Outreach Connection for Sept. 16

Hey all, just wanted to share Admissions' Outreach Connection with you. Each recruiter gives a quick update of where they've been traveling and highlights. We're expanding our Alumni Ambassador program and there are awesome alum volunteers going out there and working with Admissions to represent us.

Welcome our new staff members - Monday Aug. 26: 9 a.m.

We are welcoming three new and one returning staff members to the Advancement Office over the next couple of weeks. I'd like to invite you to join us and get acquainted on Monday, August 26 at 9:00. Maria Forest started this week. She's working with Travis on our Phone Jacks program and freeing up Wes so that he can focus on building the mid level pool program. Bobbi Larson will be working on special events with Mary Kay. Rachel Fusi will work front desk in Siemens hall. And Monica Topping returns to us to take a position with KHSU.

TODAY! Centennial Human 100 Aerial Photo & Welcome Home Block Party

Participate in the Centennial Human 100 Aerial Fly Over Photo and be a part of history! The aerial view photo takes place at 3pm on Friday, August 30th on the Events Field. COME EARLY! FREE Centennial t-shirts for the first 800 attendees! After the photo, stay and join fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators for the 3rd annual Welcome Home to Humboldt Block Party. There will be live music and food, so come ready to eat, dance and celebrate the end of the first week of classes.

Coming September 3: Customer Service Training

The first part of the Customer Service in Higher Education training program will be released in early September and we encourage your participation. You will receive an email announcement on September 3 from a company called SkillSoft with instructions on how to participate in the training. We invite you to show your support for our students and all our customers by joining in this important training initiative. Other activities, including online and in-person forums, where you can continue your learning and begin discussions and share ideas are also in the works.

Humboldt State’s 100th Birthday Festival, Aug 24. on the Arcata Plaza

Take a walk back in time at HSU's big Centennial kick-off party on Saturday, August 24 from 4-7pm on the Arcata Plaza. Bring the family and be a part of the start of a yearlong celebration. The Humboldt State 100th Birthday Festival features a range of entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy free birthday cookies from Ramone’s bakery, explore old time artisan demos, snap a photo in the photo booth, revel at the antics of Leapin’ Louie and Shea Freelove, and dance to all-day music with the Humboldt Folklife Society, while the Arcata Fire Department gives fire truck rides to kids.

OLLI at HSU Open House

HSU faculty, staff and the community are invited to the OLLI Open House, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka. Meet OLLI faculty and learn about the fantastic array of fall classes for those aged 50 and better. It's also a great time to renew or to join OLLI at HSU. Aug. 1 is the start of the 2013-2014 OLLI membership year. Members get discounts and first priority on registration for popular classes. Visit for more information or call 826-5880.