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

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

Cycling Wraps Up Weekend Home Race »

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

Students Sought for Education Advocacy Summit »

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

College Prep Program Wins $10K National Award »

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

HSU Wins National Honors for Community Involvement »

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

Filmmakers Capture ‘Legacy’ of California’s Environment »

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

New Tsunami Maps Plan for Worst Case Scenarios »

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

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

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

Projections: Paintings and Mixed Media by Erin Whitman »

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

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

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

Redwood Jazz Alliance Continues Spring Season with Kitty Margolis »

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

Popular “Love, InshAllah” Arrives at HSU Bookstore »

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

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

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

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

CenterArts Presents Bruce Cockburn »

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

CenterArts Presents Patti Smith »

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

Cycling Team Takes Honors in Weekend Races »

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

Smullin Foundation Gives $400,000 for Business Internships »

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

Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run »

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

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System March 22 »

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

Making Humboldt Her Campus Through Online Magazine »

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

Student Pursues International Horizons »

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

Wildlife Students Nab First Place in Quiz Bowl »

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

University Center Evacuated Briefly for Fire Alarm »

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

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

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

Campus Alerts Students to IT Security Issue »

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

CenterArts Presents Mike Birbiglia »

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

CenterArts Presents an Evening with Branford Marsalis »

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

Comedy Central’s Eliot Chang Performs at HSU »

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

Business Expert Probes Sustainable Enterprise »

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

Cycling Club to Host Campus Bike Race »

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

Humboldt Named Among America’s Best in Environmental Studies »

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

Schatz Engineers Develop Solar-Powered Clean Water Device »

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

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

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

HSU Cycling Makes History at Stanford Race »

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

Student Volunteers Help Rehab School Site »

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

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

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

Students Help Target University Priorities »

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

AS Presents Wanda Jackson »

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

AS Presents Eskmo »

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

AS Presents Nick Waterhouse »

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

Latino and Latina Art Contest »

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

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

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

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

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

Final Week for Play/House Exhibit »

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

‘Make It All True’ Exhibit in Final Week »

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

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

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

Renowned Violinist Bin Huang Plays Paganini at HSU »

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

A Haunting Noel Coward Comedy Comes to Campus »

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

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

Math Education Expert Discusses Learning Benchmarks »

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

Students Give the Grades with Green Campus Program »

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

On the Hunt for New Theories of Gravity »

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

Campus Hosts State Conference on American Indian Education »

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

Applications Available for April Student Elections »

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

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

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

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

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

Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert »

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

Professor’s Reporting Text Translated into Two Afghan Languages »

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

CenterArts Presents Playing for Change »

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

HEIF to Bring New Light to Fulkerson Recital Hall »

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

CenterArts Presents Béla Fleck and the Flecktones »

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

Social Justice Summit Focuses on Undocumented Youth »

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

Student Government Campaigns Against Higher Ed Budget Cuts »

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

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

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

Gallery Talk by Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson »

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

New Models of Teaching Boost Student Success »

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

A Scientist Deeply Fond of Black and White »

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

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

HSU Picks Up $15K Energy Efficiency Rebate »

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Joins in Klamath Whale Debrief Feb. 13 »

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

Bringing Slackline to the Super Bowl Spotlight »

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

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

Who is Venus?

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

Campus Kicks Off 2012 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

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

Prof: Tiny Primates Communicate in Ultrasonic Channel »

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

Researcher Looks to Soccer for Clues to Concussions »

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

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

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

Eighth Graders on Campus Prepare for College »

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

AS Presents Yellow Ostrich »

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

Top Music Students Perform Honors Recital »

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

Library Offers e-Readers for Check Out »

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

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

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

Campus Scores Big in Recycling Competition »

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

Windows Café Offers New Weekly Specials »

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

AS Presents Big Freedia »

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

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

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

Third Suspect Arrested in Campus Strong-Arm Robbery »

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

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

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

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

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

University Launches Mobile Site »

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

AS Presents Kimya Dawson »

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

AS Presents Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr DJs »

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

CenterArts Presents Don’t Fence Me In »

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

HSU Offers New One-Stop Scholarship Applications »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Opening for Student Galleries »

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

Student Health Center Lab Honored for Excellence »

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

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

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

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

Kinesiology Lecturer Awarded for Research on Childhood Obesity »

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

Electric Bikes Take Hold on Campus »

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

HSU Opens Expanded Student Recreation Center »

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

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

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

Governor Proposes Flat Budget for California State University »

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

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

Business School Seeks Market Research Clients »

