As you may recall from earlier communications regarding the budget, there are four main causes of the persistent deficits at HSU. First, our campus provides a unique mix of high-quality and high-cost academic majors, small class sizes and a high proportion of tenured or tenure-track faculty that are largely unrivaled in the CSU.
In its first year, the HSU Department of Government and Politics' Model United Nations program garnered three Meritorious Delegation awards at the 2007 Model United Nations of the Far West conference in San Francisco last weekend. The Meritorious Delegation Award recognizes academic excellence in preparation and participation at the conference. The three awards earned by HSU placed it in the conferences top three performers.
Humboldt State students can donate a portion of their meal points between now and April 27 as part of a regional food drive organized by the HSU Service Learning Center.
First, and foremost, we would like to express and send our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech. We are also very supportive and empathetic to the students, faculty, and administrators who are attempting to cope and respond to this tragedy, said Steven Butler, HSU Vice President for Student Affairs.
Humboldt State University Library, in conjunction with KEET-TV, Morris Graves Museum of Art and Humboldt Arts Council (MGMA), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and North Coast Preparatory Academy (NPA), is offering outreach in the local community through screenings, discussions, workshops, and cultural events beginning this June.
Stephen C. Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, is one of the key figures in The Wild Treesthe latest book by Richard Preston. Preston is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and is widely considered one of the world's leading science writers.
Dr. Steven Steinberg of HSU's Environmental and Natural Resource Science Department has been selected President-Elect of the Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The region includes members and chapters in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha, Director of the California Geographic Alliance and latter-day Marco Polo of "living geography," has won a prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award of $20,000.
Humboldt State University (HSU) and the USDA Forest Service (FS), Region 5-California, have formalized a partnership agreement to achieve a common goal of increasing the recruitment of ethnically diverse students in natural resources careers.
The HSU Children's Center cosponsors a free Family Health Faire Sat., Apr. 21, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the "D" Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D Street, Arcata. More than 25 local health and resource agencies will be on hand to share information and activities for children and parents.
With Sarah Benzinger, a Humboldt State junior from Eureka playing one of the title roles, 29 singers together with members of the Humboldt Symphony present the short opera Dido and Aeneas on Friday. and Saturday nights, Apr. 13 and 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Dr. Tasha R. Howe, HSU Associate Professor of Psychology, has won a Fulbright Scholarship, January to June, 2008, in Cyprus to work at the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies in Nicosia, a non-profit organization. Dr. Howe will train social workers in violence prevention skills, using the American Psychological Association's ACT Against Violence curriculum, for which she is a nationally certified trainer.
Tammy Curtis, Associate Director of Human Resources at Humboldt State University, has been named Director of Human Resources, succeeding Mary C. Fischer, effective immediately. Ms. Curtis, an HSU alumna (71), has been associate director of the unit since 1998, where she administered human resources programs.
Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha was honored with the Hilda Taba Award at the California Council for Social Studies annual meeting in Oakland.
The California State University (CSU) today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association that provides all CSU faculty with base pay increases of 20.7 percent over a four-year period, as well as step increases for those eligible, making the package worth 24.87 percent.
The perennially popular spring dance concert by HSU students and faculty opens this year on April 12 in the Van Duzer Theatre. Some 50 dancers will participate in a dozen original dance pieces collected under the title of "Suffusion."
Humboldt State University's Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2007 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. This year's juror, Richard Peterson, a nationally renowned fine artist, is selecting the art for the exhibit. Peterson is department chair and teaches drawing and lithography at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.
Amber Gaffney, Humboldt State University alumna ('06), was awarded the Western Psychological Associations 2007 Christina Maslach-Philip Zimbardo Research Award in Social Psychology. Ms. Gaffney, a doctoral student in Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University, was recognized for research conducted in a Senior Honors Thesis under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gold (HSU Psychology).
Humboldt State University Alumnus Lyle Laverty ('65) has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. The nomination is subject to United States Senate confirmation. In that post, Mr. Laverty would oversee policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, with a combined annual budget of some $3.6 billion and a combined workforce of about 30,000 employees.
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.
College of Professional Studies at HSU is hosting an awards reception April 19 honoring community partners and students who have demonstrated excellence in academics and community service.
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.
HOW THE INK FEELS, a collection of letterpress broadsides created by well known writers, artists and printers, will be on display at the HSU Library from Apr. 20 to June 4.
HSU Geography lecturer and alumni Christopher Haynes was named Outstanding Educator by the California Geographic Society at its 61st annual conference Mar. 16-18 in Borrego Springs, CA . This prestigious award recognizes one outstanding geography instructor from a field of kindergarten through university educators. Haynes joins an impressive list of past recipients including professors from the University of California.
April is the last full month of the University school year and the HSU Music Department has a crowded concert calendar, which will conclude the first weekend of May. Performances are based on the class work and experience HSU students gained throughout the academic year.