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Week of: Jan 25, 2015
HSU Gets Access to 15,000 National News Videos, Documents, and Images »

Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff now have access to 15,000 national news, videos, documents, and images through NBC Learn Higher Ed, an online resource that enhances teaching and supports research.

Humboldt State Hosts Career Fair for Students Feb. 12 »

Nearly 100 local and state employers and volunteer agencies are expected to attend the 2015 Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, set for Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Recreation & Wellness Center on campus.

Is Utopia for the Birds? Musical Satire “Los Pajaros” at HSU »

Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.

Check This Out: New Library Collection Features Our Very Own Authors »

Need the Karuk word for “seashore?” Want to know more about a local pipe organ builder? Craving a coming-of-age story about a tech geek growing up in the ‘80s?

Putting Arcata Community Forest on the Map (With Video) »

Last year, when nature lover João Paulo Curti left Brazil and came to HSU as an exchange student, he immediately took to the Arcata Community Forest. The Forestry major set off on his bike, and with a video camera strapped to his helmet, took shots of what he saw. He shared the footage online to show his family and friends back home what he was doing–and the stunning place he was doing it–in his spare time.

School of Business Makes Big Changes, Gets Stamp of Approval »

What started as an effort to change the way HSU’s School of Business taught business has led to a big next step–accreditation.

Week of: Jan 18, 2015
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.

The Royal Chicano Air Force: Arte para la Raza »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.

HSU Statement on Today’s Sit-In »

A sit-in by students and other individuals in the Native American Forum is disrupting classes during the first day of Spring Semester at Humboldt State University.

A Carnival of Welcome to the HSU Spring Semester »

HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

KHSU’s BBC Programming Goes Live Feb. 1 »

Beginning Feb. 1, radio listeners in Humboldt County can hear news and analysis of world events from the BBC World Service on KHSU-BBC 24 hours a day. BBC programming will go on the air at 103.3 FM in McKinleyville and at 90.1 FM in Ferndale. Listeners with HD radio can also hear the BBC on 90.5 HD-2, one of KHSU’s HD radio channels.

University Senate Invites Faculty Award Nominations »

On behalf of the HSU University Senate, the Faculty Awards Committee is seeking nominations of candidates in five categories.

HSU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop Below 1990 Levels »

Electricity use accounts for nearly one quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions generated at Humboldt State, while transportation emissions from business travel, commuting, and solid waste disposal are responsible for over one third of the total. Those are two of the key findings from a comprehensive inventory of HSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, recently prepared by HSU’s Office of Sustainability.

Children’s Center Receives $1.6 Million Grant »

Finding child care is hard. Finding quality, not to mention affordable, child care is even harder.

President’s Remarks to Students at Native American Forum »

Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher visited briefly this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 23, with students who are conducting a sit-in in the Native American Forum on campus. She delivered a letter and made the following remarks:

Week of: Jan 11, 2015
New Police Chief Starts at HSU »

Donn G. Peterson, a veteran of 29 years with law enforcement, began his tenure as Humboldt State University’s new chief of police.

Humboldt State Wins National Waste Reduction Competition »

Humboldt State University topped over 50 universities across the country in the 2014 Game Day Challenge, a national competition that encourages waste reduction at university and college football games.

Library Project Offers an Interactive View of HSU – Then and Now »

Longtime employees describe at length their observations of changes on the Humboldt State campus. Visiting for the first time in years, alumni are often stunned by HSU’s physical evolution.

Pianist Sang Woo Kang Brings Adventurous Program to HSU »

Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Staff Honored at Spring Welcome »

Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience and skill at Spring Welcome, Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Kate Buchanan Room.

2014 In Review Photo Gallery »

From a starry night on campus to the “Pie Your Professor” event, these photos—many of which were popular on HSU’s Flickr and Instagram channels—captured what Humboldt State is all about: community, natural beauty, academic achievement and more.

Giving to HSU Reaches Near-Record $7 million in 2013-14 »

Humboldt State University received more than $7.1 million in voluntary support in 2013-14, an increase of nearly 29 percent over the previous year.

Week of: Jan 04, 2015
HSU Professor Receives Prestigious 2015 Wang Family Excellence Award »

Humboldt State’s Professor Arne Jacobson, a faculty member in the Environmental Resources Engineering department and Director of the innovative Schatz Energy Research Center, is one of five 2015 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. He joins professors Eugene Novotney and Stephen Cunha as fellow HSU faculty members to receive the award.

HSU One of the Friendliest Colleges in the Nation »

Known for its small class sizes, nurturing faculty and welcoming atmosphere, Humboldt State was named one of the friendliest colleges in the country.

ITS Efforts Help Keep HSU Cyber-Secure »

Cyberattacks on government agencies have skyrocketed in recent years, increasing 35 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. At Humboldt State, Information Security Officer Josh Callahan heads the effort to block would-be offenders before the crime is committed.

