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Week of: Oct 28, 2012
Economic Fuel Hosts Nov. 15 Capitalization Workshop »

Need funding to get your business started? Economic Fuel is hosting a capitalization workshop, Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arcata Economic Development Corporation, Conference Room
at 100 Ericson Ct. in Arcata.

Math Expert Probes ‘Geometry Old & New’ Nov. 1 »

Robert Bryant, Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, UC Berkeley, will deliver the 60th Harry S. Kieval Lecture, “Geometry Old and New: from Euclid to String Theory,” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Founder’s Hall, Room 118, at Humboldt State University.

New Director Supports Student Learning Initiatives »

Edward Nuhfer, who was previously Director of Faculty Development at California State University, Channel Islands, was recently named Humboldt State University’s Director of Educational Effectiveness.

HSU and KHUM Kick-Off Annual Stop the Violence Campaign »

KHUM-FM and Humboldt State University present the 17th Annual “Stop the Violence Start the Healing Campaign” Oct. 31 through Nov. 16th.

Humboldt State and CR Host Book of the Year Competition »

Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods are a hosting a student compeition in conjunction with their 2012/13 book of the year, Outliers. Eight winning finalists will receive $500.

Guitar Ensemble Explores the 20th Century »

The HSU Guitar Ensemble explores twentieth century music in its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 9 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Heroes and Warriors with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band salutes veterans and the Olympics in its “Heroes and Warriors” concert on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Choose Your Jazz in Two Shows at Fulkerson Hall »

There may be no such thing as too much jazz, but this fall there was too much for one Jazz Combos concert—so Fulkerson Recital Hall will host two separate shows with a total of five combos on Sunday, Nov. 11.

HSU Community Race Supports Veterans Transition Programs »

HSU Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (VETS) hosts its second annual Veteran’s Day Run/Walk on Monday, Nov. 12 in Redwood Bowl on the HSU campus. Ceremony and race begin at 9 a.m.

Alum Headlines HSU’s International Education Week »

Humboldt State alumnus and author Richard Slimbach (’73, Sociology) will keynote the Global Studies theme of the campus’s annual International Education Week Nov. 13-16.

Week of: Oct 21, 2012
Humboldt State Hosts Native American Studies Scholar Oct. 25 »

Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Native American Studies and the Seventh Generation Fund will host Crow Creek Sioux scholar and poet Elizabeth Cook-Lynn on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Native American Forum adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building. She will deliver a lecture titled “The Colonial Relationship between the U.S. and Native Nations.” The event is free and open to the public.

HSU Dialogue Weighs Human Rights, Reproductive Justice »

Humboldt State University’s annual Campus Dialogue on Race, Oct. 29 – Nov. 9, will center on human rights, reproductive justice and the history of California’s freedom struggles.

Sociology Student Wins National Sustainability Award »

HSU Sociology student Rachelle Irby (’12) has received a 2012 Sustainability Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the national organization that advances sustainability in higher education.

Campus Dedicates Native Arts Gallery with Naming Ceremony »

Humboldt State University has unveiled the new name of its Native American Arts Gallery.

International Singer Returns for Halloween Concert »

Fresh from a “vividly dramatic” performance in Manhattan lauded by the New York Times, mezzo-soprano (and Arcata High grad) Hai-Ting Chinn returns home to perform a recital of spooky songs from the classical repertoire on Halloween night, Oct. 31 at the HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Opera Workshop Puts the Comic Back in Opera »

The HSU Opera Workshop puts the comic back in opera with a series of spoofs on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

AS Registers Record Number of Voters »

Associated Students has registered a record number of Humboldt State campus voters for the nation’s Nov. 6 general election.

Benefit Performance of “8”—the Marriage Equality Play »

The Humboldt State University Department of Theatre, Film & Dance presents an authorized staged reading of “8,” the celebrated play about Proposition 8 and marriage equality, for one benefit performance Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Wildlife Students Take Home Quiz Bowl Gold »

Humboldt State Wildlife students took home another gold this year at the Wildlife Society’s annual quiz bowl competition Oct. 16 in Portland, Ore.

Week of: Oct 14, 2012
Geography Student Wins Poster Competition »

Emanuel Delgado, a senior majoring in geography, won a prestigious award at the 75th Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Meeting in Olympia, Wash. His poster, “Wetlands Loss of the Mad River Slough, 1870-2001,” captured first prize in a competition that included undergraduate and graduate students from 11 western states.

University Prepares for Campus-Wide Fire Drills »

The Humboldt State Police Department and Emergency Management Program will host a series of campus wide fire drills Oct. 15-26. The annual drills meet the university’s building evacuation requirements. In case of a real or practiced fire alarm, students, faculty and staff must evacuate to the designated rally point outside of their building. Consult the list below for a list of upcoming fire drills and their corresponding rally points.

New Compressor Connects HSU to Hydrogen Highway »

A newly completed upgrade to Humboldt State’s hydrogen fueling station has connected HSU to California’s Hydrogen Highway, an emerging statewide network of such stations.

HSU Names New Vice President for University Advancement »

Humboldt State University has appointed Craig Wruck its new Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the HSU Advancement Foundation. He begins in early December.

Humboldt State Nets Grant for Sexualized Violence Prevention »

The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC) of Humboldt State has received a $250,000 Department of Justice grant to fund programs that prevent and respond to sexualized violence, domestic and dating violence and stalking.

CSU Scores Legislators, None Receive Top Grade »

The California State University releases its 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard with one grade conspicuously absent: A.

Students in the Spotlight for Humboldt Symphony Concert »

Humboldt Symphony features three student instrumental and vocal soloists, plus a piece by a student composer in its concert on Saturday October 27 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Visiting Writers Series: Oct. 24 »

Four acclaimed children and young adult authors will speak about their work and answer questions about their success as writers at 5 p.m. October 24 in the Library Fishbowl as part of HSU’s Visiting Writers Series.

Week of: Oct 07, 2012
Campus Joins Oct. 18 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill »

Students, faculty and staff of Humboldt State University are urged to join the nearly 9 million Californians registered to participate in the Great California Shakeout earthquake readiness drill happening on Oct. 18, at 10:18 am.

Tapping Their Inner Bach: Instruments Promote Creativity at Children’s Center »

The melody may have sounded like a cacophony of random notes, but to the musicians, it may as well have been Bach. Using rubber mallets and a little imagination, the preschoolers had managed to create a schoolyard symphony.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Takes Place Oct. 19-20 »

A Clubs Fair & Carnival, Athletics Hall of Fame dinner, Food Truck Festival and Saturday football game headline Humboldt State University’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20.

IGNITE! The Art of Sustainability Comes to HSU »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents IGNITE! The Art of Sustainability through November 15, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 4-6 p.m.

Ecologist Warns of Cannabis-Linked Toxic Threats »

Humboldt State alumnus and wildlife disease ecologist Mourad Gabriel will assess the threats to wildlife and the food chain posed by rodenticides and acutely toxic pesticides when he discusses the mounting risks of dismantled marijuana grows in a lecture on Monday, Oct. 29. He will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum adjoining HSU’s Behavioral & Social Sciences Building.

Registration Drive Gets Students Set for Nov. Election »

Associated Students hosts a voter registration drive on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the South Lounge of the University Center. From noon until 2 p.m. students are encouraged to stop by the lounge, grab some free pizza, register to vote if they haven’t done so already, and learn about the candidates and initiatives that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Old Homecoming Days with the HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra »

The HSU Symphonic Band celebrates home and family for Homecoming and Family Weekend in a joint concert with the Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Sep 30, 2012
HSU Hosts Talk on Humboldt’s Cannabis Economy, Policing »

A public policy analyst will discuss the political economy of policing southern Humboldt’s cannabis agriculture in a lecture on Monday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum adjoining Humboldt State University’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, Room 162.

Campus Tests Emergency Alert System Oct. 11 »

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Thursday, Oct.11 from 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

University Launches Campus-Wide Sustainability Assessment »

Humboldt State University is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability to carry on the school’s 40-year role in fostering resource-friendly practices and curriculum campus-wide.

Trustees Appoint Timothy P. White as Seventh CSU Chancellor »

The following was provided by the Cal State Chancellor’s Office

The California State University Board of Trustees today named Timothy P. White, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, as the seventh chancellor to lead the 23 campus CSU system, the largest four-year public higher education system in the country.

Panel to Discuss Marijuana’s Environmental Impacts »

Humboldt State University will host a free, two-part symposium, “Environmental Challenges of Marijuana Agriculture in the Age of Prohibition,” on Friday, Oct. 12, 1-5 p.m. in Native American Forum Room 162 of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, 16th & Union Streets, Arcata.

‘Sesame Tweets’ – Debate Night Tweeting About Big Bird »

Careful Gov. Romney. Big Bird turns out to be quite an attention-grabber in Red States and Swing States.

Cindy Moyer and Daniela Mineva Play Beethoven and Debussy »

Violinist Cindy Moyer begins her project of playing all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas in an HSU Music Faculty Artist Series concert with pianist Daniela Mineva 8 p.m. Saturday, October 13 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Hosts Top Native American School Psychologist »

Coinciding with School Psychology Awareness Week, Nov. 12-16, Humboldt State University’s School Psychology Student Club, the Department of Psychology and Indian Tribal & Education Personnel Program will host a keynote address on cultural identity by a leading Native American school psychologist.

Indigenous Peoples Week: Oct. 8-12 »

Humboldt State University’s annual Indigenous Peoples Week, Oct. 8-12, will be anchored by Marilyn Vann, President of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and President of African Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes Foundation, and by Carolyn Dunn, Native American poet, playwright and musician.

