Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

October 2019

Humboldt Magazine is Here!

Alumni at the Humboldt County Fair

The latest edition of Humboldt magazine is on its way to your mailbox. Meet HSU’s new President, Tom Jackson, Jr., hear from an expert about California wildfires, learn the origin of HSU’s Alma Mater, and more.

You can also read it online at »

Presidential Investiture Events

On Thursday, Oct. 10, HSU will hold an Investiture Ceremony for Tom Jackson, Jr., the eighth president of the University. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Seating is limited to the first 735 guests to RSVP. An additional viewing location to watch the livestream will be in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center Building. Guests can also watch the livestream directly from their personal device at RSVP for the Ceremony online.

An Investiture Scholarship Dinner will also take place on October 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ingomar Club in Eureka. Tickets are $150 per person. All proceeds support scholarships for students.

See details for all Investiture events on President Jackson’s website.

Helping NASA Shoot for the Moon—and Mars

HSU Alumnus with his two children

Just weeks before the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, David Draper (‘85, Geology) was named NASA's deputy chief scientist and will use his expertise in planetary science to help send astronauts to the moon and from there, on to a bigger and redder thing: Mars.

Read the story  »

Block Party Blockbuster

Students riding the teacups

The 2nd annual HSU Downtown block party brought over 1,600 students to the Arcata Plaza last month. Students and community members enjoyed a zip line, teacup carnival ride, climbing wall, lawn games, and a concert.

See more photos of the HSU Downtown Block Party  »

It’s Time to Apply to HSU!

Do you know any students who are a good fit for Humboldt State University?

The priority application period is underway for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2020.

Find out more about why students should consider HSU  »

For more information, visit the HSU Admissions website  »

AORE Campus Challenge


Help Humboldt State win back its former title of the Nation's Most Outdoorsy Campus this year by competing in the AORE Campus Challenge!

Find out how you can participate  »

Take the Humboldt Quiz

HHow 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.

President Jackson is the eighth President of Humboldt State University. Who was the fourth President?

  • A) Arthur Gist
  • B) Cornelius Siemens
  • C) Nelson Van Matre
  • D) Alistair McCrone

Last month’s quiz asked, “The Trinity Annex was built in 1944. What did it serve as until 1972?” Congratulations to Dee Matter (’86, Recreation Administration) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: A Hospital.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

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

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement