Humboldt State University Mathematics Professor Phyllis Chinn is the winner of the 20th Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education from the Association for Women in Mathematics, Fairfax, Va.
Composing music alone in a room is only part of the process that HSU composition students experience—they also hear their compositions performed in public. That public in turn gets to hear something completely new.
“The program is diverse and true to the mercurial nature of jazz,” said Shao Way Wu, director of this year’s Jazz Combos. Five small ensembles will perform tunes in a range of styles, including swing, Latin, hard bop, funk and both early and modern jazz, as well as original compositions.
What do you get when eleven pianists play selections from eight composers in a single concert? A Piano Extravaganza, of course— on Sunday afternoon, November 15 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall, to benefit the HSU Guest Pianist Series.
California is the country’s most energy efficient state, according to a recent report card Schatz Energy Research Center engineers helped develop.
“Fenced round with snow, the headland of all rivers, where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”
Spoken by an anonymous Tibet poet centuries ago, these evocative words inspired nine HSU undergraduate students as they explored and documented the geography of western China and Tibet. A presentation highlighting their work will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Gist Hall 218.
Humboldt State’s student-lead Take Back The Tap campaign has unveiled two hydration stations, offering the campus filtered water in sanitary conditions, while reducing dependency on disposable water bottles.
Humboldt State University is offering two more no-cost H1N1 vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the University Center South Lounge, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jolly Giant Commons, second floor. Vaccinations will be administered by a nurse.
Professor Jeff Black, from the Department of Wildlife, is among 12 new fellows recently honored by the California Academy of Sciences.
The Human Integration Project Class involves a multidisciplinary study of growth, creativity, unity, and integration. Students will study cults, schools, social leaders, and other dominant parties who fail in theory and in practice to define the full human potential. This potential includes the integration of human brain functions, languages, senses, intelligences, and human beings in the social group, so that no faculty, sense, talent, or person gets denied or ignored.
Students who may never have dreamed of studying the sciences will get the chance thanks to an $892,000 grant awarded to Humboldt State by the National Science Foundation. It’s for recruitment and training of under-represented minorities.
From a contemporary Veterans Day tribute and works by classical composers Handel, Holst and Rossini, to a show-piece for tubas and an interactive premiere, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band performs its only HSU concert of the year on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies, teamed with the Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) and faculty from multiple disciplines, will host a three-day Hiroshima and genocide awareness forum November 12-14, based on a new book about the first atomic bombing by Father Eric Freed, director of HSU’s Newman Center and a lecturer in the department.
Monterey – Thursday, November 12th – Pesticide Watch Education Fund hosts an evening reception and discussion of health and the environment at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Guests will be introduced to the groundbreaking work of Sheila and Steven Steinberg, professors from Humboldt State University who developed the first “Pesticide Atlas” for Monterey County, which maps pesticide use data provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation 2005 database.
It’s a movie about a man with a secret in his past, which a young female journalist urges him to reveal. The secret involves a woman who became the love of his life, now lost to him forever. It is a story of fear and intolerance, and ultimately of hope and redemption. And it all begins on a sun-burnished beach at Trinidad.
A memorial celebration of the life and work of Professor M. Wayne Knight will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery.
With three participating faculty members, Humboldt State University is ranked third among Master’s level institutions for the number of faculty it sends to the Fulbright Scholar program. Additionally, HSU’s two student participants earned the university its No. 17 ranking for the number of students who take part in the program.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a special music performance celebrating Latin American heritage on Monday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m. in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Native Forum, Room 162. It is free and open to the public.
Arcata – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s trip to the People’s Republic of China, Humboldt State University faculty will host a public forum on Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. in Science B, Room 135, on the likely long-term impact of U.S. and Chinese energy policy on global climate change. The presentation is titled “China, the U.S. and the World” and is open to the general public as well as the campus community.
For the eighth straight year, Humboldt State University will promote programs that equip students for careers in a globalized world through International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education.
Humboldt State University has announced the selection of seven Biological Sciences students who will participate in California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s (CIRM) Scholars Program. They are Humberto Contreras, Sara Louise Downey, Spenser Falor-Ward, Elizabeth Gould, Timothy Laurent, Logan Linthicum, and Robin Martin.
Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work will host three information sessions in the next 90 days for its Master’s in Social Work program, an advanced generalist curriculum with a specific focus on social work practice in rural and indigenous communities.
Humboldt State University Geology Professor and seismic expert Lori Dengler urges maximum participation in the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, because only Humboldt and Del Norte Counties’ emergency response was satisfactory among all the California counties alerted to the Tsunami Advisory triggered by the recent Samoa earthquake and tsunami.
Humboldt State’s students, faculty and staff lent a big hand to the North Coast on the 16th Annaul HSU Day of Caring, held Sept. 19.
The Humboldt State University Student Access Galleries presents three new exhibitions. All shows will be exhibiting through October 23rd, 2009.
Humboldt State University’s Service Learning Center will collaborate with community partners on green initiatives and food security via a $25,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America programs, through the California Campus Compact.
When you think of the moon what comes to mind? Cheese, romance, aliens, redwoods? When first hearing the words “moon trees,” one might imagine ancient spiritual rites, but research reveals a more scientific explanation.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery hosts the Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition from Oct. 8 to Nov. 7.
Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has secured $100,600 for a pilot project that will set Del Norte County child welfare staff on the road to a bachelor’s degree in social work while working full time.
Renowned concert pianist and new HSU Music faculty member Daniela Mineva makes her Humboldt County debut, hosting a rising star of international standing, violinist Bin Huang.
Arcata – Humboldt State University is soliciting applications for the position of General Manager of KHSU-FM, the public radio station, licensed to, supported by, and located on the HSU campus.
Works by California North Coast artists in diverse contexts and styles will be featured at Humboldt State’s First Street Gallery in an exhibition titled Six Unruly Artists Paint the Town, Saturday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 7.
With the fall semester moving briskly along, work on the College Creek Apartments has lent shape and structure to the new housing facility. With windows, roofing tiles and the beginnings of a soccer field in place, it’s starting to look like a place to call home.
Students looking for a real-world perspective on careers in their chosen fields will have a special treat beginning next week as the HSU Career Center launches Internship Week on Oct. 6.
Humboldt State University will conduct a 15-minute test of its Emergency Alert System on Thursday, September 24, from 10:45 to 11 a.m. Thursday’s exercise will be a drill only and no evacuations will be ordered.
Humboldt State military veterans say the thing they miss the most about their service experience—soldierly camaraderie—is supplied in spades by the University’s year-old Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services Office, staffed by fellow vet undergraduate and graduate students.
Journalism and Mass Communication majors Ashley Bailey, Karina Gonzalez, Lye Landau, Tristan Pulido and Sara Wilmot have been accepted to attend a highly-competitive business journalism conference in New York taking place in October.
Humboldt State student Phi Nguyen has received the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, an honor bestowed by the California State University system to students on each of its 23 campuses. Nguyen has also been named the Ali C. Razi Scholar for this academic year.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will enroll its first group of under represented students next summer under a five-year, $892,000 National Science Foundation grant to mentor undergraduate research in the biological sciences.
More than 3,600 text messages were forwarded in less than five minutes from Humboldt State University to various private cell phone networks during the September 24th test of the school’s Emergency Alert System.
Humboldt State University will auction surplus vehicles, furniture and equipment at the HSU Corporation Yard (formerly the Industrial Electric Service Building) at 1601 Samoa Boulevard the first week of October.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a bone marrow registration in early October on behalf of a recent alum, Kyle Hendry (political science, ’07), who has just completed another round of chemotherapy for treatment of leukemia. He will need a transplant in about six weeks.
Arcata – Humboldt State University and local schools are exploring the use of the recently closed Natural History Museum for field trips this fall and possibly next spring.
HSU Music Department colleagues, North Coast friends and former students combine to honor Deborah Clasquin, the much-beloved pianist and teacher who passed away last March, with a concert to benefit the newly established Deborah Clasquin Memorial Scholarship Fund, on Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
A limited number of free tickets will be available starting this Friday for a series of talks by redwoods experts to be held on campus Saturday, Oct. 3.
Many California fisheries are running losses, the number of licensed commercial fishermen is plummeting and the port and harbor infrastructure that supports them is underfunded, according to an in-depth analysis from Humboldt State that was commissioned by the California Department of Fish and Game.
Dressed in his standard issue police uniform, with a shy smile and a soft voice, Officer Chance Carpenter humbly tells the story of his latest achievement.
Dr. Aaron A. Velasco, an expert in seismology, will discuss how massive earthquakes can trigger tremors in distant locations on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Humboldt State University’s Kate Buchanan Room.
