News/Announcements

NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—12-12-17

24th Annual Social Justice Summit, proposals sought.

The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 24th Annual Social Justice Summit on March 2rd and 3th, 2018. The vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit is to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme “Who Am I? Back to Our Roots” seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, finding ourselves in this time of commodified bodies, and active ways to change the world around us through the words we use. Do you want to be involved in the Social Justice Summit? Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to be involved in the Social Justice Summit by enrolling in the class, presenting a workshop, volunteering, or registering to participate in the Summit. Are you interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? For details, deadlines, descriptions and more please go to the Summit Proposal page.

PSCI 350 American National Politics.

Spring 2018 course (MW 1-2:50pm) taught by Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter. Every day seems to bring a new development in domestic and foreign policy, often driven by President Trump’s agenda. In this class, we will discuss the history of the presidency, evolving expectations of presidential power, and how President Trump has used the presidency to further a very conservative agenda, which seeks to repeal much of the policy put into place by his predecessor, President Obama. See the attached flier for more details!

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships, deadline Feb. 1.

These are 10-week paid internships in Summer 2018 with placements in areas such as curatorial, conservation, education, publications, and public programs – all on site at the Getty Center and Villa. Visit this website for more information and a link to the application portal: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_getty_internships.html.

GamingFactors Scholarship, deadline Nov. 1.

Gamingfactors.com is a website dedicated to reviewing better equipment for enthusiastic gamers. They are asking avid gamers to write an article/essay of minimum 500 words describing how they stay fit and healthy, including any information on healthier gaming habits that others can adopt. Entries should be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject header “Gaming Factors Scholarship – Entrant’s Name.” Entrants should include full name, contact information plus certification of current education. For further information, visit http://www.gamingfactors.com/scholarship.

Belize Archaeology Field School.

Are you interested in going somewhere exotic this summer and getting hands-on experience in archaeology, surveying, or forest ecology? The field school is a multidisciplinary project that involves archaeological excavation, ecological survey, and topographical land survey at several Maya sites in the tropical forests of northwestern Belize. The field school dates are May 20 to June 17, 2018, and it is open to all levels & majors (no experience required). The field school offers two courses, ANTH 357 (5 Units) and ANTH 485 (1 unit), for a total of 6 units. Additionally, because this is a summer field school program you can use VA benefits or university financial aid services. For more information about the Belize Field School or possible scholarship opportunities contact Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HSU-Dos-Hombres-to-Gran-Cacao-Archaeology-Project/856083204450736?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

PSCI 350 FLIER


Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships 2018

For those interested, it is a 10 week PAID internship in Summer 2018 with placements in areas such as curatorial, conservation, education, publications, and public programs – all on site at the Getty Center and Villa. Students can visit our website for more information and a link to the application portal: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_getty_internships.html.

Multicultural Undergraduate Internships flier


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—11-27-17

“Careers in Publishing” with Vince Bailey, Nov. 28.

Learn about careers in the publishing industry. Our guest speaker has worked in print production, distribution and circulation, marketing and publicity, pre-press design, graphic communications, journalism, and editorial. Learn about all of these aspects of magazine and book publishing from someone who has years of experience in several sectors of the industry. Open to all students. The event will be from 2-3 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl.

Part-time job opportunity, application deadline Dec. 1.

The city of Arcata is looking to hire a part-time Communication Specialist. See the attached document for details. Internship opportunity, deadline Dec. 15. Special Collections in the HSU Library is hiring interns for the spring semester. This is a paid, two-credit internship (90 hours). The application deadline is Friday, December 15th. Application details can be found here.

Call for undergraduate conference proposals, deadline Dec. 15.

The History Students Association at San Francisco State University invites undergraduate presentation proposals for their 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the SF State Campus on March 3, 2018. The theme for the 2018 Conference will be “Decolonizing Identities: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity.” The deadline for proposals is December 15. See the attached document for further details.

Library_internship.pdf
Nov_28_-_publishing_workshop.pdf
San_Fran_State_conference.pdf


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—11-13-17

The Great Thanksgiving Listen.

Learn how you can participate in StoryCorps’ The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a project that allows you to preserve the story of a loved one in the Library of Congress archive. The Library will offer a couple of SkillShops that will discuss audio recording techniques, develop interview questions, and allow time to practice interviewing each other. Come with your smartphone and a willingness to listen. SkillShops are offered Monday, Nov. 13, 2-2:50pm and Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5-5:50pm. Registration information can be found here.

Access to Justice Teach In, Nov. 15.

A dozen 30-minute presentations by attorneys, students, ACLU board members and more on access to justice. Learn your rights, learn about the justice system and get your questions answered. See the attached flier and program for more details. Wed., Nov. 15, 3-9 p.m.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship, deadline Dec. 1.

This internship sends undergraduate students to Washington D.C. to work in a congressional office and it provides leadership training for rising Latinx leaders. The internship provides a stipend and it covers the cost of accommodations, transportation, and travel expenses. It is open to anyone who wants to make an impact in the Latinx community and they encourage students from all majors to join. The deadline for the summer internship is December 1. See here for more info or contact Meredith Garrett at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Capital Fellows Program application period open.

Students from any major are encouraged to apply. Deadline is February 12, 2018. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,627; medical, dental and vision benefits; student loan deferments; and 6 graduate units in Government or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. See here for details.

32nd Annual CSU Student Research Competition.

The Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is pleased to announce the 2018 CSU Student Research Competition. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Monday, February 5, 2018. If selected, students will compete at CSU Sacramento on May 4th or 5th 2018. HSU is able to send up to 10 students to the statewide competition, and we hope to receive many worthwhile applications. The Office of Research will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent HSU. This is an opportunity for HSU students to shine at the state level. https://www2.humboldt.edu/pmc/node/3319

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NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—10-30-17

Ready, Set, Register! is now available.

This guide produced by the Academic & Career Advising Center contains information about new policies affecting how you register, new classes, important dates and deadlines for advising and registration, and more.

