Campus News Archive

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Week of: Feb 02, 2020
HSU Receives $640,000 for Basic Needs Services » Humboldt State was recently awarded $640,000 in basic needs funding from the California State University’s Basic Needs Partnership.
Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers » Stanley Harris, who passed at the age of 91 on Dec. 27, was a Wildlife professor at Humboldt State University for 33 years. He helped build the HSU Department of Wildlife into one of the best in the country and played a big part in creating the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.
International Education Week Brings the World to HSU » Humboldt State University is celebrating its 20th year participating in International Education Week, Feb. 10-14.
HSU’s Lizzy Prescott Selected to CCAA Hall of Fame » Humboldt State's Lizzy Prescott is among the six-former student-athletes and coaches from across the state who will be inducted into the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as members of the Class of 2020 as announced by the conference office earlier this week.
$150,000 Grant to Expand & Enhance Mental Health Services » To support the health and wellbeing of Humboldt State students, the University has received a $150,000 grant from California State University to expand mental health services on campus.
Week of: Jan 26, 2020
Update: Cornel West Venue, Time Change » Due to popularity, Dr. Cornel West’s speaking engagement at Humboldt State has been moved to Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater. This means a limited number of additional tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, for free at the UC Ticket Office (707) 826-3928. If you are a ticket holder, please note the time has changed. Your ticket is still valid and you don’t need to take any additional steps.
HSU Sees More Freshmen Staying in School » There are positive signs that efforts to keep students in school are working, with Humboldt State’s first-year students returning at higher rates than they had the last two years.
Small Business Development Center Re-opens in New Eureka Space After a Successful Year » HSU’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (Norcal SBDC) assisted companies secure more than $314 million in capital in 2019, the most of 62 SBDC networks in the nation.
Week of: Jan 19, 2020
New Alternative Spring Break Empowers Students in Climate Resilience and Local Activism » This spring, HSU students enrolled in an intensive workshop hosted by the Program of Environmental Studies will spend their spring break vacations applying knowledge to action in the name of climate resilience.
Free Professional Wear for Students » As the semester kicks off, the Academic & Career Advising Center (ACAC) will offer free, gently used clothing to students launching their careers and looking for summer jobs and internships.
Week of: Jan 12, 2020
Donors Give More Than $160,000 for Humboldt State Scholarships at Fundraiser » Donors gave more than $160,000 to support Humboldt State University students at a fundraiser last night. Money raised goes directly to HSU student scholarships and programs.
Investiture Ceremony Welcomes Tom Jackson, Jr., Highlights Campus and Community » CSU Chancellor Timothy White, trustees, CSU presidents and hundreds more celebrated Humboldt State University and recognized Tom Jackson, Jr. as the University’s eighth president at the Presidential Investiture on January 15.
Black Liberation Month Begins in February » The African American Center for Academic Excellence (AACAE), in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, is planning events and activities for the upcoming Black Liberation Month.
Week of: Dec 15, 2019
HSU’s ‘Winter Wishes’ Provides Gifts for Local Kids » The HSU community chipped in again to provide holiday gifts for 134 local children in need.
Week of: Dec 08, 2019
Finals Stretch: Tips, Tricks, and Resources for Finishing the Semester off Strong » Finals week conjures images of coffee, ramen, piles of notes, and bloodshot eyes. Luckily, HSU has some tips and resources to help you prepare for and succeed during finals week. Remember: Don’t let finals week kick your ax, Lumberjacks!
Black Heritage and Community Through Gospel Music » Blending her cultural heritage, love of music, and call to serve the community, HSU student Valetta Molofsky organized the first Harvest Event at the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir (AIGC) in November. A celebration of black cultural awareness, the event paid homage to the heritage of black gospel while celebrating Humboldt County’s multicultural community. (WITH VIDEO)
Record-breaking Year in Publishing at HSU » Authorship is transformative. It turns passive recipients of knowledge into empowered voices that shape public thought and discourse.
Week of: Dec 01, 2019
Housing, Meal Prices Won’t Rise Next Year » Housing and meal plan prices for HSU students will not go up next year, as the University maintains a commitment to providing affordable basic needs to the campus community.
