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Week of: May 03, 2009
At 40, ITEPP Celebrates Its Successes » For RoseMary Pimentel, her time with the Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Preparation (ITEPP) program has left a deep and lasting impact.
Harpst to Re-open for Graduation » Arcata – To ease campus access for finals week, end-of-semester departures and Commencement exercises, Humboldt State University will temporarily reopen Harpst Street for eastbound, one-way traffic from L.K. Wood Boulevard from Monday, May 11, through Sunday, May 17.
Sexual Battery Reported on Campus » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Police Department is searching for two suspects in connection with the alleged on-campus groping of an 18-year-old female resident student early in the morning of Wednesday, May 6.
Snyder Named Provost at HSU » Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has appointed Robert Snyder, interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, to hold that position permanently, effective July 1.
Week of: Apr 26, 2009
Career Center Announces Major Internship Opportunity » California is home to 35 Small Business Development Centers this summer they’re offering internships exclusively to Humboldt State Students.
Week of: Apr 19, 2009
Pumping Up the Local Economy » With the tough economy persisting and banks wary of lending money, $25,000 to start a new business sounds pretty darn good. Now, eight local teams have the chance to give one final pitch for their businesses and vie for one of four $25,000 grand prizes in the 2009 Economic Fuel competition.
Wildlife Coach has What it Takes » Pop quiz: In freeze-tolerant toads, what substance is released from the liver to prevent cell damage? If you’re a wildlife major, you might know the answer. If you’re on Professor Dave Kitchen’s Wildlife Conclave team you’ll definitely know the answer.
Student Awards Slated for April 30 » Humboldt State University will conduct its annual Outstanding Student Award ceremonies on Thursday, April 30, in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Week of: Apr 12, 2009
New Club Boosts African School » A new Associated Students club at Humboldt State University has collected 137 hand tools, a large toolbox and a full complement of drill bits for students at the University of Livingstonia in the Republic of Malawi, a nation of 14 million people in southern Africa who are among the world’s poorest.
Outstanding Student Nods Include Arcata Grad » Arcata – Dedicated to “Students Who Make a Difference,” the 71 nominees for this year’s Humboldt State University Outstanding Student Awards include Ranjan Hatch of Arcata, who was recently named a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar to teach English, math and science in Malaysia.
SLAM Fest Gears Up for Green Living » When it comes to making sustainable living fun, no one can top Humboldt State. For 14 years HSU has been hosting the Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival, or SLAM Fest, and it keeps getting better.
Week of: Apr 05, 2009
HSU Alumni Awards Dinner Set for April 17 » Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Alumni Association will host its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and presentation on Friday, April 17, honoring Francisco Chavez (’77), senior scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; John Diaz (’77), editorial page editor, San Francisco Chronicle; and Richard E. Winnie (’69), Alameda County Counsel and legal advisor to international governments.
Donate Your J Points to Feed the Hungry » Students, staff and faculty at Humboldt State University have the opportunity between now and April 27 to donate a portion of their meal points as part of a regional food drive organized by the HSU Service Learning Center.
HSU Honors Outstanding Professor » Arcata – Humboldt State University will honor Jennifer Eichstedt, Professor of Sociology and 2008/2009 Outstanding Professor, at a dinner on Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room, just off the Quad.
First-Ever HSU Tweet-Up » Grab your laptop, iPhone or similar Internet-ready mobile device and get ready to Twitter until you drop. Humboldt State University is hosting its first-ever "Tweet-Up": in the HSU Depot on Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Week of: Mar 29, 2009
AS Candidates Sought for April Vote » Humboldt State Associated Students encourages as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in elections slated for April 21 through 23.
Natural History Museum Seeks Artists » The HSU Natural History Museum is looking for artists interested helping the museum by decorating a three-legged stool. Proceeds from the stools will give the museum "A Leg to Stand On" when sold by silent auction at a 20th anniversary fundraiser, the first ever, "Prehistoric Ball” on October 24, 2009.
Experts Help Jumpstart Your Career » How do you go from being an art student with a great idea to an entrepreneurial whiz kid with a booming business and a distinctive artistic style? What about students in the lab thinking about making the leap from school to leading a stream restoration project?
Week of: Mar 15, 2009
Deborah Clasquin 1957-2009 » A classical pianist known for her powerful performances and sensitive artistry, Deborah Clasquin, a Professor of Music and senior member of the keyboard faculty at Humboldt State University died in Arcata on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at age 52. Deborah remained sweet and energetic despite a furious battle against cancer diagnosed in October, 2007.
Event Looks at Ways to Teach Writing » The Redwood Writing Project and Humboldt State University will host “wrt 2 lrn: Writing in the 21st Century,” on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Founders Hall.
