In light of recent elections, Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the impact federal funds have on numerous programs and initiatives at Humboldt State University - including the benefits of federal funding to student grants and financial aid.
HSU President Lisa Rossbacher discusses the positive impact university faculty have on the lives of students - and reflects on her own college experience and the professor that helped shape the course of her career.
Dr. Rossbacher shares her experience of visiting Humboldt State's Library Brain Booth - where research and relaxation intersect. The Library Brain Booth allows visitors to utilize the biofeedback station, relaxation and contemplation station or virtual reality station. The effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation are measured through the various activities.
Learn more about the HSU Library Brain booth here.
Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the connection between the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest in North Dakota and Humboldt State. Students have expressed the desire to show their support in person. One student, Conor Handley, is in Standing Rock and providing first-hand accounts of the protest via his Facebook. HSU students have signed petitions, sent letters and held a sunrise ceremony as a way to "stand with Standing Rock".
Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the movement of athletes and spectators exercising their right to protest during sporting events, including at Humboldt State University. Students remained seated as the National Anthem was performed during HSU's first home football game this season. This action was a symbol of solidarity with San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick, for his ongoing protest against inequalities in our nation. Players from the HSU volleyball team have joined in the silent protest in a recent home game.