Campus News

Sep, 2021

HSU Named a Green ‘Cool School’ Again

For the fourth year in a row, Humboldt State University has been named a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club magazine’s annual ranking of sustainability among North America’s greenest colleges and universities.

Hybrid Homecoming at Humboldt

Humboldt State Homecoming will be a mix of virtual and in-person events this year, mostly geared toward students, from October 4-8.

Renowned Stem Cell Research Program Secures $3.6 Million for Student Internships

Humboldt State University’s distinguished CIRM Bridges Program has once again been awarded with generous grant funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Led by Biology Professor Amy Sprowles, HSU’s CIRM Bridges is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds committed to improving human health through stem cell research and gene therapy.

New, Local Flavors Cooking on Campus

Thanks to several new eateries at Humboldt State University, students can fuel their studies with nutritious snacks and freshly prepared meals from local restaurants this semester. Whether it's a chai latte before a big test or Friday night burgers with friends, HSU’s vibrant food scene has your favorite food fix.

Kelp is on the Way

Humboldt State University is expanding and diversifying its seaweed research farm in Humboldt Bay to include bull kelp. With the help of HSU students, researchers aim to inform future decisions about commercial aquaculture and conservation efforts.

‘Living in Community:’ New Learning Certificate Promotes Healthy Housing

To foster mutual understanding and improve the local housing climate, a free community course facilitated by Humboldt State University is now open to the public for enrollment. The product of years of advocacy between HSU and community partners, the course is designed to build relationships between the University, community, landlords, and tenants.

Wildlife Grad Student Honored with CSU Trustees’ Award

Throughout her childhood, Janelle Chojnacki turned to education as a steadying force to cope with adversity. Today, she is a graduate student in the Wildlife department at Humboldt State, learning the necessary skills to follow her dream of starting a nonprofit organization for wildlife research.

HSU Partners with UC Davis to Launch Tech Center for Small Business Innovation

In a one-of-its-kind collaboration, Humboldt State University’s Northern California Small Business Development Center (NorCal SBDC) has partnered with the University of California, Davis to open a tech center that will support business owners and innovators in bringing new ideas, inventions, products, and services to market.

Beloved North Coast Otters Head to Auction

To raise awareness about otters and support otter research, the North Coast Otters Public Art Initiative is hosting an in-person silent auction of 32 of the now-famous otter sculptures decorated by local artists on Saturday, Sept. 11, from noon to 3 p.m., followed by an online auction of the remaining 70+ otters the following week. Additionally, a public viewing of all 100+ otter sculptures will be held Friday, Sept. 10, from noon to 7 p.m.

Record Number of HSU Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Team

Humboldt State University set an all-time record with 91 student-athletes being named to the 2020-21 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic Team. This mark eclipsed the Lumberjacks’ second-highest total by 7%, and outclassed their total from just five years ago by over 34%.

Aug, 2021

Kamome goes to the Olympics

NBC Sports aired a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on NBC stations throughout the country.

Bike-Share Returns to Humboldt State

Humboldt State University, in partnership with the city of Arcata, launched the Humboldt Bike-Share service to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.

HSU Welcomes New and Returning Students

Bearing pillows, comforters, surfboards, and their favorite house plants, new and continuing Humboldt State University students moved into residence halls last week ahead of today’s official start to the Fall semester.

State Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have agreed on a new state budget with a historic $458 million investment in Humboldt State University’s effort to become Northern California’s first polytechnic institution.