Study Will Investigate High Death Rate from Breast Cancer in Humboldt County »

A $217,102 grant has been awarded to the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) to research differences between breast cancer death rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state. The 18-month study, “The Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study,” will examine factors associated with higher death rates from breast cancer in Humboldt County over the past 20 years.

A Birdhouse Tribute »

A birdhouse on the north end of campus has become more than just a place for birds to nest.

Week of: Dec 07, 2014
Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 20 »

Humboldt State University will host its Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.

Providing a Voice: El Leñador Expands its Community Presence »

When Shareen McFall learned about an effort to create a bilingual newspaper, her sense of Humboldt State’s changing campus culture and that of the community at large ignited a passion. The Humboldt State Journalism & Mass Communications student felt strongly that a communications void existed, and was excited to help.

Student Team Showcases Homegrown Talent on ‘Local Lixx’ »

Electronica jazz. Rap. The zither. It’s all available for your listening pleasure on Local Lixx, the live music show airing weekly on Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH.

Osher Foundation Awards $1 Million Endowment Gift to HSU »

Humboldt State University will receive a second $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Record-Setting 12,000 Students Apply to Humboldt State »

Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2015 semester.

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

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

Week of: Nov 30, 2014
Fall Art and Artisans Fair: HSU Student Artwork Sale at the Reese Bullen Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair December 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The free event will feature paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and mixed media creations for sale from HSU art students and studio art clubs.

HSU Student With Meningitis Preparing to Leave Hospital »

A Humboldt State University student who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis last week is expected to be well enough to leave a Redding hospital today.

Applications Sought for 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition »

The Humboldt State Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is encouraging students to participate in the 2015 CSU Student Research Competition.

From Grunge to Big Band with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

The HSU Jazz Orchestra turns grunge and steel pan sounds into jazz, then gets back to early 60s big band basics in its 8 p.m., Dec. 13 concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Ensembles Combine for HSU Holiday Concert »

Schubert’s Magnificat, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and sacred music of the season highlight a combined holiday concert by the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Fall Graduates Honored at Annual Grad Fair »

Humboldt State University will host its annual Fall Graduate Fair for students graduating in fall 2014 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Great Hall, above the College Creek Marketplace.

Students Build on Tradition of STEM Research Success »

Current students in Humboldt State’s Indian Natural Resource, Science, and Engineering Program are continuing a tradition of undergraduate research excellence.

Special Programs to Help with Finals Week »

Faculty and staff can help ease the stress of finals week by directing Humboldt State students to a variety of activities planned to brighten their last days on campus before the holiday break.

Ambitious New Project Tackles Hunger on College Campuses »

Here’s the surprising new faces of hunger: college students.

It’s an unexpected and jarring fact to many who find it hard to associate college life with hunger. However, faced with rising costs of education and living expenses, more cash-strapped students at colleges across the country are skipping meals regularly or resorting to cheap and unhealthy choices.

HSU Captures the Spirit of the Holidays »

The holiday spirit of giving is alive and well at HSU! Here’s a roundup of efforts by students and employees to help local and campus communities.

Week of: Nov 23, 2014
Love, Revolution and the End of History at HSU »

Inspired by earth-shaking happenings of 1989 now being recalled in the media 25 years later, HSU students are creating a multi-media event, “The End of History,” in Gist Hall Theatre for two weekends beginning Thursday, December 4.

Riding the Range with HSU Symphonic Band »

The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three works featuring some unusual percussion at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.

Saturday Night with Calypso Band Dance Rhythms and Percussion Ensemble’s Metallic Rainforest »

HSU Calypso Band plays high-energy dance music from Trinidad, the World Percussion Group explores dance drumming from Ghana and the Percussion Ensemble performs two percussive classics, all on Saturday, December 6, starting at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigals and Mad Jazz Jump-Start the Holidays »

HSU Madrigal Singers in costume jump-start the holiday season with their traditional program of madrigals and English folk songs, plus the Mad River Transit Singers perform jazz, be-bop and blues with a four piece backing band at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young »

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.

Students’ Experience Translates into Community Service »

One of the outcomes of education is acquiring knowledge that can make a difference in the world, a concept well illustrated in Rosamel Benavides-Garb’s Spanish 308S class. From helping non-English speaking parents confer with their children’s teachers to translating Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations, the class’s hands-on component has clear value.

Humboldt State President and Faculty Member to Speak at TEDx Humboldt Bay »

Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha and President Lisa Rossbacher will deliver talks at TEDx Humboldt Bay on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Theatre in Eureka.

Humboldt State University Helps Lead Push for Fossil-Free, Greener Investing »

Humboldt State University is moving aggressively to green up its endowment, taking a leadership role in higher education by further divesting from fossil fuels and adopting a broad definition of socially concerning sectors to be avoided. Significantly, the effort involves targeting mutual funds.

