Friday, October 9th

Time Event Title
8:30 am-3:00 pm

HSU/CSU Local Counselor's Conference

College Creek
The HSU/CSU Local Counselor's Conference is an opportunity for local counselors to hear the latest CSU-wide information on admissions, transfer requirements, financial aid, and other important topics. Counseling staff from all over Northern California are invited to HSU to network, dialog, and engage in professional development.

Registration link:
11:00 am-9:00 pm

Homecoming & Family Weekend Day 2

HSU Campus
Friday, October 9, 2015
Check-In & Registration
Location: UC Quad (C3) Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

View the Parade Route (pdf).

Location: follows route from Campus to Plaza and back Time: 4:15 p.m. Cost: Free

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner
To register for this event contact Athletics at (707) 826-3666 by October 1st.

Location: Kate Buchanan Room (UC; C3) Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $40

Pep Rally
Location: UC Quad (C3) Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. Cost: Free
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

HSU Campus
Please join us this week as Dr. Wallace Meyer, Director of the Bernard Field Station and Assistant Professor of Biology at Pomona College, presents, "Sweat the Small Stuff: Conservation of Invertebrate Diversity and Ecosystem Function". Dr. Meyer is an HSU Master’s of Biology Alumni (2001) with Dr. Milt Boyd as his grad advisor.

Approximately ninety-five percent of all described animal species are invertebrates (insects, spiders, snails, worms etc.). Because of this staggering diversity, fundamental questions such as how many and what species reside in a region, how they got there, and their ecological role typically remain unanswered. Consequently, managers are ill-equipped to make informed decisions concerning the preservation of invertebrates. Because changes in invertebrate communities can influence important ecosystem processes, it is also vital to understand how invertebrates influence these processes in order to predict how compositional changes will affect ecosystem function. This talk will present data from three projects. First, I will address the roles of snails and slugs in Hawaiian rainforests in the light of the increasing encroachment of non-native species and the decline of native species. Second, I will examine soil arthropod distributions along an elevation gradient in the Santa Catalina Mountains, AZ and quantify their influence on rates of litter decomposition relative to climate and litter quality, the two main drivers of decomposition processes. Third, I will introduce you to my current research program which examines how conversion from native California sage scrub to either non-native grasslands or urban/suburban habitats influences carbon storage, litter decomposition rates and invertebrate biodiversity. The goal of this talk is to examine the role of various invertebrate species in different systems to provide an organized framework for understanding in which ecological contexts invertebrates play a significant ecological role.
4:15 pm

Homecoming & Family Weekend Parade

Arcata, CA
The Homecoming Parade is Friday, October 9th at 4:15pm!

Join in the fun!

Get more info online at

How to participate:
Prepare: rally your group together and get excited!
Decide: are you walking or decorating a float? (float entries are limited so immediate sign up is encouraged)
Download: the entry form below and send to Marketing & Communications via email:
Decorate: your group is encouraged to decorate your entry to fit the theme. (walking groups and floats!)
Details: parade staging information and important details will be sent to you after your registration is confirmed

Let's have some FUN!

Parade Spectators
If you are watching the parade, we invite you to join us along the route or on the Plaza.
5:00 pm-Oct 11th

Women’s Backpacking

Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies.The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!
9:00 pm-Oct 10th 1:00 am

Homecoming Party with Brothers United & The Legacy

Green & Gold Room
Come celebrate our 10th anniversary as Brothers United and The Legacy host a Homecoming Party on Friday, Oct. 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Oct 29th-Nov 8th

Mixed-Media Works Exhibition

First Street Gallery
Aug 24th-Dec 11th

Free Shotokan Karate Classes

Recreation & Wellness Center
Aug 31st-Dec 16th

Tae Kwon Do

Recreation & Wellness Center
Aug 31st-Oct 14th

Isshinryu Karate

Recreation & Wellness Center
Sep 1st-Nov 6th

Jazz Improvisation

Recreation & Wellness Center
Sep 4th-Nov 6th

“Asking Better Questions” – presentation by Lisa Castellino

Great Hall
Sep 4th-May 13th

Catholic Club Hosts Mass, Free Dinner & Fun at Newman Center

Off Campus - See Listing
Sep 6th-Nov 29th

Stand Up Paddle Fitness

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Sep 6th-Nov 20th

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Sep 6th-May 8th

HSU Newman Center hosts Sunday Mass

Off Campus - See Listing
Sep 29th-Nov 9th

Mixed Media Exhibition at First Street Gallery: Status Update

First Street Gallery
Sep 29th-Nov 9th

Exhibition Features Small and Miniature Drawings and Paintings

First Street Gallery

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