With a Green Stamp of Approval, HSU Dining Working to be Even Greener » HSU Dining Services has been recognized for its sustainability, as it launches a new collaborative program to reduce food waste.
Newly Acquired Jacoby Creek Forest Offers Research Opportunities » After receiving more than 800 acres of forest near Jacoby Creek near campus, Humboldt State University students and staff plan to conduct research in the area on a variety of subjects.
Week of: Nov 24, 2019
HSU Foundation Expands Social- and Eco-Conscious Investments » The Humboldt State University Foundation--the University’s charitable foundation--has increased its investments in socially and environmentally responsible institutional mutual funds to 26 percent. That’s well beyond the initial goal of 10 percent. And that could soon increase even more.
HSU Continues to Support DACA Community »
Dean Lisa Bond-Maupin Named Interim Provost » The following message was sent to HSU faculty, staff, and students: Lisa Bond-Maupin, who serves as HSU’s Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, has been appointed Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Week of: Nov 17, 2019
Remarkable Summit Between Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods » Leaders from Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods gathered for a recent summit to discuss potential collaborations that will strengthen the institutions’ commitment to supporting students and helping them earn a bachelor’s degree.
Debate Team Kicks Off Competitive Season with a Persuasive Start » The Humboldt State University debate team left their mark this fall by facing off with the most competitive debate teams in the country in a trio of key tournaments. The result was one of the best beginnings to a competitive season in recent memory.
HSU Earns Recognition for Excellence in Fire Ecology » Humboldt State University has once again received recertification for its contribution to the study of fire ecology. HSU joins only eight other universities in the country in receiving the AFE certification for contributing to the field of fire ecology.
Endowed Scholarship Honors Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs » Recently retired Humboldt Women’s Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs was honored during halftime Thursday evening at the women’s basketball game, and the recognition ended with a surprise that will help support student-athletes for generations.
HSU and CR Presidents Sign Agreement that Strengthens Partnership, Advances Higher Education » The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University formalized a longstanding partnership on Friday, with the overall goal of making the path to a four-year degree seamless for students who transfer.
Week of: Nov 10, 2019
Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor to Convene Open Forums » ​​​​​The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor will begin the search process for the next chancellor by hosting open forums around the state.
Donors Gave $7 Million to Humboldt State University » Over the most recent year, thousands of donors gave $7 million in charitable support through the Humboldt State University Foundation and charitable grants to support students and programs.
Easier Access to HSU Library Resources for CR Students » Checking out books at Humboldt State University’s Library is now easier for College of the Redwoods students under a new partnership between both institutions.
Week of: Nov 03, 2019
This Week in Lumberjack Sports » Check out the highlights, updates, game schedules, and more. Go Jacks!
HSU Creates $1,000 Scholarship for On-campus Living » Starting in Fall 2020, students who attend Humboldt State University and live in on-campus housing will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help pay their housing costs.
Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, 2019 » Workshops and speakers will focus on racial and environmental justice, politics of health care, xenophobia, and more during the 21st Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 4-8.
45th American Indian College Motivation Day Celebrates Heritage and Higher Ed » Over 400 high school students from throughout Northern California will come together for American Indian College Motivation Day (AICMD) at Humboldt State University on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event is a collaboration between the Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff, student leaders, the Office of Admissions, and others.
Celebrating HSU’s First-Generation Students » Humboldt State University will join thousands of college campuses across the nation in the First-Generation College Celebration on Friday, Nov. 8, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room (KBR).
Voting at Humboldt State Soars in 2018 » Humboldt State student voting was up in last year’s election, increasing to 41.9% in 2018 from a rate of 12.9% in 2014. College student voting doubled nationwide, according to a national study.
Bigfoot Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt is Coming! » To educate the campus about being prepared for and staying safe during an emergency, and help students build an emergency preparedness kit, HSU is hosting the Bigfoot Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seeking Feedback About Campus Budget Planning » The University Resources & Planning Committee hosted a campus forum on budget planning on Nov. 7, the first of two campus meetings related to the URPC’s work to develop a three-year balanced budget plan. It included a presentation on context as well as interactive opportunities for individuals to provide input.
