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Week of: Sep 11, 2011
No Easy Answers in Provocative Drama »

Are appearances deceiving, or are they everything? Can the look of love overcome the love of looks? What’s more important: how you feel, or how you fit in?

Students Boost Donations to Blood Bank »

HSU students have increased their blood donations significantly this semester from previous semesters.

Fieldwork Scholarship Sends Anthropology Major on Belize Adventure »

HSU Anthropology and Sociology major, Leslie Perkins, was awarded the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to only seven students in the United States and Canada and includes $1,000 to pay for their first fieldwork experience.

CSU Bargaining Updates with CFA »

The California State University (CSU) system is currently in talks with the California Faculty Association regarding their collective bargaining agreement.

Volunteer Opportunities Available Through YES »

“There’s so much that needs to be different in this world,” said Lorena Boswell, Youth Educational Services (YES) coordinator. “It wouldn’t happen without volunteers. Volunteers are essential.”

Symposium Centers on Traditional Knowledge of Land Management, Conservation »

Humboldt State will host a free, two-day symposium on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) for faculty, students, staff and the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23.

Soderberg Sworn in as Interim Police Chief »

Lt. Lynne Soderberg was sworn in as interim-chief of police for the University Police Department in a ceremony on Thursday.

HSU Holds Grand Opening of Housing Complex Sept. 22 »

Humboldt State University will conduct the Grand Opening of its new College Creek Apartment complex on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the facility’s Great Hall, One Harpst Street, Arcata.

New Scanning Electron Microscope First for Humboldt, North Coast »

The College of Natural Resources and Sciences has received a half a million dollar grant to purchase an environmental scanning electron microscope, a cutting-edge tool that will boost faculty-led research in the earth, physical and biological sciences.

HSU Students Put Einstein Theory to Toughest Test Yet »

A two-year, $117,000 National Science Foundation grant will enable Humboldt State University physics students to conduct the most rigorous test worldwide of Einstein’s famous theory of relativity in the campus’s Gravitational Research Laboratory.

General Faculty Election Results »

The following was provided by the HSU Academic Senate

Listed below are the results of the General Faculty election held online September 12-15, 2011. There were 404 eligible voters, with 180 faculty casting votes (45%).

Week of: Sep 04, 2011
Fall Book Circles for Faculty, Staff »

All Humboldt State faculty and staff members are invited to join this semester’s book circles.

AS Presents the 37th Annual SF Comedy Competition »

AS Presents the 37th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition: Semi-Final Round On Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Bruce Hornsby »

CenterArts presents Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

HSU Music Faculty in Welcome Concert September 10 »

With selections from Mozart to Sondheim and Ellington, members of the HSU Music Department faculty will perform a musical welcome to the new school year on Saturday, September 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Pep Rally Festivities Get HSU Fired Up for Football »

“Fight! Fight! Fight for Humboldt State!” HSU Jacks and students shouted during the Associated Students Pep Rally, Wednesday night.

HSU Hosts Social Work Information Forums this Fall »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work will present four information sessions this fall about its master’s in social work program.

New Commercial Highlights Humboldt State »

Humboldt State debuted a new commercial on Sept. 8 during the nationally televised football game against Central Washington University.

Late Game Field Goal Lifts Jacks to Thrilling Win in Televised Match »

Victory came down to the wire for the HSU Jacks on Thursday, as the team took on the Central Washington Wildcats. The game was nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

New Online Program Preps Students for Higher Ed Teaching »

The Office of Extended Education has launched an online certificate in faculty preparation for graduate students, faculty members and working professionals interested in teaching in higher education.

Faculty, Community Kick Off Redwood Jazz Alliance Season with Donny McCaslin Group »

Humboldt State faculty and community members of the Redwood Jazz Alliance proudly announce their 2011-2012 season, which begins on Thursday, September 15 with the Donny McCaslin Group in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.

Psychology Professor Tasha Howe Debunks “Traditional Family” in New Textbook »

Psychology Professor Tasha Howe has published a new textbook examining the biological, personal and social influences on modern families.

Week of: Aug 28, 2011
CenterArts Presents Buddy Guy »

CenterArts presents Buddy Guy and special guests Moreland & Arbuckle on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Buddy Guy is a true blues legend with a list of accomplishments as profound as his signature guitar sound.

AS Presents The Voodoo Glow Skulls and Special Guests »

AS Presents The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Killbot Factory & Pressure Beat Soundsystem on Sunday, September 23, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents the Slackers, Special Guests »

AS Presents The Slackers, Georgetown Orbits & Pressure Beat Soundsystem On Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents Katchafire, Elan Atias »

AS Presents Katchafire & Elan Atias and White Elephant on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Mason Jennings »

CenterArts presents the return of Mason Jennings on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

Personal Portraits, Stories Tell the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors »

Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through photographic portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors. Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Multiply by Six Million from September 2 to October 8, 2011 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

HSU Natural History Museum Hosts Arts! Arcata Event »

The HSU Natural History Museum invites community members to visit for an evening of art, music, and natural history exploration for Arts! Arcata on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will celebrate the work of two local artists inspired by nature, the acoustic music of For Folk’s Sake, and the museum’s new hands-on Redwood Ecology exhibit.

Campus Takes Lead in Statewide Tsunami-Probability Research »

Imagine a towering ocean wave 60 feet high, racing with a tsunami’s obliterative force against the mouth of Redwood Creek in northern California.

Prints by Native American Artists on Exhibit at Native American Arts Gallery »

Seeing Crow’s Shadow, an exhibit of prints from Crow’s Shadow Press opens at Humboldt State’s Native American Arts Gallery with a public reception on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30–6:30 pm.

Psychology Student Wins $15,000 in Competitive Scholarships »

Jessica Clayburn (’12, Psychology) was recently awarded two competitive scholarships totaling $15,000. A member of the Yurok tribe, Clayburn is in her senior year at HSU.

Health Center Goes Paperless with Records Upgrade »

The Humboldt State University Student Health Center has launched an electronic medical record system (EMR) designed to eliminate paper health records and streamline student health care.

Reintroducing the Jack Attack, Screaming HSU Fans Wanted »

Are you the fan that pokes your HSU foam finger in the back of people’s head as you jump up and down screaming during HSU games? Have no fear, Jack Attack is here and was made for you.

Newly Extinct Species on Campus: Bottled Water »

As students, faculty and staff arrive at Humboldt State for a new semester, they may notice a few things—actually, thousands of things—are missing from campus: bottled water.

HSU Partners with Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus »

Humboldt State University is set to launch a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car-sharing program on campus, beginning the week of Sept. 12.

Big Match-up for Football Live on National TV »

The Humboldt State University football squad is gearing up for one of its toughest contests of the year against Central Washington University, Thursday, Sept. 8 in Redwood Bowl. The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be nationally televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Record Turnout Expected for 18th Annual Day of Caring »

As many as 500 student volunteers are expected to take part in Humboldt State University’s 18th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 17, in partnership with United Way of the Wine Country-Humboldt/Del Norte Region.

Week of: Aug 21, 2011
Campus Food Waste Set to Become Renewable Energy »

One-third of the waste created at Humboldt State is from food. And soon, that waste will be producing renewable energy for the community.

Children’s Center Announces Federal Food Program Eligibility »

The Children’s Center at Humboldt State University has issued this year’s new income eligibility scale for the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is available without charge to all enrolled children at the center’s campus location in House 94, 14th and A Streets, Arcata.

Wayward Whale Offers Students Unique Access Before Her Death »

A gray whale that offered students a rare educational opportunity when it wandered into the Klamath River for nearly eight weeks this summer died this month after beaching itself on a sandbar.

HSU Marks Kickoff of Online Social Work Program »

Humboldt State University’s College of Professional Studies and Department of Social Work will host a ribbon-cutting event for the department’s online Distributed Learning Social Work Programs on Friday, Sept. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the breezeway and lobby of the Behavioral and Social Services building.

Student Journalist Reports from Japan Tsunami Aftermath »

Ashley Ward (’11, Journalism) came to HSU to become an international reporter. But she could not have predicted that her first story as an independent international journalist would come before her own graduation.

Students Lend a Hand Through Summer Service »

In mid May, after finals, classes end and summer begins. But for many HSU students, the hard work and important lessons continue.

‘Welcome Home to Humboldt’ Rolls On With Another Week of Student Events »

HSU is starting off the semester with an extracurricular bang. The campus is hosting a two-week long event, ‘Welcome Home to Humboldt’, which features live performances, outdoor movie night, athletic events, part time job fair and plenty of opportunities for students to score free food.

Study Demonstrates Strong Eco-Literacy at HSU »

When it comes to environmental literacy, Humboldt State students are ahead of the curve according to a spring 2011 study conducted by HSU students.

Top Officials Preside Sept. 2 at HSU Schatz Center Dedication »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond, Representative Mike Thompson, and Schatz Director Peter Lehman will preside at the building dedication and open house of Humboldt State University’s new Schatz Energy Research Center on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. The new structure sits just west of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building and the dedication is open to the general public as well as the campus community.

Week of: Aug 14, 2011
Faculty, Students Sift Clues to Local Business Success »

The first in a series of planned annual business surveys conducted by Humboldt State University and funded by the Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board suggests that membership in a business networking group contributes to local success.

