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Sustainability Archive

Week of: Sep 30, 2007
Richmond Hails CCAT Reopening » Social and environmental responsibility is the essence of Humboldt State University and the Campus Center of Appropriate Technology embodies that ethic, HSU President Rollin Richmond said at CCAT’s Grand Reopening Sept. 29.
HSU’s Living Classroom » The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is rebuilding after being moved to a new location, offering another generation of students the chance to learn skills that lead to a greener future.

CCAT’s Grand Reopening was Saturday, September 29th.
Week of: Sep 16, 2007
Disney Funds HSU Genetic Research » Arcata – The Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund has awarded $23,600 to Humboldt State University’s Micaela Szykman Gunther, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management, to conduct genetic research of the critically endangered African wild dog.

HSU Student Wins $1,000 Soils Scholarship » Arcata - “What I love about soil is how it unifies terrestrial life and scientific disciplines,” wrote Humboldt State University student Rosemary Records in an essay that has won her the $1,000 Paul J. Zinke Memorial Scholarship from the California Forest Soils Council (CFSC).
Green Wheels Leads Car-Free Day » Green Wheels, a Humboldt State University Club, is leading the fifth annual Car-Free Day celebration today (Thurs., Sept. 20) with bicycle rides around the Arcata Plaza, a free community-sponsored breakfast on campus and activities on the Quad. HSU President Rollin Richmond took part in riding around the Plaza early this morning.
Week of: Aug 19, 2007
Colwell Lecture/Dinner September 12 » Mark Colwell, HSU Scholar of the Year and Professor of Wildlife Management, will deliver a free lecture, "Wintering Sandpipers and Breeding Plovers: Conservation based on Monitoring Individuals," on Wed., Sept. 12, at 5:00 p.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. A dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Banquet Room. Information is available at 826-5194.
Week of: Aug 05, 2007
Pledge Leadership Conference » Humboldt State University will host students and the community at the 2007 Leadership Conference, Ignite: Lighting the Passion Within, Thursday through Sunday, October 4-7. Coinciding with the conference will be a commemorative celebration of the 20th Anniversary of HSU's Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility will coincide with the conference.
Week of: Jul 08, 2007
Eaton Is Top Environmental Fellow » Alexander Eaton, a master’s candidate in Environmental Systems at Humboldt State University, has won a $15,000 Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, Belfast, Maine, in support of his research as Executive Director of the International Renewable Resources Institute (IRRI) in Mexico City.
Week of: Jun 03, 2007
Colwell Named 2007 Top Scholar » Humboldt State University President Rollin C. Richmond and Provost Rick Vrem have announced that Dr. Mark A. Colwell, Professor of Wildlife, is HSU’'s Scholar of the Year 2007.
Week of: May 06, 2007
Grads Take Home Their Degrees » About 2,500 graduates and credential recipients crossed the stage May 12 when Humboldt State University held its 2007 Commencement ceremonies, bringing some 15,000 attendees to Redwood Bowl.
HSU Marks 20th Anniv of Grad Pledge » Humboldt State University’s 2007 Commencement on May 12 marked the 20th anniversary of its famed Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, an oath conceived by HSU undergraduates that has since won the allegiance of young people from coast to coast and as far away as Asia.
Biology Student Wins Research Award » James Kealey, a student from HSU's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, recently won a "best talk" award (and a $50.00 check) at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Week of: Apr 29, 2007
Student Displays at RCEA Open House » The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) will host an open house from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wed., May 9 2007 featuring eight new energy displays designed and constructed by HSU students as part of a local Service Learning partnership.
Solar Project Has National Impact » Keeping Humboldt State University in the forefront of United States renewable energy research, President Rollin Richmond presided at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, May 2, to commission the student-led Solar Radiation Monitoring Station (SoRMS) project, which will gather detailed data about the North Coast's solar energy resource.
Week of: Apr 08, 2007
HSU Boosts Forestry Recruitment » Humboldt State University (HSU) and the USDA Forest Service (FS), Region 5-California, have formalized a partnership agreement to achieve a common goal of increasing the recruitment of ethnically diverse students in natural resources careers.
Prof, Redwood Expert Subject of Book » Stephen C. Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, is one of the key figures in The Wild Trees—the latest book by Richard Preston. Preston is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and is widely considered one of the world's leading science writers.
Week of: Mar 25, 2007
HSU Helps Bridge Sci/Tech Gap » The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Humboldt State nearly a half million dollars to finance a new scholarship program aimed at encouraging more students to enter the science and technology fields. Humboldt’s scholarship program is part of a new national effort to help the United States regain its prominence as a leader in fields such as engineering and computer science.
Rural Life Fosters Ethical Companies » Rural locales such as the Redwood Coast tend to foster responsible corporate behavior because of the special sway they wield over environmental policy, a Berkeley expert on corporate ethics said in an interview with Humboldt State University.