HSU Veterans Head Outdoors (Video) » How HSU VETS (Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services) supports and builds Humboldt's community of military-affiliated students.
‘Native Voices’ Visits HSU: An Interactive Look Inside the Native Experience of Health » Humboldt State is now hosting a traveling exhibit that explores wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Week of: Oct 27, 2019
HSU Weathers Power Shutdown » Another power shutdown led to a campus closure that began Saturday, October 25 at 9 a.m.
Zero Waste Conference Coming to Humboldt State » Humboldt State’s Fourth Annual Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, and more, seeking to “Rethink, Reshape, Reclaim Systems for a Waste Revolution.”
Power Shutdown at HSU: Hard Work and Community Spirit » Efforts large and small saw Humboldt State University through the latest round of PG&E power shutdowns--an event that caused plenty of angst as classes were canceled for three days and regular work was put on hold due to closure of campus.
Week of: Oct 20, 2019
Donors Create $4,000 HSU Scholarship for Fortuna High School Grads » Dan and Cindy Phillips have made a gift of $250,000 to support Fortuna High School graduates who attend Humboldt State University.
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White to Retire in 2020 » Under White’s tenure CSU expanded student access and success with enrollment and graduation rates reaching all-time highs.
California State University Trustees to Begin Search for Next Chancellor » The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees will begin the search for the university’s next chancellor to succeed Timothy P. White, who announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
Humboldt State To Recognize Former Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs At Basketball Doubleheader » The Department of Athletics at Humboldt State University will be recognizing former head rowing coach Robin Meiggs at halftime of the Lumberjacks’ women’s basketball game vs. Sonoma State on Thursday, November 21. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Lumberjack Arena at Humboldt State.
Student Health & Counseling Earns Recognition as a Leader in Community Healthcare » The Humboldt State University Student Health & Wellbeing Services (SHWS) has earned prestigious re-accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Humboldt State a ‘Green College’ » Humboldt State University has been named a Green College in the 10th annual Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.
Week of: Oct 13, 2019
This Week in Lumberjack Sports » Check out the highlights, updates, game schedules, and more. Go Jacks!
‘How very!’ HSU Presents Heathers the Musical » HSU’s Department of Theatre, Film & Dance present Heathers The Musical, beginning Friday, October 25.
Education, From Anywhere » From the coasts of Australia to bustling cities in Taiwan, Humboldt State University offers numerous study abroad programs in more than 15 countries for students to expand their higher education experience.
HSU is the Outdoors Champion of the West » The Humboldt State community proved its outdoorsiness by winning first place in the Western Region of the 2019 AORE Campus Challenge.
HSU Creates $4,000 Scholarship for All Local Freshmen » Starting next fall, all new freshmen who graduate from a local high school will be offered an annual scholarship of $1,000 at Humboldt State University.
Exploring Indigenous and Western Approaches to Natural Resources Research » Through partnerships with local tribes and agencies, a past summer intensive for Indigenous undergraduates integrates Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and conventional approaches to research in natural resources.
Week of: Oct 06, 2019
It’s Time to Apply to Humboldt State University! » The priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2020 is open.
At 10:17 a.m., Drop, Cover, and Hold on! » Humboldt State University will be joining thousands of other institutions, businesses, and people participating in the 11th annual Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 10:17 a.m.
2019 Indigenous Peoples Week at Humboldt » Native American students, faculty, and staff at Humboldt State University will host the 26th Annual Indigenous Peoples Week October 13-19. This event will focus on indigenous concerns and consist of films, art, panel discussions, potluck, dance, games, and more.
Microgrid Provides Critical Services During Outage (w/ Video) » A groundbreaking microgrid developed to provide renewable power and energy resiliency for the Blue Lake Rancheria was put to the test during the recent statewide outage.
Campus Weathers Power Outage » The campus community rallied to make sure students were safe, fed, warm, and comfortable last week as widespread power outages impacted the state.
