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Week of: Jun 27, 2010
Rolland named female scholar-athlete of the year »

Humboldt State track and field athlete Megan Rolland is California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

CenterArts Announces Line-Up For 2010-2011 Season »

CenterArts announces a stellar line-up for its 30th annual season of performing arts events! The HSU campus will host an exciting schedule of international performers from the worlds of music, dance, and theater, beginning this August through next May.

HSU/Xi’an Award Dual Degrees to Chinese Grads »

Humboldt State University and China’s Xi’an International Studies University awarded dual degrees June 28th in Xi’an to the first graduating class of the Chinese school’s Humboldt College. The partnership enables HSU to recruit and matriculate Chinese students in residence at the Arcata campus.

CSU Employees Not Impacted By Governor’s Minimum Wage Order »

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

In response to Governor Schwarzenegger’s directive today to cut the pay of state workers to the federal minimum wage until a budget is passed, the California State University announced that CSU employees will continue to receive their regular compensation.

Week of: Jun 20, 2010
Emeritus Professor Carl Leland (Lee) Barlow Dead at 96 »

Carl Leland (Lee) Barlow was born August 30, 1913 in Tucumcari, New Mexico and passed away on June 15 in Eureka, Calif., at the age of 96. Lee had always planned to become a medical doctor but received many awards and a scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. He received a Masters Degree at the University of Iowa. Lee married Kathryn Coates in 1942. He enlisted in the Navy and became the director of the Blue Jacket Choir in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Trustees Vote to Increase Student Fees »

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

The California State University Board of Trustees today voted to raise student fees by 5 percent for undergraduates and graduate and professional programs. The State University Fee will be $4,230 for full-time undergraduate students in fall 2010, a $204 increase over last year.

First Street Gallery Presents Fresh Meat »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery is pleased to present Fresh Meat, HSU Young Alumni, on exhibit from July 3 through Aug. 12. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.

HSU Attracts Heavy Bookings for Frosh Orientation »

Humboldt State University expects a full complement of incoming students at each of its summer orientation sessions for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Week of: Jun 13, 2010
Redwood Region Falls Short on Breast Care »

More than 25 percent of Redwood Coast women surveyed are unscreened for breast cancer, and low-income women are especially at risk, according to a new analysis by Humboldt State University’s California Center for Rural Policy.

Marine Lab Offers Summer Program »

Registration has begun for the HSU Marine Lab’s summer children’s program. This year’s program with the theme of Life Under the Sea will be offered for those students entering the 1st through 4th or 5th through 8th grade in the fall. There will be two sessions at the Marine Laboratory from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The first session is for those students in 1st – 4th grades and starts Monday, July 12 and ends on Friday, July 16. Session two for students in 5th – 8th grades starts Monday July 26th and ends Friday July 30th. Fee per session is $70. Pre registration is required. Registration and consent forms are available from the Marine Lab website http://www.humboldt.edu/marinelab/.

Week of: Jun 06, 2010
CSU Employee Update, June 7 »

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

Smith Appointed Executive Vice Chancellor for CSU System

Dr. Ephraim P. Smith, vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been appointed as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the CSU system. Smith will assume his new post July 1, following the retirement of Dr. Jeronima Echeverria.

Week of: May 30, 2010
Science Building Reopens »

Humboldt State University’s Science A building has reopened after test samples showed the building’s interior free of asbestos fibers.

Week of: May 23, 2010
Extended Closure for Memorial Day Weekend »

The Humboldt State University campus will be closed for holidays and furloughs on Friday, May 28, Monday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 1. The extended, five-day closure spans Memorial Day weekend.

HSU Students Generate $2K-Plus in Food Drive »

Students from Humboldt State University’s Service Learning Center organized a collaborative, regional food drive this spring that raised more than $2,000 for Food for People, the Eureka food bank.

Week of: May 16, 2010
HSU Celebrates 2010 Commencement »

More than 2,100 graduates made their way across the stage at this year’s commencement ceremonies and our photographers were on the field capturing the excitement. Here are just a few examples from that great day. Be sure to view the entire slideshow on Flickr.

CSU Employee Update, May 18 »

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

A ruling this week in a case heard in Superior Court in Alameda County will allow the California State University campuses to proceed to offer “self-supported” summer sessions rather than having to use limited state funds to provide the classes or eliminate the summer sessions.

Fulbright-Hays Grant Sends Professors and Students to China »

Humboldt State history professor Robert Cliver will accompany a group of local students and teachers on a four-week academic excursion to China this summer. The trip was made possible by a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects grant of nearly $73,000, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The participants will experience first-hand the everyday life of modern China, as well as study its history and language.

Week of: May 09, 2010
Songs of Heroines by Guest Artist Alyssa Bowlby »

In a program that highlights musical “Heroines,” soprano Alyssa Bowlby will describe as well as sing each of her selections from Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven and others, in an HSU Guest Artist recital at Fulkerson Hall on Thursday, May 13.

Study Highlights HSU’s Economic Impact »

Humboldt State University has an annual economic impact of $190 million and sustains more than 2,300 jobs on the North Coast, according to a new study released today by the California State University system.

Biological Sciences Announces 2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients »

The Department of Biological Sciences has announced the recipients of the Department’s numerous awards and scholarships.

HSU Mathematics Department Announces Winners of 26th Annual Mu Alpha Theta Contest »

This spring the Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) Contest continued with its format that included a section of shorter problems along with a section of more challenging problems. Students worked on the examination for three hours on a Saturday morning, April 17th. As in the past there are two categories distinguishing more advanced (B category) mathematics students who have completed more than one upper division mathematics course from beginning (A Category) mathematics students who have not completed more than one upper division mathematics course. The contest was organized and judged this year by Professors Jeff Haag and Martin Flashman of the HSU Mathematics Department.

HSU Professor Among Scientists to Locate Lost Moon Reflector »

Nearly 40 years since it was last spotted on the surface of the Moon, a team of scientists, including C.D. Hoyle, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Humboldt State University, located Soviet reflector Lunokhod 1.

HSU Summer Street Closures Start May 20 »

To accommodate the final phases of College Creek housing construction, Humboldt State University’s Harpst Street will be closed from L.K. Wood Boulevard to Rossow Street from Thursday, May 20, through late August.

HSU Completes Switch to Cage-free Eggs »

Humboldt State University has earned another feather in its cap for its sustainability practices. Dining Services at HSU is now serving all cage-free eggs.