DARS Degree planner training Nov. 1.

Learn how to use DARS Degree Planner to graduate on time, as planned! Planning your path to graduation can help save you time and money, avoid pre-requisite surprises, and will help inform HSU class offerings in future semesters. Join us to learn more about how to get the most of this new tool.See the Library Skillshops calendar for further details.

International Education Week advising meeting, Nov. 1.

HIST 387 International Education Colloquium (a 1-unit course that counts towards the practicum requirement for the History major) is a free annual event open to campus and community member and offers a variety of fun and interesting events: keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working and living abroad; and food, fun and more from around the world. There will be an informational meeting for students interested in this course on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in FH 111.

Workshop for future Single Subject educators, Nov. 3.

The Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator, Heather Ballinger, will hold a workshop for future Single Subject educators to come and explore all that the Single Subject Credential Program here at HSU entails. This will be the perfect opportunity for those interested in the Single Subject Credential Program to ask any and all questions they may have regarding the program. Friday, November 3, from 9-10 a.m. in HGH 105.

Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

Now in its 19th year, the Dialogue offers the campus and community a week of workshops, presentations, and conversations focused on intersectional forms of oppression and resistance, offered by and for students, staff, faculty, and community members. This year’s Campus & Community Dialogue on Race will feature a keynote with Dr. Melina Abdullah, womanist scholar-activist, and Professor & Chair of Pan-African Studies, CSU Los Angeles, a special talk by Glenn Harris, President of Center for Social Inclusion, and a poetry reading by Javier Zamora. There are over 30 workshops & film screenings/discussions. The complete schedule is now available from the CDOR webpage.

Study abroad informational meeting, Nov. 2.

Learn about your study abroad opportunities. Come and ask questions to Study Abroad Coordinator Penelope Shaw. Mad River Room (2nd floor of the JGC), November 2, 5 p.m.


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—10-4-17

Lecture, Oct. 4: “Beyond Yosemite: The Evolution of Parks & Protected Areas Across the Globe.”

As part of the Faculty Award Lecture Series, 2016-17 Outstanding Professor Dr. Stephen Cunha (Geography Department) will speak on the topic below: “In contrast to the Old World pyramids, giant Buddha icons, and Greek architecture, the Americans established new monuments to protect wild mountains, rivers, forests, and wildlife. Although not the first protected area in the world, the 1864 Yosemite Grant was the first reserve to be held inalienable for everyone – not just rich khans, emirs, and kings. The idea quickly spread to every continent.” The lecture will be at 5 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Indigenous Peoples Week, Oct. 9-16.

Events include a forum on “Columbus, the Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights” and a variety of lectures and film screenings. See the full schedule of events here.

(Un)Comfortable Identities: Representations of Persecution, Oct. 20-21.

By exploring emerging research on the representation of historical persecution, this symposium seeks to examine the lasting impact of persecution on memory and identity for communities in different historical contexts. In bringing together educators and scholars from diverse disciplines, we aim to initiate meaningful dialogue about trauma, identity, violence, and discrimination against communities in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Click here for further details and to see the itinerary.

Sacramento Semester Program, deadline Nov. 3.

The Sacramento Semester Program offers students from any major the opportunity to work with members of the legislature, the executive branch, or with political associations and lobbyists during a four and one-half month internship in the spring semester. Participants also take seminars for a total of 12 semester units, which are transferable to your home campus. Typically, Sacramento Semester students conduct legislative research, monitor bills, correspond with constituents or grassroots membership, prepare press releases and newsletters, and participate in budget work and campaign planning. Applications and informational pamphlets are available online. Scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is November 3. The application requires a short letter from a professor recommending your candidacy for the program; contact campus representative Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to schedule an interview prior to the deadline.


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—8-21-17

  • Internship opportunities. See the attached document for information about several fall 2017 internship opportunities for History majors. Contact Dr. Suzanne Pasztor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions about internships.
  • Conference scholarship. The Old Spanish Trail Association will hold its annual conference in Barstow, California this year from October 5-8, 2017, and would like to invite History students to apply for a scholarship to attend the conference. See the attached invitation letter and application form. Scholarship applications are due via e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by September 1, 2017. Additional information on the conference can be found at: http://www.oldspanishtrail.org/participate/conference/annual_conference.php.
  • Classroom aides. Sunny Brae Middle School is in desperate need of classroom aides in both mainstream and special education classrooms. Hours range from 3 to 6 per day. If interested, please apply here: http://apps.humboldt.k12.ca.us/employment/. If you have any questions please contact Profesor Rob Cliver .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Internship Opportunities for History Majors: Fall 2017

OSTA Conf. 2017 – Scholarship Invite Letter

2017 Annual Conference Student Scholarship Application


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—4-24-17

INTERNSHIP DEADLINES FOR SUMMER AND FALL FAST APPROACHING!

History majors interested in securing an internship for this summer or next fall, should consult the attached list of potential placements. Some of these placements are competitive with deadlines for applications approaching BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. If you would like to secure any of these internships and have questions, please contact Dr. Suzanne Pasztor.

History Club Movie Night, April 27.

Enjoy a film and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 27. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears,” the life stories of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages, their dreams and wishes, loves, and disillusions. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 125 at 6 p.m.

“The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics,” April 27.

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Darren Speece will present “Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics.” A Humboldt State University alum (1997, BS Geology), Darren received his PhD in history at the University of Maryland (2010). After leaving Humboldt State, Darren worked for The Fund for the Public Interest, running citizen outreach campaigns for seven years on behalf of the PIRGS, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, Forests Forever, Greenpeace, and more. The presentation will take place Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118 on the HSU campus. See the attached flier for further details.


History Club Movie Night: “Hope and Glory”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 13. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “Hope and Glory.” British writer/director John Boorman draws into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the Blitz. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan finds his childhood to be a time of great danger – and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy’s young life is shaped – and even enriched – by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man’s most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 125 at 6:30 p.m.


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—3-30-17

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, April 6.

