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HSU authors and their works will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual HSU Authors Celebration and Reception on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 3-5 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library, outside the Library Fishbowl. The event is free and open to the public.
The following message was provided by the Cal State Chancellor’s Office.
March 2 is the priority deadline for current and prospective students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application to be considered for financial aid for fall 2016. The FAFSA application is free and can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students who qualify for an AB540 nonresident tuition exemption can file the California Dream Act application online at www.caldreamact.org.
Alec Howard knew next to nothing about gardening. As a Humboldt State student now, he’s focused on sustainability, greening up campus with his “HSU”-shaped community garden and growing a community along the way.
How does a species move from “endangered” to “non-threatened” status and what are the implications of that move? Ecologist and conservation biologist Dan Doak will discuss the recovery of imperiled species in the annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture, a free public event on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
Social commentator and comedian Felonious Munk is coming to Humboldt State University to talk social justice and new media.
His discussion is among several events marking Black Liberation Month, which celebrates and highlights African American achievements and important milestones throughout U.S. history.
In the first in-depth study of the virus’s impacts on bird populations, Wildlife professor emeritus T. Luke George and a group of researchers discovered the disease killed millions of birds—many more than previously thought—and had a major, and sometimes persistent, impact, on bird populations.
From organic produce to specialty foods, the North Coast region is known for its focus on locally produced products. But how accessible and sustainable is healthy food in Humboldt County? Experts will gather at HSU for a daylong symposium to probe these questions and look at how food systems affect local citizens.
Humboldt State University is one of 44 colleges nationwide selected for a First-Year Experience pilot program coordinated by the Association of American State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Humboldt State’s cutting-edge program to prepare the next generation of stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals has received a major boost.
With a focus on global issues and studying abroad, International Education Week returns with keynotes from a renown expert on African affairs, a talk with the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, and a study abroad fair on the Quad. All this and more is part of International Education Week, Feb. 15-19.
Humboldt State University received more than $7 million in charitable support in 2014-15, including a $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation and a $220,000 bequest for the University Library.
Longtime HSU faculty member Kathryn Corbett died earlier this month at the age of 99.
Coming to primetime: Your neighborhood Steller’s jays.
PBS’ “Natural Born Hustlers” recently featured Steller’s jays from the HSU campus among other animals that rely on mimicry, disguise, and trickery to thrive in the wild. The pgoram is a three-part wildlife documentary in the station’s long-running “Nature” series.
Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience, and skill at Spring Welcome, Friday, January 15 in the Kate Buchanan Room. Here are this year’s winners of the Staff Recognition Award:
Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2016 semester.
The following message was provided by the Office of the President:
To the University community:
I am delighted to share the news that Dr. Alexander Enyedi will be joining Humboldt State University on January 11 as our Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Students, Faculty, and Staff at Humboldt State area pitching in to spread holiday cheer throughout the community. Here’s a few ways HSU is making a difference this season.
Humboldt State University’s Advancement Foundation voted Thursday to become a signatory on the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Victor Golla, Humboldt State University Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Humboldt State University has pledged support for the White House American Campuses Act on Climate demonstrating Humboldt State’s commitment to carrying out sustainability goals and supporting strong action on climate change by world leaders.
Humboldt State students are collaborating with a New Mexico-based artist to install a multicultural mural that will adorn the west-facing wall of the University Center. Prominently visible from the quad, the mural depicts the cultures of traditionally underrepresented students from the HSU community.
The Humboldt State Lumerjacks take on the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championships. Kick off is at 11 a.m. PST, in Maryville, Mo.
Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, Gritidach Manakitivipart (Matee) wasn’t exposed to the opportunities beyond the urban environment and to life sciences at school. “That wasn’t really promoted as a career as much as it is in the U.S. Even so, I was still very interested in nature,” says Matee.
Today, he’s not just pursuing his love of nature as a Wildlife major at Humboldt State. He’s also being recognized for his research on a small, relatively unstudied songbird.
Members of the HSU community feel safe on campus and are pleased with the level of police presence, but feel the University Police Department could do a better job communicating its preparedness to handle emergency situations and the services the department offers, according to a UPD survey.