Permission Granted: HSU Theatre Project Gets Rumi Poems »

Virtually unknown in the West until recent years, the 13th century Sufi mystic known as Rumi is now one of the most popular and best-selling poets in America. Some say a principal reason is The Essential Rumi, a collection of verses translated by Coleman Barks.

HSU Hosts Two-Day Diversity in Learning and Teaching Workshop »

Humboldt State University will host a two-day Diversity in Learning and Teaching Institute on Wednesday, May 19th, and Thursday, May 20th, for faculty, staff and administrators.

Engineering Program Gets $700,000 for Green Jobs Training »

Arcata, Calif.—The National Science Foundation has awarded Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering Department a $700,000 grant to fund a professional Master’s degree in renewable energy and water resources.

CSU Employee Update, May 13 »

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

The California State University generates $17 billion in economic activity and supports more than 150,000 jobs in California annually, according to a report released this week.

Week of: May 02, 2010
Poems That Inspire Song in University Singers & Humboldt Chorale Concert »

Poems by Robert Frost, Ogden Nash and others are the inspiration for vocal works sung by the HSU University Singers and the community-based Humboldt Chorale in their joint concert on Sunday night, May 9 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

A Symphonic Cinco de Mayo at HSU »

The Humboldt Symphony celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a popular piece by a contemporary Mexican composer and other Latin and Latin influenced orchestral works, on Friday night May 7 and Sunday afternoon May 9 at Fulkerson Recital Hall. This annual spring concert also features trumpeter Branden Lewis, the student winner of this year’s Concerto Aria competition.

HSU Jazz Orchestra in Birthday Tribute to a Jazz Immortal »

On her 100th birthday—Saturday May 8— HSU Jazz Orchestra celebrates jazz immortal Mary Lou Williams, with the first public performance of her arrangement of one of her songs. The concert also features a song by a North Coast favorite son.

Year’s Top Students Have Passion for Their Fields »

From divergent academic disciplines, Humboldt State University’s two top undergraduates exemplify the same qualities, according to the many faculty and staff who know them: leadership, teamwork and a passion for their callings.

HSU Scientists Pinpoint Acute Forest Fire Threat »

Humboldt State University researchers have confirmed that the prolonged invasion of coastal woodlands by sudden oak death poses an acute new forest fire threat to large portions of southern Humboldt, and Marin and Sonoma Counties.

HSU Celebrates 2,100 grads at Commencement, May 15 »

Humboldt State University will hold its annual Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15 in Redwood Bowl.

Week of: Apr 25, 2010
Oregon Sea Grant Announces new Natural Resource Fellowship »

Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have partnered to create a postgraduate fellowship opportunity.

Yuja Wang and Cirque Dreams Performances Rescheduled »

CenterArts regrets to announce a pair of cancellations for our 2009/10 season.

Student Arrested for Acquaintance Rape »

Humboldt State University Police arrested a 19-year-old Humboldt State University freshman Friday night for an acquaintance rape that allegedly took place in the early morning of Sunday, April 19. The incident reportedly occurred in the campus residence halls.

HSU Cycling Wins Conference Championship, Ramseth Wins Men’s Victory »

Even the grueling 80-degree heat couldn’t stop HSU’s cycling team on Sunday in Hollister, Calif. The team was crowned champion of the Division II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference.

Apple, Ortiz Named HSU’s Top Students 2009-2010 »

Two students shared top honors at Humboldt State University’s Outstanding Student Awards 2009-2010, presented by President Rollin Richmond April 29 at a reception in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Students Win $75K EPA Sustainability Award »

A team of Humboldt State University students from the Renewable Energy Student Union has won a $75,000 technology design award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a prototype smart-grid electrical system in Bhutan, a landlocked developing country between India and China.

United Indian Health Services Honors HSU »

United Indian Health Services Inc. honored HSU with its Friends Are Good Medicine award at its 40th anniversary brunch and award ceremony on March 31 at the Blue Lake Hotel and Casino’s Sapphire Palace.

Book Showcases Historic HSU Photos »

A new book by alumna Katy Tahja offers a fun and quirky photographic tour through HSU’s nearly 100-year history.

Titled simply “Humboldt State University,” it contains more than 200 archival photos. Many have never previously been published.

CenterArts Presents The Tamburitzans »

CenterArts presents The Tamburitzans on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.

Physical Science Discovery Day at the Natural History Museum »

The HSU Natural History Museum opens its doors for a interactive workshop in physical science for children ages 7 to 14 years.

The All-Star 10 Minute Play Festival at HSU »

What happens when a video game addict’s avatar gets interested in his real-life girlfriend? When does an all-consuming passion cross the line? Is the choice between life or death always a simple one?

Homage to Bonzo and Queen of the Bands Highlight Percussion and Calypso Band Night »

The HSU Percussion Ensemble pays tribute to a Hawaiian war god and a god of rock drumming, and two smaller percussion groups play ragtime, Mexican, West African and Brazilian tunes. Then the HSU Calypso Band takes over with its high-energy Caribbean and African dance music. This often-anticipated annual spring concert takes the Van Duzer Theatre stage on Saturday night, May 1.

A Madrigal Comedy and Three Kinds of Blues with the Madrigal and MRT Singers »

A classic evening of Renaissance love songs leads naturally into a modern set of three kinds of blues, in the annual spring concert of the HSU Madrigal Singers and the Mad River Transit jazz group, on Sunday May 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Beethoven in the Afternoon: Guest Pianist Caleb Harris and HSU Music Department Performers in an Ear »

A rare late afternoon performance features guest pianist Caleb Harris, who plays two solo works before combining with HSU Music faculty Elisabeth Harrington and Daniela Mineva, on Saturday May 1 at 5 pm in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Godzilla Vs. Lord of the Rings: HSU Symphonic Band & North Coast Wind Ensemble Join Forces »

Musical evocations of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and Godzilla on the loose in Las Vegas highlight the first combined concert of the HSU Symphonic Band and the independent North Coast Wind Ensemble, both conducted by Kenneth Ayoob, on Friday, April 30 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Apr 18, 2010
HSU Journalism Professor Garners State Recognition »

Humboldt State Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner was honored as outstanding instructor by the California Journalism Education Coalition (CAL-JEC) at the annual convention of the California College Media Association at Hearst Castle in San Simeon April 17. CAL-JEC members include the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California College Media Association and the Northern California Journalism Educators Association.

HSU Hosts Chile Quake Report »

Humboldt State University will host a presentation of findings on the recent Chile earthquake and tsunami on Monday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in Founders Hall Room 118.