Free film showing (“Arna’s Children”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. See the attached flier for information about the other films in this semester’s series.

Undergraduate History Conference, April 7-8.

On Friday, keynote speaker Dr. David Luebke, professor of History at the University of Oregon, will present “Artifacts and Ethics: Representing Violence in the Holocaust Museum” at 5 p.m. in the Native American Forum. Dr. Luebke worked for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for four years before its opening in 1993, first as a historical consultant, then as a member of the design team for the museum’s permanent exhibition. In that capacity, he was responsible for researching, composing, and editing all textual elements – artifact labels, captions for photographs, and narrative exhibition texts. On Saturday, students will present their research projects; the conference program will be shared next week.

Graduating in May?

Important commencement information. Commencement will be on Saturday, May 13. Students MUST register to walk in the spring Commencement ceremonies at humboldt.edu/gradreg by Tuesday, April 4. This is different than filling out the Application for Graduation. Students will not be able to participate in the ceremony without registering. Students can order their graduation regalia until Monday, May 1. Contact the Bookstore at (707) 826-3741 to order.


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—2-16-17

Lecture Feb. 23, “The Electoral College vs the Popular Vote or Balinski and Young vs Kenneth Arrow.”

Presented by Dr. Charlie Biles as part of the Department of Mathematics’ Colloquium Series at 4 p.m. in BSS 204. See the attached flier for further details.

Panel Feb. 27, “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy.”

Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Now, there is fear that even this meager involvement will stop, leaving one of our world’s most vulnerable populations in limbo indefinitely. Come learn about the situation and what you can do to help! Panelists include Dr. Leena Dallasheh and Dr. Jared Larson of the Politics Department. See the attached flier for further details.

19th Annual International Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2.

Held at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6-10:20 p.m. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Immigration to the United States:” Who is Dayani Cristal? (Marc Silver, 2013); Dream: An American Story (Aldo Bello, 2015), and Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo, 2007). All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. To inquire about receiving a ticket, please email Kristy Carlsen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 707-476-4316. For all other questions regarding this event, please contact the HSU Department of World Languages and Cultures at 707-826-3226. See the attached press release for more details.

“RooTalks,” Feb. 27.

The HSU clubs Roosevelt Institute and HSU Democrats are sponsoring an open forum on “topics that inspire meaningful change in our communities and around the world.” See the attached flier for more details. Student interested in speaking (5-15-minutes slots) should submit applications to: http://bit.ly/SpeakAtRooTalks. Find out more about Roosevelt Institute at: http://rooseveltinstitute.org/about/.

Career Center Skillshops.

The Career Center will be hosting a number of workshops during the spring semester on topics like “Tips for Successfully Navigating a Career Fair,” “Preparing for an Interview,” “Job Search for Graduating Seniors,” and more. See the attached flier for details.

Tutoring jobs available.

Northcoast Cal-SOAP is looking for college students to work as tutors in the local schools. They pay $12 an hour and can offer up to 20 hours a week for undergraduate students. See the attached document for further details and application information.

San Francisco State University History Conference, proposals due March 17.

The History Students Association at San Francisco State University is would like to formally invite Humboldt State University’s history students to present their research at the 2017 Annual Conference that will explore the creation of the self or of the other. The topic will have an emphasis on race, religion, and nationalism in any period and culture. The conference is intended to provide a forum for Undergraduate and Graduate students to present their work in a professional, peer-reviewed setting and, offer an opportunity for other students to involved themselves in the work and interests of their peers. See the attached document for details about the conference and presenting a paper.

19th_Latino_Film_Festival_2017.pdf
The_Electoral_College_vs_the_Popular_Vote.pdf
CAREER_workshops_Spring_2017(1).pdf
Cal-SOAP_tutors.docx
SFSU_History_Conference.pdf_.pdf


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—2-6-17

Library jobs, applications due Feb. 13.

The HSU Library’s Humboldt Room is looking to hire two students, who will help work the reference desk in Special Collections and work on some archival and map projects. These positions will likely be renewed in the next academic year, so Special Collections is particularly looking for sophomores and juniors. The job announcements are attached. Application materials will be reviewed through February 13.

International Education Week, February 13-17.

This free annual event is open to campus and community member and offers a variety of fun and interesting events: keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working and living abroad; and food, fun and more from around the world. Two History professors will give lectures during IEW: 1) “The Crisis of July 1914. The Outbreak of WWI, or the failure to De-escalate Crises,” presentation by Dr. Ben Marschke at 9 a.m., Tuesday, in the Library Fishbowl, and 2) “Cuba on the Verge,” presentation by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor at 4 p.m., Thursday, in the Library Fishbowl. See the whole calendar of events here.

Panetta Congressional Intern Program, deadline Feb. 17.

This is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors (must be a California resident) to spend the fall 2017 semester as an intern to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. with all expenses paid and a chance to earn academic credits. One student is chosen from each campus and they spend two weeks training at the Panetta Institute and 11 weeks in D.C. Applications should include a resume, two-page essay, transcripts, and a graded paper and are to be submitted to the President’s Office. See the attached documents for further information.

Quiet study room in FH 143.

There is a quiet study area in FH 143 open for use by students from any major during building open hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The room contains a pay-for-print wireless printer maintained by HSU Information Technology staff. To use the printer, you’ll need access to the campus wireless network; information about obtaining that access can be found here.

Panetta Internship Announcement).pdf

Panetta Intern Flier

Special Collections – Student Reference

Special Collections – Student Map


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—1-25-17

History Club Movie Night:

“Amazing Grace.”Enjoy a film and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, January 26. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “Amazing Grace,” in which the idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Jan. 30.

In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him; justified by military necessity. Discovery of new evidence allowed Korematsu to re-open his case with pro-bono lawyers. In 1983, a federal court in San Francisco overturned Korematsu’s conviction. To this day he has been an inspiring figure for civil right activists. History instructor Guy Aronoff will commemorate Fred Korematsu Day with a screening of Pilgrimage on Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl. See the attached flier for other related events.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Feb. 2.

