Campus News

Dec, 2021

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First Ever Fall Commencement

Humboldt State University is excited to announce that it will host the first-ever Fall Commencement ceremony to recognize the achievements of HSU’s Fall 2021 graduates. There will be a single ceremony for graduates in all Colleges on Friday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. in Lumberjack Arena.
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Plan for Self-Care and Success During Finals

We all know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and mindset is key to success. But come finals week, good habits often fly out the window as we invite stress in the front door. Checkout these campus resources and events to stay balanced, keep active, and feed your brain as you hit the books this month.

Nov, 2021

'Poly-TEK?' Celebrated ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ Author to Discuss Indigenous Knowledge

Distinguished author and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will join Humboldt State students, faculty, and administrators for a virtual discussion on how HSU can incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into a future polytechnic curriculum. This and other events support the ongoing process of implementing plans outlined in the Polytechnic Self-Study.

HSU Press Announces Summer and Fall Publications

Student research. Geospatial textbook. Campus history. DIY solar power. Women’s blood and identity. Staff recipes. Anthropocentric signification. From the fate of Humboldt Bay to the fate of democracy to Dr. Samuel Oliner’s last published works on the fate of humanity itself, these are the freely available HSU Press releases of Summer and Fall 2021.
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Virtual Reality Helps Nurses See Different Perspectives, Build Compassion in Care

Grounded in the science of caring, Humboldt State University’s RN-BSN program prepares nurses to become community leaders as they face a changing healthcare landscape and the complex needs of the North Coast’s rural population. To expand on the program’s core curriculum, HSU is working with Embodied Labs, an immersive training platform, to add an element of virtual reality–or more aptly, someone else’s reality–to students’ education.

President Jackson Presents Polytechnic Vision to CSU Board of Trustees

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, President Jackson presented Humboldt State University's vision to become a polytechnic to the California State University Board of Trustees. The presentation was a formal part of the University's proposal to change HSU's name to California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.

Helping Set the Gold Standard for Green Colleges

Once again, Humboldt State University has been named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review. The education services company included HSU in their 2022 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, released this October.
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HSU Backs Veteran Entrepreneurs Across California through New Outreach Center

Veteran small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs across California can access free business training and counseling thanks to Humboldt State University’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (NorCal VBOC). With a $258,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the center will serve veterans in all 50 California counties north of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.

Humboldt Recognized as Equity Champion

Humboldt State University has been named a 2021 Equity Champion for Higher Education for exemplary work in enrolling Latinx Associate Degree for Transfer earners on a guaranteed pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Proposal to Change University’s Name at Board of Trustees Meeting

As part of the process for requesting a polytechnic designation for Humboldt State University, President Tom Jackson, Jr. will present a proposal to the California State University Board of Trustees for the University’s name to be formally changed to California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.

Mariachi de Humboldt and Guitar Ensemble

A new generation of mariachis has arrived in Humboldt. Mariachi de Humboldt and the Humboldt State University Guitar Ensemble will perform Friday, Nov. 12 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Oct, 2021

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Students are Helping Redwood Forests Rise Again [w/VIDEO]

HSU and the College of the Redwood students are working with Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks to restore the ecological diversity of the world’s tallest forests while gaining practical research experience.

30 Years of Making College a Reality for Local Youth

For three decades, a program at Humboldt State University has helped thousands of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds on the North Coast make college a reality. Today, the mission of HSU’s TRIO Educational Talent Search continues thanks to more than $4 million in funding from two grants recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Renewable Energy Pioneer Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Lehman, founding director of Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center and a professor emeritus of Environmental Resources Engineering, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame.
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Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.
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North Coast Otters Art Project Raises $300,000

North Coast Otters Public Arts Initiative, which featured 108 life-sized sculptures of otters painted by local artists, raised more than $300,000 in grants, sponsorships, and generous donations. Final proceeds will support otter research and student internships at Humboldt State University.