Campus News

Nat'l Activists Head Dialogue on Race

Famed activists Grace Chang and Angela Davis and filmmaker Byron Hurt headline this year's Humboldt State University Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 9.

HSU Plans for Long-Term Fiscal Health

Humboldt State University is developing a long-term plan to restore the institution to sound fiscal footing which will require major structural changes and realignments.

Area Assault Prompts Safety Reminders

In response to the sexual assault at the City of Arcata's Redwood Park on Friday, University Police (UPD) Chief Tom Dewey issued a campus safety reminder this week: "Always be alert and aware on and around campus."

Whale Conservation Conference

We're pleased to announce that the 10th International ACS Conference will be held November 10-12, 2006, in Ventura, California.

Students Contribute to Housing Plans

In step with preparing for additional on-campus housing, Humboldt State University has launched a multi-formatted market-demand study to determine what type of housing would be most desirable for students seeking input via an online survey and student focus groups.

Fundraiser Aids Dune Stewardship

Hortense Lanphere, credited with helping to start the study of natural resources and fisheries at Humboldt State University, will be remembered at a Friend of the Dunes Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 14th , from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.

Students Hold Forth at Scientific Meeting

Six students from HSU's prestigious Fisheries Biology Department gave presentations at the recent meeting of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon.

Fueling the Fire for Local Business

A humanitarian de-mining company; a fair-trade, eco-friendly, Internet-based retail store; a local sustainable energy cooperative -- Over the last year, a number of students at both Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods certainly proved they have the great ideas as well as the passion and drive to put those business plans in action. All they needed was the fuel to make it happen Economic Fuel, to be precise.

KHSU Installs New Generator

KHSU has completed installation of a backup generator system, paving the way for more reliable radio transmission during power failures that result from inclement weather or other causes at the station's main transmitter site in Kneeland.

HSU Restructures Info Technology Services

HSU's Information Technology Services Group, which provides campus-wide computing and communications services, is being reorganized to bolster team work and improve customer service.

HSU at Work on Student Housing Plan

Humboldt State University is preparing a business plan to confirm the costs and financial viability of additional and replacement student housing to accommodate enrollment over the next several years.

Fred Cranston

Fred Cranston, a retired Humboldt State University physics professor, has died at age 84.

Richmond Bolsters Ombudspersons

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond has appointed Dr. Scott Paynton, chair of the Department of Communication, as a University Ombudsperson to expand conflict resolution services that focus primarily on student issues and concerns.

English Conference Unites Educators

Humboldt State University's Department of English and the Redwood Writing Project (RWP) are co-sponsoring an on-campus conference on English Studies. The conference will take place on Friday, September 29, from 3:00-7:15 p.m. and on Saturday, September 30, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in HSU's Founders Hall.

HSU CERT Program to Expand Training

On Sept. 12 and 13 the HSU Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with personnel from Plant Operations and Housing, will be undergoing training to conduct damage assessments of campus buildings following a major earthquake.

Adventurers Host Slideshow on Campus

National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and ecologist J. Michael Fay of National Geographic and the Wildlife Conservation Society will host a free slideshow and lecture -- The Last Place on Earth -- Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University's John Van Duzer Theater.

Business Dept Hosts Golf Tournament

The first annual HSU School of Business Golf Tournament will take place at the Baywood Golf and Country Club, in Arcata, Friday, September 22, 2006 with a "shotgun" tournament start at 1 p.m., followed by a silent auction and dinner at 6 p.m.

Physical Education Project Update

This summer Humboldt State University, in partnership with Kiewit Construction Company, began construction of the campus's new physical education facility. The first phase of this project - the new building, including work on Union Street and Fieldhouse Lane - is scheduled for completion in October 2007. Phase 2 - demolition of the standing West Gym and Natatorium, installation of a new Redwood Bowl Plaza, and minor renovations to the East Gym - are scheduled for completion by October 2008.

OECD Spotlights “Brownfield” Redevelopment

Cleanup and redevelopment of local contaminated properties, called brownfields, will be the subject of an intensive workshop co-sponsored by Humboldt State's Office for Economic and Community Development (OECD) on Thursday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Wharfinger Building, One Marina Way, Eureka.

Fall 2006 Convocation

Opening Meeting for Faculty and Staff
Humboldt State University
Thursday, August 17, 2006
8:30 a.m., Van Duzer Theatre

Possible Pepper Spray Discharge Sickens Student

The third floor of Sunset Hall was temporarily evacuated Sunday night, around 11 p.m., displacing about 80 students for nearly two hours, after a resident suffered nausea and vomiting upon encountering a pungent odor on the third floor hallway. Police and fire officials say student play with pepper spray was likely to blame.