With GIS Day, Humboldt State’s Geospatial Club wants to educate the campus about the advantages of mapping technology. The club hosts GIS Day in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, Nov. 18, starting at 3:30 p.m.
HSU scholars and authors have new tools to share their academic works. With the launch of the Humboldt State University Press, faculty and students will have access to a broad range of options for publishing print and electronic materials.
A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in the coastal Northern California town of Crescent City, about 350 miles north of San Francisco.
Humboldt State University hosts the annual Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 2-6, with workshops that explore modern forms of racism, multi-ethnic identities, civil disobedience, and more.
Humboldt State University welcomed hundreds of families and alumni to campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 8-11. Here’s a look back at the Clubs Fair, Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, Tailgate Party, and of course, the Big Game.
A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW has been profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this final edition, we introduce Professor Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, who lived most of her life in Madrid, Spain and specializes in Astrophysics.
Since 1992, students have organized Indigenous Peoples’ week as a response to Columbus Day, which takes place annually on Oct. 12. This year, Humboldt State University’s Indigenous Peoples Student Alliance (IPSA) and Indian Teacher Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) clubs host the 22nd annual event from Oct. 12 to 16.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Maria I Iturbide, Dept. of Psychology, who specializes in adolescent well-being, and Professor Tony Silvaggio, Dept. of Sociology, whose expertise includes environmental sociology.
Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.
Humboldt State is launching a new campaign this year to recognize the philanthropy of staff, faculty, and retired employees who make a difference on campus, in our community, and around the world.
A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.
It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.
Humboldt State University will recognize Native American Day this Friday, Sept. 25. The day honors Native American cultures and contributions to the State of California.
Where there are cars, there is pollution. And when it rains, oil and other residues left behind on roads and parking lots are swept off the surface and deposited in wastewater systems virtually untouched.
Thanks to a $1.4 million grant secured by the City of Arcata in collaboration with Humboldt State and the Northern Humboldt Unified School District, environment-friendly technology is addressing that problem throughout town.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Joshua R. Zender, School of Business, whose expertise includes government accounting, and Professor Kauyumari Sanchez, Dept. of Psychology, whose prior teaching includes a stint in New Zealand.
Painting a generally optimistic picture of local businesses, a new report released by Humboldt State’s School of Business and Humboldt County Workforce Development Board (WDB) details how business owners feel about their performance, now and in the near future, and the overall business environment in Humboldt County.
Humboldt State University has suspended the Chi Phi fraternity as it investigates possible violations of the student code of conduct. During the suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit new members or to use campus services that are available for recognized student organizations.
The Humboldt State University Department of Mathematics welcomes Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia to deliver a lecture on the use of high-dimensional geometry to move robots efficiently from one position to another. The talk will also look at high-dimensional “spaces of possibilities”. Mathematicians have studied these kinds of spaces and have developed “remote controls” to navigate them in their complexity. This talk will describe these techniques, and show their implementation. It will be accessible to a general audience, and assume no previous knowledge of the subject.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Amber M. Gaffney, Dept. of Psychology, a researcher of social identities and influence, and Tyler Stumpf, School of Business, whose research has included hotel and tourism business management in Pacific Island countries.
Already recognized by the White House as a leader in preventing sexualized violence on campus, Humboldt State University is one of 27 universities in the nation to receive funding under an $8.5 million Dept. of Justice grant competition to enhance victim services and develop programs to continue addressing sexualized violence.
Derrick Smith, the final suspect involved in a campus paintball gun shooting incident in July, has turned himself in, according to University Police.
Citing a broad research capability and access to unique natural environments, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Humboldt State No. 15 for public regional universities in the Western United States. HSU ranks No. 57 on the full regional ranking, which includes public and private universities. The announcement comes as the news organization publishes its annual Best College Guidebook.
Shayne Sines, a senior in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, is the recipient of the 2015 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The HSU senior is earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a major that meshes with his passion for giving back. “Some of the most rewarding moments of my life are helping others to learn, and I have found that I’m good at it,” says Sines.
Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Melanie Michalak, Dept. of Geology, whose expertise is in tectonic geomorphology, landscape evolution and geochronology, and Professor Troy Lescher, Dept. of Theatre, Film, & Dance, who holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Texas Tech University.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa O’Neill, Dept. of Social Work, whose expertise is in child welfare and research, and Professor Leena Dallasheh, Dept. of History, who earned her first degree in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.
