Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

December 2017

Supporting Science Education

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Emeritus Chemistry Professor Richard Paselk and his wife Gail are big supporters of science education. And it shows. They’ve volunteered for the Humboldt State Natural History Museum for decades and established scholarships for HSU science students.

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Nominate Amazing Alumni

Donor Update

Since 1960, Humboldt State University has honored countless alumni for their contributions to communities around the country, including, Kellie Johnson (above). The former assistant disciplinary counsel at the Oregon State Bar was recognized for her dedication to fighting for social justice and equality.

Help us continue celebrating HSU excellence by nominating an alumnus or alumna for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nomination forms can be mailed to Alumni & Engagement, HSU, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 or emailed to by Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

The Gift of Joy

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The Humboldt State community is stepping up to make the season a little brighter for Humboldt County kids. Through Winter Wishes, staff, faculty, students, local alumni and community members are sponsoring nearly 100 local children in need and buying gifts off their wish list. Presents will be wrapped and delivered December 18. Thanks to all the sponsors!

Updates from Campus

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Editing the Building Blocks of Life »

In a bustling laboratory, Biology 410 students are clustered into groups of two or three, pipetting fluids into tiny test tubes. The scene isn’t unusual for an upper level course in a science classroom, but these students are doing something previously unseen in undergraduate courses: editing genomes.

Take the Humboldt Quiz

How much do you know about Humboldt State? You could 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 Forever Humboldt gifts.

What does CRISPR/Cas9 stand for?

  • A) Clustered RNA Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR annotated gene 9
  • B) Clustered Repeatedly Interspaced Short Palindromic Regularly/CRISPR associated gene 9
  • C) Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated gene 9
  • D) Clustered Regular Interval Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR annotated gene 9

Congratulations to Christina Slater (‘84, Geography) winner of last month’s quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Office of Alumni & Engagement