A stack of books about cannabis, including Weed the People, Chasing the Scream and more.

Cannabis Studies Program Focuses on Social and Environmental Responsibility

Among the first four-year degree programs of its type in the nation, Cal Poly Humboldt’s newly launched Cannabis Studies B.A. degree explores the historical, geographical, cultural, economic, and political contexts of cannabis legalization.

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Staying Healthy and Focused Through Finals

Cal Poly Humboldt has resources to help students excel through finals this year, including health and wellbeing services, study prep, and more. Consider these support services to reduce stress and finish the semester right.

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New Program Offers Paid Professional Development for Humboldt and Del Norte Teachers

The Cal Poly Humboldt School of Education and History department—in collaboration with the Del Norte and Humboldt County offices of education and Minnesota State University, Mankato—are excited to announce a new one-year program in U.S. history and civics for K-12 teachers and student teachers in Humboldt, Del Norte, and San Diego counties.

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Celebrate Year End with Jazz, Opera, Mariachi, and Calypso Performances

The Department of Dance, Music, & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents performances by the Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group, Humboldt Calypso Band, opera workshop, Mariachi de Humboldt, and jazz combos Dec. 1 through Dec. 4.

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Men's Rugby Team Ready to Defend National Championship Title

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Men's Rugby team is all set to defend its national title at the National Collegiate Rugby Small College Championships.

Alumni & Donor Stories

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Alum Supports Hands-On Learning Experiences Through Humboldt International Film Festival

Editor's note: This story was updated on Nov. 3, 2023. As a Cal Poly Humboldt student studying theater and film, David Phillips (‘69, Theatre Arts), along with his late friend Don McKenzie (‘69,

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Alum Leading the Way for Positive Change in Environmental Science and Policy

Emily Pinckney (‘15, Marine Biology) is a dedicated environmental scientist, advocate, and leader committed to making the world a better place through her work.

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Triaging Environmental Disasters

Ron Holcomb ('76, Journalism, Biology, and Natural Resources) grew up near the Santa Barbara coast and mountains. He loved surfing the pristine beaches and hiking the Santa Ynez mountains.

A photo of Del Skeesick who created the Skeesick Family Humboldt Bay Fisheries Research Endowment with a $150,000 gift.

Alum’s Gift Expands Hands-On Learning for Fisheries Biology Research

Del Skeesick (‘61, Fisheries Biology, ‘63 M.S. Fisheries Biology) began working with fish at the Minnesota Labor Department of Fisheries in 1954. As part of the Brothertown Tribe at Fond du Lac, fish is integral to his life and culture.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Dr. Kimberly Vincent-Layton, Megan Eberhardt-Alstot, and Dr. Brett Christie (Alchemy) presented a workshop on Realizing and Applying Agreements for Self-Care in Academe at the Online…
The Learning Center has been awarded recertification as a Level I certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) by successfully…
Shay Konradsdottir (student- Computer Science and Molecular Biology) and Rouhollah Aghasaleh (faculty- Education) presented a paper, Rural Education's Impact on Children's Perceptions of Computer…
Rouhollah Aghasaleh (Education), Amy Sprowles (Biological Sciences), and Corrina Wells (DHSI) presented a study, “Indigenizing First-Year College Experience Through Place-Based STEM…
Dawn Arledge received funding from the Sierra Business Council to develop a public health report for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Eastern Sierra Region, encompassing Alpine, Amador,…

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