Humboldt State University named to Princeton Review’s List of Greenest Schools »

Humboldt State University has been selected as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council.

HSU Bolsters Science for Elementary Teachers »

Humboldt State University is laying plans to equip current and future elementary school teachers with new, inquiry-based science methods, in partnership with science learning centers and outdoor educators.

Greening Graduation » On May 15, the Redwood Bowl will be flooded with green and gold for Humboldt State University's 2010 Commencement.
HSU Garners Model U.N. Plaudits »

Students in the Model United Nations program at Humboldt State University’s Department of Politics, including five from the North Coast, recently collected four Meritorious Delegation Awards for academic performance and participation in the Model United Nations of the Far West conference in San Francisco.

Week of: Apr 11, 2010
Police Seek Suspects in Weekend Vandalism »

Humboldt State University Police are investigating a weekend act of vandalism in which natural gas valves were opened in the Science B building.  Gas spread to several floors.

Student Fee Forums week of April 12 - 16 »

Student forums to discuss proposed fee increases have been scheduled for the campus and are listed below with dates, times and locations. 

A student feedback form will be made available at each forum. 

A Collage of Styles and Cultures in Motion at the HSU Spring Dance Concert »

Emotions dancing inside the brain, healing from within and from a decent health care system, a spy movie jazz spoof, traditional dances from the Yucatan, and a water ballet on dry land— these are just some elements of the HSU MOTION COLLAGE dance concert, presented for one weekend only in the Van Duzer Theatre beginning April 15.

Schools Name ‘Plenty’ Book of the Year 2010 »

Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100 Mile Diet as their group-study Book of the Year for 2010.

Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Seeks Members »

The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) Committee is looking to fill student positions for next academic year. The committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff filling both voting and non-voting roles.

Printmaking Students Present Steamroller Woodcut Printing »

Inspired by the artistic potential of plywood, ink, and a steamroller, the HSU Printmakers will give Humboldt an exciting day of steamroller printing. On April 21st from 9am to 9pm at the HSU Main campus, a team of student artists will be creating several woodcut prints, led by HSU Professor Sarah Whorf. The public will have the opportunity to witness large-scale printmaking.

HSU Hosts 51st Redwood Math Tourney »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Mathematics will host its 51st annual Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament on Saturday, April 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Founders Hall Green and Gold Room.

HSU Honors Top Alumni April 23 »

Humboldt State University will recognize leading alumni in the fields of business, athletics/physical education, social work and forestry science at its annual Distinguished Alumni dinner and awards presentation on Friday, April 23, in Eureka. Pre-registration is required.

HSU Fest Features Local and International Films »

In 1967 a group of students came together to bring worldly movies to Humboldt State, giving life to the Humboldt Film Festival. Now filmmakers from the across the globe vie for a top spot in the nation’s oldest student-run film festival.

HSU Students Earn Meritorious Winner Awards at Math Modeling Competition »

The results are official. Two HSU Environmental Resources Engineering teams have earned a Meritorious Winner award for their entries in the 2010 Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Modeling Contest.

Natural History Museum: Renowned Author Leads Sharing Nature Workshop »

The Redwood Science Project and the HSU Natural History Museum bring world renowned naturalist and author, Joseph Cornell to the North Coast for a lecture and two-day workshop. Joseph is the author of six books including “Sharing Nature with Children” and “Sharing the Joy of Nature.” His activities, including Heart Beat of a Tree, Camera, and Wild Animal Scramble, are staples of summer camps, nature classes, and after-school children’s programs.

Love is Strange with the HSU Opera Workshop »

It’s not your grandfather’s opera. No exaggerated emotions in foreign languages by heavily costumed figures standing around until the fat lady sings. On Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, the HSU Opera Workshop explores contemporary relationships with selected musical scenes and two short comic operas, including the story of a young man searching for true love at a video dating service.

Week of: Apr 04, 2010
Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band has established itself as Humboldt County’s only all-brass ensemble in the traditional configuration of 27 brass and three percussion players. But the concert on Saturday, April 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall marks the premiere of the new band within the band: the Humboldt Bay Brass Quintet.

Bullen Hosts Juried Student Exhibition »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery will host the 2010 Annual Juried Student Exhibition on Thursday, April 15, featuring an array of student-created artwork spanning drawings, paintings, photography, jewelry, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture.

HSU Launches Annual Food Drive with Support from Feinstein Foundation »

The Humboldt State University Service Learning Center is coordinating local efforts on behalf of the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, working in partnership with the Feinstein Foundation.

HSU Expects Record Open House This Weekend » Humboldt State University’s annual open house, Spring Preview April 9 and 10, looks set to draw a record number of 700 prospective students, and more than a thousand family members and guests.
HSU Cycling Hits Jackpot in Reno »

It was a phenomenal weekend for the HSU Cycling Team in the World’s Biggest Little City. Eleven riders from HSU made the arduous journey through late spring snowstorms to participate in races sponsored by the University of Nevada/Reno. Several of our racers finished on the podium in Saturday’s criterium and Sunday’s road race.

HSU Honors Meritorious Faculty April 15 »

Humboldt State University will present a series of traditional and inaugural faculty awards on Thursday, April 15, at a campus reception from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

New Student Housing on Track for Fall »

Ninety nine doors will open at Humboldt State University in the fall when 434 students move into the new College Creek Apartments.

Quick Trip, Long Jaunt: Double the Jazz with HSU Jazz Combos Weekend »

It’s double the music in two evenings of HSU Jazz Combos: instead of the usual three combos playing a single night, this time there are six student combos playing completely different shows over two nights.

University Bus Tour to Visit Sunny Brae, Fortuna »

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond and student ambassadors will join local stops on the annual CSU/AT&T;Road to College Bus Tour, Friday, April 30, at Sunny Brae Middle School and Fortuna Middle School.

Undergrad Inspires Changes at Major Jewelry Retailer »

Braden Pitcher’s alarm went off at 9 a.m. on March 22. Still half asleep, he rolled over in bed, picked up his cell phone and got one of the biggest surprises of his life.

Profile: Counseling and Psychological Services »

Buddha’s words, “The secret of health for both mind and body…is to live in the present moment,” are the first words of wisdom students receive as they ascend the stairs to the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

HSU Readies for National Sustainability Contest »

A team of Humboldt State University students from the Renewable Energy Student Union is competing late this month for up to $75,000 in technology design awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, aimed at fostering sustainability in both the developed and developing world.