Free film showing (The Return to Homs) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. See the attached flier for information about the other films in this semester’s series.

History Club meetings

The History Club invites all students to attend History Club meetings, which take place Mondays in Library Room 114 from 6-7 p.m. Visit the club web site here and the club Facebook page here.

Middle East Film Series flier
Korematsu Day 2017 flier


NEWS FOR HISTORY MAJORS—12-6-16

  • Latino Film Festival. View, analyze and discuss three extraordinary films covering immigration to the United States for 1 unit of academic credit! See the attached flier for further details.
  • History Club Movie Night: “Unforgiven.” Enjoy a film and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 8. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “Unforgiven,” in which retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Internship opportunities. See the attached documents for information about several spring 2017 internship opportunities for History majors. Contact Dr. Suzanne Pasztor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions about internships.

Internship Opportunities for History Majors

Latino Film Festival Poster


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—11-30-16

International Education Week info session TONIGHT.

Registered for IEW next semester? Or want to know more before you commit to registering? Attend an informational meeting tonight, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in FH 236. See the attached flier or the event web site for more information about IEW.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Dec. 1.

Free film showing (“Bab El Oued City”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Volunteers to help with History Research Day, Dec. 2.

Instructor Paul Geck is seeking volunteers to help on Friday, December 2, from 1-3 p.m. or from 3-5 p.m. with visiting high school students who will be conducting research for their History Day projects. Send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are interested.

Student Research Competition.

The Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is pleased to announce the 2017 CSU Student Research Competition. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Friday, January 27, 2017. If selected, students will compete at CSU Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on April 28 or 29, 2017. The Office of Research will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent HSU.

Pre-Law Advising event, Dec. 12.

Have you thought about going to law school? Are you not sure whether you should? Join us for the fall 2016 pre-law event, where we will be discussing the following topics: 1) Reasons for why you should (or should not) consider going to law school, 2) Alternatives to law school, and 3) Preparations for law school. This event will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Founders Hall 163. We will be providing pizza. Please fill out the following Google Form to RSVP for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/RpX4KkxauVb1ZEcX2. Contact Dr. Joice Chang (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with any questions.

Just for fun, free cookie decorating!

Destress before finals with free cookie decorating Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gist Hall 114. Compliments of the Academic and Career Advising Center.

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NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—11-7-16

  • History Club movie Night: “Thirteen Days.” Enjoy a film and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 10. The featured film, presented by Paul Geck, will be “Thirteen Days,” a dramatization of the Kennedy administration’s struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Writing tutors for History students. Do you need help writing papers for your History classes? History-specific writing tutors are available to assist you. Email faculty lead Guy Aronoff at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrange an appointment.

NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS—10-26-16

Learn about the propositions. “Odds are, as a college student, you are extremely busy and have not had time to read about every single proposition. Don’t worry, though, the College Democrats have you covered. On Thursday, October 27, at 5:15 pm in Science B Rm. 135, we will be covering all 17 statewide initiatives in the hopes of ensuring that all students can make informed decisions on election day. We hope you can make it!” — College Democrats International Education Week. This 1-unit course (HIST/PSCI 387) offered every spring features: Keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations Panel discussions on current events and global topics Workshops on studying, working and living abroad Food, fun and more from around the world

See the attached flier or the IEW web site for further details.

Proposition Event Flyer

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MAJORS MEETING this Monday, October 24, at 5 p.m.

IMPORTANTMAJORS MEETING this Monday, October 24, at 5 p.m.!

Want to find out what history courses will be offered in the spring? Want to be able to register for those classes? Come to the History Department’s majors meeting and group advising session in MUSA 130. Free pizza!

(Academic advising is mandatory and you will not be allowed to register for classes without it. This is a quick and easy way of getting what you need. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must see your adviser to obtain permission to register.)


History Club Movie Night: “Brazil”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 27. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Brazil,” in which a bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS

  • IMPORTANTMAJORS MEETING. Mark your calendars for Monday, October 24, at 5 p.m.! Want to find out what history courses will be offered in the spring? Want to be able to register for those classes? Come to the History Department’s majors meeting and group advising session in MUSA 130. Free pizza! (Academic advising is mandatory and you will not be allowed to register for classes without it. This is a quick and easy way of getting what you need. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must see your adviser to obtain permission to register.)
  • Sacramento Semester Program. The Sacramento Semester Program offers students from any major the opportunity to work with members of the legislature, the executive branch, or with political associations and lobbyists during a four and one-half month internship in the spring semester. Participants also take seminars for a total of 12 semester units, which are transferable to your home campus. Typically, Sacramento Semester students conduct legislative research, monitor bills, correspond with constituents or grassroots membership, prepare press releases and newsletters, and participate in budget work and campaign planning. Applications and informational pamphlets are available in the Politics Office in Founders Hall 180 and online. Scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is November 4.
  • Free public lecture by Dr. Ben Marschke. Dr. Marschke, the next speaker for the “My Favorite Lecture” series, will present “Witches: Sex and Science in the 16th Century” at the Plaza Grill View Room in Arcata at 7 p.m. tonight, October 13. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. See here for more details.
  • New History class this spring. Dr. Leena Dallasheh will teach HIST 180 Imperialism to Decolonization. See the attached flier for further information.
  • Middle East class. Dr. Leena Dallasheh will teach HIST 393 Modern Middle East. See the attached flier for further information.

Flyer-HIST_393.pdf

HIST_180_flyer.pdf


Excellence in Teaching—Lecturer Gayle Olson-Raymer, Ph.D.

Gayle Olson-Raymer, Ph.D.

recipient of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching—Lecturer award

TERRORISM: AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE

The event will take place in the Van Duzer Theatre at 5 p.m.
September 27, 2016

Is terrorism an international problem, or does the United States have its own tradition of domestic violence? Is homegrown terrorism a new phenomenon, or is it deeply embedded in our history? Must terrorism exclusively originate from those who challenge governmental policies, plan revolutionary violence, and act upon their feelings of hate, fear, and intolerance? Or can our nation’s long history of violent and racist policies also be construed as acts of terror committed against its own people?

