latest news & announcements

HSU Geography Alumna, Jenny Novak, to Receive FEMA Community Preparedness Honor.

Jenny Novak, CSUN Emergency Management (CA) - Northridge, California, still bears scars from the violent 1994 Northridge and 1971 Sylmar earthquakes, but most of the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) 42,000 students were born after those disasters and the institutional memory of those earthquakes is fading.

HSU Geographers Win Big at California Geographical Society Meeting

This last weekend, more than 20 HSU undergraduate geographers attended the 70th annual meeting of the California Geographical Society in San Jose, CA.  The majority of them presented original research papers, posters, or maps.  Several attendees commented on how well all of our students presented, in addition to the confidence and professionalism they all brought to the three-day conference.  

Geography Student Cristina Bauss Named 2016-2017 Outstanding Student

Geography major Cristina Bauss is being recognized for her accomplishments and her commitment to the discipline of Geography. At the 69th annual meeting of the California Geographic Society, the research she presented earned first place in the Joe Beaton Poster Award Competition. In 2015, Bauss was one of only a handful of undergraduates across the country to participate in the National Geographic Geography Intern Program. She’s also the only HSU student to be inducted as a member of the prestigious Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Honor Society in Geography.

HSU Hosts Hundreds of Geographers for the Annual California Geographical Society Meeting

More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3. The meeting, themed “Raising the Redwood Curtain,” was larger than prior years at other locations. And those who made the journey to Humboldt were not disappointed. Geography faculty and students organized the conference with 13 field trips over three days that showcased the physical beauty and cultural uniqueness of the area.