Week of: Mar 28, 2010
HSU Wins Key Fire Science Grant »

Humboldt State University Mathematics Professor Chris Dugaw has been awarded nearly $292,000 in federal funds to model the effects of moisture on fire behavior in the forest floor.

First Street Highlights Faculty Artist »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery will present Mimi LaPlant: My Life as an Artist, a survey comprising different subjects and mediums spanning her art 1973-2010, from Saturday, April 3 to Sunday, May 16.

Top Economist Weighs Recovery in HSU Lecture »

Christopher Thornberg, a leading business forecaster and expert on California’s economy who teaches at UCLA, will analyze prospects for the U.S. recovery on Monday, April 5, at 4 p.m., in Humboldt State University’s Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

Lee Named Dean of Professional Studies »

John Lee, Dean of the School of Education and Movement Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, has been named Dean of Humboldt State’s College of Professional Studies, succeeding Interim Dean Nancy Hurlbut effective July 1.

Low Carbon Vehicles at Sustainable Futures Lecture »

Dr. Tim Lipman is the next presenter in the Sustainable Futures speaker series. Lipman will speak on Thursday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Natural Resources Building room 101 (NR101) on the HSU campus. The title of his talk is “Low Carbon Vehicle Research at UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center.”

HSU Celebrates Native American Culture »

Humboldt State University hosts Native American dancers, artists and food vendors at the third annual California Big Time and Social Gathering, on Saturday, April 10 in the Lumberjack Arena.

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

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

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

Rural Policy Group Assesses Regional Emergency Preparedness »

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

HSU Urges Students to Fill Out Census Form »

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

Congressional Internship Open to HSU Students »

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

Composers Face the Music at HSU »

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

North Coast Wind Ensemble Concert »

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

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

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

Researchers Find Surprising Growth in Old Age Trees »

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

AS Solicits Candidates for April Elections »

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

Low Carbon Expert to Speak at HSU April 8 »

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

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

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

HSU Hosts Women’s Self-Defense Training »

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

Disability Awareness Film Series March 23-24 »

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

HSU Scores National Service Award »

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

Geography Professor, Students Promote Responsible Tourism »

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

Humboldt Magazine - In the Mail and Online »

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

Dengler Leads Chile Reconnaissance Team »

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

The California State University Employee Update »

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

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

Iconic Writer Virginia Woolf Inspires HSU Professor and Local Artist »

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

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

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

HSU Exempt from March 13 Power Shutdown »

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

Twilight, Moonlight: Pianist Rika Uchida Plays Debussy Favorite »

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

Youth Educational Services Volunteers Go Above and Beyond »

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

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

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

Campus Partnership Leads to Expanded Math Lab »

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

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

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

Alternative Spring Break has Students Giving Back to Community »

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

Students Relight HSU’s Redwood Bowl »

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

HSU Student Arrested by Arcata Police »

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

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

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

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

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

Natural History Museum to Finish Closure »

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

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

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

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

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

UPD Seeks Leads About Campus Assault »

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

TED Speaker to Share Origami Secrets at HSU »

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

Student Uses Camera to Lend Haiti a Hand »

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

Campus Reform Ideas Getting Reviewed »

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

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

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

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

Bolick-Floss Named to National Forum »

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

Professor Wins National Award For Excellence In Math Education »

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

Sproul Estate Gives Art, Funding for Students »

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

HSU Prof is Finalist In Audubon Photo Contest »

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

Nagatsuka Assumes New HSU Research Post »

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

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

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

KRFH Opens Doors for Student Broadcasters »

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

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

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

HSU Forum Assesses Quake ‘Lessons Learned’ »

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

HSU Panel Urges Sweeping Reform »

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

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

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

Water Restored After Short Outage »

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

Power Restored On Campus »

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

Social Work Professor Wins Native American Training Grant »

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

HSU Warns of Possible IT Security Issue »

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

Send Bette and Boo to Reno! »

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

HSU Shares in $720K to Boost Salmon Oversight »

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

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

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


Library Works to Unveil Hidden Environmental Collections »

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

Biology Professor Leads Response in Whale Stranding »

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

HSU Math Lectures Weigh Fisheries Science & Ecology »

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

Anthropology Professor Uses Abalone to Answer Channel Islands Questions »

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

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

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

HSU Road Tests Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle »

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

Quake Damage Minimal at Humboldt State »

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

Tax Credit Eases HSU Student Financing »

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

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

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

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

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

HSU Donates Food for the Local Community »

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

Osher Foundation Gives $1 million for Lifelong Learning »

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

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

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

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

It’s a concert in two parts.

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

Student-run KRFH Wins National Award »

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

Internship Week Bridges College and Workforce Gap »

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

McClary Saluted for Library Contributions »

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

CSU Employee Update for Dec. 9 »

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

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

HSU Seeks WWII Internment Students »

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

HSU Budget Book Now Online »

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

Coach Cheek Gets Hall of Fame Nod »

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

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

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

HSU Students Engineer a Smooth Ridin’ Smoothie Rider »

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

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

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

CSU Employee Update for Dec. 2 »

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

HSU/Oaxaca Renew Long-Term Partnership »

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

High Demand Prompts HSU to Close Applications »

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

Citizens Lend a Hand with Otter Research »

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

What’s Behind the Sophomore Slump? »

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

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

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

Holiday Entertainment Overkill? Try A Dark Family Comedy »

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

Symphonic Band Cuts to the Chase »

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

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

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

Let Your Heart Be Singing with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

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

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

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

Holiday Clothing Drive »

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

Festive Overture: North Coast Wind Ensemble Begins Second Year »

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

Humboldt Students Fare Well in Forestry Quiz Bowl »

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

HSU Logging Sports Scores Big at Annual Cal Poly Competition »

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

Alumni and Friends Give $3.5 Million to HSU »

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

Guide Boosts Quake/Tsunami Readiness »

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

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

Humboldt State University Mathematics Professor Phyllis Chinn is the winner of the 20th Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education from the Association for Women in Mathematics, Fairfax, Va.

Music Guaranteed Fresh at Composers Concert »

Composing music alone in a room is only part of the process that HSU composition students experience—they also hear their compositions performed in public. That public in turn gets to hear something completely new.

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

“The program is diverse and true to the mercurial nature of jazz,” said Shao Way Wu, director of this year’s Jazz Combos. Five small ensembles will perform tunes in a range of styles, including swing, Latin, hard bop, funk and both early and modern jazz, as well as original compositions.

Pianists for Pianists in Benefit Concert »

What do you get when eleven pianists play selections from eight composers in a single concert? A Piano Extravaganza, of course— on Sunday afternoon, November 15 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall, to benefit the HSU Guest Pianist Series.

