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Week of: Jun 29, 2008
New Mural Adorns Museum » Arcata - "The paint was blowing off my roller!" Humboldt State studio art student Kate Hansen is talking about the winds that buffeted her as she painted the sweeping new mural on the north side of the Natural History Museum that depicts life-size prehistoric mammals and birds.
Week of: Jun 22, 2008
Hydrogen-Fueled Prius Arrives at HSU » Humboldt State University has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius that will use clean hydrogen fuel produced and dispensed at a new fueling station built by the campus's internationally recognized Schatz Energy Research Center.
Native American Scholars Excel » Arcata - Four area students, all of them Native American, have won 2008 Gates Millennium Scholarships and all but one will attend Humboldt State University this fall.
Prof. Dengler: Scholar of the Year » Dr. Lori Dengler, Professor and Chair of Humboldt State University’s Department of Geology and an international authority on tsunami and earthquake hazards and mitigation, has been named 2008 Scholar of the Year.
HSU Pilgrim on Coastal Trek » Seth Powell walks along Southern California’s coast bearing only his backpack. His mission is to travel roughly 1,000 miles on foot to reach Humboldt State University in time for the first day of classes, Aug. 25. Each day he walks 20 miles carrying his pack in the California summer heat. So far, Powell has only ridden public transportation and accepted rides a handful of times. As long as the car was already heading north, he says, but the bulk of the journey will be on foot.
Week of: Jun 08, 2008
In Celebration Of Deborah Clasquin » As a concert pianist, she is a well-known performer on North Coast stages as well as in prestigious venues around the world, and on television, radio and recordings. As a teacher at Humboldt State, she has trained prize-winning keyboard artists. She has been an activist and advocate for music education. Now some of her North Coast friends have organized a celebration of Deborah Clasquin’s achievements and a benefit concert to help her defray medical costs as she continues treatments for cancer.
Week of: Jun 01, 2008
New Food Program At Children’s Center » The HSU Children's Center announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) based on this year's new eligibility scale.
Campus to Discontinue German Major » Humboldt State University has requested formal approval from the CSU system to discontinue its German major, which for many years has struggled with low enrollment.
Rare Blue Frog Struts its Stuff at NHM » Arcata — For most creatures sporting a bright blue exterior, the promise of a mouthful of poison is enough to deter predators. For an unassuming Pacific tree frog that looks like the blue of a robin's egg, that coloration is the result of a genetic mutation and not a beacon of self defense.
Week of: May 25, 2008
HSU Stems Low-Volume Paint Spill » Arcata - Staff from Humboldt State University and the City of Arcata quickly traced the source of paint-contaminated flush water that made its way into Campbell Creek, finding the problem just two hours after a citizen reported it to University Police at 4:56 p.m. Thursday, May 29.
KHSU Readies For Its 50th » KHSU 90.5 turns 50 in late 2010, and in preparation for its golden anniversary, station staff and volunteers are assembling a digital archive to preserve the station’s history.
Week of: May 11, 2008
Humboldt State University Responds To Possible Threats » Arcata — Humboldt State University's police department responded to the discovery of three cardboard boxes, one of which carried an explicit threat, near the Science B, Art and Natural Resources and Sciences buildings. There were no injuries and the boxes, after being examined by Humboldt County Sheriff bomb technicians, were found to contain nothing dangerous.
HSU, County Weigh Charges Against 3 Students » Arcata — The Humboldt State University Police Department, the HSU Administration and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing administrative sanctions and criminal charges against three HSU students in connection with three cardboard boxes placed around campus, one of which bore the threat, “I will destroy your city.”
Campus Police Issues Crime Alert » Arcata - The Humboldt State University Police Department released today a composite sketch of a male suspect in connection with an acquaintance rape that reportedly occurred in an outdoor area between Sunset Hall and the Jolly Giant Commons at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 2008.
Proposal Restores $97.6 Million to CSU » Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s May revision of the State budget restored $97.6 million to the California State University, reducing the $386 million gap in state funding initially anticipated for the 2008-09 CSU budget.
Trustees Increase Student Fees » Facing serious fiscal challenges due to the overwhelming state budget crisis, the California State University Board of Trustees today increased undergraduate student fees by $276 for the 2008-09 academic year.