Geography Dept. Installs Campus Weather Station »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Geography has installed a full-scale weather station atop Van Matre Hall to spur engaged learning in physical geography.

HSU Names New Deans at Sponsored Programs, Library »

With the start of the ’11-‘12 academic year, Humboldt State University is welcoming two new deans, Rhea L. Williamson, dean for research and Sponsored Programs, and Teresa Grenot, dean of the HSU Library.

HSU Launches New Campus Events Calendar »

A new campus events calendar, dubbed “Humboldt State Events“, which debuts in time for the start of the fall semester, is designed to make it easier for the campus community to keep track of what’s happening at HSU.

Talent Search Wins $1.9 Million Grant »

The Department of Education has awarded Humboldt State University’s Talent Search program a $1.9 million grant to continue its programs that help disadvantaged youths attend college.

Robotics Camp Inspires Careers in Math, Technology »

The hallway had turned into a makeshift battleground with the robots – Greasy the Grabber and The Ant – dueling each other before a crowd of captivated students.

Campus Forms Groundbreaking Bias Response Team »

Humboldt State University is the first campus in the 23-campus California State University system to form a permanent Bias Response Team, effective with the start of the fall semester Aug 22.

Week of: Aug 07, 2011
Annual Fair Exhibit Offers Vital Quake/Tsunami Advice »

For the 12th consecutive year, Humboldt State University will host the Earthquake Tsunami Room at the Humboldt County Fair, providing free literature and exhibits about how to prepare for the Redwood Coast’s serious earthquake and tsunami threats.

Alumni Help Anchor Waste Management Forum »

Five Humboldt State University alumni will join other experts in the waste management field and luncheon presenters Assemblyman Wes Chesbro and Maggie Gainer of Gainer & Associates at a Zero Waste Innovation Forum at noon on Friday, Aug. 19, at Arcata’s D Street Neighborhood Center at 13th & D Streets.

Faculty Spotlighted in National Education Journal »

Faculty members Nikola Hobbel and Rosemary Sherriff appear in an article about mentoring new colleagues in the July 29 Chronicle of Higher Education’s fourth annual special issue on the academic workplace.

Art Educators Featured at First Street »

A faculty and staff exhibition showcasing the talent of the artists who teach and work in Humboldt State University’s Art Department will be featured at Humboldt State University First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, California.

Campus Hosts OLLI Open House Aug. 20 at Aquatic Center »

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Humboldt State University will host an Open House at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 to 3 p.m.

Humboldt State Team Scores World Energy First in Bhutan »

A Humboldt State University team in Bhutan has completed the first installation of Smart Grid devices called GridShares with the specific purpose of enabling rural electricity users to stabilize their own electricity grids and curb damaging brownouts.

Week of: Jul 31, 2011
The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office

Despite severe budget cuts, a number of California State University campuses will open to applicants for the spring 2012 term primarily to serve eligible, upper-division transfer students.

Wayward Whales Offer Up-Close Access »

Students in Humboldt State’s Marine Mammal Education and Research Program had the rare opportunity to study animals in the wild this summer when two gray whales drifted into the Klamath River.

Week of: Jul 24, 2011
Online Social Work Degrees Gain Final Accreditation »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has received final approval of its online degree programs from the Accrediting Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and from the Council on Social Work Education.

Arcata Firemen Train on Vacant HSU Dwelling »

An aging abandoned house on Humboldt State University property at the corner of 578 Granite Avenue and L.K. Wood Boulevard, Arcata, will be burned by the Arcata Fire Department in a series of training exercises on Saturday, July 30, starting at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Firemen Complete Burn Training on Campus »

Firemen from three districts completed a training burn on July 30 of an abandoned house on Humboldt State University property at the corner of L.K. Wood Blvd. and Granite Ave.

Week of: Jul 17, 2011
University Hosts Iroquois Lacrosse Camp for Local Youth »

The Humboldt State University Lacrosse Club, HSU’s Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) and the NorCal Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse are hosting an Iroquois National Lacrosse clinic July 19-20 for 70 local youngsters, ages 9-18.

Brown Names Humboldt State Professor to CSU Board of Trustees »

Veteran Humboldt State University Professor Bernadette Cheyne, a member of the California State University Academic Senate since 2004, has been appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the CSU Board of Trustees.

Week of: Jul 10, 2011
HSU Awards Posthumous Science Degree to Chinese Student »

Humboldt State University officials in Commencement regalia presented a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree to the parents of Chinese undergraduate Jian Kang at a memorial graduation ceremony July 8.

Following $650 Million Budget Cut, CSU Trustees Approve 
Additional Tuition Increase for Fall »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

(July 12, 2011) – Following Governor Brown’s signing of a final budget that cuts state funding for the California State University by $650 million for 2011-12, the CSU Board of Trustees took action today to increase tuition by an additional 12 percent – or $294 per semester for full-time undergraduates – effective in the fall.  Previously, university officials had indicated if the system was cut beyond the initial $500 million reduction adopted by the legislature in March, it would be necessary to return to the board in July for tuition action.  In addition, a 10 percent or $222 per semester tuition increase for fall had already been approved by trustees last November. 

Second Suspect Arrested for Housing Burglaries »

A19-year-old Humboldt State University freshman is in custody in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for multiple counts of allegedly burglarizing the university’s Housing offices during a four-week period in April and May.

Climbing Club Reaches New Heights »

The 2011-2012 academic year will be the first year that the Student Climbing Coalition at HSU will be recognized as an official sports club. But that hasn’t stopped coalition members from earning national recognition.

Week of: Jul 03, 2011
Grenot Takes Over as Library Dean July 18 »

Teresa Grenot, a California native who worked most recently at libraries in northern Greece, becomes the new Library Dean at Humboldt State University July 18.

Campus Hosts Outreach for Online Social Work Programs »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work kicks off outreach information sessions for its online bachelor of arts and master’s in social work programs on Tuesday, July 12, at noon at the Hoopa Tribal Education Center, room three, 310 Willow Street, Hoopa, and at 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Willow Creek Community Resource Center at 38883 California 299, Willow Creek.

Week of: Jun 26, 2011
California State University Issues Response to Proposed 2011-12 Budget »

The following statement was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office and can be attributed to Chancellor Charles B. Reed, California State University

“This budget is a great disappointment for the California State University. It is a shame that the legislature was unable to reach a compromise that would have kept taxes at current levels and prevented further massive cuts to the public’s universities.

County Coroner Confirms Student Death »

Officials at Humboldt State University were notified June 29 by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office that it had positively identified a body recovered earlier in the day from the Trinity River as that of Jian Kang, 21, an exchange student who was reported swept away June 19 while attending a birthday celebration at Tish Tang Creek Campground.

2011-12 State Budget Reduces Funding to CSU by at Least $650 Million »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

The 2011-12 budget will reduce state funding to the California State University by at least $650 million and proposes an additional mid-year cut of $100 million if state revenue forecasts are not met. A $650 million cut reduces General Fund support for the university to $2.1 billion and will represent a 23 percent year over year cut to the system. An additional cut of $100 million would reduce CSU funding to $2.0 billion and represent a 27 percent year-to-year reduction in state support.

CSU Faces Unprecedented Budget Cuts »

The California State University received a $650 million cut to its 2011-12 budget Thursday and could face an additional $100 million reduction if state revenue forecasts are not met.

Message from the President: State Budget Impact on CSU »

Dear Campus Community,

As you probably know, California lawmakers have approved a state budget and the governor signed it yesterday. There is not much positive to say about it except that it is on time.

Week of: Jun 19, 2011
Student Missing After River Accident »

Humboldt State University is working closely with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department concerning a missing international student who was reportedly swept away in the Trinity River across from Tish Tang Creek Campground, Hoopa, at about 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 19. The search continues today.

Recent Alumni Artists Stretch Their Limits in ‘Elastic’ »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, elastic: emerging alumni artists, on exhibit from July 2nd through August 7th, 2011.

Week of: Jun 12, 2011
Undergrad Trio Interns at Famed Woods Hole Research Center »

Three Humboldt State University science students are summer interns in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program at the seaside village of Woods Hole in Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA.

New Report Urges Expanded Telemedicine for Rural Elderly »

The Internet and telemedicine are part of the answer to the disproportionate health risks suffered by California’s rural elderly from distance, isolation and lack of clinical services, according to a joint report by Humboldt State University’s California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Joint Research Supports Tsunami Science and Mitigation »

Humboldt State University scientists have gathered unprecedented data about the impact of globe-girdling tsunamis on Humboldt Bay.

Week of: Jun 05, 2011
University Police Net Student Suspects in Campus Thefts, Hacking »

A 19-year-old HSU freshman is in custody and a second student suspect is being sought for multiple counts of burglarizing Humboldt State University’s Housing offices over a four-week period in April and May.

Strut and Spin with the North Coast Wind Ensemble »

Comprised of some of the best wind instrument players from North Coast communities, the North Coast Wind Ensemble directed by HSU professor Kenneth Ayoob emphasizes the music of popular dance in its Fulkerson Recital Hall concert on Saturday, June 11.

Week of: May 29, 2011
HSU Enters Talks for New Bookstore Management »

Humboldt State University’s University Center has entered final negotiations to transfer management of the campus bookstore to Chicago-based Follett Corp., a 135-year old family-owned corporation that operates more than 800 college bookstores nationwide and is a wholesale book distributor for students.