HSU Plays Key Role in Energy Scorecard »

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

Great Rivers and Mountains of Tibet »

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

Spoken by an anonymous Tibet poet centuries ago, these evocative words inspired nine HSU undergraduate students as they explored and documented the geography of western China and Tibet. A presentation highlighting their work will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Gist Hall 218.

Humboldt Students Take Back the Tap »

Humboldt State’s student-lead Take Back The Tap campaign has unveiled two hydration stations, offering the campus filtered water in sanitary conditions, while reducing dependency on disposable water bottles.

Campus H1N1 Clinics Set for Nov. 17 and 18 »

Humboldt State University is offering two more no-cost H1N1 vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the University Center South Lounge, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jolly Giant Commons, second floor. Vaccinations will be administered by a nurse.

Wildlife Professor Honored by Science Academy »

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

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

The Human Integration Project Class involves a multidisciplinary study of growth, creativity, unity, and integration. Students will study cults, schools, social leaders, and other dominant parties who fail in theory and in practice to define the full human potential. This potential includes the integration of human brain functions, languages, senses, intelligences, and human beings in the social group, so that no faculty, sense, talent, or person gets denied or ignored.

Biology Mentoring at HSU Gets Leg Up »

Students who may never have dreamed of studying the sciences will get the chance thanks to an $892,000 grant awarded to Humboldt State by the National Science Foundation. It’s for recruitment and training of under-represented minorities.

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

From a contemporary Veterans Day tribute and works by classical composers Handel, Holst and Rossini, to a show-piece for tubas and an interactive premiere, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band performs its only HSU concert of the year on Saturday, Nov. 7.

HSU Hosts Hiroshima Awareness Workshop »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies, teamed with the Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) and faculty from multiple disciplines, will host a three-day Hiroshima and genocide awareness forum November 12-14, based on a new book about the first atomic bombing by Father Eric Freed, director of HSU’s Newman Center and a lecturer in the department.

Scientists to Present Findings and Offer Critique of Pesticide Use »

Monterey – Thursday, November 12th – Pesticide Watch Education Fund hosts an evening reception and discussion of health and the environment at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Guests will be introduced to the groundbreaking work of Sheila and Steven Steinberg, professors from Humboldt State University who developed the first “Pesticide Atlas” for Monterey County, which maps pesticide use data provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation 2005 database.

Sneak Peek at The Music Inside »

It’s a movie about a man with a secret in his past, which a young female journalist urges him to reveal. The secret involves a woman who became the love of his life, now lost to him forever. It is a story of fear and intolerance, and ultimately of hope and redemption. And it all begins on a sun-burnished beach at Trinidad.

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

A memorial celebration of the life and work of Professor M. Wayne Knight will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery.

HSU a Leader in Faculty, Student Fulbrights »

With three participating faculty members, Humboldt State University is ranked third among Master’s level institutions for the number of faculty it sends to the Fulbright Scholar program. Additionally, HSU’s two student participants earned the university its No. 17 ranking for the number of students who take part in the program.

HSU Hosts Latin Folklore Music Program »

Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a special music performance celebrating Latin American heritage on Monday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m. in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Native Forum, Room 162. It is free and open to the public.

HSU Hosts China/Climate Warming Forum »

Arcata – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s trip to the People’s Republic of China, Humboldt State University faculty will host a public forum on Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. in Science B, Room 135, on the likely long-term impact of U.S. and Chinese energy policy on global climate change. The presentation is titled “China, the U.S. and the World” and is open to the general public as well as the campus community.

HSU Hosts 8th Annual International Ed Week »

For the eighth straight year, Humboldt State University will promote programs that equip students for careers in a globalized world through International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education.

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

Humboldt State University has announced the selection of seven Biological Sciences students who will participate in California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s (CIRM) Scholars Program. They are Humberto Contreras, Sara Louise Downey, Spenser Falor-Ward, Elizabeth Gould, Timothy Laurent, Logan Linthicum, and Robin Martin.

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

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work will host three information sessions in the next 90 days for its Master’s in Social Work program, an advanced generalist curriculum with a specific focus on social work practice in rural and indigenous communities.

Experts Urge Full ‘ShakeOut’ Participation »

Humboldt State University Geology Professor and seismic expert Lori Dengler urges maximum participation in the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, because only Humboldt and Del Norte Counties’ emergency response was satisfactory among all the California counties alerted to the Tsunami Advisory triggered by the recent Samoa earthquake and tsunami.

Campus Volunteers Give 1000 Hours to North Coast »

Humboldt State’s students, faculty and staff lent a big hand to the North Coast on the 16th Annaul HSU Day of Caring, held Sept. 19.

Student Access Gallery Announces Fall Shows »

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

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

Humboldt State University’s Service Learning Center will collaborate with community partners on green initiatives and food security via a $25,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America programs, through the California Campus Compact.

Unraveling the Moon Tree Mystery »

When you think of the moon what comes to mind? Cheese, romance, aliens, redwoods? When first hearing the words “moon trees,” one might imagine ancient spiritual rites, but research reveals a more scientific explanation.

Art Department Opens Faculty, Staff Exhibit »

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

HSU Nets $100K Social Work Degree Grant »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work has secured $100,600 for a pilot project that will set Del Norte County child welfare staff on the road to a bachelor’s degree in social work while working full time.

Two International Concert Stars Perform Together at HSU »

Renowned concert pianist and new HSU Music faculty member Daniela Mineva makes her Humboldt County debut, hosting a rising star of international standing, violinist Bin Huang.

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

Arcata – Humboldt State University is soliciting applications for the position of General Manager of KHSU-FM, the public radio station, licensed to, supported by, and located on the HSU campus.

HSU Gallery Spotlights North Coast Artists »

Works by California North Coast artists in diverse contexts and styles will be featured at Humboldt State’s First Street Gallery in an exhibition titled Six Unruly Artists Paint the Town, Saturday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 7.

Housing Project Nears Halfway Mark »

With the fall semester moving briskly along, work on the College Creek Apartments has lent shape and structure to the new housing facility. With windows, roofing tiles and the beginnings of a soccer field in place, it’s starting to look like a place to call home.

Internship Week Bridges College and Workforce Gap »

Students looking for a real-world perspective on careers in their chosen fields will have a special treat beginning next week as the HSU Career Center launches Internship Week on Oct. 6.

