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Mar, 2023

Runners on the track at Redwood Bowl

A Step (Jog and Run) in the Right Direction

For its daily walk/jog/run 5K program and other activities, Cal Poly Humboldt is among the universities and colleges around the world honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

Giving Day

It's Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day!

The 24-hour campaign on Wednesday, April 5 will bring together students, alumni, parents, friends, and the campus community to raise funds for students and campus programs.

Big Time and Social Gathering dance in the West Gym

Celebration of California's Native Tribes

The event is a cultural sharing of traditional California tribal dance and songs. It is acknowledgment of the sacred lands of the Wiyot people on which the campus is built. And, it honors the culture of California Native American tribes.

Wild blueberries study

Study Suggests Wild Blueberries Help Burn Fat

The berries have long been hailed as a superfood—while they’re known for a plethora of health benefits, new research proves this superfruit could help burn fat during exercise. 

Students learn to use film as a tool to champion environmental and social justice through coursework, and by hearing from professionals who’ve made a career out of uplifting voices of underserved communities.

At Humboldt, Film is a Tool for Advocacy

Films are a catalyst for change. They can affect animal and human rights, destigmatize disease, and ignite social movements. Harnessing this power motivates Cal Poly Humboldt Film students to drive social change and amplify voices, including their own.

Journalism students at a college media conference

Journalism Students Rake in 31 College Media Awards

El Leñador, Cal Poly Humboldt’s monthly bilingual student publication, won a First Place Best of Show award at the 2023 Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Spring National College Media Conference in San Francisco in March.

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith at the Land Back exhibit.

LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, a visual artist, writer and activist located in Modoc Point, Oregon. Featuring paintings and traditional Indigenous art practices, she explores the space between the Indigenous and western paradigms.

Happy divers Kezia Letzin and Liza Dreesmann during their “safety stop”, after deploying a surface marker buoy indicating to surface viewers that there are divers ascending.

Diving Students Gain Skills near Catalina Island for Break [PHOTOS]

Over spring break, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Master Divers in training had the opportunity to visit Catalina Island, hosted by USC Wrigley Institute, to work toward their certification. On this trip, divers were able to work on their buoyancy control, buddy awareness, and situational awareness. This experience was unique as they got to embark on dive experiences that cannot be so easily replicated closer to Humboldt such as night diving, deep diving, and kelp forest exploration.

Sophia Escudero (Grace), Harve Criqui (Tom), Ben Wimer (Mr. Roeder), Sun Lanzilli (Mrs. Roeder), Izzy Waring (Madame Curie)

“Radium Girls” Tells a Surreal Tale of Injustice

The Department of Dance, Music & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt and Associated Students presents “Radium Girls” written by D.W. Gregory and directed by James Peck. Opening night is March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Van Duzer Theatre.

Rick Gardner sitting on a bench.

Alum Creates a New Mentorship Path for Students

Rick Gardner (‘65, Psychology) remembers the day he was accepted into Cal Poly Humboldt. “I opened the mailbox and saw the letter from Humboldt. When I opened it, I went running to my parents to show

Jeff Kane, Benjamin Graham, and Erin Kelly in summer 2022 at the edge of the 2020 Slater Fire near Happy Camp, California.

New Study Looks at Community Recovery After Wildfire

When wildfire strikes a community, it can leave a path of destruction, and a chance for renewal. During the fire and in the immediate aftermath, residents and officials focus on protection and stabilization efforts. However, the availability of resources to support community recovery and promote resilience to future fires over the longer-term is less certain. Three Cal Poly Humboldt professors are studying how communities recover from wildfires over time.

Photo of Dr. Peter Lehman speaking at the 1913 Legacy Luncheon on March 2, 2023

Event Honors Humboldt Legacy Donors

Cal Poly Humboldt legacy donors gathered Thursday, March 2 at Baywood Golf & Country Club for the inaugural 1913 Legacy Society luncheon, a celebration of those who have designated Humboldt in

A student watches snow fall in the forest behind campus

Snow Days!

A rare occurrence for Cal Poly Humboldt: it snowed, and it stuck!

Feb, 2023