Week of: Sep 29, 2019
Celebrate HSU’s New President and Support Students at the Investiture and Scholarship Dinner » The community is invited to the Presidential Investiture Events for Tom Jackson, Jr., including an Investiture Scholarship Dinner that will raise funds for student scholarships.
New College of the Redwoods Degrees to Prepare Students for HSU » Three new degree pathways will prepare College of the Redwoods students in Social Justice, Environmental Science, and Social Work and Human Services to attend Humboldt State University and other four-year schools.
Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators » A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.
Fall 2019 Humboldt Magazine » From a Q&A with President Tom Jackson, Jr. and a professor's essay on California wildfires to concussion research at HSU, it's the Fall 2019 edition of Humboldt magazine.
Week of: Sep 22, 2019
Record-breaking Year for Grants at HSU » Humboldt State faculty, staff, and student researchers were awarded a record-breaking $36 million in new grant funding—an increase of $13 million from the previous year—administered and secured by HSU’s Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSU SPF).
2019 Trustees’ Award Winner Finds a Sense of Belonging at Humboldt » Lauren Werner didn’t have a good foundation in school. Growing up in foster care, she has lived in more than 40 locations and attended numerous elementary and high schools.
This Week in Lumberjack Sports » Highlights for the week of September 30.
The Path to Higher Enrollment » Humboldt State is rolling out a number of new ideas and programs to increase enrollment at the University.
HSU a Top Master’s Degree-granting Institution » Humboldt State University is among the top master’s degree-granting institutions in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Rankings.
New Learning Communities Explore Culture, Identity, and North Coast Biology » Humboldt State freshmen were welcomed into two new learning communities, Among Giants and Creando Raíces (Creating Roots), focusing on the unique biology of the North Coast, and strong foundations of identity and social justice.
Report Highlights Humboldt State’s $567 Million Impact » Humboldt State University has an annual economic impact of more than $567 million and supports 6,240 jobs in Humboldt County, according to a new economic impact report.
Humboldt Area Foundation Invests $300,000 in North Coast Nursing Program » Humboldt State University’s RN-to-BSN Nursing program received another boost today — a $300,000 grant from the Orvamae Emmerson Endowment Fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation.
Week of: Sep 15, 2019
Humboldt a ‘Cool School’ » For the second consecutive year, Humboldt State University lived up to its green reputation by being named #81 in the Sierra Club magazine’s annual ranking of eco-savvy colleges.
HSU Releases 2019 Clery Act Crime Report » Humboldt State University has released its annual crime report for incidents in 2018 under a federal law known as the Clery Act.
Banned Book Week at HSU: ‘Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark’ » The HSU Library invites the public to celebrate Banned Books Week September 22 – 28 with a readout event on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in front of the HSU Library. Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner will facilitate the event.
Week of: Sep 08, 2019
Finding a new Home at Humboldt » Jayden Yarbrough was only 16 years old when he found himself without a home in his own community of Riverside, California. A bright and academically ambitious student, Yarbrough’s priorities quickly changed from homework and hanging out with friends to finding a place to shower.
U.S. News & World Report Names HSU a Top Public Western Public University » The University is ranked as the 14th top public school in the west, and 54 out of 140 schools (including private institutions) in the region. The University tied with several others on the lists.
Campus, Community Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month » Strengthening bonds between local Latinx families, HSU Latinx students, and the local community, HSU’s El Centro Académico Cultural Centro will celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with Convivio de Bienvenida, a Convivial Welcome.
Week of: Sep 01, 2019
$100K Grant to Support Digital Literacy and Career Development » Humboldt State University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California State Library to promote computer literacy to HSU students and the local community.
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Founders Hall » Local firefighters will climb the stairs of Founders Hall at HSU in full gear to honor the firefighters and first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in New York City.
New Students Stay Engaged with HumBot » “How do I call the Health Center? "What’s on the menu at the J?” These are just some of the frequently asked questions HSU’s new text-based chatbot, called HumBot, can help answer.
Get Outdoors, Help Humboldt State Win » Help Humboldt State win back its former title of the Nation's Most Outdoorsy Campus this year by competing in the AORE Campus Challenge.