Week of: Mar 08, 2009
HSU Unit Inaugurates Klamath Newsletter » Humboldt State University’s Klamath Watershed Institute, a think tank devoted to Klamath Basin preservation, has inaugurated an official newsletter, The Klamath Current. It is the official publication of the Klamath Basin Water Quality Monitoring Coordination Group, and is available at
Y.E.S. Teams With Alice Birney For Cesar Chavez Service Day » ARCATA – Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.), a Humboldt State student run volunteer organization, is teaming up with Eureka’s Alice Birney Elementary School for its spring Serve-a-Thon.
Jacks’ Game Vs. BYUH Available On Satellite, Web » LAIE, Hawaii —Brigham Young University Hawaii’s men’s basketball games in the NCAA II West Regional Tournament will be carried live on BYU Television the school announced today. The Seasiders, champions of the Pacific West Conference, will host a four-team sub-regional on Friday and Saturday and will face seventh-seeded Humboldt State (20-11) in the opening round on Friday at 7:30 pm in the Cannon Activities Center on the BYU–Hawaii campus.
Week of: Mar 01, 2009
Congressional Internship Open to HSU Students » Arcata – A California think tank invites Humboldt State University students to enter a one-semester internship program with the U.S. House of Representatives, September-December 2009.
Dr. Jack A. Shaffer 1929-2009 » July 15, 1929-January 28, 2009 Jack was born in the small town of Monticello, New York, to a close and loving family who immigrated from Russia. He and his older brother, Stanley grew up in a world of swimming holes, winter sledding, lox and bagels, and pranks such as hoisting school chums up the flag pole. In the late 1940s he attended the University of Wisconsin which opened his eyes to the wonder and excitement of learning. There he decided to become a psychologist and also met his future wife, Judy Grossman. They married in 1952 and went on to do graduate work at Ohio State University where Jack received his PhD. in Clinical Psychology. In 1958 they moved to Arcata where Jack taught Psychology at Humboldt State University until his retirement in 1995.
Change Cabinet Forum is March 9 » Humboldt State’s newly formed Cabinet for Institutional Change is inviting the campus community to a forum from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 9 in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center.
Spring Break in Humboldt » Has the state of the economy foiled your plans for that luxurious spring break in Cancun? No need to be upset--Humboldt is brimming with activities throughout the week.
Major Upgrade to Student Services » Humboldt State University is preparing a major upgrade to its online student administration system, replacing the outgoing WebReg with what’s being dubbed the Student and Faculty Centers.
Week of: Feb 22, 2009
Business Educator Urges Corporate Candor » Arcata – Business and management educator James O’Toole, author of ??Vanguard Management?? and ??Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle’s Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness??, will deliver the 16th annual Chung-Watson Lecture in Business Ethics at Humboldt State University on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center.
Week of: Feb 15, 2009
Sociologist Named Top Professor » Arcata - Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has approved the Academic Senate's recommendation of sociologist Jennifer Eichstedt as Outstanding Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Campus to Host Service Learning Forum » Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a regional conference on Friday, February 27, to foster best practices in service learning models for K-16 students and the community at large.
HSU to Offer Resources Scholarships » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources has received $144,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund $4,500 annual scholarships for new multicultural students starting in Fall 2009. Freshmen must apply by March 1, transfers by June 1; instructions for how to apply are at
Harpst Closure and Alternate Routes » To ensure pedestrian, vehicular, and bicycle safety, Humboldt State University will close Harpst Street between L.K. Wood Boulevard and Rossow Street, beginning MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, as construction of the College Creek Student Housing Project accelerates.
HSU Offers New Option For Info Updates With Emergency RSS Feed » In an effort to expand the ways in which HSU emergency conditions information is made available to you, our Information Technology, Marketing and Communications, and Emergency Management leaders have teamed together to launch a new option for the timely electronic delivery of information updates about significant emergency situations affecting a part or parts of the HSU campus.
International Fest Brings Global Flavors to Campus » Campus is celebrating the International Cultural Festival this Saturday, Feb. 28 in Humboldt State’s Kate Buchanan Room.
Week of: Feb 08, 2009
Health Data Training Comes to Humboldt » Arcata – The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University and a partner at UCLA are accepting applications for a health data training course that will be hosted in April and May by the Humboldt Area Foundation in Bayside.
Campus Rallies Against Budget Cuts » Alliance for the CSU will host a forum on Friday, Feb. 13, at noon in the Kate Buchanan Room to rally support for Humboldt State’s budget and that of the entire CSU system.
Gas Leak Repaired, Classes To Continue » *The following appeared on Humboldt State's Emergency Notifications page after a gas leak was discovered in the south west section of campus.* Update: Campus Officials are in the process of restoring full service to campus. Classes will continue as scheduled today and tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 13. No interruptions in building services are expected.
