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Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter - April 2016

Faculty Awards

Outstanding HSU Faculty Honored

Since 1964, Humboldt State has honored outstanding faculty. Here are recipients of the 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Award.

Professor Alexandru M.F. Tomescu, Department of Biological Sciences, Outstanding Professor Award recipient, combines his teaching and scholarly activities to benefit the University community, which he joined in 2005. As the instructor of several Botany courses, Tomescu is praised for his ability to present clear, engaging lectures, while successfully integrating his research into his teaching. Students praise his dynamic and thought-provoking approach. Tomescu conducts research on a broad range of topics addressing the fossil record, morphology, and evolution of plants. As the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, Tomescu has included many of his undergraduate and graduate students as lead authors. Humboldt State University is fortunate to have such a gifted instructor and productive scholar, and students will long value the mentoring he provides in the classroom, the lab, and beyond.

Professor Noah Zerbe, Department of Politics, Outstanding Service Award recipient has had a meaningful impact on the University community. Known as a thoughtful and conscientious leader by colleagues, Noah was instrumental in the creation of the Strategic Plan. As co-chair of the planning process, he led planning groups and later compiled recommendations from disparate groups into one coherent and consistent document. He was also involved in the 2011 transition of the Academic Senate to a University Senate and was later elected Senate Chair. Noah has made, and will continue to make, a lasting contribution to Humboldt State.

Lecturer Loren Cannon, Department of Philosophy, Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, excels as a teacher, scholar, and advocate. Each semester, he teaches five courses. They include Philosophy program classes and his specialty—Environmental Ethics. Additionally, he has collaborated with numerous other departments on campus. For the Department of Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies he is teaching Trans* Lives and Theory. It’s a course he created and is one of the few of its kind in the CSU. Cannon is seen as an enthusiastic, engaging, and inclusive educator, and as a tireless advocate for transgender inclusion. His efforts in this area include conducting trainings in local hospitals, homeless shelters, schools, area churches, and on campus. His passion for students and dedication to social justice make him a valued lecturer.

The Distinguished Faculty Award recipients will be recognized at the upcoming Humboldt State Honors Dinner on April 22, where the University will also recognize the year’s Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Students, and Staff Recognition Award recipients.

Professional Portraits

Forever Humboldt treated graduating seniors to free professional portraits to help their LinkedIn profiles stand out. More than 60 students took advantage of this opportunity. Feedback was so great, we’ll definitely do it again!

Volunteer Opportunities

HSU Commencement

HSU’s commencement ceremonies are approaching and we need local alumni to help out at the Alumni Booth on May 22. Shifts available from 8 to 6 p.m.

To learn more, email forever@humboldt.edu.

Alumni Crabs Game

Forever Humboldt's annual Alumni Humboldt Crabs baseball game is Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m., against the Menlo Park Legends. Are you interested in cooking burgers, helping set up picnic area, and making sure everyone is having a great time? Let us know.

To learn more, email forever@humboldt.edu.

Visit Campus

Experience HSU Again—This Time As Our Guest!

Conference Services at Humboldt State University offers an affordable and scenic place to stay and play this summer.

Choose from a variety of accommodations to meet your needs. Suites have up to six bedrooms and feature a living room and full kitchen. Two and three-bedroom apartments and traditional housing in residence halls are also available. Rates start at $37 per night (one to two people) for residence hall housing, $100 per night (up to ten people) for suites, and $150 per night (four people) in a beautiful apartment.

You must have an HSU Alumni Member ID or Forever Humboldt ID to qualify for this special Alumni Stay program.

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Accommodations are available June 1 through
August 12.

Re-connect with Humboldt, and make your
reservation today

For more information, check out the website or
contact Housing at 707.826.5312 or conferences@humboldt.edu.

Updates From Campus

HSU Men’s Basketball Clinches Conference Title

HSU Men’s Basketball Clinches Conference Title

On Remote Island, Surprise Evidence of Big Tsunamis

On Remote Island, Surprise Evidence of Big Tsunamis

‘Category 77 Hurricane’ Winds Found Near Supermassive Black Hole

‘Category 77 Hurricane’ Winds Found Near Supermassive Black Hole

Humboldt Quiz

Show how much you know about Humboldt State and win great Humboldt prizes. Just click the answer button to respond. Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered in a drawing for a Humboldt Alumni sweatshirt.

Where did HSU researchers investigate evidence of historic tsunamis?

  • A) Kuril Islands
  • B) Hawaiian Islands
  • C) Aleutian Islands
  • D) California Channel Islands
Submit an Answer

Congratulations to Adrian Pedroza (‘13, CRGS) winner of last month’s Humboldt Quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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