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Leadership in Uncertain Times Speaker Series
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Youth Educational Services (YES) and the Center for Community Based Learning present the Leadership in Uncertain Times Speaker Series:

April 5th, 5-6:30pm: Kevin Malone will speak about True North Organizing Network, an organization that supports families, elders, and youth of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities—using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model—to courageously challenge social, economic and environmental injustice in our region.

April 19th, 5-6:30pm: Karen Young (HSU class of 1990 and YES Alumna) will return to share more about her community building pathway from HSU to Boston. Loren Collins, Career Advisor for ACAC, will provide a short resume building clinic for student volunteers and leaders.

Learn more and register to attend at https://yes.humboldt.edu/speaker-series.

 
Project Rebound Presents Reentry Forum: Let's Talk about Mass Incarceration
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Join HSU's Project Rebound and the Formerly Incarcerated Students Club for the 2nd Annual Reentry Forum: Let's Talk About Mass Incarceration (flyer) during the month of March.  In partnership with Sacramento State Project Rebound, The Yurok Tribe, and West Side Community Improvement Association, Root and Rebound: Reentry Advocates will be available with free legal advocacy for Humboldt, Sacramento, Lake, Del Norte, Mendocino and San Joaquin County residents.

Watch the highlight video (~7min) at Reentry Forum: Let's Talk about Mass Incarceration 2021 and click on a link below for a recording of an event, where applicable:

For more information, see the Project Rebound webpage, the Formerly Incarcerated Students Facebook page, and their Instagrams (FISC, Project Rebound)

 
GRE & GWPE Workshops Available
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Attend these free workshops offered by the Learning Center to help you prepare for the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Register at the following links:

GWPE (If you can't attend either workshop, you can come to the Writing Studio for help preparing for the exam. Make an appointment online at tutortrac.humboldt.edu. Zoom or email consultations available. The workshop is free for HSU students.)

GRE (This is a 3-part series, students will need to register separately for each session they would like to attend.)

Contact the wonderful people at the Learning Center for help on these workshops and more!

 
Food Sovereignty Film Series
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HSU's Native American Studies Food Sovereignty Lab and Cultura Workspace presents 3 free films as part of their free Food Sovereignty Film Series:

  • March 5: Good Meat - Once a star athlete in his community, Beau LeBeau (Oglala Lakota) now weighs 333 pounds - an unhealthy weight which has triggered the onset of Type II Diabetes. His mother's untimely death from complications due to diabetes motivates him to drop the excessive pounds. Enlisting the help of a physician and nutritionist, Beau starts exercising and takes up a traditional Lakota diet of buffalo meat and other Native foods. (56 minutes)
  • April 2: Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit - Roxanne Swentzell from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico whose efforts to reclaim ancient foodways, are echoed across the continent by Tlingit, Muckleshoot, Oglala Sioux, Menominee, and Seneca women. At its heart, this film is about empowering people to overcome their current circumstances through eating as their ancestors did - nutritiously and locally. Return offers an approach to confronting the diabetes epidemic now rampant in Native American communities. (28 minutes)
  • May 7: Gather - In traditional times, food in Indigenous North American communities was only as far away as the forest, plains, desert, sea, or garden in the village. Modern ways of life and challenges have taken us away or - in some cases - barred us from our food sources. But we, as Indigenous people, continue to return to our places of origin, including our food. Gather is that path, the story of the rebuilding of those food systems. Gather is an intimate portrait tracing the intentional destruction of Native American foodways and our renaissance and resilience, our inherent right, to reclaim it. (1 hour, 24 minutes)

Zoom opens at 5:30pm, films begin at 6pm. Register at hsu.link/foodsovlabmovie.

For more information, contact amanda.mcdonald@humboldt.edu.

Learn more about the Lab at nasp.humboldt.edu/fsl.  See recordings of past speakers at nasp.humboldt.edu/fsl/speakers-series.

 
Feedback needed for Librarian Brianne Hagen
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The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the periodic evaluation of tenure-track Discovery & Metadata Services Librarian Brianne Hagen.

If you have experience working with Bri, we welcome your feedback.

Your comments should be address to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and sent via an HSU email to lfpc@humboldt.edu

The deadline is noon on Monday, February 15th, 2021.

Thank you!

 
Let's Talk about the Middle East Returns!
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Leena Dallasheh, Associate Professor in HSU's History Department, continues with Let's Talk about the Middle East film series and discussions beginning Friday, Feb. 4th at 5pm.

See the flyer for more information and register at the links below to receive the Zoom link to attend.

You can also check out their Facebook page for the most current information.

 
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

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Join us for the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, January 30th, 2021 from 3-4:30pm. ADPIC will provide a Bento Box meal for the first 100 HSU students who register for this event. Bento Boxes will be prepared by Obento (see more information below).

