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A photo of the three ceramic mugs made by Cal Poly Humboldt students to gift to donors.

Unique Ceramic Mug Project Unites Artistry and Appreciation

The Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation partnered with the Ceramics Area of the Department of Art + Film’s Ceramics Club of Cal Poly Humboldt to create and produce over 400 Cal Poly Humboldt-inspired ceramic mugs as a unique gift for the University’s most generous recent donors.

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A group photo of Humboldt's Men's Rugby Team at the Giving Day fundraising fair.

Second Annual Giving Day Raises $325K

Cal Poly Humboldt’s second annual Giving Day was a tremendous success as the Humboldt community came together to raise $325,260 in just one day!

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dancer suspended in air

Dance Visions

The Department of Dance, Music & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents Dance Visions—an annual spring dance concert featuring 36 dancers and 10 different pieces in the diverse styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tap.

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Shobe Britton (right), a double major in Child Development and Native American Studies and a member of the Covelo Round Valley Tribe at the 2023 Big Time.

14th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt California Big Time and Social Gathering

According to California Native American cultural traditions, Tribes would gather over multiple days to strengthen bonds and make significant decisions about their families and the future. Although there is no direct English translation of the Native word for these gatherings, the term “Big Time” was adopted to mean significant, decision-making, or major importance.

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Meyo Marrufo, Power and Strength, 2023, digital drawing

Wa Hinthil Come North

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents the Wa Hinthil Come North group exhibition, curated by Meyo Marrufo. The exhibition runs March 28 through May 11.

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Alex Anderson's award-winning photo of Dakari Tate, a Cal Poly Humboldt Wildlife major whose face is covered in yellow powder for the Holi festival outside the Gutswurrak Student Activities Center on March 24, 2023.

Journalism Students Rake in State and National Awards

Cal Poly Humboldt student media makers received 21 state awards, along with national recognition, at the Excellence in Student Media Awards reception for the California College Media Association on Saturday, March 9, in La Jolla, California.

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student sculpting clay on cast of skull

The Art and Science of Reconstructing Faces

For thousands of years, humans have attempted to give new life to the dead. Student interns in Cal Poly Humboldt’s Biological Anthropology Research Center are doing just that by reimagining the faces of those who have passed.

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Baile Folklorico dancers practice.

Cal Poly Humboldt 2nd Annual Fiesta Folklórica

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music & Theatre presents the second annual “Fiesta Folklórica,” a celebration of the diverse cultures, music, and dances of Mexico.

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Nina Platte, Nida Deal, Sis Heaton, Ruth Dunbar, and Nina Platte, 1913, collected by Lora Webb Nichols

Trailblazing Photographer Captures Wyoming Frontier

The Reese Bullen Gallery at Cal Poly Humboldt showcases an exhibition curated by professor and Art + Film Department Chair Nicole Jean Hill. Through research and collaborative preservation with the archive located in Wyoming, the exhibition features works by photographer Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) who created and collected thousands of negatives over the course of her lifetime in the mining town of Encampment. The images chronicle the domestic, social, and economic aspects of the sparsely populated frontier of south-central Wyoming.

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A photo of students speaking with an employer at the Career Expo

Career Expo & Volunteer Fair Set to Connect Students with Employers

In collaboration with the Center for Community Based Learning, Cal Poly Humboldt's Career Development Center is thrilled to announce the return of its largest annual event, the Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Gym.