Week of: Mar 21, 2010
Calstate ‘Early Start’ Aims to Help Students Prepare Before College »

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

The California State University Board of Trustees today adopted an “early start” policy to help students be better prepared in mathematics and English when they enter the CSU as incoming freshmen. Beginning in their senior year of high school, students will learn from their results on the Early Assessment Program about whether they are “CSU ready” in math and English. This information will help them choose from a variety of options to help them to become proficient in these subjects, and allow them to start immediately toward getting ready to start as CSU freshmen.

Rural Policy Group Assesses Regional Emergency Preparedness »

Humboldt State’s California Center for Rural Policy has released a new research brief on the Redwood region’s emergency preparedness.

HSU Urges Students to Fill Out Census Form »

Humboldt State University is encouraging all students to complete and return 2010 Census forms they are receiving by mail in preparation for National Census Day on Thursday, April 1. Students can return the short, 10-question form with a postage paid envelope included in the federal mailing.

Congressional Internship Open to HSU Students »

A California think tank offers Humboldt State University students a one-semester internship program with the U.S. House of Representatives, September-December 2010.

Composers Face the Music at HSU »

Students pursuing a degree in Composition at HSU face the music of a live audience on Friday, April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

North Coast Wind Ensemble Concert »

The North Coast Wind Ensemble welcomes spring with a symphony, a song, a couple of marches and some famous variations, in its Fulkerson Recital Hall concert on Saturday, April 3.

For the Hero in You: “Stefanie Hero” at HSU »

Don’t call it a children’s show. Like “The Princess Bride” or even the classic Warner Brothers cartoons, “Stefanie Hero” by Mark Medoff (whose award-winning “Children of a Lesser God” was decidedly adult) engages and entertains on several levels, for audiences of all ages.

Researchers Find Surprising Growth in Old Age Trees »

A research team led by Humboldt State University Professor Stephen C. Sillett has documented increasing wood production through old age in the tallest tree species, a finding that could help improve forest management.

AS Solicits Candidates for April Elections »

HSU Associated Students is encouraging as many candidates as possible to run for key campus government offices in the elections slated for April 20, 21 and 22.

Low Carbon Expert to Speak at HSU April 8 »

Walter Stahel, Swiss author of The Performance Economy and a specialist in sustainability, will analyze low carbon economics in the 17th Annual Chung-Watson Lecture at Humboldt State University on Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center.

New Home for Schatz Lab Nears Completion » For two decades, HSU's Schatz Energy Research Center has dedicated its work to promoting clean and renewable energy. Now, the center is looking to the future as it prepares to move into a new home—a major upgrade from its current spot in the University Annex.
Week of: Mar 14, 2010
Inaugural Sociology Scholarship Awarded at HSU »

Sociology graduate student Dustin Mabry is the first recipient of the $1,000 James D. Turner Sociology Scholarship for Spring 2010 at Humboldt State University, recognizing Mabry’s outstanding academic achievement. Student recipients in the Master of Arts degree program must earn at least a 3.75 grade point average, in addition to evidencing financial need.

HSU Hosts Women’s Self-Defense Training »

Humboldt State University and the University Police Department will host a free women’s self-defense class on Wednesday, March 24, 5-7:30 p.m., in the Agate Beach Room of the Jolly Giant Commons Mezzanine.

Disability Awareness Film Series March 23-24 »

A two-part film and discussion series highlighting disability awareness will be held at Humboldt State University on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23 – 24. The two films have both won awards from Superfest, the world’s longest-running juried international disability film festival.

HSU Scores National Service Award »

For the third year running, Humboldt State University is the winner of the highest national honor that universities receive for contributions to service learning and civic engagement.

Geography Professor, Students Promote Responsible Tourism »

From the winding cliff-side highways of San Francisco to the sea-sculpted beaches of Del Norte, California’s North Coast offers lush history and picturesque scenery for any interested traveler.

Humboldt Magazine - In the Mail and Online »

The Spring ’10 edition of Humboldt Magazine has started to arrive in alumni and student mailboxes, and is also available across campus. The latest online version has bonus features like extra photos, video and the chance to comment on feature stories:

Dengler Leads Chile Reconnaissance Team »

Lori Dengler, chair of Humboldt State University’s Department of Geology, will lead a reconnaissance effort to Chile March 25 to April 4 to evaluate the impacts of the recent earthquake and tsunami and improve readiness along the Redwood Coast and the Pacific Northwest.

The California State University Employee Update »

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

The CSU Board of Trustees has adopted an “early start” initiative to help students be better prepared in mathematics and English when they enter the CSU as incoming freshmen. Students will learn at the beginning of their senior year of high school whether their results on the Early Assessment Program test make them “CSU ready” in math and English. Students not “CSU ready” can then choose from various options to help them to become proficient.

Iconic Writer Virginia Woolf Inspires HSU Professor and Local Artist »

Join Humboldt State University English professor Janet Winston and Arcata sculptor Marilyn Andrews as they present their work on the English writer Virginia Woolf on Wednesday, March 24 in HSU’s Green and Gold Room (Founders Hall 166) at noon.