Intense, but relaxed. Rigid, but flexible. Those contradictory terms aptly describe the Applied Anthropology M.A. curriculum offered through Humboldt State’s College of eLearning and Extended Education.
The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Taylor Bloedon, Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, and Professor Joshua Frye, Dept. of Communication.
Humboldt State University is ranked No. 20 out of 673 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, published this month by Washington Monthly Magazine.
Summer might be viewed as a quiet time on campus, but a quick look around reveals a hidden hub of activity. Along with the obvious ones, many behind-the-scenes projects have been completed or are underway as the fall semester begins, including an environmentally-friendly Low Impact Development system (LID) that cleans up storm run-off.
The biggest freshman class in HSU’s 102-year history rolled into town last week, traveling from as far as Indonesia and as close as McKinleyville. And as they began settling in to their new home away from home, we asked them why they chose Humboldt State. Here’s what they said.
Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Marissa Ramsier, Dept. of Anthropology, and Professor Brandon L. Browne, Dept. of Geology.
If the hive of activity during the first week of school seems even busier than usual and the requests for directions more common, it’s not your imagination. The largest incoming class of freshmen in HSU history–1,429 strong–brings the overall enrollment to 8,600 students, also a record according to preliminary figures.
Humboldt State University welcomes 26 new tenure-line faculty and librarians for the 2014-15 academic school year.
Humboldt State University welcomes 21 new tenure-line faculty for the 2015-16 academic school year.
Humboldt State is getting ready to welcome back students for the Fall Semester.
More than 100 CAL FIRE firefighters who have been battling blazes in southern Humboldt County will be staying at HSU through the weekend.
Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 12 to test campus and community response teams.
Humboldt State University has received a $1.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services (SSS) program, which helps low-income and first-generation students finish college. HSU will receive $373,378 each year for the next five years.
Sharing ideas, resources, innovation, and challenges are key objectives of the “Better Together: California Teachers Summit,” co-sponsored by the California Department of Education and hosted by Humboldt State University and 32 other universities throughout California on Friday, July 31.
HSU Education Professor Meenal Rana wants to make the world a better place through the power of education. She knows that imparting ideas like environmental responsibility and health awareness in young people can have a huge impact for everyone.
Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.
How to honor retiring professor Harley Muilenburg after 32 years of teaching Humboldt State students to sing? More than 20 of his former students who were members of his Mad River Transit jazz singers from the 1980s through 2015 return to Fulkerson Recital Hall from all over California. They join HSU Music department faculty performers including pianist Daniela Mineva and violinist Cindy Moyer in a celebratory retirement concert, free and open to the public, on Saturday June 27 at 7 p.m.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015 on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6 featuring works by recent graduates of HSU’s Art Department.
Five California State University campuses—Chico, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach and San Diego—have been ranked within the top 10 volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide by the Peace Corps. With 262 alumni currently serving around the world, the CSU continues to make a global impact as a leader in producing graduates who are committed to community service and serving others.
Humboldt State University today announced that it has been named a GPU Education Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.
Making the biggest possible splash in the Humboldt State pool was the goal of Bradley Carr, an 18-year-old enjoying a Friday night session of HSU Fit. But the larger objective for Bradley and 25 other children participating this spring has a longer-lasting ripple effect.
Humboldt State students teamed up with a local band and record label this semester to learn about the business of making music.
HSU students will soon have access to two new Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, where they’ll create community, build on their academic achievement, and affirm their identities as students of color.
More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3.
Humboldt County’s Stargazer Barn winery has introduced two new wines that will help support Humboldt State University.
Humboldt State held its commencement Saturday, May 16, in Redwood Bowl, with three ceremonies honoring graduates of the colleges of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Natural Resources & Sciences. A total of 1,500 degree candidates crossed the stage to be presented diplomas and congratulated by first-year Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher.
Times have changed for college students, and not for the better when it comes to the very basics of survival. A growing number are faced with the burden of rising costs and limited resources, often forcing them to cut expenses, with potential long-term consequences.
