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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
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.
Week of: Dec 08, 2013
Departments of Student Health and Counseling & Psychological Services Achieve AAAHC Accreditation » Humboldt State University Student Health Center (SHC) and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Departments have achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes these departments from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Humboldt Symphony Performs The Nutcracker Suite » In its only concert this December, the Humboldt Symphony performs a holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on Sunday December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Blurring Boundaries with HSU Jazz Orchestra » HSU Jazz Orchestra blurs musical boundaries from country to Cuban pop, plus big band jazz classics on Saturday, December 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Ceremonies and Carols with University Singers and Humboldt Chorale » HSU University Singers capture the holiday spirit with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and the Humboldt Chorale sings a liturgical work in their shared concert on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Week of: Dec 01, 2013
HSU Symphonic Band Features Guest Conductor » A guest conductor for a wind band masterwork highlights the HSU Symphonic Band concert on Friday, December 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Oops! Can’t Miss Percussion and Calypso Concert at HSU » HSU Percussion Ensemble presents the North Coast premiere of “Oops,” the World Percussion Group pounds out exciting rhythms of the Brazilian Samba and the HSU Calypso Band does their Caribbean thing on Saturday, December 7 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Madrigal Singers and MRT Give Voice to Winter Holidays » HSU’s 22-member Madrigal Singers perform their annual winter holiday concert in period costume, with the Mad River Transit jazz singers on Sunday, December 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Glass, Color and Light: Paintings by Demetri Mitsanas » Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery presents "Glass, Color, and Light," a solo exhibition by painter and Art Professor Emeritus Demetri Mitsanas on display through December 23rd. The exhibition features mixed media paintings of colorful still lifes that depict colored glassware and explore the relationship between light, color, and the transparent nature of glass.
Ceramic Invitational at First Street Gallery » Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery presents "A Ceramic Invitational Exhibition," featuring artwork by nine North Coast artists through December 23rd. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, which features a broad selection of affordable, high quality ceramic pieces and paintings suitable for holiday gifts.
Double Play of Jazz at HSU » HSU turns a double play of jazz with ensemble concerts on Thursday, December 12 and Saturday, December 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Large Ensembles Celebrate Centennial and the Holidays » It’s a big weekend for large ensembles at HSU with three events, beginning with a Centennial Concert on Friday December 13 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Geography Department Celebrates First-Generation Students, Gradutes, Faculty and Staff » Approximately half of Humboldt State students are the first in their family to attend a college or university. HSU Geography faculty Stephen and Mary Beth Cunha, having witnessed a generation of HSU students pass through the halls, developed a series of posters to highlight and celebrate first-generation students, graduates, staff and faculty in the Geography department.
Campus Composting Ramps Up with Earth Tub » If you buy a sandwich at Humboldt State, it’s likely to come with locally-sourced produce, maybe a roll from a local bakery, and tofu made right here in Arcata. But what happens when that sandwich is just a crust and some mustard stains? With the recent installation of a large-scale composter known as the Earth Tub, the beginnings and ends of that sandwich can now be managed locally, too.
Cal State Sponsors Student and Faculty Research Competitions » *Biotechnology Research Competition*
Research Sheds Light on Elusive Humboldt River Otters » Recently, a team of HSU researchers used a unique combination of citizen science and genetic sampling to estimate the number of river otters around Humboldt Bay.
Week of: Nov 24, 2013
“I Wanna Like Jazz, But I’m Not Sure How” » In honor of Professor Dan Aldag’s 2012/13 Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer), HSU will host a free presentation and small, informal reception at the Van Duzer Theatre on Wednesday, December 4th at 5:00PM. This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.
‘Shock Doctrine’ Author Naomi Klein Speaks at HSU Dec. 6 » As part of the Centennial Speaker Series, Naomi Klein delivers a talk in the Van Duzer Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults and children, and $5 for HSU students.
