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Fifteen graduate students competed at the campuswide Grad Slam competition on March 30; two winners were selected to move onto the statewide competition.

Graduate Students Share Research, Communicating its Significance in Under 3 Minutes

As a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Kinesiology graduate student Peggy Scarborough came across a grim statistic; accidental drownings accounted for 91% of deaths for kids 14 and younger with ASD between 2009-2011, according to the National Autism Association. Her findings inspired her to design an adapted aquatics program and compile data on its effectiveness for her Master’s thesis.

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Close up of tree in front of Library

76 Contributors to 50th Anniversary Journal Issue “Becoming a Polytechnic”

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) celebrates 50 years of publication with the release of the 2023 issue “Becoming a Polytechnic.” Issue editors seeded multidisciplinary conversations that wrestle with pressing local and regional problems as the university embraces its new identity as the third polytechnic in the California State University system.

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Winners of the 2023 Champions of Sustainability Awards

Meet Our Sustainability Champs

The seventh annual Sustainability Champion Awards program honors Cal Poly Humboldt employees who have deepened a culture of sustainability on campus, advanced  the integration of sustainability into academics or student life, or have reduced the University’s environmental footprint. 

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WRRAP student on a bike towing compost bins for food scraps.

Zero Waste Kudos

Cal Poly Humboldt is on the road to zero waste, and for its efforts was recognized by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) with a bronze Zero Waste Certification.  

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Founders Hall wide angle

800 Students and Their Families Visiting Humboldt for Spring Preview

Cal Poly Humboldt’s annual Spring Preview for admitted students will take place on Saturday, April 22. The University anticipates hosting 800 admitted students and their families, nearly 2,000 total visitors for the event. The University’s Preview Plus program will bring around 160 students to campus by bus.

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Dr. Mitch Mitchell

New AVP of Student Success and Dean of Students

“I'm excited to learn more about and collaboratively build upon Cal Poly Humboldt's rich legacy of student success,” Dr. Mitchell says. He will lead student advocacy and support efforts and direct many services that promote inclusive student success.

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Issues of Toyon

Toyon Focuses on Written and Visual Art

This issue of Cal Poly Humboldt’s multilingual literary magazine seeks to break the taboo of sex with a collection of diverse voices celebrating sex, gender, and intimacy.

It's Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day!

The 24-hour campaign on Wednesday, April 5 will bring together students, alumni, parents, friends, and the campus community to raise funds for students and campus programs.

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Big Time and Social Gathering dance in the West Gym

Celebration of California's Native Tribes

The event is a cultural sharing of traditional California tribal dance and songs. It is acknowledgment of the sacred lands of the Wiyot people on which the campus is built. And, it honors the culture of California Native American tribes.

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Wild blueberries study

Study Suggests Wild Blueberries Help Burn Fat

The berries have long been hailed as a superfood—while they’re known for a plethora of health benefits, new research proves this superfruit could help burn fat during exercise. 

Alum Creates a New Mentorship Path for Students

Rick Gardner (‘65, Psychology) remembers the day he was accepted into Cal Poly Humboldt. “I opened the mailbox and saw the letter from Humboldt. When I opened it, I went running to my parents to show

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Jeff Kane, Benjamin Graham, and Erin Kelly in summer 2022 at the edge of the 2020 Slater Fire near Happy Camp, California.

New Study Looks at Community Recovery After Wildfire

When wildfire strikes a community, it can leave a path of destruction, and a chance for renewal. During the fire and in the immediate aftermath, residents and officials focus on protection and stabilization efforts. However, the availability of resources to support community recovery and promote resilience to future fires over the longer-term is less certain. Three Cal Poly Humboldt professors are studying how communities recover from wildfires over time.