Week of: May 22, 2011
Ryan’s Return to HSU: Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Benefit Concert »

Fresh from playing Rhapsody in Blue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and being named the University of Southern California Thorton School of Music’s outstanding graduate of 2011, North Coast favorite son Ryan MacEvoy McCullough returns to HSU for a solo piano concert on Friday, May 27.

CSU Leaders Meet with Governor Brown To Advocate Against Additional Budget Cuts »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed and more than a dozen CSU presidents and their campus delegations met with Governor Brown today to talk about the impact of budget cuts on the CSU. Already facing a $500 million reduction in funding, the CSU could face double that amount for 2011-12 if the Governor’s proposed tax extensions are rejected.

Emeritus Fisheries Professor George Allen: 1923-2011 »

Dr. George H. Allen died on May 9, 2011 at the age of 87. He was born August 16, 1923, in Kusnacht, Switzerland where his father was a U.S. Consul. His mother was a watercolor artist and avid tennis player. When George was four years old, his father was transferred to Calgary, Canada where he resided until he attended the University of Wyoming. George completed his undergraduate degree after serving three years in the United States military. He is a World War II Veteran. He completed his Master’s and Doctorate studies at the University of Washington in 1956. During his last year at the “U Dub,” he met and married Beverly Robinson, “that beautiful red headed woman who lived next door,” and moved to Humboldt County to begin a 30+ year career at Humboldt State University (HSU) as a Fisheries professor.

CSU Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Leaders Advocate Against Further Budget Cuts

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed and more than a dozen CSU presidents and their delegations met with Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday to advocate against further cuts to the CSU’s budget.

Week of: May 15, 2011
Governor’s May Revision Ties $1 Billion CSU Cut to Tax Extensions »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Governor Brown’s May Revision of the state budget proposes an additional reduction of $500 million in state funding support for the California State University, bringing the total budget reduction to $1 billion, if his proposal for temporary tax extensions is rejected. That would represent a 36 percent year-over-year reduction in state funding for the largest public university system in the country with more than 412,000 students. The legislature had earlier approved an initial $500 million cut in state support to the CSU for the 2011-2012 fiscal year that starts July 1.

HSU Education Faculty Member Named Outstanding Teacher »

Shannon Morago, an instructor in Humboldt State University’s School of Education, is one of five teachers chosen to receive an Outstanding Teacher of America award from the Carlston Family Foundation. Recipients are selected based on nominations the foundation receives from former students. Morago’s nominator was a former chemistry and biology student Morago taught Six Rivers Charter High School in Arcata, Calif.

HSU, Green Diamond Join in Milestone Biomass Research »

Humboldt State University, Green Diamond Resource Company, Korbel, CA, and 10 other partners are teamed under a $5.3 million federal research and
development grant to evaluate forest biomass-timber slash and other harvesting waste-as an energy-efficient source of feedstock to produce biofuels and other bio-products.

Week of: May 08, 2011
Contingency Plan For $1 Billion Cut to CSU Outlined At Board of Trustees Meeting »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

California State University officials today laid out a budget contingency plan of action to address an “all cuts” budget that potentially could reduce state support for the CSU by $1 billion. Calling it a “scorched earth budget that would devastate the institution,” CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed told the board that such a drastic budget cut would have long-lasting consequences.

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Outlines Contingency Plan for Possible $1 Billion Cut

CSU officials this week laid out a budget contingency plan to address an “all cuts” budget that potentially could reduce state support for the CSU by $1 billion.

Cyclist Brings Home Medal from Collegiate National Championships »

Humboldt State University Cycling Club racer Traci Kroll earned a spot on the coveted winner’s podium at the Collegiate Cycling National Road Race Championships in Madison, Wisc. this weekend. Kroll finished fifth in the National Championship Criterium, on Sunday. Incredible, considering this was Kroll’s first time at National Championships.

Associated Students Announces Election Results »

Byan Kelly is the new Associated Student President following a run-off election held April 27 and 28. Kelly received 59 percent of the ballots cast, or a total of 327 votes. Kelly is a senior majoring in Political Science.

Campus Gains Funds to Boost Math Passing Rates »

Humboldt State University is among four schools sharing a $250,000 Gates Foundation grant awarded to CSU Northridge for a curriculum project aimed at bolstering mathematics success rates.

Cultural Resources Facility: Students Working to Preserve History »

Livia Arnold came to Humboldt State as a student with an interest in other cultures, but it wasn’t until she volunteered with the Cultural Resources Facility (CRF) that she discovered her passion for archeology.

Ariel Gruenthal (’08, Anthropology): Humboldt County’s First Female Deputy Coroner »

“It’s a puzzle,” says Ariel Gruenthal (’08, Anthropology). But the pieces she’s working with are decayed human remains and the picture she’s trying to build is a snapshot of the deceased’s life before they arrived in the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.

Week of: May 01, 2011
From Swing to Fusion With AM Jazz Band »

The AM Jazz Band of HSU runs the jazz standard gamut from the tune that launched the Swing Era to a jazz fusion classic, in concert at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Thursday, May 5.

Spring with Vivaldi and the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony’s spring concert features two of Vivaldi’s “ The Four Seasons,” Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute” and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony—“some of the most popular classical pieces for orchestra ever written,” said Humboldt Symphony conductor and HSU Music professor Paul Cummings.

Banding Together: HSU and Eureka High Symphonic Bands at Fulkerson Hall »

HSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Kenneth Ayoob, shares its spring concert with the Eureka High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Gwen Gastineau-Ayoob. After separate sets, the two ensembles combine for the 80-instrument finale, in Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, May 7.

It Might As Well Be Spring with HSU University Singers and Humboldt Chorale »

HSU University Singers and the Humboldt Chorale perform choral classics from settings for Latin Masses to famous opera and musical choruses in their shared spring concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday night, May 8.

HSU Celebrates 2,200 Grads at May 14 Commencement »

Humboldt State University will host its 2011 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, in Redwood Bowl.

Department Gains $50,000 for Native American Recruitment »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has received a $50,000 contract from the California Social Work Education Center to administer the American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Program for all of Northern California.

California State University Employee Update »

The Following was Provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Advocates for Budget, Warns of Consequences

The CSU is continuing its efforts to educate legislators on the consequences of the current approved $500 million cut to its 2011-12 budget and the ramifications of deeper cuts.

Student’s Work to Help the Hungry Earns National Civic Award »

Humboldt State University junior and Eureka native Jennifer Howell has received Campus Compact’s inaugural Newman Civic Fellows Award for engaged citizenship and service learning.

Alumnus Smith Named Dean of Natural Resources and Sciences »

Steven Smith, an HSU alumnus, has been named Dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS).

Week of: Apr 24, 2011
Jazz Orchestra’s Self-Generated Jazz »

HSU Jazz Orchestra takes original tunes and arrangements to their spring showcase on Friday, April 29 in a new venue: the Depot on the first floor of University Center.

Madrigals Go Modern, MRT Stays Jazzy »

In their annual spring concert the HSU Madrigal Singers mix the modern and the ancient, and the Mad River Transit Singers accent improvisations and variety with tunes from Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Van Heusen. Their voices share the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage on Sunday night, May 1.

Cycling Team Repeats Championship Performance »

The HSU Cycling Club won the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Div. II Road Racing Championships for yet another season. In addition, two of its riders won the individual overall championship.

Students Prepare to Kick-Off 44th Annual Humboldt International Film Festival »

The theme of “Revolution” will herald in the 44th annual Humboldt International Film Festival, taking place May 1-7. It is the world’s oldest student-run film festival, with independent and alternative short film submissions from the local community and around the world. All events are free to HSU students and $5 for non-students.

Campus Honors Outstanding Students of the Year »

David Janssen, Du Cheng and Ian O’Brien are this year’s Outstanding Students. All three were recognized for their admirable dedication to their studies, as well as to extra-curricular activities to benefit their peers.

Week of: Apr 17, 2011
Intimate Magic with Mozart and HSU Opera Workshop »

Both a hero’s journey and a love story, “The Magic Flute” is one of the most beloved operas of all time. Plus it features some of the best—and last—music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever wrote.

HSU Guitar Ensemble Debuts With Fund-Raiser »

“This is a special event for the guitar program at HSU,” said Music professor Nicholas Lambson. “We haven’t held a special concert like this in my five years here. All ticket sales go towards bringing guest guitar artists to Humboldt.”

HSU’s Model U.N. Team Wins Far West Awards »

Humboldt State University’s Model U.N. team won four meritorious delegation awards at the recent Far West Conference of the Model U.N. in San Francisco.

HSU Mobilizes Against Sexualized Violence »

A permanent Humboldt State University team of campus and community leaders has marshaled an array of resources to deal with sexualized violence, including a new information clearinghouse of survivor-centered responses.

HSU Named a Princeton Review “Green College” »

Humboldt State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review ( The well-known education services company selected HSU for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.” This is the second year that HSU has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability.

Schatz Center Makes Its First Foray into Middle East »

Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center, long-established internationally with links to Asia, Africa, Central America, Europe, Canada and Mexico, is making its first technology transfer to the Middle East.

