Campus News Archive

Get up-to-date coverage of campus events and breaking news.

Week of: Aug 02, 2020
Hearst Foundations Grant Supports HSU Student Success » A $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations is helping hundreds of Humboldt State University students meet their basic needs and stay on track to graduate.
New Funding for Program that’s Saved Students more than $1 Million on Textbooks » HSU continues to support affordable learning for students, with new funding from the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions program.
HSU Launches “Humboldt in the Time of COVID” Project » Now is your chance to tell your story about life during the coronavirus pandemic.
Week of: Jul 26, 2020
University Police Arrest Murder Suspects out of Virginia » On Wednesday, July 29, at 1:03 a.m., University Police Department Sergeant Joe Jones and Officer Billy Kijsriopas were on patrol at the University Corporation Yard, a satellite campus off of Samoa Boulevard in Arcata. They discovered an unoccupied vehicle with stolen plates parked on the east side of the building.
Changes Underway at UC to Enhance Campus Life » Humboldt State University is making changes at the University Center that are designed to make major improvements to services and programs for students.
Fall Semester Info Available on ‘Campus Ready’ website » HSU has launched a new website,, with detailed information about the preparations for the coming Fall semester.
Week of: Jul 19, 2020
CSU Trustees Approve Ethnic Studies and Social Justice General Education Requirement » The following was shared by the CSU Chancellor's Office: The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted today to approve an amendment to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. This amendment will modify the university’s General Education (GE) requirements to include a course addressing ethnic studies and social justice. This marks the first significant change to the university’s GE requirements in 40 years.
Donors Give Over $150,000 in Emergency Support for HSU Students » In the past year, donors have given $158,000 in emergency support for hundreds of Humboldt State University students. Gifts raised last year ensure that students can continue on their path to graduation, even during the pandemic.
Week of: Jul 12, 2020
HSU Plans for $5.9 Million in Federal CARES and MSI Funds » Humboldt State University has determined spending priorities for $5.9 million in federal funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program. Funds will be used to cover a portion of the University’s expenses related to the impact of COVID-19.
Week of: Jul 05, 2020
Humboldt Area Foundation and Donors Raise More Than $20,000 to Support HSU Dreamers » Thanks to the generosity of donors and the Humboldt Area Foundation, more than $20,000 was raised in support of Humboldt State University California Dream Act students in June. The funds will provide emergency financial support to Dreamers in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Week of: Jun 28, 2020
Professor Amber Gaffney Named Faculty Athletics Representative » Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney has been chosen as Humboldt State University’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).
Week of: Jun 14, 2020
HSU Reaffirms Support for Dreamers Following Supreme Court Ruling » The Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s effort to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a federal program that allows children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.
HSU Awarded $15,000 NEA Grant for Humboldt County Reading Program » Humboldt State University received a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read throughout Humboldt County. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Robot Kits and STEAM Skills with HSU’s Robotics Camp » Humboldt State University’s popular summer Robotics Camp returns this July!
Week of: Jun 07, 2020
HSU Faculty Share Their Best Lectures » HSU’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is kicking off the 2020 summer lecture series! Faculty from Humboldt State are hosting free lectures and workshops, which are open to the HSU community and the public. Be part of the online engagement, intellectual dialogue and some of the best lectures from HSU’s best teachers.
$7 Million in Federal Emergency Aid for HSU’s NorCal SBDC » HSU’s Northern California Small Business Development Center received $7 million in federal emergency funding to continue helping thousands of small businesses in Northern California during the pandemic.
Build Bridges and Connect Communities This Summer With HSU Library Programs » The HSU Library invites the community to join them this summer for the LifeLong Learning Lounge (L4HSU), a series of interactive workshops, programs, and personal professional development opportunities.
CSU: Police Chiefs Pledge to Implement Recommendations from The President’s Task Force » The California State University (CSU) released the following statement from the Chiefs of Police of the university’s 23 campus police departments:
Week of: May 31, 2020
Donn Peterson Retiring as Chief of Police at HSU » Donn Peterson will be retiring from his position as Chief of Police at Humboldt State University effective May 31, 2020.
HSU Appoints Christina Lofthouse as Interim Chief of Police » Christina Lofthouse, a veteran law enforcement officer with two decades of experience at universities, has been named the Interim Chief of Police at Humboldt State University.