Humboldt State University’s Department of Politics is broadening outreach for the annual celebration of Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, reaching a wider audience through interactive games and resources on the Web. Students and the public can test their knowledge of the Constitution with an online quiz and “Jeopardy” game at the following links:
Humboldt State University has altered the official Staff and Management Furlough Calendar, designating Friday, April 16, 2010, a furlough day, consonant with the scheduling of Humboldt Preview.
Humboldt State University Professor of Computer Science Guy-Alain Amoussou has taken a position with the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., to liaise with faculty from HSU and College of the Redwoods about NSF funding prospects for undergraduate education and research.
Award-winning Geography Professor Stephen Cunha, Humboldt State University’s 2009 Scholar of the Year, will deliver a free lecture open to the public, “High Priority: Conserving Mountain Environments from Alaska to Zambia,” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in John Van Duzer Theatre. A dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room. Reservation deadline is September 24 and ticket details are available at the Research and Graduate Studies Office at 826-5194.
Professor Stephen Sillett has accomplished much in his career. He’s pioneered techniques that have made him a tree-climbing legend; he has been named the first professor to hold HSU’s Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology …
“At heart, I’m a Humboldt guy!” exclaims Humboldt State senior Steve Dixon of McKinleyville, who has become the first president of the California State Student Association (CSSA) under a new constitution that established the office to serve the 23-campus system.
When students feel the need for a recharge they can head to the library’s new wireless café, where ample energy for their iPods and cell phones sits along side piping hot coffee and a bevy of snacks.
Arcata—In a time of tight newspaper budgets, the Lumberjack student newspaper set a new record for advertising sales for its first issue of the year. Student ad representatives sold a total of $11,800 worth of advertisements, about $600 more than the previous record.
Arcata – Humboldt State University has established an institutional resource to acquaint faculty and staff with fresh teaching techniques that noticeably improve students’ learning capacity and academic performance, and encourage them to stay in school.
The Redwood Coast’s poor people, non-whites and thinly populated areas suffer disproportionately from transportation problems that diminish their access to health care, according to data drawn from the four-county region by the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University.
Humboldt State University will host the 16th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, September 19, kicking off from the Art Quad at 8 a.m. with projects commencing at 9 a.m. More than 500 HSU students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are expected to volunteer across Humboldt County in an array of projects.
The CSU and the State Employees Trades Council-United (SETC) have reached a tentative agreement that maintains the current salary scale with no increases, but provides the option of reopening salary and benefit terms in the 2010-11 fiscal year. The agreement, which is in effect until June 30, 2011, was reached following recommendations by a neutral fact-finder.
Robert Snyder, Humboldt State Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, has appointed Wayne Perryman the new Interim Dean of the University Library to succeed Ray Wang, who recently moved to Cal Poly Pomona.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has accepted a faculty panel’s recommendation of award-winning Geography Professor Stephen Cunha to be the 2009 Scholar of the Year.
Humboldt State University officially welcomed new staff and faculty at the Fall 2009/10 Convocation ceremonies. The following is a list of all new staff hired for the coming academic year.
Arcata – The Trinidad Atmospheric Station atop Trinidad Head, operated by Humboldt State University’s College of Natural Resources and Sciences in conjunction with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, is joining a global monitoring program to reduce environmental risks and buttress capabilities to predict climate, weather and air quality.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $2 million to Sacramento State and $1 million to Humboldt State for their partnership in the California Environmental Legacy Project.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a series of brown bag lunches in coming weeks to acquaint staff and faculty with entrepreneurial opportunities to shore up lost income from unpaid furloughs.
University officials are encouraging students, staff and faculty to seek alternative transportation to campus on Aug. 20 and 21 as parking staff braces for major increases in vehicle traffic on campus.
Arcata – Humboldt State University kicked off the 2009/2010 academic year August 24 with a record freshman class estimated at 1,400-plus, capping three consecutive years of expanding enrollment.
It’s hard not to notice Humboldt State’s latest renewable energy project. The top of the Old Music Building has been outfitted with an array of 60 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels quietly pumping out clean energy.
The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report put Humboldt State University at 12th among public master’s level institutions in the Western United States. Humboldt State was also ranked 38th in the broader category of public and private master’s level institutions in the West.
Arcata – Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen as 2009 Book of the Year “Three Cups of Tea”, the best-seller account of new schools established in remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ARCATA – On Wednesday, Aug. 26 the Humboldt State University Career Center will host its second annual Part-time Job Fair to help returning students link up with local employment opportunities.
After a big increase in riders following the introduction of Humboldt State’s Jack Pass program, weekend bus service for the city of Arcata has expanded to include hourly service from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Previously, service was every two hours and only from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
ARCATA—The L.K. Wood Boulevard repaving project has been rescheduled to be completed by Friday, Aug. 21 – a bit behind the original schedule, but still in time for the start of fall classes
ARCATA—The latest edition of Living on Shaky Ground: How To Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California is now available at the Earthquake and Tsunami exhibit at the Humboldt County Fair, currently underway through Aug. 23, in Ferndale, Calif.
Tuesday, August 4th, Plaza Street (Library Circle) off L.K. Wood Boulevard will be closed to traffic except for emergency personnel. A temporary bus stop is set up on L.K. Wood today and Tuesday. Access to the Humboldt State Library, Student Health Center and Nelson Hall is via the B Street entrance at 14th Street to Laurel Drive. Plaza Street (Library Circle) is scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning, August 5.
The L.K. Wood Boulevard repaving project has been rescheduled to be completed by Friday, Aug. 21.
Arcata – Humboldt State University has again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the West by The Princeton Review, which provides tutoring, test preparation and other educational services nationwide.
Arcata – Humboldt State University has established the Jean Wellington Endowment through a nearly $185,000 bequest from the late Jean Wellington, one of the Redwood Coast’s foremost proponents of classical music and an on-air mainstay of Humboldt State’s KHSU/KHSR for nearly two decades.
Humboldt State University sociology alumnus Lou Jacobson (Master’s, 2008), an energy specialist with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, will be honored at ceremonies in San Francisco August 10 for outstanding research in barriers to student use of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.
Humboldt State University will be forced to close its Natural History Museum permanently by the end of August. The closure is due to this year’s severe and unprecedented state budget cuts to the California State University system.
The following is a message from HSU President Rollin C. Richmond.
ARCATA — Forty Humboldt State student-athletes have been recognized for their academic success by being selected to receive California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic awards.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California Faculty Association (CFA) has ratified an agreement with the California State University to implement the equivalent of a two day per month furlough beginning August 1. In addition, the Academic Professionals of California (APC), the union that represents approximately 2,400 student services employees, has also ratified an agreement to begin furloughs, with members voting 72 percent in favor and 28 percent against the furlough agreement. Members of the CFA had previously voted to accept a furlough agreement.
On Monday, Aug. 3, Plaza Street off of LK Wood Boulevard will be closed to traffic except for emergency personnel and buses. Those needing to access the Library, Student Health Center and Nelson Hall should take the B Street entrance at 14th Street to Laurel Drive and access these areas from the Library Parking Lot. Plaza Street is scheduled to reopen the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The California Student Aid Commission is informing CSU campuses that Cal Grant fee awards will be adjusted to cover the CSU’s recent student fee increase of $672 per year. It had been previously announced that Cal Grant fee awards would cover a $306 fee increase adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees in May, but it had been unclear if the additional increase was to be covered. The total State University Fee increase of $978 will be offset dollar-for-dollar for all 62,600 Cal Grant A and B recipients attending the CSU.
Students and faculty from the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department at Humboldt State traveled to the 32nd annual meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), which took place June 15-18, 2009 in Lake Tahoe.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Facing an unprecedented drop in state support and a $584 million budget deficit, the California State University Board of Trustees today increased undergraduate, credential and graduate student fees for the 2009-10 academic year as part of an overall budget action plan. Additional elements of the plan include employee furloughs and workforce reductions; enrollment cuts, and additional cost cutting measures on campuses.
The CSU Board of Trustees finalized a plan to manage a $584 million budget deficit that includes furloughs for employees, a fee increase for students, and enrollment reductions for the next two years.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Member Home Loan program is designed to give eligible members significant benefits that can help them buy or refinance a home. Employees can take advantage of this unique program, with features for qualified borrowers including:
Arcata – Effective this fall, Humboldt State University will shift its academic program for students aged 60 and above to the self-supporting Office of Extended Education, a move that will preserve the ‘Over 60’ classroom experience at a low cost despite the latest enrollment cutbacks and student fee hikes mandated by the California State University system.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Plant Operations is overseeing the repaving of L.K. Wood Boulevard from 14th Street to Sunset, an operation scheduled to be completed on or about August 21.
