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Week of: Oct 28, 2007
International Education Week » Humboldt State University is joining with education institutes around the world to celebrate International Education Week on November 13 – 15. This occasion is being organized jointly by the International Resource Committee and the Global Connections Club. It will be the fifth year that ‘all things international’ at HSU have been showcased by this event.
Electronic Accessibility for All » It would be difficult for most members of our higher education community to envision 20 years ago the extent to which they would communicate electronically. The technology rich environment in which we conduct our business has no doubt provided new ways for persons with disabilities to access a college education and pursue their dreams. That same technology has also presented unintended barriers. It is therefore imperative that campus communities build capacity to create electronic accessibility for all.
HSU’s Laudable Quiz Bowl Showing » Once again Humboldt State students have shown they have what it takes to make a name for themselves in rigorous academic competition.
Week of: Oct 07, 2007
BSS Building Dedication » With a crowd of more than 200 guests present, the Behavioral and Social Sciences building was dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, October 12. The ceremony was held in the courtyard between the two BSS structures. The HSU Calypso Band opened and closed the festivities. President Rollin C. Richmond presided.
HSU Celebrates Graduation Pledge » Twenty years ago, Humboldt State students and community members started a revolution with just 21 words: “I pledge to thoroughly investigate and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job opportunity that I consider.”
Week of: Sep 30, 2007
Alumni Art on Tap at First Street » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents “4 in October: Works by Alumni Artists,” Oct. 6 through Nov. 4, continuing the gallery’s program of highlighting artists who have studied at HSU.
Free Tribal Vets Screening » The Center for Indian Community Development and the Native Culture’s Fund are sponsoring a free screening of KEET-TV’s “The Original Patriots,” a documentary featuring three local Native American veterans of World War II, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Humboldt State University’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Building Forum room 162.
Richmond Hails CCAT Reopening » Social and environmental responsibility is the essence of Humboldt State University and the Campus Center of Appropriate Technology embodies that ethic, HSU President Rollin Richmond said at CCAT’s Grand Reopening Sept. 29.
Work on Track at New PE Facility » The next several months will be devoted to installation of the roof system and installation and construction of the swimming pool at Humboldt State University’s new $42.8 million Physical Education Facility.
HSU’s Living Classroom » The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is rebuilding after being moved to a new location, offering another generation of students the chance to learn skills that lead to a greener future.

CCAT’s Grand Reopening was Saturday, September 29th.
New PE Facility on Track » The next several months will be devoted to installation of the roof system and installation and construction of the swimming pool at Humboldt State University’s new $42.8 million Physical Education Facility.
Snyder Maps Future of OAA » Bob Snyder, Humboldt State University’s new second-in-command, names three overriding priorities for the Office of Academic Affairs, the division he leads in his new dual role of interim provost and vice president.
Week of: Sep 23, 2007
Humboldt State Vets Program Gets Rent Reprieve » Arcata – Officials of Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Humboldt State University announced today that Douglas Shaw, President of Arcata Hospital Corporation and CEO of Mad River Community Hospital, has authorized rent forgiveness for the program to remain in its former University Annex location until November 30, 2007.
HSU Unveils State-of-the-Art Aquatic Center » Eureka – Humboldt State University, the City of Eureka and California’s Department of Boating and Waterways officially will introduce the $4.5 million Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on Wednesday, September 26 at noon with the unveiling of a monument sign at the new facility, which is next door to the Adorni Center on the Eureka Waterfront.
HSU to Test New Emergency Alert System Sept. 27 » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s clock tower bells will ring from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, as part of a test and drill of the University’s new emergency alert system, which will enable mass notification of the campus population.
HSU Freshmen Roster Grows 8% » A record 1,056 new freshmen are enrolled at Humboldt State University for the fall semester, an 8% jump from the 981 posted a year ago. The leap in new transfer students is even higher—15%.
Strong-Arm Robbery Near Campus » On Sept. 24, 2007 the Arcata Police Department received a report that a strong-arm robbery occurred on LK Wood Boulevard north of campus. At about 10:10 p.m. the victim was walking on LK Wood Boulevard near Pacific Court when a male subject approached him, threatened physical harm, and demanded that he hand over personal property. Two other males were following on foot close behind when the robbery occurred and appeared to be involved.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center Dedicated » Perfect fall weather dawns for the long-anticipated dedication of the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center along Eureka’s waterfront. A large white sail covers the Center’s new signage and is hoisted to much fanfare marking the official dedication of the building on Wednesday, September 26th.