University Community Holiday Celebration December 4 »

Humboldt State will host its annual holiday gathering for faculty and staff Thursday, December 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. There will be appetizers, desserts, beverages, and an opportunity to connect with colleagues.

Week of: Nov 16, 2014
Stock Schlueter: Being Here »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Being Here, a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Stock Schlueter. Being Here opens Tuesday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 23.

A Holiday Exhibition »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Holiday Exhibition, featuring art by fifteen artists in diverse styles and mediums, November 25 through December 23.

CR and HSU Present International Latino Film Festival in 2015 »

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are offering a 1 unit class to coincide with the International Latino Film Festival happening in the spring 2015 semester. The festival will be held on March 3, 4 and 5 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. There will be two pre and post festival workshops for students registered in the class.

Week of: Nov 09, 2014
South of the Border with HSU Guitar Ensemble »

Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday, November 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, with a guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.

Sail Away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

Sail away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in its 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 15, featuring music with a watery theme, and a Veterans Day segment that includes an unusual version of the Star Spangled Banner. A good maritime is guaranteed for all!

Jazz Combos Accent Originals »

The accent is on originality as four Jazz Combos perform at HSU on Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, but jazz classics aren’t neglected.

Egyptian Political Crisis Explored by International Education Week Keynote Speaker »

Kicking off Monday, Nov. 17, International Education Week offers a series of events and activities designed to highlight education around the world. The program, which runs through Friday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.

Bright Lights Shine on Traditional South Asian Festival »

“Diwali Prakash,” a holiday rooted in Hindu tradition, is the focus of a celebration scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State campus.

Video Archives Paint Portrait of 60s-Era HSC (With Video) »

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” French journalist Alphonse Karr famously stated more than 160 years ago.

Life in The Residence Halls: Faculty Member Moves In With Freshmen »

Humboldt State is giving students a unique opportunity to interact with faculty in the residence halls.

Communication Majors Edit Open-Source Textbook (With Video) »

In Scott Paynton and Laura Hahn’s Communication Capstone class, it isn’t enough that students just read the assigned textbook. They’re tasked with editing it for publication and distribution on a national level.

Week of: Nov 02, 2014
Violinist Cindy Moyer Plays and Talks Bach »

Violinist Cindy Moyer plays and talks about a Bach composition called “one of the greatest pieces of music ever written,” the Chaconne for solo violin, on Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Humorous and Heartfelt: HSU Opera Workshop Does Musical Theatre »

HSU Opera Workshop presents humorous and heartfelt solos, duets, and group scenes from musical theater for two performances, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7 and 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Campus Hosts Multicultural Graduate Engagement Days »

Humboldt State University is giving current graduate students a chance to network and tell their stories at Multicultural Graduate Engagement Days, Nov. 10-13 on the HSU campus.

How Do Bodies Age? Kinesiology Professor and Students Investigate »

It’s well-known that human bodies become less efficient as they age. The average adult uses 15 to 30 percent more energy to walk the same distance as a younger adult. But why?

Student Hydrogen Research Team Shares Award-Winning Design »

Matching their ideas against those of other students throughout the world, Humboldt State representatives reinforced the university’s commitment to sustainability by earning honors in the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. They recently shared their vision via a webinar that also featured contest winner Washington State University.

HSU Geography Completes Final China/Tibet Field Studies Program »

“This center of heaven, this core of the earth.
This heart of the world. Fenced round by snow mountains.
The headland of all rivers. Where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”

Guest Speaker Discusses Innovations in Teaching and Learning »

The Humboldt State University Library hosts Kelly E. Miller, Director of Teaching & Learning Services and Head of the College Library at the University of California, Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Library Fishbowl and from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Library, room 114.

Week of: Oct 26, 2014
HSU Participates in “Culture not a Costume” Campaign »

Humboldt State is encouraging students to think twice when choosing a Halloween costume this year.

Goudi’ni Gallery Features Onondaga/Micmac Artist Gail Tremblay and Karuk Artist Brian D. Tripp »

The Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view a new exhibition of art by Gail Tremblay and Brian D. Tripp. Gail Tremblay is a basket maker and poet from Olympia, Washington. Brian Tripp is a painter, poet, sculptor, and mixed media artist originally from the Humboldt coast. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 6, with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues until Dec. 4.

Distinguished Faculty Member Explores Wildlife »

Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Scholar of the Year, Jeffrey Black, presents “Citizen Science, Steller Sex, and Chasing Geese” Monday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Wildlife Takes First Place in Quiz Bowl »

Humboldt State Wildlife students took first place again at the 17th annual Wildlife Quiz Bowl held Oct. 25-30 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

ERE Program Awarded Grant to Look at Waste Management Alternatives »

A solid waste research management proposal put forward by Humboldt State’s Environmental Resources Engineering program is one of three submissions selected for funding by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).

