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.



Dear Colleagues,

Dining Services 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser is Thursday, February 21

Join the culinary staff from all of the on-campus dining outlets as they warm your bellies with their best chili recipes.  Service will begin at 11:30 AM on Thursday the 21st in the Depot dining room, and will continue until we have run out of chili.  The cost is $2 per bowl, with 5 styles of chili to choose from.  Try a bowl of each - all proceeds will go to Oh-SNAP to help address food insecurity on campus.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Great food for a great cause,

International Education Week

February 11-15, 2019, the College of Extended Education and Global Engagement will be hosting International Education Week.

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

Featured Workshop: CSU Research Initiatives & System-Wide Collaborations

Humboldt State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Leslie Ponciano, Director of Research Opportunities in the Department of Research at the California State University Office of the Chancellor.

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.


Dear Colleagues,
I am reaching out to all of you because it is that time of year where we are looking for awesome student leaders who may be interested in being part of the Residence Life Team!
We have information sessions coming up and we would love your help to promote this great opportunity! Please let students know!
Attached is the flyer for more information! Please spread the word!
Thank you so much and please let me know if you have any questions.
Christina Okoye
Resident Life Coordinator: Creekview 

HSU's Office of Research Winter 2019 Bulletin

The Office of Research & Sponsored Program's Winter 2019 Bulletin...