Humboldt State Environmental Resources Engineering students have teamed up with Zane Middle School students to explore ways to incorporate appropriate technology on the middle school’s campus. The projects will be on display during a reception on Monday, May 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Zane Middle School is located at at 2155 S St., in Eureka.
HSU student Michael Donovan was awarded the $1,000 prize in the John W. DeLodder music composition competition on May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
In the fall of 2014, Diover Duario had an idea–one he didn’t think was particularly original. Still, the Journalism & Mass Communication major, who will graduate this spring, decided to do a little homework on the topic.
Humboldt State is partnering with local volunteers and charities next week to ensure that students moving out of the residence halls have a minimal impact on the environment and the community.
Humboldt State University students won top honors at the 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.
HSU Symphonic Band marks Cinco de Mayo with “La Fiesta Mexicana” and the relentless rhythms of “Huapango,” plus a World Music medley by North Coast composer Gregg Moore—and more, 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Calypso Band brings its authentic Caribbean dance rhythms home after a triumphant northern California tour, and the Percussion Ensemble features a work highlighting Hawaiian rhythms at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Madrigal Singers perform a program of love songs, and Mad River Transit sings blues, a jazz waltz, a Martin Luther King tribute and a swinging chili recipe at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State is now accepting registrants for its Marine Science Summer Program for children, scheduled for July 20-24 and August 3-7 at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad.
More than 300 established and up-and-coming geographers from across California and the broader region will gather at Humboldt State this weekend for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, set for Friday through Sunday.
Humboldt Symphony hosts a guest conductor and guest pianist to join HSU pianist Daniela Mineva on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos on Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Jazz Orchestra plays new tunes by Arcata’s recording artist Nathan Parker Smith and band grad Dan Fair as well as student originals and jazz classics of several eras at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University Singers perform selections from the popular cantata Carmina Burana, and the Humboldt Chorale sings music by Purcell, Mozart and Sondheim in their joint concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State’s graduates will be part of a major milestone for the 23-campus California State University system: With the graduation of the Class of 2015, there will be 3 million living CSU alumni.
Resources and relaxation programs are set up for the final two weeks of the semester to help students successfully navigate exams and projects.
Starting this fall, Recreation Administration will be offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree program at Humboldt State University.
The number one killer of firefighters isn’t burns or smoke inhalation. According to Arcata Fire District Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, it’s stress and exertion, which kills about 50 firefighters each year nationwide. “It’s not uncommon for firefighters working at a scene or just after an incident to die of a heart attack or other stress or overexertion related illness.”
From CSU Public Affairs
The California State University Chancellor’s Office has initiated a study that will provide a better understanding of college students who experience housing instability and food insecurity across all 23 CSU campuses.
Four research presentations are this year’s audience-choice award winners from the 2015 IdeaFest, which took place April 17. Individual projects from the College of Professional Studies, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and two that tied for top honors in the College of Natural Resources, were represented.
Humboldt State University has donated a redwood tree that fell on the Campus Apartments to two local Native American tribes—the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and the Wiyot Tribe.
Four alumni of Humboldt State University were recognized at the annual Honors Dinner recently with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Violinist and HSU Music Department chair Cindy Moyer is joined by pianist Daniela Mineva and other musical friends to explore the dynamic and varied form of the violin sonata through works by Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
In the forests of Northern California, a mysterious animal lurks. Evidence of its existence is sparse and sightings are rare, but believers are convinced that it’s out there.
With films from all over the globe, the Humboldt International Film Festival takes over Arcata’s Minor Theatre, April 22 to 25, as its run as the oldest student-run film festivals reaches its 48th year.
On April 24, 1915, as the Ottoman Empire was collapsing, the Turkish government arrested and killed Armenian intellectuals.
Humboldt State University has again been named among the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features HSU in the 2015 edition of its book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
Students in Justin Klocke’s Digital Fabrication ART 396b class designed and created art this semester using something you don’t typically associate with art: a 3-D printer.
The Humboldt State University community will a have candlelight vigil to remember the victims of last year’s bus accident and those affected by the tragedy.
The following is being distributed by students who have been involved in this process.
ARCATA, CA—The mood in the room was positive last Wednesday, when HSU administrators met with members of Unified Students of Humboldt, the group responsible for the recent residency of the Bolman Forum at HSU.