Standing Together in Solidarity » The following message of solidarity was shared with the campus community:
A Call for Unity and Understanding: Reaffirming the Values of the CSU » The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: Dear California State University community, Today, we write to you with heavy hearts.
Humboldt Area Foundation Pledges $10K in Matching Challenge to Support HSU Dreamers » Through June 30, 2020, all gifts to support Humboldt State University California Dream Act students will be doubled, thanks to a matching $10,000 “COVID-19 Regional Response Fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation” grant. This funding is crucial to support undocumented students in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Message from HSU: Racist Social Media Posts » The Dean of Students office has been made aware of posts on social media showing HSU students making racist taunts and mocking the Black community. Basic decency and campus protocols demand a swift investigation, which is already underway.
Milestone Moment: Humboldt State University Opens Enrollment for New Nursing Program » HSU’s Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program is set to launch this fall.
HSU Offering Grant to Help Students Afford Housing » Humboldt State University has launched a new grant that aims to help student renters with housing deposits and other up-front costs in securing off-campus housing.
Week of: May 24, 2020
Alum Gives $150,000 for Nursing Scholarships » As the new RN to BSN Nursing Program at Humboldt State University has begun accepting applications for its first new cohort of students, one alum has stepped up to support the program through scholarships.
Tae Norwood, 2018 National Assistant Coach of the Year, Hired to Lead Men’s Basketball » Tae Norwood has been hired as the new head coach of the Humboldt State University men’s basketball team. It marks the next step in the evolution of a coach with nearly two decades of experience at all levels of collegiate athletics.
Week of: May 17, 2020
Summer Session: HSU Ramps Up Professional Development to Enhance Remote Teaching » How do you humanize a virtual course? How do we design significant learning experiences in remote instructional contexts? What does quality online teaching and learning look like? These are questions instructors around the nation are grappling with amid the pandemic and are a few of several timely topics Humboldt State University faculty will have a chance to explore this summer.
Grads Recognized at HSU Virtual Ceremonies » HSU’s class of 2020 graduated on Saturday in a virtual ceremony full of good spirits and inspiring messages for the future.
HSU’s 2019-20 Outstanding Faculty Honored » Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. William Fisher, Department of Economics, Kishan Lara-Cooper, Department of Child Development, and Cutcha Risling Baldy, Department of Native American Studies, are the recipients of the 2019-20 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
McCrone Award-Winning Faculty, Student Honored for Research Excellence » Humboldt State University faculty members Professor Janelle Adsit, Department of English, Professor Renée Byrd, Department of Sociology, and Professor James Woglom, Department of Art, are recipients of the 2020 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
New Online Magazine Showcases Community, People, and Place » Honoring the community engagement of students, faculty, staff, and regional partners is at the heart of a new digital magazine, Redwood Roots.
Week of: May 10, 2020
HSU Donors Step Up Support for Students » Alumni and other supporters have been giving generously to support students at Humboldt State University.
Virtual Pomp and Circumstance: Celebrating HSU’s Class of 2020 » Humboldt State University’s Class of 2020 will celebrate in an unusual way, with three virtual Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16.
Campus Departments Collaborate to Print Face Shields for Student Healthcare Center » In a campus wide effort, Information Technology Services (ITS) has produced 245 plastic face shields to protect healthcare providers at the Student Health Center (SHC) from contracting the coronavirus.
Jenn Capps Named Provost at Humboldt State University » Jenn Capps has been appointed the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Humboldt State University. She begins her new role on Aug. 1.
Week of: May 03, 2020
A Celebration of Ideas » The 7th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be held virtually May 4 through Friday, May 8 to showcase HSU student and faculty research and projects that they have worked on throughout the past year.
Congratulations to HSU’s Outstanding Students of 2020! » These 2019-20 Outstanding Students Awards recognize the academics and co-curricular excellence and achievements of our students. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees! Read more about the winners and nominees!
Seabird Distribution in 3D: Assessing Risk from Offshore wind Energy Generation » Schatz Energy Research Center's latest study will model seabird flight behavior in response to wind speed, to better understand the risks associated with different turbine layouts and designs.
A One-Stop Shop for Business Owners in Crisis » As small businesses scramble to keep their doors open and stay financially viable during the pandemic, Humboldt State’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has remained a critical resource for regional businesses and nonprofit organizations that desperately need access to grant and loan programs to survive.