CSU and Community College Transfer Program Hits Milestone » The state’s new streamlined transfer program developed by California Community Colleges and California State University now offers 1,000 associate degrees for transfer in a wide variety of disciplines, making it easier for students to transfer to CSU and earn a bachelor’s degree.
HSU Student Receives EPA Fellowship to Study Water Treatment » In many parts of the world, access to clean, safe drinking water is a luxury. But Jairo Luque Villanueva (’15, Environmental Resource Engineering) doesn’t believe it has to be that way.
Week of: Nov 17, 2013
HSU Cycling Wins Conference Championship » HSU Cycling became the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike champion Nov. 17, beating all Division I and II teams in the overall standings.
China-Tibet Field Studies Program Celebrates 12th Year » “Fenced round with snow, the headland of all rivers, where the mountains are high and the land is pure." Though spoken by an anonymous Tibetan poet centuries ago, these words continue to inspire HSU undergraduate students to explore and document the geography of the Tibetan Plateau.
Humboldt State is Division Winner in National Recycling Competition » Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II & III schools competing in the 2013 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction at university and college football games.
New Stereo Microscope Illuminates Student and Faculty Research » Humboldt State’s Biology Core Facility has purchased a stereo microscope with fluorescence illumination, an advanced instrument that will better support student and faculty research in the biological sciences.
Week of: Nov 10, 2013
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
HSU Students Investigate Mysterious Sea Star Disease » Last spring, a few students in Kathryn McDonald’s _Intertidal Ecology_ class were studying sea stars at Trinidad Bay when something unusual started happening.
Photos: HSU Hosts Statewide Sustainability Conference » Hundreds of sustainability leaders from around the state converged in Arcata Nov. 9-10 for the fall 2013 California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence, hosted by Humboldt State. The theme of this year’s biannual conference was “Building Sustainable Communities.”
Chemical Analysis of Marijuana Examined in Speaker Series’ Second Installment » Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D., presents “Medical Cannabis Quality Control in California: Keeping a Weed Free Garden,” as part of the second annual speaker series presented by the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research. The talk takes place Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Native Forum (Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, Room 162).
Award-Winning Poet Explores Identity for English Visiting Writers Series » Humboldt State University’s English Department hosts San-Diego based author and poet Manual Paul López, in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. for the latest installment of the Visiting Writers’ Series.
Week of: Nov 03, 2013
Four Businesses Cited in ‘Minor Decoy’ Sting » On Nov. 2, Humboldt State University Police partnered with agents from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and conducted a “minor decoy” sting operation within the city of Arcata. A minor with valid state identification attempted to purchase alcohol at multiple local businesses.
HSU Named Top School for Fulbright Scholars » Humboldt State has been named a top school for Fulbright scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Three HSU faculty members received awards in 2013-14, making Humboldt State a leading producer of Fulbright scholars among U.S. master’s institutions.
Humboldt State Veterans’ Support Reaches Back Decades » The history of military veterans on campus stretches back almost as far as Humboldt State’s own history. The first veterans appeared on campus following World War I and their impact was immediately felt with booming enrollment.
Week of: Oct 27, 2013
A Fiery Start for the Humboldt Symphony » Humboldt Symphony performs the climactic movements of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite and other selections in its first concert of the school year Nov. 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary” » The Indigenous Arts Coalition from the San Francisco Bay Area, an evolving group of culturally and artistically diverse artists identifying as indigenous, are featured at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery in _Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary,”_ November 8 through December 5. The exhibit opens with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8. The public is invited to attend this free, public event.
HSU Recreation Students Co-Host Halloween Carnivals in Arcata and Eureka » Humboldt State University Recreation Administration students, in partnership with the cities of Arcata and Eureka, will host two Halloween carnivals for children Oct. 31. The events will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center and the Adorni Center in Eureka.