Week of: Mar 07, 2010
HSU Student Accosted Near University Center »

Humboldt State University Police are investigating a report by a female student who said her arm was grabbed briefly Sunday night by an unknown male as she walked alone behind the University Center loading dock area.

HSU Exempt from March 13 Power Shutdown »

Humboldt State University will not be affected by Pacific Gas & Electric’s scheduled 22-hour shutdown of power starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, while crews upgrade a substation.

Twilight, Moonlight: Pianist Rika Uchida Plays Debussy Favorite »

Pianist Rika Uchida plays Debussy’s famous “Claire de Lune” and selections from his Preludes and Images, to illustrate the transition from Romantic to modern in classical music, in a concert and commentary on Saturday, March 27 at the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Youth Educational Services Volunteers Go Above and Beyond »

Youth Educational Services volunteers are ready to get their hands dirty on Cesar Chavez Day, March 31st as part of their annual Serve-a-Thon service project.

Week of: Feb 28, 2010
HSU Plays Major Role in Energy Savings »

A Humboldt State University graduate student and three HSU alumni are part of a grant team that has won $4.4 million in federal stimulus funding to support the development of the North Coast Energy Independence Program.

Campus Partnership Leads to Expanded Math Lab »

Math students are getting some extra help with their homework this semester thanks to added hours and another location for Math Tutoring Lab.

Paris Jazz, Danny Boy, Crazy Uncle and the Mighty Handful »

The Humboldt Symphony presents an airy early-spring program filled with folk melodies and jazz, but in compositions displaying the rich and varied sounds of the symphonic orchestra.

Alternative Spring Break has Students Giving Back to Community »

For the week of March 14, otherwise known as Spring Break, 13 student volunteers, 3 student directors and 1 faculty advisor will eschew the usual vacation stomping grounds and head, instead, for Sacramento, where they will feed and build houses for the homeless.

Students Relight HSU’s Redwood Bowl »

The Relight Redwood Bowl project, funded by a $75,000 grant from Humboldt Energy Independence Fund and carried out by the Green Campus Program, is now completed and operational. The project reduces the number of light poles on the track and football field from eight to four, and reduces the number of light bulbs used from 96 to 60.

HSU Student Arrested by Arcata Police »

The Arcata Police Department informed campus officials at mid-afternoon Friday, March 5, that it had arrested Timothy Ryan Dossey, a student at Humboldt State University.

Week of: Feb 21, 2010
UPD Follows Leads in Weekend Assault »

Arcata – Humboldt State University Police are actively following leads in a physical assault over the weekend that resulted in two 19-year-old male resident students being briefly hospitalized.

Gunslingers and Exotic Dancers: HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra Play American Tunes »

The HSU Symphonic Band goes tandem with the Jazz Orchestra on a program of American tunes. The Band plays “Variations on America” by the “American original” Charles Ives, and the “Americans We” March by Ohioan Henry Fillmore, who toured the U.S. with his band and his wife, the exotic dancer Mabel May Jones.

Natural History Museum to Finish Closure »

Humboldt State University’s Natural History Museum, which has been open only to school groups since it closed to the public last August, will close entirely after the end of the current school year. School trips planned for this spring will not be affected.

Still Shocking After All These Years: Pinter’s Signature The Homecoming Comes to HSU »

Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming was a theatrical earthquake when it was first performed in the mid-1960s. Shocking, controversial and hotly debated, its Broadway run won the Tony Award. It became an instant classic.

Week of: Feb 14, 2010
Give Your Regards to W. Broadway at HSU »

It was after the Humboldt Light Opera Company production of The Music Man that several cast members decided to stick together awhile longer—and sing together, to raise money for HLOC as well as have some fun.

UPD Seeks Leads About Campus Assault »

The Humboldt State University Police Department is seeking information and anonymous tips to help identify suspects involved in an alleged physical assault early Sunday morning, February 14, near the University Art Building.

TED Speaker to Share Origami Secrets at HSU »

Robert J. Lang, an international leader in computational origami and among the world’s foremost origami artists with a repertoire of more than 500 designs, will deliver a free public lecture at Humboldt State University on Tuesday, March 9. The 2008 TED Conference speaker will address the links between Japanese paper-folding and the solution of modern scientific and engineering problems.

Student Uses Camera to Lend Haiti a Hand »

When the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, HSU journalism student Travis Turner knew he couldn’t wait for the media to bring him the story. He needed to grab his camera and see it for himself. Now his work is on display at Arcata’s Venatore Gallery through March 12.

Campus Reform Ideas Getting Reviewed »

Humboldt State’s Expanded University Executive Committee recently met about a proposed series of campus reform proposals, and has forwarded the proposals to campus governance groups. The groups – Academic Senate, Associated Students, Staff Council and the University Executive Committee – have been asked for feedback by March 9.

Week of: Feb 07, 2010
One-time Funds Enable CSU to Provide More Classes »

The following is a California State University Employee Update from the Chancellor’s Office

The CSU will allocate $50.9 million in one-time funds to campuses to provide approximately 8,100 additional course sections systemwide as well as retain additional lecturers for the fall 2010 term.