This is a multi-faceted streamed event and facilitated discussion including a condensed version of Swingposium on the Road featuring San Jose Taiko and the music of the Humboldt State University Jazz Orchestra.

Presented by Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI, formerly Taiko Swing Humboldt) and co-sponsored by ADPIC (Asian Desi Pacific Islander Collective, HSU), the Humboldt State University Library, and the Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department.

Performances by San Jose Taiko, and Gary Ronne of Humboldt Taiko.

Bento Boxes will be provided to the first 100 currently enrolled HSU students (staying in the local area on 1/30) who register for the event by January 22nd. Students should select their entree (see choices on Zoom Registration form) and pick-up location (HSU campus, Arcata, or Eureka, between 11am - 2pm on Saturday, January 30th, 2021). Please contact ADPIC@humboldt.edu with questions, or for more information.

Facilitated by Christina Hsu Accomando, Ph.D., Department of English, and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies (CRGS) and Michihiro C. Sugata, Ph.D, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at Humboldt State University.

Zoom Registration

 
Atkinson Family Library Scholar Internships on Tourism & Travel

Are you interested in the tourism and travel industry? Apply to be an Atkinson Family Library Scholar Intern!

HSU Library is seeking two Library Scholar Interns to work as a team on a Tourism & Travel Project that runs from February to May 20, 2021. This paid internship provides a stipend of $500 upon the completion of the internship project, consisting of:

  • Developing an exhibit May 5-11 and an event for National Tourism Day on May 7.
  • Performing research and gathering information and data about tourism and travel for Humboldt County.
  • Developing a resource guide.

Team roles and duties will be tailored to the talents and interests of the interns.

In addition to developing a resource guide, the Library Scholars will:

  • Maintain an internship log, including experiences and challenges that they encountered over the course of their project. Meet together at least one hour each week.
  • Perform research and interviews to gather resources, develop a resource guide and suggested resources on tourism and travel, eco- and edu- tourism, and other related resources.
  • Gather information from a variety of sources - web pages, news sources, interviews, etc, - to understand the tourism and travel interests at HSU and in the region.
  • Evaluate existing travel apps and how Humboldt County is represented.
  • Write a brief reflection of the internship.

HSU students will work individually and as a team to gain hands-on experience researching, evaluating resources, and developing a resource guide of recommended readings for tourism and travel.

For more information or to apply, please send a brief resume, availability schedule, and brief cover letter expressing your interest for this unique opportunity to Cyril Oberlander, Dean of HSU Library at Cyril.Oberlander@Humboldt.edu by Friday, January 29, 2021.

 
Finals Week De-Stressing Resources

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As we enter Finals Week, you may be looking for ways to de-stress before, during and after. The following list is a partial compilation of library, campus, and external resources to help you unwind.
Good luck with your finals!

Library Resources

  • Brain Booth - The Library Brain Booth is an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind body connection, reduce stress and optimize learning.
  • Makerspace - A space dedicated to making, the Makerspace offers online resources on topics including getting started with knitting and crochet.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video - Stream films and documentaries for free. Use your HSU username and password to access.
  • Naxos Music Library - Stream individual songs and entire albums from genres including classical, jazz, opera, and more. Use your HSU username and password to access.

Campus Resources

External Resources

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Wrapping up the Seismic Retrofit - Installing Sprinklers

The Library Seismic Retrofit is in the final stretch. The outside is done but there are a few more tasks to take care of inside including abatement and the addition of sprinkler systems and LED lights. Taking advantage of the building closure this spring, sprinklers will be added to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd floors, and new LED lights will help to make the Library a brighter and more sustainable learning environment. Access Services (temporarily relocated in the ground floor Library 25) will continue to ship laptops, lab kits, and other resources to students during spring semester. Due to the abatement work, the Library’s print books, CDs, DVDs, and most periodicals will be unavailable between December 15 through approximately the end of February.

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In January 2021, the Library will become a member of the HathiTrust. This service will provide ebook access to approximately 80% of the print books in our collection. Links to HathiTrust will be added to our library catalog, and we will provide SkillShops on the latest great resources available to you for spring semester. Additionally, we plan to continue to borrow books from other libraries and send them to you, subject to the available operations at the other libraries during the pandemic.

We are looking forward to our grand reopening of the HSU Library in the Fall of 2021 when we will be able to show you all the wonderful changes that have been made to improve the spaces and services.

Other news about HSU Library:

  • We recently added 27 more etextbooks to the list of ebooks HSU Library subscribes to so students don’t have to purchase these textbooks. Check out our catalog to see if your textbook is free online @HSULibrary.
  • By late December, a new book return box will be installed at the Library Circle since the book return at the main entrance will be closed during the sprinkler project. If you need to return items in other ways, please contact us. Equipment checked out to current and spring students will be automatically renewed and due May 28, 2021.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, or need assistance. Find ways to contact us at http://library.humboldt.edu/about/contactus.html or telephone 707-826-3431.