Members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have voted 54 to 46 percent in favor of negotiating furloughs with the CSU as part of the university’s plan to mitigate a $584 million cut to its 2009-10 budget. The CFA represents approximately 23,000 employees; however, only 8,800 of the union’s 13,000 dues-paying members cast ballots.
Members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have voted to negotiate a two day per month furlough for all faculty employees that is part of the California State University’s overall plan to address a $584 million budget deficit for the 2009-10 academic year.
Faced with a projected $584 million shortfall to its 2009-10 budget, the CSU Board of Trustees will meet July 21 to finalize plans to manage the budget deficit. The budget deficit is the result of the state’s reduced support to the CSU as lawmakers contend with closing California’s $26.3 billion budget gap.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
In an effort to address a projected $584 million budget deficit for 2009-10, the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU), that represents more than 16,000 non-academic employees, has reached agreement with CSU on a furlough program for all of its members. The furlough option has been offered to all of the CSU’s labor unions as part of an overall effort to deal with the unprecedented budget cut.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) representing more than 16,000 non-academic employees has tentatively agreed to furloughs two days per month. The CSU has been meeting with all of its labor unions to discuss furloughs as one way to mitigate a proposed $584 million cut to its 2009-10 budget. CSUEU is the first to reach an agreement, which is subject to ratification.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Trustees of the California State University heard details of the massive $584 million budget cut facing the CSU for the next fiscal year, and discussed a range of options including employee furloughs, enrollment reductions and potential student fee increases needed to address the deficit. State general fund support of the CSU for 2009-10 is expected to be $1.6 billion, which is $500 million below the level of state support provided a decade ago.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Furloughs, enrollment reductions and a possible student fee increase were among the options the CSU Board of Trustees discussed Tuesday as ways to deal with a proposed $584 million budget cut, the largest in the system’s history. The budget reduction is the result of the state’s attempt to close a $26.3 billion budget gap.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University announced today that it will defer State University Fee payments for the summer and fall 2009 term for CSU students who experience delays receiving Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commission. The State Controller and the CSAC have informed higher education institutions of delays in the payment of Cal Grant A and B awards. The state began issuing IOUs due to a cash shortage resulting from failure to adopt and sign a state 2009-10 budget that closes the projected $26.3 billion General Fund shortfall.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
As part of an overall strategy to address an unprecedented budget reduction of $584 million for 2009-10, California State University campuses will not accept student applications for the 2010 spring term – with very few exceptions. In addition, quarter campuses that have been accepting admission applications for the 2010 winter term ceased accepting applications as of July 6, 2009.
National Public Radio is producing a special series on budget and policy challenges facing California, which will air all next week on public radio station KHSU-FM. The series is tentatively being called “California in Crisis.”
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
State Controller John Chiang has announced that he will have to issue registered warrants or “IOUs” as early as July 2 if the legislature and governor cannot find a solution to close the $24.3 billion state budget gap. CSU employees, however, will be paid as they normally are and will not receive IOUs. Chiang said the state will have a $2.8 billion cash shortage at the start of the fiscal year July 1 which could grow to $6.5 billion in September in the absence of a balanced budget. More information: http://www.sco.ca.gov/.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, ANIMALIA ALUMNA ARTISFABRICUS, featuring nine alumni artists who studied in the Art Department at Humboldt State University. The exhibit runs from July 3 through September 12, 2009. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors. The exhibition will feature a special memorial section dedicated to the work of the late Nancy Finch-Halliday.
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University administration today urged the leadership of the California Faculty Association (CFA) to bring the concept of a two day per month furlough to a vote of its members. CSU has met with the faculty union three times to discuss the furlough option, but CFA has not yet scheduled a vote of its members. There are approximately 23,000 faculty members in the CSU; only dues-paying members of the CFA would be allowed to participate in a vote.
Arcata – Bill Devall, Humboldt State University professor emeritus of sociology and a well-known environmental author writer and activist, died at his home in Trinidad on June 26, 2009.
The following is a message from HSU President Rollin C. Richmond.
As I begin my eighth year as your President, we face some of the worst budget reductions I have experienced in my nearly forty years in higher education. We have made a number of changes at Humboldt State University over the last few years and this situation demands many more. We can all be proud of what we do for students and our region at HSU, and I know that by working together and through this crisis, we can continue to serve our students and our region well.
A damaged natural gas line has been repaired after prompting the evacuation of the College Creek Apartments construction site near the intersections of Harpst Street and L.K. Wood Boulevard. No injuries were reported and no other areas were evacuated.
The following is a budget update from the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
In an effort to address a projected $584 million budget deficit for 2009-10, the California State University Employee Union (CSUEU), that represents more than 16,000 non-academic employees, has voted to enter talks with CSU on the concept of two day per month furloughs. This option is under consideration rather than the contractually mandated non-retention and layoff language contained in CSUEU’s labor agreement with the CSU. In addition, the Academic Professionals of California, that represents approximately 2,400 student services employees, has also voted to begin the same process.
Arcata – Many California fisheries are running losses, the number of licensed commercial fishermen is plummeting and the port and harbor infrastructure that supports them is underfunded as the industry shrinks, according to an in-depth economic analysis commissioned by the California Department of Fish and Game from Humboldt State University.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s KHSU-FM 90.5 is seeking young, adult and professional artists to illustrate the significance of the NPR affiliate to the Redwood Coast in connection with KHSU’s 50th golden anniversary celebration, October 2009 to October 2010.
Don’t miss your chance to watch “Insight: Mysteries of Humboldt County,” airing on Access Humboldt channel 12 on the upcoming dates and times:
The HSU Children’s Center announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) based on this year’s new eligibility scale. The program is available without charge to all enrolled children at the following location(s):
The following budget update was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Faced with budget reductions between $400 million and $700 million, the California State University’s leaders have been meeting to develop strategies to manage an unprecedented budget crisis.
The following is a news release from the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The leaders of the California State University Employees Union – who represent more than 16,000 CSU employees – met Tuesday with members of the CSU’s management team to discuss options to deal with the proposed $583 million cut to the CSU’s budget for 2009-10. This represents a reduction of approximately 16 to 20 percent of state General Fund support to the system.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Biological Sciences has designated its 2009 awards and scholarships.
Eureka Books in Old Town will exhibit documentary Humboldt photographs and photo-books on Saturday, June 6, that were created by the 20 members of Lorraine Miller-Wolf’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) class at Humboldt State University.
The more than 30 players of the North Coast Wind Ensemble usher in summer with an eclectic concert on Saturday, June 13 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Registration has begun for the HSU Marine Lab’s summer children’s program. This year the program with the theme of Maritime Explorations, will be offered for those students entering the 7th or 8th grade in the fall.
Music has always been a major part of John Rivera’s life. And now, ukulele in tow, he’s helping to spread the aloha spirit to Hawaii’s many visitors.
Today, President Rollin C. Richmond sent the following budget update to the campus community.
Humboldt State University junior Liz Sandstrom, a business administration major and a student assistant in the AIR Center, recently won the $1,000 first prize in the “cookies/bars” division of the Domino/C&H;Sugar “Baking for Cash” contest with her recipe for peanut butter cookies.
The following is a news release from the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
In response to the latest revised budget proposal released by Gov. Schwarzenegger, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said that further cuts would cause lasting damage to the institutions’ ability to serve students.
Humboldt State University geography majors Diana Muncy and Amber White won $125 first-place awards in cartography competitions during the recent annual meeting of the California Geographical Society in Solvang.
Arcata – Humboldt State University alumnus Dan Curry (’79), a seven-time Emmy-award winning visual effects wizard for Star Trek: the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise, keynoted Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, in HSU’s Redwood Bowl.
Arcata – The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University will host a health data training workshop on Thursday, June 11, as part of the ongoing “Data and Democracy Train-the-Trainer Course” sponsored by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has exerted effective leadership despite “diminishing resources and general resistance to change,” according to a formal six-year review of Richmond’s tenure by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the CSU Board of Trustees and an outside team of education experts.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources awarded more than $33,000 in scholarships at its recent 11th annual spring banquet, which drew approximately 100 people, including students, faculty and scholarship donors.
The following is the speech delivered by HSU alum Dan Curry (’79) at the 2009 Commencement Ceremonies. It is preceded by HSU President Rollin Richmond’s introduction.
Arcata – Humboldt State University Provost Robert Snyder, the campus’s chief academic officer, has named Dr. John G. Lyon the new Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, succeeding Interim Dean Chris Hopper effective July 1.