Bolick-Floss Named to National Forum »

Annie Bolick-Floss, director of Humboldt State University’s Career Center and Service-Learning Programs, is among eight civic and community engagement leaders from California Campus Compact (CCC) institutions who will attend a one-of-kind professional development institute in July titled Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners.

Professor Wins National Award For Excellence In Math Education »

The Association for Women in Mathematics selected HSU Mathematics Professor Phyllis Chinn as the winner of the 20th Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education.

Sproul Estate Gives Art, Funding for Students »

Humboldt State University has received a $40,000 gift from the estate of artist Brian Sproul, along with a significant collection of Sproul’s artwork.

HSU Prof is Finalist In Audubon Photo Contest »

Charles M. (Mike) Anderson, emeritus professor of environmental resources engineering at Humboldt State University, is among 100 finalists in Audubon Magazine’s inaugural photography awards competition who were chosen from among approximately 2,500 contestants. They submitted some 16,000-plus images.

Nagatsuka Assumes New HSU Research Post »

Jacqueline Nagatsuka, a veteran of institutional research at both four-year and two-year institutions with a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UCLA, is the new Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Humboldt State University, effective February 1.

Week of: Jan 31, 2010
How Cute Is Your Scherzo? Or, Can You Take the Bull By the Violin? »

If you like favorites of the violin sonata repertoire, you couldn’t do better than two selections played by violinist Cindy Moyer and pianist Daniela Mineva, in concert at HSU on Saturday, Feb. 13.

KRFH Opens Doors for Student Broadcasters »

Behind the door of Gist Hall 105 is a mural of Manhattan’s 52nd Street in the ’40s. Vivid colors illustrate the Onyx Club and the famous Birdland jazz club with legendary drummer Gene Krupa’s name, painted like a marquee. This is the pathway to student-run KRFH — Radio Free Humboldt.

Title: Psychology Professor’s New Book Promotes Improved Research Designs »

Dr. Christopher L. Aberson’s new book, Applied Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, addresses sample size selection for research. The text is intended as a resource that is readable and directive, but also methodologically and theoretically sound.

HSU Forum Assesses Quake ‘Lessons Learned’ »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Geology will present a community forum, “The Week the Earth Trembled,” on Monday, February 8, at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, weighing the impact of and lessons learned from the January 9 and 13 earthquakes on the North Coast and in Haiti.

HSU Panel Urges Sweeping Reform »

Following a one-year review of the challenges facing Humboldt State University, a special campus panel has recommended a series of initiatives to strengthen the institution.

Week of: Jan 24, 2010
UPD Nabs Campus Burglary Suspects »

A 27-year-old Arcata man is in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility after Humboldt State University Police discovered him at the scene of an alleged burglary of HSU’s construction offices in the Schmidt House, near 17th and Union Streets on the main campus early Sunday morning, January 24. A second potential suspect is being evaluated.

Water Restored After Short Outage »

Water service on the Humboldt State University campus was restored at 7:30 a.m. today, following a short outage caused by an overturned fire hydrant.

Power Restored On Campus »

Power has been restored to campus as of 10:45 a.m. No injuries or damage was reported.

Social Work Professor Wins Native American Training Grant »

Professor Michael Yellow Bird of Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has received a $7,500 grant from the Humboldt/Del Norte P-16 Council for a training project to close the achievement gap and create a college-going culture for grades 9-12 Native American students at the Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods.

HSU Warns of Possible IT Security Issue »

Humboldt State University has begun notifying about 3,500 employees and former employees of a computer security breach on campus that may have exposed personal information such as names and social security numbers.

Send Bette and Boo to Reno! »

It used to be that an unhappy couple would go to Reno for their divorce. In February, another unhappy couple—and a lot of their friends—are trying to get to Reno, for a much happier reason. But they need help.

HSU Shares in $720K to Boost Salmon Oversight »

Humboldt State University Fisheries Biology Professor David Hankin is among the recipients of a three-year, $720,000 California Ocean Protection Council award, administered by California Sea Grant, to explore the connections between ocean climate and the survival and abundance of the state’s Chinook salmon.

Week of: Jan 17, 2010
Math Tutoring Lab Opens New Satellite Lab in Library to Reach More Students


The Math Tutoring Lab provides free walk-in tutoring for all HSU students needing help with math up through PreCalculus and some beginning calculus and statistics. Come check out our new office hours in Library 208. Schedule is below.

Library Works to Unveil Hidden Environmental Collections »

Humboldt State University’s Library has been tapped to receive one of nine Hidden Collections Grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The grant is targeted at making archival material from California’s environmental history available to scholars throughout the world.

Biology Professor Leads Response in Whale Stranding »

Wildlife professionals across the state know they can count on Humboldt State when the unexpected happens. That’s why, last October, when a 72-foot blue whale tragically died and washed up on the Mendocino County coast, Professor P. Dawn Goley was among the first to be notified.