HSU Library Displays WWII Lore » The current exhibit at the Humboldt State University Library showcases the World War II experience in Humboldt County. One display centers on the book “Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War II” by local author Chag Lowry. The book is a collection of interviews with Northern California Indian veterans. They share their experiences as well as their perspectives of being an Indian in the military during the time of the Second World War.
Week of: Sep 16, 2007
HSU Hosts Math Maven Sept. 27 » Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics will host C. Edward Sandifer, Professor of Mathematics at Western Connecticut State University, when he delivers the 50th Kieval Lecture on Sept. 27 and commemorates the 300th birthday of the 18th century Swiss polymath Leonhard Paul Euler (pronounced “Oiler”).
HSU Spotlights Redwood Real Estate Economics » Arcata – Humboldt State University economist Erick Eschker and a group of his students are probing Humboldt County zoning practices for their impact on property values, a detailed analysis that will augment the wealth of data available on the new Humboldt Real Estate economics web site created by the University’s Department of Economics
HSU Student Wins $1,000 Soils Scholarship » Arcata - “What I love about soil is how it unifies terrestrial life and scientific disciplines,” wrote Humboldt State University student Rosemary Records in an essay that has won her the $1,000 Paul J. Zinke Memorial Scholarship from the California Forest Soils Council (CFSC).
Student Health Center Cuts Wait-Times » Students who contact the newly-refurbished facility early in the day will receive an appointment later that same day if a visit cannot be arranged on the spot.

HSU Joins in DUI Education Initiative » Arcata - Humboldt State has joined with the Arcata Police Department in a year-long, $300,000 California Highway Patrol-led educational effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in DUI accidents on the streets and highways around the University.
Learning Commons Infotech Presentation, Sept. 28 » The Campus Learning Commons Committee would like to invite students, faculty and staff to attend a special presentation by Dr. Joan Lippincott at 11:45 in Goodwin Forum on September 28, 2007.
Fifth Annual Paddlefest Kicks Off Sept. 29 » Eureka - The Humboldt State University Alumni Association and Center Activities will present HSU’s “People-Powered Water Adventure,” the 5th Annual Humboldt Bay Paddlefest, on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, on the Eureka Waterfront.

WASC Comments Sought by Sept. 24 » The Steering Committee of the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation of H.S.U. is soliciting comments on its draft report until Sept. 24.
Green Wheels Leads Car-Free Day » Green Wheels, a Humboldt State University Club, is leading the fifth annual Car-Free Day celebration today (Thurs., Sept. 20) with bicycle rides around the Arcata Plaza, a free community-sponsored breakfast on campus and activities on the Quad. HSU President Rollin Richmond took part in riding around the Plaza early this morning.
HSU Advancement Foundation Posts Major Investment Gains » Arcata - The value of Humboldt State University’s Advancement Foundation investment assets has reached more than $21.4 million, a near doubling of the $10.9 million recorded in early 2005, according to an investment performance report by the University’s Advancement Foundation for the period that ended June 30, 2007.
Week of: Sep 09, 2007
HSU Salutes New 2007/2008 Staff and Faculty » Humboldt State University officially welcomed new staff and faculty at August 16th Convocation ceremonies.
Week of: Aug 19, 2007
Colwell Lecture/Dinner September 12 » Mark Colwell, HSU Scholar of the Year and Professor of Wildlife Management, will deliver a free lecture, "Wintering Sandpipers and Breeding Plovers: Conservation based on Monitoring Individuals," on Wed., Sept. 12, at 5:00 p.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. A dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room. Information is available at 826-5194.
Week of: Aug 05, 2007
Pledge Leadership Conference » Humboldt State University will host students and the community at the 2007 Leadership Conference, Ignite: Lighting the Passion Within, Thursday through Sunday, October 4-7. Coinciding with the conference will be a commemorative celebration of the 20th Anniversary of HSU's Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility will coincide with the conference.
