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May, 2021

Eric Riggs Announced as Dean of College of Natural Resources & Sciences

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Riggs, Professor of Geoscience Education at Texas A&M University, will serve as Humboldt State University’s next Dean for the College of Natural Resources & Sciences (CNRS). Dr. Riggs’ appointment is effective July 15, 2021.

HSU Sustainability Champions Announced

The fifth annual Sustainability Champion Awards program honors HSU employees whose practices have deepened a culture of sustainability on campus, have furthered the integration of sustainability into academics or student life, or have reduced HSU’s environmental footprint.

HSU’s 2020-21 Distinguished Faculty Honored

Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty and in 1986, the University added the Scholar of the Year Award. Nominations are reviewed by the Faculty Awards Committee. Recommendations for awards recipients are made to the University Senate and forwarded to the President of the University. The President affirms and announces the recipients to the campus community.

HSU Looking at Different Downtown Option for Bookstore

Humboldt State University is pursuing a new opportunity for a bookstore location in downtown Arcata. This option, which would involve a property purchase with non-state funds rather than a lease, could be finalized shortly.

Aidan Mullin at the top of a redwood tree in Humboldt

For the Love of the Land and Humboldt

As a kid, Aidan Mullin was never into super heroes. His interests lay in the outdoors. He went camping, hiking, and fishing. He also gravitated to science -- dirt and plants in particular.“He was

Apr, 2021

2021 President’s Distinguished Service Awards

Humboldt State University President Tom Jackson, Jr. has awarded Loren Blanchard and Cris Koczera with the 2021 President’s Distinguished Service Award for their meritorious contributions to the University and community.


Outstanding Students Shine in 2021

The 2020-21 Outstanding Student Awards recognize the academics and achievements of HSU’s outstanding students during an incredibly challenging year.

Chancellor Visit Highlights Polytechnic Study, Hispanic Serving Programs

Joseph I. Castro, the new Chancellor of California State University, made his first official visit to Humboldt State University on Tuesday. In a whirlwind day of virtual sessions, the Chancellor met members of the campus community and other constituents to learn about important HSU initiatives, programs, and community partnerships.

Past and Present: 67 Years of the Toyon Literary Journal

Toyon is Humboldt State University’s multilingual literature and art journal. With the release of volume 67 this month, Toyon will celebrate its history and diversity with two new mediums: a retrospective book and podcast.

HSU Presents Dance Visions, a Dance Concert

The Theatre, Film, and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Dance Visions, a dance concert created by students and faculty that will be streamed online on May 7 and May 8 at 7 p.m.


The Role of Warming Climate on Forest Reproduction

Building on 16 years of research, Forestry Professor David Greene has found evidence that mast seeding—the boom-or-bust crop cycle typical of most tree species—is governed by a simple weather cue that operates asynchronously across the continent. The findings have significant implications for forest ecosystems in an era of rapid climate change.

HSU Students Win Prestigious Journalism Awards

Humboldt State student journalists received three first place regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists this month for their work published in 2020. They also received two finalist honors.

A Statement on Justice and George Floyd

Like much of the country and people around the world, we watched the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd last spring, with concern and trepidation.