Last Wacky Sock Wednesday!
Wacky Sock Wednesdays @ 2pm in Library Lobby

Everyone is invited to join in Wacky Sock Wednesdays at 2pm in the Library Lobby.

Join in the summer fun and wear your wackiest socks - they don't have to match!  

Last day to show off your wacky socks is Wednesday, August 21st - don't miss out!

Spring 2019 GIF Winner
winner of GIF contest

Congratulations to Christopher DeTar - winner of the Spring 2019 GIF Contest with his "Back in my day laws were more bearable" entry! This was the result of two SkillShops - Finding Historical Photos and Making Animated Gifs.

See all entries and watch for more contests to come in the future.

2019 Sculptures are Here!
cover for 2019 Sculpture Catalog

Enjoy the amazing sculptures on display throughout the Library building now until graduation, May 18th.

Pick up a printed catalog or use this electronic version (pdf) to learn more about the art pieces.

There will be guided walks before and after ideaFest at 12pm and 5pm.  Meet in the Library Lobby to participate.

Activities for Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness flyer with listing of events

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!  Your mental health is important, and it is good to take care of it! Peer Health Educators have events for you to take care of yourself in the weeks preceding finals! Some of these events will be mild quiet zones so you can study while participating at the same time. Studying is a form of self-care as long as you do so in a healthy way.

Embroidery (Thursday, May 2nd 1-3 pm in LIB 114) Release your stress by creating art using needlework! And validating messages. No skill is required and all materials will be provided!

Bring Your Own Mug Tea (Tuesday, May 7th 3-5 pm in LIB 114) Relax while studying with some complimentary tea (please bring your own mug)! We will have information on the various types of tea, and you can bring home your own mix as well. This will be a mild quiet zone to allow for studying during this time.

Bob Ross Style Painting (Wednesday, May 8th 11 am-1 pm in Goodwin Forum NHE 102) Release your stress by creating art using paints! And validating messages. No skill is required and all materials will be provided!

Kinetic Sand (Wednesday ,May 8th 2-4 pm in LIB 114) Sometimes you can get overwhelmed while studying, and that’s alright. Having a hand in kinetic sand or making a little sand castle gives your mind a break that it needs. This will be a mild quiet zone to allow for studying during this time.

Origami (Thursday, May 9th 3-5 pm in LIB 114) Release your stress by creating art using paper! And validating messages. No skill is required and all materials will be provided!

Meditation Cake Walk (Friday, May 10th 1-3:30 pm in the UC Quad) Walk along a meditative path and bring peace to yourself. The music will stop and if the number you land on gets called, then you win a cupcake or another dessert of your choice!


Yoga & Relaxation - RWC 125

  • Wednesday, May 8th 6-7pm
  • Thursday, May 9th 7-8pm
  • Friday, May 10th 6-7pm

Chair Massages - Library Lobby

  • Monday, May 6th 10am-1:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 7th 10am-1:30pm
  • Thursday, May 9th 10am-1pm
  • Monday, May 13th 1pm-3:30pm
  • Thursday, May 16th 10am-12:30pm
Summer Internships available at the Northcoast Environmental Center
NEC Logo

The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is looking for interns for the summer. Applications are being accepted for Special Projects, Coastal Programs, Zero Waste, EcoNews Archive & EcoNews Journalism internships until May 20th.

Read more about the NEC at and get information about the internships and how to apply at

Paws & Relax with Therapy Dogs
Paws & relax with therapy dogs Tuesday, May 14, 1:30-3pm on Library Lawn and Tuesday, May 8 6:30-8pm in Library Lobby

Stress relief comes in many shapes and sizes! Find the friendly, furry faces from Therapy Dogs International and get some puppy love on Tuesday, May 14th, 1:30-3pm in front of the Library on the lawn.

Join us for ideaFest 2019!

IdeaFest is happening Friday, May 3rd, 2-5pm on all floors of the Library!

Come see what students and faculty have been working on, the answers they’re seeking, and what they’ve uncovered. And, get a glimpse of the type of research and creative work that’s possible here at HSU. You’ll be impressed!