HSU Math Lectures Weigh Fisheries Science & Ecology »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics invites the general public to same-day, consecutive lectures in February about fisheries science and policymaking by a researcher in mathematical and theoretical biology who specializes in ecology, evolution and behavior and applied science.

Anthropology Professor Uses Abalone to Answer Channel Islands Questions »

Research by Humboldt State University Anthropology Professor Todd Braje recently was featured in an On Earth Magazine story.

Week of: Jan 10, 2010
New General Manager Named at KHSU »

Edward Subkis has been named the new General Manager at KHSU, the public radio station licensed to Humboldt State University. He starts work Feb. 1.

HSU Road Tests Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle »

Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center is road testing a smog-free, hydrogen-powered Toyota fuel cell hybrid vehicle as part of an effort to commercialize the smog-free vehicle in five years.

Quake Damage Minimal at Humboldt State »

Humboldt State University suffered little damage from the Jan. 9 earthquake, amounting to a few thousand dollars at most, based on a field survey conducted by HSU Plant Operations on Jan. 11.

Tax Credit Eases HSU Student Financing »

A provision in the federal stimulus package signed by President Obama last February will enable more Humboldt State students and parents to qualify over the next two years for an annual tax credit of up to $2,500 per student to pay for college expenses.

Week of: Jan 03, 2010
Tribal Leader Forges Agency Collaboration »

Tom Lidot, a member of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska and a member of the Chilkat Indian Village, will speak on strengthening collaboration between tribes and county agencies at a one-day conference on Friday, Jan. 8 at Humboldt State University.

Spring Welcome January 13th »
Week of: Dec 13, 2009
H1N1 Flu Shots Available for Faculty and Staff »

Update: As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Health Center will no longer be administering H1N1 vaccinations to faculty and staff.

HSU Donates Food for the Local Community »

Humboldt State University students, along with school administration, staff and faculty members, collected and donated more than 1,200 pounds of food during this year’s HSU Holiday Food Drive to support the efforts of Food for People, Humboldt County’s food bank.

Osher Foundation Gives $1 million for Lifelong Learning »

Humboldt State University has received one of the largest cash gifts in its history: $1 million from The Bernard Osher Foundation to fund HSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which provides learning opportunities for those over 50.

Week of: Dec 06, 2009
Sweet Jubilation at Humboldt Symphony, Chorale and University Singers Holiday Concert »

In what’s becoming a holiday tradition, the Humboldt Symphony, Humboldt Chorale and University Singers perform a work for voice and orchestra that celebrates the season.

Mingle with Mingus, Then Go Latin with the Jazz Orchestra »

It’s a concert in two parts.

The HSU Jazz Orchestra begins with a suite of compositions by jazz bassist, pianist, band leader and composer, the legendary Charles Mingus. His long career stretched from the 1940s into the 1970s. “These are social-political pieces from the 1950s,” said Jazz Orchestra director Shao Way Wu. “They showcase his unique approach and his highly personalized sound.”

Student-run KRFH Wins National Award »

KRFH-AM, Humboldt State University’s student radio station, has won the annual Best Newscast 2009 Award from College Broadcasters, Inc., Hummelstown, PA, an educational advocate for student broadcasters and collegiate electronic media.

Internship Week Bridges College and Workforce Gap »

Students looking for a real-world perspective on careers in their chosen fields were offered special treat by HSU Alumni during the Career Center’s Internship Week.

McClary Saluted for Library Contributions »

The Humboldt State Library honored Maclyn ‘Mac’ McClary, Emeritus Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, at its annual holiday event for exceptional contributions to the facility.

CSU Employee Update for Dec. 9 »

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

The state’s Master Plan remains a viable framework for California’s public higher education system, according to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, but the state needs to renew its investment in higher education.

HSU Seeks WWII Internment Students »

Humboldt State University and the other 22 campuses of the California State University system are reaching out with honorary degrees to hundreds of former Japanese-American students whose CSU studies were halted when they were forced into World War II internment camps by presidential order.

HSU Budget Book Now Online »

Humboldt State has prepared its second annual handbook with extensive budget information for fiscal year 2009-10 titled “The Operating and Capital Budget Book,” available at the HSU Budget website.

Coach Cheek Gets Hall of Fame Nod »

With his recent induction into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, HSU Softball Coach Frank Cheek adds one more laurel to a legendary career that includes two national titles and numerous trips to conference championships.

Campus Team Allots $720K to Boost K-12 Teaching »

The Humboldt Science and Mathematics Center at Humboldt State University, teamed with UC Davis and West Sacramento Early College Prep, will award 24 teacher teams up to $30,000 each to foster classroom innovation and improved learning outcomes.

HSU Students Engineer a Smooth Ridin’ Smoothie Rider »

Come ride to your heart’s delight! On Tuesday, Dec. 15, engineering students at Humboldt State University (HSU) will unveil their Smooth Ridin’ bike-powered blender to the campus community.

Week of: Nov 29, 2009
Discovery Day and Store Sale at the Natural History Museum »

The HSU Natural History Museum opens its doors for a interactive workshop in physical science for children ages 7 to 14 years. Chemistry and Physics Discovery Day is on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with exhibits on both chemistry and physics during the four hours.