Exploring the Wonder in “Humboldt Unbound” » Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt? During Humboldt State University’s centennial year, this original play about the school’s namesake attempts to capture the spirit of his life as visionary explorer, scientist, godfather of ecology and champion of diversity and freedom.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
Around the World with the HSU Guitar Ensemble » The HSU Guitar Ensemble explores the world in concert on Friday, November 8 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
A Musical Century with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band » Many events celebrate the HSU centennial but few will have this authentic touch: a locally created tune from the era of the school’s founding, played on the actual instrument of one of its founders.
HSU Students Advance to National College Fishing Championship » HSU students Derrick Hicks (’13, Business) and Graeme Lock (’17) won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational on Clear Lake Oct. 12, qualifying them for the 2014 national championship.
Presidential Search Committee Solicits Campus Feedback (VIDEO) » On October 28, the CSU Board of Trustees Search Committee held an open forum where students, faculty, staff and community members provided input into the desired characteristics and experiences they seek in the next President.
HSU Hosts 12th Annual International Education Week » Humboldt State University will celebrate international education and exchange Nov. 18-22 during International Education Week. Now in its 12th year at HSU, the annual event includes an international fashion show, lectures, a keynote speaker and panels on studying, living and working abroad. The event is free and open to the public.
First Ever Online Career Fair at HSU » For the first time next week, HSU will take its annual career fair online.
Week of: Oct 20, 2013
Arcata Police Seek Information on Stabbing Case » _The following is from the Arcata Police Department_ The Arcata Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying witnesses to a stabbing that occurred on September 29, 2013.
Humboldt State University Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting » _The following is from the CSU Public Affairs Office._ The California State University Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president of Humboldt State University (HSU) to succeed Rollin C. Richmond, who has announced he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
Schatz Lab to Host Biomass Energy Workshop » Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
HSU Student Receives $10,000 Native American Scholarship » Humboldt State University student Cara Owings (Native American Studies) has received a $10,000 Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
College Showcases Successes, History during Month of November » To commemorate HSU's centennial, throughout November, Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will hold a series of events and activities to showcase its programs.
HSU Gears Up to Boost CalFresh Enrollment on Campus » HSU staff and students will soon find it easier to enroll in California’s CalFresh program thanks to a $45,000 contract awarded to Humboldt State’s Department of Social Work.
Week of: Oct 13, 2013
Library Hosts Map Sale Oct. 31 » Planning to do some trekking in Alaska next summer? Looking for some unusual wrapping paper or wall coverings?
REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty at the Reese Bullen Gallery » The Reese Bullen Gallery celebrates Humboldt State University’s Centennial, with the final exhibit of a three-part art faculty exhibition series. _REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty_ highlights artwork from faculty that began teaching at HSU in the late 1960's through the early 1990's. The exhibit runs from November 1 through November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, November 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
It’s A Scream—Young Frankenstein the Musical at HSU » The HSU production of the Mel Brooks musical _Young Frankenstein_ is onstage for two weekends in Gist Hall Theatre beginning Thursday, October 17.
Humboldt State Qualifies as Hispanic-Serving Institution » Following a semester of booming enrollment and ongoing efforts to bolster campus diversity, Humboldt State University now qualifies as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
From Prisons to Education, Dialogue on Race Evaluates Justice » Poet and hip hop artist Tim’m West headlines the 15th annual Campus Dialogue on Race with his keynote address, “Deconstructing Dis/ease: The Body as a politicized site for healing self and community,” on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Gist Hall Theatre.
Book of the Year Author to Read Selections from “Fup” at HSU/CR » College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University’s 2013/14 Book of the Year author Jim Dodge will read selections from his novel _Fup_ twice in November. Dodge will read first at HSU on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwin Forum. And at CR, he will read in the New Theater on Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. A book signing will follow both readings which are free and open to the public.
HSU Students Design Sustainable Energy Facility for Humboldt Bay » On the bottom floor of Science D, a group of students sat in small groups discussing water turbidity, pH levels, mineral content and energy consumption.