Open gallery viewing of the posters will start at 12:00pm. The reception will be held 2:00-5:00pm on the 1st-3rd floors of the Library. In addition to poster presentations, there will be music, dance, art, and theatre performances.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Marketing & Communications, and the HSU Library, in collaboration with the Colleges.

Earth Week Events April 22-26

Associated Students and their partners bring you Earth Week, April 22-26th: Building Resilience in a Time of Crisis.  

There will be film screenings, workshops, poster presentation, bike ride, and many more activities plus a keynote address by David Cobb to kick things off.

See the full schedule at

17th Annual Women of Color Conference
flyer for WOCC

Gamma Alpha Omega, Health Education, and Associated Students present the 17th Annual Women of Color Conference on Friday, April 19th.  The theme for this year's conference is Community Health and Wellbeing.

Check in at the UC Quad from 12pm-1pm and check out the various groups tabling, get a free chair massage in the Library Lobby from 11:30am-1pm, enjoy numerous workshops, and cap it off with keynote speaker La Loba Loca in the Kate Buchanan Room at 5pm.

Get more information from the full schedule and flyer.  Register in advance here.  You can also find more information from the WOCC Facebook page and Event page

Photo Exhibit: The World "The Way We Saw It"
flyer for photo exhibit

You are invited to view the inspiring and creative works from the language students at HSU and Arcata High School on Friday, May 3rd, 2-5pm during ideaFest (HSU Library) and Friday, May 10th, 6-9pm at Arts Arcata (Feuerwerker Bldg, 854 9th St.)  This exhibit, The World "The way we saw it,"  showcases photographs from around the globe and writings in different languages, committing precious moments to memory. "This is our world! This is the way we saw it!"

Global Cafe takes you to Palestine!
Global Cafe Palestine flyer

Come hear a presentation about the life in Palestine and the United States from Professor Leena Dallasheh who came from Palestine.

Wednesday, April 24th from 4-5pm in the Library Fishbowl.

There will be food!

Awa-Odori Dancers from Japan Monday, April 29th
poster for Awa-Odori Dancers

Sixteen Awa Odori dancers from Japan will perform their traditional dance, 5-6pm on Monday, April 29th in Kate Buchanan Room. These dancers are coming with the help of Japan Consulate in San Francisco, and the performance is free. They will be performing at Shasta College on 4/25 (Thu), and at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Redding on 4/27 (Sat). These dancers will be making a special trip to HSU to share their energetic and fun dance with the help of local Japanese community. The Awa Odori (dance) Festival is held usually from August 12 -15 as part of the Obon Festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan and attracts over million tourists each year. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes and chant and sing as they dance. This is a once in the lifetime opportunity to witness this dance outside Japan, and here on the northcoast.

Enjoy these additional resources about Awa Odori:

Citing Insights Library Lunch April 12th or 16th

You are invited to a Library Luncheon, great way to celebrate National Library Week, and to discuss information literacy & student papers.

Please join us for a very brief presentation of a Library & Student Project called Citing Insights. We are developing tools to help assess information literacy and citations in student papers, and ultimately to help students research and writing. We would greatly appreciate your participation in a discussion that focuses on...

  • How do you evaluate sources used on student papers?
  • What process do you use to check citation styles?
  • What tools would you like to see that can make it easier to assess information sources in papers?

Enjoy food and conversation on evaluating information literacy, citations, and sources in student papers on Friday, April 12 from Noon - 1pm, or Tuesday, April 16 from 1-2pm in the Humboldt Scholars Lab, Library 3rd floor. Please RSVP:

Citing Insights is a Library Student Project to develop a useful tool for faculty, staff, librarians, graduate & teaching assistants, and tutors to evaluate information literacy and citations in student papers. So please let us know what you want to see. We aim to provide a beta-version this fall. The long-term goals of the project is to build a tool to improve student research and writing.

We greatly appreciate your time, hope you enjoy this opportunity to shape a useful tool, and enjoy lunch and the conversations. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know at: or x3441.

Animated Gif Contest!
flyer for animated gif contest

Have you ever wondered how to make an animated gif? Learn this important skill, use historical photos, and then enter to win the Library's Animated Gif Contest!