CSU Employee Update for Dec. 2 »

A record 609,000 prospective students have applied for admission to the California State University, up 28 percent from last year. The largest increase came from community college transfer students whose applications increased 87 percent over last year with a total 195,113 applicants. First-time freshmen applications were up 12 percent with just over 412,000 submissions.

HSU/Oaxaca Renew Long-Term Partnership »

Humboldt State University and Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca have renewed their long-standing academic partnership, extending it to 2014.

High Demand Prompts HSU to Close Applications »

Humboldt State University has closed Fall 2010 applications for freshmen and transfers after strong demand from prospective students during the priority application period. The cutoff marks a big change from prior years, when the campus accepted applications through February or even later.

Citizens Lend a Hand with Otter Research »

Wildlife students at Humboldt State have a unique opportunity to earn extra credit while participating in cutting-edge research. All they have to do is find and report river otters they see when spending time on the region’s beautiful coastline and scenic rivers. And students aren’t the only ones encouraged to participate.

What’s Behind the Sophomore Slump? »

Humboldt State consistently attracts top performing students who value its strong academics. But for a number of years, it has had comparatively high and frustrating attrition rates among sophomores compared to other campuses in the California State University system. What’s behind the “sophomore slump”?

Week of: Nov 22, 2009
Alum Named Top U.S. Professor »

Humboldt State University alumnus Robert Thomas (geology, ’85), professor of geology at the University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana, and a 2008 winner of HSU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, has been named a 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Holiday Entertainment Overkill? Try A Dark Family Comedy »

As a dark comedy about an extreme yet all-too-familiar family, it may be an early-December antidote to sentimental holiday overkill: The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang takes the Gist Hall stage beginning Dec. 3.

Symphonic Band Cuts to the Chase »

The HSU Symphonic Band’s bright and bracing winter concert includes a Sousa march, Armenian Dances and a tribute to classic Warner Brothers cartoon chases, but the most novel work may involve 16 different percussion instruments played by one musician.

Cult Classic and Dance Rhythms with the Calypso Band and Percussion Groups »

A cult classic by HSU alumnus Trey Spruance brings star power to the HSU Percussion Ensemble portion of the annual percussion concert in the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday Dec. 5.

Let Your Heart Be Singing with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

Beginning with the Fanfare For Christmas Day by English composer Martin Shaw, the HSU Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit celebrate the season with their patented mixture of 16th century tradition and 20th century jazz in their annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Week of: Nov 15, 2009
HSU Holiday Food Drive »

The Service Learning Center is excited to invite the entire HSU campus to participate in a Holiday Food Drive taking place through Monday, Dec. 7.

Holiday Clothing Drive »

Student & Business Services Building employees will collect holiday donations of clothing from the campus and community through Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Festive Overture: North Coast Wind Ensemble Begins Second Year »

The North Coast Wind Ensemble begins its second year with a concert of festive orchestral music and wind band classics at Fulkerson Hall on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Humboldt Students Fare Well in Forestry Quiz Bowl »

Humboldt sent a team of five students to Orlando, Florida, to compete in this year’s Quiz Bowl.

HSU Logging Sports Scores Big at Annual Cal Poly Competition »

On Nov. 13, a 30-member contingent of HSU Logging Sports competitors traveled to Swanton Ranch, part of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus, for the annual logging sports competition. The HSU team was well prepared for competition and had broken into seven teams of mixed competitors.

Alumni and Friends Give $3.5 Million to HSU »

Humboldt State University received more than $3.5 million from almost 8,300 donors in the last fiscal year. Also, the value of gifts from parents shot up 76 percent from the previous year.

Guide Boosts Quake/Tsunami Readiness »

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Earthquake Education Center, in coordination with the Redwood Coast Tsunami Group, has produced a new edition of the preparedness handbook Living on Shaky Ground, which will soon update northern California residents on how to survive the kind of devastation wreaked five years ago when an Indian Ocean tsunami killed at least 230,000 people in 11 countries. It was the worst recorded tsunami ever.

Week of: Nov 08, 2009
HSU Math Don Honored by Women’s Group »

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.

Music Guaranteed Fresh at Composers Concert »

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.

From Samba to “Superfly”: Jazz Combos in Concert November 13 »

“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.

Pianists for Pianists in Benefit Concert »

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.

HSU Plays Key Role in Energy Scorecard »

California is the country’s most energy efficient state, according to a recent report card Schatz Energy Research Center engineers helped develop.

Great Rivers and Mountains of Tibet »

“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 Students Take Back the Tap »

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.

Campus H1N1 Clinics Set for Nov. 17 and 18 »

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.

Wildlife Professor Honored by Science Academy »

Professor Jeff Black, from the Department of Wildlife, is among 12 new fellows recently honored by the California Academy of Sciences.

Week of: Nov 01, 2009
John Waters and the Human Integration Project Class »

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.

Biology Mentoring at HSU Gets Leg Up »

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.

Many Moods of the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in Only HSU Concert of the Year »

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.

