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May, 2021

New Humboldt State University Drone Program Inspires Equity in STEM

This summer, Humboldt State University will offer an exciting hands-on STEM learning experience focused on teaching 10th-12th-grade Native American students about Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology—or small drones—and its application to scientific research.

Watch TEDxHSU May 30

The public is invited to attend COUNTDOWN: TEDxHumboldtStateUniversity with the theme Regenerative Generation on Sunday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

Leadership Change in Intercollegiate Athletics

Jane Teixeira, who has led Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports through the challenges of the pandemic over the last year, has stepped down from her position to spend time focusing on serious family matters.

HSU Staff Recognized

An annual staff celebration at Humboldt State University will recognize 45 employees who have reached important milestones: working at HSU for 10 and 20 years.

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.

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.