See the attached flier.

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2016 Constitution Day at HSU

Come celebrate the United States’ Constitution Day on September 16th, by taking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Naturalization Test.

Refreshments will be provided.


History Club Movie Night: “Lone Star”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 1. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “Lone Star,” in which Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many long-buried secrets in his Texas border town when the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Sicario”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Tuesday, April 26. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “Sicario,” in which an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Traffic”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Tuesday, April 19. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “Traffic,” in which a conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America’s escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict; two DEA agents protect an informant; and a jailed drug baron’s wife attempts to carry on the family business.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


Undergraduate History Conference and keynote address

The History Department invites you to the 2016 Undergraduate History Conference, which takes place Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. On Friday, keynote speaker Dr. Ken Albala, professor of History and director of Food Studies at University of the Pacific,will present “Food and Power,” a discussion of the way political regimes through history have exercised power through control of the food supply. But more fundamentally this is a story of how any exploitation of one human by another has usually been involved in the business of food and continues to be so in subtle and unrecognized ways. The keynote address will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Richard’s Goat miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata).

Dr. Albala is the author or editor of 24 books on food including academic monographs, popular food histories, encyclopedias, handbooks, and two cookbooks. His food history course is available through the Great Courses company and on Audible. His current project is a book about noodle soup.

On Saturday, students will present their research projects between 9 a.m-4 p.m. in Founders Hall 118 and 125. Conference programs noting specific locations and presentation titles will be available in the History Department office soon.

History_Conference_poster_2016-3.pdf


History Club Movie Night: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The featured film, presented by Paul Geck, will be “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” in which King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 after the History majors meeting.


History Club Movie Night

History Club Movie Night: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The featured film, presented by Paul Geck, will be “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” in which an insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


Charles R. Barnum History Award

Have you ever written a research paper about Humboldt County history for one of your HSU classes? Enter it in the Charles R. Barnum History Awards contest for a chance to win prize money! Up to $2,500 in prize money will be distributed, and up to three awards will be given.
The Barnum History Awards, which celebrate original research on Humboldt County history, were established in 1952 by a grant from Charles Barnum, a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka who was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory Board from 1946 to his death in 1953.
Papers, which can have been written at any time during your career as a student at HSU, as long as they have not previously been entered in the Barnum contest, will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. (Send your submission as an attachment to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).) Sources should be cited and a bibliography included, and the paper should be at least 10-12 pages in length (the page length is a guideline, not a limit). Submissions should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Previous winning research papers are available for reference in the Humboldt Room in the HSU Library and on Humboldt Digital Scholar. By submitting your paper to the Barnum History Contest you hereby grant the HSU Library permission to make your work available in its online repository, Humboldt Digital Scholar.


Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship for History majors—deadline March 2

The application period for the History Department’s Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship is now open. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2016.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior History student. The recipient must be planning to enroll as a full-time student – 12 units – in fall 2016. Students who are sophomores now but will be juniors when the scholarship is disbursed in the fall are welcome to apply this year. Preference will be given to applicants:

with an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States. who are Native American. who are pursuing a history-related (e.g., social sciences) teaching credential. who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school.

Students who meet even one of these preferences are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship was established by Guy Aronoff, a lecturer in Humboldt State University’s History Department, and his wife, Judy Johnston.

To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed below. Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships (not just “recommended” scholarships) and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”

A name and email address for a faculty member who can provide a recommendation for you. An email asking them to submit an electronic recommendation will be sent to them when you save or submit this application so make sure you’ve contacted them in advance. A writing sample from a Humboldt State history class, preferably on the history of California or the western United States. If you are a graduate of a Humboldt County charter or high school, or member of a federally recognized Native American tribe, supporting documentation such as a copy of a high school transcript or diploma, or tribal identification of some kind.

History Club Movie Night: “Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” the story of two very different men who share a prison cell in Brazil during the Brazilian military government: Valentin Arregui, who is imprisoned (and has been tortured) due to his activities on behalf of a leftist revolutionary group, and Luis Molina, a homosexual in prison for having sex with an underage boy.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Selma”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 29. The featured film, presented by Paul Geck, will be “Selma,” a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


American Revolution presentation and book signing this Friday, 10/23/15

A presentation by local historians Ray and Marie Raphael and a book signing in honor of their new book, “The Spirit of 74: How the American Revolution Began,” will take place this Friday, October 23, at 7 p.m. at Northtown Books in Arcata. Further details about the book and presentation may be found here.


History Club Movie Night: “Casablanca”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 22. The featured film, presented by Paul Geck, will be “Casablanca,” the story of an American expatriate in Casablanca, Morocco, during the early days of World War II, who meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Mark your calendar: History majors meeting Monday, October 26

Want to find out what history courses will be offered in the spring? Want to be able to register for those classes? Come to the History Department’s majors meeting and group advising session to be held Monday, October 26, in Founders Hall 118 at 5 p.m. Learn about course offerings for the spring semester and enjoy free pizza!

Academic advising is mandatory and you will not be allowed to register for classes without it. This is a quick and easy way of getting what you need. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must see your adviser to obtain permission to register.

**Note for History-Social Science Education majors: The last 20 minutes of the majors meeting will specifically address the SSE major contract and when its required courses will be offered. Students who show up for this majors meeting will have their advising holds released, otherwise you will have to schedule an advising session with Instructor Geck. Departmental course scheduling resources are available here.


History Club Movie Night: “Warriors of Heaven and Earth”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 15. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Warriors of Heaven and Earth,” the story of a Chinese emissary sent to the Gobi Desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, the two warriors must unite to protect the travelers.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Volunteer Opportunity

The Humboldt County Public Library is looking for volunteers to staff their Humboldt Room in the Eureka Branch. Students would get experience researching local history and it wouldn’t require as many hours a semester as an internship. For further information about the opportunity, contact Carly Marino in the HSU Library Humboldt Room (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Kitty Yancheff (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with the Humboldt County Library.