Chinese Students Due Aug. 13 » For the first time Humboldt State University will welcome a group of 16 Chinese students as regular HSU students participating in a unique dual degree program. Coming from Xi’an, the ancient capital of China, the 16 will arrive in Arcata August 13. They are the first group representing a collaborative venture between Humboldt State University and Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), in Xi'an, China's ancient capital.
Week of: Jun 03, 2007
Colwell Named 2007 Top Scholar » Humboldt State University President Rollin C. Richmond and Provost Rick Vrem have announced that Dr. Mark A. Colwell, Professor of Wildlife, is HSU’'s Scholar of the Year 2007.
HSU Hosts 16 Chinese Students » Chinese undergraduates as regular HSU students who will reside here for two years, participating in a unique dual degree program. Coming from Xi’an, the ancient capital of China, they are the first group representing a collaborative venture between Humboldt State University and Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), in Xi'an, China's ancient capital.
Week of: May 06, 2007
Students Stage Orphan Fundraiser » HSU anthropology students and lecturer Hermine Amoussou of Benin will host an evening of authentic African food and music to raise funds for the education of orphaned children in Ivory Coast in West Africa on Sat., May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside.
Grads Take Home Their Degrees » About 2,500 graduates and credential recipients crossed the stage May 12 when Humboldt State University held its 2007 Commencement ceremonies, bringing some 15,000 attendees to Redwood Bowl.
HSU Marks 20th Anniv of Grad Pledge » Humboldt State University’s 2007 Commencement on May 12 marked the 20th anniversary of its famed Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, an oath conceived by HSU undergraduates that has since won the allegiance of young people from coast to coast and as far away as Asia.
Students Organize Regional Food Drive » Students from Humboldt State University's Service Learning Center organized a collaborative, regional food drive in the months of March and April that raised 2,776 pounds of food and an additional $2,320 for Food for People, the Eureka food bank.
Educators Boost Parent Involvement » Six more schools on the Redwood Coast will hold classes next year in conjunction with the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), the statewide organization that instructs low-income and immigrant parents on how to navigate the school system and find educational opportunities for their children.
Week of: Apr 29, 2007
HSU and CR Announce Book of the Year » Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods embark on their second consecutive Book of the Year partnership with The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini as the 2007 selection.
Library to Receive Tim McKay Papers » The HSU Library has been offered the Tim McKay Papers and the late Mr. McKay's collection of thousands of historic postcards. Widely remembered as the long time director of the Northcoast Environmental Center in Arcata, Mr. McKay also had extensive connections with the University.
Distinguished Alumni Hailed, Honored » The Humboldt State University Alumni Association recognized three exceptional alumni during its 2006-2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet dinner, April 19, on the Humboldt State campus.

Some 138 guests were in attendance to celebrate honorees Ken Fisher, Wesley Chesbro, and Michelle Kelly, who have each exemplified the great leadership and contribution to the community and environment that has long been part of the Humboldt Spirit.
Student Displays at RCEA Open House » The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) will host an open house from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wed., May 9 2007 featuring eight new energy displays designed and constructed by HSU students as part of a local Service Learning partnership.
Staff Council Mounts Listserv » With the help of University Information Services, Staff Council has a new email listserv to reach staff quickly when key issues and meetings arise. Despite heavy email traffic, "a listserv is one of the most efficient ways for Staff Council to 'get the word out'," the organization said in announcing the new service.
Week of: Apr 22, 2007
Now This is Heavy Metal » In their combined spring concert, the HSU Percussion Ensemble and the celebrated Calypso Band provide a new definition of “heavy metal” when they perform in the Van Duzer Theatre on Sat., April 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Special Ed Prof Joins HCAR Board » Dr. Jayne McGuire, an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Credential program at Humboldt State University, has been elected to the Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center’s board of directors.
HSU Evaluates Email and Calendaring » Information Technology Services (ITS) is exploring options for improving HSU email and calendaring systems. A campus-wide committee was formed early spring semester 2007 to evaluate the current email system and seek out solutions that would enhance and improve overall communications both on and off campus.
Voices II: A Community Mosaic » The HSU Junior Social Work Methods Class invites the community to attend the free, culminating event of its spring semester when a variety of groups will have their voices heard, representing the community's older adults, youth from various backgrounds, young parents, veterans, and people with mental health issues, on Tues., May 8, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.
