Thursday, November 29th

Time Event Title
All day

A Brief History of 2012: From Columbus to the New Age

HSU alum, Kevin Whitesides, now an internationally recognized and published scholar on the 2012 phenomenon in popular culture, will give a public lecture on Thurs. Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in Gist Hall 218.

In this discussion of the origins and development of the 2012 phenomenon, we will explore the following (and much more):

• How are predictions about the year 2012 related to the Mayan calendar? What do current Maya have to say about 2012?
• When did 2012 enter into our cultural awareness and how did it spread?
• How did psychedelic philosopher Terence McKenna divine 2012 from the I Ching?
• What is the ‘galactic alignment’ that is supposed to happen?
• What was the significance of the 1987 ‘Harmonic Convergence’ event?
• What is hype? What is hoax? What is faith? What is demonstrable?

Join Kevin Whitesides for this fascinating exploration of a modern apocalyptic phenomenon. This is an opportunity to step outside of the abundant hype and misinformation with someone who has studied the topic extensively and with a scholarly eye. Kevin earned his B.A. in Religious Studies from HSU and his Masters from the University of Edinburgh, where his wrote his dissertation on the 2012 phenomenon. He has contributed several peer-reviewed article and chapters on the topic and has presented his research widely at academic conferences in a variety of disciplines.
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Clothing Swap

University Center South Lounge
Bring clothes you no longer wear and swap them for something you want.

All unswapped clothes will be donated to the RAVEN Project.
4:00 pm

Mathematics Colloquium

Science B
"Why Do You Need Generalized Linear Models in R?" presented by Yoon Kim, HSU mathematics professor.

Linear models in statistics assume normally distributed responses. But, for example, categorical y’s present a problem because they cannot be normally distributed. Generalized linear models in R handle scenarios that involve non-normal distributions and/or heteroscedasticity problems. While all other classic assumptions still apply, we obtain the linear functions of the predictor variables by the use of link functions. Yoon will present some basic ideas and examples using R.

Yoon Kim earned his PhD at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has been at HSU since 1992.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wildlife Ecology Seminar: Migratory Birds

Native American Forum
Dr. Pete Marra from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will present a talk on migratory birds titled "Studying Birds in the Context of the Annual Cycle: Carry-over Effects and Seasonal Interactions."
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

HOP Schedule Planning UnWorkshop

Harry Griffith Hall
Students, need help scheduling your classes for Spring semester? Attend a workshop with HOP counselors 11/27, 11/28 or 11/29.
5:00 pm

Daniel Gaon, Senior Recital, Bassoon

Fulkerson Recital Hall
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Sustainable Futures Speakers Series

Behavioral and Social Sciences Building
As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Mark Baker will present “Neoliberalism and the Environment: The Case of Small Hydropower Development in the Western Himalaya.”

Mark Baker is an associate professor in the Politics Department and coordinator of the Environment and Community M.A. in Social Science Program at Humboldt State University. He recently conducted six months of field research on small hydropower development in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, funded by an American Institute of Indian Studies research fellowship.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Anthropology Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Native American Forum
Please join us for an opportunity to witness independent research conducted by undergraduate students in anthropology. Presentations will cover topics in culture, archaeology, forensics, medicine, and primate studies through a variety of poster displays and brief podium presentations. This is an incredibly valuable and exciting opportunity for the students who are looking forward to sharing their hard work with the school and the community! The event starts at 6 p.m., with time to view posters and mingle with the students. Podium presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a scheduled intermission. This portion will be interactive with the opportunity to ask questions. A list of project titles can be found at the event webpage (also accessible from the Anthropology Department homepage). Refreshments will be served!
7:30 pm


Gist Hall Theater
The HSU Dept. of Theatre, Film & Dance presents a new adaptation of the magical love story from India, Shakuntala, a family-friendly holiday show in Gist Hall Theatre on the HSU campus in Arcata for two weekends: November 29-December 1, and December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. , from the HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door.

The adaptation of this Sanskrit classic is by HSU professor and playwright Margaret Thomas Kelso who describes it as a “very sweet fairy tale--with the usual ominous complications-- that everyone can enjoy, including children.”

With a premiere adaptation, original music by HSU Music professor Brian Post, and directed by HSU professor Rae Robison, this is a unique production of a popular favorite in India seldom seen anywhere in the U.S.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Aug 20th-Dec 31st

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Medical Outreach Clinic

HSU Campus
Sep 12th-Dec 12th

Private Pilot Ground School

Nelson Hall East
Sep 27th-Dec 1st

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow

Native American Arts Gallery
Nov 1st-Nov 29th

Exploring Watercolor III

Nov 6th-Dec 6th

HSU Holiday Food Drive and Hunger Fighter Challenge

Various locations around campus
Nov 27th-Dec 3rd

Midnight Sun: Works by Julie McNiel

First Street Gallery
Nov 27th-Dec 23rd

Works by the Giant Squid: A Print Makers Collective

First Street Gallery
Nov 27th-Dec 7th

Wilderness First Responder Training

Arcata, CA
Nov 28th-Nov 29th

Clothing Swap

University Center South Lounge

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