Bill S. Green (’78) and Henry Mulak (’84), journalism graduates from Humboldt State University, recently took home an Emmy for their news reporting work at ABC-7 News in San Francisco.
Arcata – Humboldt State University anticipates record numbers of freshmen this summer at four sessions of its annual Humboldt Orientation Program.
The National Society of Professional Journalists has awarded a First Place Mark of Excellence Award for In-Depth Reporting for region 11 to the Investigative Reporting Class at Humboldt State University for the story Nobody’s Fault that was published in the North Coast Journal last May.
This spring the Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) Contest continued with its format that included a section of shorter problems along with a section of more challenging problems.
The Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2009 academic year to HSU student Brian Huggett for his GIS studies.
Arcata – Patrick Cleary, interim general manager of Humboldt State University’s radio station, KHSU-FM, will continue in the post until the end of 2009 to complete the restructuring of the station’s business side, address the station’s technological and signal challenges and assist the newly appointed development director, David Reed, with his transition.
In order to avoid traffic delays, staff and faculty working at the commencement ceremonies on May 16 are encouraged to enter campus from the north end of Granite Ave. and park in the Jolly Giant Commons parking lot, near the residence hall complex.
Veteran North Coast jazz pianist Darius Brotman teams up with Berkeley bassist Richard Saunders for an intimate evening of jazz standards and originals, to benefit the HSU Music Department scholarship program.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has reiterated his strong support for Provost Robert Snyder and his commitment to serving as the University’s president. This follows a vote in favor of a no-confidence resolution by the General Faculty Association, which took place at a hastily called meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Arcata – Vivian Helliwell, an undergraduate economics major at Humboldt State University and a local fisheries activist, has won a CSU-wide research award for a paper she wrote about the management of California Dungeness crab.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center will partner with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and Pacific Gas & Electric Company in a $200,000 project financed by the California Energy Commission to conduct engineering and economic studies in support of homegrown renewable energy in Humboldt County.
HSU senior, Music Education major and saxophonist Sky Miller directs three of the six selections in the AM Jazz spring concert on Thursday, May 7.
The HSU Jazz Orchestra celebrates the golden anniversary of a golden year in jazz, with both the epoch-making music of 1959 and compositions that carry on its spirit, in its final spring concert on Saturday May 9.
Lovers of large choral group singing should mark their May calendar for the annual joint concert of the 64-member University Singers and the 75-member Humboldt Chorale on Sunday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
Arcata – The Humboldt State University Police Department is searching for two suspects in connection with the alleged on-campus groping of an 18-year-old female resident student early in the morning of Wednesday, May 6.
Humboldt State University together with researchers at Michigan State University recently received a $243,943 grant from the National Operating Committee for Standard on Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) to study the effects of concussion on depression, neurocognitive performance, and balance/coordination in collegiate and high school student-athletes.
Arcata – Midnight Hour at the Lenox Lounge is the culminating performance of a two-semester course, The Black Artist in America (EDUC 680), piloted this year by HSU Professor Patty Yancey for the School of Education Master of Arts Program.
Father Eric Freed, director of Humboldt State University’s Newman Center and a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, has put into English the story and haiku poetry of a Japanese woman who was a teenager when the U.S. struck Hiroshima with an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.
Area businesses got a helping hand from Humboldt State University students who recently completed marketing research for the local companies eager to learn more about what’s going on in their back yards.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has appointed Robert Snyder, interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, to hold that position permanently, effective July 1.
The student-led Humboldt Energy Independence Fund has granted $75,000 for a Green Campus Program proposal to upgrade the Redwood Bowl stadium lighting at Humboldt State University and slash electricity consumption and light spillage.
California is home to 35 Small Business Development Centers this summer they’re offering internships exclusively to Humboldt State Students.
The sounds of trains passing in the night aren’t heard anymore in Arcata, but they will be again in Fulkerson Recital Hall on May 1.
Recently returned from performances at the Northwest Percussion Festival in Oregon, the HSU Percussion Ensemble, HSU World Percussion Group, and the Humboldt State Calypso Band present their combined spring concert on May 2 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Three ensembles present a panoply of vocal music in concert at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday, May 3.
In its largest delegation to date, the Model United Nations program at Humboldt State University’s Department of Politics sent 31 students to San Francisco for the 2009 five-day intercollegiate simulation of the U.N., where they garnered five Meritorious Delegation Awards. The results placed HSU among the top three performers at the conference for the third year running.
Arcata — Humboldt State University recently received a $308,598 grant from the national Joint Fire Science Program to provide forestland managers with comprehensive, up-to-date techniques for reducing wildland fuels in the western United States.
Think of music from Spain, and you hear the timbres of guitar and voice. So music from Spain, from fiery Flamenco to introspective melodies, will dominate the collaboration of HSU Music Department colleagues, guitarist Nicholas Lambson and soprano Elisabeth Harrington, in concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, April 25.
Cellist and HSU faculty emeritus John Brecher returns to HSU to play two complete works by Beethoven and Shostakovich in a Guest Artist concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday, April 24.
In the past decade, the annual Ten Minute Play Festival has gone from a classroom project to one of the more popular presentations on the HSU production calendar. This year—the 11th—there are more plays than ever: 10 instead of the usual eight.
Arcata – Armeda Reitzel, Music Department chair and professor of communication at Humboldt State University, will attend two intensive study sessions this summer sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the federal agency founded in 1965 to foster excellence in education and public knowledge of the lessons of history.
With the tough economy persisting and banks wary of lending money, $25,000 to start a new business sounds pretty darn good. Now, eight local teams have the chance to give one final pitch for their businesses and vie for one of four $25,000 grand prizes in the 2009 Economic Fuel competition.
Arcata – The Redwood Coast’s fast-growing Latino population needs a major expansion of bilingual medical services, including dental care, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University.
Pop quiz: In freeze-tolerant toads, what substance is released from the liver to prevent cell damage? If you’re a wildlife major, you might know the answer. If you’re on Professor Dave Kitchen’s Wildlife Conclave team you’ll definitely know the answer.
Humboldt State alum Thomas Joshua Cooper (’69 Art, Secondary Education) has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2009. The award will help him complete the North American portion of his wide-ranging project to photograph “the beginnings of civilization” around the Atlantic Ocean.
Humboldt State University will conduct its annual Outstanding Student Award ceremonies on Thursday, April 30, in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
A new Associated Students club at Humboldt State University has collected 137 hand tools, a large toolbox and a full complement of drill bits for students at the University of Livingstonia in the Republic of Malawi, a nation of 14 million people in southern Africa who are among the world’s poorest.
Arcata – Dedicated to “Students Who Make a Difference,” the 71 nominees for this year’s Humboldt State University Outstanding Student Awards include Ranjan Hatch of Arcata, who was recently named a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar to teach English, math and science in Malaysia.
Following an evening of intense competition against teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) team took top honors at this year’s World Geography Bowl Competition in Las Vegas on March 24. Humboldt State University was well-represented in the competition, as the team included three alumni and one current faculty member.
When it comes to making sustainable living fun, no one can top Humboldt State. For 14 years HSU has been hosting the Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival, or SLAM Fest, and it keeps getting better.
Arcata – Community-based research by Humboldt State University faculty and students is helping to curb pesticide exposure in the Central and Salinas Valleys and ease the health threat to farm workers and school children.
Arcata – Richard Engel, Senior Research Engineer at Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center and an HSU alumnus (’88), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and develop curriculum at Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador during the 2009-2010 academic year.
The Humboldt Film Festival rolls into its 42nd year with screenings from April 19 through April 25 in HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Alumni Association will host its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and presentation on Friday, April 17, honoring Francisco Chavez (’77), senior scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; John Diaz (’77), editorial page editor, San Francisco Chronicle; and Richard E. Winnie (’69), Alameda County Counsel and legal advisor to international governments.
Students, staff and faculty at Humboldt State University have the opportunity between now and April 27 to donate a portion of their meal points as part of a regional food drive organized by the HSU Service Learning Center.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will honor Jennifer Eichstedt, Professor of Sociology and 2008/2009 Outstanding Professor, at a dinner on Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room, just off the Quad.
Humboldt State University has been honored by the National Wildlife Federation as a winner in the annual competition Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming.
Humboldt State journalism students collaborated this semester with the Student Press Law Center, a national legal assistance agency that supports high school and college press freedom, on records requests that tested the responsiveness of more than 100 colleges and universities. HSU was one of three schools—the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of North Texas were the others—that sent letters to 95 public and 20 private institutions seeking documents on student disciplinary complaints and cases.
Twelve Humboldt State students are taking their activism to the Capitol this weekend for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) in Sacramento.