Week of: Apr 15, 2007
HSU Response to Virginia Tech Tragedy » “First, and foremost, we would like to express and send our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech. We are also very supportive and empathetic to the students, faculty, and administrators who are attempting to cope and respond to this tragedy,” said Steven Butler, HSU Vice President for Student Affairs.
Students Donate Points to Food Drive » Humboldt State students can donate a portion of their meal points between now and April 27 as part of a regional food drive organized by the HSU Service Learning Center.
President’s 2007 Budget Statement » As you may recall from earlier communications regarding the budget, there are four main causes of the persistent deficits at HSU. First, our campus provides a unique mix of high-quality and high-cost academic majors, small class sizes and a high proportion of tenured or tenure-track faculty that are largely unrivaled in the CSU.
Week of: Apr 08, 2007
Health Faire Offers Wide Scope » The HSU Children's Center cosponsors a free Family Health Faire Sat., Apr. 21, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the "D" Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D Street, Arcata. More than 25 local health and resource agencies will be on hand to share information and activities for children and parents.
HSU Boosts Forestry Recruitment » Humboldt State University (HSU) and the USDA Forest Service (FS), Region 5-California, have formalized a partnership agreement to achieve a common goal of increasing the recruitment of ethnically diverse students in natural resources careers.
Library Shares ‘Power of Art’ » Humboldt State University Library, in conjunction with KEET-TV, Morris Graves Museum of Art and Humboldt Arts Council (MGMA), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and North Coast Preparatory Academy (NPA), is offering outreach in the local community through screenings, discussions, workshops, and cultural events beginning this June.
Week of: Apr 01, 2007
CSU, Faculty Union Reach Agreement » The California State University (CSU) today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association that provides all CSU faculty with base pay increases of 20.7 percent over a four-year period, as well as step increases for those eligible, making the package worth 24.87 percent.
Curtis Named Human Resources Chief » Tammy Curtis, Associate Director of Human Resources at Humboldt State University, has been named Director of Human Resources, succeeding Mary C. Fischer, effective immediately. Ms. Curtis, an HSU alumna (‘71), has been associate director of the unit since 1998, where she administered human resources programs.
Week of: Mar 25, 2007
HSU Helps Bridge Sci/Tech Gap » The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Humboldt State nearly a half million dollars to finance a new scholarship program aimed at encouraging more students to enter the science and technology fields. Humboldt’s scholarship program is part of a new national effort to help the United States regain its prominence as a leader in fields such as engineering and computer science.
Rural Life Fosters Ethical Companies » Rural locales such as the Redwood Coast tend to foster responsible corporate behavior because of the special sway they wield over environmental policy, a Berkeley expert on corporate ethics said in an interview with Humboldt State University.

Professor David J. Vogel, the nationally-recognized author of "The Market for Virtue," contends that small rural communities are more likely to have substantial impact on the harvesting of natural resources and issues such as forestry conservation and wildlife preservation.
Week of: Mar 18, 2007
Don Wolski, KHSU radio host dead at 56 » Don Wolski, host of the Bayside Hayride show on KHSU radio and a Humboldt County technology pioneer, died at his Bayside home early Monday morning at 56 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Week of: Mar 11, 2007
YES Preparing for Annual Fundraiser » Youth Educational Services, a nonprofit, student-run organization, will hold its annual Serve-a-Thon at the Manila Community Center on Saturday, March 24.
Alumni Assoc. Announces Honorees » The HSU Alumni Association has announced that Wesley Chesbro, Ken Fisher and Michelle Kelly will be honored as the university's Distinguished Alumni for 2007 at a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, April 19. The event will be held at the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus, cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m., with awards ceremony to follow. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet is the most significant annual event produced by the Alumni Association with a heritage dating back to 1960.
Week of: Mar 04, 2007
Employees of 25 Years Honored » Humboldt State University inducted 14 new members of the Silver Lamp Club of Distinction, recognizing them for 25 years of service to HSU.
Week of: Feb 18, 2007
HSU Chosen for Chinese Partnership » The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in collaboration with the China Center for International Education Exchange (CCIEE), has chosen Humboldt State University as one of five new United States institutions to participate in the Sino-American “1+2+1” Dual Degree Program.
