Donors Gave $7 Million to Humboldt State University

Over the most recent year, thousands of donors gave $7 million in charitable support through the Humboldt State University Foundation and charitable grants to support students and programs.

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HSU Earns Recognition for Excellence in Fire Ecology »

Humboldt State University has once again received recertification for its contribution to the study of fire ecology. HSU joins only eight other universities in the country in receiving the AFE certification for contributing to the field of fire ecology.

Eureka City and Del Norte County Schools Partner with HSU Social Work on New Mental Health Grant »

A pair of new grants from the U.S. Department of Education will bring nearly $5 million to Humboldt and Del Norte county schools to train and place Humboldt State Master of Social Work (MSW) students as school social work interns to support youth mental health.

Remarkable Summit Between Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods »

Leaders from Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods gathered for a recent summit to discuss potential collaborations that will strengthen the institutions’ commitment to supporting students and helping them earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Student Peter Blickensderfer, Madison Kaisan, and Gabby Connors, Theatre, Film & Dance:

Peter Blickensderfer, Madison Kaisan, and Gabby Connors won 1st Place, Best Experimental Film in the 29th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival. Filmmakers Madi and Peter collaborated with dancer/storyteller Gabby to create the spoken word experimental film Danh Tính. All three will graduate from HSU in May 2020 with BA Degrees in Film or Dance.

Faculty Kaitlin Reed, Native American Studies:

Kaitlin Reed, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, presented her paper “We Are A Part of the Land and the Land Is Us”: Settler Colonialism & Genocide in California at the California Indian Conference at Sonoma State University, November 14-16.

Faculty Dr. Sarita Ray Chaudhury, Business:

Dr. Sarita Ray Chaudhury, School of Business, served as a Track Chair for the topic “Marketing Education” in the recently held Society for Marketing Advances Conference in New Orleans, LA from Nov 6-9th, 2019.

She also presented a study titled “Citizen-Consumers in Action: The Thunberg Effect in Addressing the Climate Crisis” with co-authors Dr. Pia Albinsson, Appalachian State University and Dr. Yasanthi Perera, Brock University, scheduled to be published in the conference proceedings.

More information on Dr. Ray Chaudhury’s research can be found on Google Scholar:


Faculty James Floss, Communication:

James Floss, Emeritus Faculty from the Communication Department will present a series of workshops for students and faculty of the University Benito Juarez in Oaxaca, Mexico over the next two weeks. They are: Expression Dynamics, Writing a Better Oral Message and Dynamic Delivery of speeches.

Student Gil Trejo, Grace Hall, Melody Dick, Sean Fleming, Melissa Collin, Theresa Brakeman, Zach Porteous, Amy Rock, Nick Perdue,, Geography:

GESA Faculty Amy Rock and Nick Perdue recently took geospatial students from several departments to the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference in Tacoma, WA, where they had the opportunity to get feedback on their maps and interact with mapping professionals from National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, NASA, and more.

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Microgrid Knowledge (Nov 2019) - Airport Microgrid in Northern California Looks to Create Replicable Model »

An airport microgrid is moving forward on the far northern coast of California that could provide relief for planned utility power shutoffs and be a template for other, similar projects.

EdSource (Nov 2019) - As Fires Rage, Pressure Mounts to Train California’s Next Generation of Forest Stewards »

“Forestry is a little bit invisible to most folks. Most people think of park rangers and that’s a very limited way of looking at land management,” said Forestry Professor Erin Kelly.

North Coast Journal (Oct 2019) - Heathers is Very »

An ’80s movie adaptation sings at HSU.

North Coast Journal (Oct 2019) - Energy Literacy »

“A common literacy in how our systems currently work, what our community needs and values are and how we expect climate change to alter our ecosystem is critical for the inclusive strategy we need to build together, if we want to live in a resilient community,” says Maia Cheli, outreach coordinator for the Schatz Energy Research Center.

KIEM-TV (Oct 2019) - HSU Offers Scholarships for Local Freshman Students »

Starting next fall, Humboldt State will be offering new freshman students from local high schools an annual $1,000 scholarship.

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Social Work Social Work

HSU’s Social Work Department has obtained reaccreditation of its Bachelor and Master of Social Work Programs from the Council on Social Work Education. For more information on these programs, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/socialwork/.