HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY

HSU's Prof. Julia Alderson is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award as part of the HSU Distinguished Faculty Awards series. According the HSU Academic Affairs website, the award is given to, "a member of the HSU faculty for a record of superlative service to the university and/or community."

Professor Alderson, who teaches courses in Art History will encorporate the work of conceptual artist, Adrian Piper. Piper's documentary, Funk Lessons, collides art with funk with dance. 

Professor Alderson will do the same in her lecture September 5th in Humboldt State's Kate Buchanon Room from 5 - 7 pm. Find more information here.

Humboldt State Athletics

The Humboldt State University Athletics Department announced the end of the HSU football program after 2018. HSU President Lisa Rossbacher said in a released statement that this was an unfortunate, but necessary step in addressing the University’s structural deficit and also protecting HSU’s core academic mission.  

As she reflects on this past academic year, Dr. Lisa Rossbacher shares some positive highlights from the Humboldt State University campus.


Humboldt State University president Lisa Rossbacher discusses next year's budget.

With so many unknowns around state legislator and governor decision making, one thing we can applaud is the decision to maintain tuition rates at current levels . There will be no tuition increase for this coming academic year.


This week's Charlando Con La Raza features interviews with an HSU journalism student and Humboldt Baykeeper's Latino Outreach coordinator. Through their distinct disciplines, Jose Herrera and Jasmin Segura talk about passion for community work.


HSU President Lisa Rossbacher has issued a statement calling on Arcata city officials to ensure that justice is pursued in the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation.

Her call comes after two resignations last week.  First, a a former FBI special agent who was a consultant to the Arcata Police Department's investigation resigned. Hours later, the Arcata police chief resigned.  

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/unsolved-hate-student-documentary-short#/

In the wee hours of the morning on April 15, 2017, Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson was murdered at an off-campus party. Hours later Courtney Wagner, a Sacramento State University student, received a call from her friend, another HSU student, who told her about the murder. After searching her local news outlets, to no avail, Courtney decided to cover the story herself for a senior project.

Nearly a year later, with the case still unsolved, Courtney Wagner  spoke with KHSU's Lorna Bryant to discuss her interest in the murder investigation and the documentary project.

Fabian Almazan

Redwood Jazz Alliance is bringing Cuban-born jazz musician Fabian Almazan to the HSU campus on March 6th.

Humboldt State music lecturer Dan Aldag spoke with Fabian via phone from New York to discuss the upcoming performance. 

"...Like roots seeking water, the music of Fabian Almazan ventures beyond the jazz club and the concert hall and into the streets, forests, and subterranean worlds. " 

For more information check out Redwood Jazz Alliance

 


The  HSU Department of Social Work in partnership with Two Feathers Native American Family Services & HSU Native American Studies, Child Development and Psychology Departments present Indigenous Knowledge: Community, Well-Being and Healing to rethink mental health services in Native Amercian communities.


Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher discusses the importance of  university donors. Donations support students by contributing to scholarships, internships, mentoring services  and more. Whether from alumni, community members or foundations, Dr. Rossbacher says, "Thank you!"


Peter Fretwell

KHSU's Lorna Bryant was presented with a Staff Recognition award at Humboldt State's Spring Welcome ceremony for her work and dedication to, not only the campus community, but the community-at-large.

Humboldt State President Dr. Lisa Rossbacher read from Lorna's nomination for the award:

Humboldt State University has begun accepting students for enrollment in fall 2018. With their acceptance letters, these students are invited to share responses on social media. Dr. Lisa Rossbacher celebrates these delighted responses from students and their families.


Through the Eyes of Women: Poetry and Process

Dec 12, 2017

Through The Eyes of Women hosted poet and author Celia Drill, who reads from her new book, Awake Through Dreams. Danielle Orr and Celia Drill (formerly Celia Homesley) talk about some of Celia's mentors and poetry nights at the old Jambalaya in Arcata, where many young poets took the stage during a pivotal open mics season, which led to the published works by many of our beloved Humboldt County favorite poets. 

Her new book 'Awake Through Dreams' is scheduled to be released by the end of 2017.


Find Erin Henry Facebook Page

UPDATE: HSU Mourns the Loss of Erin Henry

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Twenty-two year old Erin Henry, a Humboldt State University student and resident of Arcata, has been missing for nearly 10 days. Her roommate reported her disappearance to the Arcata Police Department. Officials say Henry is without her phone, wallet and car which were all found at her residence.

In a turn of events, Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher announced on Tuesday that the HSU Lumberjacks will continue their football program. For weeks it was uncertain whether or not Rossbacher would decide to keep the intercollegiate football team. The team, according to Rossbacher, had outpouring support from alumni and community donors and she said she was impressed by the passionate group of boosters who led a fund drive to sustain the program.