For Marissa Menezes (’15, Theatre), costume design is more than just dressing actors—it’s about having the opportunity to create an imaginary world out of nothing.
Humboldt State University has recently been notified it will receive more than $15 million in bond funding and other funds from the CSU system to seismically strengthen buildings and make other upgrades to University facilities.
Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2014-2015 at award ceremonies April 8.
AM Jazz Band performs tunes by contemporary and classic jazz composers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
HSU Percussion Ensemble breaks out all the instruments for classic works by Carlos Chavez, Lou Harrison and John Cage, and the World Percussion Group plays a traditional piece from Ghana that celebrates a woman’s right to drum, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Four Jazz Combos perform an eclectic assortment of tunes at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Humboldt State’s Office of Research, Economic and Community Development (ORECD) has announced the results of the Humboldt State University Outstanding Student Research nomination and selection process.
Three individuals have been chosen as recipients of the 2014-15 Distinguished Faculty Award at Humboldt State University.
Is the linear algebra being taught in schools even useful? Margot Gerritsen, an associate professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, believes so.
Seven student choreographers and three faculty members present their latest works in this year’s HSU dance concert, Of Breath and Body, for two weekends beginning April 9 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State University’s second annual IdeaFest features research and projects from HSU students and faculty.
Humboldt State University is now accepting registrants for the Redwood Summer Arts Institute, a series of intensive artists’ workshops held July 10-12 and July 17-19 on the HSU campus.
Humboldt State’s Associated Students will host the Humboldt Rising! music festival, on Saturday, April 25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Special Events Field on campus.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents All or Nothing, an exhibition of paintings, mixed media works and videos by artist Ana Teresa Fernández on display April 1 to May 17. The gallery will present a selection of performance-based paintings and videos including two new works made for this exhibition.
Last year, Humboldt State University teamed up with College of the Redwoods, K-12 school districts, the Humboldt County Office of Education, and business leaders to do more to help North Coast students go to college.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, “Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities,” in the gallery’s South Room from April 1 through May 17. This exhibition features 20 art students and alumni from HSU’s Art Department.
The HSU Guitar Ensemble continues its year-long exploration of Latin American music on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view its latest exhibit, “Cultural Indifferences: The Art of Carl Avery.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs from April 9 through May 7.
Three distinguished faculty members–Andrea Achilli, Young Sub Kwon, and Erin Kelly–have been selected as recipients of the 2015 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award, Humboldt State’s Sponsored Programs Foundation announced Friday.
We’ve all observed them—online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible.
Completing a hands-on transfer of high voltage from the utility company’s system into a subsystem that services Humboldt State University’s electrical needs is just part of the regular routine for the campus Facilities Management crew. A day’s work may also include servicing the backflow preventer that keeps hazardous chemicals from entering the domestic water supply.
Humboldt State University is pleased to share a very positive report from the firm hired to review the use of scholarship funds, travel, and budgeting processes within the Department of Athletics.
It’s not uncommon for a young angler, enthralled by the flash of silver scales and blue water, to dream of going pro. This is certainly what Darren Ward had in mind when he enrolled as a fisheries science major, thinking it would simply be a good way to catch more fish.
The university community should be on the alert for a suspicious individual trespassing on the HSU campus. On March 11, Zachary Kolodjeski was convicted of trespassing related to reentering the HSU campus and harassing an HSU employee after being asked to leave by campus officials. Kolodjeski’s conviction resulted from information provided by HSU students, staff and faculty that lead to an investigation and Kolodjeski’s arrest.
Born out of social unrest, the Theatre of the Oppressed was first conceived in the 1960s by Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal as a way to incorporate audience interaction into a theater performance. That approach, and Boal’s social activism, led to prison time and eventually, exile.
Associated Students is seeking candidates as it gears up for the 2015 student online elections, scheduled April 21 to 23.
Like a loving parent, Gayleen Smith instinctively knew when to push a young person a little harder. She realized when a gentle nudge in the right direction could make a big difference, and was glad to provide guidance, sometimes in the form of persistent reminders.
Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.