HSU Hosts Hiroshima Awareness Workshop »

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.

Scientists to Present Findings and Offer Critique of Pesticide Use »

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.

Sneak Peek at The Music Inside »

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.

Campus Remembers Professor M. Wayne Knight, Nov. 14 »

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.

HSU a Leader in Faculty, Student Fulbrights »

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.

HSU Hosts Latin Folklore Music 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.

HSU Hosts China/Climate Warming Forum »

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.

HSU Hosts 8th Annual International Ed Week »

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.

Week of: Oct 18, 2009
HSU Announces Stem Cell Scholars »

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.

Week of: Oct 04, 2009
HSU Hosts Social Work Forums »

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.

Experts Urge Full ‘ShakeOut’ Participation »

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.

Campus Volunteers Give 1000 Hours to North Coast »

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.

Student Access Gallery Announces Fall Shows »

The Humboldt State University Student Access Galleries presents three new exhibitions. All shows will be exhibiting through October 23rd, 2009.

HSU Aims $25,000 at Green/Food Security Projects »

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.

Unraveling the Moon Tree Mystery »

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.

Art Department Opens Faculty, Staff Exhibit »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery hosts the Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition from Oct. 8 to Nov. 7.

HSU Nets $100K Social Work Degree Grant »

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.

Two International Concert Stars Perform Together at HSU »

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.

Week of: Sep 27, 2009
HSU Launches Search for KHSU General Manager »

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.

HSU Gallery Spotlights North Coast Artists »

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.

Housing Project Nears Halfway Mark »

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.

Internship Week Bridges College and Workforce Gap »

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.

Week of: Sep 20, 2009
HSU to Test Emergency Alert System Sept. 24 »

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.

Vets Call Transition Services a Lifesaver »

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 Students Learn from Leading Business Newsrooms »

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.

Student Named CSU Hearst Scholar »

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.

HSU Attracts $892K for Biology Mentoring »

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.

HSU Alert Drill Generates Record Text Messages »

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.

Week of: Sep 13, 2009
HSU to Auction Surplus Vehicles, Equipment »

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.

Campus Hosts Marrow Drive for Alum »

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.

Museum May Open for School Field Trips »

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.

North Coast Musicians Combine in Deborah Clasquin Memorial Scholarship Benefit »

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.

Tickets Available for Redwood Talks »

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.

Report: State’s Commercial Fishing in Jeopardy »

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.

A Winning Chance »

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.

Seismology Expert Discusses Earthquake Triggers, Nuclear Threats »

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.

Week of: Sep 06, 2009
HSU Marks Constitution Day »

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:

HSU Alters Furlough Schedule »

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.

HSU’s Amoussou Joins National Science Foundation »

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.

Top Scholar to Address Conservation »

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.

National Geographic Spotlights Tall Trees Professor »

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 …

HSU Senior Gains New Statewide Post »

“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.

Week of: Aug 30, 2009
Library Unveils New First Floor Café »

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.

Lumberjack Ad Sales Hit New Heights »

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.

Alternative Teaching Methods Aid Learning »

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.

Study: Transit Shortage Saps Redwood Health Care »

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.

HSU Hosts 16th Annual Day of Caring »

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.

Week of: Aug 23, 2009
CSU Employee Update August 24, 2009 »

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.

Homepage Offline on Sunday, August 30 »
Perryman Named Interim Dean of HSU Library »

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.

Geographer Named Top Scholar »

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.

Fall Convocation Welcomes New Faculty, Staff »

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.

HSU Station Goes Global on Climate Change »

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.

HSU, Sac State Garner $3M Environmental Grant »

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.

HSU Hosts Furlough Self-Employment Sessions »

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.

Week of: Aug 16, 2009
Campus Expects More Traffic, Less Parking Aug. 20-21 »

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.

Classes Resume at HSU with Record Freshmen Numbers »

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.

Student Project Adds Green Energy to Campus »

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.

U.S. News Ranks Humboldt A Top Public Master’s University »

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.

HSU/CR Name Book of the Year »

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.

Career Center Hosts Second Annual Part-time Job Fair »

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.

High Jack Pass Use Prompts Service Increase »

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.

Week of: Aug 09, 2009
L.K. Wood Repaving to Finish Aug. 21 »

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

New Earthquake Guide Has Facts on Surviving Tremors »

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.

Week of: Aug 02, 2009
L.K. Wood and Plaza Street Closure »

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.

L.K. Wood Repave Project Extended »

The L.K. Wood Boulevard repaving project has been rescheduled to be completed by Friday, Aug. 21.

HSU Named Top Western School »

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.

HSU Creates Wellington Endowment for Music Programs »

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.

Alum Honored for Light Bulb Research »

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.

State Cuts Force HSU to Close Natural History Museum »

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.

Week of: Jul 26, 2009
HSU Budget Reductions for 2009-10 »

The following is a message from HSU President Rollin C. Richmond.

Furlough Briefing Set for July 28 »
Athletes Honored For Academic Distinction »

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.

CFA Ratifies Furlough Agreement »

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.