Corporate Social Responsibility » Professor David J. Vogel, who holds the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and is Editor of the California Management Review, will speak on "The Market for Virtue" on Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU.
Week of: Feb 11, 2007
Staff Council Spreads Its Wings » Designed to foster staff awareness and initiatives campus-wide, HSU's Staff Council is strengthening efforts to enlarge its membership and stake out a greater voice for staff in campus governance.
Week of: Feb 04, 2007
Nat’l Teacher of the Year Speaks at HSU » The key to success in the classroom is a personal relationship between teacher and student that fosters the pupil's total well-being, not just academic achievement, Kimberly Oliver, the 2006 National Teacher of the Year, said in a speech at Humboldt State University Feb. 2.
SERC Readies Hydrogen Fuel Station » Engineers at Humboldt State University's Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) are designing and will install a campus hydrogen fueling station to support a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius for two years as part of California's Hydrogen Highway Program and the Schatz Center's world-renowned initiatives to foster the use of renewable energy.
Week of: Jan 21, 2007
Earthquake and Evacuation Drill Friday » Humboldt State University is California's most geographically-isolated University and one of the most susceptible to seismic risk.
Week of: Jan 14, 2007
Find a Job, Make Connections, Win iPod » Humboldt State University’s 2nd Annual Career Expo and Volunteer Fair will take place Friday, February 9 in the West Gym, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Week of: Jan 07, 2007
Campus Community Celebrates Its Own » President Richmond saluted HSU employees with 30-plus years of service and presented the annual Staff Recognition Awards at the Spring Welcome Jan. 10 in the Kate Buchanan Room.
Week of: Dec 31, 2006
Fall Applications Show Upward Trend » Freshman applications to Humboldt State University for Fall 2007 have shot up 15% compared to last year, building on the record freshman class fielded in August.
Week of: Dec 24, 2006
HSU Mourns Death of Football Player » News filtered throughout the Humboldt State football program and the entire Athletics Department on Wednesday regarding the tragic death of Lumberjack student-athlete Kenny Edwards, who died in an accident on Christmas Day.
Week of: Dec 17, 2006
Way-finding Wedded to Nature and Culture » Humboldt State University is unveiling student-created interpretive signage for the new way-finding kiosks that dot the campus. The purpose is to acquaint students and visitors with the Redwood Coast's natural and cultural heritage and with how HSU's students are "Learning to Make a Difference" in the world around them.
Esteban Gives Budget Recommendations » Dear HSU Community Member:
As you know, I recently invited Manuel A. Esteban, our former Provost and the President Emeritus of CSU Chico, to spend a few days on our campus to advise us about the budget reductions we must make in order to bring our expenditures into line with our revenue for the 2007/2008 fiscal year that begins July 1, 2007.
Week of: Dec 10, 2006
Complaint Services Right at Your Fingertips » Humboldt State students, staff and faculty have easy and efficient access to complaint services with the mere click of a button that taps into the official Complaint Resource Guide (PDF) from HSU's Human Resources web page.
Week of: Dec 03, 2006
Richmond Named to Governor’s Broadband Task Force » Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond is among 21 people named by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the statewide Broadband Task Force, a team of government and private sector stakeholders that will identify methods to make broadband Internet access readily available across California, including the North Coast.
Week of: Nov 26, 2006
53 Oiled Birds Rescued, Treated at HSU » The Marine Wildlife Care Facility on the Humboldt State University campus was activated Wednesday, November 22 to handle the care and stabilization of birds from Humboldt Bay that were oiled as a result of what official from the California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is calling an oil spill.
Calypso Band Headlines Big HSU Music Weekend » The ever-popular HSU Calypso Band celebrates its 20th year with a concert also featuring HSU ensembles playing percussion classics, West African drums and Samba, at 8 PM on Saturday, December 2 at the Van Duzer Theatre.
World AIDS Day » World AIDS Day 2006 25 years of HIV/AIDS and Counting -- 40 Million Infected -- What Will You Do?
Lineman Named Academic All-American » Defensive lineman Todd Eagle has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team for his contribution to Humboldt State football and excellence in the classroom.
Week of: Nov 19, 2006
HSU Sets Timeline for Budget Analysis » Humboldt State University is continuing to develop a long-term plan to help restore the institution's fiscal footing.
