help local and campus communities.
Inspired by earth-shaking happenings of 1989 now being recalled in the media 25 years later, HSU students are creating a multi-media event, “The End of History,” in Gist Hall Theatre for two weekends beginning Thursday, December 4.
The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three works featuring some unusual percussion at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
HSU Calypso Band plays high-energy dance music from Trinidad, the World Percussion Group explores dance drumming from Ghana and the Percussion Ensemble performs two percussive classics, all on Saturday, December 6, starting at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Madrigal Singers in costume jump-start the holiday season with their traditional program of madrigals and English folk songs, plus the Mad River Transit Singers perform jazz, be-bop and blues with a four piece backing band at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.
One of the outcomes of education is acquiring knowledge that can make a difference in the world, a concept well illustrated in Rosamel Benavides-Garb’s Spanish 308S class. From helping non-English speaking parents confer with their children’s teachers to translating Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations, the class’s hands-on component has clear value.
Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha and President Lisa Rossbacher will deliver talks at TEDx Humboldt Bay on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Theatre in Eureka.
Humboldt State University is moving aggressively to green up its endowment, taking a leadership role in higher education by further divesting from fossil fuels and adopting a broad definition of socially concerning sectors to be avoided. Significantly, the effort involves targeting mutual funds.
Humboldt State will host its annual holiday gathering for faculty and staff Thursday, December 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. There will be appetizers, desserts, beverages, and an opportunity to connect with colleagues.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Being Here, a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Stock Schlueter. Being Here opens Tuesday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 23.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Holiday Exhibition, featuring art by fifteen artists in diverse styles and mediums, November 25 through December 23.
College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are offering a 1 unit class to coincide with the International Latino Film Festival happening in the spring 2015 semester. The festival will be held on March 3, 4 and 5 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. There will be two pre and post festival workshops for students registered in the class.
Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday, November 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, with a guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.
Sail away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in its 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 15, featuring music with a watery theme, and a Veterans Day segment that includes an unusual version of the Star Spangled Banner. A good maritime is guaranteed for all!
The accent is on originality as four Jazz Combos perform at HSU on Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, but jazz classics aren’t neglected.
Kicking off Monday, Nov. 17, International Education Week offers a series of events and activities designed to highlight education around the world. The program, which runs through Friday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.
“Diwali Prakash,” a holiday rooted in Hindu tradition, is the focus of a celebration scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State campus.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” French journalist Alphonse Karr famously stated more than 160 years ago.
Humboldt State is giving students a unique opportunity to interact with faculty in the residence halls.
In Scott Paynton and Laura Hahn’s Communication Capstone class, it isn’t enough that students just read the assigned textbook. They’re tasked with editing it for publication and distribution on a national level.
Violinist Cindy Moyer plays and talks about a Bach composition called “one of the greatest pieces of music ever written,” the Chaconne for solo violin, on Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
HSU Opera Workshop presents humorous and heartfelt solos, duets, and group scenes from musical theater for two performances, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7 and 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University is giving current graduate students a chance to network and tell their stories at Multicultural Graduate Engagement Days, Nov. 10-13 on the HSU campus.
It’s well-known that human bodies become less efficient as they age. The average adult uses 15 to 30 percent more energy to walk the same distance as a younger adult. But why?
Matching their ideas against those of other students throughout the world, Humboldt State representatives reinforced the university’s commitment to sustainability by earning honors in the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. They recently shared their vision via a webinar that also featured contest winner Washington State University.
“This center of heaven, this core of the earth.
This heart of the world. Fenced round by snow mountains.
The headland of all rivers. Where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”
The Humboldt State University Library hosts Kelly E. Miller, Director of Teaching & Learning Services and Head of the College Library at the University of California, Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Library Fishbowl and from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Library, room 114.
Humboldt State is encouraging students to think twice when choosing a Halloween costume this year.
The Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view a new exhibition of art by Gail Tremblay and Brian D. Tripp. Gail Tremblay is a basket maker and poet from Olympia, Washington. Brian Tripp is a painter, poet, sculptor, and mixed media artist originally from the Humboldt coast. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 6, with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues until Dec. 4.
Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Scholar of the Year, Jeffrey Black, presents “Citizen Science, Steller Sex, and Chasing Geese” Monday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State Wildlife students took first place again at the 17th annual Wildlife Quiz Bowl held Oct. 25-30 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
A solid waste research management proposal put forward by Humboldt State’s Environmental Resources Engineering program is one of three submissions selected for funding by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).
