Sustainability

HSU Alum Named Distinguished Prof

HSU Alum Timothy Baroni ('72, '74), an international expert in the field of mycology, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor, one rank above Full Professor, by the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. It is the highest academic rank in the SUNY.

Rural Life Fosters Ethical Companies

Rural locales such as the Redwood Coast tend to foster responsible corporate behavior because of the special sway they wield over environmental policy, a Berkeley expert on corporate ethics said in an interview with Humboldt State University. Professor David J. Vogel, the nationally-recognized author of "The Market for Virtue," contends that small rural communities are more likely to have substantial impact on the harvesting of natural resources and issues such as forestry conservation and wildlife preservation.

HSU Helps Bridge Sci/Tech Gap

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Humboldt State nearly a half million dollars to finance a new scholarship program aimed at encouraging more students to enter the science and technology fields. Humboldt’s scholarship program is part of a new national effort to help the United States regain its prominence as a leader in fields such as engineering and computer science.

Student Wins International Essay Contest

Justin Williams, an Interdisciplinary Studies major at Humboldt State University, has won first place and a nearly $1,000 prize in a major international essay competition on environmental politics, inaugurated by Keele University in Staffordshire, the United Kingdom.

Alumni Assoc. Announces Honorees

The HSU Alumni Association has announced that Wesley Chesbro, Ken Fisher and Michelle Kelly will be honored as the university's Distinguished Alumni for 2007 at a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, April 19. The event will be held at the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus, cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m., with awards ceremony to follow. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet is the most significant annual event produced by the Alumni Association with a heritage dating back to 1960.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Professor David J. Vogel, who holds the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and is Editor of the California Management Review, will speak on "The Market for Virtue" on Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU.

SERC Readies Hydrogen Fuel Station

Engineers at Humboldt State University's Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) are designing and will install a campus hydrogen fueling station to support a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius for two years as part of California's Hydrogen Highway Program and the Schatz Center's world-renowned initiatives to foster the use of renewable energy.

Way-finding Wedded to Nature and Culture

Humboldt State University is unveiling student-created interpretive signage for the new way-finding kiosks that dot the campus. The purpose is to acquaint students and visitors with the Redwood Coast's natural and cultural heritage and with how HSU's students are "Learning to Make a Difference" in the world around them.

53 Oiled Birds Rescued, Treated at HSU

The Marine Wildlife Care Facility on the Humboldt State University campus was activated Wednesday, November 22 to handle the care and stabilization of birds from Humboldt Bay that were oiled as a result of what official from the California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is calling an oil spill.

David Korten to Give Lecture at HSU

The Humboldt State University School of Business, in connection with International Education Week, is hosting the internationally known writer and lecturer David C. Korten on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

Service Learning in the Spotlight

At Humboldt State –perhaps it's something in the misty air -- students seem to simultaneously catch the bug for student leadership, civic-mindedness, and community outreach. Example: the Youth Educational Services House -- better known as the YES House -- tucked away in the northern corner of campus. Every semester nearly 200 college students find their way there hoping to volunteer with one of its many community-serving programs.

Whale Conservation Conference

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

HSU Prof Confirms World's Tallest Tree

Dr. Stephen Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, recently measured and verified that Hyperion—a 379.1-foot tall redwood tree, is truly the world's tallest living tree. Hyperion is the largest of three redwoods discovered this summer, which eclipse the previous world record holder, a 370.5-foot tall redwood dubbed Stratosphere Giant.

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.

Half Million Awarded for Scholarships

The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,943 to finance Humboldt State University's new Scientific Leadership Scholars Program, beginning October 1, 2006.

Sillett Named 2006 Scholar of the Year

President Rollin Richmond and Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Chris Hopper announce Dr. Stephen C. Sillett, Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology, as the Scholar of the Year for 2006.

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.

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.

HSU Administrators Visit PE Building Site

Marking the start of construction on its new physical education building, Humboldt State University and President Rollin Richmond hosted a pile-signing ceremony, August 16, at the site of the new building.

Prof Heads to Jamaica to Study Birds

This fall, Humboldt State wildlife professor Matt Johnson will be heading to Jamaica -- thanks to a National Geographic Society grant -- to study insect-eating birds on Jamaican coffee farms.

HSU Grads Win Aid Toward Doctorate

Four Humboldt State University graduates have won financial aid in the form of loans from the Chancellor's Office, enabling them to pursue doctorates in a variety of disciplines and compete for teaching positions in the 23-campus network of the California State University system.