Campus News Archive

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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).
Week of: May 28, 2006
Peace Corps Fellows Come to HSU » The Peace Corps' Fellows/USA program has announced a new partnership with Humboldt State University's education department, bringing returned Peace Corps volunteers to campus to help young people prepare for college.
HSU Appoints Assoc. VP of Enrollment » Humboldt State University has announced the appointment of a new associate vice president of enrollment. Mr. Michael Reilly, currently the associate vice president for enrollment management at Central Washington University, will be welcomed to campus on August 1, 2006.
Week of: May 21, 2006
UPD Joins Statewide Seatbelt Watch » Joining more than 350 law enforcement agencies across California, the Humboldt State University Police Department (UPD) is intensifying seatbelt enforcement within campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods from now through Sunday, June 4.
Week of: May 14, 2006
Moving HSU Residents Give to Charity » The Humboldt State University Campus Recycling Program and Housing Department partnered with the Eureka Rescue Mission and the North Coast Co-op to collect reusable items from residence hall students as they moved out last week, bringing in nearly six tons of reusable material.
Week of: Apr 30, 2006
HSU, CR Announce Book of the Year » Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have announced their Book of the Year partnership with the inaugural selection, "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines, kicking-off what is planned to be an annual collaboration between the students, staff, and faculty of the two institutions.
Week of: Apr 23, 2006
Scientific Bird Cam Put on Castle Rock » The mission was called "Burrow Nesting Nocturnal Seabird." After careful, cooperative planning by the US Coast Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, and Humboldt State University, this mission -- installing a breakthrough video-camera system for public and scientific viewing of the state's second largest colony of breeding seabirds, found on Castle Rock near Crescent City, California -- was accomplished on February 23.
Week of: Apr 09, 2006
Increased Housing Fees Approved » President Richmond recently announced the approval of a 5 percent increase in fees for students in HSU's residence halls in the coming year. In future years, fees in the residence halls will be linked to the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) in a manner to be determined by consultation with the Associated Students and the Residence Hall Association.
UPD Progresses In Rape Investigation » Citing the assistance of a dozen local agencies and the support of the Humboldt State-Arcata community, University Police Department (UPD) Interim Chief of Police Tom Dewey reported today that progress is continuing to be made in the investigation of a rape by a stranger which reportedly happened near the HSU library Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in the evening.
Week of: Apr 02, 2006
Career Center Displays Success » The staff of the Career Center has the unique opportunity to facilitate the dreams, hopes and successes of students across all interests, majors, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Acting as a springboard to the future, the staff coaches students in finding internships and jobs.
Richmond Addresses Campus Safety » Dear HSU Student: I want to tell you how sorry and concerned I am that a student member of our community was a victim of a rape this week. Each of you is important to the University, and it hurts us all when one of you is harmed. I support our students, faculty, and staff who organized a rally on the quad on Thursday and demonstrated solidarity with the survivor and condemned the use of violence in our community, especially sexual violence. Let me assure you that the University is reconsidering how it tries to protect all students on our campus and that our police, the Arcata police and the Department of Justice are working diligently to try to find the person who committed this crime.
Week of: Mar 26, 2006
HSU President Honors Benito Juarez » Acknowledging Humboldt State's longstanding institutional relationship with Mexico's Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, HSU President Rollin Richmond addressed a letter last week to the university's president. The letter, found below, recognizes the March 21 bicentennial celebration of the birth of Don Benito Juárez, the school's namesake.
Week of: Mar 19, 2006
Social Artistry Scholar to Visit HSU » Dr. Jean Houston, a scholar and researcher of human capacities hosts a lecture and interactive social artistry workshop at HSU.
Week of: Feb 26, 2006
Aerial Photos at HSU Library » The Shuster Aerial Photograph Collection, an exhibit of selected images of the North Coast's burgeoning post-war lumber industry and economic growth, is on display at the Humboldt State University Library through March 13 in the lobby area. It can be seen during the Library's open hours.
Week of: Jan 22, 2006
Biz Pioneer Proclaims ‘Revolution’ » Michael Crooke, first CEO of Revolution Living and former head of the famed Patagonia outdoor equipment company, will address "The Revolution of Business in the 21st Century" when he delivers the 2006 Business Ethics lecture at Humboldt State University on Monday, February 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

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