Week of: Sep 23, 2012
MBA Overhaul Geared to Sustainability, Career Growth »

Humboldt State University’s completely revamped MBA program hinges on how top 21st century business is reshaping strategic sustainability and the new careers that will flow from it.

Clyde Davis Jr. Dead at 75; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry »

Clyde Edward Davis, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Humboldt State University, died peacefully at his home in Bend, Oregon on September 17, 2012, at the age of 75. He was with family.

My Heart’s a Little Fast: Paintings by Susanna Bluhm »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery will exhibit new paintings by alumna Susanna Bluhm (’98) Oct. 2 to Nov. 4.

International—and Internet—Performer Young-Hyun Cho Comes to HSU »

Internationally renowned pianist Young-Hyun Cho celebrates keyboard masters in the refurbished Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU on Friday, September 28.

Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group Offers Student Internships »

Two HSU students have received internships from the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, through the state’s Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA).

Campus Resources Support Student Entrepeneurs »

Alister Shirazi (’12, Economics) recently opened a repair business in Arcata for cell phones and wireless devices, thanks in part to support he received through HSU.

Wiyot Artist Rick Bartow Exhibit at Humboldt State University »

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow is featured at Humboldt State University’s Native American Arts Gallery and on exhibit Sept. 27 through Dec. 1.

The California State University Employee Update »

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

Budget Contingencies Hinge on Outcome of Tax Initiative

The CSU Board of Trustees this week adopted budget contingency measures that include increasing tuition fees by $150 a semester (5 percent) if Proposition 30, Gov. Brown’s tax initiative, fails and triggers a $250 million budget cut to the CSU.

Week of: Sep 16, 2012
Fall 2012 Humboldt magazine Preview »

HSU’s trailblazing mycologist Terry Henkel and students hack their way through South American jungles to uncover the secrets of tropical fungi.

Bio Core Upgrades Support Student Research »

Humboldt State has purchased three new instruments and has begun remodeling existing space to support student and faculty research in the earth, physical and biological sciences.

Cal State Trustees Adopt Budget Contingency Plans »

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

The California State University Board of Trustees today adopted budget contingency measures based on the outcome of Proposition 30 on the November 6 ballot. The board voted 11 to 3 to raise tuition fees by $150 a semester or 5 percent if the Governor’s tax initiative fails and a $250 million “trigger” budget cut to the CSU goes into effect. Alternatively, the board also voted to roll back the 9.1 percent tuition fee increase already in effect for fall if voters approve the tax measure. Faculty trustee Bernadette Cheyne, student trustee Jillian Ruddell and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson voted against the resolutions.

HSU Student Garners Hearst/CSU Award »

Humboldt State University senior Dannisha Battle has received a 2012 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award is $3,000.

Researching the Social Behavior of Steller’s Jays »

Will Goldenberg tossed a handful of peanuts onto the concrete, hoping to lure the Steller’s Jay from its nest outside Founders Hall. After a few minutes, the blue and black bird popped out of a bush and hopped over to the pile of nuts scattered on the ground.

‘RePower Humboldt’ Plan Pivots on Local Renewable Resources »

The Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority are soliciting broad community feedback on a comprehensive development plan that would maximize Humboldt County’s long-term reliance on local renewable energy resources.

HSU a Top ‘Military Friendly’ School »

For the fourth year running, HSU is rated among the top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally that provide comprehensive support to soldier students and their spouses.

Week of: Sep 09, 2012
HSU Communication Professor Co-Edits Book on Food Rhetoric »

Michael S. Bruner, a professor in Humboldt State’s Department of Communication, has co-edited a collection of essays entitled “The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality and Power” published by Routledge, an international academic publishing house.

HSU Service Learning Seeks Faculty Fellows, Apply by Sept. 21 »

The newly named Center for Service Learning & Academic Internships is seeking applicants for the 2012-13 HSU Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program. Deadline to apply is Sept. 21.

U.S. News Ranks HSU a Top Western University »

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today, places Humboldt State No. 12 among public regional universities in the West.

Chancellor’s Office Outlines Impact of Pension Reform on CSU Employees »

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

TO: All CSU Employees
FROM: Gail Brooks, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
RE: Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012

The Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012 was signed by the governor today and will become law on January 1, 2013. As you can imagine, there are many complexities to this legislation and we are diligently working with CalPERS on the interpretation of the bill (AB 340) as it pertains to CSU employees. We understand there are many questions regarding the impact of this bill and will provide you with information as quickly as possible. Listed below are some highlights of AB 340.

Top Ecologists Anchor HSU Biodiversity Conference Sept. 29 and 30 »

World experts in ecology, biology and conservation will headline a two-day Biodiversity Conference at Humboldt State University the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30.

Humboldt State Receives Grant to Expand Recycling Operations »

HSU is one of thirteen recipients of the 2012/2013 Beverage Container Recycling grant, awarded by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle.

Acclaimed Ocean Explorer Speaks at HSU Oct. 2 »

Celebrated ocean explorer, environmentalist and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau will speak about “The Great Ocean Adventure” in an exclusive North Coast appearance on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Sep 02, 2012
Annual HSU Music Faculty Welcome Concert September 8 »

School is in and the HSU Music faculty presents its annual Welcome Concert on Saturday September 8 at 5 p.m., inaugurating the newly refurbished Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Student Success Programs Provide Social, Academic Support »

When Marysol Cueva (Marine Biology, Zoology) joined HSU’s Supplemental Instruction program as a junior, she hoped it would provide her with the study skills she needed to pass introductory Chemistry.

HSU Alum, Researcher Discuss Renewable Energy in Humboldt County »

HSU Alumnus Matthew Marshall will join Schatz Energy Research Center Engineer Jim Zoellick Sept. 20 to discuss renewable energy use in Humboldt County.

Schatz Researchers Conduct North Coast Electric Vehicle Study »

Engineers and student researchers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center are conducting a plug-in electric vehicle planning study for Humboldt County.

Safety Workshops Get You Ready for ‘Preparedness Month’ »

September is National Preparedness Month and Humboldt State University is offering a number of free workshops for students, staff, and faculty to help participants become better prepared and informed. Disaster preparedness experts stress that, while getting prepared can be overwhelming, the goal is to take small steps each month. One suggestion is to start where you stand, look around, and ask yourself ‘what can I do to make myself and my family safe?’

HSU Joins in Imagine Humboldt! Initiative »

Humboldt State University is among the venues for a series of forums in September, Imagine Humboldt!, that address the future of Humboldt County.

Week of: Aug 26, 2012
Women’s Soccer Team Suspended Three Games for Hazing »

A Humboldt State University investigation has found evidence of hazing at a women’s soccer team party earlier this month and, as a consequence, President Rollin Richmond has suspended the team for three games.

Federal Grant Boosts HSU’s Tick Biology Research »

Humboldt State University Biological Sciences Professor Jianmin Zhong has received a three-year, $353,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance innovative tick research.

MyHumboldt Makes it Easer to Get Work Done Online »

Humboldt State University has launched myHumboldt, an online portal for students, staff and faculty that simplifies access to popular web applications like email, calendar and learning software. Users can now access these applications by logging in once with their HSU User Name and password, making it much easier to get work done online.

Library Spotlights State Civil Rights Exhibit »

The Humboldt State University Library will host the bilingual traveling exhibit Wherever There’s a Fight, a history of the civil rights movements in California, from Sunday, Sept. 23 through Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Cal State Honors Chancellor Reed »

During his 14-year tenure, Dr. Charles B. Reed has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the needs of all students and significantly improving access to underrepresented students. He is an ardent supporter of the CSU and champions higher education in California and throughout the country.

Students Improve on Sustainable Design in Dominican Republic »

Last summer, HSU Faculty Member Lonny Grafman and his students built a classroom in the Dominican Republic using nothing more than discarded plastic bottles, chicken wire, wood and tin.

Week of: Aug 19, 2012
Men’s Soccer Season Cancelled, Players Face Discipline »

Humboldt State University has cancelled the 2012-13 Men’s soccer season and initiated disciplinary proceedings against a number of players for hazing and underage drinking at a party two weeks ago. Players were found to have violated rules in the student and student-athlete codes of conduct.

HSU Investigating Possible Hazing in Women’s Soccer »

Humboldt State University is investigating multiple members of the Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Team for alleged hazing, as well as other possible violations of student and athletic codes of conduct.

Library Spotlights Special Collections »

This month’s exhibit in the first floor Display Case at the Humboldt State University Library is titled HSU Library Special Collections: Looking Back at 15 Years, a selection of recent acquisitions and digitized older photograph collections from the Humboldt Room, assembled by Librarian Joan Berman and her recently-retired colleague, Archivist Edie Butler. The exhibit was designed and installed by summer intern and HSU alumna Brittany Britton (2012).

HSU/CR Name Outliers Book of the Year 2012/13 »

Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have named Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, Outliers, The Story of Success, their Book of the Year for 2012/13.

Campus Collaboration Establishes Extensive Plant List »

A team of Humboldt State faculty and staff has completed a yearlong effort to overhaul the university’s campus standard plant list.

HSU Named “Best in the West” College by Princeton Review »

Humboldt State has been named one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review.

Week of: Aug 12, 2012
HSU Hosts Quake/Tsunami Exhibit at County Fair »

For the 13th consecutive year, Humboldt State University, the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group and the California Emergency Management Agency will sponsor the Earthquake Tsunami Exhibit at the Humboldt County Fair, Aug. 15-26. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Hindley Hall in the commercial building.

