Humboldt Magazine: Fitter for Duty

Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.

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Featured News

Students Promoting ‘Kill the Cup’ Contest »

It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.

LED Lights Generate Savings, Reduce Emissions »

A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.

‘HSU Cares’ Celebrates Employee Giving »

Humboldt State is launching a new campaign this year to recognize the philanthropy of staff, faculty, and retired employees who make a difference on campus, in our community, and around the world.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Faculty Mark Colwell, Wildlife:

Mark Colwell gave a paper summarizing his research on Snowy Plovers at the 40th meeting of the International Wader Study Group in Iceland.

Faculty Paul Cummings, Music:

Paul Cummings, Associate Professor of Music, had an article accepted for publication by the “Musical Quarterly,” one of the premiere musicology journals published in the US. The 49-page article tells the story of the 1877 London Wagner Festival in which the Austro-Hungarian conductor Hans Richter made his debut in England. Publication is planned for spring, 2016.

Faculty Joshua J. Frye, Communication:

Dr. Joshua Frye and Dr. Rebekah Fox (Texas State University at San Marcos) recently published “The Rhetorical Construction of Food Waste in US Public Discourse” in the interdisciplinary journal Food Studies, volume 5, issue 4. The article examines how the issue of food waste is being rhetorically framed by different sources and voices within the context of public communication in the United States.

Department Happenings » all happenings

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Testing Center Improvements Testing Center

Humboldt State University’s Testing Center has recently made some changes and improvements to its services for students and instructors.
We would like to discuss the various changes that the Testing Center has implemented, as well as answer any questions that your department may have regarding HSU’s Testing Center services. Some topics we would like to cover are:
*Online Forms
*Make-Up Exam Requests
*SDRC Accommodated Exams - How does this procedure work?
*Reminder Emails
*Online Exams (i.e, GRE, PearsonVue, etc.,)
*Ongoing Projects
Please consider having the Testing Center speak at your next department meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ext. 5661. 

Obituary for Professor Emeritus E. Larry Squires, Dept. of English English

Professor Emeritus E. Larry Squires, a longtime faculty member in the Department of English (1965-1983), passed away on Sept. 1. His obituary, originally published in the Times-Standard, is below:

EDGAR LARRY SQUIRES June 10, 1925 to September 1, 2015. Edgar Larry Squires of Alameda CA died of natural causes September 1, 2015, at Shady Lane Rest Home in Richmond, CA. He was born on June 10, 1925, to Edgar Larry Squires Sr. and Gladys Marsden in Salt Lake City Utah. Larry was a thoughtful, gentleman and an avid tennis player, skier and master martini maker. He loved art and music, especially Brahms whom he called the most celestial of composers.

During WWII Larry, a graduate of USCG Officers School in Alameda, served with the Merchant Marines. Later his love of literature drew him to academia. He attended the University of Utah, earned a B.A. from San Francisco State University, an M.A from UCLA and a Ph.D. in English Literature from UC Davis.

He enjoyed being the proverbial English major and his life’s work was as professor of English Literature at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA for 30 years.

Surviving Larry Squires are his wife April and children Eliot of Utah, Nicole Marca of California, Michelle Squires of Iowa, Remy Squires of California and Stephanie Niedermeyer of Oregon.

Larry’s guides for life were Thomas Hanzo, friend and UC Davis graduate adviser, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Jesus Christ. For his wife April he was mentor, best friend and loving husband for 41 years. Their poem for each other is John Donne’s, “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”. His last wish was that all his children be happy, and his last words were, “Let’s go home. All of us.” His final resting place is Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.

Two Colleagues in Business Services Announce Retirement Business Services

Two of our colleagues in Business Services have announced their plans to retire: Carol Lorentzen will be retiring after 12 years with the University and Mike Burghart has given us notice that he plans to retire in January 2016 after 10 years of service.  Please congratulate Carol and Mike on their retirements!  They will leave big shoes to fill.

As is the case with every position vacancy, these retirements provide the opportunity to tune up organizational structure.  Vice President of Administrative Affaires Joyce Lopes has decided to reorganize the team with a focus on using resources more effectively and efficiently by eliminating the Associate Vice President of Business Services position and launching a search soon for Mike Burghart’s position.  The new organizational structure will broaden the team and provide the opportunity to focus on implementing strategic priorities.