Native American Arts Gallery Hosts Visual and Performing Artists »

Humboldt State University’s Native American Arts Gallery presents four free events to celebrate Native American visual and performing arts in conjunction with “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California,” an exhibit in the new HSU gallery through Friday, April 29, 2011.

A Film Fest with a Revolutionary Flavor »

The Revolution of Film making is here. The non-profit Humboldt Film Festival invites you to join the REVOLUTION on May 1st through the 7th at the John Van Duzer Theater on The Humboldt State University Campus. This years judges are Al Hayes, Kevin Kearney, and Jessica Mae Stover.

Week of: Apr 10, 2011
No Skin Off Their Drums: HSU Percussion Ensemble and World Percussion Group On Their Own »

The absence of the Calypso Band and the different venue aren’t cramping the style of the HSU Percussion Ensemble and the World Percussion Group for their spring concert in Fulkerson Hall on Saturday, April 16. Instead they have more time to shine.

HSU Student Honored for Eureka Chinatown Research »

Graduating senior Yang Yang, a Geography and International Studies major at Humboldt State University, has won the $250 “Outstanding Student Paper” award from the Ethnic Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

HSU to Honor Meritorious Faculty »

Saeed Mortazavi, School of Business, and Leslie VanderMolen, Department of Biological Sciences, will be recognized during the annual reception for the Humboldt State University Academic Senate on Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. at Baywood Golf and Country Club, Buttermilk Lane, Arcata.

Local Donor Gives $500,000 to HSU School of Business »

An anonymous local donor has committed $500,000 to support Humboldt State University’s School of Business.

Defying and Defining Gravity at the Annual HSU Spring Dance Concert »

The theme of the HSU spring dance concert for two weekends beginning April 14 is the essence of the dancers’ action: the struggle of muscles with the insistent tug of the planet, transformed into grace and expression.

Week of: Apr 03, 2011
Desperate People, Sudden Revelations at the 13th Annual HSU 10 Minute Play Festival »

One of the most perennially popular shows of the year at HSU is happening a little earlier than usual, due to scheduling demands for Gist Hall Theatre: the 13th Annual HSU 10 Minute Play Festival opens for two weekends on April 7.

Whirler of the Dance: Guitarist Nicholas Lambson at HSU »

Whether or not you can name the style, you know the music. Guitarist and HSU professor Nicholas Lambson performs a concert of contemporary music at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday, April 8, that mostly exemplifies the style called minimalism. “It’s probably the most accessible 20th century style,” Lambson said. With African and electronic music influences, “it’s familiar to audiences, partly because so much modern pop music is so similar.”

Embraceable Fang Zhang at HSU »

Pianist Fang Zhang brings an international reputation and a unique program that includes European classics, American popular music and a Chinese piano work to HSU’s Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, April 9. He also holds a free Master Class on April 8.

Annual Humboldt State Student Art Exhibit »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. A wide variety of student-created artwork, including drawings, paintings, photography, jewelry, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture will be on exhibit. A series of prizes and scholarships acknowledging the achievements and creativity of Humboldt State University’s art students will be presented at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m., followed immediately by an opening reception in the gallery until 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

SOLD OUT: HSU Hosts ‘Encounters in the Open Sea’ Apr. 19 »

In conjunction with Earth Week, Apr. 17-23, Humboldt State University will host “Encounters in the Open Sea: An evening with Rick Rosenthal,” at the John Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Apr. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.

Downed Power Line Cuts Electricity to Campus »

The Humboldt State University campus is currently experiencing a brief interruption to electrical power. The cause is believed to be associated with a downed power line in Arcata.

CSU Employee Update, April 6 »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Higher Ed Leaders Lay Out Consequences of Budget Cuts

The three leaders of the state’s public higher education system rallied against the proposed cuts to their universities Tuesday saying the reductions will have long-lasting effects on California’s economy.

Ayoob Named Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences »

Ken Ayoob has been named Dean of Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Ayoob served as interim Dean of the college since 2007. Prior to his interim appointment, Ayoob served as associate Dean to the college in 2005 and chaired the HSU Music Department from 2000 to 2007.

Week of: Mar 27, 2011
“Venetians and Dragons” with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

“Venetians and Dragons,” the Humboldt Bay Brass Band (HBBB) concert on April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, features music ranging from some of the oldest known works for brass to the premiere of an original composition combining elements of classical and jazz by HSU professor and HBBB director Dr. Gilbert Cline. And of course, dragons.

Founders, Van Matre Halls; Buildings Reopened; Classes Resumed Following Monday Bomb Threat »

Humboldt State University’s Founders and Van Matre Halls have reopened following a reported bomb threat in the area. Just before 10 a.m. on Monday University Police Department personnel discovered a note in the HSU Library about a potential bomb threat in the Founders Hall area of campus. University Police immediately evacuated the area and began a full investigation into the threat.

Student Research Informs City’s Position on Plastic Bags »

Spreadsheets, research groups and a large portion of the class grade were not the only outcomes of the second research project in Lonny Grafman’s ENGR 308 class.

Journalism Students on a Roll at HSU »

Humboldt State University’s student-run publications, The Lumberjack and the Osprey, have been on a hot streak lately, picking up a handful of awards and an equipment grant for $900 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA).

Updated: U.S. Highway Reopened to Controlled Traffic »

The following was provided by Caltrans on Monday, April 4 at 11 a.m.


Eureka – Currently, Route 101 approximately 60 miles south of Eureka is open to one-way controlled traffic and motorists should expect 30-minute delays. Caltrans is pleased to announce that by Tuesday morning, April 5, the highway will open to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

School of Business’s Symposium Looks to Boost Socially-Minded Entrepreneurs »

Humboldt State University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, part of the School of Business, is hosting a first-of-its-kind symposium titled “Changing the World One Entrepreneur at a Time.” The event takes place in the Great Hall, part of the new College Creek Apartments, located above the College Creek Marketplace, on Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but an RSVP is requested.

Week of: Mar 20, 2011
Get Tsunami Ready With Online Resources »

When the Sendai earthquake shook Japan on Mar. 11, people across the globe felt the repercussions of the magnitude 8.9 quake and the ensuing tsunami. And as many residents of the North Coast evacuated their homes during the tsunami warning, the importance of disaster preparedness within the community became clearer.

Acclaimed Pianist Pamela Mia Paul Performs at HSU »

As a pianist, she has been hailed as “a star among stars” and performed in major concert halls on four continents, including appearances with the world’s great orchestras. As a teacher, she has presented master classes in Europe, People’s Republic of China and throughout the United States. On March 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, Pamela Mia Paul will perform a solo concert that includes works by Brahms and Debussy, and an American premiere. She will also teach a master class at HSU on March 25.

Saudi Students Take Up Intensive English at HSU »

A group of students from Saudi Arabia has arrived at Humboldt State University, the first in a series of about 40 Saudis that are enrolling in HSU’s intensive English program in the next 12-15 months.

Poverty Expert Weighs Corporate Social Duty in HSU Lecture »

Global growth and poverty expert Aneel Karnani of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan will assess corporate responsibility for larger social goals when he delivers the annual Chung-Watson Lecture at Humboldt State University on Thursday, Apr. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

Student Print Makers Exhibit at First Street »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The HSU Printmakers Exhibition. Produced by the students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State University and curated by HSU Art Professor Sarah Whorf, the exhibition will run from March 31st through May 15th.

Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors by Jim McVicker and Steve Porter »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to announce Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors by Jim McVicker and Steve Porter. Produced and curated by the students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State University, the exhibition will run from March 31st through May 15th.

Campus Prepares to Welcome Students at Spring Preview »

“I had never seen so many trees in my life!” exclaims Humboldt State University undergrad Thomas Morgese.

He’s recalling Humboldt State University’s 2010 Spring Preview, scheduled this year April 8-9.

CSU Addresses $500M Funding Cut »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

The CSU’s Board of Trustees Tuesday discussed several strategies aimed at mitigating the governor’s proposed $500 million cut to the university’s 2011-12 budget. The CSU will actually need to address a $550 million total gap in funding once $50 million in mandatory costs, including increased energy costs and employee health premiums, have been factored in.

Spring 2011 Humboldt magazine Preview »

The Humboldt State Calypso Band is gearing up for its 25th anniversary and there’s a lot to be excited about.

“The Help” Named HSU/CR Book of the Year »

Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett as their Book of the Year for 2011/12.

The Help” is Kathryn Stockett’s first novel. Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., the author draws on her experiences growing up as a young woman in a society where sex, race and class all determined, to a large extent, who you were and what you might aspire to become.

Week of: Mar 13, 2011
HSU Hosts Lamberson Ecology Lecture »

Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, will deliver the second annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture at Humboldt State University on Tuesday, April 5 in room 162, the Native American Forum in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

HSU President Deplores Horizon Air Flight Shutdown »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has lodged a strong protest with the head of Horizon Air against the carrier’s decision to eliminate service to ACV Arcata/Eureka Airport, especially with the Commencement travel season scarcely 60 days ahead.

New Partnerships Have Schatz Lab Exploring New Biomass Energy »

As the Schatz Energy Research Center settles into its new building, researchers have welcomed a new piece of equipment as well. The machine–a torrefier–is on loan from Renewable Fuel Technologies (RFT), a San Mateo, Calif., start-up business, and is used to transform biomass into renewable energy. RFT and the center are expected to have the machine up and running in late March.