Arcata – Two Humboldt State University agencies and the California Endowment have launched a bilingual Web site, “People, Place, and Health,” to provide readily accessible information about pesticide use in Tulare and Monterey Counties and help curb exposure in largely Latino farm communities.
Arcata – Faculty in geography, kinesiology and forestry and a graduate student in wildlife have received awards for exemplary work early in their careers at Humboldt State University.
Arcata – An oceanographer, a newspaper editor and an international counsel make up the trio of 2009 Distinguished Humboldt State University Alumni who will be honored at campus ceremonies April 17.
Grab your laptop, iPhone or similar Internet-ready mobile device and get ready to Twitter until you drop. Humboldt State University is hosting its first-ever Tweet-Up in the HSU Depot on Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Arcata – Humboldt State University graduating senior Ranjan Hatch, a Biology major, has won a scholarship to serve as a university English teaching assistant in Malaysia through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Humboldt State University’s Logging Sports Club racked up eight victories, four second places and seven third places in contests at the 2009 Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave, which was held for the first time in tandem with the Redwood Region Logging Conference, March 19-21, at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Part of the action was captured by a crew from ESPN U. You can check out a slide show at ESPN’s Timbersports site.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved $17.5 million in funding for training in stem cell research at universities and research institutions across the state, with an anticipated $1.6 million slated for Humboldt State University.
Humboldt State Associated Students encourages as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in elections slated for April 21 through 23.
Humboldt State University will host Native American dancers, artists and food vendors at the second annual California Big Time and Social Gathering, on Saturday, April 4 in the Kinesiology & Athletics Building.
The HSU Natural History Museum is looking for artists interested helping the museum by decorating a three-legged stool. Proceeds from the stools will give the museum “A Leg to Stand On” when sold by silent auction at a 20th anniversary fundraiser, the first ever, “Prehistoric Ball” on October 24, 2009.
“Duo Fuoco” means “two fires,” and in its concert on Friday, April 3 at Fulkerson Recital Hall, Duo Fuoco plays some fiery music for guitar and flute.
A program of new compositions by HSU Department of Music faculty and students, presents an “eclectic array of styles and compositional techniques for ambient synth music, dancers, piano, voice and various chamber groups,” according to Dr. Brian Post, HSU professor of Music Theory and Composition. It will be performed on Saturday, April 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Jennifer Wheeler, botanist with the BLM’s Arcata Field Office, has received the Karl Urban Celebrating Wildflowers Award, a national honor recognizing her exemplary work conserving native plants through creativity, community involvement, volunteer programs and educational efforts. (text continues below)
Your cup of coffee probably seems rather banal. Grind the beans, add some water, apply heat and, presto, ready-to-drink stimulant. But there’s a lot more to the ubiquitous beverage. As two Humboldt State professors and their students are discovering, it all comes back to the birds and the bees.
How do you go from being an art student with a great idea to an entrepreneurial whiz kid with a booming business and a distinctive artistic style? What about students in the lab thinking about making the leap from school to leading a stream restoration project?
What do the Aggrolites, Vetiver, Clem Snide, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, and the Heligoats all have in common? Well, besides the fact that they’re all playing Humboldt at some point in the next 10 days, each of these bands sits deserves a spot in the Indie Rock hall of fame.
Fifty dancers performing ten dances, including one that just received top honors at a major regional dance conference, and another that features the 60-voice Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, will fill the Van Duzer Theatre stage for the perennially popular HSU spring dance concert, beginning Thursday, April 9.
Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!, will be speaking about her new book Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times at 8 p.m., April 11, in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.
As HSU’s oldest student-run organization, the Marching Lumberjacks have been having fun for longer than almost anybody on campus.
This story appeared in the spring edition of Humboldt Magazine. Read the entire magazine online.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The Depravities of War: Monumental Woodcut Prints by Sandow Birk April 4 through May 17. Birk’s work focuses on social and political issues concerning contemporary society, often employing allegorical themes with art historical references. Through the use of the classical technique of woodcut prints, this series focuses on Birk’s perspective on the Iraq war, as filtered through the mass media.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The HSU Printmakers Show from April 4 through May 17. This exhibition consists of a wide variety of mediums such as woodcuts, etching, engravings, lithographs and serigraphy, all covering a broad array of subjects. The contributing artists are students and alumni of Professor Sarah Whorf’s Honors Printmaking classes at Humboldt State University. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.
Cheri Anchondo, who is a double major in Dance (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Geography, had her dance selected as one of the top 10 dances (out of 66 dances) in the Northwest Region. Anchondo’s dance was featured in a Gala concert that closed the conference activities.
HSU’s environmental clubs and organizations will be hosting the second annual Humboldt State Sustainability Retreat, on Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5. Students from Chico State, University of Oregon, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State will be in attendance.
The California State University Board of Trustees has voted to endorse Propositions 1A through 1E, scheduled for the May 19 statewide special election. The measures were adopted by the Legislature with a two-thirds vote and supported by the Governor as part of the 2009-10 budget package. Lt. Governor John Garamendi, an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees, cast the only vote against the motion.
A classical pianist known for her powerful performances and sensitive artistry, Deborah Clasquin, a Professor of Music and senior member of the keyboard faculty at Humboldt State University died in Arcata on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at age 52. Deborah remained sweet and energetic despite a furious battle against cancer diagnosed in October, 2007.
Arcata – Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.), the student-run volunteer organization at Humboldt State University, is partnering with Eureka’s Alice Birney Elementary School for its spring Serve-a-Thon and work on Cesar Chavez Day.
The North Coast Wind Ensemble continues its inaugural season on Sunday, March 22 at Fulkerson Recital Hall with an ambitious and adventurous program that includes a tribute to Paris, Variations on America, some Gregorian chant and a little ragtime. And of course, a march.
Paul Gamache literally took his paddling to new heights when the HSU alum (‘07 Business, Recreation Administration) set the record for a descent in a kayak in the Cascade Falls on British Columbia’s Kettle River.
The Redwood Writing Project and Humboldt State University will host “wrt 2 lrn: Writing in the 21st Century,” on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Founders Hall.
Humboldt State hosts its two-day North Coast Student Research Conference and Graduate Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, with a reception scheduled for Thursday in the University Banquet Room.
Humboldt State’s newly formed Cabinet for Institutional Change is looking for ideas – lots of them.
Arcata – Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen as 2009 Book of the Year Three Cups of Tea, the best-selling account of new schools established in the remotest areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly for girls.
Judith Little, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Sociology, was honored by the Association on Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). Beginning Fall 2009, the student team winning an applied sociology competition will be recognized with the “Judith Little Student Award.”
Humboldt State University’s Klamath Watershed Institute, a think tank devoted to Klamath Basin preservation, has inaugurated an official newsletter, The Klamath Current. It is the official publication of the Klamath Basin Water Quality Monitoring Coordination Group, and is available at http://www.humboldt.edu/~kwi/.
After four previous successful concerts since 2007, the Community Chamber Music series continues with the Meadowood Quartet, Quartet Arioso and the Hidden Valley Chamber Players performing Mendelssohn, Beethoven and other composers on Saturday, March 14 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Arcata – Dr. Ray Wang, Director of Humboldt State’s Chinese Studies program and Dean of the University Library, has been named by the Carter Center in Atlanta to a fact-finding mission to China, March 30 to April 6.
Victoria Sama, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, produced a natural sound video of the recent seventh annual Humboldt Aleutian Geese ‘Fly-Off’ that was broadcast on CNN.
Arcata – Humboldt State University has notified its contractors they can resume construction projects at the Forbes Complex and Nelson Hall.
ARCATA – Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.), a Humboldt State student run volunteer organization, is teaming up with Eureka’s Alice Birney Elementary School for its spring Serve-a-Thon.
LAIE, Hawaii —Brigham Young University Hawaii’s men’s basketball games in the NCAA II West Regional Tournament will be carried live on BYU Television the school announced today. The Seasiders, champions of the Pacific West Conference, will host a four-team sub-regional on Friday and Saturday and will face seventh-seeded Humboldt State (20-11) in the opening round on Friday at 7:30 pm in the Cannon Activities Center on the BYU–Hawaii campus.
The Student Access Gallery has announced their third round of shows for the spring semester. The Student Business Services Gallery hosts the annual Teapot Show.
Arcata – A California think tank invites Humboldt State University students to enter a one-semester internship program with the U.S. House of Representatives, September-December 2009.
July 15, 1929-January 28, 2009
Jack was born in the small town of Monticello, New York, to a close and loving family who immigrated from Russia. He and his older brother, Stanley grew up in a world of swimming holes, winter sledding, lox and bagels, and pranks such as hoisting school chums up the flag pole. In the late 1940s he attended the University of Wisconsin which opened his eyes to the wonder and excitement of learning. There he decided to become a psychologist and also met his future wife, Judy Grossman. They married in 1952 and went on to do graduate work at Ohio State University where Jack received his PhD. in Clinical Psychology. In 1958 they moved to Arcata where Jack taught Psychology at Humboldt State University until his retirement in 1995.