Week of: Oct 19, 2014
HSU Part of CSU Effort to Bolster STEM Degree Completion »

Humboldt State University is one of eight California State University (CSU) campuses to participate in an innovative new program designed to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors.

Campus Dialogue on Race Looks Ahead at HSU’s Next Century »

Award-winning filmmaker Leah Mahan is the featured speaker at the annual Campus Dialogue on Race, which takes place Oct. 28 to Nov. 7 on the HSU campus. In her keynote address on Monday, Nov. 3, Mahan will screen her acclaimed film “Come Hell or Highwater: Battle for Turkey Creek” and lead a discussion exploring the intersections between race and environment. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Founders Hall 118.

HSU Ranked as a Top School for Native Americans »

Humboldt State University is one of 19 California campuses ranked among the top 200 colleges for Native Americans. The listing comes in the special college issue of “Winds of Change” magazine, which focuses on career and educational advancement for American Indians and Alaska Natives, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

Student Volunteers Help Clean Up the Community »

After five days of classes, doing homework, and attending to student life in general, Daniel Reyes looks forward to spending Saturday with his friends. But even when he’s recreating, the HSU Environmental Management and Protection major is accomplishing something that enhances his education and benefits the community.

Week of: Oct 12, 2014
NorCal SBDC Earns Accreditation for Two Regional Programs »

After a lengthy and intense review process, the Norcal Small Business Development Lead Center has been reaccredited for its core business assistance program as well as distinguishing itself as the 11th accredited SBDC technology program in the country.

Renowned Mathematician Explores Symmetry, Fourth Dimension in Kieval Lecture »

HSU’s Department of Mathematics hosts Dr. Benson Farb, from the University of Chicago, in the fall Kieval Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Science B, Room 135.

HSU Forestry Nets Hispanic-Serving Institution Grant »

Humboldt State’s Forestry and Wildland Resources Department has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in forestry, range and soils at HSU.

Campus Conducts Food Security Survey Through Oct. 31 »

The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) is conducting the HSU Student Food Security Survey through Oct. 31 to determine if students have access to adequate food.

Tentative Agreement Reached on Successor Contract for CSU Faculty »

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

The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.

Week of: Oct 05, 2014
HSU Hosts Visiting German Journalists »

Humboldt State University will host two visiting journalists from Germany, Oct. 20-24.

“Be Wise, Be Brave, Be Tricky” — The Musical Coraline On Stage at HSU »

Coraline, Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of a modern “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a best-selling book and an animated film that children know and love. But as a fast-paced, unconventional musical it’s mostly unknown outside a few big cities, and has never been done by a university—until HSU’s production in the Van Duzer Theatre begins Thursday, Oct. 16 for two weekends.

Campus Readies for ShakeOut Earthquake Drill »

Students, faculty, and staff of Humboldt State University will join more than 24 million people registered to participate in the worldwide Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill happening at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.

CSU Creates Yearbook for Class of 3 Million Celebration »

Cal State University will see its living alumni pass the 3 million mark with commencement in the spring.

Roosevelt Institute Student Chapter Encourages Change »

Tony Lapiz doesn’t look in from the outside, especially when that means complaining without taking action. Instead, he gets involved, and has become a driving force behind HSU’s student activism opportunities.

Meditation Room Opens in Library’s First Floor »

Meditation has a new home in the HSU’s Library, which now welcomes students, staff, and faculty to use a small room available for quiet contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer.

Campus Hosts 21st Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week »

Humboldt State’s MultiCultural Center hosts the 21st annual Indigenous People’s Week, Oct. 10 to 17, with events held across campus.

At HSU, Broad Efforts Lead to Big Water Savings »

As California copes with its fourth year of record low rainfall, Humboldt State is taking broad steps to reduce campus water use in its domestic and irrigation systems.

Week of: Sep 28, 2014
Muddy Mic Night Supports Student Performers »

Humboldt State has come up with a new way for students to have fun—and express themselves—on Friday night.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings »

To introduce four documentaries with new footage that explore the history of civil rights in America, the HSU Library will offer a series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions led by HSU faculty during the 2014 Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 3 – Nov. 7.

Marketing professor, students provide clients with real-world solutions »

Students in David Sleeth-Keppler’s marketing classes don’t have to wait until they’ve completed their degree to see results. As undergraduates, they’re already out in the community, tackling real-world problems, finding up-to-date solutions, and helping businesses succeed.

Best Selling Author, Gender Advocate Delivers Talk Oct. 16 »

Janet Mock, a renowned trans woman of color and best selling author, will present a talk sponsored by the Deptartment of Philosophy in the Kate Buchanan Room on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Series: Meet Humboldt’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Week of: Sep 21, 2014
HSU Statement on Donors and Trust »

Humboldt State University enjoys broad support from the community we serve. We value the loyalty of our alumni and our donors who participate as partners in helping to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students. We are committed to doing everything possible to earn and keep the trust of those who volunteer and make gifts to the University.