Take librarian Louis Knecht's SkillShop on Finding Historical Photos offered:

And attend librarian Garrett Purchio's SkillShop on Making Animated Gifs offered:

Submit an original gif using an image from Special Collections by 11:59pm on Friday, April 19th and you could win a fabulous prize!

Submit your entry to Teaching and Learning Librarian Garrett Purchio at, including the name of the collection you retrieved the image from, and the photo ID number.  Winner(s) will be notified by email on Tuesday, April 23.

Contact Garrett for more information.

Activism through Creative Writing
flyer for Activism through Creative Writing

Are you passionate about a specific issue? Are you looking for more creative ways to get your message across? 

Join Michele Miyamoto of the Learning Center in this workshop on utilizing writing skills to advocate for issues you are passionate about! Learn to teach others about your cause through creative story telling on Wednesday, April 10th at 5pm in the Library Fishbowl, L209.

There will be an open mic in the Library Cafe from 6pm-7pm following this workshop.

This is a workshop in our continuous series Leadership Lounge. These workshops strive to develop the leadership skills of our students.

2nd Annual LumberHacks Hackathon is Coming!
flyer for LumberHacks Hackathon 2019

The Computer Science Club invites you to the 2nd Annual LumberHacks Hackathon taking place over next weekend in the Library Fishbowl starting on Friday, April 12th at 5:30pm and concluding midday on Sunday. The Hackathon is a three-day project building competition in which competitors form teams and have the opportunity to express themselves through technology. Teams can build whatever they want over the course of a weekend competition.

The Hackathon is a free event where all meals are provided. Furthermore, all competitors will receive a free shirt and the top three teams will earn prizes. Attended by many Computer Science students, the Hackathon will have lots of programmers ready to build awesome projects. Students of all majors are welcome. Non-CS students can be contributors in many different ways: providing project ideas and direction, providing invaluable group leadership skills, providing business input, providing artistic input, providing user psychology input, and much more. Any and all who attend will find a team in which their contributions are appreciated.

Want to learn more? Attend the Library SkillShop LumberHacks Hackathon FAQ on Monday, April 8 at noon in the Library Lab, L308.  There students can learn more about the Hackathon and ask questions. You can also go to the website for more information and to register for the event. Any further questions can be directed to club president Eric Mott at

Let's Talk About the Middle East Film Series: Avanti Popolo

As part of the Let's Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Avanti Popolo (1986). Join us at Richards' Goat on April 4 (Thu) @ 5:30pm!

Set in the Sinai Peninsula immediate aftermath of the Six-Day War, the film follows the surreal journey of two Egyptian soldiers, lost in the Sinai desert at the end of the war, trying to make their way home, and as they encounter an Israeli patrol. Israeli General/politician Ariel Sharon opposed this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, claiming in was "a self-destructive portrait of inept Jews."

Celebrate 50 years of Marching Lumberjacks!
flyer for Marching Lumberjacks performance and treats on Tuesday, March 26 at 5pm.

HSU's own Marching Lumberjacks celebrate 50 years of existence with a performance outside of the Library on Tuesday, March 26 starting at 5pm. Come celebrate with music, light refreshments, and a new library exhibit. 

Were you a member of the band? Share your memories on whiteboards in the lobby and enjoy the new exhibit.

Film Platform Trial until May 4

Film Platform is a cutting-edge global digital streaming platform, supplying premium curated documentary films. Film Platform strives to integrate films into academic settings to create robust educational curriculums, provoke debate and inspire change. Films are central to evolving academic curriculums, to match new engagement and viewing trends by students. Film Platform is committed to advancing the next generation of activists by enhancing media literacy.

Check it out until May 4th at

ideaFest - Last Call for Entries!
poster for entering your project for ideaFest

Have you heard about ideaFest: A Showcase of Research and Projects? You can be a part of this amazing event happening on Friday, May 3rd, by entering your research or project for the 6th Annual HSU ideaFest!

Join HSU students, faculty, and staff in showcasing research, performances, digital projects, and more.

New or previously presented professional posters or mulimedia presentations are welcome.

If needed, Marketing & Communicatino will print your posters free of charge prior to the event. Contact for more information.

For information about project submissions and to see past participants, check out the website and the flickr page or contact Kacie Flynn at or (707) 826-4189.

Deadline to enter is Friday, April 5, 2019.