We wish everyone a wonderful new year and good health!

Cyril Oberlander Dean,
University Library

 
It's the Final Stretch

The Learning Center is offering a Final Stretch calendar full of events including Guided Review sessions, tutoring, Writing Studio hours, and drop-in Study Week Planning sessions with the academic peer coaches.

Check them out to get help so you can finish strong!

 
De-Stress with Skribbl.io!

Join us Thursday, December 12th at 5pm for a pre-finals de-stress and have fun in a game of drawing and guessing what the word is. The game (skribbl.io) works best on a computer browser (you can play on a browser on your phone, but it's not formatted to fit the screen). During this session, you will also hear some tips from a librarian about where to get help for research, if you still need support, plus some other information that you might find useful while you finish your final assignments.

 
Help Build the Library!
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Join HSU's PC Gaming Club in creating the campus and library in the world of Minecraft!  Started by Wildlife senior Sarah Kanga Livingstone (who helped bring the flight simulator to the Library) and supported by Enrollment Management and IT, this interactive world is open to the HSU community and beyond.

Want to learn more and help build? Read about the project and follow the links at Minecraft: Humboldt State Edition.

 
Help the Library Diversify the Collection

The Library was fortunate to receive ODEI grant funding this year to develop "a program of acquisitions that will enhance the Library’s collection of contemporary scholarship and creative works related to diversity, equity, and inclusion."  In the spirit of inclusion, we seek participation from across campus and welcome your recommendations for titles to purchase. Submit recommendations for books and videos through this Google form. Selections will be finalized in January and we will showcase the materials throughout the spring. Thank you for helping to create a more inclusive and diverse library.

 
Pet Parade - 12/4 @ 1pm

This is the time of year when the therapy dogs come to visit but since we're all virtual, we are inviting EVERYONE to share their pets online.

Show off your pet or a photo of a loved animal on Friday, December 4th at 1pm. No pet, no problem - join us anyway as we use this time to destress together!

Other helpful campus resources:

 
Thank you Jerry & Gisela Rohde!

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have generously donated to create the Rohde Library Scholar Internship, supporting paid internships for HSU students working with HSU Press and Special Collections. The Rohdes will work with student interns interested in publishing or researching local history collections, giving interns hands-on learning experiences in those areas.

For more information on how you can sponsor an intern or donate to the HSU Library, see Giving to the Library.

 

 
Discovering Humboldt with Yelp

In this L4HSU workshop, offered Monday 11/16 @ 1pm and Friday 11/20 @ 12pm, you will learn helpful tips including how to make your Yelp reviews more prominent in the algorithm. You will also learn how contributing to review sites like Yelp benefits Humboldt County tourism. See Discovering Humboldt: Getting Humboldt County on the Map & Social Media for more information.

Zoom Registration

Facilitated by Annika Slattery

 
HSU Press Does it Again!

Humboldt State University Press continues to publish peer-reviewed research journals, fiction and non-fiction books, and now three more open-access textbooks: Spanish 1: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture; The American LGBTQ Rights Movemeent: An Introduction; and Geospatial Concepts: The Fundamentals of Geospatial Science to help make learning affordable.

Read more at Humboldt State Now and check out other open access textbooks and other HSU Press Collections.

 
Library Workshops Continue!

Skills4HSU workshops continue into December!  Here are the workshops still to come via Zoom (see complete calendar) and don't forget to check out the online ones available anytime:

  • Discovering Humboldt with Yelp
  • Getting Involved at HSU
  • Tenant Rights
  • Ixcanul Film Screening
  • Database Dive: Exploring HSU Databases
  • Paying for College: Scholarships and Grants
  • How to Organize (Advocacy)
  • How Credit Cards Work
  • Resume 101 Workshop
  • Nurture Your Nature
  • Shameless Sexual Health
  • Drip like Honey - An Empowerment Journey
  • Relfection Friday
  • Reading for Understanding
  • Interviewing Tips and Tricks
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Feeling Left out of the FUNgus
  • Love Yourself to the Cottege Core
  • Let's Talk about Diabetes
  • Calfresh & Medi-Cal 101
  • Green Burial: Options & Aspirations
  • Addressing COVID Realities in Humboldt

 

 
Campus & Community Dialogue on Race

This year's theme for the 22nd Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race was Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future.

Last week over 900 people attended and participated in workshops, round tables, book circles, and more. This Saturday, November 7th, will be the keynote address with Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric.

BTW, free copies of the book are still available by filling out this request form.

See the CDOR website for more information.

 

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