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

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

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

CenterArts Presents Ruthie Foster Band with Paul Thorn »

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

University Police Seek Two More Robbery Suspects »

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

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

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

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

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

The California State University Employee Update »

State Cuts Another $100 million from CSU’s Budget

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

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

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

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

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

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

McKinleyville Pen Pals ‘Judge’ HSU Math Students »

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

Jazz Orchestra Swings Through the Decades »

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

Gershwin Meets Beethoven with the Humboldt Symphony »

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

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

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

Art Night at the Natural History Museum »

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

CenterArts Presents Blues Harmonica Blowout »

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

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

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

Library Enlarges Key North Coast Archives »

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

Professor Tasha Souza Shares Communication and Teaching Strategies in Turkey »

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

College Blog Praises HSU’s Healthy Dining Options »

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

Faculty Lauded for New Approaches to Teaching »

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

Students’ Moss Research Uncovers Potentially New Species »

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

One Arrest Made Following Robbery Investigation »

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

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

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

Guest Conductor and Percussion Solo Highlight HSU Symphonic Band Concert »

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

Calypso Band Introduces “Pan Army” at HSU »

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

Celebrate the Holidays with the Madrigal Singers »

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

HSU Hosts Science Café on Evolution of Universe »

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

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

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

Reiss, Wilson Named National Academy of Sciences Fellows »

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

Secondary Education Credential Program Goes Online »

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

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

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

Campus Hosts Free E-Waste Drop Off »

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

Student Robbed in Residence Hall »

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

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

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

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

First Street Celebrates Regional Artists at Holiday Exhibition »

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

Student Wins Award at SACNAS Annual Meeting »

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

Marine Lab Hosts Grand Re-Opening Dec. 3 »

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

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

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

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

Researching the Economics of Honeybees »

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

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

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

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

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

Schatz Lab Finds Indoor Grows Use Huge Amounts of Power »

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

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

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

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

Art Department Hosts Fall Art, Artisans Fair »

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

Princeton Ecologist Probes Human Impact on Sustainability »

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

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Trustees Approve Budget Seeking Restoration of $333 Million from State

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

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

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

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

From Gypsy Jazz to Modern with HSU Jazz Combos »

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

Students, Faculty Use Mobile Devices For Learning and Teaching »

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

Exchange Program Lets Students Explore U.S. »

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

CenterArts Presents Canadian Brass: Holiday Concert »

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

CenterArts Presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy »

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

CenterArts Presents Jake Shimabukuro »

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

Week of: Oct 30, 2011
Sail and Dance with the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony sails with the HMS Pinafore in its fall concert on Nov. 4 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Speech and Debate Team Starts Strong »

The Humboldt State Speech and Debate (Forensics) team kicked off its 2011-12 season with an impressive showing at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, finishing third overall.

Final Week: “Chroma” Exhibition Closes This Sunday »

Chroma: Paintings and Works on Paper by Tina Rousselot, is in its final week of exhibition at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka. The exhibit will run through Nov. 6.

Final Week: Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price »

The exhibit, Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price, is in its final week of exhibition at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka. First Street Gallery has been honored to present the collection of artist Leslie Price’s recent work from his Veil series. The exhibit will run through Nov. 6.

Campus Reports Election Results for New University Senate »

Election results for the newly formed University Senate have been announced. The University Senate will replace the Academic Senate as the campus’ main policy recommending body with the start of the spring semester.

Cycling Club Brings Home National Medals »

HSU Cycling Club members Matt Schiff, Justin Graves, Steve Pearl, Dylan Wright, Nate Abel, Jake Hinlicky, Kaydee Raths and Alex Deich return to Arcata with several national championships medals from Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Angel Fire, N.M. this weekend.

Trailside Reader Adds Narrative Flavor to Pacific Crest »

English Professor Corey Lewis and Rees Hughes are the editors of a new book, The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, to benefit the Pacific Crest Trail. Both editors collaborated with a variety of authors to form a two-volume collection of stories about the trail.

Biology Graduate Students Get Specialized Computer Lab »

Humboldt State University has opened a new computer lab for graduate students in biology. The shared-use laboratory supports graduate-level study and research in the biological sciences.

From Education Rags to Intellectual Riches »

Less than four years ago, Humboldt State senior Matthew Thompkins didn’t put much effort into learning or his education. The lanky, light-hearted undergrad tells you he never studied a day in his K-12 life in south central Los Angeles.

Last Call for Fall at Student Galleries »

Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from November 14, 2011 until December 11th, 2011 on the HSU campus.