HSU Hosts Lecture on Unsung Woman Mathematician »

Award-winning mathematician and author David Pengelley of New Mexico State University will explore the neglected mathematical research of the 18th century Frenchwoman Sophie Germain when he delivers the 57th annual Harry S. Kieval Lecture in Mathematics at Humboldt State University on Monday, Mar. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Science B, Room 135.

Week of: Mar 06, 2011
Music of Sorrow, Fear, Transcendence, Transformation with PianoVoce »

“What better way to explore the nature of death than through its expression in music?” asks North Coast pianist Nancy Correll. Her answer is this carefully selected program presented by the North Coast ensemble known as PianoVoce on March 12 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

No Damage to Campus Properties from Tsunami »

Preliminary checks of Humboldt State University’s Aquatic Center, research vessel Coral Sea, and the Telonicher Marine Laboratory revealed no sign of property damage related to the tsunami waves which rolled into Humboldt Bay and Trinidad Bay on Friday. Humboldt State’s First Street Gallery and the Aquatic Center were both closed as a precaution due to the tsunami warning. The vessel Coral Sea was moved to a sheltered location before the first waves arrived, and suffered no damage from the surging waters.

Week of: Feb 27, 2011
A Pretty Night with the Humboldt Symphony »

Two soloists highlight Humboldt Symphony’s early spring concert on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6 at 8 PM in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Joint Legislative Committee Confirms Cuts to CSU Budget »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

The Budget Conference Committee Friday acted to confirm Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed cuts to higher education, which include a $500 million reduction to the CSU’s 2011-12 budget.

HSU Hosts California Forward Forum »

Budget expert Fred Silva, senior fiscal policy advisor to the California Forward reform project, will outline ideas for restructuring state and local government on Thursday, Mar. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, One Marina Way, Eureka.

Professor Uncovers Prehistoric Evidence of Coastal Peoples »

Primitive stone tools found on California coastal islands are evidence of seafaring and island colonization 12,000 years ago by Paleoindian peoples, according to a new report in Science magazine co-authored by Humboldt State University Professor of Anthropology Todd Braje.

HSU Students, Alumn Honored During Kennedy Center Theater Festival »

Among the award-winners announced at the conclusion of the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Humboldt State University were two current HSU students and one HSU alum.

Applications Available for April Student Elections »

HSU Associated Students is encouraging as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in the elections slated for April 19-21.

Week of: Feb 20, 2011
Commemorations and Flexibility with the HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra »

HSU’s largest jazz ensemble performs more like the smallest, in a concert the Jazz Orchestra shares with the Symphonic Band on Saturday February 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

The String Poetic: Two Premieres With Cindy Moyer and John Chernoff »

A rollicking Beethoven, a lyrical Brahms, modern madrigals and a fresh new work by the latest Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner in classical music—all on a Humboldt Sunday afternoon (February 27) with violinist and HSU professor Cindy Moyer, and HSU piano accompanist John Chernoff. Plus a brand new grand piano.

HSU, Local Agencies Present ‘Smart Gov.’ Forum »

Humboldt State University, Redwood Coast Rural Action and the Humboldt Area Foundation will host a California Forward presentation on restructuring state and local governments on Thursday, Mar. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka.

Three Local Artists Take On Reality at Reese Bullen Gallery »

The norm of reality can at times seem monotonous; three artists reinvent that reality through their art in Grasping the Obvious: Three Artists Examine the Commonplace, on exhibit at the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University from February 17 to March 12, 2011.

Campus Hosts Regional Service Learning Forum »

Humboldt State University and Eureka City Schools will host this year’s Northern California Regional Service Learning Conference on Friday, Mar. 4 on the HSU campus. Registration will open at 8:20 a.m. in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall. There is no registration fee.

Week of: Feb 13, 2011
Financial Aid Deadline Approaching for CSU Students »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Students wishing to apply for financial aid for California State University campuses for the 2011-12 academic year have less than three weeks remaining to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA is Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Students are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline as financial aid may be limited for submissions after March 2.

Deadline for AS Scholarship Approaches »

Friday, Feb. 25 is the deadline for Associated Students to accept nominations and applications for its 2011-2012 Campus/Community Scholarships.

Dengler Cites Key Lessons in Disaster Survival Book »

Humboldt State University’s internationally-recognized seismic/tsunami mitigation expert, Geology Professor Lori Dengler, appears in the acclaimed new book about disaster readiness, The Unthinkable.

Students Boost Area Marine Research »

Humboldt State University undergraduates are busy investigating local water quality, marine sedimentation and ocean nutrients under a CSU pilot project that harnesses federal work/study funds. Student research is under way at multiple locations, including Humboldt Bay, the Eel River and off Trinidad Head.

Top Chicana Activist, Educator Presents Lecture, “A Small Nation of Remember” »

Chicana feminism advocate Cherríe Moraga, the internationally acclaimed scholar, poet, editor and playwright, will give a lecture hosted by the College of Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Mar. 3, at 4:30 in the Kate Buchanan Room. She will also participate in Humboldt State University’s 17th annual Social Justice Summit.

Week of: Feb 06, 2011
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Comes to Humboldt »

From February 14 through 18, over 1,000 students and faculty drawn from 121 college and university campuses in nine states will converge on Humboldt State University for the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

CSU Employee Update – Feb. 9, 2011 »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed told lawmakers this week that he agreed with Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to immediately address the state’s fiscal crisis, but stressed that continued reductions in higher education funding will stall the state’s economic recovery and ultimately place its future at risk.

A Message from the President: Decision to Discontinue Nursing Program »

Campus Community,

After careful consultation with the campus, local health care providers and the broader community, I have decided to discontinue Humboldt State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

HSU Pilots Online Tutoring Service »

Humboldt State University is piloting a new 24/7 online tutoring and career support service, free to all students and spanning a host of academic disciplines.

Pay-for-Print Policy Reduces Campus Use by Two Thirds »

After its first year, a new Pay-for-Print policy has reduced overall paper use in student computer labs by as much as 66 percent.

HSU Anthropology Majors Stirred by Belize Discoveries »

Humboldt State Anthropology majors Safiya Bal and Shannon Willer are eager to make more Maya archaeological discoveries as they saddle up for their second visit to the Central American nation of Belize, May 19-June 16.

Week of: Jan 30, 2011
Advancement Foundation Report Now Available »

A report outlining the recently completed audit of the Humboldt State University Advancement Foundation is now available for download (PDF) at this link »

HSU Assisting Students Displaced by Fire Near Campus »

Ten Humboldt State University students were displaced from their apartments in downtown Arcata after a fire broke out at about 2:25 a.m., Wednesday at the Tea Garden Apartments. The apartments are located about six blocks from campus at the corner of 11th and F streets.

World Renown Poet Buddy Wakefield Heads to Campus »

Three-time spoken word world champion Buddy Wakefield is back on the HSU campus on Wednesday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Admission will be on a sliding scale of free to $10 dollars for students and $8 to $15 for community members. Buddy will be bringing his unforgettable performance style to the audiences he has been cultivating for over 12 years in what Buddy is calling his last “full-on national solo tour” before getting off the road and “practicing a bit more stillness.”

Campus Rallies Behind Students Displaced by Apartment Fire »

Following a devastating fire that gutted two structures at the Tea Garden Apartment Complex, the Humboldt State University campus is rallying behind the displaced residents to provide them with temporary housing and other necessities.

Vertebrate Collection Gets Lawlor Dedication »

Tim Lawlor’s museum ethic was the same as his view on life: Strive for excellence, be thoughtful, critical, and deliberate; respect the material, respect the specimens and enjoy the ride.

Vertebrate Collection Gets Lawlor Dedication »

Tim Lawlor’s museum ethic was the same as his view on life: Strive for excellence, be thoughtful, critical, and deliberate; respect the material, respect the specimens and enjoy the ride.

Week of: Jan 23, 2011
Spring Book Circles for Faculty & Staff »

In order to extend and enrich campus conversations about student success, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – in collaboration with the Faculty Development Office and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion – is offering faculty and staff book circles.

Native American Arts Gallery Presents Contemporary Californian Art and Poetry »

Like the State of California itself, its Native Peoples are diverse with over 300 languages and distinct geographical centers shaping communities, traditions, ideologies, and ceremonies. “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California” is an exhibition in which California Native stories, songs, and dance take form in poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

Step Into the Back Room with Lush Newton and David White »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present Step Into the Back Room, with Lush Newton and David White, on exhibit from February 1st through March 6th 2011. This show will feature an installation utilizing recycled materials and found objects that will evolve over the course of the exhibition, blending the playful attitudes of these two well-known artists from California’s North Coast.

Hackett Weighs Latest in Environmental Economics »

Humboldt State University Economics Professor Steve Hackett has produced a new and completely revised edition of his wide-ranging textbook, “Environmental and Natural Resources Economics.”

HSU Partners in College Preparation Initiative »

Humboldt State University has developed an initial plan to prepare entering freshmen sooner for college math and English, fulfilling California State University’s Early Start initiative.

CSU Employee Update - Budget »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Proposed State Budget Presents Challenges for CSU

Gov. Brown’s state budget proposal allocates $2.29 billion to the CSU for 2011-2012, down from $2.77 billion for 2010-11—and the lowest budget for the CSU in 12 years, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget Robert Turnage reported this week to the CSU Board of Trustees. What is even more challenging is that the CSU is serving nearly 70,000 more students, he noted.

