Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,800 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl on Saturday.

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Staff Meghann Brenneman, Library:

HSU Library’s Resource Sharing Coordinator, Meghann Brenneman, presented Storytelling with Data in the CSU System at the 2019 ELUNA Conference. This year’s conference was themed Data All Around Us and took place in Atlanta, GA. Meghann highlighted storytelling with data as a means of community building and knowledge sharing in the CSU Interlibrary Loan community. Meghann was awarded the Christine Moulen First-Time Attendee Grant from ExLibris, which supports professional development and celebrates collaboration.

Faculty Rae Robison, Theatre, Film & Dance:

Theatre Professor Rae Robison has been invited and will attend the Dorothy Richard’s Educators Luncheon and Roundtable at UCLA on June 2, 2019. The event, hosted by Deborah Nadoolman-Landis (costume designer of Indiana Jones among others), facilitates best practices in teaching Costume Design for Film & Television.

Student Jade Williams, Briana Ramirez, Austin Schenk, Skye Gibney, Eric Malekos, Charlin Duff, Gynell Higby, Nicole Perry, Joshua Maldonado, Johnny Rasnic, Minh Nguyen, Joseph Wertzberger, Ezra Moreno, Daisy Montalvo, Kamila Larripa (adviser), Mathematics:

Six students received an Honorable Mention in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and eight others were recognized as Successful Participants for their work in this annual competition.

Faculty Jianmin Zhong, Biological Sciences:

Jianmin Zhong, Ph. D. published a manuscript on the journal of “Ticks and tick-borne diseases” in May 2019. The title of the manuscript is “Isolation and characterization of a Rickettsia from the ovary of a Western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus”. In addition, there are 10 HSU undergraduate and graduate students as coauthors on the manuscript. Zhong is proud of students’ achievements at HSU.

Student Math Students, Mathematics:

The Mathematics Department recognized outstanding student performance in competitions, courses, and student clubs at the annual Math Award Ceremony on May 9.

Participants in the local Mu Alpha Theta competition, the Fall 2018 Integration Bee, the rigorous national competition, the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, and the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling were recognized.

Two prizes were awarded: the Joseph J. and Esther F. Flashman Mathematics Award for outstanding performance in elementary mathematics education and the vdu prize for outstanding performance in first-year calculus.

A number of scholarships were also awarded: seven students received the $500 Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) Scholarship for Graduates in Mathematics Education; Camden Collins received the $1,000 Elmo Moore Memorial Scholarship; Annaliese Kuhn received the $750 Dr. Orval M Klose Mathematics Scholarship; Lilly Lyons received the $1,000 Robert S. Chambers Scholarship; Michael Crow received the $2,000 Michael Tucker Mathematics Scholarship; Minh Nguyen received the $1,500 Latika Patel Scholarship; Jade Williams and Charlin Duff each received a $3,000 Travis Jepsen Memorial Mathematics Scholarship; Ana Sammel received a $1,000 Harry S. Kieval Transfer Scholarship to the most promising student transferring from a two-year institution; and Eric Malekos received the prestigious $5,000 Harry S. Kieval Scholarship given to the most outstanding senior-to-be Math major at HSU.

Congratulations to all HSU Math awardees and scholarship recipients!

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Janelle M Adsit English

Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art is pleased to announce the release of an audio book version of volume 65!

Please visit https://www.toyonliterarymagazine.org/listen.html to listen to the poems, stories, and essays that were included in this year’s issue.

Thanks to Dean Engle, Sierra Robinson, Allison Lehenbauer, Erika Andrews, Mireille Roman, and all Toyon staff members, audio book readers, and contributors for creating the first audio book version of Toyon.