Humboldt State University is one of eight California State University (CSU) campuses to participate in an innovative new program designed to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors.
Award-winning filmmaker Leah Mahan is the featured speaker at the annual Campus Dialogue on Race, which takes place Oct. 28 to Nov. 7 on the HSU campus. In her keynote address on Monday, Nov. 3, Mahan will screen her acclaimed film “Come Hell or Highwater: Battle for Turkey Creek” and lead a discussion exploring the intersections between race and environment. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Founders Hall 118.
Humboldt State University is one of 19 California campuses ranked among the top 200 colleges for Native Americans. The listing comes in the special college issue of “Winds of Change” magazine, which focuses on career and educational advancement for American Indians and Alaska Natives, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.
After five days of classes, doing homework, and attending to student life in general, Daniel Reyes looks forward to spending Saturday with his friends. But even when he’s recreating, the HSU Environmental Management and Protection major is accomplishing something that enhances his education and benefits the community.
After a lengthy and intense review process, the Norcal Small Business Development Lead Center has been reaccredited for its core business assistance program as well as distinguishing itself as the 11th accredited SBDC technology program in the country.
HSU’s Department of Mathematics hosts Dr. Benson Farb, from the University of Chicago, in the fall Kieval Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Science B, Room 135.
Humboldt State’s Forestry and Wildland Resources Department has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in forestry, range and soils at HSU.
The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) is conducting the HSU Student Food Security Survey through Oct. 31 to determine if students have access to adequate food.
The following message was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.
Humboldt State University will host two visiting journalists from Germany, Oct. 20-24.
Coraline, Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of a modern “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a best-selling book and an animated film that children know and love. But as a fast-paced, unconventional musical it’s mostly unknown outside a few big cities, and has never been done by a university—until HSU’s production in the Van Duzer Theatre begins Thursday, Oct. 16 for two weekends.
Students, faculty, and staff of Humboldt State University will join more than 24 million people registered to participate in the worldwide Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill happening at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.
Cal State University will see its living alumni pass the 3 million mark with commencement in the spring.
Tony Lapiz doesn’t look in from the outside, especially when that means complaining without taking action. Instead, he gets involved, and has become a driving force behind HSU’s student activism opportunities.
Meditation has a new home in the HSU’s Library, which now welcomes students, staff, and faculty to use a small room available for quiet contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer.
Humboldt State’s MultiCultural Center hosts the 21st annual Indigenous People’s Week, Oct. 10 to 17, with events held across campus.
As California copes with its fourth year of record low rainfall, Humboldt State is taking broad steps to reduce campus water use in its domestic and irrigation systems.
Humboldt State has come up with a new way for students to have fun—and express themselves—on Friday night.
To introduce four documentaries with new footage that explore the history of civil rights in America, the HSU Library will offer a series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions led by HSU faculty during the 2014 Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 3 – Nov. 7.
Students in David Sleeth-Keppler’s marketing classes don’t have to wait until they’ve completed their degree to see results. As undergraduates, they’re already out in the community, tackling real-world problems, finding up-to-date solutions, and helping businesses succeed.
Janet Mock, a renowned trans woman of color and best selling author, will present a talk sponsored by the Deptartment of Philosophy in the Kate Buchanan Room on Thursday, Oct. 16.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.
Humboldt State University enjoys broad support from the community we serve. We value the loyalty of our alumni and our donors who participate as partners in helping to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students. We are committed to doing everything possible to earn and keep the trust of those who volunteer and make gifts to the University.
Humboldt State has been named a ‘Military Friendly School’ for the sixth year in a row by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business that operates GIJobs.com.
The first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization Oct. 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Maral Attallah, presents “The Stories We (Don’t) Tell: Re-writing Collective Memory and Identity.” The talk is free and open to the public, and takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 2, in the Van Duzer Theatre on the HSU Campus.
Think of Founders Hall as you might consider a classic car. Since it was first constructed in 1920, the venerable structure has undergone a variety of remodels, including paint jobs and bodywork. Still, its restoration to cherry condition remains incomplete.
The following is a campus message from the Humboldt State Association.
Humboldt State University has received a 7-year, $3 million federal grant to support its Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), which will help at-risk students in Humboldt and Del Norte counties prepare for and succeed in college.
With a creative flare, Humboldt State’s Homecoming & Family Weekend marches into the spotlight Friday with a parade through campus and the community.
Humboldt State students, staff and faculty took a sustainable ice bucket challenge at Trinidad Beach on Sept. 12, to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view mixed-media art in its latest exhibit, “Natalie Ball: Solidifying the Past with the Present.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 18.
Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist Concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday, September 27.
Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.
From getting enough sleep to making good grades, being a college student is a constant juggling act.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.
Tradition. Memories. And most of all, fun. All three of those elements combine for the 2014 Humboldt State Homecoming & Family Weekend, which features myriad events over the weekend of Oct. 3-5.
In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters: Paintings by Andrew Daniel, Mimi LaPlant, Kathy O’Leary and Stock Schlueter” Sept. 30 to November 2. The exhibit is part of a series addressing Humboldt Bay, the second largest enclosed bay in California.
Three Humboldt State faculty members have received a $272,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of low pH and low dissolved oxygen on marine organisms along the North Coast.
Humboldt State University has been ranked a top master’s university by Washington Monthly.
Kimchi-making demonstrations, traditional Korean music, dance, and a barbeque are all part of the Kimchi Culture Festival, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State University campus.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.
Humboldt State University will join a global climate march Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the HSU campus.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project.” The exhibition features six observational documentary videos and accompanying essays by interdisciplinary artist Cynthia Hooper and a monumental, to-scale, sculptural, Humboldt Bay model by ceramic artist Mary Mallahan. This multimedia exhibition explores the physical and cultural geography of Humboldt Bay—California’s second largest estuary. The exhibition will be on display starting September 30, running through November 2.
Humboldt State University presents the annual Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition Sept. 11 through October 4 at the Reese Bullen Gallery on campus. An opening reception for the artists will be held Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
HSU Music faculty members perform in their annual Welcome Concert to celebrate the new school year 5 p.m. Saturday, September 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall. The planned program includes jazz, percussion, original compositions and a tango ballet as well as pieces by Bach, Brahms and Dvorak and will be followed by a reception in the Music Lobby.
Award winning author Sherman Alexie’s “War Dances” has been named the 2014/15 Book of the Year at Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods.
The California Ocean Science Trust has awarded ten grants totaling $4 million to state and local agencies for marine research on the North Coast, including Humboldt State University.
Humboldt State students are building the university’s second supercomputer—a highly powerful machine that will support hands-on research in a variety of disciplines.
The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
(August 27, 2014) – The California State University (CSU) and the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers 15,000 employees working in health care support, operations support, administrative support, and technical support on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.
When Megan Bishop talks about botany, terms like chasmogamous and cleistogamous roll off her tongue as if she was discussing her weekend plans. In fact, this past summer, she may have been.
HSU students will take advantage of upgraded facilities across campus. Here’s a look at the work that happened during summer.
Humboldt State University police have been assisting the Department of Homeland Security and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation of Christopher Haynes, who was arrested today on charges related to child pornography.
Humboldt State University and the Redwood Parks Association have received a $32,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management and the Conservation Lands Foundation to promote stewardship of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.
Humboldt State University and GMO Free Humboldt present the Genetically Modified Organism Fall Speaker Series Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 on the HSU campus.
Some of the leading experts in healing, trauma recovery and addiction will be on hand for Trauma. Addiction. Social Change., a conference hosted by Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work and the Redwood Palliative Psychology.
Whether it’s mastering public speaking or conquering an addiction, Kyle Wannigman (’15, Psychology) wants to help you overcome your fears and anxieties.
Continuing a trend of steady growth, the largest freshman class in Humboldt State’s 101-year history begins classes Monday, contributing to the institution’s all-time high total enrollment.
The Humboldt County Fair opens today and, for the 17th consecutive year, Humboldt State University is partnering with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group to host the Earthquake Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair.
Running’s personal rewards have long been documented – improved health being the most prevalent. But recent Humboldt State alum Armando Ibarra-Espinoza (’14, Kinesiology) has focused his fitness on benefitting others.
It was a foggy morning on the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a traffic jam of ships waiting to cross the bar and enter Humboldt Bay. But instead of venting frustration and impatience, the captains of vessels ranging from a U.S. Navy frigate to an oil barge, to Humboldt State’s own Coral Sea, joined together in a symphony on the sea.
The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Humboldt State University has acquired a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), a submarine that will be used to study marine habitats and organisms up to 3,000 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.
Humboldt State University’s Center for International Programs is hosting an Intensive English Language summer program for more than 20 students from China through July 29. The 3-week long partnership with the Jiangxi Institute of International Education through Nanchang University provides linguistic and cultural immersion and community service activities to students from China’s Jiangxi province. The Center for International Programs is also currently hosting three other intensive English programs.