HSU Welcomes Students with Upgrades Across Campus »

From upgraded “smart” classrooms to improved study space in the library, facilities planners and crews were hard at work this summer on several campus improvement projects.

HSU Investigating Soccer Team »

Humboldt State University is investigating multiple members of the Men’s Intercollegiate Soccer Team for alleged hazing, as well as violations of student and athletic codes of conduct.

Outside Magazine Names HSU Top School »

HSU has been named one of Outside Magazine’s top 25 colleges.

Osher Foundation Gives $500,000 for Transfer Student Scholarships »

The Bernard Osher Foundation has given a gift of $500,000 to Humboldt State University to create a new scholarship program for transfer students.

Campus Hosts Part-Time Job Fair Aug. 23 »

Humboldt State University’s Career Center will host a Part-Time Job Fair on Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help returning students meet local employers about employment opportunities. Last year’s fair drew more than 2,000 students.

HSU Names Vice President for Administration »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has named Joyce Hendricks Lopes, Chief Business Officer and Assistant Superintendent at Western Placer Unified School District, Lincoln, CA, to be Vice President for Administration and Finance, effective Oct.1.

Week of: Aug 05, 2012
Light of Day: Selections from Humboldt State University’s Permanent Collection »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Light of Day: Selections from Humboldt State University’s Permanent Collection. The exhibit will run from August 21st through September 16th, 2012.

OLLI Open House Set for Aug. 11 at HSU »

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will host its Fall 2012 Open House on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Early registration and OLLI faculty will be available.

Practice Fire Drill at 6 p.m. »

Humboldt State will conduct a practice fire drill in one of its campus residence halls Wednesday, August 8, at 6 p.m.

Teaching Institute Weighs Cultural Diversity Aug. 17 »

Biology Education Professor Kimberly Tanner of San Francisco State University will lead the keynote workshop “Cultural Competency in the Classroom” at the Fall Institute for Student Success on Friday, Aug. 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building. Registration begins at 1 o’clock in the lobby.

Week of: Jul 29, 2012
The California State University Employee Update »

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

The California State University has reached a tentative agreement on a successor contract with the California Faculty Association (CFA). The contract runs through June 30, 2014 and becomes effective upon ratification by CFA members and the CSU Board of Trustees.

Campus Hosts Humboldt Orientation Program Aug. 15-17 »

Humboldt State hosts its annual Humboldt Orientation Program (HOP) from Wednesday, Aug.15 through Friday, Aug. 17 in a combined single session that will be the biggest ever, comprising 1,300 incoming freshmen. The Family and Guest Program will coincide with orientation.

Fall Convocation Set for Aug. 17 in Van Duzer »

President Rollin Richmond and Provost Robert Snyder will welcome the campus community at Convocation ceremonies for the 2012/13 academic year on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. Refreshments will be served immediately following in the Van Duzer Quad.

Week of: Jul 22, 2012
CSU Announces Partnership with Pearson eCollege on Cal State Online Initiative »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

The California State University has selected Pearson eCollege as the partner to provide online course and program delivery services for the Cal State Online initiative. The announcement was made by the Cal State Online Board.

HSU Student Athletes Earn CCAA Honors »

Thirty-three Humboldt State student-athletes have earned California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

Week of: Jul 15, 2012
Practice Fire Drill July 18 at HSU Campus »

The City of Arcata Fire Department will conduct a test drill at Jolly Giant Commons and the College Creek Apartments at Humboldt State University on Wednesday, July 18, from 7-9 p.m. All adjoining roads are slated to remain open during the exercise.

California State University Considers Budget Alternatives »

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

With the state budget for 2012-13 now signed, the California State University Board of Trustees discussed budget options for the system at its regularly scheduled board meeting today. The final budget relies on the successful passage of the Governor’s tax measure in November. University officials laid out the difficult budget choices if voters don’t approve the measure and the CSU faces an additional $250 million mid-year “trigger” cut. Options include strategies to reduce payroll costs, a “triggered” mid-year tuition fee increase, enrollment reductions, and other ideas are all part of the contingencies being considered.

Wildlife Students Help With Pelican Rescue »

Humboldt State University wildlife students and staff are among the volunteers assisting with the care of waste-contaminated Brown Pelicans at the Bird Ally X/Humboldt Wildlife Care Center in Arcata.

Week of: Jul 08, 2012
Singh to Chair HSU’s Growing School of Business »

John Y. Lee, Dean of Humboldt State University’s College of Professional Studies, has announced the appointment of Hari Singh to be chair of the School of Business, succeeding Economics Professor Steve Hackett who served as interim chair.

New Head at Office of Distance & Extended Education »

Shih-Hsung (Alex) Hwu has been named Associate Vice President of Humboldt State University’s Office of Distance & Extended Education, effective July 23.

Week of: Jun 24, 2012
Dragon Summer: Works by Emerging HSU Alumni »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Dragon Summer: Works by Emerging HSU Alumni. The exhibit will run from July 5th through August 5th 2012.

Chancellor Reed Outlines Governor’s Final Budget Actions »

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

CSU Chancellor Reed issued this statement June 28 concerning Governor Jerry Brown’s final budget package:

The governor signed the budget bill last night and this morning the Department of Finance posted a summary of the enacted budget package, including the Governor’s veto message. The final budget package is consistent with what was reported yesterday. The veto message includes some new information, as follows:

Trumpet Consort von Humboldt: ‘You Can’t Just Pucker Up and Blow’ »

You might reasonably assume that a trumpet made in 1996 or 2006 would be played pretty much the same way as a trumpet made, for example, in the 1660s in the reign of England’s Charles II.

Week of: Jun 17, 2012
HSU Ranked Among Top LGBT-Friendly Schools »

Humboldt State University has been ranked among the top friendliest schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by the national non-profit Campus Pride.

Report Weighs Methods to Ease Local Homelessness »

A report on homelessness by a Humboldt State University institute says peer support, vocational training and inclusive governance are among the best ways to get the local homeless back on their feet and ease their plight.

Week of: Jun 10, 2012
HSU Names New College Readiness Chief »

Rose Sita Francia, an administrative, agriculture and nutrition specialist who was most recently an instructor at Mendocino College in Ukiah, has been named coordinator of Humboldt State University’s Early Assessment Program, succeeding Robert Sizoo.

California State University Board of Trustees Begins Search for Next Chancellor »

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

California State University Board Chair Bob Linscheid today announced the appointment of seven trustee members to serve on the Special Committee for the Selection of the Chancellor. The Special Committee, chaired by Trustee Bill Hauck, will hold its first meeting on June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach to receive input from CSU stakeholders and the public. The committee will meet in closed session following the public forum to discuss additional issues related to the search.

Karp Named Director of HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation »

Rhea Williamson, Dean of Humboldt State’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, has announced the appointment of Steve Karp to be the Director of the Sponsored Programs Foundation with immediate effect.

Week of: Jun 03, 2012
Registration Open for HSU’s Marine Sciences Summer Youth Program »

Registration is now open for the 2012 Marine Sciences Summer Program. The two-session program is an opportunity for young children aged 6 to 12 years old to learn about the coastal environment through fun and exciting activities. The first session runs July 9 through 13 and the second session runs July 16 through 20, and participants may pick and choose the days they wish to attend. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and participants meet at the Humboldt State Marine Lab at 570 Ewing Street, Trinidad California 95570. Cost is $10 per day or $40 for the whole week.

Great Teaching Hinges on How Students Learn »

Humboldt State University’s Institute for Student Success (ISS) has put together a storehouse of practical tips for strong teaching.

Week of: May 27, 2012
Jacks win first-ever National Rowing Championship »

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — After both races in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. II Rowing Championships were completed, there wasn’t a dry eye in the Humboldt State party as tears of joy fell for the Jacks’ first-ever National Championship.

CSU Employee Update for May 30, 2012 »

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

CSU Community Discusses Options to Deal with Budget Cuts

Week of: May 20, 2012
CSU Faces Unprecedented Demand, Limited Space »

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

The California State University today released preliminary systemwide data for the upcoming fall term indicating all-time highs in applications, and a year-over-year increase in the number of students admitted.

Students Digitize HSU Herbarium in 5,000 Hour Marathon »

A dozen Humboldt State undergraduates have completed a three-year, $125,000 National Science Foundation project creating a vast database of nearly 73,000 specimens in HSU’s Vascular Plant Herbarium.

CSU Budget Committee to Talk Cost Savings at May 23 Meeting; HSU Invited to Attend Presentation »

The California State University’s System-wide Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, May 23, to discuss cost reduction and revenue strategies in the face of unprecedented budget cuts to the CSU system. The meeting will be broadcast live online and the Humboldt State community is invited to attend a special presentation of the meeting from 10:30 to noon in Founders Hall 111.

EPA Launches Stormwater Management Design Competition for Students »

The EPA has launched a new design competition called the Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. The competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches at colleges and universities, and train the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design.

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed to Retire »

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

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced today that he will retire as chancellor of the CSU following a 14-year tenure with the university system.

HSU Bookstore Gets Makeover »

The Humboldt State University bookstore is getting a facelift. Slated for a June 22 completion, the remodeling will include new flooring, upgraded display cases and an improved layout.

Week of: May 13, 2012
HSU First Street Gallery Presents Two New Videos Produced by HSU Students »

HSU First Street Gallery presents two, new, short videos featuring the artists Michael Guerriero and Erin Whitman who currently, each have separate, one-person exhibitions at First Street Gallery.