HSU to Go Green at Football Game against Western Oregon »

The Humboldt State University Athletics Department and the Sustainability Office are aiming for big reductions in waste as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Game Day Challenge” on Saturday, Nov. 12, when the Lumberjacks host Western Oregon University at Redwood Bowl. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Campus May Discipline Students in Halloween Incident »

Officials at Humboldt State University are investigating whether students could face campus discipline following a Halloween marred by extensive property damage and arrests in downtown Arcata.

Week of: Oct 23, 2011
CenterArts Presents David Sedaris »

CenterArts Presents David Sedaris on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents They Might Be Giants »

CenterArts presents They Might Be Giants with special guest Jonathan Coulton on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Wynonna »

CenterArts Presents Wynonna on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Trey McIntyre Project »

CenterArts Presents The Trey McIntyre Project on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

HSU Starts International Education Week Nov. 14 »

Author, journalist and entertainer Jeff Greenwald, executive director of the non-profit Ethical Traveler, will deliver the keynote address for International Education Week at Humboldt State University on Tues., Nov 15th at 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, at University Center. 

Professor Named Associate Editor of Prestigious Forest Science Journal »

Morgan Varner, a Forestry & Wildland Resources Professor at Humboldt State University, has been named as an Associate Editor for Forest Science, the premiere journal of The Society of American Foresters.

Library Expands Online Thesis Collection »

The Humboldt State University Library has launched a pilot program to digitize student master’s theses published before 2005.

For Yurok Tribe, Decade-Long Partnership with Schatz Lab Means Big Upgrades in Energy Efficiency »

As the sun rises over the mountains, a glimmer of light reflects off the Yurok Tribe building in Weitchpec, Calif. The glint of sunlight bounces off an array of new solar panels, recently installed with the help of Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center—the newest energy project in a partnership that spans over a decade.

Week of: Oct 16, 2011
The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

Online Learning Initiative Moving Forward

CSU Online,” an online learning initiative that will address California’s expanding workforce needs and increase access to high quality education, is making progress with the recruitment of an executive director. The new executive director will work closely with faculty, staff and administrators at all the campuses in executing the vision for the online learning initiative ensuring the project continues in a broad-based, collaborative manner.

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom Brings Humboldt Native Jenny Sheinman »

The Redwood Jazz Alliance proudly presents Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom on Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room. The band includes Humboldt County native Jenny Scheinman on violin.

Pep Rally Pumps Up a Weekend of Jack Games »

Bring your Jack axes and team spirit to the Main Gym Thursday at 7 p.m. on October 27 for a pep rally to pump up HSU athletes for a weekend full of games.

New Chief Takes Over HSU International Center »

Humboldt State University Provost Robert Snyder has appointed Dr. Rebecca S. Brown Director of the HSU International Center.

New Campus Club Promotes Women in Math and Sciences »

Wednesday evenings at 5:30, students gather together in East Nelson Hall classroom 115. They begin by introducing their name, major and a sexual organ or reference that begins with the first letter of their name. That’s one of the strategies the Society of Women in Math and Sciences (SWIMS) use to learn each other’s names and begin their weekly club meetings.

Do Personal Locator Beacons Encourage Bad Decisions? Grad Student Investigates »

Since hitting the market in 2003, personal locator beacons have saved hundreds of people from life threatening wilderness situations. The satellite-linked emergency devices alert search and rescue teams to the precise location of a person in danger and can often mean the difference between life and death.

HSU Cyclists Gear Up for Nationals in New Mexico »

Imagine your heart race as your front tire skids through the muddy terrain. You keep a tight grip onto your handlebars and release the brakes as you peddle faster through the dirt and around the ferns. As the cycler behind you gains momentum, you focus on the finish line and peddle faster than you’ve ever peddled.

Campus Dialogue on Race to Highlight Equity in Education »

Humboldt State University’s 13th annual Campus Dialogue on Race will explore From (In) Equality to Equity in Education Oct. 27 to Nov. 9.

Keep Up With Campus Events on Your Mobile Device »

Humboldt State has a new mobile version of its online events calendar, Humboldt State Events. The new mobile version will make it easier to keep up with campus while you’re on the run.

Student-Run Consulting Class Puts Business Students to Work »

Last spring, senior business students formed Humboldt State Business Consulting; a class run like a business, as part of Professor Nancy Vizenor’s Small Business Consulting Class, or BA 417. This fall, the current group of students will work with their first clients.