Omnisexual Studio Tour » The annual Teach-In event for Sexual Diversity, Psychology 437 takes place Tuesday, December 5th, 1pm in the Kate Buchanan Room. As part of the Multi-Cultural Queer Studies Minor, the teach-in seeks to challenge and educate the campus and larger communities regarding sexuality, orientation and gender.
Week of: Nov 12, 2006
HSU Strives for Big Deposit in Food Bank » Humboldt State University's Service Learning Center is sponsoring the HSU Holiday Food Drive from now until Monday, December 4. This food drive supports the efforts of Food For People, the Humboldt County food bank. All securely packaged, non-expired food items collected here on campus will be distributed to 10,000 low-income children, families, people with disabilities, and seniors in Humboldt County.
CSU Details Faculty Salary Offer » The California State University has provided a breakdown of proposed faculty salaries and health benefits. Under the framework, a full professor’s average salary would rise to $106,524 from the current $86,107.
Week of: Nov 05, 2006
Internat’l Education Week Begins Nov 12 » The International Resource Committee is hosting a celebration of International Eduacation Week, November 12 to 17. There will be a number of free events throughout the week.
Mtn. Lion Safely Captured on Campus » Humboldt State University students got a first-hand look at wildlife management techniques early this morning when a healthy young male mountain lion was cornered and captured under a small building near the University Library. HSU Wildlife Professor Dr. Rick Golightly was able to tranquilize the 80-pound animal with assistance from University PD, Arcata PD, Arcata Fire Department, and California Department of Fish and Game.
Week of: Oct 29, 2006
Autonomous Technology Forum Nov. 15 » Tim Johnson, founder and executive advisor of the California Autonomous Technology Initiative, will speak at a forum on the subject at the Wharfinger Building on the waterfront in Eureka on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, at 5:30 p.m. Johson's economic development organization won the 2006 United States Economic Development Administration award for excellence in rural development. He also is executive director of the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation and will discuss how he has helped businesses to create thousands of new jobs related to autonomous technology, which includes robotics, information processing, and sensing technologies.
Students Attend Diversity Forum » A record number of HSU students - 73 in all - made the trip to this year's California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education hosted by Mills College.
David Korten to Give Lecture at HSU » The Humboldt State University School of Business, in connection with International Education Week, is hosting the internationally known writer and lecturer David C. Korten on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.
UPD Spots Mountain Lion on Campus » University Police officers spotted a mountain lion near the northern boundary of the HSU campus last night, after responding to a California Avenue resident's reported sighting in the neighborhood.
Minority Science Majors Attend National Conference » Thanks to the outstanding leadership of biology major Jessica Pimentel Cruz, HSU students have joined together and formed a local chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
Week of: Oct 22, 2006
Sexual Assault Reported On Campus » The Humboldt State University Police Department is moving quickly to investigate an alleged sexual assault that reportedly took place Monday evening at the LK Wood Blvd. underpass, said University Police Chief Tom Dewey.
Service Learning in the Spotlight » At Humboldt State –perhaps it's something in the misty air -- students seem to simultaneously catch the bug for student leadership, civic-mindedness, and community outreach. Example: the Youth Educational Services House -- better known as the YES House -- tucked away in the northern corner of campus. Every semester nearly 200 college students find their way there hoping to volunteer with one of its many community-serving programs.
Week of: Oct 15, 2006
Nat’l Activists Head Dialogue on Race » Famed activists Grace Chang and Angela Davis and filmmaker Byron Hurt headline this year's Humboldt State University Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 9.
Week of: Oct 08, 2006
Latest Buzz - HSU in ‘College Spotlight’ » The following article was published in the October 2006 College Spotlight, a newsletter distributed by Collegewise.
Students Contribute to Housing Plans » In step with preparing for additional on-campus housing, Humboldt State University has launched a multi-formatted market-demand study to determine what type of housing would be most desirable for students seeking input via an online survey and student focus groups.
Area Assault Prompts Safety Reminders » In response to the sexual assault at the City of Arcata's Redwood Park on Friday, University Police (UPD) Chief Tom Dewey issued a campus safety reminder this week: "Always be alert and aware on and around campus."
Whale Conservation Conference » We're pleased to announce that the 10th International ACS Conference will be held November 10-12, 2006, in Ventura, California.
