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A gray whales breaches from the waters at the mouth of Humboldt Bay

Cal Poly Humboldt Researcher Investigates Mystery of Gray Whale Group

Eastern north Pacific gray whales migrate annually from Mexico where they breed in the winter to the Arctic to feed in the summer, making one of the longest journeys of any mammal—but one small subgroup instead spends their summers along the Northern California to British Columbia coastline. Robyn Norman, a Biological Sciences graduate student, wants to know why.

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Humboldt, CSU Get Major Cyberinfrastructure Upgrade for Research

Cal Poly Humboldt, along with San Diego State University, California State University, San Bernardino, Stanislaus State, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, are leading the way on a new project that will upgrade high-performance computing capabilities and increase access to advanced computing for faculty and student researchers across California State University campuses.

A photo of musicians holding percussion instruments.

Cal Poly Humboldt Music Spring Welcome Concert

The Department of Dance, Music & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents “The Cal Poly Humboldt Recital Series: Welcome to Spring Semester Faculty Concert.” Join the department for classic and contemporary performances on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall at Cal Poly Humboldt.

A photo of Jim Yates and Jaime Lancaster

Supporting Students While Honoring an Entrepreneurial Spirit

If you mentioned a business idea to entrepreneur and businessman Jim Yates, he would’ve immediately provided you with a detailed plan on how to turn that idea into a reality. To memorialize Jim and help Cal Poly Humboldt students interested in entrepreneurship with tuition costs, Jim’s daughter Jaime Lancaster (‘03, Business Administration), now a faculty member in the School of Business, created the Jim Yates Business Endowed Fund with a gift of $37,500.

Head Softball Coach Megan Corriea

Cal Poly Humboldt Welcomes Megan Corriea as New Head Softball Coach

On Jan. 5, Nick Pettit, Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics Director, announced the hiring of Megan Corriea as the new Head Softball Coach. Corriea possesses two decades of coaching experience and most recently served as the head softball coach since 2007 at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) in Coos Bay, Oregon, posting a record of 486-207.

A photo of students volunteering at the Jefferson Community Center on MLK Day of Service last year.

5th Annual Humboldt MLK Day of Service

On Monday, Jan. 15, over 90 Cal Poly Humboldt students, staff, and faculty participated in Cal Poly Humboldt’s Youth Educational Service’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, where they’ll volunteer at local community centers.

Students celebrate Fall 2023 Commencement.

Cheers to the Fall Class of 2023!

Nearly 300 Cal Poly Humboldt students participated in the fall Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15, and more than 2,500 friends and family members joined the graduates to celebrate and witness the ceremony.

A photo of gifts for local children as part of the Winter Wishes program.

‘Tis the Season for Winter Wishes

Sitting piled high on a table are toys, clothes, and electronics ready to be wrapped and delivered to children throughout Humboldt County as part of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Winter Wishes program. This year, over 350 gifts will be delivered. 

An axe made by students in the Humboldt Makerspace

Student Projects Spotlight Makerspaces

Cal Poly Humboldt Engineering students will showcase projects made at the University’s new Makerspaces on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m.-noon, behind Alistair McCrone Hall.

Humboldt men's lacrosse player holds a lacrosse stick, also known as a crosse

Men’s Lacrosse Celebrates 40th Anniversary

In the four decades since its founding, Cal Poly Humboldt Men’s Lacrosse players have built a team from the ground up, forming bonds that last well beyond the field.

(Left to right) Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr., Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation Tribal Chairman Joe Davis, and College of the Redwoods (CR) President Keith Flamer.

Cal Poly Humboldt, Hoopa Tribe, CR Formalize Partnership

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr. and College of the Redwoods (CR) President Keith Flamer traveled to the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation to sign an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tribal Chairman Joe Davis. The MOU is the result of numerous discussions and visits to establish a formal partnership between Cal Poly Humboldt, CR, and the Hoopa Valley Tribe.