Week of: Aug 25, 2019
The Hearst Foundations Give HSU $100k for Student Basic Needs » Humboldt State University has received a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations that will support HSU’s campus-wide effort to combat financial challenges faced by students.
HSU Professors Recognized for Innovative Violence Prevention Leadership » HSU Communication Professor Maxwell Schnurer and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Professor Kimberly Berry received a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award by the California State University.
Humboldt State to Roll Out Immigration Legal Services for Students and Employees » The California State University (CSU) today announced a systemwide plan for the provision of immigration legal services for CSU students and employees.
Temporary Emergency Housing Program for HSU Students » Humboldt State University students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity can now be eligible for temporary emergency housing on campus.
Week of: Aug 18, 2019
Eboni Turnbow Named the New Interim Dean of Students » Eboni N. Turnbow has been named Interim Dean of Students, which is an extended interim appointment, and will begin on Tuesday, September 3. She was the Assistant Director in the Office for Student Engagement at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Welcome Back to Humboldt State! » As first-time students move onto campus, HSU is gearing up for the fall semester. Classes begin Monday, August 26.
HSU Hires Nursing Director » Humboldt State University achieved another milestone by hiring Dr. Kimberly Perris as the new director to lead the RN-to-BSN nursing program, which plans to enroll its first class of students as soon as Fall 2020.
Humboldt State’s Preview Days are Now Free » To encourage more students to consider HSU and visit campus, the University has eliminated the $25 registration fee for Preview.
Small Business Development Center Moving to New Eureka Space » HSU’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (Norcal SBDC) will be moving its headquarters to a newly redesigned space on Third Street in Eureka.
Report Recommends Campus, CSU Practices to Meet Student Basic Needs » The latest report from a CSU basic needs initiative gives campuses and organizations recommendations and best practices for helping students find food and housing security.
Humboldt State University Among ‘Best in the West’ Colleges » HSU is one of the 127 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists HSU in the Best in the West section of its "2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region" feature. See the full results at
HSU Receives $8.6 Million to Invest in Children’s Center, Child Dev Lab at Trinity Annex » HSU has received $8.6 million to rebuild the Trinity Annex to house the University’s Children's Center. The Child Development Laboratory is also exploring opportunities to relocate to the remodeled space.
Forbes Names HSU a ‘Top College’ » Humboldt State University is among the nation’s top colleges, according to Forbes’ 12th annual America’s Top Colleges list.
Week of: Aug 11, 2019
HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall on August 14 » Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 14 to test campus and community response teams.
After Summer Shutdown, Gist Hall Re-opens »
Week of: Aug 04, 2019
Humboldt Signs Short-Term Agreement for KHSU, Looks to Future » Humboldt State University has recently signed a short-term, interim agreement with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento for programming assistance with KHSU Public Radio. The agreement allows KHSU to continue airing national and state programming as the University considers various approaches for KHSU’s future.
Week of: Jul 28, 2019
Schatz Center Announces Second Wind Energy Feasibility Study » As capital costs for offshore wind rapidly decrease and floating platform technologies come online, the northern coast of California is emerging as a promising site for the first offshore wind farm in the eastern Pacific.
Humboldt Crew Coach Robin Meiggs to Retire » After 25 seasons as head coach of the Humboldt State women’s rowing team, Robin Meiggs has announced that she is retiring.
Week of: Jul 14, 2019
HSU President, K-12 Teachers Explore Sustainable Forestry Practices at Scotia Mill » Reinforcing Humboldt State’s commitment to the community and environmental sustainability, HSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. joined K-12 teachers from across the state to tour a lumber mill in Scotia last Saturday.
Week of: Jul 07, 2019
HSU Professor Honored on National LGBTQ Wall of Honor » The late Eric Rofes, a scholar, activist, and professor of Education at Humboldt, has been honored for his work in queer liberation and social justice on the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.
Week of: Jun 30, 2019
Double L Consulting to Help Lead HSU Athletics » Jill Willson, along with a team at Double L Consulting, have been appointed to provide leadership for the Athletics Department at Humboldt State University until a new director of athletics is in place.
