Upcoming Events:

Time Event Title
Oct 1st

Introduction to Whitewater River Kayaking

Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
This course focuses on developing paddling skills and safety to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hard-shell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progression.
10:00 am Oct 1st

Mad River Mouth Stand Up Paddle Tour

Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Join us for a paddle on the Mad River mouth, located at the end of the Mad River. There will be plenty of opportunities to bird watch, paddle, and enjoy this estuary that is right in our backyard! Additional information will be mailed upon registration. (Location may be subject to change due to river flow.
10:00 am Oct 1st

Beginning Sea Kayaking

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center’s professional team will cover basic equipment, boat handling, forward, reverse and turning paddle strokes, and water safety techniques. Learn more about tides, currents and weather conditions that will assist you in becoming a competent and safe sea kayaker.
10:00 am Oct 1st

Intermediate Surfing

Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of Introduction to Surfing with a progression of skills from paddling out to the line-up to negotiating the waves. Surf gear is provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Transportation will be by carpool.
6:30 pm Oct 1st

International Bonfire

Mad River Beach
The Center for International Programs invites students to a bonfire at Mad River Beach on Oct. 1. There will be some snacks and hot drinks, and you are encouraged to bring your own snacks, as well as blankets and warm jackets. If you need a ride, meet at the Library Circle at 6 p.m.
7:00 pm Oct 2nd

Calpulli Danza Mexicana

Van Duzer Theater
Calpulli celebrates the rich dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision. Incorporating live music to promote the colourful diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage, “this terrific company of warm, generous dancers and a mostly female band (offer a) vibrant tour of Mexican traditions—from Yucatán, Oaxaca, Jalisco—with eye-popping costumes for every stop” (The New York Times).

“The finale with flying machetes was something to see.” — The New York Times

Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
9:00 am Oct 3rd

SkillShops: Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

HSU Library
Your professor has assigned a research paper that requires you to cite peer-reviewed journal articles, but you aren’t sure what those are or where to begin looking for them. This workshop will introduce you to peer-reviewed journal articles and strategies for finding the information that you need.

You will learn:

+What a peer-reviewed journal article is
+Where to find articles in online databases
+Tips for conducting searches
+Utilizing filters to narrow/broaden your search results

Register at http://humboldt.libcal.com/event.php?id=1162546
4:00 pm Oct 3rd

Special Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Dr. Stephan Schlamminger (NIST)

Science Building A
Dr. Stephan Schlamminger from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland will give a seminar entitled:

"Measurements of the Planck Constant and the Revision of the SI"

The Planck constant, h, sets the scale for quantum mechanics. The uncertainties in measuring this constant have steadily declined in the last decades. Recently, two groups have reported results with relative uncertainties below 20 parts per billion. Such a precise knowledge of h will allow us to use the Planck constant, together with the speed of light and the hyperfine structure of Cesium, to realize the unit of mass, the kilogram, at uncertainties not very different from the ones that we have from the artifact based definition. Hence, the time has come to change the definition of the unit of mass.
This and other changes to our current system of units are proposed and might be implemented as early as 2018. In this talk, I will give you a brief overview of our current system of units, the proposed changes to it, and describe several experiments that measure the Planck constant. I will finally demonstrate a model of the NIST experiment to measure h constructed using Legos that can measure h with a relative uncertainty of a few percent.

Dr. Schlamminger has a broad history in precision measurement and is an entertaining and engaging speaker!
5:00 pm Oct 3rd

Geology Colloquium - Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM in FH 25

Founders Hall
"Building Mountains in an Icy World: Results from IODP Drilling in the Gulf of Alaska", by John Jaeger, Associate Professor of Geology, University of Florida
8:00 pm Oct 3rd

Faculty Artist Series: Music of Libby Larsen

Fulkerson Recital Hall
Please join our music faculty and friends for a special Monday night concert featuring the music of Libby Larsen, one of America's most respected and prolific living composers. The music is contemporary, but the musical language is accessible to everyone. And don't miss your chance to meet the composer herself as she begins a week-long residency at HSU!

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