$5M Grant to Fund HSU’s Schatz Lab, Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid Project

Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center, Blue Lake Rancheria, a federally recognized Native American tribe, and other major partners broke ground on Aug. 24 for a low-carbon community energy microgrid.

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Facelifts And Function: Campus Infrastructure Gets Summer Makeover »

Summer might be viewed as a quiet time on campus, but a quick look around reveals a hidden hub of activity. Along with the obvious ones, many behind-the-scenes projects have been completed or are underway as the fall semester begins, including an environmentally-friendly Low Impact Development system (LID) that cleans up storm run-off.

HSU #20 in National Ranking of Mobility, Research, and Service »

Humboldt State University is ranked No. 20 out of 673 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide, published this month by Washington Monthly Magazine.

Series: Meet Humboldt State’s Newest Faculty »

Over the course of the fall semester, Humboldt State NOW will be profiling our new tenure-track faculty. For a list of the new faculty click here. In this edition, we introduce Professor Taylor Bloedon, Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, and Professor Joshua Frye, Dept. of Communication.

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Faculty Mark Colwell, Dana Herman, Wildlife:

Dana Herman (now working for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Sacramento) and Mark Colwell published a paper on Snowy Plover lifetime reproductive success showing that a small proportion of the Humboldt County population contributed disproportionately to population growth. Plovers that bred on gravel substrates of the Eel River produced appreciably more young than those on sandy, ocean-fronting beaches. Their work was featured in the 28 Aug 2015 issue of the eWildlifer (wildlife.org), published by the The Wildlife Society.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History:

On August 5 of this year, Associate Professor Robert Cliver presented his paper, “What Chinese Silk Exports Can Teach Us about the Cold War” at the World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History:

In July of 2015, Associate Professor Robert Cliver of the Department of History presented his paper “Second Class Workers: Gender, Industry and Locality in Workers’ Welfare Provision in Revolutionary China” at the workshop, “The Habitable City in China” at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in the People’s Republic of China.

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Download Photos from HSU Family BBQ Marketing & Communication

A big thanks to all the families who celebrated the new semester at the HSU Family BBQ. Photos and portraits from the event are available on Flickr.

ACAC Welcomes New Staff Members Academic & Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising (ACAC) has had some recent staff changes. Please join us in welcoming our new staff members.

Loren Collins has transitioned to a new role on campus as the Faculty Support Coordinator for Service Learning and Career Education. In his new role, he will support faculty in building and facilitating courses with academic internships and service-learning components. Loren is going to continue to do his work with faculty throughout the CAHSS and other colleges integrating career education into courses and remains a contact, along with our new career advisor, for setting up presentations and career components in courses.

Robert Keever, has joined the ACAC team as the CAHSS Career Advisor. Rob comes from Nova Southeastern University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rob has been a career development practitioner for over 3 years and is a PhD candidate. He hopes to develop research to improve career development practices in the future. Rob understands the need for students to work towards their careers and the challenges in finding the resources to do so and plans to continue to work with students to be able to meet those needs. In addition to these roles, Rob has a professional background in Marriage and Family therapy as a licensed therapist practicing for over 7 years in various contexts. Rob has a broader background in higher education through his event programming experience in student affairs and various teaching positions in the university setting. Rob may be reached at: 707-826-5111. He is located in GH 125D.

Kyle Leitzke has joined the ACAC team as the academic advisor for undeclared students. Kyle is returning to HSU for his second stint as an HSU staff member. He most recently completed his Single Subject Teaching Credential here at Humboldt State University. Prior to completing his teaching credential Kyle served students at HSU and Sacramento State through coaching. While coaching Kyle completed his Masters of Science in Recreation and Sport Coaching through Ohio University. Kyle received his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Sacramento State University. Kyle attributes his professional journey to academic advising as one that is driven by a passion for mentoring and supporting students. Kyle may be reached at 707-826-5223. He is located in GH 125B.

Anna Thaler Petersen has joined the ACAC team as the academic advisor for Biological Sciences students. Anna studied biology at Sarah Lawrence College, pursuing her passionate interest in ornithology through independent projects in all her classes. She graduated in 2002, and then worked for the Redwood Sciences Lab in Arcata for a year, doing mist-netting and bird banding around northern California. She earned her biology teaching credential in 2006, and then taught Integrated Science for three years at Ferndale High School. Anna completed a Master’s Degree in Education in 2011 at Humboldt State, focusing her research on the experience of being bullied in childhood, and how that influences adults’ approach to confronting bullying behavior in children. She has worked for the last four years in the School of Education, coordinating the Secondary Education Credential Program. Anna may be reached at 707-826-4169. She is located in Science B320A.

Yvonne Kugies Biological Sciences

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Marine Lab we will be having an Open House and BBQ from 11-4 PM on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Come by the lab and enjoy a guided tour of the facility and surrounding area, a lecture on the history of the lab, updates on new projects, and great food. The event is free and open to everyone.