History Club Movie Night: “The Battle of Algiers”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 8. The featured film, presented by Dr. Leena Dallasheh, will be “The Battle of Algiers,” an account of the Algerian revolution against the French, the bloodiest revolution in modern history.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 206 at 6:30 p.m.


Gayle Olson-Raymer received the Excellence in Teaching Award

Gayle Olson-Raymer received the Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer), in 2015. She has taught in both the History and Education departments and her tireless efforts have benefitted our students, local teachers, statewide initiatives, and national organizations to advance the teaching of history in all levels of education. Her dedication to education has had a positive impact on the quality of teaching throughout the state of California over more than two decades.

Congratulations Gayle!


History Club Movie Night: “Jaffa, the Orange’s Clockwork”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The featured film, presented by Dr. Leena Dallasheh, will be “Jaffa, the Orange’s Clockwork,” which details a journey from the harbor town of Jaffa to the Jaffa orange, a fruit through which the Israeli filmmaker examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Hunger”

*CORRECTION: The movie will be shown in Founders Hall 206.

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 24, 2015. The featured film, presented by Dr. Leena Dallasheh, will be “Hunger,” in which Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Start the Revolution Without Me”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Sept. 17. The featured film will be “Start the Revolution Without Me,” the story of two mismatched sets of identical twins — one aristocrat, one peasant — who mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 206 at 6:30 p.m.

Internship Opportunities for Academic Year 2015-2016

Immediate Need with City of Eureka: The city of Eureka is seeking History interns to work on its historical website this Fall. Interns will receive training in analyzing historical photographs and inputting historical information into a website that will go live in 2016. Students should be able to commit 3 hours per week to the project. PLEASE CONTACT DR. SUZANNE PASZTOR IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED


History Club Movie Night: “Lincoln”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Sept. 3. The featured film will be “Lincoln.” As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet about the decision to emancipate the slaves.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


2015 Constitution Day at HSU Quiz Bowl

The Politics and History departments need YOU for the 5th annual Constitution Day Quiz Bowl, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. New this year, a revised format eliminates teams. Instead, all attendees who wish to participate will do so anonymously from the audience via clickers (provided at the event). No special knowledge or studying is required. Bring your friends and win prizes sponsored by CenterArts, Center Activities, the HSU Bookstore, and more!

Refreshments will be provided.


Internships for History majors with the City of Eureka

Internships for History majors with the City of Eureka

HSU_Intern_Announcement.pdf


History Club Movie Night: “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears,” the life stories of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages, their dreams and wishes, loves, and disillusions.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Russians are Coming”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “The Russians are Coming,” in which, without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


2015 Undergraduate History Conference

The History Department invites you to the 2015 Undergraduate History Conference, which takes place Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. On Friday, keynote speaker Prof. Gary Leupp, professor of Japanese History at Tufts University, will present “The Study of History and the Positive Power of Disillusionment,” a personal journey from youth to maturity through the study of history. The keynote address will be held at 4 p.m. in Founders Hall 232.

Prof. Leupp is an expert in the history of Tokugawa Japan and the author several books and articles. He is best known for his work on society, economy and sexuality in pre-modern Japan, including his books Servants, Shophands and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan and Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan. His most recent book is titled Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900.

On Saturday, students will present their research projects from 9 a.m-4:00 p.m. in Founders Hall. Conference programs noting specific locations and presentation titles will be available in the History Department office soon.


History Club Movie Night: “The Majestic”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “The Majestic,” the story of a blacklisted Hollywood writer in 1951 who gets into a car accident, loses his memory, and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist on campus April 1

Journalist Dean Calbreath, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that exposed massive bribery involving U.S. Republican Duke Cunningham in 2005, will speak on campus Wednesday, April 1. Dean, a former business reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune and currently a reporter for the San Diego Daily Transcript, is co-author of a book about the Cunningham investigation, “The Wrong Stuff.” He will be speaking about the role of the press as a check on government corruption. See the attached flier for further details.

Wednesday, April 1

6:30 p.m.

Kate Buchanan Room

Journalism_Guest_Speaker_-_Dean_Calbreath4.pdf


Women of Color Conference, April 11: “Criminalization of the Oppressed”

The 13th annual Women of Color Conference, addressing “Criminalization of the Oppressed.” will take place Saturday, April 11. Keynote speaker Dr. Crystal Garcia, professor of criminal justice at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, will discuss the struggles that women of color face in the criminal legal system and the importance of getting involved. Dr. Garcia is active in her local criminal legal system, co-author of “What a girl wants; what a girl needs: Findings from a gender-relevant focus group study,” and the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award at IUPUI.

The conference will be held in the Great Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See the attached flier for further information, including details about other workshop presenters and speakers.

WC-Conference_Poster.pdf


History Club Movie Night: “Grave of the Fireflies”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 26. The featured film will be “Grave of the Fireflies,” the story of the struggle of a young boy and his little sister to survive in Japan during World War II.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


Panel discussion March 25, 2015: “Women in Politics”

On March 25th from 6-8pm come to the KBR to hear a panel of women speak about their experiences in the field of politics. This panel will include Natalie Arroyo (Eureka City Council Member), Maggie Fleming (Humboldt County District Attorney), Estelle Fennell (Humboldt County Second District Supervisor), and Sue Long (Mayor of Fortuna). Professor Stephanie Burkhalter of the Politics department will act as moderator for the event as panelists answer questions about their careers, share their experiences, and take questions from the audience. Reception and light refreshments will follow the event. This is a great networking and learning opportunity for all majors. See the attached flyer for more info.