Update: Campus Crime Alert » Arcata – The Humboldt State University Police Department has identified the alleged perpetrator of the reported rape near Sunset Hall May 11, but no criminal charges have been brought because the survivor prefers not to take the case to trial.
Week of: May 04, 2008
HSU’s Academic Standing Reaffirmed » The regional accreditation agency that oversees Humboldt State University has reaffirmed its academic standing, a process that occurs every 10 years.
HSU Gains $1 Million Osher Endowment » Arcata – Humboldt State University will add $1 million to its endowment in support of community college transfer students, funded by a $16 million pledge to California State University by the Bay Area Bernard Osher Foundation.
Write-in Wins AS Presidency » Sofia Pereira, the lone presidential write-in candidate, prevailed in the third and final round of this year’s protracted Associated Students presidential contest, eclipsing Luke Ferrari 350 votes to 247.
Week of: Apr 27, 2008
HSU Hosts Xi’an Provost » Madam Liu Yuelian, Provost and Vice President of Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) in the People’s Republic of China, will visit Humboldt State University from May 4 to May 7. She will meet with President Rollin Richmond, Provost Robert Snyder, other academic leaders and interested faculty to discuss a broad range of topics on academic cooperation and collaboration.
HSU Confers Honorary Doctorates » Arcata – Humboldt State’s Commencement exercises on May 17 will include the award of honorary doctorates to a distinguished Tribal leader and an alumnus of international stature.
Commencement Set For May 17 » Arcata - Some 2,200 graduates and credential recipients are scheduled to cross the stage on Saturday, May 17, when Humboldt State University hosts its 2008 Commencement, expected to draw an estimated 25,000 guests to Redwood Bowl.
Riding the Green Wave » It’s summer time and the surf is calling. Most surfers will be driving up and down the beach looking for that perfect set. This summer two surfers are ditching their car and doing it right.
HSU Gives Biz Training Course » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Office for Economic and Community Development is giving a key training session in May to equip local manufacturers with techniques to cut costs and increase capacity.
Business Alum Keynotes Graduation » Humboldt State University alumnus Michael Crooke (’90), a world leader of socially responsible business and former chief of Patagonia outdoor equipment, will be the Commencement speaker at all three Humboldt State University graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 in Redwood Bowl.
Week of: Apr 20, 2008
Raving About Study Abroad » Arcata - Humboldt State University undergraduates are keen as they can be about studying in another country and they underscore how affordable it is.
Fisheries Dedication Honors Allen, Scott » Arcata – Humboldt State University will conduct dedications in early May to commemorate outstanding individual contributions to the University and the community.
Week of: Apr 13, 2008
Psychology Students, Faculty Share Work At Leading Conference » Since 2000, HSU Department of Psychology's students and faculty have given nearly 150 conference presentations.
HSU Students Donate Meal Points To Food Drive » Students at Humboldt State University have the opportunity between now and April 25 to donate a portion of their meal points as part of a regional food drive organized by the HSU Service Learning Center. Donated meal points will be used to purchase food from the school’s vendor, and these relief food supplies will be delivered directly to Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County.
HSU Oceanography Prof Hits the Airwaves » Got cable? Professor Greg Crawford gives a televised presentation on the Research Channel on April 27, 2008. The program will air four times that day: 1:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Pacific time).
Earth Day Every Day » Earth Day is coming, but at HSU, one day is not enough. We’ve rounded up a variety of events the students at HSU have organized of this celebration. Earth Day goes back to the late ‘60s as a United Nations, and eventually a global environmental teach-in.
Y.E.S. Brings People to Life » Arcata - Humboldt State University wildlife major Lindsey Payne believes all people should take up volunteer service at some point in their lives.
 “You get to learn a lot about yourself, and you have fun doing it,” she says.
Week of: Apr 06, 2008
Congressional Internship Open to HSU Students » Arcata – A California think tank is offering a rare opportunity for Humboldt State students to enter a one-semester internship program with the U.S. House of Representatives, September-December 2008.
HSU Renews Pledge to Low-Income Students » Arcata – Reinforcing Humboldt State University’s historical commitment to low-income, college-bound youth, President Rollin Richmond has signed a nationwide “CollegeKeys Compact” to bolster access to financially distressed middle and high school students.
Gala Dinner Honors Top Faculty Member » Arcata – Humboldt State University will recognize Dr. Carolyn Ward, Outstanding Professor for 2007-2008, at a formal dinner on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.