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

Humboldt State University will conduct a 15-minute test of its Emergency Alert System on Thursday, September 24, from 10:45 to 11 a.m. Thursday’s exercise will be a drill only and no evacuations will be ordered.

Vets Call Transition Services a Lifesaver »

Humboldt State military veterans say the thing they miss the most about their service experience—soldierly camaraderie—is supplied in spades by the University’s year-old Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services Office, staffed by fellow vet undergraduate and graduate students.

Journalism Students Learn from Leading Business Newsrooms »

Journalism and Mass Communication majors Ashley Bailey, Karina Gonzalez, Lye Landau, Tristan Pulido and Sara Wilmot have been accepted to attend a highly-competitive business journalism conference in New York taking place in October.

Student Named CSU Hearst Scholar »

Humboldt State student Phi Nguyen has received the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, an honor bestowed by the California State University system to students on each of its 23 campuses. Nguyen has also been named the Ali C. Razi Scholar for this academic year.

HSU Attracts $892K for Biology Mentoring »

Arcata – Humboldt State University will enroll its first group of under represented students next summer under a five-year, $892,000 National Science Foundation grant to mentor undergraduate research in the biological sciences.

HSU Alert Drill Generates Record Text Messages »

More than 3,600 text messages were forwarded in less than five minutes from Humboldt State University to various private cell phone networks during the September 24th test of the school’s Emergency Alert System.

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

Humboldt State University will auction surplus vehicles, furniture and equipment at the HSU Corporation Yard (formerly the Industrial Electric Service Building) at 1601 Samoa Boulevard the first week of October.

Campus Hosts Marrow Drive for Alum »

Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a bone marrow registration in early October on behalf of a recent alum, Kyle Hendry (political science, ’07), who has just completed another round of chemotherapy for treatment of leukemia. He will need a transplant in about six weeks.

Museum May Open for School Field Trips »

Arcata – Humboldt State University and local schools are exploring the use of the recently closed Natural History Museum for field trips this fall and possibly next spring.

North Coast Musicians Combine in Deborah Clasquin Memorial Scholarship Benefit »

HSU Music Department colleagues, North Coast friends and former students combine to honor Deborah Clasquin, the much-beloved pianist and teacher who passed away last March, with a concert to benefit the newly established Deborah Clasquin Memorial Scholarship Fund, on Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.

Tickets Available for Redwood Talks »

A limited number of free tickets will be available starting this Friday for a series of talks by redwoods experts to be held on campus Saturday, Oct. 3.

Report: State’s Commercial Fishing in Jeopardy »

Many California fisheries are running losses, the number of licensed commercial fishermen is plummeting and the port and harbor infrastructure that supports them is underfunded, according to an in-depth analysis from Humboldt State that was commissioned by the California Department of Fish and Game.

A Winning Chance »

Dressed in his standard issue police uniform, with a shy smile and a soft voice, Officer Chance Carpenter humbly tells the story of his latest achievement.

Seismology Expert Discusses Earthquake Triggers, Nuclear Threats »

Dr. Aaron A. Velasco, an expert in seismology, will discuss how massive earthquakes can trigger tremors in distant locations on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Humboldt State University’s Kate Buchanan Room.

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

Humboldt State University’s Department of Politics is broadening outreach for the annual celebration of Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, reaching a wider audience through interactive games and resources on the Web. Students and the public can test their knowledge of the Constitution with an online quiz and “Jeopardy” game at the following links:

HSU Alters Furlough Schedule »

Humboldt State University has altered the official Staff and Management Furlough Calendar, designating Friday, April 16, 2010, a furlough day, consonant with the scheduling of Humboldt Preview.

HSU’s Amoussou Joins National Science Foundation »

Humboldt State University Professor of Computer Science Guy-Alain Amoussou has taken a position with the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., to liaise with faculty from HSU and College of the Redwoods about NSF funding prospects for undergraduate education and research.

Top Scholar to Address Conservation »

Award-winning Geography Professor Stephen Cunha, Humboldt State University’s 2009 Scholar of the Year, will deliver a free lecture open to the public, “High Priority: Conserving Mountain Environments from Alaska to Zambia,” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in John Van Duzer Theatre. A dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room. Reservation deadline is September 24 and ticket details are available at the Research and Graduate Studies Office at 826-5194.

National Geographic Spotlights Tall Trees Professor »

Professor Stephen Sillett has accomplished much in his career. He’s pioneered techniques that have made him a tree-climbing legend; he has been named the first professor to hold HSU’s Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology …

HSU Senior Gains New Statewide Post »

“At heart, I’m a Humboldt guy!” exclaims Humboldt State senior Steve Dixon of McKinleyville, who has become the first president of the California State Student Association (CSSA) under a new constitution that established the office to serve the 23-campus system.

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

When students feel the need for a recharge they can head to the library’s new wireless café, where ample energy for their iPods and cell phones sits along side piping hot coffee and a bevy of snacks.

Lumberjack Ad Sales Hit New Heights »

Arcata—In a time of tight newspaper budgets, the Lumberjack student newspaper set a new record for advertising sales for its first issue of the year. Student ad representatives sold a total of $11,800 worth of advertisements, about $600 more than the previous record.

Alternative Teaching Methods Aid Learning »

Arcata – Humboldt State University has established an institutional resource to acquaint faculty and staff with fresh teaching techniques that noticeably improve students’ learning capacity and academic performance, and encourage them to stay in school.

Study: Transit Shortage Saps Redwood Health Care »

The Redwood Coast’s poor people, non-whites and thinly populated areas suffer disproportionately from transportation problems that diminish their access to health care, according to data drawn from the four-county region by the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University.

HSU Hosts 16th Annual Day of Caring »

Humboldt State University will host the 16th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, September 19, kicking off from the Art Quad at 8 a.m. with projects commencing at 9 a.m. More than 500 HSU students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are expected to volunteer across Humboldt County in an array of projects.

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

The CSU and the State Employees Trades Council-United (SETC) have reached a tentative agreement that maintains the current salary scale with no increases, but provides the option of reopening salary and benefit terms in the 2010-11 fiscal year. The agreement, which is in effect until June 30, 2011, was reached following recommendations by a neutral fact-finder.

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

Robert Snyder, Humboldt State Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, has appointed Wayne Perryman the new Interim Dean of the University Library to succeed Ray Wang, who recently moved to Cal Poly Pomona.

Geographer Named Top Scholar »

Arcata – Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has accepted a faculty panel’s recommendation of award-winning Geography Professor Stephen Cunha to be the 2009 Scholar of the Year.