Call it comic opera or “opera buffo,” the bottom line is that it’s fun. “Fainting, hiding behind chairs but still singing loud enough for the audience to hear, exaggerated dramatic situations and far-fetched resolutions,” is how HSU Opera Workshop director Elisabeth Harrington describes the comic opera to be performed by Workshop singers with the Humboldt Symphony on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7.
Humboldt State’s newly formed Cabinet for Institutional Change is inviting the campus community to a forum from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 9 in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center.
Has the state of the economy foiled your plans for that luxurious spring break in Cancun? No need to be upset—Humboldt is brimming with activities throughout the week.
Humboldt State University is preparing a major upgrade to its online student administration system, replacing the outgoing WebReg with what’s being dubbed the Student and Faculty Centers.
“When I came to Humboldt people kept saying, ‘You’ll like our fire table.’ I was thinking, ‘What the heck is the fire table?’ says Professor Morgan Varner, a fire scientist at HSU. “So, when I came into the Wildland Fire Lab and they lowered the hood I thought, ‘Oh, wow, this is perfect!’”
Arcata – The state senate has confirmed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s nomination of Humboldt State University alum Del Walters (’77) to be director of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
The HSU Natural History Museum offers the public an opportunity to get up close and personal with live reptiles and amphibians Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features more than 50 different species from the local area and around the world.
Humboldt State’s Student Access Gallery has announced its second round of shows for the spring semester.
In 1968 the Beatles wrote, “Say you want a revolution? Well you know we all want to change the world.” Change is the soul of the MultiCultural Center’s annual Social Justice Summit.
Arcata—Retired Humboldt State University Professors Sally and Rick Botzler, married for 45 years, take up Peace Corps missions in Mexico in early March, joining 25 HSU alumni working in 22 countries.
Arcata – Business and management educator James O’Toole, author of Vanguard Management and Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle’s Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness, will deliver the 16th annual Chung-Watson Lecture in Business Ethics at Humboldt State University on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center.
Despite growing up in a dense urban area, Nurit Katz remembers having a keen interest in the outdoors and environmental science as a child. Now, as sustainability coordinator for the University of California, Los Angeles, Katz is able to pursue her passions and help the campus become more ecologically friendly by applying what she learned at Humboldt State.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has approved the Academic Senate’s recommendation of sociologist Jennifer Eichstedt as Outstanding Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a regional conference on Friday, February 27, to foster best practices in service learning models for K-16 students and the community at large.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources has received $144,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund $4,500 annual scholarships for new multicultural students starting in Fall 2009. Freshmen must apply by March 1, transfers by June 1; instructions for how to apply are at http://www.humboldt.edu/~wms/.
Arcata – Humboldt State University Geology Professor Lori Dengler, an international authority on tsunami and earthquake mitigation, has won the 2009 Alfred E. Alquist Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Earthquake Safety.
In their joint concert on Saturday, Feb. 21, the HSU Symphonic Band and HSU Jazz Orchestra pay tribute to history.
Arcata – Construction is set to begin Monday, Feb. 23 on a new home for Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC).
To ensure pedestrian, vehicular, and bicycle safety, Humboldt State University will close Harpst Street between L.K. Wood Boulevard and Rossow Street, beginning MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, as construction of the College Creek Student Housing Project accelerates.
In an effort to expand the ways in which HSU emergency conditions information is made available to you, our Information Technology, Marketing and Communications, and Emergency Management leaders have teamed together to launch a new option for the timely electronic delivery of information updates about significant emergency situations affecting a part or parts of the HSU campus.
The Sierra cascade Logging Conference hosted their annual Logging Sports Competition and Demonstration, which included Humboldt State, Cal poly, Cal Berkley, Modesto Junior College, and Central Oregon Community College.
Lisa Perry, the Recruiter for the College of Natural Resources and Sciences was awarded the Roy Derek Berridge Memorial Award by the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference (SCLC) in Redding on Feb. 12, 2008.
When we think of air pollution we usually think of smog clouds covering places like Los Angeles or Mexico City. But how many people actually consider the consequences of indoor air pollution? Not many, according to Dr. Richard Corsi, HSU alum and architectural and engineering professor at University of Texas at Austin.
Rapper Kool Keith, before becoming one of the industry’s most bizarre MCs, was supposedly (the story is somewhat murky) institutionalized at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital in the late 1980s. Lyrics Born, born in Tokyo, honed his complex rhyming style at the University of California, Davis and is now considered one of the rap game’s most talented rhymers. In short, hip-hop is an incredibly diverse musical genre.
Salt Lines Tour brings four of the country’s most accomplished spoken word artists to the Kate Buchanan Room on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Connecting Africa to America through ritual and language Jagun Fly by HSU graduate John Oluwole ADEkoje, opens in Gist Hall Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 26 for two weekends.
Campus is celebrating the International Cultural Festival this Saturday, Feb. 28 in Humboldt State’s Kate Buchanan Room.
Arcata – The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University and a partner at UCLA are accepting applications for a health data training course that will be hosted in April and May by the Humboldt Area Foundation in Bayside.
Alliance for the CSU will host a forum on Friday, Feb. 13, at noon in the Kate Buchanan Room to rally support for Humboldt State’s budget and that of the entire CSU system.
The following appeared on Humboldt State’s Emergency Notifications page after a gas leak was discovered in the south west section of campus.
Update: Campus Officials are in the process of restoring full service to campus. Classes will continue as scheduled today and tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 13. No interruptions in building services are expected.
Thanks for your participation in today’s test of HSU’s Emergency Alert System. These tests will be conducted once a semester.
Arcata – Humboldt State and CSU officials warn of dire consequences to California and its educational system if pending budget legislation is adopted by lawmakers and signed by the governor.
The Career Center presents the 4th annual “Career Expo and Volunteer Fair” at HSU Friday, Feb. 20 to help students get ready for the transition from school to career.
Arcata—Humboldt State has connected with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to become a primary data-collecting site for solar radiation.
Taking the show on the road has international meaning for two clowns from Humboldt State University. Shea Freelove, a senior in the Theatre, Film and Dance Department at HSU and alum Steven Dimon (’08, Political Science) recently returned from a trip to Kenya where they shared the circus arts with the Mbaranga parish.
Meet with members of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund committee and learn more about HEIF and network with other students to collaborate on proposals! Learn more about the Request For Proposals (RFP) process as it relates to HEIF. Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the UC South Lounge. Contact Jeffrey Steuben at email@example.com or HEIF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting to study oceanography at the undergraduate level is pretty rare. Even more unusual? Getting access to a 90-foot fully-equipped floating laboratory. HSU’s Coral Sea is the nation’s only research vessel dedicated to undergraduate research.
Young guitarist Antoniy Kakamakov is on a roll. After winning prizes for his playing in San Francisco and Portland, in 2008 he won the Wesley Day Solo Classical Guitar Recording Competition, which is designed to launch one particularly talented student from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on a professional career.
Arcata – Redwood Coast Connect, the pilot project partnered by Humboldt State University to spur high speed broadband service in the four-county region, has been recognized for its achievements by the state agency that oversees Internet resources for higher education.
Eureka – Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Animal of My Time: Photographs and Sculpture by Cecilia Paredes, from Feb. 7 through March 9. Paredes’ work frequently combines overlooked, marginalized subjects and materials from nature, while employing traditional artistic techniques.
Lonnie Weeks and Winema Huitt Weeks see a diversity of significance in beadwork. It can serve as a form of relaxation, represent one’s personal medicine, exist as an expression of art and even help pay the rent.
Arcata – The Humboldt State University Library has begun construction of a full-scale Internet Café, the second phase of a multi-pronged project to furnish the campus with a 2lst century Learning Commons that bridges the print and digital worlds.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), eminent British naturalist and author of the history-making On the Origin of Species, with ceremonies on Thursday, February 12, at noon in the Lobby-Atrium of building Science B.
Humboldt State recently announced the recipients of the 2008 Staff Recognition Award.
Long Beach, Calif.—The California State Student Association (CSSA) today opened its annual search for a Student Trustee to serve on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Applications are now being accepted by the CSSA.
Associated Students is accepting nominations and applications for its 2009-2010 Campus/Community Scholarships through Friday, Feb. 27.
Arcata – Humboldt State University will host some 250 high school students in early February from the Bay Area, the Sacramento Valley and north to the Redwood Coast at a Leadership Conference in Sustainability that builds on HSU’s historical role in green initiatives.
