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Apr, 2022

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Cal Mukumoto, Oregon's official forester in his office.

Meet Oregon's Official Forester

“I’m not a pure forestry guy.” So says “forestry guy” Cal Mukumoto (‘77, Forestry), who was appointed Oregon State Forester last year. “I’ve had a varied career and for me to be in this position is a surprise.”

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Students observing plants in the Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse

The Gift of Practical Plant Experience

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse boasts one of the largest teaching collections of living plants in California. Now, thanks to a generous gift from the facility’s namesake, Professor Emeritus Dennis K. Walker (‘60, Botany), the iconic campus facility will get an injection of TLC this semester with funding to hire a permanent assistant manager.  

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Mariachi de Humboldt

Guitar Ensemble Concert Features Mariachi de Humboldt

The Cal Poly Humboldt Guitar Ensemble and friends will play Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. The concert includes a variety of musical styles and ensembles, including a guitar octet playing an arrangement of Monteverdi's “Orfeo,” a banjo trio performing old-time clawhammer banjo, performance poetry with guitar and marimba, and the much-anticipated return of the school’s newest ensemble, Mariachi de Humboldt.

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Cal Poly Humboldt dancers on stage.

Jazz, Folkorico, and Everything in Between

The School of Dance, Music, and Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents Dance Visions, a dance concert that opens Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre on campus.

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Cal Poly Humboldt front gates

In-Person Spring Preview Returns This Month!

Hundreds of prospective students, family members, and guests are expected to visit campus for Cal Poly Humboldt’s open house, Spring Preview and Preview Plus, a two-day and more immersive experience.

Mar, 2022

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Jolene Koester

Jolene Koester Appointed Interim Chancellor of the CSU

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Jolene Koester, Ph.D., to serve as interim chancellor. This marks a return to the CSU for Koester who previously served as president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 2000-2011. She succeeds Dr. Joseph I. Castro who resigned as chancellor on February 17, 2022.

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Journalism student Elliott Portillo won Best Feature Photograph for his image of a member of the Marching Lumberjacks.

Newspapers, Magazine Recognized for Powerful Journalism

Cal Poly Humboldt’s student media teams from bilingual monthly El Leñador, Osprey magazine, and The Lumberjack student newspaper raked in several state college media awards at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) statewide collegiate journalism conference this month.

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(Left to right) Sophia Escudero as Townsperson, Jaese Lecuyer as Shakespeare, Zoe Saylor as Snug.

'Something Rotten!'—Singing, Dancing, and Over-the-top Characters

The School of Dance, Music and Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents the Humboldt County premiere of the musical comedy "Something Rotten!" with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winners Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical opens March 25 at 7:30 p.m.in the Van Duzer Theatre and runs for two weekends.

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Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Documenting the Past and Preserving the Future

Inspired by their passion for Humboldt, history, and lifelong learning, Jerry and Gisela Rohde have made a transformational gift to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and its Osher Lifelong Learning

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Cal Poly Humboldt Expands Health Care with New Telehealth Service

Telehealth has proven to be an essential tool for helping students stay connected with healthcare providers during the pandemic. To continue supporting the health and wellbeing of students, Cal Poly Humboldt has added a supplemental telehealth service called TimelyCare.

Feb, 2022

Renowned Local Activist Betty Chinn to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Cal Poly Humboldt will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to local philanthropist and hero Betty Kwan Chinn at this May’s Commencement ceremony. Chinn will be the first recipient of an honorary degree from Cal Poly Humboldt and one of only 13 in the University’s history.