Fall Convocation Welcomes New Faculty, Staff »

Humboldt State University officially welcomed new staff and faculty at the Fall 2009/10 Convocation ceremonies. The following is a list of all new staff hired for the coming academic year.

HSU Station Goes Global on Climate Change »

Arcata – The Trinidad Atmospheric Station atop Trinidad Head, operated by Humboldt State University’s College of Natural Resources and Sciences in conjunction with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, is joining a global monitoring program to reduce environmental risks and buttress capabilities to predict climate, weather and air quality.

HSU, Sac State Garner $3M Environmental Grant »

The National Science Foundation has awarded $2 million to Sacramento State and $1 million to Humboldt State for their partnership in the California Environmental Legacy Project.

HSU Hosts Furlough Self-Employment Sessions »

Arcata – Humboldt State University will host a series of brown bag lunches in coming weeks to acquaint staff and faculty with entrepreneurial opportunities to shore up lost income from unpaid furloughs.

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

University officials are encouraging students, staff and faculty to seek alternative transportation to campus on Aug. 20 and 21 as parking staff braces for major increases in vehicle traffic on campus.

Classes Resume at HSU with Record Freshmen Numbers »

Arcata – Humboldt State University kicked off the 2009/2010 academic year August 24 with a record freshman class estimated at 1,400-plus, capping three consecutive years of expanding enrollment.

Student Project Adds Green Energy to Campus »

It’s hard not to notice Humboldt State’s latest renewable energy project. The top of the Old Music Building has been outfitted with an array of 60 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels quietly pumping out clean energy.

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

The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report put Humboldt State University at 12th among public master’s level institutions in the Western United States. Humboldt State was also ranked 38th in the broader category of public and private master’s level institutions in the West.

HSU/CR Name Book of the Year »

Arcata – Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have chosen as 2009 Book of the Year “Three Cups of Tea”, the best-seller account of new schools established in remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Career Center Hosts Second Annual Part-time Job Fair »

ARCATA – On Wednesday, Aug. 26 the Humboldt State University Career Center will host its second annual Part-time Job Fair to help returning students link up with local employment opportunities.

High Jack Pass Use Prompts Service Increase »

After a big increase in riders following the introduction of Humboldt State’s Jack Pass program, weekend bus service for the city of Arcata has expanded to include hourly service from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Previously, service was every two hours and only from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

ARCATA—The L.K. Wood Boulevard repaving project has been rescheduled to be completed by Friday, Aug. 21 – a bit behind the original schedule, but still in time for the start of fall classes

New Earthquake Guide Has Facts on Surviving Tremors »

ARCATA—The latest edition of Living on Shaky Ground: How To Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California is now available at the Earthquake and Tsunami exhibit at the Humboldt County Fair, currently underway through Aug. 23, in Ferndale, Calif.

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

Tuesday, August 4th, Plaza Street (Library Circle) off L.K. Wood Boulevard will be closed to traffic except for emergency personnel. A temporary bus stop is set up on L.K. Wood today and Tuesday. Access to the Humboldt State Library, Student Health Center and Nelson Hall is via the B Street entrance at 14th Street to Laurel Drive. Plaza Street (Library Circle) is scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning, August 5.

L.K. Wood Repave Project Extended »

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

HSU Named Top Western School »

Arcata – Humboldt State University has again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the West by The Princeton Review, which provides tutoring, test preparation and other educational services nationwide.

HSU Creates Wellington Endowment for Music Programs »

Arcata – Humboldt State University has established the Jean Wellington Endowment through a nearly $185,000 bequest from the late Jean Wellington, one of the Redwood Coast’s foremost proponents of classical music and an on-air mainstay of Humboldt State’s KHSU/KHSR for nearly two decades.

Alum Honored for Light Bulb Research »

Humboldt State University sociology alumnus Lou Jacobson (Master’s, 2008), an energy specialist with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, will be honored at ceremonies in San Francisco August 10 for outstanding research in barriers to student use of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.

State Cuts Force HSU to Close Natural History Museum »

Humboldt State University will be forced to close its Natural History Museum permanently by the end of August. The closure is due to this year’s severe and unprecedented state budget cuts to the California State University system.

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

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

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

ARCATA — Forty Humboldt State student-athletes have been recognized for their academic success by being selected to receive California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic awards.

CFA Ratifies Furlough Agreement »

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

The California Faculty Association (CFA) has ratified an agreement with the California State University to implement the equivalent of a two day per month furlough beginning August 1. In addition, the Academic Professionals of California (APC), the union that represents approximately 2,400 student services employees, has also ratified an agreement to begin furloughs, with members voting 72 percent in favor and 28 percent against the furlough agreement. Members of the CFA had previously voted to accept a furlough agreement.

Plaza Street Closure »

On Monday, Aug. 3, Plaza Street off of LK Wood Boulevard will be closed to traffic except for emergency personnel and buses. Those needing to access the Library, Student Health Center and Nelson Hall should take the B Street entrance at 14th Street to Laurel Drive and access these areas from the Library Parking Lot. Plaza Street is scheduled to reopen the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Cal Grants Boosted to Match Fee Hike »

The California Student Aid Commission is informing CSU campuses that Cal Grant fee awards will be adjusted to cover the CSU’s recent student fee increase of $672 per year. It had been previously announced that Cal Grant fee awards would cover a $306 fee increase adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees in May, but it had been unclear if the additional increase was to be covered. The total State University Fee increase of $978 will be offset dollar-for-dollar for all 62,600 Cal Grant A and B recipients attending the CSU.

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

Students and faculty from the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department at Humboldt State traveled to the 32nd annual meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), which took place June 15-18, 2009 in Lake Tahoe.

Fee Increase, Furloughs in Budget Plan »

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

Facing an unprecedented drop in state support and a $584 million budget deficit, the California State University Board of Trustees today increased undergraduate, credential and graduate student fees for the 2009-10 academic year as part of an overall budget action plan. Additional elements of the plan include employee furloughs and workforce reductions; enrollment cuts, and additional cost cutting measures on campuses.

CSU Employee Update July 21, 2009 »

The CSU Board of Trustees finalized a plan to manage a $584 million budget deficit that includes furloughs for employees, a fee increase for students, and enrollment reductions for the next two years.

CalPERS Member Home Loan Program Has New Benefits »

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Member Home Loan program is designed to give eligible members significant benefits that can help them buy or refinance a home. Employees can take advantage of this unique program, with features for qualified borrowers including:

HSU Preserves ‘Over 60’ Option Despite Enrollment Slip »

Arcata – Effective this fall, Humboldt State University will shift its academic program for students aged 60 and above to the self-supporting Office of Extended Education, a move that will preserve the ‘Over 60’ classroom experience at a low cost despite the latest enrollment cutbacks and student fee hikes mandated by the California State University system.