William Shubert, a Geography major at Humboldt State, was recently awarded an internship with National Geographic in Washington D.C. The internship will begin in the fall of 2009.
February is here, and that means it’s Black Liberation Month at Humboldt State.
The local, organic produce served at Humboldt State’s main dining hall is fresh. In fact, if you’re eating a salad in The J at noon, there’s a good chance the lettuce was picked that same morning.
Arcata – Contemporary landscape photography, including works by two Humboldt State University alumni, will be featured Feb. 12 through March 12 at the University’s Reese Bullen Gallery opposite Van Duzer Theater.
EUREKA, Calif.—Humboldt State’s First Street Gallery presents Not What It Seems: Paintings and Mixed Media by Karen Sullivan, from Feb. 7 through March 9. This exhibition features work created from Sullivan’s curious intermingling of the subconscious with the everyday world.
Arcata – The HSU School of Business and its Institute for Entrepreneurship Education will offer a one unit course in the fall of 2009, “Business for Scientists,” an introductory overview of business skills designed for both professional and personal use.
“It’s something that wind players in Humboldt County have been talking about for ten years,” Kenneth Ayoob recalls. But a real wind ensemble demands thirty or more players. It just didn’t seem possible.
ARCATA — Finishing off the first half of the California Collegiate Athletic Association season, the Humboldt State men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to take on top competition in Southern California this weekend. Meanwhile, HSU’s spring sports will be busy preparing for their own rapidly approaching seasons.
Arcata – Academy Award-winner Tony DeRose, senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios and one of the major designers of Geri in the Oscar-winning short film “Geri’s Game,” will analyze the impact of the digital revolution on film making in an appearance at Humboldt State University.
Arcata – Humboldt State University is accepting applications for resident mentors and teachers to provide tutoring and other college preparatory services at the 2009 Summer Academy financed by TRiO Upward Bound, the federally funded program that helps limited-income high school students whose parents do not have a college degree.
Workshop proposals for the 2009 Social Justice Summit are due by close of business on Friday, January 30. Proposals can be submitted online at http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/multicultural/summit/index.php or dial Mona Mazzotti, Outreach and Social Justice Coordinator of the MultiCultural Center, at 826-3369.
University Police caution everyone in the campus community to be alert for encounters with wild animals, following a fox attack on a student in the Quad on Thursday evening, January 22. Though the victim was bitten on the shoe, rabies treatment has been ordered as a precaution.
Without DNA analysis educated guesses would be the best a forensic scientist could offer, television programs like CSI New York would be much less interesting and forget about identifying those ancient mummy remains.
Friends Anna Leeper, a junior at Humboldt State, and Rachael, a student at Zane Middle School in Eureka, Calif., have gone through a lot together over the past two years. There have been Rachael’s hair and style transformations, Anna’s hectic school schedule and the requisite discussions about boys and relationships. These shared experiences have helped Anna and Rachael grow closer and develop a friendship based on trust and having a good time.
Arcata – Arcata High School junior Lilian Medford has won the inaugural Humboldt County High School Constitution Day Essay Competition, initiated by Humboldt State University’s Department of Politics and providing Medford with $221 from the Humboldt Loyalty Fund to commemorate the 221st anniversary of the signing of the nation’s most fundamental law on Constitution Day last September 17.
Arcata – Effective Monday, Dec. 15, and continuing until mid-Jan., Humboldt State University will redirect traffic to perform utility work in connection with the new student housing project, College Creek Apartments.
As I mentioned briefly at Spring Convocation yesterday, we are facing a challenging budget situation, and I want to share some additional information with you.
Arcata – Humboldt State University Police have issued a crime alert and safety reminders in the wake of the alleged sexual battery of a female HSU junior that occurred Monday, Jan. 12, between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on the west side of campus along L.K. Wood Boulevard, between Sunset and Granite Avenues.
Arcata – Humboldt State University ranks 14th, up from 20th last year, among all medium-size colleges and universities contributing Peace Corps Volunteers, according to the organization’s Top Colleges list for 2009.
The California State University announced today that it will defer State University Fee payments for the spring 2009 term for CSU students who experience delays receiving Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Due to the state’s impending cash flow crisis, the State Controller and the CSAC have informed higher education institutions of possible delays in the payment of Cal Grant A and B awards for the spring term.
There’s a moral of sorts to this story, but it’s a little tricky. Last semester, Professor David Campbell, a psychologist at Humboldt State, taught two online courses: Psychology of Critical Thinking (PSYC 100) and the Senior Seminar (PSYC 485).
The campus community should be aware of traffic impacts and pedestrian detours related to the construction of the new College Creek Apartments and the rebuilding of the soccer field.
Humboldt State has prepared a new handbook with extensive budget information for fiscal year 2008-09 titled “The Operating and Capital Budget Book,” available at the Budget website.
CSU construction projects are being halted on all 23 campuses in response to a state freeze on $600 million in general obligation and lease revenue bonds that finance the projects.
Humboldt State NOW recently added a host of features including new options for sharing and storing articles, new ways to stay up to date on all things HSU, and a new section dedicated to University Notices, the weekly university updates you’re used to seeing in your in box.
Skunks have a popularity problem. But Prof. William Wood, a chemical ecologist at Humboldt State, has spent his career focusing on how plants and animals use chemicals to communicate messages—including skunks’ famous defensive spray. Prof. Wood’s work will be featured next week on the PBS show Nature.
ARCATA — Holding serve on their own court last week, the Humboldt State men’s and women’s basketball teams now seek road success when they travel for doubleheaders this week.
Humboldt State University’s School of Business welcomes proposals from area companies and clients interested in obtaining marketing research reports prepared by students in the school’s marketing research class, taught by Dr. Nancy Vizenor of the School of Business and Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Education.
Arcata—Humboldt State alum Hank Kashdan (‘73) has been named associate chief for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service based in Washington, D.C.
Arcata – The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, a tri-county interagency body that includes Humboldt State University and advances mitigation of coastal earthquake and tsunami hazards, has received an award for excellence in innovation from a regional earthquake consortium headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.
The California State University today announced additional cost saving measures that are aimed at maintaining jobs and student access to quality programs in the midst of state budget reductions. These actions follow the system’s decision in November to limit the number of new students entering in fall 2009, due to the state’s inability to fully fund enrollment growth and operational needs.
Frank Cheek, Humboldt State University’s legendary softball coach, will be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Admissions Office will accept freshmen applications for Fall 2009/Spring 2010 until March 1, 2009, extending the deadline beyond the mid-January cutoff used last year. Transfer students will have until June 1 to apply.
Arcata – A team of Humboldt State University faculty and graduate students has won a $620,000 federal grant to develop water management solutions in the face of soaring population growth and rapid changes in water and land use in the rural West.
Arcata – Construction is slated to start early this year on a $2.9 million home for Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC), for three decades a pioneer in clean air technologies like hydrogen power.
A Slight Derangement by contemporary trombonist and composer Bret Zvacek highlights the AM Jazz Band performance on Thursday night, Dec. 11, kicking off the last jazz weekend of the calendar year at HSU.
With the growing concern over climate change and because the lack of pre-existing federal regulations, California has struck out on its own to reduce its carbon emissions. The Golden State is known for being the country’s environmental trendsetter and is now setting the pace for carbon emissions policy with the California Climate Change Solutions Act (AB 32). AB 32 is a mandate to lower carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to have an 80 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2050.
With a seven game winning streak recently snapped by UC San Diego, HSU remains on track to repeat what is becoming a habit of success.
The Full Belly Project and Humboldt State University’s Introduction to Design course hosted an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at HSU. The event marked the public unveiling of seven student team designs that improve and adapt the internationally acclaimed Universal Nut Sheller (UNS) as part of an international service learning partnership.
Arcata – A dominant Humboldt State University team has won the National Wildlife Quiz Bowl for the sixth time in eight years, trouncing its four top competitors among 18 teams from such eminent schools as Purdue, Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M;.
Finals week is fast approaching. Are you prepared? Humboldt State is chocked-full of resources to help you endure the week of examinations, from study lounges to pancake feeds.
Celebrating with music is a delightful holiday tradition, and this year some 150 musicians and singers from HSU, local grade schools and high schools and from the community will come together to perform a lavish Christmas cantata as the highlight of the Humboldt Symphony concert on Friday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 14.
Kate Milich, a graduate student in the Natural Resources-Forestry M.S. program at Humboldt State won the Best Poster Award at the Pacific West Fire Conference last week in San Diego, CA.
