CSU Trustee Award Winner Wants to Help Native Youth

From a young age, Julia Jones learned to depend on school for support. Today, she is working towards a career in law and counseling to help Native youth overcome challenges to attend college. Jones has been named a 2020 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement winner.

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Joseph I. Castro Appointed Eighth CSU Chancellor »

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., to serve as the eighth chancellor of the California State University. Castro has served as the eighth president of California State University, Fresno since 2013. He is the first California native and first Mexican American to be appointed to oversee the 23-campus university. Castro will succeed Timothy P. White who is retiring after leading the university since late 2012.

HSU Reserves Residence Halls for Firefighters »

HSU has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to house firefighters in unused residence halls on campus this fire season.

U.S. News & World Report: HSU Among Top Public Schools in the West »

Humboldt State is ranked as the 17th top public school in the west, and tied for 37th out of 127 public and private schools in the region, according to 2021 Best Colleges annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Faculty Matthew Derrick, Geography:

On September 16, Matthew Derrick, chair of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Analysis and program leader of International Studies, delivered an invited talk titled “Monumental Mosques of Post-Soviet Central Eurasia” for the Geography Colloquium at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Faculty Laura Johnson, Geography:

Dr. Laura Johnson, faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Analysis, published a poem for these times titled ‘Intersections at the Site of Breath.‘You can read it here: https://medium.com/@goodgriever/intersections-at-the-site-of-breath-701ca7665e37

Faculty Lisa Tremain (English), Jessica Citti (Writing Studio/Learning Center), Natalie Giannini (English), Libbi R. Miller (Education), Nancy Pérez (CRGS), and Corrina Wells (DHSI Education Grant), Multiple Departments:

Lisa Tremain (English), Jessica Citti (Writing Studio/Learning Center), Natalie Giannini (English), Libbi R. Miller (Education), Nancy Pérez (CRGS), and Corrina Wells (DHSI Education Grant) published an article about the development of HSU’s Creando Raíces Learning Community. The program profile, “Creando Raíces: Sustaining Multilingual Students’ Ways of Knowing at the Developing HSI,” appeared in Promoting Social Justice for Multilingual Writers on College Campuses, special issue of Composition Forum (vol. 44, summer 2020). https://compositionforum.com/issue/44/hsu.php

Faculty Dave Woody, Art:

Dave Woody made photographs for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, of local school’s “first day of school”. These photos encompassed some distance learning and some face-to-face learning.
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Faculty James F Woglom, Art:

Jim Woglom from the Art Department was awarded “Outstanding Higher Education Visual Art Educator of the Year” for 2020 by the California Art Education Association.

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The Christian Science Monitor (Sep 2020) - Adapting to the era of Megafires »

Lenya Quinn-Davidson, HSU alumna and director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council, discusses land management and fire prevention resources.

Nonprofit Quarterly (Sep 2020) - Nonprofit Improvisation: How to Lead within Profound Disruption »

Humboldt State University (HSU) worked with GreenWave, an environmental nonprofit that helps coastal communities develop and scale such sustainable and regenerative farming concerns, to create a seaweed farm.

SF Weekly (Sep 2020) - To Fight Fires, California Must Burn »

Many more controlled fires, including Indigenous cultural burns, are essential for preventing massive, deadly wildfires.

KCBS (Sep 2020) - Study Shows Better Benefits of More Vigorous Exercise Than Walking »

KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with Justus Ortega, Professor of Kinesiology at Humboldt State University and leader of the study.

Bicycling (Sep 2020) - How Cycling Can Keep You Young »

Adults over the age of 65 who ride at least 30 minutes, three times a week are less likely to experience age-related decline in walking efficiency, compared to adults who walk for exercise, according to Humboldt State University researchers.

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Open Forums: Candidates for UPD Chief UPD

Humboldt State University is in the final stages of the search process for its next Chief of Police. Starting next week, the University will host a virtual open forum for each of the three candidates who have been selected by the Chief of Police Search Committee.

Go to adminaffairs.humboldt.edu/upd-search for resumes and statements on the candidates.

Facilitated by members of the search committee, the forums are opportunities for the campus community to hear from the candidates, ask them questions, and learn more about their approaches to leadership.

The Chief of Police Search Committee encourages faculty, staff, students, and administrators to attend. If you are unable to participate in a live session, you can watch a recording of the forum on adminaffairs.humboldt.edu/upd-search.

You’re also invited to give feedback on each candidate. A feedback form will be provided before the open forums.

The Chief of Police Search Committee looks forward to your participation in this important process.

Tuesday, Sept. 22
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Jason Wade, Captain, University of Oregon Police Department (resume)
Jason Wade has spent 23 years in law enforcement; 19 of those in a University setting. His career started with a Sheriff’s Department in Colorado in 1997, and in 2001 he moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder to work as a Police Officer. He spent 13 years there, rising to the level of Commander. In 2014, the University made changes in the structure of their Police Department and eliminated all 3 Commander positions. Jason was laid off from his job, so he took a position with the University of Oregon Police Department, where he is currently one of the two Captains that are second-in-command of the agency. Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration.
Zoom link and registration: https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7VrcIMF6Q-a7pKw1ECxl5A

Wednesday, Sept. 23
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Helen Ricci, Acting Chief of Police, Rhode Island Airport Corporation Police Department (resume)
Helen Ricci has 14 years of law enforcement experience. She began her career with the Boston Police Department, spending 7 years as an officer working in patrol and special operations. She continued her career with the Georgetown University Law School as an officer and sergeant, spending 4 years in university policing. In 2019, Helen accepted an offer to become the Deputy Chief of Police for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation Police Department. Helen has been with the Airport Police in Rhode Island for over 9 months; spending the last six as their Acting Chief of Police. Helen has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s of Science degree in Administrative Studies, and a Master’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently in her last year of schooling to obtain her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Zoom link and registration: https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_839l6YgZRFu5RGammLMCig

Thursday, Sept. 24
4:05 – 5:05 p.m.
Kevin Kilgore, Lieutenant, University of California, Los Angeles, Police Department (resume)
Kevin Kilgore is currently a Lieutenant with the UCLA Police Department and has over 23 years of law enforcement experience. He has spent a large majority of his last 14 years in law enforcement at UCLA, and all 14 of those years have been in the University of California system. Prior to arriving in California, Kevin spent 9 years in law enforcement in the State of Ohio working for a sheriff’s department and 2 municipal police agencies. Kevin has been a Lieutenant for over 3 years at UCLA and is currently the Administrative Lieutenant responsible for training, hiring, internal affairs, communications and records. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management, and a Master’s of Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Zoom link and registration: https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NL8N4qtsSnmACK6Lbhk_Tw