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Geography Students Win at Conference

A group of 27 Humboldt State geography students, and department faculty Joe Leeper, Stephen Cunha, Dennis Fitzsimons, and Chris Haynes, traveled to Shasta College in Redding, Calif. for the California Geographic Society Annual Conference from April 28 to 30.

Nakamura Honored Alum at UC Berkeley

Humboldt State Associate Professor Ken Nakamura, director of the master's of social work program, was honored on April 29 as the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Alumni of the Year.

Action-Sport Photographer Visits HSU

A free photography slideshow and lecture featuring action-sports photographer Corey Rich will be held Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room in the University Center on the HSU campus.

HSU, CR Announce Book of the Year

Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods have announced their Book of the Year partnership with the inaugural selection, "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines, kicking-off what is planned to be an annual collaboration between the students, staff, and faculty of the two institutions.

Scientific Bird Cam Put on Castle Rock

The mission was called "Burrow Nesting Nocturnal Seabird." After careful, cooperative planning by the US Coast Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, and Humboldt State University, this mission -- installing a breakthrough video-camera system for public and scientific viewing of the state's second largest colony of breeding seabirds, found on Castle Rock near Crescent City, California -- was accomplished on February 23.

Math Modeling Contestants Earn Merits

Two teams of HSU engineering students took on the challenges of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, set forth by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) last February. It was just recently announced that HSU's competing teams earned “Meritous” rankings based on their problem solutions.

Psych Students Take Research to WPA

Faculty and students from the Humboldt State University Department or Psychology will be traveling to Palm Springs, Calif. to present their research at the Annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, April 27 to 30. The WPA meeting is the nation's largest regional psychology conference, with over 2000 attendees each year.

HSU Noted for Waste-Reduction Efforts

On Wednesday, April 19, Humboldt County's Environmental Health Division recognized the waste reduction efforts of several local people and organizations, including both Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond and the Campus Recycling Program's ROSE, by honoring them with Waste Reduction Awards.

Hackett Publishes New Edition of Book

Humboldt State's 2005 Scholar of the Year and economics department chairman, Steven Hackett, has just published the newest edition of his textbook, "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics."

Env. Resources Students Visit Oaxaca

Faculty, alumni, and students from Humboldt State University's environmental resources engineering department traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico for spring break, implementing a workshop on water reclamation and wetland treatment at Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" de Oaxaca (UAJBO).

Novotney Wins Wang Family Award

Humboldt State University's Eugene Novotney, founder of the ever-popular HSU Calypso Band, has been announced as one of five 2006 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. The other recipients include a versatile innovator in education, a brilliant volcanologist, a classic historian educator, and a renowned scientist.

UPD Progresses In Rape Investigation

Citing the assistance of a dozen local agencies and the support of the Humboldt State-Arcata community, University Police Department (UPD) Interim Chief of Police Tom Dewey reported today that progress is continuing to be made in the investigation of a rape by a stranger which reportedly happened near the HSU library Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in the evening.

Increased Housing Fees Approved

President Richmond recently announced the approval of a 5 percent increase in fees for students in HSU's residence halls in the coming year. In future years, fees in the residence halls will be linked to the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) in a manner to be determined by consultation with the Associated Students and the Residence Hall Association.

Loggers Saw Way to Second Place

One of the two Humboldt State University Logging Sports Teams won second place overall at the 2006 Association of Western Forestry Clubs Regional Conclave last month. The second team captured fourth place.

Forensics Wraps Up Winning Year

HSU's forensics team just returned from a national debate tournament, with a new achievement to add to its list of successes.

BU Presents Blacks in Action Week

Brothers United (BU) will be presenting the inaugural Blacks in Action Week at Humboldt State University, Sunday, April 9 through Friday, April 14, a weeklong celebration of the various cultures of people of African descent.

Richmond Addresses Campus Safety

Dear HSU Student: I want to tell you how sorry and concerned I am that a student member of our community was a victim of a rape this week. Each of you is important to the University, and it hurts us all when one of you is harmed. I support our students, faculty, and staff who organized a rally on the quad on Thursday and demonstrated solidarity with the survivor and condemned the use of violence in our community, especially sexual violence. Let me assure you that the University is reconsidering how it tries to protect all students on our campus and that our police, the Arcata police and the Department of Justice are working diligently to try to find the person who committed this crime.

Career Center Displays Success

The staff of the Career Center has the unique opportunity to facilitate the dreams, hopes and successes of students across all interests, majors, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Acting as a springboard to the future, the staff coaches students in finding internships and jobs.

Prof Named International Fellow

At the recent World Conference of Natural Resource Modeling, Humboldt State University emeritus mathematics professor Roland Lamberson was honored by the international Resource Modeling Association and named one the first two RMA Fellows -- the highest award offered in this discipline. Robert McKelvey of University of Montana was the other honoree.

Alumni Assoc. Names Honorees

Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the HSU Alumni Association recently named this year's three Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Richard Corsi, Kevin Daum and Eric Ramos.

Student Wins Piano Competition

Pianist and freshman HSU student Rebekah Downey was the regional winner at this year's California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) state competition. She then competed at the state level, performing the music of Scarlatti, Schumann and Copland, and won second place.

HSU President Honors Benito Juarez

Acknowledging Humboldt State's longstanding institutional relationship with Mexico's Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, HSU President Rollin Richmond addressed a letter last week to the university's president. The letter, found below, recognizes the March 21 bicentennial celebration of the birth of Don Benito Juárez, the school's namesake.

EVOLUTION Highlights Prof's Research

On the subject of Charles Darwin and the Galapagos, most people inevitably picture the archipelago's famed giant tortoises or speciose finches. However, it is a little known fact, even among most biologists, that Darwin's initial evolutionary insights were inspired by neither of these. Rather, it was a much lesser known group of birds -- the Galapagos mockingbirds -- that first captured Darwin's attention and catalyzed his thoughts on the roles of geography and adaptive radiation in producing new species.

Brass Band Plays on Campus

The HSU Department of Music presents The Humboldt Bay Brass Band (HBBB) in concert Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall, guests ranging from the serpent to the saxophone. Music will include renaissance dance music, fanfares of the German court played on long natural trumpets without valves, and music of the twentieth century.