The California State University Employee Update »

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

The CSU will receive an essentially flat budget in 2012-13 but faces an additional $250 million cut in November if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure.

Week of: May 06, 2012
CFA Walks Out on Negotiations with CSU »

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

The California Faculty Association (CFA) walked out of negotiations with the California State University (CSU) on Saturday, May 5 after the two sides had resumed bargaining on May 3.

Humboldt State Hosts OLLI Open House June 2 »

Humboldt State University will host the summer open house of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Saturday, June 2, from 1-3 p.m., in the Great Hall of the College Creek Apartment Complex adjoining Harpst Street in Arcata.

HSU Students Cycle in Coastal AIDS Fundraiser »

Humboldt State University students and Humboldt County residents will take part in the annual AIDS/LifeCycle fundraising ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, June 3-9.

Luke Ramseth Reaches Top Ten at Cycling Nationals »

Ogden, Utah—Only minutes into the 79-mile road race, someone in the pack moved the wrong way and about half of the 98 riders in the Division II men’s field crashed to the ground. Nate Abel’s Cervelo fork cracked. His front wheel bent like a taco. Riders scrambled to get off the pavement. Their bike jerseys were torn and blood-stained. It was a mess. “I thought I was going to stop,” said Abel, whose left eye was visibly bruised and swollen. “I squeezed my breaks, but then uh-oh.”

HSU and Plan It Green Host Marquee Green Conference »

Online registration is open for the July 19-21 Building Green Communities Conference and Trade Expo at Humboldt State University and the Arcata Community Center, cosponsored by HSU and Plan It Green, the Humboldt County-based educational non-profit that promotes sustainable economic development.

Upward Bound Gains $1.25 Million Federal Grant »

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Humboldt State University’s Upward Bound program a $1.25 million grant to continue its initiatives that help disadvantaged youths attend college.

Grad Student Explores Tanoak Root Systems »

Graduate student Brandon Namm is putting the finishing touches on a multi-year research project that investigates an area few scientists have ventured before: Underground to understand the root systems of the tanoak.

Week of: Apr 29, 2012
AM Jazz Band Plays a Six-Pack of Jazz »

The AM Jazz Band plays a six-pack of jazz classics by the well-known and the under-appreciated on Thursday May 3 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Humboldt Symphony Explores Musical Hybrids of Spring »

From Appalachia to Mexico, Berlin cabaret to the Beijing Opera, the Humboldt Symphony and guests explore musical hybrids on Friday evening, May 4 and Sunday afternoon, May 6 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

From Flamenco to Gypsy Jazz—HSU Guitar Ensemble Explores the Spanish Guitar »

HSU Guitar Ensemble explores music of the Spanish guitar from flamenco and classic sonatas to Gypsy jazz of the modern era, on Saturday May 5 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous with University Singers and Humboldt Chorale »

The University Singers, directed by Harley Muilenburg, perform the “Ave Maria” of famed 16th century composer Tomas L. de Victoria, and the gospel song, “Lord I Know I Been Changed.” They turn to contemporary tunes including “Requiem for the Masses” by popular music composer Terry Kirkman, and “Song of Songs” by contemporary English composer Patrick Hawes.

HSU Celebrates 2,200 Grads at May 12 Commencement »

Humboldt State University will host its 2012 Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12 in Redwood Bowl. An estimated 2,200 graduates from HSU’s three colleges are eligible to participate and President Rollin Richmond will preside.

Student Question About Mushroom’s Maple Syrup Odor Takes 27 Years to Answer »

When it comes to long-running student questions, Darvin DeShazer’s (’72, Biology, ’86, Education) might take the cake.

HSU Running Back Picked up by Carolina Panthers »

Humboldt State’s record-setting running back Lyndon Rowells has been signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent, according to a number of web sites tracking signings.

Senior Awarded $1K Small Business Scholarship »

Humboldt State University business senior Melanie Barnett has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Business Matchmaking, a California non-profit that links small business suppliers with state and federal buyers.

The gift scholarship, made under the auspices of HSU’s School of Business, recognizes Barnett as “an outstanding HSU business student interested in entrepreneurship.” It will help her finance her participation in a business studies program this summer in Switzerland.

HSU Honors Stem Cell Research Pioneer »

Humboldt State University President Rollin C. Richmond will confer an honorary doctorate degree at Commencement May 12 on one of the world’s prime movers of regenerative medicine and stem cell research.

Geography Students Win Statewide Research and Mapping Awards »

Over 400 academic, government and private sector geographers gathered April 27 to 29 at UC Davis for the 66th Annual Meeting of the California Geographical Society. Included were faculty and students from 36 different colleges and universities.

Week of: Apr 22, 2012
Instant Drama at the Annual HSU 10 Minute Play Festival »

Instant drama, comedy and fantasy in concentrated form: it’s the 14th edition of the ever-popular HSU 10 Minute Play Festival, opening for five performances on April 25.

Calypso Band Presents Youthful Visitors for Spring Concert »

With a talked-about group of grade school percussionists from southern California called “We Got the Beat” as well as the HSU World Percussion Group to start things off, the Humboldt State Calypso Band presents high-energy dance music in its annual spring concert in the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday April 28.

The California State University Employee Update »

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

The California State University and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have agreed to return to bargaining on a successor contract in early May to resolve a limited number of issues that remain in dispute.

Grad Student’s Book Welcomes Visitors to ‘Conifer Country’ »

To Michael Kauffmann, a Biology graduate student and lecturer at HSU, the Klamath Mountain region is more than just a great place to hike. It’s a museum, he says, that tells the stories of over 3,500 species of plants.

Students Help Craft City Parks Plan »

“It’s like taking a puzzle and seeing how many pieces can fit together to please everyone within a budget,” says Chris Bryan, a Recreation senior in Steve Martin’s Environmental Planning Workshop class. The class is working on the master plan for Redwood Community Park and the Arcata Marsh, a document that will determine how these public spaces will be used for the next decade.

In a Word, What Does Humboldt Mean to You? »

Local radio DJ Mike Dronkers (’99, Journalism) says that HSU is like a “sandbox.”

“You can get in, you can get dirty, it’s kind of fun, you can make mistakes, nobody gets hurt, but at the end of the day, you learn what works and what doesn’t,” Dronkers says.

Survey Shows Library is Campus’s Most Popular Service »

The Campus Quality Survey: Spring 2012, available from the Institute of Research and Planning, demonstrates that the HSU Library is the most popular service on campus.

HSU Jazz Orchestra Revives A Jazz Legend »

Guest appearances by trumpeter Gilbert Cline and the entire Symphonic Band are part of the HSU Jazz Orchestra’s celebration of jazz legend Gil Evans on Friday April 27 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

NOAA Issues Local River and Beach Safety Tips »

As coastal and inland spring temperatures start to warm, drowning risks multiply on North Coast beaches and rivers.

Rick Rosenthal to Premiere “Hot Tuna” at HSU »

Emmy-award winning cinematographer Rick Rosenthal (’67, Zoology) will return to Humboldt State May 1-2 to premiere his latest film about the bluefin tuna.

HSU Hosts Student Success Forums May 16 »

Humboldt State will host its second annual Institute for Student Success on Wednesday, May 16, comprising presentations, skill-building workshops and active discussions.

Week of: Apr 15, 2012
Opera Workshop’s Inclusive Spring Show »

With selections from West Side Story, Avenue Q and other musicals and operas, HSU Opera Workshop highlights the serious and comic treatment of race, gender and other bias in two performances with an early start: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

KHSU Airs Debate on the “New Atheism” »

Setting the stage for Humboldt State University’s Spring 2012 Philosophy Forum, KHSU-FM will air a discussion among philosophy faculty of “the New Atheism” and the age–old debate between science and faith on Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 7 p.m.

Austrian Film Judged Best Overall at Humboldt Film Festival »

Austrian Peter Bruenner’s film “In Our Hands” was named “Best of Fest” at the 45th Humboldt Film Festival, sponsored by Humboldt State University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Dance and billed as the oldest student-run international independent short film festival worldwide.

Love and Celebration with Madrigal Singers and MRT »

HSU Madrigal Singers perform songs of love and celebration from Renaissance times, and MRT jazz singers do the same in the modern idiom in their shared concert on Sunday night, April 29.

Students Digitize Century-Old Language Notebooks »

At Humboldt State University’s Cultural Resources Facility, student Brandy Hurtado is helping to preserve the contents of five student notebooks.

Inaugural Honors Dinner Salutes Academic Community »

Humboldt State University recognized the year’s distinguished alumni, faculty, students and staff during its first Humboldt State Honors Dinner.

Campus Honors Outstanding Students »

Continuing a tradition begun in 1950, Humboldt State University honored its Outstanding Students 2011-2012 at award ceremonies Apr. 19, hosted by President Rollin Richmond, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Bob Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Peg Blake.

Relics of the Buddha Visit Arcata »

The HSU Religious Studies Club invites the campus community to an exhibition of a precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters. The relics will be on display at the Veterans Hall Memorial Building, 1425 J St., in Arcata on. An opening ceremony takes place on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The display continues on Saturday, April 28, from 10 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from 10 to 5 p.m.