HSU Named ‘Military Friendly School’ Sixth Year in a Row »

Humboldt State has been named a ‘Military Friendly School’ for the sixth year in a row by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business that operates

HSU Restages First Play Ever Performed by Humboldt State Students »

The first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization Oct. 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

CSU Campuses to Bolster Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts »

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

Award-Winning Educator Explores The Power of Storytelling »

Humboldt State University’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Maral Attallah, presents “The Stories We (Don’t) Tell: Re-writing Collective Memory and Identity.” The talk is free and open to the public, and takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 2, in the Van Duzer Theatre on the HSU Campus.

Alumni Team Up On Founders, Gist Energy Updates »

Think of Founders Hall as you might consider a classic car. Since it was first constructed in 1920, the venerable structure has undergone a variety of remodels, including paint jobs and bodywork. Still, its restoration to cherry condition remains incomplete.

Introducing Forever Humboldt »

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

HSU Receives Federal GEAR UP Grant »

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

Homecoming & Family Weekend Begins Friday »

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

Week of: Sep 14, 2014
(Updated with Video) HSU Takes Sustainable Ice Bucket Challenge »

Humboldt State students, staff and faculty took a sustainable ice bucket challenge at Trinidad Beach on Sept. 12, to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Humboldt State Continues Fall GMO Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus.

Goudi’ni Gallery Exhibit Features Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view mixed-media art in its latest exhibit, “Natalie Ball: Solidifying the Past with the Present.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 18.

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky in HSU Guest Artist Concert »

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist Concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday, September 27.

Humboldt State Continues Sustainable Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.

New Initiative Supports Students with Children »

From getting enough sleep to making good grades, being a college student is a constant juggling act.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Homecoming Activities Forecast Festive Weekend »

Tradition. Memories. And most of all, fun. All three of those elements combine for the 2014 Humboldt State Homecoming & Family Weekend, which features myriad events over the weekend of Oct. 3-5.

Week of: Sep 07, 2014
‘Becoming California’ Premieres in September »

In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.

Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters: Paintings by Andrew Daniel, Mimi LaPlant, Kathy O’Leary and Stock Schlueter” Sept. 30 to November 2. The exhibit is part of a series addressing Humboldt Bay, the second largest enclosed bay in California.

Marine Sciences Faculty Receive NSF Research Grant »

Three Humboldt State faculty members have received a $272,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of low pH and low dissolved oxygen on marine organisms along the North Coast.

Humboldt State Ranks as Top Master’s University »

Humboldt State University has been ranked a top master’s university by Washington Monthly.

Humboldt State Hosts Kimchi Culture Festival »

Kimchi-making demonstrations, traditional Korean music, dance, and a barbeque are all part of the Kimchi Culture Festival, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State University campus.

Series: Meet HSU’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty.

Humboldt State Participates in Global Climate March »

Humboldt State University will join a global climate march Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the HSU campus.

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

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

Annual Humboldt State Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit »

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

Music Faculty Collaborate in Annual Welcome Concert »

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

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

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

Faculty Receive Grants to Study North Coast Marine Ecosystems »

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

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Student Presents Seed Studies at Prestigious Research Program »

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

Improved Facilities Welcome Students »

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

HSU Statement Regarding Arrest of Christopher Haynes »

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

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

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

Humboldt State Hosts GMO Speaker Series »

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

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

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

Psychology Student Explores Genes that Make Us Susceptible to Hypnotherapy »

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

HSU Welcomes Record Freshman Class [With Video] »

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

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

The Humboldt County Fair opens today and, for the 17th consecutive year, Humboldt State University is partnering with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group to host the Earthquake Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Gets Research Submarine »

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

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

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

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

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

News on the 2014-15 State Budget »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Campus Community,

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

Psychology Professor Wins Fulbright to Croatia »

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

CSU to Lead Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement Officers »

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

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

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

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

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

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael G. Scott Distinguished Lecture Series Features Tuna Researcher »

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

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

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

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track »

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

Arbor Day Tree Planting Beautifies Campus »

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology Students and Faculty Present Research »

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

Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus »

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

KHSU Offers New Network Featuring BBC »

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

AS Offers Services To Help Students Wrap Up Semester »

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

HSU Set to Honor ‘New Century’ Class »

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

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

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

AM Jazz Band Gets Bluesy »

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

Humboldt Symphony Features Concerto Competition Winner »

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

From the Duke to Britney with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Students Join National Real Food Challenge »

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

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

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

Associated Students Announces Spring ‘14 Election Results »

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

SCUBA Students Submerged in Safety and Science »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

