Creating and Raising the Fitness Bar

The number one killer of firefighters isn’t burns or smoke inhalation. According to Arcata Fire District Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, it’s stress and exertion, which kills about 50 firefighters each year nationwide. “It’s not uncommon for firefighters working at a scene or just after an incident to die of a heart attack or other stress or overexertion related illness.”

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‘Major’ News for Recreation Administration Program »

Starting this fall, Recreation Administration will be offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree program at Humboldt State University.

HSU Honors the Year’s Distinguished Alumni »

Four alumni of Humboldt State University were recognized at the annual Honors Dinner recently with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Fallen Redwood Tree Donated to Local Native American Tribes »

Humboldt State University has donated a redwood tree that fell on the Campus Apartments to two local Native American tribes—the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and the Wiyot Tribe.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Student Jesus Perez, Sociology:

Jesus Perez’s senior thesis “Latina/o Self-Identified Students at HSU: Beyond Their Freshmen Year” was selected for the 2015 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA).

Faculty Gil Kline, Music:

Professor Gil Cline, Department of Music, has been recognized by the international music world via inclusion of his biography in the recent German publication “Das grosse Buch der Trompete” (“The Big Book of the Trumpet”) A survey of accomplished, leading trumpet performers from around the globe, this honor stems in large part to his practical research on renaissance and baroque trumpets, which have led to performances of historic music on the natural trumpet, without valves, having no additional tuning conveniences. Locally, his Trumpet Consort von Humboldt, comprised of Cline, HSU undergrads, and recent graduates, explores the performance of music from 1500 – 1850 in a variety of settings, from concert hall to outdoor amphitheater, and from land to sea. TCvH was a hit in New York City at the 2012 Second International Symposium of the Historic Brass Society.

Faculty Marcy Burstiner, Journalism & Mass Communication:

Professor Marcy Burstiner, chair of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, was accepted as one of 12 journalism instructors from Hispanic Serving Institutions to attend the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy. The intensive workshop in El Paso, Texas, is scheduled for May.