Wednesday, November 20th

Time Event Title
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Study Abroad Fair

UC Quad
Explore opportunities abroad at the study abroad fair. Representatives include: CEA Study Abroad, Global Links Learning Abroad, The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, Paideia Study Abroad Program in Greece, the Peace Corps, University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) and US Servas.
10:00 am-10:50 am

Teaching English Overseas

Goodwin Forum
Do you want to teach English overseas? Are you interested in learning about new cultures while honing your teaching experience? In this workshop we will explore how to prepare for teaching overseas as well as avenues for finding these positions.

Presented By: Joy Soll, Career Advisor, Humboldt State University Career Center.
11:00 am-11:50 am

How to Find Volunteer & Work Abroad Opportunities

Do you want to teach English overseas? Are you interested in learning about new cultures while honing your teaching experience? In this workshop we will explore how to prepare for teaching overseas as well as avenues for finding these positions.

Presented By: Loren Collins and Cherry Ouellette, Career Center Advisors.
12:00 pm-12:50 pm

Brown Bag Session: What Does "International" Mean to You?

In an ever increasing in overall awareness of global issues, what does international mean? Join Rebecca Brown and Dr. Alison Holmes as they guide this discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend!

Presented By: Rebecca Brown, Director of the Center for International Programs and Dr. Alison Holmes, Program Leader for the International Studies Department at HSU.
1:00 pm-1:50 pm

El Salvador: The Power and Potential of Service Learning Abroad

Study abroad provides untold learning opportunities that include cultural and linguistic differences, group dynamics, and the challenges of international travel. Service Learning abroad expands these global possibilities through civic responsibility. This presentation is a reflection of Dr. Dean’s experience as co-director of a Service Learning Abroad program in El Salvador, where the delegation participated in an international elections observation mission. Pre-trip preparations, in-country orientations and trainings, election observations, and current opportunities will be discussed. Service learning abroad has the power to bring positive life-changing experiences and the potential to integrate any aspect of academic endeavor.

Presented By: Matthew Dean is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department of HSU.
2:00 pm-2:50 pm

Takata High School's Boat: Tsunami Connections Between Northern California and Northern Japan

Kate Buchanan Room
On April 7, 2013, a 20 foot fiberglass fishing boat beached just south of Crescent City. Beneath the attached load of gooseneck barnacles, registration stickers from Iwate Prefecture, Japan and hand written characters spelling out Takata High School were found. Humboldt Geology Professor Lori Dengler, after some sleuthing and the assistance of Facebook, was able to make a connection with staff at the Rikuzentakata high school who identified the boat as one lost in the tsunami. The boat was returned to Japan in October and Professor Dengler attended its arrival in Rikuzentakata. This talk chronicles the tsunami connections between Northern California and Japan and the story of the little boat that is the largest debris to be returned and a symbol of hope to a city still devastated by the March 2011 tsunami.

Presented By: Lori Dengler, Professor of Geology, Humboldt State University, is an expert in earthquake and tsunami hazards and hazard mitigation. She was a member of the team that developed the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and the author of the first Strategic Implementation Plan for Mitigation Projects for the US tsunami program. She has participated in post earthquake /tsunami survey teams to Papua New Guinea, Southern Peru, Indonesia, Northern California, Samoa, Chile and Japan and is a US delegate to the UNESCO Interoceanographic Commission’s Tsunami Program.
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Intro to Asexuality

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
An introduction to asexuality presented by the Women's Resource Center as part of HSU's Kink on Campus. In this workshop the meaning of asexuality will be discussed as an umbrella term. Assumptions around asexuality will also be addressed.
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Imperialism Poster Session

Goodwin Forum
Presented By: The Students of Anne Paulet, HSU Professor of history.
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Sustainable Futures: "Sustaining Rural Places: What Are We Sustaining?"

HSU Campus
As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Erin Kelly will present “Sustaining Rural Places: What Are We Sustaining?”