Week of: Jun 23, 2019
Jason Meriwether Named HSU’s Interim VP for Enrollment Management » Jason Meriwether has been appointed Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Humboldt State University. He will serve in the position on an extended interim basis, and will begin on Monday, July 15.
Week of: Jun 16, 2019
HSU and the Recent State Audit » Humboldt State University has received a number of inquiries about a recent state audit of the CSU system’s reserves. Below is campus-specific information.
Week of: Jun 09, 2019
Campus Safety Bulletin: Suspicious Individual » The University Police Department is advising the Humboldt State University community to be on the alert for an individual alleged to have sent threats to campus visitors.
Week of: May 19, 2019
Tom Jackson, Jr. Appointed President of Humboldt State University » The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Tom Jackson, Jr., Ed.D., to serve as president of Humboldt State University (HSU). Jackson currently serves as president of Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Fair Connects Local Students with the Environment » About 1,900 elementary school students will attend the 33rd annual Redwood Environmental Education Fair (REEF) at Humboldt State University on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.
Chancellor White Letter: Appointment of Dr. Jackson as HSU’s Next President » The following was sent by the CSU Office of the Chancellor.
Week of: May 12, 2019
Humboldt Bay ‘Site of Hemispheric Importance’ for Shorebirds Thanks to HSU Research » A 2018 survey that counted more than half a million shorebirds on Humboldt Bay has led a conservation group to upgrade the bay’s status as a critical habitat for dozens of species of migrating and regional shorebirds.
HSU Graduate Students Work to Improve Support for Native Foster Youth » A group of HSU Social Work students has been working to improve Native American foster youth’s access to support and services.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! » Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,800 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl on Saturday.
Week of: May 05, 2019
HSU Caps off Year with Three Commencement Ceremonies » Humboldt State University’s Class of 2019 takes the stage in Redwood Bowl for three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18.
May Revision Continues Proposed Increases in Funding for California State University » The following statement is from California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White: “Governor Newsom continues to demonstrate his dedication to creating opportunity for Californians by increasing the level of investment in public higher education in his revised budget plan. We appreciate his commitment and his vision for creating a California for all.
HSU Teams with Colleges to Improve Equity of Online STEM Learning » Humboldt State and other partner universities have been awarded a $1.3 million grant to improve access and success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses in California’s colleges and universities.
Therapy Dogs and Other Ways to get through Finals Week » Humboldt State is providing resources for students during finals week. Students can stop by the MultiCultural Center all week for Finals Food, and relieve some tension with Therapy Dogs at the Library. The furry friends from Therapy Dogs International will be in the Library lobby on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m.
VIDEO: Humboldt State 2018-19 Rewind » Take a look back at some of the highlights of the year!
Week of: Apr 28, 2019
HSU Students Excel at CSU Research Competition » An HSU student took home a second place award at the 33rd Annual California State University Student Research Competition at CSU Fullerton.
ideaFest: an Exhibit of Student Accomplishments » More than 400 students will present research, performances and more at this year’s ideaFest, on Friday, May 3, from 12-5 p.m. in the HSU Library.
HSU President Search Update »
Humboldt State’s Outstanding Students of 2019 » Humboldt State University's Outstanding Students of 2018-2019 were honored at an awards ceremony May 1. Congratulations to all the winners!
Humboldt State named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business » The League of American Bicyclists recognized Humboldt State with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,266 bike-forward businesses and organizations across the country committed to building a more Bicycle Friendly America.
Week of: Apr 21, 2019
Open Forums for HSU Athletics Director Candidates » The search committee invites you to attend Open Forums for each of the four candidates for the position of Athletics Director.
HSU Students Use Math to Solve Real-World Problems in International Competition » For the 19th consecutive year, HSU Environmental Resources Engineering students participated in the annual 2019 Mathematical Modeling Contest (MCM).