Emergency Alert System a Success » Thanks for your participation in today’s test of HSU’s Emergency Alert System. These tests will be conducted once a semester.
Campus Rallies Against Deep Budget Cuts » Arcata – Humboldt State and CSU officials warn of dire consequences to California and its educational system if pending budget legislation is adopted by lawmakers and signed by the governor.
Monitors Fill Gap in Sun Map » Arcata—Humboldt State has connected with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to become a primary data-collecting site for solar radiation.
Week of: Feb 01, 2009
HEIF Spring RFP Kickoff » Meet with members of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund committee and learn more about HEIF and network with other students to collaborate on proposals! Learn more about the Request For Proposals (RFP) process as it relates to HEIF. Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the UC South Lounge. Contact Jeffrey Steuben at or HEIF at
A Day At Sea » Getting to study oceanography at the undergraduate level is pretty rare. Even more unusual? Getting access to a 90-foot fully-equipped floating laboratory. HSU’s Coral Sea is the nation’s only research vessel dedicated to undergraduate research.
Beading Experts Share Gift » Lonnie Weeks and Winema Huitt Weeks see a diversity of significance in beadwork. It can serve as a form of relaxation, represent one’s personal medicine, exist as an expression of art and even help pay the rent.
Week of: Jan 25, 2009
Opening Soon: Library Internet Café » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Library has begun construction of a full-scale Internet Café, the second phase of a multi-pronged project to furnish the campus with a 2lst century Learning Commons that bridges the print and digital worlds.
HSU Marks Darwin’s 200th Birthday » Arcata – Humboldt State University will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), eminent British naturalist and author of the history-making On the Origin of Species, with ceremonies on Thursday, February 12, at noon in the Lobby-Atrium of building Science B.
HSU Announces Staff Recognition Award » Humboldt State recently announced the recipients of the 2008 Staff Recognition Award.
CSSA Conducts Search for CSU Student Trustee » Long Beach, Calif.—The California State Student Association (CSSA) today opened its annual search for a Student Trustee to serve on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Applications are now being accepted by the CSSA.
From the Farm to the Dining Hall » The local, organic produce served at Humboldt State's main dining hall is fresh. In fact, if you're eating a salad in The J at noon, there's a good chance the lettuce was picked that same morning.
New Course Gets Science Into Business » Arcata - The HSU School of Business and its Institute for Entrepreneurship Education will offer a one unit course in the fall of 2009, “Business for Scientists,” an introductory overview of business skills designed for both professional and personal use.
Week of: Jan 18, 2009
Animation Artist Touts Math » Arcata – Academy Award-winner Tony DeRose, senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios and one of the major designers of Geri in the Oscar-winning short film “Geri’s Game,” will analyze the impact of the digital revolution on film making in an appearance at Humboldt State University.
HSU Seeks TRiO Mentors, Instructors » Arcata – Humboldt State University is accepting applications for resident mentors and teachers to provide tutoring and other college preparatory services at the 2009 Summer Academy financed by TRiO Upward Bound, the federally funded program that helps limited-income high school students whose parents do not have a college degree.
Week of: Jan 11, 2009
President’s Memo: Budget Update » Dear Colleagues, As I mentioned briefly at Spring Convocation yesterday, we are facing a challenging budget situation, and I want to share some additional information with you.
University Police Issue Crime Alert » Arcata – Humboldt State University Police have issued a crime alert and safety reminders in the wake of the alleged sexual battery of a female HSU junior that occurred Monday, Jan. 12, between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on the west side of campus along L.K. Wood Boulevard, between Sunset and Granite Avenues.
Online Courses Cut Carbon Emissions » There’s a moral of sorts to this story, but it’s a little tricky. Last semester, Professor David Campbell, a psychologist at Humboldt State, taught two online courses: Psychology of Critical Thinking (PSYC 100) and the Senior Seminar (PSYC 485).
Construction Advisory » The campus community should be aware of traffic impacts and pedestrian detours related to the construction of the new College Creek Apartments and the rebuilding of the soccer field.
Report Offers In-Depth Look at University Budget » Humboldt State has prepared a new handbook with extensive budget information for fiscal year 2008-09 titled “The Operating and Capital Budget Book,” available at the "Budget website":
HSU Construction Projects Suspended » CSU construction projects are being halted on all 23 campuses in response to a state freeze on $600 million in general obligation and lease revenue bonds that finance the projects.
Humboldt State NOW Unveils New Features » Humboldt State NOW recently added a host of features including new options for sharing and storing articles, new ways to stay up to date on all things HSU, and a new section dedicated to University Notices, the weekly university updates you're used to seeing in your in box.
Week of: Dec 14, 2008
HSU Wins Major Conservation Grant » Arcata – A team of Humboldt State University faculty and graduate students has won a $620,000 federal grant to develop water management solutions in the face of soaring population growth and rapid changes in water and land use in the rural West.
UPD Spots Mountain Lion on Campus » Two early-morning sightings of a mountain lion on the Humboldt State University campus this week have prompted University Police to issue safety reminders to the community, should they encounter a mountain lion in the area.
Week of: Dec 07, 2008
New Schatz Home Takes Shape » Arcata – Construction is slated to start early this year on a $2.9 million home for Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC), for three decades a pioneer in clean air technologies like hydrogen power.
Wildlife Team Wins National Title » Arcata - A dominant Humboldt State University team has won the National Wildlife Quiz Bowl for the sixth time in eight years, trouncing its four top competitors among 18 teams from such eminent schools as Purdue, Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M;.
Stewart Named Rural Policy Specialist » Arcata – Connie Stewart, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity County senior field representative to Assemblywoman Patty Berg since 2002, has accepted appointment as the Director of Special Projects for the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University, a research and data mining unit aimed at improving rural living conditions on the Redwood Coast.
STORM WARNING: Severe Weather Alert » The University Police Department urges the campus community to be prepared for a severe winter storm this week that could strike with black ice, hail and snow on Highways 101, 299 and 36.
Internet Café Is Library’s Phase II Upgrade » The Humboldt State University Library has launched construction of a full-scale Internet Café, the second phase of a multi-pronged project to furnish the campus with a 2lst century Learning Commons that bridges the print and digital worlds.
Students Strive for Energy Independence » The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund committee recently awarded $68,000 for three student-designed projects.
Guiltlessly Green Holiday Theme » There is a 25 percent increase in waste between Thanksgiving and Christmas, reports the Carnegie Mellon University. Does that mean we should sacrifice holiday celebrations for sustainability? Not necessarily. There are many ways to celebrate the holidays without the environmental guilt. Jessica Lamm, a student writer at Humboldt State NOW, offers a few tips for a more eco-friendly holiday.
Week of: Nov 30, 2008
HSU Junior to Attend Presidential Inauguration » Arcata – Humboldt State University junior Molly Louise McNulty, a native of McKinleyville, will attend the January 20, 2009 Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden at the invitation of the University Presidential Inaugural Conference, Washington, D.C.
Week of: Nov 23, 2008
Botany Program Thrives at HSU » OK, if you had to name the top botanist of all-time who would you pick? The obvious choice, of course, would be the sly and debonair Leonhart Fuchs, but, then again, Otto Brunfels’s observations were pretty groundbreaking too. And, then there’s Hieronymus Bock …
Life-Saving Donor Drive Scheduled » The HSU Service Learning Center and Rotary District 5130 are leading local efforts in December's National Marrow Donor Recruitment Campaign.
New Sustainability Web Site Launches » Humboldt State University’s long-standing dedication to environmental responsibility continues with the launch of "a new Web site": highlighting the University’s commitment to sustainability.
Week of: Nov 09, 2008
HSU Breaks Ground for New Housing » Arcata – Continuing its extensive modernization projects, Humboldt State University began work on Nov. 10 on new student housing to accommodate record enrollments and provide the campus with a state-of-the-art community center and retail space.
HSU Champions International Education » Arcata - For the seventh straight year, Humboldt State University will promote programs that equip students for careers in a globalized world through International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education.
Week of: Nov 02, 2008
Bookstore Hosts Pigskin Hero » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Bookstore hosts writer Tim Davidson, “College Football’s Oldest Rookie,” at the store’s second floor University Center location on Friday, Nov. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Week of: Oct 26, 2008
HSU Mourns Death of Student » The Humboldt State University community was shocked and saddened following the suicide of a student sometime late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.
Area Children Need Medical ‘Homes’ » Arcata - Combating poverty’s blight on Redwood Coast health care requires comprehensive child coverage and ensuring that youngsters have medical and dental ‘homes,’ according to a survey by the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University.
OECD Director Named to State Economic Panel » Margaret Gainer, 57, director of Humboldt State's Office for Economic and Community Development (OECD), has been appointed to Califoria's Economic Strategy Panel.
McCrone Donation is First of its Kind » Arcata—Dr. Alistair McCrone, after serving as Humboldt State's president for some 28 years, is leading a new era of fund raising at Humboldt State University with an exciting new gift.
HSU Hosts Veterans Day Events » Arcata – Humboldt State University’s new Office of Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (V.E.T.S.) will host a full roster of events to mark Veterans Day Week.
Week of: Oct 19, 2008
HSU Joins Statewide Solar Partnership » Arcata – Humboldt State University has established two solar energy initiatives as part of a joint program with "California State University": and the "California Department of General Services": to generate eight megawatts of solar photovoltaic power and reduce the human carbon footprint.
