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Campus Lecture Series

Humboldt State University presents campus lectures throughout the academic year featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines including business, environmental studies, forestry, journalism, mathematics, and politics.

Listed here are ten major campus lectures series, seven of them current and three from the past.

A link to each lecture series web page is given (when available) and a catalog link provides access to video and print holdings in the Library.

Humboldt Digital Scholar, the Library-managed repository of HSU scholarship, offers online access to a few prominent lectures from two past series: the Gordon Hadley Memorial Lecture and the Monroe E. Spaght Distinguished Lecture Series. To view, visit the HSU Campus Lectures community.

For online academic lecture series beyond Humboldt State, a useful resource is Selective Bibliography of On-Demand Academic Public Lectures (version 2.0, January 14, 2010) compiled by the Cataloging Librarian at Humboldt State, George Wrenn.

Kieval Lecture Series (1983 to date)
This endowed lecture series began in 1983 and is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics. For catalog access by series name, click on Kieval Lecture Series.

Monroe E. Spaght Distinguished Lecture Series (1983-1996)
The inaugural lecture was given in 1983. To search the catalog by series name, click on Monroe E. Spaght Distinguished Lecture Series.

Gordon Hadley Memorial Lecture (1984-1992)
This series began in 1984. To search the catalog by series name, click on Gordon Hadley Memorial Lecture.

HSU Scholar of the Year (1986 to date)
The Scholar of the Year award and lecture began in 1986. For catalog access, click on Humboldt State University Scholar of the Year.

Chung-Watson Lecture Series in Business Ethics (1990 to date)
Began in 1990. See the Past Speakers page for a listing of lectures. The series was known as the Watson Memorial Lecture until 2006. For catalog access by series name, click on 1) Chung-Watson Lecture Series in Business Ethics, or 2) Watson Memorial Lecture.

Victor Schaub Memorial Lecture (2004 to date)
Sponsored by the Department of Politics, this series began in 2004. For catalog access by series name, click on Victor Schaub Memorial Lecture.

L.W. Schatz Lecture (2004-2007)
The inaugural lecture, sponsored by the Department of Forestry and Watershed Management, was delivered on April 23, 2004. The series continued until 2007. For catalog access, click on L.W. Schatz Lecture.

Speaker Series on Energy, Environment & Society (2005 to date)
This series, established in 2005, is sponsored by the Shatz Energy Research Center (SERC) and the Environment & Community Graduate Program. For catalog access by series name, click on Energy, Environment & Society Speaker Series.

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series (2005 to date)
Sponsored by SERC and the Environment & Community Graduate Program, this interdisciplinary speaker series began in 2005. For catalog access by series name, click on Sustainable Futures Speaker Series.

Lamberson Ecology Lecture Series (2010 to date)
Hosted by the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, this series began in 2010. For catalog access, click on Lamberson Ecology Lecture Series.