HSU Cycling is Conference Champion »

HSU Cycling is once again the Division II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Champions in road racing, and HSU Cycling’s Luke Ramseth is once again the overall Division II Conference Champion. Twelve members of the HSU’s cycling team raced at conference championships in Reno this weekend. The team participated in the team time trial, criterium and road race events, finishing with enough points to win the title. Ramseth returned to Arcata with a medal, special yellow championship jersey and lucite star given only to the overall conference champions. He finished in sixth place in the Men’s A, 88-mile road race, in a tense finishing sprint with the main pack just seconds behind a lead breakaway of two riders from UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz.

Concerts Honor Visiting Composer at HSU »

Faculty and students of the HSU Music Department are combining to honor visiting composer Chen Yi in the best way possible: by playing her music and presenting it to a new North Coast public in two different concerts on April 22 and 23. These concerts are the centerpiece of the 4-day New Horizons Music Festival.

HSU Among Top Green Schools in the U.S. and Canada »

For the third year in a row, Humboldt State University has been rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

CSU Issues Statement on Collective Bargaining Negotiations with CFA »

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

California State University Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Gail Brooks has issued the following statement concerning CSU negotiations with the California Faculty Association.

Week of: Apr 08, 2012
Atheism Advocate Lectures on ‘The Folly of Faith’ »

Atheist, author and physicist Victor Stenger will discuss his new book, “God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion,” when he delivers the keynote address at Humboldt State University’s Spring 2012 Philosophy Forum on Friday, Apr. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, room 166.

Evolutionary Anthropology Fundraiser Set for May 3 »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology will hold its first annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Blue Lake Casino.

HSU Wins Plaudits for Excellence in Landscape Design »

Humboldt State University will receive a Landscape Design Commendation from California Garden Clubs, Inc.’s Landscape Design Council in ceremonies at the spring meeting of the Humboldt District of CGCI on Friday, Apr. 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Covenant Church, 2526 J Street, Eureka. Humboldt State President Rollin Richmond will receive the honor on the university’s behalf.

HSU Combos Jazz the Depot »

Four bands, three vocalists, with music ranging from gypsy jazz to post-bop and funk, classics to originals, and even an alien tune from a Star Wars bar—all in the HSU version of a relaxed and intimate jazz club, the Depot. Together it’s an evening with Jazz Combos on Saturday April 14.

Metal, Shooting Stars and Prize-Winning Sambas in HSU Percussion Concert »

HSU Percussion Ensemble mines metal and the HSU World Percussion Group plays prize-winning sambas in their shared concert on Sunday, April 15, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Library Hosts Staff and Faculty Poetry Readings »

The Humboldt State University Library will host an hour-long reading by campus poets in room 209, the second-floor Fishbowl, on Friday, Apr. 27 at 3 p.m. Staff and faculty poets will present brief selections of their works.

Waste Reduction Program Honored for Best Sustainability Practices »

Humboldt State University is among the 10 California State University campuses to win the 23-campus system’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practices Awards for 2012.

Internship Program Helps Students Get Ahead »

When scores of international marimba players descend on Arcata next summer for the annual Zeltsman Marimba Festival, it will be due in large part to the work of Tiana Arriaga (’12, Business and French).

Campus Names Top Academics »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has accepted the University Senate’s recommendations of James Floss, Department of Communication, to receive the 2011/2012 Excellence in Teaching Award and Terry Henkel, Department of Biological Sciences, to receive the 2011/2012 Scholar of the Year Award.

Experts Weigh in on Marijuana Production’s Environmental Impact »

The HSU Marijuana Studies Working Group presents the first in a series of free public symposia on the ecological and human health impacts of the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle on Thursday, April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the BSS Native Forum on Humboldt State University’s campus.

Campus Readies for 45th Humboldt Film Festival »

The Humboldt Film Festival presents THE POWER OF FILM, April 16-21 at the John Van Duzer Theater located on the Humboldt State University Campus.

Week of: Apr 01, 2012
The Chameleon Flute in Concert »

The flute can sound like a singer, mimic a violin or even imitate a blackbird—and in this concert featuring Laura Snodgrass on flute and Daniela Mineva on piano, it does all three, and more. The flute as chameleon is the theme on Friday, Apr. 6 at the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Natural Brass in Spring Concert »

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band and its related ensembles—including the first U.S. student group to be invited to a prestigious event in New York City—perform classics and familiar tunes on Saturday, Apr. 7 at Fulkerson Recital Hall, under the direction of Gilbert Cline.

HSU Hosts California Big Time Apr. 7 »

Humboldt State University will host its fifth annual California Big Time and Social Gathering on Saturday, Apr. 7, noon to 7 p.m. in the Lumberjack Arena.

Many Rhythms Make For a Good Time at Spring Dance Concert »

From hip hop to ballet, Broadway to contemporary, HSU student dancers present their annual spring concert for five performances beginning Wednesday, Apr. 11 in the Van Duzer Theatre—including a dance recently honored at the American College Dance Festival.

Student Health Center Urges Flu Preventive Measures »

Humboldt State University’s Student Health and Wellness Center reports a spike in recent days in influenza cases and urges the campus community to take precautionary measures.

Forestry Dept. Awards $28K in Scholarships »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources has awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships to 25 undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

HSU Hosts 53rd Annual Redwood Math Tourney »

Humboldt State University will host the 53rd Annual Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 21.

Distinguished Alumni Deliver Talks Across Campus »

Several of HSU’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be presenting talks across campus on Friday, April 20.

HSU Students at Earth Day Weekend in Nation’s Capital »

Award-winning Humboldt State students will take part Earth Day Weekend, Apr. 21-23, in the National Sustainable Design Expo on the Washington Mall, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

McCrone Awards Slated for Apr. 11 in Great Hall »

Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation will host the McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars & Graduate Fellowship Awards on Wednesday, Apr. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the College Creek Apartments.

Week of: Mar 25, 2012
Risky New Theatre Improvises New Play Every Night »

Humboldt State University’s Unscripted Sutras invite fans of theatre and comedy to An Unscripted Evening to see what happens when the playwright is tossed aside and a full-length play is made up on the spot, complete with improvised musical accompaniment and on-the-fly lighting.

Cycling Wraps Up Weekend Home Race »

HSU Cycling Team raced proudly on its home turf this weekend. Hayley Umayam stole the show, winning Sunday’s campus criterium one day after winning the 30-mile road race in the Women’s B category.

Students Sought for Education Advocacy Summit »

The Lobby Corps of HSU along with the California State Student Association is recruiting 10 Humboldt State students for the 17th annual California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) in Sacramento. The event runs April 20 through 23.

College Prep Program Wins $10K National Award »

Humboldt State University has won a $10,000 award for its TRiO Talent Search college-entrance program, which aids Humboldt County pupils in grades six through 12. Talent Search is a long-term federal initiative that serves low-income youths across the country who are potential first-generation college students.

HSU Wins National Honors for Community Involvement »

Humboldt State University has received top national honors for its direct, ongoing engagement with North Coast communities.

Filmmakers Capture ‘Legacy’ of California’s Environment »

During a recent film shoot in the Anza-Borrego Desert, HSU Film Professor David Scheerer stumbled upon something rarely caught on camera.

New Tsunami Maps Plan for Worst Case Scenarios »

Humboldt State University, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group have produced 14 new tsunami zone maps for Humboldt County, based on a worst-case tsunami.

Week of: Mar 18, 2012
Spring 2012 Humboldt magazine Preview »

Ultimate Disc! Forget Lazy Days Playing Catch in the Park. Generations of HSU Students Have Taken Discs to a Whole New Level.

Projections: Paintings and Mixed Media by Erin Whitman »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Projections: Paintings and Mixed Media by Erin Whitman, a lecturer in the Art Department at Humboldt State. The exhibit will run from April 3 through May 13, 2012.

Library Partners with Yale to Digitize Local Historian’s Photographs »

Hundreds of historic photographs collected by the late Humboldt State University photographer Peter Palmquist (’65, Art) will be available online for students, researchers and historians later this year, thanks to a partnership between the HSU Library and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Redwood Jazz Alliance Continues Spring Season with Kitty Margolis »

The Redwood Jazz Alliance and the Humboldt Arts Council proudly presens vocalist Kitty Margolis and her trio on Friday, Mar. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F Street, Eureka, Calif. Margolis’s trio features pianist Murray Low, bassist John Shifflett and drummer Allison Miller.

Popular “Love, InshAllah” Arrives at HSU Bookstore »

The Humboldt State University campus bookstore has taken delivery of “Love, InshAllah, the Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women.”

Co-editors Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi will read excerpts on Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 5 p.m. in the HSU Library Fishbowl.

CenterArts Presents Cirque Dreams in ‘Pop Goes the Rock’ »

CenterArts presents Cirque Dreams in Pop Goes The Rock on Thursday, Apr. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Bruce Cockburn »

CenterArts presents Bruce Cockburn on Sunday, Apr. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Patti Smith »

CenterArts presents Patti Smith on Thursday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

Cycling Team Takes Honors in Weekend Races »

The HSU Cycling Team danced onto the podium in several categories this weekend with dazzling finishes in the Crockett Road Race and downtown Berkeley criterium.

Smullin Foundation Gives $400,000 for Business Internships »

Over the next five years, Humboldt State University will be able to offer 150 paid internships to business students, thanks to a $400,000 gift from the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation.

Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run with art by Michael Guerriero. The exhibition of works on paper, canvas and mixed-media commemorate the return of higher population levels of salmon in the Eel River watershed.

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System March 22 »

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Thursday, March 22, from 10:50 to 11 a.m.

Making Humboldt Her Campus Through Online Magazine »

She’s only a sophomore, but already, Zoe Berman has made Humboldt her campus. As the founder and editor in chief of Humboldt’s Her Campus online magazine, she’s working hard to help her fellow students feel more connected to their campus, too.