Week of: Oct 06, 2013
Humboldt State Launches New Major: Criminology and Justice Studies » With a greater than expected enrollment of 67 students, Humboldt State's new Criminology and Justice Studies program is attracting students of all grade levels and some are even transferring to HSU to take advantage of the new major.
HSU Children’s Center Announces Federal Food Program Eligibility » The Children’s Center at Humboldt State University has issued this year’s new income eligibility scale for the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is available without charge to all enrolled children at the centers located at Humboldt State University #1 Harpst St and #1695 10th Street.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
Schatz Takes Electric Vehicle Readiness Work Abroad » Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.
‘Tricky Bidness’ Screening and Discussion Launch Second Annual Marijuana Speaker Series » The Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research presents a screening of Tricky Bidness, a film that probes issues surrounding California’s legalization of medical marijuana and Arcata’s reputation as a center for marijuana cultivation. A discussion with filmmaker JoAnn Schuch will follow.
HSU Joins in Quake Preparedness ‘ShakeOut’ Oct. 17 » The Humboldt State University campus will join in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., marking the 24th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.
HSU Program Wins Bid to Host Procurement Center » Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation has secured a $300,000 federal grant to develop and host a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) from the HSU campus with services beginning in October.
HSU Student-Led Panel Weighs Degree vs. Debt » The impact of rising student loans on the lifetime economic value of a college degree will be examined by a student-led panel hosted by Humboldt State University economics majors on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum (Room 162), opposite the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.
Week of: Sep 29, 2013
Students Injured in Off-Campus Stabbing » Two Humboldt State University students were stabbed early Sunday morning at an off-campus party.
Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert » HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra perform a joint concert on Saturday October 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
CSU Campuses Will Begin Accepting Fall Applications on October 1 » The application period for admission to the fall 2014 term for all CSU campuses will open on Tuesday, October 1. Students intending to apply for fall admission should visit the website "": to complete the online application.
HSU Sees Record Enrollment, Big Diversity Gains » Humboldt State University has posted multiple enrollment records for its Centennial academic year 2013-2014, including Hispanic-Latina/o students.
DiGennaro, Welch share $1,000 Zinke Memorial Scholarship » Humboldt State University Rangeland Resources Science majors Travis DiGennaro and Crystal Welch will share the $1,000 Paul Zinke Memorial Scholarship Award for 2013.
Students, Staff Can Enroll in ‘Obamacare’ until Mar. 31 » Open enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, runs through Mar. 31, and Humboldt State students and parents can learn about the new law from both California State University and other state and federal sources.
Photos: HSU’s Centennial Homecoming & Family Weekend » Humboldt State wrapped up the Centennial Homecoming & Family Weekend with a bang. Featuring a throwback parade around the Arcata Plaza, a pep rally, tailgate and fireworks show, this was a weekend to remember.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
Campus Eco-Demonstration House Readies for 35th Anniversary Celebration » Humboldt State’s Campus Center for Appropriate Technology celebrates 35 years as a university’s sustainable-living demonstration house with a day of activities Saturday, Oct. 12 on the HSU campus.
CSU Reaches Tentative Agreement with UAW on Multi-Year Successor Contract » _The following was provided by the California State University's Chancellor's Office._ The California State University has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) on a three-year successor collective bargaining agreement. The UAW represents nearly 7,700 student employees who serve as Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants or Instructional Student Assistants throughout the CSU. The agreement will be taken to the CSU Board of Trustees for final approval at their November meeting and marks the first time since 2007 that CSU has negotiated a multi-year salary deal with one of its unions.
Jane Fonda to Narrate Films on California’s Environment » Academy-Award winner Jane Fonda has joined a California team of distinguished scientists, educators and media producers, including Humboldt State University specialists, to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment.
Week of: Sep 22, 2013
Michael Kauffmann Publishes New Book on Conifers » Michael Kauffmann ('12, M.S. Biological Sciences), adviser for Humboldt State’s Redwood Science Project, has published _Conifers of the Pacific Slope_, a contemporary field guide for identifying Pacific Slope conifers.
