Congratulations Class of 2016!

Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,700 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl.

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CenterArts Announces 2016-17 Season Lineup »

CenterArts proudly announces another astounding performing arts season for 2016-17. Humboldt State University will host some of the leading performers and thinkers in the worlds of comedy, music, dance, science, and theater, beginning this August through May, 2017.

Humboldt State to Hold Vigil for Orlando »

Humboldt State University will hold a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting at 4 p.m., Friday, June 17 on the UC Quad. Members of the University community and the public are invited to attend.

Ecology Expert Joins HSU As New Natural Resources, Sciences Dean »

Richard Boone, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), will join Humboldt State University as the next Dean of the College of Natural Resources & Sciences. His appointment begins July 25, 2016.

Marine Biology Student Sailing From Tahiti to Hawaii to Study Climate Change »

WOODS HOLE, MASS. — This spring, Humboldt State University student Andrew Musgrave (’19, Marine Biology) will sail 2,600 nautical miles from Pape-ete, Tahiti to Honolulu, Hawaii to study the effects of environmental change on remote Pacific reefs.

New Study Sheds Light on How Running Keeps Seniors Young »

If you’re an avid runner, logging dozens of miles every week and you happen to be over 65, odds are you’re burning oxygen at nearly the same rate as a runner in her 20s.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Student Kristin Cooper and Catherine Trimingham, Forestry & Wildland Resources:

Two Humboldt State University students passed the rigorous “Fundamentals of Soil Science” exam offered on April 15, 2016, becoming Associate Professional Soil Scientists, according to test results from the Council of Soil Science Examiners.

Kristin Cooper and Catherine Trimingham graduated from Humboldt State University with the Wildland Soils option in Rangeland Resource Science. Kristin has performed range technician duties for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming and has volunteered for several California Resource Conservation Districts. She is studying for the GRE exam and plans to apply to a graduate program for Fall 2017. Catt rowed for the HSU Women’s Crew team and is currently working as a forest-wide soils technician on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. She says that “my education is much more well-rounded compared to the people I work with. I am able to understand a majority of the timber jargon, identify most of the plants I come in contact with, and have been told that my notes are too thorough.”

The national pass rate for the Spring 2016 soils exam was 56 percent, with a California pass rate of 87.5 percent. Since 2011, 25 HSU students have attempted this exam, with an overall pass rate of 80 percent, the last two years with 100 percent success. Those who pass the fundamentals exam will be eligible to take the Professional Practice exam after five years of professional experience, an additional step in becoming a Certified Professional Soil Scientist. Recent Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) discussions about program self-certification have included the fundamentals exam as one indicator of program quality. Given that the exam is multiple choice, it does not evaluate students’ field skills per se, but is an exam that is offered nationwide and is therefore ‘portable.’ Humboldt State University Wildland Soils students (under the Rangeland Resource Science major) spend more than 200 hours in field or laboratory learning experiences, honing hands-on skills and field judgment of soil properties, limitations, and capabilities.

Faculty C.D. Hoyle, Physics & Astronomy:

Dr. C.D. Hoyle published a book chapter entitled “Laboratory-Based Gravity Measurement” in Volume 3 of Wiley’s “Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering.” The peer-reviewed reference series is edited by Myer Kutz.

Student Charlotte Olsen, Physics & Astronomy:

Physics/Astronomy major Charlotte Olsen has been selected for a NASA CRESST internship this summer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center close to Washington DC. She will be working with X-ray data to understand how star formation is triggered in close pairs of galaxies under the supervision of Dr. Basu-Zych. Congrats Charlotte!

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WRRAP Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program

The Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (W.R.R.A.P) is a student-funded campus organization that works to reduce waste on campus. Part of the work of WRRAP is to assist in making clubs and organizations on campus zero waste. Several groups have chosen to do so this semester, and WRRAP wishes to acknowledge the following for their commitment to zero waste principles:

• The Career & Volunteer Exposition, Center for Service Learning & Academic Internships
• Food Summit, Humboldt Food Policy Council
• Zero Waste Banquet ,WRRAP
• HSU Honors Dinner, HSU Alumni Office
• KRFH Takeover, KRFH Radio
• California Big Time, Multicultural Center, CAIFS, NRSEP, and ITEPP

Kevin J. O’Brien Student Disability Resource Center

Every year, the SDRC recognizes members of our campus community who have gone above and beyond to remove barriers and ensure equal access for students with disabilities.  The following individuals were recognized and presented with a plaque in appreciation for their selfless contributions to student success:

Dr. Thomas Mays, History
Dr. Janet Winston, English
Jay Schock - Financial Aid
Debbie Coles - Housing

Backcountry Equine Workshop HSU Range & Soils Club

The HSU Range & Soils Club is proud to present a “Backcountry Equine Workshop” on Friday, May 6, from 2 to 4 pm in parking lot G15 on 14th street between A and Union streets. The workshop is presented by local farrier and backcountry horseman Uri Driscoll. Uri will cover 1) basic care of equines in backcountry environments, 2) selection and use of proper backcountry tack, and 3) safety/leave no trace principles. This workshop is also sponsored by the HSU Depts. of Forestry and Wildland Resources, Environmental Science & Management, and Kinesiology and Recreation Administration. This event is free and open to the HSU and surrounding community. You must have a valid HSU or Arcata City parking permit or use metered parking in the area.