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

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

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

HSU Lauds Outstanding Students 2013-14 »

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

Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series: Religion and Social Justice »

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

Hundreds Gather to Remember Accident Victims »

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

Authors Assess Evolving Cannabis Laws in Next Marijuana Research Talk »

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

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

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

PHOTOS: Incoming President Rossbacher Visits HSU »

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

Associated Students Debuts New Voting System for Spring Elections »

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

HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community »

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

HSU’s 2014 Graduates Exhibit Their Art »

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

Traveling Native Exhibit Visits Humboldt State »

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Century of Creativity with Composers Centennial Concert »

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

Jazz Combos at Fulkerson: Traditional and Unusual »

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

Stringing the Continents Together with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

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

First Actresses Ever Are “Playhouse Creatures” at HSU »

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

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

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

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

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

Getting Physical in Spring Dance Concert at HSU »

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

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

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

HSU Students, Alumni Participate in World Renewal Ceremony »

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

Field Training Fires Up Forestry Students »

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

Humboldt State Hosts McCrone Awards April 24 »

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

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

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

HSU Presents 100 Years of Radical Social Work April 2 »

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

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System March 26 »

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

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

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

Legends of Brass with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

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

Humboldt State Hosts Second Annual Anthropology Symposium »

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

Freed Memorial Lecture Series Investigates the Historical Jesus »

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

HSU Hosts California Big Time on April 5 »

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

Week of: Mar 16, 2014
HSU Opera Workshop’s Musical Discoveries »

Audiences for this spring’s HSU Opera Workshop concerts on March 28 and 29 will be among the first to experience recently rediscovered music from Portugal, including excerpts from a satirical opera never before heard on the West Coast.

Laughter in Darkness: Paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Laughter in Darkness, a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California’s North Coast.

Outdoor Adventure Program Prepares Students for Careers in Recreation »

It was mid-afternoon in the Oregon backcountry by the time Geneviève Marchand’s class found a spot to camp. But this time they weren’t erecting a tarp shelter. Instead, they were building an igloo out of snow.

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight’s work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.

Prospective Students Visiting Campus for Spring Preview March 28 & April 11 »

More than 500 prospective students and their families will be on campus as participants in the annual Spring Preview events, scheduled for Friday, March 28 and Friday, April 11.

College of Professional Studies Showcases Programs During April »

The College of Professional Studies will showcase its programs during the month of April in honor of Humboldt State’s Centennial.

HSU Hosts 22nd Annual Serve-A-Thon March 31 »

Hundreds of Humboldt State students are expected to participate in the Y.E.S. House Serve-A-Thon from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 31 at Miranda’s Big and Small Animal Rescue in Fortuna.

Week of: Mar 09, 2014
Campus Open As Usual Following Sunday’s 6.9 Earthquake »

Humboldt State University is open as usual today, and no major damage was reported following Sunday night’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

Humboldt Launches Online Leadership Studies Program »

Humboldt State’s College of eLearning & Extended Education is accepting applications through April 15 for a new online Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in leadership studies. The program begins fall 2014.

Week of: Mar 02, 2014
Get Immediate Notifications of Campus Emergencies with HSU Alert »

Humboldt County is no stranger to disaster. During an emergency, it’s vital to have accurate, current information. Sign up today for HSU Alert, a new emergency text messaging notification system to get instant updates on any campus emergencies.

Coral Sea’s Uncovered History Reveals High Seas Adventures »

During its 40-year existence, Humboldt State’s marine research vessel, the Coral Sea, has seen its share of adventures. It’s been held captive in a foreign port, served as the headquarters for drug smugglers and brought back sunken treasure from the Bahamas. For a while, it was also the home of Mac, the Diving Dog.

Calling Candidates: Apply Now for A.S. Elections »

Associated Students has elections packets available now for several key campus governance positions. Voting is slated for April 22-24.

Centennial Roadshow Comes to Arcata March 22 »

To celebrate the university’s 2013-14 centennial year, HSU Alumni has traveled to 25 cities around the country engaging with more than 2,000 alumni and supporters.

Alumni Reveal Positive Attitudes Toward HSU »

Humboldt State alumni are happy with their education, likely to recommend HSU to another person and are among the most loyal alumni in the Cal State System, according to the 2013 Alumni Attitudes Survey conducted by the Performance Enhancement Group, Ltd.

Virtual Green Room Promotes Eco-Friendly Living »

Do you know how to reduce your carbon footprint at home?

Professors By Day; Musicians By Night: Science Faculty Rock on Weekends »

During the week, Humboldt State professors C.D. Hoyle and Chris Harmon teach classes and work with students. On the weekend, the dynamic duo shed their mild-mannered exteriors, exploding in a surge of sound as they transform into music mega-stars.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
HSU Lecture Weighs SoCal Cannabis Regulation »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) will host a lecture on the regulation of southern California’s cannabis market on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Native Forum (Room 162) adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

HSU Forum Asks, “Online College for All?” »

A student-led panel at Humboldt State University will examine the pros and cons of online education on Monday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall above the College Creek Apartment complex on Harpst Street.