Arcata – Connie Stewart, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity County senior field representative to Assemblywoman Patty Berg since 2002, has accepted appointment as the Director of Special Projects for the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University, a research and data mining unit aimed at improving rural living conditions on the Redwood Coast.
The University Police Department urges the campus community to be prepared for a severe winter storm this week that could strike with black ice, hail and snow on Highways 101, 299 and 36.
The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund committee recently awarded $68,000 for three student-designed projects.
The end of the semester isn’t the end of happenings at Humboldt State or the community at large. Humboldt State NOW is taking a look at the next few weeks and it turns out they’re brimming with holiday activities sure to keep you warm before classes start back up on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
There is a 25 percent increase in waste between Thanksgiving and Christmas, reports the Carnegie Mellon University. Does that mean we should sacrifice holiday celebrations for sustainability? Not necessarily. There are many ways to celebrate the holidays without the environmental guilt. Jessica Lamm, a student writer at Humboldt State NOW, offers a few tips for a more eco-friendly holiday.
Professor Mary Glenn and her students found themselves in some pretty unique situations in Costa Rica last summer. Oh sure, they trounced around the jungle among poisonous snakes and learned to live with insatiable mosquitoes, but nothing quite compared to the all-out battle at the suspension bridge.
Three conductors lead the HSU Symphonic Band in six modern band works by five living composers, and one dead guy. Not bad for one concert, which happens on Friday, Dec. 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Three HSU percussion groups—the Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group and the Calypso Band—bring cross-currents of world rhythms to the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 6.
The Madrigal Singers in Elizabethan costumes celebrate the holidays in traditional fashion, while the Mad River Singers swing and get funky in their annual autumn concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University’s Green Campus Program recently entered a video in the National Wildlife Federation’s “Campus Chill Out” competition. Students, staff, faculty and members of the HSU community can vote for the video online, increasing the chance the video is selected as the competition’s winner.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Career Center has more than doubled student placement salaries in 2008 with a grand total of $2.17 million generated by 503 local jobs.
Humboldt State University students, along with school administration, staff and faculty members, collected and donated 950 pounds of food during this year’s HSU Holiday Food Drive to support the efforts of Food for People, Humboldt County’s food bank.
ARCATA — Zac Tiedeman began his California Collegiate Athletic Association career like a veteran Wednesday, scoring 25 points and hitting key shots down the stretch to help Humboldt State claim a 80-78 win over Sonoma State in the league-opener.
Arcata – Humboldt State University junior Molly Louise McNulty, a native of McKinleyville, will attend the January 20, 2009 Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden at the invitation of the University Presidential Inaugural Conference, Washington, D.C.
Arcata – Dr. Ronald A. Fritzsche, an alum (‘67) and Professor of Fisheries Biology Emeritus at Humboldt State University, is one of 18 scientists worldwide and the only one from the U.S. west coast invited to a key conference in London in January to evaluate the marine fish species on the international endangered list.
Ocean waves are a promising source of renewable electric power for the Redwood Coast, but the policy issues are complex and will force political tradeoffs, according to a state-commissioned white paper co-authored, in part, by experts from Humboldt State.
ARCATA — Every active player on the roster scored and all saw significant playing time in helping Humboldt State to a 86-65 win over Simpson University in men’s basketball action Saturday.
Here on the North Coast a unique mixture of mild temperatures, seemingly constant rain and relatively high humidity adds up to a sartorial nightmare: down parka or a rain shell. Cotton hoodie or a heavy, insulated ski jacket? And, is a $500 technical arctic parka overkill in Arcata? Whether you’re new to campus or just haven’t been able to stay dry in our rainy winters, Humboldt State NOW’s winter survival guide has a few ideas to keep warm and dry over the winter months.
Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin C. Richmond has been appointed by the University of California to the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology, a non-profit, non-partisan corporation that provides the state government with expert advice on science and technology policy issues.
Arcata – Zac Tiedeman scored 22 points and Humboldt State turned up the defensive pressure on the way to a 94-78 win over William Jessup in a non-conference game Monday.
OK, if you had to name the top botanist of all-time who would you pick? The obvious choice, of course, would be the sly and debonair Leonhart Fuchs, but, then again, Otto Brunfels’s observations were pretty groundbreaking too. And, then there’s Hieronymus Bock …
The HSU Service Learning Center and Rotary District 5130 are leading local efforts in December’s National Marrow Donor Recruitment Campaign.
WALNUT CREEK — Humboldt State guard/forward Katie Franci has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of November 17-23.
Humboldt State University’s long-standing dedication to environmental responsibility continues with the launch of a new Web site highlighting the University’s commitment to sustainability.
“Visual storytelling just keeps blossoming,” says Professor Ann Alter, head of the film program at Humboldt State University. It is Alter’s dedication and hard work that have helped HSU’s film program grow and bloom.
Arcata ‐ A 24‐year‐old McKinleyville man was arrested on campus by Humboldt State University Police on Sunday, Nov. 16, for the alleged sexual assault of an 18‐year‐old Humboldt State University freshman. The crime allegedly occurred during the course of 12‐17 hours they reportedly spent together on Saturday night, Nov. 15, and the following Sunday morning.
Arcata – Rolling out to a big lead early, Humboldt State put it in cruise control on the way to a 93-69 win over Southern Oregon University in men’s basketball action Tuesday.
Arcata – Humboldt State University Professor Emeritus Sam Oliner, an internationally recognized author, peace ambassador and founder of the Altruistic Personality & Prosocial Institute, has been awarded the 2008 Humboldt County Peacemaker Prize by the Eureka Interfaith Fellowship.
An all-string trio with a twist, a groove sextet and a bop quartet are this year’s HSU Jazz Combos, performing a mix of classics and original tunes on Friday, November 14 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
With help from fellow musicians, HSU students pursuing a degree in Composition move their notes from the page to the air, in a concert of new work dubbed New Beginnings, on Saturday, November 15 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
With a program that ranges from Mozart and Schubert to Japanese lullabies and poems by Emily Dickinson set to the music of contemporary composers, soprano Bonnie Draina visits HSU from Boulder, Colorado, for a Guest Artist concert on Monday, Nov. 17 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Arcata – Continuing its extensive modernization projects, Humboldt State University began work on Nov. 10 on new student housing to accommodate record enrollments and provide the campus with a state-of-the-art community center and retail space.
Arcata – For the seventh straight year, Humboldt State University will promote programs that equip students for careers in a globalized world through International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education.
Concertgoers—not to mention jazz fans—are used to the clarinet as a standard musical instrument … but it wasn’t always so.
For those who think of opera as only “operatic” melodrama involving tragic Europeans of a bygone age, the HSU Opera Workshop has a couple of surprises for its upcoming performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Bookstore hosts writer Tim Davidson, “College Football’s Oldest Rookie,” at the store’s second floor University Center location on Friday, Nov. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The student-run Lumberjack stopped the presses temporarily Tuesday to publish results of the 2008 presidential and local races, triggering a readership record.
In the foggy Maya Mountains of western Belize there is a salmon colored mushroom growing on the sides of fallen logs. While the mushroom has an interesting appearance, it’s notable for another reason: it represents a new genus of polypore, a group of mushrooms bearing significant medical potential. Dr. Timothy Baroni, a mycology professor at State University of New York, Cortland and a Humboldt State alum, discovered the new genus during a recent research expedition to Belize.
Humboldt State University’s Service Learning Center is teaming with Food For People, the county’s food bank, in sponsoring the HSU Holiday Food Drive from now until Thursday, Nov. 20th.
Eureka — After five years of searching the Humboldt Bay Sustainable Living Center has found a home along the Eureka waterfront, near Halverson Park. The center will feature an eco-hostel, a conference center, office space for green businesses and non-profits as well as a 100-mile café.
As she left the Latino Community Reception at the Multicultural Center last year, Humboldt State student Gabriela Girona felt like something was missing. Girona, who is Puerto Rican and originally from upstate New York, found a broader understanding of the Latino experience in the United States lacking at Humboldt State. That sense of a missing connection prompted Girona to take action.
Towering redwood trees and miles of pristine beaches woo tourists to Humboldt County, but what about the sizable number of students who travel hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to attend HSU? What’s the appeal? And why is Humboldt State able to attract more and more of these far-flung students every year?
Two of hip-hop’s most successful MC’s visit Arcata this week, bringing their funk-laden beats, lyrical acrobatics and high energy stage show along with them.
Arcata—Dr. Alistair McCrone, after serving as Humboldt State’s president for some 28 years, is leading a new era of fund raising at Humboldt State University with an exciting new gift.
Arcata – Humboldt State University’s new Office of Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (V.E.T.S.) will host a full roster of events to mark Veterans Day Week.