Plaza Street Closure »

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.

Cal Grants Boosted to Match Fee Hike »

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.

Week of: Jul 19, 2009
Humboldt State Foresters Make Impact at Forest Engineers Conference »

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.

Fee Increase, Furloughs in Budget Plan »

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.

CSU Employee Update July 21, 2009 »

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.

CalPERS Member Home Loan Program Has New Benefits »

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:

HSU Preserves ‘Over 60’ Option Despite Enrollment Slip »

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.

HSU Oversees L.K. Wood Repaving »

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.

CSU Employee Update July 24, 2009 »

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.

Faculty Union Members Vote to Accept Furloughs »

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.

Week of: Jul 12, 2009
CSU Employee Update July 15, 2009 »

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.

Week of: Jul 05, 2009
CSU Employees Union Agrees To Furlough Two Days Per Month »

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.

CSU Employee Update 7/8/09 »

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.

CSU Board of Trustees Hear Details of Budget Plan »

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.

CSU Employee Update »

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

Trustees Discuss Plan to Manage Budget Crisis

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.

CSU to Defer Payments of Fees by Students Affected by Cal Grant IOUs »

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.

CSU to Close 2010 Spring Admissions »

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.

KHSU to Air ‘California in Crisis’ Series »

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.”

Week of: Jun 28, 2009
CSU Employee Update »

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

State May Have to Issue IOU’s; CSU Employees Will Receive Paychecks

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:

Animalia Alumna Artisfabricus at First Street Gallery »

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.

CSU Employee Update Regarding CFA »

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

CSU Urges Faculty Union to Bring Furlough Option to a Vote

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.

HSU Sociologist, Environmentalist Dies in Trinidad »

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.

Update on Campus Fiscal Emergency »

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.

Week of: Jun 21, 2009
Damaged Pipe Prompts Evacuation, Partial Closure of L.K. Wood »

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.

CSU Employee Union Agrees to Talks on Furloughs to Address Massive Budget Cuts »

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.

New Data Show California Commercial Fishing in Jeopardy »

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.

Week of: Jun 14, 2009
KHSU Holds 50th Anniversary Art Contest »

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.

Week of: Jun 07, 2009
Student Journalists Explore Humboldt Mysteries »

Don’t miss your chance to watch “Insight: Mysteries of Humboldt County,” airing on Access Humboldt channel 12 on the upcoming dates and times:

New Eligibility Scale for HSU Children’s Center Food Program »

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):

CSU Looking at All Budget Options »

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.

Union Meets with CSU to Address Massive Budget Cuts »

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.

Week of: May 31, 2009
HSU Biology Department Announces 2009 Student Awards »

Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Biological Sciences has designated its 2009 awards and scholarships.

HSU Photo Exhibit at Eureka Books »

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.

Marching to Summer with the North Coast Wind Ensemble »

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.

Marine Lab Hosts Children’s Program »

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.

Alum, Ukulele in Arm, Sharing the Aloha Spirit »

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.

President’s ‘09-’10 Budget Message »

Today, President Rollin C. Richmond sent the following budget update to the campus community.

Week of: May 24, 2009
HSU Student Wins $1,000 Baking Prize »

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.

Revised State Budget Proposals Would Cause Lasting Damage to CSU »

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.

HSU Students Win State Mapping Awards »

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.

Week of: May 17, 2009
HSU Commencement 2009 »

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.

HSU Rural Agency Hosts Health Forum »

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.

CSU Review Team Endorses Richmond’s Presidential Leadership »

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.

HSU Forestry Awards $33,000 in Scholarships »

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.

Commencement Speech - By Dan Curry »

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.

HSU Appoints New Dean of Research, Graduate Studies »

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.

Journalism Alums Nab Emmy »

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.

HSU Expects Record Frosh Orientation »

Arcata – Humboldt State University anticipates record numbers of freshmen this summer at four sessions of its annual Humboldt Orientation Program.

Week of: May 10, 2009
Student Journalists Take First For Suicide Investigation »

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.

Student Charged with Assaulting Fellow Student » Arcata – Arcata police have arrested an 18-year-old Humboldt State University resident student, Phillip Tripp, and a 15-year-old Happy Camp resident in connection with the alleged stabbing early Sunday morning, May 10, of a 23-year-old HSU student in the vicinity of 11th Street and J Street off-campus downtown.
Mu Alpha Theta Contest Winners Prove Mathematical Mettle »

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.

GIS Scholarship for HSU Undergrad »

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.

Cleary Agrees to Extend Leadership of KHSU »

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.

Commencement Staff Parking Advisory »

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.

Darius Brotman’s Evening of “Serious Chamber Jazz” »

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.

President Voices Support for Provost »

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.

HSU Student Wins CSU Research Award »

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.

HSU in Quest for Renewable Energy »

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.

