Humboldt State University has received a 7-year, $3 million federal grant to support its Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), which will help at-risk students in Humboldt and Del Norte counties prepare for and succeed in college.
The following is a campus message from the Humboldt State Association.
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Faculty Michael Bruner, Laura Hahn, Nicole Sheldon, Communication:
Communication Professors Michael Bruner and Laura Hahn and alumna Nicole Sheldon have published their essay, “Unhappy with your Food? Communicate!” in Vol. 9 Issue 5 of Communication Currents.
The essay is translated from the scholarly article: Bruner, M., Hahn, L., & Sheldon, N. (2014). The petition clause and food advocacy. First Amendment Studies, 48, 61-76.
The essay is available online at the National Communication Association website.
Faculty Margi Waller, Social Work:
Professor of Social Work Margi Waller is the Principle Investigator at HSU and two other Social Work Departments on CSU campuses for a “Writing Skills for Child Welfare Workers” online pilot course.
This pilot course was developed by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), together with Title IV-E staff at Universities and public child welfare agencies throughout California. Five CSU Schools of Social Work (Fresno, Humboldt, San Bernardino, San Jose, Stanislaus) are collaborating with CalSWEC to pilot the course. Participating students represent a mix of undergrad and graduate students, part-time and full-time students, current child welfare workers, Title IV-E and non-title IV-E students. Each student in this pilot course is assigned a Writing Coach who will facilitate his/her progress.
One of the goals of this pilot course is to gather student feedback to gain insight from their experience and therefore improve the educational material within the course as needed. In 2015, the online course will be provided to all Title IV-E Universities, Public Child Welfare Agencies and Regional Training Academies throughout the state.
Faculty Micaela Szykman Gunther, former graduate student Shannon Murphie and colleagues, Wildlife:
Wildlife Faculty member Micaela Szykman Gunther has co-authored a paper with her former graduate student Shannon Murphie and colleages Rob McCoy and Brian Murphie from Makah Tribal Forestry and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The paper entitled “Influence of hair loss syndrome on black-tailed deer fawn survival’ was part of Murhpie’s Master’s thesis and will be published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management.