Wednesday, March 25 – 6:00 p.m. – KBR


History Club Movie Night: “The Other Conquest”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 12. The featured film will be “The Other Conquest,” the story of Spain’s conquest and religious conversion of the Aztec Empire, as told through the eyes of an Indian scribe who survives the infamous massacre of 1520.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Stalingrad”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 26. The featured film, which is co-presented by the German Club and is in German, will be “Stalingrad,” a depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 12. The featured film will be “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” in which King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the grail, encountering many very silly obstacles
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Salvador”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 11. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “Salvador,” the story of a down-on-his-luck journalist who drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Sir! No, Sir!”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 20. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “Sir! No, Sir!” This documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


TWO History Club Movie Nights:“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” 10/9/14 and “Inherit the Wind” 10/13/14

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Nights on Thursday, October 9, and Monday, October 13. The featured film Thursday, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” in which a naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.
The featured film Monday, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Inherit the Wind.” Based on a real-life case in 1925, it’s the story of two great lawyers who argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Last Emperor”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 2. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “The Last Emperor,” a biopic about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, that depicts his life from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “12 Years a Slave”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 18. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “12 Years a Slave,” the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 125 (*note the change from the usual room) at 6:30 p.m.


Constitution Day Quiz Bowl


AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Humboldt State University re-entry students (returning or have returned after a minimum of a 5-year absence) Enrolled full-time in upper division or graduate level courses A resident of Humboldt or Del Norte county Grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Range: $250-$1500

Click here to download our 2014-2015 scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded in December at the Humboldt Branch’s Annual Gala, which is the event that raises funds for next year’s scholarships.

For additional information see the AAUW website or facebook site:
http://humboldt-ca.aauw.net/education/scholarship/
https://www.facebook.com/AauwHumboldt


Commencement 2014

Dear History graduates, You, your family, and your friends are cordially invited to attend a reception in your honor following the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Join History faculty in the Founders Hall courtyard immediately following the ceremony for conversation and refreshments. We hope to see you there!


History Club Movie Night: “The Iron Lady”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, May 1. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “The Iron Lady,” in which an elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Midnight Cowboy”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 24. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Midnight Cowboy,” the story of a naive male prostitute and his sickly friend as they struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “12 Years a Slave”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 17. The featured film will be “12 Years a Slave.” Set in antebellum United States, it’s the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Hope and Glory”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 3. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “Hope and Glory.” British writer/director John Boorman draws an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the Blitz. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan finds his childhood to be a time of great danger – and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy’s young life is shaped – and even enriched – by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man’s most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Inherit the Wind”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 13. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Inherit the Wind.” Based on a real-life case in 1925, it’s the story of two great lawyers who argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship

The History Department is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a History student who will be a junior or senior in academic year 2014-15 and who preferably has an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States. (The recipient must be planning to enroll as a full-time student – 12 units – in fall 2014.) Native American students who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school will be given special consideration.

The scholarship was established by Guy Aronoff, a lecturer in Humboldt State University’s History Department, and his wife, Judy Johnston.

The deadline to apply is March 2.

To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed below. Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships (not just “recommended” scholarships) and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”

A name and email address for a faculty member who can provide a recommendation for you. An email asking them to submit an electronic recommendation will be sent to them when you save or submit this application so make sure you’ve contacted them in advance. A writing sample from a Humboldt State history class, preferably on the history of California or the western United States. If you are a graduate of a Humboldt County charter or high school, or member of a federally recognized Native American tribe, supporting documentation such as a copy of a high school transcript or diploma, or tribal identification of some kind.

16th International Latino Film Festival

I am writing to let you know that you can still register for the upcoming International Latino Film Seminar, to be held March 4, 5 and 6, 2014, at the historical Arcata Minor Theater.

This year, with the help of guest lecturer, Dr. Gladys M. Ilarregui from University of Delaware, we will be showing three extraordinary films from Chile. This year’s picks include: Violeta se fue a los cielos by Andrés Woods; No by Pablo Larraín; and Play by Alicia Scherson.

Each evening, Dr. Ilarregui will introduce the films at 6 p.m., and following the screening she will join HSU and CR panelists to comment on their content. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles, and the panel discussions will take place in English.

If you are interested in receiving 1 unit of academic credit in Spanish (SPAN 396), History (HIST 396), or Ethnic Studies (ES 396), the deadline to register is Monday, February 17. For a permission number of if you have questions about scheduling conflicts, please email the instructor.

Students who are enrolled in this course gain free entry to the seminar and are required to complete an additional assignment. General admission tickets will be for sale at the door: $6 for students with ID and seniors, or $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the festival.

Contact the instructor, Julie Raich at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or the World Languages and Cultures Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 707.826.3226 for further information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Presentation by Bernie Marks WWII Holocaust survivor


History Club Movie Night: “The King and I”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 13. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The King and I,” a musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam’s children.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Princess Mononoke”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 12. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Princess Mononoke,” the story of Ashitaka, a young warrior inflicted with a deadly curse who must leave his village in search of a cure. In his journey, he finds himself embroiled in a war between a mining community and the forest gods, on whose side fights Princess Mononoke, a human raised by a wolf-god.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “California State of Mind”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 5. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown,” the story of how Pat Brown shaped the future of modern California and the obstacles he faced.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Battle of Algiers”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 21. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The Battle of Algiers,” an account of the Algerian revolution against the French, the bloodiest revolution in modern history.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Undergraduates at the AHA Annual Meeting

Undergraduates at the AHA Annual Meeting


History Club Movie Night: “The Court Jester”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 31. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “The Court Jester,” in which a hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Sullivan’s Travels”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 24. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Sullivan’s Travels,” the story of a director of escapist films who goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life … which gives him a rude awakening.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Paths of Glory”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 17. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Paths of Glory,” the story of soldiers in World War I who refuse to continue with an impossible attack and whose superior officers decide to make an example of them.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “King Leopold’s Ghost”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 10. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “King Leopold’s Ghost,” a documentary about the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Lion in Winter”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 3. The featured film will be “The Lion in Winter,” in which King Henry II’s wife and three sons plot to force him to choose an heir to the throne.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Awards Open for Applications

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award honors fifteen college seniors majoring in American history or American studies. Past winners have attended private lectures by David W. Blight, Kenneth T. Jackson, and other leading scholars.