The following message was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
Students wishing to apply for financial aid for California State University (CSU) campuses for the 2015-16 academic year have less than a week remaining to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA is Monday, March 2. Students are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline as financial aid awards may be limited for applications received after March 2.
Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher is one of six California State University presidents to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award, which honors the achievements and leadership of women in academia.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), that saying couldn’t be more true for Nicole Hill.
A popular Native American comedy group will open Humboldt State University’s 21st annual Social Justice Summit, on Friday March 6. The summit runs through Saturday, March 7.
In an effort to stop underage drinking and the sale of alcohol to minors, the Humboldt State University Police Department and Fortuna Police Department conducted several enforcement operations in Arcata on Friday, Feb. 20.
Imagine rattling along down a narrow back road while following a slow-moving farm vehicle. Suddenly, the road morphs into an expansive, 10-lane freeway, and you move over into the express lane.
The spring edition of HSU’s popular Sustainable Speaker Series continues through April with a variety of lectures on topics ranging from clean energy, environmentalism, to climate activism.
Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH, has been selected as 2014 College Radio Station of the Year by RadioFlag, an organization that connects and promotes content produced by college broadcasters throughout the world.
Humboldt State is the top California University for alumni who join the Peace Corps. Nationally, it ranks No. 7 among medium-sized schools for top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Currently, 25 alumni are volunteering worldwide.
Humboldt State University has received numerous questions about the current sit-in at the Native American Forum. Below are answers to some of the most common questions.
HSU filmmakers get their first audience while the public has its first opportunity ever to see new student films at the HSU Film Showcase, a free event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.
With a knack for mixing the heart breaking with the hilarious, award-winning author Sherman Alexie will deliver a lecture and question-and-answer session at the Van Duzer Theatre, on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at HSU’s Ticket Office by dialing 707-826- 3928.
Humboldt State professors in collaboration with colleagues from College of the Redwoods are highlighting Latin America’s African heritage with the 17th annual International Latino Film Festival, scheduled for 3-5 p.m., March 3, at Arcata’s Minor Theatre. Events take place each night from 6 to 10:20 p.m., and feature a film screening in Spanish with English subtitles followed by a discussion in English. The event is open to the public and admission is $5 per film. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/ HIST/ ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses.
Who says engineering can’t be fun? Students in Lonny Grafman’s Engineering 215 let their creative juices flow as part of the annual Rube Goldberg design project.
Thirteen California State University libraries announced today the nation’s largest coordinated library showcase to increase awareness of open educational resources (OER) textbooks—high-quality, free and low cost digital and print textbook options.
In the northern region of Pakistan is Chitral, a remote city that stretches across a green valley at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains. There’s no Internet, electricity service can be spotty, and the closest major city, Peshawar, is a 14-hour bus ride away.
Humboldt State’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents “The Rhythm & the Reason: The Steelpan Tradition of Trinidad & Tobago,” a lecture by music professor Eugene Novotney, the University’s 2013-14 Outstanding Professor of the Year recipient.
What can the Humboldt State community achieve over the course of the next five years? What successes will we expand upon? What new initiatives should be implemented? What areas should be changed?
When Deven Smith and TC Maiero graduated from Humboldt State with degrees in computer science, they never thought they’d be working for a local flower farm.
Thursday’s showers didn’t water down the activities for students in two classes, who donned rain gear for a short trek into the community forest.
Following heavy rains, a landslide has developed on the HSU campus behind the Housing Grounds Shop on Granite Ave. There is no immediate threat to safety. Housing and Facilities Management continue to monitor the slide with University Police providing traffic control and maintaining a safe perimeter. People are asked to avoid the area along Granite Ave. if possible.
The HSU Library is hosting a series of workshops through March to help students with basic study skills like research, time management, goal setting, citations and plagiarism.
Analyzing statistics underscores the work many academics do, and being able to work comfortably with statistics can make the difference for a student. Professor Brian Dennis from the University of Idaho will discuss the roles of statistics in modern life as he delivers the 2015 Lamberson Ecology Lecture.
HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Vantage Points, an exhibition featuring three artists—local artist Shannon Sullivan, and Bay Area artists Kara Nelson and Joshua Martinez—who critically explore the way we look at landscapes and the natural world. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. with a free panel discussion by the artists and reception and runs through March 7.
Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff now have access to 15,000 national news, videos, documents, and images through NBC Learn Higher Ed, an online resource that enhances teaching and supports research.
Nearly 100 local and state employers and volunteer agencies are expected to attend the 2015 Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, set for Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Recreation & Wellness Center on campus.
Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.
Need the Karuk word for “seashore?” Want to know more about a local pipe organ builder? Craving a coming-of-age story about a tech geek growing up in the ‘80s?
Last year, when nature lover João Paulo Curti left Brazil and came to HSU as an exchange student, he immediately took to the Arcata Community Forest. The Forestry major set off on his bike, and with a video camera strapped to his helmet, took shots of what he saw. He shared the footage online to show his family and friends back home what he was doing–and the stunning place he was doing it–in his spare time.
What started as an effort to change the way HSU’s School of Business taught business has led to a big next step–accreditation.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.
A sit-in by students and other individuals in the Native American Forum is disrupting classes during the first day of Spring Semester at Humboldt State University.
HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Beginning Feb. 1, radio listeners in Humboldt County can hear news and analysis of world events from the BBC World Service on KHSU-BBC 24 hours a day. BBC programming will go on the air at 103.3 FM in McKinleyville and at 90.1 FM in Ferndale. Listeners with HD radio can also hear the BBC on 90.5 HD-2, one of KHSU’s HD radio channels.
On behalf of the HSU University Senate, the Faculty Awards Committee is seeking nominations of candidates in five categories.
Electricity use accounts for nearly one quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions generated at Humboldt State, while transportation emissions from business travel, commuting, and solid waste disposal are responsible for over one third of the total. Those are two of the key findings from a comprehensive inventory of HSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, recently prepared by HSU’s Office of Sustainability.
Finding child care is hard. Finding quality, not to mention affordable, child care is even harder.
Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher visited briefly this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 23, with students who are conducting a sit-in in the Native American Forum on campus. She delivered a letter and made the following remarks:
Donn G. Peterson, a veteran of 29 years with law enforcement, began his tenure as Humboldt State University’s new chief of police.
Humboldt State University topped over 50 universities across the country in the 2014 Game Day Challenge, a national competition that encourages waste reduction at university and college football games.
Longtime employees describe at length their observations of changes on the Humboldt State campus. Visiting for the first time in years, alumni are often stunned by HSU’s physical evolution.
Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Ten staff members were honored for their outstanding dedication, experience and skill at Spring Welcome, Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Kate Buchanan Room.
From a starry night on campus to the “Pie Your Professor” event, these photos—many of which were popular on HSU’s Flickr and Instagram channels—captured what Humboldt State is all about: community, natural beauty, academic achievement and more.
Humboldt State University received more than $7.1 million in voluntary support in 2013-14, an increase of nearly 29 percent over the previous year.
Humboldt State’s Professor Arne Jacobson, a faculty member in the Environmental Resources Engineering department and Director of the innovative Schatz Energy Research Center, is one of five 2015 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. He joins professors Eugene Novotney and Stephen Cunha as fellow HSU faculty members to receive the award.
Known for its small class sizes, nurturing faculty and welcoming atmosphere, Humboldt State was named one of the friendliest colleges in the country.
Cyberattacks on government agencies have skyrocketed in recent years, increasing 35 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. At Humboldt State, Information Security Officer Josh Callahan heads the effort to block would-be offenders before the crime is committed.
A $217,102 grant has been awarded to the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) to research differences between breast cancer death rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state. The 18-month study, “The Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study,” will examine factors associated with higher death rates from breast cancer in Humboldt County over the past 20 years.
A birdhouse on the north end of campus has become more than just a place for birds to nest.
Humboldt State University will host its Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.
When Shareen McFall learned about an effort to create a bilingual newspaper, her sense of Humboldt State’s changing campus culture and that of the community at large ignited a passion. The Humboldt State Journalism & Mass Communications student felt strongly that a communications void existed, and was excited to help.
Electronica jazz. Rap. The zither. It’s all available for your listening pleasure on Local Lixx, the live music show airing weekly on Humboldt State’s student-run radio station, KRFH.
Humboldt State University will receive a second $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Humboldt State University received a record number of applications for the fall 2015 semester.