Fisheries Expert Weighs Bristol Bay/Salmon Controversy » Sockeye salmon expert Daniel Schindler, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, University of Washington, will examine the ongoing environmental conflict pitting fish versus mineral exploration in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed in a lecture at Humboldt State University sponsored by the Department of Fisheries Biology.
Students Can Enroll in ‘Obamacare’ Oct. 1 – Mar. 31 » Open enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, runs Oct. 1 through Mar. 31, and students and parents can learn about the new law from Humboldt State’s Student Health Center as well as from federal sources.
HSU President Rollin Richmond to Retire » Rollin Richmond, who has served as President at Humboldt State University for nearly 12 years, has decided to retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
HSU Children’s Center Receives $168,000 Department of Education Grant » Humboldt State University’s Children Center has received a four-year $168,040 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support campus-based childcare services for low-income students.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
CNRS Showcases its Heritage with Bevy of Centennial Events » Humboldt State University’s College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS), part of which had its 1930s genesis in a campus fish hatchery, is showcasing HSU’s 100th anniversary with a full slate of special science lectures and open houses in October.
HSU Employee Arrested for Making Threats » Humboldt State University Police today arrested Lowell Ranstrom, a temporary campus employee, for making criminal threats.
Romer Anchors HSU Business School Summit Oct. 7 » Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer headlines the day-long Business Summit being hosted by Humboldt State University’s School of Business on Monday, Oct. 7. The summit also features a student panel on active learning and a company executive discussion of regional business strategies.
CSU Reaches Agreement with CSUEU and IUOE on 2013-14 Salary Negotiations » The California State University has reached agreement with the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) and the International Union of Operating Engineers over the 2013-14 salary re-opener negotiations. CSUEU represented employees will receive a salary increase that is the greater of 1.34 percent of annual base salary or $40 per month. IUOE represented employees will receive a straight 1.34 percent increase. Salary increases will be retroactive to July 1, 2013 for all employees. CSUEU represents more than 15,000 CSU employees including administrative and technical support and healthcare and service workers. The IUOE represents skilled trade workers at the California Maritime Academy.
Eureka’s Clarke Museum Hosts Special HSU Historical Exhibit » More than 100 years have passed since Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the bill into law establishing Humboldt State Normal School. To mark the occasion of Humboldt State's centennial year, Eureka’s Clarke Museum is highlighting the university's history.
Week of: Sep 15, 2013
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
HSU Receives $1.2 Million Adaptive Physical Education Grant » The Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration has received a five-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its credential program in adaptive physical education.
Diversity Resource Guide Outlines Services Available to HSU Students » Humboldt State University will introduce this week its first-ever Diversity Resource Guide, a comprehensive collection of campus and community resources available to HSU students.
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
HSU Wildlife Instructor: Crows Are Smarter Than You Think » Crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. But just how smart are they? A new "study":;jsessionid=C2DE821F2AA071C7BCB6C77C56CBAA2A.d04t02 led by wildlife faculty member Barbara Clucas suggests that they can tell when humans are watching them and adapt their behavior accordingly.
HSU Native Sashes Exhibit at Goudi’ni Gallery Sept. 26 » Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery welcomes you to join us Thursday, September 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at an opening reception for our HSU Native Sashes exhibition. This exhibition displays graduation sashes worn by Native American alumni during their HSU Commencement ceremonies.
Obama Adviser Dissects Monetary Policy in HSU Lecture » Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer, co-architect of the Obama administration’s recovery from the 2008 recession, will analyze post-crisis monetary policy on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU’s Fulkerson Hall Reopens as Roof Repairs Proceed » Humboldt State University’s Fulkerson Recital Hall and audiovisual booth will reopen on Monday, September 23 with the completion of interior structural repairs.
Week of: Sep 08, 2013
A Musical Welcome to HSU » HSU Music faculty members welcome students back to campus for the new school year with their annual potpourri of performances called the Welcome Concert on September 14.