HSU Battle of the Orchestras on March 8 »

The Humboldt Symphony plays jazz, the HSU Jazz Orchestra plays classical, and together they play an orchestral work by Duke Ellington: is it blurring musical boundaries or HSU’s orchestra slam? You be the judge at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday March 8.

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Provost Robert Snyder to Retire »

Robert Snyder, who has served as Humboldt State University’s provost and vice president of the Academic Affairs division since 2007, announced he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

HSU Talk Probes Environmentally-Mediated Diseases »

A U.C.-Berkeley scientist will discuss environmentally-mediated diseases when he delivers Humboldt State University’s annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Native American Forum, Room 162, adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
At HSU, Award-Winning Drama Explores Unconscious Bias »

It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control.

HSU Professor Lectures on Original Chagall Lithograph »

Humboldt State University Religious Studies Professor William Herbrechtsmeier will deliver a lecture on Sunday, March 2 at Temple Beth El in Eureka on an original Marc Chagall lithograph, The Death of Saul.

HSU Students Launch CHECK IT to Reduce Power-Based Personal Violence »

Humboldt State students, in collaboration with the university’s Sexual Assault Prevention Committee and the North Coast Rape Crisis Team have launched a student led bystander intervention project focused on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at HSU.

Chilean Movies Anchor Latino Film Festival »

A trio of Chilean movies will be screened at the 16th annual International Latino Film Festival, cosponsored by Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods, Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

HSU Library Showcases Campus Centennial March 5-28 »

The Humboldt State University Library will host a series of public Centennial events in March, featuring art, exhibits, film screenings, historical presentations and a book release party.

Humboldt State Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences »

Humboldt State University has launched an interdisciplinary institute for education and research in the marine and coastal sciences, which will expand understanding of a large and remote section of California coastline.

HSU Adapted Physical Education Program Works to Meet State Needs »

Children with disabilities face daily challenges that impact their lives, and a better understanding of those obstacles can help adults serve their needs. For many children in Northern California, those needs aren’t being met, something Humboldt State’s re-tooled adapted physical education (APE) credential and master’s program seeks to remedy.

Week of: Feb 09, 2014
Students Showcase Lumberjack Pride on Instagram »

Humboldt State is empowering students to share their Lumberjack pride and tell their story through Instagram.

“Through the Eyes of an Eagle” Exhibit Encourages Children to Make Healthy Choices »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view original watercolors from books illustrated by Native American artists, Patrick Rolo (Bad River Ban of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe, Wisconsin).

Prize-Winning HSU Poet Shares Reading March 7 »

Humboldt State University professor and award-winning poet Barbara Brinson Curiel will give a poetry reading about Latina women on Friday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl, Room 209.

East Meets West in Fortuna Duo Concert at HSU »

According to two Fortuna musicians, the place that East meets West is Highway 101. On Saturday February 22, East and West will meet musically when their duo, Silk Road Junction 101, performs at Humboldt State’s Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Concussion Research Program Works to Protect Humboldt’s Athletes »

As more professional and collegiate athletes grab headlines for the unfortunate results of long-term head trauma, a program at Humboldt State is working to understand ways to better diagnose and protect athletes.

From Dirt to Draft, HSU Alum Pressey Brews Sustainable Success »

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Jacob Pressey (’10, Environmental Science) tends his crops in Alton and McKinleyville. On the other five days, he transforms his labor into liquid refreshment, and serves it to a growing clientele.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014
“Ten Years Out” Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Alumni »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.

HSU Phases Out Single-Use Plastic Bags »

Paper or plastic? Pretty soon, HSU retailers won’t have to ask.

Centennial Documentary Celebrates Spirit of HSU »

As part of its 2013-14 Centennial Celebration, HSU created a documentary celebrating the people and spirit of Humboldt State.

Love Blossoms at Humboldt State »

She was a freshman, excited about her college courses and eager to pursue her passion for sports as a member of the Humboldt State women’s basketball team.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
CSU Chancellor Timothy White to Give State of the CSU Address »

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White will share system-wide policy priorities for 2014-15 and his vision for the CSU with stakeholders including elected officials, students, faculty, staff and business and community leaders from across California in his first “State of the CSU” address to be delivered during the January Board of Trustees meeting from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

HSU Music Students Perform in Annual Honors Recital »

A Bach partita, an Offenbach aria, a composition for marimba and John Cage sonatas are among the musical selections on the program for the 2014 HSU music student Honors Recital Friday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Good Vibes at HSU with Vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker »

Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday, February 8.

