Friday, November 30th

Time Event Title
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Community Conversation - HSU Library Special Collections: Centennial Celebration

Library Fishbowl
Librarian Joan Berman will present an informational session on the resources and information available in the Special Collections area as the campus prepares for its centennial celebration.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

HSU Campus
Dr. Karina Nielsen, a marine ecologist at Sonoma State University, presents: "Synoptic forcing and local scale dynamics of surfzone phytoplankton in the northern California Current Ecosystem over 9 years and 8 degrees of latitude".

Dr. Nielsen received her BS from Brooklyn College and her PhD from Oregon State University. She has extensive field research experience in temperate coastal ecosystems including the rocky shores of western North America, Chile and New Zealand as well as the salt marshes of eastern North America. Her current research focuses on marine conservation biology, the influence of ocean currents and climate on near shore communities and the physiological ecology of marine plants. She has also studied the role of nutrients and upwelling on the distribution and abundance of marine plants and animals, the development of near shore hypoxic zones, and the influence of commercial exploitation on seaweed populations.
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Art Night at the Museum

HSU Natural History Museum
Spend an evening drawing or painting rarely seen museum specimens. Come enjoy the beautiful and bizarre collections of insects, skulls, fossils and more. Other items will be brought out of the vault to examine and interpret using the artistic medium of your choice. Also enjoy a short drawing demonstration by the talented and well known community artist and HSU Art Professor Jim Moore. Basic drawing and painting supplies will be provided for those who do not bring their own. Children are encouraged to attend with adult supervision.
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Social

Six Rivers Brewery
Join HSU Alumni for an evening at Six Rivers Brewery with an exclusive Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Social. This is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow alumni, hear about the exciting news coming from HSU and open your senses to beer and the lovely food that can be creatively served with different varieties. By the end of the evening, you will have learned how to pair food and beer in a confident way. Following the social, Six Rivers will have live, complimentary music for you to enjoy.

Register now to attend -- space is limited to the first 40 registrants!
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

The Hepcat Ball

Gist Hall Theater
The HSU Lindy Hop Club presents the Hepcat Ball! Join us for a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite vintage attire for a chance to win best dressed! No partner or previous experience is required. This is an 18+ event.
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.
8:00 pm

Symphonic Band

Fulkerson Recital Hall
Enjoy a relaxing performance by the HSU Symphonic Band, a select group of university wind and percussion players. A "Bugler’s Holiday" with the HSU Symphonic Band as they perform Leroy Anderson’s famous tune plus “Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Bennett, the Australian-influenced “Gum-Suckers March” by Percy Grainger, the march known as Mexico’s second national anthem (“Zacatecas”) and the foremost example of the trombone style called “the smear” in Lassus Trombone” by Henry Fillmore.
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

The Super Holiday Show

HSU Campus
HSU's improv club, the Unscripted Sutras, salutes family, friends and materialism.

Admission is free and donations support local charities, including the YES House Golden Years Program.

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 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

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