HSU Plans for Long-Term Fiscal Health » Humboldt State University is developing a long-term plan to restore the institution to sound fiscal footing which will require major structural changes and realignments.
Week of: Sep 24, 2006
HSU Restructures Info Technology Services » HSU's Information Technology Services Group, which provides campus-wide computing and communications services, is being reorganized to bolster team work and improve customer service.
Fueling the Fire for Local Business » A humanitarian de-mining company; a fair-trade, eco-friendly, Internet-based retail store; a local sustainable energy cooperative -- Over the last year, a number of students at both Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods certainly proved they have the great ideas as well as the passion and drive to put those business plans in action. All they needed was the fuel to make it happen Economic Fuel, to be precise.
KHSU Installs New Generator » KHSU has completed installation of a backup generator system, paving the way for more reliable radio transmission during power failures that result from inclement weather or other causes at the station's main transmitter site in Kneeland.
Students Hold Forth at Scientific Meeting » Six students from HSU's prestigious Fisheries Biology Department gave presentations at the recent meeting of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon.
Fundraiser Aids Dune Stewardship » Hortense Lanphere, credited with helping to start the study of natural resources and fisheries at Humboldt State University, will be remembered at a Friend of the Dunes Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 14th , from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.
Week of: Sep 17, 2006
HSU at Work on Student Housing Plan » Humboldt State University is preparing a business plan to confirm the costs and financial viability of additional and replacement student housing to accommodate enrollment over the next several years.
Staff Brown Bag Lunches with President Richmond » The Staff Council, on behalf of the President's Office, is inviting staff members to join Dr. Richmond for a series of brownbag lunch discussions.
Museum Unveils Biodiversity Exhibit » For two years HSU's Natural History Museum has been planning and designing its newest exhibit: an entire corner devoted to biodiversity.
Week of: Sep 10, 2006
English Conference Unites Educators » Humboldt State University's Department of English and the Redwood Writing Project (RWP) are co-sponsoring an on-campus conference on English Studies. The conference will take place on Friday, September 29, from 3:00-7:15 p.m. and on Saturday, September 30, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in HSU's Founders Hall.
Richmond Bolsters Ombudspersons » Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has appointed Dr. Scott Paynton, chair of the Department of Communication, as a University Ombudsperson to expand conflict resolution services that focus primarily on student issues and concerns.
Fred Cranston » Fred Cranston, a retired Humboldt State University physics professor, has died at age 84.
Week of: Sep 03, 2006
Business Dept Hosts Golf Tournament » The first annual HSU School of Business Golf Tournament will take place at the Baywood Golf and Country Club, in Arcata, Friday, September 22, 2006 with a "shotgun" tournament start at 1 p.m., followed by a silent auction and dinner at 6 p.m.
Adventurers Host Slideshow on Campus » National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and ecologist J. Michael Fay of National Geographic and the Wildlife Conservation Society will host a free slideshow and lecture -- The Last Place on Earth -- Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University's John Van Duzer Theater.
HSU CERT Program to Expand Training » On Sept. 12 and 13 the HSU Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with personnel from Plant Operations and Housing, will be undergoing training to conduct damage assessments of campus buildings following a major earthquake.
Week of: Aug 27, 2006
Fall 2006 Convocation » Opening Meeting for Faculty and Staff
Humboldt State University
Thursday, August 17, 2006
8:30 a.m., Van Duzer Theatre
HSU Welcomes Record Freshmen Class » Humboldt State University is celebrating enrollment of the largest freshman class in campus history.
OECD Spotlights “Brownfield” Redevelopment » Cleanup and redevelopment of local contaminated properties, called brownfields, will be the subject of an intensive workshop co-sponsored by Humboldt State's Office for Economic and Community Development (OECD) on Thursday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Wharfinger Building, One Marina Way, Eureka.
Physical Education Project Update » This summer Humboldt State University, in partnership with Kiewit Construction Company, began construction of the campus's new physical education facility. The first phase of this project - the new building, including work on Union Street and Fieldhouse Lane - is scheduled for completion in October 2007. Phase 2 - demolition of the standing West Gym and Natatorium, installation of a new Redwood Bowl Plaza, and minor renovations to the East Gym - are scheduled for completion by October 2008.

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