HSU Combats Sexualized Violence » Arcata – Humboldt State University’s annual expose of sexualized violence resumes April 12-18 with a series of campus rallies and activities comprising “Take Back the Night,” coordinated by the HSU Women’s Resource Center.
Humboldt Welcomes New GreenLab » Dr. James Russell of the Department of Applied Technology holds in his hand a brick that looks like leftover supplies mashed together after art period, but it's more than that. It could be a great way to repurpose used styrofoam for building insulation.
Week of: Mar 30, 2008
Students Gain Big Computer Boost » Arcata - Humboldt State University Library inaugurated a Learning Commons Computer Laboratory March 27, unveiling 24 new personal computer workstations that are the first phase of a multi-pronged effort to foster independent research and provide more centralized student learning services.
Schools Name Top Book of 2008 » Arcata - Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen as 2008 Book of the Year Parable of the Sower, a science fiction novel whose young heroine makes her way to Humboldt County to escape the dark and sinister world of a futuristic Los Angeles suburb.
Week of: Mar 23, 2008
Students Call Budget Drain “Personal” » Arcata - The campus community and political leaders rallied nearly 600 strong in a united front March 24 to dissuade the governor and state lawmakers from slashing almost $400 million from California State University next fiscal year, including a threatened $7.3 million cut to Humboldt State.
Higgins Imparts a Sustaining Legacy » Humboldt State’s College of Professional Studies has flourished under the leadership of Dean Susan Higgins, who has readied her institution for the 21st century with a train of progressive initiatives.
Wild Goose Chase » Kyle Spragens rotates a large antenna mounted atop his state pickup truck as he drives past farm fields in the Arcata Bottoms, where he is searching for Aleutian geese. A receiver in the truck beeps as the antenna picks up a signal from a radio-collared goose.
HSU Hymns Native Cultures » Arcata – Humboldt State University celebrates indigenous cultures with a cavalcade of dance and song from four western states in a premier event at the West Gym on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.
Week of: Mar 16, 2008
Coming to a meal near you: Sustainability » Sustainability has long been on the mind of students, faculty and staff at Humboldt State. With every passing year it seems the campus adds another innovative program to its growing résumé of environmental initiatives.
KHSU Touts Salmon Care » KHSU and the Humboldt Fish Action Council are sponsoring a unique Adopt-A-Salmon program in connection with the public radio station’s fund raising drive April 5 -12.
Silver Screen Shines at Humboldt State » For the staff behind the 41st annual Humboldt Film Festival, the numbers are adding up to something big: They've had 265 film submissions, have almost $4,000 worth of film stock to give away and they've got 4 nights to show off the best and brightest in animation, experimental, documentary and narrative film to Humboldt State audiences.
HSU is Solar, Student-Style! » Arcata – Humboldt State University’s student-initiated Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) Committee has granted $100,000 for two pilot projects: a photovoltaic system for the roof of the Old Music Building and new equipment to complete a Solar Radiation Monitoring Station (SoRMS).
Week of: Mar 02, 2008
Student Feedback Invited » The University encourages freshmen and seniors to complete the web-based National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) they were emailed on February 26.
Run For A.S. Office » HSU Associated Students encourages as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in the elections slated for April 22, 23 and 24.
You Can Go to College » “It brought me out of my shell.” Humboldt State’s Paul Wells (’06) is speaking of the high school mentoring program that put him on the road to college. Today he is a mentor himself.
Week of: Feb 24, 2008
Swimming Against the Current » The streams and creeks of coastal Humboldt County come alive every winter with migrating salmon, which struggle upstream to reach spawning grounds. Having survived predators and several years in the Pacific, many of these salmon will die without completing their journey. The culprit: antiquated road culverts that block their passage.
Week of: Feb 17, 2008
Tubman Oratorio Anchors Summit » Arcata – The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra featuring Faye Carol will perform Shelby’s jazz oratorio, “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman,” to inaugurate Humboldt State University’s 2008 Social Justice Summit on Friday, March 7.
Power restored to campus » Full electrical power has been restored to the Humboldt State University campus following a brief outage Thursday morning, Feb. 21. All classes, offices and operations are functioning normally.
HSU Hosts Sustainability Expert » Arcata – Gil Friend, the global communications pioneer, will deliver the 15th Annual Chung-Watson Lecture in Business Ethics at Humboldt State University on Wednesday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center. It is free and open to the public.