Student Pursues International Horizons »

Hawaiian political science major Ninamarie Jeffrey already aspired to be a world citizen and human rights activist when she learned of Humboldt State’s Graduation Pledge to social and environmental responsibility. Now the Hilo junior is combining the two.

Wildlife Students Nab First Place in Quiz Bowl »

Humboldt State students took home first place in the Western Student Conclave wildlife quiz bowl Mar. 9-12 at the University of Idaho.

University Center Evacuated Briefly for Fire Alarm »

Humboldt State University Police and the Arcata Fire Department responded to a fire alarm sounded at 8:41 Thursday morning, Mar. 22, at University Center.

Week of: Mar 11, 2012
CSU Chancellor Honored for Leadership »

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón are the 2012 winners of the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence. The awards were presented Mar. 12 at the American Council on Education’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

Campus Alerts Students to IT Security Issue »

Humboldt State University is alerting approximately 5,700 students to take precautions against identity theft in the wake of a single email that mistakenly transmitted some of their private information to a single student recipient.

CenterArts Presents Mike Birbiglia »

Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $35 general, $35 Senior/Child and $15 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office and at

CenterArts Presents an Evening with Branford Marsalis »

CenterArts presents an evening with Branford Marsalis on Sunday, Mar. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.

Comedy Central’s Eliot Chang Performs at HSU »

Comedy Central’s Eliot Chang brings his “Indecent Behavior” Stand-Up Comedy Tour to Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre on Friday, Mar. 23 at 8 p.m.

Business Expert Probes Sustainable Enterprise »

University of Michigan Professor Thomas P. Lyon will address “Sustainability: The Role of Business in a Radically Imperfect World” when he delivers the 19th annual Chung-Watson Lecture in Business Ethics at Humboldt State University on Thursday, Mar. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the new College Creek Apartments.

Cycling Club to Host Campus Bike Race »

What has more colors than the rainbow, moves as fast as lightening and has 400 wheels? The answer: 200 cyclists who will be racing in a fast, fun criterium bicycle race on HSU’s campus from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Mar. 25.

Humboldt Named Among America’s Best in Environmental Studies »

Enviance, Inc. and Environmental Leader named Humboldt State University as one of the “Sustainable 16,” a group of 16 colleges and universities who exemplify excellence in environmental academics.

Schatz Engineers Develop Solar-Powered Clean Water Device »

Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) are using their expertise in sustainable technology to increase clean water access in the developing world.

Week of: Mar 04, 2012
Portrait of a Mad Musician: Pianist Henning Vauth at HSU »

Guest pianist Henning Vauth performs a portrait of a mad conductor, plus one of Mozart’s most popular sonatas and other works on Friday, Mar. 9 at HSU.

HSU Cycling Makes History at Stanford Race »

Humboldt State University Cycling Club made history this weekend with its first men’s and women’s time trial teams to compete in collegiate racing.

Student Volunteers Help Rehab School Site »

Humboldt State University students will devote half their Cesar Chavez holiday to help refurbish the site of the former Jefferson Elementary School in Eureka.

Campus Hosts Reading of “Love, InshAllah” Short Stories »

Humboldt State University will host a reading of “Love, InshAllah, The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women,” on Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl.

Students Help Target University Priorities »

Sometimes one plus one is more than two. HSU is committed to improving campus communications. It’s also is committed to developing undergraduate research. Mix the two together and the result is an intriguing, synergistic project.

AS Presents Wanda Jackson »

AS Presents Wanda Jackson and Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside on Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents Eskmo »

AS Presents Eskmo and K Theory on Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents Nick Waterhouse »

AS Presents Nick Waterhouse and The Missing Link Disc Jockeys on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

Latino and Latina Art Contest »

The Department of Communication has announced their second art contest, soliciting entries for art that is welcoming to Latino and Latina students. Students and other artists are invited to submit their work by Mar. 21, 2012.

Week of: Feb 26, 2012
Beauty and Design Exhibited in Native American Utilitarian Art »

Humboldt State University’s Native American Arts Gallery highlights the beauty and art of local tribe’s utilitarian objects in its most recent exhibit, I Am These People: Native Design Over Time. The exhibit features works by local Native American artists selected from many private collections and the collections of United Indian Health Services, the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Clarke Historical Museum and Humboldt State University Library-Humboldt Room. The exhibit runs Mar. 8 through May 5, opening with a reception on Thursday, Mar. 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

New Associate Dean Named at College of Natural Resources and Sciences »

Steve Smith, dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, has announced the appointment of Dr. Frederick (Rick) Zechman to be the college’s associate dean, effective July 1.

Final Week for Play/House Exhibit »

Play/House, a collaboration of works by Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson, is in its final week. The exhibit, featuring a mixture of ceramics, glitter paintings, works on paper and mixed media installations, closes this Sunday, Mar. 4.

‘Make It All True’ Exhibit in Final Week »

Make It All True, featuring an array of paintings and mixed media works by Bay Area artist Kelly Allen will run at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery through Sunday, Mar. 4.

Haydn, Handel, Hovhaness—and More Paganini—with Humboldt Symphony »

On Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 3 and 4, the Humboldt Symphony performs Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, featuring the winner of this year’s student piano concerto competition, Joseph Welnick.

Renowned Violinist Bin Huang Plays Paganini at HSU »

On Friday, Mar. 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, internationally renowned violinist and Paganini Competition winner Bin Huang returns to HSU to play Paganini’s best known work, and again combines with pianist and HSU professor Daniela Mineva on other classical favorites.

A Haunting Noel Coward Comedy Comes to Campus »

Can a husband be unfaithful with his first wife’s ghost? Is it “astral bigamy” as his second wife suggests?

These and other odd questions fly around in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit—along with furniture and airborne household objects—in this haunting supernatural couples comedy. It opens Feb. 29 for one weekend at HSU.

Math Education Expert Discusses Learning Benchmarks »

A key player in developing common core state standards for U.S. mathematics will discuss the benchmarks in a lecture at Humboldt State University on Tuesday, Mar. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Students Give the Grades with Green Campus Program »

Students with Humboldt State’s Green Campus program are ready to give out grades if faculty and staff are willing to take the test. Office sustainability evaluations are now available through the Green Workplace Assessment Certification Program.

On the Hunt for New Theories of Gravity »

What if gravity doesn’t behave exactly the way we think it does? And if we proved it doesn’t—what then?

Campus Hosts State Conference on American Indian Education »

Supporters of Native American education will gather at Humboldt State University March 15 through 17 for a series of workshops and cultural activities celebrating the success of American Indian education over the last 35 years.

Applications Available for April Student Elections »

HSU Associated Students (A.S.) is encouraging as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in the elections slated for April 17-19.

Week of: Feb 19, 2012
New Exhibits at Student Galleries »

Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from Feb. 12, 2012 until Mar. 17, 2012 on the HSU campus.

A Love Song to Ice Cream and Other Vocal Treats with Elisabeth Harrington and Friends »

Soprano Elisabeth Harrington and six North Coast friends will sing a love song to ice cream, among other delicious vocal selections on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert »

The HSU Symphonic Band previews a suite by a contemporary Chinese composer who will soon visit Humboldt, and the Jazz Orchestra showcases the work of jazz legend Gil Evans in a joint concert on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Professor’s Reporting Text Translated into Two Afghan Languages »

HSU Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner’s 2009 textbook on investigative reporting will be translated into two Afghan languages.

CenterArts Presents Playing for Change »

CenterArts presents Playing for Change (PFC) on Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

HEIF to Bring New Light to Fulkerson Recital Hall »

The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund has awarded $33,000 to a student project that will retrofit the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage with light emitting diodes, or LEDs.

CenterArts Presents Béla Fleck and the Flecktones »

CenterArts presents The Original Lineup of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones on Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

Social Justice Summit Focuses on Undocumented Youth »

Humboldt State University’s 18th annual Social Justice Summit on Mar. 2 and 3 will center on undocumented immigrant youth. The theme is “Education, not Deportation.”

Student Government Campaigns Against Higher Ed Budget Cuts »

Representatives from HSU’s Associated Students will be collecting “bucks” from students on Monday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the U.C. Quad. But they’re not looking for “bucks” bearing George Washington’s image—instead the student government representatives are raising awareness of California’s recent budget cuts to higher education.

Week of: Feb 12, 2012
Library Unveils Becking Environmental Collection »

The Humboldt State University Library has opened the collection of HSU emeritus professor and former Arcata City Councilman Rudolf Becking. It is an extensive archive that encompasses his research on behalf of the Arcata Community Forest and the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Gallery Talk by Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson »

HSU First Street Gallery will present a Gallery Talk by the artists Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

New Models of Teaching Boost Student Success »

The initial six-month report of Humboldt State’s Institute for Student Success cites extensive gains by faculty and staff who adopt new models of learning and support in and out of the classroom.

A Scientist Deeply Fond of Black and White »

“Skunks; I’ll probably be remembered for skunks,” says Bill Wood with a droll smile.

Humboldt State’s whimsical professor of chemistry knows heaps about how animals and plants deploy chemicals for communication, defense and sex.

HSU Picks Up $15K Energy Efficiency Rebate »

Pacific Gas and Electric has presented an incentive check for $15,577 to Humboldt State University for energy savings derived from the campus’s new College Creek Apartment Complex.