KHSU Community Advisory Group Meeting »

The public is invited to attend KHSU’s Community Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Student Business & Services building #100, Room 405, on the campus of Humboldt State University.

Week of: Oct 09, 2011
“Sequent”: Artist Couple Explores the Rhythm, Pattern, Time of Natural Landscape »

The Humboldt State University Reese Bullen Gallery hosts guest artists, Ralph Wiegmann and Suzanne Truman, a couple collaborating in the exploration of the various complexities of natural landscapes.

Student Art Displayed Across Campus »

Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from Oct. 16, 2011 until Nov. 12, 2011 on the HSU campus.

AS Presents Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings »

AS Presents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

AS Presents Wild Flag, Special Guests »

AS Presents Wild Flag & Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.

Small Biz Center Puts Alumni, Students Behind the Camera »

Two Humboldt State alumni and two students recently teamed up to create a series of videos highlighting the work of the Small Business Development Centers of Northern California, a national program that helps local entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.

Female Athletic Participation Continues to Grow »

Female athletic participation continues to grow at Humboldt State University, according to a recent report on gender equity in athletics released by the California State University (CSU).

Lacrosse Promotes Camaraderie, Tradition »

The lacrosse players darted from the sidelines, taking their positions under the bright lights at Redwood Bowl.

HSU Joins in Quake Preparedness ‘ShakeOut’ Oct. 20 »

Humboldt State University is one of some 160 colleges and universities statewide that have registered to join in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m.

Distinguished National Geographic Whale Photographer to Speak at HSU »

Award winning National Geographic photographer Charles “Flip” Nicklin will speak at Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre October 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Partnership Offers New Nursing Ed Options »

Nurses on the North Coast will be able to continue their education and earn a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing (BSN or MSN) degree under a new partnership between California State University, San Bernardino and Humboldt State University.

Renovations Make Marine Lab More User-Friendly »

Humboldt State’s Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad is wrapping up a year and a half long $350,000 renovation of its wet lab and public display area funded by alumni, grants and private donations.

Week of: Oct 02, 2011
David Shemer Comes to HSU »

Director of the Jerusalem Baroque Ensemble David Shemer will visit the Humboldt State University campus on Sunday, October 9 for a series of free events open to the public.

HSU Launches Campus United Way Drive Oct. 14 »

Humboldt State University will start groundwork Friday, Oct. 14 for the campus share of the 2011 fundraising drive of United Way of the Wine Country for the Humboldt/Del Norte region.

A Non-Cynical Musical?  Why It’s Almost Like Being in Love: Brigadoon Comes to HSU »

Leaving the cynical city (and its cynical musicals) behind, two men from New York drift out of cell phone range into the Scottish highlands, where they discover an enchanted village that lives only for a day every 100 years, called Brigadoon. There they find new love and a different way to live. But can the magic last, and if it’s lost, can it be found again?

Math Dept. Presents Kieval Lecture Oct. 16 »

Award-winning Berkeley Mathematics Professor Kenneth Ribet will deliver the 58th Harry S. Kieval Lecture on Sunday evening, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science B building, Room 135, sponsored by Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics.

HSU Vets Launch 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser »

Humboldt State University’s Student Veterans Association will inaugurate its annual Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk on Friday, Nov. 11 to raise funds for the university’s Office of Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (VETS). Participants will depart from Redwood Bowl at 11 a.m.

Rangeland Resource Major Wins Soil Scholarship »

For Rangeland Resource major Jasmine Westbrook, a love for the range has been with her since she was a child, raised on her parents Napa Valley sheep ranch. The recent recipient of the Paul J. Zinke Memorial Scholarship for students studying soils management, Westbrook is using the award to fund her senior project, which consists of comparing vitamin and mineral deficiencies in sheep to vitamin and mineral analysis in the vegetation and soil from pastures they graze in.

Homework Help at 3 a.m.? Learning Center Has Plenty of Options to Boost Studies »

As midterms approach, students might start thinking there isn’t a life outside of textbooks and laptops. Humboldt State’s Learning Center is there to help shoulder the load with expanded services including a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week online tutoring service.

Campus Concussion Research Asks Subjects to Walk the Line »

At HSU, new concussion research is asking people to take a page out of Johnny Cash’s songbook and “walk the line.” While Cash kept a close eye on his heart, students working with the North Coast Concussion Program at Humboldt State are keeping a close eye on the head, specifically head injuries.