Week of: Feb 10, 2008
Richmond Endorses Sci-Tech Debate » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s chief is backing a combined elite/grass roots movement enlisting 2008 presidential candidates to debate a clutch of science, technology and medical issues that the movement believes are crucial to the nation’s well-being.
HSU Tests Emergency Alerts Today » Humboldt State University is conducting a test today, Thursday, February 14, of its Emergency Alert System.
Emergency Alert Drill Concluded » Today's test of Humboldt State University's Emergency Alert System has been completed and campus authorities thank everyone who turned for additional information to, 707/826-INFO or KHSU 90.5 FM.
HSU Alert Drill a Success » The Valentine’s Day test of Humboldt State University’s Emergency Alert System succeeded in transmitting 3,017 text messages to registered cell phone users, a dramatic increase from the 752 sent in the previous drill. Only 78 messages were returned as undeliverable.
No parking required » "Oh man, this is gonna be a full bus." "There's already two bikes on the front. It's always like this on the bus to HSU." Don't be surprised. These aren't complaints about a broken system. It's the Jack Pass and it's a system that seems to be working well.
Week of: Feb 03, 2008
Mar. 3 is FAFSA priority deadline » California State University undergraduate students who wish to receive financial aid during the 2008-09 college year should file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now through March 3. While the FAFSA may be filed after March, those filing before the priority deadline increase the likelihood of receiving maximum consideration for all sources of aid. Students should also ask their campuses and schools to submit a verified grade point average (GPA) to the California Student Aid Commission by March 3 to be considered for a Cal Grant.
For the Birds » When oil-covered birds began washing ashore following a massive oil spill in San Francisco Bay last November, wildlife responders became overwhelmed and put out a call for experienced helpers. Tamar Danufsky and three volunteers from Humboldt County headed to the scene.
Arson Ruled Out in HSU Fire » Arcata – City fire and campus authorities have ruled out arson in connection with the small blaze that broke out in Humboldt State University’s Old Music Building January 29.
Students Need Models of Excellence » Arcata – Parent and mentor relationships with students are paramount if they are to achieve academic excellence, Andrea Peterson, 2007 National Teacher of the Year, told a Humboldt State University audience Feb. 7
HEIF Energy Proposals Due Mar. 3 » Arcata – Completed proposals from currently enrolled students are due Monday, March 3, for the first clean energy projects to be financed by the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund, a student program aimed at further reductions to Humboldt State University’s environmental footprint.
Week of: Jan 27, 2008
Fire Quickly Contained in Music Building » Arcata — At about 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, Humboldt State University faculty members noticed smoke coming from a locked custodial closet in Old Music Building 8A, a single story structure. Faculty members pulled the fire alarm and evacuated the building. There were no injuries and the University Police Department determined that there was no broad threat to the campus as a whole.
Focus The Nation At HSU » Arcata – Humboldt State University alumnus Panama Bartholomy (’01) will weigh "The Heroic Challenge Facing Today's Youth" as the local keynote speaker in “Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America National Teach-In and Town Hall Meeting.”
HSU Boosts Financial Aid Process » Arcata – For the third year, Humboldt State University is partnering with California Cash for College, the California Student Aid Commission, Cal Grant Programs and local high schools for one-on-one assistance and online access to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program, the initial student application to receive financial help.
High Tech No Climate Panacea » Arcata – High technology and bio-fuels cannot by themselves reverse manmade climate change, and dramatic changes in such realms as land use by local government will be required, Humboldt State alumnus and keynote speaker Panama Bartholomy (’01) told Focus the Nation participants January 31.
Week of: Jan 20, 2008
Learning in a tropical classroom » For some disciplines there is simply no substitute for rigorous fieldwork. HSU’s Anthropology Department, understanding this need, is offering an intensive field program that takes students to one of the world’s premiere biological spots in Costa Rica.
HSU shines in food drive » Arcata— Nine hundred fifty pounds of food were collected for HSU's Holiday Food Drive as students, faculty and staff did their part to help Food For People, Humboldt County's only food bank. The food will go toward providing sustenance for the nearly 10,000 Humboldt County residents who need assistance.