County Looking to HSU for Input on Economic Development Strategy Update »

The County of Humboldt’s Economic Development Division wants to engage Humboldt State University staff and faculty in updating its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Week of: Feb 05, 2012
Artist Victor Cartagena Confronts Cultural Injustice at Reese Bullen Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents artwork by El Salvadorian expatriate artist Victor Cartagena. “Tatuajes de la Memoria” (Tattoos of Memory) is on exhibit Feb. 17 through Mar. 8, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 17 from 4:30-6 p.m. A talk given by the artist will follow from 6-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

HSU Joins in Klamath Whale Debrief Feb. 13 »

Humboldt State University Zoology Professor Dawn Goley will join with colleagues from the Yurok Tribe and a host of other agencies on Monday, Feb. 13 in a detailed backgrounder on last summer’s Klamath River gray whale saga.

Bringing Slackline to the Super Bowl Spotlight »

On Tuesday, Andy Lewis (’08, Recreation Administration) was base-jumping from the Fisher Towers rock formations in Utah, at altitudes of more than 500 feet. Just two days earlier, the adrenaline-junkie was in Indianapolis, Ind., showing off his sport and sharing the stage with pop-icon Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.

Acclaimed Suzan-Lori Parks Play at HSU for One-Week Run »

Who is Venus?

An African woman displayed as a “wild female jungle creature,” an object of derision and desire, a captive, a survivor, a lover, a puzzle, a challenge, a mirror reflecting prejudices and preconceptions, suppressed fears and hidden yearnings…

Campus Kicks Off 2012 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2012 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste.

Prof: Tiny Primates Communicate in Ultrasonic Channel »

Specialized audio research by Humboldt State anthropology lecturer and alumna Marissa Ramsier (’03) indicates that one of the world’s smallest primates probably has an ultrasound warning system within its social groups.

Researcher Looks to Soccer for Clues to Concussions »

Beth Larson, lecturer and Coordinator for Humboldt State’s North Coast Concussion Program, is used to taking challenges head-on. But her research, which was recently discussed in the New York Times’ health blog, suggests that soccer players could benefit from cutting back on heading the ball.

Week of: Jan 29, 2012
Scientists Warn of Disease-Borne North Coast Fire Threat »

Research by scientists at Humboldt State University and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Eureka indicates that the onset of sudden oak death in North Coast forests could have major implications for the area’s long-term forest fire threat.

Eighth Graders on Campus Prepare for College »

Over 500 eighth graders will visit Humboldt State Feb. 2, 6 and 9 as part of a new program designed to introduce middle school students to HSU and other California colleges.

AS Presents Yellow Ostrich »

AS Presents Yellow Ostrich and special guests on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

Top Music Students Perform Honors Recital »

Ten student solo performers from the six Humboldt State Music Department areas (voice, piano, percussion, strings, woodwinds and brass) will perform in an Honors Recital on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Library Offers e-Readers for Check Out »

Kindle Fires are now available at the Library for checkout by students, faculty and staff. The newest tablet version of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader allows users to wirelessly read e-books, browse the web, stream movies, and play games.

Week of: Jan 22, 2012
HSU Earns National Salute from Peace Corps »

The Peace Corps rates Humboldt State University among “Top Colleges and Universities” in its annual ranking of more than 3,000 schools nationwide. Currently, 24 Humboldt State alumni are serving as Peace Corps volunteers, placing HSU 21st among medium-sized universities.

Campus Scores Big in Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II schools competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to eliminate the trash generated at college football games.

Windows Café Offers New Weekly Specials »

New this semester, Windows Café on the third floor of University Center is featuring weekly specials, including pastas, manciata flatbreads, sandwiches and fresh fish on Fridays.

AS Presents Big Freedia »

AS Presents Big Freedia and special guests on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

CenterArts Presents The Smash-Hit Musical ‘MAMMA MIA!’ »

CenterArts presents Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, on Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 5 and 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $65 general, $65 Senior/child, $55 HSU students. Tickets are available at University Ticket Office at HSU and at

Third Suspect Arrested in Campus Strong-Arm Robbery »

The Eureka Police Department has arrested a third suspect in the alleged Dec. 2 strong-arm robbery that occurred inside HSU’s Sunset Residence Hall.

Professor Publishes 10-year-old’s New Molecule » For Clara Lazen, 10, a classroom assignment turned into a scientific finding. As Chemistry Professor Robert Zoellner confirmed, the fifth-grader's curiosity led to a new molecule, and her first mention in a scientific journal.
The California State University Employee Update »

The California State University Board of Trustees this week adopted a new policy that caps compensation for newly-hired presidents to no more than 10 percent above the outgoing president’s base pay.

Week of: Jan 15, 2012
Engineering Students Build Sustainable Solutions for Lofty Exhibit »

Part art, part home and part eco-ingenuity, the Flock House project is the newest collaboration between artist Mary Mattingly, instructor Lonny Grafman and Engineering students at Humboldt State University.

University Launches Mobile Site »

HSU has launched a mobile version of its website for quick and easy surfing on handheld devices.

AS Presents Kimya Dawson »

AS Presents Kimya Dawson and Lyndsey Battle on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr DJs »

AS Presents Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr DJs and DJ Knutz on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Don’t Fence Me In »

CenterArts presents Don’t Fence Me In: Songs, Music and Poetry of the American West on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

HSU Offers New One-Stop Scholarship Applications »

Humboldt State University has streamlined scholarship applications with a new online system called STARS (Scholarship Tracking and Review System). It provides students with one-stop services for nearly all HSU scholarships.

Play/House: Works by Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Play/House, a collaboration of works by Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson featuring a mixture of ceramics, glitter paintings, works on paper and mixed media installations. The exhibition will run from Jan. 31 through Mar. 4.

Lunar New Year Celebration Ushers in the Year of the Dragon »

The MultiCultural Center, Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Chinese Student Scholar Association, and Global Connections Club of Humboldt State University celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the most powerful sign of the Chinese zodiac, at the annual Spring Festival.

Make It All True: Paintings and Mixed Media Works by Kelly Allen »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Make It All True, featuring an array of paintings and mixed media works by Bay Area artist Kelly Allen. The exhibit will run from Jan. 31 through Mar. 4.

Spring Opening for Student Galleries »

Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from Jan. 15, 2012 until Feb. 11, 2012 on the HSU campus.

Student Health Center Lab Honored for Excellence »

The in-house laboratory at Humboldt State University’s Student Health & Wellness Center has received national recognition for quality patient testing and overall laboratory practices.

Week of: Jan 08, 2012
Deadline is Jan. 27 for Economic Fuel and Youth Entrepreneurship Programs »

The deadline to register for two student business competitions is approaching.

Friday, Jan. 27 is the last day to register for both the 2012 Economic Fuel Student Business Challenge and the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, sponsored by Shasta College.

Kinesiology Lecturer Awarded for Research on Childhood Obesity »

Sheila Kelly grew up in a family that encouraged sports over video games and outdoor activities over television. As a child, she played soccer, basketball and softball, and as an adult, she worked as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer while pursuing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Michigan State University.

Electric Bikes Take Hold on Campus »

Marimar White-Espin (’12, Journalism) remembers the days when the 2.5-mile bike ride from her Bayside apartment to campus would leave her tired and rushing to get to class.

HSU Opens Expanded Student Recreation Center »

Humboldt State University has opened a new and expanded workout area, the Student Recreation Center West, to provide additional program space and exercise equipment for students and the campus community.

Week of: Jan 01, 2012
HSU’s Brown Lectures at Sequoia Park Zoo »

Humboldt State University Wildlife professor Rick Brown will discuss “Emerging Diseases and the One World/One Health Concept” on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Sequoia Park Zoo’s classroom in the Secrets of the Forest Building.

Governor Proposes Flat Budget for California State University »

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

(January 5, 2012) – Governor Brown today released his 2012-2013 state budget proposal that calls for no change from this year’s level of state support of the California State University, provided that his tax initiative slated for the November ballot is passed by voters. The proposed $2 billion in state support for the CSU is the lowest in 15 years, and reflects the continuation of a $750 million or 27 percent reduction in funding made in 2011-2012.

Business School Seeks Market Research Clients »

Humboldt State University’s School of Business is soliciting local businesses and organizations who would like to partner with students in the school’s spring semester market research class.

Week of: Dec 18, 2011
CenterArts Presents the Peking Acrobats »

CenterArts Presents The Peking Acrobats on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Ruthie Foster Band with Paul Thorn »

CenterArts presents The Soul Salvation Tour featuring the Ruthie Foster Band with Paul Thorn on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

University Police Seek Two More Robbery Suspects »

Humboldt State University police are pursuing two more, at-large suspects from San Diego in connection with a Dec. 2 strong-arm robbery on campus that has resulted in two arrests to date.

Week of: Dec 11, 2011
University Police Arrest Second Robbery Suspect »

Humboldt State University Police have arrested a second student in connection with an alleged strong-arm robbery Dec. 2 in Sunset Residence Hall.

State Cuts Additional $100 Million from California State University Budget »

State funding support for the California State University will be cut by an additional $100 million for this year, on top of a $650 million reduction already in place, as a result of lower-than-projected state revenues. The additional cut reduces CSU funding to $2 billion and represents a 27 percent year-to-year reduction in state support.

The California State University Employee Update »

State Cuts Another $100 million from CSU’s Budget

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

State funding support for the California State University will be cut an additional $100 million this year as a result of lower-than-projected state revenues. The cut will be permanent.

Y.E.S. Receives $1K Wells Fargo Donation »

Humboldt State University’s Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.) has received a $1,000 donation from Wells Fargo Bank for the Puentes (Bridges) program of language services for local K-12 schools.

