Friday, April 25th

Time Event Title
All day

Founders Day

HSU Campus
Join us for a full day of festivities to cap off the Centennial year and begin a new century!

Centennial Time Capsule Burial
11AM, In front of Library

Witness history as we bury the Centennial time capsule in front of the library. The capsule will be filled with items that represent the HSU campus compiled by students, staff and faculty.

Nelson Hall

Ideafest will showcase a large variety of current student projects and research in the form of poster presentations, performances and demonstrations.

HSU Composers Centennial Concert
Fulkerson Recital Hall
Price: $10 General; $5 Senior/Child and HSU students with ID

Dance of the Century
Kinesiology & Athletics Building
Price: FREE entry and hors d'oeuvres. No host bar.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume from their favorite decade. Awesome music, prizes, free hors d' oeuvres, a speakeasy themed beer/wine no host bar with karaoke, dance performances, special screenings of the Centennial Documentary, a photo booth, games and more.

*must be 18 years or older to attend Dance of the Century

Screenings of HSU's Centennial Documentary
Every hour, beginning at 9 p.m.
Directed by HSU Alum Benjamin Bettenhausen (‘07, Physics), the film takes a look at the university’s first 100 years through the eyes of Emeritus Faculty and the memories of alumni.
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Tom Gage Book Signing

Library Fishbowl
Professor Emeritus of English Tom Gage will be signing his new book, "Gülen's Dialogue on Education: a Caravanserai of Ideas" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Library Fishbowl, Room 209.

A significant influence of the book derives from the HSU graduate course, Teaching of Writing, which Gage taught from 1977 to 2000. Also featured at the April 25 signing will be other titles that include chapters written or edited by Gage.

Since his recent book’s publication, Gage has participated in readings and signings at the University of Toronto, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin and at the National Press Club, the site of a Georgetown University Conference at which he was a featured speaker.

During the 1983-84 academic year, Gage was senior Fulbright Scholar of American Studies at the University of Aleppo, Syria. Since retiring from HSU in 2006, Gage has been teaching writing for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In May of 2013, his e-book American Prometheus was recognized with two Silver awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association, one in history for “eLit Illuminating Digital Publishing Excellence” and the other for the “Best Regional E-Book” for the eastern region of the U.S.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

HSU Campus
Dr. William Friedman, with the Arnold Arboretum and the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University will present, "Charles Darwin and the "abominable mystery" of the evolution of flowering plants." All are welcome!

Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery" has come to symbolize just about every question we have about the origin and early evolution of flowering plants. What did Darwin think was so abominably mysterious? In this seminar, we will explore this mystery through Darwin's correspondence with some of the most eminent botanists of his time and discover what led him to worry about the evolutionary history of flowering plants right through the last year of his life. Fossils, insect pollination, and rates of evolutionary change were all part of the complexity of trying to understand where flowering plants came from and how they eventually came to dominate most of Earth's plant communities. Finally, we will look at the recent botanical discoveries and determine whether the abominable mystery has been solved. As will be seen, our current hypotheses for the earliest phases of flowering plant evolution are radically different from the static, if not dogmatic, views that dominated most of the twentieth century - and a far cry from anything that Darwin might have imagined.
5:00 pm

Ben Skillman, Cello, Senior Recital

Fulkerson Recital Hall
7:00 pm

Live Production of FUP, HSU/CR's 2013-2014 Book of the Year

Humboldt County Library Large Meeting Room
Humboldt State University, the College of the Redwoods and the FUP-DUCKED READERS present a staged reading of the acclaimed novella FUP by local author Jim Dodge, adapted and directed by James Floss; a magical tall-tale of a special duck performed by talented alumni of the Chamber Readers.
7:30 pm

Playhouse Creatures

Gist Hall Theater
The first women actors on the English stage pioneer a profession in PLAYHOUSE CREATURES by April De Angelis, performed for two weekends in Gist Hall Theatre: April 24-26 and May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., matinee at 2 p.m. on May 4. There’s comedy, drama and tragedy backstage as well as on the stage in this provocative glimpse of women lost to history, whose legacy greets us from every stage and screen. Directed by Mark Swetz, produced by Humboldt State U. Theatre, Film & Dance dept.
7:47 pm-10:00 pm

Cirkosis - Humboldt Circus Show

Native American Forum
The Humboldt Circus is having a performance with juggling, yo-yo, acrobatics, poi, and more!
8:00 pm

HSU Composers Centennial Concert

Fulkerson Recital Hall
The Composers Centennial Concert celebrates 100 years of creativity at HSU with compositions by faculty, staff and alumni, featuring the premiere of “Reflections in Time” with words by four HSU poets and music by Brian Post. Other composers include alums Halim Beere, Dante De Silva and Ryan MacEvoy-McCullough, as well as faculty Gil Cline and Eugene Novotny, and staff pianist John Chernoff. Performers include the Vipisa Trio, Elisabeth Harrington, members of Humboldt Bay Brass Band, and Daniela Mineva on the HSU miniature carillon. Concert produced by the HSU Department of Music.
8:00 pm

Greg Brown

Van Duzer Theater
Born in the Hacklebarney section of southeastern Iowa, Greg Brown was raised by a family that made words and music a way of life and his seasoned songwriting and storytelling are deeply rooted in that place. “A wickedly sharp observer of the human condition" (Rolling Stone), Brown moves audiences with warmth, humor, a thundering voice, and his unpretentious musical vision.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Apr 1st-Apr 30th

College of Professional Studies Showcase Month

Apr 1st-May 18th

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight

First Street Gallery
Apr 1st-May 18th

Laughter in Darkness

First Street Gallery
Apr 17th-May 8th

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast

Goudi'ni Gallery
Apr 21st-Apr 26th

Earth Week

UC Quad
Apr 24th-May 17th

HSU Art Department Annual Art Graduates Exhibition

Reese Bullen Gallery

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