HSU Oversees L.K. Wood Repaving »

Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Plant Operations is overseeing the repaving of L.K. Wood Boulevard from 14th Street to Sunset, an operation scheduled to be completed on or about August 21.

CSU Employee Update July 24, 2009 »

Members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have voted 54 to 46 percent in favor of negotiating furloughs with the CSU as part of the university’s plan to mitigate a $584 million cut to its 2009-10 budget. The CFA represents approximately 23,000 employees; however, only 8,800 of the union’s 13,000 dues-paying members cast ballots.

Faculty Union Members Vote to Accept Furloughs »

Members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have voted to negotiate a two day per month furlough for all faculty employees that is part of the California State University’s overall plan to address a $584 million budget deficit for the 2009-10 academic year.

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

Faced with a projected $584 million shortfall to its 2009-10 budget, the CSU Board of Trustees will meet July 21 to finalize plans to manage the budget deficit. The budget deficit is the result of the state’s reduced support to the CSU as lawmakers contend with closing California’s $26.3 billion budget gap.

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

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

In an effort to address a projected $584 million budget deficit for 2009-10, the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU), that represents more than 16,000 non-academic employees, has reached agreement with CSU on a furlough program for all of its members. The furlough option has been offered to all of the CSU’s labor unions as part of an overall effort to deal with the unprecedented budget cut.

CSU Employee Update 7/8/09 »

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

The California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) representing more than 16,000 non-academic employees has tentatively agreed to furloughs two days per month. The CSU has been meeting with all of its labor unions to discuss furloughs as one way to mitigate a proposed $584 million cut to its 2009-10 budget. CSUEU is the first to reach an agreement, which is subject to ratification.

CSU Board of Trustees Hear Details of Budget Plan »

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

Trustees of the California State University heard details of the massive $584 million budget cut facing the CSU for the next fiscal year, and discussed a range of options including employee furloughs, enrollment reductions and potential student fee increases needed to address the deficit. State general fund support of the CSU for 2009-10 is expected to be $1.6 billion, which is $500 million below the level of state support provided a decade ago.

CSU Employee Update »

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

Trustees Discuss Plan to Manage Budget Crisis

Furloughs, enrollment reductions and a possible student fee increase were among the options the CSU Board of Trustees discussed Tuesday as ways to deal with a proposed $584 million budget cut, the largest in the system’s history. The budget reduction is the result of the state’s attempt to close a $26.3 billion budget gap.

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

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

The California State University announced today that it will defer State University Fee payments for the summer and fall 2009 term for CSU students who experience delays receiving Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commission. The State Controller and the CSAC have informed higher education institutions of delays in the payment of Cal Grant A and B awards. The state began issuing IOUs due to a cash shortage resulting from failure to adopt and sign a state 2009-10 budget that closes the projected $26.3 billion General Fund shortfall.

CSU to Close 2010 Spring Admissions »

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

As part of an overall strategy to address an unprecedented budget reduction of $584 million for 2009-10, California State University campuses will not accept student applications for the 2010 spring term – with very few exceptions. In addition, quarter campuses that have been accepting admission applications for the 2010 winter term ceased accepting applications as of July 6, 2009.

KHSU to Air ‘California in Crisis’ Series »

National Public Radio is producing a special series on budget and policy challenges facing California, which will air all next week on public radio station KHSU-FM. The series is tentatively being called “California in Crisis.”

Week of: Jun 28, 2009
CSU Employee Update »

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

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

State Controller John Chiang has announced that he will have to issue registered warrants or “IOUs” as early as July 2 if the legislature and governor cannot find a solution to close the $24.3 billion state budget gap. CSU employees, however, will be paid as they normally are and will not receive IOUs. Chiang said the state will have a $2.8 billion cash shortage at the start of the fiscal year July 1 which could grow to $6.5 billion in September in the absence of a balanced budget. More information: http://www.sco.ca.gov/.

Animalia Alumna Artisfabricus at First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, ANIMALIA ALUMNA ARTISFABRICUS, featuring nine alumni artists who studied in the Art Department at Humboldt State University. The exhibit runs from July 3 through September 12, 2009. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors. The exhibition will feature a special memorial section dedicated to the work of the late Nancy Finch-Halliday.

CSU Employee Update Regarding CFA »

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

CSU Urges Faculty Union to Bring Furlough Option to a Vote

The California State University administration today urged the leadership of the California Faculty Association (CFA) to bring the concept of a two day per month furlough to a vote of its members. CSU has met with the faculty union three times to discuss the furlough option, but CFA has not yet scheduled a vote of its members. There are approximately 23,000 faculty members in the CSU; only dues-paying members of the CFA would be allowed to participate in a vote.

HSU Sociologist, Environmentalist Dies in Trinidad »

Arcata – Bill Devall, Humboldt State University professor emeritus of sociology and a well-known environmental author writer and activist, died at his home in Trinidad on June 26, 2009.

Update on Campus Fiscal Emergency »

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

Colleagues:

As I begin my eighth year as your President, we face some of the worst budget reductions I have experienced in my nearly forty years in higher education. We have made a number of changes at Humboldt State University over the last few years and this situation demands many more. We can all be proud of what we do for students and our region at HSU, and I know that by working together and through this crisis, we can continue to serve our students and our region well.

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

A damaged natural gas line has been repaired after prompting the evacuation of the College Creek Apartments construction site near the intersections of Harpst Street and L.K. Wood Boulevard. No injuries were reported and no other areas were evacuated.

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

The following is a budget update from the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

In an effort to address a projected $584 million budget deficit for 2009-10, the California State University Employee Union (CSUEU), that represents more than 16,000 non-academic employees, has voted to enter talks with CSU on the concept of two day per month furloughs. This option is under consideration rather than the contractually mandated non-retention and layoff language contained in CSUEU’s labor agreement with the CSU. In addition, the Academic Professionals of California, that represents approximately 2,400 student services employees, has also voted to begin the same process.

New Data Show California Commercial Fishing in Jeopardy »

Arcata – Many California fisheries are running losses, the number of licensed commercial fishermen is plummeting and the port and harbor infrastructure that supports them is underfunded as the industry shrinks, according to an in-depth economic analysis commissioned by the California Department of Fish and Game from Humboldt State University.

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