Week of: Jan 16, 2011
From Pineapple Poll to Golden Bear: North Coast Wind Ensemble Opens its Third Season »

At 8 PM on Sunday January 23 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, the North Coast Wind Ensemble returns for its third season with a concert featuring Pineapple Polly, a Golden Bear, sea songs, Elsa’ s Procession, a Children’s March and Noisy Wheels of Joy.

New Student Art for a New Semester »

HSU’s Student Access Gallery is excited to kick off another talent-filled exhibition schedule featuring student artists for the Spring 2011 semester.

Costa Rica Primatology Program Accepting Applications »

Undergraduates at Humboldt State have more experience than most when it comes to studying in the forest, but this summer 22 students will take that experience to a whole new level.

Social Work Grad Degree Goes Online »

Online courses offered this coming fall semester will pave the way for the future launch of HSU’s first fully online degree program: the Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work (BSW). In addition to creating greater access for undergraduate students, the online bachelor’s degree will tentatively be joined by an online Master of Arts in Social Work (MSW) in spring 2012.

HSU Lecturer Surveys Ecological Research »

Humboldt State University lecturer and alum (’88, ’92) Jeffrey Dunk will deliver a free public lecture on conservation and learning on Thursday, January 27, at 5 p.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. An informal reception in the theatre lobby will follow.

Week of: Jan 09, 2011
Karp Appointed Interim Director of HSU’s Sponsored Programs Foundation »

Steve Karp has been appointed Interim Director of Sponsored Programs Foundation at Humboldt State University.

CSU Employee Update - Budget »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Deep Cuts for the CSU

The California State University will receive a $500 million—or 18 percent—reduction in state support in the 2011-12 budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown today. Dealing with an estimated $26 billion budget deficit, Brown said, “The cuts will be painful, requiring sacrifice from every sector of the state.”

Going Baroque for Music Scholarships at HSU »

A brand new ensemble of 27 North Coast community musicians is going Baroque for HSU student scholarships, in a benefit concert on Saturday January 22 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, at the special early time of 7 pm.

CenterArts Presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin »

CenterArts presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $65 general, $65 Senior/Child and $35 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, at the Works in Eureka and at

CenterArts Regrets the Cancellation of the State Symphony of Russia Performance »

CenterArts regrets the cancellation of The State Symphony of Russia performance scheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

New Parking Permit Dispensers Coming to Campus »

Five new parking permit dispensers have been installed in several parking lots across Humboldt State University’s campus as of Tuesday, Jan. 18, the first day of the spring semester. In addition to increasing the number of dispensers from four to five on campus, the new units accept debit and credit cards and coins.

Student’s Research Gives Clues to Famed Pirate’s Identity »

There is an old pirate legend about a forgotten place on the Trinity River named Sailor’s Bar. The place has all but disappeared in the riverside undergrowth, but historical memory of the saga has been newly revived—and revised—by a Humboldt State University undergraduate.

Deadline Approaches for 2011 Economic Fuel Competition »

Friday, January 28 is the last day to register for the 2011 Economic Fuel Student Business Challenge.

Week of: Jan 02, 2011
HSU Names Vice President for Enrollment Management/Student Affairs »

Humboldt State University has named Dr. Peg Blake its new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Today marks her first official day on campus.

CSU Employee Update »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office

New Trustee Appointed to CSU Board

Hsing Kung has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. The appointment was made Dec. 30, 2010 by outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Week of: Dec 05, 2010
McKinleyville Pen Pals ‘Judge’ HSU Math Students »

Fifth-graders at Morris Elementary School in McKinleyville will make a field trip Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, to meet with their semester-long pen pals: aspiring elementary school teachers at Humboldt State University who will give hands-on math presentations to their young protégés.

An Ellington Jazz Christmas with the HSU Jazz Orchestra »

The HSU Jazz Orchestra presents a rare treat, the entire Duke Ellington version of the Nutcracker Suite, along with a composition by an Arcata High grad and a possible world premiere of a rediscovered piece by a jazz pioneer, on Saturday December 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

A Double Fantasy at Humboldt Symphony and Singers Christmas Concert »

Special guests join the annual combined concert of the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday and Sunday December 9 and 11 at Fulkerson Recital Hall, in a program that includes a double fantasy. But the emphasis as always is on music for the holiday season.

HSU-NOAA Team Fills Gap in Ocean Monitoring »

A collaborative effort of Humboldt State and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has begun to bridge a major historical gap in monitoring the northern section of the California Coastal System.

Week of: Nov 28, 2010
A Soulful Evening with Rumi at HSU »

He is described as America’s best-loved, most popular and best-selling poet. Born 800 years ago in Persia, the poet and mystic called Rumi is a contemporary global phenomenon. Now his work has inspired North Coast actors and musicians to create “An Evening with Rumi,” presented by the HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance for two weekends, beginning December 2.

A Christmas Festival with the HSU Symphonic Band »

At the climax of its December 3 concert, the HSU Symphonic Band reveals again the full if often hidden power of some classic Christmas songs with Leroy Anderson’s vibrant collage called “A Christmas Festival.”

A Birthday Party with HSU Calypso Band & Percussion Ensemble »

The Humboldt State Calypso Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a composition appropriately called “Birthday Party” by Len “Boogsie” Sharp. The Calypso Band was founded in the spring of 1986 by Dr. Eugene Novotney, who is still the groups’ leader and director. This is the first of a series of concerts all year celebrating this milestone.

‘Tis the Season for the Madrigal Singers and MRT Jazz »

Once again the HSU Madrigal Singers in Renaissance costume jump-start the Christmas spirit, and the smaller ensemble of MRT Singers swing tunes from the jazz era to U2 and Neil Young, in their combined concert on Sunday December 5 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Tops in Logging Competition »

Humboldt State University’s Logging Sports team captured first and second overall in the annual California Conclave competition in November, hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and held at the Cal Poly Swanton Pacific Ranch just north of Santa Cruz. A contingent of 24 HSU students participated and many of them placed first in individual events. They competed with teams from Cal Poly, UC Berkley, Modesto Junior College and Central Oregon Community College. HSU senior Jess Engle captured the Belle of the Woods award for the overall best female competitor.

Environmental Science students team up to host Free e-Waste Collection »

Whether it’s a busted space heater or an old cell phone, most people have electronic waste – or e-waste – taking up space in their homes. What most people may not know is that recycling e-waste properly can have a positive impact on social and environmental conditions throughout the world.

HSU to Test Upgraded Emergency Alert System Dec. 7 »

Humboldt State University will conduct a 15-minute test of its expanded emergency alert communications system on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10:45 a.m., including a new network that combines an audible alert, voice-warning and strobe lights. The additional network is designed to ensure that the maximum number of people on campus would be notified in the event of an actual emergency.

Report: Child Care Gap Leaves Employers in Lurch »

Budget cuts, low salaries and staff reductions are depriving Humboldt County families of needed child care, leaving preschoolers short-changed and making it harder for employers to fill jobs, according to a new analysis by Humboldt State University’s California Center for Rural Policy. The report was commissioned by the Local Child Care Planning Council.

HSU Lauded for Campus Water Conservation »

Humboldt State University won the top spot among college campuses looking to reduce water use in residence halls as part of the inaugural Campus Conservation National competition.

HSU’s JackPass Program Celebrates Millionth Rider »

Humboldt State University’s JackPass Program, which allows students unlimited free rides on all Humboldt County buses, celebrated its 1 millionth rider on Thursday with the arrival of the 2:24 p.m. Arcata & Mad River Transit’s Red Route.

Week of: Nov 21, 2010
Golden Memorial Date Expected Shortly »

The family of Professor William G. Golden expects to announce a memorial date and arrangements after the Thanksgiving holiday for the late professor of chemistry and chair of two science departments at Humboldt State University.

HSU Suspends Spring Admissions for Nursing »

Humboldt State University has suspended admissions to its Nursing Program for Spring 2011, due to ongoing difficulties within the department.

ART 3 Fundraiser: Three great ways of supporting the arts and students at HSU »

Humboldt State University’s Art department invites you to the Reese Bullen Gallery for its annual fundraising exhibition, Art3, held Dec. 1 – Dec. 9. Art3 incorporates three ways to support the HSU Art Department: a miniature show of 3” x 3” x 3” pieces, a silent auction of faculty and alumni artwork, and art gift baskets. Over 100 miniature 3”x 3” x 3” works, donated by faculty and students will be sold for ten dollars each and various artworks donated by HSU’s art faculty, staff, and alumni will be included in a silent auction.

Students help bring in over $1 million in donations »

A Jenga tower leans atop a table in the room. Jenga is the game of the night for HSU’s dedicated student callers. Anyone who brings in a donation pledge that night gets to take a turn.

Week of: Nov 07, 2010
From Miles to a Space Oddity: Jazz Combos Groove at HSU »

Three all-star HSU jazz combos perform classics and original tunes in their fall concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday November 12.

Humboldt Bay Brass Band - Plus 50 Vuvuzelas - Honors World Cup and Veterans Day »

Humboldt Bay Brass Band concerts are known for adding audience fun to the musical menu. On November 13 in Fulkerson Hall the prime candidate is “Groovuzela,” an original piece that features some 50 vuvuzelas—the instrument that millions around the world learned about during this year’s World Cup.