Week of: May 03, 2009
At 40, ITEPP Celebrates Its Successes » For RoseMary Pimentel, her time with the Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Preparation (ITEPP) program has left a deep and lasting impact.
Harpst to Re-open for Graduation » Arcata – To ease campus access for finals week, end-of-semester departures and Commencement exercises, Humboldt State University will temporarily reopen Harpst Street for eastbound, one-way traffic from L.K. Wood Boulevard from Monday, May 11, through Sunday, May 17.
Sky’s the Limit with the AM Jazz Band »

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 Humboldt Symphony Spring Concert: Super Schumann, Innovative Weber and a Memorial Mahler » “It’s a super-human showpiece for piano, and a tour de force for the orchestra.”
Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Epoch-Making Music of 1959 »

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.

Annual Feast of Choral Singing on May 10 »

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.

Sexual Battery Reported on Campus »

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.

HSU Nets Grant to Study Head Injury »

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.

Black Artist Series Celebrates Harlem Nightclub »

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.

HSU Don Translates Hiroshima Haiku »

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.

Marketing Students Bolster Local Business »

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.

Snyder Named Provost at HSU »

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.

Students Fight Against Light Pollution »

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.

Week of: Apr 26, 2009
Career Center Announces Major Internship Opportunity »

California is home to 35 Small Business Development Centers this summer they’re offering internships exclusively to Humboldt State Students.

Ride the Ghost Train with the HSU Symphonic Band on May 1 »

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.

Get Ionized with the HSU Calypso Band and Percussion Ensemble »

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.

Vocal Variety at Fulkerson Hall »

Three ensembles present a panoply of vocal music in concert at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday, May 3.

Record Year for HSU Model U.N. »

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.

Week of: Apr 19, 2009
The Spanish Combination »

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.

Brecher Returns for Beethoven »

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.

Ten Minute Play Fest Tonight »

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.

HSU’s Reitzel at National Humanities Workshops »

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.

Pumping Up the Local Economy »

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.

Milestone Survey Keys on Latino Health Care »

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.

Wildlife Coach has What it Takes »

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.

Alum Named Guggenheim Fellow »

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.

Student Awards Slated for April 30 »

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.

Week of: Apr 12, 2009
HSU Model Arab League Receives Multiple Honors » HSU Geography major Ted Bliss was elected Secretary General of the 2010 Model Arab League. Bliss joined a delegation of 30 students from Dr. Paul Blank's Geography of the Middle East class and the Arabic Peace and Culture Club.
New Club Boosts African School »

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.

Outstanding Student Nods Include Arcata Grad »

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.

Pacific Coast region wins 2009 World Geography Bowl »

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.

SLAM Fest Gears Up for Green Living »

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.

HSU Spurs Pesticide Reform in Ag Country »

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.

Schatz Engineer Wins Fulbright Grant »

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.

Film Festival Marks 42nd Year »

The Humboldt Film Festival rolls into its 42nd year with screenings from April 19 through April 25 in HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Apr 05, 2009
HSU Alumni Awards Dinner Set for April 17 »

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.

Donate Your J Points to Feed the Hungry »

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.

HSU Honors Outstanding Professor »

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.

Campus Wins National Climate Award »

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.

Journalism Students Bolster Press Freedom »

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.

Students Lobby for Affordable Education »

Twelve Humboldt State students are taking their activism to the Capitol this weekend for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) in Sacramento.

HSU Partners on Pesticide Web Site »

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.

McCrone Funds Boost Promising Scholars »

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.

Top Alumni Named for 2009 »

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.

First-Ever HSU Tweet-Up »

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.

HSU Student Named Fulbright Scholar »

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.

Week of: Mar 29, 2009
HSU Nabs Eight Wins in Logging Sports »

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.

Campus Nets Big Stem Cell Grant »

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.

AS Candidates Sought for April Vote »

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.

Celebrating Native American Culture »

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.

Natural History Museum Seeks Artists »

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: Fiery, Light and Now Half-Humboldt »

“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.

Composers Concert Includes Deborah Clasquin Memorial »

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.

The Birds, the Bees and Coffee »

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.

Experts Help Jumpstart Your Career »

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?

Power House Week for Live Music »

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.

HSU Dancers Shine in Spring Concert »

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.

Democracy Now! Host Visits HSU »

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.

Week of: Mar 22, 2009
A Beat of Their Own »

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.

The Depravities of War: Monumental Woodcut Prints by Sandow Birk »

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.

First Street Presents the HSU Printmakers Show »

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.

HSU Dancer Receives Top Honors »

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.

Humboldt Hosts Sustainability Retreat »

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.

CSU Trustees Endorse Props 1A-1E »

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.

Week of: Mar 15, 2009
Deborah Clasquin 1957-2009 »

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.

Y.E.S. Teams with Alice Birney for Chavez Day »

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.

Modern Adventures with the new North Coast Wind Ensemble »

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.

Alum Sets World Record With Big Drop »

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.

Event Looks at Ways to Teach Writing »

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.

Conference Highlights Student Research »

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.

Change Cabinet Seeks Ideas »

Humboldt State’s newly formed Cabinet for Institutional Change is looking for ideas – lots of them.

HSU/CR Name 2009 Book of the Year »

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.

Week of: Mar 08, 2009
Student Gallery Debuts Spring Shows »

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.

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