CAHSS Friday Announcements for February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014




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Spring Election Results


University Senate: Stephanie Burkhalter


Representative on the Library Dean Search Committee: Mark Baker



Employer Panel for Students in the Social Sciences—Feb 28


Meet Local Employers who will share their insights on what employers expect in the hiring process.
Friday, February 28th,  From 9am - 11am

Goodwin Forum

Coffee, Tea and light refreshments provided

Contact Loren Collins ( with questions.

Diversity & Inclusion Focus Groups


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion conducts an annual series of Diversity Focus Groups designed to gather qualitative feedback from HSU community members on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion on our campus. Spring 2014 groups will solicit input on these issues from HSU staff, faculty and administrators

We will be hosting twelve informal focus group discussions in February and March for:


  • Staff (open to all)
  • Faculty (open to all)
  • Administrators (open to all)
  • Newer Staff (began @ HSU in the last 3 years)
  • Newer Faculty (began @ HSU in the last 3 years)
  • Women Staff
  • Women Faculty
  • Staff of Color
  • Faculty of Color
  • Staff/Faculty with Disabilities
  • LGBTQ Staff/Faculty
  • Staff/Faculty Military Veterans

Focus groups will take place in the afternoon over lunch or in the evening over hors d’oeuvres.


For more information or to sign up for a focus group discussion, please visit: See more at


Important Note: The identity of all staff and faculty members who participate in these focus group discussions will be kept strictly confidential. Feedback from focus group discussions will be reported only in anonymous and thematic form, and extreme care will be taken to protect the confidentiality and anonymity of all participants.


Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Proposals


Students and faculty were notified on Wednesday of the awards. The college funded  29 students to work with faculty in research, scholarship and creative activities.



Exploring Careers in the US Government—Feb 27, 6-8pm in the Great Hall


On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:00 - 8:00 in the Great Hall, there is going to be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about careers in the federal government. There is a wide range of careers - from accountants working with different agencies to forestry jobs to biologists, fisheries, training programs and more. All students are welcomed with a focus on students from underrepresented communities. This presentation will include professionals from different agencies, FOOD, music, Q & A, FOOD, and some social time. This gathering is a collaboration with College of Professional Studies, all the African American Clubs, and the MCC.
We need your help in getting the word out to the clubs of your communities, students you know personally, etc. The MCC is also giving a prize to the club/organization who brings the most members!!  So, go to club meetings and personally invite folks, use your email contacts, etc.
For more information about Exploring Careers in the US Government, contact Steven Bell at 826-4585 or email:


Commencement Regalia


The HSU Bookstore is here to assist you in the rental of your commencement apparel for the upcoming 2014 Commencement held on Saturday, May 17th .  To reserve your faculty regalia, please email Kristina Watson at or call (707) 826-3741.  You are also welcome to drop by the Bookstore and place your order in person.  She will even measure your head for your correct cap size!  Orders are due by April 10th, 2014.  

Your following information is needed:

1)      Height

2)      Head measurement for cap size (example: 7-3/8”)

3)      Alma mater

4)      Degree (Ph.D, D.M.A., Ed.D., M.A.)

5)      Hood colors

6)      Apparel you wish to rent


Following are the faculty regalia rental prices:


Faculty Regalia Rental Pricing


PhD Full Unit


Master’s Full Unit


Bachelor Full Unit



PhD Hood


Master’s Hood


Bachelor Hood



PhD Cap & Gown


Master’s Cap & Gown


Bachelor Cap & Gown



A la carte items are also available to rent.



The Bookstore will contact you when your regalia has arrived at the Bookstore.  Payment is due at the time of pick up. Please contact Kristina if you have any questions. 




Kristina Watson

Customer Service Manager

Humboldt State University Bookstore

Arcata, CA  95521

ph: 707-826-3741  /   fax: 707-826-5835


Redwood Writing Project Literary Conference—Mar 1


The college is subsidizing student registrations for the Redwood Writing Project Literary Conference. Registration deadline is Feb 24 at Email to get the fee waived; include name, email address, phone number, year/status (frosh, soph, etc/student) and major.


Redwood Writing Project is hosting its Literacy Conference for teachers again this year, this time with an emphasis on writing and the Common Core. The conference fee, paid by CAHSS, includes breakfast and lunch--and we invite upper-division and graduate students to attend.



Panetta Internship Opportunity for Students—Due Feb 17


The Panetta Intern Program is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors to spend the fall semester as an intern to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. with all expenses paid and a chance to earn academic credits. One


Outstanding Student Award Nominations—by midnight Feb 21


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013-14 Outstanding Student Awards.  These awards are given annually in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of our students.

There are eight categories of academic awards as well as awards for student engagement and leadership.  Additionally, two students from all of the nominees will be selected as the Outstanding Students of the Year.

Award descriptions, criteria, and the online nomination process are available on the forms website at

More information and a flyer is at


Sustainable Futures Speaker Series


“Ecovillages: Integrating Ecology, Economy, Community and Consciousness”
Presented by Dr. Karen Litfin
Monday, February 24, 2014; 5:30 p.m.; BSS 162 (Native Forum)
As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Karen Litfin will present “Ecovillages: Integrating Ecology, Economy, Community and Consciousness.”

Karen Litfin has been on the Political Science and Environmental Studies faculty at the University of Washington since 1991. Her books include Ozone Discourses: Science and Politics in Global Environmental Cooperation (Columbia University Press, 1994) and The Greening of Sovereignty (MIT Press, 1998). In her research and teaching, she integrates cognitive, emotive, and practical dimensions of sustainability. Her newest book, based upon travels to ecovillages around the world, is Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community (Wiley, 2013). This talk is part of Karen’s book tour.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.


Music Department Presents—Saturday, Feb 22


East Meets West as the Fortuna duo Silk Road Junction 101 perform Japanese, Middle Eastern, South Asian and western music on eastern and western instruments: Rahman Abdur (tabla), Sarah McClimon (flute, koto, harmonium) and guest Sherry Hanson (viola). Tickets from the HSU Box Office at 707-826-3928 or at the door.  An HSU Music Department Guest Artists Series concert.


Commencement Name Readers, Student/Faculty Marshalls, and Receptions


We need two name readers per department, two student marshals, two faculty marshals, and a list of where your receptions will be. All this information is in the Commencement Program, which goes to print at the end of March, so “by spring break” is the deadline to  


Humboldt Loyalty Grants—Request for Proposals by March 7


Humboldt Loyalty grants support a variety of campus projects each year, thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund and the Humboldt Parent & Family Fund. In Academic Year 2014-15, the University estimates that these funds will support about a dozen projects with up to $20,000 available per project.

Project proposals for these funds should be submitted to the relevant Dean or Vice President and are due no later than March 7. They will rank the proposals they receive and make recommendations to President Richmond who makes final funding allocations by April 30.

For more information, go to



Faculty Award Recipient Lectures


Dates have been scheduled for the 2012-2013 Faculty Award Recipient Lectures. Please share this information with the faculty and staff in your area. Hope to see you there!








Monday, April 7, 2014

5:00 - 7:00pm

Van Duzer Theatre

Outstanding Professor

Professor Mark Colwell





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