CAHSS Friday Announcements for March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014


Dr Barbara Curiel “Mexican Jenny and Other Poems”—Today

Commencement Name Readers, Student/Faculty Marshalls, and Receptions

Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series—March 12

Diversity Program Funding Grants, RFP.

Native Pathways Speaker Series—Mar 26

Walking in Two Worlds—April 10

Commencement Regalia

Humboldt Loyalty Grants—Request for Proposals by March 7

Faculty Award Recipient Lectures








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Dr Barbara Curiel “Mexican Jenny and Other Poems”—Today


At 3 pm in the Library Fishbowl, Dr Barbara Curiel, winner of the 2012 Philip Levine Prize, will be reading from her poetry collection “Mexican Jenny and Other Poems.” Please join us for a poetry reading, Q&A, and refreshments. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.  Sponsored by CRGS and English Departments, Celebration Latina, and the HSU Library.


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  


Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series—March 12


During the Spring 2014 semester the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University will memorialize Fr. Eric Freed with a series of three lectures.  Each of these lectures will be devoted to a topic of importance to Fr. Freed. 


The first of these lectures will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7pm, in the Native American Forum on the HSU campus. The topic will be “Balancing Faith with Scholarship.”  It will highlight Fr. Freed’s conviction that religious faith is both challenged and enhanced by scholarship and critical inquiry.  Speakers will discuss how the intersection between faith and critical thought affects religious life in community and Religious Studies in the University. 


Speakers for this event include Katie Wilson (Lecturer in Religious Studies), Stephen Jenkins (Professor of Religious Studies), and Karen Harris (Lecturer in Religious Studies).  The speakers will each address the audience with prepared remarks, and will then serve as a panel for open discussion with those in attendance. 


The other two events in this series will be  “Biblical Criticism and the Historical Jesus”  (April 2, 2014), and “Religion and Social Action” (April 23, 2014).  Participants and details for these lectures will be announced shortly.  All events are to be held in the Native American Forum, beginning at 7pm. 


Members of the public are cordially invited to attend.  For information, please contact Sara Hart ( or William Herbrechtsmeier ( 


Diversity Program Funding Grants, RFP


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all HSU staff, faculty and student organizations to submit proposals for Diversity Program Grants for the Fall 2014 semester. Diversity Program Grants are awarded for programs & events offered on campus to the university community that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and/or engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity. Proposals intended to increase the participation and retention of historically underrepresented groups in the campus community will also be considered.


For full details about the activities funded by this grant, please visit our website at: [1]


The deadline for proposals is Thursday, April 10, 2014.


For questions about this grant opportunity, please contact Amie Rodriquez ( [2], x4503).


Native Pathways Speaker Series—Mar 26


Mr. Walter Echo-Hawk will present a lecture titled "The Need For An American Land Ethic" as part of the Spring 2104 Native Pathways Speaker Series on March 26, 2014 at 6:00PM in the Kate Buchanan Room.


Mr. Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom.


The Native Pathways Speakers Series is sponsored by the Department of Native American Studies, with funding from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



Walking in Two Worlds—April 10


Local Filmmaker Walks Between Two Worlds

Eureka CA - On Thursday, April 10, Local Filmmakers Night screening presents: “Walking in Two Worlds,” an evening featuring works of local filmmaker George Nelson. Nelson, influenced by both Native and American cultures, is the owner and operator of War Pony Films. His Native themed films focus on education and social change. The event will take place at the Eureka High School Lecture Hall (Humboldt and K Sts.).

George Nelson found his passion for filmmaking while attending Hoopa High School. His first documentary film was a short presentation on the 1955 flood that ravaged the Hoopa Valley. On this project, George piece together old 8mm footage that was shot by his grandfather during the flood, and new footage George had recorded on a VHS camcorder.

Nelson pursued a BA in film at Humboldt State University, utilizing his GI Bill and enjoyed working on film projects with many local filmmakers and he learned a lot from their experience and creativity. While at HSU, George produced the film noir clips that were used in the musical “The City of Angels.” These film clips won George an award for Cinematography from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In 2010 George also had an opportunity to work on a local commercial shoot for Leon’s Mufflers as the Director of Photography which won a Telly Award.

George currently works at the Hoopa Education Department as a Mentor and Adviser to Native students and continues to work of his films.

Following the screening, attendees can enjoy Q & A session with the filmmaker, movie trivia, prizes, and a reception at Access Humboldt's Community Media Center. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screening starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and all are welcome to attend.

Local Filmmakers Night, a collaboration between Access Humboldt, Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and Eureka High School Media Club, is a screening series that supports and promotes the local film community.

For information call 707-476-1798, email
or visit or



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


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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