HSU Forum Weighs Financial Crisis » Arcata – Leading authorities on Redwood Coast economics and finance will examine the global credit crisis and looming recession at a Humboldt State University roundtable on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall East.
Scientists Spot Unusual Eddy » Arcata - Marine scientists at Humboldt State and their colleagues at U.C. Davis have uncovered a large eddy southwest of Cape Mendocino that they suspect interferes with the flow of nutrients and marine species to waters farther south.
Week of: Oct 12, 2008
Former Trinidad Lab Chief Dies » Arcata - Dr. L. Scott Quackenbush, executive director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama, and Humboldt State University’s Associate Dean of Marine Science and Director of the Telonicher Marine Laboratory in Trinidad from 2005 to 2008, died Oct. 12 at his home in Mobile, Ala., after a brief illness. He was 56 and reportedly succumbed to cancer.
KHSU Airs Caldicott, Helen Thomas Exclusives » Arcata - "KHSU/KHSR-FM":: will broadcast exclusive interviews during its Fall 2008 membership drive with Dr. Helen Caldicott, a specialist in the medical hazards of the nuclear age, and Helen Thomas, First Lady of the White House Press Corps.
Native Voice at HSU English Conference » "It's a beautiful thing to get up in front of hundreds and to get people laughing and thinking," said author and educator Richard Van Camp, who will deliver the keynote address at the "Fall English Studies Conference Uniting Educators", held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, in Humboldt State's Founders Hall.
Campus Gets Email, Calendar Upgrades » Humboldt State’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is preparing to update email and calendaring systems, adding new functionality and additional features.
Examining the Economics of Wave Energy » The same waves locals ride to shore at well-known surf spots like Houda Point may also hold the answer to rising energy costs.
Week of: Oct 05, 2008
HSU Enrollment Continues Record Setting Pace » HSU has set another record for freshmen enrollment with 1,191 registering for the fall semester, a 13 percent jump over last year's count of 1,051. Total university enrollment today is 7,800 versus 7,773 in 2007.
New Properties to Host Support Services » Arcata - Humboldt State University has acquired two properties on and off campus to bolster student and educational support services, as freshman enrollment grows for the third straight year.
Alert Texts Rise Dramatically » The Oct. 2 test of Humboldt State University’s Emergency Alert-Information System generated 4,676 text messages, dwarfing the 752 transmitted during the test last spring.
Student Media Host Candidate Forum » Arcata — KRFH-AM and _The Lumberjack_, Humboldt State's student-run media outlets, are hosting a forum on Monday, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m., in the University Center's Banquet Room with the six candidates vying for Arcata's three city council seats. The event is an opportunity for students to share their concerns with the future of city government.
Chinese Junk Rekindles HSU Connections » Arcata – When word spread at Humboldt State University that the Coast Guard had towed a stranded Chinese junk into Humboldt Bay Oct. 4, many members of the campus community perked up their ears.
Week of: Sep 28, 2008
HSU to Test New Emergency Alert System Oct. 2 » Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University will conduct a test of its Emergency Alert-Information System on Thursday, October 2, from 10:45 until 11:00 a.m. The clocktower bells in the Quad will chime for the full 15 minutes. Registered cell phones will buzz with simulated text messages and bright red “Test Today” signs will be posted prominently across campus. Information also will be available at 826-INFO and
Student Death Ruled Accidental » Arcata – No evidence of assault has been found in connection with the July 30 death of Humboldt State senior Nghiep Tuan Huynh, 31, of Westminster, Calif., and Humboldt State University Police Department investigators announced Oct. 1 that Huynh’s death was accidental, following a meeting with the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.
HSU Conducts Emergency Test » Humboldt State University conducted a test of its Emergency Alert-Information System. The campus clock tower bells will rang continuously until 11:00 a.m. Cell phones are buzzing with simulated text messages. Bright red Test Today signs are posted around campus and KHSU-FM 90.5 is airing announcements about the drill. Further information is available at 826-INFO.
University Joins Student Data Network » Arcata – Humboldt State University has joined the 22 sister campuses of the California State University system in establishing a new database that provides the public with a wealth of information about undergraduate learning experiences.
HSU Celebrates a Week of LGBT Events » National Coming Out day is fast approaching and this year a whole host of events surround this celebration. It begins by welcoming the new queer students at Humboldt State University.
Students: Your Career is Waiting » For college students, it's never too early to start thinking about careers, says Ann Johnson-Stromberg coordinator for internships and job development with HSU's Career Center. The internships, workshops and classes students participate in during their college years can add up to amazing things when it's time to start a career.
