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President's 2007 Budget Statement

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.

Honors Go to Model UN Teams

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 conference’s top three performers.

Students Donate Points to Food Drive

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.

HSU Response to Virginia Tech Tragedy

“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.

Library Shares 'Power of Art'

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.

Prof, Redwood Expert Subject of Book

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 Trees—the 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.

Steinberg Selected President of Professional Society

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.

Cunha Wins Famed Wang Prize

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.

HSU Boosts Forestry Recruitment

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.

Health Faire Offers Wide Scope

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.

HSU Stages Dido & Aeneas Opera

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.

Howe Wins Fulbright Nod

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.

Curtis Named Human Resources Chief

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.

Cunha Honored By Soc. Studies Council

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.

CSU, Faculty Union Reach Agreement

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.

Suffusion: Dances From the Heart

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."

Student Art Exhibit Opens April 12

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.

Alum wins Social Psychology Honor

Amber Gaffney, Humboldt State University alumna ('06), was awarded the Western Psychological Association’s 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 Honor’s Thesis under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gold (HSU Psychology).

HSU Alum Nominated for U.S. Post

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 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.

College of Prof Studies Hosts Awards

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 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.

"How the Ink Feels" Exhibition

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.

Prof, Students Recognized Statewide

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.

HSU Music Season Flowers in April

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.