HSU Religious Studies Dept. to Eulogize Freed Feb. 9 »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies will memorialize the late Reverend Eric Freed of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Eureka, on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Native American Forum.

HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Inaugural State of the CSU address outlines vision for 23-campus system »

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

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White Shares System-wide priorities in State of the CSU Address »

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

In a 30-minute address during the California State University’s January Board of Trustees meeting, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White laid out an ambitious, system-wide plan to enhance the university’s efforts to serve students and meet the state’s workforce needs.

Voting Rights Analyzed at Schaub Memorial Lecture »

The Department of Politics will host the 10th annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics, titled “Free Elections or Suppressed Voters: What Does the Death of the Voting Rights Act Mean for Local Politics?,” on Tuesday, February 11.

Solar Energy Advocate Kicks off Sustainable Speaker Series »

The annual Sustainable Speaker Series gets underway with Adam Browning presenting “Solar Market Development in the US: Theory, Practice, and Prognostications” on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Science B Room 135.

Week of: Jan 19, 2014
Staff Honored at Spring Welcome »

Ten staff members received Staff Recognition Awards during Wednesday’s Spring Welcome, an honor reflecting superior service to Humboldt State University. Nominated for consistent dedication to his or her job, efforts to enhance campus image, problem solving and handling of tough job assignments, those chosen receive a cash award generated through private funds contributed by alumni and other friends of the university.

HSU Extends Employer Registration for Career Expo »

The Humboldt State University Career Center has extended the registration deadline to Monday, Feb. 3 for North Coast employers who wish to sign up for the Center’s annual Career Expo and Volunteer Fair.

Nightwatch: Works by Ellen Garvens »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

The Universe Unfolded Works by Ananda Oliveri »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.

California Middle Class Scholarship to Support HSU Students »

Humboldt State University’s Financial Aid Office urges current and future students to apply right away for California’s new Middle Class Scholarship, an additional support program for undergraduates that starts Fall Semester 2014.

HSU Commemorates Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties Jan. 29 »

Humboldt State University will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with documentary films and a discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center. The public is invited.

HSU Alum Looks at the Past and Future of HIV Research in New Book »

In 1996 and 2008, two men were famously cured of HIV. Their stories reached millions, inspiring HIV patients around the world and spurring new ways of treating the disease. But years later, what have their stories taught us? And are we any closer to finding a lasting cure?

Centennial Celebration Continues with Events, Speaker Series »

Humboldt State’s 2013-14 Centennial celebration continues throughout spring 2014, with events and activities honoring the university’s first 100 years. From a Centennial composer’s concert to a Dance of the Century, here’s a look at some upcoming events.

KRFH Coming Soon to a Radio Dial Near You »

Humboldt County’s radio dial is about to get a bit more crowded. Thanks to recent FCC approval of campus radio station KRFH’s application for a low-power FM license, the student-run radio station will soon be broadcasting over the air to a radio near you.

Week of: Jan 12, 2014
HSU Marijuana Institute Kicks Off Speaker Series Feb. 4 »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) will start its spring semester speaker series Feb. 4 with a presentation on urban baby boomer attitudes and consumption patterns regarding cannabis.

CSU Campuses Receive More Than 760,000 Undergraduate Applications for Fall 2014 »

Prospective students submitted more than 760,000 undergraduate applications to California State University campuses for admission in fall 2014—the largest number of applications ever received by the 23-campus system and an increase of two percent over the previous year. The number of unique students submitting applications approached 284,000—an increase of nearly ten percent from two years ago. Five campuses—Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo—each received in excess of 50,000 applications for admission.

HSU Becomes First CSU to Offer Full GE Program Online »

Humboldt State University will soon offer a full General Education program online, making it the first campus in the California State University system to offer a complete package of online GE courses.

Humboldt State Kicks Off 2014 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2014 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste.

Week of: Jan 05, 2014
HSU Offers Two New Online Degree Programs in 2014 »

Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education is offering two new online degree programs in 2014: a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in Leadership Studies. Both programs are now accepting applications.

Puppies and Pancakes Help Students Ease the Stress of Finals »

In the midst of finals week, Humboldt State students got a rare treat: a visit from Milo and Tuula, two Golden Retriever pups specially trained to help students unwind.

Humboldt State Mourns Loss of Father Eric Freed »

The following was provided by the Humboldt State University Office of the President.

Dear Friends,

Our campus and community are mourning the loss of Father Eric Freed, an instructor in the Department of Religious Studies and Pastor at St. Bernard Parish in Eureka. He was also involved with the Newman Center, which serves many HSU students.

Jan 15 Spring Welcome to Screen Centennial Documentary »

President Rollin Richmond will welcome staff during the 2014 Spring Welcome, held at 12 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Campus Tree Maintenance Scheduled for Winter Break »

Humboldt State University will be conducting tree maintenance across campus over the upcoming Winter Break.

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