25 years later, HSU Professor Lori Dengler discusses Humboldt's 1992 earthquake.

A rememberance will be held at the Warfinger Building in Eureka on April 29 at 6pm.

The Humboldt State University family and extended community are heartbroken at the death of HSU student, David Josiah Lawson. A statement honoring Josiah was aired on KHSU. 

A celebration of life for David Josiah Lawson will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

The MultiCultural Center presents the Social Justice Summit this week on the HSU campus. KHSU's Claire Reynolds spoke with MCC Coordinator Grecia Rojas about the upcoming events.

There will be a keynote presentation by Mother Tongue, workshops, film screenings and discussions. Summit organizers hope to broaden perspectives on social justice and global issues, inspire change through different art mediums and provide tools to create change. 

 For more info http://www2.humboldt.edu/summit/

18th Annual River Otter Citizen Science Project

Feb 20, 2017
Talia Rose

  Humboldt State University's River Otter Citizen Science Project is a network that is interested in describing the demography of otters on the coats, wetlands, and watersheds in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Since 1999, citizens and researchers have collected the records and assessed statuses of otter sightings.

The project is run by Professor Jeff Black and students of HSU's Wildlife Department. One of their main goals is to increase public outreach, and obtain more information for how many otters there are. HSU Wildlife Senior Sheri Harte and Chelsea Stewart-Fusek are involved as research assistants, and stopped by the studio to talk more in depth about the project with Danielle Orr.  

Ideas Without Borders

Feb 14, 2017

HSU is participating in International Education Week, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  Keynote speaker Dr. Marga Gual Soler will conduct a presentation on, “Training the Global Leaders of the Future With Science Diplomacy”. Dorothy Ngutter, a Diplomat in Residence will be discussing Peace Corps opportunities followed by many more. 

HSU President Dr. Rossbacher discusses our values - as individuals, in the context of Humboldt State University and in our broader community.



From Antiques Roadshow to the Environmental Studies major at Humboldt State...

HSU President Lisa Rossbacher champions education that encompasses and integrates wide-ranging, interdisciplinary areas of study. 



HSU President Lisa Rossbacher discusses a recent study completed by Instructor Lonny Grafman and his engineering students. They examined the relative environmental and economic benefits of using mason jars in place of plastic and paper cups. 



HSU President Lisa Rossbacher reflects on the markers of the changing seasons: deciduous trees, migratory birds, community events -- and Humboldt State students.



HSU President Lisa Rossbacher discusses the positive impact university faculty have on the lives of students - and reflects on her own college experience and the professor that helped shape the course of her career.

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is returning to Humboldt County on December 10th. Born and raised in Hawaii, his musicianship on the uke is unparalleled.

Jake will be performing in the Van Duzer Theater on the Humboldt State University campus. 

Showtime: December 10,  8pm   


Ticket office: 707.826.3928



HSU Associated History Professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh is presenting a series of films  - "Let's Talk about the Middle East".

Tonight: West Beirut (1998)  7 p.m.,  Richard's Goat Miniplex in Arcata.

"The event seeks to bring the university and town communities together to further a conversation about an important and highly relevant topic, and it would be great to reach as wide of an audience as possible," explains Dallasheh. 


CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives is a library-based publishing journal and includes the creative writing of students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. The works published in the journal are by students in the Ethnic Studies 107: Chican@/Latin@ Lives class. They wanted to make their stories, their counter narratives, available to their families, their communities, and any other students who could relate to their stories. 

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Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the movement of athletes and spectators exercising their right to protest during sporting events, including at Humboldt State University. Students remained seated as the National Anthem was performed during HSU's first home football game this season. This action was a symbol of solidarity with San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick, for his ongoing protest against inequalities in our nation. Players from the HSU volleyball team have joined in the silent protest in a recent home game.


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Dr. Rossbacher shares her experience of visiting Humboldt State's Library Brain Booth - where research and relaxation intersect. The Library Brain Booth allows visitors to utilize the biofeedback station, relaxation and contemplation station or virtual reality station. The  effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation  are measured through the various activities.

 Learn more about the HSU Library Brain booth here

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