2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Honored » Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. John O. Reiss, Department of Biological Sciences, Susan E. Marshall, Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources, Nicole Jean Hill, Department of Art, and Justus D. Ortega, Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, are the recipients of the 2018-19 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
Week of: Apr 14, 2019
Build Resilience During Earth Week » In celebration of Earth Day, the Associated Students and its campus partners offer a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, music, art, a group bike ride, and more.
Week of: Apr 07, 2019
HSU’s Associated Students Elections:  Don’t Forget to Vote! » Students will receive an email with a link to the voting portal, where you can select the next Associated Students Board of Directors - your student government.
Alumni Who Made an Impact in the World » Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when the University launched its annual Who’s Who Award. This year, we celebrate our 2019 Distinguished Alumni who have been recognized as leaders in their fields and have been outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University.
Week of: Mar 31, 2019
Rising to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change: 9th Humboldt Bay Symposium » On April 11 and 12, the Humboldt Bay Symposium will be held at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. This year’s symposium, “Rising to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change,” will feature sessions on sea-level rise, ecological restoration, ocean science, and proposed and ongoing economic development in and around Humboldt Bay.
ITEPP Celebrates 50 years of Supporting Native Students » HSU will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Tribal and Educational Personnel Program in the Kate Buchanan Room on Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m.
Week of: Mar 24, 2019
Five Years of Assault Prevention and Intervention » CHECK IT, HSU’s student-led violence prevention program, celebrated its fifth year recently.
Ikyav, Píkyav: Making, Re-Making at the Goudi’ni Gallery » A two part exhibition, Ikyav, Píkyav: Making, Re-Making, will run from April 4 through May 18 at the Goudi’ni Gallery. An opening reception will take place April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
12th Annual California Big Time and Social Gathering » The community is invited to the 12th Annual California Big Time and Social Gathering, celebrating diverse California tribal cultures, on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in HSU's West Gym.
Week of: Mar 17, 2019
HSU Student Bilingual Newspaper Wins 6 First-Place Awards » El Leñador, the student-run bilingual newspaper at Humboldt State University, won first place in six categories in the 2019 California College Media Association statewide awards competition. The awards were presented on March 2 in La Jolla. The newspaper also placed in an additional six categories.
Hulu CTO Dan Phillips Shares His ‘Humboldt to Hulu’ Journey at Free Event in Eureka » Dan Phillips, whose life has taken him from Bridgeville School to the leadership team at streaming service Hulu, returns home to Humboldt to talk about his experiences at a special event on Thursday, April 4.
Humboldt State University among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-producing Schools » Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked No. 8 among medium schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 30 alumnae currently volunteering in countries around the world.
HSU Testing Emergency Alert Systems » HSU will conduct a campus-wide test of its Emergency Alert Systems on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
Week of: Mar 10, 2019
Inaugural Volume of HSU Library Journal Released » What if there was a way that educators could detect students at risk of failing before compounding low scores make a come-back unlikely?
Week of: Mar 03, 2019
McCrone Award-Winning Faculty, Student Honored for Research Excellence » Environmental Science & Management Professor Kerry Byrne, Biology Professor John Steele, Forestry Professor Lucy Kerhoulas, and graduate student Christopher Ramponi won awards that recognize the accomplishments of HSU’s excellent newer faculty members and students.
Staff Recognized with Annual Awards » Much of the success of Humboldt State University depends on the dedication, experience and skill of our staff.
HSU Instructor Named District ‘Woman of the Year’ » Environmental Science & Management Instructor Natalie Arroyo was named the 2019 Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Jim Wood.
As ‘Eyes and Ears,’ Students Lend a Hand » Donning bright green jackets and police radios, a group of HSU students reported for a new duty this week, helping the campus community stay safe. They’re part of the University Police Department’s safety escort program and are available to accompany students, staff, and faculty from one campus location to another at night.
Week of: Feb 24, 2019
‘Evil Dead’ Students Honored for Makeup Design » Humboldt State University Theatre Arts students and their production of “Evil Dead the Musical” were a huge hit at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 7 (KCACTF) in Eugene, Oregon last month.
Turning Off a Light The Rube Goldberg Way (Video) » The goal seemed simple: Power down. How? In the most complicated way imaginable. That was the assignment for Engineering 215 students, who built crazy contraptions as part of the annual Rube Goldberg challenge.