Professor David J. Vogel, the nationally-recognized author of "The Market for Virtue," contends that small rural communities are more likely to have substantial impact on the harvesting of natural resources and issues such as forestry conservation and wildlife preservation.
HSU Alum Named Distinguished Prof » HSU Alum Timothy Baroni ('72, '74), an international expert in the field of mycology, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor, one rank above Full Professor, by the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. It is the highest academic rank in the SUNY.
Week of: Mar 18, 2007
Student Wins International Essay Contest » Justin Williams, an Interdisciplinary Studies major at Humboldt State University, has won first place and a nearly $1,000 prize in a major international essay competition on environmental politics, inaugurated by Keele University in Staffordshire, the United Kingdom.
Week of: Mar 11, 2007
Alumni Assoc. Announces Honorees » The HSU Alumni Association has announced that Wesley Chesbro, Ken Fisher and Michelle Kelly will be honored as the university's Distinguished Alumni for 2007 at a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, April 19. The event will be held at the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus, cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m., with awards ceremony to follow. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet is the most significant annual event produced by the Alumni Association with a heritage dating back to 1960.
Week of: Feb 18, 2007
Corporate Social Responsibility » Professor David J. Vogel, who holds the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and is Editor of the California Management Review, will speak on "The Market for Virtue" on Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU.
Week of: Feb 04, 2007
SERC Readies Hydrogen Fuel Station » Engineers at Humboldt State University's Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) are designing and will install a campus hydrogen fueling station to support a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius for two years as part of California's Hydrogen Highway Program and the Schatz Center's world-renowned initiatives to foster the use of renewable energy.
Week of: Dec 17, 2006
Way-finding Wedded to Nature and Culture » Humboldt State University is unveiling student-created interpretive signage for the new way-finding kiosks that dot the campus. The purpose is to acquaint students and visitors with the Redwood Coast's natural and cultural heritage and with how HSU's students are "Learning to Make a Difference" in the world around them.
Week of: Nov 26, 2006
53 Oiled Birds Rescued, Treated at HSU » The Marine Wildlife Care Facility on the Humboldt State University campus was activated Wednesday, November 22 to handle the care and stabilization of birds from Humboldt Bay that were oiled as a result of what official from the California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is calling an oil spill.
Week of: Oct 29, 2006
David Korten to Give Lecture at HSU » The Humboldt State University School of Business, in connection with International Education Week, is hosting the internationally known writer and lecturer David C. Korten on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.
Week of: Oct 22, 2006
Service Learning in the Spotlight » At Humboldt State –perhaps it's something in the misty air -- students seem to simultaneously catch the bug for student leadership, civic-mindedness, and community outreach. Example: the Youth Educational Services House -- better known as the YES House -- tucked away in the northern corner of campus. Every semester nearly 200 college students find their way there hoping to volunteer with one of its many community-serving programs.
Week of: Oct 08, 2006
Latest Buzz - HSU in ‘College Spotlight’ » The following article was published in the October 2006 College Spotlight, a newsletter distributed by Collegewise.
Whale Conservation Conference » We're pleased to announce that the 10th International ACS Conference will be held November 10-12, 2006, in Ventura, California.
Week of: Oct 01, 2006
HSU Prof Confirms World’s Tallest Tree » Dr. Stephen Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, recently measured and verified that Hyperion—a 379.1-foot tall redwood tree, is truly the world's tallest living tree. Hyperion is the largest of three redwoods discovered this summer, which eclipse the previous world record holder, a 370.5-foot tall redwood dubbed Stratosphere Giant.
Week of: Sep 24, 2006
Fueling the Fire for Local Business » A humanitarian de-mining company; a fair-trade, eco-friendly, Internet-based retail store; a local sustainable energy cooperative -- Over the last year, a number of students at both Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods certainly proved they have the great ideas as well as the passion and drive to put those business plans in action. All they needed was the fuel to make it happen Economic Fuel, to be precise.
Students Hold Forth at Scientific Meeting » Six students from HSU's prestigious Fisheries Biology Department gave presentations at the recent meeting of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon.
Week of: Sep 17, 2006
Museum Unveils Biodiversity Exhibit » For two years HSU's Natural History Museum has been planning and designing its newest exhibit: an entire corner devoted to biodiversity.
Half Million Awarded for Scholarships » The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,943 to finance Humboldt State University's new Scientific Leadership Scholars Program, beginning October 1, 2006.
HSU Prof Interviewed on Toronto Radio Program » HSU communications professor Dr. Maxwell Schnurer was featured on CIUT 89.5FM Toronto radio on Tuesday, September 26.
Week of: Sep 10, 2006
Sillett Named 2006 Scholar of the Year » President Rollin Richmond and Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Chris Hopper announce Dr. Stephen C. Sillett, Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology, as the Scholar of the Year for 2006.
Week of: Sep 03, 2006
Adventurers Host Slideshow on Campus » National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and ecologist J. Michael Fay of National Geographic and the Wildlife Conservation Society will host a free slideshow and lecture -- The Last Place on Earth -- Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University's John Van Duzer Theater.
Week of: Aug 27, 2006
OECD Spotlights “Brownfield” Redevelopment » Cleanup and redevelopment of local contaminated properties, called brownfields, will be the subject of an intensive workshop co-sponsored by Humboldt State's Office for Economic and Community Development (OECD) on Thursday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Wharfinger Building, One Marina Way, Eureka.
Week of: Aug 13, 2006
HSU Administrators Visit PE Building Site » Marking the start of construction on its new physical education building, Humboldt State University and President Rollin Richmond hosted a pile-signing ceremony, August 16, at the site of the new building.

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