Meet Humboldt State’s Distinguished Alumni » 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 2020 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: Apr 26, 2020
HSU Concludes Faculty Misconduct Investigation » Humboldt State University has concluded an administrative investigation into anonymous allegations of faculty misconduct, in which a faculty member was accused of soliciting students for paid sex.
HSU Students Excel at Student Research Competition » Humboldt State students took home two first-place awards and one second-place award at the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition held virtually at CSU East Bay this year.
HSU Helps Secure $5 Million for Cannabis Equity Programs » HSU’s California Center for Rural Policy and its Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) recently helped rural communities secure nearly $5 million in cannabis equity funding.
Save the Redwoods League and HSU Research Confirms Redwoods’ Role in Climate » Recent findings bolster more than 10 years of research, confirming massive carbon storage in old-growth redwood forests and potential of younger, previously logged forests.
HSU Environmental Resources Engineering Among the Best in the Nation » Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering program has been named one of the 20 best Environmental Engineering programs in the country for earning potential for students, in a new ranking of Best Colleges from GradReports.
HSU Sustainability Champions Announced » Sustainability is the recognition that humanity is a part of the natural world, not separate from it, and that healthy social and economic systems depend on the health and resilience of ecological systems.
Week of: Apr 12, 2020
HSU Students Participating in Virtual CSU Student Research Competition » Twelve outstanding student researchers from HSU have been chosen to represent the University in the 34th annual California State University Student Research competition being held virtually this year on April 24-25.
Donors Support HSU Students During COVID-19 » Donors are stepping up and supporting Humboldt State University students during these difficult times, providing funds for technology, basic needs including food and housing, and healthcare.
Homemade Help: Sewn Face Coverings Donated to Students » The campus community is coming together to donate sewn face coverings for students, who have been encouraged to wear them in public while performing essential trips.
CSU to Suspend Standardized Testing Requirement for Upcoming Admission Cycles » The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office: The California State University (CSU) will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Week of: Mar 29, 2020
HSU Joins with Public Health to Produce COVID-19 Test Kits » A crew of HSU faculty, staff, and alumni spent a full day in the Department of Biological Sciences preparing 1,250 COVID-19 test kits on Thursday, March 26.
Week of: Mar 15, 2020
Information on COVID-19 » HSU will operate virtually through the end of the semester and all instruction will be virtual.
Week of: Mar 08, 2020
Nursing Program Gets Go-Ahead for Fall 2020 » Humboldt State University’s new Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) received the green light from WASC Senior College & University Commission, the University’s regional accrediting body. HSU is now working on enrolling students and the first cohort of the program is on track to start in Fall 2020.
Student’s Passion for Building a Better World Lives on with New Scholarship » A Humboldt State University student’s commitment to making a difference is continuing on through a memorial scholarship created in her name.
Week of: Feb 23, 2020
HSU a top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing School » The Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked 16th among medium-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.
HSU Club Gives Instruments to Local Music Programs » The Humboldt State University Piano Club donated more than 90 instruments to local elementary and middle schools in the last year, with help from Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC).
‘Demanding Radical Reform’: HSU’s 26th Annual Social Justice Summit » The MultiCultural Center (MCC) at Humboldt State presents the 26th Annual Social Justice Summit from Monday, March 2 to Saturday, March 7 with Keynote Speaker Mia Mingus.
Week of: Feb 16, 2020
Humboldt State Hires Jane Teixeira as Next Athletic Director » Jane Teixeira has been appointed HSU’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports. She is expected to begin in early April.
HSU Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious $100,000 Science Award » Humboldt State University Professor Claire Till is among 25 recipients of the 2020 Cottrell Scholar Awards from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science. Each awardee in this diverse group of early-career faculty-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy receives $100,000.
22nd Annual International Latino Film Festival » This long-standing community event—March 3-5, at the Mill Creek Cinema in McKinleyville—is a collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and Humboldt State University’s Department of World Languages & Cultures.
Event Celebrates North Coast Nursing Milestones » The vision of building the nursing workforce on the North Coast to improve the health and wellbeing of residents is becoming a reality.
Week of: Feb 09, 2020
HSU Joins Campuses Across California for Sweeping Anti-Bias Training Program » A group of HSU faculty, students, staff, and administrators is joining campuses across the California State University and University of California systems for Moving Beyond Bias (MBB), an initiative that examines and addresses bias on campus.
HSU Academic Programs Ranked among the Top in California » Humboldt State has been recognized among the best universities in California for several of its academic programs.
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 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.

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