Week of: Sep 25, 2011
Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra Combine for Homecoming & Family Weekend Concert »

The HSU Symphonic Band goes upbeat and tuneful while the Jazz Orchestra powers up some jazz masters in their shared Homecoming & Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

CenterArts Presents Pilobolus »

CenterArts presents Pilobolus on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Creole Choir of Cuba »

CenterArts presents Creole Choir of Cuba on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Pink Martini »

CenterArts presents Pink Martini on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

Campus Trims Carbon Footprint with 24-Hour Car Sharing »

Humboldt State University has launched a partnership with Zipcar, Inc., billed as the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

HSU Outlines Food Donation Strategy to Curb Waste »

The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University has issued a series of policy options to encourage food donations, pare considerable local waste and stem the region’s food insecurity.

Student-Run Sustainability House Has Volunteer Opportunities for All »

It was a sunny Friday afternoon at HSU. Tunes from Led Zeppelin poured through speakers, sitting in second story windows, onto to B Street.

Faculty, Community Bring More than Jazz to HSU for Sixth Season »

On Sept. 21, the silence in the Kate Buchannan Room on HSU’s campus was burst by the powerful yet playful tenor saxophone of Donny McCaslin. He and his band, the Donny McCaslin Group, launched the Redwood Jazz Alliance’s sixth season, which runs through April 25, 2012.

HSU Author Publishes Indian Language Encyclopedia »

Area bookstores have taken delivery of “California Indian Languages” by Humboldt State University Anthropology Professor Victor Golla. The milestone volume is the first encyclopedic reference book of all indigenous languages known to have existed in California before 1850.

Week of: Sep 18, 2011
AS Presents Gaudi, Mad Professor + Twilight Dub »

AS Presents Gaudi, Mad Professor + Twilight Circus Dub Soundsystem on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

AS Presents Chromeo & Mayer Hawthorne »

AS Presents Chromeo, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Sammy Bananas on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way in Arcata, Calif.

AS Presents Portugal. The Man and Special Guests »

AS Presents Portugal. The Man and special guests Alberta Cross on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

CenterArts Presents Cherish the Ladies »

CenterArts presents Cherish the Ladies on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.

Chroma: Paintings and Works on Paper by Tina Rousselot »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka is proud to present Chroma: Paintings and Works on Paper by Tina Rousselot. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6.

Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka is honored to present Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price, a collection of artist Leslie Price’s recent work from his Veil series. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6.

HSU Offers Emergency Preparedness Classes in Run-up to ‘ShakeOut’ Drill »

Humboldt State University will host an emergency preparedness class on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall East, in anticipation of the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m.

President Hosts Promoted Faculty Reception Oct. 7 »

President Richmond will host a reception honoring promoted faculty on Friday, Oct. 7, 3-4 p.m., in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall East. The entire campus community is invited. Refreshments will be served and student musicians will entertain.

HSU Tests Emergency Alert System Sept. 29 »

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10:45 to 11 a.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 »

Humboldt State will host its annual Homecoming & Family Weekend for students, alumni, family and friends Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.

Engineering Students Put Their Skills to Work in Dominican Republic, Nicaragua »

Over the summer, Humboldt State University engineering students took their resources and knowledge and put it to the test in other countries.

Ambitious Rebuilding Underway in School of Business »

HSU’s School of Business is in the midst of an ambitious rebuilding effort designed to boost enrollment and respond to a frequently cited need for more business graduates in the regional economy.

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

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

Students Boost Donations to Blood Bank »

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

Fieldwork Scholarship Sends Anthropology Major on Belize Adventure »

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

CSU Bargaining Updates with CFA »

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

Volunteer Opportunities Available Through YES »

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

Symposium Centers on Traditional Knowledge of Land Management, Conservation »

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

Soderberg Sworn in as Interim Police Chief »

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

HSU Holds Grand Opening of Housing Complex Sept. 22 »

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

New Scanning Electron Microscope First for Humboldt, North Coast »

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

HSU Students Put Einstein Theory to Toughest Test Yet »

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

General Faculty Election Results »

The following was provided by the HSU Academic Senate

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

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

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

AS Presents the 37th Annual SF Comedy Competition »

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

CenterArts Presents Bruce Hornsby »

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

HSU Music Faculty in Welcome Concert September 10 »

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

Pep Rally Festivities Get HSU Fired Up for Football »

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

HSU Hosts Social Work Information Forums this Fall »

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

New Commercial Highlights Humboldt State »

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

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

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

New Online Program Preps Students for Higher Ed Teaching »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AS Presents The Voodoo Glow Skulls and Special Guests »

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

AS Presents the Slackers, Special Guests »

