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.
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.
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.
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.
Humboldt State University was recently ranked number one in the country as the greatest small college for nature lovers. We are also on the list of the top 35 best outdoor schools in America, according to BestCollegeReviews.org. Dr. Rossbacher calls HSU to task - to experience and enjoy the outdoors and earn the title of “Outdoor National Champion” by logging the largest number of people and outdoor activities
From September 4th through October 15th, HSU students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to compete against 89 other colleges and universities in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. Go outdoors - take a walk; take a hike; go skateboarding; go birding; restore a local trail; or search for 'virtual creatures' from an 'augmented reality'. Sign up online and log your activities using the Google or Apple App.
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".