New Flying Squirrel Species Discovered along North America’s Pacific Coast

Scientists always assumed it was a northern flying squirrel gliding through the canopies of Pacific coastal forests.

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Welcome to Humboldt State! »

Humboldt State is welcoming back students for the Fall Semester.

HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall Aug. 8 »

Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Tuesday, August 8 to test campus and community response teams.

Meeting on Racism and Safety Unites Arcata »

In an effort to address diversity and inclusion in the community, City of Arcata officials, Humboldt State community members, and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits have come together to develop concrete plans for making Arcata a safer and more welcoming environment.

HSU’s Trumpet Consort von Humboldt performs at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art »

Humboldt State University’s Trumpet Consort von Humboldt just returned from a unique performance with baroque natural trumpets that were common in 17th century England.

Humboldt State Joins California Teachers Summit, July 28 »

Northcoast Educators will gather at Humboldt State University on Friday, July 28, for the third annual California Teachers Summit. The event is a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the summit convenes in HSU’s Goodwin Forum (download a campus map).

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Faculty Melanie Michalak, Geology:

Melanie Michalak was awarded a American Chemical Society- Petroleum Research Fund grant toward her proposed research, “Reconstructing Neogene Paleogeography and Forearc Basin Evolution of Southern Cascadia using Detrital Mineral Geochronology.” The grant of $55,000 is awarded over a two year period and will support original research by PI Michalak, a MSc student and a team of undergraduates. Their work in the coastal deposits along the north coast seeks to characterize paleogeography and forearc development over the past several million years using quantitative dating techniques.

Student Club Tina Llopis, Education:

On July 21st 2017, Humboldt State University’s Student CTA (SCTA) president, Tina Llopis, was the first local SCTA president to receive a grant and attend the annual CTA President’s Conference in San Jose, California. This conference is held annually for the leaders of the California Teacher’s Association to build their leadership skills, hold professional development workshops, inspire member engagement, and unite to overcome challenges that are faced by educators. Llopis, a senior at HSU and newly elected president of the SCTA chapter, received a grant by the Community College Association (CCA), thus being able to foster a connection between CTA and our future educators.

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies:

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer in Native American Studies, presented his paper “Candle Light: Memorialization in Absence of a Memorial”” as part of the Performance and Activism Working Group at the Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermath Summer Institute (June 25-29, 2017) at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The Institute’s purpose was twofold: to clarify the anemic performance by state actors in managing atrocity and large-scale violence and restoring confidence in social stability and security; and to consider non-state, civil-society alternatives that, in the aggregate, could move progressively forward toward securing, if not transforming, successor societies.

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HSU Department of Social Work co-hosts 24th Annual California ICWA Conference Social Work

On June 6, 2017, HSU Department of Social Work co-hosted the 24th Annual Statewide California ICWA Conference.  The theme – “Preserve and Protect Indian Children, Families and Tribes.” Partnerships included the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California Tribal Families Coalition, California Indian Legal Services, and California Department of Social Services. 

At this conference, the creation of the California Tribal Families Coalition was announced to a statewide audience.  The California Tribal Families Coalition (CTFC) is a California tribal nonprofit public benefit corporation created to protect the health, safety, and welfare of tribal children and families.  These values are at the core of tribal sovereignty and governance.  CTFC is comprised of six of the seven co-chairs of the California ICWA Compliance Task Force and was formed to carry out the recommendations of the Task Force, to seek compliance of the ICWA, and to further the goals of Indian tribes as they relate to tribal families.

Welcome and prayer was led by Barry Brenard (Chairperson, Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria) followed by these key topics:
· After the California ICWA Task Force Report -Working to Achieve Compliance

· A Collaborative Approach to Child Welfare: The San Diego Example

· Legal Updates: BIA Regulations and BIA Guidelines and their Interaction with Cal-ICWA

· Engaging Indian Families and Children with Trauma Informed Care

· Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Native Foster Homes

· Cultural Mentoring in Child Welfare

· The Impact of the Continuum of Care Reform/Resource Family Approvals on Tribes

The HSU Department of Social Work would like to recognize MSW Class of 2017 graduates Trilby Kerrigan – Director at Pinoleville Pomo Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program – and Silver Galleto – Vice Chairperson at Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians­ – who presented their Masters Projects at the conference under the topic “Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Native Foster Homes.” Shari Hostler, MSW Class of 2016 and Director at Hoopa Valley Child and Family Services, also participated on the panel.
This event met qualifications for 8.25 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Special thanks to event organizer, Blair Kreuzer – HSU Department of Social Work Tribal and Community Child Welfare Educator.

Free Business Workshop All Campus

Learn how to understand government solicitations and how to write successful proposals. Appropriate for small biz owners, biz students & nonprofits. http://www.eurekaready.eventbrite.com

Academic Receptions All Campus

Academic departments will host receptions at various locations, following the Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. “Follow this link”:https://commencement.humboldt.edu/receptions for a list of times and locations.