Police Probe Second Campus Bomb Hoax » Arcata – Investigators are seeking clues to a suspect length of pipe with end caps found October 3 in front of a Humboldt State University building about 45 minutes before California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was scheduled to lead a listening session there with students, faculty and staff.
Week of: Sep 21, 2008
Students Eye $100,000 for Energy Efforts » Arcata - The student-financed Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) will award $100,000 this semester for student-designed energy conservation, generation or education projects. A request for proposals (RFP) is posted on the HEIF website and the HEIF Committee hosted a brainstorm kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 18 in the South Lounge, University Center, to spur student collaboration and proposals.
Record International Enrollment at HSU » Arcata - Humboldt State University has achieved record enrollment of 99 international students this fall and now has in its sights enlarging the International Programs Office into a full-blown International Resource Center, which would be a clearinghouse for all international programs and services for students and faculty within 10 years.
Budget Restrains CSU Enrollment » The new state budget provides the California State University system with essentially the same level of state support as last year. The final CSU budget consists of $2.97 billion from the state General Fund and $1.5 billion from student fee revenue. The budget is $215 million below CSU’s operational needs for 2008-09, according to the inflation and enrollment growth calculations by the Governor’s Department of Finance.
UPD Seeks Leads In Pipe Bomb Hoax » Arcata - The University Police Department has issued an appeal to the public to share any information concerning the Sept. 23 campus bomb hoax by dialing UPD at (707) 826-5555 or submitting an anonymous email to Anyone who knows of a possible suspect or who may have seen a person or persons in possession of a device like the one pictured here is asked to contact police immediately.
Lt. Gov. Hosts Campus Forum Oct. 3 » California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi will host a listening session in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building on Friday, Oct. 3, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kinesiology & Athletics Dedication » Humboldt State will host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the campus’s new Kinesiology & Athletics Building on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Week of: Sep 14, 2008
CCAT Celebrates as it Turns 30 » For three decades, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) has been Humboldt State’s live-in demonstration home and education center spreading the message of sustainable living and design.
Green Wheels Brings Car-Free Day to Campus » If Green Wheels ruled the world, B Street would become a public space with green space for people to hang out, walk, and ride their bikes and boards. On Thursday Sept. 25 Green Wheels will have their wish granted for one day.
Week of: Sep 07, 2008
HSU’s 15th Annual Day of Caring » Humboldt State University will host its Fifteenth Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Week of: Aug 31, 2008
Campus Expands Wireless Network » A significant expansion of the wireless network at Humboldt State University is enabling students to check email, download class assignments and conduct research from a greater number of locations on campus.
Facelifts Abound on Campus » Construction across campus took place throughout summer, when students leave for break and Facilities and Construction Management jump into action.
Week of: Aug 24, 2008
15th Annual Day of Caring » On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Fifteenth Annual Day of Caring will kick off at Humboldt State University’s Art Quad at 8 a.m. HSU volunteers will join volunteers from the community to take part in this inspiring day of service. Hands-on projects for Day of Caring include dune restoration, emergency food box preparation, community gardening, native plant habitat restoration, painting, and organizing at various community agencies.
Week of: Aug 17, 2008
Hydrogen Fuel Station Ribbon-Cutting » Arcata - Humboldt State University and the Schatz Energy Research Center will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11:00 a.m. for the new Hydrogen Fueling Station that produces and dispenses clean hydrogen fuel for a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius.
Cleary Named Interim KHSU Chief » Arcata – Humboldt State Vice President of Advancement Rob Gunsalus has named Patrick Cleary, President of Lost Coast Communications, interim general manager of the University’s radio station, KHSU-FM, with immediate effect.
HSU Welcomes New Faculty And Staff » Arcata - Humboldt State University welcomed new faculty and staff to the campus during Fall Convocation at the Van Duzer Theatre, Aug. 19.
Nursing Award Honors Blood Bank » Arcata - Local retiree Ken Hoard is gleeful when he says, “I was given a second chance on life.” About three years ago, he underwent triple bypass surgery at St. Joseph Hospital. “It turned out very successfully,” he says. He felt tremendous gratitude for the nurses and technicians. “I’m a real fan of nurses.”
New Kinesiology & Athletics Complex Opens » Students in the dance studio can peer out a bank of expansive windows to a redwood forest; students, staff and faculty can swim laps in an airy, light-filled space; and local sports fans can yell themselves silly from their stadium-style seat in the expanded gymnasium.
Week of: Aug 10, 2008
HSU Announces Online Courses for Fall 2008 » Arcata - Humboldt State University is offering an array of 13 courses online for Fall 2008, including AIE 345, American Indians in Higher Education, taught by Suzanne Burcell, Director of American Indian Education and Associate Director of Indian Economic and Community Development.
