Book Talk by Tom Gage - February 27 at 4pm

Capt. Bill Jones & Steinbeck's East of Eden: Palimpsests of Two Pillars of the Salinas Valley

Please join Humboldt State University Library's celebration of author John Steinbeck's birthday by hearing a presentation by Tom Gage on Wednesday, February 27th from 4-5 pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Eleven years before the opening of Humboldt Normal School, John Steinbeck, California's only Nobel Laureate in Literature, was born in Salinas, which Steinbeck would immortalize in. Author of novels such as East of Eden, drama, poetry, short stories, as well as essays on ecology, like the Sea of Cortez. Steinbeck's screen play Viva Zapata was nominated for an Oscar in 1952. Tom Gage's presentation explains the connections between John Steinbeck and Captain Bill Jones, and Gage's family who lived in the Salinas Valley during World War I.  

Author Tom Gage, researching his HSU Press publication for American Prometheus, discovered a kinship with America's Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Steinbeck linked episodes of two patriarchies, across generations, to plot East of Eden, some of which are from Gage's story.

Meet the CPS Librarian Candidates

The HSU Library is pleased to invite you to meet each of the four candidates for the College of Professional Studies Librarian. Each candidate will be presenting a teaching demonstration in the Library and you are invited to attend and provide feedback.


Candidates have been asked to provide an open forum teaching demonstration followed by a Q&A session.


Staff Council Spotlight - Gabby Pelayo

Staff Council is excited to share our newest Staff Spotlight featuring HSU employee, Gabriela Pelayo! Staff Spotlights serve as a way for staff to become better acquainted with new employees across campus. Read about Gabriela's role on campus and what she likes to do in her free time. You can find Gabby's Staff Spotlight attached and it is also available to view on the Staff Council Website.  

Thank you,

2018/19 Staff Council

Recruitment Committee

5th Annual HSU Authors Celebration - February 14, 2019

Please join us Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3 - 5pm at HSU Library, to celebrate alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, student authors and readers, and to enjoy some cake, and to listen to music performed by the Fusilli Brothers. 

HSU Professional Development Newsletter - February 2019

This month inside HSU Professional Development Newsletter

  • CSU Learn Now Live - Visit our new learning portal where you can access more than 75,000 online lessons, videos, e-books, classes, and compliance courses.
  • Featured Tech Course - Google Sites for Web: Creating Site Content
  • Featured Soft Skills Course - Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time
  • CSU's Got Talent - The Meetings That M

Teaching and Learning Tip #45: Starting with Inspiration

What are you doing as an educator that no one else knows about?

We believe it's a fundamental responsibility of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help share your work as an educator. The CTL would like to highlight your inspiring "story" in 2019. We are excited to launch our "Inspiring Stories" series that you will find through Teaching and Learning Tips and other CTL resources/events. Let us know what you are doing and we will help share your work.

Panetta Congressional Internship Program Offers Expenses-Paid Internship in D.C.

Each year in the Fall semester, Humboldt State sends a student to the Panetta Internship program for an expenses-paid, in-depth experience learning about national politics and interning in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. To qualify, a student must be a California resident, be enrolled in a degree-granting program in Fall 2019, have achieved a minimum 60 graded units but no more than 120 units in Fall 2019 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

HSU Professional Development Newsletter - January 2019

This month inside HSU Professional Development Newsletter

  • Welcome David Montoya, New AVP of Human Resources - The Department of Human Resources welcomes David Montoya as the new Associate Vice President of Human Resources. David took over the position on December 11, 2018 and is responsible for overseeing both the Human Resources and Payroll departments. 

Spring 2019 Professional Development Day

Please join colleagues on January 18, 2019 for
Spring 2019 Professional Development Day: Building Equity Through Community