Students to Vote on IRA Fee Hike »

A student referendum on an increase to the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee is set for Dec. 7, 8 and 9.

Global Studies Expert Anchors HSU’s International Education Week »

Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she is Dean of International Affairs and acting head of the Reves Center for International Studies, is the keynote speaker for International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, at Humboldt State University.

CSU Approves Tuition Increases Needed to Sustain Enrollment Levels, Classes and Student Services »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

(November 9, 2010) – The California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance today approved a two-step tuition increase needed to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students.

For Exercise Nutrition Program, Online Presence Means Improved Access »

Exercise, health, nutrition – and the Internet? Combining technology and teaching is expected in Computer Science and Engineering programs, but the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration has developed a way to combine interactive, online teaching with exercise and nutrition education.

HSU Takes Expanded Small Business Role »

Humboldt State University, a Lead Small Business Development Center in the California State University system, is part of a new CSU agreement with the California Small Business Development Center Network to augment backing of the state’s small businesses.

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office

CSU Raises Tuition (State University Fee) to Sustain Enrollment, Classes and Services

The CSU Board of Trustees this week approved a two-step tuition (State University Fee) increase needed to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students.

HSU Geography Marks 10th Annual China/Tibet Field Studies Program with student presentations »

“Fenced round with snow, the headland of all rivers, where the mountains are high and the land is pure”.

Though spoken by an anonymous Tibetan poet centuries ago, these evocative words have inspired over 100 HSU undergraduate students to explore and document the geography of China and the Tibetan Plateau over the last decade.

Humboldt State, McKinleyville Alumnus Named CSU Trustee »

Humboldt State University alumnus Steven Dixon (’10), formerly of McKinleyville, has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State University Board of Trustees.

Week of: Oct 31, 2010
It’s Not Over Until Red Riding Hood Sings: Opera Workshop Presents Operatic Fairy Tales »

Pinocchio sings Mozart, Jack and the Giant do Gilbert and Sullivan, and the evening’s not over until Little Red Riding Hood sings Offenbach: It’s the HSU Opera Workshop performing four classic fairy tales using music by operatic greats.

Outstanding Prof Lectures on Embryo Development »

Biology Professor Jacob Varkey, Humboldt State’s Outstanding Professor of the Year 2009-2010, will deliver a free public lecture on whether sperm contribute to the early development of an embryo on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. An informal reception will follow in the theater lobby.

Redwood Region’s Death Rate Is State’s Highest »

Death rates from all causes in the four-county redwood region were the highest in the state, 2000-2008, and Humboldt County’s was the highest of all, according to key trend data brought together for the first time by the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University.

Luke Trout: Uncovering Ancient Civilizations »

Luke Trout’s interest in archeology began early in life – with Easter eggs.

As a child, Trout would ask his family to hide the colored eggs over and over again. When his father began to manage ranch land in Colorado, Trout’s interest in Easter eggs shifted to the arrowheads he discovered there. The rest, he says, is history.

HSU Alum Wins Tsunami Readiness Laurel »

Humboldt State University alum Kathleen Fairchild (’05), a graduate student in the Environment and Community Master of Social Science Program, has received the Community Leader Award from the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group for her master’s project to bolster the tsunami readiness of the Big Lagoon community and Big Lagoon Rancheria.

Bear-Proof? Student Tests Wilderness Food Containers »

In the old “Yogi Bear” cartoons, you had to be “smarter than the average bear” to steal a camper’s food. But Kate McCurdy (M.S. NRPI, ’06), found that improperly stored food can attract even the average bear to a backpacker’s campsite.

Unique Parent Donation has a Personal Touch »

Jay Perrine has been a hands-on parent in his daughter Danielle’s education since preschool. So, when Danielle decided to pursue her Environmental Science degree at Humboldt State in 2007, it was just a matter of time before Jay found a way to lend a hand.

Networking Deemed Vital to Ethnic Entrepreneurs »

Social and business networking is essential to rural-based ethnic entrepreneurs if they are to become more profitable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey by the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University, partnered with HSU’s Institute for Spatial Analysis.

Week of: Oct 24, 2010
Incident in Residence Halls ends with Suspect Arrested »

Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.—A suspect was arrested Sunday morning at approximately 2:30 a.m., after allegedly committing unauthorized entry to the residence halls areas of the Humboldt State University campus and assaulting several residents and Housing Staff members. Injuries were reported, however no persons involved with the incident required hospitalization.

HSU Student Composers Free Concert »

New music by HSU composition students will be performed by faculty, Music Department staff musicians and students in a free concert on Friday October 29.

Campus Dialogue on Race Highlights Civil Rights in California »

Six days of events are on tap for the Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 1 through Nov. 6.

Week of: Oct 17, 2010
Homecoming & Family Weekend Wraps Up and We’ve got Photos »

A big thanks to the hundreds of alumni, parents, families and students who made their way to campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Ancient Australian Welcomed to HSU Campus »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Biological Sciences hosts a ceremonial planting of the Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis), a rare ‘living fossil’, on Friday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. next to the southeast corner of Science Building A, north of the lecture hall Science B 133.

HSU Cyclist Wins National Collegiate Championship »

HSU’s Justin Graves won the Men’s Div. II downhill race at the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships on Sunday, Oct. 17, in Truckee, Calif. Graves’ victory against the best mountain bikers in the country makes him a Collegiate National Champion and earns him the prestigious stars and stripes jersey given only to national champions.

Treats and a Trick with the Humboldt Symphony »

The Humboldt Symphony ushers in Halloween this fall with some spooky music treats and an extra-musical trick. It’s all part of a family-friendly concert on Saturday October 30 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Exchange Student’s Probe of Tick-Borne Diseases Nets Prestigious Fellowship »

Humboldt State University student Du Cheng has received the American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious program recognizes highly competitive students who intend to pursue Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degrees.

Week of: Oct 10, 2010
Campus Hosts Forums on IRA Fee Proposal »

Humboldt State University has started a series of campus-wide forums and other communications efforts about a proposal to increase and reapportion annual IRA (Instructionally-Related Activities) fees to cover mounting costs.

How Could This Be? Classic “M. Butterfly” Opens at HSU »

How could this be?

An apparently worldly French diplomat has a love affair with his “perfect woman,” a Chinese opera star. The affair goes on for some twenty years, from the 1960s into the 1980s, and in all that time the diplomat never realizes that his beloved is in fact a man.

Impress Your Family with the Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra »

Just in time for Homecoming and Family Weekend, the HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra share the first (mostly) student concert of the school year on October 16 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Cyclists Head to MTB National Championships »

Cycling Club riders Justin Graves, Kevin Pabinquit and Joe Mulleary will represent HSU in the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships Oct. 15 to 17, in Tahoe, Calif. Graves and Pabinquit will compete in the gravity events— the four cross (4x), where riders race four at a time down a course with several jumps and berms, much like the snowboard cross you saw at the Olympics. Riders qualify for the final round by winning their heat.

Schatz Lab’s Hands-On Hydrogen Energy Program Adds $15K to DoE Project »

Hands-on fuel cell research at HSU just got a hand up.

The Schatz Energy Research Center has been granted an additional $15,000 from the Department of Energy for its Hydrogen Energy in Engineering Education, or H2E3, program in partnership with UC Berkeley.

Unique HSU Degree Gains Unanimous Reaccreditation »

The Department of Sociology’s Master’s Degree in Public Sociology, Ecological Justice and Action at Humboldt State University, one of only two such programs nationwide, has been reaccredited until 2017 as a “very innovative and successful” curriculum.

HSU to Test New Audible Alert System, Sunday Oct. 17 »

Arcata, Calif.—Humboldt State University will be testing a new audible alert and strobe light warning system designed to alert the campus in the event of an emergency.

HSU Students Win Awards at SACNAS Conference »

HSU undergraduate students won several awards for best poster at the SACNAS conference (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) held on September 30 to October 3 in Anaheim, Calif.

Week of: Oct 03, 2010
CSU Employee Update Oct. 4 »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

CSU Opens Fall 2011 Application Period

The CSU’s application period for the fall 2011 term for first-time freshmen and community college transfers opened October 1 and runs through November 30. A significant number of applications is anticipated, and prospective students are being encouraged to apply early and no later than the deadline date since most CSU campuses will stop accepting applications after that date. Last year, a record 609,000 prospective students applied for admission to the CSU, up 28 percent from the previous year.

Economic Fuel 2011 to Launch Oct. 19 »

Economic Fuel will launch with a Winner’s Forum and Entrepreneur Mixer on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The forum starts at 6:30 in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU. Last year’s winners to be featured include Alia Dunphy from Eden Home, Benjamin Adduru from iWalk Senior Exercise Consulting (formerly Humboldt Home Health Services), Kashi Albertsen from Luscious Gardens, and Kyle Visser from Shred Tec.

Finding Home: An Eclectic Evening with Soprano Elisabeth Harrington and Friends »

With HSU faculty and graduates collaborating—including one of her own former students—soprano and HSU Music professor Elisabeth Harrington sings an eclectic program of opera, art songs, musical theatre and jazz, in concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday October 9.