Tiffany Perez / Northcoast Environmental Center

This fall, Humboldt State University partnered with the City of Arcata to adopt Zagster, a bike rental program that allows users to borrow bikes for the day. The Office of Sustainability’s Climate Action Analyst Morgan King explains the bike share and how it ties into the university’s Climate Action Plan.

A notification sent from Humboldt State University's Police Department describes the incident which took place Wednesday evening, in an email sent to students, staff and faculty:

University Police are alerting the campus community about a sexual battery that took place at about 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29.

A female was grabbed by a suspect she did not know near Science A. She screamed, pushed him away, and he ran off.

Arcata's McKinley Statue Faces More Removal Efforts

Nov 9, 2017
Natalya Estrada/KHSU

The question of whether or not the statue of former U.S. President William McKinley in the center of the Arcata plaza has divided a community. 

Lisa Rossbacher

Dr. Lisa Rossbacher discusses the wonderful undergraduate research opportunities at Humboldt State and highlights HSU student research presentations at national conferences.


Dell'Arte

This week on Artwaves,: preview The Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte, and Humboldt State's production of Avenue Q. Both shows open this week. 


Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat presents a special program in honor of  Humboldt State University's 24th Annual Indigenous Peoples' Week. The Indigenous Voices Forum offered a discussion about Christopher Columbus, the Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples Rights. HSU professor, Cutcha Risling Baldy and KHSU's Lorna Bryant hosted the forum held in HSU's Kate Buchanan Room Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Panelists included professors Marlon Sherman and Kayla Begay of Humboldt State's Native American Studies Department; Tia Oros Peters and Chris Peters of Seventh Generation Fund of Indigenous Peoples, Inc.; and Cynthia Boshell, former HSU lecturer. 

Click here for more information about Indigenous Peoples Week events.

 What is your earliest memory of money?  What did you learn about money from your parents? Why is it easier to talk about sex than money in our culture?  

These are some of the questions that have lived in the back of my mind for a long time.  Kimberley Pittman-Schulz has had a long career in helping people from all walks of life donate to charities that reflect their personal values.  

"Money gets tied up with a sense of self-esteem," she says.

Thursday Night Talk: HSU's Cultural Centers

Sep 21, 2017

On Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat, Lorna Bryant introduces us to HSU's Cultural Centers: Humboldt State University MultiCultural Center (Carlos Sanchez, coordinator), African-American Center for Academic Excellence (Kenya U. James Nunley, coordinator - not present), Latinx Center for Academic Excellence (Fernando Paz, coordinator and Victoria Navario, Student Community Liaison), Native American Center for Academic Excellence/ITEPP (Adrienne Colegrove Raymond, coordinator), and Asian Desi Pacific Island Collective (Roger Wang, adviser).


"If you have confidence in yourself and your worth in the community, you will succeed." Dr. Manohar Singh is the new Dean of the College of Professional Studies at HSU. He is coming to Humboldt state from Penn State University (Abington) where he served as the Professor of Finance and Head of the Division of Social Sciences and Business. Dr. Singh has also taught in India, Australia, and Singapore and brings with him a background in scholarly research in finance, macroeconomics, management strategy, corporate social responsibility and gender equity in corporate America. 


Natalya Estrada

The Arcata City Council was met with a full house this Wednesday as Humboldt State Students, Arcata residents and Charmaine Lawson, mother of David Josiah Lawson who was killed at a party in April, filled the council chambers asking for more answers to a case that has lasted close to five months.  Charmaine Lawson was accompanied by friends and family as she presented a petition with a thousand signatures from students and community members from Humboldt County and Lawson’s hometown in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program for students who were brought to this country as children–the Dreamers–who in most cases don’t know anywhere else as home.  HSU President Lisa Rossbacher is committed to all student success and says the university will continue doing all it can to help Dreamers succeed in school and become Humboldt alumni.  

Jessica Eden

Dr. Cheryl Johnson - the newly appointed executive director of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at Humboldt State University, spoke with KHSU about her new job and the road ahead. 

On this episode of Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat host Lorna Bryant discussed cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation. The discussion centered around how it's defined and, once identified, how to move to cultural sensitivity and humility - by all people. 


“MPAs are one part of the management tool box….they serve as an insurance policy for fisheries, potentially enhancing some reproductive output, but also giving us an idea of what does an un-fished system look like so we can better ground truth our management models,” Eric Bjorkstedt, NMFS Fisheries Oceanographer and Adjunct Dept. of Fisheries Biology at HSU told the EcoNew’s Reports Delia Bense-Kang.

Bense-Kang talks with researchers Ian Kelmartin, Katherin Osborn, and Eric Bjorkstedt, about their MPA Baseline Monitoring projects.  

KHSU

Family and friends of Josiah Lawson announced a reward for information leading to Lawson's killer at a press conference today. 

Charmaine Lawson, Josiah's mother, said "There is a reward of $10,000. If anyone knows anything that would lead to an arrest ... and conviction for my son's murder, I am pleading that you come forward."

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