Why Apply?

  • Attend private seminars with eminent historians *
  • Experience historic documents firsthand during private archive visits *
  • Celebrate with fellow winners at the exclusive University Club in NYC *
  • Travel (up to $600) and accommodation costs covered by Gilder Lehrman *

Apply Now


History Club Movie Night: “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 26. The featured film will be “Hyde Park on Hudson,” the story of the love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt State University Bilateral Exchange

The deadline for applications to the Humboldt State University Bilateral Exchange Program is Oct. 1st. Students who meet the program specific eligibility requirements must go to the Study Abroad website at: http://www.humboldt.edu/goabroad to apply (under ‘S’ on the HSU home page).

Bilateral Exchanges are a wonderful way for students to study abroad! These programs have a very short turnaround time so earlier applications are encouraged.


Constitution Day Quiz Bowl 2013


Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity – Historian, GS-1070-7, 1039 – Lava Beds NM and WWII Valor in the Pacific, Tulelake

To view the full announcement, please click on the link below!

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History Club Movie Night: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The featured film will be “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins.” In the not too distant future, a man and his robots are trapped on the Satellite of Love, where evil scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. This time, it’s the classically bad 1980s film “Hobgoblins.”
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m


History Club Movie Night: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The featured film will be “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins.” In the not too distant future, a man and his robots are trapped on the Satellite of Love, where evil scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. This time, it’s the classically bad 1980s film “Hobgoblins.”
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m


History Club Movie Night: “Letters from Iwo Jima”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Letters from Iwo Jima,” the story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Berkeley in the Sixties”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “Berkeley in the Sixties,” a documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkeley in the 1960s.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Great Escape”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The featured film, presented by faculty member Guy Aronoff, will be “The Great Escape,” the story of Allied POWs who plan for the escape of several hundred of their number from a German camp during World War II.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Mark your calendar! Undergraduate History Conference and keynote address

The 2013 Undergraduate History Conference, presented by students in HIST 394, will take place Saturday, April 6. Students will present their research projects from 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. in FH 178 and FH 179, and the keynote address will take place at 5:30 p.m. in FH 118. Keynote speaker Dr. Kristin Hoganson, a professor of History as well as Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “Tales of the Berkshire Hog: How an Anglo-Saxonist Pig can Help Us Reconsider the Roots of the Modern American Empire.” This talk takes on the conventional wisdom about the agricultural roots of the modern American empire by focusing on the case of the Berkshire hog. The story of this animal – stretching back to the appropriation of the Indian corn that became the staple of its diet and forward to its role in nourishing British power – helps reposition the so-called heartland at the crossroads of empires. In addition to drawing some conclusions about Anglo-Saxonist pigs, this presentation will include some reflections on picking and pursuing historical research topics.


History Club Movie Night: “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The featured film will be “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara,” a film about the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Silk Stockings”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Silk Stockings,” a musical remake of “Ninotchka” starring Fred Astaire. After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell with the help of an American movie producer. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

History Club Movie Night: “Reefer Madness”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The featured film will be “Reefer Madness.” Made in 1936, the film is a cautionary tale featuring a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. Some selections from the 2005 musical of the same name will also be shown.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Man From Earth”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The featured film will be “The Man From Earth,” the story of an impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman that becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Seabiscuit”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Seabiscuit,” the true story of an undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Residential Academic Mentoring Program- now hiring

HSU now offers additional support to our first year students. The Residential Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) provides each first year student with academically focused peer mentoring throughout their whole freshmen year. The program kicked off last August and we are working to improve the program everyday. The biggest factor in having a successful program is making sure that we have quality peer mentors who can assist new students. We would love to have your assistance in the mentor selection process.

RAMP has officially opened our application for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are currently seeking students to serve as peer mentors for our incoming freshmen class. Our plan is to hire nearly 50 new mentors to help grow our program and provide additional support to our growing student body. It would be wonderful if your department could help us promote this opportunity to the students you work with. If there are student leaders you know of please spread the word about this on campus employment opportunity. If there are students you would like us to personally reach out to, please fill out this short form available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JHKFTYB. We will make an effort to contact each of your nominees to let them know about this excellent opportunity. Applications are open until February 2, 2013 and can be found online at http://www.humboldt.edu/reslife/apply. Listed below are brief descriptions of the various positions open with RAMP.

Student Assistant- An administrative position responsible for data entry, office management, filing, and managing time sheets. The Student Assistant position also supports all special projects and administrative tasks assigned to the Coordinator of Education & Engagement. (20 hours/week, $10/hour)

Academic Mentor- A peer mentor position dedicated to providing additional academic support to first time freshmen. Each Academic Mentor is assigned a cohort of 20 students which they meet with on a rotating basis. Mentors help mentees navigate academic policies, utilize campus resources and get involved at HSU. (10 hours/week, $10/hour)

Lead Mentor- A peer mentor with a cohort of 20 students that they provide with academic support. In addition Lead Mentors support Academic Mentors, assist with staff supervision, plan large scale events, develop academic workshops and assist with training. (20 hours/week, $12/hour)

Minimum Qualifications

1) Must be enrolled full-time at HSU.
2) Must have attended HSU for at least one full year and have at least sophomore status.
3) Must be knowledgeable about campus resources.
4) Must meet a semester and cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7+.
5) Must demonstrate leadership abilities through current or previous involvement in HSU campus organizations, academic programs, clubs, or athletic teams.
6) Must be in good standing (no pending conduct cases, or history of serious conduct issues).
7) Must be willing to work with diverse student populations.
8) Must be able to attend Spring and Fall Training. Spring Trainings are every Friday beginning March 29th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

If you have any questions about RAMP and/or our selection process, please feel free to contact (707)826-5540 or check out our website at http://www.humboldt.edu/reslife/ramp.