HSU Wildlife Team Racks Up 9th Championship »

Humboldt State University’s highly successful Wildlife Quiz Bowl Team won the 2010 National Wildlife Quiz Bowl Oct. 5 in Snowbird, Utah, marking HSU’s ninth victory in 11 years in the national and regional contests.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Offers Something for Everyone, Oct. 15-17 »

With an arts showcase, kayak tours, classes without quizzes and more, Humboldt State has expanded its annual Homecoming & Family Weekend to make this year’s event bigger and better.

Indigenous Peoples Week Celebrates Native Culture »

Monday marks the kick off of Indigenous Peoples Week, and with five days of events planned, there are plenty of chances to explore issues facing Native Americans today.

HSU Cycling Rocks UC Berkeley »

Humboldt State University’s cycling club scored eight victories in this weekend’s collegiate mountain bike races in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley hosted the events. On Sunday morning, HSU Cycling won three races in a row, starting with the Men’s C short track cross-country events. Andrew Spickerman took the early lead and was passed by a UC Berkeley rider heading into the last lap. But Spickerman stuck to his competition’s wheel and the two sprinted uphill to the finish line where Spickerman came through for the win.

Week of: Sep 26, 2010
HSU Screens Sex & Disability Film Oct. 7 »

Continuing a new series on disability awareness, Humboldt State University will host a film screening and discussion of sex and disability on Thurs., Oct 7, at 6 p.m. in the new College Creek housing complex adjoining L.K. Wood Boulevard.

HSU, CR Host Book-of-the-Year Launch »

Kicking off the public side of the 2010/2011 Book of the Year program, Humboldt State University will sponsor a conscious-eating film series starting Wed., Oct. 13, and HSU and College of the Redwoods will host the authors of Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet at CR’s Science Night at its Eureka campus on Fri., Oct. 22.

Legendary Pianist Natalya Antonova in Concert and in Class at HSU »

Natalya Antonova is the definition of a living legend, as a pianist and as a teacher. She is coming to Humboldt State University in both of these roles, culminating in an all-Chopin concert on Saturday evening, Oct. 2. For local audiences and students “it’s an incredible opportunity,” said pianist and HSU Music professor Daniela Mineva.

CSU Will Admit New Students for Winter/Spring 2011 »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

(September 27, 2010) – While the state budget continues to be negotiated and the associated state general fund support has not been finalized, the California State University will admit up to 30,000 qualified applicants for the winter/spring 2011 terms. Campuses will begin mailing out letters of acceptance today.

Historic Transfer Bills Signed Into Legislation by Governor »

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

(September 29, 2010) – Senate Bill 1440, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR Act), was signed into law today by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new statute, which will take effect in the fall of 2011, will allow students a simplified and well defined path for transferring from a California Community College to the CSU. Additionally, Assembly Bill 2302, a complementary bill that encourages the University of California to follow a similar course, was also signed by the governor.

HSU Students Create California Atlas for K-12 Classrooms »

This fall, a new California atlas will be distributed to K-12 classrooms throughout the state. The atlas titled “California: A Changing State,” was created by 14 undergraduate and graduate Geography students at Humboldt State University. The project was directed by the California Geographic Alliance, an arm of the National Geographic Society.

HSU Associated Students Looking to Register 800 New Voters »

The 2010 California election is set for Nov. 2, and Humboldt State’s Associated Students has set a goal of registering 800 new students by Oct. 18.

Donors Support Humboldt State with Big Increase in Private Gifts »

Humboldt State University received over $5.9 million in gifts and private sector research grants in the 2010 fiscal year, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year.

Alumni Giving Making an Impact on Campus »

This year, a number of campus projects will be funded through the Humboldt Loyalty Fund, a major way for alumni to contribute to the university.

Campus Joins in Quake Preparedness ‘Shakeout’ Oct. 21 »

Humboldt State University Geology Professor and seismic expert Lori Dengler urges everyone to participate in the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21, a preparedness exercise in “drop, cover and hold on” protection.

HSU Top Scholar Urges Interdisciplinary Agriculture »

Humboldt State Wildlife Management Professor Matthew Johnson, HSU’s 2009/2010 Scholar of the Year, will deliver a free public lecture, “Farms & Feathers: Linking Bird Conservation, Agriculture, and Education,” on Wed., Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in Van Duzer Theater. An informal reception will follow in the theater lobby.

HSU Alum Awarded Prestigious “Genius Grant” for Bee Research »

For one HSU alum, a passion for beekeeping has grown not only into a successful academic career, but also recently earned her a $500,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

Week of: Sep 19, 2010
New Trio Plays New Trio: Vipisa’s Debut with World Premiere »

It’s a new trio premiering new music. But of course, there’s a backstory.

Study: At-Risk Elderly Need Improved ‘Walkability’ »

The North Coast’s growing senior population is consistently more prone to falls than the rest of California’s aging, and an array of preventive measures could reduce falls by 20-30 percent, according to findings of Humboldt State University’s California Center for Rural Policy.

‘Activist’ Art on Tap at First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery will host “Revolutionary Realism,” the largest exhibition to date of drawings by North Coast activist artist Chuck Bowden, Oct. 2 through Nov. 9.

Social Work Creating HSU’s First Online Degree »

Humboldt State University will soon begin offering its first fully online degree, a program designed for rural and tribal social workers. The online bachelor of arts degree in Social Work will be launched by Fall 2011.

Recycling Program Gets New Name, Focus »

With an eye toward reducing waste, the recycling program on campus has a new name. The Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP), formerly the Campus Recycling Program, has changed its title to better reflect the focus of its work.

HSU Library Taking Part In “Snapshot: One Day In The Life Of California Libraries” »

The HSU Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries” on Monday, October 4 to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries are to the state of California.

Less is More in Student Energy Competition »

Humboldt students are aiming to take the top slot in a new national energy competition this November. The name of the game is the Campus Conservation Nationals. And to win, they must “compete to reduce.”

HSU Sets Up New Audible Alert System »

Humboldt State University is installing a custom-designed audible alert, voice-warning and strobe light system to ensure the maximum numbers of people on campus are notified in the event of an emergency.

First Street Presents Works from Studies in Greece »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Made in Greece: An Exhibition of Works from the 2010 HSU Summer Art Program from Oct. 2 through Nov. 7. This exhibition consists of works made by Humboldt State students and their instructors during their studies in Greece this past summer. Based in Affisoss, a beachside village on Greece’s Pelion Peninsula, the program mixed intensive studio classes in painting and drawing with intermittent excursions to important historical, archeological and cultural destinations, ranging across the country of Greece.

Week of: Sep 12, 2010
Daniela Mineva Leads a Journey, Celebrates Chopin and Conjures Scheherazade »

For her first solo concert since joining the HSU Music faculty, pianist Daniela Mineva will lead the audience on a journey through different styles from different places, on September 18 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Develops Parking Solutions, More Spaces »

Humboldt State University has developed a series of short- and long-term options to ease parking pressures stemming from consistent enrollment gains and new housing to meet them.

Multi-Year Project Looks at Redwoods and Climate Change »

A team of scientists at Humboldt State University and UC Berkeley has begun an ambitious effort to understand how redwood forests respond to changing climates.

Pig Waste Project Powers New Business »

Not every master’s thesis turns into an award-winning sustainability enterprise. But that’s just what happened for alum Alex Eaton (’09), who earned his master’s degree in Environmental Systems.

HSU Student Gives New Life to Prehistoric Fossils »

A collection of Cenozoic vertebrate fossils from Humboldt State University’s Department of Geology is slated for transfer to the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP). William Miller, a professor of Geology, expects the collection of roughly 100 specimens to be moved by the end of this semester.

Humboldt student among scholars honored with Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award »

The California State University has selected HSU student Elise Patricia Anne Haas as one of 23 students, one from each campus in the system, to receive the 2010/11 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The Trustees will honor the scholars on Sept. 21 at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California.

Gifts and Grant Lead to Big Upgrades at HSU Marine Lab »

The National Science Foundation, along with the United Plankton Foundation, the Desert Community Foundation and the Humboldt Loyalty Fund, have together awarded over $325,000 to Humboldt State University’s Telonicher Marine Laboratory in Trinidad, Calif. The funds are being used to remodel the wet lab and acquire new display tanks to offer a better experience for nearly 15,000 visitors who pass through the lab each year.

Week of: Sep 05, 2010
HSU Music Faculty Combine to Play Welcoming Concert »

Performing solo or more often in duos, trios, a quartet and a quintet, no fewer than eighteen HSU Music Department faculty and staff players take the stage to start the school year with a musical bang, in a Welcoming Concert and reception beginning at 5 pm on Saturday, September 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Natural History Museum Re-Opens to Public with New Funds »

Humboldt State University’s Natural History Museum will re-open to the public next week with a broader academic mission and solid financial backing from recent grants.

Fall 2010 Humboldt magazine Preview »

Geology Professor Lori Dengler has led teams to scenes of the world’s most devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Her goal? Find out what happened and how people reacted, so she can help other communities prepare.

Food Gaps Hit Humboldt Children Hardest »

Portions of Humboldt County need more food stores, expanded transportation and greater spending power to supply threatened families and children with adequate food and healthy choices, according to the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University.

A Summer of Sludge »

When BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, it left thousands of oiled sea birds in its wake. This summer, HSU Wildlife junior Stephany Helbig joined the rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

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