Student Power Changing Energy » By the end of fall semester solar panels, signage, and student art will adorn Music Building A (the Old Music Building) thanks to the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF), a student funded energy initiative.
University Bolsters Vet Services » Arcata – Humboldt State University will host formal ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 28, to inaugurate its new Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (V.E.T.S.) program, a major expansion of aid to veterans that has been assembled in partnership with leading veterans’ agencies in the region and statewide.
Reilly Returning to Washington State » Associate Vice President Mike Reilly has accepted a position as Associate Director with the Council of Presidents in Washington state. His last day at Humboldt State will be Sept. 12.
Natural Resource Jobs in High Demand » Arcata - Humboldt State University is helping to meet the nationwide demand for thousands of natural resource professionals, including forestry experts, as baby boomers retire in swelling numbers at both the federal and state levels.
HSU Pilgrim Completes 64-Day Journey to Campus » Seth Powell walked for nearly two months along the Californian coast bearing only his backpack. His mission was to travel roughly 1,000 miles on foot to reach Humboldt State University in time for the first day of class. On July 26, nearly a month ahead of schedule, he arrived at his destination. "After 64 days I have made it to the town of Arcata, my new hood! My last day of walking was a long one, I clocked in 21 miles, walking from the farm in Loleta to the grassy lawn of Humboldt State University," writes Powell on his blog,
HSU Expects Another Record Year for Admissions » Although official head counts won't be in until September's campus-wide census, preliminary reports anticipate a record number of students will grace HSU's campus this fall.
Week of: Aug 03, 2008
Youth Discover Native Cultures » Arcata – Native American youth are discovering their often-lost tribal languages and cultures using the very same global information network that sometimes seems to submerge their traditions in homogenized pop culture. They are also learning how to restore and preserve their heritage with key software programs.
Student Death Prompts Search » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Police Department has received official notification from the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office that HSU senior Nghiep Tuan Huynh, 31, of Westminster died on July 30 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, where he had been hospitalized since suffering unexplained injuries July 27.
Museum Showcases Local Engineering Projects » Arcata - Eureka’s Discovery Museum will host the public unveiling on Friday, Aug. 8 from noon to 2:00 p.m. of five new simple machine exhibits created by area teachers under the Design Your Future Teaching Institute, part of the North Coast Engineering Academies project housed at Humboldt State University.
Photo Op of Earthquake Simulator » Reporters and photographers are invited to a private presentation of the mobile earthquake simulator at the Humboldt County Fair on Friday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m., one hour before the exhibit opens to the public.
Week of: Jul 27, 2008
HSU Ranked “Best Western College” » Humboldt State University is named a “Best Western College” and a “College With A Conscience” in the Princeton Review’s recently released 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region.
Week of: Jul 13, 2008
Customized Research Boosts High Growth Firms » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Office for Economic and Community Development (OECD) has launched a customized research initiative to make regional high growth companies more competitive in national and global markets.
Hans McCrone Departs KHSU » Arcata - Rob Gunsalus, Vice President of Advancement (external affairs and fundraising) at Humboldt State University, announced today that Elizabeth Hans McCrone, General Manager of KHSU-FM, has submitted her resignation to pursue other endeavors.
Week of: Jul 06, 2008
Library Unveils Historic Lawsuit Records » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Library has assembled an exhibit concerning documents from an historic lawsuit over land ownership on the Eureka Waterfront.
Campus Traffic Re-Routed » Arcata - Humboldt State University has begun work on accessibility and safety upgrades in the vicinity of Harry Griffith Hall that will require closing B Street to through-traffic from Harpst Street to 17th Street for about eight weeks.
Week of: Jun 29, 2008
New Mural Adorns Museum » Arcata - "The paint was blowing off my roller!" Humboldt State studio art student Kate Hansen is talking about the winds that buffeted her as she painted the sweeping new mural on the north side of the Natural History Museum that depicts life-size prehistoric mammals and birds.
Week of: Jun 22, 2008
Hydrogen-Fueled Prius Arrives at HSU » Humboldt State University has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius that will use clean hydrogen fuel produced and dispensed at a new fueling station built by the campus's internationally recognized Schatz Energy Research Center.
Native American Scholars Excel » Arcata - Four area students, all of them Native American, have won 2008 Gates Millennium Scholarships and all but one will attend Humboldt State University this fall.
Prof. Dengler: Scholar of the Year » Dr. Lori Dengler, Professor and Chair of Humboldt State University’s Department of Geology and an international authority on tsunami and earthquake hazards and mitigation, has been named 2008 Scholar of the Year.
HSU Pilgrim on Coastal Trek » Seth Powell walks along Southern California’s coast bearing only his backpack. His mission is to travel roughly 1,000 miles on foot to reach Humboldt State University in time for the first day of classes, Aug. 25. Each day he walks 20 miles carrying his pack in the California summer heat. So far, Powell has only ridden public transportation and accepted rides a handful of times. As long as the car was already heading north, he says, but the bulk of the journey will be on foot.