Erin Kelly joined the Humboldt State University Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources in fall 2012 as an assistant professor in forest policy, economics, and administration. She is interested in forest ownership and governance and rural community well-being. Recently, she has been exploring the impacts of policies like the California carbon market on forest practices. Her graduate work at Oregon State University included research on industrial forest restructuring, small-scale forest management, and emerging land tenures. Her post-doctoral work was in Western Newfoundland and focused on the changing forest industry in the province.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.

The presentation will take place Wednesday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Native Forum (BSS 162) on the HSU campus.
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Experience WIthout Precedent: Potential for a Self-Inflicted Wound

Kate Buchanan Room
Cultures and nations, “in their generations,” undergo remarkably parallel courses during eras of transition. And often, the politics of identity is at the core of these metamorphoses. Predominantly Muslim Turkey has made a dramatic transformation from empire to republic, from sharia to secularism, and even now is in the throes of further change. In such turbulent times, writers, authors, and their work are the most visible cultural manifestation of change.

The aim of this address is to compare Turkish and American literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, examining how the evolving identity of each culture is transmogrified in its novels, particularly those still fashionable in the literary and philosophical discussions of our time. The speaker, as poet and witness to recent turmoil in his native land, will complement his academic presentation with personal insight and experiences, commenting on Turkey as a model and a caution for aspiring protestors across the Islamic world.

Presented By: Ali Aydin, a Muslim literary scholar and poet. From a rural village near the Black Sea, Ali Aydin studied at Turkey’s most prestigious universities, at one of which he is presently teaching. His voice speaks to the question: “Is democracy compatible with Islam?”, “What has been going wrong with the identity of people in Turkey for a century?” and “Where does this ambiguity of identity stem from?”

Keynote Reception, 5:30pm, KBR
Keynote Address, 6:00pm, KBR
Keynote Q&A and Dessert Reception, 7:00pm, KBR
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

China Tibet Field Studies Presentation

HSU Campus
A presentation of student work will highlight the 2013 field trip, refreshments provided.

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Geography Department's Annual China/Tibet Field Studies Program.
7:00 pm

Alison O'Dowd: Streams and Wildfire

Founders Hall
Water Resource Club Presents Alison O'Dowd's lecture:

Initial response of step-pool streams to wildfire

Knowledge of the hydrological and geomorphological impacts of wildfire has advanced significantly over the past 50 years. Yet, the effects of wildfire remain difficult to predict because they vary with characteristics of the fire and watershed affected, as well as intensities and spatial extent of precipitation. These challenges are especially magnified in deciphering the response of step-pool streams that characterize steep, rugged terrain. This study documents the response of step-pool streams within Pike National Forest, Colorado, following the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, one of several recent wildfires that spread across the Colorado Front Range. Physical and biological stream data were collected immediately following the burn and 1 year post-fire. Repeat measurements following the first geomorphologically significant event in July 2013 revealed a variable response. These results underscore the difficulties of generalizing and predicting the impacts of wildfire, as well as the importance of long-term repeated observations.
8:00 pm

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Van Duzer Theater
Two of America’s most respected musicians share the stage, playing separately and together, in this intimate “songwriter-in-the-round” performance. Grammy Award-winning Lyle Lovett is a ceaselessly creative individualist who writes thoroughly original, razor-sharp songs full of naked introspection and ironic whimsy. And of course, he’s also got the coolest hair this side of Kentucky. John Hiatt, who is revered as much for his compositions as he is for his popular CDs, has had his stellar songs covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Jewel.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 27th-Nov 30th

HSU Clarke Museum Centennial Exhibit

Clarke Historical Museum
Nov 1st-Nov 21st

HSU Art Department Centennial "Revisit: Art by Former Faculty" Exhibit

Reese Bullen Gallery
Nov 5th-Dec 3rd

Intermediate Knitting

Recreation and Wellness Center
Nov 6th-Dec 4th

Beginning Knitting

Recreation and Wellness Center
Nov 7th-Nov 29th

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Showcase Month

Nov 8th-Dec 5th

Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary”

Goudi'ni Gallery
Nov 12th-Dec 11th

Holiday Food Drive

Nov 14th-Nov 25th

International Education Week Display Case

HSU Campus
Nov 18th-Nov 22nd

International Education Week

HSU Campus

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