Week of: Jan 13, 2008
Richmond Urges Internet Action » Arcata - The recommendations of the Governor’s Broadband Task Force to foster distance learning, Internet tutoring, off-campus educational partnerships and rural technology and jobs “are extremely important opportunities for the North Coast and its future,” Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond said on the unveiling of the task force’s report January 17.
Week of: Jan 06, 2008
Focus The Nation At HSU » Arcata – Humboldt State University will be among 1,100-plus educational institutions participating in the “Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America National Teach-In and Town Hall Meeting” at the end of the month.
HSU sees big rise in applicants » Arcata - The number of freshmen applications to Humboldt State University has risen dramatically again this year, as students throughout California show a growing interest in the campus.
Week of: Dec 16, 2007
Nation’s Top Teacher at HSU » Arcata – Washington State’s Andrea Peterson, 2007 National Teacher of the Year, will speak at Humboldt State University and share her philosophy of cross-curricular education, in which math, reading and the fine arts are integrated to educate the whole person.
Spreading Holiday Cheer Year-Round » Arcata - If you're on the lookout for a merry band of revelers this holiday season, you need look no further than the happy hearts at the Student Health and Counseling Center at Humboldt State University.
Week of: Dec 09, 2007
Student Health Unit Reaccredited » Arcata - Humboldt State University’s Student Health and Counseling Center, which is putting the finishing touches to a $500,000 modernization, has received a fresh stamp of approval from the national organization that monitors the facility’s medical services.
Internet Project Surveys Public Needs » Arcata – Redwood Coast Connect, the pilot program led by Humboldt State University for regional Internet access, is conducting a telephone survey this month of residents of Del Norte, Humboldt Mendocino, and Trinity Counties. Project officials encourage the public to take a few minutes to answer the needs survey at home or work.
Week of: Dec 02, 2007
Researcher Assays Indian College Access » Dr. Amy Fann, a leading authority on the post-secondary access of underrepresented peoples, will deliver a lecture on American Indian college access at the Aquatic Center next door to the Adorni Center on Eureka’s waterfront on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Faculty Sought for Career Expo » Humboldt State’s Career Center urges faculty to save the date for next semester’s Career Expo and Volunteer Fair and encourage student attendance at the Friday, Feb. 15 event, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the West Gym.
Library Honors Distinguished Faculty » Humboldt State University Library will recognize Professor James Floss at noon on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Aquatic Center on the Waterfront in Eureka for a quarter century of teaching service, including the incorporation of library information in Communication Studies.
Week of: Nov 25, 2007
HSU Hosts Sino Presidential Delegation » Arcata - A Chinese Universities Presidential Delegation will make a presentation to the press and the public in Humboldt State University's Kate Buchanan Room on Monday, Nov. 26, from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Humboldt is home for the holidays » Thanksgiving, that most-autumnal of holidays, is a favorite for many: it’s an excuse to load up on cranberry sauce and green-bean casserole, a reason to try to stuff down just one more piece of pie while Uncle Tony hollers at the NFL game on the tube. Ah, traditions.
MSW Degree Gains Full Accreditation » Arcata – Capping four years of effort, Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has won full accreditation of its Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting agency for such graduate programs nationwide.
Fill ‘Er Up » Work on HSU's groundbreaking hydrogen fueling station continues to progress and the facility should begin operating in the spring, when a donated Toyota Prius retrofitted to run on clean-burning hydrogen is expected to arrive.
Week of: Nov 04, 2007
Students Pursue Graduate Ed » “As a sophomore, my friends told me it was too soon to start thinking about graduate school….boy were they wrong! Everyone here is telling me I am on the right track!”
Jazz Legend Wows Humboldt State » He’s won ten Grammys, an Oscar and scores of international awards; he was the first jazz musician to field a platinum jazz album and last Friday night, legendary keyboardist, Herbie Hancock, played to a packed crowd at Humboldt State’s Van Duzer theater.
HSU Welcomes Renowned Geneticist » When he graduated from Humboldt State in 1970, Peter Underhill never imagined that students around the world would one day study his life’s work. Thirty-seven years later, however, Underhill’s research on the Y chromosome has shed new light on the history of human evolution.
International Education Week Celebrates Sixth Year » Humboldt State kicks off International Education Week this Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Yan Huang, Visiting Professor, Dept. of World Languages and Cultures presenting “Chinese Characters and Their Stories” at 9:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Forum.
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.

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