Week of: Jun 08, 2008
In Celebration Of Deborah Clasquin » As a concert pianist, she is a well-known performer on North Coast stages as well as in prestigious venues around the world, and on television, radio and recordings. As a teacher at Humboldt State, she has trained prize-winning keyboard artists. She has been an activist and advocate for music education. Now some of her North Coast friends have organized a celebration of Deborah Clasquin’s achievements and a benefit concert to help her defray medical costs as she continues treatments for cancer.
Week of: Jun 01, 2008
New Food Program At Children’s Center » The HSU Children's Center announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) based on this year's new eligibility scale.
Campus to Discontinue German Major » Humboldt State University has requested formal approval from the CSU system to discontinue its German major, which for many years has struggled with low enrollment.
Rare Blue Frog Struts its Stuff at NHM » Arcata — For most creatures sporting a bright blue exterior, the promise of a mouthful of poison is enough to deter predators. For an unassuming Pacific tree frog that looks like the blue of a robin's egg, that coloration is the result of a genetic mutation and not a beacon of self defense.
Week of: May 25, 2008
HSU Stems Low-Volume Paint Spill » Arcata - Staff from Humboldt State University and the City of Arcata quickly traced the source of paint-contaminated flush water that made its way into Campbell Creek, finding the problem just two hours after a citizen reported it to University Police at 4:56 p.m. Thursday, May 29.
KHSU Readies For Its 50th » KHSU 90.5 turns 50 in late 2010, and in preparation for its golden anniversary, station staff and volunteers are assembling a digital archive to preserve the station’s history.
Week of: May 11, 2008
Humboldt State University Responds To Possible Threats » Arcata — Humboldt State University's police department responded to the discovery of three cardboard boxes, one of which carried an explicit threat, near the Science B, Art and Natural Resources and Sciences buildings. There were no injuries and the boxes, after being examined by Humboldt County Sheriff bomb technicians, were found to contain nothing dangerous.
HSU, County Weigh Charges Against 3 Students » Arcata — The Humboldt State University Police Department, the HSU Administration and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing administrative sanctions and criminal charges against three HSU students in connection with three cardboard boxes placed around campus, one of which bore the threat, “I will destroy your city.”
Campus Police Issues Crime Alert » Arcata - The Humboldt State University Police Department released today a composite sketch of a male suspect in connection with an acquaintance rape that reportedly occurred in an outdoor area between Sunset Hall and the Jolly Giant Commons at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 2008.
Proposal Restores $97.6 Million to CSU » Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s May revision of the State budget restored $97.6 million to the California State University, reducing the $386 million gap in state funding initially anticipated for the 2008-09 CSU budget.
Trustees Increase Student Fees » Facing serious fiscal challenges due to the overwhelming state budget crisis, the California State University Board of Trustees today increased undergraduate student fees by $276 for the 2008-09 academic year.
Update: Campus Crime Alert » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Police Department has identified the alleged perpetrator of the reported rape near Sunset Hall May 11, but no criminal charges have been brought because the survivor prefers not to take the case to trial.
Week of: May 04, 2008
HSU’s Academic Standing Reaffirmed » The regional accreditation agency that oversees Humboldt State University has reaffirmed its academic standing, a process that occurs every 10 years.
HSU Gains $1 Million Osher Endowment » Arcata – Humboldt State University will add $1 million to its endowment in support of community college transfer students, funded by a $16 million pledge to California State University by the Bay Area Bernard Osher Foundation.
Write-in Wins AS Presidency » Sofia Pereira, the lone presidential write-in candidate, prevailed in the third and final round of this year’s protracted Associated Students presidential contest, eclipsing Luke Ferrari 350 votes to 247.
Week of: Apr 27, 2008
Commencement Set For May 17 » Arcata - Some 2,200 graduates and credential recipients are scheduled to cross the stage on Saturday, May 17, when Humboldt State University hosts its 2008 Commencement, expected to draw an estimated 25,000 guests to Redwood Bowl.
Riding the Green Wave » It’s summer time and the surf is calling. Most surfers will be driving up and down the beach looking for that perfect set. This summer two surfers are ditching their car and doing it right.
HSU Gives Biz Training Course » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Office for Economic and Community Development is giving a key training session in May to equip local manufacturers with techniques to cut costs and increase capacity.
Business Alum Keynotes Graduation » Humboldt State University alumnus Michael Crooke (’90), a world leader of socially responsible business and former chief of Patagonia outdoor equipment, will be the Commencement speaker at all three Humboldt State University graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 in Redwood Bowl.

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