Campus News

May, 2022

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grads tossing hats in the air

Meet the Class of 2022!

Cal Poly Humboldt celebrated the graduation of more than 1,250 students who participated in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl on Saturday.
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Cal Poly Humboldt student Katie Miller, Health Educator Ravin Craig, and  Art Professor Stephen Nachtigall.

Stewards Of Sustainability

Recognizing the innovation, collaboration, and leadership of students, faculty, and staff who are advancing sustainability on campus.
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Students celebrate at Latinx Graduation in 2019.

Cultural Graduation Celebrations Highlight Diverse Campus Community

For the first time in two years, due to the pandemic, the Cultural Graduation Celebrations will be held in person prior to the Cal Poly Humboldt Commencement ceremonies. These collaborative events will honor the rich cultural heritage, knowledge, and resilience diverse students contribute to campus.

Apr, 2022

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Bee pollinating a California lilac

Laying the Groundwork for Climate Resilience

With an eye on a warming planet and the North Coast’s future, Cal Poly Humboldt is turning its attention groundward with a new project designed to create a more resilient landscape in the face of climate change. 
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Film students in Trinidad

Now Showing: Indie Films

Compelling films from around the world will be featured in the 55th annual Humboldt Int’l Film Festival, billed as the longest student-run film fest in the world.
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The University Singers

Poetry Set to Music: Hope and Healing in the Latinx Community

In a unique fusion of music and poetry, Cal Poly Humboldt is hosting “Sana, Sana: Hope and Healing for Latinx Communities in Times of Precarity.” The free performance on Sunday, April 24 is inspired by a poetry contest on the theme of hope and healing in Latinx communities. 
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Cal Poly Humboldt front gates

Cannabis Research Connects with Many Disciplines 

The roots and branches of cannabis research extend well beyond its traditional beds of botany and social justice, spreading tendrils to settler colonialism, global capitalism, and environmental stewardship. This was the impetus behind a book edited by the co-directors of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Humboldt institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.
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2022 winners of the President's Distinguished Service Awards

2022 President’s Distinguished Service Award

Eileen Cashman (professor of Environmental Resources Engineering), Nichole Muñoz-Murillo (deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Newsom), Jason Ramos (Tribal council member for Blue Lake Rancheria), and Gary Rynearson (instructor of Forestry) were honored for their meritorious contributions to the University and community.

Mar, 2022

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Jolene Koester

Jolene Koester Appointed Interim Chancellor of the CSU

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Jolene Koester, Ph.D., to serve as interim chancellor. This marks a return to the CSU for Koester who previously served as president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 2000-2011. She succeeds Dr. Joseph I. Castro who resigned as chancellor on February 17, 2022.
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(Left to right) Sophia Escudero as Townsperson, Jaese Lecuyer as Shakespeare, Zoe Saylor as Snug.

'Something Rotten!'—Singing, Dancing, and Over-the-top Characters

The School of Dance, Music and Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents the Humboldt County premiere of the musical comedy "Something Rotten!" with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winners Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical opens March 25 at 7:30 p.m.in the Van Duzer Theatre and runs for two weekends.
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Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Documenting the Past and Preserving the Future

Inspired by their passion for Humboldt, history, and lifelong learning, Jerry and Gisela Rohde have made a transformational gift to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and its Osher Lifelong Learning
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Cal Poly Humboldt Expands Health Care with New Telehealth Service

Telehealth has proven to be an essential tool for helping students stay connected with healthcare providers during the pandemic. To continue supporting the health and wellbeing of students, Cal Poly Humboldt has added a supplemental telehealth service called TimelyCare.

Feb, 2022