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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.
Week of: Aug 20, 2006
Possible Pepper Spray Discharge Sickens Student » The third floor of Sunset Hall was temporarily evacuated Sunday night, around 11 p.m., displacing about 80 students for nearly two hours, after a resident suffered nausea and vomiting upon encountering a pungent odor on the third floor hallway. Police and fire officials say student play with pepper spray was likely to blame.
Week of: Aug 13, 2006
HSU Launches New Web Design » After six months of preparation, design, and input from the campus community, Humboldt State University launched a brand-new top-level Web site design -- live as of August 15.
HSU Administrators Visit PE Building Site » Marking the start of construction on its new physical education building, Humboldt State University and President Rollin Richmond hosted a pile-signing ceremony, August 16, at the site of the new building.
Campus Memorial Planned for Rofes » Dr. Eric Rofes, Associate Professor of Education at Humboldt State University, will be remembered at a community memorial service Friday, August 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Courtyard on the HSU campus.
Humboldt State University Media Policy » HSU's News & Information Office is here to help you with any media inquiries you may receive or publicity you wish to create. Our office is staffed with knowledgeable media professionals who will work one-on-one with you to craft the right message for your event, book publication, press release and more.
Week of: Aug 06, 2006
HSU Hosts 15 Ecuadorian Faculty » Humboldt State University is hosting a faculty development program in English for professors from Ecuador, beginning August 21.
Week of: Jul 30, 2006
Campus Hosts English Workshop » Since July 24 HSU has been host to 26 international students and teachers, here to complete a four-week program on teaching and learning English through drama and theatre.
Students Springboard into Job Hunt » The HSU Career Center recently launched a new online system -- Springboard -- aimed at assisting job-searching HSU students.
Children’s Center Continues USDA Support » The HSU Children's Center has announced another year of continued support for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, based on this year's new eligibility scale.
Week of: Jul 23, 2006
HSU Offers Learning for Over-50 Set » Sign-up for Humboldt State University's popular Extended Education program for adults over 50 is scheduled Sunday, August 20, 2006, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Wharfinger Building, Eureka Public Marina.
Week of: Jul 09, 2006
Local Economy Soars on Manufacturing » The Humboldt County economy shot up 3.3 percent in May, propelled by an 18 percent surge in lumber-based manufacturing and a 13.2 percent jump in retail sales, according to the composite Index of Economic Activity assembled monthly by Humboldt State University.
HSU Selects New Chief of Police » Humboldt State University recently completed a national search for a new Chief of University Police. Two-year-interim Chief Tom Dewey has now been officially appointed as head of the department.
Week of: Jul 02, 2006
Expected Student Fee Hikes Waived » The new state budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year, signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 30, eliminates student fee increases that were scheduled to begin this fall.
LK Wood Blvd On Track for Completion » The LK Wood waterline project is still on track for completion on August 15, according to project management at Oscar Larson & Associates.
Campus Welcomes New HR Director » Humboldt State University has named a new director of human resources, Mary C. Fischer
Week of: Jun 25, 2006
HSU Welcomes New Advancement VP » Dr. Robert Gunsalus, Humboldt State's newly appointed vice president for university advancement, arrived on campus last week, eager to assume his new duties.
HSU Grads Win Aid Toward Doctorate » Four Humboldt State University graduates have won financial aid in the form of loans from the Chancellor's Office, enabling them to pursue doctorates in a variety of disciplines and compete for teaching positions in the 23-campus network of the California State University system.
Week of: Jun 18, 2006
HSU Tops in Efficiency Initiatives » Humboldt State University has won two awards from the Office of the Chancellor, California State University -- one for best practices in paper recycling, the other for energy conservation.
Burges Assumes Vice Provost Slot » Dr. Jená Burges, currently assistant vice president for academic affairs at Longwood University, in Farmville, Virginia, joins Humboldt State University as vice provost for academic programs and undergraduate studies, effective July 1.
Trinidad Head Home to Observatory » In cooperation with Humboldt State University, Trinidad Head is now home of the fifth global baseline atmospheric observatory, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL).

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