HSU and Plan it Green Host Climate Expert Jorgen Randers » Humboldt State University and Plan it Green will co-host a lecture by world-renowned climate strategist and energy specialist Jorgen Randers Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.
HSU Kicks Off 20th Annual Day of Caring Sept. 21 » Hundreds of Humboldt State University students and community volunteers are expected to join in HSU’s 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a partnership of the university’s Service Learning and Academic Internships and United Way of the Wine Country.
HSU Alum Wins $3,000 CSU Award » Humboldt State University graduate Victoria Munguia, a Los Angeles native from an immigrant family, is a winner of the $3,000 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement 2013.
Fireworks, Throwback Parade Highlight HSU’s Homecoming Weekend Sept. 27-28 » What's more fun than a dozen Lumberjacks in a log rolling competition? How about fireworks over Redwood Bowl and a throwback parade around the Arcata Plaza? Humboldt State University invites the community to take part in its Centennial Year Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28.
Humboldt Bay Brass Performs Centennial ‘Sound-off’ Sept. 27 » The Humboldt Bay Brass Band, the brass ensemble led by Humboldt State Music Professor Gil Cline that employs British instrumentation, will perform in the guise of the “Humboldt Bay Bugle Mob” in the university’s Centennial Parade on Friday, Sept. 27, departing from the campus at 4:15 p.m. via Harpst Street to the Arcata Plaza. Fans last enjoyed the Bugle Mob in last spring’s Rhody Parade in Eureka.
Humboldt State Named a Top School in National Rankings » Humboldt State University has been named a top school by two national college rankings.
For Fifth Year Running, Humboldt State Named ‘Military Friendly School’ » For the fifth year running, HSU is rated among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally that provide comprehensive support to soldier students and their spouses.
Week of: Sep 01, 2013
HSU Begins Truss Repairs at Fulkerson Hall » Humboldt State University has begun truss repairs at Fulkerson Hall, expected to be completed by the end of September.
Campus Begins New Semester with Abundant Renovations » Campus underwent major improvements over the summer as the University and Facilities Management renovated several buildings, completed exterior face-lifts and upgraded multiple smart classrooms.
HSU in the News • Highlights from August 2013 » The following clips are highlights from news coverage of Humboldt State University.
HSU Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with STARS » After months of collaboration among various campus groups and departments, Humboldt State has been named a top school for sustainability by STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System), a nationwide program that measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities across the nation.
Be a Part of Humboldt’s Throwback Homecoming Parade » Join the Humboldt State community in celebrating HSU's 100th year with a throwback Centennial Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 27 at 4:15 p.m.
Berkeley Prof Surveys New Math Standards in HSU Lecture » Award-winning Berkeley Mathematics Professor Alan Schoenfeld will deliver the 62nd Harry S. Kieval Lecture on new math teaching and learning methods on Thursday evening, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room 118. The lecture is sponsored by Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics.
Week of: Aug 25, 2013
Plaza Crowd Kicks Off HSU’s Centennial Celebration » An old time fair with a North Coast flair took over the Arcata plaza Saturday to celebrate the start of Humboldt State University’s Centennial Year.
CSU Reaches Agreement with CFA on 2013-14 Salary Negotiations » _The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor's Office._
Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Founding Faculty » In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, a exhibition featuring the art of emeriti faculty who began teaching in Humboldt State’s Art Department between 1914 and 1966 will be on exhibit at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery. The exhibit will run from September 12 through October 5, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
INRSEP Director Recognized for Work on Behalf of Hispanics, Native Americans » Jacquelyn Bolman has received a 2013 Professional Mentor Award from the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for her work as director of Humboldt State University’s Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP).
Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty » Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt NOW will be profiling our new faculty. For a list of the new faculty "click here":
HSU Releases Campus Diversity Plan » Humboldt State University has released a Campus Diversity Plan, a comprehensive tool for increasing and monitoring diversity and inclusive student success on campus.

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