Week of: Dec 04, 2011
Police Release Sketches of Robbery Suspects »

The Humboldt State University Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects in a strong arm robbery that took place on campus Dec. 2. Composite drawings of the three suspects are being posted in the area around Sunset Hall, where the crime occurred.  In addition, police are distributing the drawings to local media and posting them online.

McKinleyville Pen Pals ‘Judge’ HSU Math Students »

Fifth-graders at Morris Elementary School in McKinleyville will make a field trip Wednesday 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.

Jazz Orchestra Swings Through the Decades »

From Ellington to Radiohead, the HSU Jazz Orchestra swings through the decades on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Gershwin Meets Beethoven with the Humboldt Symphony »

The Humboldt Symphony performs popular pieces by Gershwin and Beethoven and other works on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9 and 11.

Faith, Family at Humboldt Chorale, University Singers Holiday Concert »

The holidays represent for many a celebration of faith and family. The holiday program sung by the Humboldt Chorale and the University Singers of Humboldt State on Dec. 11 reflects both aspects of the season.

Art Night at the Natural History Museum »

The HSU Natural History Museum invites community members to visit for Art Night at the Museum just before Arts! Arcata on Friday, Dec. 9, 4-6pm. This is a chance for children, parents, grandparents, HSU students, and accomplished artists alike to flex their creative muscles by drawing/painting rarely seen beautiful and bizarre museum specimens.

CenterArts Presents Blues Harmonica Blowout »

CenterArts presents Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout in a tribute to Little Walter on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents David Hidalgo and Louie Perez (of Los Lobos) »

CenterArts presents David Hidalgo and Louie Perez (of Los Lobos) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $35 general, $35 Senior/Child and $15 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office and at

Library Enlarges Key North Coast Archives »

The environmental history collections at Humboldt State University Library will expand with the donation of a new trove of records amassed by the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the Arcata non-profit founded in 1977.

Professor Tasha Souza Shares Communication and Teaching Strategies in Turkey »

Communication Professor Tasha Souza was recently invited to Turkey to lead a seminar series on effective teaching methods and communication skills.

College Blog Praises HSU’s Healthy Dining Options »

Humboldt State University was recently named No. 10 among the top 10 healthiest dining options on college campuses according to a recent article on With a variety of options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans, HSU offers a healthy selection for students to choose from in between classes.

Faculty Lauded for New Approaches to Teaching »

The National Academy of Sciences has recognized Humboldt State Biological Sciences Chair John Reiss and Biological Sciences Professor Mark Wilson for their work exploring new approaches to teaching.

Students’ Moss Research Uncovers Potentially New Species »

Undergraduate students working with Biology Professor Mihai Tomescu have discovered several potentially new species, one of which was included in a new family, from collections of plant fossils.

One Arrest Made Following Robbery Investigation »

One arrest has been made following an on-going investigation into a strong arm robbery that occurred Friday, Dec. 2 in the Sunset Residence Hall on the Humboldt State University Campus.

Week of: Nov 27, 2011
‘Some Assembly Required’: Entertainment with an Educational Mission »

How does a crazed family reunite to celebrate Christmas? This play’s title suggests an answer: Some Assembly Required. It’s a holiday human comedy opening Dec. 1 for two weekends at HSU.

Guest Conductor and Percussion Solo Highlight HSU Symphonic Band Concert »

Audiences will enjoy a military symphony conducted by the new director of the HSU Marching Lumberjacks, a virtuoso percussion solo, an Italian march and a Chorale and Alleluia by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: all in one eclectic concert by the HSU Symphonic Band on Friday, Dec. 2.

Calypso Band Introduces “Pan Army” at HSU »

It’s an all-percussion concert in the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 3, with world rhythms and a U.S. steelband premiere.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Madrigal Singers »

It’s a holiday tradition: Beginning with “Fanfare For Christmas Day,” the HSU Madrigal Singers present their annual holiday program of Renaissance madrigals and songs on Sunday, Dec. 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Hosts Science Café on Evolution of Universe »

Inspired by the new NOVA series “Fabric of the Cosmos,” Humboldt State University’s first Science-on-Tap Cafe will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Blondie’s Food & Drink at the corner of L.K. Wood Boulevard and California Avenue in Arcata.

HSU’s Colwell Lectures at Sequoia Park Zoo on Snowy Plover »

Humboldt State University Wildlife Professor Mark Colwell, a veteran shorebirds expert, will lecture on the biology and conservation status of the Snowy Plover on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sequoia Park Zoo Classroom in the Secrets of the Forest Building, 3414 W Street, Eureka.

Reiss, Wilson Named National Academy of Sciences Fellows »

Department of Biological Sciences Chair John Reiss and Biological Sciences Professor Mark Wilson have been named Fellows in the Life Sciences 2011-2012 by the National Academies in Education.

Secondary Education Credential Program Goes Online »

Humboldt State’s Secondary Education Credential Program is now available online to college graduates in the state of California.

Senate Transition: Academic Senate to Hold Last Meeting Dec. 6 »

The Academic Senate will hold its last business meeting from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Goodwin Forum.

Campus Hosts Free E-Waste Drop Off »

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

Student Robbed in Residence Hall »

Police at Humboldt State University are investigating a strong arm robbery in a campus residence hall that took place Friday afternoon.

Week of: Nov 20, 2011
PeopleSoft Outaged Planned for Dec. 1-7 »

The following was provided by Humboldt State’s Information Technology Services. Read the original here.

PeopleSoft HCM (Student and HR) will be unavailable from Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. while campus’s Information Technology Services upgrades the software from version 8.9 to 9.0 as part of a global CSU upgrade.

First Street Celebrates Regional Artists at Holiday Exhibition »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Regional Holiday Exhibition, which will open on Nov. 29 and will continue through Dec. 23. Featured in the show will be artwork by 32 artists from California’s North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums.

Student Wins Award at SACNAS Annual Meeting »

HSU undergraduate Biology major Pamela Ward won an award for outstanding poster in Marine Sciences at the recent Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) held in San Jose on Oct. 27–30.

Marine Lab Hosts Grand Re-Opening Dec. 3 »

Humboldt State will celebrate the grand re-opening of the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad with a public open house Saturday, Dec. 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A Message From the Chancellor: Meeting the Challenges Before Us »

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

Several events took place last week at the Chancellor’s Office and at our campuses. It’s important to understand these events in the context of the challenges we are facing.

Researching the Economics of Honeybees »

When a mysterious illness struck the country’s honeybee population in 2006, scientists struggled to understand how billions of honeybees disappeared from their hives, seemingly overnight.

Twenty Million eBooks and Counting — Library Partnership Boosts Access to Electronic Resources »

The Humboldt State University Library offers an impressive collection of digital resources, including electronic versions of over 500 HSU master’s theses, nearly 50,000 electronic journals and 70,000 electronic books, or eBooks, for use by the campus community. Recently, though, the Library gained access to another 100,000 eBooks—and counting.

Week of: Nov 13, 2011
Wildlife Students Come from Behind in Close Quiz Bowl Win »

HSU undergraduate Wildlife students snagged a close victory at the 2011 National Wildlife Quiz Bowl in Waikoloa, Hawaii, Nov. 5-10.

Schatz Lab Finds Indoor Grows Use Huge Amounts of Power »

Marijuana should be grown either outdoors or in greenhouses to prevent the use of vast amounts of electrical power and the resulting addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, according to the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University.

CSU Asks State To Restore $333 Million in 2012-2013 Budget »

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

The California State University Board of Trustees today unanimously approved its 2012-2013 budget, which requests that the governor and legislature provide an additional $333 million in state funding for the upcoming fiscal year. The board also approved an increase in tuition of $498 a year that will go into effect for fall 2012. The vote was 9 to 6*.

Art Department Hosts Fall Art, Artisans Fair »

The HSU Art Department invites the community to its Fall Art and Artisans Fair featuring the Printmaking Club, Jewelry Club and a variety of Art Department artists selling prints, paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and more.

Princeton Ecologist Probes Human Impact on Sustainability »

World-renowned ecologist and author Simon Levin will discuss collective animal behavior and the interplay of human welfare and sustainability in consecutive lectures Thursday, Dec. 8 at Humboldt State University. Both are open to the public.

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Trustees Approve Budget Seeking Restoration of $333 Million from State

The CSU Board of Trustees this week adopted a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year that requests state lawmakers provide an additional $333 million in funding.

The trustees also approved an undergraduate tuition increase of $498 per year, effective fall 2012.

Week of: Nov 06, 2011
Humboldt Bay Brass Band Plays Tribute to Veterans Day »

Brass bands and Veterans Day seem to naturally go together, so the Humboldt Bay Brass Band highlights the connection in its concerts on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From Gypsy Jazz to Modern with HSU Jazz Combos »

Four jazz combos offer a variety of styles from modern mainstream to Gypsy Jazz at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Students, Faculty Use Mobile Devices For Learning and Teaching »

A growing number of Humboldt State students, faculty and staff are using mobile devices to study, learn and manage their day-to-day lives, according to a recent report by HSU Information Technology Services (ITS).

Exchange Program Lets Students Explore U.S. »

Imagine going to a place where the culture is both familiar and unique, faces are new and the environment is something you’ve never seen before.

CenterArts Presents Canadian Brass: Holiday Concert »

CenterArts presents Canadian Brass: Holiday Concert on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy »

CenterArts presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Jake Shimabukuro »

CenterArts presents Jake Shimabukuro on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

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