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

AS Presents Katchafire, Elan Atias »

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

CenterArts Presents Mason Jennings »

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

Personal Portraits, Stories Tell the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors »

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

HSU Natural History Museum Hosts Arts! Arcata Event »

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

Campus Takes Lead in Statewide Tsunami-Probability Research »

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

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

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

Psychology Student Wins $15,000 in Competitive Scholarships »

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

Health Center Goes Paperless with Records Upgrade »

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

Reintroducing the Jack Attack, Screaming HSU Fans Wanted »

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

Newly Extinct Species on Campus: Bottled Water »

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

HSU Partners with Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus »

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

Big Match-up for Football Live on National TV »

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

Record Turnout Expected for 18th Annual Day of Caring »

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

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

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

Children’s Center Announces Federal Food Program Eligibility »

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

Wayward Whale Offers Students Unique Access Before Her Death »

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

HSU Marks Kickoff of Online Social Work Program »

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

Student Journalist Reports from Japan Tsunami Aftermath »

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

Students Lend a Hand Through Summer Service »

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

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

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

Study Demonstrates Strong Eco-Literacy at HSU »

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

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

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

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

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

Geography Dept. Installs Campus Weather Station »

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

HSU Names New Deans at Sponsored Programs, Library »

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

HSU Launches New Campus Events Calendar »

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

Talent Search Wins $1.9 Million Grant »

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

Robotics Camp Inspires Careers in Math, Technology »

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

Campus Forms Groundbreaking Bias Response Team »

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

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

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

Alumni Help Anchor Waste Management Forum »

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

Faculty Spotlighted in National Education Journal »

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

Art Educators Featured at First Street »

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

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

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

Humboldt State Team Scores World Energy First in Bhutan »

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

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

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

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

Wayward Whales Offer Up-Close Access »

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

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

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

Arcata Firemen Train on Vacant HSU Dwelling »

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

Firemen Complete Burn Training on Campus »

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

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

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

Brown Names Humboldt State Professor to CSU Board of Trustees »

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

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

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

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

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

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

Second Suspect Arrested for Housing Burglaries »

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

Climbing Club Reaches New Heights »

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

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

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

Campus Hosts Outreach for Online Social Work Programs »

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

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

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

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

County Coroner Confirms Student Death »

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

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

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

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

CSU Faces Unprecedented Budget Cuts »

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

Message from the President: State Budget Impact on CSU »

Dear Campus Community,

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

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

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

Recent Alumni Artists Stretch Their Limits in ‘Elastic’ »

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

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

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

New Report Urges Expanded Telemedicine for Rural Elderly »

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

Joint Research Supports Tsunami Science and Mitigation »

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

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

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

Strut and Spin with the North Coast Wind Ensemble »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emeritus Fisheries Professor George Allen: 1923-2011 »

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

CSU Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Leaders Advocate Against Further Budget Cuts

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

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

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

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

HSU Education Faculty Member Named Outstanding Teacher »

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

HSU, Green Diamond Join in Milestone Biomass Research »

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

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

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

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

The California State University Employee Update »

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Outlines Contingency Plan for Possible $1 Billion Cut

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

Cyclist Brings Home Medal from Collegiate National Championships »

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

Associated Students Announces Election Results »

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

Campus Gains Funds to Boost Math Passing Rates »

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

Cultural Resources Facility: Students Working to Preserve History »

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

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

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

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

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

Spring with Vivaldi and the Humboldt Symphony »

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Celebrates 2,200 Grads at May 14 Commencement »

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

Department Gains $50,000 for Native American Recruitment »

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

California State University Employee Update »

The Following was Provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

CSU Advocates for Budget, Warns of Consequences

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

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

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

Alumnus Smith Named Dean of Natural Resources and Sciences »

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

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

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

Madrigals Go Modern, MRT Stays Jazzy »

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

Cycling Team Repeats Championship Performance »

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

Campus Honors Outstanding Students of the Year »

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

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

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

HSU Guitar Ensemble Debuts With Fund-Raiser »

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

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

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

HSU Mobilizes Against Sexualized Violence »

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

HSU Named a Princeton Review “Green College” »

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

Schatz Center Makes Its First Foray into Middle East »

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

Native American Arts Gallery Hosts Visual and Performing Artists »

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

A Film Fest with a Revolutionary Flavor »

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

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

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

HSU Student Honored for Eureka Chinatown Research »

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

HSU to Honor Meritorious Faculty »

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

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

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

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

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

Week of: Apr 03, 2011
Ayoob Named Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences »

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

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