Ombudsperson Announcement

Open until filled. Application Screening Begins: January 14, 2015

Applications and nominations are being sought for a three-year (Spring 2015 through Summer 2018) appointment of a University Ombudsperson. The vacant position is one of two ombudsperson positions on this campus. It includes 4 WTU's of release time each semester, and it is restricted to a current tenured member of the university faculty. The applicant should not be a member of any university personnel committee. Some summer work is expected.


Essential Job Functions:


Colleagues, if your schedules accommodate, please come and meet our candidates for the position of Coordinator for the African American Center for Academic Excellence


Monday, December 8:  James Braggs, 11:00 – 12:00, Library Room 114

Tuesday, December 9:  John Johnson, 2:00 – 3:00, Library Fishbowl  

Publishing Platform Evaluation BePress

We have a guest visiting campus next week, Monday, December 8th. 

Irene Kamotsky, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Initiatives, from Bepress will visit and present two platforms we are interested in evaluating, if interested, we welcome faculty, staff, and students to join us and hear your feedback. Please share with colleagues. 

Moodle Course Copy and Course Activation Reminder

It's time to submit Course Activation and Course Copy requests to the Moodle office ...

Forum on Changes at STEM Center, Oct. 16

You are invited to a faculty forum from 2 to 2:55 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, to share thoughts about the recent departure of the director of the University’s STEM Center for Academic Excellence. Please feel free to invite other faculty and staff in your area who may be interested.

The forum will be held in the Wildlife and Fisheries Building, Room #258. HSU President Lisa Rossbacher and other campus leaders will be participating.

HSU Library opens Meditation Room

Looking for a place to reduce stress, clear your mind, or reflect in a quiet space?

Are you still relying on HSU's Sophos Anti-Virus license?

If you've been taking advantage of HSU's free Sophos Anti-Virus protection for your personally owned computer, you should be aware that this license will expire in June 2014 and is not being renewed.

All HSU-owned computers are now protected by Microsoft System Center Endpoint protection, which is automatically kept up to date. However, this software cannot be used on personally owned computers, so you will need to choose a new anti-virus program - particularly if you ever connect your personally owned computer to HSU networks, as protection is a prerequisite for connection.

Windows XP updates have ended - No XP on campus networks as of June 1

If you're still using Windows XP, your last security update took place on April 8th. Your computer is now unprotected against any new security threats that come along. And that means we can no longer allow computers running XP to connect to either the wired or the wireless networks at HSU. As of June 1, XP devices will be blocked from campus networks.

All HSU-owned computers have been upgraded to a newer operating system, and you should strongly consider doing the same for any personal systems you have that are still running XP. It simply is not worth the risk.

Introducing the Bias Education Initiative

Dear colleagues,

This week marks the re-launch of Humboldt State’s pathbreaking Bias Education Initiative. HSU’s Bias Education Initiative, based out of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, exists to: