CAHSS Friday Announcements for Nov 1, 2013

November 1, 2013



Happy November! Remember to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.


Please remember to check the CAHSS portal pagelet for ongoing events and announcements as they occur. Eventually, we’ll only post announcements on the portal (your myHumboldt) as they occur so you have more timely messages.



All-Colleges Mixer—Thursday, Nov 7 at 5ish.


Everyone is invited to our November social at Robert Goodman Winery Tasting Room ( on Thursday. We’ll provide nibbles, beer & wine.

CAHSS/Associated Students Mixer


The following Thursday (Nov 14) is our mixer with Associated Students. It will be in the South Lounge from 4-6 with live music.



Registration Holds for Students


Hello Everyone.  There is a registration hold in place for all students with 90 units or more who have not yet filed an application for graduation.  While these students have received emails informing them of this hold, not all of them read their email.  It would be a good idea for you to make a brief announcement in your classes.  To have the hold lifted, they need to apply for graduation and they can download the form, or apply online by going here:  and clicking on Bachelor’s Degree Application for Graduation to download the form, or click submit online.  Thanks, Ken


Diversity Program Grant Deadline


Students, staff & faculty can apply for a grant for programs aimed at raising awareness, deepening understanding, and/or engaging the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity. See for more information. Deadline is Nov 7 at 5pm.


Campus Dialogue on Race—TODAY through Nov 8


Poet, scholar and hip hop artist Tim'm West presents his keynote "Deconstructing Dis/ease: The Body as a Politicized Site for the Healing of Self and Community," on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30pm in Gist Theater.  West also has a reading and book/CD signing at the Library Fishbowl at 1pm that day.  


Workshops throughout the week will address topics including: racial profiling, prison abolition, environmental racism, disability justice, educational equity, and more.  In conjunction with CDOR, the Broadway Cinema is screening the film Fruitvale Station (beginning  Nov. 1), about the BART police shooting of Oscar Grant.  

Contact Christina Accomando ( if you would like relevant readings (from West and others) to offer your students. for a program.


Poor Whites and the Paradox of Privilege


Kirby Moss, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, HSU Journalism, will be a presenter at Humboldt State University’s Campus Dialogue on Race. His talk on November 5 from 3-4:30 in the Library Fishbowl, focuses on the way we don’t talk about poverty in the U.S. Poor white folk are the largest poverty group in the country, yet they are seldom presented in the media or in conversations about marginalization. Moss will discuss his research findings about how poor whites try to carve out a paradoxical identity within the glowing assumption of white privilege.


Moss received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas-Austin and he is the author of The Color of Class: Poor Whites and the Paradox of Privilege. He is a former faculty member of the University of Colorado-Boulder and a former reporter with the Austin American-Statesman and the Omaha World-Herald.


The lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information about this and other presentations from the Campus Dialogue on Race, November 1 – November 8, visit


Music Events


Humboldt Symphony fires up Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite, Copland’s ingenuous “John Henry” and Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango” plus a noted opera overture by Gluck and Bartok’s lively Romanian Folk Dances on Saturday November 2 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.   Tickets from HSU Ticket Office (707-826-3928) or at the door. More information:  Humboldt Symphony is conducted by Paul Cummings; concert produced by the HSU Music Department.


Reservations now accepted for HUMBOLDT UNBOUND, the original and collaborative HSU production--a dynamic portrait in live theatre, music, dance and spectacle of the university's namesake, Alexander von Humboldt. Directed by Dell’Arte’s Michael Fields with music by Tim Gray, it opens for two weekends at the Van Duzer Theatre on Thursday November 7.  Tickets from HSU Box Office.  More information:


November is CAHSS Showcase Month

See the flyers (sent to your department) for upcoming CAHSS events in November, including Book of the Year reading by Jim Dodge on November 5, International Education Week, Lectures, plays, music, and art exhibits.


Incentives Program for Grant Proposal Development


The Office of Research is requesting applications for assigned time funding for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. In addition to assigned time we are also extending funding for summer salary/overload pay during the summer 2014 session.


The purpose of the HSU Incentives Program is to stimulate tenured/tenure-track faculty members to develop and submit full proposals to external funding agencies and organizations for research and educational projects. Applicants who are new to the research world or who may need assistance in identifying a sponsor are encouraged to visit our website for funding resources, or to contact our office to make an appointment with a pre-award specialist.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014


Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary”


The Indigenous Arts Coalition from the San Francisco Bay Area, an evolving group of culturally and artistically diverse artists identifying as indigenous, are featured at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery in Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary,” November 8 through December 5, 2013. The exhibit opens with a reception for the artists from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8. The public is invited to attend this free, public event.


The Indigenous Arts Coalition (IAC), originally founded in 2008 as a San Francisco Art Institute student group, has grown to support, acknowledge and promote contemporary Bay Area indigenous artists of all disciplines. The IAC artists incorporate a unique and interesting variety of art mediums to be seen in an indigenous-minded fashion. Mediums include painting, installation, sculpture, as well as mixed media and video. Through this presentation the viewer can witness an exhibit where political and social matters are a woven theme amongst ideas of what it is to have indigenous identity in contemporary art. IAC artist Geri Montano speaks of the coalition saying,  “I think so many people still have this idea of Native American art in the traditional forms. The Indigenous Arts Coalition aims to show art that is open to new concepts and genres. We self-identifying indigenous artists of the IAC are open to experimenting and expanding as artists, as well as still having a respect for traditions.” 


Featured artists include Pima Native, Richard Bluecloud Castaneda, who focuses on photography, alternative processes, and mixed media arts.  About his art, Castaneda states, “I pair together multi-spirited cultural references and incorporate cynical, humorous, and political subtexts to address uncomfortable conflicts in the perception and formation of cultural identity. I aim to dispel the sensationalism of the romanticized ‘noble savage’, offering instead a multilayered perspective and candid investigation into contemporary Native life.” Artist Gonzalo De Sepulveda (Aconcagua/Dieguita/Inca) questions the impact of our society as a whole by exploring how our systems, structures and institutions are supposedly making our lives easier. A statement by the artist expands on the idea of how a painting is visible not explainable. He uses pattern to express the complex and fragile nets of connection that tie together our society. Artist Geri Montano, a Navajo Native and San Francisco Art Institute graduate, creates large wall installations of mixed media drawings and collage work. Montano’s work is inspired by socio-political feminist themes and is more specifically concerned with global sex trafficking, in particular sex trafficking in the matter of Native American women. Montano states, “My work represents post contemporary art by dealing with concepts relevant to my experience as an indigenous woman artist living in a complicated 21st century world. I identify as indigenous, my father being Native American, Navajo (Dine). My art respects and includes the use of some traditional Native imagery while I retain my right as an artist to deconstruct traditional forms in order to expand as an artist and comment on my multicultural experience of living in today's diverse global society.”


Other featured artists include; Colville artist Spencer Keeton Cunningham, whose illustration and street art are said to “re-contextualize Rez life”, Honduran artist Erick Andino, Erlin Geffrard- AKA- Kool Kid Kreyola, whose art explores identity, race and social constructs with the use of satire, Nizhoni Ellenwood who currently works in the medium she feels appropriate for the piece at the time- be it traditional materials or new technology, Opesanwo Ifakorede presently in the M.F.A. program at the California College of the Arts, Walker River Paiute/Tlingit  artist Avanna Lawson who abstractions reflect the relationship of spirituality and emotion to movement, Huichol artist Daisy Ortiz, and Navajo artists Cy Wagoner and Rye Purvis.


The Goudi’ni Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) building at Humboldt State University, near 17th Street and Union Street in Arcata. The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5 p.m., Thursday 12-7 p.m., Friday 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 10-2 p.m. Admission is always free. Additional information is available by calling 707-826-5814 or visiting the Goudi’ni Gallery Facebook page. For parking information please visit



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!








Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5:00 - 7:00pm

Van Duzer Theatre

Scholar of the Year

Professor Sing Chew

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

5:00 - 7:00pm

Van Duzer Theatre

Excellence in Teaching

Professor Dan Aldag

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

5:00 - 7:00pm

Van Duzer Theatre

Excellence in Teaching

Professor Kathleen Doty

Monday, April 7, 2014

5:00 - 7:00pm

Van Duzer Theatre

Outstanding Professor

Professor Mark Colwell





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