From model watersheds to robotics tables that can lead to intense Lego competitions, students at Zane Middle School in Eureka are set to take advantage of design projects from Humboldt State student engineers.
The following was provided by the California State University’s Chancellor’s Office.
(May 3, 2016) –– “The California State University is pleased the California Faculty Association (CFA) Board of Directors and membership have ratified the Tentative Agreement. The Tentative Agreement will now be considered by the CSU Board of Trustees at the May 24-25 meeting.”
Humboldt State Calypso Band ends its 30th-anniversary celebration in the place where the band began—Fulkerson Recital Hall—with a concert featuring a guest artist, the legendary steel pan player Andy Narell, on Thursday, May 5.
Nearly 700 people voted in the recent Associated Student elections, or a total of 8.4 percent of the 8,210 eligible voters. Voters overwhelmingly supported Jonah Platt for A.S. president, giving Platt, who ran unopposed, a total of 611 votes.
Humboldt State University’s accounting and finance program, part of the School of Business, has been endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.
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Faculty Jayne McGuire, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration:
Jayne McGuire, Associate Professor of Recreation Administration, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the Spring 2017 semester, enabling her to work with the University of West Indies, St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago. Her project will include research on faculty attitudes regarding students who experience disabilities, faculty development and support focused on creating inclusive curriculum and the development of recreation opportunities for youth of all abilities. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Student Emily Klee, Aaron Kent, Jake Coniglione, Daniel Burgett, Heidi Otten, Jason McMack, Patrick Hasset, Jax Gill, Jake Burns, Environmental Resources Engineering:
Again this winter, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) sponsored the annual Mathematical Modeling Contest (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). Student teams from the HSU Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) department have participated in this four day long contest for the last 15 years, and did so again this year. Competing against over 12,000 teams from thousands of universities, each team produced a report summarizing their solution to one of six possible problems.
This year, three ERE student teams entered in the competition that began on Thursday evening, January 28, and ended on Monday evening, February 1. The team consisting of Emily Klee, Aaron Kent, and Jake Coniglione, and the team consisting of Daniel Burgett, Heidi Otten, and Jason McMack, selected a problem that required understanding the drivers of water scarcity as they created intervention strategies for a region of the world to mitigate the water crisis. Both teams’ reports were awarded the score of Meritorious Winners. Only 9 (0.3%) of the 3,209 teams working on this problem scored higher, and 83% of the teams received lower scores.
The team consisting of Patrick Hasset, Jax Gill, and Jake Burns selected a problem that required they build a mathematical model to determine an effective strategy for a person taking a bath to add heated water to raise the temperature back to near starting levels while minimizing the overall use of water. Patrick, Jax, and Jake competed against 4,094 teams and were awarded a ranking of Meritorious Winners, awarded to only 8% of the entries. Only 13 teams received a higher score.
Congratulations to the members of all three teams for their high achievement in this event. We appreciate your efforts, which bring recognition to the Environmental Resources Engineering Department and to Humboldt State University.
Student Brittany Stuckey, Anna Barker, Karissa Valine, Communication:
Brittany Stuckey, Communications and Art double major, won a Tom Knight Award in the Art Graduates 2016 exhibition for her digital print, “The Mythos of Memory: Tracy.” Ms. Stuckey also designed the ideaFest 2016 posters for December Comm. graduates, Anna Malia G. Barker (“A Preliminary Network Analysis…Food Issues”) and Karissa Valine (“The Feminist Pedestal: Ronda Rousey and the Representation of Female Athletes”).
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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.
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Dining Services debuts mason jars at campus coffee shops. The HSU community has new options for grabbing a quick cup of coffee. In order to promote more sustainable coffee consumption, all HSU coffee shops are now offering pint-sized mason jars for $.75. The campus will continue to offer single-use paper-based coffee cups at $1 each. The most affordable way to purchase coffee on campus continues to be bringing your own reusable coffee mug. Here’s a price breakdown:
$1.50 - bring your own cup
$2.25 - purchase a reusable pint-sized mason jar
$2.50 - purchase a single-use paper cup
Dining Services undertook the effort to offer mason jars after a number of students approached dining staff members about finding more sustainable ways to sell coffee on campus. Instead of banning single-use cups across the board, the campus chose to offer mason jars, a unique and sustainable option.
Students looking for affordable reusable coffee mugs are encouraged to check the Reusable Office Supply Exchange house, located across from the MultiCultural Center.
Free E-Waste Drop-off for HSU Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program
Drop off your e-waste, free, on Saturday, April 30, from 9-12 p.m. in the Student Business Services Building parking lot. The event is only open to HSU students, staff, and faculty and an HSU ID will be required for drop off. Please do not bring any hazardous waste items, paint, batteries, or items that would normally go through the campus operations collection process (i.e., items with HSU property ID tags). This FREE event is brought to you by Facilities Management and the Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP).
E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. Throwing electronics away can have serious environmental and health consequences because many of the materials used to make electronics are either toxic or hazardous. In California, it is actually illegal to throw electronics into the landfill!