Week of: Feb 17, 2019
High School Students Visit HSU for a NorCal Student Leadership Conference » Humboldt State will host a day-long leadership conference for more than 300 Northern California high school students on Friday, March 1.
When it Comes to Identifying Plants, HSU No. 1 in the Nation » Humboldt State University science students and alumni know their plants.
‘Break that Wall’: 25th Annual Social Justice Summit Coming to HSU » The HSU MultiCultural Center (MCC) will present the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit on campus from Monday, Feb. 25 to Friday, March 2.
Week of: Feb 10, 2019
Panel to Discuss Netflix Series ‘Murder Mountain’ » HSU’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) and the Humboldt County Growers Alliance will host “The Other Side of Murder Mountain,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.
Week of: Feb 03, 2019
KHSU Donation Helps Radio Bilingüe Broadcast in Southern California » An equipment donation from KHSU has helped an Imperial Valley public radio station expand its broadcast of Radio Bilingüe.
Where Science, Diversity, and Inclusion Issues Meet » Wildlife biologists often espouse the importance of biological diversity, but what about diversity among wildlife biologists? HSU students and an alumna, plus a student from UC Davis, were determined to answer that question by creating a documentary film.
International Education Week » International Education Week, which begins Feb. 11 at Humboldt State, will feature a keynote address about inequality in food systems.
HSU Ahead of the Sustainability Curve » A new California State University system policy establishes purchasing practices aimed at eliminating disposable plastic items while giving preference to reusable, compostable or recyclable products instead. HSU helped guide the way.
HSU Creates Hundreds of New Jobs for Students » Humboldt State University has created 271 new student jobs, which are being filled this semester as part of an effort to help students pay for college, enhance their skills to build their resume, and engage with campus in new ways.
Week of: Jan 27, 2019
HSU Looks to Expand Team Sports Offerings » Humboldt State University’s Athletics and Recreational Sports departments are teaming up to offer more students a chance to participate in team sports. The two departments, which have always worked closely together, are formally combining this semester.
Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting » The first meeting of the Trustees' Committee for the Selection of the President will be held in an open forum from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in the Kate Buchanan Room in the University Center Building on the HSU campus.
Building a Bridge Between Landlords and Student Tenants » Humboldt State University is developing an innovative new housing education program designed to ease housing barriers for students and build a stronger connection between Humboldt County landlords and student tenants.
HSU Searching for Director of New Nursing Program » Humboldt State University has begun a national search for a director to lead an RN-to-BSN nursing program, which could enroll its first students as soon as Fall 2020.
Clear Your Closet, Help Students Dress for Career Success » Humboldt State will be all about careers for students this month with three events: a professional clothing donation drive, a career closet, plus a career expo, where students can network, interview with potential employers on the spot, and get free professional headshots.
Black History and Liberation Month at HSU » Humboldt State University is celebrating Black History & Liberation Month with a series of events, including a lecture by Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, and an open house to celebrate the MultiCultural Center’s 25th Anniversary.
Week of: Jan 20, 2019
Study: Humboldt Bay Bivalve Business Has a Big Local Impact » As the oyster capital of California, Humboldt Bay’s bivalve business is big for the region, with a local economic impact of about $20 million in 2016, according to a survey conducted by Humboldt State University and California Sea Grant researchers.
HSU Awarded $2.7M to Support Hispanic Students Pursuing Teaching Careers » Humboldt State University was awarded $2.7 million to promote teaching as a prospective career for HSU Hispanic and low-income students.
Week of: Jan 13, 2019
Hundreds of Local Eighth-Graders to Tour Humboldt State » More than 350 eighth-grade students from Humboldt and Del Norte counties will get a taste of college life and its opportunities and benefits at an upcoming “I’ve Been Admitted to College” (IBAC) event at Humboldt State University.
Scanning the Lumberjack: Digitizing 90 years of News » Nine decades of HSU history – as recorded by student journalists for the Lumberjack newspaper – will be scanned and made searchable online.

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